LATEST: Pop beauty Britney Spears has settled on a new marital house for herself and fiance KEVIN FEDERLINE after a long search with her mother LYNNE.

One of the homes viewed by Spears recently was the grand $7.5 million (GBP4.1 million) property of basketball ace Shaquille O'Neal, which went on the market in June (04).

The seven-bedroom, eight-bathroom home, which sits on slightly more than an acre (0.40 hectare), boasts a movie theatre, which has a video game area and a wet bar. It also has an elevator, an office, built-in fish tanks, a small recording studio, a gym and a master suite with two bathrooms.

Lynne says, "Britney and I have been doing mother and daughter trips all over California trying to find just the right house for her and Kevin. We think we might have found the right one."

Spears has already made preparations for her move by sending 12 boxes of her old stuff to her cousins in her native Louisiana.

The 22-year-old TOXIC singer and father-of-two Federline are reportedly planning to exchange nuptials later this year (04).

01/08/2004 21:17