The engagement of Nickelback lead singer Chad Kroeger and fellow musician Avril Lavigne will probably be the biggest celebrity news to come out of Canada until Prince Harry shows up again and does something untoward at another Alberta bar.
News of the newly-minted music power couple was made public on Tuesday night and spawned snarky commentary on Twitter and other social media platforms.
"You know those days when you're just a little bit embarrassed to be Canadian? Like, um, say today," tweeted @waltondawn
Yes. we know that many consider Nickelback one of Canada's more reviled musical exports and Lavigne isn't exactly a critical darling.
But Twitter user @wilnervision had it right when he pointed out the silver lining in #Chavril's engagement:
"Why is everyone freaking out about Chavril? This saves at least two other people from horrible relationships!" Well-played, sir.
We can only respond with this, now very awkward, video of Sum 41 lead singer, and ex-Mr. Lavigne, Deryck Whibley, singing Nickelback's "How You Remind Me." The circle is now complete.
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QUESTION: Which celebrity provided her bridal party with personalized Juicy Couture sweatsuits emblazoned with "The Maids" and "Pimp Daddy?"
A. Khloe Kardashian B. Pamela Anderson C. Britney Spears
ANSWER: C. Britney Spears
When Britney Spears <a href="http://www.people.com/people/britney_spears/0,,,00.html" target="_hplink">married</a> backup dancer Kevin Federline in a surprise wedding ceremony in 2004 (they told guests it was an engagement party, but it turned out to be their nuptials), the couple gave the bridesmaids and groomsmen personalized Juicy Couture <a href="http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,700364,00.html" target="_hplink">sweatsuits that had</a> "The Maids" and "Pimp Daddy" embroidered on them.
QUESTION: Which celebrity bride wore a bathing suit on her wedding day?
A. Dolly Parton B. Pamela Anderson C. Kendra Wilkinson
ANSWER: B. Pamela Anderson
When blonde bombshell Pamela Anderson <a href="http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,1219944,00.html" target="_hplink">married</a> musician Kid Rock in 2006, she chose something a little bit different when it came to wedding attire -- with a whole lot less material. Anderson donned <a href="http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,1219944,00.html" target="_hplink">a white string bikini</a> and Kid Rock wore jeans and a sailor hat to the nuptials. Strangely fitting, since the pair held their wedding ceremony on a yacht in Saint-Tropez.
QUESTION: Which star married her beau at her ex-boyfriend's home?
A. Kendra Wilkinson B. Jennifer Lopez C. Kim Kardashian
ANSWER: A. Kendra Wilkinson
Former Playboy bunny Kendra Wilkinson decided to <a href="http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20288138,00.html" target="_hplink">tie the knot</a> with Hank Baskett at the mansion of her ex-boyfriend, Playboy mogul Hugh Hefner. Despite the fact that Wilkinson and Hefner had once dated, Hefner<a href="http://www.nydailynews.com/gossip/playboy-playmate-turned-reality-tv-star-kendra-wilkinson-weds-boyfriend-nfl-player-hank-baskett-article-1.373230" target="_hplink"> told<em> E! News</em></a>, "I could not be more delighted, this is one of the happiest days in one of the happiest places on Earth."
QUESTION: Which star bride served her guests a meal of venison at her wedding, which she had killed herself?
A. Carrie Underwood B. Miranda Lambert C. Shania Twain
ANSWER: B. Miranda Lambert
When Blake Shelton and country songstress Miranda Lambert decided that their wedding feast would consist of venison, the bride went hunting. Guests at the <a href="http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-style/news/blake-shelton-miranda-lamberts-wedding-i-do-details-2011195" target="_hplink">couple's May 2011 wedding </a> chowed down on a deer that Lambert had shot and killed herself. She even shared a photo <a href="http://www.thefrisky.com/2011-05-13/miranda-lambert-shot-own-venison-shopped-at-walmart-for-wedding/" target="_hplink"> of the venison</a> while preparing for the nuptials.
QUESTION: Which star bride wore an 18-carat gold crown encrusted with diamonds on her wedding day and sat on a golden throne with her new husband during the reception?
A. Paris Hilton B. Beyonce Knowles C. Victoria Beckham
ANSWER: C. Victoria Beckham
At Victoria and David Beckham's Dublin wedding in 1999, the bride donned an <a href="http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,616142,00.html" target="_hplink">18-carat gold crown encrusted with diamonds</a>, and the newlyweds <a href="http://www.eonline.com/news/10_best_weddings_ever_victoria_david/267339" target="_hplink">sat on golden thrones</a> at the reception. Other gaudy details included a nude sculpture of the newly-married couple on top of their wedding cake.
QUESTION: Which celebrity bride had 50 flower girls on her wedding day?
A. Kate Moss B. Mariah Carey C. Heidi Klum
ANSWER: B. Mariah Carey
When Mariah Carey married Sony music head Tommy Mottola in 1993, she <a href="http://www.eonline.com/news/10_best_weddings_ever_mariah_carey/267776" target="_hplink">had 50 flower girls</a> at her lavish, over-the-top $500,000 wedding.
QUESTION: Which conservative, anti-gay personality paid Elton John a million dollars to sing at his wedding?
A. Rush Limbaugh B. Glenn Beck C. Pat Robertson
ANSWER: A. Rush Limbaugh
Conservative, often anti-gay radio talk show commentor Rush Limbaugh asked openly-gay musician Elton John to <a href="http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20391620,00.html" target="_hplink">sing at his nuptials</a> to Kathryn Rogers in June 2010. John, an outspoken gay civil-union advocate, was paid $1 million dollars to sing at the reception.
QUESTION: Which celebrity couple used hockey pucks as part of their table assignments at their wedding?
A. Hilary Duff and Mike Comrie B. Willa Ford and Mike Modano C. Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher
ANSWER: C. Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher
Singer Carrie Underwood and Canadian hockey player Mike Fisher decided to spruce up <a href="http://www.people.com/people/archive/article/0,,20408602,00.html" target="_hplink">their July 2010 nuptials</a> with <a href="http://ohnotheydidnt.livejournal.com/48917867.html" target="_hplink">cleverly-painted</a> hockey pucks bearing guests' table assignments.