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Gottfried Helnwein: The celebrated artist and his loud silence on Scientology

Over the years, we’ve told you about Gottfried Helnwein, the Austrian artist who is most well known in this country for iconic album covers with their gritty style. But he’s most interesting to us for his Scientology involvement, which has come up numerous times over the years. Austrian journalist Peter Reichelt has spent the most []

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Sinéad O’Connor and Scientology: How she dodged a Thetan-tipped bullet

[O’Connor on The Graham Norton Show in February, 2012]

Sinéad O’Connor’s death at the age of 56 has produced an outpouring of tributes to her as a transformative artist and political figure, as well as moving portraits of her struggles with mental illness, something she was more open about than most. (See, for example, this superb []

Wait, Scientology has Mary-Ellen of ‘The Waltons’ on the hook for how much now?

[And does John-Boy know?]

Recently, we’ve been learning how much Scientology’s wealthy donors have been forking out as church leader David Miscavige makes a big fundraising push for his remaining “Ideal Org” projects in the []

Celebrity Sunday: Jim Meskimen, Terry Jastrow, and… Helena Kobrin?

 We’re continuing to look back at recent issues of Scientology’s Celebrity magazine, which appears to be a victim of the pandemic. Today, we thought we’d go through issue 439, which came out in October 2017 and featured actor and impressionist Jim Meskimen on the []

Scientology documentary resurfaces, and it leads to a foreign exchange program!

[Rod Keller and Stacy Young, 1998]

We recently heard from Peter Reichelt, an Austrian journalist, and what an interesting name from Scientology journalism’s []

Celebrity Sunday: Erika Christensen, Michael Peña and a tribute to… Prince?

 We’re continuing to look back at recent issues of Scientology’s Celebrity magazine, which appears to be a victim of the pandemic. Today, we thought we’d go through issue 437, which came out in June 2017 and featured actress Erika Christensen on the []

Celebrity Sunday: John Travolta, Anne Archer, and ‘rising star’ Joy Villa

 We mentioned earlier this week that we were thinking about Scientology’s Celebrity magazine, which appears to be a victim of the pandemic. We’ve gathered some of the last issues Scientology published, and today we thought we’d look at Issue 434, which came out in December, []

When John Travolta first opened up about his Scientology involvement

 One of the casualties of the pandemic appears to be Scientology’s Celebrity magazine, which has not, as far as we can tell, put out an issue since late 2019. And that’s a shame, because the magazine over the years has provided some interesting insights on Scientology’s obsession with its famous creative []

Elisabeth Moss declines Valerie Haney’s nomination as arbitrator, says Scientology

[Valerie Haney and Elisabeth Moss]

Valerie Haney has finally heard back from Scientology’s “International Justice Chief,” a Sea Org official named Mike Ellis, who has informed her that Elisabeth Moss has turned down the opportunity to serve as an arbitrator in Valerie’s “religious []

VIDEO: Katie Holmes in the front row at a 2007 Scientology event with Tom Cruise

 A sharp new copy of a Scientology video from 2007 has been dropped on the Internet, and wow, is it making us feel []