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Satanic Hollywood predictably strikes back at new MAGA star with SNL parody

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When Scientology’s founder admitted he didn’t write the most famous line in ‘Dianetics’

[Hubbard, in 1950]

TODAY AT SUBSTACK: If you’ve signed up for free emails at Substack, you will receive today’s feature story at your inbox: They’re the most famous — and most ludicrous — words in L. Ron Hubbard’s book Dianetics, the volume that started the Scientology movement. But did you know he admitted not writing them? []

NYTimes reports link between Scientology and hack of two who appeared in ‘Going Clear’

[Mike Rinder and Tony Ortega at the Going Clear premiere at the Sundance Film Festival]

New York Times reporter Matthew Goldstein revealed today that before he was sentenced to prison on June 26, private investigator Eric Saldarriaga told Federal District Judge Richard J. Sullivan that he feared for his safety if it became public that he’d []

‘Going Clear’ premieres at Sundance, and we watched in awe with the celebs

Tobey Maguire was sitting in the row behind us. Alec Baldwin was down near the front. Morgan Spurlock and Kathryn Bigelow had joined us in the green room with Alex Gibney and Lawrence Wright.

But the real stars of the show — the ones who provided an emotional wallop — were sitting around us as we []

BUNKER SPECIAL: David Touretzky on L. Ron Hubbard, Mark Twain, and Mary Baker Eddy

We’re starting off the new year with a special treat. One of the all-time most important scholars of Scientology is Carnegie Mellon University professor David Touretzky, who, among other things, provided crucial support for early users of the Internet who wanted to post and maintain information about the church and its alleged abuses.

We’ve mentioned Professor []

TOMKAT PROJECT IN LOS ANGELES: Here’s Your Chance to Help the Show Get to Tinseltown

One of the highlights of this eventful year was our August night in the Village to see the TomKat Project with a group of Bunker regulars.

We’d been looking forward to seeing Brandon Ogborn’s play about celebrity and Scientology since it opened in Chicago for a very successful run. And after we got to see the []

Lawrence Wright’s Scientology Book Gets Some Thrashing from Cult Expert Steven Hassan

Well, not everyone loves Lawrence Wright’s book, Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, & the Prison of Belief. The Church of Scientology isn’t very happy about it, but neither is Steven Hassan, who writes about cults and mind control. He wishes Larry had said more about undue influence in Scientology, and we’d like to hear what you []

Jenni Rivera Missing, Plane Crash Suspected

Just saw the news that Jenni Rivera, the Mexican-American singer from Los Angeles, is missing after her plane lost contact with air traffic controllers in Mexico. (The latest news is that wreckage of the plane was found, and there were no survivors. This is really sad news.)

A decade ago, when we were writing for a []