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Sum 41's Deryck Whibley hospitalized for alcoholism, says one more drink could kill him

Sum 41 frontman Deryck Whibley is recovering after a month-long hospital stay for alcoholism.

“I finally realized I can’t drink anymore. If I have one drink the docs say I will die,” the Canadian rocker wrote in a note posted on his website on Friday.

Whibley — who was married to Avril Lavigne for three years — apologized to fans for being “M.I.A.” in a post titled “Rock Bottom.” He detailed the horrific effects years of hard-drinking had on his health.

“It finally caught up to me,” Whibley wrote. “I was drinking hard every day. Until one night. I was sitting at home, poured myself another drink around midnight and was about to watch a movie when all of a sudden I didn’t feel so good. I then collapsed to the ground unconscious. My fiancé got me rushed to the hospital where they put me into the intensive care unit.” READ FULL STORY

Fans pay nearly $400 to take super awkward photos with Avril Lavigne

When fans paid 800 reais (about $360 U.S. dollars) to meet Avril Lavigne in Brazil, they found out there were some rules to follow: They could take a photo with the singer,with a strict No Touching Allowed policy — no high fives, no hugs, no take-backs. Avril, why’d you have to go and make things so complicated?

One Redditor posted some of the photos online and they are horribly, horribly awkward. Check them out over at Reddit (but proceed at your own risk).

In the meantime, please enjoy these Buzzfeed photos of Rihanna meet-and-greets, which look approximately 9000% more fun.

Avril Lavigne responds to criticism that her 'Hello Kitty' video is racist


Avril Lavigne’s video for her new single, “Hello Kitty,” is a bit of a head-scratcher. As the pop-punk princess attempts to sway her Hot Topic minions into a new, sugar-coated world of synthesizers and cutesy pop-rap — “Someone chuck a cupcake at me?” Huh? — she’s also being accused of appropriating Japanese culture in a totally racist way.

Lavigne’s video features expressionless Japanese backup dancers following the Canadian singer around Tokyo, where she frolics through a candy store and giggles over sushi. Is she using Asian culture as a prop? Pandering to her fan base there? Or simply trying to emulate Gwen Stefani’s career in the most obvious way possible?

Lavigne views “Hello Kitty” as an homage. It’s an expression of love, she says. She took to Twitter to explain: READ FULL STORY

Avril Lavigne's new self-titled album, streaming today: Read EW's review


Avril Lavigne, Avril Lavigne (Epic)

Avril Lavigne’s twice-married, pushing 30—and speaking for sloppy teens like the Lorax who grabbed the axe. We’re supposed to hope for more from a star releasing her fifth album (which is streaming now on iTunes, a week ahead of its release), never mind one doing it at a time when even music’s biggest brats get folks clucking about high-toned topics like appropriation and blasphemy.

Avril, who turned 29 last month, can’t compete with Miley and Kanye when it comes to making a spectacle of pop spectacle. But the irresistibly zippy, perceptive and, on two (possibly three) occasions, deeply weird Avril Lavigne reminds us that maturity sometimes means doubling down on what’s expected of you—even when that involves rapping about the “motherf—ing cops” on a fleet little song called “Bitchin’ Summer.”


Avril Lavigne duets with husband Chad Kroeger, plonks tragic piano in new 'Let Me Go' video -- watch it here

Abandoned mansion, sadness on a velveteen couch, sands through the hourglass. Also, Chad Kroeger as guitar-strumming Benjamin Button. He’s old. Poof! He’s young.

These things and more happen in the new video for “Let Me Go,” a three-way duet between Avril Lavigne, her new Nickelback-frontman husband, and a bucket of eyeliner.


Miley Cyrus and the rise of #YOLO pop


One week ago, Miley Cyrus left the nation reeling after her performance of “We Can’t Stop” and “Blurred Lines” at the Video Music Awards. Parents watched in horror as the girl they remembered as Hannah Montana twerked in a teddy-bear leotard, gyrated on Robin Thicke‘s crotch in nothing more than a creamsicle bikini, and rubbed her nether-regions with a phallic foam finger. The whole display was provocative, pointless, and, for most viewers, shocking.

But in all actuality, Cyrus’ deliberately vexing presentation wasn’t shocking at all. “We Can’t Stop” is a natural extension of the “Can’t Be Tamed” philosophy that Cyrus has been peddling since 2010. And by the same token, the song — in its irreverent disregard of all people in the name of a good time — is the crystallization of pop music’s ideals over the past year. In the wake of fun.‘s “We Are Young,” pop has quickly become a medium that worships its own youth unabashedly. Granted, pop music has always heralded youth (tellingly, Justin Timberlake, 32, was given a legacy prize at this year’s VMAs) — but it’s never been so self-aware about it.

“It’s not just about being like, ‘We don’t care what people say,'” Cyrus said of “We Can’t Stop” during a Billboard cover shoot in June. “It’s about living for right now.” In the same interview Cyrus said the single’s edgy video was meant to resonate with young people: “I know that we all live for those nights right now. We’re all young,” she said. “I want to talk to my fans about that.” That may sound like a shallow conversation, but currently, it’s the chosen topic in much of 2013’s pop music. READ FULL STORY

Avril Lavigne reminds fans to never grow up in new video -- WATCH


The former Sk8er boi may be all grown up, but you wouldn’t know it based on Avril Lavigne’s latest single, “Here’s To Never Growing Up.” Much like Taylor Swift’s “22,” the song is a wannabe friend anthem about youth, innocence and singing along to your favorite bands.

Decked out in full punk-princess regalia, Lavigne is rocking out at the high school prom and tearing through an empty classroom. Nostalgia fans will want to note 2:15, when Lavigne skateboards down a hallway and viewers get hit with a major sense of Déjà vu.

“Here’s To Never Growing Up” is the first single off Lavigne’s upcoming fifth album, due out sometime this fall. Watch below to get an early jump on the tune that will be heavily featured at your backyard BBQ this summer: READ FULL STORY

Avril Lavigne releases new single 'Here's to Never Growing Up': Hear it here!

When Avril Lavigne got her start in 2002 (that’s over 10 years of Avril, people!), she was a child playing with grown-up feelings. Now that she’s an adult, she’s got no interest in maturity.

Lavigne’s new single “Here’s to Never Growing Up” is a classic drinking tune, an anthemic shout-along about railing against the onset of maturity in favor of telling people “Yeah, whatever” and screaming Radiohead tunes. (As an aside: She means something like “Creep,” right? Because it’s extremely difficult to blow your lungs out pumping your fist to “Codex”.)

The single comes from her as-yet-untitled fifth album, which is expected to surface some time this summer. The single will be on iTunes on Tuesday, but it snuck onto the Internet a little early. Give “Here’s to Never Growing Up” a listen below.  READ FULL STORY

Avril Lavigne covers fiance's band: Hear her sing Nickelback here

Engaged lovers Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger are gonna get all cute in front of you, and there’s nothing you can do about it.

As the entire internet has noted, the First Couple of Canadian music are putting a maple-leaf ring on it. So, Lavigne had no choice but to take the next logical step: covering her fiance’s band Nickelback outright. And she chose wisely: “How You Remind Me,” of the Kroeger band’s bigger hits, sounds pretty all right coming from Lavinge’s voice.

The song actually comes from the soundtrack of a Japanese anime movie called One Piece Film: Z, which makes us really curious to know what that movie’s all about.

Until that flick hits American shores, though, you can buy the soundtrack album on Amazon for $40. Or just listen to the song for free in the video below:


Avril Lavigne and boyfriend Brody Jenner reportedly bloodied in late-night bar fight

What a difference a few hours can make.

On Saturday, Brody Jenner tweeted, “Having the best night with the love of my life @AvrilLavigne so happy right now!! .. #Movember CRUSH!!”

Unfortunately, the best took a turn for the worse when both Jenner and Lavigne were involved in a bloody bar fight later that evening in Los Angeles.

TMZ reports that the tussle occurred outside the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel around 1:00 a.m. Sunday morning.  While at first it seemed Jenner had just gotten into a bar brawl, reports now indicate that apparently Lavigne and another unidentified woman got physical, and Jenner was smashed in the head with a bottle while trying to break it up.

Lavigne’s verison of events is a little different. She tweeted yesterday, “I don’t fight. I don’t believe in it. To clear things up I got attacked by 5 people last night out of nowhere. Not cool. My face is f***ed,” and “As in black eye, bloody nose, hair ripped out, scratches, bruises and cuts. So not ok to be abusive to others. Violence is NEVER the answer.”

Jenner gave his own update Sunday, tweeting, “Interesting Saturday night… Just got of the hospital with a new scar on my face.. Charges/chargers!!!”

Oddly, according to sources, Jenner was the only one involved who spoke to police — the others (including Lavigne) had split by the time police arrived. Jenner apparently refused medical attention and went to the hospital on his own.

It’s not clear what the fight was about and so far no arrests have been made.

UPDATE: Jenner’s manager Eric Podwall released the following statement to EW: “Brody Jenner is recovering at home after being assaulted in an unprovoked attack this past Saturday night.  He appreciates all the calls of support and well wishes.  As this is an ongoing police investigation, there will be no further statements at this time.”

Read more: 
Avril Lavigne’s new ‘Wish You Were Here’ video: Watch it here, and have a good Canadian cry
Attention Twi-hards: The video for Christina Perri’s ‘A Thousand Years’ has arrived! Watch here
Avril Lavigne goes on swearing tirade at Tampa Bay Rays baseball game: Watch the video here

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