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‘Going Clear’ author Lawrence Wright celebrates a milestone with a different kind of keyboard

 You’ll have to indulge us today. We enjoyed a special event last night in Brooklyn, and we felt like sharing. []


Kathy Slevin, sister who attacked Paul Haggis on behalf of Scientology, dies at 60

 Last year, when Alex Gibney’s documentary Going Clear opened at theaters and then aired on HBO, Scientology leader David Miscavige struck back in a very characteristic way — with websites and videos denouncing Gibney and the people who appeared in the []

Here’s how you can help make a difference in lives touched by Scientology

[Tom DeVocht, in a scene from Going Clear]

The Underground Bunker has a pretty great record when it comes to helping people raise money. []

EXCLUSIVE: Lawrence Wright’s Scientology epic ‘Going Clear’ finally getting U.K. release

 Three years after it was first published in the U.S., Lawrence Wright’s monumental book Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief will be published in the U.K. for the first time on March 17 by Silvertail []

Oscar snubs Alex Gibney’s Scientology documentary ‘Going Clear’ despite buzz

 A day after Alex Gibney learned that he’d been nominated for an award by the Director’s Guild of America for his documentary Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief, his movie was left out of the nominations for Documentary Feature which were announced this morning for the 88th Academy Awards, to be presented in []

United Kingdom sees Scientology documentary ‘Going Clear’ tonight on Sky Atlantic

 Finally, the time has come! After a considerable delay caused by nagging legal concerns, Alex Gibney’s Emmy Award-winning HBO documentary, Going Clear: Scientology & the Prison of Belief, will air tonight on Sky Atlantic at 9 pm local []

Paul Haggis, Lawrence Wright react to Alex Gibney’s Emmys sweep for ‘Going Clear’

[Alex and Anne Gibney and Tom DeVocht at the Emmys last night]

 What a night for Alex Gibney and his documentary Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief. Not only did the film win the Emmy for outstanding documentary, but Gibney also won Emmys for writing and for directing.

We brought you some of the []

How Scientology broke up Tom Cruise and Mimi Rogers: The story you haven’t heard

[Mimi Rogers and Tom Cruise at the Academy Awards red carpet on March 29, 1989. Credit: Alan Light]When Alex Gibney’s film Going Clear premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January, much of the subsequent news coverage focused on revelations by former Church of Scientology executive Mark “Marty” Rathbun that the church actively “drove a []

Mike Rowe uses Facebook to rip Scientology over the treatment of his friend Spanky Taylor

On Sunday night Mike Rowe, the former Dirty Jobs host and current star of CNN’s Somebody’s Gotta Do It, used his Facebook page to vent over the treatment of Spanky Taylor that’s described in Alex Gibney’s documentary about Scientology, Going Clear. Spanky was one of eight former Church of Scientology members who appeared in the []

LIVE-BLOG: Watch Alex Gibney’s HBO documentary ‘Going Clear’ and comment with us

We’ve had quite a week here in the Underground Bunker counting down the days to tonight’s airing of Alex Gibney’s HBO documentary about Scientology, Going Clear. And now, finally, the country will get a chance to see what all the fuss is []