Actress Nicole Kidman and her children Connor (L) and Isabella (R) attend a game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Miami Heat at the Staples Center December 25, 2004 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Matthew Simmons/Getty Images) Jordan Peele, left, accepts the award for best original screenplay for "Get Out" as presenter Nicole Kidman looks on, at the Oscars on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP) Sound The gallery will resume inseconds Nicole Kidman, left, and Keith Urban arrive at the 53rd annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, April 15, 2018, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP) Nicole Kidman accepts the award for outstanding performance by a female actor in a television movie or limited series for "Big Little Lies" at the 24th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall on Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, in Los … [Read more...] about Nicole Kidman on her Scientologist children with Tom Cruise: ‘It’s my job to love them’
Ex-Scientologist Cathy schenkelberg will bring her one-woman show, Squeeze My Cans, to the Theatre Centre Nov. 16-18. Review for Squeeze My Cans: What would you do if the carrot of spiritual freedom was dangled in front of you, waiting to be seized? Writer-performer Cathy Schenkelberg decided to chase it, and what she found was Scientology. Spending most of her young adult life entangled in the controversial church, she emerged to share her story in Squeeze My Cans, a no-holds-barred cautionary tale of how she survived “America's foremost intergalactic theology.” Her compelling one-woman show comes to the Chattanooga Theatre Centre for three performances Friday through Sunday, Nov. 16-18. Simultaneously hilarious and heartbreaking, Squeeze My Cans takes audiences on Ms. Schenkelberg’s journey of a young woman looking for her place and purpose in the world – and comes out two decades later and about a million dollars poorer. It’s a funny, intimate, and … [Read more...] about Ex-Scientologist Brings One-Woman “Squeeze My Cans” To Theatre Centre Nov. 16-18
By Martha Ross | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: October 19, 2018 at 2:35 pm | UPDATED: October 19, 2018 at 2:50 pm Leah Remini and Jada Pinkett Smith opened up this week about ending a public feud that was sparked when Remini, an ex-Scientologist-turned-anti-Scientology crusader, made the claim last year that the “Girls Trip” actress had been a member of the controversial organization. Pinkett Smith subsequently denied being a member of the Church of Scientology, issuing a tweet saying she had studied Dianetics and Study Technology, referring to practices developed by Church of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard. However, the actress, 47, insisted that’s as far as her involvement went. “I am not a Scientologist,” she wrote. I have studied Dianetics, and appreciate the merits of Study Tech… but I am not a Scientologist. — Jada Pinkett Smith (@jadapsmith) September 19, 2017 With People reporting that the will … [Read more...] about Was Leah Remini really wrong to call Jada Pinkett Smith a Scientologist?
CLEARWATER — The chairman of the group backing Clearwater’s Nov. 6 strong mayor referendum began a job this month with a company owned by a prominent Church of Scientology donor that focuses on local and state government education.Zach Thorn, 29, had been working as project manager for downtown investor Daniels Ikajevs when earlier this year he became one of a handful of business advocates pushing the strong mayor initiative. He previously spent two years as vice president of the Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce, working as liaison between the businesses community and government officials.On Oct. 1 Thorn started work with California-based government media company e.Republic, run by Dennis McKenna, a Church of Scientology spokesman in the 1970s and, as of 2017, a $1.5 million church donor.Thorn, who will stay based in Clearwater, said his new company "has absolutely nothing to do with Scientology," and notes he also is not a member of Scientology. He said his position … [Read more...] about Leader of Clearwater’s strong mayor initiative goes to work for prominent Scientologist
close Video Former Scientologist claims she was persecuted for being gay Former Scientologist Michelle LeClair claims she was persecuted for being gay. The church denies shocking allegations made in a memoir. A former Scientologist is coming forward with her story of how she was allegedly persecuted by the church after she came out as gay. Michelle LeClair recently published a memoir detailing her experience titled “Perfectly Clear,” where she described herself as the “poster girl of Scientology” before she was allegedly harassed even after deciding to leave. Michelle LeClair and her mom in 1986. (Courtesy of the author.) LeClair, an Oklahoma native who moved to California when she was 16, told Fox News she first learned of Scientology in 1990 at age 18 after suffering from a car accident. She said her mother walked into the hospital with a Scientology minister. “I think at that moment, I was searching,” explained the 45-year-old. … [Read more...] about Former Scientologist Michelle LeClair claims she was targeted for being gay, but church denies allegations