The famous friends of Hugo Chavez

Published On: Mar 06 2013 09:47:13 AM CST   Updated On: Mar 06 2013 09:58:29 AM CST

From Sean Penn to Don King, Hugo Chavez had an ecclectic circle of famous friends.

Courtney Love, 2009
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In perhaps one of the strangest celebrity friendships, singer Courtney Love was all kisses and smiles greeting Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez at the New York premiere of "South of the Border." "It was the third wink that sold me," Love told the New York Daily News. "He's a sexy dawg. He invited me to visit his country and I'd like to go. I'll rock Caracas!"

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