“I wanted to make sure it’s a crazy vacation and an experience of a lifetime for our guests … I wanted it to be over the top. I’m obsessed with castles and I love French décor and goth. I found this castle in France and we visited it and it was perfect.”
–New bride Avril Lavigne opens up about her weekend wedding to Chad Kroeger in an upcoming Hello! Canada cover story. More details that I know none of you care about but I am obsessing over: the ceremony was held at the Chateau de la Napoule medieval castle near Cannes, Lavigne wore a black tulle Monique Lhuillier gown and carried a matching black bouquet, and the 110 guests danced to a playlist that included Lynyrd Skynyrd and Bruno Mars. Keep reading »
It. Is. Finally. Happening. Chad Kroeger and Avril Lavigne — the couple known affectionately as Chavril — are getting married in the south of France today. Over the weekend, some Chavril friends tweeted about wedding festivities, which set off a rumor that the wedding happened on Saturday, which set off a frantic stream of “I NEED PICS WHERE ARE THE PICS” messages between Amelia and me, but alas, the event was actually a pre-wedding party. Today is the actual wedding day, and the best part? Today is also Canada Day. Seriously.
Wondering how to properly celebrate the Canadian Royal Wedding? Here are five ideas… Keep reading »
“My mother always taught me that. There was a rule in our house, no calling guys. I wasn’t allowed to call guys, they had to call me. Men like a chase.”
–Avril Lavigne shares the old-fashioned courtship tip that presumably worked wonders in her relationship with Chad Kroeger, especially since he proposed with a monster rock after just one month of dating the “Here’s To Never Growing Up” singer.
Also, you guys, I have to tell you about this photo. So, this morning I found a batch of paparazzi photos titled “Avril Lavigne Departing LAX,” and when I clicked on them, I realized that Chad Kroeger was there with her too, but had been cropped out of all the photos! He was able to photobomb his way into exactly one picture (shown above) with his more famous fiance, which I will be framing and placing above my mantle later today. Oh Chavril, never change. [Daily Mail]
“We started dating and the next day he was like, ‘You know I’m gonna marry you.’ And I said, ‘I know.’ It was one of those things that we just knew.”
–Avril Lavigne spills some specifics about her whirlwind romance with fiance Chad Kroeger in a joint interview that also included Chad summarizing the pair’s courtship as follows: “it just kind of blossomed into this kind of thing.” You guys, I have to admit that my Chavril obsession has gotten to the point where I literally started sweating when I saw they had done an interview together. I was literally leaking Chavril excitement out of my pores. I’m disgusting. Sorry. CHAVRIL 4EVER. [Us Weekly]
Last year we rewrote some traditional Christmas carols to reflect the awkward reality of modern holiday celebrations. This year we thought we’d give some festive tunes a pop culture twist. Let’s kick things off with three songs to honor the strange twists and turns of three celebrity couples who made headlines this year. Grab some eggnog, do your vocal warm-ups, and join us in a Hollywood holiday serenade… Keep reading »
“This one song that I’ve got, I don’t even know what the title would be, it sounds like something John Lennon would be doing in his very psychedelic stage. It starts with these congo or bongo drums carrying this strange rhythmic pattern. And then a tambourine doing off-time hits with it… It’s pretty bizarre. But it’s pretty catchy. Who knows, maybe we’ll stick it on the next Nickelback album.”
–Chad Kroeger reveals to Men’s Health that Nickelback is sitting on a crazy, psychadelic, paradigm-shifting, super experimental–but still catchy!–song in that maybe, just maybe, will make an appearance on the band’s next album. As an avid Nickelback fan, I will be waiting with bated breath. Another major revelation from Chad’s interview? He and fiance Avril Lavigne call each other “Chavril” at home(!), and Avril has taken total control of their wedding plans: “Let’s just say she’s … steering the ship towards what is going to be the most unique wedding that the planet has probably ever seen.” Be still, my Chavril-loving heart! [Men's Health via Buzzfeed] [This photo is soooooo doofus-y, Winona. -- Editor]
Congratulations Deryck Wibley! You win for most utterly passive aggressive ex-husband ever. The Sum 41 singer evidently teamed up with a friend to go as his ex-wife Avril Lavigne and her new fiance, Nickelback singer Chad Kroeger. My guess? I bet Deryck and Avril had an exes with benefits thing going on, and then Chad stepped in and ruined the arrangement. Ah, Canadian drama.
While out and about in London, the future first lady of Canada bravely rocked an ensemble that included partially shaved My Little Pony hair, punk rock skull t-shirt, quilted leather jacket, jersey maxi skirt, bowler bag, and Tory Burch sandals. I have 100% worn this outfit to Walgreens to pick up cold medicine, so I get it, but for a nice dinner in London? Not so sure about this, Avril. [Photo: Fame/Flynet]