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Could Scientology Have Saved Anna Nicole?

3/1/2007 10:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Anna Nicole Smith, crying.It's all over but the crying for Anna Nicole Smith, with her burial planned for Friday, but John Travolta thinks that she might've lived if only she had let Scientology heal her.

The super Thetan, who appeared with Smith in "Be Cool," proclaims that if Anna Nicole had gotten help at Narconon, the drug detox program "inspired" by the writings of L. Ron Hubbard and associated with the Church of Scientology, all would be different today. "It's so sad," said Travolta to MSNBC. "We could have helped her with Narconon but didn't get a chance."

Meanwhile, Smith's farewell will be, as her life was, "over the top," said a friend who's organizing the memorial. About 300 guests, reports the AP, will gather at a church in the Bahamas, and Anna will be dressed in a custom-made gown. What's not certain is whether her casket will be open or closed, and whether her mother, Virgie Arthur, who dropped her bid to bury Anna in her native Texas, will attend.

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olivias    

Is it me or does Katherine Heigl think she's this super accomplished actress that is deserving of all this attention from her whining...get real

2702 days ago
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Clinton    

God, Travolta is such a mental-dink. I guess scientology has to appeal to someone.

2702 days ago
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Sillyme    

Can you imagine Anna Nicole subdued and thriving in their Scientolgy group? Hee hee!

2702 days ago
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Joanne    

I think Anna Nicole Smith should have accepted Jesus Christ as her personal savior. I think John Travolta would have liked to have Anna pre date her check to scientology if she got money from her late husband's estate. john, tom, katie, just because you all want to give large chunks of your money to scientology, doesn't mean anyone else does. Go with Christ, not scientology...

2702 days ago
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Jaime    

All Anna Nichole needed in her life were some people that really loved her. She was surrounded by such greedy people...

2702 days ago
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Clinton    

What's going on with TMZ's email verification? It's been working hinky this morning. I'll try, again,

God, Travolta is such a mental-dink. I guess scientology has to appeal
to someone.

2702 days ago
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Clinton    

God, Travolta is such a mental-dink. I guess scientology has to appeal
to someone.

2702 days ago
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truth sleuth    

Contact Bahamas Child Services and demand a DNA test on behalf of this
child without a voice
Director: Mellany Zonicle
Head Quarters: Thompson Blvd
P.O. Box N-1545, Nassau, The Bahamas

Tel: (242) 326-0526 | (242)322-4408

Posted at 12:15AM on Mar 1st 2007 by Laurie

That's incorrect, the correct information with WITH an e-mail address is:

Ministry of Social Services and Community Development
Cabinet Minister: Melanie Griffi
Tel.: +1-242-356-0765
Fax: +1-242-323-3883
E-Mail: melaniegriffin@bahamas.gov.bs
Frederick Street
P.O. Box N-3206
Nassau,
N.P., The Bahamas

Please repeat this post to get the information out there.

2702 days ago
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Your'e Fired!    

.....Mr. Travolta, I love you as an actor, you are adorabably cute and handsome, FUNNY and did I say cute, handsome? But sir, Scientology is nothing more than a CULT.
You have sold your soul to the Devil....I only hope you SEE this before its too too late....Look into your children's eyes....You have the Chance to make a differance in their
lives now and after they have left this earth. Open YOUR eyes and theirs, BEFORE its to late.....

2702 days ago
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Peep    

Everyone knows Scientology is a cult born from a science fiction writer. You do all know that, don't you?

2702 days ago
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OK!    

0nce again. Who really cares about them….

She was on the Oscars’ red carpet being interviewed by one of the ET’s show announcers putting Clint Eastwood on the spot. Beyonce let it be known she wanted to be in one of his films.

On national TV they put Mr. Eastwood on the spot……Can you believe this?????

The women can’t speak proper English, let alone she can’t act either………shame, shame, shame Beyonce. Still trying to outshine Ms. Hudson……

2702 days ago
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prettyful    

scientology?? good lord! a cult was just what she needed. where was he when she was so obviously drugged out on that awards show? why does he wait till after her death to say something? if he was so convinced of that why didn't he try to help her when she was still alive? google scientology. yea aliens from outer space could have helped her. what's sad is people like travolta and tom cruise are so brainwashed!!

2702 days ago
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prettyful    

scientology?? good lord! a cult was just what she needed. where was he when she was so obviously drugged out on that awards show? why does he wait till after her death to say something? if he was so convinced of that why didn't he try to help her when she was still alive? google scientology. yea aliens from outer space could have helped her. what's sad is people like travolta and tom cruise are so brainwashed!!

2702 days ago
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uniformsformilitarypersonnelonly    

These "stars" are spoiled brats who think they can demand and get anything they want. These aren't brain surgeons. They're friggin' actors! Why Americans put them up on pedestals are beyond me.

2702 days ago
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Nickers    

Anna Nicole needed God not Scientology !!

Too bad about tTylor Hicks I personally like him.

2702 days ago
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