Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Katie and Tom’s Quick Divorce Did Not Shut Down the Scientology Investigations


The reason Tom Cruise caved so quickly on his divorce: the promise of no further investigations of Scientology. Alas, it hasn’t happened. NBC’s Rock Center show is planning a big expose on Thursday, interviewing two people who found it very hard to extricate themselves from the cult. Rolling Stone has just put back on its front page its 2006 expose at For years prior to this Jann Wenner and Tom Cruise had been thick as thieves. This ended the friendship. And the stories keep on coming. has done an excellent job with Karen de la Carrier, the ex wife of the missing leader of Scientology, Heber Jentzsch. Her son, Alexander, died mysteriously a couple of weeks ago. There are several people “missing” from the Scientology core group including leader David Miscavige’s wife. But the real story now is how Tom Cruise can look in the mirror and not realize what damage he’s done to himself by continuing to belong to this group. Three divorces by age 50 is not so good. And he’s got to be living in great isolation to not see his declining box office in relation to comments from strangers all over the internet. Maybe he should watch NBC on Thursday.

Also read this update from Radar:

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Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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