SCIENTOLOGY

  • Tom Cruise admits Scientology contributed to his split with Katie Holmes November 9, 2013

    Los Angeles: Hollywood superstar Tom Cruise has admitted that his controversial religion Scientology did a part in his divorce with Katie Holmes. Cruise, who is suing a magazine for claiming that he abandoned his daughter Suri after the divorce, revealed this during a court deposition. When asked by the lawyers...
  • Former Scientologist claims being 'auditioned' for Tom Cruise August 27, 2013

    Los Angeles: A former Scientologist from Norway has claimed that she was "auditioned" as a prospective wife for Hollywood superstar Tome Cruise in 2005. In a feature published by Australia's Women's Day magazine and Tony Ortega's Scientology blog The Underground Bunker, Anette Iren Johansen, who ceased taking classes at the Church...
  • Tom Cruise wanted to become a Catholic priest March 5, 2013

    London: One of the most famous followers of the Church of Scientology, actor Tom Cruise dreamt of being a Catholic priest when he was younger though his plans were cut-short over an alcohol stealing incident. Cruise was asked to leave the St Francis Seminary in Cincinnati after being caught stealing alcohol,...
  • Cruise assigned by Scientology to fight aliens? January 14, 2013

    New York: Tom Cruise reportedly signed a billionyear contract of service with the Church of Scientology to protect humanity from aliens, according to a new book. Written by Lawrence Wright, 'Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood & The Prison of Belief' details Cruise's demigod status within the church, as well as the group's...
  • Kirstie Alley: Scientology helped me quit drugs November 9, 2012

    New York: Actress Kirstie Alley has revealed that Scientology played a very important role in helping her overcoming a severe addiction to drugs. The 61yearold, who claims to have had secret affair with John Travolta and Patrick Swayze, said that her cocaine use nearly took her life as she feared...
  • Tom Cruise to quit Scientology to get Katie back? October 15, 2012

    London: Hollywood star Tom Cruise is reportedly ready to cut his links with Scientology to win back exwife Katie Holmes just months after their divorce was finalised. The couples' marriage fell apart earlier this year and the 50yearold actor's obsession with Scientology was blamed for it because Holmes, 33, feared their...
  • Tom was devastated after splitting with Penelope September 10, 2012

    Los Angeles: Actor Tom Cruise was reportedly devastated after thengirlfriend Penelope Cruz dumped him because of the Church of Scientology. Cruise, 50, met Cruz on the sets of their film Vanilla Sky (2001) but their relationship ended in 2004, reported Radar Online. "Tom had absolutely planned on proposing to Penelope, and...
  • Korean film 'Pieta' wins at Venice Film Festival September 10, 2012

    Venice: South Korean movie Pieta, an ultraviolent story of a loan shark confronted by a mysterious woman claiming to be his mother, scooped the Golden Lion award for best picture at the Venice film festival. The other big winner on the night was Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master, loosely based on...
  • Did Scientology alienate Kidman's kids from her? September 7, 2012

    Los Angeles: The Scientology church allegedly tried to alienate Tom Cruise's kids Isabella and Connor from their mother Nicole Kidman since her split from the 'Mission: Impossible' star. Scientologists used fearbased brainwashing techniques for Isabella and Connor, when they were aged eight and six respectively, reported Vanity Fair magazine. "The central problem...
  • Scientology helped Tom Cruise audition for a wife September 4, 2012

    New Delhi: The Church of Scientology held secret auditions to find a girlfriend and future wife for actor Tom Cruise, a powerful and dedicated member of the faith. The revelation was made by Cruise's divorced wife Katie Holmes in an interview to the Vanity Fair magazine. Vanity Fair's special correspondent Maureen...
  • Actors shine in Venice film based on Scientology September 3, 2012

    Venice: Philip Seymour Hoffman shines as a cult leader in The Master, a compelling new film inspired by the real life of Scientology founder L Ron Hubbard about how power and faith can corrupt. The movie, from There Will Be Blood director Paul Thomas Anderson, has its world premiere at the...
  • Tom Cruise's close connection with Church of Scientology July 12, 2012

    Tom Cruise is not just one of Church of Scientology's most high profile members but one of its biggest boosters and defenders. ...
  • Tom, Katie want divorce settlement to be private July 10, 2012

    Los Angeles: Only time will tell if the quick divorce settlement reached between Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise lasts longer than their fiveyear marriage. It will need to, since the agreement will guide how the actors raise their 6yearold daughter Suri for years to come. Yet major disputes could put...
  • Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes eye settlement July 9, 2012

    Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes were seeking ways to settle their divorce as the Hollywood stars entered the second week of a widely followed custody battle that has put their young daughter and the Church of Scientology in the media glare. Celebrity website TMZ.com, citing an unnamed source, reported that...
  • TomKat divorce: What is Scientology? July 3, 2012

    New Delhi: In the centre of the public debate on the breakdown of actor Tom Cruise's marriage with Katie Holmes is a powerful organisation that has quietly extended its clout among the rich and the famous of Hollywood. "Scientology back in news. Very weird cult, but big, big...
  • Holmes faces Cruise, Scientology in fight for Suri July 3, 2012

    Los Angeles: Actress Katie Holmes faces two strong adversaries in her legal fight for sole custody of 6yearold daughter, Suri, as she battles estranged husband Tom Cruise and his Scientology religion, experts said on Monday. The 'Dawson's Creek' actress, 33, made headlines last week when she filed for divorce from 'Mission:...
  • Scientology behind TomKat divorce? July 2, 2012

    Los Angeles: Katie Holmes reportedly ended her marriage to Hollywood superstar Tom Cruise because she feared that he will send their sixyearold daughter Suri to a hardcore Scientology school. The cult is being cited as the reason behind the meltdown of CruiseHolmes marriage of five years. Holmes was convinced that the...
  • Rupert Murdoch takes dig at Cruise, Scientology July 2, 2012

    News Corp chairman Rupert Murdoch took a swipe at Tom Cruise on Sunday in a series of tweets that labeled the Hollywood star a No. 2 or No. 3 person in the hierarchy of Scientologists, a group the media mogul called 'creepy'. Cruise, a star of the Mission: Impossible movies, has...
  • Tom Cruise's marriages plagued by number 33? July 1, 2012

    London: It looks like Hollywood superstar Tom Cruise's unlucky number is 33 as all of his three exwives called it quits when they reached that very same age. Mimi Rogers, Nicole Kidman and Katie Holmes were all in their early thirties when their marriages to the 49yearold actor took a...
  • JLoAnthony split over Scientology row August 15, 2011

    London: The reason for their split is still unknown, but Jennifer Lopez's commitment to Scientology was reportedly a bone of contention between the Hollywood actress and her husband, Marc Anthony. Lopez, 42 who called off her sevenyear marriage to Anthony last month was hoping to send the couple's...
  • Tom Cruise's kid to study in Church of Scientology April 12, 2009

    London: Superstar Tom Cruise is sending his daughter Suri to the Church of Scientology's 6,000 poundsayear New Village Academy in Los Angeles. The staff consists of trained scientologists and features 'study technology' as the main focus, reports the website of The Daily Mail. Cruise and his wife Katie Holmes are sending...
  • Katie Holmes confesses weekly to Tom Cruise March 9, 2009

    London: Hollywood actress Katie Holmes resolves problems with her superstar husband Tom Cruise by making weekly written confessions, as laid out in the Scientology code. "Katie has to confess to something as minor as forgetting to tell him she has met with a friend," dailymail.co.uk quoted a source as saying. "If she...
  • Quote Martial: Celeb quotes of the year December 30, 2008

    New Delhi: Celebs regale us with their quotes and as the year comes to an end we pick out the most hilarious and tongue in cheek comments. Also Tom Cruise and his family are being threatened by antiScientology groups. CRUISES UNDER THREAT? It's reel drama spilling into the real with Tom and...
  • Church of Scientology set up Cruises marriage March 10, 2008

    London: Top Gun actor Tom cruise has been hit by another controversy in concern with his religion after a former Scientologist has claimed that his marriage to Katie Holmes was set up after his split from Penelope Cruz in 2004. It is claimed that it was the Church of Scientology who...
  • Tom Cruise book praises him as Scientologist January 18, 2008

    New Delhi: Biographer Andrew Mortons latest work on Tom Cruise has stirred up a hornets nest. Titled Tom Cruise: An Unauthorized Biography, the biography made its way to the bookstores on Tuesday and has been selling like hotcakes despite angry denials of allegations by 'The Church of Scientology' which forms a...
  • Cruise's latest biograghy runs into controversy January 17, 2008

    New Delhi: A day after Tom Cruise's latest biography released, the book ran into controversy. In the book titled Tom Cruise An unauthorised biography, the author Andrew Morton claims to have new revelations on the actor's married life and his association with the church of Scientology. While Morton says his...
  • Tom Cruise book 'full of outlandish lies' January 17, 2008

    New York: A biography and fouryearold video of Tom Cruise are calling attention to the actor's belief in Scientology. Andrew Morton, author of Tom Cruise: An Unauthorized Biography, published earlier this week by St. Martin's Press, alleges that the 45yearold actor ranks second in command in the Church of Scientology. "This is...
  • TomKat risky for JLo, says family December 21, 2006

    Washington: Singeractress Jennifer Lopezs family is reportedly worried about the star's newfound friendship with actors Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes because of the pair's involvement with Scientology. Though Lopez and Scientologist Leah Remini have been friends for years, now that she has become friendly with Tom and Katie, she...
  • It's a Hollywood breakup for Cruise August 24, 2006

    Los Angeles: The latest highprofile Hollywood breakup is between a movie star and a top studio. Sumner Redstone, whose company owns Paramount Pictures, said the studio would sever its 14year relationship with Cruise's film production company because "his recent conduct has not been acceptable to Paramount." "As much as we like him...