Posts tagged "scientology"

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…
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…
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

7 Places Katie Holmes Can Go Now That She’s Free From Scientology

The ink wasn't even dry on Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise's divorce agreement before she'd registered with a local NYC Catholic Church as their newest parishioner. Now that she's free of the Church of Scientology, Katie can worship where she pleases! There are other activities Katie is free to do now that Cruise, David Miscavige,…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 12, 2012

Tom Cruise Can Move Inanimate Objects — With His Mind!

So, Tom Cruise, as you know, is a Scientologist. He is also an OT VII (OT stands for Operating Thetan and, oh for the love of Xenu, I will just explain in another post) and OT VIIs, according to Scientology, have magical powers. For example, as an OTVII, Tom Cruise is, supposedly, telekinetic. Yeah. If you…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 11, 2012

Hitched: On The Fairy Tale Ending That Katie Holmes Will Not Have

What are you doing right now? Is it after noon? Actually, I don’t care if it is or not: go pour yourself a glass of something cold and boozy and join me in a toast to Katie Holmes, free woman. I don’t much keep up with celebrity goings-on, certainly not beyond the two-month-old U…
By: Andrea Grimes / July 11, 2012

5 Reasons Katie Holmes Is A Bad Ass

I never thought I'd see the day where I'd announce on my Facebook wall (as that's where I express my most passionate opinions): "Katie Holmes, you're my fucking hero." As an enthusiastic observer of all things Scientology, I pretty much assumed Katie Holmes was lost to the world, forever in the clutches of husband Tom…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 11, 2012

Tom Cruise & Katie Holmes Have Already Reached A Settlement Agreement In Their Divorce

I realize that this is probably good news for all involved, but I, for one, am disappointed to learn that Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes have reached a divorce settlement just a little bit more than a week after Katie filed in New York City. "The case has been settled and the agreement has been signed,"…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 9, 2012

Katie Holmes’ Pre-Divorce Interview With Elle Is Easy To Read Into

"He has been Tom Cruise for 30 years. I know who I am and where I am and where I want to go, so I want to focus on that. ... I definitely feel much more comfortable in my own skin. I feel sexier. I'm starting to come into my own. It's like a new phase."…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 6, 2012

Is Katie Holmes Making Nicole Kidman Look Like A Bad Mother?

The comparisons were inevitable so is Katie Holmes’ decision to keep Suri Cruise out of Tom Cruise and Scientology’s clutches making Nicole Kidman look like an uncaring mother or was she just a victim of Tom’s overwhelming power? You knew it was going to get back to Nicole somehow because she hasn’t talked about Katie and Tom’s divorce. I can understand why she…
By: Celeb Dirty Laundry / July 4, 2012

9 Things Suri Cruise Almost Learned Firsthand About Sea Org

When Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise’s divorce was announced last Friday basically no one was surprised (other than apparently, Tom Cruise). We’ve all been expecting the break up since the Great Oprah Couch Jumping Incident but somehow they just kept going. After six long years together, what finally sent Katie to her lawyer? According to TMZ,…
By: College Candy / July 3, 2012