Liner Notes: Spit Happens
– Avril Lavigne and Deryck Whoshitnow: They’re the next Sid & Nancy. Or Bobby & Whitney. [TMZ]
– The father of American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino is suing Simon & Schuster for $10 million, claiming the singer’s 2005 memoir contained “intentional and malicious untruths” about him. In the book, the singer noted that her dad often set unrealistically high jury-award goals. [E!]
Songwriter Paul Vance–whose “Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini” inspired countless bad Us Weekly captions–died earlier this month at the age of 68. [AP] UPDATE: He did not, in fact, die.