FYI--Mimi Rogers was a Scientologist and reportedly introduced Tom Cruise to Scientology.
Rogers apparently later left Scientology, which is rumored to be the reason for the couple's divorce.
thanks for that update...you know, I sort of had a feeling that was the case, especially since I've never been a celeb-watcher. I know Nicole Kidman may or may not at first have gone along w/his silly lunatic fringe world, but eventually divorced him, one of the reasons being (among myriad, I imagine) his fanatic devotion to the big scam started by convicted con-man, Hubbard.
Now I've been seeing blurbs, etc that Katie Holmes wants to get away from Tom but he's got too much of Scientology-Svengali hold on her impressionable young mind.
Nicole Kidman apparently never really took up Scientology in any meaningful way, though she may have taken courses and attended events with Tom Cruise.
Katie Holmes seems to be a regular at Scientology in LA.
Quick - somebody snatch Katie and get her deprogrammed ASAP!!! I think CPS should be called in to take Suri away from them - obviously, living in a freakshow like Tom Cruise-world is detrimental to anyone, but Scientology is like Hitler Youth when it comes to members' kids - they are turned, by & by, into automatons. Ever walked around Hollywood? You'll see all sorts of young Scientologists, all walking together and oblivious of the real world around them, while they wear their silly little blue-shirted uniforms. (hmm...blue shirts...brown shirts...) It's really pathetic to see these kids who could do anything with their lives being slowly sucked into an abyss of nothing - because at the top of it all is just some money hungry wolves who are feeding off these brainwashed zombies and the worst part is that they happily pay and pay and pay, for worthless nonsense. This stuff was started by failed (and one time jailed) con-man, L. Ron Hubbard.
oh - I didn't think all these messages went through - everytime I tried starting one, the script would suddenly just be deleted, almost capriciously, from this message box. Apologies for writing the same message several times. At least you get the point - Tom Cruise never "had it" - he's been riding off his cute, boyish looks his whole career. Time to pack it in, Tom, go somewhere else and become a recluse - America is sick of you.
Tom Cruise is just a plain old bad actor. He and fellow-cultist Travolta are two of the most shallow people I've ever had the misfortune to hear of. Pulp Fiction was an ok movie (talking 'bout travolta), but he was just a joke - a prop. He was a total joke, pretending to be a junkie. He probably didn't even realize that he was only in there as a joke - Tarantino used his non-talent as a sort of parody.
But the main point is this: Tom Cruise & Travolta are such horrible actors -regardless of their being brainwashed scientologists (or - in the true sense of the term - victims (willing or otherwise) of a big scam. All Scientology is is a money making con.
Yes -Cruise "lost" it a LONG time ago!
I remember a few years ago, talking with a former neighbor of mine, when I lived in L.A. He told me he used to have an ardent Scientologist for a roommate. He himself was never into that crap at all. But he told me that the last straw for him, living with this weird girl, was when he came home one day and found out that she was using her "Scientology"-trained mind to try and "psychically" annihilate some enemy (real or perceived) of hers. The fact that this brainwashed girl thought she could use mental powers to kill someone else is evidence of a pretty unhinged mind. And the fact that she was super-involved with Scientology (I will NEVER refer to it as a "church" because it's nothing but a cult of automatons) was the cause of this frenetic and insane behavior. Why do they hate psychiatry so much? Probably because they enjoy the fantasy land they're in and don't like the thought of anyone raining down on their parade of lunacy!