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Jason Lee and Other Celebrities Who've Freed Themselves from Xenu's Clutches

By Courtney Enlow | Celebrity | September 19, 2016 |

By Courtney Enlow | Celebrity | September 19, 2016 |

In an interview with a Denton, Texas blog, Jason Lee casually announced that he and his wife Ceren have pried themselves free from the terrifying claws of the Dark Lord Xenu (HAIL!) and are no longer Scientologists. It was a beautiful moment, especially for those of us who have committed huge chunks of our lives to Lee, be he Brody Bruce or Banky Edwards.

Lee was in pretty deep for quite some time. My Name Is Earl was a heavily Hubbard-approved set, between Lee, the show’s creator Greg Garcia and co-stars Ethan Suplee and Giovanni Ribisi. Here are the other big names to take their souls and go home.

Leah Remini


The actress who, to me, will always be known as Stacey Carosi left the church very publicly, with them writing this Donald Trump-esque statement in her wake. Seriously, read it, it’s bonkers.

Christopher Reeve


The church had actual Superman pondering joining them and fucked it up because they didn’t know their mythology. Reeve tried to stump their auditing process by telling a Greek mythology story as a past life regression and they bought it.

Katie Holmes


We will forever love her for her masterful escape.

Paul Haggis


Honestly, Haggis’s commitment to destroying CoS kind of makes up for Crash.

Lisa Marie Presley


Not only did she get herself out, but she helped David Miscavige’s dad get his story out there, leading to a bunch of weird dumb efforts to make him look bad.

Jason Beghe


The Chicago PD star is now one of the most public voices against the religion (just so you know, every time I type “church” and “religion” I’m mentally making airquotes.)

Charles Manson


His time was brief. It may have been too out there for him.

Celebrities the Church of Scientology has tried and failed to recruit:

Jennifer Lopez


Will Smith (UPDATE: they fully nabbed Jada, but not Big Willie Style according to Tony Ortega—at the very least, they got out)


No points awarded for failure, Xenu.

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