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Avril Lavigne's ex-husband drops her name

November 9th, 2013 3:20pm EST
Avril Lavigne
Avril Lavigne's ex-husband is finally dropping her last name.
Sum 41 singer Deryck Whibley has filed legal documents asking to revert back to his old surname - three years after the pair divorced.
Deryck adopted 'Lavigne' as one of his middle names after they tied the knot in 2006, but the 'In Too Deep' hitmaker only petitioned to drop the moniker on Thursday (07.11.13), E! Online is reporting.
Avril remarried this summer, swapping vows with Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger in July. The 'Complicated' singer chose to not take her husband's surname in both marriages.
While the 29-year-old st...
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After 17 Years, Sum 41 Drummer Calls It Quits

April 18th, 2013 7:37pm EDT
Sum 41
In a twitter post on Thursday, Sum 41 drummer Steve 'Stevo' Jocz announced he has quit the group after 17 years in the line-up.

The Screaming Bloody Murder rocker thanked fans for their support but failed to give details for his reason for his sudden departure.

He writes, "I'm sorry to announce that I've decided to leave Sum 41. Touring with the band has been an amazing experience that has taken us far beyond our old practice space in my parent's basement to countless countries around the world."

"I've had the opportunity to see and experience so much and for that I am truly grateful. ...
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Sum 41 Singer Deryck Whibley Dresses Like Ex-Wife Avril Lavigne For Halloween

October 30th, 2012 7:58pm EDT
Deryck Whibley and Ari Cooper
A photo of Deryck Whibley and girlfriend Ari Cooper dressed up as the Sum 41 singer's ex-wife Avril Lavigne and her current fiance, Nickelback singer Chad Kroeger, was posted on twitter over the weekend. Whibley dressed as his ex while Cooper donned some fake facial hair and carried a red party cup with the name "Chad" on it at a Halloween party.

We're not sure how Avril's taking it, but Kroeger saw the picture and blasted Whibley over it on twitter.

"Hey Deryck loved the costumes! we were going to dress up as you guys this year but all the parties had celebrity themes haha!" He wrote.

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Sum 41 Pull Out Of UK Tour With New Found Glory

January 20th, 2012 12:33pm EST
Sum 41
Rockers Sum 41 have pulled out of a joint tour with New Found Glory because of frontman Deryck Whibley's bad back.

The Fat Lip hit-makers were due to head out on the road for 11 co-headline gigs with their fellow rockers in the U.K. next month but they've been forced to cancel their slot over Whibley's ailment.

They will be replaced on the tour by The Blackout.

In a statement, Whibley says, "I feel really terrible about letting down the fans. I injured my back and the doctors are saying that I could be in a wheelchair. So, as much as I wanted to be able to do it, I've got to look at re...
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Avril Lavigne & Brody Jenner Reportedly Split

January 17th, 2012 8:24am EST
Avril Lavigne
Pop star Avril Lavigne has split from Kim Kardashian's half-brother Brody Jenner, according to reports.

The reality TV star and pop punk Lavigne have been dating since shortly after she split from her husband, Sum 41 rocker Deryck Whibley at the end of 2009, but now editors at Life & Style magazine claim the stars have gone their separate ways.

According to the publication, they were divided on their views of marriage.

A source tells the magazine, "They decided to end their relationship... She wanted to settle down, but he wasn't exactly ready. They had been having problems starting in t...
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Queen's 'We Are The Champions' Named Catchiest Tune

October 3rd, 2011 8:54am EDT
Queen
Queen's rock anthem "We Are The Champions" has been named the catchiest song of all time in a new scientific survey.

Musicologists at Goldsmiths University in England spent months researching what makes a song memorable and they have determined the Queen song beats "Y.M.C.A." by the Village People as the most easily memorized tune.

Sum 41's "Fat Lip," "The Final Countdown" by Europe and The Automatic's "Monster" also made the top five.
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Review: Sum 41 - 'Screaming Bloody Murder' (Island)

March 30th, 2011 8:10pm EDT
Sum 41
Uttering Sum 41 and maturity in the same breath has long been a foregone oxymoron, and the band has done all they can to stay away from that inexplicable tag through the trademark adolescent pomp and circumstance usually apparent throughout their music. The band’s latest long player, Screaming Bloody Murder, is the closest the band has come to the dreaded “A” word, and it doesn’t take long into Screaming Bloody Murder to notice the inclination towards adulthood – 2:45 into opener “Reason to Believe” to be precise.

Surely frontman Deryck Whibley’s divorce from pop starlet Avril Lavig...
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2010 Year In Entertainment Review: June

January 1st, 2011 7:00pm EST
Megan Fox
June was a bumper wedding month with Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green marrying on a beach in Hawaii, while Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart wed after seven years together. Gemma Arterton married Stefano Catelli, and Alanis Morissette married MC Souleye. British newsman Piers Morgan wed Celia Walden and Mena Suvari married music producer Simone Sestitos. Glee star Jane Lynch married Lara Embry in a civil partnership ceremony – and love was also in the air for Orlando Bloom, who announced his engagement to longterm girlfriend Miranda Kerr.

"Ugly Betty" star America Ferrera became engage...
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Avril Lavigne Is Officially Divorced

November 18th, 2010 8:17am EST
Avril Lavigne
Avril Lavigne is officially single - her divorce from Sum 41 rocker Deryck Whibley was finalized on Tuesday.

The pop punk filed papers to end her marriage last year and the documents have now been signed by a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge, reports TMZ.com.

The former couple wed in 2006.

Lavigne is now dating reality TV star Brody Jenner.

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Sum 41 Cancel Vans Warped Tour Dates

August 12th, 2010 10:30am EDT
Sum 41
Rockers Sum 41 have pulled out of the Vans Warped Tour to allow injured frontman Deryck Whibley to recover after he was attacked in a bar brawl.

Whibley was hospitalized after three men reportedly assaulted him during a night out in Japan last week. The attack is believed to have aggravated a previous back injury from 2007.

The star played through the pain as Sum 41 performed at a Japanese festival two days after the incident but his condition has not yet improved - and the Fat Lip hit-makers have decided to cancel their five remaining dates on the rock tour so he can rest.

A statemen...
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Sum 41 Singer Attacked In Japanese Bar

August 7th, 2010 11:15am EDT
Sum 41
Sum 41 frontman Deryck Whibley has been hospitalized after he was attacked in a bar brawl in Japan on Thursday night.

The band flew out to the Far East earlier this week and are due to take to the stage at the Summersonic Music Festival in Osaka this weekend. However, their appearance has been thrown into doubt after Whibley was assaulted by three unidentified assailants.

Avril Lavigne's ex-husband was admitted to a local hospital, where he is currently being treated, although the extent of his injuries and his condition were unknown as WENN went to press.

Breaking the news to fans on th...
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Warped Tour Does It Again - 7/14/10 – Darien Lake PAC

July 16th, 2010 11:03am EDT
live show
This year I thought I was ready. I had a full schedule and a list of preferred bands written out, and Warped still managed to swerve me, effectively tossing a monkey wrench into the works of my day as it were. The ever-rotating merry-go-round of performance times and stages that is the Warped Tour, Punk Rock venerable Summer Camp, was able to dupe me for another year, because you see, three of the bands I wanted to see the most, Reel Big Fish, All-American Rejects and Motion City Soundtrack, play VERY early on in the day, much to my dismay honestly. I had both bands near the end of the day ...
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Sum 41 Cancel European Tour Dates

June 1st, 2010 1:30pm EDT
Sum 41
Rockers Sum 41 have canceled their upcoming European tour dates after their drummer was injured in a car accident.

The band was due to perform a string of shows, including an appearance at Britain's Download music festival later this month, but the shows have now been scrapped after Steve Jocz was involved in a minor crash on May 25th.

A statement posted on the band's website reads, "Stevo was in a minor accident... and is unable to get on an airplane to fly to Europe to perform. Anyone who knows our band knows that touring is our life and is the primary reason we play music. We are com...
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Avril Lavigne Reunites With Deryck Whibley?

February 26th, 2010 11:52am EST
Avril Lavigne
Avril Lavigne has sparked rumors of a reconciliation with ex-husband Deryck Whibley after they were photographed leaving a party in London together just four months after the singer filed for divorce.

Lavigne split from the Sum 41 rocker late last year after three years of marriage, citing "irreconcilable differences." She has since been linked to a string of new men including The Hills star Brody Jenner and actor Wilmer Valderrama.

However, Lavigne is now rumored to have revived her relationship with Whibley after the former couple was snapped sharing a car together following the Alice...
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5 Shows MTV Needs To Bring Back

November 13th, 2009 3:05pm EST
MTV
It has been made very clear that MTV has lost touch with the M in their acronym. There are far more reality shows on the music network than there are music. Music videos are rarely played, unless of course, you count the short snippets of music videos that play in a small window on your television screen as the credits roll past on a re-run of a reality show that has played for the second time in the same day.

The music authority caught flak in October for their Hottest MCs in the Game list that left out rapper Eminem from its top 10. Most said that MTV lost credibility for the aforement...
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Deryck Whibley Is 'Very Much Alive'!

October 19th, 2009 11:38am EDT
Deryck Whibley Is
Deryck Whibley is the latest celebrity to fall victim to an online death hoax - the rocker has slammed reports he passed away over the weekend, insisting he is "alive and well."

Rumors claiming the Sum 41 star had been found dead began circulating after messages appeared on social networking site Twitter.com.

It read, "Friends of DC music in Las Vegas have confirmed, to much much sorrow throughout our city that Deryck Whibley, who played so many early shows in DC's punk scene, has died today. He was found at 10.45am by his girlfriend Hanna Beth Merjos. Details to come, we are all sti...
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Avril Lavigne Files For Divorce From Sum 41 Star, Still Loves Him

October 15th, 2009 8:35am EDT
Avril Lavigne
Avril Lavigne has filed for divorce, bidding to end her three-year marriage to pop punk Deryck Whibley. The singer has cited "irreconcilable differences" for the reason behind her split.

In the documents, Lavigne reveals the couple separated on September 4.

Confirming the split on her MySpace.com blog, the "Complicated" singer wrote, "I admire Deryck and have a great amount of respect for him. He is the most amazing person I know, and I love him with all my heart. Deryck and I are separating and moving forward on a positive note."

See more photos of Avril Lavigne here!

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Avril Lavigne Dismisses New Boyfriend Rumors

October 9th, 2009 11:59am EDT
Avril Lavigne Dismisses Boyfriend Rumors
Newly single Avril Lavigne has dismissed rumors she has found love again after her split from Deryck Whibley.

Last month the Complicated hit-maker confirmed her marriage to the Sum 41 star was over just three years after they walked down the aisle, with both parties insisting the split was "amicable."

Whibley was recently spotted holding hands with a new woman during a trip to Las Vegas and Lavigne was rumored to have moved on herself, reportedly romancing Dole Food Company billionaire Justin Murdock.

However, the singer has confirmed there is no truth to the story, with a repre...
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Taylor Swift Featured In 'Band Hero'; New Songs Announced

October 2nd, 2009 12:30pm EDT
Taylor Swift, Band Hero, Band Hero Song List
Video game players and music fans alike can now get closer to Band Hero's in-game playable character Taylor Swift than ever before, as they can perform as the music icon to her fan-favorite chart-topping hits "You Belong With Me," "Picture To Burn" and "Love Story" in the biggest music event to hit living rooms this holiday season - "Band Hero". Today, Activision puts fans front and center in the concert of a lifetime, as they debut Swift's never-before-seen in-game performances in "Band Hero", the perfect game for family and friends to jam out and sing along to their favorite tunes togethe...
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Avril Lavigne & Deryck Whibley Heading For Divorce?

September 17th, 2009 11:54am EDT
Avril Lavigne Heading For A Divorce
Avril Lavigne has split from rocker Deryck Whibley after three years of marriage, according to a tabloid report.

The punk pop star wed Whibley in 2006, but the couple has been rocked by persistent rumors of marriage trouble for the past year. The Canadian pair attempted to silence critics in August when they were spotted out together for the first time in four months during a trip to a grocery store in Los Angeles.

However, Whibley was nowhere in sight when the singer debuted her Abbey Dawn by Avril Lavigne fashion range during New York Fashion Week on Monday. Instead, he was spotte...
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Canada's Best Kept Secret, Hedley, To Make US Debut May 19

April 9th, 2009 6:30pm EDT
Hedley
Fontana International is poised to reveal Canada's best kept music secret to fans stateside. On May 19th, Canadian Pop/Rock sensation, Hedley, will unleash their US exclusive masterpiece, Never Too Late. This US debut includes, among others, Hedley's seven #1s from their two double platinum Canadian releases: Hedley (2005) and Famous Last Words (2007).

The majority of the songs on Never Too Late were produced by Greig Nori (Sum 41); Brian Howes (Hinder, Daughtry) produced "321," "On My Own," and "Trip" and GGGarth Richardson (Rage Against the Machine, Rise Against, Red Hot Chili P...
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Canadian Rockers Inward Eye Are Set To Conquer The US This Summer

March 29th, 2009 5:00pm EDT
Inward Eye
Canadian rockers Inward Eye are set to conquer the US this summer with their raucous sound and utterly dynamic live show. With dates supporting Sum 41, as well as a stint on the Warped Tour and a performance at Bamboozle, the guys of IE will be introducing American fans to their high energy club shows that have won over hoards of Canadian tastemakers.

With a sound reminiscent of The Jam, The Kinks, The Clash and The Who, the brothers Erickson, Dave (vocals/bass), Kyle (guitar/vocals), and Anders (drums), released their highly anticipated EP in Canada in January to satiate their rabid a...
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Avril Lavigne Back On The Market?

October 9th, 2008 2:46pm EDT
Advil Latrine
Avril Lavigne and her rocker husband Deryck Whibley of Sum 41 are on the verge of a split, according to new tabloid reports.

According to the National Enquirer the pair - who wed in 2006 - has been troubled since Lavigne embarked on her world tour earlier this year, often leaving the couple thousands of miles apart. A source tells the magazine Lavigne and Whibley "have been growing apart for months", adding, "Deryck isn't motivated in his own career, so he's been drinking and partying."

Rumors of their split were fueled when Whibley was reportedly seen at an event on Thursday at...
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On The Road Again: Music To Make The Trip More Enjoyable

April 16th, 2008 3:38pm EDT
Sum 41
Imagine driving across the country with nothing but the great open road in your future. Going through barely-there towns and the desert, the road is full of possibilities (as well as seedy hotels and exorbitant gas prices). What makes the drive go by quicker? Music. It's essential for any kind of driving - whether you're on your way to the grocery store or to visit your friend's summer place up north. It's important that your playlists and CDs feature a mix of your favorite songs, and the music you pick can set the theme of your entire trip.

Here are just a few songs to add to your ...
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Fan Scares Elvis Costello With Tattoo

February 23rd, 2008 4:10pm EST
Elvis Costello
A pal of Sum 41 rocker Deryk Whibley left Elvis Costello fearing he was the victim of a crazed stalker - after he showed him his tattoo of the music veteran.

Whibley's friend was stunned when he noticed his idol was in the same elevator as him, and quickly lifted his sleeve to show the Oliver's Army legend the Costello homage he'd had inked on his skin.

The rocker says, "A friend has Elvis Costello tattooed on him. He got in an elevator and Elvis Costello walked in and he didn't know what to do. He was just like, 'Arghh,' and he just showed him the tattoo and Elvis was like, 'Ok...
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Tour Bus Company Bans Sum 41

February 22nd, 2008 11:40am EST
Sum 41
An American tourbus company has banned Sum 41 from hiring any more of their luxurious on-the-road vehicles - after the Canadian rockers trashed the last one they used.

The "Fat Lip" punks have been forced to tour in a cockroach-infested bus for years - because the reputable companies won't allow the wild rockers to step foot inside their prized motor homes.

Drummer Steve Jocz, "We destroyed one so thoroughly we're not allowed to use the company again. This is how stupid we are - there's one bus company in Canada that we've had to use for years; they've had cockroaches. Nothing wor...
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Fascinating Facts

January 10th, 2008 5:22pm EST
Quentin Tarantino
Directors Quentin Tarantino and Mary Harron and actors Marcia Gay Harden, Sandra Oh and Diego Luna will all be members of the dramatic competition jury at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah later this month.

Avril Lavigne has shot down rumours she is expecting her first child with husband Deryck Whibley. Gossip sites claimed the 23-year-old Canadian singer was a month-and-a-half pregnant with the Sum 41 rocker. But her representative has told PageSix.com, "It's not true."

Juno actress Ellen Page dog is called Patti Smith, in honor of her favorite singer.

Veteran actor Mor...
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The 2007 Showbiz News Quiz, Part I

December 27th, 2007 12:39pm EST
Beyonce
Have you been paying attention in 2007? Do you know your Jason Bournes from your Beyonces, your Ushers from your Kanyes? Well, let's see, shall we?

Test your showbiz knowledge with this brain-teasing celebrity quiz based on all the happenings of a busy 2007. Good luck!

1: Which band with a 'sting' it its tail reunited in 2007 for a world tour 21 years after splitting?

The Police

Led Zeppelin

Frankie Goes To Hollywood

Answer: The Police

Story: The Police To Return To The Road In Canada

2. This actor was 'Bourne' to become People magazine's Sexiest Man Alive ...
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Sum 41 Tour Axed After Back Injury

October 31st, 2007 12:43pm EDT
Sum 41
Sum 41 have been forced to scrap a string of tour dates after frontman Deryck Whibley injured his back while on the road.

The 27-year-old has been ordered by doctors to avoid performing for six weeks so the band's remaining dates have been scrapped while the singer recovers.

The "Fat Lip" star married punky pop princess Avril Lavigne in July 2006.

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)
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Check Out Sum 41's Latest Video, 'Walking Disaster'

September 19th, 2007 11:29am EDT
Sum 41
Have a look at Sum 41's latest video for their new single, 'Walking Disaster.' We've also got a great behind the scenes/making of video that gives an inside look at the band's creative process during the 'Walking Disaster' shoot.

The band also began their fall tour last night in Washington, D.C. The full list of tour dates is as follows:

9/20 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom

9/21 Philadelphia, PA The Trocadero & The Balcony

9/22 Rochester, NY Rochester Institute of Technology

9/23 ...
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