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, it’s her daughter’s safety.
Tom is famously a Scientology lover and Katie isn’t. She would deal with Scientology but she wasn’t signing up for every $8,000 seminar/procedure/sacrament it was offering. But, now that Suri Cruise is 6-years-old, her dad was ready to send her the Scientology boat camp Sea Organization. Kids as young as five can be sent to the military like Sea Org. I’m guessing she can’t bring her child-heels or get carried everywhere, which is something Katie would not approve of.
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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 Cruise’s firm and forceful grip on Holmes would not take hold for long. Plenty of rumors are flying about the TomKat divorce, announced this Friday — these entertaining hearsays could have you jumping on your couch, too! Keep reading »
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 became pretty familiar with the material and extremely eager to see the book in its final form. Well, that day has arrived as Reitman’s book, Inside Scientology: The Story of America’s Most Secretive Religion, hits shelves this week. While the last few years has seen numerous scandalous allegations against the church flood the interwebs, Reitman’s book is full of new information you haven’t heard elsewhere. It’s also an impeccable investigation into the church’s early development under founder L. Ron Hubbard and the downward spiral it’s seen in the last 25 years under current leader, David Miscavige. Inside Scientology is a fascinating read, one that never resorts to criticizing the faith of its members, but does reveal the disturbing control exerted over them by the church and its leaders.
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 even shows L. Ron Hubbard himself. Anyone feeling the urge to convert after seeing those mighty … cruise ships? Oh man, this song is in my head now. [Huffington Post
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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 series on OWN? and 3) man, she’s shared a lot of big, memorable moments with famous (alleged) Scientologists.
I mean, I’ve been convinced for months now that Oprah’s last show would be a tribute to her loyal viewers. (That’s thanks in large part to mainlining marathons of OWN’s ‘Oprah Behind the Scenes,’ on which Oprah is always saying it’s “for the fans.”) A walk down memory lane, a parting gift, in the spiritual sense, reminding them to pay it forward … not another chat with some fancy Hollywood A-listers! Read more… Keep reading »
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 of her troubled past. Travolta assured them he’d take her under his wing.
“He feels confident he’ll be able to keep her on the straight and narrow … now and forever.” Read more… Keep reading »