Back on August 12, we shared with you a rather bizarre video of Simpsons voice actress Nancy Cartwright telling Scientologists in Mexico City that she was coming to town to help with an Ideal Org fundraiser.
Continue reading ¡Ay, caramba! Nancy Cartwright has a whale of a time in Mexico to raise money for Scientology
Tom Cruise has been in the South American country of Colombia shooting scenes for his next movie, Mena, and on Tuesday he went to the capital city of Bogotá and dropped in at the Scientology “Ideal Org” there, which had its grand opening just a few weeks ago.
Continue reading So much for tabloid rumors: Tom Cruise visits Scientology’s ‘Ideal Org’ while he’s in Bogotá
Aaron Smith-Levin is back with another interesting video, this time featuring his own stories from growing up in Scientology.
Continue reading What lengths would a Scientology ‘registrar’ go to pry $3,000 out of a 13-year-old?
What a great time we had last night in Boston. Another full room and a rapt audience who threw us interesting questions. We’ll pull together some photos and an anecdote or two later. For now, we want to thank Karen de la Carriere for sending us something interesting from the new issue of Scientology’s Planetary Dissemination magazine, which she just received.
Continue reading Stop worrying about ISIS and Syria and Iraq — Scientology’s got this, people
Hey, we’re in Boston tonight for the resumption of our tour. While Paulette Cooper is cruising to London, we’ll be near Harvard Square talking about the book we wrote about her. (We’re hoping to reunite with Paulette for another joint appearance this fall.)
Our appearance tonight has us thinking about a couple of mentions of Boston in our book.
Continue reading Tonight, it’s Boston! And that has us thinking about Beantown’s connections to ‘Miss Lovely’
Our thanks to the tipster who found this little gem. Scientology’s in-house hip hop ambassador, Norman Berry a/k/a Chill EB, makes a Sea Org member’s day by showing up, with singer Stacy Francis, to wish her a happy birthday.
Continue reading Chill EB joins the Sea Org — well, long enough to wish a happy birthday!
Frequent contributor Jeffrey Augustine is back with another fun dive into Scientology’s own publications and documents to show us what Scientology promises, and what it actually delivers…
Continue reading A revealing look inside the warped ‘kingdom’ of Scientology leader David Miscavige
After our story on Tuesday about the death of Amber Bullins at one of Per Wickstrom’s rehab facilities in Michigan, we received numerous tips from readers about the Narconon-style network Wickstrom runs. (Some of Wickstrom’s businesses are licensed by Scientology’s Narconon network, others just make use of Narconon materials.)
Continue reading VIDEO: Scientology rehab salesmen — Just exactly the humanitarians you imagined
David Pomeranz may not be a household name in America — even if he’s a well known figure inside Scientology — but over in Asia, he’s practically the second coming of L. Ron Hubbard or something.
We thought you’d enjoy these clips that turned up yesterday showing Pomeranz belting out everyone’s favorite Scientology ditty, “We Stand Tall” (note the Freedom Medal), and then enjoying the adulation of some of his Taiwanese fans.
Continue reading Scientology superstar: What it’s like to be big in Taiwan
[Steve Fishman in the mid-1990s]
The preeminent academic studying Scientology, Dr. Steve Kent at the University of Alberta, recently set us on an interesting pursuit: Trace, he asked us, the effects of TIME magazine’s epic 1991 cover story on Scientology, “The Thriving Cult of Greed and Power.”
Continue reading Why Steve Fishman — of the notorious Fishman Papers — is today serving 21 years in prison