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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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46.

OK!    

WHO CARES about Anna Nicole Smith. people get a grip............MOVE THE F!$k on.

2739 days ago
47.

???    

Stupid obssessed poster about Dannielynn.....STFU! No one cares but you. You'll be stalking that kid for the rest of her life. Like anyone in the Bahamas is going to listen to some lame ass American that has nothing to do with this kid. Yeah,right.

2739 days ago
48.

Dave    

Scientology is the biggest money rip off scam in years. It's all about the money.

2739 days ago
49.

vivian    

RON RALE CONDEMN TMZ LAST NIGHT... DID HE PUT A VOODOO CURSE ON THIS SITE BECAUSE TMZ IS IN A FUNK TODAY

2739 days ago
50.

Seriously    

Travolta is a whack. How come Scientology hasn't cured your son
of his autism?
Question for some posters,,,,WHY DO YOU TYPE IN CAPS?????
Stop it FFS! It doesn't make what you say more important and it's
fxxking ANNOYING.

2739 days ago
51.

vivian    

Your comments: THE FREAK is just that A FREAK!!I hope people will write and
contact
the Bahamas they need to do the right thing!! do the DNA and return
Danielynn to her rightful father!!!

2739 days ago
52.

Amber    

John is such an idiot. Leave the woman alone- yeah, lets keep criticizing the woman to is gone and can't speak for herself. How about criticzing Stern, the enabler to not only Anna but Daniel. Get a life John.

2739 days ago
53.

JV    

Simon Cowell was right-he did not think Taylor Hicks would make a "good" American Idol....which probably meant he would not generate profits.

I bet if Ana Nicole Smith had tried to contact John Travolta while she was alive-he would have "blown her off" - she was not an A-lister and Hollywood probably did not give a damn about her.

2739 days ago
54.

I love Larry!!    

I really hope I don't offend anyone, but I just need to comment /respond to all of the "Poor Anna" posts I've been reading.

Yes, everyone was greedy in her life. Yes, everyone is "in it for the money". But wasn't she the ring leader?

The fact is that she didn't come across as a very nice person when she was alive. It took her 39 days to bury her son (by the way, within days after his death, she contacted a California funeral home but decided not to bury him there because by entering the US, she would receive a Subpoena - selfish reasons on many levels, including keeping her daughter away from her real father).

BEFORE burying her son, she chose to:
have a "commitment ceremony", participate in multiple interviews bashing her mother (who was probably right about Daniel's death to begin with, at least where HKS is concerned), began the purchase of a home, have TWO special custom dresses designed for her (one for commitment ceremony and one for funeral). What else did I leave out? What kind of behavior is that? I know some of you may say that people grieve differently, but I don't believe she was a sincere woman. I'm not saying she didn't "love" her son, but it wasn't a conventional love.

Additionally, lets not forget her late BILLIONAIRE husbund. She's married to him for just over a year and fights his family about HIS burial and money. How long did she let him sit in a morgue?

It just seems that she lived her life this way, not caring about other people any more than they care about her. And now, we give her excuses for her behavior and "poor Anna"?

2739 days ago
55.

uniformsformilitarypersonnelonly    

SCIENTOLOGY -- CAN YOU SAY...................

C U L T !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2739 days ago
56.

Brit sucks    

John Travolta takes it in the sh*tter. Which is fine but don't pretend you don't.

Taylor Hicks is a dickhead. That's what you get for being cold and thinking you're a star before you are.

Grey's Anatomy is becoming lamer and lamer. I'm holding on for a good episode.

Who gives a flying f*** about Beyonce and Jay-Z?

2739 days ago
57.

uniformsformilitarypersonnelonly    

Vivan, that's funny! I saw that and thought the same thing. Ron Rale put the malochi on TMZ.

Did you hear him cut TMZ a new one? Ron Rale, rot in hell. You're buddy's a killer.

2739 days ago
58.

lissabell    

Katherine does not deserved to be paid as much as the other actors - for the simple reason, her role is not as big as some of the others. Ellen Pompeo has a lead role, therefore I'm sure her scripts are twice the size of Katherine's, hence she does deserve a larger paycheck. Katherine does not have a lead role. On that note, can someone please tell me why actors and professional athletes are constantly demanding more money? See, I always thought that actors got into acting becuase they loved it, the same with athletes. I guess it was not for the love of acting or the game but for a hefty paycheck. If Katherine wants to whine about her salary, I'll take it.

2739 days ago
59.

Jill    

Uh, I don't think so. Ron Rale is nothing but a flack for Stern.

Travolta isn't doing his CULT any good with these type of comments.

2739 days ago
60.

ROBIN    

You make me laugh John Travolta....You people and your so-called religion! It is a "CULT" John not a religion. Just look around at the other members....catching my clue. You couldn't have helped poor Anna Nicole and if you had really wanted to you would have somehow contacted her. Get off your "high-horse" and stick to acting.

2739 days ago
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