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Juliette Lewis wants on ‘Red Table Talk’ — and here’s what Jada Smith should ask her

[Jada Pinkett Smith and Juliette Lewis]

By now you’ve no doubt seen various recaps of yesterday’s “Red Table Talk” episode featuring Leah Remini and Jada Pinkett Smith, including our own. As we said yesterday, Leah made the most of her appearance, and a huge new audience was exposed to Scientology’s controversies.

But for us, one of the []

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Jada Pinkett Smith reconciles with Leah Remini and puts herself in Scientology’s crosshairs

 A highly-anticipated summit between Leah Remini and Jada Pinkett Smith took place on Jada’s Facebook series, “Red Table Talk,” which was released this afternoon. The 20-minute episode was billed in pre-show publicity as a way for the two women to reconcile after a public spat between them over []

Stanley Clarke turns out to be as deep into Scientology as we feared, all these years later

 From time to time we’re asked if famous jazz bassist Stanley Clarke is still involved in Scientology (and the person asking is usually hoping we’ll say no). For a while there, we hadn’t seen Stanley showing much involvement in the organization, and so we weren’t sure what to say. But then, ten days ago, we []

Scientology rock ‘n’ roller goes back to his days with L. Ron Hubbard at sea

[Geoff Levin, signifying how he feels about Scientology today]

A few weeks ago, we wrote a brief piece about Geoff Levin and how he and the other members of the 60s rock band People! are getting back together, 50 years since they had a hit song and then joined Scientology’s Sea []

Opportunity missed: What Erika Christensen should have been asked about Scientology

[Dax Shepard and Erika Christensen]

Your proprietor was on a family vacation a couple of weeks ago when a splash of Scientology celebrity news lit up the intertubes. Erika Christensen, second-generation Scientologist and accomplished actress, had uttered some interesting things about the church in a podcast with her actor friend, Dax Shepard. []

Erika Christensen shows off her new Scientology trophy for donating half a million bucks

 We’re fortunate that one of our loyal tipsters lives in Italy, where for some reason Scientology publications reveal some things that the magazines here don’t. In this case, we’re talking about an issue of Impact magazine which shows that David Miscavige handed out more trophies to wealthy Scientology donors at the New Year’s event in []

Fifty years later and post-Scientology, 60’s band People! aims for a comeback

[Back in the day, Geoff Levin (right) and People! hang with Paul McCartney at Capitol Records in 1968]

For Geoff Levin, the final thing holding him back came tumbling down a few weeks ago: His daughter, Savannah, 21, informed him that she no longer wanted to be a part of his life. []

Come on, people. Even Star mag’s own article doesn’t claim Tom Cruise has left Scientology.

We were hoping to let this one go. We tried to ignore it, we really did. But so many people have sent us images of Star magazine’s new Tom Cruise cover asking us “Is this true?” we felt that we had to say something about []

Charles Manson and Scientology: What the church doesn’t want you to know

 In 2013, author Jeff Guinn produced a formidable book, Manson, about one of the 20th century’s most enigmatic figures. We enjoyed Guinn’s new look at Charles Manson, and we were interested in the way he carefully placed Manson’s Scientology involvement in []

Days before jumping to his death, actor Brad Bufanda credited Scientology with saving his life

 In August, Brad Bufanda, a 34-year-old actor and chiseled gym instructor, showed up for an initial table reading of an independent film he’d landed a role for. []