Posts tagged "scientology"

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…

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…

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…

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 video again of Cruise violently shaking a nervously laughing Oprah, it was obvious to many that…

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 eve…

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…

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 Lindsay because…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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 The

By: Annika Harris / April 2, 2010