Date: 9th April 2001
CATHERINE ZETA JONES's mother PAT has splashed out on a car for herself - a brand new SKODA.
The TRAFFIC (2000) star's mum even saved money on the $17,000 (£11,500) motor by getting a special deal from her brother-in-law.
A pal of the 56-year-old says, "Pat is down to earth, but goodness knows what Catherine will say next time she is over." (AW/WNTMI/MCM)