Note to self: just because a celeb looks like she just spent the last eight days on the elliptical does not mean she’s struggling with substance abuse. At least that’s the lesson we’re taking away from news that Katie Holmes is suing Star Magazine. The actress just filed a $50 million dollar libel suit after Star alleged the actress has a drug problem. Their January issue featured the headline “ADDICTION NIGHTMARE Katie DRUG SHOCKER! The Real Reason She Can’t Leave Tom,” despite the fact that the article inside did not actually claim Holmes abused drugs. Given all the insane stories we’ve read about TomKat in the past, oh, six years, the fact Holmes would sue over this makes us think the lady means business.
Though maybe Cruise’s wife isn’t the only victim in the magazine’s ruse. What about all those poor suckers who picked it up in the checkout lane? “Star Magazine’s malicious claims about Katie are untrue, unethical and unlawful,” her rep said in a statement to TMZ. “Not only do they cruelly defame Katie, they play a cheap trick on the public, making ridiculously false claims on the cover unsupported by anything inside.” We’ll just have to make sure when we rip on Katie, like for her film The Son Of No One bombing at Sundance, it’s based on cold, hard facts.
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