Britney Spears has hired Kelly Clarkson's former manager, Jeff Kwatinetz.
Britney sacked her manager, Larry Rudolph, in April - just six months after rehiring him - while the 'American Idol' winner fired Kwatinetz in June. Britney is hoping Kwatinetz, who is CEO of The Firm - one of Hollywood's most powerful talent agencies - can help her rebuild her image and launch her comeback.
The Firm's impressive client list includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Cameron Diaz, Mandy Moore, Korn, Enrique Iglesias and Ice Cube. Kelly has since hired country singer Reba McEntire's manager/husband Narvel Blackstock.
Meanwhile, Britney ran into a spot of car trouble in Los Angeles yesterday. The 25-year-old 'Toxic' singer was parking her black Mercedes outside a pharmacy in the Valley when she hit a parked silver car and scratched the paintwork.
Britney - accompanied only by her new puppy London - collected vitamin pills from the pharmacy and left.