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
Actor Jim Carrey and his girlfriend Cathriona White were spotted in New York earlier this year after the couple apparently started dating again following a breakup. Now, news organizations are scrambling for more information about their relationship after the 30-year-old woman killed herself this week.
Continue reading JIM CARREY’S SCIENTOLOGIST GIRLFRIEND ON ‘SRD’ WHEN SHE KILLED HERSELF: FRIENDS
Today will mark our second incursion into Canada on our book tour, and our first return to Vancouver BC in many years. We hope you’ll join us at Seven Dining Lounge at 53 West Broadway starting at 7 pm. The event is free, so come on down and let’s talk Scientology and have a drink or two.
Continue reading O Canada: We’re in Vancouver today, getting our British Columbia on. Let’s talk Scientology!
Onward and upward we go in our Pacific Northwest adventure. After our event yesterday in Portland, tonight we’ll be in Seattle. Please come on out to Razzi’s Pizzeria, 8523 Greenwood Ave, North Seattle, at 7 pm and let’s talk about Scientology.
Continue reading If it’s Monday, it must be Seattle: Let’s talk Scientology!
Please note the early hour for today’s event in Portland, Oregon: We’ll be talking about our book, The Unbreakable Miss Lovely at 12:45 pm at the Friendly House at 1737 NW 26th Ave. And hey, how’s this for a bonus: You’ll not only get to meet your proprietor, but one of our great correspondents, former Scientologist marketing wizard Jefferson Hawkins, will be there! We’re so looking forward to finally meeting the man.
Continue reading Our Pacific Northwest adventure begins this afternoon with a stop in Portland
On Friday, Illinois attorney Alex Hageli, better known by his nom de guerre “Darth Xander,” filed a motion with the Pinellas County Circuit Court in Florida asking to dissolve the permanent injunction that the Church of Scientology managed to get against the Lisa McPherson Trust back in 2001.
Continue reading ‘Darth Xander’ files motion challenging Scientology’s anti-protesting injunction
[Jonny Jacobsen and your proprietor in Paris at the end of July]
Our man in Paris, Jonny Jacobsen, is one of the most thorough, accurate, and dogged reporters we know. And it excites us to no end that he’s going to be covering an upcoming Scientology trial in Brussels that should be explosive. Like us, however, Jonny doesn’t actually make a living with his expertise on Scientology. He’s going to need some help if he’s going to get to the trial and cover it with the kind of effort he puts into everything.
Continue reading Scientology’s showdown in Belgium: Here’s our plan to cover an epic battle