Superstar singer Jennifer Lopez has renewed her close relationship with former svengalis Benny Medina and SEAN 'P DIDDY' COMBS in an effort to re-energise her career.

The I'M REAL beauty had a humiliating 2003 after the critical mauling given to flop film Gigli, in which she stars with fiance Ben Affleck.

And after turning her back on both men, thanks to advice from Affleck, J.LO is now keen to enlist their help again - hence her controversial night out in Miami, Florida last week (ends18JAN04) with her former boyfriend.

A source tells web-site PAGE SIX, "Everybody credits Puffy with her success, even her. She's mending the bridges burned when she went down the Ben-slide.

"Rumour has it she's going to Benny's birthday party. Maybe if she's having a career meltdown, she's going back to the source."

20/01/2004 21:20