Brit’s boys!

Britney’s dad, Jamie has drawn up a list of A-list men he thinks she should date. So, who’s in the running...?
Wednesday , 24 December 2008
Brit’s boys!

As conservator Jamie Spears maintains his grip on his troubled daughter’s life and career, sources close to the warring father and daughter say the star’s main bugbear is the ban on dating Jamie has instigated.

Now said to be allowing his daughter to date men he’s selected – and sending a chaperone on the dates to watch her – insiders have spilled all on Jamie and Brit’s manager Larry Rudolph’s secret wish list of A-list guys they think would make suitable boyfriends for the 27-year-old.

With the gorgeous Chace Crawford, US Olympic swimming champ, Michael Phelps, has-been Jesse Metcalfe and Good Charlotte rocker Benji Madden all making the list according to In Touch, pals have said Brit’s already enjoyed a string of dates with Paris Hilton’s ex – “Larry made some phone calls and Benji ended up being the most interested in being fixed up,” revealed one. “She appears to like Benji a lot, and he seems to really like her.”

Ahlan! takes a look at Jamie’s wish list and weighs up which boy would be best for Brit...

Chace Crawford
Age:23
Claim to fame:
The star of hit US TV show, Gossip Girl.
The other girls:
Nineteen-year-old country singing star, Taylor Swift recently revealed that Chace was her dream guy. And X-Factor winner, Leona Lewis, just cast the hottie in her new music video for track I Will Be, with a spy saying, “Chace went to London a couple months ago to promote Gossip Girl. He went to a party and met Leona. [They] hit it off and have become friends.”
Ideal woman:
He says it’s Angelina Jolie.
Compatibility with Brit:
At 27, Brit’s four years older than Chace, but he recently said, “I’ve never had a relationship with an older woman, but I’d never say no!” And looking to increase his profile in the wake of career competition from the likes of his peer hotties Zac Efron and Robert Pattinson, a fling with Britney might well work in Chace’s favour.

Jesse Metcalfe
Age:30
Claim to fame:
As an almost permanently shirtless John Rowland on Desperate Housewives.
The other girls:
His most recent ex is Girls Aloud’s Nadine Coyle, but A-listers have been pretty thin on the ground of late for fallen star, Jesse.
Ideal woman:
Skinny blondes.
Compatibility with Brit:
After a well-publicised battle with alcohol abuse, Jesse was admitted to rehab in 2007, which he shares in common with Brit – although she insists she was never an alcoholic. But, last month Jesse appeared to suffer a relapse when “after a couple of glasses of champagne” he fell 40 feet from a balcony and smashed his back – making him not an ideal influence on the recovering singer.

Benji Madden
Age:29
Claim to fame:
Guitarist and singer for his band Good Charlotte.
The other girls:
The rocker only recently split from Paris Hilton, who he dumped Australian actress Sophie Monk for. And before those two he was linked to Tila Tequila, Kim Kardashian and Rumer Willis.
Ideal woman:

Blonde or brunette – Benji’s addicted to Hollywood girls.
Compatibility with Brit:
Famously down-to-earth, Benji was born in Maryland, and shares Britney’s working class and family orientated roots. And just as Britney is super-close to her teen sister, Jamie-Lynn, Benji has said in the past, “I would hate it if I didn’t have my twin brother. It’s like a team.” And as opposites sometimes attract, outgoing Britney might just find in Benji the quieter, calming influence that her father craves for her, as the rocker has previously admitted, “I’m pretty shy. I don’t want to sound stupid or anything, but I always think that girls are playing with me.” Oh, bless!

Michael Phelps
Age:23
Claim to fame:
The swimmer has won 14 Olympic medals – the most for an Olympian ever!
The other girls:
Michael has already declared Lindsay Lohan to be “pretty hot”. And the train-wreck actress responded ever so eloquently, telling reporters, “Tell him he’s f****** amazing, and I want to meet him!” However, sources claim the two other ladies in Michael’s life are Miss California 2007 finalist, Nicole Johnson, and Australian swimmer, Stephanie Rice.
Ideal woman:
Lindsay Lohan.
Compatibility with Brit:
After years on an insane training and eating regime (he wolfs down eight to 10,000 calories a day!), in the wake of his eight Beijing Olympic Golds, Phelpsy has been letting himself go a little and recently insisted, “I’m out of shape right now” – which won’t be good for Brit, whose only just started to get her bod back. But despite his All-American demeanour, the champ was arrested in 2004 for a DUI and served 18 months probation – so at least he and Brit have erratic driving habits in common!