As we wait to see how nasty the Tom Cruise-Katie Holmes divorce becomes, we asked Tom's former Scientology auditor and legal affairs adviser, Marty Rathbun, to speak to us about the last time Cruise was in this position.
In 2001, Cruise and Nicole Kidman ended their 10-year marriage, and it was Rat ... More >>
"Touch me" the man says again and again. "Touch me."
In what should go down as one of the most skin-crawling audio tapes in recent Scientology history, we hear a church operative repeatedly challenge protester David Love to provoke an incident so that Love can find himself in a world of legal hurt ... More >>
We got a little confused by the International Dateline and what not -- hey, you try converting Sydney time to New York and see if it doesn't leave you dizzy -- so that big story we were promising today won't be here for another 18 hours or so. In the meantime, we have this short video we pieced toge ... More >>
We're still recovering here in the underground bunker from this week's big feast. The leftover turkey is still holding out as we look back on the past week of Scientology watching here at Runnin' Scared.
We started things off Sunday morning with a look at Part 3 of "The Money Machine," the g ... More >>
#8: Fat Cats on Wall StreetHalloween is one of the few opportunities we have throughout the year to dress as something else, something that we may never be, something that we may never WANT to be, with impunity and without obligation. And while some blogs are telling us that the costume of th ... More >>
At the tail end of last night's Occupy Wall Street march from Foley Square to Zuccotti Park with major unions (and a guest appearance from Michael Moore), the facilitator of the Zuccotti rally announced a march on Wall Street. As it turned out, it was an unauthorized march, as we discovered when we ... More >>
On August 5, we started a countdown that will give credit -- or blame -- to the people who have contributed most to the sad current state of Scientology. From its greatest expansion in the 1980s, the church is a shell of what it once was and is mired in countless controversies around the worl ... More >>
Ari LipsitzThe Occupy Wall Street protest, now in its dwindling stage, started off as something of a shitshow. Around noon on Saturday, Runnin' Scared watched as protesters met at Bowling Green to march around the bronze Wall Street bull and begin their demonstrations. At first, the results w ... More >>
Elvis wasn't seduced by Scientology's siren songAfter some time away, we came back with a slew of stories this week, and naturally, our readers were ready to pounce on them.
On Tuesday, we took another look at intriguing young DC-area Scientologist Tad Reeves. We're still hoping to talk to t ... More >>
A "member" (we're not supposed to call them that) of Anonymous Berlin has claimed a big victory over Scientologist celebrity Tom Cruise, who agreed, after first refusing, to sign his Guy Fawkes mask at a red-carpet event, seen in the video above.
Anonymous members (there's that word again) often ... More >>
"Doughnut" over Sri LankaThe British National Archives just released about 8,500 pages of UFO reports that date back to the 1950s. What do these long-classified files tell us? Was Stonehenge planted by extraterrestrials? Is Dr. Who based on real events? Is Kate Middleton a Species-like creatu ... More >>
viaThe social news site Reddit brings us news of Stephen Colbert, seen above in a still from last night's Colbert Report, subliminally fitted with a Guy Fawkes mask, in the style of V For Vendetta. The mask is also a symbol of the amorphous hacker collective Anonymous, who just yesterday took ... More >>