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LEAH REMINI'S REALITY SHOW TO TACKLE SCIENTOLOGY SCANDAL IN THE PREMIERE...

Submitted by nabashalam2 on Sun, 06/15/2014 - 17:51

Leah Remini's reality series will premiere on Thursday, July 10 at 10/9c on TLC.

CASEY KASEM’S SORDID FAMILY DRAMA: IS KERRI’S INVOLVEMENT IN SCIENTOLOGY RELEVANT?

Submitted by nabashalam2 on Wed, 06/11/2014 - 14:03

Over the years, we’ve been pretty good at staying away from family law stories. Why? Because in family court, everyone lies. The stakes are just too high. It makes reporting on such cases mostly an exercise in futility.

For that reason, we’ve been loathe to write anything about the sad custody battle over Casey Kasem, 82, the golden-voiced American Top 40 deejay who retired in 2009 and now suffers from a common form of dementia that has left him unable to speak.

A SHOCKING INCIDENCE IN AN EAST CHINA CITY REACTIVATES A TIGHTENED CRACKDOWN ON ILLEGAL ORGANIZATIONS... (CULTS)

Submitted by nabashalam2 on Mon, 06/09/2014 - 15:33

On May 28, citizens all across China were shaken to their cores when Wu Shuoyan, a 35-year-old woman, was beaten to death in public by six people at a McDonald's in Zhaoyuan, east China's Shandong Province. Their motive, according to the original online news report, was because one of the six asked Wu for her phone number but she refused.

CASEY KASEM’S WIFE DRAGS SCIENTOLOGY INTO HER WORLD OF MADNESS...

Submitted by nabashalam2 on Mon, 06/09/2014 - 15:24

As if this couldn’t get any worse: Jean Kasem, the wife of radio legend Casey Kasem and star hamburger pitcher, is not only suing his children, but claiming that his daughter Kerri wants to donate Kasem’s $80 million fortune to the Church of Scientology. (This is the only time we’ll say it: those poor Scientologists)

The Rhetoric Of Obama's Climate Plan Vs. Reality

Submitted by adminx on Mon, 06/09/2014 - 09:33

The Washington Post June 8, 2014 by Robert J. Samuelson

President Obama and his harshest critics — business groups and Republicans — have a shared interest in exaggerating the impact of the president’s proposal on climate change.

SCIENTOLOGY SUNDAY FUNNIES: THE TOM CRUISE HISTORY LESSON EDITION!

Submitted by nabashalam2 on Sun, 06/08/2014 - 15:21

Oh, those days of thunder

Tom Cruise has a new movie out, so maybe it just comes with the territory that some media types will do their best to burnish his reputation. We’ve always had a lot of respect for Tom’s acting skills, and we never root against his movie success. But some of his admirers in the media have been trying to rewrite history by downplaying how much Tom’s involvement in Scientology has hurt his public image.

Federal Judge Strikes Down Wisconsin Ban On Gay Marriage

Submitted by adminx on Sat, 06/07/2014 - 16:51

REUTERS  June 6, 2014 by Brendan O'Brien

A federal judge deemed Wisconsin's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional on Friday to the delight of gay couples who immediately began rushing to county offices to wed as word of the ruling spread.

The ruling marked the latest in a string of decisions by federal judges who have struck down gay marriage bans in a number of states, although the Wisconsin ruling sparked some confusion over whether such marriages could now legally go ahead.

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