Ned Zeman has a great overview of the missing First Lady of Scientology, church leader David Miscavige’s wife Shelly, someone whose disappearance we’ve been writing about for a long time.
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On Monday morning, we posted Steven Mango’s two and a half hour video about his experience as a member of Scientology. Now that we’ve had some time to absorb the entire thing, we thought we’d highlight some of the really good stuff in it.
In our title, we put the word ‘documentary’ in quote marks [...]
We’ve been discussing some awfully serious issues this week. From the suicide of a talented young woman who was memorialized at the Hollywood Celebrity Centre, to the odd disappearance of a prominent 40-year member of Scientology, to the grinding arguments of a court hearing in Texas.
Oh, how we’d love a little comedy to lighten [...]
In December, a 56-year-old woman who had long been a prominent presence at Scientology’s Hollywood Celebrity Centre, Barbara Cordova Oliver, flew home to Los Angeles from Clearwater and suffered a nervous breakdown.
Her mother, Arlene Cordova, 80, called police to her home, where Barbara was staying. (Arlene has never been involved with Scientology.) Barbara was [...]
We have two very different reports for you today that share one thing in common — Scientology’s Hollywood Celebrity Centre.
Steven Mango spent four years in Scientology, hoping that his involvement with the Celebrity Centre would help his acting career. A year ago, he left Scientology after he’d had enough of the church’s constant requests [...]
While we wait for word of legal happenings in Texas, we have a few fun items to tide you over today.
One of our tipsters sent us another issue of the Fort Harrison newsletter, the house organ of Scientology’s mecca in Clearwater, Florida. This is our second issue, and already we’re charmed by the [...]
Our video sources came through again, and now, only a week after we brought you video of the November IAS gala, we have Scientology’s full New Year’s Eve party!
In a break from tradition, the event on December 27 was held in Clearwater, Florida — usually, Scientology celebrates the new year in Los Angeles. But [...]
On Tuesday, we showed you a leaked copy of video from Scientology’s big IAS gala in November, during which Scientology leader David Miscavige previewed their new television ad.
We told you we figured it would soon be showing up on network TV, and we were right! Just after the first half of the Patriots-Colts playoff [...]
Yesterday, we got a look at the first 35 minutes of November’s big IAS gala in Clearwater, Florida. The annual event gives Scientology leader David Miscavige an opportunity to boast about all of the church’s successes over the past year for a few thousand people who have forked over large donations.
We couldn’t help but [...]
Our video elves have been busy again, and we have another treat for you.
A source has made available for us video from Scientology’s historic IAS gala, which took place in November in a giant tent in Clearwater, Florida.
The International Association of Scientologists was founded in 1984 as a legal defense fund for the [...]