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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.

Is Taylor Hicks the Biggest "Idol" Flop?


Looks like Taylor Hicks' gray hair might have been a liability after all, as his debut album is tracking to be the first by an "Idol" winner to fall short of 1 million units sold, which some music industry wags blame on Hicks' soul-lite stylings being too "old."

The unlikely Season Five champ has sold 640,000 copies of "Taylor Hicks," which was released in December, but the album is languishing below 100 on the Billboard charts, while fourth-place finisher Chris Daughtry has already sold over a million copies of his debut disc. What's more, fellow "Idol" winners Kelly Clarkson, Fantasia, Ruben Studdard, and Carrie Underwood all did much better in their first couple months.

An exec from J Records, in an interview with the AP, blames the record's "longer burn" on the fact that the music is "much more adult."

ABC to "Grey's" Heigl – We Own You


Katherine Heigl might not be so happy with her contract negotiations to re-up for "Grey's Anatomy" but ABC doesn't really care – they've got her sewn up for years anyway. After the blonde bombshell – who plays Izzie – took her contract-whining to People yesterday, ABC shot back, saying that it had already made her a new offer and that the network was "surprised to see this gesture reported negatively in the press." And just to put her firmly in her place, her bosses said, "Fortunately, we have a long-term contract to ensure she'll be with the show for several years to come." Way to piss the boss man off, Katie.

Party Favors: Mess USA – The End is Near! ... Beyonce and Jay-Z Still Hangin' On ... Big Pussy Whacks Himself Off "Dancing"


Saucy Miss USA Tara Conner tells the Lexington Herald-Leader, a paper in her homestate of Kentucky, that she's "always going to be an alcoholic addict," but points out that, hey, she's off the clock starting March 23, when the next Miss USA is crowned. Tara adds that appearing in Broadway's "Chicago" is a "possibility." ... Despite rumors of their relationship's demise, Beyonce and Jay-Z were spotted at a basketball game this week, report Rush & Molloy, and don't appear to be dunzo. ... Vincent Pastore, "Big Pussy" from "The Sopranos," has, ahem, dropped out of this season's "Dancing with the Stars" because it was too "physically demanding." Think the other goodfellas will ever let him live down that he wimped out of a competition before an amputee?

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Brother Harold, S.J.    

John Travolta sounds like he's a Tom Cruise clone. What is it with these scientologists?

2706 days ago
17.

lily    

(#1 olivias) It's you. I think Katherine Heigl is equal in her acting skills to the rest of the cast and there is nothing wrong with her wanting to be paid equally.

2706 days ago
18.

Nickers    

Anna Nicole needed God not Scientology !!

Too bad about Taylor Hicks. I personally like him.

2706 days ago
19.

TheHell    

John Travolta needs to STFU with that Scientology crap. His son is autistic and not only does he ignore that, he never speaks about his son in public. He's all about "Ella this and Ella that" but he never mentions Jett.

Yesterday when him and Kelly announced they were pregnant, their statement said, "Ella will be welcoming a new brother or sister...." um, what about Jett.

STFU John and worry about your own family and the kid you don't talk about.

2706 days ago
20.

skinny fat    

Katherine who? As for that beast of a mother, Virgie should be banned from Anna's funeral.

2706 days ago
21.

Dark Knight    

I don't know if Taylor is the biggest Idol flop, but I also don't think he'll have a successful commercial career. It's got to be a blow to him too see Chris Daughtry just burying him in album sales, and Kellie Pickler and Katharine McPhee are also in the top 100 in billboard album sales. Even Carrie Underwood's album is still doing strong after almost a year and a half on the charts. Taylor is essentially losing out to 4 other idols right now. I don't know if a new single is going to gain his album any steam. You either liked the guy on the show, or you didn't, and those that liked him have already bought the album. Chris and Carrie will definitely have more successful commercial careers, and Katharine has a chance to as well.

2706 days ago
22.

prettyful    

i'll tell you why he doesnt mention his son..scientologists believe that people below a certain i.q. level..and to quote hubbard, the founder "should be disposed of with no sorrow at all".....pretty pathetic, huh?

2706 days ago
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OK!    

by help Dannielynn:

Whom ever u’r get life……..worry about your own kids…MOVE ON ALREADY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2706 days ago
24.

OK!    

ENOUGH OF ANN N. SMITH……….MOVE ON PEOPLE GET A LIFE…

2706 days ago
25.

lisa    

I think Anna Nicole was actually older than that religion!?!

2706 days ago
26.

OK!    

Ohhh lord here we go with this save Dannielynnn………I’m not getting paid why should I care?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

2706 days ago
27.

jh    

The people that really loved her were the ones like her mother and Larry who told her she had a drug problem.

She pushed those people away.

What Anna needed was a stern voice to tell her NO every now and again. Nobody ever told this woman no.. and it killed her.

2706 days ago
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OK!    

By help Dannielyn:
Get real……..I can’t believe you wants us to write to the Bahamas’ official about somebody baby….Please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2706 days ago
29.

gotta getta life    

Travolta needs to shut up & put his mouth back in Tom Cruise's lap. If he honestly thought she needed help, why not help BEFORE she died instead of using her death as PR for his cult? I love the way that he & Cruise try to work Oprah-best friends, exclusive appearances, etc.. Once they find out she isn't giving them half her dough they won't know her name either.

2706 days ago
30.

Joanne    

That was mean spirited, whoever said that about Taylor Hicks. I think he's a great singer and seems very down to earth.

2706 days ago
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