According to online Confidenti@l, Hollywood icons John Travolta and Tom Cruise will be left on the cutting room floor in new Scientology commercials. “The Scientology image campaign is looking for fresher faces than celebs like John Travolta and Tom Cruise.”
Desperate for new members, celebrities Cruise and Travolta has not helped expand Scientology so the cult is now focusing on people that look normal.
“The ‘job’ is offering a $250 day rate and no residuals,” we’re told. “Thus, non-union. It’s a one-time buyout, which will be shot on the streets of NYC in one day. The notice says both men and woman in their 20s is what they want.”
In the past couple years, Cruise and Travolta have been relatively quiet about promoting Scientology and their drug rehab centers, Narconon. Travolta who once stated that Narconon was the best drug rehab in the world was blamed for contributing to the deaths at Narconon Arrowhead and Georgia.
The Fix published: “John Travolta believes that Scientology can produce miracles; the rehab community largely disagrees. The actor is now being dragged into the controversy over several wrongful death lawsuits against Narconon Arrowhead—a rehab facility 90 miles south of Tulsa, Oklahoma that is "associated" with the Church of Scientology. Four patient deaths — including three since October 2011— have occurred there in recent years.”
Tom Cruise brought bad PR to Scientology on numerous occasions, but especially with his last marriage break-up and divorce with Katie Holmes.
Online TMZ reported that: “Tom Cruise admitted that Katie Holmes left him partly because of his ties to Scientology.
Cruise sat for a deposition in his $50 million libel suit against a magazine company that claimed he abandoned his daughter Suri.
In the deposition ... Cruise squirmed in his chair as the lawyer for the magazine repeatedly asked if Katie fled their marriage because of the Church. Cruise hemmed and hawed, suggesting it wasn't true, and then the lawyer asked whether "Katie Holmes left you in part to protect Suri from Scientology."
Scientology’s bad public relations battled on as Tom Cruise bragged about being as good as or better than an Olympic racer and his “Job’s as hard as fighting in Afghanistan.”
L. Ron Hubbard and his alter ego Scientology have always had a fixation for recruiting Hollywood celebrities. As far back as 1955, Hubbard acknowledged the value of famous people to his fledgling, offbeat group when he inaugurated "Project Celebrity."
According to Hubbard, Scientologists should target prominent individuals as their "quarry" and bring them back like trophies for Scientology.
Scientology leader, David Miscavige has a special love for Tom Cruise and once went into a fury prior to one Cruise/Kidman visit. In sociopath behaviour, Miscavige decided to redo the meadow in beautiful flowers. Tens of thousands of dollars were spent on the project so that Cruise and Kidman could romp there. However, Miscavige inspected the project and didn't like it, so the whole meadow was plowed up, destroyed, re-plowed and sown with plain grass.
“Should the Church of Scientology decide to go with a more famous face, they have plenty from which to choose. Kirstie Alley, Giovanni Ribisi and Juliette Lewis are among the stars who have been linked to what’s often called the “UFO Religion” founded by science fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard in 1953,” says Confidenti@l.