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Scary Skinny and Sad: Katie Holmes Shocks With Gaunt Appearance

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Fox News
by Hollie McKay
3/2/09

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Pop Tarts spies spotted the 30-year-old actress and her husband Tom Cruise dining with actor John Lithgow and his wife at West Hollywood's popular Italian restaurant Il Sole on Saturday evening, and although Cruise was overtly cheerful we're told Holmes was super skinny and seemed miserable.

"Katie and Tom ordered a meal to share but Katie hardly ate a thing and just picked at her food," said an insider. "She barely said a single word and looked very uncomfortable. People couldn't stop whispering about how gaunt she looked."

Prior to their dinner meeting, security for the high-profile pair insisted on doing a sweep of the restaurant, and even though they requested a high-chair, Cruise and Holmes showed up sans Suri but instead with Cruise's adopted son, Conner. After the quick meal, the "Top Gun" star did his usual polite ritual of stopping by the kitchen to shake hands with the chef and kitchen crew before the three scurried into their chauffeured SUV with curtained windows.

The next day, Holmes took Suri for brunch at La Pain Quotidien. Suri took advantage of the occasion and wore a white princess dress complete with a tiara.

According to an inside source, Katie's return to being itty bitty is a sign of stress both in her personal and professional life.

"She is constantly flying back and forth between New York and Los Angeles — sometimes all in one day — and gets really run-down trying to keep everyone happy," said our insider, adding that hubby Tom is always concerned about the health of his beloved and they are still very happily married despite numerous reports to the contrary. The rumor mill is even churning that the two are prepping to conceive baby number two in the very near future. Stay tuned.

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