Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol - Premiere and Interviews

The latest Mission Impossible is out: Ghost Protocol
You can read about the premiere here: Tom Cruise rules red carpet at 'Mission: Impossible' debut and you can read an interview with star Jeremy Renner here: Jeremy Renner gets into the action .

The trailer looks great!  Can't wait to see the movie.

A culture is only as great as its dreams, and its dreams are dreamed by artists. — Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Clearwater Community Volunteers put on Winter Wonderland

Each year since 1993, the Clearwater Community Volunteers put on Winter Wonderland, which is a two to three-week long charity drive in downtown Clearwater whose proceeds benefit the children of Pinellas County. Winter Wonderland is a complete Christmas village with an entertainment stage, photos with Santa, cookie decorating with Mrs. Claus, a hot chocolate shop, a petting zoo, pony rides, playground, a Bouncy House, a Giant Slide and the Holiday Express Train!

Entrance to Winter Wonderland is free but we ask visitors to bring a non-perishable food item and/or an unwrapped toy. The toys and canned goods are donated to local area charities, such as the Homeless Emergency Project sponsored by Everybody’s Tabernacle.

Winter Wonderland is open from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm on weeknights, and 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm on weekends. For the starting and ending dates of this year’s Winter Wonderland, please check the event details in the sidebar of our website.

People from all over the world have visited Winter Wonderland, gazing in awe at the thousands of lights that adorn the real pine trees and enjoying the wonderful entertainment that is on the stage all the time that Winter Wonderland is open.

Entrance to Winter Wonderland is free but we ask visitors to bring a non-perishable food item and/or an unwrapped toy. The toys and canned goods are donated to local area charities, such as the Homeless Emergency Project sponsored by Everybody’s Tabernacle.

  • Date: Fri, Dec. 2, through Wed, Dec. 21
  • Times: 6 – 9 pm weeknights, 4 – 9 pm weekends
  • Location: NW Corner of Ft. Harrison Ave. & Drew St, Downtown Clearwater, Florida
  • Cost: Free, with a small charge for some rides and refreshments


A culture is only as great as its dreams, and its dreams are dreamed by artists. — Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Pomeranz promotes Dianetics at MIBF (Manila International Book Fair)


MANILA, Philippines - David Pomeranz returns to the Philippines for the 32nd Manila International Book Fair (MIBF), ongoing until Sept. 18 at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City.

On Sept. 18 at 3 to 5 p.m., Pomeranz is set to perform his hits and promote L. Ron Hubbard’s Dianetics, the landmark work that launched the worldwide movement for The Church of Scientology, of which Pomeranz is a member.

Pomeranz believes that the real barriers to a happy and valuable future are the upsets, failures, fears and mistakes of the past.

“These things hang around us like ghosts spoiling every chance to create a new and better life.” he says. “I had my own personal fears and internal barriers that blocked my way and threatened to destroy my chances to achieve my goals.”

Knowing and using Dianetics can help you break free of those barriers, Pomeranz notes, as Dianetics discusses the different dynamics or areas of life that are essential for real success.

Dianetics enabled me to shake off the shadows of the past and see the life the way it really is. It gave me the power to deal with life in a positive and constructive way,” Pomeranz asserts. “I have a great career doing exactly what I want to do, a wonderful wife and family, and, I am proud to say, many friends that I’ve been able to help to lead happy and fulfilling lives.”

Dianetics is published by Bridge Publications and will be available at the MIBF.

A culture is only as great as its dreams, and its dreams are dreamed by artists. — Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Kirstie Alley Hits the Catwalk for Malaysian Designer Zang Toi


Sep 14 2011 12:00 PM ET
Attendees at Zang Toi’s runway show at New York Fashion Week Tuesday were treated to a special treat: an appearance by Kirstie Alley. The actress took a turn on the catwalk at Lincoln Center, sporting an embellished blue coat dress and an exaggerated beehive hairdo.

Tweeting Monday that she was “scared,” Alley jokingly asked fans and fashionistas to avoid eye contact during the show. “DONT make me laugh,” she wrote. “Gotta keep ‘model face’ … oh, who I am kidding??”

And though she was worried about falling on her “well dressed ass,” Alley took to the runway effortlessly, and at the end of the day, was grateful for the experience.

“Thank you all the REAL models for letting me share @ZANGTOI runway with you,” she Tweeted. “You all were sooo sweet and looked soooo gorgeous!!! I had the time of my life!!!!”

Kate Hogan


A culture is only as great as its dreams, and its dreams are dreamed by artists. — Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Tom Cruise is CRAZY

I don't say he's crazy because he's driving a formula 1 race car at almost 200 mph. Oh no. It's what he does afterwards. Just watch the video ...



A culture is only as great as its dreams, and its dreams are dreamed by artists. — Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre International Hosts 42nd Annual Anniversary Gala

Over 1,000 Scientologists and guests attended a gala event in Hollywood Saturday night, marking the 42nd anniversary of the Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre. Guests included many of the Church’s well-known members, including John Travolta, Kelly Preston, Anne Archer, Jenna Elfman, Jason Lee, Ethan Suplee, Erika Christensen, Priscilla Presley and Nancy Cartwright.

The evening’s guest speakers included John Redman, Director of Demand Reduction for California High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA), a program of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy. Redman highlighted the Foundation for a Drug-Free World, which is supported by the Church: “Our partnership with the Foundation for a Drug-Free World has changed everything. I have never seen anything like it in my career. The materials are unmatched, and I don’t say that flippantly, because I have probably seen everything that has come along in drug education. These materials connect, they are interesting to the kids, and they are designed for youth and fun to work with. I’ve seen them in action and they work. The Foundation and the Church of Scientology are as committed and as serious as we are when it comes to educating the world about the dangers of drugs.”

Dr. Michael Crosby, President of the 77th Street Division Los Angeles Police Department Clergy Council spoke about his experience with another Church-affiliated program, The Way to Happiness.

“The Way to Happiness is ageless. It is for all creeds, races and religions. And it offers a light in the darkest night for our cultures. Whenever I read one or more of the precepts I rejoice, because we have in our hands a simple yet effective way to teach basic values and principles to anyone—principles that forge strong relationships, honesty, integrity, civility, and self respect and competence.”

The Church of Scientology sponsors humanitarian programs addressing key societal issues such as drug abuse, human rights, moral values for a modern world, illiteracy and disaster relief.

In keeping with Mr. Hubbard’s words from 1951, “A culture is only as great as its dreams, and its dreams are dreamed by artists,” the Celebrity Centre is the arts and cultural branch of the Church of Scientology and as such work with those whose broad visions for social enhancement are essential for positive progression of society.

The Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre in Hollywood was founded in 1969. It was established to provide artists, professionals and leaders in every field with a distraction-free environment to practice their religion. Whether for up-and-coming artists or established public figures, a Celebrity Centre offers an atmosphere where all can discover Scientology for themselves. Other Celebrity Centres are located in cultural centers around the world including New York, Paris, Nashville, Las Vegas, Vienna, Florence and London. Celebrity Centres, like all churches of Scientology worldwide, are open to the public.

The popularity of Scientology among artists and professionals in many fields mirrors its current growth internationally, expanding more in the last year than the last five years combined and more in the last five years than in the five previous decades.

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The Scientology religion was founded by author and philosopher L. Ron Hubbard. The first Church of Scientology was formed in Los Angeles in 1954 and the religion has expanded to more than 9,000 Churches, Missions and affiliated groups, with millions of members in 165 countries.


A culture is only as great as its dreams, and its dreams are dreamed by artists. — Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Chick Corea

Return to Forever IV performs at the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal on Sunday (Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier), the Ottawa Jazz Festival on Monday (Confederation Park) and the Toronto Jazz Festival on Tuesday (Sony Centre).

A culture is only as great as its dreams, and its dreams are dreamed by artists. — Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard

Friday, June 24, 2011

JOHN TRAVOLTA OPENS CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY MISSION IN HISTORIC DOWNTOWN OCALA, FLORIDA



On Sunday, May 29, Scientologists, friends and neighbors filled 1st Avenue, joining actor and Ocala resident John Travolta and Ocala Mayor Randy Ewers at the dedication and grand opening ceremonies of the Church of Scientology Mission of Ocala, Florida.>>


A culture is only as great as its dreams, and its dreams are dreamed by artists. — Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Cherie Ceberano



A Scientologist for more than 50 years, Cherie Ceberano is vibrant, indomitable and going strong.

Cherie Ceberano is the center of a virtual world of help.

A Scientologist since age 14, Cherie learned about Scientology when her parents became involved in the religion in 1959 and she and her sister Kay enrolled on a course at theChurch of Scientology of Melbourne.

“In a matter of days I absolutely knew I was home,” says Cherie. “I experienced a spiritual epiphany. It is hard to explain exactly what it meant to me, but I gained a certainty of myself that I have never lost.”

The matriarch of a tight-knit, successful family, Cherie relied on Scientology to ensure her children had the tools they needed to succeed in their own endeavors.

“From the time my children were small, the overriding principle we operated on was—if you have a situation, communicate about it—no matter what it is. That is the principle that always wins for us,” she says.

And Cherie certainly knows how to get a family winning. All four children and nine grandchildren are succeeding in life, her eldest son Bey produces and directs movies in Hong Kong, her second son Paul is a Karate Master, her third son Phil a successful guitarist and her daughter is Australian singing and songwriting legend Kate Ceberano.

When Kate was 15 and determined to perform in venues she wasn’t old enough to enter, Cherie drove her to her gigs—never a pushy stage mother but always encouraging. The family continues to provide a support network for Kate’s career. Kate’s stepfather Ben Balfour is her tour manager, Kate’s brother Phil is her band leader and creative partner, and Ruthie Ceberano, the wife of Kate’s brother Paul, is her personal assistant.>>


A culture is only as great as its dreams, and its dreams are dreamed by artists. — Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Kirstie Alley - Dancing!


Who would have thought at the start of the season that Kirstie Alley would have become the talk of the dancing world? But she did: Kirstie Alley's Big 'Dancing' Transformation

Wow! Awesome job, Kirstie!


A culture is only as great as its dreams, and its dreams are dreamed by artists. — Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Jumping off the tallest building in the world


Yes, that is Tom Cruise in the picture above, running along the side of the world's tallest building. This story happened in November, so it's not exactly hot off the press, but I was so amazed at the stunt that I had to post it.

The story and more pictures are here: Tom Cruise dangles from the world's tallest building as he performs a death-defying stunt for new Mission: Impossible movie



A culture is only as great as its dreams, and its dreams are dreamed by artists. — Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard

Saturday, May 07, 2011

Tom Cruise honored by Simon Wiesenthal Center


On Thursday, May 5th, Tom Cruise was awarded the Simon Wiesenthal Center's highest honor, the Humanitarian Award, for his longtime, consistent and substantial support.

In his acceptance speech Tom said,
Our challenge, ladies and gentlemen, is to make sure that we do all in our power to see to it that there will be no more Auschwitz/Birkenaus, no more Rwandas, no more Darfurs on our planet. That our children and their children may be free to live in a world where men and women are judged by their accomplishments and deeds rather then by their race or religion. That is why I support the Simon Wiesenthal Center and Museum of Tolerance. As Albert Einstein reminded us, "The world is a dangerous place to live, not because of the people who are evil but because of the people who don’t do anything about it." And as he wrote in a letter that is one of the prized possessions of the Center, "Without an atmosphere of intellectual freedom and tolerance none of us can imagine a life which would be worth living."
- Tom Cruise’s Remarks on Receiving the Simon Wiesenthal Center's Humanitarian Award
- Video: Tom Cruise honored by Simon Wiesenthal Center
- Wiesenthal Center Honors Tom Cruise and 3 Medal of Valor Honorees at its 2011 National Tribute Dinner
- Wiesenthal center honors Tom Cruise
- Tom Cruise honored by Simon Wiesenthal Center
- Tom Cruise honored by Jewish human rights group, the Simon Wiesenthal Center

Simon Wiesenthal was a holocaust surviver who later became a famous Nazi hunter. Between the end of World War II and his death in 2005, Wiesenthal is credited with bringing 1,100 Nazi war criminals to justice.

The Simon Wiesenthal Center is a global Jewish human rights organization that confronts anti-Semitism, hate and terrorism, promotes human rights and dignity, defends the safety of Jews worldwide, and teaches the lessons of the Holocaust for future generations. The Center's educational arm is the world famous Museum of Tolerance. Founded in 1993 the museum challenges visitors to confront bigotry and racism, and to understand the Holocaust in both historic and contemporary contexts.



A culture is only as great as its dreams, and its dreams are dreamed by artists. — Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Meet a Scientologist—Jive Aces Peter Howell, Swinging to the Beat of a Different Drum

Meet a Scientologist—Jive Aces Peter Howell, Swinging to the Beat of a Different Drum

Interesting video on the Jive Aces. they are a fabulous group. They recently did a concert for the L. Ron Hubbard centenary at Saint Hill.

A culture is only as great as its dreams, and its dreams are dreamed by artists. — Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Happy Birthday to L. Ron Hubbard

L. Ron Hubbard

Today is the 100th Birthday of L. Ron Hubbard, founder of Scientology.

It is very fitting that I mention LRH on this site, after all he was a very popular writer, with a ton of NY Times bestsellers to his credit.

There is a great site on his life and achievements, with a ton of very cool videos:
- High Tech verion: L. Ron Hubbard
- Low Tech version: L. Ron Hubbard

I recommend checking out these sites.

A culture is only as great as its dreams, and its dreams are dreamed by artists. — Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard

Sunday, February 06, 2011

Kate Ceberano Helps Open New Melbourne Scientology Church




The name synonymous with Melbourne, Kate Ceberano performed a song she wrote for the grand opening of the Church of Scientology of Melbourne.

Beautiful new building and even better is what this new Church will make available now to Scientologists and the community.

Thousands of Scientologists, dignitaries and guests from across the nation celebrated a milestone—the opening of the first Ideal Scientology Church in Australia.

Auntie Joy Murphy Wandin, senior elder of the Wurundjeri people, opened the dedication with the traditional “Welcome to Country” ceremony, welcoming Scientologists to the lands of her ancestors.

Scientologist, Melbourne native and award-winning singer and songwriter Kate Ceberano performed a moving rendition of her original composition “This Song is You,” written in honour of the occasion and the heritage of the city and all that Australia holds dear.

In tribute to the significance of the occasion Mr. David Miscavige, Chairman of the Board Religious Technology Center and ecclesiastical leader of the Scientology religion, travelled to Melbourne from the United States to officiate at the dedication. He acknowledged the long parade of accomplishments by Australian Scientologists that culminated in the new Church.

“It is my honour to join you this evening and commemorate a moment that will live on in history for a long time to come. Not that you haven’t loomed large in history before, not that you haven’t triumphed over great adversity in years gone by, not that you didn’t stand firm for the dignity of Man, and not that you didn’t indeed uphold the God-given rights of all religions all over this world.


A culture is only as great as its dreams, and its dreams are dreamed by artists. — Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Kelly Preston interview: Baby Ben and Silent Birth

An interview with Kelly from the Today Show:




A culture is only as great as its dreams, and its dreams are dreamed by artists. — Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard