Courtney Love has hailed British pop star Lily Allen the new Drew Barrymore, after meeting the singer as a child.
Ex-Hole rocker Love met Allen at a London celebrity hangout in 1996, and found herself charmed by the then 11-year-old, comparing her maturity to former child star Barrymore's.
She says, "(Lily) was hanging out at the Groucho Club with her mum. She wasn't bratty at all, she was like a really nice kid.
"I remember like I remember Drew before I was friends with her - it's not like she had big boobs or anything early, but she was sort of like 40 when she was 11, and a really sweet little girl."