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Maureen Orth

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2012

    Scientology Sends A Blistering Legal Letter To Vanity Fair

    The magazine's Maureen Orth ran a quite sizzling piece about the religion and now they're fighting back.

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2012

    Scientology Watchers: A Message from Tony Ortega

    Tony O goes Clear!To the readers of this blog... Today, Paul Thomas Anderson's movie The Master opens in a few theaters here, and the media reaction has been electric. We've all watched as interest in Scientology has skyrocketed this summer, and it seems to have reached some kind of culmination thi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2012

    Scientology Chooses an Odd Time to Open a "National Affairs" Office in DC

    Today at 6 pm, Scientology will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a building in Washington DC's Dupont Circle neighborhood. For the last couple of years, Scientology has opened "Ideal Orgs" -- fancy, superfluous new churches in cities around the world in an expensive ploy to make it look like the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2012

    Voice Readers Raise Thousands For Couple That Refused to Spy for Scientology

    We've always been suckers for the final scene of It's a Wonderful Life. No matter how many times we see it, we tear up at the sight of George Bailey's friends coming to his aid in his time of need, proving to him that he really is the richest man in town. Over the last couple of days, we watched so ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2012

    Scientology's Obsession With Hollywood Proving Costly In Its Time of Crisis

    In 1955, Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard announced "Project Celebrity," coming up with a list of Hollywood stars he wanted his followers to treat as "game" to hunt down for the church. And while Hubbard didn't succeed in bagging Danny Kaye, Sid Caesar, or Liberace (!), his organization did event ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2012

    EXCLUSIVE -- Paul Haggis On Scientology's Crude Retaliation: "They Are Bullying A Woman Who Has Yet To Even Speak"

    The Voice received an e-mail this morning from Oscar-winning director Paul Haggis after we asked him about the Church of Scientology's attack on him and Nazanin Boniadi which appeared on Us Weekly's website yesterday. Over the weekend, Haggis spoke up to defend Boniadi -- who acted in his movie The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2012

    Tom Cruise: I Didn't Audition Girlfriends!

    A Maureen Orth-penned story in the new Vanity Fair goes full speed ahead with a rumor we've long heard--that after Tom Cruise's split with Nicole Kidman in 2001, Scientology conducted a casting call to find a replacement, auditoning women in what was basically the biggest star search since Scarlett ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2012

    The Voice Reads Maureen Orth's Story about Scientology in Vanity Fair

    See also our Voice Exclusive: Paul Haggis reacts to Scientology's attack on Nazanin Boniadi We managed to find a copy of the new Vanity Fair today, and we've read Maureen Orth's story, "What Katie Didn't Know," about Tom Cruise and his Scientology-approved search for a new wife. As advertised, the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2012

    Scientology's Homophobia: Even the Church's Token Gay Guy Was Disgusted

    One of Scientology's enduring mysteries is that it has attracted Hollywood stars when it has such a reputation for homophobia. The sexual orientation of its top celebrities is always a matter of popular speculation, and even those with the barest understanding of Scientology seem to know that if cel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2011

    Warren Beatty Sexes Up George McGovern

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. April 27, 1972, Vol. XVII, No. 17 Will they snort coke in the White House? By Maureen Orth LOS ANGELES, California -- "I kissed Jack Nicholson," shrieked a teenybopper, her bare midriff quivering with excitement. "Warren Beatty hugged ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2011

    The Cockettes Conquer New York

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. November 25, 1971, Vol. XVI, No. 47 History of a hype: Worm in Big Apple By Maureen Orth New York is dead, everyone complained. The last thing to hit town was "Jesus Christ Superstar," and it was so unbelievably crass. The major art op ... More >>

  • News

    February 17, 2004

    Friedman's Complaint

    Times to Foxnews.com Columnist: Go Away

  • News

    February 19, 2002

    War Riddles

    Ten Questions the Media Can't Answer

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