LONDON: Tom Cruise has hired a team of babysitters to help his fiancée Katie Holmes so she has more time to get in shape for their wedding. The Mission: Impossible actor has been joining Katie on her gruelling training sessions, and has had to draft in an army of babysitters to look after their baby daughter, Suri, and his two adopted children, Isabella and Connor, when they stay over, so they can exercise without interruptions. According to gossip website TMZ.com, Tom is “very concerned” that Katie loses the weight she gained while pregnant before their big day”. He is said to be willing to do whatever it takes to ensure his future wife looks perfect when she walks down the aisle. — Agencies

Spears ‘slams’ hubby in song :

LONDON: Britney Spears has ripped into husband Kevin Federline in a new song inspired by tigers. The song, which appears as a snippet on her official website, opens with the sound of a tiger growling and Britney sighing. The lyrics seemingly criticise her husband: “Be wary of others, the ones closest to you, the poison they feed you and the voodoo that they do. You’ll find that in rebellion your body stops breathing, they’re not believing what they’re seeing.”

A source said: “She’s got a thing for tigers now. It’s because they’re a mysterious and powerful and incorporate a spirit of free-mindedness.” Britney’s spokesperson has refused to reveal if the song will feature on her new album, only saying: “There’s no immediate plan for a new album, but Britney is in and out of the studio regularly.” — Agencies