scientology

Scientologists Compare Documentary About Scientology To Rolling Stone’s UVA Scandal

The Church of Scientology took out a full-page ad in today’s New York Times and other papers, claiming Alex Gibney’s documentary “Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief” is…

Robyn Pennacchia | January 16, 2015 - 2:30 pm

Kirstie Alley: “I’m Not Some Fucking Fake OT-7!”

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…

Robyn Pennacchia | January 13, 2015 - 9:20 am

Watch A Bunch Of Scientologists Get Really Psyched About A Whole Lot Of Nothin’

I’ve spent a lot of time over the last eight years or so just immersing myself in Scientology silliness, so it’s kind of impressive to me that the Church still…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | December 29, 2014 - 11:30 am

HBO Is Turning Lawrence Wright’s Epic Scientology Exposé Into A Documentary And I Am Here For It

Welp, I think it’s safe to say that executives at HBO have been added to the Church of Scientology’s lengthy suppressive persons list, as the cable network is poised to…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 24, 2014 - 4:30 pm

Why Aren’t Victims Of Cults Treated With More Seriousness And Respect?

Yesterday, I wrote a response to a Refinery 29 profile of an anonymous Scientologist named “Elaine” which I believe glossed over very serious allegations of abuse within the Church and…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 21, 2014 - 4:00 pm

The Problem With Refinery 29’s Profile Of A Church Of Scientology Member

The lifestyle website Refinery 29 is in a bit of hot water after writer Kelsey Miller published a profile of a young, female Scientologist called “Elaine” (not her real name)…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 20, 2014 - 4:00 pm

Scientology “Minders” Followed John Travolta Every Day For TWO YEARS After His Son’s Death

Scientology “minders” followed John Travolta every single day for TWO YEARS when his faith in the pseudo-religion “wobbled” after his teenage son’s death in 2009. Jett Travolta, who had…

Jessica Wakeman | February 13, 2014 - 10:30 am

Tom Cruise Confirms Katie Holmes Left Him To Protect Suri From Scientology

Awhile ago, Tom Cruise sued the publishers of In Touch magazine over their claims that he “abandoned” his daughter, Suri, after his divorce from Katie Holmes. In a deposition…

Jessica Wakeman | November 7, 2013 - 8:00 pm

Jaden Smith Encourages You And Yours To Drop Out Of School

“School Is The Tool To Brainwash The Youth,” claimed Jaden Smith, 15-year-old child actor and Scientolo-spawn, during an unsubstantiated Twitter semi-tirade over the weekend. The irony! Unfortunately, Jaden failed to…

Rachel Krause | September 16, 2013 - 3:00 pm

Is Laura Prepon Leaving “OITNB” Because Scientology Hates The Gays?

By now you’ve probably heard the news that Laura Prepon is leaving “Orange is the New Black” midway through season two of the Netflix hit. It’s an odd move for…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | September 13, 2013 - 4:30 pm

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…

Evil Beet Gossip | August 27, 2013 - 4:45 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | August 9, 2013 - 10:20 am

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,…

Jessica Wakeman | August 8, 2013 - 8:00 pm

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

Jessica Wakeman | August 5, 2013 - 10:20 am

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…

Celebuzz | July 29, 2013 - 2:45 pm

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | July 15, 2013 - 5:00 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | July 11, 2013 - 8:00 pm

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | February 19, 2013 - 11:40 am

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…

Lilit Marcus | February 7, 2013 - 2:00 pm

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…

Lilit Marcus | January 25, 2013 - 12:00 pm