Lavigne buys $9.5 mil Bel-Air home


Canadian pop singer Avril Lavigne and her rock-star husband have paid about $9.5 million for a home in the upscale Los Angeles neighborhood of Bel-Air, the Los Angeles Times reported on Sunday.

The three-story house, which 22-year-old Lavigne will share with Sum 41 frontman Deryck Whibley, her husband of nine months, has eight bedrooms and 10-1/2 bathrooms.

Other amenities include an elevator, sauna and garage space for 10 cars, the newspaper said.

Lavigne, famed for such feisty, girl-empowerment tunes as "Complicated" and "Sk8er Boi," will release her third album, "The Best Damn Thing," next week.