Better stay profitable, Tom Cruise

August 2, 2015 // 0 Comments

The media’s unrequited love affair with (relevant) celebrities has long been an exercise in shameless, soulless pandering, but the wet kiss it planted this week on Tom Cruise marked a new low. Just three months ago, Cruise was hit with [...]

Why would anyone see this movie?

May 30, 2013 // 0 Comments

Apparently Will Smith and son have been spending too much time in the Scientology-informed private school the popular actor runs along with his wife, Jada. What follows may be the most insufferable interview you’ll read this year. I’ve read [...]

Will Smith, Scientology brainwasher

May 24, 2012 // 0 Comments

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Will Smith has gotten plenty of mileage out of being non-threatening, but before you plunk down $10 for the “Men in Black” threequel consider how he spends his money (oh, and his movies mostly suck): Smith donated $1,235,00  to the [...]

Stop interbulating!

February 28, 2012 // 1 Comment

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The random accusations are disturbing, of course (child molester, wife beater, etc.), but the Hubbard lexicon never fails to amuse — 4:23 mark. 1. interbulate A word which was made up by the late L. Ron Hubbard (the former leader of a crazy [...]

I love hating on Tom Cruise

December 2, 2011 // 0 Comments

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1. He’s annoying 2. His movies suck 3. He was in “Top Gun” 4. I’m increasingly convinced he’s more Jim Jones than Kool-Aid drinker. Freewinds‘ laborers decorated the boat with posters from Tom Cruise’s [...]

We are the weird

June 20, 2011 // 0 Comments

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The Village Voice has the backstory on this vintage Scientology propaganda video. Cult honcho David Miscavige (“[the little dude] wearing weird Hermes/goatse shirt”) has a glassy-eyed [...]

Still psycho after all these years

May 12, 2011 // 0 Comments

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Enjoy this 1996 profile of Scientology from the late, lamented Spy magazine. After devoting only five hours of my life to this cult, somehow I have already signed my name, address, and phone number to all kinds of seemingly irrelevant paper work. [...]

Revelations from an ex-Scientologist

February 7, 2011 // 0 Comments

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The New Yorker has a fascinating account of Oscar-winning writer and director Paul Haggis’ divorce from the Cult of Scientology. I found the following passages particularly revealing. “How dare you compare [Scientology leader] Dave Miscavige [...]