Avril Lavigne…the Next Janice Min?

Looks like celeb journalism is another thing Avril Lavigne doesn’t like to be comp-li-ca-ted. After her concert in Atlantic City on Saturday, the pop star told the New York Daily News that she’d like to start her own gossip magazine…a scandal-free one, that is.

“I would make it completely positive,” she said. “There’s so much negativity right now. I’d pick up the big stories, but they’d have to be positive.”

Since US Weekly’s legions of devotees totally read the mag to learn about Britney’s charity work, Avril’s formula should be a huge success.

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Megan Garber is an assistant editor at the Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard University. She was formerly a CJR staff writer.