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  • Leah Remini ramps up work with A+E as her Scientology And The Aftermath is picked up for [tr]

    04/14/2018 4:21:59 AM PDT · by C19fan · 10 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 13, 2018 | Bobbie Whiteman
    ook out for more Leah Remini on A+E Networks. Her hit series Leah Remini: Scientology And The Aftermath is being renewed for a third season. And the 47-year-old has signed a two-year, first-look development deal to produce new projects for the company, Deadline reported on Friday.
  • Scientology Poised to Launch TV Network

    03/11/2018 2:12:44 PM PDT · by C19fan · 34 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | March 11, 2018 | Michael O'Connell
    The Church of Scientology is getting its own TV network. The controversial group, headed by David Miscavige, is poised to launch a channel on DirectTV and platforms Apple TV and Roku on Monday, March 12. Evidence of the network is already on Apple's app store, where "Scientology TV" is available for download from The Church of Scientology International. Running the app reveals a placeholder announcement that content will officially launch at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. P.T. There's also a newly launched Twitter account, with first updates coming early Sunday morning, pointing to a website that doesn't yet appear to be...

    03/08/2018 3:51:55 PM PST · by Bodega · 34 replies
    Newsweek ^ | March 8, 2018 | Samantha Bee
    "...Both of these cults are based on myths...One says that 75 million years ago an intergalactic warlord nuked billions of people..., and then there's the really crazy myth that guns have nothing to do with gun violence....".
  • Outspoken Donald Trump supporter and singer Joy Villa wears an anti-abortion dress painted with...

    01/28/2018 4:19:40 PM PST · by Morgana · 31 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | Jan 28, 2018 | Carly Stern For
    FULL TITLE: Outspoken Donald Trump supporter and singer Joy Villa wears an anti-abortion dress painted with a picture of a FETUS to the Grammy Awards - and carries a 'Choose Life' bag Hollywood award shows have been popular platforms for political statements lately, but the messages tend to skew toward the left. Tonight at the Grammy Awards, though, American singer Joy Villa made a very conservative statement on the red carpet. The 31-year-old, who has released a handful of singles since 2011, wore her anti-abortion views on her sleeve — or, we should say, her dress. Scroll down for video
  • Trump supporter wears anti-abortion dress to Grammys

    01/28/2018 3:35:20 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/28/18 04:56 PM EST | BRETT SAMUELS
    <p>Singer Joy Villa, who last year made headlines by wearing a “Make America Great Again” dress to the Grammy Awards, arrived at this year’s event wearing an anti-abortion dress.</p> <p>Villa wore a white dress with a depiction of a fetus surrounded by a rainbow, and carried a handbag that read “Choose Life."</p>
  • L. Ron Hubbard sings "Thank You for Listening" (No, Really)

    01/06/2018 8:06:17 PM PST · by goldendelicious · 25 replies
    Youtube ^ | 8-22-2016 | Nostalgia123
    This is the closing song on the album "The Road to Freedom" by "L. Ron Hubbard and Friends" from 1986.
  • Paul Haggis Accused of Sexual Misconduct by Four Women

    01/05/2018 1:34:21 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 5, 2018
    A civil lawsuit charging Oscar-winning filmmaker Paul Haggis with raping a publicist has prompted three additional women to come forward with their own sexual misconduct accusations. One of the new accusers says Haggis forced her to perform X, then raped her. And another of the new women speaking out told the Associated Press that before she managed to run away, Haggis told her, “I need to be inside you.”
  • Netflix moves forward with Danny Masterson's series despite rape allegations

    11/05/2017 4:13:54 AM PST · by dynachrome · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11-3-17 | Fox News
    One woman, who filed her accusation in 2004 to the Los Angeles Police Department, alleged that Masterson, 41, raped her while she was “passed out.” When she reportedly came to and realized what was happening, she claimed Masterson choked her until she passed out again. Both she and the actor were members of the Church of Scientology. Three other women, also church members, reported their claims directly to the Church of Scientology. The LAPD’s case was squashed at the time, however, after 50 Scientologists wrote affidavits denouncing the woman’s story, the Huffington Post reported.
  • Danny Masterson Fired From The Ranch by Netflix in Wake of Rape Allegations

    12/05/2017 8:03:40 AM PST · by bgill · 52 replies ^ | Dec. 5, 2017 | Michael Ausiello
    After facing increasing pressure to take some form of action, Netflix has fired The Ranch star Danny Masterson, effective immediately. The actor stands accused of raping four women in the early 2000s; the Los Angeles County District Attorney and Los Angeles Police Department continue to investigate the claims. “As a result of ongoing discussions, Netflix and the producers have written Danny Masterson out of The Ranch,” a Netflix spokesperson tells TVLine. “[Monday] was his last day on the show, and production will resume in early 2018 without him.”... Masterson also serves as an exec producer on The Ranch, although there’s...
  • Trump thinks Scientology should lose its tax-exempt status

    11/09/2017 8:20:52 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 137 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 9, 2017 | John Bowden
    President Trump has thrown his support behind removing the Church of Scientology's tax-exempt status, according to a HuffPost report. Twitter messages from a Trump family friend and top official at the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) claimed that Trump and his family "couldn't agree more" that the church should lose its tax-exempt status. "From The moment I saw your series I told President Trump & his family we needed to revoke their tax exempt status. They couldn’t agree more, but please don’t publicize that yet," Lynne Patton wrote to actress Leah Remini in the messages obtained by HuffPost....
  • Hollywood? It’s finished, claims Oscar-winning director who fled to New York

    10/23/2017 12:31:57 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 34 replies
    The Guardian ^ | October 21, 2017 | Vanessa Thorpe
    A change of the old order in Hollywood is long overdue, according to Paul Haggis, the Oscar-winning film-maker behind the hit films Crash and Million Dollar Baby. The Canadian screenwriter and director said many of the established rules of big-budget showbusiness should be re-examined in the light of falling box-office receipts and the recent scandalous claims and revelations about the enduring influence of the casting couch. “Los Angeles is a town run by a group of powerful corporations, the studios, and they inevitably want to make what they know they can sell. This means they often lag a few years...
  • ‘American Made’ Review: Tom Cruise’s Bright, Bland, Shiny, Shallow, Anti-Reagan Lie

    09/29/2017 9:44:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies ^ | 9/29/2017 | John Nolte
    In real life, Barry Seal was a TWA pilot fired in 1972 after being charged with smuggling plastic explosives into Mexico. In the movie, Barry Seal is a too-cool-for-school iconoclast who quits TWA, just up and walks away from a passenger plane on the tarmac, because he speaks for the everyman who can no longer stand the rote boredom and suffocating conformity of corporate life. In real life, Barry Seal flew tons of cocaine into America for various drug lords, including Pablo Escobar. It was only after he was busted that he began working for the DEA as an informant....
  • Leah Remini Forgives Mother For Introducing Her To Scientology As She Accepts Emmy

    09/10/2017 7:53:59 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 64 replies
    Deadline ^ | September 9, 2017 | Lisa de Moraes
    Leah Remini snapped Anthony Bourdain’s four-year Emmy winning streak, taking the trophy tonight for Best Informational Series or Special at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards. Remini won her first Emmy, off her first nom, for A&E’s Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath, exploring accounts of former Scientology members whose lives have been significantly impacted by the org’s practices.
  • TV Critics Awards: Scientologist Elisabeth Moss Walked Out of Room As Leah Remini Won Award [TR]

    08/06/2017 9:27:50 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 24 replies
    Showbiz411 ^ | August 6, 2017 | Roger Friedman
    The Television Critics Awards last night apparently had some drama after all. According to a Tweet from Ellen Thompson, the wife of TV Line’s Dave Nemetz, actress Elisabeth Moss– a Scientologist since birth — walked out of the room when Leah Remini won the award for reality TV. Remini’s A&E TV series “Aftermath” tells the story of how brutally Scientology has treated its followers. Moss has never been a vocal Scientologist, unlike Tom Cruise, John Travolta and a number of other celebrities. She’s kept it mostly to herself. But Remini’s series obviously hit a sore spot for her. Here are...
  • Katie Holmes Snapped Crying in Public: Rumours Surface Jamie Foxx Has Been 'Fooling Around'

    06/22/2017 1:18:43 PM PDT · by drewh · 68 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | june 22 2017 ast
    Katie Holmes snapped 'crying' in public After rumours surface that Jamie Foxx has been 'fooling around'. Katie Holmes and Jamie Foxx haven’t even confirmed their long-rumoured relationship, and recent reports could shed light on the reason why! According to Star magazine, the 49-year-old actor has been enjoying some big nights, including a recent boozy event at the Chateau Marmont in LA. Jamie partied with Jeremy Piven on June 1. Source: Getty The publication claims that Jamie was spotted partying with renowned ladies’ men Leonardo DiCaprio and Jeremy Piven a few weeks back, with a source saying the Ray star “wasn’t...
  • Two US Scientology Rehab Facilities Shut Down for Holding Patients Prisoner

    05/08/2017 8:18:43 AM PDT · by NRx · 21 replies
    sputnik ^ | 05-05-2017 | staff
    A pair of Tennessee rehab facilities run by members of the Church of Scientology have been shut down after police discovered that patients there were being held against their will. The facilities in Cannon County came under investigation after police received a 911 call from a man who claimed to be trapped in one of the facilities. When they came to investigate, they found the man locked in a cabin with no way to escape. The facilities were little more than a handful of cabins and a double wide trailer concealed in the middle of the wilderness. Police described the...
  • Tom Cruise partied on the deck of Scientology's cushy cruise ship but ex member tells [tr]

    01/25/2017 10:57:01 AM PST · by C19fan · 48 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 25, 2017 | Chris White
    The Freewinds cruise ship is the Holy Grail for any dedicated Scientologist: a coveted destination where members can mingle with rich and powerful A-listers - for a price. Hollywood celebrities, such as Tom Cruise, John Travolta, Lisa Marie Presley and Kirstie Alley, and top-ranking management - most notably leader David Miscavige - have attended extravagant parties on Freewinds.
  • Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath

    01/11/2017 2:43:52 PM PST · by The_Harlequin · 42 replies
    Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath gives a voice to victims of the Church of Scientology despite public attempts to discredit them.
  • I Visited The Church Of Scientology. Here’s What Happened

    01/06/2017 12:04:59 PM PST · by EveningStar · 103 replies
    The Federalist ^ | January 5, 2017 | Bre Payton
    Last week I wandered into the Church of Scientology in Pasadena, California, and what happened during my visit made me afraid for the church's members. While shopping along Raymond Avenue in Old Town Pasadena last week, my friend and I stopped into the Church of Scientology to take a free personality test that was advertised on an A-frame chalkboard sign just outside. As a Christian, I wasn’t really searching for guidance or salvation, but I wanted to hear the Church of Scientology’s elevator pitch. I wanted to know what they said to make people fork over massive amounts of money,...
  • (Vanity) AETVs Anti Scientology Series: Leah Remini Scientology and the Aftermath

    12/25/2016 7:24:11 PM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 64 replies
    AETV ^ | 12/25/16
    Found this very interesting on the Scientology Cult. Leah Remini Scientology and the Aftermath | Season 1 Episode 1 | Disconnection