While his ex-wife Katie Holmes was presenting for the first time at NY Fashion Week - click here to see the collection if you missed it yesterday - and being celebrated by the fashion world (?!?), Tom Cruise was over in London preparing for a new movie.

I feel like Europe is a safer place for Tom right now, if only because in Europe they tend to elevate celebrities for a lot longer than they would be at home; you should see some of the bullsh-t they let onto the carpet in Cannes. Over in America, everyone’s taking every opportunity they can to take shots at Scientology while Xenu’s army has been rendered powerless, not wanting to go at Katie Holmes at the height of her popularity.

A couple of months ago, right after Katie left Tom, I wondered in this article here where the Kirstie Alleys were, and the Kelly Prestons, and the Anne Archers. Why they weren’t stepping forward to defend their Church from allegations of abuse and kidnapping and other crazy accusations.

Well Kirstie Alley has finally spoken out...softly. About that Vanity Fair piece that exposed Tom Cruise’s wife audition process, she apparently told Entertainment Tonight:

"I think whenever you have articles written that are third and fourth parties' opinions – it's like the game Gossip and you don't get the truth – I think that a magazine of that caliber should have interviewed him, and then they would get the truth. I think that probably all religions sound bizarre to the people who are not the practitioners of them. … To me it's so normal, and probably 90% of the crazy stuff I hear isn't true."

I’ve heard Alley step up for Scientology before and it was with a lot more energy than what she did here. What she did here was almost an afterthought, or at least that’s how it reads. And that may be what she’s being coached to say -- to brush it off as inconsequential so as to not create even bigger headlines, sure. But that’s never been the Scientology style. They are intense and aggressive because they operate with (their) conviction. And it’s their duty to fight hard for what they think is right. Which is why it’s telling that Alley’s punches barely landed, if you could even call them punches.