Paul Cantin of the Toronto Star profiled the not so wild past of Napanee, Ontario’s Avril Lavigne. “She is not a skateboarder; she is not a punk. She is not from the streets. She is from a middle-class family in Napanee. She is from a very safe neighborhood,” says Cliff Fabri, whose Kingston company, RomanLine Entertainment, squired Lavigne through her early career. As for her punk-pop style, Avril’s early days were more country than rock n’ roll. “All she had experienced, all she knew was country. She didn’t know Blink 182 from Madonna,” says Fabri.
Dancer Slips Up In Chat That Madonna’s Pregnant
August 15, 2002 – A dancer for Madonna may have accidentally blurted out that the Material Girl is expecting. Nikki Harris, who is herself pregnant, was being interviewed for the BBC entertainment show Liquid News and was enthusing about the closeness of her friendship Madonna saying, “We’re even having babies together!” She then said, “‘Sssh, I didn’t say that.” No comment yet from Madonna or her rep since the dancer made the claim.
‘Swept Away’ Hitting Theaters Despite Objections
August 13, 2002 – The Chicago Sun-Times reports that despite rumored feelings from Sony Pictures’ Screen Gems division that Madonna’s new film ‘Swept Away’ should have been released straight to video, the Material Girl’s clout overpowered those arguments and forced a traditional theatrical release. The movie is now slated to hit theaters on October 11th.
Madonna (Again) Not Pregnant
August 13, 2002 – The New York Daily News reports that Madonna’s rep is yet again denying claims that the singer is pregnant. The talk heated up again after she was photographed wearing a black jumper sporting a bit of a tummy.