Avril Wears A Tie
When Avril Lavigne first appeared in the music video for "Complicated", she debuted a look that would make her famous. Wearing stick straight hair, black eyeliner, cropped skate pants and Converse sneakers, Avril proved that girls could dress like the skaters they wanted to make out with. Taking inspiration from menswear, Avril wore her signature untucked tie over a wifebeater, a look that would soon be repeated by teenage girls the world over.
Avril Marries Sum 41 Frontman Deryck Whibley
In 2006, Avril tied the knot with Sum 41 frontman Deryck Whibley. Each grew up in small-town Ontario (Avril from Napanee, Deryck from Ajax) and were in the prominent spotlight for their pop punk music. Defying expectations, she wore a white princess grown designed by Vera Wang. The marriage lasted three years as the couple divorced in 2010. Said Avril in a statement, "I am grateful for our time together, and I am grateful and blessed for our remaining friendship."
Avril Dons Her Home Hardware Shirt On Saturday Night Live
When Avril first appeared on Saturday Night Live to perform her two Let Go hits "Complicated" and "I'm With You", the singer didn't ask Versace for a custom-made gown. Instead she appeared in a Home Hardware soccer t-shirt from her native Napanee. Again, sparking a huge fashion craze, Avril let the store create a line of similar t-shirts with all proceeds going to charity.
Avril Lavinge Vs Chantal Kreviazuk
Avril has been under fire for accusations that she has uncredited songwriters. Yet the biggest flare-up came from a collaboration with fellow Canadian songwriter Chantal Kreviazuk. In an interview with Performing Songwriter, Chantal said, "Avril will also cross the ethical line, and no one says anything. That>s why I>ll never work with her again. I sent her a song two years ago called "Contagious", and I just saw the track listing to this album [the newly-released The Best Damn Thing] and there>s a song called "Contagious" on it-and my name>s not on it. What do you do with that?"Lavigne didn't take the accusation lying down, threatening legal action against Kreviazuk. In a statement on her website, Avril added: "My decision to discontinue working with Chantal after co-writing together on my second record was simply based on the fact that we had no hits together. That is why her name is not on this record, despite her numerous attempts to be included, which were always denied. From my perspective, this is a clear case of bitterness.'
Avril Tattoos The F-Word On Her Ribs
Avril has nine tattoos but most are fairly subtle. In addition to numerous stars around her body, she still has a heart with the letter 'D' inside of it (for her ex-husband Deryck Whibley) and another tattoo to commemorate her relationship with The Hills star Brody Jenner. In May 2010, the former couple got matching tattoos of the f-word underneath their ribs. Remarked Avril, "My favourite tattoo is this one. It's my favourite word!"
Avril Lavigne Appears In Rihanna's 'Cheers (Drink To That)' Music Video
Avril didn't have a problem with Rihanna sampling her song 'I'm With You' on her partying anthem "Cheers (Drink To That)". In fact the singer was so excited to have her yelping yodel sampled as the backing track that she appeared in Rihanna's video holding a solo cup and jumped into a pool with her clothes on. Gushed Avril to Entertainment Weekly, "It was really exciting because 'I'm With You' is one of my favourite songs that I've done, I always love performing it. And I think Rihanna's awesome, she has great songs, she's a really great singer, so yeah, I was excited. I think it's really cool."
Avril Lavigne Moves To Paris To Improve Her French
Last year, Avril was single for the first time, so sold her house in Los Angeles and wanted a change. So the French-Canadian singer, who holds a French passport, decided to spontaneously move to Paris to improve her French. Said Avril, "I went all by myself, I didn>t know anyone and I got an apartment and I did school with Berlitz, five days a week, six hours a day.' The experience was an eye-opening one, which she felt taught her to be more independent. 'I walked around the streets by myself and I was in school. It was so weird because I>m super ADD and I can>t sit still. It was hard and I was jet-lagged too for, like, a month. But it was really cool. I loved it.'
Avril Lavigne Lets Marilyn Manson Shave Her Head
Who knew Avril and Marilyn Manson were friends? The two, who collaborated on the song 'Bad Girl' on Avril's latest album, started hanging out during a period when Avril lived in Paris. One night, Avril was inspired by Marilyn Manson to really go for it and shave her head. Explained Lavigne, "It was on my adventure to France. During my adventure, when I was living there, we were hanging out backstage and we were with his band having a few drinks and I was like, 'Let>s shave my head. I>m ready; let>s do this!'" The makeover certainly made her look more punk.
Avril And Winnie Cooper?
Avril Lavigne didn't hold back in her campy, comic book-influenced music video for her song "Rock And Roll". She even managed to add in a salacious fantasy for anyone who grew up watching The Wonder Years. Avril kisses Winnie Cooper - a.k.a. actress Danica McKellar - after they recover from a car crash. Believe it or not, it's not as satisfying as the kooky Billy Zane cameo later on.
Avril Records Breakup Duet With Her New Husband Chad Kroeger
In a highly unexpected move for any newlywed couple, Avril and her Nickelback frontman husband Chad Kroeger, decided to collaborate on a duet for her new album. That song was the haunting ballad "Let Me Go", which is about a devastating breakup. While the two musicians have co-written several songs on Avril's new album (including her new hit "Here's To Never Growing Up"), a song about 'breaking free of memories' certainly means the honeymoon period is over.