Britney Spears has kicked off married life by dumping her manager of eight years, LARRY RUDOLPH.

The pop superstar has decided not to renew Rudolph's management agreement, which runs out at the end of the month (OCT04).

A spokesman for Rudolph, who has been the mastermind behind Spears' career and appeared alongside her in MTV documentary IN THE ZONE + OUT ALL NIGHT, says, "Britney and I simply realised that we have done all we can do together and have amicably parted ways after eight years."

The split comes hot on the heels of other pop diva/management splits in the past year - the most newsworthy being Jennifer Lopez's decision to fire long-time svengali Benny Medina.

07/10/2004 21:15