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How Scientology broke up Tom Cruise and Mimi Rogers: The story you haven’t heard

[Mimi Rogers and Tom Cruise at the Academy Awards red carpet on March 29, 1989. Credit: Alan Light] When Alex Gibney’s film Going Clear premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January, much of the subsequent news coverage focused on revelations by former Church of Scientology executive Mark “Marty” Rathbun that the church actively “drove […]

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Geoffrey Lewis, 1935-2015, a consummate character actor and an OT 5 Scientologist

Geoffrey Lewis, the bucolic character actor known best for the 1970s Clint Eastwood movies he appeared in, died in his son Miles’s arms Tuesday after suffering cardiac arrest during a morning workout. He was 79 years old.

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Fact-checking Danny Masterson’s remarkable Paper interview about Scientology

By now you’ve probably seen Danny Masterson’s interview with Paper magazine, which was posted online Wednesday evening. The piece is getting a lot of attention because Scientology’s celebrities are usually very reluctant to talk publicly about the secretive organization.

The last time an actor said so much about his involvement in Scientology, and as […]

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‘Phantom of the Opera’ gets a two-fer: Scientologist and child molester!

Wow, James Barbour is back in a big way.

A few days ago, it was announced that Barbour was taking on the title role in Broadway’s longest-running production, Phantom of the Opera. And then, last night, the producers of the show felt compelled to answer an overwhelming Internet response to the news that Barbour was […]

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What Howard Stern should have asked Kirstie Alley about Scientology

Back in the day, still infested with space cooties.

When did Howard Stern become such a doormat?

Yesterday, once again, he had actress Kirstie Alley on his show, and once again he let her off easy regarding her involvement in Scientology and her rivalry with Leah Remini.

The last time Alley was on, she called […]

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Tom Cruise and his Freedom Medal of Valor: Where’s the tabloid press?

On Saturday night, just before midnight, we published a story about a remarkable photo of Tom Cruise that had been posted to Instagram. The photo had been put there by Luis Bascaran, a Venezuelan talent manager whose stable of actors includes a woman named Ruddy Rodriguez.

On Saturday afternoon Bascaran posted the photo of Ruddy […]

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Tom Cruise shows up with his Scientology ‘Freedom Medal of Valor’ in London

  Well, so much for those idiotic tabloid reports about Tom Cruise losing his religion. The folks over at ESMB spotted a photograph posted Saturday on Instagram that shows Tom in London and wearing his Freedom Medal of Valor.

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Kelly Preston finally blows away the last of her Scientology space cooties!

We’ve heard from multiple sources that at Friday night’s weekly graduation celebration at Flag — Scientology’s spiritual headquarters in Clearwater, Florida — Kelly Preston celebrated her completion of Operating Thetan Level Seven.

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Comedy gold: Mark Ebner catches Scientology cheating with Sarah Silverman

On Sunday, our old friend Mark Ebner began tweeting about something he’d spotted on Facebook. On Saturday night, a stand-up showcase featuring women had been scheduled to take place at Scientology’s Hollywood Celebrity Centre, and it called itself the “Los Angeles Women in Comedy Festival 2014.”

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Why Giovanni Ribisi told Marc Maron there are no aliens in Scientology: A theory

Marc and Claire Headley are two of the most well known people to leave the Church of Scientology in the last decade. Marc’s 2009 book, Blown for Good, is an exciting escape narrative of their time working at Scientology’s “Gold Base,” the secretive International Headquarters of the church in the California desert.

When Marc […]

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