[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
Ballantine Books announced today what we’ve known for some time: Leah Remini’s memoir is finished and coming out soon. Titled Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology, the book is scheduled to be released on November 3, and we expect there to be a tidal wave of publicity over it.
Continue reading Leah Remini book out Nov. 3: ‘Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology’
It’s on to the Twin Cities today after a great night in Ohio. We want to thank Miss Tia for showing us around Cleveland yesterday and then making sure we got to the venue in time. The Bunker contingent last night was something else. And how great to meet regulars like Frodis73, KnitNut, FlyOnTheWall, and Jimmy3.
Continue reading We’re live and on the air today in Minneapolis, and Scientology is the fat we’re chewing
Hey, your proprietor is in Cleveland today, our first trip to this fair city and a visit we’ve been really looking forward to. In the evening we’re giving a talk about our book, The Unbreakable Miss Lovely, but before that a friendly Bunkerite has agreed to show us around town. Are we lucky or what?
Continue reading We’re in Cleveland today to talk about Scientology and you’re invited
As former Scientology spokesman Mike Rinder pointed out yesterday, Scientology’s attempt to frighten a Clearwater, Florida movie theater out of showing Alex Gibney’s documentary Going Clear only ended up with straight up and vertical expansion: Now two theaters in the area will be showing the movie.
If that doesn’t sum up Scientology PR, we’re not sure what does.
Continue reading Visualizing Scientology’s latest ‘Going Clear’ public relations disaster
Finally, the time has come! After a considerable delay caused by nagging legal concerns, Alex Gibney’s Emmy Award-winning HBO documentary, Going Clear: Scientology & the Prison of Belief, will air tonight on Sky Atlantic at 9 pm local time.
Continue reading United Kingdom sees Scientology documentary ‘Going Clear’ tonight on Sky Atlantic
We’re grateful to our source who has been supplying us rare looks at the Maiden Voyage celebration of 2006. As we’ve said previously, these videos are exceedingly tough to find, and it has been illuminating to see David Miscavige lead his “OT Summit” on Scientology’s private cruise ship, the Freewinds, over successive nights that June. And now, we’ve save the best for last.
Continue reading L. Ron Hubbard, would-be conqueror: Scientology’s fable about Rhodesia is a riot
Historian Jon Atack (right) and religion professor James Beverley put together a remarkable gathering of people in Toronto in June. We were fortunate to see people like Paulette Cooper and Nancy Many and Jonny Jacobsen and Nora Crest and Nan McLean and so many others all get together for the first time.
Continue reading THE GETTING CLEAR CONFERENCE: How to see the videos that lay Scientology bare
Scientology has its soul duds on! These young staff members are in place in Harlem for tomorrow’s big block party, as David Miscavige opens yet another Ideal Org.
We’re very disappointed that we won’t be on the scene because of other obligations. We’d love to know if there are any New York correspondents who might want to check out the scene for us and maybe snap a few photos on Saturday. Please let us know.
Continue reading Scientology about to throw its Harlem party — and we need your eyes and ears!
Last December, we brought you some pretty bizarre footage. It was shot by Marc Headley, who was visiting Scientology’s secretive Int Base near Hemet, California with a Danish film crew making a documentary about a Danish former Scientologist, Robert Dam.
Continue reading Surreal encounter at Scientology’s secretive Int Base shows up in Danish documentary