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In Short, Katie's Simply Maturing

Winnipeg Sun
By Jane Stevenson
1/17/08

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Much has been made about Katie Holmes' recent style transformation, particularly her decision to cut off her long locks -- which she nonetheless sports in an extremely curly version in her new movie, "Mad Money."

But the dark-haired beauty doesn't understand the fuss.

"I think we're all evolving," she said carefully of her new look.

"It was very easy," she added of cutting her hair. "It's much easier (to manage)."

And don't be fooled.

Holmes' more-mature look, along with mommyhood via 20-month-old daughter Suri, doesn't mean she has given up such adrenaline-boosting pleasures as riding around on motorcycles with husband Tom Cruise.

"He has quite a bike collection," she said. "It scares me to death and I love it. I love that I don't have to drive."

Surprisingly, Holmes doesn't see juggling family life with a career as a struggle.

"No, I think it's exciting, I love it," she said, adding she'd like to have more children -- just not immediately.

Still, she will admit she doesn't know how her mother did it with such a big brood.

"I really appreciate my mom," she said. "I mean, my mom's the mother of five. She said she got used to not sleeping for 30 years.

"She took us all everywhere. She cooked. She cleaned. We were at the gymnasium, basketball, every night.

"And God love her. And I don't know when she slept, how she slept, how we ate."

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