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Did Travolta

Snub Cruise?

11/22/2006 4:01 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Hollywood is buzzing about a very notable no-show at last weekend's TomKat wedding -- John Travolta -- and there's persistent speculation that Travolta's absence might have to do with the guest-list snubbing of Travolta's close pal, Oprah Winfrey.
Snub Cruise
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes' wedding last weekend was wall-to-wall celebrities -- Jennifer Lopez, Will Smith, Victoria Beckham, Brooke Shields and on and on. But Travolta's absence was as prominent as all those attendees combined. Travolta is a longtime friend of Cruise, a fellow super-Scientologist, one of the first stars to see baby Suri during her prolonged seclusion, and was consistently reported to be set to ferry Cruise and friends to the Italian wedding in his John's own private jet.

So what happened? Sources say that the answer might be in the Big O -- as in Oprah. Winfrey is one of Travolta's closest friends -- she threw his 50th birthday party and has called him her "soul mate." Likewise, Kirstie Alley -- another bosom buddy of Oprah's and an avowed and public Scientologist -- also skipped the trip to Italy, even though other, more minor Scientologists, like Leah Remini and Jenna Elfman, made it. And just to prove how Scientology-centered the ceremony was, Cruise's best man was David Miscavige, the head of the Church of Scientology.

All of this makes Travolta's absence all the more mysterious, a circumstance not helped by the response of Travolta's reps to TMZ's inquiries: "We weren't privy to the invite list," was their mystifying reply, though what we really wanted to know was whether their client had gone to Italy or not. John's reps then explained that they could not get in touch with him until after the Thanksgiving holiday.


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31.

Franz    

Speaking of Scientology and bribes... Anyone catch the news from London? (Scientology trying to get in with the police over there...)

It is an interesting read....

http://www.guardian.co.uk/religion/Story/0,,1953996,00.html

2802 days ago
32.

Midnight    

I have a relative who went to a Scientology funeral in the 1950s of a relative of a relative.

She said it was the most bizarre thing she's ever been to.

The room was full of crazy, very rich old women.

My relative couldn't help but snicker throughout the service. It was just too far out there. Weird, creepy, you name it.

And the relative who got a small part in the will was shooting her daggers throughout the service.

But the cult got the lion's share of the estate. You can bank on that.

2802 days ago
33.

Donny Baker    

Tom and Katie are so full of themselves. Who cares man? I swear to God I don't!

2802 days ago
34.

Miapocca    

Thanks Fraz..that was good to add to the portofolio..I wish Katies parents will actually read up on the lieterature out there...maybe they are..but this cult in spreading and infilterating very interesting parts of society....hope we dont have another Hitler on the rise.........Miscaviage or for that matter the crowned princess SURI..........

2802 days ago
35.

Lenn K    

I think Katie is in over her head, but not to worry she'll get the same boot as the others. This sick cult just cares about the pub and who they can suck in to fill their money machine. Tom is a fake, just like that sect.

2802 days ago
36.

oat    

I am going to take a GIANT leap here.......what if Travolta's kool aide is wearing off? What if he is taking baby steps away from the cult by taking a step away from Cruise and that guy who was his best man? Maybe cult free Oprah is a good influence?

Posted at 6:14PM on Nov 22nd 2006 by amie
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amie, you might not be too far off. My thoughts were maybe John and wife are learning more about autism and the fact that modern medicines CAN do more then LRH and eating fruits and veggies can do.

And it took modern meds, NOT more money to the cult to help Kirstie lose her weight.

Face it, out of the FIVE HUNDRED A-LIST STARS, the only "known stars" that showed were JLo and hubby, Posh, Brooke, Jim Carry and porn mag star Jenny Mc.

All of the "others" were a NO SHOW! Or obviously they "DON'T CARE".

2802 days ago
37.

Jim    


I guess I'm just an old fashioned guy with "morals" how could ANYONE celebrate this joke of a wedding - child born out of wedlock, he is a control freak and no one even questions why they did not marry first and do it the right way - if this is the way the world works now, I'm glad I don't have much time left on this earth - no shame and everyone treats them as "heros" what a pitty how do you teach the youth of today anything that is the "right way and wrong way" to do things - they should be ashamed of themselves..............

2802 days ago
38.

oat    

Also, what is anyone's take on Brooke telling the press,

" I really hope they remember this WHOLE weekend. I want them to remember EVERYTHING that is happening."

The tone in her voice was a mixed message. I don't think she has caved in to tom. She KNOWS just exactly what she is doing.

2802 days ago
39.

the wise old owl    

POST # 25 MIACOPPA : That was marvelous and informational blog. It gives readers on this site some background on just what an idiot and mascarade artist Tom Cruise is. THe WEBSITE REFRENCES you left were exceptional ! Very simple and easy to understand " THE BIG PICTURE " HERE.

Thanks for that contribution. It just backs up what I have posting on these stupid boards that TMZ has dedicated to Tom to try and improve his " IMAGE" I was attacked for my candid and blunt blogs regarding Tom's sexual prefrerence for
men. But that was when TMZ 1st started running these editorials. I knew it was true so I took the tirades on the " chin "

Now the tide has changed. It is only the stupid, mentally impaired, or extremely naive people that are left to believe in the nonsense that TOM"s P.R. machine puts out there. Dahhh.

THANKS AGAIN FOR SENDING THE READERS HERE TO SEE FOR THEMSELVES WHAT TOM CRUISE REALLY IS. I have seen you blogs on TMZ before and I enjoy them. I will look for them from now on.

KOOO DOOZ to you MIAPOCCA for sharing that information with us.

2802 days ago
40.

Trish    

What evidence is there that Travolta and Cruise were ever friends?

Why wasn't Lisa Marie Presley invited? Are all Scientologists friends?

I love Travolta... despise Cruise. What is Cruise's real name anyway?

2802 days ago
41.

the wise old owl    

POST # 38 OAT : I heard Brooke say that too on one of these shows that covered the wedding .I think it was Entertainment . I thought it sounded " cryptic " and very bizzare. Maybe she thought Katie seemed " out of it " and might not remember much after it was over. The whole thing was very bizzare anyway. I am sure Brook is sorry she ever partisipated in this shameful farse.

No doubt she knows " she was used " to further Tom's massive P.R campaign. She's not stupid. She is using him too. She has generated a lot of publicity sense this whole fiasco with Tom's public tirade about her drug use took place........ Any publicity is " good pulicity " unless you are Tom Cruise. Ha ha.......lol.........he most likely is kissing his career " goodbye " right now.

Box Office Gold ??? HIghly unlikely now. More like Box office " Poison ". Good Riddance..............what a phoney !

2802 days ago
42.

the wise old owl    

POst # 41 : Stein : Tom Cruise's name at birth was .......TOM CRUISE MAPOTHER IV. You can find a lot more on him if you do a " google search " on him. There is a mountain of information there. HAVE FUN !!!

2802 days ago
43.

shellbell1015    

I agree with the earlier comments about John and Kirstie possibly separating themselves from the cult. But I also think they've seen how damaging it can be to a career. Isn't Travolta still doing that Dallas movie? He hasn't been up to much recently careerwise. Kirstie's career is being revitalized with the whole weight loss thing and being Oprah's friend. As for Brooke, she simply went to get publicity for herself. She's sort of successful, but this whole feud has given her the attention that she's probably been looking for. What was her last show, "Suddenly Susan"? She's smart and probably invested her earnings, but still...
Tom and Katie probably didn't think that inviting Oprah probably would have worked more to their advantage. It would have made them and the wedding appear more normal and real.

2802 days ago
44.

nofanhere    

My God! Everyone thinks and treats Tom & Katie like their Royalty or something.
Katie was a frigging nobody just a couple of years ago. When it comes to acting she can't hold a candle to
Reese Witherspoon. And as far as Tom's acting goes he's definately no John Travolta. He's just a glorified Action Hero, who's still very short. As far as John Travolta boycotting the wedding, because Oprah didn't get the big invite, good for him. That's what a true friendship is albout. You stand up for one another. Tom need's a few lessons on loyalty. Tom & Katie gave birth to a beautiful baby. But so did I! I'm not anymore special than Katie.

2802 days ago
45.

overachiever    

Do people really care about this ridiculous rabble of nonsense? I was steered here after visting a link on the Huffington Post.

WHO CARES about these goofs at all?

2802 days ago
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