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Apologies to Holmes...

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

The magazine published an apology to the actress Tuesday 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.

Financial terms of the settlement were not disclosed.


Ring on her finger...

It took a week, but someone finally noticed Kate Hudson's engagement ring.

It happened on NBC's "Today" show Wednesday when Matt Lauer was starting to interview Hudson about her upcoming movie, "Something Borrowed."

He noticed a huge diamond ring on her finger, and she revealed she'd gotten engaged to Matt Bellamy, lead singer of the British rock band Muse, a week ago. She said she was waiting for someone to notice.

Hudson and Bellamy are expecting their first child.

No wedding date has been set.


Pattinson's circus wish...

"Twilight" star Robert Pattinson says the highlight of his role in the movie "Water for Elephants" was co-starring with Tai the elephant, but if he could be a circus animal it would be a bear, like the cinnamon roll-fed, vegetarian bear on set.

Pattinson told reporters Wednesday, "I like the idea of sitting around all day, being a bear and then eating pastries."

The 24-year-old actor joined Academy Award-winner Christoph Waltz and director Francis Lawrence in Berlin to present his latest movie, based on a 2006 best seller about a traveling circus in the 1930s. The film opened last week the U.S.

Pattinson plays veterinary student Jacob Jankowski. He said that he hadn't read the book before accepting the part but that he is fascinated by the Great Depression era.


Tweeting for a kidney...

Donnie Wahlberg's Twitter skills have helped find a kidney for an ailing fan from Nashville, Tenn.

The New Kids on the Block bad boy singer tells the Boston Herald one of his 183,000 followers on Twitter retweeted a blog about a fan who urgently needed a kidney transplant.

Wahlberg has more than 30,000 tweets. He retweeted the kidney plea in December and asked for help for Bobbette Miller.

The Herald reports the request prompted a slew of calls to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and one of the callers was a match.

Miller now is scheduled for a June transplant.

Wahlberg calls the success a team effort. The Boston native says it proves how valuable Twitter can be.

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