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MEDIA ADVISORY: Stop saying that Scientology is infested with big movie stars already

CruiseTravoltaAlleyHey, we’ve been traveling for several days and just got back to the Bunker. While we try to catch up, we thought we’d point out something we saw in an excellent article about Scientology which Premiere magazine published way back in 1993.

The point of the piece was how Scientology maintained a grip on Hollywood, and about a third of the way into it, writer John H. Richardson paused to survey the landscape of Scientology’s entertainment dominance…

“The list of celebrity Scientologists now includes [Tom] Cruise, [Nicole] Kidman, Priscilla Presley, Lisa Marie Presley, Anne Archer, Juliette Lewis, Kelly Preston, John Travolta, Mimi Rogers, Karen Black, and Kirstie Alley. There are dozens of lesser-known Scientologists in show biz as well: Lee Purcell (Big Wednesday), Jeff Pomerantz (General Hospital), Geoffrey Lewis (Juliette’s dad, who was in Every Which Way but Loose, among other movies), Judy Norton-Taylor (The Waltons), Nancy Cartwright (the voice of Bart Simpson), child TV actor Vonni Ribisi (My Two Dads), Michael Wiseman (Predator 2), Kimberley Kates (Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure), Michael D. Roberts (Rain Man), and Gary Imhoff (the forthcoming Thumbelina). ”

The forthcoming Thumbelina?

Well, what strikes us is that it was a pathetic list even then, and more than twenty years later, you realize that things really aren’t any better.

Kidman quit of course, and Katie Holmes came and went as well. Lisa Marie Presley is gone (but not talking about it), and we suspect her mother Priscilla is quietly out the door as well. Mimi Rogers is out, Leah Remini got famous after the Premiere article was published but she’s out now as well, Jason Beghe made a lot of noise getting out and he’s getting more famous all the time, and Karen Black, sadly, is dead.

In the meantime, Scientology really hasn’t added a single big star to its lineup in more than 20 years. It’s the same sad roster: Cruise, Travolta, and Alley, each of whom has been involved with pretty disastrous publicity of one sort or another in the last couple of years. There are some younger actors on the list, but they all seem to have some sort of connection with the Ribisi family.

We bring this up because we continue to see media types gushing about how “so many” celebrities are involved in Scientology. Actually, a small number of really annoying TV and movie people are hanging on after getting sucked into Scientology back in the 1970s and 1980s.

We wish more media outlets would point that out.


Posted by Tony Ortega on February 10, 2014 at 09:50

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  • safeweb

    I think you missed a few current celebrities. What about Elisabeth Moss, Jason Lee, Ethan Suplee who starred on my Name is Earl, Jason Dohring, Jenna Elfman,Marissa Nichols, Michelle Stafford. I’m sure there are more that we have forgotten about. Also how about Michael Pena, laura Prepon. These people are not only working they are thriving.

    • Ardent

      Are we sure Elizabeth Moss is still in the cult?

      • Eclipse-girl

        yes Elizabeth is still in the cult.

        Safe Web, I know that you can’t be bothered to read the 800+ comments. Most of those people have been discussed in the comments.

      • DodoTheLaser

        She was in 2013. There are no indications it changed.

    • KingofSweden

      Jenna Elf-who?

  • safeweb

    Also think Margot Robbie might be receiving scn services.

  • media_lush

    “We can tell you Mango’s film & all the media attention really got under Davey’s skin so badly the covertly gay security guards all got worked up enough to circle jerk each other into even more dangerous liaisons in the 3rd floor Qual library bathroom!”

    no, it’s not Michael K it’s our friend at ‘s new post

    • Mooser

      I find him a little hard to follow sometimes, but enjoyable nonetheless.

  • Cat Daddy
    • Sarah James

      You find the most interesting things. 🙂

      • Cat Daddy


    • Captain Howdy

      Bollocks. It’s like the kid who was supposedly a fighter pilot in WWII. It was proven he had access to info about the subject beforehand.

      • Cat Daddy


    • DodoTheLaser

      Why out of billions of people and thousands of years, we only hear about few cases and none are ever proven?

      • Cat Daddy

        you flunk

        • DodoTheLaser

          How so?

          • Cat Daddy

            Sorry I was a crank

            • DodoTheLaser

              No problem. Glad you feel better.

  • DodoTheLaser

    Just tweeted this to Louis Theroux:

  • Sibs

    Today at the North Hollywood Red Line station the parking lot was full and people were giving up and leaving. I was really frustrated, but then I did a little victory dance in my car when I finally found a spot close to the front. I suppose that high I felt would be what an OT would consider a win after postulating an open parking space, difference being I didn’t have to waste hundreds of thousands of dollars to get it.

  • Mighty Korgo of Teegeeack

    Today’s responses have been the best of all time.

  • richelieu jr

    What you fail to account for is that the number of stars BY WEIGHT has increased nearly exponentially…

  • TXCowgirl

    Did anyone catch Krusty’s tweet yesterday? I want to reach through the computer screen and slap her swollen mug. WTF woman?? She deserves the humane treatment of The Hole!! Krustoid’s blatant refusal to acknowledge the abuses of her cherch and their weltanschauung makes me nauseous.

    • DodoTheLaser

      Celebs get preferential treatment, so she is in the bubble.
      It doesn’t justify her not using the google though.

      • TXCowgirl

        Yes, her Co$ rein is slack enough to surf the web.

      • TXCowgirl

        She has NO excuse for her willing ignorance.

    • SvenBoogie

      What does sunday have to do with anything for a $cilon….

    • Captain Howdy

      If that’s the case then..Let thy Lemurs GO!

    • Sarah James

      Just how does that work in scientology kirstie?

    • cs sarabia

      Kirstie Alley seems to prefer “small creatures,” as opposed to the larger and less controllable (or interactive) humans who have not only sentience, but conscious and very aware cerebral activity.

      She’s willing to turn humans into livestock if that little story about her request for cross-species nursing is true. If her human (no doubt Scieno) personal assistant was considered ready and capable to wet nurse a sharp, razor-toothed animal like an o’ possum, what can we say about Alley’s ethics or intelligence?

      That her larger spiritual and “contractual needs” vis a vis Scientology were more important than what would have been the poor assistant’s ultimately shredded, infected, and potentially excised nipples? Sepsis and possibly death from an unnecessary, unwarranted, and illegal activity with animals? Whoa, Kirstie. You think animals from the wild should be suckling on a woman’s breast?!?

      Even more bothersome than a torn breast from Alley’s requested o’ possum nursing needs is the rabies risk. A mangled and torn tit and a possible rabies infection is nothing compared to being as clear and OT as Kirstie is. Especially if Sea Org could just dump the poor girl off at the steps of an Emergency Room and hits the gas pedal.

      Of course, this is all a hypothetical scenario based on….

      • media_lush

        This was all about the giraffe they killed in Denmark to stop inbreeding

        • cs sarabia

          You know, when you stop to think about it, there are sad parallels . It was a small fry, exotic mammal in captivity who was given a name — Marius, The keepers/Miscavige prolly thought it was a fantastic idea to hold an event where the public paid to see Marius stun-bolted to his doe-eyed temple, cut up and fed to the lions (or at least to close associates or executives). After all, the poor thing couldn’t be sec checked or billed.

          C’mon Marius could have easily been snipped relatively inexpensively and two other zoos were willing to take and pay for him, the allegedly genetically deficient giraffe. WTF was this zoo on about?! Instead, Marius took a decidedly Miscavige turn, was slaughtered, quartered and fed to the lions in front of a very impressionable gallery, quite possibly full of small fry Rathbuns and Rinders in training,

    • 0tessa

      Yeah, allright then: WHERE IS SHELLY??

      • richelieu jr

        I can’t say for sure, but Krusty was on a diet and I left them alone for a couple of minutes. When I came back, Krusty was licking her chops and seemed a lot more relaxed and Shelly was gone. She said she had to get a bite, said K…..

  • SvenBoogie

    Funny how the mind (mine, at least) makes random connections at times. Just goofing around with a game/simulator I came across called Kerbal, “space… space opera… hey wonder what’s going on in the comments over at underground bunker…” =)

  • Captain Howdy

    OT, but I’m really enjoying the Sochi Olympics and it seems to me that Rupert Murdoch’s (and the other half a dozen corporate entities that control western media) obvious lame attempts to piss on Putin’s parade have backfired..”knock on head”.

    • DodoTheLaser

      Thank you, Captain.
      It was also a major dick move not to make the opening ceremony available online in USA.

    • Barbara Angel

      Don’t be mean to poor little Rupert; he’s recently lost his nasty faced wife & he’s got one foot in the grave and the other on a banana skin. He certainly had an impact on our last elections and fuck look what we got for a Prime Minister…..Abbott???? Every time Abbott’s horrible little shit face appears on TV I change the Channel. So yeah maybe it is time to be ***Mean*** to Mr Smithers Ooophs meant Rupert.

    • DodoTheLaser

      This 15 years old from Russia just got Gold:

      • Captain Howdy

        She’s the star of this Olympics.

        • DodoTheLaser

          Yes, amazing. They might as well wrap it up at this point.
          I have a hard time imagining anything as nearly cool.

          • Captain Howdy

            There are plenty of other similarly great performances going on in these games but Julia has definitely been picked by the media to be the star.

            • DodoTheLaser

              Because she is the best. Media or not.

      • Shirley Eugeste

        Hmph. I could do that.

        • DodoTheLaser

          Me too. Easy peasy.

      • Mooser

        Well, last I heard, Richard got married to a figure skater, and he bought her a dishwasher and a coffee percolator, and he drinks at home now most nights with the TV on and all the house lights left up bright!

      • Baby

        Thank you Do.. OMG flawless..

      • Toni m

        Fantastic…… Beautiful music and performance.

  • DodoTheLaser

    Who of you SP’s danced naked around a bonfire?

    • Sarah James

      You can count on OSA! Maybe the pictures are of Tom And Dave.
      I know Tom’s not gay, but they are bff’s.

      • DodoTheLaser

        They are just projecting their secret dreams.

        • Sarah James


        • Sydjazz

          Lol what the? Sparks, flames and rudey bits don’t mix

      • Sydjazz

        Tom’s not gay nooo lol

      • Anonymous

        OSA is probably already faking gay love scenes between Tom and Dave for when the midget gets hauled off to prison. That way, they’ll have an excuse for the next little fuhrer to denounce them and assume command.

        • Sarah James

          Scientology always has a plan!

  • J.W.

    Thank you for this post. It bugs me when people always ask why so many celebrities are Scientologists. It’s the same two people basically, Tom Cruise and John Travolta, and both of them aren’t very popular anymore. Or they bring up the Masterton brothers. Both of their shows ended years ago.

  • RMycroft
    • DodoTheLaser

      She is still inane.

  • Pierrot

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    Please go back to the test lists (Las Vegas, New York & California), there are new entries:…ads-on-craigslist.113779/page-49#post-2417182

    The score on that test is start->180, down 76, new ads 33, score 76-33 = 43, It is still improving.
    We feel that there is little that we can do about the old (stale) ads so let’s concentrate on the recent ones and blast any new/fresh ones ASAP.

  • My name is Larry Lester

    Well put Tony. Yes when you look at it they don’t have many stars. Though what about David Miscarriage? Hes got the skills. Got the contacts..Surely he could get a Hollywood deal..Here are some possible titles…’Wacked out’, Fight club’, the last fist, fight for your life, ‘My kung fu is better than your kungfu’, ‘I joined a cult and was drugged and beaten and left for dead in a Clearwater hotel’.

  • I had a dream the other night that Kirstie looked like she did when I met her, was friendly to me, and romantically interested. $cientology does scary shit to your mind. When was the last time she “starred” in anything but a train wreck reality TV show, anyway? And Travolta plays nothing but villains any more and looks more evil with each passing year. The saddest thing is, those knuckleheads don’t get their encroaching demise.

    • media_lush

      His next role is that of a talking gummy bear …. really!

      • LOL – type casting!

      • Anonymous

        Surely he’ll back by popular demand to star in Battlefield Earth 2!

  • Jgg2012

    How many celebs were at the most recent Celebrity Center anniversary celebration? My impression was that it was like 12 people.

  • Platinum Surfer

    This list is biased. Clearly ignoring the *new* celebrities minted by the inScnane-os. No Danny Masterson (That 70’s Show, Men at Work)? No Pat Renna (Some soccer movie in the 90’s)? No Elizabeth Moss (Mad Men, won a Golden Globe and thanked Vonni’s mom?) No Jed Rigney (Tweets a lot and has directed a shitty independent movie)? WTF?