Thursday, June 2, 2016

Celebrity Scientology: Life (and Death) After Going Clear

Scientology and the suicide of Jim Carrey’s girlfriend Cathronia White, as well as her connection to the church is exposed by journalist Tony Ortega. How Scientology has struggled to maintain connections to Hollywood celebrities, the upcoming tell-all book by Leah Remini, and the recent Scientology wedding of Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman’s daughter that may have had Kidman banned from the ceremony is revealed. We also examine the success of HBO’s documentary exposé Going Clear, and if the film will get Oscars to accompany the Emmys that it has already collected--all in this uncensored Media Mayhem with Allison Hope Weiner.

Tony Ortega is the former executive editor of The Raw Story and The Village Voice. He's written about Scientology since 1995, and is the author of THE UNBREAKABLE MISS LOVELY, detailing the harassment of Paulette Cooper.


00:01 Welcoming Tony Ortega to Media Mayhem.
04:14 Cathronia White’s relationship to Scientology and Jim Carrey.
09:40 Scientology’s overtures towards Jim Carrey.
14:00 The strange details of her death.
18:18 Was there pressure for White to enlist Jim Carrey?
23:30 Leah Remini and the book that could shake up Scientology.
25:23 Pressure against GOING CLEAR, and repression in the Oscar race.
28:31 Tom Cruise’s daughter weds in London--was Nicole Kidman banned from the Scientologist ceremony?
31:57 Wishful thinking of Tom Cruise breaking from Scientology?
35:26 Thanks and Goodbye!

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