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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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61.

DesertChildAZ    

That's just what Anna needed....a bunch of loons directing her life....and another opportunistic cult taking advantage of her and making money off her. She had enough of that for one lifetime, Thank you, Mr. Travolta. It baffles me how the people of this religion take every tragic event and use it as an opportunity to promote their cockimaimy out of this world beliefs. First 9/11, now this. I'm sure Anna liked you, Mr. Travolta, but like most people she was, in the back of her mind, saying "Too bad he is so brainwashed"...Anna believed in God and, like most people, probably preferred not to be told that she could be Christian and be a Scientologist, then spend millions of dollars for classes that, in the end, conclude that Jesus Christ was a homosexual pedofile. No thank you. This is my opinion only (disclaimer: not suggesting it is fact) and I'm entitled to pronounce it under my First Amendment constitutional rights. Got to make that clear before the Thetans start suing me.

2704 days ago
62.

studly    

since travolta is going to open his big mouth about scientology then sorry to say he opens the door for us to say what his religion ( NOT) for what it is scientology is just a cult people,attracts the celebrities cause they think their cool if they join this cult scientology, but in reality people with half a brian know it's not cool and it's a joke and a cult ,after all why do you think it's in hollywierd not a accident,after all it was found by a failed closet case science fiction writer l.ron hubbard who couldnt make it in hollywierd as a writer so he creates a fantasy cult religion instead to attract the weak minded insecure actors i.e. travolta,criuse ,kirsti,hmmmmm! it also seems to attract closet cases and fag hags interestung it attracts who it's cult leader was ,

2704 days ago
63.

pukeHKS    

Travolta is so far removed from reality that anything he says sounds like a person who claims to have been kidnapped by aliens.

2704 days ago
64.

homer smith    

OH SURE, NOW THIS SCUMBAG COMES OUT AND SAYS ALL THIS ABOUT HKS AND ANS!
I BELIEVE IT'S ALL BULLS**T!! IF IT WERE TRUE, THEN HE SHOULD BE CHARGED WITH SOME KIND OF CRIME HIS DAMN SELF. WHY DID HE NOT PICK UP THE PHONE?? BULLSH**. TO ME IT SMELLS OF $$$$$$. AND LOOK WHO HE SOLD HIS STORY TO?? HOW MUCH DID HE MAKE FOR THIS STORY?? PEOPLE, MARK MY WORDS!! ALL OF ANS's SIX BROS & SISS ARE GOING TO FILE SOME KIND OF LAWSUIT TO GET SOME OF ANS's MONEY, WATCH AND SEE, INCLUDING THAT TOBACCO ROAD SLOB MOTHER OF HER's. TEAM HOWARD

2704 days ago
65.

snoop    

I basically feel we can write,email, phone Bahamas all
we want...
Bahamas will do whats right for their country!Is Bahamas corrupt?
Minister Shane Gibson did resign STERN is saying those were innocent
photos, BUT what would he say? He wants something from Bahama!We will
see if the truth and integraty out weigh the financial corrupt!IF
Birkhead is the father he has a right to raise his child!!!!WHO is it
to say if it was ANS wishes to have HKS be the FATHER? If this was
the case woman can get pregnant by whomever and elect any man to be
the Father if that is the womans wishes! What friggin sense does that
make? I'm sure every man would appreciate that ignorant reasoning!!!

2704 days ago
66.

Mare    

Is it me or has Tara Conner gotten uglier since she went to rehab. Maybe the booze and drugs kept her looking good. She is not very attractive or the least bit exciting. I am not saying that she should go back to drinking and drugs but she is no talented beauty. Go away Tara!!!!

2704 days ago
67.

OK!    

all u ANK groupies get a damn life.....who give a Sh!t about the freak show????????????? write to the Bahamas officials for what?????????????????????????????????

2704 days ago
68.

Kim    

I am so glad that if I didnt do anything wrong NONE of you people would be in the jury box! You find people guilty without even knowing all the facts TMZ is all one sided and needs to get alot of facts straight before they print! just like the so called WILL

2704 days ago
69.

snoop    

----------------------------------------------
I basically feel we can write,email, phone Bahamas all we
want...Bahamas will do whats right for their country! Is Bahamas
corrupt? Minister Shane Gibson did resign STERN is saying those were
innocent photos, BUT what would he say? He wants something from
Bahama! We will see if the truth and integraty out weigh the financial
corrupt! IFBirkhead is the father he has a right to raise his
child!!!! WHO is itto say if it was ANS wishes to have HKS be the
FATHER? If this wasthe case woman can get pregnant by whomever and
elect any man to bethe Father if that is the womans wishes! What
friggin sense does thatmake? I'm sure every man would appreciate
that ignorant reasoning!!!

2704 days ago
70.

tattoo    

He got payed from Scientology to say that. And Travolta is the one who's tried 3 times to leave. Doesn't say much about him or Scientology, except one thing money talks bullshit walks.

2704 days ago
71.

Stephanie    

Anna Nicole WAS NOT in "Be Cool"!!!

2704 days ago
72.

OK!    

By Vivian. U got it bad. Go raise u’r own kids if you have one. If not adopt me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m out of work and need luving toooooooo.

2704 days ago
73.

DesertChildAZ    

If Scientology is so terrific and "works", then why did Tom & Nicole get divorced? Why did Tom & Mimi get divorced? And why has Lisa Marie Presley been married like 3 or 4 times? Isn't Scientology helping you in your relationships????

2704 days ago
74.

OK!    

OMG!!!!!!!!!!! U ANS Groupies what the hell is wrong with u??????????????? u people got some type of obsessive compulsive disorder……….talking about writing somebody… LISTEN……..there’s millions of people out here who don’t give a Sh!t about this over dramatic story. You guys need to sick some professional help……..

2704 days ago
75.

kathy    

Grow-up Kathryn Heigel - you are not a big star, or have you not noticed

2704 days ago
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