Posts tagged "scientology"

Another Ex-Scientologist Reveals She Auditioned To Be Tom Cruise’s Wife

Tom Cruise dodged all sorts of reports that before marrying Katie Holmes he “auditioned” women to be his wife. That he rented out space in a Scientology center and mislead many women into thinking they were auditioning for a film when in reality, he was trying to skip over the whole “dating thing” right into…

By: Evil Beet Gossip / August 27, 2013

Leah Remini’s Missing Persons Report For Shelly Miscavige Tossed Out

The LAPD has shut down a missing persons report filed by "King Of Queens" actress Leah Remini for Shelly Miscavige, the wife of Scientology founder David Miscavige. Shelly has reportedly been living in seclusion for several years and Remini, who recently left the cult, filed a missing person's report this week. A statement from the…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 9, 2013

Leah Remini Files Missing Persons Report For Shelly Miscavige, Scientology Leader’s Wife

Actress Leah Remini, who recently left the Church of Scientology in one of its biggest celeb departures, filed a missing person's report yesterday in Los Angeles for Shelly Miscavige, wife of the church's leader, David Miscavige. Shelly Miscavige has reportedly been living in seclusion for several years. Remini was harshly reprimanded at Tom Cruise and…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 8, 2013

Scientology Defector Leah Remini Writing Tell-All

Leah Remini, the "King Of Queens" actress who recently left the Church Of Scientology in a high-profile split, is writing a tell-all memoir about her life. She told Us Weekly the tell-all will cover "my experiences, everything that's taboo to talk about" — presumably this means life in Scientology. [Hollywood ReporterReuters] Supreme asshat Russell Brand…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 5, 2013

Ex-Scientologist Leah Remini Declares: “No One Is Going To Tell Me How I Need To Think”

Actress Leah Remini is continuing to question Scientology less than a month after she famously left the controversial Church. "We stand united, my family and I, and I think that says a lot about who we are, and what we're about," the 44-year-old told People at an event over the weekend. Read more on Celebuzz...

By: Celebuzz / July 29, 2013

Kirstie Alley Is Really Mad At Leah Remini

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…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 15, 2013

Leah Remini Breaks From Scientology

Actress Leah Remini from "King Of Queens" has quit Scientology after years of butting heads with the leaders, questioning their methods and refusing to distance herself from people the cult deemed "suppressive persons." That's gonna be one epic brunch she and Katie Holmes will be having. [Page Six, Tony Ortega] Willow Smith's new song "Summer…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 11, 2013

Two Necessary Additions To Your Crazy Cults Bookshelf

If you're a friend of mine and have tried to make plans with me the last few weeks, you've likely failed, because i have been very busy planning my infiltration into the upper echelon of Scientology. And by "planning" I mean reading Going Clear by Lawrence Wright and Beyond Belief by Jenna Miscavige Hill, two new fascinating and in-depth…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 19, 2013

Pray Tell: Jenna Miscavige Hill And Megan Phelps-Roper Escape Scientology And the Westboro Baptist Church

This week, two women who escaped from extreme religious sects told their stories. One escaped from Scientology, the other from the Westboro Baptist Church. Although a small number of people grow up inside groups like these in America, it's as important as it is startling to hear from these women and hear how, even i…

By: Lilit Marcus / February 7, 2013

Pray Tell: What Women Should Know About Scientology

These days, Scientology is everywhere – three books are out this month alone, including Pulitzer Prize winner Lawrence Wright’s Going Clear, which has been featured everywhere from CNN to the New York Times Book Review. Yesterday, several ex-members filed a lawsuit against the Church, saying that Scientology kept asking them for more and more money…

By: Lilit Marcus / January 25, 2013

Is Scientology Keeping Tom Cruise Away From Suri Cruise?

Tom Cruise hasn’t seen his daughter in over 50 days. His people say he’s filming and that he talks to her over the phone constantly. We’ve already been through this. Tom is a worker. His career means the world to him and he’s doing everything he can to get back in his game. Interesting enough, rumors have been running…

By: Celeb Dirty Laundry / October 1, 2012

Tom Cruise’s Divorce And John Travolta’s Sex Scandal Inspire Celebrities To Leave Scientology

Scientology has been the buzz-word for celebrities with a penchant for insanity, for several decades, but now it seems that Hollywood is saying “sit yo’ ass down” and is ignoring Scientologists like we ignore Kim Kardashianpraise. "The Master" film by the Weinstein Company has been described as an anti-Scientology masterpiece and while most Scientologist were sending snippets of their pubic hair to the…

By: Celeb Dirty Laundry / September 17, 2012

“The Master” Is A Masterpiece

Paul Thomas Anderson's latest film stars a stunning Philip Seymour Hoffman as a 1950s cult leader who offers followers therapy to cure their demons; the film focuses on his intense relationship with a shellshocked disciple, played by an equally impressive Joaquin Phoenix. Critics are raving. Read more...

By: Newser / September 15, 2012

Lindsay Lohan Tweets At Tom Cruise About Scientology Wife Audition Story

Lindsay Lohan weirdly tweeted at Tom Cruise that she "had NO part" in the current Vanity Fair cover story about him auditioning possible wives ... although LiLo's name is never mentioned anywhere in the article. The Huffington Post reported the Lindsay met with Tom back in 2005, not Vanity Fair. But Lindsay explicitly denies talking…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 7, 2012

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

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…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 4, 2012

Kristen Stewart Driving Robert Pattinson To Scientology

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…

By: Celeb Dirty Laundry / August 2, 2012

Paul Thomas Anderson’s “The Master” Is Basically All About L. Ron Hubbard And Scientology

Jessica is running late so I'm doing Quickies, which means that I get to make the first item about Scientology! So, in case it wasn't blatantly obvious, an ex-Scientologist analyzes the trailer for "The Master" and confirms that, yeah, Paul Thomas Anderson's latest is definitely all about the early days of L. Ron Hubbard's Scientology.

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 20, 2012

Meet Scientologist Yolanda Pecoraro, Tom Cruise’s Next Gal Pal?

The Church of Scientology just gets creepier and creepier: Now insiders tell the National Enquirer that Scientology bigwigs will probably choose Tom Cruise's next lady friend, Radar reports. "Tom's next marriage will be inside the church," says one expert. The main contender is Yolanda Pecoraro, 27, whom Radar refers to as a "Latin beauty." A former Scientologist calls her…

By: Newser / July 18, 2012

Rad Reads Week: Book Recommendations For (Almost) Your Every Obsession

I'm a person who gets on kicks. I see an autobiographical movie and I spend the next five hours researching every iota of information about the person on the internet. The great thing is, whatever you current obsession -- no matter how vaguely random -- there's probably a book to satiate it. Here are but…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 17, 2012

Woman Sues Church Of Scientology Over Alleged Forced Abortion

Laura Ann DeCrescenzo, a former Scientologist who left the church in 2004, has filed a lawsuit against the Church of Scientology for allegedly forcing her to have an abortion when she was a teen. According to Radar Online, DeCrescenzo was recruited to the religion in New Mexico at age nine and moved away from her family…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 17, 2012