Tom Cruise tried to get Keith Urban to do Scientology rehab


One of the ways the Scientology cult ropes in vulnerable recruits is through their sham drug rehab front, Narconon. Narconon tries to sound official with a name that can easily be confused for the legitimate self-help group, Narcotics Anonymous, with which they are in no way affiliated. They make addicts go cold turkey and advocate a medically unsound detox regimen that includes saunas and vitamins. Narconon uses mind control tactics to convert people to Scientology.

It’s not surprising, then, that Cruise is said to have recommended Narconon to Keith Urban, who was just released from an accredited rehab for alcoholism treatment. The National Enquirer reports that Tom Cruise and his ex, Nicole Kidman, are battling a religous war over how to raise their two children, Isabella, 14 and Conner, 11.

Now Cruise is pushing Nicole to get back into the fold and to bring her troubled new husband along with her.

Tom has suggested that Keith explore Scientology as a means to conquer his addictions, continued the friend.

That opened up a lot of old wounds from Tom and Nicole’s previous religious clases.

Tom, 44, also is worried about the children being around Keith until he can be sure Keith has conquered his demons, and he’s made that clear to Nicole…

Another close source confirms that Tom and Nicole’s long-standing friction over Scientology has resurfaced with a vengeance – especially since Tom has offered to help Keith get clean through the religion.

“Nicole feels she’s got everything under control and Keith is well on the way to a full recover,” said the source.

“The last thing she wanted to hear was a Scientology pitch from Tom – especially regarding Keith…”

[From The National Enquirer print edition, January 22, 2007]

They also claim that Tom’s new Stepford bride Katie Holmes backs him on the Scientology issue, and that Nicole probably feels like she’s being teamed up on.

The article quotes a cult expert who says that Nicole, who has left Scientology and is now a Catholic, risks losing her children entirely if she says one bad thing about the cult. It sounds like Tom is threatening to take away her children if she doesn’t play along. She seems to barely see them as it is.

Keith Urban has been released from rehab and was seen out at a Golden Globes after party with Nicole. He will start touring Europe in April, which is sure to test his newfound sobriety.

Here are Katie and Tom leaving a Golden Globes after party. Pictures from KatieHolmes.com.

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  1. Vern says:

    Katie – Kate – looks so different here! Like she’s aged 10 years

  2. countrybabe says:

    Kate is so much taller than he is. I had hoped we wouldn’t see them at the Golden Globes. Poor Nic/ I read this in the tabloids but didn’t quite believe. I’m sorry I would trade a sometimes alcoholic husband for a somtimes gay one anyday.

  3. countrybabe says:

    Meant to say trade a sometimes gay husband for a sometimes alcoholic one anyday.

  4. Rachael says:

    how gross is that man, i feel sorry for poor Nicole

  5. suki says:

    Tom Cruise’s biggest problem is his arrogance. It’s one thing to believe in something for yourself, but quite another to attempt to force it on and use it to control others. He’s no different from other religious fanatics, and we all know how destructive that can be.
    And am I the only one who thinks he now looks like Kenneth Brown of “Redesign”? He’s definitely done something to his face and not in a good way.

  6. julie says:

    I used to be engaged to a scientologist, until he tried to get me to become one. anyway, it had been my understanding that the reason why scientology is so popular with the celebrity set, is that narcanon is a surprisingly effective rehab program. Once narcanon helps get you sober you just sort of assume that if it worked, scientology must work too. I have never attended narcanon, so if I am wrong, please correct me. I kind of hate scientology, so if I am wrong and narcanon doesn’t work, I will be gleefully happy.

  7. Fabiola says:

    Read what a former $cientologist has to say:
    http://www.xenu-directory.net/accounts/hunt19950211.html

  8. Fabiola says:

    Is it just me, or does Katie look really really VACANT?

  9. ThisGirl says:

    Nothing like an EX stepping on her toes.

  10. Jenna says:

    Hey Tom, I don’t seem to remember either Keith or Nicole asking for your advice on rehab. What an arrogant putz.

    If that is true about her childern, I would suggest she hire a good lawyer ASAP. Then again, I think she should sue for full custody either way to get the kids away from these two nuts.

  11. mimosa says:

    I agree with the first comment, Katie looks like she’s aged so much. I was watching a rerun of Dawson’s Creek the other day, she used to be so cute. Now she looks like a Stepford wife.

  12. luste says:

    What is so wrong about this? If he was trying to get him into Betty Ford no one would be complaining.

  13. frewtloop says:

    Its really quite amazing how far his star has fallen in such a short time. I mean just two years ago he was still a lusted after leading man and now he’s just a weird, pudgy, control freak. Note how he’s leading her in every picture – very telling.

  14. ray says:

    Answer to julie: there is Narcanon, which is Narcotics Anonymous, and there is Narconon (with an ‘o’), which is the Scientology-based program. About the efficiency of the latter, see http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~dst/Narconon/studies.htm: “Most Narconon entrants do not complete the programme; Most of those who do complete the programme return to drug abuse subsequently.” So, in short, although Narconon is advertized as efficient by its proponents, it is not efficient, and actually based on junk science.

  15. zongkhoro says:

    what the F*** was he thinking , trying to let his dirty paws into places they dont belong to ….
    Scientology…. my A**
    this guy gets into my nerves now (for a while now)

  16. jess says:

    katie did something to her nose too…i think she had the bridge built up. bad call. shes ugly now and she used to be so pretty…