A Comprehensive Updated List of Every Celebrity Linked to Scientology

Andy Cush · 04/02/15 01:15PM

L. Ron Hubbard began Scientology’s “Project Celebrity” in 1955, offering a list of 63 high-profile targets and a “small plaque” as a reward to anyone who successfully brought the likes of Bob Hope and Ernest Hemingway into the church. “There are many to whom America and the world listens...” Scientology’s blustery founder wrote in a newsletter announcing the plan. “It is obvious what would happen to Scientology if prime communicators benefitting from it would mention it now and then.” Sixty years later, was Project Celebrity a success?

J.K. Trotter · 01/14/15 07:46PM

Update: “John approached him and asked if he was married, if he had kids, what he did in his spare time, and then started talking about his private jets. He said they talked for a while.

John Travolta's Alleged Ex-Boyfriend Sues for Right To Kiss and Tell

Rich Juzwiak · 07/23/14 11:38AM

When pilot Doug Gotterba spilled the tea on his alleged six-year affair with alleged man who sleeps with men John Travolta to the National Enquirer in 2012, Travolta's camp slapped him with a cease and desist. That's about as revealing as Travolta himself walking right up to Gotterba, slapping him on the face with a lavender glove, and hissing, "Now hush, D'Artagnan."

Gabrielle Bluestone · 04/27/13 12:30PM

At least they didn't key it. Quentin Tarantino's 1964 Chevelle Malibu, driven to fame by John Travolta in Pulp Fiction, was recovered in the Bay Area this week. The convertible was reported stolen in 1994.

[UPDATE] Document Shows John Travolta's Insurer Paid at Least $84,000 Last Year Over Sexual Assault Claims

Camille Dodero · 04/02/13 01:21PM

Butt-chinned actor John Travolta faced a messy litany of sexual charges last year, accusations that varied in size, shape, and credibility. Most famously, there were the two John Doe masseurs, a pair of anonymous muscle-rubbers whose tag-teamed lawsuit claimed the celebrity Scientologist separately turned their private massage sessions into predatory gay assaults. There was also Fabian Zanzi, a former cruise-ship employee who claimed the VIP guest rubbed his "erect penis" against him. (Both suits were ultimately dropped, both followed by an abrupt silence.)

Oh God John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John What Are You Doing

Rich Juzwiak · 10/02/12 12:15PM

Behold: The cover for This Christmas, the upcoming joint holiday album from the reupholstered pods that once held the souls of former onscreen lovers John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John. It looks like they're having a hot-cocoa-and-gift-wrapping party, how neat.

John Travolta's Allegedly Gay Penis: A History

Maureen O'Connor · 05/09/12 12:41PM

After decades of rumored gay bath house orgies and Scientology "cures," John Travolta's sex life is back in the news with sexual battery charges from a pair of male masseurs. Running parallel to the story of John Travolta's rise to fame is the story of his allegedly gay penis' rise to infamy. Now presenting John Travolta: A Portrait of the Actor as the Sum of His Gay Rumors.