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Wedding Caterer: Tom Cruise Stiffed Me ... in 1990

Sinar Parman says he was never paid

(Newser) - Sinar Parman has a little bit of a beef with Tom Cruise that dates back 22 years. The former Scientologist was the personal chef for L. Ron Hubbard himself, and later for Cruise. Parman ended up catering Cruise's wedding reception when he married Nicole Kidman in 1990, and was...

How Scientology Estranged Nicole From Her Kids

Source says Connor, Isabella 'hated' seeing Kidman

(Newser) - More details are leaking from Vanity Fair 's massive Scientology story, and the latest paint a disturbing picture of how the church allegedly estranged Nicole Kidman from the two children she adopted with Tom Cruise. Isabella, now 18, was 8 when Kidman and Cruise divorced; Connor was 6. Kidman...

Vietnam's Agent Orange Victims Get Scientology Detox

But doctors skeptical about detoxification program

(Newser) - In an attempt to detoxify people exposed to Agent Orange during the Vietnam War, the Vietnamese government is relying on … L. Ron Hubbard. The Church of Scientology founder developed a detoxification method espoused by Tom Cruise and other bigwig Scientologists. The "Purification Rundown" or "Hubbard method" involves...

How Scientology Auditioned Women for a Cruise Marriage
How Scientology Auditioned Women for a Cruise Marriage

How Scientology Auditioned Women for a Cruise Marriage

Nazanin Boniadi was first choice, but got axe for 'rudeness'

(Newser) - When Tom Cruise was ready to embark on marriage No. 3, the project became a major in-house initiative at the Church of Scientology, overseen by the wife of leader David Miscavige in a process that gets thoroughly dissected by Maureen Orth in Vanity Fair . Actresses already affiliated with Scientology were...

Holmes, Cruise Officially Kaput
 Holmes, Cruise Officially Kaput 

Holmes, Cruise Officially Kaput

Divorce deal finalized, sealed

(Newser) - Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes have become official residents of Splitsville. A New York judge has signed off on the couple's divorce, and the papers ending their five-year marriage have been sealed, meaning any juicy details won't be reaching the public, reports the New York Daily News . "...

Scientology May Pick Tom's Next Galpal

Meet Yolanda Pecoraro

(Newser) - The Church of Scientology just gets creepier and creepier: Now insiders tell the National Enquirer that Scientology bigwigs will probably choose Tom Cruise's next lady friend, Radar reports. "Tom's next marriage will be inside the church," says one expert. The main contender is Yolanda Pecoraro, 27,...

TomKat Settlement Details Leak Out

Katie Holmes basically gets primary physical custody of Suri

(Newser) - The quickie divorce settlement between Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes outlines in great detail and for years to come how they can behave around daughter Suri, reports TMZ . Among the available details:
  • Katie basically gets primary physical custody, but Tom will have a lot of custodial time with Suri.

Tom, Katie Start Settlement Talks

TMZ says they might avoid a nasty court fight

(Newser) - The Tom Cruise/Katie Holmes split may not result in a nasty court fight after all. TMZ says lawyers from both sides have begun "calm" settlement talks on custody of Suri and child support, among other things. If all goes well, it would mean that Cruise would not file a...

Katie Holmes: Marriage Was Over Last Year

She also claims they were NYC residents for 2 years

(Newser) - Katie Holmes' divorce papers have revealed another little factoid: Her marriage to Tom Cruise was "irretrievably" ruined at least half a year before she filed for divorce, TMZ reports. Sources linked to Tom call her contention "baffling," considering how "blindsided" he was by the divorce. Maybe...

Cruise-Holmes Divorce Could Get Nasty

Cruise hits back by filing for divorce in California

(Newser) - Get ready for a nasty custody battle: Katie Holmes filed for divorce in New York, presumably to up her chances of getting sole custody of daughter Suri, but Tom Cruise is responding with dueling divorce papers in California seeking joint custody. He will also file to halt the New York...

Katie: Scientology Agents Following Me

Katie Holmes believes the church is after her, sources say

(Newser) - Katie Holmes' breakup with Tom Cruise may have made her a powerful new enemy: the Church of Scientology. Two mystery vehicles, a white Cadillac Escalade and a black Mercedes SUV, have been following the actress—who believes the church hired them to spy on her, sources say. But TMZ notes...

Katie Holmes Leaving Over Scientology: TMZ

She's worried that Tom Cruise will bring Suri deeper into the church

(Newser) - It took no time at all for Scientology to crop up in the Katie Holmes/Tom Cruise divorce chatter. TMZ quotes sources as saying it's the main reason behind Holmes' decision to split. The actress is reportedly worried that Cruise is going to start immersing daughter Suri into the church...

Cruise Rehashes PR Misfires, Gushes About Katie
Cruise Rehashes PR Misfires, Gushes About Katie
'playboy' interview

Cruise Rehashes PR Misfires, Gushes About Katie

Also talks Scientology in 'Playboy' interview

(Newser) - Tom Cruise promotes his upcoming musical Rock of Ages in the latest issue of Playboy , but not surprisingly, the movie talk isn’t getting quite as much attention as the quotes about Cruise’s personal life. Some highlights:
  • On plastic surgery: "I haven't [gotten any], and I never

Ugly Feud Erupts Among Scientologists

Organization 'obsessed with fundraising,' disgruntled member says

(Newser) - A leading Scientologist is attempting to spark a revolt against chief David Miscavige, who has led the organization since the death of L. Ron Hubbard 26 years ago. Miscavige has ignored the teaching of L. Ron Hubbard and turned Scientology into a fundraising machine that bleeds wealthy members dry to...

I Was Imprisoned on Scientology Ship: Woman

Church denies charges, calls her 'apostate'

(Newser) - A woman says she was imprisoned on a Scientology cruise ship for 12 years, unable to leave without an escort for the first six, and often forced to work long hours in the hot, noisy engine room, reports Australia's ABC News . Born into a Scientology family, Valeska Paris says...

Scientology Files Fraud Appeal in France

Church and leaders were convicted in 2009

(Newser) - The Church of Scientology opened an appeal today of a 2009 fraud conviction in France , reports the AP . The original case convicted Scientology's French branch, bookstore, and six leaders of fraud related to pressuring members into paying for expensive but questionable treatments, as well as harassing recruits. The church...

Scientology Probed South Park's Stone, Parker

'Classic' probe in retaliation for infamous episode

(Newser) - South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker may gleefully skewer anyone and everyone with scatological abandon, but apparently the Church of Scientology is one target unwilling to take its licks. The church investigated Stone and Parker in retaliation for their 2005 South Park episode " Trapped in the Closet...

Inside Suri's Scientology School

Apparently there's a lot of clay, and perhaps some grade inflation to boot

(Newser) - They grow up so fast: Suri Cruise’s first day of school—Scientology-flavored school—was last week. So what’s it like at the New Village Leadership Academy in Calabasas, California, which uses L. Ron Hubbard’s “study technology” educational system? Well, for one thing, there’s a lot...

Lindsay's New Guardian Angel: John Travolta?

Actor plans to make her a Scientologist

(Newser) - Just what Lindsay Lohan needs: a new religion! John Travolta has decided to take the troubled starlet under his wing and introduce her to Scientology, Showbiz Spy reports. Travolta and Lohan are both starring in an upcoming movie about the Gotti family , but LiLo only snagged her spot because Travolta...

Scientologists Buy Hollywood Studio

Organization snaps up historic Sunset Boulevard site

(Newser) - Whether or not you want to see more movies based on L. Ron Hubbard's writings—and most critics who saw Battlefield: Earth would sooner go blind—Scientologists now have the facilities to make them. The controversial organization has bought a landmark movie studio in Hollywood from a struggling public...

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