Katie HolmesAfter Star Magazine published a January cover story with the headline, "Katie Drug Shocker!", Katie Holmes was less than pleased -- the actress filed a $50 million defamation lawsuit against the tabloid.

But now the mag is coming back, tail between its legs, with a published apology to Holmes along with a promised charitable donation on the actress' behalf.

The cover that spawned the wrath of Holmes showed the stunner looking less than herself in a messy up-do with smudged eye makeup. The apology is running in the latest issue of Star mag and along with the cover headline, "Star Apologizes to Katie Holmes."