“Going Clear: Scientology and The Prison of Belief,” which premiered this past Sunday at Sundance, promises a variety of disturbing revelations about the secretive and notoriously vindictive church founded by science-fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard.
Along with the stuff we’re used to hearing — like how the church abuses its members and destroys families, drains its members’ bank accounts and goes after anyone it considers a “suppressive person” (Scientology talk for people who oppose Scientology) — the doc also focuses on the church’s relationship with its celebrity members, including how it set out to destroy the marriage of Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise. Keep reading »
Oh, the jokes just write themselves! Emily Blunt continued her bid to be my imaginary celeb best friend last night on “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” telling a pretty great story about taking Scientology weirdo Tom Cruise to The Box nightclub in London for a live burlesque sex show. (“Disgusting” “loser” Matt Damon and Em’s husband John Krasinski were also there.) BTW, Emily’s Tom Cruise impression is subtle but fantastic.
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 many women into thinking they were auditioning for a film when in reality, he was trying to skip over the whole “dating thing” right into “Imma wife you” mode.
It’s been rumored that Erika Christensen, Scarlett Johansson, and Jessica Alba auditioned for the role of Mrs. Cruise. Recently, actress Nazanin Boniadi told Vanity Fair that she auditioned for Cruise in 2004. They “dated” for about 2 months before Tom moved on. Ms. Boniadi (aka Nora from “How I Met Your Mother”) was basically punished by the “Church” of Scientology for being dumped by Cruise and left the organization. Read more at Evil Beet Gossip…