In an interview with Howard Stern Monday morning, actress Kirstie Alley dished about Scientology and her feud with ex-Scientologist Leah Remini.
Well, sort of. In the limited way that Scientologists can dish about Scientology because all the Scientology things are secrets you must pay ungodly amounts of money for.
Anyway, Alley informed Stern that she is proud to now be an OT-7, OT meaning “Operating Thetan.” This is the same level as Tom Cruise, which she described by saying, “It means that you have gotten rid of all the things that would create aberrated behavior in you that you didn’t want.” Keep reading »
John Travolta: “I turned into Barbra Streisand,”
Kirstie Alley: “He wouldn’t be serious. You know, when you do a kissing [scene] it’s hard enough, and he would start doing, would always say, ‘Papa can you …’”
John Travolta: “‘Papa can you hear me.”
– Yes, yes, John Travolta, nothing solidifies your standing as an American Heterosexual Male like pretending you’re my famous doppleganger Barbra Streisand every time you have to kiss a woman. Alley and Travolta — both Scientologists! — were discussing their kissing scenes in seminal 1989 talking baby movie “Look Who’s Talking.” It sure was a passionate tour de force, wasn’t it? [Yahoo]
As we told you last week, the Church of Scientology has another famous defector! Leah Remini, best known for her role on “King of Queens,” has officially left the cult that she has been a member of for over 25 years, after reportedly becoming unhappy with church leadership and their policy of disconnection (in which members are encouraged/forced to cut off contact with people who have fallen out of favor), and enduring years of interrogations because she dared complain.
Losing another famous member — after recent defections by Katie Holmes and director Paul Haggis, not to mention countless former high-level executives who allege abuse in the Sea Org, the Church’s religious order — is the latest in a string of bad PR for the Church, and they are reportedly going into crisis mode. According to Tony Ortega, who runs the amazing Scientology intel blog The Underground Bunker, following Remini’s defection, a meeting was called at the home of her (now former) friend Melinda Brownstone to discuss just what to do about the situation. Among the attendees? Famous Scientologist Kirstie Alley, who tweeted about where she was, possibly to catch Remini’s attention. That same day, Alley also tweeted not-so-cryptic messages like, “When faced w malicious gossip I take a moment to experience the loss of the person I thought was my friend… Then I say fuck em…” and “the sweetest poison is often served with a smile…beware syrup.” Ugh, when will people like Kirstie Alley (and Tom Cruise and John Travolta, the list goes on) realize that where there’s smoke, there’s fire? [Tony Ortega]
Kirstie Alley has good Photoshop skills, but questionable judgment when it comes to pointing out her weight issues. She posted this pic of her head Photoshopped onto a fat woman’s body on Twitter, cracking jokes about drinking beer and whether her “butt looks big.” I can appreciate that she’s a celeb willing to poke fun at herself. And I don’t blame her for having body image issues; lots of us do. But poking fun at her yo-yo dieting/weight loss, which is clearly a very big deal to her and has been for years, vis-a-vis another, obese woman’s body just makes me uncomfortable. That’s a real person with feelings (and, apparently, a chain bikini)! Not cool, Kirstie. [Twitter.com/KirstieAlley]
Blindsided by the fact that Kirstie Alley apparently had emotional affairs with both Patrick Swayze and John Travolta? The Huffington Post lists five more celebrity romances that flew surprisingly under the radar:
- Jermaine Jackson (we’re sorry, Jacksun) reportedly had an affair with Whitney Houston in the 1980s. He was married at the time, but had feelings for her until her death. Read more…
It’s no surprise Scientology has taken a beating with the Tom Cruise divorce debacle but is the secretive religion looking to update its image with a younger, hotter actor, someone along the lines of Robert Pattinson? Scientology insiders say Kirstie Alley has been hanging with her downtrodden neighbor and comforting him ever since Kristen Stewart smashed his heart into countless pieces and is cajoling him with tales of being the next Tom Cruise or John Travolta. Run Robert run!
An eyewitness told the National Enquirer that Kirstie’s white Lexus was parked outside Rob’s house on July 25 – around the time he reportedly dumped Kristen. The car eventually left later that afternoon and went straight to Scientology’s Celebrity Centre in Hollywood. Read more…