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Avril Lavigne is doing the right thing!

After PerezHilton.com exposed the star's shoddy treatment of her employees, it seems like she's doing something about it.

The dance community was set to boycott the singer and "songwriter" for offering to pay backup dancers below industry rate on her upcoming tour.

Now, the Dancer's Alliance just posted this update Monday night, saying:

"As of February 4th, 10:30pm Avril's management has canceled the audition tomorrow and has opened up a new conversation with the agencies. Thanks for everyone's support on this issue."

Stand up for your rights, dancers!

Demand what you are worth.

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106 comments to “Avril Cancels Auditions!”

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  1. NatalieLiebe says – reply to this


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    Avril, you suck!

  2. Bubu says – reply to this


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    I wonder if she realizes just how hated she is…

  3. bb says – reply to this


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    2nd

  4. F says – reply to this


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    pfft, she sucks

  5. mLyoNesS says – reply to this


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    Nice!! Good for them!! 1STTTTTTTTTTT!!

  6. ellie says – reply to this


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    Twentieth?

  7. andy c says – reply to this


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    do tha damn thing…make your money…do what's right

  8. D says – reply to this


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    Lame Dyke

  9. ally says – reply to this


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    stop talking about her perez.. she is dead to us

  10. JK says – reply to this


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    That is shady/selfish to not pay up

  11. amanda says – reply to this


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    hahah, power to the people!
    Hate how she thinks she's it!

  12. BARACK OBAMA says – reply to this


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    Check out Barack's inspirational music video feat. Black Eyed Pea's, John Legand, Common, and many more!!! Go to Youtube and search YES WE CAN!

  13. heyaa says – reply to this


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    avril can suck it. i love perezzzzzz

  14. TB says – reply to this


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    She looks amazingly hot.

  15. woohoo says – reply to this


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    woohoo

  16. Liz says – reply to this


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    Wow, she's pathetic. NO TALENT !!

  17. bo says – reply to this


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    I thought she was "punk rock"??? why would she have background dancers.

  18. noot says – reply to this


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    I am not a big fan of hers, but I wonder why people hate her so much. Was it one incidence that sparked the hatred, or did it happen over time?? Its not because of that song that people said she copied is it?

  19. INOEYUHATHER says – reply to this


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    ******** Hater Vs Hater ****************************

    Media likes to DISS AVRIL cuz she keeps yelling and giving mid finger at the photogs

  20. Ash says – reply to this


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    Go to you tube and type in YES WE CAN. Watch the first video that is there for some great inspiration.

  21. What a Fake Bitch says – reply to this


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    Thought she was punk rick, what the fuck does she need fucking backup dancers for? Sounds like she is just in it for the money!!!! Bitch is a phoney!

  22. What a Fake Bitch says – reply to this


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    Thought she was punk rock, what the fuck does she need fucking backup dancers for? Sounds like she is just in it for the money!!!! Bitch is a phoney!

  23. Dannie says – reply to this


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    HAVING DANCERS IS SO PUNK RAWK!

    :P

  24. Ralphie says – reply to this


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    They were already going to be paid what they were worth. Guess that's not good enough for the union though. They don't like the free market rates and want to inflate the wages.

  25. jacob says – reply to this


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    she is such a loser.

  26. sam jones says – reply to this


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  27. KRAYZEEGIRL says – reply to this


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    her eyes are all fucked up! I guess it's sexy to have lazy eyes nowdays :D

  28. KRAYZEEGIRL says – reply to this


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    They say a dog and their owner always look alot alike. I bet you she has a pug

  29. tk says – reply to this


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    Where the fuck are her eyes?? Creepy!!

  30. Jayj says – reply to this


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    I met Avril once. It was before she got married and it was through a friend of mine who used to do personal assisting work for her. I extended my hand out to shake hers and she swatted mine away.

  31. Andrio (from Rio de Janeiro) says – reply to this


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    wish dancers in brazil were THAT comitted with each other =/

  32. rod says – reply to this


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    Re: Jayj – What was the name of your friend because Avril has only had 2 PA and I know their names , so speak up or shut up.
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    Avril would be better off without these dancers $ 1500 for 4 hours a day on 4 shows - 16 hours a week , they need to get real

  33. The Great One says – reply to this


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    Thank God for myspace bulletins and Perez cause she was going to have an empty audition tomorrow we were all ready to leave you hanging, Avril! So up those rates and we'll be ready.

    And to the industry: Stop being shady to dancers cause models always get paid

  34. Ragdoll says – reply to this


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    Makeup Looks Nice.

    Soul Doesn't.

  35. Not An Avril Fan, But Need to Defend says – reply to this


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    I don't really like Avril, but I pretty sure she is not the one in charge of paying the dancers. It is probably her management or some kind of advisers. She is not incharge of handing out the paychecks. Shame on whoever is though. I'm not an expert, so if I am wrong, poo on Avril!

  36. I love PLUSHPOUT.COM! says – reply to this


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    Celebrities are damn CHEAP! Avril has always been cheap. After she got her record deal ($1 mil) she got a crappy little apartment in Toronto and spent her money on Chuck Taylors and ties.
    The dancers need to be paid… they work hard too.

  37. BOYCOTT AVRIL'S CRAP says – reply to this


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    THIS BRAINLESS HAS BEEN IS OVER !!!

  38. aneurysm says – reply to this


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    Re: rod – yeah, well, how much does avril get for the same amount of time, doing what? a bad attitude while lip synching? yeah, that's what i thought. those dancers will be carrying her poser bratty ass & making what would be an otherwise worthless show. guy, you're the one that needs to get real.

  39. Boo Yaa says – reply to this


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    The above poster is probably correct,, I'm sure Avril herself didn't know about this little"cheap out" episode,,,but I'm sure she found out and knows now, after the fact.It makes her look like a douche and she can do that herself. It just shows once again what a TOOL she is ( doesn't know whats going on) and apparantly what TOOLS work for her that they can make hundreds of thousands of dollars and pay shit wages, no perdiems
    and any other shady thing they can drum up in their cheap ass minds.Not industry stadard and not legal. This is AMERICA godammit,,,start acting like it. Good for you dancers and others for galvanizing,,,and even though i hate you most of the time Perez sometimes (ever so often ) you do something that redeems a small bit of your other bull shit. So heres to you Fatty and Teddy.

  40. Yummers says – reply to this


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    Too bad her inside doesn't match her outside. She has a smoking hot body under there and I'd like to see her nekked.

  41. Kumi says – reply to this


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    Perez, Thank you so much!!!

  42. theo says – reply to this


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    Now if she'd only cancel her "career" and go away! You suck Avril.

  43. Is she? says – reply to this


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    Is she the spawn of Elvira???..Sure looks like it! Just needs the black wig and outfit to match!..(minus the boobs tho..she's flat)

  44. WTF? says – reply to this


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    whats with the red blotches on her neck and under her pit???? flea bites???

  45. BananaFace says – reply to this


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    She looks like that bruisy banana on the left hand side.

  46. Joe Blow says – reply to this


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    RATFACE.

  47. PBGirl1 says – reply to this


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    Im glad she is fixing the situation..I really hope she does not cancel her tour..I got tickets for my dd's b.day..Its a surprise..and i would hate to have her heart broken..

  48. kristy says – reply to this


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    she is so gross..wtf is on her skin?? LoOve you peRez

  49. jd says – reply to this


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    she suck! she really suck! i hate her songs, i hate her attitude!. she got no talent. i don't know why the hell this bitch got famous. good thing people are coming into their senses that this slut is totally a waste of crap!

  50. CeCe says – reply to this


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    i'm so happy about this!! no one messes with dancer biotch!!

    also, to highlight this point if shes so "punk rock" why the hell would she need backup dancers??

  51. Juliette says – reply to this


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    What a cheap bitch. With all her money she can't afford to pay the dancers what they deserve? Hopefully she has learned a lesson from this, you can't cheat people out of their money. Just like you have to give other writers songs credit for the songs on your albums, right Avril?

  52. hate the fat ass says – reply to this


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    I MUST SAY THAT I HATE AVRIL,, BUT PEREZ LOOK AT HER EYE MAKE-UP IN THIS PICTURE….. IT FUCKING ROCKS!!!!!!! WHO EVER DID HER MAKE-UP FOR THIS KICKS ASSSSSSSSSSS

    LOVE YOU PEREZ (sometimes)

  53. Bree says – reply to this


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    Wow. She looks a tad bit classy! Surprise the hell outta me.

  54. Rods Are Stupid says – reply to this


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    Re: rod – You need to shut up and get a life.

  55. *tsk tsk* says – reply to this


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    Re: Joe Blow – LOL

  56. I just have to say.. says – reply to this


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    This thing will go on. I was paid 2000 pr MONTH AFTER TAXES as a freegin ON-AIR REPORTER!!! And if you don't take the gig, there are a zillion younger people just waiting to pounce on your job. Entertainment pay blows, unless you are freegin ELLEN!!!!

  57. crystal says – reply to this


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    what a FUCKING CHEAP ASS!!!!!!WITH ALL THE MONEY SHE HAS,I CAN'T STAND THAT MIDGET

  58. stooopid says – reply to this


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    I thought she was supposed to be a "rocker." A Punk rocker with dancers? IDTS. She is such a child. She reminds me of the bratty kid that lived across the street from me when I was a teenager and my mom MADE me babysit her b/c my mom was friends with her mom. Then when I got there to watch the little shit for the evening, she had glitter and hot pink stripes in her hair, a tu-tu and black and white striped tights and was running around making the rock and roll sign and yelling "peace out" while sticking out her juvenile idiotic tongue and carrying one of those echo-mics and singing "Genie in a bottle"

  59. highlander says – reply to this


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    Perez Hilton, agent for change.

    HaHaHaHaHa HaHaHaHaHa HaHaHaHaHa HaHaHaHaHa HaHaHaHaHa HaHaHaHaHa HaHaHaHaHa HaHaHaHaHa HaHaHaHaHa HaHaHaHaHa HaHaHaHaHa HaHaHaHaHa HaHaHaHaHa HaHaHaHaHa HaHaHaHaHa HaHaHaHaHa HaHaHaHaHa HaHaHaHaHa HaHaHaHaHa HaHaHaHaHa HaHaHaHaHa HaHaHaHaHa HaHaHaHaHa HaHaHaHaHa

  60. Obama says – reply to this


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    Re: Bubu – Yeah right, lol…I suppose that is why Avril was the best selling female artist in the world in 2007, according to worldwidealbums.net

  61. Obama vs Clinton=??? says – reply to this


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    Once Avril found out her management had mishandled the dancer’s auditions she asked them to stop to auditions so she could make sure the situation satisfactory to all parties involved. Avril’s management screwed up not Avril. Have a little faith Avril always treats the people who work for her right, always!

  62. elle says – reply to this


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    You've got a lot of power, Perez. Use it wisely.

  63. jv says – reply to this


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    dude seriously take that pink shit off your head

  64. Miss Directed says – reply to this


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    I doubt Avril was involved in the initial wage setting; the team that was arranging the video filming would only have knowledge of this. Avril is a decent person, and those of you who join in this bad mouthing are far worse than she ever was.

  65. Schooby91 says – reply to this


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    NO, I think that people who talk shit about her more sucks the her… I love her, and I think that she knows what she's doing. And U guys should watch your own bussines. She doesn't talk shits about U so U should stop doing this… AVRIL ROCKS in purpose to all U haters.

  66. char&chels says – reply to this


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    she looks like a foot

  67. What a bore!!! says – reply to this


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    Her musics so lame!
    She needs to make up something new!
    Punk girl,lol, ……..nothing more than a spoiled moneygrubbing brat and a
    traitorous kindergarten princess!
    For shame!

  68. iHATElevine says – reply to this


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    Is that a second head growing out of her armpit? Nasty pimply bitch…

  69. PB says – reply to this


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    Her eyes look beautiful!

  70. angie mcmillan says – reply to this


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    she has pink rashey stuff on her!

  71. off the property says – reply to this


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    have dinner at Koi!!! NOW!!!

  72. Emily says – reply to this


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    Dear Avril:
    PLease lose the shiteous pink manic panic.
    You look like an idiot.
    Oh and you should probably just kill yourself too.
    That's all

  73. jocelyn says – reply to this


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    wut she need dancers 4 anyway, u can't dance to none of her music

  74. Miss MisDirected says – reply to this


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    Re: Miss Directed – You really need to get a life. This isn't the first that I've read about Avril being a real douche. You need to stop defending her, because I'm sure the little bitch wouldn't spit on you if you were on fire.

  75. School Act says – reply to this


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    Re: Schooby91 – You can quit the act. I don't think she's going to read your stupid little comment. Everyone knows Avril is a bratty bitch.

  76. Juno Lynn Spears says – reply to this


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    Forget about Avril. No one cares about her any longer. Why aren't you talking about me?

  77. Kreg says – reply to this


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    Eww Avril is a nasty lil' bitch

  78. homey says – reply to this


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    She looks like shes about 2 fart!

  79. Camila says – reply to this


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    Hey, I hate you :D

  80. Chris says – reply to this


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    JUST AS LONG AS SHE DOESN'T TRY TO DANCE ANYMORE! LEAVE IT TO THE SINGERS WHO ACTUALLY CAN DANCE PLEASE AVI!

  81. who knows says – reply to this


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    whats with everyone in this world who cares really,who cares what this douch bag has to say like what the hell is wrong with perez like really dude get a life a real life this is a joke you cant do this shit for ever what when you grow older and die and people are at ur funeral what are they gunna say…oh perez you accomplished alot in life all those celebrities you dissed it really got you far and we are sooo proud of you????like wtf…it's a joke really.. and people are gunna proboly bad mouth this comment…I say go ahead… it's what perez wants…

  82. j.c. says – reply to this


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    why would anyone with a fiber of knowledge endorse either of those two phony wanna-be's

  83. jet says – reply to this


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    man i wish my pay was $1100 a week. grow up you cry babies, get real

  84. i hate avril says – reply to this


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    she has like a rash. there are blotches all over her.

  85. Emmanuel says – reply to this


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    AVRIL YOU ROCK!!! we love you you are the best!

  86. lol says – reply to this


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    CAVED!!

  87. ....... says – reply to this


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    WHY WOULD A 'PUNK' NEED DANCERS FOR A TOUR ANYWAY
    ?????????!!!!!!?????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!???????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!??????

  88. avril sucks says – reply to this


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    Re: Obama vs Clinton=??? – No, they got word that she was getting MORE bad press and had to try and sort it out quickly before more people found out.
    There's not much they could have done except cancel them if all the dancers were going to refuse to go!!! lol

  89. Cocktoastin says – reply to this


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    I hate this bitch. I hate her because she is the most annoying human ever. And hot. I would like to play with those little boobies all night long. And then donkey punch her. And as for dancers, screw them. If you decided to dance for a living, you should be amazed that anyone would pay you a dime.

  90. madboy says – reply to this


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    the "dancers" should be glad they are getting paid at all and avoiding having to get a real job

  91. veloz says – reply to this


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    Perez, you´re great..

  92. linzee says – reply to this


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    She may be a turd but her eye makeup looks fierce.

  93. Jane Plain says – reply to this


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    I cannot even describe to you the disgust and repulsion I feel towards this useless fucking twat. I swear to god if I had even a second alone in a room with her I would grab her by her blonde stringy hair and smash her face into the nearest, hardest surface in the room. I would rather open wounds up all over my body and squeeze lemon juice right the fuck into them then have to ever see her mousy, pointy fucking face EVER THE FUCK AGAIN.

    She had better not show her face in public in Calgary because it is liable to be spit on.

    FUCK YOU AVRIL LAVIGNE

  94. ana paula says – reply to this


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    eu amoooo avril lavigne

  95. Brenda says – reply to this


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    perez, PLEASE!
    stop with this..
    it's ridiculous!

  96. J says – reply to this


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    Re: madboy
    since when is dancing not a "real" job? sorry you're bitter because ur "real" job is at McDonalds!! I suppose acting and singing are not "real" jobs either!
    It's sad you're hating because you're not doing what you love…

  97. kandi says – reply to this


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    well she probly does not even know how to deal with finaces or her employees. for shame any way.

  98. Madz says – reply to this


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    Avril Lavigne IS THE BEST IN THE WORLD she is like sooooooooooo my idol so alll you other ppl SHUT UP!

  99. Felicity says – reply to this


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    I really hate that she's canadian….it's embarassing.

  100. Denys says – reply to this


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    They are worth NOTHING if they keep working for Avril LaFAKE!!!

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