Saturday, December 24, 2005
DO NOT DONATE TO SCIENTOLOGY & JOIN US IN A WORLDWIDE BOYCOTT OF MI:3!
IT'S HAPPENING! Tom Cruise's recent repeated massively irresponsible and potentially life-endangering statements that those on prescribed psychiatric medication should cease using them and use "exercise and vitamins and stuff"... combined with his promotion of what most consider a cult of Scientology has horrified a huge percentage of the public. In fact, our survey results below show from almost 2,500 responses a MASSIVE 83% of you feel just like us and are prepared to Boycott Mission Impossible III.
Well some of the major anti-Scientology websites are pulling together to do just that. We feel it's time someone made a stance against "Dr. Cruise's" bullying tactics, and every dollar he earns he gives a % to Scientology. Which means every time we pay to see a Cruise movie we're funding his cult! Well not anymore. Head to www.boycottmi3.com and put your name down in a worldwide boycott of M:I:III. You'll have a clear conscience, and help send a very powerful message to Cruise that you won't be donating to his cult this year. Beside, MI:II sucked anyway!
Friday, December 23, 2005
Tom Cruise slammed over Scientology cure
Tom Cruise has been slammed by fire-fighters injured in the 9/11 attacks - for suggesting they use Scientology to heal themselves.
The actor has reportedly urged people suffering the effects of smoke inhalation from the terrorist attacks to quit using their medication and inhalers - and start drinking cooking oil.
The "purification" programme also advises people to take large doses of niacin and indulge in plenty of saunas.The Hollywood heavyweight - a co-founder of the New York Rescue Workers Detoxification Project - has also supported a new Scientology clinic preaching these remedies.
However, doctors have reportedly dismissed the treatment as "quackery".
Deputy Fire Commissioner Frank Gribbon told PageSix.com: "If our doctors are prescribing medication, and they (Scientologists) are saying, 'don't take it', that's a problem for us."
He also claimed the department's deputy chief medical officer Dr David Prezant is against the treatment.
He said: "He (Prezant) is not pleased when patients are advised to disobey doctors' orders. That's where he drew the line."
Scientology devotee Tom - who is engaged to actress Katie Holmes, who is pregnant with their first baby together - has defended the purification process, claiming: "More than 500 individuals have recovered health and job fitness through this project."
Monday, December 19, 2005
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Did TomKat's foetus enjoy Scientology's purification programme?!
|You know what I'm really concerned about is the Scientology purification rundown - that was the period she had skin blotches on face - no doubt because she was having to take up to 5 GRAMS (5000 mg) of niacin per day (rec. daily intake is 10mg so 500 times more!) and have numerous hot saunas whilst on a very low caloric intake. And she was pregnant. |
Yah. That's GREAT for the baby. No wonder Tom bought the sonogram! I'd be freaking out too!
Katie's birthday - but Tom gets a new toy puppet!
Doesn't the hair pulling just scream "TRUE LOVE" to you?!
Sunday, December 18, 2005
SCIENTOMOGY PRESENTS THE TOM CRUISE/SCIENTOLOGY COMMEMORATIVE PHOTO ALBUM
Here's a wee trip down memory lane for Cruise as we look at a wee photo album courtesy and of the LA Times Yes, be afraid. be very afraid!
All photos are hosted by the LA Times not this site, and are the copyright of their listed respective copyright holders below.
Tom Cruise and David Miscavige after a brunch at Scientology’s Celebrity Centre in Hollywood about a year ago.
The Church of Scientology's Impact magazine published this photo showing Tom Cruise as he exchanges salutes with Scientology's ecclesiastical leader David Miscavige, who presented the movie star with the church's Freedom Medal of Valor in 2004 in Saint Hill, England.
Scientology’s Impact magazine published these photos of church leader David Miscavige awarding Tom Cruise the Freedom Medal of Valor in England in 2004. These are a few of the photos published by the magazine in a commemorative edition, which included a 14-page spread on the ceremony and Cruise’s contribution to the church.
A closer view of “Bonnie View,” a $9.4 million mansion that ex-members say was constructed for the expected return of late church founder L. Ron Hubbard. Church officials say the mansion is simply a museum to commemorate Hubbard’s life and house most of his possessions. Hubbard, who had a fascination with all things Scottish, chose the Gilman Hot Springs property after discovering it while scouting filming locations that looked like Scotland, church officials said. Then spend $45 million rebuilding it.
Ron Clifford, a church staff member at Gilman Hot Springs, assembles an “e-meter,” a machine used by Scientologists to measure spiritual clarity. The facilities churn out 10,000 e-meters every year, according to the church. The machines are sold to church members for about $5,000 each.
Friday, December 16, 2005
Cruise defends scientology trauma cure
Tom Cruise recently attended a fundraiser for the New York City Rescue Workers Detoxification Project, and has defended his comments about rescue workers needing to come off their post-trauma medication.
Cruise has been criticised for comments made after 9/11 which indicated that firefighters and other workers that had been exposed to potentially harmful chemicals in the air should pursue natural remedies rather than accepting drugs. The project was set up to help people find other remedies.
"I started this project out of the great respect I have for the courage and service of the rescue workers. (.) When I started this project I was in position where I knew I could help. I absolutely consider it an honor and a privilege to be here to help these men and women", Cruise said.
Doctors have dismissed the suggested treatments as inadequate however, and Deputy Fire Commissioner Frank Gribbon takes exception to the scientology interference: "If our doctors are prescribing medication, and they (Scientologists) are saying, 'don't take it', that's a problem for us."
Cruise looks to clear the air, as Cuba gets down and 'Dirty'
|Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes|
You might say that Cruise was on Teegeeack, as members of his Church of Scientology sometimes refer to Earth. The "War of the Worlds" star and his fiancée, Katie Holmes, were at a Tribeca Rooftop benefit for the New York Rescue Workers Detoxification Project.
As we've told you before, that's the controversial program that treats victiams of smoke inhalation with a "purification rundown" that some doctors and FDNY officials have branded as "medically unproven."
In the past, reps for the project have played down its ties to Scientology. But there was no doubt that Cruise's party was a Church social. Pictures of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard hung near the bar, and each goody bag included one of his sacred texts.
Addressing about 150 guests who paid $6,250 a head (double that if they sat at his table), Cruise made no mention of the project's critics. Typically upbeat, he invited an NYPD officer and a U.S. Army major, both "program graduates," to testify about benefits of their treatment.
But even the most earnest Scientologist embraces the Yuletide. Holmes, clearly showing the baby the cuddling couple is expecting, rehearsed "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" and "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" with the Alex Donner Orchestra. With the help of Cruise's $50,000 gift, the evening raised $350,000. Alas, there wasn't time for Katie's carols.
Meanwhile, we ran into Gooding at a screening of his gripping new gang drama, "Dirty," hosted by producer Lee Daniels. Asked if he was headed to the Detox bash, Gooding told us, "This is the first I heard of it. Tom didn't call me. He don't call a brother no more!"
But, seriously, the Oscar winner assured us he and Cruise are still friends, and he wished him the best.
And, while Cruise and Holmes called it a night at around 11, Gooding partied on at PM in the Meatpacking District.
The actor, whose wife, Sara, recently gave birth to their third child, "was dancing, drinking Champagne and playing the drums all night," says a spy.
Perhaps it's his own "purification rundown."
Tom Cruise Criticized Again For Scientology Theories Regarding Psychiatry
Hollywood superstar Tom Cruise has been criticized again for his Scientology believes regarding psychiatry, this time by the best-selling crime author Patricia Cornwell.
According to London Evening Standard newspaper, Cornwell, 49, the author of a popular series of crime novels featuring the fictional heroine "Dr. Kay Scarpetta", declared that Cruise's preaches about the evil of anti-depressants, could badly influence his young naïve fans.
"There's going to be some girl or boy who worships this megastar, who decides, 'I'm not going to take my anti-depressants because Tom Cruise said I don't need drugs.'"
This is not the first time for Cruise to be criticized for his Scientology believes. He openly criticized actress Brooke Shields for using the drug Paxil, an anti-depressant, which Shields claims helped her recover from post-partum depression after the birth of her daughter in 2003.
Brooke Shields slammed back the superstar, subsequently describing Cruise's comments as "irresponsible and dangerous".
Thursday, December 15, 2005
Scientomogy now officially recognised in Wikipedia!
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
The concept was created by New Zealand webmaster Glen Stollery on a website called scientomogy.info in 2005. The website drew worldwide headlines when the Church of Scientology's attorneys Moxon & Kobrin contacted Stollery, claiming his parody was an infringement of their copyright, despite being a different word by one letter.
In September 2005 the Church of Scientology issued a cease and desist order to Stollery demanding he shut down the site and transfer ownership to the Church, threatening him with a $100,000 lawsuit. The Church's law firm stated that "Scientomogy" would cause a likelihood of confusion with their own, violating the Lanham Act, 15 U.S.C. 1125(a).
Stollery originally relented and agreed to change the domain name to passionofcruise.info however in his response made it clear: "We also have a Full Disclaimer at the top of the front page and in the website's meta-tags stating that there is no connection between ourselves and the church. Not to mention the fact that the site is completely non-commercial in nature, and does not generate a single cent of revenue nor offers any services of any kind. It is a parody site showing the recent lunacy of Tom Cruise - confusion of any kind with their site is literally impossible."
After consulting lawyers in October 2005 Stollery responded once againto the church however with a far more agressive stance. Now believing the accusation to be completely frivolous Glen publicly refused challenging the Church in a public statement "I'm keeping my domain, see you in court" Ironically the threats took ScienTOMogy.info overnight from around 100 hits per day to over 14 million hits in a two week period, making the Alexa Internet list of "Top 5 fastest growing websites in the world" over the period. Glen is still waiting for the Church's response to his challenge.
Find more information on Scientomogy by searching Wikinews (news stories)
- www.scientomogy.com (unrelated copycat site)
- Yahoo News coverage of Scientomogy
- MSNBC coverage
Tuesday, December 13, 2005
TOM CRUISE TOPS A-N-O-T-H-E-R LOSER LIST
Tom Cruise, Pat Robertson, Even Harvard Seems Clueless, on List of 10 Worst PR Gaffes in 2005
11th Annual PR Blunders List Unveiled SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- A celebrity without a center, religious fundamentalism U.S. style, organized labor taking on the Marines and a not so beneficent employee benefits company, all highlight this year's list of public relations blunders compiled annually by San Francisco's Fineman PR. The list is a collection of some of the year's worst public relations gaffes. The "winners" for 2005:
1. CRUISE, OUT-OF-CONTROL
Tom Cruise's "War of the Worlds" press tour blew up on the "Today" show after he got on his Scientology soap box and lit into host Matt Lauer. Cruise's diatribe against psychiatry included criticizing Brooke Shields for the medication she received during her post-pregnancy depression. The press jumped all over Cruise, and so did Shields. In a New York Times op-ed, Shields called his remarks "a disservice to mothers everywhere." Cruise's other bizarre antics in '05, including Oprah Winfrey's sofa jumping escapade to show his love for actress Katie Holmes, also earned him public ridicule. "Sure they're in Love --- with Publicity," headlined the Boston Globe. PR Week said, "The more you jump up and down about it, the less people believe it's the real thing."
2. PAT ROBERTSON'S DIPLOMACY
Uncle Sam's relations with oil rich Venezuela worsened after televangelist Pat Robertson suggested the U.S. 'take out' its president Hugo Chavez. The rather un-Christian comments ignited fire and brimstone from the world's press and lent credibility to Chavez' contention that President Bush, somewhat of an evangelical in his own right, is out to get him. "He is that rare preacher who has invited the nation not to pray together, but to prey together," wrote Tom Teepen in the San Jose Mercury News.
3. UAW UNWELCOMES MARINES
Organized labor is having enough trouble without alienating the U.S. Marines. United Auto Workers President Ron Gettelfinger barred Marine reservists from its parking lot if they drove foreign-made cars or sport pro-Bush bumper stickers. The Marines had parked there for years because they train nearby. Gettelfinger apologized for the unpatriotic ambush after the Michigan press played the story, but the Marines said they would find alternative parking. "In trying to stiff the Marines, the union signaled that its petty political concerns trump the needs of the armed forces and the sanctity of the voting booth," wrote Daniel Howes in the Detroit News.
4. NO BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT FROM BENEFIT MANAGEMENT COMPANY
It appears that Michigan employee-benefits firm Benefit Management Administrators Inc. needs help managing its own employees. The company fired Suzette Boler for, among other things, taking too much time to say good-bye to her husband who left to fight in Iraq, according to an Associated Press story. The poorly timed pink slip fueled public outrage forcing the company to lock its doors and turn off its phones. When the company's founder responded to TV station Channel 8 in Grand Rapids, he compounded the blunder by pressing additional complaints against her to justify the firing.
5. HARVARD'S SUMMERS STORM
Publicly expressing sentiments that women are not good at math and science is not the kind of stereotyping you might expect from Harvard. So when Harvard's president, Larry Summers, said gender differences are why fewer women than men excel in those areas, the school's outraged faculty and alumni called for his ouster. According to Business Week, "his remarks about women may make it hard for Harvard to recruit top female scientists," and "harm fund-raising" for much needed reforms.
See the website for the full list
Friday, December 09, 2005
SUNDAY MIRROR INVESTIGATES: INSIDE TOM CRUISE CULT
-We go undercover to spend 4 weeks in the weird world of Scientology -5 hours a day in a sauna 'will purify the soul'.. at a cost of £1,100 -No sex if you're pregnant and you can't ever talk to a sick child
By Sharon Van Geuns
FIVE hours a day in a steaming sauna for three weeks at a cost of just over £1,100...and my sullied soul will be purified. At least that's what I am promised.
Welcome to religion, Scientology-style.
For one month I have been following in the footsteps of the controversial cult's most famous torchbearer - Tom Cruise - to discover just what Katie Holmes, his 26-year-old pregnant fiancee, is facing as one of the Church of Scientology's latest recruits.
I resolve to tell them I am pregnant too. Is it really true I would have to give birth in absolute silence? And what other strange rites - apart from the sauna purification programme - would I have to follow?
A High Court judge once dismissed the organisation as "corrupt, sinister and dangerous" but I arrive at their London HQ in Tottenham Court Road prepared to be open-minded.
Over the course of the next few weeks I see and hear things that leave me feeling very uncomfortable.
I learn I should be silent in the presence of a sick child - even if an ambulance needs to be called. Instead of calling for help I would have to "find a bit of paper" and write down any instructions to a passer-by.
I am also asked to pass Scientology material to a teacher friend, to get the cult's message across to schools.
And I discover at least one member of staff is sometimes paid as little as £10 a week. Like many others, my first encounter with the Church is outside one of their centres. As I make my way towards the building I am accosted in the street.
"Hi!" and suddenly a face is beaming up at me. "Want a free stress test? All you need to do is answer a few questions and we can tell you exactly what areas in your life are stressing you out the most," says the girl. "Then we can tell you how to combat them."
This is Louise. "Please sit down," she says, before I have even had a chance to answer. The "test" is set up outside the front entrance. I am asked to hold two metal handles attached to to a machine with a dial. After a series of questions, it's determined that I am "highly stressed".
"You're at the right place," says Louise. "We can restore calm and control over your life." Inside, most of the staff are young and several are from overseas. Louise, 24, is from Australia and has been working here two years.
She instantly probes me about my life. "What's the relationship like with your boyfriend? Your mother?" I feel uncomfortable, but strangely compelled to reveal some of my deepest secrets to a complete stranger.
Louise says my troubles will be eased by taking a number of courses on offer at the centre. They are designed by the cult's founder, science fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard, who died in 1982. He established the Church of Scientology in the 1950s after claiming to have discovered the mysterious "truth" about human existence. I am introduced to a procedure called "auditing". It's a crude form of counselling which involves sitting opposite a person, getting them to close their eyes before taking them back to a past experience.
You are supposed to take them through the experience time after time until they become "cheerful" about it.
As I am new, I am sent for a practice session. I am not expecting to find myself face-to-face with a 3ft soft toy in the form of Winnie the Pooh.
The bear sits opposite me. Behind him sits Mike, who will answer on the bear's behalf. I address the bear and read from a card of instructions. "Please locate an incident you feel comfortable facing," I say to the bear, trying hard not to laugh. "Well, there is this one time," says the bear, or rather Mike. "My pot of honey was stolen. It really upset me." "Very good," I read, from the card. "Go to the beginning of that incident and go through it and say what is happening as you go along."
"OK," says the bear. 'Well I was out walking...' And so it goes on. For half an hour. I am now apparently ready to listen and audit a "real-life" person.
Louise calls me the next day and asks me to come in. At the centre I meet Ajay, who has big problems. With no professional training I talk to him about his strict Hindu background, and how he is struggling to accept that his virgin girlfriend dated men before him. I can't voice an opinion. Afterwards Ajay says he feels better for talking about it, but nothing has really been resolved. Edith, who had been supervising us, dismisses his concerns by telling him he simply needs more "auditing".
Ajay and I had paid a fee of £34 for starting the beginner's auditing course. If we want more auditing we will have to pay around £15 a session. Next in the programme is "Purification" - the sauna treatment. To reverse the spiritual and mental effects of drug use, you are encouraged to sit in a hot sauna for up to five hours a day for up to 21 days.
This will apparently rid the body of toxins and focus the mind. It will cost £965 - but the books and vitamins needed on top come to an extra £150. Later I discover that no scientific evidence exists to prove the sauna treatment works.
I ask for information regarding pregnancy. I am introduced to Sarah, a senior course administrator at the centre and a mother of five.
She tells me some very odd things. "The main thing to do when you're pregnant is to learn to keep silent if you hurt yourself. Anything you say can be registered in the baby's mind and may affect it later in life." She also tells me to avoid sex during pregnancy. "You might put stress on the baby or squash it and thereby cause an engram (negative experience in their memory)." Scientologists believe birth should be done in silence. I ask Sarah how she dealt with the pain.
"Not easy," she admits, "but it will save a lot of auditing in the future for the child." I ask about the belief that parents should not make a noise in the presence of an injured child.
Scientologists believe that anything a child or person hears during a painful experience will come back to haunt them later in life. How, I wonder, will Katie Holmes cope with not being able to whisper comforting words to her child when he or she is sick?
I mention a teacher friend of mine. Immediately a woman asks me whether I am able to get any Scientology literature to my friend, so she can take it into her school. I say I don't feel comfortable with this.
But by the end of the third week at the centre it is easy to see why Scientology is popular. I found a whole new set of friends who seemed to really care about me. If I am late or miss a session they call me. When my car window is smashed by vandals I get three phone calls within a couple of hours asking how I am.
I decide to take up an invite to the Church of Scientology's UK headquarters in East Grinstead, West Sussex. To my amazement, I find myself among 5,000 cheering and chanting followers in a sumptuously-decorated marquee.
I am even more amazed to see Tom Cruise himself has flown in, bringing a bemused-looking Katie with him. Another two celebrity Scientologists, John Travolta and his wife Kelly Preston, are there too, but I can't get anywhere near any of them because they are in the VIP section.
Next day, back at the centre, I'm offered a personality test - the results suggest I am "very unbalanced". I'm also told I am irresponsible, depressed, and highly critical. Louise suggests I take one of their "Personal Values and Integrity" courses - at a cost of £48. Over a coffee Louise confides that as a staff member she gets benefits, including free "auditing" and training. To my dismay, she says sometimes she earns as little as £10 a week.
It is clear that Louise and her colleagues (who work at the lower ends of the organisation) are on a bonus-style scheme. If they bring in a lot of people like me, and sell a lot of courses and books, they earn more money.
Louise believes in "the cause". Unfortunately for her, I don't. I have found the whole experience very disturbing and this was where I parted company with Scientology.
Katie Holmes might have bagged one of the most eligible men in the Church but I don't envy her one tiny bit.
Thursday, December 08, 2005
Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes Baby At Risk For Avian Flu - DR
Dec 8, 2005
Tom Cruise and pregnant fiance Katie Holmes seem to be ignoring the panic that has swept over China regarding the deadly avian flu epidemic during their stay in Shanghai.
The 43-year-old actor is filming the third instalment of the Mission: Impossible movie series and wants Katie, 26, by his side.
Cruise and Holmes have not appeared concerned that the country has had to destroy 20 million fowl this year to stem the plague that has so far killed 68 people in Asia.
According to medical expert Dr. Erika Schwartz, who, according to The National Enquirer, has not treated Katie but has followed her pregnancy, saying: "It's not wise for Katie to take such risks. Tom has to be there for work, but she does not. She is risking the health of her unborn baby as well as her own."
by Mitch Marconi http://www.postchronicle.com/news/entertainment/article_2121731.shtml
Tuesday, December 06, 2005
CRUISE - 'COLDEST' IN HOLLYWOOD POLL
Website FilmThreat.com placed Cruise in the number one spot of their Frigid 50: The Coldest People In Hollywood 2005, because of the media storm surrounding his relationship with Holmes and his public speeches concerning his Scientology religion.
The website states, "STEVEN SPIELBERG's latest summer blockbuster (WAR OF THE WORLDS) was overshadowed by Tom's publicly flaunted love life with Katie Holmes and his Scientologist fuelled rantings and ravings that eventually led to a public war of words with BROOKE SHIELDS when he slammed the actress on ACCESS HOLLYWOOD for her use of Paxil and psychiatric therapy to battle post-partum depression."
Holmes followed close behind at number two, due to her "lacklustre performance as RACHEL DAWES in BATMAN BEGINS".
RUSH HOUR director BRETT RATNER is at number three, because of his fondness of referring to himself in the third person, while troubled BLACK HAWN DOWN actor TOM SIZEMORE makes four, following a string of legal troubles in recent years and a sex tape role.
Saturday, December 03, 2005
This Just In!! Tomkat's First Sonogram! (parody)
Friday, December 02, 2005
SURVEY: Was Tom "on something" during his Oprah performance?!
"Other" comments have been:
he is behaving like any person who joins a cult 1
He needs to be on something to control his behavior 1
maybe he needs to be on something? 1
no he is just nuts 1
Scientology does that to people 1
Yes, he was on a chemical imbalance. 1
It's a boy!!!
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are expecting a baby boy, it has been reported.
The former 'Dawson's Creek' beauty sparked rumours of the baby's sex during a shopping trip when she bought stacks of blue baby clothes.
A source is quoted in Britain's The Sun newspaper as saying: "Katie didn't even look at any of the clothes or toys for girls" The beautiful brunette shopped for boys baby clothes in top Los Angeles department store Neiman Marcus and exclusive boutique Le Petit Bateau. The source added: "Katie bought lots of outfits
"She was walking around the shops with her arms full of baby stuff"
Katie is expecting her first child with Tom in three months and the couple are planning to wed next October. The parents-to-be are currently in China where Tom is filming new movie 'Mission Impossible III'.
Thursday, December 01, 2005
Tom Cruise 'putting baby at risk'
According to IMDb.com, officials at the American College of Radiology (ACR) are concerned by Cruise's revelation that he bought the device to monitor his child's progress, and they're even warning him that he could be breaking the law if he does the scans himself.
Dr. Carol M. Rumack of the ACR Ultrasound Commission said: "Untrained people, even if they have the financial means, should not buy, or be allowed to buy and operate, ultrasound machines which are, in fact, medical devices and should not be used without a medical indication.
"The ACR is concerned that Tom Cruise has been badly advised regarding the use and potential abuse of ultrasound.
"If it is not medically necessary, the use of ultrasound raises unnecessary physical risk to the foetus," she said.