Actor Matthew Perry has turned down the opportunity to live in BRITNEY SPEARS' New York City home, after deciding he'd rather stay in Los Angeles for the time being.

The former FRIENDS star had considered moving to the Big Apple, which was home to his girlfriend RACHEL DUNN until she moved to California, and even toured the TOXIC singer's home, which is on the market for $5.7 million (GBP3.1 million).

He says, "I decided against taking Britney's apartment. I looked at it, but I decided I'm not into moving to New York right now."

Spears' pop rival Christina Aguilera has also reportedly eyed the home since it went up on the market.

25/08/2004 21:07