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Nick Lachey sighting

So what does Nick Lachey do when he’s not recording pop hits, running the Tacoma Rainiers and organizing celebrity softball games? Apparently, he likes to catch some football down at the Varsity Grill. At least, that’s what he did this afternoon. That’s Tacoma resident and Puckertime podcast host Sto Bailie with him (and he tells me Lachey is a Bengals fan.)



Avril Lavigne show canceled

This just in from Live Nation regarding that Avril Lavigne show that was postponed due to “acute laryngitis.”

Seattle, WA – Live Nation regrets to inform that the Avril Lavigne concert, originally scheduled for Comcast Arena at Everett Events Center on Saturday, May 10, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. and postponed last week, has been canceled and will not be rescheduled.

Ticket refunds will be issued at point of purchase.

Hmmm. Don’t have any insider info about this show. But considering they’re calling the whole thing off for good, I wonder if there’s a

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Speaking of celebrities that need to go away

Nooo!!! Just when you thought it was safe to watch MTV!!!

Why won’t Brit just retire and fade away with her mountains o’ cash and that tiny sliver of dignity that still remains? And maybe take Paris Hilton, Nicole Richie and Lindsay Lohan with her.

Which reminds me (for some reason) I haven’t conducted a survey in a while. So I’m wondering which one of the above annoyingly over-exposed celebrities would you be happiest to never hear from again. Answer here or leave your write-in candidates in the comments field and I’ll tally the results

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Oh, that Blake is so dreamy – and he drives a hot car, too

This just faxed in from Riverside Ford: Apparently, Bothell “American Idol” contestant, Blake Lewis, will show up at the Sumner dealership at 1 p.m. on Friday to pick up the 2007 Ford Mustang he won for being on the show. You know, just in case you’re wondering about all the screaming girls and traffic in that area Friday afternoon.


Hey, Avril, you’re so fine …

The Rubinoos recently sued Avril Lavigne, claiming the pop princess ripped off their late ’70s track “I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend” for her hit “Girlfriend.”

Avril Lavigne’s music derivative? I know, I know. Say it ain’t so! But the bright side of that scandal is that it gives me something fun to write about. My column in this Friday’s GO focuses on popular musicians whose “muses” should probably demand back royalties.

And as I researched my topic, wondering how painfully obvious it was to everyone else that Lavigne likely lifted a hook from Toni Basil,

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