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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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76.

snoop    

Does anyone read the Bahama newspapers??

That country is so riddled with crimes~ Murders, corruption,scandles what a strange country!

Bahama will investagate Daniels death, does anyone think justice will be served or will the TOTAL incompatense just say it was an unfortunate accidently death???

2770 days ago
77.

Jill    

Yeah, I'll bet Ron Rale LOVES ET and the Insider. What a pathetic joke they are.
Thanks to TMZ for printing the truth Ron Rale doesn't want us to know.

2770 days ago
78.

snoop    

by come on people
POO POO this site is screwed up today that is why double trible mail is sent

some of my comments will not go through...

but "come on people" if you need to be taken care of I hear HKS parents likes to support indegents!!!!!

2770 days ago
79.

OK!    

I wished somebody cared about all those starving kids in “AMERICA.” You people going on and on about this baby “Dannielynn” drama. Since you’re so concern “ Donate to the FEED the F****n Kids” in America..I’m quite sure Dannielynn wouldn’t starve to death or sleep in the damn streets…..some of you guys are pathetic. You need to take care of the millions of kids in our own country!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2770 days ago
80.

vivian    

by come on people
" POO POO"
this site is screwed up today that is why double trible mail is sent
some of my comments will not go through...
but "come on people" if you need to be taken care of I
hear HKS parents likes to support indegents!!!!!

2770 days ago
81.

prettyful    

did you guys hear jennifer lopez at the oscars saying her and mark anthony were thinking about joining scientology? somebody needs to talk to her...soon!!! this cult charges for everything they do for anybody. its a series of so-called "audits" and courses that each can cost from 5 to 20 thousand dollars. in fact, they are banned in most countries. but here, in the u. s., they not only have freedom to operate, but also enjoy tax shelters not given to any other religion. most countries consider them a corporation or business, not a religion because of the profits they make. hubbard himself said..if you want to make a million dollars, start a new religion. they even have their own cruise ship named "freewinds" where they supposedly reveal the "secrets" of the cult. they hate doctors..especially psychologists and psychiatrists. they say jesus is an "implant" put in our brain in an earlier life! if it werent so sad it would be funny.

2770 days ago
82.

LARRY FAN    

WELL SAID "COMMENT #14"..."I AGREE". I LOVE TAYLOR HICKS..."HANG IN THERE SOULPATROL".

2770 days ago
83.

pukeHKS    

Maybe Travolta should fly all his cult pals over to the Bahamas tomorrow.
Even if he's not invited, so what. He could have a Tools like Tom & Katie drop bags of $cientology propaganda flyers out the hatch over the cemetary full of ANS Enablers.

These people falsely believe their money and power isolate them from the truth of who they really are. Most of them need to take a lesson from Britney's same false assumption -- look where it's landed her. Public antics and wild statements will be ripped to shreds by the media and sites like TMZ. And justly so, imo. Hopefully it teaches and saves another up and comer from making their same mistakes. (well, one can hope)

Travolta and his ilk give me the creeps.

2770 days ago
84.

OK!    

u r 1 sick puppy.......get a damn life of ur own......stop obsessing...step away from the computer and cook ur man/woman a meal...if you have 1

2770 days ago
85.

OK!    

You people are still at it (ANS Drama)??????????? Get your own life and move on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! who cares about Anne and baby Dannieylnn????????????????????????????????????????????????

2770 days ago
86.

OK!    

do you ANS groupies have a life????????????????????????????????? Some of you guys need to seek help...STOP OBSESSING OVER A. SMITH AND GET YOUR OWN LIFE.......

2770 days ago
87.

vivian    

Hey sis please dont post my emails to you!
"COME ON PEOPLE"
Is just a HOWARD K STERN wanna be!!! "come on people" is on this site to complain instead of out looking for a job.......... so nanc, this TMZ just goes to show people can be slapped in the face with the truth and they will still stand by HKS even when they know he is a leech, loser, pimp, drug enabler! a piss poor attorney with bad ethics and someone who leeches off and lives off his parents!!!!

Think Justice will be served??

Makes me wonder about Florida?? and there are so many murders in the Bahamas and much corruption down there ya gotta wonder about that countries morals!! will ethics out weigh financial gain???

2770 days ago
88.

BELLA    

Scientology?? LOL . Everyone needs God and Jesus. Scientology? LOL what a joke.

2770 days ago
89.

OK!    

by nancy:

u got it bad....get a life....hks, ans and d??s don't give DAMN about u. stop the obsessing get a life.....if u can.

2770 days ago
90.

OK!    

you ANS Groupies will write a damn book about this sh!t. what is so sad about you guys...you sound like a bunch of losers........

2770 days ago
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