Pregnant actress Katie Holmes has fired her publicist LESLIE SLOANE-ZELNICK after nine years together, and has hired her fiance Tom Cruise's sister as her new spokesperson.

The BATMAN BEGINS star and Cruise announced her pregnancy last week (ends07OCT05), which comes only six months after the couple began dating (APR05).

Since Holmes began her controversial relationship with Cruise, she has parted ways with her management company, agents and now Sloane-Zelnick.

Holmes will now be represented by Cruise's sister and fellow Scientologist LEE ANNE DeVETTE, who became the actor's spokesperson last year (04) after he left his longtime publicist Pat Kingsley.

Sloane-Zelnick tells the New York Daily News, "We were with her for nine years. We wish her the best. She has chosen to work with her future sister-in-law. We wish her well, and congratulate her on her happy news."