ABC Family to Debut New Avril Lavigne Video With MEAN GIRLS 2, 1/23

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ABC Family will present an exclusive look at Avril Lavigne's latest music video and hit single, "What the Hell," as part of the network's premiere of its upcoming two-hour movie, "Mean Girls 2," on Sunday, January 23 at 8:00PM ET/PT. The original "Mean Girls," starring Lindsay Lohan, will precede the premiere of "Mean Girls 2" from 6:00 - 8:00PMET/PT.

Viewers will be treated to an exclusive sneak peek at Avril's new music video, "What the Hell," from her upcoming album Goodbye Lullaby, which Rolling Stone proclaims "is easily some of Avril's catchiest yet, with piping garage-rock organs, a pogoing, do-the-frug beat and a soaring singalong chorus," during the premiere of "Mean Girls 2." The song was released last week as a digital single and immediately jumped to No. 2 on iTunes. After the movie's airing on Sunday night, viewers will then be able to log onto www.abcfamily.com to see the full length video. The music video was directed by Marcus Raboy and was shot both in 2D and in 3D. Goodbye Lullaby will be in stores March 8, 2011. More information on Avril Lavigne and her new album can be found at http://www.rcamusicgrouppress.com/index.php?artist=Avril_Lavigne.

"Mean Girls 2" stars Meaghan Martin ("10 Things I Hate About You," "Camp Rock 1 & 2"), Maiara Walsh ("Desperate Housewives"), Jennifer Stone ("Wizards of Waverly Place"), Nicole Gale Anderson ("Make It or Break It""), Claire Holt ("H20: Just Add Water") and Diego Boneta ("Pretty Little Liars") in a classic high school story about good versus plastic. When new girl Jo (Martin) arrives at North Shore High School, her main goal is to skate under the radar to survive her senior year and definitely not get involved in any of the typical high school trappings. But her plan goes awry quickly when she meets Abby (Stone), a girl stuck at the low end of the high school food chain and favorite target of "The Plastics" (Walsh, Holt and Anderson). After defending Abby against the queen bee of the school and lead Plastic, Mandi (Walsh), Jo is dragged into the very same girl drama she was hoping to avoid. Tim Meadows returns as the school's principal, Mr. Duvall.

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About Avril Lavigne

Avril Lavigne has made an indelible mark on the music community, selling more than 30 million albums worldwide, 8 Grammy nominations and the winner of 7 Canadian Juno Awards. She burst onto the music scene in 2002 with the critically acclaimed Let Go, featuring the smash singles "Sk8r Boi" and "Complicated." Her 2004 release, Under My Skin, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard charts, as did her third album, The Best Damn Thing, which produced the irrepressible No. 1 single, "Girlfriend," and logging more than 130 million views on YouTube! Lavigne also wrote the song "Alice" for Tim Burton's critically acclaimed Disney Film "Alice in Wonderland." Outside the recording studio, Lavigne is continuously adding pieces to her lifestyle apparel brand, Abbey Dawn, has released two fragrances, Forbidden Rose and Black Star, and recently launched The Avril Lavigne Foundation to raise awareness and support children and youth who are seriously ill or have a disability. For more information, visit www.AvrilLavigne.com.