Lloyd Grove: Sitting quietly in Barneys watching young girls shop for bikinis

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By Rachel Comment

If you don’t know that the Cruise/Holmes news came out yesterday, man does this paragraph from today’s Lowdown read creepy:

That was “Batman Begins” starlet Katie Holmes carrying an armload of bikinis to the dressing room at Barneys last Sunday afternoon with a cell phone glued to her head – and returning 15 minutes later to buy one. I wondered if the 26-year-old actress – whose publicity infrastructure has been disseminating the information that she’s dating a famous 42-year-old Scientologist – is getting ready for some island-hopping with her new boyfriend. But her PR rep insisted yesterday that she’s just going on a “one-on-one” vacation with her mom, Kathleen.

Apparently mothers are the new Scientologists – and Katie is the new [redacted by our lawyers].

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