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Shelley Duvall is ill, but is Scientology’s Vivian Kubrick the best person to step in?

[Vivian Kubrick and Shelley Duvall]

On Friday morning, we described our own encounter five years ago with Shelley Duvall and her sad mental state. In a phone call, she tried to convince us that Scientologists were trying to get into her Texas house to assassinate her. We suggested that she get some professional help, and […]

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Leonard Cohen: This awful year strikes again with the loss of a transcendent genius

  You probably heard the news last night that Leonard Cohen died at 82. And today, you’ll be seeing some really great remembrances of him and the many different chapters of his life as an author, a songwriter, and a performer. (New Yorker editor David Remnick profiled Cohen in a brilliant piece just last […]

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SCIENTOLOGY’S TOP 20 CELEBRITIES — in order of those most likely to defect

  Now that Jason Lee has confirmed what we’ve suspected for a long time — that he’s out of Scientology — we’re naturally getting questions from readers wondering who among the church’s glittering celebrities will be next to jump ship.

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With Jason Lee out, what does it mean for Scientology’s tightest celebrity clique?

[A man and his camera]

Well, we told you this was probably the case. Jason Lee confirmed yesterday to a Denton, Texas blog that he and his wife “don’t practice Scientology” and aren’t interested in opening any Scientology centers in their new adopted hometown.

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Nancy Cartwright’s ‘defense’ of Scientology is the saddest thing ever

  You may have seen the short clip put out yesterday by the Associated Press which features voice actress Nancy Cartwright — who plays Bart on The Simpsons — talking about her unhappiness with Lawrence Wright’s 2013 book Going Clear and the 2015 documentary that filmmaker Alex Gibney made from it.

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Leah Remini is shooting a TV series about Scientology

  We figure it’s about time that we revealed what we’ve known for some time about upcoming television projects that feature Scientology, because it’s getting really interesting.

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Chick Corea’s glib revelation to the New York Times about Scientology’s ‘Maiden Voyage’

[Chick Corea and Alfreddie Johnson, both Freedom Medal winners]

Chick Corea is turning 75 next week and to note the milestone the New York Times yesterday gave the jazz great a glowing tribute in the form of a Q&A about his ambitious plans later this fall to celebrate turning three quarters of a century old. […]

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That time Muhammad Ali got blindsided by the Church of Scientology

  Like the rest of the world, we’re remembering Muhammad Ali today with the passing of one of the 20th century’s most intriguing personalities. Like you, we’re seeing a lot of great pieces about Ali’s career as an athlete and his memorable quotes as a human being, one of the best known human beings […]

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Can the tabloids ignore this photo of Tom Cruise getting his Scientology on?

  Yet another photo of Tom Cruise at the recent Scientology annual IAS gala in England hit social media today, and this is the best one yet that unambiguously shows the actor making the scene under the big tent in East Grinstead, England.

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Hey, tabloids: Tom Cruise once again attends Scientology gala as its poster boy

  Hey, tabloids, your boy Tom Cruise was at another Scientology fundraiser, helping out his main man David Miscavige (pictured, above) and we have the evidence.

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