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Another Book Attempts To Expose Tom Cruise and Scientology

posted by Kris Rasmussen

A new book makes more allegations about Scientology and Tom Cruise.

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Director Paul Haggis Leaves Scientology

posted by Kris Rasmussen

Oscar winner Paul Haggis is leaving Scientology over their opposition to Proposition 8 and because of the rift it caused in his family.

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Famous Scientology Celebrities

posted by idol chatter

Seven of the most famous celebrity scientologist couples.

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Bart Simpson Scientology Calls

posted by Ellen Leventry

When I read last week on HuffingtonPost.com that Nancy Cartwright, a.k.a. the voice of Bart Simpson and devoted Scientologist, was making robocalls on behalf of a church event in the voice of everyone’s favorite 10 year-old troublemaker, I was curious […]

$20 Million Travolta Extortion Mystery Continues

posted by Esther Kustanowitz

Late last week news broke that someone was trying to extort the Travolta family for $20 million, but no one seemed to know the details. Some thought that the extortion money was to suppress photos taken at the time of […]

Prayers for Travolta, Anger from Scientologists

posted by mkress

As a parent, it’s impossible not to feel the anguish that John Travolta and his wife, Kelly Preston, are feeling right now as they mourn the death of their son, Jett. It makes you want to hug your kids a […]

Germany Won’t Outlaw Scientology

posted by Kris Rasmussen

Germany has made no secret of their complete and utter distaste for Scientology in recent years. Last year, government officials dared to ban Tom Cruise from filming on location because of his Scientology affiliation. But that was really only one […]

Will Smith Denies Scientology Involvement–Again

posted by Kris Rasmussen

My fellow Idol Chatter bloggers and I have written before about how we believe Will Smith doth protest too much that he is not involved in Scientology. I have even questioned Smith’s claims that all religions are basically the same– […]

Did Scientology Play a Role in Hayes’ Death?

posted by Ellen Leventry

It’s tragic enough that singer-songwriter Isaac Hayes died Sunday at the age of 65. But according to an article by Roger Friedman on Fox News.com, Scientology may have played a role in the singer’s death–which was just today ruled the […]

Ex-Scientologist, Actor Jason Beghe to Idol Chatter: ‘Scientology is Not a Religion’

posted by Idol Chatter

Many of us here at Idol Chatter have been transfixed by the downward trajectory of Tom Cruises’ career since the Oprah couch jumping incident which coincided with his being more out about Scientology. But celebrity and Scientology have gone hand […]

Kidman Christens Daughter Sunday to Smack Down Scientology?

posted by Ellen Leventry

From the Old Testament (Yahweh) to Grimm’s Fairytales (Rumpelstiltskin), names have always carried power. And now some in the media are suggesting that the name of Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban’s newborn daughter’s name is imbued with a similar, power–an […]

Is Will Smith a Scientologist?

posted by lmarcus

Will Smith and his wife Jada Pinkett Smith recently announced plans to open a private school in Calabasas, California, just outside of Los Angeles. New Village Academy is scheduled to open in September, and while the couple may have funded […]

Kidman Wants Kids Out of Scientology

posted by Kris Rasmussen

Though I rarely see it said explicitly in the press, it has always been obvious to me that Nicole Kidman lost primary custody of her adopted children in her divorce from Tom Cruise and that Scientology no doubt has had […]

Sobering Up With Scientology

posted by Ellen Leventry

It’s no secret that I’m not a huge fan of secretive, esoteric, spiritual communities that charge loads of money to reach higher levels of enlightenment (unless of course they involve cool decoder rings), so what I’m about to say is […]

Will Smith: Still Not a Scientologist

posted by Kris Rasmussen

It seems more and more of the media are no longer afraid to take shots at Scientology and the celebs who may or may not be a part of their flock. The latest expose of the cult–and it seems like […]

Cruise’s Marriage To Katie Not His First Choice?

posted by Kris Rasmussen

Certainly one of the tenets of my day-to-day spiritual walk is the firm belief that whatever is done in darkness will eventually come to light. So while I am not into celebrity gossiping or tabloid-mongering, I had to smile for […]

Scientology Blocks Sales of E-Meters on eBay

posted by Ellen Leventry

As Americans, we expect three simple things: Life, liberty and the right to pursue happiness by selling things on eBay. But Scientology is standing in the way of that American dream, reports Scott Pilutik on RealityBasedCommunity.net. It seems that the […]

Hollywood’s ‘Anonymous’ Scientology Protest

posted by Kris Rasmussen

A few weeks ago here at Idol Chatter we posted about Anonymous, a group of internet-based folks dedicated to exposing the lies of Scientology. Well, Saturday was declared an official day for protesting Scientology and according to reports by the […]

Fighting Fascists with Fascism?: ‘Anonymous’ Takes on Scientology

posted by Ellen Leventry

If you haven’t seen it yet, you soon will. It’s making the rounds around the Web faster than Tom Cruise’s hyena-esque clip and it’s far more disturbing. A group calling themselves Anonymous is out to expose and “systematically dismantle” Scientology […]

Is Suri the Test Tube Baby of L. Ron Hubbard? No, But Wouldn’t That Be Cool?

posted by Paul O'Donnell

Andrew Morton, author of two biographies of Princess Di, is used to getting blowback from his subjects’ defenders. And he expected his new book on Tom Cruise to raise the considerable ire of both Scientology and Cruise himself. (His publisher, […]

New Cruise Video Stresses “Responsibility” and “No Vacation”

posted by Esther Kustanowitz

Last night, I saw this video celebrating Tom Cruise’s role in promoting Scientology to the world, in commemoration of his winning of the Freedom Medal of Honor award (a church honor). I understand that they were playing on “Mission: Impossible” […]

In Defense of Scientology

posted by Paul O'Donnell

Mark Oppenheimer, writing in The Washington Post, suggests Germany’s ban on Scientologists (including Tom Cruise) is an overreaction, and one we’re all a little guilty of. He says it’s Scientology’s similarities to mainstream religion that embarrasses us, not it’s strangeness. […]

The Scientologist Behind the Curtain

posted by mkress

Unless you’re a true Hollywood insider (or a N.Y. Times magazine reader), you’ve never heard of Milton Katselas. But this veteran acting coach is responsible for shaping countless souls into true actors. Head of an acting school called the Beverly […]

Travolta Takes the Scientology Reins

posted by Paul O'Donnell

Is John Travolta the new face of Scientology? This week Travolta called on the BBC to kill a segment critical of the organization after BBC reporter John Sweeney screamed at a Scientology representative, “like a jet engine,” in Sweeney’s own […]

Spin Control to Major Tom

posted by Ellen Leventry

Once upon a time there was an actor named Tom Cruise. He was king of the box office; everyone wanted to work with him. Heck, even Rosie O’Donnell had a crush on him. And then something odd happened. He jumped […]

Scientology is Hollywood’s New Kabbalah

posted by Ellen Leventry

Just as fashion magazines regularly christen every color of the rainbow to be “the new black” for the season, Hollywood A-listers seem to be saying so long to last season’s Kabbalah and hello to Scientology. “Scientology is the Kabbalah of […]

John Travolta: Scientology Could Have Saved Anna Nicole

posted by Ellen Leventry

Maybe he feels a certain kinship with the late Anna Nicole Smith after donning drag for the upcoming film version of “Harispray,” but John Travolta feels that Scientology could have saved the former Guess! model and reality star’s life. “The […]

Is J. Lo Turning to Scientology for Baby Help?

posted by Ellen Leventry

Celebrities may have personal assistants, trainers, make-up artists and stylists, but many of them are just like their average American counterparts–they have a hard time conceiving. In 1995, “Days of Our Lives” star Diedre Hall chronicled her struggle with infertility […]

“48 Hours” Scientology Mystery

posted by Kris Rasmussen

TomKat is probably so busy planning for the big wedding next month in Italy that they won’t even notice that Scientology is going to get another bad rap in the limelight this Saturday night, as CBS’s “48 Hours” focuses on […]

Scientology Gets Nipped and Tucked

posted by Ellen Leventry

Apparently Scientology has just zoomed by Kabbalah in the race to be crowned most scandalously hip belief. Sure, there was the Tom Cruise show of last year, but that was only leading up to the coronation. Having a Scientology storyline […]

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