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Tom Cruise’s life is run by Scientology, duh

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In what’s the least surprising bit of news ever, an anonymous “source” came forward recently to tell the world a big fat secret known by few (and by few I mean everyone with a working brain): Tom Cruise‘s entire life is run by Scientology. Literally, every part of it. Surprise!

“Scientologists run Tom’s life,” a source tells Us of Katie Holmes‘ ex, 52. “They are obsessive, and he is brainwashed by them.”

Another insider adds, “Tom has minders with him at all times, and he’s rarely in touch with family members who aren’t Scientologists.”

Yeah, that makes sense to me. But you know what – who cares? At the end of the day, Tom is a grown ass man, and if he wants to let a cult run his life, why not? It’s not hurting anyone else. Except, you know, the people in the “church” who go missing, are ex-communicated or otherwise destroyed for speaking out. Those people might not be so lucky.

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Frances Bean Cobain doesn’t like Nirvana or think Kurt was a hero

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Frances Bean Cobain has seemingly escaped the bullshit that her parents created. She stays out of the spotlight and out of trouble, seems pretty level-headed, isn’t a drug addict… all in all, I’d say she’s doing pretty well, wouldn’t you? Now she’s talking even more sense in a rare Q&A with Rolling Stone, in which she admits that she doesn’t like Nirvana all that much (join the club) and that her father, Kurt Cobain, wasn’t really all that.

Do you remember the first time you heard a Nirvana record – and knowing that was your father? I’ve talked to Sean Lennon about this. He had a few more years with his dad that you did. But for him, the records were a road into understanding his father after he was gone.
I don’t really like Nirvana that much [grins]. Sorry, promotional people, Universal. I’m more into Mercury Rev, Oasis, Brian Jonestown Massacre [laughs]. The grunge scene is not what I’m interested in. But “Territorial Pissings” [on Nevermind] is a fucking great song. And “Dumb” [on In Utero] – I cry every time I hear that song. It’s a stripped-down version of Kurt’s perception of himself – of himself on drugs, off drugs, feeling inadequate to be titled the voice of a generation.

“There is, with any great artist, a little manic-ness and insanity. Tropic of Cancer is one of my favorite books. And [author] Henry Miller had this work ethic, where he would get out of bed every day and force himself to write five pages. It taught me that if you do the work, you progress. So many people are content to settle. My dad was exceptionally ambitious. But he had a lot thrown on him, exceeding his ambition. He wanted his band to be successful. But he didn’t want to be the fucking voice of a generation.”

The entire Q&A is worth reading, and Frances does seem pretty chill, if a bit disillusioned, which is to be expected, I suppose, given all she’s been through in her life. I also find it interesting that she refers to her father by his first name rather than just “Dad”. But again, she never really knew him, so I can’t blame her there, either.

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Surprise! Barry Manilow got married!

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How is it possible that we’ve never written about Barry Manilow here on EBG before today? It seems nearly criminal, but that is indeed the case. But there’s no day like today, especially when we’ve got big news like this: Barry Manilow got married to his longtime manager, Garry Kief.

From People:

“It was a surprise,” a friend of the couple says of the wedding, which was held at Manilow’s Palm Springs, California, home and attended by “20 to 30 guests” who had been told they were attending a “lunch.”

Though the couple chose to keep the wedding completely private and did not sign any official paperwork, Manilow and Kief both wear wedding bands and “are committed to one another and have been for a very long time,” a Manilow source says. “They have a great relationship. Garry has always been there for Barry.”

News of the nuptials may come as a surprise to some Manilow fans, but the source says the “Copacabana” singer has never tried to hide his sexual orientation.

“He’s at a point now where he’s got his career and personal life in a great place and he really doesn’t care what people think,” the source says. “He’s in love and happy.”

Cute! I have to say, I did get a bit of a shock when I saw he got married to a man, but I have no idea why, because OF COURSE Barry Manilow is gay. Duh!

Anyway, Barry is 71 years old, showing you’re never too old to find love. Get it, Barry!

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Emma Stone breaks up with Andrew Garfield and goes to Disneyland

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Guys, I have some terrible news. And some happy news! I’ll give you the terrible news first, though – this way when you’re crying over your keyboard, the happy news will cheer you up and stop the tears. Anyway, let’s get on with it. Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield – Hollywood’s favourite activist couple – are dunzo. They broke up. It’s over.

Now try to pull yourself together. After all, Emma wouldn’t want you to be sad. In fact, she’s determined to cheer herself up, as well, so she took herself to Disneyland with a bunch of friends and had a grand old time. That’s the good news.

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Whoa, looks like F-U-N. Glad to see she’s living it up, I suppose!

As for how things were left with Andrew, don’t worry – it might not be 100% over. After all, they did date for 3 years! They’re just taking a little break for now.

“They had been fighting a lot and they hadn’t seen each other. They have both been working but they weren’t getting along,” one source tells Us of the possible soon-to-be exes.

Don’t give up hope yet, guys.

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Marilyn Manson is suing because he got slapped in a Canadian Denny’s

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If you were in need of a bizarre entertainment story to brighten up your Hump Day, you’re in luck, because I’ve got a real doozy for ya. Marilyn Manson is apparently suing some dude for sucker punching him during a fight that took place in a Canadian Denny’s.

From TMZ:

Marilyn Manson flatly denies instigating the fight that went down in a Canadian Denny’s … in fact, he claims he got sucker punched and plans to sue the guy who allegedly socked him.

Manson’s manager tells TMZ the rocker was enjoying his late night meal when two girls approached him and asked for a photo. Manson says he obliged and never called either woman a “bitch” … as witnesses have claimed.

Marilyn says the guy came out of nowhere and hit him in the face. Manson says his security grabbed the guy, who then began screaming about blowing up Manson’s next concert.

Manson also claims the attacker elbowed his makeup artist in her face. He says they’re both going back to cops in Alberta to press charges.

This is such a bizarre story. Why would some random guy just hit him for no reason? Why would he call two fans bitches for no reason? (I mean, I know, misogyny, but it doesn’t really fit this story.) Frankly, whatever happened here, Marilyn better hope that lawsuit comes through because unfortunately, I think royalties from that ‘Sweet Dreams’ cover have well run out.

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Maisie Williams promises “massive changes” for ‘Game of Thrones’ season 5

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I have to admit, I always meant to get into Game of Thrones but it just never really happened. I think I watched part of the very first episode but it was a bit slow for me and for some reason or another, I never went back to it. I should, I know. The show’s fifth season is nearly upon us, and to get everyone excited for what’s to come, Maisie Williams has teased that there will be “massive changes” ahead – and not just for Arya Stark.

From Express:

The 17-year-old commented: “When I say there’s a massive change in Game of Thrones, I think it’s the first time I’ve actually meant it.

“People are going to think, ‘You go through a change every year.’ But this year it’s on a completely different level – it’s so exciting. It sounds so broad, but actually ‘change’ is really, really specific.”

I can’t even speculate on what this could be since I don’t watch the show, but HBO Now just launched, so I think I might be in luck…

In any case, does this excite you? Do you have any idea what the change could be? Am I the only person who’s never watched GOT?

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John Travolta says Scientology is “beautiful”

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John Travolta is like, not of this world, right? He’s totally on another plane of existence and just does not have a grip on reality. Between acting and cruisin’ for dudes at the gym in the middle of the night, John is also a staunch supporter of Scientology and a member of its church. With the cult religion taking a lot of heat lately with the release of the Going Clear documentary, I guess he felt like it was important to speak out and say how “beautiful” Scientology can really be.

From The Tampa Bay Times:

“I haven’t experienced anything that the hearsay has (claimed), so why would I communicate something that wasn’t true for me?” Travolta said. “It wouldn’t make sense, nor would it for Tom, I imagine.”

Travolta called Going Clear a product of “people who were disgruntled with their experiences” with Scientology, while the church “has been nothing but brilliant for me.”

“I’ve been so happy with my (Scientology) experience in the last 40 years,” he said, “that I really don’t have anything to say that would shed light on (a documentary) so decidedly negative.

“I’ve been brought through storms that were insurmountable, and (Scientology has) been so beautiful for me, that I can’t even imagine attacking it.”

For the record, and if you couldn’t tell, John hasn’t seen Going Clear and he has no desire to. I don’t really think there’s any reasoning with someone who’s been so thoroughly brainwashed by a ridiculous cult that believes we’re all descended from aliens and need to work to release our inner thetans. I mean, I suppose it’s no more ridiculous than any other religion, but… meh.

Have any of you watched Going Clear? What did you think?

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