According to Nick and Jessica, Britney and Kevin will take the torch

September 1 2004, 10:30 pm

TV's reality NEWLYWEDS, JESSICA SIMPSON and NICK LACHEY, have given BRITNEY SPEARS and her fiance the OK to take over as MTV's top married couple. Britney and dancer KEVIN FEDERLINE, who are set to wed later this year (04), are in talks with MTV bosses to take over as the new Newlyweds on TV, and Simpson and Lachey would be happy to hand on the title. Simpson says, "Maybe Britney and Kevin will take the torch. We'd watch." Lachey adds, "I think they'd be great. I think it would be a very entertaining show."