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  • Woman Seeks Divorce From 'Short' Husband

    10/01/2015 10:34:19 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | hursday, October 01, 2015
    Lady embarrassed to go out with him A Saudi woman in her 20s has filed for a divorce from her new husband on the grounds he is very short and embarrasses her in public places. The woman, who married nearly seven months ago, told the Department of Islamic Affairs in the Eastern Saudi province of Al Qateef that her friends and other people “look with sarcasm” at her when she goes out with her husband. “She wants to be divorced on the grounds she feels embarrassed when she goes out with her short husband…this is one of the strangest...
  • Vanity - MI5 "Rogue Nation" Surprisingly Fun Ride

    08/02/2015 7:27:01 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 58 replies
    I know that there are a lot of Tom Cruise haters and yes, he is beginning to really show his age, however, if you can put these issues a side I think you would really enjoy this film. The plot involves a group called "the Syndicate" led by a mysterious man named Solomon Lane and a subplot emerges involving the CIA whose director, played by Alec Baldwin, is trying to shut down the IMF. The cast includes Ving Rhames, Jeremey Renner,Simon Pegg, Sean Harris, and the very beautiful Rebecca Ferguson, Jingchu Zhang and Hermione Corfield. There are the typical car...
  • HBO blows lid off of Scientology; Cruise, Travolta should stay off Twitter for a while!

    03/30/2015 8:38:19 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 76 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | 3/30/15 | Steve Berman
    HBO caused a major stir on social media with Sunday night’s broadcast of “Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief,” a blistering documentary about the Church of Scientology and its celebrity devotees. People Magazine published a teaser for the film Sunday, which was first screened in January at the Sundance Film Festival. Sensational in content but not in tone, Going Clear has been making headlines since its first screening at Sundance in January. It has also upset that secretive, combative and often embattled Church, which in a lengthy statement attacked the film as “insidious religious persecution by bullies toting...
  • Why ARE today's stars so short? Actors were once strapping hunks and muscular specimens.

    03/19/2015 11:06:09 AM PDT · by donna · 155 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 03-19-15 | Quentin Letts
    Actors were once strapping hunks, thick-thighed he-men who had only to arrive at a film premiere to make everyone’s eyes bulge. These Adonises towered above lesser mortals and had their suits made specially for them because they were such muscular specimens. That’s the way things were when the likes of John Wayne (6ft 4in), Gregory Peck (6ft 3in), Charlton Heston (6ft 3in) and Clint Eastwood (6ft 4in) were in their prime. They were big men playing big characters, often on top of enormous horses or engaged in butch boxing bouts. Compare that with the recent Oscars ceremony, when our own...
  • Fox Plans 'Minority Report' TV Adaptation

    01/18/2015 7:01:53 AM PST · by Perdogg · 16 replies
    reboot of the popular sci-fi mystery film Minority Report is being developed as a TV series for Fox. The 2002 Steven Spielberg movie, starring Tom Cruise and loosely based on a short story by Philip K. Dick, takes place in Washington D.C. during the year 2054.
  • America is Under a Psychopolitical Assault

    07/18/2014 8:08:08 AM PDT · by drypowder · 17 replies
    Radical Conservative Blogspot ^ | Thursday, July 17, 2014 | David Risselada
    It is beyond evident America that there is a massive psychopolitical operation underway in our nation. We are being beaten down on a daily basis by people who would have you believe that you are what's wrong with the world. Our kids are being overwhelmed with inappropriate sex education at very early ages, those who believe in the right to life are considered the radicals while those claiming the right to kill their unborn children are being praised. We have a president seeking to make his own people helpless while funding Islamic radicals overseas, the definition of racism has been...
  • 8 stars whose box-office draw is nosediving

    06/15/2014 10:24:06 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 163 replies
    NY Post ^ | 06.14.2014
    With an opening weekend take of $28 million, Tom Cruise’s new sci-fi film “Edge of Tomorrow” — which debuted June 6 — did even worse than his last sci-fi movie, 2013’s “Oblivion.” In the last eight years, Cruise has had only one hit (2011’s “Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol”). It looks like he’s nearing the end of his run as a major movie star, though we’ll see how “Mission: Impossible 5” does when it comes out next year.
  • Honest Trailers - Top Gun (Rated *PG-13*)

    06/06/2014 9:27:04 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 38 replies
    YouTube ^ | June 3, 2014 | Screen Junkies
    Tom Cruise is returning to theaters soon in "Edge of Tomorrow," so we took the highway to the Honest Trailer Vault and dusted off our vintage trailer for 1986's "Top Gun," Tom Cruise's classic movie about super-manly dudes, Kenny Loggins, and beach volleyball. Oh, and flying planes.
  • ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ Reviews: Tom Cruise Kills It

    06/04/2014 4:42:39 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 179 replies
    “Edge of Tomorrow” isn't expected to be the box office smash its $178 million budget suggests Warner Bros. hoped it would be, but at least audiences can expect one of the best big-budget movies in theaters this summer. Critics love Tom Cruise's latest action film, which blends science fiction elements with a premise borrowed from classic Bill Murray comedy “Groundhog Day.” Like Murray, Cruise plays a man who is forced to “Live. Die. Repeat” for what must feel like an eternity, except instead of picking up women and causing trouble in a sleepy Pennsylvania town most famous for a rodent,...
  • Sailors leaving Navy over stress on social issues, Top Gun instructor says

    03/26/2014 4:47:55 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 65 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 3/25/2014
    A Navy F-18 fighter pilot and former Top Gun instructor is publicly warning admirals that retention is beginning to suffer from the military’s relentless social conditioning programs. Cmdr. Guy Snodgrass, until recently a Pentagon speech writer for the chief of naval operations, Adm. Jonathan Greenert, said sailors are becoming fed-up with the constant emphasis on social issues — an apparent reference to gays in the military, women in combat and ending sexual harassment. “Sailors continue to cite the over-focus on social issues by senior leadership, above and beyond discussions on war fighting — a fact that demoralizes junior and mid-grade...
  • MILLER: Harvey Weinstein and Meryl Streep new movie to make NRA ‘wish they weren’t alive’

    01/15/2014 7:14:55 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 101 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Jan 15, 2014 | Emily Miller
    Movie producer Harvey Weinstein announced for the first time on Howard Stern’s radio show that he is making a full feature drama to try to destroy the National Rifle Association. Mr. Stern asked Mr. Weinstein on Wednesday whether he owned a gun. The Hollywood heavyweight replied that he did not and never would. “I don’t think we need guns in this country. And I hate it,” the producer said. “I think the NRA is a disaster area.” Mr. Weinstein then revealed his secret project about the gun rights group. “I shouldn’t say this, but I’ll tell it to you, Howard,”...
  • Tom Cruise: My work as an actor is as hard as fighting in Afghanistan

    11/08/2013 1:39:31 PM PST · by Zakeet · 99 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 8, 2013
    Tom Cruise has never been shy about expressing his beliefs, and in a recent deposition, the actor said he believed acting was as hard as fighting a war. Cruise sat with lawyers to be deposed for his case against Bauer Publishing for stories two of its publications printed following his divorce from Katie Holmes, articles that stated he had "abandoned" his daughter Suri. During the deposition, a lawyer questioned Cruise about remarks his camp had made equating his work and inability to see daughter Suri to fighting in Afghanistan. "That's what it feels like. And certainly on this last movie,...

    11/08/2013 7:16:17 PM PST · by LSUfan · 64 replies
    TMZ ^ | 8 Nov 13 | Unattributed
    Tom Cruise not only thinks he trains harder than Olympic athletes, he believes his job as a professional actor is as grueling as fighting the war in Afghanistan -- this according to legal docs obtained by TMZ. As we reported, Cruise recently sat for a deposition in his $50 million libel suit against a magazine publisher that claimed he abandoned daughter Suri -- and his quotes are GOLD. First, the Middle East -- Tom says his location shoots are just like serving a tour in Afghanistan, "That's what it feels like. And certainly on this last movie, it was brutal....
  • It’s Official: Warner Bros. Announce Batman-Superman Movie

    07/20/2013 3:31:30 PM PDT · by Bratch · 60 replies
    Bleeding Cool ^ | July 20, 2013 | Brendon Connelly
    <p>Warner Bros. ended their panel with a big surprise, or two. After Tom Cruise and company had shuffled away, out came Zack Snyder to take the chairman’s lectern.</p>
  • Tom Cruise's Sci-Fi Saga 'Oblivion' Takes No. 1 Spot at Box Office

    04/22/2013 9:54:41 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 98 replies
    Oblivion," starring Tom Cruise and Morgan Freeman, took the No. 1 spot at the weekend box office with $38.152 million in gross receipts. "42," the Jackie Robinson story with Chadwick Boseman and Harrison Ford, stayed strong in its second week with $18.025 million, good for the No. 2 spot.
  • Review: Tom Cruise tones it down in visually stunning 'Oblivion'

    04/18/2013 12:21:34 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 57 replies
    “Oblivion” is a spectacular science fiction movie... until it isn’t. Writer-director Joseph Kosinski (“Tron: Legacy”) has created a post-apocalyptic world so rich in detail and gorgeous design, that from the get-go it’s easy to assume this film will become a sci-fi classic. But as “Oblivion” crosses the threshold from the unknown to the all-too-obvious, the Tom Cruise alien adventure falls into familiar territory.
  • Jack Reacher Movie Reviews

    12/21/2012 11:41:44 AM PST · by EveningStar · 55 replies
    Multiple | December 21, 2012
    The previous Jack Reacher threads are quite informative and can be found by clicking on the jackreacher keyword. For those of you who are new to this discussion, 5'7" Tom Cruise used his influence to land the role to play author Lee Child's 6'5" anti-hero, Jack Reacher (Cruise is also a producer). Lee Child is OK with this. He says Cruise is a great actor and Reacher's size is a metaphor for an unstoppable force. Whatever. I've watched the trailers and I don't see Jack Reacher, I see Tom Cruise. Keep in mind that the majority of the people who...
  • Tom Cruise’s Jack Reacher Movie Postponed After Shooting

    12/17/2012 6:45:46 AM PST · by Perdogg · 54 replies
    Paramount Pictures made the decision to postpone last Saturday’s premiere and the nationwide opening of Tom Cruise’s new movie, “Jack Reacher” this Friday in the wake of Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting. The decision was made due to the fact that the movie has a bit of gun violence in many scene’s of the movie, including a violent opening scene. “Due to the terrible tragedy in Newtown, Conn., and out of honor and respect for the families of the victims whose lives were senselessly taken, we are postponing tomorrow’s Pittsburgh premiere of Jack Reacher,” a Paramount official said in a...
  • Ex-Scientologist: Cruise 'scary to watch'

    09/30/2012 8:16:59 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 27 replies
    upi ^ | Sept. 29, 2012
    The relationship between U.S. actor Tom Cruise and Scientology leader David Miscavige is so close the lines between them are blurred, an ex-Scientologist said. Former Scientologist Steve Hall, who headed the church's marketing division for 20 years, said Cruise could have been seen as a victim of charismatic leader Miscavige when he became a Scientologist, but not anymore. "There's a point of no return, and I think Tom has crossed it," Hall told The Hollywood Reporter. "The time for him to leave was a long time ago. The lines between him and Miscavige are so blurred now." Former Scientologist Karen...
  • Scientology Reportedly Auditioned Girlfriends for Tom Cruise

    09/02/2012 5:41:13 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 09/02/2012 | Connor Simpson
    According to a forthcoming article from Vanity Fair, before Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes fell head over heels in love with each other, the Church of Scientology went through an internal audition process to find Cruise a new girlfriend. The big audition process is the crux of a forth-coming article in the October issue on the church's role in the Cruise-Holmes partnership from Vanity Fair's special correspondant Maureen Orth. Orth reports the church vetted members of the church in a top secret auditing process to try and find him a mate that was already in the church: Scientology embarked on...
  • Jack Reacher Official Movie Trailer

    08/06/2012 11:04:32 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 25 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 3, 2012 | Paramount
    Official Jack Reacher Movie Trailer! Watch it in theaters this December.
  • How the Tabloids Covered the TomKat Split – New Details Emerge and Who got the Story Right

    07/19/2012 8:28:31 PM PDT · by InHisService · 10 replies
    Consequential Commentary ^ | 7-19-2012 | Mary C. Kirchhoff
    “The devout Scientologist and his minions subjected his wife to relentless verbal abuse, emotional punishment, humiliation and intimidation, sources say, until Katie decided to break free of the controversial religion,” quotes a source.
  • Why We Cant' Get Enough of TomKat Split

    07/14/2012 6:00:09 PM PDT · by InHisService · 8 replies
    Blog - Survival - By Mary C. Kirchhoff ^ | 7-14-2012 | Mary C. Kirchhoff
    According to the The New York Post, sales were up in many of the major tabloids. And why wouldn’t they be? The TomKat split has everything that makes for a great headline: super wealthy Tom, with an estimated net worth of $250 million, what with his fabulous $30 million mansion and private plane. It’s a life most of us can’t imagine.
  • Church of Scientology believe Tom Cruise has 'telekinetic and telepathic powers'

    07/11/2012 3:30:34 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 52 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 7/11/12 | Daily Mail Reporter
    The Church Of Scientology allegedly believes it's most famous celebrity convert Tom Cruise has telekinetic and telepathic powers, it has been reported. Tom, 50, is the most famous follower of the religion and an investigation by Rolling Stone back in 2006 revealed that he had reached an advanced level of Scientology and was known as an ‘Operating Thetan’ or an ‘OT’. The author of the investigation, Janet Reitman, explained that OTs ‘have total control over themselves and their environment.
  • How Tom Cruise is to Scientology what Mitt Romney is to Mormonism

    07/10/2012 2:39:24 PM PDT · by Enosh · 43 replies
    Odd Onion ^ | Michael Wolff
    *Snip* It is another point of subtle confusion that both Churchs are – to their advantage, but perhaps even more to their peril – bound to a famous son. And they each, to a considerable degree, take on the character of their most famous adherent. Curiously, they also risk taking on aspects of the other’s big name. Weird and frightening Tom and robotic Mitt seem like generic cult characters. If cult-like religions speak to each other, it may be, in an ultimate conspiracy, that the Mormon leaders, now more than ever fearful of cult backlash, called up their Scientology counterparts...
  • The Prodigal Daughter: Katie Holmes Returns To Catholicism, Suri Banned From Scientology-Ecumenical

    07/09/2012 5:31:55 PM PDT · by Cronos · 46 replies
    The inquisitir ^ | 9 July 2012 | Inqu
    Following the quick and unexpected settlement of her divorce proceedings, Katie Holmes has been doing a bit of house-cleaning in her personal life, part of which includes her return to the Catholic faith, five years after leaving it in favor of soon-to-be ex-husband Tom Cruise’s Scientology. Holmes’ return to Catholicism is evident due to her registration as a parishioner at the Church of St. Francis Xavier in New York City. “Everyone is thrilled to have Katie join us,” a member of the church’s choir told the Huffington Post. “She has not yet attended a service, but when she does she...
  • Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes: Divorce is part of the bigger picture in Hollywood

    07/08/2012 6:29:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 07/08/2012 | William Langley
    Awash with money, beautiful people and lawyers, the film industry makes it easy for stars to break their wedding vows. But not everyone does. It was clear from the start that things wouldn’t work out between Hollywood and marriage. In 1919, Rudolph Valentino, the first real star of the silent era, wed actress Jean Acker. It lasted six hours. A standard was set that the movie business has been trying to live up to ever since. “Get married in the morning,” the old studio hands used to say. “Then, if it all goes wrong, you haven’t wasted the whole day.”...
  • Read The Panicked Email That Scientologists Are Circulating After The TomKat Breakup

    07/06/2012 7:01:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 72 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/06/2012 | Ashley Lutz
    The Church of Scientology is trying to contend with the greatest scandal its ever seen--the impending divorce of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes. Media sites are reporting that Holmes is leaving Cruise because he planned to indoctrinate their young daughter, Suri, and send her to a camp for young Scientologists. The church sent out an email instructing members on how to "stand up for their religion" and instruct sites like Microsoft and Google to take down anti-Scientology content. Marty Rathbun, a former Scientologist who now blogs against the religion, posted the email. It's from the Office of Special Affairs, which...
  • Rupert Murdoch's son denies Tom Cruise almost converted him to Scientology

    07/03/2012 10:32:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10:30PM BST 03 Jul 2012 | Raf Sanchez
    The eldest son of Rupert Murdoch has denied he ever considered joining Scientology after reports emerged claiming Tom Cruise tried to convert him. Lachlan Murdoch was assiduously courted by the Hollywood star in 1999 while they were both living in Australia, according to the Daily Beast. Cruise, who had moved to live near his then-wife Nicole Kidman's family, was said to be determined to bring the younger Murdoch into the Scientology fold, believing that he would soon take over his father's media empire. Cruise reportedly traveled with Murdoch and his friend James Packer on private jets, all the while evangelizing...
  • Inside Scientology’s strict Sea Org which Suri Cruise faced joining

    It is Scientology's higher order where members pledge their allegiance for one billion years - and may have cost Tom Cruise his marriage. Sending six-year-old Suri to the Sea Organisation, or Sea Org as it is known, is what is said to have been the final straw for Katie Holmes before she filed for divorce. The group is run like a military clique from the Scientology Gold Base in California which has sniper-style nest bunker that overlooks the entire property. Members are paid just $50 a week and banned from leaving their base or they are tracked down by a...
  • Roll the credits on this sham of a union (Cruise/Holmes divorce)

    07/02/2012 5:31:59 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 13 replies
    NY Post ^ | 6-30-12 | Andrea peyser
    Katie Holmes was from the start a case of “Are you kidding me?” — a scam of gargantuan proportions ripped straight from the Kim Kardashian playbook. --------------------------------------------------- Tom’s protestations of masculine adoration were belied by his first wife, actress Mimi Rogers, herself a Scientologist, whom he wed in 1987. She later complained that Tom refused to perform his husbandly duties. “He was seriously thinking of becoming a monk,” Rogers told Playboy. “He thought he had to be celibate to maintain the purity of his instrument, but my instrument needed tuning, and we had to split.”
  • Katie Holmes fears Scientology members following her every move after filing for divorce

    07/02/2012 8:51:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07/02/2012
    She’s a prisoner in her own home. Katie Holmes fears she can’t take one step without a Scientology goon following her every move in a heavy- handed intimidation attempt, multiple sources close to the actress told The Post yesterday. The pretty actress last night was holed up in her Chelsea pad — terrified that soon-to-be-ex-hubby Tom Cruise might kidnap their little girl, law-enforcement sources said. Holmes told another building resident of her abduction fear — and that neighbor called police on Friday, sources said. But without Holmes phoning in the report herself — and Cruise known to be 2,600 miles...
  • Rupert Murdoch: Scientologists ‘creepy, maybe even evil’

    07/02/2012 12:15:11 AM PDT · by monkapotamus · 33 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | July 1, 2012 | Dylan Stableford
    <p>Rupert Murdoch, New Corp. chief executive... took to Twitter on Sunday to weigh in on the breakup of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes.</p> <p>"Scientology back in news," Murdoch tweeted. "Very weird cult, but big, big money involved with Tom Cruise either number two or three in [hierarchy]."</p>
  • Video Proof that Tom Cruise was the FIRST to Perform a Tebow

    07/01/2012 10:17:36 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 13 replies
    self | July 1, 2012 | PJ-Comix
    After finding out about the INEVITABLE split between Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, I checked out the VIDEO of Cruise on Oprah trying to desperately convince us that he was really attracted to Katie Holmes. Everybody remembers his silly couch jumping routine but what is really surprising is that apparently Cruise was performing a Tebow years before Tebow himself was doing it. And did he perform a Tebow several times or was it just once as seen from several angles? VIDEO
  • Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes divorcing

    06/29/2012 11:37:07 AM PDT · by Justaham · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 6/29/12 | Jake Coyle
    Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are calling it quits after five years of marriage. "This is a personal and private matter for Katie and her family," Holmes's attorney Jonathan Wolfe said Friday. "Katie's primary concern remains, as it always has been, her daughter's best interest." Cruise's lawyer Bert Fields said Holmes filed for divorce on Thursday. Cruise, 49, wed the 33-year-old Holmes in 2006 in an Italian castle after publicly declaring his love on "The Oprah Winfrey Show," emphatically jumping on her couch. The couple has a 6-year-old daughter, Suri, who has herself become a staple of the tabloids and...
  • Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes Are Divorcing

    06/29/2012 10:17:08 AM PDT · by TSgt · 137 replies
    People ^ | Friday June 29, 2012 01:00 PM EDT | By J.D. Heyman
    After five years of marriage, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are getting a divorce, PEOPLE has learned exclusively. "This is a personal and private matter for Katie and her family," says Holmes's attorney Jonathan Wolfe. "Katie's primary concern remains, as it always has been, her daughter's best interest."
  • Box Office Flops For Tom Cruise’s ‘Rock Of Ages’

    06/16/2012 8:21:43 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 151 replies
    Deadline ^ | 6/15/12 | NIKKI FINKE
    -snip- New Line/Warner Bros’ Rock Of Ages (3,470 theaters) is falling to earth with a thud. Which Hollywood expected because the pic had been tracking poorly for weeks (and even went down at one point week to week). The studio felt the 1980s period piece was a hard sell to younger moviegoers. I suspect the problem was casting. Russell Brand has been repellant to moviegoers, while Tom Cruise as iconic rocker proved just too incredulous for audiences.
  • Tom Cruise attached to MGM's 'Magnificent Seven': Remake project still seeking writer, director

    05/25/2012 4:57:05 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 45 replies
    Variety ^ | May 21, 2012 | Jeff Sneider
    As MGM prepares to start production on "RoboCop" and "Carrie" later this year, the studio is going back to the vault again to develop a remake of John Sturges' 1960 Western "The Magnificent Seven" with Tom Cruise attached to star.
  • Top Scientologist tells how she was 'beaten and tortured while locked up for 45 days in Church's

    02/16/2012 10:52:04 AM PST · by C19fan · 22 replies
    UK daily Mail ^ | February 16, 2012 | Graham Smith
    A senior Scientologist was locked up, beaten and tortured by the controversial religion's tyrannical leadership, a court has heard after an attempt by the Church to silence her spectacularly backfired. Debbie Cook, who was one of the organisation's most respected executives before she quit in 2007, testified that she was held for 45 days in a crowded, ant-infested trailer in the California desert. The 50-year-old also claimed to have witnessed Scientology chairman David Miscavige, a friend of celebrity follower Tom Cruise, punch another senior executive in the face before wrestling him to the ground.
  • A Tough Guy's Tough Road to the Screen (Tom Cruise as Lee Child's Jack Reacher)

    01/06/2012 10:07:07 AM PST · by EveningStar · 39 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | January 6, 2012 | Steve Oney
    After 15 years of false starts and thorny casting issues, Lee Child's Jack Reacher franchise is finally on its way to Hollywood. Are Tom Cruise's shoulders broad enough to carry it?
  • Gay Activists Petition Apple to Remove Exodus App. Calls Christian iPhone message hateful.

    03/12/2011 12:16:23 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/12/2011 | Jennifer Riley
    An online activism website has collected over 2,600 signatures within a few days to petition Apple Inc. for the removal of the iPhone app of a Christian ministry dealing with homosexuality. Exodus International, which bills itself as the world’s largest Christian ministry dealing with homosexual issues, reported that a petition by the LGBT rights group Truth Wins Out on is quickly gaining support. In less than 24 hours, the petition was able to gather more than 1,300 signatures. Truth Wins Out contends that the app conveys the ministry’s “hateful and bigoted” message. “They claim to offer ‘freedom from homosexuality...
  • Apple under fire for approving(Exodus International)app that claims to cure homosexuality

    03/22/2011 9:18:13 AM PDT · by greatdefender · 67 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | Brett Michael Dykes
    "There's an app for that." The catchphrase coined by Apple and their advertising gurus to sell iPhones and iPads has become so ubiquitous that it's even been parodied on Sesame Street. Still, few would have ever thought that the tech giant—which, like many other Silicon Valley concerns, boasts a progressive profile on many cultural issues, and extends domestic-partner benefits to gay and lesbian employees—would condone an app that purports to "cure" homosexuality. It would seem an even greater stretch for Apple and company founder and CEO Steve Jobs to make such an application available through its iTunes store. Yet the...
  • 100,000 people pressure Apple to shut down 'Gay Cure' app

    03/22/2011 4:37:50 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 63 replies
    CNN ^ | 3/22/11 | Sarah Kessler
    (Mashable) -- More than 100,000 people have signed an online petition calling for Apple to remove an app from the iTunes store that was created by an anti-gay Christian organization. Exodus International, which according to its website has ministries that "provide support for individuals who want to recover from homosexuality," released the app on February 15. The app has a 4+ approval rating from the Apple app store, and the organization is quick to point out that this rating is reserved for those apps that "contain no objectionable material." Gay rights activists obviously disagree.
  • Tom Cruise and Church of Scientology investigated by FBI

    02/08/2011 1:04:21 PM PST · by Racehorse · 59 replies ^ | 8 January 2011
    Problems for The church of Scientology seem to be going from bad to worse according to a report in The New Yorker, After being under an FBI microscope for sometime, the church and some of it’s more prominent members are being investigated by the federal government for human trafficking and labor law violations. Tom Cruise became involved when David Miscavige the head of the church and close personal friend to mega movie star ordered workers to perform services for the church and Cruise. The workers would work tirelessly doing everything from some of the dirty grunt work to customizing buildings,...
  • Sheikh Mohammed Receives Tom Cruise

    11/03/2010 2:25:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Wednesday, November 03, 2010
    Shows the Hollywood star how to handle a falcon during the meeting where Sheikh Hamdan was also present His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, received Hollywood star Tom Cruise who is in Dubai to shoot 'Mission Impossible - Ghost Protocol'. The 48-year-old Hollywood actor, whose death-defying stunts atop the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, grabbed global headlines only a day ago, also met Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai during the occasion. Sheikh Mohammed showed Cruise how to handle a...
  • Angle campaign working to quiet Scientology question

    05/26/2010 6:14:08 AM PDT · by Fred · 9 replies · 495+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | 052610 | David McGrath Schwartz
    Carson City — Surging Republican Senate candidate Sharron Angle has had to defend her support of a prison program that her opponents linked to Scientology. Trying to head off that theme, Angle has eliminated from her campaign website mention of prominent members of the church, whom she worked with on other legislative efforts. Angle has removed the claim that she, along with actresses Kelly Preston and Jenna Elfman, approached Sen. John Ensign to sponsor legislation prohibiting school employees from requiring students to take psychotropic drugs, such as anti-depressants. Preston and Elfman are high-profile members of the Church of Scientology, which...
  • PRETEND HOLLYWOOD: Shocked by 9/11, Tom Cruise Enlists in the Air Force

    01/08/2010 7:34:50 AM PST · by Trafalgar123 · 14 replies · 724+ views ^ | January 8, 2009 | Stella Paul
    What would have happened if our pop culture aristocrats had reacted with courage and patriotism after 9/11? Here's what should have happened. Nov. 11, 2001: Tom Cruise has signed up for a sequel to his most famous role, military aviator Pete Mitchell in Top Gun, but this time he'll play the role in real life. Hollywood's biggest star enlisted in the Air Force. "I'm so excited about serving my country, I feel like jumping on this couch," Mr. Cruise said.
  • New Tom Cruise Movie looks Awesome (vanity, but it does)

    12/28/2009 10:17:08 AM PST · by Scythian · 36 replies · 1,825+ views
    Funny and Cool, looks great !! See HERE ...
  • What's in an unusual name? More than you might think

    11/18/2009 8:04:04 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 20 replies · 847+ views
    news. ^ | Nov 17,
    – Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes might have thought twice about naming their daughter Suri if they'd known that it means "pickpocket" in Japanese, "turned sour" in French, and "horse mackerels" in Italian. Today Translations, a London-based translation company, is offering parents-to-be -- particularly celebrities -- the chance to check the meaning of prospective baby names in other languages. For 1,000 pounds ($1,678), the company's linguists will carry out a "basic name translation audit" of names, checking their meaning in 100 languages, or more for an additional cost. While open to everyone, the firm said it expects the service to...
  • Nightline Does Two Day Expose on Scientology - Scientology Spokesman Storms Out - Complete Video

    10/24/2009 11:21:52 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 11 replies · 680+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | October 24, 2009 | BrianinMO
    The video above shows a Scientology Spokesman being interviewed on ABC's Nightline last night. He was angered by a question asked and as a result decided to storm out. Below you will find the entire expose done by Nightline over a two-day period on the nature of Scientology - a belief system invented by the late Science Fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard . . . (VIDEOS)