April 27th, 2011
02:33 PM ET
Katie Holmes settles with Star Magazine
Star Magazine has issued an apology to Katie Holmes because of a recent headline about the actress.
The actress had filed a multi-million lawsuit against the publication after it recently published an article titled “ADDICTION NIGHTMARE – Katie DRUG SHOCKER! – The Real Reason She Can’t Leave Tom.”
The magazine announces the apology on the cover of its most recent issue.
“In a recent issue of Star, we published headlines about Katie Holmes that could be read to suggest that she was addicted to drugs," reads the apology printed in the issue published on Wednesday.
"Star did not intend to suggest that Ms. Holmes was a drug addict or was undergoing treatment for a drug addiction. Star apologizes to Ms. Holmes for any misperception and will be making a substantial donation to charity on Ms. Holmes’ behalf for any harm that we may have caused.”
Holmes issued a statement which said: “I’m pleased that this lawsuit could be resolved amicably and accept American Media’s apology. With this dispute out of the way, I look forward to once again focusing my attention on my family and career.”
As part of the settlement, Star's parent company, American Media, agreed to make a donation on Holmes behalf to the Dizzy Feet Foundation, which helps underprivileged children pursue their love of dance.
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Who cares about talent?
She looks good. She was even hotter when she had the pixie haircut.
Must be starved for attention since her "Jackie O" portrayal got nixed in the US. I mean, c'mon, suing a tabloid?
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Wow, that has to be one of the dumbest charities ever. With all the hungry, sick, and out of work people just in the US alone, giving to poor children that want to dance?!?! Maybe the magazine was right.
It really Pi$$es me off that this cute little broad has been defiled by that IDIOT
Katie Holmes couldn't be on drugs to begin with, the dialogue on Dawson's Creek is way too difficult to remember! Hurrah!
This is indicative of the blatant lying and misrepsentation that permeates our country. Good for her! Now if we can just get some accountability for the tabloid-caliber lies coming from the likes of Trump, Palin & Company, we can return America to greatness.
Never been a fan of Katie Holmes, she is a wishy washy actress, and by the sounds of things not very good in parenting skills. Sames goes for her husband!
They are not alone in this department though, there is another rather large family that also doesnt seem to know how bring up children.
This is one complete "no talent woman". She is only famous for being married to Pycho Cruise. Now he is weird.
Keep acting and save as much money as you can Katie. Because everyone knows Tom starts acting strange and then walks away from his marriages after tiring of whatever wife he is married too or girl he is dating at the time. I still think he is closeted.
Say something about my girlfriend like that around me and I would slap you hard enough you would end up smart, you're already dumb!
Oh they let that one through! Well cnn, then let the others be racist perverts! I might have scared you idiots with my post anyway. You people can't down somone for reading a mag, nor down american education. Where did you perverts get your education? From the internet? Figures. Losers.
I can't believe the trash cnn allows posted on here. But they won't let mine through. Idiot bloggers get a job, education etc...
Katie Holmes smokes crack and plays playstation, that's how star got their info....darn hackers, prolly should of banged 7 gram rocks with Sheen, go buy an XBOX Katie, if Tom will let you!
Tom Cruise was not on Dawson's Creek, Katie Holmes was. Good Grief!
So much trash talking. Pretty funny. That said Katie is a shadow of who she use to be. She seems lost.
I'm also glad actors stand up to these sleaze magazines.
I didnt know Tom Cruise was on Dawsons Creek. I used to really like that show. It was an actual show and not glee or some fake tallent show.
You know, you don't *have* to watch either of those crappy shows.
HE HAS MY VOTE FOR 2ND TERM! Since the azzh0les republican won the seats the gas prices went way way up! greedy pigs that they are
She was more lovable when she was on Dawson's Creek. Now she is just a Jackie Kennedy want to be and a Stepford wife to a jackAZZ.
I'll ask the stupid question...if the tabloid's apology was that they were misinterpreted, what was the correct interpretation? A non-Katie Holmes drug addiction?
Worst apology ever.
Cultology is just a brain washing cult but you know that already.
I love it when celebrities hold the tabloids accountable. I don't purchase or read this trash.
now if all celebrities would sue these rags and put them out of business, we could all get thru the line at Kroger faster!
Good those magazines will write anything for sales
Its really sad for people to be going around taking pictures etc of all stars.l was really hurt by the way they went after our sweet Kate no matter what they said about ny and the world love u and ur family bless yous!!!!!!
While Tom's goosing the maverick, Katie and i snuck into a scientology church and tickled eachother like war of the worlds!
Career? She has a career?
This story would be relevant if Katie Holmes was still relevant.
Americans are affraid and are ashamed of the fact that some people speak with an accent. A Third country or not many of us speak with an accent (PROUDLY SO) because we know more than one language. I Speak and read three. This alone makes me smarter and more culturally developed. I'm proud to be an American despite my accent. As for her, I don't care much. THere are lots of sick and hungry in this world requiring much of my abd perhaps your assistance.
What relevance does your little rant have her. Like we can hear your haccent. Crawl back under your rock.
Speak English. This is America.
Yes, but what languages??
There are languages and the others!!!!
Learning/knowing something does not make you "smarter". All people are born with their own, certain intellectual limit. Some have more capacity than others, and sometimes you only find that ability with certain interests or maybe just fate, but it is foolish to assume you're more intelligent for learning something. I fully encourage people to seek education in whatever areas are important and important to them, but it will not make them "smarter".
I wonder if she likes mac and cheese ? I like that elbow macaronii ! mmmmmmmm. . . . . only trolls dislike mac and cheese
Good for her! Maybe if more celebrities would stand up to these publications, theyll stop printing all the trash and lies. Theres got to be a point where the media gets tired of paying out so much money. What kind of person actually reads that garbage?
Katie still hasn't sworn her allegiance to the intergallatic federation. Maybe It's time for Tom to take her out, her breeding purposes is over. She was skeeted with L. Ron Hubbard's frozen dna.
Would u hillbilly housewives just shuuuuutttuupp
That's what makes her hot
She is mighty cute for a white girl.
She still looks like she's 16.
who is katie holmes?
Judgement Day is May 21, 2011....I was wrong before but this time I am right.
Tabloid lovers thrive on lies & trash...The way she be lookin' she got to be on something to stay with that man...
Well, if she ISN'T on drugs, she has a lot explaining to do for her loser husband and his cult!! Look at the picture. Doesn't she look downed out on something?
Yes, that's partly why I found it funny!
I actually read that article (tabloids are my guilty pleasure) and didn't believe it, of course. That said, the headlines and article were kinda funny. I don't like to see anyone trashed, though.
Wow, you're level of stupidity amazes me, "...tabloids are my guilty pleasure.............I don't like to see anyone trashed." Then why the F would you even read those things in the 1st place????????!!!!!!!!!! You MUST be American educated.
American educated? Look who's talking! Your punctuation is hideous.... Who places question marks and exclamation points together?
So my guess is you are either a pompous brit or from a lowly 3rd world country.
How are your teeth and your sh#% eating grin?
I will always be proud to live in the best country in the world!
fauxhawk70, placing a question mark immediately before an exclamation mark is more proper than you think. These two punctuation marks have been used together for centuries. In fact, back in the mid-1900s it was proposed that in the event of a writer wanting to express an excited question, they formally introduce a new punctuation mark called an "interrobang." This consisted of the "?" and "!" symbols combined into one mark and sharing the lower point. This was not officially accepted by the body that decides what punctuation and other literary elements become a standard. That decision held that the "?!" shall stay proper.
It's pretty immature and petty to criticize someone for their spelling, grammar, punctuation or typing. An often more useful skill that many people eventually come to realize is effective communication. The person you criticized made his point and you understood it. He achieved the goal of his message. You nitpicked at his punctuation incorrectly and then insulted him, as well as over half the human population on Earth. The only thing you achieved is looking ignorant.
You are a retard.
Ha! Poleece is my hero
@God- YOUR. You're is a contraction of "you are", "your" is possessive.
@god: Apparently YOUR education level (not you're) isn't spectacular. If you are trying to bash America, why are you on an American website, reading about an American actress, written by an American journalist, that will be read by, you guessed it, Americans? If our education isn't as at a level you seem fit, stick to your (not you're) own country's publications.
Exclamation point + question mark = interrobang. Look it up before being the punctuation police.
America the best country in the world?
And for your next joke.
Not a fan of Katie, but still don't like to see people trashed in these rags . . .
Not that I dislike her, but I honestly do not see what Tom sees in her. I kind of feel sorry for her, because she seems lost. I think it must be really hard to come after such an exceptional talent like Nicole.
Under American law, you can print anything about a celebrity, true or not true, and not be guilty of libel. You can't win a case like Holmes's unless you can prove–truly prove–that the publisher was operating from malice. So Katie may as well accept an apology: that's all she would get, anyway, and maybe not that. Remember Kato Kaelin? One magazine published terrible lies about him. He sued, but he lost because he could not prove malice. He even had to pay the magazine's legal expenses!
Rob, that's not accurate or true. It's more than merely proof of malice. It is the intent to damage someone's standing, finances, etc., knowing full well that it's not true. If they have reasonable proof what they print is true, then it doesn't matter if it affects their career, finances or standing. The other side of the coin, is that it's considered fair game, as the celebrity is assumed to have the attention and pull to tell their side of the story to refute the accusations, so it becomes more of an entertainment piece. Tabloids have been sued and people have won large sums of money. There is a point where they can only go so far, regardless of intent. The burden of proof is on the person suing, but legal issues are too complex to state one way or another in any default manner.
That said, people that libel others and make accusations, knowing it's not true (or yes, doing so out of malice) are more liable by default, because the person they accuse doesn't have the stardom and ability to respond to defend themselves. It's more involved than that, but it's not so cut and dry as you had suggested. That said, it's surprising these tabloids can even exist when they make a living by trashing celebrities (regardless if I feel some might deserve it). It might seem like it's all in good fun, but the lunatics that buy that stuff and read it, are not likely reading it for entertainment and fiction. Anyway, what happened to the good old tabloids that talked about Satan on Earth, space aliens and end of the world stuff? Now it's all boring celebrity gossip, that most people wouldn't care about even if it were true!