publication date: Tuesday, March 22, 2005 (part of Round XXV)
clue: No one courts controversy like this religious star.
explanation: Rock star Love was the widow of Kurt Cobain, frontman of the band Nirvana ("religious"). She was known for her many scandals, including scuffling with reporters and being arrested repeatedly for drug violations. The word "courts" is a play on her first name. more…
solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Matthew Preston, Denise Sawicki, Steve Dunn, Erik Bates, Amy Austin, Mike Eberhart, Aaron Shurtleff, Dave Mitzman, Elliot Farney, Jerry Mathis, Scott Horowitz, Megan Baxter, Lori Lancaster, Aaron Fischer, Chris McKinnon, Jackie Mason, E. M., Christine Marie Doiron, Anna Gregoline, Nadine Russell, Kelly Stokes, Lori S., Dave Stoppenhagen, Jeff Ball, Scott Baumann, Marc Kelley, Scott Smart, and Dan Sinnott
trivia: Scott originally called her as a "holy star" in reference to her band "Hole," but thought "religious star" would make the goo more difficult.