Inside Scientology’s Audition Process To Find A Wife For Tom Cruise

Amelia McDonell-Parry | September 4, 2012 - 8:30 am
  • I went to, like, five different magazine/book stores this weekend in search of Vanity Fair’s October issue, after seeing that their cover story is about the audition process Scientology used to eventually find Katie Holmes for Tom Cruise. I had alwaysknown that such a process occurred  (being that I am an amateur Scientology expert), but did not know that a woman named Nazanin Boniadi (right) was selected prior to Holmes and that she actually dated Cruise for a few months before failing to pass muster. The issue isn’t on stands yet, but Vanity Fair’s website has a preview and I’ll be writing more about it ASAP! [Vanity Fair]
  • And director Paul Haggis, a former Scientologist currently on the outs with the church, has confirmed that the Church extensively audited Boniadi as part of their audition process and that she was “told to lose her braces, her red highlights and her boyfriend.” Squee! I love this shit so much! [Us Weekly]
  • Naturally, Tom Cruise is calling the Vanity Fair story a bunch of lies. [Radar Online]
  • Actor Michael Clarke Duncan, best known for his role in “The Green Mile,” which earned him an Oscar nomination, has passed away at the age of 54. He is survived by his fiancee, Omarosa Manigault (who appeared on “The Apprentice”). [TMZ]
  • TMZ’s cameras were rolling when Seal let it slip that he wished ex-wife Heidi Klum hadn’t “fornicated with the help,” a reference to the supermodel now reportedly dating her bodyguard. Seal later made it clear that he didn’t mean Heidi cheated on him during their marriage. Sigh. I guess renewing your vows every year doesn’t guarantee a happy marriage or a happy divorce. [TMZ (1); TMZ (2)]
  • Fresh off being silenced for the next six months on doctor’s orders, John Mayer is apparently still soaking up Katy Perry’s bedside manner. Despite “breaking up” with her via email last week, the two were spotted together over the weekend. Maybe she brought him chicken soup? [PopCrush]
  • Actress Elisha Cuthbert is engaged to hockey player Dion Phaneuf. Congrats, kids! [Stupid Celebrities]
  • Gorrrrgeous blue-eyed hunk Jesse Williams — who I thought would make a great Finnick Odair in the “Hunger Games” sequels — married real estate broker (a commoner!!!) Aryn Drake-Lee this weekend. And congrats to you kids as well! [Stupid Celebrities]
  • Prince Harry kept his cool — and his pants on — at his first public appearance since his nude photo scandal this weekend. Bummer. [People]
  • Despite her desire to appear in their pages, Playboy apparently is not interested in showcasing Courtney Stodden’s barely legal goods. [TMZ]
  • Vanessa Paradis has moved on from ex Johnny Depp and is apparently dating some millionaire named Guy-David Gharbi. He’s hot. Good for her. [The Sun UK]