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Avril Lavigne & Abbey Dawn Heart Japan

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Add Avril Lavigne to the list of celebrities who are making relief efforts fashionable.

The Canadian singer has designed a $25 t-shirt under her Abbey Dawn clothing label to raise money for kids in Japan.

100% of the net proceeds of this product will go to The Avril Lavigne Foundation to support Mercy Corps’ "Comfort for Kids" program in Japan to provide post-trauma assistance to children following the Japan earthquake and pacific tsunami.

CLICK HERE to get yours!

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Lady GaGa Wristband Lawsuit Is 'Misguided' & 'Without Merit'

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As you've probably heard, 1-800-LAW-FIRM is looking for an easy and quick payout filed a lawsuit against Lady GaGa, claiming she made a profit off her $5 We Pray For Japan bracelet by charging sales tax and $3.99 shipping.

Never one to take anything lying down, Mother Monster is fighting back!

GaGa's publicist Holly Shakoor released a statement this week to set the record straight:

"This misguided lawsuit is without merit and unfortunately takes attention away from the kind deeds of the fans around the world who are supporting the people of Japan. The entire $5 donation made with the purchase of each bracelet is going to support the disaster relief. No profit is being made on shipping costs. Sales tax charges were made in accordance with local legal requirements. Lady Gaga has personally pledged her own funds to this cause and continues to support the victims of the disaster."

And there you have it.

The very official sounding legal company asked for refunds as well as punitive damages.

Heartless.

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Jane Birkin's Hermes Bag Fetches More Than $160K On eBay

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Wowza!

Jane Birkin's namesake Hermes bag sold for big bucks on eBay.

The charity auction opened on April 6th at the low, low price of $2000, but skyrocketed to $162,840 by the time bidding closed this week.

That's a lot of money for a bag that may have been sat on by her cat, but at least it's going to a good cause. All the proceeds from Jane's Birkin is being donated to the British Red Cross for relief efforts in Japan.

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Oops! Arcade Fire Performance In Haiti ALMOST Becomes A Biohazard!

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Last month, we were SO pleased and impressed with the Arcade Fire, who performed an intimate, surprise show for fans in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti after raising $1 million for post-earthquake relief for the country.

We're still very happy with them, although it sounds like they had a bit of a mishap when frontman Win Butler tried to create a makeshift drum right before a performance at a refugee camp in Haiti.

Here's what he had to say about it:

"I spotted two red plastic wastebaskets just inside the clinic gates. One was mostly empty, so I dumped it out into the other one and brought it over. I thumped it experimentally. Sounded fine. I handed it to Jeremy. He thumped it. Sounded fine."

Butler went on to admit that that the wastebasket was labeled "Biohazard Medical Waste," and he immediately returned it to where it belongs.

More from Butler regarding the aftermath of his mistake:

"…That's why hand sanitizer is so exciting."

We're just glad everything seems to be okay!

Let that be a warning to everyone! When creating makeshift drums, ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS check for BIOHAZARD labels!

LOLz.

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Lady GaGa First Performer Announced For MTV Video Music Aid Japan

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It comes to no surprise to us that she would make time for this. From the beginning, she has been a huge supporter of relief efforts in Japan and we know she'll do whatever she can to help those in need.

MTV announced today that Lady GaGa is the first performer to officially sign on for their relief event, MTV Video Music Aid Japan. On June 25th, GaGaloo will join other international, regional and Japanese artists as they perform to benefit the Japanese Red Cross. The event, which is taking the place of the tenth annual MTV Video Music Awards Japan, will air live all across Asia and will be available via the MTV Networks on their program, MTV World Stage.

Make sure you all tune in and remember that there is still a lot to be done over there, so if you haven't already done so, donate to the Red Cross.

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Armani Cancels Spring Trip To Beijing

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Giorgio Armani will not be traveling to Beijing later this spring.

The designer explained during a presentation at his home in Milan: "It’s not the right moment to celebrate, hold events or parties. It’s such a difficult time now."

Instead, King Giorgio will donate all funds dedicated to the event to help relief efforts in Japan.

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Johnny Weir & Tadashi Shoji Design For Relief

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Olympic figure skater Johnny Weir and Japanese designer Tadashi Shoji have partnered up to raise money for relief efforts in Japan.

Together, the two designed a commemorative "We Believe In You" t-shirt with messages of hope arranged in the shape of a heart.

The shirt is being sold online for $25, with 100% of the proceeds going to the Japanese Red Cross.

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