Star magazine apologizes, settles Katie Holmes lawsuit

Posted April 27, 2011, at 10:09 p.m.

Katie Holmes has settled her lawsuit with the publishers of Star magazine over a cover story that insinuated she was a drug addict.

The magazine published an apology to the actress Wednesday on the cover and inside its May 9 issue, saying it “did not intend to suggest that Ms. Holmes was a drug addict or was undergoing treatment for drug addiction.”

“In a recent issue of Star, we published headlines about Katie Holmes that could be read to suggest that she was addicted to drugs,” the apology read. “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’ publicist, Ina Treciokas, said that American Media Inc. gave a sizable donation to Dizzy Feet Foundation, an organization that brings dance to underprivileged children.

Holmes sued the publishers last month for a January magazine cover with a headline that read “Katie DRUG SHOCKER!” At the time, the magazine stood by its story and said it expected the case to be dismissed.

Mandalay Bay to become home to Michael Jackson attractions

Cirque du Soleil is going to make the Las Vegas Strip the permanent home of Michael Jackson attractions over the next two years.

Performance troupe president Daniel Lamarre on Wednesday announced plans that include an interactive memorabilia museum dedicated to the King of Pop, a Michael Jackson-themed lounge and a permanent show featuring dancers and his music at the Mandalay Bay hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip.

Lamarre described the plans while talking about a Sin City stop on a $57 million show due to kick off in October in Montreal and tour 30 other cities.

Excerpts from Jackson’s music videos will be part of the 90-minute show, with no specific performer representing Jackson.

“Immortal” will also feature as-yet-unreleased songs that Jackson finished before his death in 2009.

Ryan O’Neal memoir set to come out next year

Ryan O’Neal has his own love story to share.

The actor has signed with Crown Archetype for a memoir about his tumultuous relationship with Farrah Fawcett, who died in 2009. Crown announced Wednesday that the book will come out next spring and is tentatively titled “Past Imperfect.”

O’Neal, who starred in such hit films as “Love Story” and “Paper Moon,” will also discuss his struggles with daughter Tatum O’Neal. The two will star in a reality TV series this summer on the OWN network.

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