I've never in my life heard of a rumor taking this long to gestate. Remember, like, months ago, when Katie Holmes was walking around with red marks around her mouth? Like, cold sores and stuff? Well, now someone's going around telling everybody that's it's from Scientology. Apparently, before young
virgins women are sacrificed allowed to marry into the church, they are put through a cleansing ritual known as Purif. The treatment involves heavy doses of Niacin, which is said to cause "a red flush on the face and a diffuse itchy rash on the body" when taken in large amounts. Still, it's probably just cold sores, says Lloyd Grove's dermatological expert. A Scientology spokesperson took it a step further: "Whatever you see on her face has got nothing to do with us."