Posts tagged "scientology"

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

Here Are TomKat Divorce Rumors That Have Us Practically Jumping On Oprah’s Couch

After watching Tom Cruise jump around on Oprah’s sofa like a complete dumbass, I think we all (well, some of us) knew his overly excessive enthusiasm for “falling in love” with Katie Holmes was a total hoax. While watching the…
By: Daley Quinn / July 2, 2012

Get “Inside Scientology” With This Page-Turning Book

Full disclosure: before I was hired to conceptualize and edit The Frisky, I spent 10 months working on a book about Scientology, written by journalist Janet Reitman. (I transcribed the vast majority of the interviews Reitman conducted with current and former Scientologists and organized the exhaustive collection of research she did.) As a result, I…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 6, 2011

A Scientology Sing-A-Long

I would like to declare a new genre of music: Scientology soul. Hey, it could be the new Christian rock. Apparently, the Church of Scientology made this music video for the song "We Stand Tall" in 1990 and it features many a Scientologist of note, from John Travolta to David Miscavige. Heck, it…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / June 22, 2011

Oprah’s Scientology Ties: Big Show Moments With The Church’s Hollywood Elite

Is Oprah a Scientologist? Just Googling that question returns 127,000 results, so we know we're not alone in asking. On the heels of the announcement that Will and Jada Pinkett Smith would be guests on one of Oprah's final shows, three things popped into my head: 1) random! 2) are they getting a reality serie…
By: TV Squad / May 21, 2011

Is Lindsay Lohan Joining Scientology?

It appears Lindsay Lohan may be turning to Scientology to deal with her alcohol and drug problems. John Travolta has apparently taken the young star under his wing, after convincing the producers of "Gotti: Three Generations" to cast her. An insider told the National Enquirer, "Even though producers were hesitant to hire…
By: Starpulse / May 8, 2011

Will Joaquin Phoenix Come Out Of Retirement For Scientology Movie?

What would it take for Joaquin Phoenix to come out of retirement? Despite speculation earlier this year that Phoenix would resume his once-hot acting career with a film adaptation of 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter' (the 2010 novel by Seth Grahame-Smith), the actor is now being linked to a much more controversial project. And if there'…
By: PopEater / April 17, 2011

John Travolta’s Baby Will Destroy Us All

At only two months old, John Travolta and Kelly Preston’s new baby Ben was already flying planes back in January. Since then he’s taught himself the piano and will probably move on to advanced military strategies if I’m reading this right. "Extra" reports: “The baby was playing this tiny piano we got him, and we…
By: The Superficial / March 13, 2011

Kelly Preston Gave Birth Using The Xenu Method

"Silent birth is basically just no words as much as possible. If you need to moan, if you need to cry out ... of course that's normal ... But, it's just bringing them in, in as peaceful and gentle a way as possible ... L. Ron Hubbard found that the single source of aberration, of…
By: Ami Angelowicz / January 20, 2011

Former Scientologists Say The Church Pressured Them To Get Abortions

Not that we ever thought particularly good things about the Church of Scientology and their Xenu-fearing ways, but this new report from the St. Petersburg Times is particularly disturbing. While members of the Sea Org—the highest order of Scientology whose members supposedly sign an employment contract for one billion years—have been allowed to marry each…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / June 14, 2010

Jason Lee’s Ex-Wife Reveals Secrets About Scientology

I didn't know that Jason Lee is a Scientologist until this morning, and now that I know this little tidbit of info about him, my crush that developed after watching "Big Trouble" has died. But that hasn't stopped me from being totally enthralled by the "tell all" interview his ex-wife, Carmen Llywelyn, gave to…
By: Annika Harris / April 2, 2010

Quotable: Nicole Kidman Will Not Talk About Xenu

"I just don’t.... This is just so not... I’m here to publicize 'Nine.' If I was here to do an exposé on myself then I’d be like, ‘Let’s go’, but I have no interest in discussing any of that."-- Nicole Kidman in response to an interviewer who asked her about Scientology and referred to the…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 15, 2009

Should Scientology Be Classified As A Criminal Organization Instead Of A Religion?

Watch out Tom Cruise. The Australian government might try to declassify Scientology as a religion and reclassify it as a criminal organization. In a speech he gave to the Aussie Senate on Tuesday night, Senator Nick Xenophon claimed that the church was guilty of torture, forced imprisonment, and coerced abortion, embezzlement and blackmail.
By: Nikki Dowling / November 20, 2009

New Scientology Tell-All Reveals Tom Cruise’s Telekinetic Powers

Like many of you, I have long been curious about what kind of malarkey and tomfoolery is going on inside the cult Church of Scientology. What’s up with the uniforms? The audits with the weird metal rods? Xenu? And most importantly … is Tom Cruise really an extra-terrestrial? I’ve often found myself tempted…
By: Ami Angelowicz / November 6, 2009

Scientology Leader Shows His True Crazy On “Nightline”

This weekend, "Nightline" ran a special on everyone's favorite topic, the insanity of the Church of Scientology. The whole thing was actually pretty boring. (Martin Bashir interviews drive me crazy. Why does he insist on doing the crinkled brow, "I'm really listening to you" thing, followed by repeating what the person just said with…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / October 26, 2009

John Travolta May Be Done With Scientology

For as long as John Travolta has been a Scientologist, the media has been making fun of him. But the jokes grew bitter six months ago when Travolta’s only son, Jett, died. The 16-year-old, who was believed to be autistic and allegedly wasn’t treated because his religion did not allow it, died of…
By: Justine Fields / July 27, 2009

Prince Refuses Hip Replacement ‘Cause It’s Against His Religion. Other Anti-Medicine Celebs.

For a long time, I was certain the artist formerly known as Prince (or is he Prince again? I get confused) was an alien. Turns out, he’s just a Jehovah’s Witness. After a lifetime of sexy dancing, the 50-something-year-old is in need of a double hip replacement, trading in his raspberry beret for a diamond-encrusted…
By: Ami Angelowicz / June 21, 2009

The New And Improved Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise is no longer a Hollywood idol. The paparazzi love following him and we enjoy watching his crazy interviews. But I can't remember the last time I saw one of his new releases. His overworked publicity team has noticed that few non-Scientology people respect Cruise anymore, so they're trying to improve his "screen-idol status."…
By: Annika Harris / January 24, 2009

Tom Cruise On Jett Travolta & Scientology

Mega movie star and big time Scientology devotee, Tom Cruise, is on "The View" tomorrow in a pre-taped segment in which he discusses Jett Travolta's recent death and the interest in whether Scientology was a contributing factor. In the preview clip above, Cruise gets choked up. Tune in tomorrow at 11am to watch…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 8, 2009