There were a few of them last night at the Hollywood Film Festival awards gala last night. Let’s start with Jeremy Renner. Because I’ve been remiss in not giving The Hurt Locker enough love. It deserves a lot of love. After all these months though, The Hurt Locker is still getting the love. Full Story
Beyonce and Jay-Z were apart for a couple of weeks – he was touring, she was overseas – so they celebrated being together again yesterday in New York with champagne at lunch for a total meal cost of $1,200 on which they left a $500 tip. This is like loose change for them. These photos are actually rather insightful. Full Story
Hugh Jackman and Daniel Craig took their ladies out last night at the Worldwide Orphans Foundation 5th Annual Benefit Gala in New York. Hugh, as usual, was in fine form and great spirits, because he’s always in fine form and great spirits, and this is why we love him so much. Daniel, with longtime love Satsuki Mitchell, was naturally much more reserved, still working that moustache for A Steady Rain. Full Story
Major Xenu drama involving a powerful Hollywood player, have you heard? Paul Haggis, a member of the Church of Scientology for 35 years, is openly criticising the GMD’s religion with a letter made public detailing the reasons for his renouncement, repudiating Church policies, and exposing controversial policies for which the Church has previously been heavily criticised.
The relationship between Haggis and the Church began breaking down when he and his wife were forced to “disconnect” from her family following their decision to exit Scientology. The situation was exacerbated by the Church’s perceived support of Prop 8, denying equality to gay couples in California. Several months ago, Haggis implored Church executives to reprimand Scientologists who were making homophobic statements and supporting the bill. Despite promises to do so, the Church failed to denounce the offenders resulting in what Haggis called the “tacit” encouragement of “bigots, hypocrites and homophobes”.
It’s turning into a public relations disaster for Xenu and friends.
Snaps for Paul Haggis. But please protect Paul Haggis too.
This is a high profile, well respected member of the celebrity community not only revealing Church secrets but breaking rank with the Church in front of the entire world. And you know how the Church handles its enemies. You are right to worry for Paul. Perhaps Mark Wahlberg and his boys can take care of Paul. Mark Wahlberg isn’t a fan of the GMD’s worship house and isn’t afraid to admit it. Mark Wahlberg also likes a good rumble.
To read more about Paul Haggis and the Church, click here.
What does it all mean?
It means Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes, and Little Sci have work to do. Watch.
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Yours in gossip,
I was so excited to see you were at the U2 show last night in LA. And did your baby come along with your baby? She’s beautiful, Alicja Bachleda-Curus is so beautiful. And you’re holding her hand and you look happy and she’s Polish and that makes me happy because I married a Pole so we have that in common but I’ve told you that already, I just like repeating it because it’s the only connection we have, other than when I interviewed you at TIFF but it’s not like you remember, you were probably missing her and I would miss her too because she seems sweet and hasn’t sold you out to any tabloids like Jude Law’s baby mother. Full Story
That word explains everything. Per the Paul Haggis revelations mentioned in today’s open, “disconnect” is a Scientology policy that refers to the action taken against those who do not share the Xenu love. Haggis’s wife was ordered to “disconnect” from her family when they broke from the Church. Full Story
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has announced that for the first time in 15 years, the Golden Globe Awards will have a host: Ricky Gervais. Finally. Ricky told People:“Not only is this the biggest Hollywood celebration of the industry, which includes both film and TV, but also an environment where I feel I can get free reign as a host. Full Story
Tom Cruise’s new nickname for Paul Haggis. MK is so f-cking win. (Dlisted)
Julia Roberts in a bikini (The Superficial)
More reason to love Leona Lewis (Popeater)
Lindsay Lohan: one step closer to Playboy (Hollywood Tuna)
Cam Gigandet > Orlando Bloom (Just Jared)
They remember (ASL)
Twilight + Gossip Girl (Pop Sugar)
What happens when you get kicked out of the faux castle (Drunken Stepfather site NSFW)
Prunes for juniors (INO)
Please. She did it on purpose and still no one called her (Cele|bitchy)