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Jul 31, 2009 Scientology expert describes how the church recruits and controls its members — Overnight America
Jan 30, 2008 Bart Simpson Actress Gives $10 Million to Scientology — New York Post
Aug 25, 1998 Jesse Prince interviews – Tape 3 — FACTnet
Aug 24, 1998 Jesse Prince interviews – Tape 2 — FACTnet
Sep 1, 1997 The Church of Scientology responds — Victorian Inter-Campus Edition (Australia)
Jan 28, 1997 Word War Two — Star magazine
Aug 19, 1996 John's Secret Powers: 'Travolta Cured Me' — New Weekly (Australia)
New Weekly (Australia)
The star of
Phenomenon claims the movie is close to real life and says he can cure people with his bare hands — but is it just cult fiction? In John Travolta's latest movie, Phenomenon, the once disco-dancing star plays an ordinary man who is miraculously given supernatural abilities. It sounds like fantasy — but in real life John believes he, too, has weird powers. Behind that famous smile, the 42-year-old gentle family man is an obsessive cult follower who claims ... Apr 25, 1994 Tom's Scientology secrets exposed! — Woman's Day (Australia) More: link
Woman's Day (Australia)
Exclusive A former cult security guard blows apart the star's squeaky clean image with claims of shocking abuse HOLLYWOOD megastar Tom Cruise has been sensationally named in a multi-million dollar lawsuit in the United States alleging receipt of hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of illicit perks from the controversial Scientology religious cult. The 32-year-old Oscar winner is alleged to have turned a blind eye to the use of slave labour to build him a gym, an apartment and other gifts ...
Apr 12, 1994 Tom's bizarre cult scream-in — Daily Mirror (UK) More:
link Sep 1, 1993 Catch a rising star — Premiere (magazine) More:
link May 5, 1993 Cult lures Aussie stars — People (Australia)
Kate Ceberano and Nicole Kidman join Scientology, the fastest-growing religion in the world - and one of the weirdest
Showbiz types find religion - in a church founded by sci-fi writer by Terry Bourke Two showbiz babies are the latest celebrity recruits to the strange Scientology sect. And one is the centre of anger among Elvis Presley fans. The innocent babies know nothing of the controversial cult which will rule their lives - but their parents do. Partners Tom Cruise and ... Nov 12, 1991 Scientologywood // Putting the CULT back in Culture — Village Voice
Russ W. Baker
And now, the next Walt Disney Studios— the Church of Scientology! That is, if entrepreneurs connected with the Hollywood based cult can muscle into the film business with their proposal to homogenize films by tailoring them to the tastes of the unwashed masses. It all began last July, when Future Films, a new, eccentric studio, began running ads in
Variety and the Hollywood Reporter touting its revolutionary ideas. No one knew what to make of it all. The grand concept, to ... Jun 25, 1990 The Scientology Story: The Selling of a Church // The Courting of Celebrities — Los Angeles Times (California)
Robert W. Welkos
Los Angeles Times (California)
Testimonials of the famous are prominent in the church's push for acceptability. John Travolta and Kirstie Alley are the current headliners. The Church of Scientology uses celebrity spokesmen to endorse L. Ron Hubbard's teachings and give Scientology greater acceptability in mainstream America. As far back as 1955, Hubbard recognized the value of famous people to his fledgling, off-beat church when he inaugurated "Project Celebrity." According to Hubbard, Scientologists should target prominent individuals as their "quarry" and bring them back like trophies ...
Sep 1, 1987 Thugs tried to stop me exposing evil cult // --- says Scientology follower who quit after 22 years More: link
THE author of a book that allegedly blows the whistle on the bizarre founder of the Church of Scientology says he has been terrorized by cult fanatics seeking to suppress the shocking exposé. "They've sent out thugs to intimidate me, threatened my family, tried to bribe us and even tried to jail the publisher," says Bent Corydon, author of L. Ron Hubbard: Messiah Or Madman? (Lyle Stuart). Corydon, a loyal disciple of Hubbard and his cult for nearly 22 years, now ...
Apr 21, 1981 Bizarre brainwashing cult cons top stars into backing its drug program — National Enquirer More: scientology-lies.com, link
Some of Hollywood's biggest stars have been duped into endorsing a controversial drug rehabilitation program called Narconon, which is actually operated by the bizarre brainwashing cult, the Church of Scientology. More than 170 celebrities' names have been used as "Friends of Narconon." I Although a few are Scientologists — such as Cathy Lee Crosby, Priscilla Presley and Karen Black — others were shocked to learn Narconon was an offshoot of the weird cult. [Picture / Caption: "NARCONON ALL STARS" Gregory Harrison ...
Apr 1, 1981 Priscilla Presley a Scientologist — The Advisor
Dec 2, 1980 Local critics 'helpful' in revealing Priscilla Presley as Scientologist — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Hollywood Education and Literacy Project (Los Angeles): Form 990 filings
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