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Author Lawrence Wright’s new tell-all book “Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief,” tells an interesting tale of money, manipulation, and guys named Tom who believe in weird alien cult stuff.
The controversial book also goes into detail about how big a role Scientology played in the divorce between Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman- a topic which has been discussed, almost ad nauseam, throughout the years.
According to Lawrence, the church’s current leader David Miscavige became “bedazzled by the glamour surrounding” Tom in the early nineties. Tom was equally compelled by David and “fell under the spell of Miscavige’s commanding personality.” (This already reached creepy status.) In an effort to win over Tom and then wife Nicole, David engulfed the couple with a “completely deferential environment as spotless and odorless as a fairy tale,” and after learning of a fantasy the couple shared involving running around
like crazies in a field of wildflowers, David went to great lengths to make their fantasy a dream come true.
However, according to once high-ranking church official, Marty Rathbun, David freaked out when the couple started drifting away from the church in the mid-nineties and blamed Nicole, whom he saw as a “gold digger who was “faking” Scientology, thus began David’s dastardly plan to break the marriage up. Dun, dun, dun!
Marty claims that David hoped to convince the actor that his wife was a “Suppressive Person,” in order to get him back into the thick of things. According to David’s former brother-in-law, John Brousseau, things went so far as the couple’s children taking classes on how to identify a Suppressive Person. At one point the kids allegedly told John, who lived in the Cruise-Kidman household for some time, that their mom was “an S.P.!” and they “hated” going and seeing her.
Lawrence writes that after the divorce between Tom and Nicole, Tom became even more dedicated to the church and he and David grew closer. Even creepier.
As for as the short-lived relationship between Tom and aspiring actress Nazanin Boniadi- David was supposedly also responsible for that break-up. Apparently David had it with Nazanin, who allegedly auditioned for the role of Tom’s
cover girlfriend, when she asked him to repeat himself, as she couldn’t understand whatever stupid crap he was saying. Lawrence writes about the incident and how Tom lectured Nazanin; “You don’t get it, it goes like this,” Cruise said. He raised his hand over his head. “First there’s LRH.” He moved his hand down a few inches. “Then there is COB.” Bringing his hand down to his own eye level, he said, “Then there’s me.”
By the mid-2000’s his holiness, I mean Tom, was considered the unofficial Ethics Officer of Hollywood. L. Ron Hubbard would have been so proud.
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Katie Holmes is all grown up and flaunting her new-found freedom from ex Tom Cruise by debuting Bobbi Brown’s new makeup line. Katie was named the first “celebrity face” to sport Bobbi’s new line of cosmetics and the choice was a good one – Katie looks beautiful in this subtle, yet enchanting makeup.
Being the first makeup Katie used growing up she says; “Her [Bobbi] color palettes aren’t extreme, so when I first started wearing makeup it felt comfortable and I didn’t feel like I had too much on, which can happen,” she said, adding that she’s a fan of the brand’s founder, as well. “She’s an incredible woman. So I’m thrilled on so many levels.”
Katie calls lipstick the “universal equalizer” and goes on to state; “I really like [Bobbi]’s philosophy that makeup makes you feel beautiful,” Katie says of her new brand. “You’re already beautiful, but it makes you feel stronger and better . . . It’s nice to have products out there that do help you when you haven’t slept enough, or if you’re going in to a big meeting and you’re a little nervous and it might be that tube of lipstick that gives you the extra dose of confidence you need.”
Of course, it helps when you already look great like Katie.
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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey has once again topped the box office sales for the third week in a row earning $32.9 million dollars this past weekend reaching sales of over $600 million globally.
Taking second place is Quentin Taratino’s Django Unchained, which had a reported budget of $83 Million, bringing in $30.7 million over the weekend, while Les Miserables slid to third place with $28 million. Les Miserables, which cost $61 million to make, has already earned over $100 million in just a week of release. Not too shabby.
Billy Crystal and Bette Midler’s Parental Guidance pops down to number four earning itself $14.8 million, while Tom Cruise’s anticipated character of ‘Jack Reacher’ once again flops out at number five with only $14 million in sales.
The Box Office top 5 chart is below with the total domestic gross to date in brackets.
1) The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – $32.9 million ($686.7 million)
2) Django Unchained,– $30.7 million ($64 million)
3) Les Miserables – $28 million ($116.2 million)
4) Parental Guidance – $14.8 million ($36.4 million)
5) Jack Reacher – $14 million ($67.2 million)
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In the #2 spot was The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, with another $11.3 million. Certainly this is no Fellowship Of The Ring but has been able to stay respectable within ring lore and movie-goers pockets.
Django Unchained, Tarantino’s western/slavery/action offering, which also debuted on Christmas day, pulled up the reins in 3rd, showing us that even a politically incorrect romp from the olden days can yank $25 million dollars from politically correct viewers in just two days! Django had a reported $83 million budget.
Opposite of that is the family friendly movie Parental Guidance, starring living-legends Billy Crystal and Bette Midler. It’s opening totals gave it 4th with $10.6 million.
Jack Reacher, which cost $60 million to make, is reaching the end of it’s short-lived hope for a hit for Tom Cruise and sinks to 5th with a measly $3.8 million haul. Looks like it’s back to Ethan Hunt for Cruise!
1) Les Miserables – $30.2 million
2) The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – $11.3 million ($189.8 million)
3) Django Unchained,– $25 million
4) Parental Guidance – $10.6 million ($14.8 million)
5) Jack Reacher – $3.8 million ($27.4 million)
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Tom Cruise has himself a new lady friend!
In Touch magazine says that the 50-year-old actor has reportedly been romancing 26-year-old restaurant manager Cynthia Jorge in NYC, less than a year after the divorce we-all-knew-was-going-to-happen from Katie Holmes, Tom may be auditioning getting to know wife number four.
The 50-year old Mission: Impossible star was spotted “sweeping her around the dance floor,” of NYC’s Le Baron nightclub in the early morning hours of Dec. 18.
According to witnesses that saw the pair together, Tom was “mesmerized” by Cynthia, whom he met on December 16th when he stopped into Beauty & Essex, where Cynthia is the manager, to have dinner. A witness at the restaurant claims that before Tom left the restaurant Cynthia handed him her business card.
“The bold gesture paid off: The next day, Tom called Beauty & Essex at least twice trying to track down Cynthia — and was “put on hold for a very long time!” according to the source. When Tom was unable to get Cynthia on the phone, seriously what was she doing that she couldn’t answer a call from Tom Cruise is what’d I’d like to know, Tom left her a message.
That same day Tom and Cynthia, along with some friends, met at Le Baron, where they danced and got cozy in a booth. “They did the salsa. He took her in his arms and spun her around the dance floor,” a source claims.
“At one point, they began grinding together,” the source went on to say. “It was straight out of Dirty Dancing. Tom seemed to be in his own world, completely smitten.” I’m having a hard time not picturing Tom dancing around sans pants with his shirt tails covering up his rear.
After their grinding session came to an end, Tom sent Cynthia home in a private car; “It was obvious,” says the source. “He’s enamored with this woman.”
Oh Tom, I love you for never-failing to amuse with your male antics.
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Katie Holmes blind-side divorce to Tom Cruise six months ago isn’t the only shocking news to come down the pike. A new documentary is set to release detailing all the occult-like dramas the Scientology “religion” entails.
According to In Touch: “One of the most powerful things about this documentary is that those interviewed took part in the wrongdoing themselves,” says Tony Ortega, a longtime Scientology critic who contributed to the film. “They’re speaking out, revealing everything Scientology tried to bury.”
Apparently, this new movie will give us a true look into this secretive organization, shedding light on things their members (including Tom) won’t be happy to have revealed.
Since Katie’s break from Tom and the cult, she’s being called a ‘unintentional heroine’ giving a voice and hope to other members who are feeling trapped.
“They can’t silence us anymore,” Tony tells In Touch. “They can’t control all of us. It’s over.”
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