Investigative journalist and author, Mark Ebner was the guest today on Media Mayhem to chat about what of our favorite topics here on Dipped in Cream: the pure nuttines (understatment much?) of Scientology. In all seriousness though, there is only one word which accurately describes the Church of Scientology “cult”–and that word is SINISTER. Say it with me, children. It’s our Word of The Day.
I hope you will take the time to watch this riveting hour of ball-busting truth. Here is a bit of info about Mark Ebner if you’re not yet familiar with his work.
Mark Ebner is an investigative journalist who has covered celebrity and crime culture for such publications as Rolling Stone, Maxim, Details and Spy. Mark has investigated such controversial subjects as Scientology, dog fighting and the Ku Klux Klan.
A published author, Mark co-wrote the New York Times bestseller “Hollywood, Interrupted” with Andrew Breitbart and Six Degrees of Paris Hilton. Most recently he co-authored “We Have Your Husband,” a story about a kidnapping in Mexico.
In addition to writing, he has served as a commentator on NBC, CBS, ABC, MSNBC, NPR, Court TV and E! Entertainment Television to name a few. Mark was a consultant on the Emmy nominated episode of South Park’s “Trapped in the Closet” and also consulted for NBC/Dateline on the Paris Hilton Tapes report. Ebner runs a blog at hollywoodinterrupted.com where he reports on breaking news from Hollywood.
Okay? Raise your hand if you’re completely wigged out. We’d love to hear your thoughts on this subject — just how scary do YOU think the Co$ can be? Or, do you think it is just a harmless group of folks gathering together to spread the $ love $? (Shudder.)
Jada Pinkett Smith joined the ranks of annoying wives and mothers by posting a vague, everyone must live their own truth/in the light/paying it forward etc statement as her Facebook status.
But because she is a celebrity, people arebrushing off their translating skills and acting like they’ve found The Rosetta Stone.
For those interested, it read:
I am on a tremendous journey of great change in every area of my life and I see how change can be scary. For instance, how Will and I raise our family is a tremendous change from the norm. It can be scary for some folks but it should never THREATEN how anyone else chooses to raise their own children or how they choose to live their lives.
We all have the freedom to CHOOSE to live how we want. The freedom of choice is the crux of happiness. We are not here to live up to another’s approval. Take responsibility for YOUR life, YOUR values, YOUR beliefs and expect NO ONE to hold that banner for you or to prove it RIGHT. When we do THAT…what someone else is doing won’t matter so much. Remember…one day you will die. Don’t waste a moment simply fearing to live because of what someone may think about it.
Is this about Divorce? Violation of Child Labor Laws? Or my favorite shot in the dark, Scientology?
The late Isaac Hayes was one of the few openly black celebrity Scientologists. But rumors about Will, Jada and OprahWinfrey have long circulated.
If you have found your way here from Clearwater, Florida, welcome and please weigh in. Some suppressive persons are quite nice!
Here we go. First let me start by saying that Tom and Katie’s daughter, Suri will be SIX years old in April. SIX YEARS OLD.
Here’s the thing: Seattle USED to have an FAO Schwartz, and I took both of my boys there when they little. How-bloody-EVER. I had a CHAT with them prior to entering the establishment. If they whined, begged or misbehaved, we were OUT OF THERE, vite rapidement. It worked. AND they usually got a little something for their gentlemanly behavior. (They knew how to work the system even then.)
What I’m saying is–sure, my kids were/are spoiled. But at least they had the decency not to throw fits in public when they were little.
Ugh. Look at the smugness. One more thing: if you Google “Suri Cruise Brat“, Dipped in Cream is the first link. I’m pretty smug about THAT. Snap!