13:30 23 February 2006
Eminem has hired a personal trainer - because he is worried he is getting fat.
The rapper was allegedly shocked by his podgy appearance at the recent Grammy awards and has now decided to hit the gym in a bid to lose weight.
He is said to have told a friend: "I can't believe how I looked - it was nothing like me."
Eminem, who last month re-married childhood sweetheart Kim Mathers, is paying a fitness guru £10,000 a month to work him into a sweat.
It is rumoured the hip-hop star has hired the same personal trainer Janet Jackson is using to help her lose weight.
According to reports, Janet has been ordered to slim down by her record label, Virgin.
The beautiful singer, whose has ballooned in the last six months, has been ordered to shift the pounds by September or they won't release her new album.
A source said: "The record is supposed to be pretty good, but Virgin feels it can't market it without Janet being back in fighting form, so they have hired a personal trainer for her and put her on a diet. She has to lose at least 20 pounds."
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