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Former Scientology mouthpiece Tommy Davis is settling into his new role as Hollywood exec

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[Tommy Davis as Scientology mouthpiece; his new BFFs in Hollywood, James Packer and Mariah Carey]

In May, we broke the startling news that former Scientology spokesman Tommy Davis had started a new job: He’s working for Australian billionaire James Packer, who at one time was Scientology’s richest customer. According to his LinkedIn profile, Tommy started his new job in February as “general manager North Americaโ€ for Packer’s investment firm, Consolidated Press Holdings. That position comes with a role helping to run Packer’s partnership with filmmaker Brett Ratner in their movie-funding business, RatPac Entertainment. After our story came out, we heard that Ratner was surprised to learn that Davis may still have some connection to Scientology. But new photos suggest that things have been smoothed over, and Davis is fitting in as a mover and shaker in Hollywood.

Researcher Garry Scarff spotted a photo of Tommy and his wife Jessica Feshbach taken Wednesday at Ratner’s home, and that sent us looking for more. Getty Images photographer Lester Cohen had a large collection of them posted that he took Wednesday night, and we’ve cropped and embedded a few images for you in the name of Fair Use.

Tommy Davis is still a fan favorite here at the Underground Bunker. He’s the handsome son of Academy Award-nominated actress and Scientologist Anne Archer, but he gave up his start at Columbia University to become a hard core “Sea Org” member and then spent the mid-2000s running errands for Tom Cruise and the rich Australian who Cruise had brought into the fold, Packer. All three of them were tight enough that tabloid photos of them emerged on Packer’s yacht showing Tommy (with his Sea Org tattoo) and Cruise with his new girlfriend, Katie Holmes.

 
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According to Steve Cannane’s amazing upcoming book about Scientology and Australia, Fair Game, Packer left the church in the middle of a course in 2006. Davis, meanwhile, lost his job as Scientology’s mouthpiece after a devastating profile of Paul Haggis by Lawrence Wright was published in The New Yorker in February 2011. Davis then moved to Austin with Feshbach, who not only was also a Sea Org member but had at one time been an aggressive handler for Katie Holmes.

Banished from the Sea Org, Tommy and Jessica settled into their new life. Jessica took out a realtor’s license and went to work for a local firm, while Tommy became majordomo to the wealthy Thomas Barrack Jr. at his real estate private equity firm headquartered in Santa Monica, Colony Capital. (Tommy’s father, the late William Davis, was a wealthy real estate investor.) Tommy and Jessica had their first child, a daughter, in October 2013. Tommy, in a deposition he gave in January 2014, claimed that he was just “on leave” from the Sea Org and was still a member of the Church of Scientology.

More recently, we got the big update. In 2014, Tommy and Jessica moved back to Los Angeles, they’ve now had a second daughter, and Davis dropped his Colony Capital job to go to work for Packer in February. Their new life appears to be agreeing with them; the good-looking couple were captured Wednesday night by Cohen at the Ratner shindig.

 
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Adding to the intrigue about Tommy’s new job funding movies on behalf of Packer and Packer’s partner, Ratner, was the news that Tommy had been introducing his new movie pals to a man named Michael Doven, even calling Doven his “best friend.”

“You are shitting me,” former Scientology figure Marc Headley said when we told him the news. He reminded us that Doven is a notorious Scientology spy who was used by church leader David Miscavige for years to keep tabs on Tom Cruise. Doven had been Cruise’s personal assistant, and is a minor figure in filmmaking today. (A recent project, for example, was a movie about golf hustling, 2015’s The Squeeze, that was produced by Scientologists Anne Archer and her husband Terry Jastrow — who wrote and directed the film –and featured Scientologist actor Jason Dohring. Variety panned it as a “heavy handed morality play.”)

We confirmed with our sources inside the church that Doven is very much still the gung-ho church member he always was. And Headley is convinced that the only way Tommy Davis is palling around with Doven, introducing him to his new friends in Hollywood, is that Davis is on a mission from David Miscavige to convince Packer to come back into the fold.

It’s wealthy donors that have been propping up Scientology as the organization loses members, and Miscavige needs all the billionaires he can get. The church’s richest current member is Silicon Valley investor Bob Duggan, who is worth about $3.2 billion and has given at least $70 million in donations to the church. Convincing Packer, who is worth $4.4 billion, to come back to Scientology would instantly make him the church’s richest member, and would be a major accomplishment for Davis — perhaps enough to get him back in the good graces of Miscavige.

But after our story in May came out, we heard rumblings that Ratner wasn’t happy, and that he didn’t want Scientology anywhere near RatPac Entertainment. Since then, however, things have apparently been smoothed over, judging by the photos taken Wednesday night at Ratner’s Benedict Canyon home, Hilhaven Lodge.

The occasion was a celebration of an upcoming RatPac-funded television series, In Harm’s Way, that Deadline.com described this way:

Brett Ratner and James Packerโ€™s RatPac Entertainment last night announced In Harmโ€™s Way, a scripted multi-platform project inspired by the United Nationsโ€™ work around the world. Created by emerging British filmmaker David Raymond, the event-driven anthology mini-series will dramatize true stories of UN staff who risk their lives working to ensure that the organization fulfills its mandate. Each season will focus on a specific crisis in a different country with the first season, written by Raymond, to be set during the 1999 East Timor crisis. Future seasons will be directed by different sets of filmmakers and cover new topics.

 
At the event celebrating the new series, Ratner was photographed by Cohen with United Nations secretary-general Ban Ki-moon and, can you believe it, Tommy Davis!

 

 
Wouldn’t Miscavige be proud! In another shot by Cohen, Tommy and Jessica can be seen in the background relaxing with Ban Ki-moon and others…

 

 
Other figures who celebrated the new film at Ratner’s place were Larry King, Stevie Wonder, Dakota Johnson, Naomi Campbell, Sharon Stone, Courtney Love, and fashion designer Hedi Slimane. We also found it significant that the star of the party was Mariah Carey, who looked pretty fabulous. Here she is with Ban Ki-moon and Brett Ratner.

 
We say this is significant, because there has been some doubt expressed in the Australian press about Carey’s relationship with Packer. They had announced their engagement, but then in March they said that a wedding had been put on hold indefinitely. So is Mariah’s appearance to support a RatPac project some indication that things are still good between her and the Australian billionaire, who these days is actually based in Israel? We don’t know.

But it is interesting to see Tommy Davis in this exalted company. Do you think anyone bothered to ask him about his antics as Scientology’s mouthpiece?

 
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Scientology on the syllabus

Posters over at WWP and here in the comments have pointed to a college course being offered about Scientology at Cal State University San Bernardino this fall that will use the church’s propaganda book, “What is Scientology?” as its coursebook.

We spoke to its instructor, Dr. Arlette Poland, and she explained that this was a brief, three-week course offered through Osher Lifelong Learning, not a regular CSUSB class, and that appearances to the contrary, she’s well aware of Scientology’s controversies and will be discussing them during the course. She was a pleasure to speak with, and we hope this will tamp down some of the speculation about the course.

 
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3D-UnbreakablePosted by Tony Ortega on August 15, 2016 at 07:00

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Our book, The Unbreakable Miss Lovely: How the Church of Scientology tried to destroy Paulette Cooper, is on sale at Amazon in paperback and Kindle editions. We’ve posted photographs of Paulette and scenes from her life at a separate location. Reader Sookie put together a complete index. More information about the book, and our 2015 book tour, can also be found at the book’s dedicated page.

Learn about Scientology with our numerous series with experts…

BLOGGING DIANETICS: We read Scientology’s founding text cover to cover with the help of L.A. attorney and former church member Vance Woodward
UP THE BRIDGE: Claire Headley and Bruce Hines train us as Scientologists
GETTING OUR ETHICS IN: Jefferson Hawkins explains Scientology’s system of justice
SCIENTOLOGY MYTHBUSTING: Historian Jon Atack discusses key Scientology concepts

Other links: Shelly Miscavige, ten years gone | The Lisa McPherson story told in real time | The Cathriona White stories | The Leah Remini ‘Knowledge Reports’ | Hear audio of a Scientology excommunication | Scientology’s little day care of horrors | Whatever happened to Steve Fishman? | Felony charges for Scientology’s drug rehab scam | Why Scientology digs bomb-proof vaults in the desert | PZ Myers reads L. Ron Hubbard’s “A History of Man” | Scientology’s Master Spies | Scientology’s Private Dancer | The mystery of the richest Scientologist and his wayward sons | Scientology’s shocking mistreatment of the mentally ill | Scientology boasts about assistance from Google | The Underground Bunker’s Official Theme Song | The Underground Bunker FAQ

Our Guide to Alex Gibney’s film ‘Going Clear,’ and our pages about its principal figures…
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  • Panopea Abrupta

    For NOLA, a revised version of Randy Newman’s classic “Louisiana”
    Hugs, darlin’
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OxF7AoN6Y9s

    O/T
    For Enthralled Observer:
    According to the 2011 Aussie census, a mere 2.2% of Australians are Muslim (476,291 of a total of over 24 million)
    There are more Buddhists, ffs.
    More vegetarians.
    More Indigenous Australians.
    Why so threatened?
    Your claim to be “centre-right” politically is challenged by your satisfaction at the recent election of 4 One Nation senators.
    Stop listening to Pauline Hanson – she’s a racist fear-mongering loony.
    This is Tea Party/Ayn Rand/ Mormon maniacs occupying Malheur territory.
    There are xenophobic equivalents all over Europe.
    It is but a short step to full-blown facism – and this IS not name-calling, it’s a sobering look at history.

    And while the threat of radical Islam is not negligible, there’s this mote in Australia’s eye.
    Indigenous Australians number 669,981. – they ARE allowed to vote now in Queensland, whew
    And they are not hunted as game any longer.
    That must feel good.
    Racism still abides even if genocide is no longer on the menu.
    They were administered as Flora and Fauna, ffs, until the ’60’s when the White Australia movement ceded to some pressure.

    Oh yeah, and belatedly, there is recognition that they might hold some claim on the land too (since 1992!)
    Only been there 40,000 years.
    These Johnny-come-latelys (250 years, less) reckon they can have some of it back.

    Or do you think I’m being a human-rights sycophant?

    Do you disbelieve climate-change scientists too like Roberts, one of the 4 One Nation senators, does?
    I guess my question is “Are you really daft?”
    It’s a bigger threat than Islam every day of the week and twice on Sundays.
    But carry on up the bleached Great Barrier Reef.
    First class on the Titanic good enough for ya?

    Fear is a terrible place to live.
    Anger based on fear is deadly.
    Xenophobia sweeps the West, giving ISIS and such scum precisely what they want.
    Marginalizing people radicalizes some, surprise, surprise.
    Race-baiting and Islamophobia makes you a tool of the evil you would destroy.
    Ironic, eh?

    I’m going back to commenting on $cientology.
    I wish you would too.

    • NOLAGirl (Stephanie)

      *MWAH*

      Thanks Pan. The rain has passed, now the clean up begins. I don’t envy anyone who has to do it either (been there..it SUCKS). Bayou water brings in shit that would make a Marine scream like a little girl. ๐Ÿ˜€ We brought all our donated clothing, shoes, toys etc. to the Salvation Army yesterday evening as did so many others. That may be one of the greater things about this state, we definitely take care of each other. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Jenyfurrrrr

        Love your heart for other people! Seriously wish we lived closer – you’re someone I KNOW I’d love to hang with (esp if you ever have to hand off your earrings for anything! ๐Ÿ˜‹) Something very special about the way the peeps of LA & esp the NOLA area take care of eachother – good stuff for your kids to grow up experiencing!

        • NOLAGirl (Stephanie)

          It was a hard lesson to learn, Katrina, but damn if it didn’t teach us to not even wait for the federal aid (although it is already here….the state gov. learned too) to just get off our asses and take care of each other. Waiting isn’t an option when people are in trouble. Should we have been like this already? Absolutely. Did it take something catastrophic to wake our asses up? Yep. But thank goodness we did. We’re a well oiled machine in an emergency now. ; )

          Pssst….I wish you lived closer too. We’d most definitely hang out and find some trouble to get into. ๐Ÿ˜€

          • Jenyfurrrrr

            Even from afar, it’s great to see how quickly the state responds since Katrina. I love how community-minded the whole region became. The only other areas I’ve seen that kind of community-pride & everyone pulling together is the FL Keys area and NYC since Sandy. Interesting how some places pull together like that & others don’t.

            Yes, hanging out & getting in trouble would be quite fun w/you! Are you going to Denver for HC next year?

    • What’sup

      When Pauline Hanson first arrived on the national stage in the late 90’s, she never mentioned Islam. Pauline hated Asians with a passion. She seems to have forgotten about them now.

      • EnthralledObserver

        No she hasn’t – in case you hadn’t noticed the Chinese are very rapidly buying up our assets, farms, islands, coal fields, other infrastructure… she’s aware and campaigning against it.

        • Katy_Lied

          The Japanese did the same with US assets and US real estate in the 1980s(?). What can the Chinese do– they cannot move that real estate to China. All they can do is create a bubble where only they will get crushed when the bubble bursts. In the meantime, the locals benefit twice: first when they sell out at inflated prices, and second when they buy back at rock bottom prices.

          • EnthralledObserver

            That’s fine if it’s only domestic and maybe commercial real estate you are talking about… but they (and other foreign investors) are buying/attempting to buy infrastructure too. Like water plants/dams, electricity, farms (food) and our ports. Not real smart of our Government to sell a foreign power these essential industries, is it? And to China, who some believe are gearing up military wise for something.

    • Watcher

      Thank you, Pan. You said that better than any of us could have.

    • Andrea ‘i-Betty’ Garner

      I didn’t click below the fold, earlier. Yes, bravo!! Lest we forget: Flora and Fauna.

    • Kim O’Brien

      heart emoji

    • TheMirrorThetan

      “Makes you a tool of the evil you would destroy. ”
      Exactly. It is what they WANT. It couldn’t have been worded any better.

    • villagedianne

      Thanks for the video. I’m binge-ing on Boutte now.

    • daisy

      Well reasoned argument . Thank you for not giving up on a long time decent poster until recently. I had.

    • EnthralledObserver

      I only saw this now… you must have added it as an edit or I had not opened the drop down, so, I shall respond now:

      First – 2011 census? Really… let’s wait for the new figures, shall we – what’s the bet it’s gone up quite significantly since then, and my point will have been proven. In the meantime… I object to the importation of Islam into my country… it is dangerous and not compatible with our lifestyle, values and laws. If you don’t know this then it’s because you haven’t done the research yourself and actually looked at their written doctrine and teachings rather than just ‘taking their word for it’… read the Koran and Sunnah and Hadiths for yourself! The importation of Islam, in its more objectionable form in particular, is done by bringing Muslims into the country from Islamic countries, in particular from those governed by The Sharia. Current ‘refugees’ are coming from precisely these places – I do not want them here, taking the houses, resources and services from our own citizens who need them badly and ARE being turned away or shuffled down the waiting list when these people refuse to fit in and bring their disgusting, vile baggage (Islam) with them. I would be more happy to bring Yazidis and Christians etc – the actual persecuted members from the area – but we don’t get them because the corrupt UN is doing the pre-selection and failing to provide adequate safe opportunity and accommodation in the camps in Turkey from where they select. Much preferred, however, is to help all of them THERE, in Syria or Turkey, by providing funds and assistance to create safe areas they can flee to until after the conflict subsides and they can all go home, which most state is their preference.
      Have you even listened to Pauline Hanson? I might recommend actually going to her fb page and listening to her directly rather than silly main-stream media gotcha interviews or misinterpretations of what she said, and also reading her party’s policies. She is not racist… that is propaganda… there are a diverse mix of all races as supporters and members of Pauline Hanson’s One Nation and they are all welcome. She genuinely desires to help Australians… and she rightly puts us first within her policies… that’s a fantastic direction and is the reason why she got so much support from the regular, Australian public – center-right. It’s not extreme to want to put your own citizens first and look after them first.
      As for Aboriginal Australians… I don’t think you have any clue of the issues, Pauline’s policies, her opinion or her preferences. Nobody wears ‘victimhood’ well… it only serves to hold people back… so it would be advantageous to all native/indigenous populations in every country to stop listening to the oppression of the likes of the BLM movements where they blame everyone else for their issues and start instead analyising what exactly are the problems within their communities and working toward fixing them from within. Start with the ‘father’ in the family… centrelink is not the ‘daddy’. It should be noted that Islam will commit genocide upon our natives if allowed to flourish… because they too are infidels. And even if that does not mean killing them, it will surely mean the death of their ancient culture and dreamtime that we are helping them to preserve.
      Land claims… it’s interesting you bring that up. The aboriginal populations already have ownership of much land, Uluru, some mining lands from which the community receives royalties (millions), fishing territories and the rights to hunt them in ways that non-aboriginals don’t, etc. You might want to take a look at Islam and the land grabs by way of genocide they are currently inflicting upon native Christians in the middle east, West Papua by Islamic Indonesia, against the natives’ will… you think Islam, if it’s allowed to grow here, will ‘let’ the aboriginals keep all that they’ve managed to achieve? You need to educate yourself on the spread of Islam since its inception. What you may not understand about Islam and land is that within their scriptures it states that once a caliphate has been established on particular land that land then is ALWAYS Islamic, even when they are defeated in battle or driven out… hence the Israel/Palestinian conflict – it won’t ever end… they believe Israel belongs to Islam, to the Ummah, that’s why they are so willing to die for it. There will never be peace there. You do not let Islam take your lands, for then you will have lost it forever, they will fight you forever to get it back. No-go areas in cities in Europe, Uk, US, Sydney… almost considered Islamic now… ask them… they will not relinquish them without a fight even if they are only renting. And how do they announce it? Mosque.
      So, take you sycophantic human-rights self and go fight back Islam for the West Papuan Fuzzy Wuzzys and Christians and other minorities in the Middle East – that’s your enemy right there!
      YES, man made climate change is a scam and a farce. Let’s start with global warming – notice they don’t call it that anymore… because there’s been a pause for decades now, if it was man-made by ever increasing carbon pollutants then wouldn’t warming be increasing ever faster, not pausing? And of course we are warming anyway, over time, but that’s a natural cycle of the earth… we are still warming from the last mini-ice age. And it isn’t even yet as hot as the earth’s highest times of thriving according to data. Climate change scientists who push this agenda only want you to look at the smallest section of the time-line… you need to look at the bigger picture. Carbon in the atmosphere is GOOD for plants, and therefore GOOD for animals… we’re actually coming into the most prosperous times for human life on earth – we will, of course, need to adapt to the conditions, as we always have.
      The GREAT BARRIER REEF – well, aren’t you looking silly – believing that left wing/greenie influenced main-stream media propaganda. The bleaching of the coral on the reef is cyclical – it happens EVERY SEVEN YEARS, due, not to climate change, but to the warming of the seas from EL NINO weather patterns which increase the temperature of the water washing over the reef – which happens to be this year! It will recover, as it always does. Not to mention the Reef is a living, ever changing thing… receding naturally in places, growing in others, always changing. Every time the greenie alarmists claim ‘reduction of the reef’ they ALWAYS fail to talk about how it’s increased area in some place else. And they ALWAYS try to blame something else man made to fit their agenda to justify their jobs – it’s self serving and dishonest.
      The rest of your xenophobic/maginalisation/race-baiting bullshit is just propaganda you’ve been fed so you don’t rise up against the elite agenda… they’re in it for the money they can make (*cough* Hillary)… you are simply being used as the SJW soldier you are so willing to be for them because you won’t take your blinders off.

      • richelieu jr

        “Governed by the Sharia”?

        WtF? Sharia Law has thing to do with governing.

        And don’t suggest I haven’t read this stuff- my neighborhood is over 80% Muslim and I have lived in North Africa.

        There are quite a few cultural problems, to be sure, but this alarmist crap is ridiculous., particularly delivered in this know-it-all tone.

        I could give you a well-reasoned f the same length with exact examples of why Christianity “ruins everything” to borrow a term from the late Christopher Hitchens, and it would be apparently based on a real, global ,knowledge of the subject and equally pernicious and vapid.

        “Your” country doesn’t exist, my friends except kin the dreams of white nationalists an dictators and only at the blurry ends of railroad tracks leading into your red-bricked dream-land.

        Climate Change is a subject which has a bit more tenuous of a link to the subjects of this blog, and I know I have already fed the Troll until it Limbaughs lower now,modem another Reboux brand linked to the other branches acros a lattice or chalk-boarded, Faux News Screamed paranoid AM radio ramblings.

        The Islamic theocratic fascists and your kind are two sides of the same, nasty, infectious coin- the kind thT spins through three-dimensional space with both sides screaming about how very question on every subject only has two sides and that their side is the only right one.

        If things are truly mugging to be a s prosperous as you believe, that’s wonderful- a there will e enough for everyone and so sharing with solve one with their head not up their arse won’t bother you so much, and you can buy pools on hand sanitizer to plunge into headfirst every time an off-white person or non-star-bellied Sneetch shares your sidewalk or appears on your TV.

        If not, or even with things going on as they always have, falling apart constantly, I am, still pleased to know that “your country” is soon to become like the faked photo of the polar bear trapped on shrinking piece of pure white ice as it shrinks under its paws…

        America is finally, bot by bit, striving to live up to the ideals it always espoused, and it is painful,and awkward and.glourious to see all that unused potential thro,wn into relief as all men are finally recognnized by most as deserving the equal treatment they aren’t receiving, that even the racist dead-Enders and misguided folks are forced to cling to slogans like “All Lives Matter” rather than, “No N*****s, Dogs or Mexicans”, and forced to try and argue that racism no longer exists rather than that it is God’s plan and in the natural order of things.

        Lastly, thank you for reminding me that their are forces in the world that are as bad as Scientology, and in much the same way: Malicious, belligerent ignorance posing as enlightened clear thinking, non-knowledge and misinformation poured onto the heads of the Ill-informed, poorly educated, elderly, bigoted masses of people who were denied the right to learn vital critical thinking skills in school by those in fear of seeing those skills applied to ,whatever ,particular brand of bullshit they are purveying…

        I hope you’ve got a good echo in your colon there. You’ll want your voice to sound really resonant and authoritative for your audience of ____(your fantasy figure here)____.

        Thanks for stopping, but they miss you ink the psych ward and you are c,early but one step in front of the net.

        tl;dr, we’re trying to unwind another ignorant blowhard’s noxious, toxic anti-knowledge and thought stopping here, and he was a LOT better at it than you.

        In short: Piss-Off, You Monstrous Mountainof Mainspainations of Manufactured Mindfuckery.

        Shorter: Get stuffed you bigoted, ignorant POS. Hubbard’cupboard is bare enough. We don’t need the handful of bargain-basement BS rattling around in your skull.

        • EnthralledObserver

          Ah… Christopher Hitchens… it seems you hold him in high enough esteem… maybe you’ll listen to him regarding Islam…
          “This is very urgent business ladies and gentlemen, I beseech you, resist it while you still can. And before the right to complain is taken away from you which will be the next thing. You’ll be told, “you can’t complain because you’re Islamophobic”. The term is already being introduced into the culture as if it was an accusation of race hatred, for example, or bigotry, whereas it’s only the objections to the preachings of a very extreme and absolutist religion. Watch out for these symptoms, they’re not just symptoms of surrender. Very often ecumenically offered to you by men in other robes, Christian and Jewish, and smarmy ecumenical. These are the ones who will hold open the gates for the barbarians. The barbarians never take a city until someone holds the gates open for them. And it’s your own preachers who will do it for you and your own multi-cultural authorities who will do it for you. Resist it while you can.”๏ปฟ

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-ovsfH6GH0

          Don’t bow to Islam!

          • richelieu jr

            I do find him or interesting and intelligent, but it not am question of
            “Bowing to Islam” your didactic douche, but treating people as individual human as raised Christian but am not responsible for those Cursades, forced conversion, the eter,inaction of those Cathars, W’s war on Iraq, anally raping that ass-hat Quaaaffi with a knife or Fox News.

            I am no fan of Islam, and I deal with it daily and not on the television or right-wing fringe web sites… You might find Muslims to be more varied than the M&Ms that fill your skull.

            • EnthralledObserver

              Wrap your mind properly around the concept at hand, and which is my point: I am not concerned with individual Muslims… it is Islam that is the problem and that I reject and warn against!

              So, calls of bigot and Islamophobia aside (and racist apparently too)… I see we agree. Islam is shit and we must not submit to its demands.

              And you say you have the critical thinking skills… smh

  • Jack99

    So, Tony, did you e-mail Tommy, asking for a comment?

    • DexterSka

      I wonder if Tommy’s response ripped the body in two.

    • Graham

      I seem to recall that last time Tony did that he got a brusque reply and was told never to contact him again. Communication- the universal solvent? Looks like Tommy failed to take that LRH message on board.

  • Andrea ‘i-Betty’ Garner

    Tommy (has he dropped “Thomas” fully now?) still looks like a furious toddler* in that first photo with Ban Ki-moon. It grates to see him mingling with such august company; it shouldn’t, but it does. Surely only his parentage is responsible for his so-soft landing from the Sea Org and back to life in Hollywood full time. I wonder whether he’s been told to go hard or subtle in his presumed bid to win Packer back to Scientology.

    * Unless he needs to pee and his suit is too tight to cross his legs.

    • DexterSka

      Yeah, I was still wondering about the shoes. If Donald Trump wore them nobody would ever bring up anything he says and just talk about why he is wearing them.

      • Really? Do you think he would wear them if I bought him a pair? ๐Ÿ™‚

        • DexterSka

          I hope so. They’d be the most ridiculous part of the campaign.

          • thetastic

            Least ridiculous, I think.

            • DexterSka

              They are some really blue shoes though.

  • gtsix

    Funny, I just finished rereading Leah’s troublemaker. .. and today comes news of the horrid.creatures.of Tommy and Jessica.

    Rich asshole kids still riding all the breaks. Ratpac entertainment… shows not to watch.

  • NOLAGirl (Stephanie)

    That guy has always given me the skeeves. I don’t know why? I always feel like I need a shower after I see him or hear his whiny voice.

    • PickAnotherID

      He reminds me of the kid that would pick up your best “Cats Eye” shooting marble when he thought you weren’t looking, and go, “What marble?”

      • NOLAGirl (Stephanie)

        The kid who always walked around with a half healed black eye from his last fight? Yeah, I remember those little fucks. ๐Ÿ˜€ Lil’ Tommy seems just like that.

  • EnthralledObserver

    Very interesting.
    Working on the Billionaire, huh?
    That frigin’ Tommy Davis does get around, doesn’t he? Must be the perks of being born to a movie star… it’s incredible that he’s been able to worm his way next to yet another alarming cult (non-religious this time), the UN… it ought to be disbanded and abolished pronto too, it should be said! It’s alarming that $cientology has potentially gotten this close to this powerful organisation via Tommy… especially when the UN already makes dubious decisions like making Saudi Arabia the head of its Human Rights dept. God damn… what advice might these open border twats take from $cientology if the subject came up?

  • Frodis73

    I hope DM is up to his usual shenanigans because it will surely backfire on Tommy in some spectacular fashion.
    Is it just me or does Mariah look high as hell in that pic?

    • NOLAGirl (Stephanie)

      Yes. And the wardrobe…I tried to bite my tongue…I failed:

      GIRL!!! Put your damn breasts away in front of Secretary Moon!! 1) You might give that man a heart attack. 2) He’s the damn Secretary General of the United Nations….Not Bob Guccione!
      Mariah, get yourself together girl!! You’re talented enough that you don’t have to do that.

      • madge filpot

        AMEN. What you said X10

      • Frodis73

        Lol, yeah that was NOT the outfit for that gathering, at all!!

      • PickAnotherID

        Must be her “Zipper Guy”‘s day off.

      • Ella Raitch

        But Ban Ki-Moon doesn’t look like he minds at all, uh-uh, not one bit, everything’s alright here jack, he’s just happy as larry – happy, happy, happy

        • He looks like he’s adopted the diplomat’s well-practised version of poker face – a fixed, friendly and interested, expression that conceals his real feelings.

          You have to wonder what he’s thinking behind that mask, and what he will say to his trusted staff about that event, when he can do so in private.

      • chukicita

        Bwaaaa-! Seriously, that was my first thought – you’re not on stage, Mariah, put the girls away.

      • Graham

        Was just about to make the same comment. Put them away gal, we’ve all seen them. There’s a time and a place and that was neither.

      • Draco

        Yeah. She needs to be briefed on what’s appropriate to wear at what function. And I wouldn’t have a problem if it was just a low cut dress, but to open your top up so that your bra and all it contains is on show, looks about as dumb as those guys who walk around with their jeans around the top of their thighs while the boxers are on show.
        Other than that – nice boobs, Doll!

        • Peter

          They look quite manufactured to me. ๐Ÿ™‚

          • Do you think they do factory tours?

            • daisy

              goof ; )

          • Draco

            I think they look real. They don’t have that “globe effect” that most big implants have.

            • DoveAlexa

              They make teardrop shaped ones, too.

        • if that’s all she wants people to think about…

          Ahemm, she must feel very secure as an artist ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • Kim O’Brien

        LOL …did not see your comment before i made mine ๐Ÿ˜‰

        • NOLAGirl (Stephanie)

          Just saw yours and fell out laughing. ๐Ÿ˜€ GMTA

      • Ninara Poll

        She’s been doing a lot of entertainment press interviews lately in lingerie or clothing-that-is-close-enough-to-lingerie… I guess Mr. Packer likes the show? Or she’s definitely working to earn that engagement ring?
        (And I wonder who has the bigger ego: Tommy Davis or Mariah Carey? I imagine a slap-fight breaking out between the two over Packer’s fortune, um I mean soul)

    • villagedianne

      Years ago Mariah appeared in a print ad for a children’s charity, and she still had half her chest sticking out.

      • Juicer77

        SMH – must be her default setting!

  • PickAnotherID

    On another note – August 15th is another ‘twofer’ day in the US. And today’s celebrations are especially significant where $cientology is concerned. Because they celebrate what “Homo Novus”, especially Sea Orgers, are never supposed to have – “Failures” and “Relaxation”!! (f5)

    National Failures Day (Celebrated the same day as National Relaxation Day.)

    http://rlv.zcache.com/fail_big_national_failures_day_postcard-r0defe8ead478433c951eeab4ddd91c92_vgbaq_8byvr_630.jpg?view_padding=%5B285%2C0%2C285%2C0%5D

    The relationship is quite simple. Failures are a part of everybodyโ€™s life.

    So this day has been set aside so we can acknowledge our failures and make efforts to learn from them and move ahead with a positive attitude. On this day we can takes steps to teach our children the importance and significance of failure in life. And to instill confidence in ourselves and our children, and telling them to not stop trying for the fear of failure. It is to make them aware that failures are the stepping stones to success.

    Another important fact of failure is that just because we have failed at something, does not mean that we deny ourselves the right to relax. Sometimes we might be trying so hard to get a particular job done that we forget to relax. This day also reminds us that we must relax.

    Behind every failure is a learning.

    National Relaxation Day (Also observed on August 15th.)

    It is time to slow down, unwind and relax!

    http://www.mirbeau.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/National-Relaxation-Day-2014-360×2401.jpg

    National Relaxation Day is an important day as we all need a break from the fast-paced and often hectic lifestyles we live. Taking time to recuperate and rejuvenate our tired minds and bodies helps prevent many health risks. Too much work can make us sick, run down, tired and thatโ€™s just wrong. It has been proven that stress can be harmful to our health, both mentally and physically. Most doctors will agree that finding ways to relax and finding ways to reduce stress will improve overall health.

    Note to Cof$ forum monitors: Two more Hubbard got wrong. It’s okay to fail, and it’s okay to relax and relieve the stress of failure.

    • MarcabExpat

      National Failure Day, huh? Is Hallmark Cards exploiting that yet?

    • BronxLaurie10

      National Failure Day? Finally, a holiday I can relate to!

    • thetastic

      I failed to celebrate. Damn. I will try to learn from this.

  • OOkpik

    It’s good to see little Tommy on today’s…ah…menu.
    I kinda missed his boyish antics.
    Too bad they resulted in such misery for so many.

  • Simon Tology

    Tony – thanks for keeping tabs on Tommy Davis. I’m sure it infuriates him that he can’t simply walk off into the sunset and forget about his Scientology past (and possibly present). Tommy was a bad, bad boy while he was in the church, and who knows – maybe he still is. His current and future business contacts have a right to know about his ability to lie (even on camera), about his willingness to split families apart, about his eagerness to carry out the despicable bidding of his evil leader, about his desire to drive people psychotic.

    You will never be able to escape your wicked past, Tommy. Ironic that you’ve moved into the movies since your antics are all on video!

    Of course, you could still do the right thing, but it seems that is well beyond your character. I guess your business associates are okay with that.

  • DexterSka

    Lordy, have to just hate Tommy Davis. After his antics as the Church’s mouthpiece he seems to go from one rich person job too another. The fact he is still trying to get Miscavige’s approval is interesting. You’d think some time in the real world would have mellowed him out but he seems to live in a bubble even while out of the Sea Org.

  • Sid (Phil Jones)

    I see a big opportunity for funding Battlefield Earth II, Terl for President here.

    • DexterSka

      I think Teri and Johnny Good boy Tyler should have a cartoon together.

    • Ella Raitch

      Yeah – nice try Tony. This isn’t about Packer – this is about ‘Revolt in the Stars’ and getting it done for the Commodore!!

      • NOLAGirl (Stephanie)

        *coffee spew*

        Bahahahahaha!!!

      • Sid (Phil Jones)

        To be shot entirely at SMP Studios.

        • chukicita

          Every time I see that acronym I think SMH studios…

          • Missionary Kid

            I write it as SuMP.

            • Peter

              As in “sump pump” which is designed for pumping shit?

            • Missionary Kid

              Exactly.

    • Speaking of Battlefield Earth… when the new edition was released (well… I’m not sure it was released – it may have bribed its guards and escaped) I doubted it would be the ‘success’ it was last time around.

      It made best-seller lists back then because the CofS found out which bookshops were sampled to compile those lists and sent Scientologists there to buy copies by the armful,. These were put back into publishers stock.

      These days, with electronic, networked, stock control systems, you just can’t game the system like that. Also, there just aren’t enough Scientologists any more to buy enough copies to rival real best-sellers – and their Amazon ratings ‘campaign’ is just embarrassingly transparent.

      Where I live, in the UK, the book isn’t even stocked by the major chains (which now dominate the business). Nationally, I can’t find it in any best-seller lists at all.

      What’s it like in the US, and do you think a failure to reproduce the contrived ‘success’ of the book’s first publication will have consequences for the staff who have worked so hard promoting it?

  • NOLAGirl (Stephanie)

    O/T: Y’all….is this not sweet? Most of our football players are really good guys that don’t get much attention for what good people they are.
    https://twitter.com/KelsWingert/status/764974631111516160

  • TheMirrorThetan

    I wouldn’t want to be in your blue suede shoes Tommy.
    If you stuff this job up Mummy won’t be able to bail you out by donating enough money in a billion years to ease Dave’s rage at lossing a 4 billion dollar whale.

    • DexterSka

      Poor Tommy, still wants Daddy’s approval.

  • BosonStark

    Jessica may be married to Tommy, but her heart belongs to…
    http://i1293.photobucket.com/albums/b582/Kkkkzzzz/JandXenu1_zpsngram1na.jpg

    • PickAnotherID

      ^^^^Not Meepthorpe!

  • DexterSka

    On another note, look how much older Tommy and Jessica look. It feels like just yesterday that they were in the Church but now they look middle aged. It’s sad that they are fighting so hard for Miscavige’s approval. You’re an adult now Tommy, time to stop play the Church’s petulant games!

  • Interested2

    I don’t know…. I get the feeling he sort of insinuates himself in to the picture. Note how he is looking directly at the camera in one photo. In the other He and wife are definitely not part of any group. Sorry puppy driving me mad to play

  • Observer

    In the next to last pic, it looks like Tommy and Jessica have been banished to go stand in the corner. They certainly don’t belong in the company of people who have actually accomplished something.

    • Ella Raitch

      Definitely outer-ring of the inner-circle

      • richelieu jr

        The UN folks are just trying to make them feel at home… Just like back at Flag when the to
        Two Biggest Beans in the Universe need to go stroke eacheter’s motorcycles, em-egos…

    • BosonStark

      They don’t feel comfortable without a table, an emeter, and a stack of Dianutty. The least they could do is give guests a free personality test. But Packer’s billions are probably enough personality.

  • Supper Powers

    I cannot wait to see CCHR or the youth version highlighted in the UN film, or credited as producers etc.
    Edited

    • Scientology is always photo-bombing United Nations calendar events, and the United Nations probably has no idea that Scientology is “partnering” with them. Tommy and Jessica are there to carry out that policy in person.

      • Supper Powers

        Completely agree. It’s a total set up. Only Scientology has the globes to set up the UN.

  • villagedianne

    Between Tommy Davis and Michael Doven, Miscavige now knows every move Packer makes that those two are privy to. And Miscavige must be getting reports on Ratner and Mariah Carey as well. Miscavige still revels in his power.

  • kemist

    If I was that guy Packer I would not trust anyone who is still related to the CoS in my entourage.

    Sneaky manipulative liars the whole bunch of ’em. Might as well keep vipers in your bedroom.

    • chukicita

      I wonder how much Ratner will put up with.

      • gtsix

        As much $$$$$$$ is available.

    • ithilien

      He knows that. This is why you can assume he IS back in the fold.

      • richelieu jr

        Quite.

    • richelieu jr

      This is how they get you, though, not just Scilons, all these rip-off artists, from 3 Card Monty players, pool sharks, Gypsy Ring-finders, etc… And the confidence isn’t theirs it is yours (until you give it to them, that is).,

      He must be pretty sure he is onto their shit, smarter than them. After all, he got out, didn’t he? Look at all the poor,messer humans who didn’t! They only THINK they are superior, he IS!

      He is taller, better -looking, smarter and richer than Miscavige, his boot-lickers, etc… He stands above them all, bemused, etc… The perfect at titled for a smartly Scilon OTVIiI Jabba the Utter asshat, Cardone-style….

  • BosonStark

    Jessica and Tommy should be out looking for a wife for Tom Cruise who will stick. In that way, when they move in with them to handle the couple, resuming their billion-year Sea Org contract, it won’t be quite as conspicuous.

    • DoveAlexa

      Robotics technology hasn’t advanced far enough for that, yet. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Ella Raitch
    • Can’t find a copy from UK outlets, yet – even as a pre-order…

  • madge filpot

    I think Tommy and Jessica look way better than from 2 years ago or so. He has put on some weight but it suits him. Looks way more relaxed. I guess hustling for oneself is more fun than hustling for DM… That being said, it is rather astonishing he lands on his feet among the big names and $$, and shakers. And that being said…I wouldn’t want that lifestyle for anything. To feel like one “is” somebody because of who they know and the names they can drop..Manipulation, rubbing greasy shoulders.. still all reeks of used car salesman. Or as someone once called my ex “A used Spaceship salesman”. Bleh.

    • villagedianne

      Unlike many other ex-Sea Org, Tommy Davis has money, and apparently, powerful connections on the outside.

      • madge filpot

        Yeah.. I sure never had money when I was in, or when I got out. Quite a few ex S.O have done very well for themselves however, and there were quite a few who came from $$,were well educated and went back out and have succeeded beyond measure. Nice to see..

  • Snuzey

    The guy is a pathological liar, and a screwed up sinister shit bag to boot, and yet no-one seems to give a toss. Honestly do not know how he can sleep at night, or how others can even trust the slime ball.

    • It’s hard to say what the “real” Tommy Davis is like.

      Jason Beghe to Scientology Mouthpiece Tommy Davis: ‘You’re Losing Your Soul’ May 14, 2008, Tony Ortega , Runnin’ Scared, Village Voice

      As spokesman, he was sent out to defend the impossible, armed with many contradictory orders, and with Mighty Micro Manager Miscavige breathing down his neck.

      • Supper Powers

        That’s always what I wonder. What are the people we villianize like after the shake off Scientology or even just Miscavige?

      • Snuzey

        May have said this before but I love your link-backs ๐Ÿ™‚

      • villagedianne

        Your link-tech didn’t work, but I found the article by searching. Good article. Maybe Tommy just can’t get his leg out of the trap.

  • Still up to his old tricks, eh? Never mind. We do not forget.

    https://media.giphy.com/media/l0MYyFhD7bxqL7Adi/giphy.gif

    • Juicer77

      Tee hee

  • MrsLurksALot

    Well, at lease Mariah dressed for the occasion. How much you want to bet this was all about her, in her mind? The Secretary General was there to meet her, y’all, not the other way around. She also performed at the shin-dig. Little Tommy was in heaven, I’m sure. F5

    • MarcabExpat

      It was all about each person, in that person’s mind, I would bet.

    • thetastic

      I’m actually relieved to hear she performed. Maybe that’s the reason she didn’t finish getting dressed?

  • Graham

    “Banished from the Sea Org, Tommy and Jessica settled into their new life.” Did Jessica not give ‘cancer’ as the reason she left? Hopefully she’s fully recovered now.

    • Observer

      It was a rumor of unknown origin which turned out to be false.

  • Missionary Kid

    Wait a minute! *Laughing* I thought for a minute, I’d stumbled on a better written version of People magazine, but the focus on Tommy made it clear that this was about $cientology, and not all of the Hollywood people in the pictures.

  • Kim O’Brien

    i met the ambassador to Japan once . Big dinner , very formal , totally amazing . My tits were put away . I’m classy like that

    • Missionary Kid

      What, you’re not Mariah?

      • Kim O’Brien

        not even close . dammit

        • Missionary Kid

          ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

    • Douglas D. Douglas

      But was the meeting at a Hollywood party?

      • Kim O’Brien

        No ..it was at the Consulate . I am not allowed into Hollywood parties …my boobs are real ๐Ÿ™

  • chukicita

    All this United Nations safepointing has been going on for years. Having the UN’s ear could come in very useful for Scientology when it wants to play the religious discrimination victim card.

    Photobombing UN dignitaries doesn’t make you a dignitary, though.

    • Len Zinberg

      Good points. The UN safepointing goes all the way back to John McMaster (Clear #1).

  • villagedianne

    A terrible thought just occurred to me. Did Tommy and Jessica have kids in order to stay out of the Sea Org? I don’t think so. They wanted kids like any other couple. But it just goes to show the thoughts that go through your mind as a Scientology watcher.

    • Observer

      It’s true. There’s not much that can be put past them.

  • Ella Raitch

    Tommy’s reaction, on googling his name this morning (you know he does…)
    http://www.angrygaypope.com/images/people/scientologists/tommy_davis_yelling.jpg

  • Newiga

    Aaaaaah, Tommy Davis and his ass-hattery.. How have I missed ’em. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • villagedianne

    I’m sure people in Hollywood read this blog. Now Ratner’s connection to Scientology is news, and it may well have an effect on his business dealings.

    • Kim O’Brien

      OT/ waving hi . You did a ” walk on ” in a dream of mine the other night . We were chatting and I spilled wine on you LOL ๐Ÿ˜‰ Hope all is well ..

      • villagedianne

        How funny. I’m sure it means that I will have great happiness and prosperity.

        • Kim O’Brien

          ok ..let’s just go with that …sounds good ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • DoveAlexa

      I dunno, in order to not feel like they’ve been had, I can imagine the reaction would be to get all defensive and act like the connection doesn’t even matter. Can’t feel stupid about something if you don’t care, right?

  • chukicita

    Here’s a link to a Haute Living story about a RatPac party at Hilhaven Lodge to celebrate “In Harm’s Way.” A photo in the story shows a sponsor wall that appears to name series (or event) sponsors, including the UN Foundation. What, no IAS sponsor glory?

    The story also names the shining lights who were on the scene, but somehow Tommy’s names wasn’t included. I bet that bakes his potatoes.

    http://hauteliving.com/2016/08/brett-ratner-and-james-packers-ratpac-entertainment-announce-landmark-series-at-hilhaven-lodge/619156/

    • Ella Raitch

      Haute Living has disqus

    • Harpoona Frittata

      With Ban Ki-moon in attendance, I’m surprised that $cn didn’t rush over a van load of volunteer ministers in their distinctive neon yellow safety vests to bum rush him for a photo op.

      Perhaps they have bigger fish to fry, though. Here’s a scary thought: What if lil davey is trying to covertly rehabilitate $cn’s stupendously horrific public image by using Tommy “I’m not a Sea Org minion anymore” Davis to snuggle up to Packer and RatPac and lure them in to start making films out of $cn’s state-of-the-fart production studio?

      Unlike all those far flung Idle Morgues, SuMP is just too big, too centrally located and too hyped to be allowed to sit idle without the media and ever-vigilant $cn monitors (looking at you here, Bunkerites!) bringing that fact to everyone’s attention and connecting the dots. No, lil davey in his chipmunk-sized paranoid brain has no doubt been keeping the troops up late into the night carrying out his covert plans and machinations to right the foundering ship of $cn and turn John Q Public’s frown upside down.

      And what a triumphal trifecta it would be if he could somehow manage to herd billionaire Packer back into the dairy barn where he could be milked stat, while simultaneously taking the sumptuous but idle SuMP out of Non-E and start cranking out quality films that, for example, featured VMs helicoptering into earthquake devastated and war-torn regions of the world to sprinkle pixie dust everywhere and pass out TWTH booklets to everyone including the comatose!

      Wild speculation, you say? Possibly, but hasn’t $cn routinely surpassed all expectations for wild and whacky antics when the chips were down!? Watch this space closely in the coming days for more clues and suggestions concerning $cn’s next moves. You just KNOW they’re up to something involving whale grooming and fighting back against the veritable tsunamai of entheta that’s washed over them since Going Clear revealed the religion’s silly space opera cosmology and it’s diminutive leader’s penchant for violence and thug-lite leadership qualities.

      • chukicita

        Interesting speculation – Slave labor would sure cut down on production costs!

        • Harpoona Frittata

          Sure would! Who knows what’s actually afoot, but my guess is that it absolutely has to involve whale grooming and trying something (anything!) to reverse the tide of horrible PR that $cn’s been getting for awhile now.

          Lil davey’s “ignore them, they’ll go away” strategy is very obviously NOT working, so you can bet he’s going to come up with some lame, but really expensive, strategy to try and do something about it before the all the whales escape their holding pens and head for the high seas ๐Ÿ˜‰

          With virtually no cash coming in from actual service delivery at all these new Ideal orgs, whale tending and selling paper “statuses” is about all that’s keeping this ship of fools afloat.

      • Ninara Poll

        What if they also manage, as an extra, to rope Mariah in and get het to start doing new versions of such classics as “We Stand Tall” in addition to all-new Scn-approved songs? Maybe a talk show or variety hour? Or perhaps sign over her rights to and royalties from her music catalog? That should keep the scam raking in some money for a few years.
        (I love playing “Let’s Speculate”)

        • Harpoona Frittata

          With 24/7 air time to fill on the new “All Scn, all the time” channel they’re going to need to come up with a whole lot of programming, so the sky’s the limit ๐Ÿ˜‰

          However, after years of successfully dead agenting themselves, celebs and other industry folks are quick to run and hide when $cn comes knocking. TC and the rest of their celeb stable have been mighty quiet lately. It seems no one wants to get out there and run interference for an abusive tyrant…smart! Hope they just keep backing away and take the whale pod with them ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Jimmy3

    I see Mariah’s doing her part for world peace.

    • Lighthouse

      Does Mariah Carey have low self esteem? I ask because I’ve never seen her in any photograph that hasn’t her boobs bursting out on full display. Does she fear she won’t be noticed otherwise?

      • Jimmy3

        Sorry I didn’t boobs what you boobs

        • April

          Boobs are awesome.

  • KingofSweden

    Tommy looks like he’s off the Sea Org diet…

  • Lighthouse

    Actually, Tommy and his wife are standing in the background. Why? Feeling out of place in this exalted company? He is, after all, only an employee.

    • Eivol Ekdal

      • Ella Raitch

        Caption contest – what is Jessica saying to Tommy to make him pull that face (I’d start, but I got nuthin’)

        • Kay

          Sorry dear, it’s 7-up, not Vodka. They only give the hard stuff to the important people.

        • Eivol Ekdal

          “Put that back now!”

        • noseinabk

          “Remember that time COB said YSCOHB?”

        • pluvo

          “BanKi -moon with the banky Wogs”

          “banky” is Scio slang for dramatizing the “reaktive mind”, like acting irrational.

  • chukicita

    So Steve Mnuchin (the Dune in Ratpac-Dune) is no longer running with the Pac?

    Shady one, he is. Currently I believe he is Trump’s campaign finance manager.

    • MarcabExpat

      oh my goodness, aren’t you the detective. Hey, does he (snicker) have any Russian connections?

  • madge filpot

    Tommy sorta looks like Don Johnson from back in the day

    • Jimmy3

      Looks like a Johnson all right.

    • Ella Raitch

      Ha! Don Johnson’s daughter Dakota was there at the party (six degrees and all that…)

      • Snuzey

        Wasnt she linked to a Masterson at one time too?

        • Jimmy3

          “Linked to a Masterson” sounds like a euphemism for “has an STD”

          • Snuzey

            That’s the Masterson effect: “oh no, I’m a ‘gonna ere’.”

          • thetastic

            It probably is.

        • Ella Raitch

          I’m getting a hit on a Jordan Masterson….

          • Ella Raitch

            Shit! He’s Alanna’s brother and son of Joe Reaiche (Danny and Chris’ half brother)

    • Jerseygram

      Yes, he kind of does.

    • Kay

      How Weird !! I have been thinking that since I saw the picture posted above, but was too chicken to post that because I thought maybe I was either:
      1.) weird
      2.) losing my mind
      3.) had a years long hangover from being a Don Johnson fan back in the day that apparently is still alive and well somewhere in my brain.

      • BronxLaurie10

        Don Johnson was drop dead gorgeous back in the day. He still looks great for his age. I admit it, I’d still hit that.

  • InterestedObserver12

    Re Ms Carey: So those are what fabulous looks like.

  • MarcabExpat

    When even Brent Ratner looks at you and goes “ewww, keep that away from me,” THINK ABOUT YOUR LIFE.

    • gtsix

      But he’s there, so obvs he doesn’t care that much that Captain David Micavige, COB RTC has tentacles in his production company.

  • Observer

    Jessica can afford to dress better than that. I’m unabashedly frumpy, and I wouldn’t wear that getup. Interesting that her necklace is a giant chain.

    • Kay

      That definitely is a different look for her….but possibly this is more congruent with the “real her.” Maybe she just got sick of puttin’ on the Ritz for Tommy et al. I do think she looks happier, and less stressed out, but I certainly have never met her and haven’t seen enough photos to know if my take on that is accurate or not. She looks less “hard” IMO. It HAS to be a relief not to parrot stuff into someone’s ear to say to the press… “tell them you adore him” , “tell them you can’t live without him” “tell them yes, he is actually 5 ft 10 in” THAT chronic baloney would get really nauseatingly exhausting after awhile.

      • Observer

        She and Tommy are among the ones I have trouble scrounging up any compassion for. For their kids’ sake I hope they’re out, but with brainwashed Scibot Anne Archer lurking in the background I’m not convinced they are.

    • beauty for ashes

      Two kids. From Tommy Davis. just sayin.

      • Observer

        She dumped her previous husband for ol’ TD, so she’s earned whatever wear and tear she’s experienced.

        • richelieu jr

          But don’t you understand?

          CoB said she HAD to!!!

          (Gag, vomit..!)

  • Lousy Ratatouille

    Tommy Davis, as the former spokesman for Co$, told the truth when he said: “The Xenu story? Who would believe THAT? That’s loony, that’s weird!”
    Tommy Davis, son of Anne Archer, CERTAINLY told a lie when he said: “Disconnection does not exist.”
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BoA4Y-KqH8k

  • MarcabExpat

    Look at that hint of a sneer on Tommy’s face in that closeup of him and Jessica. He’s still in Cruise’s valence. (or thinks Cruise is still in his)

  • jazzlover

    Poor Tommy! If he were Duggan’s kid, he’d be runnin’ shit by now…………or at least be PR Director for a network of adoption agencies in South Africa.

  • madame duran

    For some reason, I’m not feeling worried about Scientology’s latest attempt to woo back James Packer. Sure, I don’t like it when the cult encroaches on anyone or anything but I can always count on someone from its end to mess things up royally. At least that’s the hope. Michael Doven = Lee Anne DeVette (Tom Cruise’s “publicist” sister). Mariah Carey is…….special. She’s also unpredictable. We’ll see how her relationship with Packer goes. A breakup could make things interesting.

    But after our story in May came out, we heard rumblings that Ratner wasnโ€™t happy, and that he didnโ€™t want Scientology anywhere near RatPac Entertainment. Since then, however, things have apparently been smoothed over, judging by the photos taken Wednesday night at Ratnerโ€™s Benedict Canyon home, Hilhaven Lodge.

    Brett Ratner thinking: “I don’t like Scientology at all but I’ll tolerate its presence and avarice because, y’know, I lack balls.”

    I see that Tommy Davis has gained a little weight. Still has the greasy, douchenozzle look though (he’s comin’ after ya, Tipnes!).

    Brett Ratner and James Packerโ€™s RatPac Entertainment last night announced In Harmโ€™s Way, a scripted multi-platform project inspired by the United Nationsโ€™ work around the world. Created by emerging British filmmaker David Raymond, the event-driven anthology mini-series will dramatize true stories of UN staff who risk their lives working to ensure that the organization fulfills its mandate. Each season will focus on a specific crisis in a different country with the first season, written by Raymond, to be set during the 1999 East Timor crisis. Future seasons will be directed by different sets of filmmakers and cover new topics.

    If I spot a yellow-shirted VM anywhere in those screen shots…

    • Tim Brown

      Drat it!
      Another damn TV show I won’t be able to stomach.
      I hope the new Star Trek series is scilon free.
      Call me bigoted, but knowing someone believes all DeadRon’s garbage and either tacitly or directly supports the Co$ abuse really puts me off enjoying a show or movie.
      Haven’t watched the Simpsons for years.
      Live long and, you know…

  • David Arum

    It would not be surprising if Tommy Davis were to interview with Tony and ,this time talk about Xenu and Slappy.

  • Peter

    Tommy appears to be eating well. Notice, in both of his photos posted, how the button on his jacket is pulling hard. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • kemist

      From rice and beans to caek.

  • Heh-heh-heh…

    • Observer

      My gorge rises every time I see this pic. So gross. Love the conversations though!

      • jazzlover

        Even there, Katie has that “WTF have I gotten myself into?” look.

      • Ella Raitch

        That Sea org tattoo – blech

    • chukicita

      the chest thrust. Hee!

    • pluvo

      Anecdote about TD’s Sea Org tattoo:

      Tommy did not have just any tattoo, he had the Sea Org symbol on his bicep. He was dedicated to this group. Back then I thought that was the most brilliant tattoo as you weren’t going to get tired of that on your arm, hell it would still be appropriate in a Billion years.

      Now since Tommy was the Senior Vice-Pres CCI at the time he went everywhere celebs were, every Maiden Voyage and he and Susan (Pres CCI) were there. Well the story goes from James, and confirmed by Tommy; one day Tommy was up with his shirt off on the Sun deck of the Freewinds and Dave is doing his rounds with the public and he sees Tommy there with this new tattoo. Let’s just say he was not too happy with little Tommy and asked him, “Did you get IA (Issue Authority) for that?” See Tommy forgot that symbol was trademarked by RTC, oops!

      Well the next few months Tommy was on the cans with RTC for that little mistake and up came a few others.

      https://encyclopediadramatica.se/Tommy_Davis

      • What a maroon!

      • Douglas D. Douglas

        He could have the other bicep tattooed with the copyright notice, I suppose.

      • richelieu jr

        Not to mention the next tattoo his Gang-Bang Sec-Check Joburg style found and which l’il Davey denied any knowledge of:

        On Tommy Boy’s left buttock the capital letter “C” large (or little, as the case may be) as Life, and on the right buttock, a capital “B”.

        Apparently, Floppy Davis was a long-haul trucker fan, or just really liked the lingo. The true meaning remains a mystery to this day….

        (Lolita… Lo-lo-Lolita…)

  • MaxSpaceman

    (if not a rhetorical question)

    “Do you think anyone bothered to ask him about his antics as Scientologyโ€™s mouthpiece?”

    — No.

    • If I’m ever introduced, I will open with: “Hello Mr Davis – I’ve always wanted to meet you – do think I might ask you about your antics as Scientology’s mouthpiece?”

      This may be why I’m not invited to parties.

      • jazzlover

        I could literally hear the red slash being drawn through your name!

  • noseinabk

    Would Tommy be considered for employment by anyone not connected to scientology? The first page on Google search should be enough to make any competent employer shred his resume asap.

    • Juicer77

      My thoughts exactly. Looks to me like he can only trade on his and Mommy’s old connections to get employed. I hope he and the Mrs. don’t use Dead LRon’s parenting techniques. Ick.

      • jazzlover

        I already feel sorry for his daughters.

      • noseinabk

        How can Packer be out of COS and still dumb enough to hire Davis? I would think employment with Cardone would be a better fit.

        • Supper Powers

          Hiring Davis would eat into Cardouche’s profit.

    • noseinabk
      • Observer

        The blue shoes pic would do the trick for me. They fairly shriek “Fop! Dilettante!”

    • villagedianne

      The Real Estate job appears to be from his father’s connections. IIRC, his father was not a Scientologist.

      • gtsix

        True… and now that his father has passed… perhaps that is why he is now back in LaLaland. When daddy can no longer help, go back to mom?

        (and tbf: if I were the child of rich people who allowed me to live by hanging on their coattails.. I can not say that I wouldn’t have chosen to do that. One of those “never know til you have to choose” kinda things).

    • DoveAlexa

      I don’t know, most people I know don’t know anything more about Sci than ‘tom cruise and they’ll sue you’. Add to that a fear or religious bigotry accusations, (or a misguided desire to look generally tollerant of everyone without actually knowing anything legitimately questionable about them), a general sense of ‘too busy, don’t care’ and if his interview works out, I don’t imagine it’ll matter.

      • noseinabk

        With the kind of $$ and people he will be expected to deal with I would think any savvy employer would not want Davis representing them. They would not need to search for the COS link. All his antics come up on the first page of a Google search. Unlikely he would be employed in these lucrative positions without his parents and friends in high places

  • Juicer77

    It will be interesting to see how long Davis’ tenure lasts in this position. I hope Packer has realized that $cientology is a worse butt-kisser than any aspiring actor, and a heck of a lot more damaging. If he walked away in 2006 mid-course he must have realized something was rotten. Is Davis filling a ol-good-buddy sympathy job? Is he being kept on the fringes? Somehow I doubt he’s truly chummy with any of these people.

  • Hee-hee-hee! http://petapixel.com/2016/08/04/getty-images-sued-accused-misusing-47000-photos/ (How refreshing to comment upon, criticise, or parody a copyrighted work):

    • Observer

      Hmm…steals other people’s photos, swoops in with lawyers on people who swipe theirs. That MO sounds familiar. Is Getty owned by a Scientologist?

      • No, just possessed by good old-fashioned greed ๐Ÿ˜‰

        • DoveAlexa

          Does anybody, anywhere, not act like this? I’m asking for a friend, called hope.

    • Awesome!

      My arch enemies. Charged me $600 for a comp that got left in a complex web project by a production artist. How did they ever find it? We were turned in by a petty web developer whose position in the project was diminished when we were hired. We immediately removed the very cropped image (almost unrecognizable) and offered to simply buy it for $49, but that wasn’t good enough for Getty. We went back and forth for a while, but eventually just gave and paid the money. Then they tried to claim that another image on the site was theirs. It was an image I took. And the whole bullshit began again, this time I asked them to prove it was theirs. Crickets.

      Assholes.

      • Never liked them since they grabbed the BBC Hulton Picture Library and started charging ridiculous amounts. Cockwombles.

  • chuckbeattyexseaorg75to03

    Keeping up on the step-in-fetch-it spies for Scientology! (With their bigger goals of changing the civilization for the better per their celebrity role teachings from Hubbard/Scientology.)

    Billionaire’s daughter, Jessica.
    Billionaire’s daughter’s husband, Tommy (resume includes Tom Cruise’s gobetween to Scientology’s tyrant David Miscavige)

    Tommy resumes his experienced role working same old job, this time on a richer fish, doing it in the slack 1%er vicious vanity image world of the “top” of the world’s “upper crust” with Scientology goals tagging along somewhere in some of their minds.

    Hmmm, what would Ron have Tommy do?

    If the Packer’s do something with their billions, like do something that helps “change the civilization” goal of Scientology, and actually something good comes of Packer’s wealth, well, that’d be a change in Scientology’s completely shutout losing performance of influencing the world for the good.

    What’s happening with these Scientology’s billionaires’ money? Is it trickling back to “change the civilization”?

    Maybe Packer’s donations are helping the new Sydney facilities in the boonies so Packer might someday do some OT Xenu’s “body thetan” exorcism or maybe even a continental satellite “Running In Circles Rundown” setup.

    What’s so really sad, is knowing that Hubbard was in despair about the whole Scientology endeavor, for periods right at the end of his life, and Hubbard tells his closest ranch employee Sarge this. He tells Sarge also when he dies (drops his body, LOL), he’s going to go do the running in circles rundown on himself in outer space, and float (“run”) around a star as “OT therapy” is what that would amount to per Hubbard’s “Running Program” advices.

    I hope friends of the Packers have the HBO “Going Clear….” DVD cued up and playing in a loop, the part of the Wright/Sarge snippet interview where Sarge tells how Hubbard was in despair at the end of Hubbard’s life; so Packer hears of Ron’s final mindset.

    Packer and all those Scientology celebs need to hear Sarge on Hubbard.

    • Len Zinberg

      Chuck, Steve Canane’s upcoming book is going to eviscerate Scientology in Australia, and my theory is that Miscavige and Tommy Davis have a very narrow window of opportunity to “retrieve” Packer. Once that book is released, fuggetaboutit!

      • Robert Eckert

        Assuming that Packer reads, or talks to anybody in Australia who reads.

        • Len Zinberg

          You think maybe I’m assuming too much? Ha! But what about Miscavige, assuming that Tommy “blue-shoes” will be able to step into the Marty Rathbun role of celebrity-retriever?

          Tommy is a smarmy lightweight who was born on third base and thought he hit a triple!

          • Juicer77

            Oooh… good zinger from Zinberg! XD

      • chuckbeattyexseaorg75to03

        Yes, promising media progress:

        http://tonyortega.org/2014/12/05/steve-cannane-has-scientology-book-news-and-helps-us-with-a-history-lesson/

        “We” as the subject matter, us ex’s and those still stuck in, and those who ever were stuck in Scientology, are fortunate that journalists and writers and TV and film media people have newly in the last 10 or so years increasingly taken an interest in the details of Scientology’s history.

        The best “we” can do is provide content details and urge others with more content details to pipe up and let the media hear and have assess to the info.

  • Walter Paisley

    He looks angry. REAL angry.

  • WOG with Attitude

    Sea Org tattoo! So, Scientology brand idiot.

    He’s still a weasel (sorry, weasels!)

    • jazzlover

      Ahoy matey.

      • WOG with Attitude

        Hellllooooooo, sailor! ๐Ÿ˜‚

        Wouldn’t it be great if it were a fake tat to go along with the fake navy!

        • jazzlover

          Ha! That would certainly explain the ease with which a Sea Argher could procure a tat to begin with – unless, of course, there’s a parlor in the basement ๐Ÿ™‚ (hey, maybe that’s Ka-Pow’s new position: Tattoo Specialist)

  • nottrue

    You don’t Rank to sit on couch…Stand in the corner like a good boy

    • Mighty Korgo of Teegeeack

      Looks like he is swiping food from the buffet.

      • Ella Raitch

        Yes, putting in his pockets for later – Sea Org survival tactics are hard to shake

  • Sid (Phil Jones)

    Tommy’s phone rings while at the party.

    DM (on phone), “Tommy, ask Mariah if Jessica can be her handler,,, but don’t call it that. Call it ‘personal assistant’. Go, go, do it now.”

    TD, “Okay, yes sir.”

    Tick, tock,,,,, time rolls on,,, slowly,,, tick tock,,,,

    1 minute later, *RING*

    TD, “Yes sir?”

    DM, “Well, did you ask her yet? What’s wrong with you? Go over there and stop standing in the corner with your wife like that.”

    TD (looks around nervously for cameras), “Sir, yes sir. Right away sir.”

    Tick, tock,,,,, time rolls on,,, slowly,,, tick tock,,,,

    30 seconds later, *RING*

    TD, “Yes sir?”

    DM, “What the hell are you waiting for you idiot! Do it now!”

    • More swearing and acronyms.

      • Sid (Phil Jones)

        I know but there might be children watching.

        • True that. Panopea might have brought Fian. No acronyms.

  • Supper Powers

    For a successful billionaire, Packer appears to have made terrible personal decisions repeatedly. Perhaps his fiancรฉ is a peach, but I find the optics of that relationship kind of sad. He allowed Tom Cruise to be his primary support during a difficult time just because Tom called and offered friendship. Now getting into bed with Tommy to make films? (Oh, that sounds bad. Sorry.) Is he easy to emotionally manipulate? He has a history of being such a rube.

    • I suspect that being rich is often a matter of:

      a) Inheriting money
      b) Inheriting a culture of capable and honest advisers
      c) Having the basic sense to let them do their jobs while you front the organisation

      Certainly, the personal decisions of such people are no better than anyone else’s, and complicated by the fact that you can never really know if any given person is interested in you or your money.

      • DoveAlexa

        They are also always insecure of how their peers view them. Raising a stink over nothing gets you branded crazy, so it’s always so very easy to just let things happen. Just agree to do what someone asks, another day goes by with no stink raised, rinse and repeat.

  • It’s actually a little surprising that there aren’t more courses about Scn. I took a Psychology of Religion course at Berkeley in the late 60s and one of the auditors came up from the Berkeley Mission and did a talk to the class. I think Scientology provides a way to explain and understand a certain mindset that permeates many institutions in society and since Scn is such a stand alone type movement it is easier to wrap one’s wits around the dynamics within the group that are much harder to grasp in the wider society (for example the brainwashing that goes on with respect to advertising, the military, the banking system, the media, etc., etc., etc. ad nauseum).

    • Eivol Ekdal

      Yeah, they could have “Art of War” and “Big League Sales” as part of the required reading.

    • jazzlover

      Theological studies don’t exactly lead one into a lucrative career, if you get my drift. And if nothing else, there is more focus than ever these days on leading grads to fields which have more of an immediate financial impact on their futures. Think student loan crisis.

      As far as your last sentence goes, I’d say that there are more people who have a grasp on what goes on in the “wider society” than you think. This is especially true in an age where social media has spiraled out of control.

      • Yeah, I guess we will have to leave that to Europe where schooling is FREE. It would sure suck to get an English Lit. degree along with a 250K bill attached to it. I read something recently about the cost of schooling and many, many top universities charge 60K a YEAR. My whole four years at Berkeley in the late 60s cost me a total of 1000 USD for tuition. College has become another way to enroll people into the squirrel cage of debt and ensure they never leave.

        • jazzlover

          I’m not a conspiracy theorist, but there is something to be said for the gub’s coffers being filled by interest incurred on student loans. As far as your first sentence goes, I would love it for people to feel free to pursue a degree of their choosing in any number of fields which hold very little practical value in the real world where ends have to be met. Unfortunately, that’s not the way life works for people other than the self (and otherwise) entitled.

          Translation: the costs of a college education at private universities are out of control, and the costs at state subsidized universities are getting there as well. State universities are now admitting more out-of-state residents to increase their revenue. What’s wrong with THAT picture?

    • It’s a little surprising that aren’t more courses about Scientology now it’s losing its power to persecute. If this one it runs to completion without full-on retaliation from the CofS, it may be the first of many more..

      • DoveAlexa

        Time lag. Everyone is still thinking about the 80’s or 90’s version of Sci, and it’ll take 20 or 30 years before they start treating them like they are now.

  • Eivol Ekdal

    I wonder if he has any real friends? Oh well, his mother will always love him (conditionally).

    • Sid (Phil Jones)

      If the Scientology brainwashing sticks she won’t. I don’t know. Does she look brainwashed to you?

    • DoveAlexa

      Well, it’s hard to make real friends when you are constantly playing pretend. Pretending to be out, in, a big cheese, a sycophant, etc.

  • Sid (Phil Jones)

    For Kim. Tommy Davis in Tom Cruises’ valence. (F5)

    • Juicer77

      LOL

    • Kim O’Brien

      LOL …awesome ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • thetastic

      I love it!

  • Mockingbird

    Good Tommy Davis filled day Bunkeroos.

    He epitomizes so may things in one person. He has been a liar for Scientology claiming that disconnection doesn’t exist, and that Xenu isn’t a part of Scientology and on and on. Only to later get caught on tape interacting with people as they are SP declared and forced to disconnect with their families.

    Tommy Davis tells lie after lie and ruins life after life.

    That’s one behavior that frankly is common for Scientology cult members. They don’t face how bad the harm Scientology does is. They just see Scientology and Hubbard as all knowing and infallible.

    Then the fact that Tommy Davis has had the temerity to describe the RPF as a private religious retreat for study and contemplation – so people think the RPF is a private spa to rest and relax at – is especially troubling. Then when you take into account the fact that after Tommy Davis lost favor with David Miscavige for a gaffe and then Tommy Davis reacted in a unique way. It’s been claimed that he refused to go to the RPF for rest and relaxation because he knew how horrible the RPF and truth rundown really are, but was rescued from it because his mother is a wealthy and famous Scientologist. So mommy saved lil’ Tommy.

    Tommy Davis knew the RPF is unbearable, the disconnection is quite real and he was lying the whole time.

    • gtsix

      Mike Rinder did the same thing when he was the spokespuppet, that it was a retreat where they did “some” manual labor and studied, to help them get back on track.

      Standard CO$ lie. Only Rinder did his time on the RPF and in the Hole. Tommy ran away. And I gotta give that one to Tommy – smarter move, not playing that prison game.

      • Mockingbird

        Tommy Davis ran away, hardly something respectable in my opinion given his lies for the cult and continued support of it.

        Mike Rinder had the guts to take the same poison he defended, then has admitted there’s a lot rotten in Scientology. He has the courage of his convictions.

        • gtsix

          I didn’t say respectable, I said smart. They both shilled for the same cult leader, and used the exact same methods to do so. One refused to accept a religious cult leaders punishment, one accepted years of such punishment.

          One has recanted his previous ways and worked to undo the harm he caused, one has not. So yes, that is where respectable falls into play.

          ETA: I respect Mr. Rinder for all he has done to help those who need help. His works are without question excellent. please do not think I am in any way attempting to bash him. Not my intention.

          • Mockingbird

            I guess I don’t think of Tommy Davis as smart at all. He escaped facing the RPF but only due to the wealth and privilege his famous family bring, not on his own merits.

            He certainly is a person I am very unlikely to call smart.

            • gtsix

              I don’t think he’s highly intelligent, but he used what he had to avoid what he wanted to avoid. That is not a dumb thing to do. Got give the lad props for that. (and only that).

              Honorable, no. Weasely, yes. Arrogant asshole, absofuckinglutely. Dirtbag douche, without question.

              But how many people blew to vegas, went back inside and didn’t end up on the rpf?

  • Panopea Abrupta

    The Ideal Org – there wasn’t a sinner in the place but, BTs oblige, there were a lot of lost souls about.
    Intransigent extremists, religious fundamentalists, climate-change deniers, war-mongering white supremacists,
    whole-track prison wardens, bitter frocked postates, a few errant Venusian train-drivers, Marcab car racers,
    suicide bombers masquerading as mincemeat, one bedraggled filthy-nailed unkempt former sea-faring guru
    with stumps for teeth and a horde of ambulant waterbeds – all of them floating as ethereal wisps, insubstantial
    as their thinking.

    Tommy D. waiting to see DM, is con-soling himself for having been stuck in the dunce’s corner.
    He rubs one scuffed blue suede shoe against the calf of a trouser-leg.
    “At least Tony Ortega says I’m handsome.”

    DM sends for him.
    “Cigarette?” Tommy says, proffering a pack of unfiltered Camels.
    DM scowls at him.

    “Packer’s getting cold feet, you CICS,” he barks.
    “Ortega’s gone and splashed it.
    Gonna be in Variety next, you f$&ing DB.
    Or Murdoch will use it – he hates us.”

    Frothing at the downturned side of his mouth, fire flashes in his eyes.
    “if you f*%k this up, Tommy, I’ll destroy you.
    D’ya hear?”

    A cowed Tommy backs out the door.

    “Do I look brainwashed to you?” he asks Jessica when he joins her outside.

    To be continued, unfortunately:
    Tales of a Lapdog

  • Mockingbird

    Whenever Tommy Davis comes up his blunder that caused him to lose favor with David Miscavige should be mentioned. It’s like an albatross around the neck of David Miscavige.

    Here’s a quote from Lawrence Wright:

    “In one very interesting moment, Davis said, ‘Of course, if it’s true that Mr. Hubbard was never injured during the war, then he never did heal himself using Dianetics principles, then Dianetics is based on a lie, and then Scientology is based on a lie. The truth is that Mr. Hubbard was a war hero.’ And the way he phrased that, that everything depended on whether Hubbard had sustained these injuries and healed himself was like a wager on the table.”

    So, as Hubbard’s claimed injuries have no supporting evidence it’s clear Dianetics is a fraud as is Scientology. Thanks Tommy.

    • Robert Eckert

      As yesterday’s troll invasion showed, questioning the reality of Hubbard’s purported war record is still a very hot button.

      • Mockingbird

        His war record requires a sheep dipping conspiracy theory with zero proof for you to believe it. Sorry Tommy, the burden of proof isn’t met.

        • richelieu jr

          Yes, and you have to love how he tries dragging in Oliver Stone and the secret informant character in the film JFK as “proof “…

          • Mockingbird

            The conspiracy theorist has a kind of inverse relationship with consensus of experts. Regular people have to trust experts. We can’t ALL research every aspect of medicine, nutrition, engineering, politics and a thousand other subjects.

            We pick experts to trust. It’s good to understand what you know and what you take on faith. I can’t possibly study everything in subjects like evolution or climate science but I can try to pick scientific sounding ideas.

            Conspiracy theorists tend to instinctively reject governments and anyone that agrees with them on anything. It’s instinct. They don’t care if an idea is decades old or centuries old. Some ideas have been held in science for centuries by thousands and thousands of thinkers in many countries and cultures around the world.

            Conspiracy theorists seem to accept the simple fact that authorities accept an idea as concrete proof the idea must be false and any alternative that authorities see as unlikely as proven by that alone.

            Authorities do get things wrong. For centuries people thought the sun orbited the earth. By survey some people still do. I try to recognize that any ideas could be disproven.

            Scientology by any measure of scientific or critical thinking doesn’t measure up for any of its many claims.

            Looking at Hubbard’s life, or the results of Scientology, or the criminal conduct of the cult or the thousands of accounts by ex Scientologists that are available gives no credible proof for Scientology.

            It’s simply damned by the evidence, and the greater the evidence the greater the damnation.

      • Mockingbird

        I missed that and honestly am very uninterested in dealing with trolls. They can be usually put in a few groups – OSA operatives, independent Scientologists trying to “prove” they are right or that Tony Ortega, Jon Atack and people like myself who post and write extensively on Scientology with critical material are evil, stupid, spiritually unaware, etc. or old fashioned people that just LOVE to get people worked up. I mean people who were never in cults that know groups of critics can easily be trolled if you just pretend to be pro Scientology and disagree with everything critics say.

        They say Scientology is great, it works and Hubbard’s a great guy. Sometimes they give themselves away by using phrases and terms in ways Hubbard never did, and Scientologists don’t either.

        I don’t know who is worse, but am not interested in talking with any of them. If a Scientologist is honestly ready to look at critical information they are certainly invited to read my blog but I don’t want to argue the same way over and over.

    • jazzlover

      It’s as classic an example of circular reasoning as there ever was.

      • Mockingbird

        Yes. It has the assumption Scientology is a bona fide religion and everything Hubbard ever said it is as a given. Once you set that aside uh oh.

  • daisy

    Usually Tony is accurate about everything but today he is wrong. This is not a good looking couple either inside or out.

  • Juicer77

    I think I’ve figured it out… the EP of $cientology is that your forehead caves in and your face fills out. Seems to be happening to everyone!

  • Susan black

    While I hope packer resists returning to the con, I still get a little thrill imagining miss Mariah as a newbie churchie. how would Dave ever “handle” her?

    • Juicer77

      f5 I picture this…

      • jazzlover

        Nick Cannon likes this.

      • Never. Gets. Old.

        • beauty for ashes

          True, I’m only on my first cup of coffee, but I’ve been watching this for five whole minutes. It’s like a fine wine, it just gets better with time.

          • Juicer77

            I always think fondly of our Lucille and her “stop touching people!” maxim. ๐Ÿ˜‰

            • beauty for ashes

              Just to be sure, the kitteh represents Mariah? I wish I could put a blond wig on it.:)

    • DoveAlexa

      You ever see the ‘post tom cruise’ picture of penelope cruz? No smile, eyes full of fear right on the red carpet. All they have to do is keep reminding her about how ‘OOOOOLLLLDDDDD’ she’s getting and that’ll be it. They can scream as well as she can, and there’ll be more of them.

    • thetastic

      No need. This is probably the one “church” you don’t actually have to wear a top to.

  • So, I’ll be pitching Bret/Pack a whacky sitcom about the adventures of a hapless, thin-skinned scion of movie colony mediocrity who falls into the clutches of a ruthless cult leader. It’ll be called My Favorite Martinet. We’ll call CAA and get the hottest talent to star and we’ll have HBO and Showtime fighting over the property. It’s gonna be gold, I tell ya. Gold!

    • jazzlover

      Change that to “Marionette”, and you’ll have a hit on yer hands ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • If it were anyone but the ineffectually ragey Davis, I would. The title stands.

        • jazzlover

          You a tough negotiator ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Juicer77

      XD

  • villagedianne

    Gossip site CDAN often publishes “blind items” that are actually not blind items but information from stories published elsewhere. Already they have picked up on Tony’s story, without attribution:

    http://www.crazydaysandnights.net/2016/08/blind-item-4-1242.html

    • Juicer77

      Special tanks to a commenter who linked here. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Ella Raitch

      Ha! Like this comment

      Mariah hates scientology, she already has an an alternative final episode for her reality series where she leaves James Packer if he returns to the fold

  • Scott H

    Why didn’t the family of Tommy’s mother take this advice?

    • Missionary Kid

      He is, indeed, a Planned Parenthood poster child. A contraceptive in time would have prevented him.

  • nottrue

    RatPac is big…

    • jazzlover

      Who the heck does he think he’s kidding? He’s glommed onto a well known Hollywood “entity” and cleverly mixed it with the accident of birth.

  • nottrue

    Here Tommy go get us lunch…Try not to fuck it up

  • mikecrosby

    I knew a pool hustler and he would literally go into a new town and take months to set up one big hustle.

    Going undercover for years to bring in a multi-billionaire would be one hell of a coup.

    • Juicer77

      Assuming the hustler is talented and doesn’t shoot his/her mouth off. I can’t give TD that much credit.

      • jazzlover

        But he attended an Ivy League school for 15 minutes!!!

        • Juicer77

          LOL

    • thetastic

      You almost feel sorry for him that Tony could utterly sabotage years of work with one article. Except I don’t.

  • pluvo

    Just in case somebody who wants to inform himself about the Scientology disconnections is stopping by the comments section.

    Tommy Davis’ “There is no such thing as disconnection… ” and some links about Scientology disconnections:

    stopscientologydisconnection: http://stopscientologydisconnection.com/
    tonyortega, category/disconnection: http://tonyortega.org/category/disconnection/
    mikerindersblog, scientology-disconnection: http://www.mikerindersblog.org/category/disconnection/
    exscientologykids, disconnection: http://exscientologykids.com/disconnection/

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfbLn9xhPW4

    • MaxSpaceman

      This is must see tv

      if you haven’t seen it

    • I have a epileptic seizure, I have a epileptic seizure, I have a epileptic seizure, I have a epileptic seizure,

  • Alice Graves

    Too, too late for recruitment sneak attacks by Tommy Davis. The cat is out of the bag about the sicko cult, and everybody in LA is up on this story. Sorry, Tommy.

    • Supper Powers

      I think if there’s money to be made, people overlook the most egregious errors people make. I do think he will be treated with minimal caution and I do wonder what kind of questions he has to field.
      Edited for autocorrect funny.

      • Juicer77

        *#(*^#*@ autocorrect LOL

        • Supper Powers

          I laughed out loud when I realized! I’m also in bed with one eye open and have overly sized thumbs, so I’m partially to blame.

          • Juicer77

            I thought maybe you were looking at Mariah’s bazongas. XD

            • Supper Powers

              How embarrassing for her. She looks like a tart flinging her arms around any dinitary she could find and sticking her chest out. Super classy stuff.

            • Juicer77

              LIke I said earlier, it’s sort of her default setting. And to give her credit, she has a normal woman’s figure with lovely curves and makes the most of them. And forces others to, as well! Hee hee

            • Supper Powers

              I am not on her case for her body, not even for her clothes though that could probably be revisited. It’s the way she knowingly presents in the photos. Yikes.

            • Juicer77

              Well, there is that. Decorum, not so much!

            • Supper Powers

              We are an age where the kardashians are doing a literal slow strip tease with the media. I wish one of them would just do a “close up” so we can get it over with and I could stop seeing their name. That’s to say, I don’t expect much from real or fake celebs, but when dignitaries are in the room, please zip up.

            • Juicer77

              Fair enough. And I loathe the KarTrashians. All that social media power and all they use it for is to waste people’s brain cells and line their pockets.

            • Todd Tomorrow

              “They take fat from other parts of their bodies and inject it into their ass” was what a 14 year old told me on a flight from JFK to SFO.

            • Supper Powers

              In looking at the Instagram photos, it appeared to be a young, B-list Hollywood shitshow, so the gaudy and flashy party and clothes don’t surprise me. I really wish Ebner was there to dissect it.

            • beauty for ashes

              IKR? I mean Yes! it is a gorgeous bra Mariah, but is that seriously all you wanted to wear to meet dignitaries?

            • jazzlover

              Dignitaries like sex too, ya know ๐Ÿ˜‰

            • beauty for ashes

              LOL~ That guy in the picture looks sooo uncomfortable!

            • jazzlover

              Yeah, I know. It’s like “please don’t let anyone see that I’m horny” ๐Ÿ™‚

            • jazzlover

              At one time, she had an absolutely fee-nom-inal voice. Then she allowed Mottola to get his greedy, music industry hands on her.

            • Juicer77

              She could still have that great voice, couldn’t she?

            • jazzlover

              It’s possible, but I haven’t heard much from her in the last decade. Like most celebs, she’s gotten caught up in what has become the psycho-drama of her life.

            • beauty for ashes

              She was great in that movie with Gabourey Sidibe. ummm. can’t remember name, one word, girl’s name. aghhh.

            • daisy

              precious

            • beauty for ashes

              thanx daisy!

            • jazzlover

              Precious?

            • beauty for ashes

              And pulling his hand to her crotch! gross.

            • JaxNGold

              Seriously. First thing I thought was — “looks like she forgot to button up her blouse”. WTF. Looks ridiculous.

            • gtsix

              STOP BOOBSHAMING MARIAH!

              I don’t mind the photo at all. Just got to crop it a touch. BRB!

            • Supper Powers

              I’m event shaming her! She should take them some place else if she’s going to let them run wild!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

            • gtsix

              BUT SHE DOESN’T KNOW WHERE I LIVE!

            • beauty for ashes

              ba dum tish!

            • beauty for ashes

              I’m not boobshaming, it’s just I feel so embarrassed at how innapropriate and weird this choice is. It feels a little depressing. Like maybe she got dressed drunk. ๐Ÿ™

            • Liberated

              I think Mariah looks like an extra in a Baz Lurhman movie, Moulin Rouge comes to mind.

            • jazzlover

              LOL. Damn, it’s ALWAYS ok for a female to make that reference to another female. I hate when that happens. Life’s just so damn unfair.

            • Juicer77

              Ha HA! Having bazongas automatically cancels out the sexist nature of mentioning them.

            • Harpoona Frittata

              In that pic, Ban Ki-moon sure appeared to be doing his absolute best not to stare at Mariah’s love pillows which were being prominently displayed for EXACTLY that purpose ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Juicer77

      Since the $ci brand is so toxic, Mismanage must be looking down the long list of former members to find any bones worth picking at.

      • 3feetback-of-COS

        They’ve been trying that for the last ten years, at least.

        • Juicer77

          Yeah, but I’m a relative newcomer to this whole dog & pony show. ๐Ÿ˜‰

          • jazzlover

            Ignorance is no excuse. Please do your best to make sure this doesn’t happen again.

            • Juicer77

              You will rue the day you snarked at me. ๐Ÿ˜‰

            • jazzlover

              There is already enough rue in my stew ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • DoveAlexa

      I doubt anyone he’s been around actually cares. They might feel Sci is ‘weird’, and thats it.

  • That UN project sounds like a turd that will soon be flushed down the media. Tommy Davis handsome? If a rat in a pinstripe suit is handsome, maybe. Shortly after I met Michael Doven and his soon to be wife in Manu Topou’s acting class, he got the Cruise job and she got the same job with Kidman. What he has in common with Davis and Packer is that they’re all wastrel rich kids consumed by their own self-importance. They’re not going to rope Packer back into the fold, though. Last time I heard of a billionaire leaving a $cientology course and not coming back it was Robin Lehman of Lehman Brothers, then married to Cyndy Hall (Jerry’s sister), who took one look at the OT3 materials, said “This is bullshit!” and walked out. Why in hell would Packer go back? Betcha Packer has a similar take. I have a feeling Cruise is straying again, which would be a wise move on his part for once. Terry Jastrow has done a good bit of work with Jack Nicklaus and you never heard the Golden Bear taking a course, did you? That movie they made sounds like the typical bullshit $cientologists cook up in Hollywood, and knowing Brett Ratner a little, I assure you that he knows how awful $cientology-connected projects are. The only semi-viable $cientology actor any more is Cruise – Travolta is barely more than a bit player at this point. This U.N. thing is garbage, just like the rat in pinstripe, and Packer’s going to waste a whole lot of money.

    • Juicer77

      Honestly I don’t think Cruise is going anywhere. He may not be vocal or show up to events as much, but Mismanage has a direct line wired into his brain (I’m not kidding). He will keep “hugging” Cruise tighter and tighter as this ship sinks. When Cruise has no more use he will be tossed aside like all the rest.

      • If any tossing gets done Lil Tommy will do it. He’s managing to keep his career going with MI and another Jack Reacher. It’s just instinct but I think he’s getting the idea he doesn’t need the cult and never did. He’s been selling properties all over the place for some time, and I don’t think it’s to raise money to give to the cult. He almost left once before. $cientology is shrinking and desperate, no matter what kind of facade Lil Davey puts up. Plus, they don’t know what the hell they’re doing. Last week, Jeff Alexandre of $cientology Media Productions – 310-210-1700 – messaged and called me repeatedly about teaching writers for a “non-profit organization” to write speeches. Get it? They had to place an ad, which I answered, not knowing who they were from the ad. Guess Dopey Danny Sherman was busy, and all those $cientology courses couldn’t get anyone up to snuff. If you’d like the job, call Jeff and say “Skip Press sent me.” You might ask him how come he didn’t even know I’m one of their enemies. Also, ask him if he said hello to Lil Davey for me, like I asked.

        • Todd Tomorrow

          That is so funny that they can’t even remember who the Sp’s are. Shows more ignorant desperation. Next Freedumb will ring up Tony for an interview.

          • He called me about eight times, sent as many messages/emails. Once I found out who it was (a phone call, didn’t ID myself, hung up), I just hung in there to see how many times he’d come back. What I learned? That nobody who found out who it was wanted the job, and that within $cientology and the almost late never great Celebrity Centre, they can’t find anyone. Die, $cientology, die!

      • DoveAlexa

        I imagine TC has never felt so insecure, which means he ‘needs’ the cult more than ever.

    • MaxSpaceman

      (Not a star who can open a movie, but) G. Ribisi is a very skilled actor and will work till he wants to stop working.

      • Kim O’Brien

        he is fantastic

        • MaxSpaceman

          Catch “Heaven” w/ Ribisi and Cate Blanchett (if you haven’t).

          That’s some fantastic acting.

          • Kim O’Brien

            i have not seen that one ! they did another one together called ” The Gift ” …interesting

            • Robert Eckert

              I saw that one, and concur with Max’s recommend.

      • Vonni’s a great guy. I remember the day he and his sister were born in the Wilcox Hotel, CCLA staff berthing. He doesn’t tout the cult much, and compared to pretty much one-note Cruise, he’s an acting symphony.

  • I tweeted to Brett and hopefully he sees it. I know he gets 1000’s of tweets a day. But maybe.

    • Asillem4

      Good on you for alerting him. Tommy might be hobbled & basically useless to Miscavige because of tipsters like you.

    • Jenyfurrrrr

      Love that you did that! Even if he doesn’t happen to see, his people will and even if they’re only concerned from a PR perspective, it’ll be pointed out at the very least! Glad to hear he wasn’t too thrilled to hear ANY involvement from Scientology! He’s a direct guy that’s never seemed to mince words (even when he maybe should – LOL) so this could get funny!

    • richelieu jr

      FWIW, he must have some idea.

      He’s not isolated, we have mutual ‘friends’. (Hi, Courtney!), and at least one or two of them have no love lost for Sciloonery.

    • richelieu jr

      Put a girl in a bikini in your Avatar and he’s sure to take a look.

  • Sejanus

    Why is Davis referred to as handsome…
    all I see is a smarmy weasel fellator.

    add emphasis as you see fit.

    • outraged

      He added more oil to his hair and put on a few pounds. Makes the sleaze factor increase.
      Also that suit….ugh.

      • Sejanus

        That suit and tie…clash city

      • villagedianne

        I prefer his appearance now to the lean and hungry Sea Org look.

  • pluvo

    In the second photo Tommy Davis has the “you don’t have the fuc#ing rank” (to photograph me) expression. If he anticipated that it could be used for a further story on the UB?

    • Supper Powers

      I think he’s attractive. It’s when he opens his mouth to let you see what’s on the inside that it all falls apart.

      • Supper Powers

        I meant that for Sejanus but I’m too lazy to move it.

      • Todd Tomorrow

        I think he’s losing his looks rather quickly. Sure bet he still spew a mean mouthful of bullshit though

      • DoveAlexa

        He wouldn’t have been made the singular spokesman for so long if he wasn’t. Both the attractive and the maggot infested core.

  • Dave Reams

    Tommy Davis a.k.a. the Packer fudger

    • Graham

      Where does that come on Flubtard’s crappy pulled-out-of-his-ass Tone Scale?

  • nottrue
    • DoveAlexa

      Meh, the above was a soundbite from her reality show she’s making, followed by her saying she was kidding. Shows are staged for shock value, it wasn’t happening in the first place. Also, petitions mean nothing. Sargon of Akkad (alt-right nutter) made a petition to ‘universities’ (all of them, apparently, share a collective consciousness) to stop teaching ‘social justice’ courses, whatever those are suppose to be. Lots signed it, means nothing.

      • Frodis73

        Depends on the petition and what is it for. I have seen a lot of them that have put pressure on organizations to do the right thing and they have worked.

        • DoveAlexa

          Yeah, which one? I do mean, specificly, these online ones.

          • Frodis73

            I am sure you can find tons of examples via google, but off the top of my head, petitions dealing with animal cruelty/local shelters-getting them to intervene, cases with tenant/landlord dispute, city/state political issues. Like I said it depends on the issue, who the petition is written to, how well it is written, etc. For example, the Mariah one seems pretty weak (from what I remember reading this am). The petitioner has to make sure they are sending it to the right person/org to actually do anything.
            They are not these all powerful things, like some seem to think. But they can and have.

      • thetastic

        Why do people say they are kidding about stuff that isn’t funny? It makes no sense.

    • Frodis73

      I really hope she was kidding…this is just wrong on so many levels…totally pathetic. I can’t stand these ultra rich people that collect and use exotic and endangered animals for “fun”. Disgusting!!!

    • Ella Raitch

      Fly her guests in ‘a’ private jet – small party then!

      • Missionary Kid

        There are private jets that are available that are at least as large as a 737. I realize that if they’re configured as a place to sleep in, that the number of people carried can be as few as 20 for a Boeing BBJ, but a regular 737 can carry as many as 220 people. The article doesn’t say how many private jets will be used, even with the article, ‘a’ is used in the sentence, nor does it say how many will be flying in, using their own planes.

        That being said, the runway on Barbuda is far too short for the great majority of jets, so they’ll probably land at Antigua, and be shuttled over in smaller planes.

  • Alex De Valera

    Waking up is easier when you get some sleep and are not on a Sea Org schedule. Just having a good time and enjoying the simple pleasures of life takes you slowly out of the cult mindset. I know it takes time to undo the spell completely , but I doubt these people are doing services. Maybe Miscavige just sent a spy to keep tight security and try to see what Tommy was up to. They are lucky to have a first class landing pad. Most people are too brain damaged when they get out and they still strive to pay free-loader debt even if they have been used as slaves for decades. In any case Tommy did a very good job showing the world how Scientology is not a religion of compassion but a cult of harassment and bold faced lies. “There is no such thing as disconnection…”

  • Alex De Valera

    Waking up is easier when you get some sleep and are not on a Sea Org schedule. Just having a good time and enjoying the simple pleasures of life takes you slowly out of the cult mindset. I know it takes time to undo the spell completely , but I doubt these people are doing services. Maybe Miscavige just sent a spy to keep tight security and try to see what Tommy was up to. They are lucky to have a first class landing pad. Most people are too brain damaged when they get out and they still strive to pay free-loader debt even if they have been used as slaves for decades. In any case Tommy did a very good job showing the world how Scientology is not a religion of compassion but a cult of harassment and bold faced lies. “There is no such thing as disconnection…”

  • Todd Tomorrow

    Tommy Goes to Hollywood. Wait until they find out what an Asshat he is.

    • beauty for ashes

      They’ll all be like sitting around, what IS it with this guy?
      Did you see those shoes? I can’t stand him.
      Who, Tommy Davis? I don’t know him but he sounds like a real ASSHAT.
      *room gets quiet, and a lightbulb goes off over everybodys head**
      ASSHAT! yes that’s exactly what he is.

    • DoveAlexa

      Nah, no one there won’t be an asshat themselves, and I’m sure he’s very well trained in asskissing by now. They’ll love him as long as he makes them feel like the gods they think they are.

    • Missionary Kid

      I would say that there’s a lot of assholes in Hollywood, so he would be only one among many. There are also some good people too, but that much money brings out the greedy ones.

  • Libertylover

    Maybe Tommy and mommy are hopeless serial cultists, for whatever is up and coming on the fringes?
    They used to be Christian Scientists and that shrank to a few hundreds. Scientology’s going out the same way.
    If Anne left, Tommy would likely follow.
    What’s de rigueur for faded Hollywood actresses these days?
    There must be something new, to fill the vacuum, no?

    • DoveAlexa

      I thought faded starlets just throw money and indie films in order to get called a producer in the credits? Also, I’m not even surprised that these guys are able to smooze with anyone, now. Just name drop your old ‘buddies’ and they all want you to like them, because it’s like being liked by-proxy by cruise or whoever. Besides, caring about criminal histories is, like, hard and stuff.

  • Eivol Ekdal

    • Libertylover

      Can’t fault Mariah for wanting to recognized; they’re just her Identitties.
      To be fair she got confused when someone told her no women had been on the moon yet. She’s very kind and charitable, I hear. Bless her.

  • Cal State offering a course about a criminal organisation using the material of that organisation? What could be wrong with that? Why stop there? Why not Al Packer’s cookbook?

    If anybody actually wants to teach about teh criminal organisation known as the “church” of $cientology they could do a lot worse than starting with Hugh Urban’s excellent “The Church of Scientology: A History of a New Religion.” Using the Co$’s own book is just about the worst they can do, IMHO.

    • Scott H

      Like Fox News claiming they are “fair and balanced.”

  • Tommy Davis at his finest. Protecting David Miscavige by describing INT base violence and the culture of the group he represented as PR Spokesman.
    Oh my
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ShE3Kb2UUc

    • flyonthewall

      At about the 4:20 mark Davis starts to become unhinged and scream like a lunatic. 20 seconds before he was relatively calm and “normal”. Is this sudden, radical shift in tone/emotion a purposeful tactic he’s using to confuse/unbalance the interviewers and get control of them? I read before that interrogators use that tactic in interrogations to get people to talk.

      • noseinabk

        He sounds like he’s mimicking Tom Cruise.

        • flyonthewall

          i think the tape cuts off right before he starts screaming about cookie dough

          • noseinabk

            Fly, you don’t even โ€” you’re glib. You don’t even know where the cookie dough is.

            • flyonthewall

              i know you shouldn’t eat it raw bc you could get E coli! *nods*

            • thetastic

              Raw cookie dough is worth the risk.

            • richelieu jr

              @fly needs to get to Present Time NOW! PRONTO!

              I mean it is only the FUTURE of the ENTIRE FUCKING UNIVERSEat stake here, fly!!,Di you have any idea who you are speaking to? The SeCOND, or possibly THIRD BIGGiEST bean on the Planet! I mean, here’s LRH, here’s CoB, and there is ME!”

              Hey! Anybody up for a game of Hide and Seek?

        • richelieu jr

          He is, and Cruise is mimicking Miscavige, who has been practicing his best “Tom Cruise” in the mirror since hoe was 8 (hey, it was either TC or Mickey Rooney in the “Men’s Extra Short Department of pint-sized idols for runty little punks.”

          It is an ‘ourobourous’ of overcompensating little Hitlers swallowing each others (and their own bullshit) then regurgitating it back up, half-digested (the other half having taken the lower gate, forcefully putting Ethics In on each other.ther, Human Centipede- style–

          — You know, the way Hubbard would have wanted.

      • His loyalty to Miscavige was unswerving and blind.

    • Harpoona Frittata

      Even if you just take Tommy’s statement as the Gospel, then all of these many incidents of violence, continuing on over a long period of time, occurred with the knowledge of DM, who wields absolute power and control over the organization. So, it would not have continued if they didn’t have at least his tacit approval.

      In any rigidly hierarchical power structure, NOTHING of that kind occurs with the knowledge of the leader unless it is exactly what he wishes to see happen. As a result, trying to turn responsibility for that level of heinous violence back onto the underlings alleged to have been involved, just serves, at a minimum. to corroborate DM’s tacit complicity in it and fails to exonerate him at all.

      For an all-powerful leader, condoning violence is the very same thing as ordering it, because nothing that is done that is against the leader’s wishes is allowed to continue. Indeed, incidents of felony assault absolutely should result in the perpeptrator being consigned to the RPF after the first incident if they actually were against DM’s wishes.

      They would have been better off just making a blanket denial of all violence, instead of overplaying their hand and trying to turn the defectors allegations back onto them….ham-handed, stupid, arrogant and ultimately self-defeating!

      • richelieu jr

        Actually, Hibbard wrote a. Whole treatise as to how you were to flow power and ‘command intention, up and down ‘Lines”

        They were to leave bodies by the door without leaving any trace of the connection to the Great Leader, carry out his Command Intention “Will no one rid me of this troublesome priest?” Thoma a Beckett-style.

        • Harpoona Frittata

          Nothing says fanatical zealotry like dead and disappeared defectors and opponents ๐Ÿ˜‰ Too bad for the cherch that the internet and google came along. Now, even the laziest of us can find out almost every one of $cn’s deepest and most closely held secrets in moments!

          I only wish that I had such ready free access to the whole space opera cosmology and an understanding that my very expensive journey up the bridge would eventually find me delousing myself of space cooties…I’m pretty sure that knowledge would have hastened my departure from the cult;)

  • Jimmy3

    U.N. Advisor: “…further instability in the region. On the ground sources estimate—”

    Ban Ki-Moon: “—ENOUGH!!! Get Mariah on the phone. We boob this conflict now.”

    U.N. Advisor: “Very good, sir.”

  • Panopea Abrupta

    There once was an tosser named Tommy
    He was drunk on Kool-Aid like his mommy
    So incredibly keen, he
    ‘d a big clash with Sweeney
    He was acting the tool for his Swami

    A second daughter? Con-gratulations, Mr. Davis
    It must have been chilling when Jessica yelled:
    “Tommy, you were NOT THERE at the BEGINNING of the PREGNANCY!”

  • Miles Biondo

    I can tell you from first-hand experience, Brett Ratner is a world-class show-biz dirtbag, and no one should be surprised to find him in the company of other world-class dirtbags.

    • Great to see you here again, good sir!

    • Jimmy3

      He tried to kill the X-Men because he’s afraid of mutantkind.

    • Supper Powers

      Good to see you. We met in Chicago. Glad you are popping in with insight and clarification.

      • Observer

        You were in Chicago for the book tour?!

        • Supper Powers

          Yes.

          • Observer

            I missed you somehow.

            • Supper Powers

              No, we exchanged hellos. I wasn’t ready to talk IRL to Bunker folks except for Tony at that time. I didn’t go for pizza because I was too nervous but I really wanted to.

            • Observer

              Understandable

            • Jimmy3

              They were all out of pizza anyway. No pizza for SP.

            • Supper Powers

              It’s good I didn’t go then cause I would have thrown a five alarm fit and embarrassed everyone.

            • Robert Eckert

              That was almost true. The place we went to took like two hours to make pizza for our tables, apparently the routine is that you call ahead.

            • richelieu jr

              No! There was an “SP Nazi”?

    • Harpoona Frittata

      With folks Brett “The Rat” Ratner and Bernie “Made off with the Cash” Madoff it’s always a good idea to take them for exactly who they sound like they’d be until proven otherwise ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Juicer77

      Lovely to see you. ๐Ÿ™‚ Sorry you had the misfortune to come across him.

      • richelieu jr

        Meh, he’s pretty much par ,for the course, I’m afraid. I’ve known worse.

    • richelieu jr

      I kind of know him socially (or did, anyway) and I found him less sleazy than I had expected. It was kind of fashionable to hate him one very level, from X-Men 3 to personal hygiene and treatment of women…
      I found him to be a pretty typical young ‘maker’ trying to penetrate every pneumatic young starlet he could a get his chubby mitts on (so was I though, to be honest, with just a bit less success and skinnier fingers), and rather. Off-putting “bro!”-style manner, and a way of trying to finish your jokes for you… You had to know every girl in the party he’d had, often with the poor young ladies having to be present for his run-downs..

      My biggest perception, or at least the most pertinent was that he was a sort of “wannabe” bad boy and got off Ono rubbing up against some truly sleazy people (hi, Courtney!), dangerous people, and people who had done some amazing things one lived thorough some really amazing experience. I can totally see him getting off on rubbing shoulders with Tommy Boy and other Scilons, because he gets a thrill from thinking both hat he is above getting sucked in, and wondering at what exact moment it happens…

      That saud, this is some pretty silly arm-chair psychoanalysis by a guy he hung with sometimes a while back.mwe weren’t pals or anything, but if there was any, sniff, fun to be had, or a ‘party’, etc, he’d be around.

      Frankly, I thought he was an asshole. An opportunist. A phoney. A better director the he is given credit for, but still not that great. And an absolute wet squib on the outrageousness, sleeping-with-danger, bad boy scale he acted “I,et he was at the summit of.

      My two venomous cents. Take them for what they are worth (not much).

  • At a 2001 meeting of the Scientology caucus and friends, Isaac Hayes said:

    As you have heard, France has now passed the most oppressive legislation in Western Europe targeting religious organizations. During the debate on the law in the National Assembly, one MP stood up and said that he regretted, and I quote, ”A great night of sects unfortunately cannot take place which would allow us to handle it all at once.”

    That has to be a typo, and the French MP was obviously referring to “a great night of sex”.

    http://commdocs.house.gov/committees/intlrel/hfa73775.000/hfa73775_0.htm

  • Shanester

    Billionaire-related, Bob Duggan gave the commencement speaker address at the graduation ceremony of the Delphian School in Oregon last May.
    http://i.imgur.com/46KrFXu.jpg
    I couldnโ€™t get past Headmaster Trevor Ottโ€™s introduction, but for those curious as to how Mr. Duggan actually sounds, his address can be seen here:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7LVMjY_Qms
    After I truncated my relationship in 1993 with my former prison masquerading as an elite boarding school, it was crazy coming back in 2007 and since then maintaining a distant, if cordial, relationship. Except for the bonkers L. Ron Hubbard nonsense, the school has really transformed into a seemingly reputable institution. Unfortunately, it still very much is a front group for the unwary to be introduced to Scientology. And, as with so much else in the cult these days, the people so introduced tend to be quite wealthy.

    It makes sense for Duggan to be the commencement speaker. At least one of his children attended the school, and Scientology does love its rich people. Never mind Dugganโ€™s astonishing hypocrisy in the treatment of his children, sending one to an expensive private school while shipping off the black sheep to South Africa. Money talks in Scientology, although I wonder if Duggan has any concerns about being relegated to Billionaire #2 should James Packer re-join the fold.

    The other thing about Delphi that irritates the hell out of me is its employment of recent graduates as faculty and educators. Just like Narconon or the Sea Org, Scientology believes its recently brainwashed youth make the best instructors to brainwash the upcoming generation. Trevor Ott may be the Headmaster of the Delphian School, but he is about as qualified for the position as David Miscavige is to run the United Nations. (Iโ€™m still researching to see if Ott has even graduated from any sort of college or university. Such information is curiously lacking from Delphiโ€™s website. The credentials of the previous headmistress and headmaster were plastered everywhere on the website. How strange that such information should be missing for the very youthful new man in charge.)

    (Edit: The final sentence above is an example of my extremely dry brand of sarcasm. Anyone who is familiar with Scientology knows that it would not be strange at all for them to lie about their credentials — or, more likely nowadays — simply to omit the non-existent post-secondary education that most people would expect the headmaster of a private boarding school to have. I’m pretty sure Mr. Ott is only educated in how to run a Scientology organization, which the cult considers is all that is necessary. The irritating part is that Delphi is able to convince normally intelligent and successful non-Scientologists that a Hubbardian education provided by indoctrinated cult members is worth $44,000 a year.)

    • My best guess it’s not free, to go there, but how much is it? Can you get a college degree?

      • Liberated

        It’s unbelievably expensive.

      • Shanester

        The Delphian School is a private K-12 boarding school in Sheridan, Oregon that educates its students according to the educational breakthroughs developed by L. Ron Hubbard. As of 2013, tuition and boarding for a full-term student was approximately $44,000. Delphi offers a high school diploma only; it is does not provide secondary education.

        It’s just another (expensive) front group that says it has nothing to do with Scientology even though all of its staff members are Scientologists and it is run as a Scientology organization.

        • Kim O’Brien

          $44,000????!!!! Dollars ?!

          • Shanester

            IKR?

        • ok thanks!

    • OOkpik

      Pssst…Shanester, it’s so good to have you back here.
      Love your posts.

      • Shanester

        Thank you!

  • aquaclara

    Run, run, Mariah. You don’t need to be this close to a cult. They are just after your money, and your boyfriend’s money.
    Thanks, Tony and Gary, for the great report. This is why MIscabbage has to read the Bunker every day. There’s news breaking that he hasn’t even heard about yet.

    • Royce Harlow

      She actually could be very succeptible to this. She’s a notorious egocentric diva and she could very well drink the coolaid if she’d get the Tom Cruise treatment.

  • Jgg2012

    This makes me wonder if Donald Trump would like Scientology. Has he been seen with Tommy Davis?

    • noseinabk

      Ya never know. Who would have predicted NOI would be participating in COS?

      • Jgg2012

        Right, and the Clintons are already friends with Scientology.

    • April

      Bullshit artists usually recognize other bullshit artists from a mile away.

      • Jgg2012

        Maybe someone should build a wall around them.

  • MadMaxi

    Someone needs to send that college class a box of Chris Shelton’s book!

  • Forbes – QUOTE OF THE DAY http://www.forbes.com/forbes/welcome/
    “Being arrogant or selfish in competition or life will harm yourself and will impede your goals.โ€ –Kim Rhode