Tom Cruise and Scientology's David Miscavige: “Most Intense Bromance in History"

Discussion in 'Tom and Katie' started by rayana00, Sep 28, 2012.

  1. rayana00 Member

    The most powerful Scientologist in the world has the movie star under his thumb. How does Miscavige do it?

    Tom Cruise barely had a breather between what had to be one of the worst summers of his life and the smash opening of the new Scientology-inspired movie The Master in New York and Los Angeles.

    The Master
    examines what one reviewer has called the "crypto-romantic relationship" between a charismatic cult leader, played by Philip Seymour Hoffman, and his "favorite disciple" (Joaquin Phoenix). The movie, which director Paul Thomas Anderson screened in advance for Cruise, comes on the heels of the actor being abruptly dumped by his third wife, Katie Holmes, in July and subjected to a humiliating media feeding frenzy, some of which included speculation about Cruise’s close relationship with Scientology’s powerful and controversial chairman, David Miscavige. Ex-Scientologist Marc Headley, who says he worked closely with Miscavige for 15 years during his long tenure with the church, calls it "the most intense, expensive bromance in history.

    "The church’s star member could become a liability, much the same way Phoenix eventually becomes a source of trouble for "the Master." Holmes’ divorce action against Cruise resulted in intense coverage of the church’s controversial inner workings --includingVanity Fair’s September cover story. (Karin Pouw, a representative for Scientology, wrote to THRthat the recent attention is merely the work of "anti-Scientologists who were kicked out of the Church by Mr. Miscavige, most over eight years ago, [who] used Mr. Cruise’s divorce to further smear the Church with lies so they could promote themselves." Nevertheless, she writes, “More people have accessed our websites and come in to our Churches over the summer than ever in our history. [The coverage] is having a very positive affect [sic] on people wanting to get accurate information about Scientology for themselves.”)
    Some people, both in Hollywood and within the circle of former church members, wonder whether Cruise might leave Scientology -- as a smart career move if nothing else. Some insiders still insist he’d never defect.
    "Why should he?" asks veteran publicist Howard Bragman. "You’ve got to realize the difference between a crisis and a controversy in Hollywood. For most people, this is a controversy. It’s not necessarily going to impact his career."
    According to Mike Rinder, who says he was the chief spokesman for Scientology before leaving the organization in 2007, people in Hollywood seem content to look the other way as long as Cruise is making hit movies. "But they act as if his association with Scientology is as harmless as Madonna spending time with the Kabbalah people," he says. "They don’t realize Tom Cruise is hanging out with someone who is the emotional equivalent of Jeffrey  Dahmer."

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  2. Puppetmama Member

    "The emotional equivalent of Jeffrey Dahmer" is a great line. Not a fan of the Mike and Marty show, but props for that one.
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  3. Anonymous Member

    From the comments!
    Bold is mine.

  4. Anonymous Member

    He bought that Wiesenthal award and if TC wants to be such a humanitarian why doesn't he help the poor abused Sea Orgers?
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  5. Anonymous Member

    Are you ignorant of the abusive and criminal nature of the Scientology corporation, and the role that Tom Cruise plays? Are we to ignore the fact that he promotes a criminally convicted company, because he was nice to you when you worked with him?

    Coming to the defense of Tom Cruise is understandable if you have not been informed of the slavery and torture that the Scientology corporation engages in, so inform yourself. If you're going to defend something you need to know what exactly it is you are defending.

    And shame on the Wiesenthal center.
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  6. Anonymous Member

    Oh is they mad!!

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  7. Puppetmama Member

    ^ Suggesting people check out Freedom magazine! Foot bullet doesn't begin to describe it.
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  8. Anonymous Member

    So at first, I thought this was posted to the comments- which it should be-but I can't find.
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  9. Anonymous Member

    The bigger the lie, the more people will believe it, or something. I mean, what's one more whopper on top of the biggest fable of all time, eh?
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  10. HOC Member

    I see you.
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  11. Xenu Is Lord Member

    "(Karin Pouw, a representative for Scientology, wrote toTHRthat the recent attention is merely the work of "anti-Scientologists who were kicked out of the Church by Mr. Miscavige, most over eight years ago, [who] used Mr. Cruise’s divorce to further smear the Church with lies so they could promote themselves." Nevertheless, she writes, “More people have accessed our websites and come in to our Churches over the summer than ever in our history. " HAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!
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  12. another123 Member

    Or was that a low-level season long DDOS attack? Oh well. Stats are stats. Take em how you can get em. ;)
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  14. Anonymous Member

    Per "Billy N"

    Word clear heresy. Then word clear hearsay. Then GTFO.

    Word clear "crucify." Then word clear "dumb ass piece o' shit who is too busy to respond to such hogwash yet has minions complain they didn't get his side of the story." Then GTFO, and DIAF. kthx.
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  15. Anonymous Member

    Karin Pouw is in denial. She is in the RPF anyway.

    Tick Tock David Miscavige. It's Coming.

    Nothing Can Save You From Yourself.

    You Can Expect Us.

    I Told You I Was Hardcore.

    Four Years Since Chanology - Who Is Winning?

    Dear David Miscavige; We Have You Surrounded.

    Give Up. It Will Help In Court.

    You Are Next.

    David Miscavige Is Target #1.

    We Do Not Forgive.

    We Do Not Forget.

    We Are Your SP's.

    Expect Us.
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  16. Anonymous Member

    And just maybe these would be a lovely additions to the comments there!
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  17. Anonymous Member

    Heresy? Fucking Heresy?

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  19. Anonymous Member

    Please don't make fun of hersey, I liek hersey!

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  20. Anonymous Member

    Yup. I know someone who knows Rabbie Hier (Head of the Wiesenthal Center). The story is that Tom Cruise donated a large sum to the Wiesenthal center. There were those at the center that opposed granting him the award, and apparently a compromise was worked out in accordance to which Tom Cruise was specifically asked not to talk about Scientology and he agreed.
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  21. Anonymous Member

    Yep- search around here if you don't know...Paulette Cooper even wrote them. Pretty sad state of affairs at the SWC. Simon Wiesenthal deserves better.
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  22. Anonymous Member

    Please enlighten us with your wise words of wisdom.

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