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Nov 6, 2007 Tom Cruise Rewards Scientology Honchos — FOX News
Sunday night, Tom Cruise rewarded high-ranking members of the Church of Scientology with tickets to a private screening of his new movie, "Lions for Lambs." This is the provocative anti-war movie which he executive-produced for United Artists with partner Paula Wagner. I rather doubt that director Robert Redford, who's also a co-star, and Cruise's other co-star, Meryl Streep, had any idea that the screening room at the Museum of Modern Art and the cocktail party following was full of Scientologists, including ...
Oct 31, 2007 Church of Scientology expands to Harlem — The Harlem Chronicles
The Harlem Chronicles
The six-story building that houses the New York headquarters for the Church of Scientology is located on 227 West 46th St., reserving its place amid an ever-bustling, tourist-laden Times Square.Rendering of the new Scientology complex
Inside, over 80 staff members work hard on finalizing community service programs for the Church’s most recent real estate purchase: a 50,000-square-foot property on 125th St. in East Harlem.
Valued at more than $13 million, the new property is intended to restore Harlem as a center ...
Oct 7, 2007 Church of Scientology — Columbia Television News (Columbia University, New York)
Columbia Television News (Columbia University, New York)
Amidst the controversy over Columbia University's proposed expansion into Harlem, another expansion is occurring with far less protest. The Church of Scientology in Harlem, currently operating out of a storefront space on Third Avenue, recently purchased several buildings on 125th street, where they plan to rebuild and expand the church.
Scientology, known for its controversial views and prominent celebrity members, has several churches in Manhattan, the largest of which is here in Times Square. They also have a small church in ...
Sep 11, 2007 Xenu Goes Uptown // Scientology Makes a Major Move into Harlem. But why? — Village Voice
Recently, the Church of Scientology announced that it was purchasing three buildings on East 125th Street for an estimated $10 million. Since 2003, the controversial religion had been running a mostly overlooked storefront on Third Avenue between 122nd and 123rd streets, but the new expansion marks a major move into Harlem. The buildings will be fully renovated and turned into not only a church, but a community center with the usual Scientology programs: job training, literacy and drug rehab. Media reports ...
Sep 9, 2007 Friends, thetans, countrymen — Daily Telegraph (UK)
Aug 17, 2007 Cruisin' Harlem // Scientology buys chunk of 125th Street — New York Post
New York Post
Harlem, beware! The neighborhood long weary of gentrification may soon have to deal with the likes of Tom Cruise, John Travolta and Kirstie Alley. The Church of Scientology, known for its celebrity devotees, is making a big push to expand its empire along 125th Street, purchasing three properties there last week, and planning a major recruitment drive in the neighborhood. The Rev. John Carmichael, president of the church in New York, declined to give details about the purchase, but reports put ...
Jul 31, 2007 Scientology may be a bizarre faith invented by a sci-fi hack. But it's not a cult. — Slate Magazine
Jul 15, 2007 The Actualizer — New York Times
New York Times
Giovanni Ribisi called me. Burt Reynolds asked me to call him at home. The director Joel Schumacher called me from Romania between takes for his next movie. Anne Archer and I played phone tag for two weeks. A-list, B-list, stars of stage, stars of screen, they were all eager to talk. The Tony winners John Glover and Tyne Daly. Edie McClurg, the dippy secretary in “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.” David Carradine. Put the word on the street that you’re writing about ...
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