Bride-to-be Britney Spears is planning to wed dancer KEVIN FEDERLINE in her southern home state of Louisiana.

According to American TV network E! gossip columnist Ted Casablanca, the TOXIC singer's press representative has been leaking false wedding information to the media, leading reporters to the suspected venue of the Beverly Hills Hotel.

But a source close to Spears says, "This Beverly Hills Hotel wedding stuff is complete disinformation. All to throw the press off the scent."

Pals of the superstar also claim the pair, who began dating in April (04), will wed in August (04), instead of the original date of November (04).

The source adds, "It's going to be much, much sooner (than thought)."

Spears is reported to have refused her parents' request for a pre-nuptial agreement but, by transferring the ceremony to Louisiana instead of California, if the couple do split Spears' millions will be much safer.

30/07/2004 17:50