Mariah Carey Dating Billionaire James Packer | TMZ

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  1. The Wrong Guy Member

    Mariah Carey Dating Billionaire James Packer | TMZ

    0619-main-mariah-carery-new-boo-tmz-4.jpg Mariah Carey has got a new boyfriend, TMZ has learned, a billionaire who's the 4th wealthiest person down under.

    The guy is James Packer, a 47-year-old entertainment mogul who sold a media company and now owns a string of hotels and casinos around Australia and other countries. He's worth an estimated $4.6 billion, according to Forbes.

    We got this pic of Mariah and James taken Friday in Capri, Italy. They're staying on Packer's yacht and we're told they'll be on the boat for "an extended vacation." After Capri, it's on to Cannes and St. Tropez.

    As for how they met, Brett Ratner.

    Sources close to Mariah tell us James has been aggressively pursuing Mariah for months, and he succeeded.
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  2. RightOn Member

    Is Packer in or out now?
  3. The Wrong Guy Member

    See ya, Tom: Packer quits Cruise's church

    Sydney Morning Herald, May 10, 2008

    The Church of Scientology has lost its grip on James Packer.

    The billionaire's closest friends have revealed that he has quietly distanced himself from Scientology, labelled a cult by some former members, as it faces international controversy about its anti-psychiatry stance.

    Members of Mr Packer's inner circle have confirmed that the billionaire, who had ranked as Scientology's wealthiest member in the world, was no longer undertaking Scientology courses and had slowly moved away from the religion, telling his closest friends he no longer "needs it".

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    James Packer: Mariah Carey’s New Boyfriend Is Billionaire Playboy And Former Scientologist

    Inquisitr, June 20, 2015

    James Packer also has some famous friends. After his first marriage fell apart in 2002, he started hanging out with Tom Cruise at the Church of Scientology in Australia, and even took some classes at a church center. Though he spoke positively of the experience at the time, Packer later distanced himself from the church.
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  4. RightOn Member

    well I thought he was out, but then he let Cruise and Katie stay with him or something a while back. Was that what it was? I forget now
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    Mariah Carey Dating Australian Billionaire James Packer — His Scientology Past Revealed | Radar Online

    Does Mariah Know? Carey’s New Man Has Deep Scientology Ties, Secret Church Video & Donation Records Show

    Mariah Carey’s new man James Packer is dashing, single, and worth roughly $4.7 billion. But does Carey know he also has a proud history with the Church of Scientology? has uncovered church records that show just how deeply the Australian businessman has ties to the organization.

    Packer was reportedly introduced to Scientology in 2002. Around that time, he was photographed hosting Tom Cruise and then-wife Katie Holmes aboard his super-yacht Arctic P — the same boat on which he is now hosting Carey.

    Packer never confirmed that Cruise introduced him to the church, but he said in 2013 that Cruise had personally reached out to him around that time period.

    Confessing he was “depressed” and “emotionally exhausted” over a series of bad business deals, Packer said. “It was not a great time in my life.”

    “Tom Cruise reached out to me and it was a surreal thing,” he continued. “I had met him only once or twice and he was in Australia and we got together. I think that he could tell I was in pain and he invited me to his house [in Telluride] to go skiing with him.”

    By 2003, Packer had apparently begun funneling some of his massive fortune into the church coffers. According to online archives of Impact, the magazine of the International Association of Scientologists, Packer was honored as a “Sponsor” for donating $5,000 to the church in July 2003.

    And in just one year, his standing in the church had risen considerably. A shocking video unearthed by Australian news program Today Tonight showed Packer standing proudly alongside Cruise and Scientology spokesman Tommy Davis in the front row of a church event in 2004.

    In the video, viewed by Radar, Packer could be seen wildly applauding a painting of L. Ron Hubbard and chanting along to cheers lead by controversial church leader David Miscavige.

    By 2006, he was ready to go public. In a bombshell interview, Packer told The Australian Financial Review magazine that he spent several hours a week dedicated to the study of Scientology.

    Packer said, “I think it has been very good for me. It has been helpful. I have some friends in Scientology that have been very supportive. But I think it’s just helped me have a better outlook on life.”

    Not long after, however, he reportedly cut ties with the organization. Multiple reports surfaced in 2008 alleging that Packer had decided to distance himself from the organization, with some sources claiming Scientology’s anti-gambling stance conflicted with the casino mogul’s business interests.

    As Radar reported, Carey and Packer stepped out last week and are currently vacationing aboard his yacht in Capri.

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    Nick Cannon Furious Mariah Carey and James Packer Vacation With Twins: Doesn’t Want Former Scientologist Around His Kids?

    By Bobby Fischer, Celeb Dirty Laundry


    The July 6 edition of Life & Style Magazine reveals, “Nick doesn’t care if you are a billionaire or a busboy, he doesn’t want his kids around a guy that he hasn’t met yet. But, Nick has HEARD plenty about James, who was once a member of the Church of Scientology, ditched his wife (then had a fling with Miranda Kerr), and got in a street brawl with his friend last year.” Nick thinks that James’ temper is a cause for concern.” Life & Style’s inside source goes on to say, “It is an understatement to say that Nick is pissed off right now.”
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  8. The Wrong Guy Member

    Someone else started this thread, which I wouldn't have done since Packer reportedly no longer has any involvement with the cult.

    For anyone who cares, here's another gossip rag article about these two:

    Mariah Carey Wedding: Planning To Marry Billionaire Boyfriend James Packer After Dating For Just Two Weeks?

    By Amanda Austin, Celeb Dirty Laundry

    Is Mariah Carey getting married again? Mariah Carey recently stepped out with her new boyfriend of two whole weeks, James Packer, and the couple PDA’d all over the Italian island of Capri. But Mariah’s new billionaire boyfriend has a checkered past, and her pals fear that she is moving too quickly and is going to do something crazy – like marry him! It sounds absurd to even think that Mariah would marry a man that she has known for two weeks, but considering her bizarre behavior in the past and the fact that she did the same thing with her ex Nick Cannon, it is a real possibility!

    The July 13 edition of Star Magazine reveals that Mariah’s pals are in panic mode over her new relationship, and they are begging the singer to slow down. An insider dished to Star, “Mariah’s friends think that she has lost her mind. She is not even officially divorced yet from her last husband Nick Cannon! Mariah already has her two kids calling him Uncle James. It’s all kind of weird…and happening so fast that her closest pals are trying to talk some sense in to her and slow her down. Mariah married Nick barely weeks in to their relationship, and now it looks like she might make the same mistake with James.”

    Mariah’s friends have cause for concern though. Mariah has always been a bit…fragile, and easily manipulated. Her new boyfriend James Packer has close ties to the controversial religion Scientology. If Mariah gets sucked into the religion, no one will be able to get her out. Not to mention, James has a reputation of being a bit of a hot head, and was even arrested after getting into a public fight in the middle of the street.

    Do you think that Mariah will marry James Packer after dating him for a few weeks? Or will her friends be able to talk some sense in to her before it is too late? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

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    Is Scientology using Tommy Davis to get Aussie billionaire James Packer back in the fold?

    By Tony Ortega, May 27, 2016


    Former Church of Scientology spokesman Tommy Davis has a new job, and with a surprising boss. In February, Davis went to work for James Packer, the Australian billionaire Tom Cruise lured into Scientology in late 2001, but who hasn’t been involved in the church since 2006. Davis left his job as church mouthpiece in 2011, and testified in a deposition in December 2013 that he was on leave from Scientology’s “Sea Org,” but was still a member of the church itself.

    Davis and his wife, fellow former Scientology spokesperson Jessica Feshbach, moved from Austin to Los Angeles a couple of years ago, and recently added a second daughter to their family. Packer, meanwhile, is engaged to singer Mariah Carey, but the press in Australia reported that their wedding has been put on hold “indefinitely.”

    Packer and Davis knew each other well during the time the Aussie billionaire dabbled in Scientology. Davis, the son of actress Anne Archer, was serving as a handler for Tom Cruise, who had brought Packer into the church after a disastrous year of business failures and other pressures. And now, a decade later, Packer has made Davis his “general manager North America” for the family investment firm, Consolidated Press Holdings. According to Tommy’s LinkedIn profile, that means he’ll be helping Packer with, for example, his investments funding movies through CPH’s subsidiary, RatPac entertainment.

    Former Scientology executives who knew Davis said they were stunned when we told them about Tommy’s new job. Marc Headley, who worked at Scientology’s secretive International Base near Hemet, California for 15 years, tell us that it’s hard for him not to believe that Davis is under pressure by the church to convince Packer to return to the Scientology fold. “He’s the perfect guy to go in there on Packer,” Headley says.

    We sent an email to Tommy, asking about his new job. We’ll let you know if he gets back to us.

    Although Tommy Davis hasn’t been the Church of Scientology’s spokesman since early in 2011, we still get questions about him all the time. Tommy’s antics as the church’s mouthpiece are still remembered fondly by Scientology watchers, particularly his epic showdown with journalist John Sweeney in the 2007 BBC film, Scientology and Me.

    But after Lawrence Wright ran rings around Davis for his February 2011 New Yorker article about Paul Haggis — which was the basis for his later book Going Clear, as well as the 2015 documentary by director Alex Gibney of the same name — Davis suddenly dropped out of sight. We discovered that in March 2011, a month after Wright’s article came out, the Church of Scientology International paid for rights to the URLs “” and “,” which is the format that the church uses for its anonymous smear sites. Someone at the church was apparently making preparations to spread negative information about Tommy and his wife. That’s the best evidence we’ve found for when Davis and Feschbach lost their jobs and left Scientology’s Sea Org. (A “shore story” that Feshbach had experienced a recurrence of childhood cancer turned out to be untrue.)

    Those websites never materialized, but Tommy and Jessica vanished, only to show up in Austin, Texas, where Jessica’s deceased father had owned an expensive condo. (Texas seems to be the state of choice for former Scientology executives putting some distance between themselves and the church’s hotbeds in California and Florida.)

    We kept tabs on the couple as Jessica took out a local realtor’s license and Tommy went to work for Santa Monica-based Colony Capital, a private equity investment firm headed by Thomas Barrack, Jr.

    The last time we had any interaction with Tommy, he had come to New Jersey with his boss as Barrack appeared on a CNBC segment in November 2013. We asked Tommy if he had time to meet with us for lunch in New York, and the former Scientology flack responded, “You’re a delusional, bigoted, hate mongering asshat. Don’t ever email me again.”

    A few weeks later, on December 4, 2013, Tommy gave a deposition in Monique Rathbun’s (now withdrawn) lawsuit, and under questioning by attorney Ray Jeffrey, Davis said that he was “on leave” from Scientology’s Sea Org, but that he was still a member of the Church of Scientology itself.

    Despite that testimony, a source close to Davis and his wife told us around that time that Davis was actually being critical of Scientology in private emails. We wondered if Anne Archer’s son was moving away from the church entirely.

    But that same source tells us that today, things are different, and Davis brooks no criticism of Scientology by those around him.

    For his part, Packer was pulled into Scientology when Tom Cruise came to his aid after a disastrous 2001. Packer, the son of famous Australian billionaire Kerry Packer, has admitted that he was at the lowest point of his life. James had lost about $365 million in a bad business deal, and his first marriage was in trouble. Cruise, who Packer had met a few times, then showed up and helped Packer get through his tough times.

    By 2004, Packer was so involved in the church, he was hard to miss as the tallest guy in the front row of the 2004 celebration when Cruise was given a special “Freedom Medal of Valor” by Scientology leader David Miscavige.

    Just two years later, however, Packer walked away from Scientology. And in a widely watched televised 2013 interview, although Packer described the help he received from Tom Cruise in some depth, he didn’t mention Scientology at all.

    Yesterday, we noticed that presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump mentioned on Twitter that he had dined with Tom Barrack the night before. We joked in a tweet of our own that this meant Tommy Davis may have managed to get some face time with the Donald. One of our readers, however, commented that she didn’t think Davis was working for Barrack any longer. That turned out to be correct, and when we realized that Tommy had gone to work for James Packer, we started making phone calls.

    Our well-placed source confirmed that Tommy is working for Packer, that he and Jessica now live in a swanky part of Los Angeles, and that they have just had their second child.

    Suddenly, Davis being spotted last March having lunch in Los Angeles with James Packer’s ex-wife, Erica Baxter, takes on new importance. (Baxter and Packer are apparently on good terms after their 2013 split; Erica wished James well in his upcoming wedding.)

    And now, Tommy is working for Erica’s ex. Here’s how he described his job at his LinkedIn profile: “Management and support for North American investments and assets. Responsible for CPH’s North American business development and investment sourcing and execution. Current investments include Nobu restaurants and hotels, RatPac Entertainment and the future Alon Casino and Resort Las Vegas.”


    If Marc Headley is correct and Tommy is under pressure to convince his boss to get back on course in Scientology, it would be a major coup if he succeeded. Packer, who Forbes rates as the 453rd richest person on the planet with $3.8 billion in assets, would become Scientology’s richest member, flying past the current record holder, Bob Duggan, who is #638 and worth $3.1 billion.

    But would Mariah Carey put up with her fiancé rejoining Scientology? Our sources have their doubts, but we’re trying to get better information on that.

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    Scientology Goes Hollywood: Ex Celeb Wrangler, Tom Cruise BFF, Now Right Hand for Major Film Financier

    By Roger Friedman, Showbiz411, May 28, 2016


    This is weird and scary. On the morning that Scientology is unveiling a huge new Hollywood facility with a big unveiling, there’s news that one of their main disciples has infiltrated mainstream movie making.

    Tommy Davis is actress Anne Archer’s son was Tom Cruise’s best pal, and the celebrity wrangler for Scientology. He was thick as thieves with Scientology cult leader David Miscavige, and spoke for the group everywhere. Davis was glued to Cruise’s side. He’s featured in the award winning documentary “Going Clear.” His long history with Cruise and Miscavige is detailed in Leah Remini’s recent book. He was chief PR, spin doctor, and devoted to both men. (Davis was a big part of Cruise’s fake girlfriend relationship with actress Nazanin Boniadi.)

    The news now is shocking: that Davis is working for Hollywood movie financier Kerry Packer, whose company Rat-Pac (with director Brett Ratner) underwrites rafts of films for studios like Warner Bros. Packer, an Australian billionaire, is “engaged” to singer Mariah Carey, whom he met through Ratner. The report first surfaced thanks to the intrepid Tony Ortega’s website.

    Packer is said to have dropped out of Scientology years ago, much to the dismay of Miscavige. Packer’s deep pockets were what Miscavige needed. And Packer certainly knows Davis’s history and ties to Miscavige and Cruise. There are photos on the web of Packer, Cruise and Holmes sailing around together on Packer’s boat in Australia.

    But now there’s a fear that Davis has inveigled himself into Packer’s good graces to lure him back into Scientology. Davis otherwise has no experience making films or developing them, and has no higher education. His employment background is working for Scientology, briefly working in real estate.

    Davis, sources say, has told people inside Rat Pac that he’s “renounced” Scientology. Yet he remains close friends with Michael Doven, another close Cruise crony at the cult, who was outed for having spied on Cruise for Miscavige. Doven now calls himself a movie producer, and is indeed credited with a bunch of new B films on the Internet Movie Database. Prior to getting movie producer credits on Cruise films, Doven was a photographer.

    Davis was rumored to be on the outs with Miscavige after the group’s leader (whose own father just published a book about him) reportedly held him responsible provoking Lawrence Wright to turn “Going Clear” from a magazine article to bestselling book to award winning documentary. Davis married Jessica Feshbach, whose family has donated millions to the cult. (Feshbach was Katie Holmes’s minder when she was first sucked into the cult by Tom Cruise.) They had a brief exile in Texas, but now they’re back in Hollywood.

    Davis’s renunciation has been met with much incredulity, by the way. Both Davis’s and his wife’s families are very entrenched in Scientology. They are in the Hollywood vanguard. It’s nearly impossible to leave Scientology– as we’ve heard in countless accounts- and remain in contact with friends or family who stay behind. Davis was Velcro’d to Cruise for years, by the way. I still can’t forget their appearance in 2004 at the “Collateral” premiere in Harlem. They were like doppelgangers.

    All of this is made a little more curious because RatPac last year merged with Dune Entertainment. Dune is owned by Seth Mnuchin, recently appointed by Donald Trump as his finance director for his presidential campaign. Trump and Scientology now are separated by one degree.

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    Tommy Davis, you are so busted

    By Tony Ortega, May 28, 2016


    Indefatigable entertainment reporter Roger Friedman got quite a kick out of our story about Tommy Davis yesterday. Friedman knows Davis from way back, and remembers fending off the feisty former flack when Davis was smacking scribes on behalf of the Church of Scientology.

    Friedman points out that the news we broke yesterday that Tommy is now working for Australian billionaire James Packer has some interesting implications in Hollywood, where Packer is teamed up with producer/director Brett Ratner and his RatPac Entertainment in order to finance various projects.

    Through his sources at RatPac, Friedman found out that Davis is claiming that he’s “renounced” Scientology, which neither of us buys for a minute. As we reported yesterday, a source very close to Tommy says that he brooks no criticism of the church in his presence. But much more telling is what Friedman found, that Tommy is palling around with Michael Doven — and we hear that he’s even been introducing Doven to people as his best friend.

    “You are shitting me,” Marc Headley said when we told him that piece of news. Headley worked as a Sea Org official at Scientology’s secretive International Base in California for 15 years before his harrowing escape, detailed in his excellent book Blown for Good. “Oh, now there’s no question what’s going on,” he added.

    Did Tommy, when he was showing Doven around, not expect his new film friends to make use of the Google? A quick search brings up our 2012 Village Voice story about Doven being used for more than a decade to spy on Tom Cruise for Scientology, according to former church executives Marty Rathbun, Mike Rinder, and Claire Headley, who all witnessed Doven delivering reports on Cruise while he was working as the actor’s personal assistant.

    So now Tom Cruise’s personal Scientology handler, Tommy Davis, and his longtime Scientology spy, Michael Doven, are gladhanding Hollywood producers on behalf of former Scientology stooge and Australian billionaire James Packer?

    Headley says there’s simply no question now that Tommy Davis and Michael Doven are working on James Packer on behalf of Scientology leader David Miscavige, who is the only person in the church who would oversee or sign off on such an operation.

    Oh, this is almost too good to be true. We can’t wait to find out more from Friedman, who really knows the players in the film world.

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  12. JohnnyRUClear Member

    Desperate cult is desperate. There's not enough money in the world to make it attractive, though.

    Tick tock, Davey.
  13. RightOn Member

    If there are any tweeters out there, Mariah can use a heads up
  14. The Wrong Guy Member

    James Packer moves to ANZ, not Scientology

    By Joe Aston, Australian Financial Review, May 29 2016


    Tony Ortega's Scientology blog broke the news late on Friday: after years off the radar, the murky celebrity religion's former spokesman, Tommy Davis, has popped up again in Los Angeles in the employ of Australian billionaire James Packer.

    Is #Scientology using Tommy Davis to get Aussie billionaire James Packer back in the fold?
    — Tony Ortega (@TonyOrtega94) May 27, 2016

    Packer's private investment vehicle, Consolidated Press Holdings, has hired Davis as its general manager, North America.

    Ortega's conspiracy theory goes that Davis has been planted to lure Packer back to the bosom of Scientology.

    That's far-fetched to say the least, given Packer's residency in Israel and friendship with the country's Prime Minister Benjamin "Bibi" Netanyahu. Last time we got a close look, JP was well on the way to being more Jewish than Fran Drescher.

    And by all accounts, Davis was cast out of David Miscavige and Tom Cruise's inner sanctum and exiled from the secretive church's Sea Org arm in 2011. Since then he's been working for (Catholic) real estate billionaire Thomas Barrack.

    Back in Sydney, CPH headquarters is a sea of boxes as the 50-strong operation prepares to leave its spiritual home, 54 Park Street (AKA the Tower of Power), once the office of James' grandfather Sir Frank, father Kerry and their publishing and broadcasting empire. The magazines remains in the building, under the ownership of German family publisher Bauer Media. The underground car park will shortly be subsumed by Mike Baird's new metro line. CPH sold the building to AMP in 2009 in the eye of the Global Financial Crisis.

    In three weeks, Packer Inc (including deputy chairman John Alexander) will move a block west to the 39th floor of the Grocon-built ANZ Tower, home to the bank's chairman (and executor of Kerry's estate) David Gonski on level 25, his former firm Herbert Smith Freehills (spread over 13 floors), and just four levels beneath developer John Boyd's penthouse – where an uneasy peace was brokered two Thursdays ago between Malcolm Turnbull and Alan Jones. The radio host is a "pick and stick" peer of James', while the PM used to lawyer for Kerry. Circles within circles.

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    Former Scientology mouthpiece Tommy Davis is settling into his new role as Hollywood exec

    By Tony Ortega, August 15, 2016


    In May, we broke the startling news that former Scientology spokesman Tommy Davis had started a new job: He’s working for Australian billionaire James Packer, who at one time was Scientology’s richest customer. According to his LinkedIn profile, Tommy started his new job in February as “general manager North America” for Packer’s investment firm, Consolidated Press Holdings. That position comes with a role helping to run Packer’s partnership with filmmaker Brett Ratner in their movie-funding business, RatPac Entertainment. After our story came out, we heard that Ratner was surprised to learn that Davis may still have some connection to Scientology. But new photos suggest that things have been smoothed over, and Davis is fitting in as a mover and shaker in Hollywood.

    Researcher Garry Scarff spotted a photo of Tommy and his wife Jessica Feshbach taken Wednesday at Ratner’s home, and that sent us looking for more. Getty Images photographer Lester Cohen had a large collection of them posted that he took Wednesday night, and we’ve cropped and embedded a few images for you in the name of Fair Use.

    Tommy Davis is still a fan favorite here at the Underground Bunker. He’s the handsome son of Academy Award-winning actress and Scientologist Anne Archer, but he gave up his start at Columbia University to become a hard core “Sea Org” member and then spent the mid-2000s running errands for Tom Cruise and the rich Australian who Cruise had brought into the fold, Packer. All three of them were tight enough that tabloid photos of them emerged on Packer’s yacht showing Tommy (with his Sea Org tattoo) and Cruise with his new girlfriend, Katie Holmes.

    According to Steve Cannane’s amazing upcoming book about Scientology and Australia, Fair Game, Packer left the church in the middle of a course in 2006. Davis, meanwhile, lost his job as Scientology’s mouthpiece after a devastating profile of Paul Haggis by Lawrence Wright was published in The New Yorker in February 2011. Davis then moved to Austin with Feshbach, who not only was also a Sea Org member but had at one time been an aggressive handler for Katie Holmes.

    Banished from the Sea Org, Tommy and Jessica settled into their new life. Jessica took out a realtor’s license and went to work for a local firm, while Tommy became majordomo to the wealthy Thomas Barrack Jr. at his real estate private equity firm headquartered in Santa Monica, Colony Capital. (Tommy’s father, the late William Davis, was a wealthy real estate investor.) Tommy and Jessica had their first child, a daughter, in October 2013. Tommy, in a deposition he gave in January 2014, claimed that he was just “on leave” from the Sea Org and was still a member of the Church of Scientology.

    More recently, we got the big update. In 2014, Tommy and Jessica moved back to Los Angeles, they’ve now had a second daughter, and Davis dropped his Colony Capital job to go to work for Packer in February. Their new life appears to be agreeing with them; the good-looking couple were captured Wednesday night by Cohen at the Ratner shindig.

    Adding to the intrigue about Tommy’s new job funding movies on behalf of Packer and Packer’s partner, Ratner, was the news that Tommy had been introducing his new movie pals to a man named Michael Doven, even calling Doven his “best friend.”

    “You are shitting me,” former Scientology figure Marc Headley said when we told him the news. He reminded us that Doven is a notorious Scientology spy who was used by church leader David Miscavige for years to keep tabs on Tom Cruise. Doven had been Cruise’s personal assistant, and is a minor figure in filmmaking today. (A recent project, for example, was a movie about golf hustling, 2015’s The Squeeze, that was produced by Scientologists Anne Archer and her husband Terry Jastrow — who wrote and directed the film –and featured Scientologist actor Jason Dohring. Variety panned it as a “heavy handed morality play.”)

    We confirmed with our sources inside the church that Doven is very much still the gung-ho church member he always was. And Headley is convinced that the only way Tommy Davis is palling around with Doven, introducing him to his new friends in Hollywood, is that Davis is on a mission from David Miscavige to convince Packer to come back into the fold.

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    Mariah Carey’s HIV-Positive Sister Arrested for Prostitution, Police Warn Clients to Contact Doctors: Report


    Mariah Carey’s estranged older sister, Alison Carey, was arrested on a prostitution charge in Saugerties, New York, on Friday, August 26, according to reports.

    Alison, 55, was arrested after she solicited money from an undercover Saugerties police officer, who was posing as a customer, in exchange for sexual favors, The Daily Freeman reported.

    According to the local newspaper, Alison (who is HIV-positive) was prostituting out of an unidentified local hotel for approximately one week. She was advertising her services via online ads. Police are urging anyone who may have had a sexual encounter with Alison to contact their doctors.

    During the arrest, Alison reportedly identified herself as Mariah’s sister; Saugerties police chief Joseph Sinagra later confirmed the claim with an Internet search.

    In one of Alison’s online ads — which was posted at 6:18 p.m. on Friday night, according to The Daily Freeman — she quoted her famous sister’s 1995 hit “Fantasy.”

    “Im a pretty lady looking for guys who are looking to have some fun and get into a world of pleasure that other woman just cant provide two you, woman with the ability to make the earth move for you and to get you to see stars,” Alison reportedly wrote. “Oh yea with me its, ‘ITS SUCH A SWEET, SWEET FANTASY BABY, WHEN I CLOSE MY EYES I COME AND TAKE YOU ON AND ON.’”

    Police did not specify which website Alison listed her services on, but noted that they received a tip about the ads, which were also dated July 31 and August 15.

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    Mariah Carey flashes her pert posterior in racy black leotard ahead of Vegas show... as HIV-positive sister is arrested for prostitution
    • Alison Carey, 55, was arrested Sunday in a sting in Saugerties, New York
    • Cops say she advertised her services online using her sister's lyrics
    • Mariah has been estranged from her sister since the early '90s
    • The singer is currently performing at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas
  17. So they both "do it" for the money. ;)
  18. Quentinanon Member

    David Miscavige is desperate for political influence as his criminal cult slowly sinks into the mud and narcissist Tommy Davis has been, is and likely will be his tool.
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  19. l ron hubbard was a "scifi" novelist and member of trinity broadcat network in 80's and 90's. founder of sudo-religioun scientology. He was removed from TBN when benny hinn, copeland and others were bringing more money for the network
  20. He was a TBN "member" after he died in 1986?

  21. Yes, L. Ron Hubbard continues postulating as L. Michael Murdock sans L., sew a $1,000.00 seed to Mike Murdock and expect a harvest.
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    Revealed: How Scientology secretly 'audited' billionaire James Packer, wooed him in Tom Cruise's penthouse and 'even spied on him' before making him their top recruitment target
    • New details of Church plot to recruit Australian billionaire James Packer
    • Author Steve Cannane has published book about Scientology in Australia
    • 30 devoted followers scrubbed carpark floors 'all night' for Packer arrival
    • The casino king has said he found Scientology's practices 'helpful'
    • However, he severed ties with the Church in about 2006
    • The Church of Scientology denied allegations contained in the book
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    TMZ is pinning the Packer-Carey breakup on Tommy Davis

    By Tony Ortega, October 31, 2016


    We don’t know yet if there’s any truth to TMZ’s story this morning that’s pinning the blame for a breakup between Australian billionaire James Packer and singer Mariah Carey on Packer’s old buddy when he was in Scientology and Tom Cruise’s old gofer, Anne Archer’s son Tommy Davis.

    But we were the ones who broke the news about Tommy going to work for Packer recently, and we suggested that it might be part of an operation to get Packer back into the Scientology fold.

    So while you’re trying to decide whether the Packer-Carey engagement is really kaput and whether Tommy and Scientology had anything to do with it, you’re going to want to bone up on how we got here.

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    James Packer Sent Lovey Messages Before Yacht Trip | TMZ


    James Packer was hopelessly in love with Mariah Carey, even giving her his name, just a month before an ill-fated yacht trip in Greece.

    Packer sent emails to Mariah as late as last month, referring to her as MCP -- Mariah Carey Packer -- TMZ has confirmed.

    In another email a few weeks earlier, Packer wrote, "I'm in love with you and can't wait to get married and be together forever." He continues, "There's a song I'm listening to now that's got lots of meanings and I hope it makes u smile. When you get caught between the moon and New York City best that you can do is fall in love."

    And there's more. "All my love, laughter, light, respect and appreciation and admiration ... Thank you my fiancee and soulmate." And the subject line reads, "Will U marry me soon MCP pls -:)))))."

    And, just a week before getting on the boat on Sept. 14th, Mariah gave James a Cartier wedding band as a birthday present.

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    James Packer Wanted to Marry Mariah Carey Quickly | TMZ


    Mariah Carey has demanded $50 million from ex-fiance James Packer because that is the amount she would have walked away with had they signed their prenup.

    TMZ has seen an email chain from back in mid-February going back and forth, from Mariah's team to Packer's. The billionaire was clearly itching to tie the knot with Mariah, upset that his people were not moving fast enough to nail down the prenup so he could marry her on March 1st in Bora Bora.

    Packer's lawyers clearly felt the prenup was complicated, sending Mariah's team a 100 page document outlining the specifics. The details in the document are fascinating. Among the many conditions: if Packer gave Mariah a piece of jewelry or anything else, she would have to give it back if they broke up UNLESS he sent her a signed note saying it was a gift.

    The prenup draft also provided that Mariah would get $50 mil if they broke up. TMZ broke the story, that's exactly the amount she's demanding from him now.

    Short story: Packer's lawyers were telling him they could not get the prenup signed, sealed and delivered by March 1st. His response: "I don't know who's working for who because there are a lot of names I haven't heard before on this email chain. The people who work for me -- message -- do as I say or fuck off. I want to get married on March 1st. James."

    We're told at the time of the email chain, Mariah already had a dress, the flowers were ordered and all the flights for the guests were secured.

    BTW, there was no way they could marry, because Nick Cannon hadn't signed the divorce docs. Mariah and James knew this, but they were going to call the wedding a "commitment ceremony" and pass themselves off as husband and wife.

    The prenup was never signed, and Mariah believes that's when his people started trying to tear them apart.

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    Asking for $50 because she was "inconvenienced".
    Gotta love it. And why not?
    I hope she gets the cash rather than the cult getting it.
    I have no idea whether Packer is "in " or out of the cult at this point, or if it is just case of Tommy Davis trying to sweet talk him back in?
    Don't know why he would employ TD? anyone figure that out yet?
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    Mariah Carey and James Packer’s prenup was seriously insane | Page Six


    Mariah Carey and James Packer’s prenup negotiations for a wedding that never happened were so outrageous that things became hostile, and her team accused his business managers of treating her like a “gold digger.”

    The superstar was allegedly first offered $1 million a year for each full year of marriage by Packer exec Robert Rankin, but her managers flatly refused, saying, “Mariah earns that in 45 minutes for a private performance. This is insulting!”

    Packer’s team followed up on email with terms that included: Carey would get $6 million per year (or $151,385 per week) up to a maximum of $30 million. The document also stipulated Carey would get a credit card, but it could only be used for living and staff expenses, not clothes, and could not exceed a certain amount each year. There would be no joint accounts, and Carey and her kids would not inherit any money from Packer.

    He would only provide her use of one private jet for herself, her staff, and her children and nannies. “It shall not be appropriate to provide a second airplane for Mariah’s use,

    The document continues, “James shall have no further obligation to provide clothing for Mariah, but he may, as he chooses, make any gifts of clothing,” and, “Except for gifts between them for their engagement, wedding or on birthdays and anniversaries, no item of jewelry and/or personal adornment costing over $250,000 will be deemed a gift unless accompanied by, or promptly followed by, a writing specifically stating, ‘This is my gift to you.’”

    A source said, “This caused a lot of tension. Her camp said they were treating Mariah like a gold digger, while she thought she was marrying the man of her dreams.”

    Even Packer got frustrated, according to an email seen by TMZ, in which he wrote, “I don’t know who’s working for who because there are a lot of names I haven’t heard before on this email chain. The people who work for me — message — do as I say or fuck off. I want to get married on March 1st. James.”

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    Kate Fischer hits out at James Packer | Australian Women's Weekly


    They were one of the nations most glamorous power couples during the ’90s but Tziporah Malkah, formerly known as Kate Fischer, has some pretty stern words for her one-time fiancé James Packer.

    Taking to Instagram on Tuesday, the 42-year-old shared a throwback photo with James during their relationship teamed with a damning caption which read: “Talk about an effing waste.”

    The former model later took to the comments section of the post to elaborate further on her feelings on the man she dated for five years before calling off their engagement in 1998.

    "At the time I found him handsome. I like slanty eyes, high cheek bones and full lips! Plus he's tall," she explained.

    "We were on & off for 5 years. It's just a shame that I was treated badly by him and now his church (who incessantly troll me). We had some good times. However we've both moved on, although the media seem to love to throw us together! Still, after 20 years! Bless," she concluded, seemingly referencing James' ties to Scientology.

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  32. Quentinanon Member

    And taking Marcabian psych drugs.

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    Run Mariah run
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    With 15 minutes left to 2016, you thought you'd seen the worst, then Mariah Carey happened.

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    Mariah Carey's Nationally Televised Debacle - @midnight with Chris Hardwick | Comedy Central

    Jonah Ray, Laurie Kilmartin and Doug Benson imagine other positive things that Ryan Seacrest might say about Mariah Carey's botched New Year's Eve performance.
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    James Packer's ex Kate Fischer's Scientology murder fears | Yahoo7 Australia

    Says she was introduced to the organisation by her ex, James Packer.


    James Packer’s ex-fiancee Kate Fischer, who dated the billionaire for five years, has spoken out about her high-profile relationship – and her former partner’s ties to the controversial Church of Scientology.

    The 43-year-old, who changed her name to Tziporah Malkah after converting to Orthodox Judaism, has largely kept out of the spotlight after her relationship with Packer ended in 1998.

    Before landing in the South African jungle for Channel Ten's reality show I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! Tziporah has revealed that while dating the businessman in the 90s, he introduced her to Scientology.

    But if you’re hoping for juicy inside goss about the infamous religious sect, you won’t get them from Tziporah, who refuses to comment further out of fear for her safety. “I don’t want to get murdered, so I would rather not comment about Scientologists,” she told The Daily Telegraph.

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    James Packer’s Long, Strange Ride from Scientology to Mariah Carey | Vanity Fair

    Fighting the shadow of his late father, once Australia’s richest man, casino mogul James Packer is now facing his third financial crisis — and the meltdown of his planned third marriage, to Mariah Carey.

    By William D. Cohan, February 3, 2017


    James’s Internet gambit imploded after the market crashed in March 2000. Ecorp collapsed, washing away James’s gains plus his investment. In May 2001, One.Tel dissolved, costing the Packers around $220 million. Also, at James’s urging, the Packers had invested in another telecom company, in India, which ended up losing them about $240 million. There will be no more “fuckups,” Kerry Packer told a roomful of financial analysts, when James withdrew from the family business.

    Around this time, James reportedly became involved with Scientology. He was befriended by Tom Cruise, the organization’s most famous member. He felt that Cruise was one of the few people who still believed in him. “I think I became depressed and emotionally exhausted, and my [first] marriage [to model Jodhi Meares] had broken up,” Packer said in a teary 2013 television interview. “I felt isolated, I felt like a failure, you know. It was not a great time in my life.”

    After his father died, in December 2005, James took full control of the Packer empire. Less than a year later, he hit the jackpot. In October 2006, he arranged to off-load most of the Packers’ remaining media businesses — including its national television station and scores of magazines, a diverse group that included Woman’s Day and Motorcycle News — into a joint venture with CVC, a big buyout firm. The deal valued the media assets at $4.2 billion and allowed Packer to pocket $2 billion plus another $1.4 billion after the new company was loaded up with debt and paid him a dividend. It was a stroke of genius. “I’ve worked with some of the wealthiest people in Australia, and he’s one of the most impressive,” says his longtime friend. “He’s so clinical and dispassionate. He’s very strategic.”

    With the profits he bought a $38 million mansion in London’s Mayfair neighborhood and burnished his reputation as a playboy. He dated a string of models, including Kate Fischer. In June 2007 he married model and sometime singer Erica Baxter, his first wife’s best friend, in the South of France. They attended Scientology meetings together, and their wedding was a four-day party, which Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes attended.

    The marriage lasted only six years. Afterward, James was reported to have dated Miranda Kerr, a former Victoria’s Secret Angel and Orlando Bloom’s ex-wife, who is now engaged to Evan Spiegel, the billionaire cofounder of Snapchat.

    Unfortunately, Packer took the winnings from the sale of the family’s media businesses and plowed them into more casino assets, investing in Las Vegas, just as the North American gambling market was hitting its all-time peak. In April, he spent $275 million for a 19.6 percent stake in Fontainebleau Resorts, which was building a $2.8 billion casino at the less flashy north end of the Strip. Two months later, he spent $36 million for a 38 percent stake in a $5.5 billion plan to build a huge tower and casino next door. He then spent $242 million for a 5 percent stake in Station Casinos, and he bought a 2.5 percent stake, for $172 million, in the highly leveraged buyout of Harrah’s. He teamed up with Australia’s Macquarie Bank to pay $1.2 billion for one of the biggest casino companies in Canada. For another $320 million, he bought a 24.5 percent stake in Cannery Casino Resorts, which owned casinos in suburban Las Vegas and a racetrack in Pennsylvania.

    His timing couldn’t have been worse. By August 2009, a year after the onset of the worst financial crisis in generations, Packer lost everything he had invested in the North American casino businesses, and he took a $1 billion write-off.

    Despite the delay in getting the pre-nuptial agreement negotiated, Packer and Carey continued to make wedding plans. She reportedly consulted four designers on her wedding dress. Plane tickets and hotel reservations were arranged for the guests. Packer sent Carey mash e-mails, according to TMZ. In them, he referred to her as “MCP,” Mariah Carey Packer. Under the subject line “Will U marry me soon MCP pls -:))))),” he wrote her last August, “I’m in love with you and can’t wait to get married and be together forever.”

    The tabloids followed their romance avidly. On September 8, his birthday, Carey gave him a gold Cartier wedding band. That same month, after she announced she would close her Las Vegas show in May, the couple met up in Greece to discuss their wedding. Packer sailed over from St. Tropez on his Arctic P, a 287-foot icebreaker that his father converted into a yacht. She chartered a 192-foot yacht with a crew of 16, including a chef. At first, things went well enough, if the images of them canoodling are to be believed. She herself posted pictures to her Instagram account of them together, appearing happy.

    But then all hell broke loose. Carey was blindsided by an October 27 article on the Web site of Woman’s Day, Australia’s top weekly magazine, with the headline IT’S OVER: JAMES PACKER DUMPS MARIAH CAREY.

    Citing unnamed Packer friends, the article blamed the couple’s troubles on everything from Carey’s refusal to attend Gretel’s 50th-birthday party in Sydney, in August (James did not attend, either), to Carey’s “lavish lifestyle” and “over the top spending sprees,” to the upcoming Mariah’s World, Carey’s reality-TV show, on the E! network.

    The next day, Carey’s P.R. team issued a statement denying that “excessive spending” had caused the breakup. The statement said Carey and Packer were “trying to work it out” but “right now they’re not sure if they will stay together.” But Packer’s people dismissed Carey’s version of events and said the relationship was over. TMZ reported that Carey’s people claimed Packer did “something really bad” involving an unnamed assistant to Carey. (“Simply untrue,” a Packer spokesman told the New York Post.) Another TMZ report suggested that Packer had grown “jealous of her relationship” with one of her backup dancers, 33-year-old Bryan Tanaka. A source from Carey’s camp confirmed that she and Packer had had “a fight” in Greece and had not seen each other since; a Carey “insider” told E! News that “Mariah was in essence an abandoned woman” and had “developed a close relationship” with Tanaka.

    Some of this personal drama would subsequently play out on Mariah’s World, the first episode of which aired in December. Later episodes would show that Carey had, in fact, been cavorting with Tanaka while she was still engaged to Packer.

    The longtime friend of Packer’s noted that the billionaire’s engagement to Carey was a boon to him. “James got the better of that,” he said. “It was for him a publicity stunt . . . . It’s made him a household name.” Carey’s friend agreed with this assessment: “Why does anyone in Hollywood care about James, other than the fact that he was engaged to Mariah and he’s a partner in RatPac? Nobody knew who he was until Mariah.”

    Divorce, Australian-Style

    Carey’s friend thinks the singer was too trusting of Packer’s motives, that she honestly believed he loved her. “Mariah really added class to the equation,” this person says. “No matter what you say, Mariah is still the highest-selling female artist of all time. Her range goes from Jay Z to Pavarotti . . . . [James] gets to stand next to her on the red carpet at the GLAAD awards, alongside other high-profile celebrities. Or she’s singing for UNICEF, and he’s there on the red carpet. It’s a big deal. And all of the events that he had her accompany him to — political events, whether it was in Israel or Australia or China or London — and dragging her around . . . really did help elevate his business status. And I was saying to her, ‘What are you doing all this shit for? You’re not even married. Wait till you’re married. You’re helping the guy make money. What do you get out of it?’ ” Privately, her friend says, Carey was angered and hurt by Packer’s decision to break up and the way he conveyed it. “The problem is they launched the first missile when they put ‘Dumped Mariah Carey’ in Woman’s Day Australia, thinking they’re going to be cocky and call her a gold digger, an opportunist, or an excessive spender.”

    By then, Packer had bigger concerns than his deteriorating love life. In mid-October, 18 Crown employees — three Australians, one Malaysian, and 14 Chinese nationals — were “detained” in China, apparently as part of coordinated police raids to crack down on the international soliciting of high-rolling Chinese gamblers to visit foreign casinos. Usually, in China, so-called junket operators arrange trips for Chinese who want to gamble overseas, but Crown was allegedly dispensing with this loophole and soliciting high rollers directly, which is illegal in China. A month later, the three Australians were formally arrested and charged with “gambling crimes.” A trial is reportedly pending.

    In December, Crown said it was terminating most of the June re-structuring proposal. It also abandoned its latest plan to return to the Las Vegas casino market and announced that it was pulling back from Macao, where Packer had once staked the company’s future. Crown agreed to sell, for $1.2 billion, half of its 27 percent stake in its Macao casino holdings to its longtime local partners, the wealthy Ho family, and immediately followed by selling off another $218 million of its stake on the public market. Crown further announced that it would refocus on its casinos in Melbourne and Perth — which had suffered a 45 percent drop in high-roller revenues in the previous 23 weeks — and on building a $1.5 billion casino and hotel in Sydney’s new harborfront development, Barangaroo. Just under half the proceeds from the sale of the Macao stock would be used to pay down some of Crown’s outstanding debt. Another $440 million of the proceeds would be paid out in a special dividend to Crown’s shareholders, with Packer getting about half the money. “This is a good move, because he is in a pond and he doesn’t know how deep it is, and he is swimming for shore,” a source told Damon Kitney, at The Australian. “And this gets him to the shoreline.”

    Carey, meanwhile, wasted no time putting the pieces of her life back together. She still wears the $10 million engagement ring Packer gave her. (He hasn’t asked for it back.) She has pointedly made public appearances in Los Angeles, alongside Nick Cannon and their twins, as well as with Tanaka. Big chunks of Mariah’s World were edited to remove scenes with Packer and replace them with those featuring the chiseled Tanaka. “We have no shortage of stories to follow,” says Carey’s friend. “We have 800 hours of footage and only 8 hours of the special.”

    But then came Carey’s New Year’s Eve debacle in Times Square. In front of a live audience of about 2 million people, plus more than 20 million or so watching on television, Carey botched two of her biggest hits. It turned out she wasn’t really singing them, just lip-synching. When there was a technical problem and she couldn’t hear the tracks, she merely held out the microphone, saying, “I’m going to let the audience sing.” While the second song played, she managed a few lyrics, and then waited for the music to end. “It just don’t get any better,” she told the audience. Twitter quickly called it “#mariahmeltdown.” She tweeted, “Shit happens,” and her manager blamed the show’s producer.

    For his part, Packer has returned to the board of Crown Resorts, a year after stepping aside, and has surrounded himself with his most trusted friends and advisers. A former business associate says that, all things considered, the year could have been a lot worse for Packer: he’s likely glad to be rid of Carey, and he’s smart to have shed his Las Vegas and Macao holdings in favor of focusing on his casino business in the Australian market, which he knows well. “He’s figuring, ‘I probably have a little less money than I would’ve guessed a year and a half ago . . . but my business empire is safe and stable.’ ”

    Packer’s biggest concern now, his friend says, is what to do about the Barangaroo casino project, which would feature a nearly 900-foot skyscraper and be a striking architectural addition to Sydney Harbor. But if Crown’s high-roller numbers continue to fall in the wake of the China crackdown, he’ll be faced with the grim prospect of walking away from the project, even though Crown could likely get the financing it needs to complete it.

    If he walks away from Barangaroo, his friend says, “it will be a gigantic loss of face for him,” because Sydney is “his home and he was building this Taj Mahal.” This person pauses and seems genuinely concerned about the forlorn billionaire. Packer is sort of damned if he does, damned if he doesn’t. If he walks away, he’s a laughingstock, his friend concedes. But to complete the project, Packer will have to load up his company with debt again, likely pushing down Crown’s stock price from its already depressed levels. In the past, the friend says, “there’s always been another piece of family silver to sell.” But not this time. “There’s nothing left,” he concludes. “It’s all on black.”

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