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Britney Forced on Avril Against Her Will

4/2/2007 9:08 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Avril Levine, Britney SpearsAvril Lavigne says she was cruelly mistreated as a kid – for being forced by her mom to go see Britney Spears in concert.

The punky Canadian pop star tells Jane magazine (via MSNBC) that she had to swallow a whole live show's worth of the older pop tart – who's only three years her senior. "My mom made me go to a Britney Spears concert when I was young. I was like, 'No I don't want to.' She was like, 'If you're going to be a performer, you need to see other people."

Lavigne further disses Britney, saying that no one would've minded her spitting at a paparazzo's camera, as TMZ recorded last year, if Spears hadn't been, like, wearing underwear that week.

Olsen Twins' Shady Encounter

Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen are often seen without their sunglasses when they're out and about, but maybe they should learn to take them off when they're inside.

Recently, report Rush & Molloy, the millionaire twins were strolling around Hollywood's dimly lit Chateau Marmont with dark shades firmly planted on their faces when – boom! – they slammed right into a jewelry designer, Lisa Salzer. "They all apologized to each other and walked on," says an R&M spy, "but the Olsen girls clearly couldn't see a thing." This might explain something about why they dress themselves as they do.

Swank Gets Free Ride for Being Good Samaritan?

Hilary SwankHilary Swank may have been speeding recently, but a kind act at the supermarket may have saved her from a ticket. Rush & Molloy report that the Oscar-winning actress was pulled over by the 5-0 for going too fast on Pacific Coast Highway, but when the officer came to ticket her, he recognized her as Hilary Swank – the very same one who had helped an older lady with her groceries a few days earlier. Recalls Swank, "He goes, 'Hey Ms. Swank, you know what? You were speeding, but I'm gonna let you off for being a good Samaritan."

Party Favors: Timbaland Calls Scott Storch a "B**ch" ... PETA Targets Karl Rove's Bizarre Rap ... "Blades of Glory" Ices Competition

TimbalandProducer-types Timbaland and Scott Storch are at it full throttle, with Timbaland calling pal-of-Paris Storch a "bitch" at New York's Marquee the other night, according to Page Six. Timbaland also played a song that roundly slams Storch and his producing talent, with the line, "I'm a real producer and you just a piano man." ... PETA is targeting Karl Rove, says MSNBC, for the bizarre rap routine he spewed at the recent Radio and Television Correspondents dinner in Washington, D.C. He talked about ripping the heads (he first said, troublingly, tops) off of animals. ... The Will Ferrell-Jon Heder figure-skating farce, "Blades of Glory," won the box-office skate-off this weekend, with a $33 million debut, beating the Disney animated feature "Meet the Robinsons," which netted $25.1 million.


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TMZ, that little blip about Hillary Swank was pretty lame. Did you watch her telling that story on Leno the other night or did someone tell you about it?

*Yawn* Old news.....

2700 days ago


Avril u will never be the artist that BRITNEY is.AVIRL IS A STUPID NO TALENT BITCH!!!Go back to canada we dont want u.How many cd have u sold?No where close to BRITNEY.

2700 days ago


Hey Britney, i have alot to say about all of this going on i am so sorry for you, i love you, i feel so bad that everyone has truned there backs on you its not fair what they say and do to you,i hope to see you soon again i was at the onxy tour and i though its was GREAT ! i cant wait untill the next tour i will be there to see you and i cant wait untill all this is said and done so you can tell all of america to go to hell (lol) and that you did it , it doesnt matter what people say about you or to yur face they all need to get lives i hope this gets posted cause people need to leave you alone and really need to get lives and stay out of yur life , they all seem to forget that it is yur life not there life i think that you are the most lovable person in the world! you are a great mother and when you and kevin where togeather you werre a great wife dont let anything get to you anymore , please hit us one more time with some great sounds and i know you can do it cause you are the one and only BRITNEY SPEARS , much love and much respect
HIT US BABY ONE MORE TIME!! love you so much!

2700 days ago


tacky Lavigne, tacky.

2700 days ago


Hey #15 you are soooooo not all there. Hey Canada is very proud to have a performer like Avril who can actually sing!!!!!!!!!!

2700 days ago


lol To the people that says Avril has talent. What's so talented about someone who sings insepid lyrics as "She's like so whatever" FYI Avril new song is just a rip off of "Hey Mickey" and Rubinoos' "I wanna be your boyfriend." Avril Lavigne is pathetically stupid to saying the paps would even look at her because they aren't on Britney. She shouldn't even comment about people handling fame when she has to spit on paps and it's only about five on her compare to the amount that's on Britney all the time. B*tch needs a reality check and personality as well.

2700 days ago


Hahaha poor avril...I find that rather funny.

2700 days ago


Ugh. Avril trying to act like she's not just another version of Britney is hilarious. She tries so hard to be a watered down, palatable form of punk that is not anywhere close to it. The spitting and the whole act is just to try to be punk, which she isn't. She's completely manufactured.

2700 days ago


I LOATHE!!! that BITCH Avril Lavigne. Someone needs to smack her and tell her that she isn't punk, she isn't even pop punk. She's just an obnoxious little rich girl trying ssssssooooooo hard to be different and hard, that she's coming off being just the same all the rest of all the bubble gum pop singers. That is after all what she is, right? a pop singer.
Does she ever even written her own music?...but then I guess "he was sk8r boy and i was his sk8r girl," or whatever she says aren't that hard of lyrics to come up with.
She needs to be kept in Canada.

2700 days ago

Hello Kitty    

Avril Lavigne wants to be Britney so bad, but she can't bring herself to admit it.

Just a few weeks ago she was going on about how she felt that Britney had to put a lot of work into her dancing, because her own Pop video took its toll on her.

The press & her followers were up in arms and now she is back to trashing Britney.


Sure your mother forced your to a Britney Spears concert.

2699 days ago
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