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Courtney Love: I don't want Frances Bean to become Jamie Lynn Spears

December 17, 2009 |  1:01 pm

Courtneyfrances Courtney Love made a Facebook list and checked it twice -- what she doesn't want for Christmas is daughter Frances Bean Cobain becoming the next Jamie Lynn Spears.

In a typo-laden social-media missive, Love addressed her loss of primary custody of the 17-year-old who is her child with rocker Kurt Cobain.

"I'd just prefer she not become Jaimie [sic] L Spears," Love said, "... this is a circus and it pains me cos i know she hates it."

The custody shuffle does not pain Cobain's relatives, including Kurt's mother, Wendy O'Connor, and uncle Charles Fradenburg.

O'Connor "has been trying to get custody of Frances for quite a few years," Fradenburg imparted to TMZ

O'Connor currently maintains temporary guardianship, a separate restraining order has been reportedly been filed to prevent Love from directly or indirectly contacting Frances Bean

Court proceedings to make that little road block permanent will go down Jan. 5. "There's not a whole lot I can do about it," Love wrote.

Jamie Lynn Spears made headlines in 2007 by announcing her first pregnancy at age 16. She has since dropped numerous projects to raise her baby, Britney Spears' niece, Maddie Briann. 

-- Matt Donnelly

Photo: Courtney Love and daughter Frances Bean Cobain attend the Rodeo Drive Walk of Style Awards honoring Donatella Versace in February 2007. Credit: Mark J. Terrill / Associated Press

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