Pop babe Britney Spears is continuing her quest for a new man - she's been spotted in the arms of a mysterious hunk.

Britney, who turned 22 this week (ends5DEC03), was snapped out at Q'S BILLIARDS pool bar in Santa Monica, California, holding tight to the bearded man's hand as her plunging lilac dress slipped off her shoulders.

The pair headed for a private booth as soon as they arrived, and only emerged a few hours later.

An onlooker says, "They were being very intimate and Britney was whispering into his ear and giggling a lot. They couldn't keep their hands off each other and spent most of the evening kissing passionately."

Another club-goer laughs, "I couldn't believe it was Britney. She just looked like some normal girl, rather than a pop star. She had tomato soup stains all over her dress!"

05/12/2003 13:54