Star Magazine Apologizes to Katie Holmes for ‘Drug Shocker’ Story

Ha, I hoped for that, didn’t I ;))

Star magazine has been forced to issue an apology to Katie Holmes on the cover of this week’s issue, after the actress filed a $50 million suit against the magazine for running a previous cover that claimed she was addicted to drugs. The tabloid falsely reported that the star of “The Kennedys” was hooked on a Scientology treatment that has “an effect similar to heroin” in its January 20 issue.” (Source)

Uh, oh, remember what Star Magazine still said back in March? “Star fully stands behind the editorial integrity of what we have published” Yeah, right. Opportunists of the really bad kind. I wonder what charity this substantial donation is going to? Here are a couple of charitable non-profit organizations with proven results:

Applied Scholastics International, a nonprofit educational organization based in Missouri, was founded by a consortium of American educators in 1972. Administered by the Association for Better Living and Education, it is dedicated to the broad implementation of learning tools researched and developed by American author and educator L. Ron Hubbard.

Narconon International provides drug information, education about the effects of drugs and effective drug rehabilitation programs for those already in the grip of addiction.

The Foundation for a Drug-Free World is a nonprofit public benefit corporation that empowers youth and adults with factual information about drugs so they can make informed decisions and live drug-free.

Youth for Human Rights International (YHRI) is a nonprofit organization founded in 2001 by Dr. Mary Shuttleworth, an educator born and raised in apartheid South Africa, where she witnessed firsthand the devastating effects of discrimination and the lack of basic human rights.

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17 Comments

  1. What are a few additional books that talks about this?
    Can you please share a few other book titles that could possibly
    be available in the town’s library? Appreciate it!

  2. I thought that scientologists believed that using the e-meter makes a physiological change in the body that can be measured by a very simple resistance meter, resulting in increased mood and ability (and the corresponding increase in addictive endorphins)? It’s very possible that she MIGHT be addicted to that sensation- if the process actually works.

  3. Pat, YOU might want to look again. I never asked you a question, you answered anyways. The only questions I did ask, you never answered.

    • ?

      • I’m not sure how I can be any more clear, pat. You say that you answered my question. Please show me a question that I asked that you answered?

      • Because she don’t answer questions :) She just repeats the party line over and over again; often demanding proof but never willing to give it herself. She’s knows scientology, that’s true- but how to communicate what she knows?? not so much…

      • How many long time beloved friends have you lost to disconnection?

      • I don’t know if she can answer your question as asked- you might have to be more specific. If you’re referring to the formal process required by her beliefs, then that would include her ex-husband, who is now independent. If you’re talking more informally about the strain on relationships caused by dm’s perversion of Scientology, then you’d have to include two of her sons (who despise what Scientology did to their family), although her daughter’s still on her good side (unless she becomes independent!)

  4. Comment by CallForReform on May 8, 2011 5:10 pm

    I did answer your question. Look again.

    Pat

  5. I read on Yahoo News today that she settled with them for an undisclosed amount.

    Pat

    • actually, the settlement was an apology and that the magazine donate a significant but undisclosed amount to a charity of her choosing.

      You know what charity she chose? The Dizzy Feet Foundation, a non-profit group that mproves and increases dance education for underprivileged youths in the United States. A very noble calling, to be sure. It’s just interesting that with this “blank check” for a charity that she felt was worthwhile, she chose that one, not a scientology-backed program. I think it’s good for her, that she expressed her beliefs and called attention to a very important program like the Dizzy Feet Foundation. Good for you, Katie!

      • You don’t think this is worthwhile?

        “Dizzy Feet Foundation was founded in 2009 by Nigel Lythgoe, Adam Shankman, Carrie Ann Inaba, and Katie Holmes to support, improve, and increase access to dance education in the United States. Guided by a board consisting of some of the most illustrious names in the American dance community, the foundation’s mission is threefold: (1) to provide scholarships to talented students studying at accredited dance schools, studios, or institutions; (2) to establish national standards for dance education and an accreditation program for dance schools in all of the major styles of dance; and (3) to develop, provide, and/or support dance education programs for disadvantaged children through and with local community organizations.”

        http://www.dizzyfeetfoundation.org/mission.php

        Pat

      • Of course I do, Pat! That’s my point, and especially that she chose such a wonderful charity to work with.
        I only note that she clearly felt that this charity needed the money more than narconon, criminon, cchr, etc.

      • Comment by CallForReform on May 8, 2011 9:36 am

        I guess you didn’t know, then. All donations to the Church support those.

        Pat

      • Pat, you didn’t answer the question. Wait, there wasn’t even a question, I just realized that. That’s funny, I brought up what charity she chose, and you argued with my by repeating the charity that she chose. Good input, already covered.
        She felt dizzy feet needed the money, not cchr, narconon, criminon, etc. Is there anything to argue in there? Why are you trying to pull in more argument when there was none?

  6. Good to see. I’m not happy with that 100%. They’ve side-stepped the part of implying addiction on the e-meter.

    Wonder if she’s going to keep going on this?

    Pat

    • No, she announced that she’s happy that it’s over. I understand that. She’s not interested in mud-slinging.

      – L


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