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She wrote the last “How to Drive Your Man Crazy in Bed” guide you’ll ever need to read.
In the new documentary about Scientology, based on the book, Travolta is used as an example of how the church allegedly uses its members’ secrets against them.
Better add these to the Becktionary.
Director Alex Gibney’s exposé of the church includes allegations about Tom Cruise, John Travolta, and its leadership, and the church is firing back.
“I’m me for the first time in trillions of years.”
The actress reveals the life lessons she’s learned after three decades in Hollywood with some strong personalities, becoming a mother, and exiting The Church of Scientology.
It’s been sixty years since the Church of Scientology was formed. Here’s a look back at the founder’s early days.
All your stereotypes are false, and here’s why.
This new building is the tallest in Clearwater, Fla.
Scientology obsessives should definitely read TMZ’s leaked documents. [Updated]
Because the people of Los Angeles only *seem* super chill.
France finds Church of Scientology guilty of “organized fraud” despite “religious freedom” objections.
“If there’s a cult that don’t want me, I want to know why!”
In 1990, Los Angeles Times reporter Joel Sappell suffered a series of mysterious events investigating the shadowy organization. Today, he seeks the truth.
Former Village Voice editor-in-chief Tony Ortega has obtained a copy of the application people must fill out who want to be part of the Sea Org, Scientology’s strict religious order for which members sign billion-year contracts. “You can’t be shot for what you have done, you can only be shot for what you haven’t told us.”
Series of street posters titled “Religion Is Garbage.” (via adsoftheworld.com)
Apart from founding Scientology, Hubbard fashioned himself a composer and musician. There’s a small body of his work out there, and it’s approximately as good as the movie Battlefield Earth.
Well, technically everyone and Tom Cruise. There’s a big Vanity Fair piece on Scientology coming soon.
“We usually do flea markets and things like that.” There’s a certain logic to this.
Scientology Churches and recruitment centers around the country have left regular people disappointed overall by everything from L. Ron Hubbard’s sex appeal to recruiters’ clinginess. Watch out, guys — this could be you.
With news of the TomKat divorce, all sorts of conspiracy theories about the former couple and their daughter are running rampant. Many of them stem from that wellspring of media sensationalism: Cruise’s devotion to Scientology.
This clip is from South Park’s 9th season feels particularly relevant in the wake of Katie Holmes filing for divorce from Tom Cruise. If you’re unfamiliar with Scientology, consider this a quick refresher course.
This morning, News Corporation Chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch tweeted that, in the wake of the TomKat divorce, he believed Scientologists were “creepy, maybe even evil.” He says he’s received hundreds of attacks and he expects them to become more threatening, but Scientologists actually seem to have remained quiet on the controversy thus far.
He is such a good dancer!!!! What a cute li’l scientologist. (via pitchfork.com)
Here are some ominous highlights from the BBC’s new documentary on just how weird and scary Mormonism really is. Among the ludicrous discoveries about America: “There’s an unwritten law: Don’t mention Mormonism.”
The Village Voice has obtained artist renderings of a new Scientology Super Power Building being built in Clearwater, Florida. Here are pictures of 10 of the weirdest rooms/machines there.
John Travolta phoned up a KFC in England and asked to reserve a table. Here is an awesome quote from the employee who turned him down. Why is John Travolta eating at KFC? What kind of human being calls to reserve a table at KFC? Why does England have KFC? I don’t care. This anonymous employee is now a folk hero who is a much better spokesperson for the 99% than Occupy Wall Street.
A $42,000 a year boarding school located amidst the forests of western Oregon, Delphian has been operating on the principles of L. Ron Hubbard since 1970, despite a lack of academic accreditation. Although the inner workings of the school have previously remained a mystery, public denouncement of the principles of Scientology have recently emboldened alumni to speak about their experiences both at Delphian, and the affiliated labor corps Sea Org. (Click here to read full article.) View List ›