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7 Celebrities Who Like Scientology A Little Too Much

June 4th, 2014 3:00pm EDT
7 Celebrities Who Like Scientology A Little Too Much
When former King of Queens star Leah Remini went on the Ellen Degeneres Show last week, she used it as an opportunity to clearly state that she believes she is better off since leaving the "religion" of Scientology last summer.

The now Xenu-free Remini stated that she and her family have found "new ways to reconnect" and that leaving the religion "has really brought us closer together."

While we're happy for Remini, but we can't help but hope that some other famous celebrities would follow her example.

Here are 7 Famous Stars Who Are A Little Too Into Scientology.

Tom Cruise

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Blu-ray Review: 'Reindeer Games: The Director's Cut'

March 14th, 2012 10:19am EDT
Reindeer Games photo
Ben Affleck as...an ex-con? Sounds a tad far-fetched, but in the hands of legendary Director John Frankenheimer it is possible. That’s why we’re checking out the new to Blu-ray flick "Reindeer Games: The Director’s Cut" from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. In the now sole hands of Frankenheimer, how does the flick hold up – check out the skinny below!

Title: "Reindeer Games: The Director's Cut"

Grade: 4

Cast: Ben Affleck, Gary Sinise, Charlize Theron

Director: John Frankenheimer

Rating: R

Runtime: 124 minutes

Release Company: Lionsgate

Website: www.lionsgatebluray.com

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DJ A.M., Jay-Z & 93 Exclusive Mixes All Featured In 'DJ Hero'; Win It!

October 15th, 2009 6:30pm EDT
DJ Hero song list
Hailed in the press as one of the most fun, innovative and highly-anticipated games of the year, Activision Publishing Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) recently dropped the needle on DJ Hero's full set list featuring 93 exclusive mixes from the biggest stars in hip hop, R&B, rock, pop and dance and created by some of the greatest DJs of all time.

On October 27th, living room legends and budding superstar DJs alike will start the party off right with an unprecedented array of talent DJs including DJ A.M., Cut Chemist, Grandmaster Flash, DJ Jazzy Jeff, J. Period, DJ Shadow and DJ Z-Trip spinning trac...
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Mega Oscar Diary

February 23rd, 2009 9:22am EST
Sean Penn
Before we get started on the Mega Oscar Diary, let's go to a few random ramblings from the cadre of pre-shows around the dial:

-Philip Seymour Hoffman's hat probably came with a matching set of fingerless gloves.

-Those who were unable to see the Los Angeles CW affiliate's pre-show missed this exchange.

-The CW's Female Host: What is the role you'd love to do next. If you could do anything following 'The Wrestler' what would it be?

-Mickey Rourke: (Slowly eyes her up from head to toe with a knowing smile and walks off.)

-I know a lot of people care about fashion, ...
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'Soul Men' Sings Its Way To DVD February 10

January 25th, 2009 12:00pm EST
Soul Men
Twenty years after an argument that destroyed their friendship and soul band, lead singers Louis and Floyd must re-connect in order to honor their late bandleader at his funeral. In a trip that takes them on a cross-country road trip, the old friends are forced to find a way to bring their lives, and their music, back in sync.

This smart, witty comedy stars two-time Golden Globe® nominee Bernie Mac (Transformers, Ocean's Thirteen), in his last feature film role, and Academy Award® nominee Samuel L. Jackson (The Spirit, Pulp Fiction) as the soul singing legends Louis and Floyd. They ...
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Slideshow: Notable Celebrity Deaths Of 2008

January 1st, 2009 6:47am EST
George Carlin
In 2008 the United States dealt with a recession, a new President elect, and the passing of many great celebrities. Let's take a moment to remember these noted actors, comedians and musicians...

JANUARY 2008

Heath Ledger

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Suzanne Pleshette

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FEBRUARY 2008

Roy Scheider

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MARCH 2008

Anthony Minghella

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Stax Records To Release Soundtrack To 'Soul Men' Nov. 4

October 31st, 2008 9:48pm EDT
Soul Men
Authentic soul music and superstar musical performances are the consistent theme and backdrop for the side-splitting comedy, Soul Men, starring entertainment icons Bernie Mac, who passed away on August 9, and award-winning actor Samuel L. Jackson. The film also includes a cameo appearance by Isaac Hayes who died the day after Mac in unrelated circumstances. Soul Men, directed by Malcolm D. Lee (The Best Man, Undercover Brother, Roll, Bounce) will be released November 7, 2008 nationwide (Dimension Films/MGM) and the soundtrack will be available November 4th on legendary label Stax Records....
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Slick Rick Among Honorees At VH1 Hip Hop Honors

October 6th, 2008 3:46pm EDT
Slick Rick
NEW YORK (AP) - Even though he's considered one of rap's all-time greats, when Slick Rick is asked about his most significant accomplishment, he doesn't mention having a platinum-selling record, classic hits like "Children's Story" or even his most recent accolade - getting saluted as a pioneer at the "VH1 Hip-Hop Honors."

Instead, he cites: owning a home. "I guess my biggest accomplishment would be to purchase some real estate in the Bronx ... to have something to fall back on a rainy day," Slick Rick, who's now a landlord, said in a recent interview. While that may seem rather mundan...
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Music Biopics: What's Been Done, What's In The Works, & What We Want

September 19th, 2008 9:07am EDT
Walk the Line
The biopic is a longstanding Hollywood tradition. There are the big budget epics like the now infamous Elizabeth Taylor vehicle "Cleopatra," David Lean's masterpiece, "Lawrence of Arabia," or Richard Attenborough's "Gandhi." Then there are the smaller pictures chronicling the equally gripping stories of those less celebrated. Daniel Day Lewis' portrayal of the Irish cerebral palsy painter, Christy Brown in "My Left Foot," or Bill Condon's 2004 film "Kinsey" about human sexuality researcher Alfred Kinsey come to mind.

In recent years, thanks in part to the wide success of the films "Ray...
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Lights, Camera, Scientology?

December 17th, 2007 11:50am EST
Tom Cruise
With a ban in Germany on the horizon, scientology has come under severe media scrutiny and public debate in recent years. Ever since Tom Cruise defamed Brooke Shields during post-partum-depression-gate '07, the quasi-religion has been a heated topic. It's been called an oppressive cult. A money-guzzler. A fraud. And it has something to do with an ancient alien named Xenu. So why do so many public faces flock to the Scientology church's doors?

John Travolta, Jenna Elfman, Katie Holmes, Kirstie Alley, Jason Lee and Isaac Hayes are all reported Scientologists. For most of them, their beli...
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The Temptations Return With 48th Studio Release

November 5th, 2007 7:30pm EST
The Temptations
With 2006's Grammy-nominated Reflections, The Temptations performed the Motown classics they always loved but never had the chance to previously record. Now, with Back To Front (New Door Records/UMe), released October 23, 2007, you'll find these Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees and one of the most popular and enduring singing groups of all time performing some of the biggest Pop and R&B songs in history.

For Back To Front, their 48th album of new recordings, and second for New Door Records/UMe, The Temptations put their incomparable stamp on such classics as "Never Never Gonna Giv...
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Celebrity Birthdays, August 20

August 20th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Robert Plant
Happy Birthday to "Strange Days At Blake Holsey High" actor Robert Clark (1986), Limp Bizkit singer Fred Durst (1970), Pantera guitarist Dimebag Darrell (1966; d. 2004), rapper KRS-One (1965), actor James Marsters (1962), actress Sophie Aldred (1962), "The Ice Storm" actress Joan Allen (1956), Hong Kong singer Agnes Chan (1955), musician John Hiatt (1952), Thin Lizzy frontman Phil Lynott (1949; d. 1986), Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant (1948), journalist Connie Chung (1946), "Dr. Who" actor Sylvester McCoy (1943), scientologist Isaac Hayes (1942), singer Jim Reeves (1923; and 23rd Presiden...
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Memphis To Host "Seven Days Of Soul" June 16 - 22

May 13th, 2007 10:00am EDT
Isaac Hayes
Underscoring its role as a contemporary and historical center of American music, Memphis, Tennessee will host "Seven Days of Soul" June 16- 22, as part of the city's year-long "50 Years of Soul" celebration.

The milestone commemorates the golden anniversaries of the founding of Stax Records, which pioneered the spare and punchy style of Otis Redding, Isaac Hayes, Booker T. & the MGs and countless other legends; and Royal Studios, which produced the achingly sweet intensity of Al Green and Ann Peebles, among others.

"Memphis is thrilled to present 'Seven Days of Soul,'" said Kevi...
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Soulive To Release New Album On Stax Records

April 12th, 2007 3:21pm EDT
Soulive
Further establishing their status as one of the preeminent soul/funk groups in music today, Soulive joins the famed Memphis soul label, Stax Records. The band’s Stax debut, No Place Like Soul, is set for release July 31. The album marks the inaugural release by one of the label’s trio of newly signed artists, which also includes Angie Stone and Isaac Hayes.

With the new addition of Toussaint, a vocalist who has spent the past several years touring with his reggae outfit The China Band, No Place Like Soul is the first Soulive album with a full-time vocalist and is the first that the ban...
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Epic To Release Sly & The Family Stone's Original Studio Albums In Limited Quantities April 10

March 7th, 2007 12:50pm EST
Sly and The Family Stone
The tumultuous hitmaking career of Sly and The Family Stone continues to reverberate in every single genre of contemporary music - from pop and R&B to hip-hop and jazz - more than three decades after the group's last appearance on the Top 40 charts.

The groundbreaking saga of Sly & The Family Stone was played out over the course of their seven original studio albums on Epic Records, recorded and released between 1967 and 1974: A Whole New Thing (1967), Dance To The Music (1968), Life (1968), Stand! (1969), There's A Riot Goin' On (1971), Fresh (1973), and Small Talk (1974). Those al...
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Grateful Dead, The Doors, Joan Baez & More To Receive Lifetime Achievement Awards

December 20th, 2006 4:03pm EST
Grateful Dead
Recipients of the 2007 Lifetime Achievement Award, Trustees Award and Technical Grammy Award were announced today. Joan Baez, Booker T. & The MG's, Maria Callas, Ornette Coleman, The Doors, the Grateful Dead and Bob Wills will receive The Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award. Estelle Axton, Cosimo Matassa and Stephen Sondheim will be honored with The Academy's Trustees Award. David M. Smith and Yamaha Corporation have been named recipients of the Technical GRAMMY Award.

"This year's group of accomplished honorees are as diverse as they are influential as creators of the most re...
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Celebrity Birthdays, August 20

August 20th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Robert Plant
Happy Birthday to "Strange Days At Blake Holsey High" actor Robert Clark (1986), Limp Bizkit singer Fred Durst (1970), Pantera guitarist Dimebag Darrell (1966; d. 2004), rapper KRS-One (1965), actor James Marsters (1962), actress Sophie Aldred (1962), "The Ice Storm" actress Joan Allen (1956), Hong Kong singer Agnes Chan (1955), musician John Hiatt (1952), Thin Lizzy frontman Phil Lynott (1949; d. 1986), Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant (1948), journalist Connie Chung (1946), "Dr. Who" actor Sylvester McCoy (1943), scientologist Isaac Hayes (1942), singer Jim Reeves (1923; and 23rd Presiden...
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Mormon Play By 'South Park' Creators A Reality

June 21st, 2006 10:08am EDT
Trey Parker and Matt Stone
South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone are working on a Broadway musical - about Mormons. The new show - which will be co-created by Avenue Q writer Jeff Marx - is currently being developed by the comic duo but is yet to be given a title. Marx told Bang Showbiz: "Trey and Matt were over with me in London recently while I open Q here and so far we've written about four songs but we've got loads more ideas.

"The show is going to have nothing to do with their show, South Park, or my musical. It'll be something totally new and it's going to be something totally different.

He a...
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Stroke Wasn't Reason Why Isaac Hayes Left 'South Park'

March 27th, 2006 10:11am EST
Isaac Hayes
Isaac Hayes has slammed reports a stroke was the real reason he quit South Park. Last week an internet report claimed Hayes, 63, had suffered a stroke in January, and a mystery person has issued a press release on his behalf, declaring his reasons for leaving the program.

Scientologist Hayes departed his voiceover role as Chef in the popular animation series on March 13, claiming he could no longer support the controversial comedy's "inappropriate ridicule of religious communities".

South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone have killed off the character of Chef in the open...
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New TV on DVD, March 21

March 21st, 2006 8:00am EST
South Park
A flying nun, an angry housewife, and a controversial group of fourth graders are just some of the characters appearing on DVD this week. Check out season seven of South Park, which recently endured the exit of Isaac Hayes and censoring by Tom Cruise. Also available: the complete series of Gidget, the first seasons of The Flying Nun and Over There, and the third seasons of Bewitched and Roseanne.
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Tom Cruise Blocked Re-Airing of South Park 'Trapped in the Closet' Episode

March 17th, 2006 10:57am EST
South Park
Tom Cruise stopped Comedy Central from airing an episode of 'South Park' that mocks him - by threatening to refuse to promote 'Mission Impossible 3'. The now infamous episode of the cartoon 'Trapped in the Closet' pokes fun at the actor's Scientology beliefs and shows the actor trapped inside a closet.

The show, which was first aired last November, was set to be repeated on Wednesday night on Paramount cable channel Comedy Central. Paramount, owned by US media giant Viacom, is the studio behind the latest 'Mission Impossible' sequel.

However, the show was removed from the schedule...
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Late Night With Conan O'Brien Guests & Musical Acts For December

November 29th, 2005 3:33pm EST
Conan O
NBC has released the list of guests and musical performers on Late Night With Conan O'Brien for the month of Decemeber. Some notable guests include Heidi Klum, Jim Carrey, Lara Flynn Boyle, Adrien Brody, Coldplay and The White Stripes. The full list is below...

These listings are subject to change. More performers/guests are still TBA. Check local listings for exact showtimes.

Thursday, Dec. 1:

Alan Alda, Billy Joel

Friday, Dec. 2:

Gisele Bundchen, Dane Cook, The White Stripes

Monday, Dec. 5:

Tim Robbins, Isla Fisher, Common

Tuesday, Dec. 6:

Adrien Brody, ...
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Jesse Harris Readies New Album 'Mineral'

November 23rd, 2005 1:25pm EST
Jesse Harris
On February 21, 2006, Jesse Harris will release 'Mineral,' a strikingly elemental, intimate recording that heralds many firsts for the New York-based Grammy winner. Not only is it the debut release on his own independent label, Secret Sun Recordings, but after five albums with his beloved band The Ferdinandos, 'Mineral' marks Harris' first recording in a trio setting; backed by organ/piano master Larry Goldings (John Scofield, Maceo Parker, James Taylor), and long-time Harris collaborator Kenny Wollesen on drums, marimba and various percussion.

'Mineral' marks a stark departure from Ha...
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Isaac Hayes To Guest-Star On That '70s Show

November 14th, 2005 2:42pm EST
Isaac Hayes
Legendary musician Isaac Hayes goes back to the '70s when he guest-stars on That '70s Show. Hayes begins shooting next week and his episode is scheduled to air in spring 2006 (exact date TBA). In this episode, Fez (Wilmer Valderrama) tries to create a hipper persona for himself at the beauty salon where he works as a shampoo boy. While at the salon, Fez has a fantasy in which Hayes shows up and performs a hilarious musical number.

That '70s Show airs Wednesdays (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX.

Hayes released his first solo album in 1967 and went on to become a renowned figure in main...
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