Britney Spears is relying on a little help from Jennifer Lopez's ex-husband Cris Judd to launch her back into the pop charts.

As the sexy BOYS singer, 21, gets closer to finishing up her fourth album, she's also keeping an eye on how she's going to promote it. With an autumn (03) tour in mind, Spears is lining up her crew, dancers and the ever-essential choreographer.

But after years of working with Wade Robson, Spears is trading him in for the fancy footwork of dancer Judd, says a source.

Judd, who was married to J.LO for just nine months, has an impressive and lengthy dance resume, having worked with Michael Jackson, Diana Ross, Usher and BRIAN SETZER.

He will reportedly join Spears for rehearsals in June (03).

The newly-brunette beauty's person will only say that they're "in talks" with Judd "about a variety of projects", emphasising that nothing is confirmed.

14/05/2003 09:28