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Laverne Cox Covers Time Magazine


Orange Is The New Black star and trans rights activist Laverne Cox graces the cover for an upcoming issue of TIME magazine. This all comes after she was suspiciously left off TIME’s 100 Most Influential list this year, even though she came fifth place on the mag’s online poll. Whether it’s meant to appease fans, or say “whoops, we effed up,” Cox is more than deserving of the profile.

The actress discusses being bullied as a child, and the time when she realized that she was transgender:

I tell this story about third grade. My third grade teacher called my mom and said ‘Your son is going to end up in New Orleans wearing a dress.’ Up until that point I just thought that I was a girl and that there was no difference between girls and boys. I think in my imagination I thought that I would hit puberty and I would start turning into a girl.”

After overcoming depression, which led to a suicide attempt, Cox says that she does consider herself a happy person, saying

I’m so busy and I’m living my dream. I feel like myself and I feel pretty integrated, like the person that I am inside is who the world is seeing, which feels calming.”

She mentions that a great support system and therapy have also helped her to cope with her childhood trauma. And for people that still don’t understand, or refuse to, what it means to be a trans man or woman, she offers up some great advice,

 “People need to be willing to let go of what they think they know about what it means to be a man and what it means to be a woman. Because that doesn’t necessarily mean anything inherently. Folks are just really uncomfortable with that sense of uncertainty, or that shift.”

You can read the whole cover story when the issue hits newsstands on June 9. If you’re missing Sophia Burset and the rest of OITNB gang, Netflix will start streaming the second season of the series on June 6!

Scientology Investigative Writers Tony Ortega and Mark Ebner Discuss Current Hearings, Forced Abortions, Child Slavery Within ‘Church’

Tony Ortega (l) and Mark Ebner (r)

Tony Ortega (l) and Mark Ebner (r)


Photo: MediaMayhem

What we have for your recommended viewing displeasure is the next in a series on Media Mayhem profiling the pure evils of the Cult Church of Scientology.



Most of you I’m sure, are familiar with investigative authors and journalists,  Tony Ortega and Mark Ebner’s outspoken, in-depth and horrifying research about what goes on behind the locked doors of that big, scary, blue building in Los Angeles., the desert compound, (“WHERE IS SHELLY MISCAVIGE?“), or in Clearwater, Florida.  The latest video is completely worth your time, consideration and a real thought process about what is being ignored and swept under the rug for years.

If only Leah Remini would sit down and write a true crime story about her ordeal with COS.  I could recommend two writers who would be more than happy to assist.



Another must-watch video is former-Scientologist,  Karen de la Carriere has some amazing videos on YouTube.  We’ve got one for you…I guarantee you’ll go back for more.


Let’s go back to Shelly Miscavige for just a moment.


via whoisshellymiscavige.com

Leah’s public departure from the Church focused a giant spotlight on Shelly Miscavige’s disappearance. The Church of Scientology is notorious for imprisoning its own members in order to make them disappear.

Even L. Ron Hubbard’s wife Mary Sue — who co-founded the Church of Scientology with her husband — was kept as a virtual prisoner under guard in her own home during the last years of her life.

FACT: If you go to any official Church of Scientology website you will not see the name or picture of either Mary Sue Hubbard or Shelly Miscavige. These two women are among the “Disappeared Ones” in the Church of Scientology. 

Despite the Church of Scientology’s attacks on former members who have weighed in on this issue, the Church has still failed to address the question: Where is Shelly Miscavige?

Shelly has not been seen in public for many years. Rumors are that her husband locked away his wife at a secret location. Allegations persist that Church leader David Miscavige is having an extramarital affair with a staff member named Laurisse Stuckenbrock.




Remember when TIME MAGAZINE called out Scientology “A Cult of Greed” and “A Scam“?? I think you really need to follow this link to further your own  investigation.  We have a short excerpt form the TIME Magazine piece:

via Richard Behar for TIME.com

“By all appearances, Noah Lottick of Kingston, Pa., had been a normal, happy 24-year-old who was looking for his place in the world. On the day last June when his parents drove to New York City to obtain his body, they were nearly catatonic with grief.

This young Russian-studies scholar had jumped from a 10th-floor window of the Milford Plaza Hotel and bounced off the hood of a stretch limousine. When the police arrived, his fingers were still clutching $171 in cash, virtually the only money he hadn’t turned over to the Church of Scientology, the self-help “philosophy” group he had discovered just seven months earlier.

His death inspired his father Edward, a physician, to start his own investigation of the church. “We thought Scientology was something like Dale Carnegie,” Lottick says. “I now believe it’s a school for psychopaths.” Their so-called therapies are manipulations. They take the best and the brightest people and destroy them.” The Lotticks want to sue the church for contributing to their son’s death, but the prospect has them frightened. For nearly 40 years, the big business of Scientology has shielded itself exquisitely behind the First Amendment as well as a battery of high-priced criminal lawyers and shady private detectives.”

I suggest you read the article in its entirety. You won’t like it, but you’ll come away from all of this information feeling more enlightened on the subject of Scientology.  In reality, I hope you’re alarmed, frightened and sickened by what these people are capable of doing.

We will continue to provide more videos, courtesy of Mark Ebder, Media Mayhem and TheLipTV.

TIME Magazine Names Daniel Day-Lewis ‘World’s Greatest Actor’…Honk Shooooo



Oh, Time Magazine.  Will this proclamation become an annual affair, or is this a one-time deal?  Because I’ve got something to say about this, either way.

Christian Bale in (l) ‘American Psycho’ and (r) ‘The Machinist’


Self-congratulations season Awards season hasn’t even started yet–in fact, I thought it just ended, and already Daniel Day-Lewis has been given every single award?  Now listen, DD-L is a fine actor.  Yes, indeed. But I never seek his films out, like I do for say, Christian Bale. (And I’m not referring to any of the Batman movies.) There is something about DD-L that makes me forget he’s even around.  Maybe that’s it:  I find Daniel Day-Lewis dull. Slightly (?) pretentious and definitely holier-than-thou in interviews.


DDL, The Cobbler.


Remember when he went off to become a gotdamn COBBLER in Florence after winning an Academy Awards? (My Left Foot is smaller than my right–maybe he could make me a decent fitting shoe.)

My point is, just because a dude is tall, thin and ALREADY LOOKS LIKE LINCOLN, does not ‘World’s Greatest Actor’ make.  Why wasn’t Helen Mirren given this accolade after her astounding representation of Queen Elizabeth II in The Queen?  I love the story she told of how she learned walk like The Queen by studying her CORGI’S little trot.


Dame Helen Mirren


And might I mention Dame Helen Lydia Mirren, DBE didn’t already resemble the mighty woman she portrayed. As we well know, she won the Oscar for Best Actress in 2006. Where was her TIME Magazine cover?

Who do you think is ‘The World’s Greatest Actor‘? I say there are many…not just one dude.