Discussion in 'Celebrity News' started by The Wrong Guy, Apr 27, 2015.
^ story was dated Sept 2015?
There's a thread about that here:
Colombia plane crash on the 'Mena' Tom Cruise movie set
Didn't know where to put this...
Heard that Ashton Kutcher is hooking up with Danny Masterson for a new show.
The COS would LOVE to get their hands on Kutcher! (AND his wife Mila Kunis)
Careful Ashton, don't let Danny Asshole-ton talk you into any books, courses of personality tests
you know... just for kicks.
See the comic strip "Mother Goose and Grimm" March 10 for a clever Tom Cruise/Scientology cartoon.
I'm taking a wild guess that Masterson and his clam minders have already tried to recruit and then proceeded to fail. Being an underground celebrity scientologist does not compute.
oh of course!
Don't forget that Masterson was with Ashton AND Mila on that '70's Show along with Laura Prepon
They were knee deep in clams.
EXCLUSIVE: A sprawling English estate fit for a king... of Hollywood! Tom Cruise set to pull up stakes and move to Saint Hill Manor, the former home of founder L. Ron Hubbard at Church of Scientology UK headquarters
The vast 100-acre estate known as Saint Hill Manor, where founder L. Ron Hubbard lived, will now be the UK home of Cruise, seen in these exclusive aerial photos
Cruise is selling his own English abode, Rede Place, he bought for $4.75 million in 2006 when he was with Katie Holmes
It's currently listed for $7 million and is not far from Saint Hill Manor in East Grinstead, Sussex
The actor wants to make the controversial religion's headquarters a major landmark – and has been dipping in to his own vast personal fortune to make it happen, sources claim
Phil Major, a director of the local rugby club and not a Scientologist, received a rare invitation to the annual Scientology bash last October with 'bottomless Champagne and four-star food'
Tom asked him to pose together for a photo but it was the Church's leader David Miscavige who left the biggest impression on Major
'The top actors in the world couldn't come close [to Miscavige]. He speaks so fast and there were no stutters or pauses. I was taken in by the quality of his delivery'
'He reminded me of the character Ben Stiller plays in the film Dodgeball. Very pristine, very intense, everything from the way he dressed, talked and walked was immaculate'
Tom Cruise intends to "dethrone the Queen” and other tabloid stunners | Boing Boing
Tom Cruise is “out to dethrone the Queen,” claims the Enquirer, alleging that the actor will donate $21 million for renovations of the Church of Scientology’s “castle fit for a Scientology king” in West Sussex, England. The property is large, but hardly palatial, yet that doesn’t stop the Enquirer claiming: “Tom’s goal now is to have his cult replace the monarchy out of spite for being ignored by the British upper crust.”
That’s what passes as logic in the world of tabloids. I’m only surprised that the Enquirer didn’t suggest that the Royal Family has hated Scientologists ever since John Travolta swept Princess Diana across a ballroom floor.
“Cruise Cult Invades Britain!” screams the Globe, telling a similar story about Scientology’s UK center at St Hill Manor. One small detail: church founder L Ron Hubbard bought the property in 1959. The “invasion” happened 57 years ago - but that’s evidently “news” to the Globe.
Are there any indications he's actually planning to move to St. Hill for real? I know he's not the sharpest knife in the drawer, but that seems rather stupid even for him.
what the hell?
Tom Cruise moving into Scientology UK headquarters in a bid to expand the religion into Europe
Tom Cruise & Suri: Church Of Scientology Keeps Actor From Seeing Daughter | Hollywood Life
Tom Cruise Begs Church Of Scientology To See Suri After 3 Years Apart — Report
Could Tom Cruise‘s, 53, religion be the awful reason behind why he hasn’t seen his daughter Suri Cruise, 9, in years? An explosive new report claims that the actor has pleaded with church leaders to let him see his baby girl, even though she and her mom, Katie Holmes, 37, left the church.
This is heartbreaking. A new report claims the reason Suri doesn’t have her dad in her life is because of his awful religion. “Katie refuses to raise Suri as a Scientologist,” a source tells OK! magazine. Yet, Katie didn’t think they would keep Tom from their daughter. “She expected the church would allow Tom to remain close to his little girl. Katie’s sad for Suri, but she really feels sorry for Tom. She thinks he must be deeply lonely, and that he’ll regret missing so much of his daughter’s life.” Poor, Suri. She is the innocent one in this whole ordeal. The source claims that the church has labeled the young girl as a “suppressive person.” So awful.
Wow, this is damning wording!
He must be so soaked in koolaid that he can't see or think any other way and that can be very harmful and dangerous to a child.
Doesn't this latest St. Hill thing (if true) prove just how far gone he is? I wouldn't expect hm to be rational any more. Not after hearing about this latest move.
Sadly, in a case like this, it may be best for him to stay away
More dumb Tom Cruise ‘news’
By Tony Ortega, April 7, 2016
With Chris White’s recent story on Nora Crest, the Daily Mail had once again shown that it could do solid work on Scientology.
And then, yesterday, it proved that it could also wallow in mediocrity.
The publication combined some very nice aerial shots of Scientology’s UK headquarters — Saint Hill Manor in East Grinstead, England — with a story that said the place had gotten an expensive facelift (which we knew already) and the wild claim from an unnamed source that Tom Cruise would be “moving in” to the place and was largely financing things there.
Now, our readers know that we’ve been telling the public for the last couple of years that Cruise is just as dedicated to Scientology as ever, and we’ve pointed out that attempts by the Sun and others to spread the notion that he’s on his way out is just wishful thinking. But moving in to Saint Hill?
We asked former Scientology spokesman Mike Rinder for his reaction to the Daily Mail story.
“It’s total idiocy. Their ‘source’ clearly knows nothing. It’s not even worth wasting time pointing out the illogics,” he said.
Well, there you have it. Hey, Daily Mail, you were on a roll. Why muck up things now?
Tom Cruise moving into Scientology UK headquarters: report | Canoe
Tom Cruise 'Moving To L. Ron Hubbard's Base' In The UK | Contact Music
Tom Cruise moving into Scientology’s UK base | RT UK
Tom Cruise ‘Moving Into Scientology’s UK Headquarters To Expand Cult Through Europe’ | Yahoo
Tom Cruise Trying To "Dethrone" Queen Elizabeth?! | Gossip Cop
Tom Cruise is NOT trying to “dethrone” Queen Elizabeth, despite an utterly ridiculous report. Gossip Cop can bust this absurdity.
According to this week’s National Enquirer, Cruise “wants Scientology to be top dog & destroy the monarchy.” The supermarket tabloid claims the actor “one day soon hopes to make Scientology bigger than the British Royal Family and he’s willing to spend millions to make it happen!” How so? “The megastar’s plan to break British aristocracy involves pumping his hard-earned dollars into transforming Scientology’s U.K. headquarters at Saint Hill into a palace,” writes the outlet.
Cruise is described as being “fed up with being snubbed by the royals.” A so-called “friend” is quoted as saying that while Queen Elizabeth is “totally unimpressed with his celebrity,” the movie star is “obsessed with the royal family. It’s a world he’s never been able to crack — and it eats at his craw.” And so, the magazine claims, “Tom’s goal now is to have cult replace the monarchy out of spite for being ignored by the British upper crust.”
“Tom’s investing a lot of his own money back into the church, and secretly the talk is how they want to topple the royal family,” alleges the supposed tipster. “It might sound like a deluded dream, but with bottomless cash and ongoing renovations they believe that, in time, Saint Hill will overshadow Buckingham Palace.”
Say what you will about Cruise, but it’s actually the National Enquirer that’s deluded in this instance. Expansion plans at the U.K. Scientology locale have nothing to do with the monarchy. And the notion that the actor is trying to “topple” an institution that’s been in place for hundreds of years is quite possibly one of the most insane things the tabloid has printed about him… and that’s saying something.
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oh well the PR is still wonderful
Makes him out to be a total loon
Tom Cruise will feel right at home in East Grinstead, Britain’s strangest town | The Guardian
The actor is moving to the UK home of Scientology and plans to help it ‘overshadow Buckingham Palace’. The locals won’t bat an eyelid.
A quick recap for those who haven’t yet seen the infamous Trapped in the Closet episode of South Park: Scientology is a belief system started by the science fiction writer (and former inhabitant of Saint Hill Manor), L Ron Hubbard. Hubbard created a foundation story about strange events 75m years ago when Earth (then called Teegeeack) was part of a confederation of 90 planets under the leadership of a tyrannical ruler named Xenu. Xenu cured intergalactic overpopulation by paralysing the people of the other planets, flying them to Earth in space planes, plopping them down near volcanoes and dropping H-bombs on them. The souls of these murdered people (more accurately the “thetans”) were then taken to cinemas and shown films for several weeks. The end result was that the souls clustered together and now inhabit people in their thousands. These thetans have to be removed – which is where the current church, with its emphasis on “going clear”, steps in.
Church of Scientology denies that Tom Cruise has moved into Saint Hill Manor | East Grinstead Courier
The Church of Scientology has dismissed reports that Hollywood superstar Tom Cruise has moved into Saint Hill Manor saying there is "no truth to the story whatsoever".
The Daily Mail first broke the story, claiming that the actor was "dipping into his own vast personal fortune" to turn the religion's headquarters into a "major landmark" that "will overshadow Buckingham Palace".
It has since been followed up by a host of other national newspapers and websites, with a Guardian columnist even penning a disparaging opinion piece yesterday (Friday) which claimed East Grinstead was "Britain's strangest town".
Planning documents prove that parts of the Mail's story are accurate, as the piece refers to work that was approved at Saint Hill.
But a spokesman for the church insisted the star of films such as Rainman, Top Gun and Jerry Maguire had not moved, and is not moving, into the imposing manor on the edge of East Grinstead.
He said:"There is no truth to the story whatsoever. Saint Hill Manor is preserved as the historic home of L Ron Hubbard, Founder of the Scientology religion, and it is open to the public.
"Saint Hill Castle houses the Church of Scientology and its religious practices and is an emanation point for the community programmes operated by the Church, including drug education, human rights education and disaster relief."
One East Grinstead Scientologist told the Courier that regardless of what work has or hasn't taken place he does not believe the actor has moved into the manor.
John Wood, of Garden Wood Road, said: "It is the biggest load of tosh I have ever heard.
"That is the home of L Ron Hubbard, everything has been preserved for decades."
The Courier has asked the Daily Mail if it stands by its story and is awaiting a response.
Scientology Drug education?
Google: Narconon Deaths
Scientology Human rights education?
Google: Scientology Human Rights Violations
Scientology Disaster relief?
Google: Scientology Volunteer Ministers Recruitment Scam
Tom Cruise Scientology Tell-All Ron Miscavige – Actor Feuded With Leader David Miscavige | Radar Online
The actor secretly feuded with David Miscavige, Ron Miscavige claims.
Tom Cruise‘s worst nightmare is about to become a reality. Less than a year after Leah Remini accused Tom Cruise of throwing epic tantrums in her tell-all, Scientology leader David Miscavige‘s father, Ron, is coming forward with startling new accusations about the actor’s close ties to the religion.
The bizarre relationship began in 1990, Ron alleges in his upcoming book Ruthless, when David flew to Daytona Beach, Florida, in order to recruit Cruise, whose then-wife, Mimi Rogers, had family members involved in Scientology.
David was determined to make the leading man the face of the religion. “He was deeply impressed with the public relations potential that Cruise could lend to Scientology,” Ron recalls in his shocking new read, out May 3.
The actor, who was filming action flick Days of Thunder, and Scientology’s young Chairman of the Board went skydiving, and soon developed a fast friendship. Soon, Tom, then 27, began the “very hush-hush” conversion process under his birth name, Thomas Mapother, which included auditing in Los Angeles and training at the Sea Org base in Clearwater, Florida.
Tom was hardly treated like the average Scientology recruit, instead receiving celebrity treatment under new pal David’s orders. To impress the star at the Sea Org base, “David orchestrated every detail” of an elaborate welcoming celebration, Ron writes.
More than 25 years later, Tom and David are the best of friends, with David serving as Tom’s best man in his weddings to Nicole Kidman and Katie Holmes. (Both marriages notoriously ended in divorce.)
And now, the Scientology leader, now 55, has also grown accustomed to the celebrity experience himself.
“‘David lives like a prince wherever he travels and flies first class or in Tom’s private jet,” Ron fumes, while his staff live like “indentured servants, at best.”
David has reportedly threatened to sue his father’s publishers for the damning tell-all.
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For Tom to move in the rest of the clams would have to move out.
How would $lappy sell that to the clams?
Tom share his personal English home with any rag tag clam doing a course or just dropping into Co$'s English Mecca - never ever gonna happen
Tom Cruise does not look his best in the illustrating photo. He's aged quite visibly.
Lol nope he doesn't look his best. Though, at least if that is a recent photo, the hamster cheeks he had after his last round of plastic surgery have settled down now lol. He looked amazingly bad at the Baftas
EXCLUSIVE: How Katie Holmes split with Tom Cruise because she feared losing Suri to Scientology after church members moved into their HOME, David Miscavige father reveals
Father of Scientology leader David Miscavige shared never-before-heard stories exclusively with Daily Mail Online
Ron Miscavige said Katie Holmes broke up with Tom Cruise because she feared she would end up like Nicole Kidman
Bella, Kidman's adopted daughter with Cruise, disowned her after the actress stepped away from Scientology, Miscavige says
He confirmed longstanding rumors that Scientology went through a selection process to pick a new partner for Cruise
'The church organized interviews to find Tom a new girlfriend and Katie was picked. I know the people who set it up,’ he said
The senior Miscavige says his son lives large boasting once 'about some shoes he had bought in England that were worth $1,500 a pair
Ron Miscavige was disconnected from his family when he left the church in 2012 after 41 years
The senior Miscavige said that the idea of disowning family members who step away from Scientology is a 'toxic policy that ruins lives'
Ron Miscavige has shared family photographs from his son's childhood
Katie Holmes broke up with Tom Cruise because she feared she would end up like Nicole Kidman - with a daughter who Scientology turned against her, Daily Mail Online can reveal.
Their six-year marriage was doomed once church members moved into their Los Angeles home so they could cater to Cruise’s every whim.
That caused Holmes to freak out, fearing that daughter Suri could end up cutting off all contact with her under Scientology’s ‘disconnection’ policy, the father of church leader David Miscavige revealed in an exclusive interview with Daily Mail Online.
‘It’s a toxic policy that ruins lives,’ said Ron Miscavige, 80, whose scathing memoir about his son, Ruthless, was published last week. ‘Katie just didn’t want that to happen so she left.’
Huh? There were always Scientology members in Tom's house, spying on him, even when he was drifting away for a while.
So their marriage was doomed from the start, then.
Tom Cruise Thinks Suri Is Possessed By "Evil Spirit"?
By Shari Weiss, Gossip Cop
Tom Cruise does NOT think Suri Cruise is possessed by an “evil spirit,” despite a crazy report claiming that’s why he doesn’t see her. Gossip Cop can bust the story.
According to this week’s National Enquirer, Cruise has been “brainwashed into believing an ‘evil spirit’ is controlling his innocent little girl.” The supermarket tabloid goes on to write, “That’s why he hasn’t seen the adorable 10-year-old for nearly a thousand days.” But, claims the outlet, “now he’s planning to free her with an ‘exorcism.'”
“Tom hopes to reconnect with Suri after subjecting her to Scientology’s grueling exorcism-like process of ‘auditing,'” alleges the gossip rag. It’s further said Cruise’s hope is to “clear” his daughter of the “bad” spirit and “bring her back into Scientology as an act of revenge against her mother, his ex-wife Kate Holmes.”
Of course, this is coming from a magazine that thinks Holmes is “married to Tom’s former pal, Oscar winner Jamie Foxx.” That’s the kind of accuracy level we’re dealing with here. Holmes is not married to Foxx, as Gossip Cop has repeatedly and correctly reported, and Cruise does not actually think there’s an “evil spirit” living inside his daughter.
There are, in fact, reasons why Cruise and Suri have not seen each other in quite some time. But Gossip Cop can confidently state that the need for an exorcism is not one of them.
The Arrangement (Official Trailer) | E! Entertainment
Published by E! Entertainment on May 16, 2016
At Upfronts, E! announced a new scripted series. “The Arrangement” follows a young actress, Megan Morrison (Christine Evangelista), who auditions for a part playing opposite Kyle West (Josh Henderson). Kyle’s mentor is Terrance Anderson (Michael Vartan) who runs a self-help organization called the Institute of The Higher Mind. The audition leads to a first date, but when presented with a contract that would launch her career, Megan must decide how far she’s willing to go and whether or not she will accept “The Arrangement.”
‘The Arrangement’ Trailer: E! Drama Skewers Hollywood, 'Scientology' | TVLine
E! on Monday unveiled the first trailer for its upcoming scripted series The Arrangement, which looks like it could be the love child of the short-lived Hollywood satire The L.A. Complex and the fictionalized reality TV drama UnREAL.
The Arrangement follows Megan Morrison (Chicago Fire‘s Christine Evangelista), a young actress who auditions for the female lead in a movie opposite film hunk Kyle West (Dallas‘ Josh Henderson). Their chemistry is so hot that Kyle’s team — including Alias vet Michael Vartan as the leader of a self-help organization called Scientology the Institute of The Higher Mind — offers Megan a $10 million contract… to marry him.
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There's a new thread about The Arrangement here:
The Arrangement - TV series on E!
Tom Cruise interview with Rona Barrett (1984)
Gossip columnist Rona Barrett's 1984 interview with Tom Cruise made him feel like he had been through session with psychologist
Once upon a time, Tom Cruise was interviewed by a gossip columnist. When the interview was over, he told his publicist he never wanted to speak to her again – because “that woman is a psychologist. I felt like I had been through a session with a doctor.” It was a gossip columnist, asking a gossip columnist’s questions, who made Tom Cruise feel like he was … known. Celebrities want to be understood, on their terms, but they don’t actually want to be known. That’s why they’d rather answer the questions they tell you to ask them – not the gossip columnist’s style.
The gossip columnist who asked the questions you want answered was Rona Barrett, the trailblazing gossip columnist of the television era, and an early crusader for the value of gossip – arguing that gossip can often reveal more about who we are and hold a mirror up to how we’re collectively shaping the boundaries of our society better than any “hard news” conversation, a fact that academic researchers have only recently started to validate, well after the time of Rona Barrett.
Billionaire Leon Black Buys Tom Cruise’s Beverly Hills Estate | Variety
Last Fall this property heard word from impeccably plugged in snitches Ann T. Pasto and Our Fairy Godmother in Bel Air that Tom Cruise had surreptitiously engaged the services of at least one prominent real estate broker to quietly shop his Beverly Hills estate as a super-secret whisper listing with a price tag of about $50 million and today the celebrity gossip juggernaut TMZ reported the movie star is said to be in escrow to sell the heavily secured estate for around $40 million to conspicuously profligate private equity multibillionaire Leon Black. Mister Cruise and his third ex-wife, Katie Holmes, purchased the 1.3-acre spread in April 2006 for $30.5 million — the seller was Platinum Triangle real estate mover and shaker Kurt Rappaport who co-owns the prestigious Westside Estate Agency — and according to the L.A. County Tax Man’s records and other online resources the posh spread provides a 10,286-square-foot multi-winged manor house with seven bedrooms and nine bathrooms plus a motor court that circles up around a fountain, lighted tennis court with basketball hoops, lap-length swimming pool, children’s playground, and a couple of ancillary apartments for guests and/or staff.
Even Xenu Wouldn't Set Foot in Florida | Fishwrapper
Floridian thetans beware: they're about to have another Scientologist in their midst. Tom Cruise has finally sold his Beverly Hills mansion, and he's looking to relocate to Florida.
Actually, the addition of the Church's golden boy won't be that big of a difference to that nightmare peninsula. Most of us associate Scientology with Hollywood, because they're so well-known (actually, mostly well-known) for their big-name celebrity members. Sometimes they can boast names in their ranks that you'd never expect.
But they're actually based in Clearwater, Florida. And we're thinking that this is probably the factor behind him choosing to find a home in one of the most reviled states in the country. And it's his choice ... we guess.
Like, sure, California is mostly a desert, so if you're a fan of overcast weather, taking long showers, or being around people who don't start shivering when temperatures hit the mid-60s, it's probably not the place for you.
But Florida is worse. Replacing earthquakes with hurricanes is an improvement, but then you're adding alligators, intolerable humidity, the shark attack capitol of the world, and the actual humans who reside in Florida. We're no Scientologists, but surely Florida is home to its share of Suppressive People.
Tom Cruise, however, seems to think that it's gonna be a great fit. A lot of actors say in or around Hollywood for work, but a source has told People that it won't interfere with his movies.
"Tom has long planned to leave L.A. ... He doesn't need to be there for work – he's off doing movies all around the world. It's not the center of his life anymore."
His image is almost inseparable from the Church these days, and moving to the same town as their headquarters isn't going to change that. It'll probably just reinforce their connection ... which will probably keep being good for Scientology in general, but we can't help but wonder if it'll hurt Cruise's career more than he realizes. Like, they're hella controversial.
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PICTURE EXCLUSIVE: Tom Cruise's mother seen in public for first time in SEVEN YEARS on family boat trip with grandson Connor at helm (but actor had to miss out)
Tom Cruise's mother, Mary Lee Mapother, was spotted on May 8, departing from Clearwater, Florida, during a Mother's Day boating trip
The trip was organized by Connor Cruise, the actor's adopted son with ex-wife Nicole Kidman, on the 21-year-old's $400,000 deep-sea fishing boat
They were joined by Cruise's sister Marian Henry, her son Cal and his wife Marjorie, Mapother's two nurses and a family friend
Cruise, 53, and Mapother's other two other daughters, Lee Ann and Cass, missed the boating excursion
The group departed from a public harbor in Clearwater, near headquarters for controversial religion Scientology
Mapother used a breathing tube and required a wheelchair, but neither appeared to be a hindrance to her family day out
Mapother was last photographed walking the red carpet as Cruise's date at the Golden Globe awards in 2009
Tom Cruise's aging mother Mary Lee Mapother has been seen in public for the first time in seven years, Daily Mail Online can exclusively reveal.
The rare sighting of Mapother, 79, will put to rest speculation over her whereabouts since she disappeared from public sight due to deteriorating health.
Mapother was pictured looking overjoyed to see family members while they departed from a public harbor in Clearwater, Florida, during a Mother's Day boating trip earlier this month.
Her Hollywood star son was absent from the May 8 trip in Clearwater. The city hosts the headquarters for controversial religion Scientology.
Mapother used a breathing tube attached to her nose and required a wheelchair from her car to the special assistance boat ramp, but neither appeared to be a hindrance to her family day out.
The afternoon trip was organized by Connor Cruise, the actor's adopted son with ex-wife Nicole Kidman, on the 21-year-old's brand new $400,000 deep-sea fishing boat.
They were joined by Cruise's sister Marian Henry, her son Cal and his wife Marjorie, Mapother's two nurses and a family friend.
Cruise, 53, and Mapother's other two other daughters, Lee Ann and Cass Mapother, missed the boating excursion.
The exclusive pictures show the first time Mapother has been seen in public since she was last photographed walking the red carpet as Cruise's date at the Golden Globe awards in 2009.
I didn’t realise TCs Mom was missing!
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