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Avril Lavigne Apologizes for Spitting

The Associated Press
Monday, October 2, 2006; 4:23 PM

NEW YORK -- Avril Lavigne has agreed that spitting at the paparazzi is probably not a good thing to do. Lavigne issued a statement apologizing after she and her husband, Deryck Whibley of Sum 41, clashed with paparazzi in Los Angeles.

According to reports, Lavigne spat at photographers in two separate incidents last week. Lavigne apologized for her "behavior with the paparazzi."

However, her apology, posted on her Web site, indicated she 'meant no offense" to her fans, not the paparazzi. She said she will always go out of her way for fans.

She also said her behavior was "a reaction to the persistent attack from the paparazzi" and she said "it's trying at best dealing with their insistent intrusions."

Lavigne and Whibley married in July after having dated since early 2004

Lavigne is among the ensemble in Richard Linklater's upcoming adaptation of the best-seller "Fast Food Nation," about fast-food culture, due to open in November. She was also the voice of Heather the opossum in "Over the Hedge." Her last album release was "Under My Skin" in 2004. She is reportedly working on her third album.

On the Net:

http://www.avrillavigne.com

http://www.islandrecords.com/sum41/site/home.las

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