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HBO Preps Bombshell Scientology Documentary 'Going Clear'

November 26th, 2014 2:00pm EST
HBO Documentary 'Going Clear' Takes On Scientology
HBO is forging ahead with a documentary that will take a deeper look at the Church of Scientology and its influence in Hollywood titled "Going Clear."

The documentary is based on author Lawrence Wright's book "Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood and the Prison of Belief."

The book takes a look at the seperation of Oscar-winning filmmaker Paul Haggis, a longtime and high-ranking Scientology Church member from the organization in 2009.

Rolling Stone reported that the cable channel is "expecting such a blowback from the Church that they have already hired a large legal team in anticipatio...
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7 Celebrities Who Like Scientology A Little Too Much

June 4th, 2014 3:00pm EDT
7 Celebrities Who Like Scientology A Little Too Much
When former King of Queens star Leah Remini went on the Ellen Degeneres Show last week, she used it as an opportunity to clearly state that she believes she is better off since leaving the "religion" of Scientology last summer.

The now Xenu-free Remini stated that she and her family have found "new ways to reconnect" and that leaving the religion "has really brought us closer together."

While we're happy for Remini, but we can't help but hope that some other famous celebrities would follow her example.

Here are 7 Famous Stars Who Are A Little Too Into Scientology.

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10 Craziest Celebrity Rants Caught On Tape

April 23rd, 2014 3:00pm EDT
10 Craziest Celebrity Rants Caught On Tape
Celebrities often live in a manner that most of us can only dream about. We read the gossip columns because we often envy the good life that we see on these pages.

But there is of course a darker side to our celebrity worship. Sometimes the stars we look up to and want to emulate have a bad day at the office, just like the rest of us. It is these moments that are often the most entertaining for many star watchers, because it reveals that our favorite untouchable big shot is human after all.

Here are 10 of the craziest celebrity rants ever caught on tape.

Alec Baldwin's Voicemail Mess...
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Leah Remini Lost Friends After Leaving The Church Of Scientology

September 10th, 2013 8:25am EDT
Leah Remini
After leaving the Church of Scientology, Leah Remini was forced to cut ties with several friends. In July, the former "King Of Queens" star announced she was quitting the controversial organization after being a member for nearly 30 years.

The actress revealed she had become uncomfortable with some of the church's practices and told Ellen DeGeneres on Monday that one of the worst parts about the split was losing some of her life-long friends.

She explained, "Over time, my eyes opened, and I just could no longer be affiliated with the organization, and my family felt the same, so we left. ...
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Leah Remini Files Missing Persons Report For Scientology Leader David Miscavige's Wife

August 9th, 2013 10:44am EDT
Leah Remini
The Los Angeles Police Department confirmed on Thursday that an investigation regarding the wife of Scientology leader David Miscavige has been ongoing after reports that actress Leah Remini, who recently broke from the church, filed a missing persons report over the whereabouts of Mrs. Miscavige.

Police wouldn't say whether or not the actress had anything to do with the filing; however, sources told TMZ.com that Remini personally filed the report after leaving the church after over 30 years last month.

Shelly Miscavige has not been see in public since 2006, and church officials insist th...
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Leah Remini: 'I'm Thankful For All Your Support' Following Scientology Departure

July 12th, 2013 1:07pm EDT
Leah Remini
Leah Remini has thanked everyone rushing to her support after her departure from the Church of Scientology.

Remini made headlines yesterday when it was reported she quit the group. The New York Post reported she dealt with years of "interrogations," some stemming from her asking questions about Scientology leader David Miscavige's wife and the way he ran the group.

The sources say Remini was against policies barring members from questioning Miscavige's management or reporting abuse. She was also at odds with the rules making members stay away from family and friends not in the Church.

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Leah Remini Breaks From The Church Of Scientology

July 11th, 2013 9:20pm EDT
Leah Remini
Former King Of Queens star Leah Remini has cut her ties to the Church of Scientology.

The actress has decided to end her 30-year relationship with the church over a disagreement with church head David Miscavige after questioning several of the church's strict policies.

"It all began when Leah questioned the validity of excommunication of people," a source told the New York Post on Thursday. "She is stepping back from a regime she thinks is corrupt. She thinks no religion should tear apart a family or abuse someone under the umbrella of 'religion.'"

Tensions between Remini and the church ...
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Erika Christensen Defends Scientology: We Don't Worship Rabbits

January 18th, 2013 3:04pm EST
Erika Christensen
Actress Erika Christensen doesn't have any kids of her own yet, but she says when she does she plans to instill them with the beliefs of the Church of Scientology.

The Parenthood star says she'd have no problems teaching her future kids about her religion and giving them the opportunity to join the controversial organization.

Christensen chatted with Parenthood co-star Joy Bryant during a recent installment of the latter's "Across the Board" webseries, saying that the "three biggest misconceptions" about her religion and they're all quite ridiculous.

"Probably, number-one, that we're som...
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Paul Haggis: 'I Was Ashamed To Be A Scientologist'

January 18th, 2013 10:07am EST
Paul Haggis
Oscar winner Paul Haggis quit the Church of Scientology after 34 years because he was ashamed of becoming part of an organization he now considers a cult.
 
The Crash writer/director has become the most famous and one of the most vocal former Scientologists, and on Thursday night he opened up about his time with the Church on news show Rock Center.
 
In his first TV interview about his former faith, he told newsman Harry Smith he walked away from Scientology because he was embarrassed by his links to the Church.
 
Haggis said, "I was ashamed of my own stupidity, of how I could have been so ...
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Cynthia Jorge Dismisses Reports She's Dating Tom Cruise

December 28th, 2012 11:07am EST
Tom Cruise
The restaurant manager who has been linked romantically to Tom Cruise has dismissed reports the two are dating.

Cynthia Jorge and the Jack Reacher star were spotted dancing together at New York club Le Baron on December 18, sparking rumours that the movie star had found a new love to fill the void left by his actress ex Katie Homes.

Reports suggested Cruise swept Jorge off her feet after meeting her in the Big Apple restaurant where she works, but the pretty 26-year-old, who is almost half the star's age, has told friends there's no romance.

One pal tells blogger Perez Hilton, "Cynthi...
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