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John Travolta’s daughter makes her own Scientology splash at awards ceremony

[Antonio Rosales, Ella Bleu Travolta, and behind her, the Commodore]

In March we told you how surprised we were to see that Tom Cruise’s daughter Isabella had allowed herself to be featured in a Church of Scientology mailer put out by the London org. It was yet another sign of how dedicated Tom and his older two children are to David Miscavige’s church.

And now, we are equally stunned to see John Travolta’s daughter Ella Bleu making a very visible splash of her own by showing up at an awards ceremony held at Scientology’s most holy site, the Fort Harrison Hotel in Clearwater, Florida on one of Scientology’s holiest days on the calendar, May 9, which is Dianetics Day.

It was May 9, 1950 when L. Ron Hubbard published the book that changed everything for him, Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health, and it’s celebrated every year by the church. In the photo you see above, Ella is posing with the man who posted the photo, Antonio Rosales, a Scientologist who was awarded for being “Top Producer Book One Auditor” for 2019.

In other words, he gets to pose next to a Scientology celebrity for bringing in a lot of money.

Ella is wearing a “Dianetics” pin at a ceremony where only Scientologists would be invited.



Ella is 19 years old, and she’s been showing up at more events with her famous father recently. And she’s in his next movie, The Poison Rose, which is in theaters and streaming on May 25. “This film is special to me because I had the pleasure of working with my daughter Ella!” Travolta said as he posted the trailer to Facebook.


[Ella Bleu, right, in ‘The Poison Rose’ with actress Famke Janssen]

It’s not unusual for Hollywood stars to give their kids breaks in the business. But did he have to bring her into the Hubbard fold as well?


Toronto is fully stoked

We haven’t seen a fundraising trailer like this in a while. Canada is on fire!


The Power of Canada Summit from Kevin Luckman on Vimeo.


HowdyCon 2019 in Los Angeles

THURSDAY NIGHT OPPORTUNITY: This year’s HowdyCon is in Los Angeles. People tend to come in starting on Thursday, and that evening we will have a casual get-together at a watering hole. But we also want to point out that Cathy Schenkelberg’s “Squeeze My Cans” will be running at the Hollywood Fringe, and we encourage HowdyCon attendees to see her show on Thursday night, June 20. Tickets and more dates available here.

Friday night June 21 we will be having an event in a theater (like we did on Saturday night last year in Chicago). There will not be a charge to attend this event, but if you want to attend, you need to RSVP with your proprietor at tonyo94 AT gmail.

On Saturday, we are joining forces with Janis Gillham Grady, who is having a reunion in honor of the late Bill Franks. Originally, we thought this event might take place in Riverside, but instead it’s in the Los Angeles area. If you wish to attend the reunion, you will need to RSVP with Janis (janisgrady AT gmail), and there will be a small contribution she’s asking for in order to help cover her costs.

HOTEL: Janis tells us she’s worked out a deal with Hampton Inn and Suites, at 7501 North Glenoaks Blvd, Burbank, (818) 768-1106. We have a $159 nightly rate for June 19 to 22. Note: You need to ask for the “family reunion” special rate.



Scientology’s celebrities, ‘Ideal Orgs,’ and more!

[Elisabeth Moss, Michael Peña, and Laura Prepon]

We’ve been building landing pages about David Miscavige’s favorite playthings, including celebrities and ‘Ideal Orgs,’ and we’re hoping you’ll join in and help us gather as much information as we can about them. Head on over and help us with links and photos and comments.

Scientology’s celebrities, from A to Z! Find your favorite Hubbardite celeb at this index page — or suggest someone to add to the list!

Scientology’s ‘Ideal Orgs,’ from one end of the planet to the other! Help us build up pages about each these worldwide locations!

Scientology’s sneaky front groups, spreading the good news about L. Ron Hubbard while pretending to benefit society!

Scientology Lit: Books reviewed or excerpted in our weekly series. How many have you read?



[ONE year ago] Scientology files notice of appeal in time-wasting federal court attack on forced-abortion case
[TWO years ago] DRONE FLYOVER: An even closer look at where Scientology is keeping Shelly Miscavige
[THREE years ago] Scientology takes on the evil psychs at the APA, and more in our weekly social media review!
[FOUR years ago] Las Vegas attorney Ryan Hamilton makes it 29 lawsuits against Scientology’s drug rehab
[FIVE years ago] TIZIANO LUGLI: A new short film about Scientology and ‘slavery’
[SIX years ago] Chiropractor in Viral Video Is Posing In Front of His Scientology Certificates


Scientology disconnection, a reminder

Bernie Headley has not seen his daughter Stephanie in 5,447 days.
Valerie Haney has not seen her mother Lynne in 1,576 days.
Katrina Reyes has not seen her mother Yelena in 2,080 days
Sylvia Wagner DeWall has not seen her brother Randy in 1,600 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his grandson Leo in 620 days.
Geoff Levin has not seen his son Collin and daughter Savannah in 511 days.
Christie Collbran has not seen her mother Liz King in 3,818 days.
Clarissa Adams has not seen her parents Walter and Irmin Huber in 1,686 days.
Carol Nyburg has not seen her daughter Nancy in 2,460 days.
Jamie Sorrentini Lugli has not seen her father Irving in 3,234 days.
Quailynn McDaniel has not seen her brother Sean in 2,580 days.
Dylan Gill has not seen his father Russell in 11,146 days.
Melissa Paris has not seen her father Jean-Francois in 7,066 days.
Valeska Paris has not seen her brother Raphael in 3,233 days.
Mirriam Francis has not seen her brother Ben in 2,814 days.
Claudio and Renata Lugli have not seen their son Flavio in 3,075 days.
Sara Goldberg has not seen her daughter Ashley in 2,114 days.
Lori Hodgson has not seen her son Jeremy and daughter Jessica in 1,826 days.
Marie Bilheimer has not seen her mother June in 1,352 days.
Joe Reaiche has not seen his daughter Alanna Masterson in 5,441 days
Derek Bloch has not seen his father Darren in 2,581 days.
Cindy Plahuta has not seen her daughter Kara in 2,901 days.
Roger Weller has not seen his daughter Alyssa in 7,757 days.
Claire Headley has not seen her mother Gen in 2,876 days.
Ramana Dienes-Browning has not seen her mother Jancis in 1,232 days.
Mike Rinder has not seen his son Benjamin and daughter Taryn in 5,534 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his daughter Spring in 1,640 days.
Skip Young has not seen his daughters Megan and Alexis in 2,042 days.
Mary Kahn has not seen her son Sammy in 1,914 days.
Lois Reisdorf has not seen her son Craig in 1,497 days.
Phil and Willie Jones have not seen their son Mike and daughter Emily in 1,992 days.
Mary Jane Sterne has not seen her daughter Samantha in 2,246 days.
Kate Bornstein has not seen her daughter Jessica in 13,355 days.


Posted by Tony Ortega on May 15, 2019 at 07:00

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Our new book with Paulette Cooper, Battlefield Scientology: Exposing L. Ron Hubbard’s dangerous ‘religion’ is now on sale at Amazon in paperback and Kindle formats. Our book about Paulette, The Unbreakable Miss Lovely: How the Church of Scientology tried to destroy Paulette Cooper, is on sale at Amazon in paperback, Kindle, and audiobook versions. We’ve posted photographs of Paulette and scenes from her life at a separate location. Reader Sookie put together a complete index. More information can also be found at the book’s dedicated page.

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