Canadian punk chick Avril Lavigne has been slammed as a "tightwad" - by her own father.

The SK8TER BOI hitmaker, who has a record deal said to be worth $1.9 million (GBP1.2 million), has been criticised by JOHN LAVIGNE for not spending enough of her hard-earned cash.

He complained, "She's a tightwad, a mini SCROOGE. We went to a BMW place and I said, 'You could get a convertible'. But she got so mad and said, 'Dad, I just want to get a used JEEP'."

The singer's mum JUDY confirms, "She's always been a saver."

09/05/2003 14:13