HBO slammed a home run with their Scientology documentary “Going Clear” that debuted Sunday, and we applaud them for it. Everyone MUST see it! Having successful, well known former members lament that they can’t believe they were ever stupid enough to have been involved, was VERY effective. Best of all, HBO exposed the IRS disgrace: decades ago, Scientology harassed the IRS into declaring their organization a tax-free church. They went on to buy up block after block of valuable Hollywood property tax-free. Time for the IRS to RE-EVALUATE the taxation of all so-called “churches.” And Leah Remini wasn’t afraid to applaud the documentary.
(Above, this Scientology center was once a hospital)
Eddie Murphy’s refusal to do his excellent imitation of Bill Cosby in the Saturday Night Live anniversary special isn’t exactly surprising. First of all, Eddie had some resentment toward SNL- after he left, they felt free to poke fun at him. Eddie’s run-ins with transvestites made him a delightful target. After police caught Eddie with a drag queen, several more cross-dressers came forward and sold stories about their adventures with Eddie. (The one police caught him with mysteriously died later after falling off a roof.) It was a humiliating time for Eddie and he never forgot. That’s why he didn’t want to pick on Bill Cosby – either he feels sorry for Bill (who happens to be GUILTY) or he was afraid his own embarrassing stories would be dredged up.
Bryan Singer’s lawsuit has brought up the subject of those notorious Hollywood sex /pool parties where older gay men in powerful positions (studio executives, directors, producers, actors, casting people, agents etc) entertain young teenage boys and promise them career help in exchange for sex. Back in the 80’s, when quaaludes were plentiful, these parties flourished. You might be surprised to learn that one of the participants was FEMALE. This extremely popular performer was introduced to the scene by a gay business associate and loved the cute young guys. (Many of whom were straight) She sampled many young men and liked one so much that she brought him on tour and he became a secret part of her life, She was married. When she finally tired of the kid and dumped him he threatened to go public with his sordid drugs and sex story and destroy her squeaky clean image. The gay Hollywood mafia threatened him and he disappeared after sending his career damaging story to a publication that was afraid to publish it. The public has no idea that this lovable singer is not as sweet as she looks. Can you guess who?
Nothing is more irritating than a celebrity charity scandal – and they are ALL TOO common! You may recall, not long ago, Kim Kardashian put a boatload of clothes for sale on eBay when Kanye cleaned out her closet. She called it a “charity auction.” But according to RadarOnline, the fine print revealed that only 10% of the proceeds went to charity – and THAT was the Life Change Community Church that her mother Kris Jenner founded! Kim pocketed $180,000 from the charity sale and her mother’s “church” got $20,000. Since “churches” like Scientology, don’t pay taxes, all KINDS of tax funny business could be going on there.
Woody Allen was no doubt hugely relieved when the Philip Seymour Hoffman tragedy knocked him off the front pages. But he barely had time to catch his breath and gather his thoughts. Now another adopted son, Moses, has brought the Woody molestation accusation back in the news – but he is SUPPORTING his father. Moses, 36, told People “Of course, Woody did not molest my sister. I don’t know if my sister really believes she was molested or is trying to please her mother. Mia tried to turn all her children against Woody to pay him back for falling in love with Soon-Yi.” Moses is now estranged from his mother and reconnected with his adopted father Woody. By the way, we happen to think it is very wrong to try to drag the actors who work with Woody into this mess and imply they are guilty by association.
How did Lucky magazine manage to make Kerry Washington look like a whole other person on their new cover? Not to mention WHY? You’d think they’d want the gorgeous Scandal star to be an immediately recognizable cover girl, but people are asking “Who IS this?” The bottom photo is from Elle and it happened to be taken in our own Tiki cabana.
Anthony Weiner should be running for the title of Sleaziest Man Alive, NOT mayor of New York City. This man’s ego is almost beyond belief. After being forced out of congress two years ago for sending nude photos of himself to women online, he manage to placate his respectable wife Huma Abedin into forgiving him. Despite “therapy,” 13 months after that, he resumed the online sexting and sending more photos of his private parts. (Presumably he considers it more attractive than his face.) This year he had the gall to announce he is running for mayor! That’s why an online conquest whom he had promised an apartment and a job, came forward and blew the whistle on him. WHO KNOWS how many other women have YET to go public! The narcissistic candidate trotted his wife out again to “forgive “ him and still plans to run for mayor! THIS egotism is precisely why we desperately need more women in office!
Can you imagine OJ Simpson contacting the National Enquirer from prison to tell them to leave Paula Deen alone? It happened. OJ felt the need to defend her in the racism scandal: “Give Paula a break – she deserves a second chance.” Apparently Paula was extremely HOSPITABLE to OJ when the double murderer visited her restaurant The Lady & Sons in Georgia in 2002! And THAT is the worst crime of all! She served up a banquet for him and simpered that she never believed he was guilty!! What kind of person rolls out the red carpet for OJ SIMPSON? Suddenly we don’t care if they throw the book at Paula- she’s guilty of gross stupidity at the VERY least. And having OJ Simpson in her corner is about as helpful as having Charles Manson on her side.
John Travolta and his lawyers are in a snit because those pesky sex assault charges against John just keep coming. Travolta sent his lawyer after Gawker when they revealed that they’d acquired a report of insurance claims made against John’s production company and it indicated that close to $85,000 was paid out to two of a total of SIX sex assault claims made against the actor last year. According to Gawker, four parties made claims against the production company that we never heard about – including his longtime stunt double, a former driver, and a physical therapist. These activities cannot be covered up forever.
Friends and acquaintances of Joe Simpson have been calling TMZ – we’re guessing because he asked them to – to deny that he’s gay and has a string of young boyfriends. Some of the callers even admit they don’t know whether to believe Joe. It’s rather sad. Former pastor Joe is hiding out in Santa Monica and none of his family members are backing him up. While more than one young guy has come forth to tell of his relations hip with Joe, his family has remained mum. His wife Tina will certainly have the upper hand in THIS divorce. (Above, silent daughter Ashlee with Joe Simpson)