Tag Archives: Scientology

“Health” magazine happily shills for Scientology

HollywoodNews.com: One of this week’s most oft picked up pr lines from a magazine article came from Health. Health, owned by Time Inc, featured Kelly Preston, aka Mrs. John Travolta, on its current cover. Celeb (low level, i.e. Michael Lohan) writer Alison Prato did the Q&A, which featured Preston extolling[...]

Whatever happened to the Jett Travolta Foundation?

HollywoodNews.com: You may wonder whatever happened to the Jett Travolta Foundation. The 16 year old autistic son of John Travolta and Kelly Preston died after hitting his head during a seizure in the Bahamas on January 2, 2009. Since then, a foundation set up in his name has given away[...]

Is Joaquin Phoenix coming out of retirement for Paul Thomas Anderson?

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: The idea of Paul Thomas Anderson, director of “Boogie Nights,” “Magnolia” and “There Will Be Blood,” helming a picture based loosely on L. Ron Hubbard and Scientology has me salivating. Drink my milkshake, indeed! The as-yet-untitled project – at one point known as “The Master” –[...]

Is Lindsay Lohan the newest celebrity Scientologist?

HollywoodNews.com: Lindsay Lohan claims to be trying to get her life back together and one part of that may include exploring Scientology. After Lindsay was first cut from the Gotti film, it was rumored that John Travolta stepped in to promise that he would make sure she committed to the[...]

Paul Haggis vs. the Church of Scientology

By Roger Friedman HollywoodNews.com: The New Yorker– venerable and respected–has taken on the Church of Scientology. Lawrence Wright’s piece, called “The Apostate: Paul Haggis vs. the Church of Scientology,” chronicles the Oscar winning screenwriter and film director’s departure from Scientology after 34 years. It’s something this reporter has written about[...]

Will Smith cuts charitable donations to Scientology

By Roger Friedman HollywoodNews.com: Good news: Will Smith didn’t make any charitable donations to Scientology last year. In the recent past, Smith’s private self-named charitable foundation had donated thousands of dollars to groups associated with Scientology. So despite Will and wife Jada Pinkett Smith’s recent appearance at a Scientology lunch[...]

Hollywood stars Tom Cruise and Will Smith meet in Los Angeles

hollywoodnews.com: This is what you call a power lunch – Tom Cruise and Will Smith hug it out after a daytime meeting at a Los Angeles restaurant. The pair, along with the I Am Legend star’s wife Jada Pinkett-Smith, were among the Hollywood elite at the Saddle Ranch, in West[...]

Tom Cruise’s ‘Knight and Day’ gypped from U.S. premiere

By Roger Friedman HollywoodNews.com: Tom Cruise is in the pr fight of his life. To try and ensure that “Knight and Day,” his $100 million movie with Cameron Diaz, gets a decent launch, Fox is not having a US premiere. That’s right–no big gala in New York or Los Angeles.[...]

Was Tom Cruise Secretly Videotaped By Scientology “Auditor”?

Hollywoodnews.com “Tom Cruise’s best friend, Scientology leader David Miscavige, used secret videotapes of the actor’s “confessionals” to entertain his friends, according to the man who made those videos”… “By order of Miscavige many of those sessions were secretly recorded by a well-concealed video camera and voice recorder system built into[...]