[The Helnweins. L to R: Cyril, Renate, Wolfgang Amadeus, Ali Elvis (sitting), Gottfried, and Mercedes. Photo for the New York Times by Kenneth O Halloran.]
In 2009, Cathriona White emigrated from Ireland to Los Angeles. We’ve reported that once she was there, a group of young Scientologists welcomed her into the fold and encouraged her to begin courses at the Hollywood Celebrity Centre.
But from the beginning, our sources were telling us that it wasn’t an accident that Cat fell in with the Hollywood group. Something had happened in Ireland that convinced her to go, and helped her gain entrée to the California clique.
Continue reading The Scientology-Ireland connection that propelled Cathriona White to Hollywood
[Den Bradshaw, giving a talk about “empathic listening.”]
We have just a minor update on the Cathriona White story today, but it’s something we haven’t seen anyone else report despite the feeding frenzy of news about the 30-year-old woman’s suicide.
Continue reading For some reason, news sites are keeping quiet about who found Cat White’s body. So here he is.
[Photo posted by Joshua Shultz at his Instagram account]
The gathering featured a large poster of a black and white headshot of the 30-year-old woman whose face has become so familiar (pictured, above). Memorial brochures were printed up, but they were careful not to mention the location. Guests were asked to rsvp, but weren’t told where to go until the last minute.
As much secrecy as possible was maintained so that only a vetted guest list of people were invited to last night’s secret Scientology wake held for Cathriona White at the eccentric and legendary Zorthian Ranch in Altadena, California.
Continue reading A secret Scientology wake, a ‘Snow White’ link, & more odd twists emerge in the Cat White story
The Daily Mail today reported that Cathriona White had been married to a man named Mark Burton after the two met on the set of a web TV series.
Our sources tell us that the series was “The Online Gamer,” part of the “Reckless Tortuga” web channel, and that the show was largely made by young Scientologists, including Burton.
Continue reading CATHRIONA WHITE WAS MARRIED TO SCIENTOLOGIST MARK BURTON
[Jim Carrey in 2001, appearing in America: A Tribute to Heroes]
One of our most reliable sources, former Scientology executive Claire Headley, tells the Underground Bunker that in 2001 she was personally involved in a high-level project to entice actor Jim Carrey to begin taking Scientology courses, a project that not only involved the now-disappeared wife of Scientology’s leader, but it also made use of a spy in Carrey’s personal life.
Continue reading SCIENTOLOGY SPIED ON JIM CARREY TO GET HIM ON ‘PURIF,’ SAYS FORMER EXEC
Our video source came through with another gem for us. Prepare for a trip down recent Scientology history as we present, in its entirety, the New Year’s Eve event which welcomed in the year 2006! Not only will you get to marvel at Captain David Miscavige as he gushes about the successes of 2005 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, but there are some great surprises for the student of Scientology.
Look who is pictured in the front row, for example: Leah Remini and her husband Angelo Pagan!
Continue reading VIDEO LEAK: Scientology’s New Year’s Eve 2006, when Leah Remini was still a front-row celeb!
In 2009, Cathriona White moved from Ireland to California. That same year, this photograph was taken. It was posted by celebrity photographer Joshua Shultz, who is sitting at the right. Next to him is a small-time actor named Tyler Hynes (in the red cap). Next to him is a man who is labeled “shmayle,” then actress Erika Christensen, Tama Leia (McCormick) Stewart, and Tama’s husband, Taylor Newton Stewart.
They are young Scientologists, and soon most of them will become part of Cat White’s life.
Continue reading Meet the young Hollywood types who introduced Cathriona White to Scientology
Last night, Alex Gibney’s documentary about Scientology, Going Clear, began a theatrical run at the Muvico 10 in Palm Harbor, Florida, just a few miles from Scientology’s own “spiritual mecca” in Clearwater. And after the 7 pm showing, two of the people who appear in the film, former Scientologists Sara Goldberg and Mike Rinder, engaged in a Q & A that was moderated by WTSP Channel 10 television reporter Mike Deeson.
Continue reading ‘Going Clear’ Q&A: Mike Rinder and Sara Goldberg take heat from Scientologists
Scientologist Ken Kramer (pictured) is on a mission. For several years, he’s run a website, psychsearch.net, that uses public record searches to collect stories about psychiatrists who have broken the law in some way.
That fits with Scientology’s hatred for psychiatry, embodied in its most goofy front group, Citizens Commission on Human Rights, which runs a museum in Hollywood, and sends out mobile museum displays, which blame the Holocaust on “evil psychs.”
Continue reading An email that demonstrates how much Scientology loves going after the ‘evil psychs’
Yesterday we broke the news that Cathriona White, Jim Carrey’s on-again, off-again girlfriend who killed herself Monday, had been taking Scientology courses for four or five years. Her friends told us that when she began dating Carrey again earlier this year, she had recently finished the “Purification Rundown” course at the Hollywood Celebrity Centre, and had started on the “Survival Rundown,” an intense course that she reportedly had trouble with.
Continue reading Cathriona White’s Scientology ‘twin’ on grueling courses was an actor named Travis Case