Curvy singer Britney Spears' new favourite pastime is buying sexy lingerie - because it makes her "happy at night".

The 21-year-old ex-girlfriend of fellow popstar Justin Timberlake has a passion for shopping, but her greatest pleasure is now picking out skimpy undergarments to adorn her shapely body with - because it makes unlucky-in-love Britney feel better about herself.

She says, "Lately I'm buying lingerie. I don't even have a man in my life - it's just to make me happy at night.

"At least I can have little dainty stuff that I can put on and feel good about."

26/06/2003 09:16