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What it was like last night at Scientology’s Los Angeles TV ‘season’ premiere party

Once again we had a correspondent on the scene at last night’s event on L. Ron Hubbard Way in Los Angeles as Scientology celebrated the premiere of its second “season” of propaganda airing at Scientology TV. Here’s their report…

LRH Way is entirely blocked off, from Fountain to Sunset, for the event. It’s set up the same way it was in March for the premiere of Scientology TV, and just like any other major event here — in other words, multiple rows of seats facing the big TV screen on LRH Way, food tables, kiosks, and displays behind the seating. There are two medium-sized screens spaced along on the left side of the street for people sitting nearer to the back.

The stage and projection TV are placed with their backs to Fountain Avenue, and spanning the width of the road. Pre-event food is being served, and it’s hamburgers and hot dogs. They’re spending a lot of money.

For what it’s worth, it looks like this is going to be a regular event, whenever they premiere a new season or new shows on the TV channel. And it seems to fit nicely the day after the IAS weekend in England, and before video of the IAS events are played at the orgs elsewhere.


They are confirming people for another Scientology TV premiere event next week, for the first showing of Inside Scientology: Freewinds and Destination Scientology: London. (I’m in shock about that. Back to do this again on LRH Way in just a week?)


[Looking down LRH Way from Sunset. The big screen would be down at the far end.]

Like in March, they are making a point that this event is open to the general public. And there’s no regging going on. None.

An LAPD squad car is guarding LRH Way at the intersection with Sunset.

A spotlight machine has 4 moving beams shining into sky. They want it to have the feel of an old-fashioned Hollywood premiere.

Seat warmers have been provided. There’s live music.

For those who want to watch the shows in Russian, they are set up in the ASHO Chapel. For Spanish, in the LA Org chapel.

The event started with a group photo shoot — the audience got on stage.

Joy Villa is in attendance. In the front row.

As expected, we started watching the premiere of Scientology TV at 8 pm. We continued watching until 11 pm.

They handed out copies of a new International Scientology News magazine that is devoted to the Season 2 premiere.

Two observations on content: It looks like a CCHR documentary is going to be integrated into the “Documentary Showcase.” And it looks like Tony Muhammad has been replaced by Fred Shaw going forward for CCHR anti-psych events.

Shaw and Rizza Islam were featured in a promo for the upcoming Voices for Humanity CCHR anti-psych episode.

Three hours of Scientology TV programming? In a row? That must have been brutal. But thanks, Joy, for making the scene and confirming where your loyalties lie. And thank you, correspondent, for being on the scene for us.


Scientology’s celebrities and ‘Ideal Orgs’ — now with comments!

[Sofia Milos and the Basel Ideal Org]

We’re building landing pages about two of David Miscavige’s favorite playthings, his celebrities and his ‘Ideal Orgs.’ We’re posting pages each day, and we’re hoping you’ll join in and help us gather as much information as we can about them, in order to build a record and maintain a watch as Scientology continues its inexorable decline — and yes, we finally have comments working on these new pages! Head on over and help us with links and photos and comments about all of your favorite celebrities and failing Ideal Orgs

Previously, we posted pages for celebrities Anne Archer, Beck Hansen, Catherine Bell, Chick Corea, Elisabeth Moss, Erika Christensen, Ethan Suplee, Giovanni Ribisi, Greta Van Susteren, Jenna Elfman, John Travolta, Juliette Lewis, Kelly Preston, Kirstie Alley, Laura Prepon, Marisol Nichols, Michael Peña, Nancy Cartwright, Tom Cruise Danny Masterson, Stanley Clarke, Edgar Winter, Alanna Masterson, Billy Sheehan, Judy Norton-Taylor, Terry Jastrow, and Eddie Deezen. And for the Ideal Orgs of Portland, Oregon; Sydney, Australia; San Diego, California; Denver, Colorado; Nashville, Tennessee; Perth, Australia; Tokyo, Japan; Sacramento, California; Las Vegas, Nevada; Silicon Valley, California; Rome, Italy; Orlando, Florida; Moscow, Russia; Amsterdam, Netherlands; Seattle, Washington; Dallas, Texas; Melbourne, Australia; San Fernando Valley, California; Pasadena, California; Bogotá, Colombia; Budapest, Hungary; Phoenix, Arizona; London, England; Orange County, California; Atlanta, Georgia; Auckland, New Zealand; Miami, Florida.

Today it’s Sofia Milos and Basel, Switzerland!


Scientology disconnection, a reminder

Bernie Headley has not seen his daughter Stephanie in 5,232 days.
Katrina Reyes has not seen her mother Yelena in 1,865 days
Brian Sheen has not seen his grandson Leo in 408 days.
Geoff Levin has not seen his son Collin and daughter Savannah in 296 days.
Clarissa Adams has not seen her parents Walter and Irmin Huber in 1,471 days.
Carol Nyburg has not seen her daughter Nancy in 2,245 days.
Jamie Sorrentini Lugli has not seen her father Irving in 3,019 days.
Quailynn McDaniel has not seen her brother Sean in 2,365 days.
Dylan Gill has not seen his father Russell in 10,931 days.
Mirriam Francis has not seen her brother Ben in 2,599 days.
Claudio and Renata Lugli have not seen their son Flavio in 2,859 days.
Sara Goldberg has not seen her daughter Ashley in 1,899 days.
Lori Hodgson has not seen her son Jeremy and daughter Jessica in 1,611 days.
Marie Bilheimer has not seen her mother June in 1,137 days.
Joe Reaiche has not seen his daughter Alanna Masterson in 5,226 days
Derek Bloch has not seen his father Darren in 2,366 days.
Cindy Plahuta has not seen her daughter Kara in 2,686 days.
Roger Weller has not seen his daughter Alyssa in 7,542 days.
Claire Headley has not seen her mother Gen in 2,661 days.
Ramana Dienes-Browning has not seen her mother Jancis in 1,017 days.
Mike Rinder has not seen his son Benjamin and daughter Taryn in 5,319 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his daughter Spring in 1,425 days.
Skip Young has not seen his daughters Megan and Alexis in 1,828 days.
Mary Kahn has not seen her son Sammy in 1,699 days.
Lois Reisdorf has not seen her son Craig in 1,282 days.
Phil and Willie Jones have not seen their son Mike and daughter Emily in 1,787 days.
Mary Jane Sterne has not seen her daughter Samantha in 2,031 days.
Kate Bornstein has not seen her daughter Jessica in 13,140 days.


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