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—————- In anticipation of her biggest day in court yet, Laura DeCrescenzo and her attorneys hit the Church of Scientology with 928 pages of new filings —————- Details from 18,000 pages of evidence show how Scientology manipulated a child to keep her working under slave-like conditions —————- A key document describing DeCrescenzo’s unwillingness to have her coerced abortion is missing from the evidence Scientology was ordered to produce By Tony Ortega Wednesday afternoon, Laura DeCrescenzo filed explosive new information in her four-year legal odyssey against the Church of Scientology, submitting 928 pages of new declarations and exhibits in anticipation of a crucial October 23 hearing in her lawsuit against the church which alleges abuse, including allegations that she was forced to have an abortion at only 17 years of age. Key to the new filings is information gleaned from thousands of pages of previously secret files that the church fought mightily to keep under wraps. But on Monday, the U.

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John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John Christmas Video Confirms Mayan End-of-World Prophecy

That meany Jon Stewart and just about everyone else has made fun of this video from America’s favorite cute movie couple, Danny Zuko and Sandy Olsson.

But we know that our readers will have special affection for this darling Christmas carol that features so many of the things that make the holidays special.

There’s the lovely holiday tradition of flying your private jet to see the kids, for example. Which of course reminds us of the heartwarming time when John Travolta gave up his private jet so Church of Scientology leader David Miscavige could use it to keep a church member, Ann Tidman, from reuniting with the man she loved in a daring 1994 caper, as explained by former Scientology exec Marty Rathbun.

Ah, the memories.

How many other fun associations can you make as you watch this cheese melt of a song?

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  • http://www.facebook.com/john.brodie.35 John Brodie
    • JustCallMeMary

      Too funny :) Comments are good, too

  • mook

    methinks Kelly P wears the pants in that “marriage”, partly because she’s an OT8 and he’s OT6.

    he does whatever he says, or she’ll go right to the tabs and out him (which explains the masseurs)

    • dagobarbz

      How is it a mighty OTVIII can squeeze out not one, but two flawed beings? She is either PTS or connected to an SP or her postulates weren’t in or…well, I could go on fabricating reasons why an ordinary human being under the delusion that they are somehow superior to the rest of them would poot out failbabies, but why bother? She probably has walls build up around this so she doesn’t have to wonder about it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/john.brodie.35 John Brodie

    though they missed out the bit when the lonely troop gets a hug from the security guard, that was so twee I almost threw up in my mouth

  • mook
    • BuryTheNuts2

      THIS is good to see!

  • j238

    The song mentions Christmas. Convenient how Scientology allows traditional religions to its adherents.

    If I was directing that video, I would have incorporated a bit of choreography from Grease.

    • Vistaril

      Yeah, very convenient, especially since Scientology scripture says that there was no Christ and, in fact, Christianity itself is the result of some people back in about 600BC who somehow got hold of the Xenu R6 story, probably from watching some mad men. Very odd.

      http://youtu.be/60HzfzQxMEc

      • sugarplumfairy

        When I was watching Radio Paul’s video of his 12/10/12 Enquirer give-away, I noticed one of the co$ staff carrying a Christmas tree into the org.. I thought the same thing.. Why celebrate if you don’t believe? Then I remembered, it’s co$.. They believe whatever is convenient and profitable to believe..

  • mook

    any way we can contact K. Preston’s first hubby Kevin Gage?

    • mattekudasai

      It was reported that Kelly had a child with Kevin Gage. Their infant was born with disabilites and was sent to be raised by Kelly’s mother in Hawaii. Kelly was a fledgling movie star wannabe and when the public caught word of this exciled child any mention on Kevin Gage’s IMDB site of the offspring was quickly ERASED. I think Kelly’s mom was a nurse or some sort of health care practicioner. Maybe someone here can back this up.

      • http://twitter.com/tetloj tetloj

        Only read the same speculation – there was talk on WWP I think about changes to IMDB. Never found anything like confirmation of the story.

        • mattekudasai

          I think I found the original listing on an archives site but I didn’t realize how important it is to save info when sci bots are involved. But I do remember seeing the child listed on the site. I am so new to this but try the wayback machine. On second thought, maybe this was too private and painful if true and my curiosity gets in the way of good judgement. Your call now.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jason-Unohu/100003285606960 Jason Unohu

    Having watched this – especially the jet in the driveway – If the world doesn’t end next Friday I going to be kind of disappointed.

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      Not to fret. Travolta will be dumping Way To Happiness booklets from the sky, all over the world, like a little mental Santa. Also, copies of How To Avoid Implant Stations in between lives, and instructions on where to go to find new meat bodies. (there really Are such instructions. I’d provide links, but I’m only allowed two coffees, so I just can’t)

      • BuryTheNuts2

        Ah, when the “Thetan” assumes a new body….It it somewhere in his stupid advanced lecture series.

      • John P.

        A rain of toxic swill from the skies like TWTH booklets will only give ammunition and encouragement to those in the tinfoil hat brigade who believe that other forms of toxic material is regularly being dumped from airplanes to enslave and control the population. Look up “chemtrails” if you want more details.

        • Observer

          I have a relative who will not shut up about chemtrails. >:-(

          • BuryTheNuts2

            Oh great you two….I just went down a “chemtrails” rabbit hole for the last half hour!
            Its a good thing I have four screens or I would never get any actual work done.
            EVER!
            Now excuse me while I go yell at someone (or do something annoying) so they remember I work here!
            That ought to dis-combobulate (WOG for enturbulate) them for the rest of the day.

  • BuryTheNuts2

    Wow, the new digs are spectacular. Likes! Go Tony O.

  • TheHoleDoesNotExist

    Love the Dow ad in the corner: Need grease?

    I think most Ex’s can associate the fear tingled joy flying over their former Hell Hole below, wherever it may have been, when they escaped a future of oiliness, check. The scene where the father and soldier son don’t recognize each other at first because it’s been so long or one looks like a prisoner of war, check. Acting a tad mental, singing and dancing in the streets where the neighbors can see you while you adjust to Earth atmosphere, check. Waking up and finding yourself in some remote, godforsaken bumpkin town, jobless and nothing better to do than hang out at the dusty airport lounge, check. Dying your hair black, donning skin tight black tshirt and jeans and running like a girl… um, wait, I think that was in the Escaping the Hole dream sequence. Never mind.

  • BosonStark

    It’s the warmth of Bombardier at Christmas. Among the super wealthy, it rekindles all kinds of sentiments about owning their first business class jet.

    • sugarplumfairy

      And their first goatee..

  • BuryTheNuts2

    Oh MY GOD…I can’t believe they filmed this at his frickin house.
    THAT WAS SO LAME!
    Thats IT….I am MOVING!!! I just threw up a little.

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      I was hoping you got to sneek in for some of the luxurious Ocala airport scenes, btn. That would have been a real hoot. There really should have been a scene where Travolta throws some singing SP off the plane mid air. It would be so on source!

      • BuryTheNuts2

        hmmmmfff.
        I live right next to the REAL Ocala international airport.!
        We have a Tower nowadays and we no longer train terrorists in how to take off but not land.
        We have gone upscale!
        Now we just watch the Saudis ship in RaceHorses in mass quantities.
        And we even have a rental car or two!
        pffffft
        Damn that was TERRIBLE!

        • TheHoleDoesNotExist

          Wait…can the racehorses only run, but can’t walk? Passed through security clearance? lol

          • BuryTheNuts2

            Security Clearance?…………..BAAAAHAAAAHAAAAHAAAAHAAAAA
            I said we had a tower and some rental cars.
            Security?
            Now that is just crazy talk.
            I didn’t even say there was anyone “in” the tower.
            Its OCALA for gods sake!

    • 1subgenius

      No money was spent in the making of this video.

  • j238

    Travolta’s haircut is the from the 1970’s gay clone look. All he needs is the bushy mustache to complete the picture.

    • FistOfXenu

      Oh yeah, THAT’S why I was thinking of the YMCA video.

  • BuryTheNuts2

    Are wallet chains the new gay male calling card? Did I miss something?

    • dagobarbz

      It’s either a a nod to his greaser character in the eponymous movie, or a reminder of Wild Hogs. Either one is fail. I attach my wallet to my pants with a chain made of melted down titanium from the cult’s secret bunker.

    • FistOfXenu

      Almost but not quite. They’re useful if you’re driving long haul or if you’re a biker. Either way your wallet if falls out and you’re screwed. OTOH if you’re planning a remake of the YMCA video a wallet chain is probably as necessary as a hard hat and tool belt.

    • blissfulldreams

      hi bury Not sure if it’s relevant but in BDSM culture the wallet / key chain would show if Dom or sub just by which side it hangs left for Dom right for sub

  • sugarplumfairy

    Lol.. “JT & ON-J Christmas video confirms Mayan end-of-world prophecy..” that’s just not right..

    • sugarplumfairy

      Oops.. Never mind.. I just watched it..

      What’s with the gratuitous military homecoming? That was kinda underwhelming…

      • BosonStark

        Travolta served honorably in the military, when he played Maj. Vic ‘Deak’ Deakins in Broken Arrow (1996). Also, he’s blown for good a few soldiers in his time, and is partial to men in uniform. (They were careful to cast two soldiers with some dork factor here, so they wouldn’t be mistaken for John’s lovers, most of whom have either a pilot’s license or some porn star cred.)

        • TheHoleDoesNotExist

          blown for good … lol

        • http://twitter.com/tetloj tetloj

          Like is not enough for this one. Wants guffaw button.

  • JustCallMeMary

    Wow. Reminds me of those old Golden Era Production videos…..

    Some other thoughts that came to mind while watching this bizarre music video:

    I feel sorry for Olivia Newton John. She didn’t deserve this.

    Travolta is out of sync on the dancing. And at other moments.

    John needs to do something about that hair…. I’d rather he be bald.

    Ella Blue needs to get on a diet fast. She’s near obese.

    What’s with lil’ Benjamin Travolta hitting people?

    I hadn’t see this before so I went and checked out a few reviews…. This one caught my eye:

    “A cup of curdled egg nog might go down easier than this.

    But, like it or not, it’s for a good cause. All proceeds of the album itself are said to be going to the Jett Travolta Foundation, honoring Travolta’s late son, and the Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Center.”

    ~ Courtney Hazlett, TODAY

    Like I said, I feel sorry for Olivia Newton John; she didn’t deserve this.

    • ze moo

      The Jett Travolta Foundation is not known to have given any money for any real research or services to the autistic. It has given money to CO$

      http://www.showbiz411.com/2011/07/11/jett-travolta-foundation-10-percent-goes-to-scientology

      Hmmmm, John Travolta singing, dancing, I guess he likes show tunes.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Barb-Snow/2262077 Barb Snow

      I hope you will reconsider your comments on the young teen girl Ella Blue and perhaps offer an apology for being thoughtless. While I can’t imagine the child reads this board, calling her “near obese” and asserting that she needs to go on a diet is still out of bounds; in fact, she is quite lovely in this video.

      • JustCallMeMary

        You need to wake up. There is nothing wrong with stating the obvious and I am not the first person to mention it on the internet. Read the news. Google Ella Blue + weight gain.Look at the recent images. This child is in serious trouble.

        One would think that Travolta and Preston, with all their material resources, would be able to help prevent the very same weight issues that were going on with Jett. It’s a shame. Childhood obesity is rising at an alarming rate. So is this child’s weight. She is at serious risk for heart disease and diabetes. Don’t you care about that? My God!

        The CDC, the National Institutes of Health and The American Heart Association, among other organizations and people, have been working diligently to get the word out about this epidemic of Childhood Obesity. I suggest you educate yourself and stop denying reality about the dangers of children overeating.

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Barb-Snow/2262077 Barb Snow

          There is a great difference in addressing the issue of childhood obesity on a general level and publicly calling a particular little girl obese. I stand by my comment and I guess you will not reconsider. So we are at an impasse.

          • dagobarbz

            No we’re not. We shall simply ignore you and go around you. Not an impasse, not even a Mexican standoff.

        • NCSP

          Nice concern trolling. Hey, here’s something no teenage girl in history has ever said: “I never realized I had a weight problem until some adults started making fun of me for it. Thank God they did!” If you want to be a jerk about some teenager’s weight on the internet, go for it; you’re certainly not alone. But own it, and don’t pretend like you’re somehow helping her.

          Downvote away.

          • JustCallMeMary

            Boy, you missed the point. But that’s OK.

      • dagobarbz

        If nobody speaks out about their parental and very OT neglect, she’ll wind up like Jett.
        It is weird, but I predicted his death and a year later, it happened. Neglect is a killer. But you think we should just ignore Honey Blue Blue’s weight problem and apologize. We apologize for nothing.

      • 1subgenius

        One might ask, can something be done about that (childhood obesity)?
        Why can’t Scientology DO something about even one child’s obesity.
        Especially one with two high level adherents as parents. There is little chance that she isn’t subjected to “Child Dianetics”.
        Her obesity may in fact be linked to the stress of the cognitive dissonance that is Scientology.
        None are so blind as those who WILL not see.
        This is a far more important issue than an internet poster’s alleged harshness.
        This is an evil cult that needs to be chased out of earth.
        You may have a point, but perspective is important.

    • koki

      i am with you JCMM….
      99 people out of 100 are fat because they eat to much….
      it is not a disease….it is only in US….
      here in LRHs Bulgravia,we all have perfect body’s…

  • Jean

    John Travolta’s cult is incompatible with Christmas. The founder, Hubbard, created the cult partially based on Satanism, and said (variously) that Jesus didn’t exist, or was a pedophile. Nice cult, John!

    • BuryTheNuts2

      Partially?

  • Sidney18511

    This video is so ridicules, that I feel embarrassed for them.

  • 0tessa

    Never heard such an insipid song, never seen such an amateurish clip. Pathetic.

    • 1subgenius

      No money was spent in the making of this video. Guaranteed.

  • Observer

    WHY is Travolta wearing a merkin on his chin?!

    • John P.

      He’s waiting to grow it a little bit more then he can put bling thingies of some sort in it like Chill EB had in the photo from the other day. Either that or he is growing it out to be the manful sprawling beard of Terl in Battlefield Earth, perhaps in anticipation of a sequel. Then we can hope that he grows the matching snot ropes (braided nose hairs, apparently) that were part of that costume.

      • dagobarbz

        I thought them nose thingies were an homage to his character in Welcome Back Kotter. You know, “Up your nose with a rubber hose.”
        Nobody ever said that IRL.

        • BuryTheNuts2

          If they did,….they wouldn’t twice!

    • FistOfXenu

      *thinks back to the incident with the masseur*
      Advertising?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Gerard-Plourde/1127841398 Gerard Plourde

    Maybe the soldier/security guard subplot represents a covert gay subtext (after all DADT is no longer in effect). If so, JT will be in for some sec checks for condoning a 1.1 tone scale lifestyle.

    • BuryTheNuts2

      I think JT likes the Sec Checks! He gets to hold phallic symbols and get berated and scolded until he crys and gets to relive his overts out loud.
      Yep, I think he totally gets off on this.
      Originally I thought he was a top.
      I have completely changed my mind.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Gerard-Plourde/1127841398 Gerard Plourde

        That would explain the long-term attraction to Scientology. His low self-esteem is validated. I see a new ad campaign. “Join the Church of Scientology. The club for people who won’t join a club that would accept them as members.”

  • InTheNameOfXenu

    This is the corniest video I’ve ever seen. This must be a Golden Era production. Just look at all the ARC that was in it. Wrecckkkkkk! Is Olivia a Scilon now that her career’s been in the toilet for 3 decades? Travolta is looking more bizarre with his hair loss and that Billie-goat goatee has got to go. That pesky high-volume body thetan exocism ritual is taking a toll on him. Wait till he gets to OT VIII and finds out that he ‘mocked’ it all up.

    Hubbard got the last word before he shit his pants and croaked in his trailer home. When he wrote OT VIII, he had a ‘Fuck You, Suckers!’ grin on his face.

    • mattekudasai

      Love Love Love your response of Hubbard getting the last laugh! I haven’t researched this yet but I’ll take your word at face value that all the alien space cootie exorcisms were only mock ups. Hey BM-HA HA HA SNORT HA HA HA. Bait and switch by Lientology right to the bitter end of the bridge to nowhere. I’ve read Alanzo’s story and felt so sad for him when he realized his first question to the Sci Borgs about whether they believed in God and they told him yes was inevitably a bald faced lie to lure him in. Alanzo’s description of how one loses themself in the quest to become a scientologist is truly poignant and helped me to understand how intelligent, idealistic and altruistic people slowly morph into unquestioning, egotistical ronbots.

      • InTheNameOfXenu

        Thanks. I got lured in more than 20 years ago. My encounter was brief, but forever left it’s imprint on my life. I fell for the con like everyone else. I avoided ‘entheta’ about $cientology like a good ronbot. After I joined staff at a local org was when I started to wake up. Being a student on course was the honeymoon phase. Things changed drastically. The mistreatment between staff, lack of pay, the chain-smoking, & the insanity I endured for that long year was amazing. These supposed clears and OT’s were the most neurotic bunch I ever met. Most $cientologists that I met there were the most self-centered, egotistical, nasty fucks I would never have anything to do with. But they knew how to put up a front when they pitched Hubbard’s garbage. Left left staff after a year and picked up Bent Corydon’s book, L.Ron Hubbard: Messiah or Madman. It acknowledged what i felt all along and freed me from their mind control.

        Why do I keep coming back to this blog after so many years? I’m witnessing their demise in slow motion. I want to be there when the whole cult implodes in on itself and drink a toast to their destruction.

        • 1subgenius

          Revenge is a dish best served cold, and living well is the best revenge.
          There will be many who will toast with you.
          And party hard.
          I want to be there in that number.

          • mattekudasai

            I’ll raise a glass to their fall along with you. I gave up drinking for health reasons 3 years ago but on that glorious day I’ll buy a bottle of the best champagne (not sparkling wine) I can afford and fill up the finest crystal flute I can afford and give 3 cheers to the end of a dark era in man’s history.

        • mattekudasai

          Thanks for the reply. Hearing stories of people blowing the joint helps dissipate the dark cloud that follows me around when I read of child labour, disconnections, and wins in litigation for this fraud of a religion. The stories ignite my feelings of loneliness and frustration from being exiled to an orphanage-separated from my parents and 5 siblings from when I was 2 till I was 5. I’m too sensitive and I suffer along with ex-sci’s stories of separation from their families. Family means nothing to scientology other than bodies to suck money from. Divide and conquer. Spill your own guts and tattle-tale on others. Fear, loathing and disdain for non scientologists. Mockery and mock-ups. Big Beings and Elitists. Tom Cruise, John Travolta, Kirstie Alley. Is anyone else getting sick and tired of those 3 duped so called celebrities. Could some other celebrity step up to podium and stake your claim to this fake alien space cootie corporation. Surely to god miscavige and the mindfucks have fooled someone else in the celebrity pool besides the perennial three. Ah, but therein lies the rub….people can’t be fooled so easily these days…who in their right mind would want to vocally associate themselves with this laughing stock of a cult. Yeah, yeah you got your religious tax status-for now- but the rest of the world knows your a CULT. Did you see the numbers The Bunker posted for your dwindling spiral of a cult. They’re going down, down, down with the ship of fools. Scientology is stuck in the doldrums of a sea of educated people. You will not move forward. You are not clearing a planet. Remember Jason Beghe ” show me a motherfucking clear”.

          There was the most truthful statement I’ve ever heard someone in scientology say.

          Now, I’ve been tough and maybe a little mean, but you know, if you dish it out you better learn to take it on the chin. Many out here in the wog world will throw you a life preserver if you want to overboard yourself. Forgiveness abounds, hell we all have done things we regret and have to ask forgiveness for and try to forgive ourselves for. I have many regrets. BUT – every passing moment is a chance to start anew. It doesn’t need to cost thousands of dollars and thousands of hours of LRH studies to be a decent human being. A kind word, listening to someone without any interjections, giving meals, or helping someone with a bill who’s fallen on hard times. Go for a walk with someone without even talking but just being together and taking in the natural surroundings. Ask someone how they’re doing and let them have the whole conversation. Feed the stray cats that come hesitantly to your door. My cat is so used this I think he brings them home himself. He’s my avatar. He’s a 20 lb maine coon but a gentle giant. I’ve nicknamed him Skidrow Kitty. We live in a neighbourhood that used to be considered ghetto but many years of refurbishing because of heritage designation has created a beautiful and relatively safe place to live. Oops, I’ve gotten off track here so i’ll end my spiel and thank you for listening. I feel a little better and hope you do too.

  • Sidney18511

    You have to admit…that is one beautiful car!

  • BuryTheNuts2

    Well this “cheese melt” was so bad I actually had to share this one with my minions at work.
    I thought they deserved a hearty holiday laugh.
    Much to my surprise….one of them actually friggin liked it.
    FACEFUCKINPALM!

  • flunk0

    There’s not one radio station where I live that would play this song.
    Also, in the past, there’s always been some goodwill on this blog for John Travolta. But today, I don’t hear anyone saying,  “oh he seems like such a good guy, if only he’d leave Scientology”. Has he finally achieved dork status? 

    • BuryTheNuts2

      AFFIRMATIVE

    • FistOfXenu

      dick status?

    • http://www.facebook.com/alan.d.naldrett Alan Dean Naldrett

      He has not just crossed the line into dorkness, he’s stormed it and done a back flip over the line.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mila.minderbinder Mila Minderbinder

    They didn’t have enough money to actually produce a real video?

    • sugarplumfairy

      I think co$ has all their money.. But lighten up.. dm did allow him the use of his own jet for the shoot.. It’s the Christmas spirit, I guess..

  • John P.

    I have a fairly high pain tolerance. I usually manage to get through every single video Tony posts and see them through to the bitter end, in order to milk the maximum amount of raw material for snark. But I must admit I only made it to 0:26 of the 3:12 duration on this one. And I only made it that far because of the “airplane porn” shots that made up about half of the footage I managed to endure, since I wanted to see what he was flying.

    That said, there’s enough to point out that Travolta appears to be at the wheel of a Challenger biz jet. According to People magazine, JT acquired a Challenger 601 about a year ago, in late 2011. That makes his plane probably at least 20 years old, since the 601 model was built starting in the early 1980s and was replaced by the 604 in the early 1990s, with a vast upgrade in higher bypass engines and avionics. You can get a mid-time 601 for about $3 or $4 million. And according to People, Travolta is now Bombardier’s “Global Brand Ambassador” (Bombardier is the manufacturer of the Challenger series). So they cut him a serious deal off of a high time refurbished unit that they had lying around, which might have been a demonstrator or, more likely, a retired Canadian Air Force RC-144 VIP shuttle plane (used to fly generals around on inspection tours of their far-flung network of air bases). So he may only be out a million or so on the hardware. Clever deal, but flying a high-time antique like that will never get you prime space on the ramp at Teterboro next to all the much newer models that we in Global Capitalism HQ own.

    I won’t even get into the fact that a 58-year old man with the bad judgment to think that wearing chin pubes like that in public is actually certified by the FAA to fly complicated aircraft. At least Chill EB is not trying to drive a bulldozer with his fashion sense. He’s just trying to bust a rhyme about the psychs, and is thus likely to kill far fewer people with his bad judgment.

    Oh, and the arthritic shuffle-like dance steps from Olivia Newton-John at the beginning are a far cry from Grease. I feel sorry for her, having been drafted into this shallow Christmas fast-buck effort that will become a career embarrassment the way the Star Wars Holiday Special still turns George Lucas’s stomach 34 years after it was made.

    • BuryTheNuts2

      There was a Star Wars holiday special? Jesus H. Christ!

      • DMSTCC
        • BuryTheNuts2

          ACK!
          And did John P. just mention PORN and STALLONE in the same sentence.
          I can’t decide which I need worse. A shower, or a drink!

          • stanrogers

            There is absolutely no reason why you can’t drink in the shower. What did you think those little umbrellas were for? Decoration?

            • BuryTheNuts2

              Ah you see…..but those little paper umbrellas get wet and “wilt” and my drink still gets watered down.
              And besides….I always thought those umbrella things were a hair ornament…no??????????

          • mook

            Sly tried to buy up the rights to the porno so it wouldn’t be endlessly bootlegged, but eventually failed.

            I think Arnold Schwarzenegger tried to do the same thing with his 1969 debut ‘Hercules in New York’, and Liza Minnelli with her 1967 debut ‘Charlie Bubbles’ (which includes a scene where she gives a bj to Albert Finney).

            • FistOfXenu

              Should we be worried about that you know so much about this? :-P

      • John P.

        Yes, there was. And George Lucas has gone to extraordinary lengths to buy up all the masters and ensure it’s never shown on TV again, much like Stallone bought up all the masters to “Party at Kitty and Stud’s,” the 1970 porn flick that marked his film debut.

        An article about the Star Wars Holiday Special is on Wikipedia, here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_wars_holiday_special. Even decades later, it remains a source of some amusement in geek circles, including being featured in Weird Al Yankovic’s video of “White And Nerdy,” at 2:23 in: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9qYF9DZPdw, where Al procures a bootleg copy in an alley from a rather shady sort of character.

        • http://www.facebook.com/gayle.smith.3994 Gayle Smith

          I think I love Donny Osmond more now than I did when I was 10.

        • Poison Ivy

          What great trivia, John P!

      • mook

        yep, there was. the whole cast sang… badly.

        the guests included Diahann Carroll (wearing one of Cher’s Bob Mackie frocks), Bea Arthur, Harvey Korman, and Jefferson Starship. a total ‘Love Boat’ guest list if you ask me.

        thankfully, this camp masterpiece is up on Youtube.

        • BuryTheNuts2

          A masterpiece Indeed!

    • flunk0

      speaking of teterboro, ever check out a Greek restaurant/nightclub called Molfetas 46?

    • 1subgenius

      Awarding points for use of the term “chin pubes”.

      • ermergersh

        It reminds me of Steven King’s “The Langoliers.”

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1016141160 Jennifer Sowell Glover

    I have a soft-spot for John Travolta– no, of course he’s not an innocent in the damage Scientology has done– but as a most-likely gay man who was probably promised to be cured by Scientology, he’s probably led a pretty messed up life. It’s a shame– I’d love to see him fabulous and gay and happy– he is just magical when he dances.

    • BuryTheNuts2

      Magic!
      I can give you fabulous and gay….and he sorta looks happy.

    • dagobarbz

      I like him too. He’s done some performances I truly enjoyed, and I loved him in Hairspray. I’d love to see him fabulous and happy too…he should fire his hair stylist, first of all. The “spray on fuzz in a can” look isn’t a good one for him.

  • mattekudasai

    John and Olivia have officially moved from the D-List to the F-List (FLUNK-THANK YOU)

  • BuryTheNuts2

    Sheepherder!!!!
    Thank you again for the Magazine!
    BTN

  • ze moo

    After watching that video, I wanted to claw my eyes out. As the CO$ has said, ‘once seen, it cannot be unseen.’

    Then I thought, what song(s) really fit the scientology mind set?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFta4iTZasM

    All hail Spike Jones…..I should redo that video with DM as the dwarfenfürhrer.

    • 1subgenius

      Do eet.
      What the world needs now is more Spike Jones’s.
      Something about speaking truth to power.
      And the lulz.

    • mook

      reminds me of the Donald Duck short where he’s a Nazi and this song is playing throughout (which Disney hid in their vaults for a looong time).

    • mattekudasai

      Holy Xenu, you just reminded me I’ve always wanted to watch Charlie Chaplin’s The Great Dictator. I’ll get my son working on that right now! Thanks.

  • BuryTheNuts2

    I have independent confirmation that we are not just being “mean” today to JT.
    Here is the deal, I texted my sister who is so in love with John Travolta she really believes he is straight.
    Yep, she is that delusional.
    I gave her the name of the video…
    which was wierd since it is called: I think you might like it.
    I had to then quickly explain the irony of that title.
    Anyway…
    She texted me back the following:
    I think….I don’t like it! They really could have done better than that.
    STATISTICS: I know it is slightly after 2PM Eastern on Tuesday….But that is my stat for the week!

  • ze moo

    “Still, given both stars’ appearance, we should not rule out
    figures from Madame Tussauds standing in for either of them on the
    cover.”

    “And in the “cute couple by the tree” shot, she still doesn’t
    seem to be herself, while he looks like his unseen hand might conceal a
    chloroform-soaked cloth he’s ready to clamp down over her mouth and
    nose.”

    http://www.seattlepi.com/lifestyle/blogcritics/article/Music-Review-John-Travolta-Olivia-Newton-John-4112644.php

  • 1subgenius

    So, John rushes home to hook up with Olivia, and his real family reunites at an airport.
    Paging Dr. Freud. My brain’s ‘sploding.

  • I Am Number 6

    omg, Travolta is such a tool. Also, I don’t agree with this “everybody can get caught up in a cult” stuff, that some people talk about just so that some ex-culties feel better about themselves. You have to be pretty stupid or at least uneducated and ignorant for that to happen. I can understand maybe why some young people got drawn into Scientology in the 60s/early 70s, but that’s about it. In any case, any fairly intelligent person would realise after a few pages of Dianetics that it is complete BS. Hubbard’s work is full of racist, anti-gay, and fascist concepts and it has nothing to do with science, as he claimed. So I have little compassion for these idiots, they should be ashamed of themselves. That doesn’t mean I wish all the exes the best of luck back in the real world. But let’s face it, these culties are not the sharpest pencils in the box.

    • BuryTheNuts2

      Neat name!

      • TheHoleDoesNotExist

        From the sci fi series “The Prisoner”?

        • BuryTheNuts2

          I know
          ;)

    • villagedianne

      It’s easy to say that, and I myself was not impressed by the Dianetics book. But I think that most of us, no matter how intelligent, can point to a time in our lives when we were bamboozled, and should have known better.

  • 1subgenius

    A great career move comparable to “Battlefield Earth”.
    Next up for John, a “Welcome Back Kotter” reunion with the remaining Sweathogs.
    Forget about the present, let’s go back to the good old days.
    Actually, that might not be bad. Where are they now?

    • mook

      “Next up for John, a “Welcome Back Kotter” reunion with the remaining Sweathogs.”
      didn’t he do that already at the TV Land Awards last year? Kelly, based on what I saw, looked like she didn’t want to be there w/ JT and his pals from back in the day.

    • Sherbet

      Gotta say — I was flipping the channels the other day and came across a very buff and handsome (in an 80s sort of way) JT in “Staying Alive.” He must have been very popular. Very.

      • villagedianne

        “Staying Alive” was a huge hit, and Travolta was young, thin, and hot.

  • Sandy Rhodes

    For those of you who were unable to view the complete video, here’s the not-IMDB Storyline:

    Xenu shows up in his space plane, fresh from another mission dumping thetans into a volcano. He’s disguised as John Travolta but you know it is not really him because his hair and face is all plastic-y and fake and you can see that this is certainly not a living being. Xenu/JT meets up with an older gal who used to be Olivia Newton-John. (She’s all confused because she thought she was there to sing the Beatles’ “When I’m 64”). So they jump up and down for a bit to shake off some extra-clingy BTs and then go off in an antique car that is almost as old as her. Next we see a bunch of OTs at an ideal org and a couple in their 30s sitting with their back to a cinder block wall – but they look to be in their 70s because they just spent the last 10 years in the RPF; now that they have been rehabilitated, they can speak with their family again. Some staff are showing off their birthday gifts for little DM. Two Sea Org staff show up in camo during their one annual day off. One gets to see his family but the other one’s family had been declared so he is sad. The RPF warden sees him and gives him some ARC but this is a bad thing and way off source and we know that the warden’s headed for the hole as soon as the SO submits his KR. A deliciously ironic moment is provided by a cut-away to people watching that perennial Christmas favorite “It’s a Wonderful Life” where a man discovers how the world would be if he had never participated in it – what it would be like if he had joined the Sea Org… There is a bunch more jumping around to shake off BTs and finally Xenu/JT and the old gal drive off.

    • mattekudasai

      Awesome version. I’d respect them at least a little if they would just tell the freaking truth. Thanks for clearing up the perplexing exchange between the sea org army guy and the warden. Someone please film this version. Anonymous would do it proud!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chuck-Beatty/1631176570 Chuck Beatty

    I personally forgive the celebs suckered into Scientology, I’d prefer they get out, but if they can’t,, then I don’t hold it against them. Hubbard’s Scientology is a really slimy con.

  • SandiCorrena

    That is absolutely wretched; I couldn’t watch it either.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jeremy.bowen.10 Jeremy Bowen

    It would have been tolerable if it were more like Grease… Which I think they were trying to go for but failed.