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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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76.

Avery    

#73 Oat. Thank You! Exactly my thoughts!

Tom in control at UA? Watch me ban all UA movies.

2788 days ago
77.

Avery    

So fellow Scientologists John Revolting and Kirstie FatAlley didn't show up at the wedding? Jezus Krist, what kind of publicity stunt is Tom trying to pull NOW?! Watch, after we say how rude it was of Tom not to invite John, then they suddenly "become friends" again next year? The whole thing smells fishy. Something's UP!

2788 days ago
78.

Georgia    

Here's my conspiracy theory:

I think Tom's publicist, Arnold Robinson (along with Tom) is trying to create a massive PR confusion with the public by deliberately not having some high-profile scientologists at Tom's "wedding" so that we would think that scientologists are 'independent' from one another. It seems like a major PR campaign is in the threads so that people will start 'liking' and 'revering' scientology celebrities (who 'did not show up' at TomKat's "wedding") - to make it LOOK LIKE John and Kirstie didn't show up because they 'disapproved of' Tom's charades. Somehow, I just don't buy it that they didn't want to go to the "wedding". I don't buy it that they weren't invited. I think they planned to go but were told by Arnold Robinson (or maybe even David Miscavige) not to go so that they could get public reaction and sympathy for scientologists. It looks to me that they're trying to make scientologists look good by creating the scene for the public to react to. Create the scene, and watch the reaction!

Either way, John and Kirstie are still advocates of a cult (with a history and currently of both quackery and criminal) and its practices.

2788 days ago
79.

Rachel    

you may be right jill. tom being the control-freak that he is, he is livid that is career is virtually destroyed, that people snicker at the very mention of his name. of course he is behind some pr campaign in a feeble attempt to try to regain his former "glory". unfortunately for him that will never happen. older women, 30's and 40's like me, can't stand the sight of him and younger women think he's old and disgusting. and can you imagine the panic at the cult of greed, $cientology? i personally think he has set them back 50 years with his ridiculous ramblings. but i would like to thank him, the more people know about this criminal, whacked-out cult the better. this public humiliation couldn't have happened to a nicer guy. if we all boycott any UA movie he makes maybe they'll can his ass too.

2788 days ago
80.

Ashley    

its so f***ing stupid. they have been friends for this long and hes not going to go because oprah didnt get invited. that is so childish! who cares... to me that is some rude and disprespectful crap. from what it sounds he didnt even call Tom and say "hey i think its really shallow you didnt invite oprah" you know or whatever, you dont just not show up. especially when they hide their child from the world and your one of they only to see her. what a dumba**.

2788 days ago
81.

Ashley    

...also, i agree with #3 tom and katie are the most annoying hollywood couple to me. the cutest ever are Will and Jada. we need to be spending more time talking about them than these two. who cares.

2788 days ago
82.

PJ    

I cannot understand why people are still saying this is Chris Klein's baby. What kind of creep is Chris Klein if he lets a woman have his baby and doeesn't claim it? Is he that big a scum bag?

Suri may not be Tom's but all this talk about Chris Klein is slander against his character in my opinion, and needs to stop.

It might also be real easy to test blood and dna and the word would get out.

It's not his, you're just drinking your bath water. In fact, I have never seen a baby who Looked LESS like Chris Klein than Suri.
That is one secret that could never be kept under wraps. What are you saying---that they paid him off? What about Klein's parents? Don't you think that they just MIGHT be interested in their grandaughter????
Stupid.

2788 days ago
83.

Miapocca    

Hey BJ..whats your beef, cant you make a simple statement and go without adding the 'stupid'..who is paying you Miscaviage..Once you start playing dirty you open the gates for others to play dirty with you

OAT, GEORGIA..thanks for responding to the DUMBSHIT.

People who simply ignore the dangers of that bloody cult are just choosing to leave their heads up their asses....Like the stepford Bridezilla ..they end up being the ones easily influenced into it. Tom Cruise is a CULT. You are welcome to disagree intelligently.

BJ maybe you should spend sometime reading about Travolta and Jett...there is even an episode where Kelly goes to Oprah to talk about Jetts intolerance to chemicals (ref: Google Autism and sensitivity to chemicals)Simple Allergies will nto have Kelly Preston going to the extent she described on the show...2: Travoltas BRO Spends a lot of time on Autistic related causes..doing dong!!!..The media has caught a whiff of what is going on in the Travolta household concerning Jett and have reported on it...etc...READ DUMBSHIT..before coming to stupid conclusions.


Families that deny their children help, refuse to seek help , especially when they can afford it , need to hand over the responsibilities to those who can do better and be imprisoned!!!

These days you dont only read the subjective PR shit..you need to analyze what the reps plant in the media and release to the general public. If possible look up as many new articles as you can………….

A conclusion based on sound research and evidence is more likely to provoke a critical inquiry from the opposing camp than insults..DumbSHIT

What a DUMBSHIT..hey Scientology is looking for ppl with no critical thinking skills..you can go to their website, you start by taking a personality test that will confirm your limited ability...I am sure Miscaviage will love the name BJ since he is happily indulging in some serious BJ-ing in Maldives

My apologies to fellow posters, but ppl who come here and leave insults for no reason are just asking for it.

Let intelligent freedom of expression reign on this blog!!!

2787 days ago
84.

the wise old owl    

Post # 74 OAT : Hello to you too. Of course I am always looking for " familair blogs from names I recogonize. Yours is one. Too chez to you. !!! I remember your comments from when this whole charade of an engangment 1st broke on TMZ. You always have something to contribute.

Post # 75 B.J. : Miapocca has left a link regarding John Travolta's son's autisum.
I suggest you read it. See POST # 69.

The whole point of leaving commments here is educating yourself and digesting the information has been left to you by other bloggers. That is something that you should do BEFORE YOU MAKE A JUDGEMENT OR LEAVE AN OPINION.

I personally get irritated when visitors make a remark without 1st doing the research. Especially if it's on the same board. A " google search " is a marvolous tool to use when you question someone's opinion in a particulir forum. I hate to admit it . But the information I have amassed by visiting this site is substantial.
I know I always take in account what others have to say. " The Best Sources of Wisdom are EXPERIENCE AND OBSERVATOIN......AND THESE ARE DENIED TO NO ONE. !!! ( c..w. channing..... I think ) I learned that quote from a blogger named " OPINION"

2787 days ago
85.

Whatever    

I don't blame Mr. Travolta for not going. Tom is stark raving mad! What person with morals and values would want to attend a shame of wedding that is tomkat? Good call John!

2787 days ago
86.

ShirlGirl    

Post #85, Miapocca, and #86, wise old owl, thank you for your posts! I also checked out the link about Jett and autism. I didn't know he had autism! Wow! That explains a lot! The plot just continues to thicken.

So David Miscavige is basking under the Italian sun along with TomThumb and Katie on their "honeymoon". wtf?!

I just asked my fiancee if we should invite our church's pastor to join us on our honeymoon and he said, "WHY WOULD WE WANT HIM ON OUR HONEYMOON? Are you f*cking crazy?!"

Exactly. Crazy.

If it doesn't make sense (David on TomKat's honeymoon), if it smells FISHY, then something is definitely NOT RIGHT! This only convinces me that Tom is really a gay man and David is his closeted partner. WHY ELSE would he (david) go on someone else's honeymoon? To CELEBRATE someone else's honeymoon? Isn't the sole purpose of a honeymoon to spend time with the ONE person that you just married, ALONE? This is not to say that TomKat actually got married since their so-called "scientology ceremony" is not recognized as a religion in Italy (I just learned this).

What makes sense is this: Since this "wedding" is a grotesquely overrated PR stunt, a sham and spectacle to hide the fact that Tom isgay, it would MAKE SENSE that David would follow TomKat on their "honeymoon". Not only is Tom getting it on with David in Maldives, both of them AND Katie are spending this time to plot their next PR move. Now THAT's plausible.

I just roll my eyes every time i see TomKat on the cover of magazines at the checkout stand. Thats why I don't buy themanymore. Today, I saw one with Suri. I looked closely at the pic. She really is a funny looking baby like everyone is saying. Even my landlady said the same thing. That kid DOES look like Katie and Chris klein hands down. Whoever (scientology cult members and zealous tom cruise fans) says that "it's Tom's" is trying to pull the wool over my head. I am NO FOOL.

2787 days ago
87.

Miapocca    

Okay more on the Travoltas:

Kelly was said to have gone to a hospital to have her son diagnosed with Kawasaki's Syndrome. Contrary to the forms signed by her family with the church of Scn.

What I dont know is who diagnosed the child..a fellow scientologist who needed equipment (remember Tom bought an Ultrasound for use at home)from the hospital and hence, the claim that he was diagnosed in a hopsital..We need to ask questions when we read these stories..

However Kelly appeared on Montel to pitch the same story as on Oprah, however on Oprah she didnt bring all the other quacks with her.

There are a lot of parents seeking help for their children with undiagnosed environmentlly related diseases, and this woman is going around pitching sceintology to desperate parents and using reputable NGOs in the process..I have experience interacting with parents, some even medical professionals who are ready to try any and everything to save their children,

If you are a parent reading this, please know that the Federal govt., provides free help in form of Pediatirc Environmental Health Specialty Units across the country staffed with Pediatricians from leading Academic insitutions and top hospitals in the country.
scientology is not the answer.

Wednesday, March 12, 2003 ::
Montel Williams, a shill for Scientology?

The "Montel Williams Show" today featured actress Kelly Preston the wife of John Travolta in a program titled "A Mother's Crusade."

The show is actually a rerun that was initially aired in early December of last year.


Ms. Preston claims her "crusade" is prompted by a personal experience. Her son Jett Travolta was diagnosed with "Kawasaki Disease," which may have been caused by exposure to carpet cleaner.

Montel Williams, often an advocate regarding children and health issues, says on his website that Preston wants "to help parents safeguard%u2026children from environmental toxins." The actress is also involved in a non-profit organization called the "Children's Health Environmental Coalition" (CHEC)

Jim and Nancy Chuda founded CHEC after their five-year-old daughter Colette died from a rare form of cancer in 1991, which they believe was due to exposure to toxins within the environment.

Colette Chuda was the goddaughter of singer Olivia Newton-John. Newton-John, also supports CHEC, she and Kelly Preston recently appeared together in a CHEC educational video.

But is Kelly Preston using this issue to promote Scientology?

Both Kelly Preston and her husband John Travolta are devout members of the Church of Scientology.

On the Montel Williams show Preston repeatedly promoted the book "Clear Body Clear Mind" by L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of Scientology. And calls Hubbard's approach to purging toxins from the body "brilliant."

Preston also apparently used "Montel" as a venue to feature her fellow Scientologist Michael Wisner. He was introduced as the "Toxicologist to the Stars." Wisner then also promoted Hubbard's teachings and a for-profit private clinic in Sacramento.

However, the touted "Toxicologist" apparently failed to help his own son Gregory Wisner who died with the toxin cocaine still present in his body, after being involved in a program that featured his father's approach.

Wisner's son participated in a detoxification drug treatment program called Narconon, which is based upon the very same process Preston described on Montel to "clear" the body of toxins.

Scientologists more commonly call this process the "Purification Rundown."

The National Institute of Health advised one expert that there is "no peer reviewed scientific literature to support this program."

Subsequently the Swedish expert concluded within his final report, "There is no documentation to show that the Hubbard method of detoxification%u2026conforms to scientific standards and medical experience." And that "the risks and side effects of the treatment method have also not been evaluated in a serious way."

However, no possible "risks and side effects" were ever mentioned on the Montel Williams Show.


Nor are any reports cited that the Hubbard approach to "clear" the body by sweating in saunas and taking large doses of niacin may actually cause liver damage.

Montel's show today was devoid of any meaningful critical balance that might help viewers develop a more informed understanding about this supposed process of "purification."

Instead, Williams provided a platform for Kelly Preston to essentially use his show much like an infomercial to promote her Scientology beliefs.

However, Preston and Wisner scrupulously avoided even mentioning the "S" word (Scientology) explicitly.

Interestingly, Jett Travolta, who did not appear on the show, is rumored to suffer from autism. This illness was another issue never mentioned during the program.

2787 days ago
88.

the wise old owl    

POst # 76 Georgia and post # 88 Shirlgirl : Excellent blogs. Using deducdive reasoning and published articles to come up with a logicial answer works every time. I absolutely loved the comment " about bringing along the church pastor on your honeymoon " I was LMAO over that . YOu are right. WHO THE HELL DOES THAT?

To Miapoccca : Regarding Post # 69 ( everyone should read this !! )

That article from Penthouse Magazine interviewing L.Ron Hubbard JR. was absolutly fasinating. I felt like I was reading a movie script about a bad orginazation that uses unethical practices and varous forms of torture, brain washing, black magic, devil worship, blackmail ,murder and bribes to keep members within the organization and cease anyone from saying anything negitive about " scientology " The tatics he discussed sounded surreal.

After reading that there is NO QUESTION that Scientology is a Santanic related cult. That was excellent reading. L.Ron Hubbard SR. is one sick bastard. When his son said that L.Ron thought he was the BEAST 666 incarnate. That was all I needed to hear. For sure he suffered with mental. illness. And people " Look up to this guy ? " It's difficult to fathom.. It gives you great insight as to " how gullible people can be "

I found it ironic that his best selling book " Dianetics "was a fluke that he wrote in 2 months and he based it on what others had to say, mixed it up , and came up with his cockamainey vertion of his so called " religion. " It immediately became an instant best seller while promising " cures for cancer " and misguiding millions of people who believed this guys B.S. The pain and suffering he must have caused to innocent people who believed him was no doubt staggering.

NO wonder the guy is constantly on the "RUN " changing his identity and never in the same place. He ruined a lot of people's lives and continues to do so through this cult that mascarades as " a religion " NO doubt there are a lot of people who would like to " HAVE HIM WACKED " What a farse. Thanks again for sharing.

2786 days ago
89.

PJ    

Kawasaki's is not autism. And you don't need to have any prior problems whatsoever, like autism or allergies.
There was a big article in our paper about it. some children in town got it after the family carpet was cleaned.
Very strange.
I really like John Travolta, call me crazy. I never hear anything bad about him.

But I also never hear about Tom Cruise doing drugs or alcohol and beating his kids or his wife. I think baby Suri is adorable. I don't care who the father is, Suri will have a privileged life.

And if Cruise is an idiot for Scientology hopefully Katie will raise her children with a balance of traditional religion.
if this is all a big game or a gag, we will know soon enough.

but, I predict she will get pg as soon as possible, though, to prove to the tongue waggers it's the real deal and she can get back in shape and into her career again.
I mean what is the point of being married to a big movie star if he isn't helping you with your career?

2786 days ago
90.

Miapocca    

Opps sorry if I mislead anyone

KAWASAKI is NOT Austism.

The gist of the previous posting is that Preston claims her child was diagnosed with Kawasaki (which could be true, but untreated or mismanaged can lead to some heart complications), however several reports are pointing to Autism....two different things with different symtoms or manifestions etc.

Which ever one it is the point it that due to their scientology beliefs they might not be seeking adequate medical care for the child and are using this as a crusade to peddle the scientology approach.

c

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