Canadian popstar Avril Lavigne has reached a settlement over the alleged plagiarism of her hit song GIRLFRIEND.

The diminutive singer has been accused of ripping off 70s tune I WANNA BE YOUR BOYFRIEND by song writing team RUBINOOS, reports NME magazine.

The COMPLICATED singer has previously stated that she has never heard the song and her manager Terry McBride consulted a musicologist who reportedly claimed the songs bore no similarities.

Despite denying any plagiarism charges, McBride had previously told the Canadian Press that he may settle out of court to avoid hefty legal fees.

Meanwhile, Avril has been busy denying rumours that she is pregnant.

Reports of a new baby were rife after Canadian DJ ZACH TAYLOR said that Avril's husband Sum 41 star Deryck Whibley had been telling all his friends that he was excited to be a father.

However, a representative of the famous couple has said: "It's not true."

The singer, whose latest album THE BEST DAMN THING was released last year, has announced plans for a world tour this year.

The European leg will kick off on May 26th in Glasgow.

11/01/2008 12:09:50