Thursday, January 10, 2013

Two Great Excerpts

Normally at this time I try and find a video or trailer for a new movie or something interesting involving a celebrity. Today there are two links to The Hollywood Reporter who have excerpts from the new book written by Pulitzer Prize winner Lawrence Wright about Scientology. The first link details some really disturbing relationship between the church, John Travolta and his handler. This one will make you hate Scientology if you don;t already. Click here for the excerpt.

The other one is about Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman and how Nicole almost managed to get Tom away from the church and how Miscavige hated her for it and how they brought Tom back into the church and got rid of Nicole. Click here for the excerpt.

29 comments:

Nutty_Flavor said...

Wow, Travolta was pretty in his heyday. What a sad life he's lived since.

FSP said...

Cliff notes please.

MISCH said...

Sorry blame all you want Cruise and Travolta are both weak where would Scientology be with their money ?

MISCH said...

oops....without their money

FrenchGirl said...

for Tom Cruise and Nicole,it's not a news.
There are some papers on how the Scientology killed their couple and how they were a real couple

sinkabella said...

Before I read this I want to say- I love Tony Manero; this pic is why I loved Johnny T.

Jolene Jolene said...

Ugh. I read the TC one yesterday. The relationship with him and Miscavige is so disturbing. Talk about two of the most narcissistic, self-involved, egomaniacs on the planet. They truly think they're some kind of gods, with all their money and power and fancy motorcycles and staff. Blurgh. It would make a great movie actually.

Vicki Cupper said...

Cue the clams in 3...2...1...

FrenchGirl said...

@Jolene Jolene:
it's really all about egos!

Miscavige is Patrick Bateman (the most narcissistic,self-involved,egomaniac character that i know )

Audrey said...

Ahhh, the Travolta I grew up with, what a good looking guy!

msgirl said...

Heh if you read the comments on the links (at least the 2nd) CoS members out in full force!

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SaintsFan said...

This is the same story with different names. Those freaks have been ruining lives since they started their cult and it's the same story after story. I thought by Berlin taking away the title of religion and labeling it organized crime (or something like that) that it would all start to crumble. Somehow they remain standing after all that has come out about them.

Silly Girl said...

I didn't know Diana Nyland played his mom in the bubble movie? That's a little weird......sad story. Didn't finish reading the excerpt here yet, but I want to.

DontRainOnMyPrada said...

Is this what's at the root of the "she knows what she did" insinuations that Tom was making at the time he divorced Nicole?? So yeah, she tried to get you out of the clutches of an evil cult for your sake and your kids ultimate welfare.. WHAT A BITCH!!! ;)

Megan said...

I wanna watch Grease now...

Renoblondee said...

Oh, he was so beautiful back then! Grease, SNF, Urban Cowboy, Staying Alive, Perfect. He was still a hottie in Look Who's Talking too.
Anyway, scary stuff here.

swedishfish said...

The second link doesn't say that much about Nicole, though. It's mostly about Tom and David.

Frufra said...

Just have to chime in with the above comments: now all you youngsters can see why us oldsters have a soft spot in our hearts for JT. He was the best lookin' dude back then, and was the biggest star on the planet, I'd say.

msgirl said...

It galls me that they are still tax free.

nudibelle said...

That sounds fucking crazy!! nooo wayy

Silly Girl said...

JT (Travolta) was the original JT (no offense to Timberlake), and he was HOT! We wanted every guy to have those dimples and that hair! In Grease, he was IT! I may be dating myself (and I'm also Italian), so in my book, he was perfect. Just absolutely the perfect man!
I forgot about Tom's 'she knows what she did' statement about Nicole. Wonder if that will ever come to light as to what it really meant. He's such a douche.

Anna Namiss said...

Sorry, don't care to read more, I already hate them. Die church of scientology, just go die.

Pookie said...

what a sad pieces of sheeple, that jt & tc.

even if they wanted to...could they ever leave?

Pookie said...

what a sad pieces of sheeple, that jt & tc.

even if they wanted to...could they ever leave?

Della said...

Every time I see him now the only thing that keeps my attention is his "hair".

nancer said...

hey, i'm old and i never found travolta attractive. didn't like him then. don't like him now.

Audrey said...

That hair and the way he wore those jeans in Welcome Back, Kotter! Not to mention the tight white pants in SNF... ;)

Jenn said...

John was mighty hot with that dimple in his chin. I had a major crush on Vinnie Barbarino. When he sang on American Bandstand, my cousins and I all about died. Times, they change...suckily so.