Monday, May 27, 2024

“Fatal Attraction” Actress, Leading Scientologist Hosting Pow-Wow Next Week


Leading Scientology proponents Anne Archer and her husband Terry Jastrow are hsoting a cocktail party next week for a documentary about Sierra Leone. But does the filmmaker know the score here.

Archer, who played the put upon wife in “Fatal Attraction,” is a hot and heavy cult member, as is her husband. Her son, Tommy Davis, is the chief celebrity wrangler for Scientology.

The couple is hosting a party under the name “Artists for Human Rights”–which is major front for Scientology. “Artists for Human Rights” also has not filed a Form 990 federal tax form since 2009 despite having many gatherings as a 501 c 3 tax exempt organization. Among the Scientology board members for AHR is Thomas Lovejoy, who also works with Kristie Alley’s diet company.

Everyone involved in this event for doc maker Rebecca Richman Cohen is from Scientology including composer Mark Isham, a co-host of the event with his wife, the Jastrows and Vanessa Stoller, who runs the Scientology missions in Beverly Hills and Sherman Oaks.

The invite for the evening lists the University of Southern California Law School’s International Human Rights Clinic. Professor Hannah Garry, who’s on the invite, tells me she’s been to other events the Jastrows and Ishams have sponsored. “There’s never been any discussion of Scientology,” she told me today.


Roger Friedman
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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