Selena Gomez targeted for recruitment by Scientology, will she fall for it?

Selena Gomez

Here’s a photo of Selena Gomez in concert on Tuesday in Hollywood. She’s not the most talented pop singer out there and lipsynchs in concert like most of them do. Selena is doing great though. She may not top the charts, but she churns out a respectable level of album sales and can sell concert tickets like crazy. The latter point is very important because, unlike Miley Cyrus, Selena has yet to alienate her Disney channel fanbase.

One thing that has eluded Selena thus far is a promising movie career. She was a sarcastic little spitfire throughout the Wizards of Waverly Place run, but movie directors aren’t exactly pounding down her door. Spring Breakers did better than anyone expected, but Selena’s performance didn’t receive much attention. This summer’s Getaway (with Ethan Hawke) completely fizzled. You always want what you can’t have, and this week’s issue of Star says Scientology is watching Selena. They hope to recruit her with the promise of amazing acting connections. Uh-oh:

The Church of Scientology is desperate to lure a new high-profile star — Selena Gomez — into its clutches. Star has learned that Selena’s fashion designer pal, Marisa Ribisi, wife of singer Beck and sister of actor Giovanni Ribisi, is urging her to join the controversial religion.

“Marissa knows that Selena wants to be a big actress, so she reminds her how many stars are Scientologists,” says a source, admitting that Selena’s inner circle is worried: “Selena is just so sweet and trusting: she isn’t that good at standing up for herself. If she does get sucked in, it’s hard to imagine her ever getting out.”

[From Star, print edition, November 11, 2013]

In the nefarious eyes of the CO$, Selena probably looks flawless. She’s very charismatic and cute but not overtly sexy. Her off-and-on loyalty to Justin Bieber suggests a pliable, yielding personality. I hope she’s smart enough to tell Marisa Ribisi to back right off.

Here’s Selena sunbathing in Miami earlier this week. She even looks wholesome in a bikini.

Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet & WENN

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  1. Nemesis says:


    • Spooks says:

      She is soooo talentless but I hape she doesn get involved with those monsters.

      How is it okay to lipsync to songs someone else has written? I can do that.

  2. Launicaangelina says:

    Selena, you in danger girl!

  3. Jade says:

    We’ll she did fall for the beibs – who essentially looks like a pre-pubescent girl so… I won’t put anything past her at this stage.

    • carol says:

      ha yes. she does seem a bit….gullible

      what’s even more creepy though, is that scientololgy people actually target potential recruits….

  4. NerdMomma says:

    Reminds her how many stars are Scientologists? Someone remind me. What successful, respected stars are Scientologists? I only know about the desperate crazy ones.

    • Myrto says:

      Elizabeth Moss? She’s the only respected/talented Scientologist I can think of. Tom Cruise I guess but is he that respected? He’s a movie star sure, but a respected actor? Not really.
      Travolta is a joke. So really nobody NEEDS to be part of Scientology in order to become a movie star, that’s a ridiculous claim.

    • doofus says:

      I was thinking “how many stars are $cientologists?…more like how many stars AREN’T $cientologists?!”

      there are WAY more A-listers who aren’t than are, FFS.

      RUN, Selena, RUN FAR AWAY. and tell your cult-member “friend” to F OFF.

    • Erinn says:

      I’m horrified that Beck is one. That gave me the sads.

      • loveisthecoal says:

        If I remember correctly, Beck’s parents were scientologists and he was raised in it, so he didn’t join up as an adult. It still sucks, though. I was horrified too when I found out.

    • Lark says:

      Michael Pena, Elizabeth Moss, Will Smith, Tom Cruise, a lot of powerful producers and directors, and there are more. I think a lot try and keep it “under wraps.” More and more are leaving, though. Lisa Marie Presely and her daughter left it a few years ago. There are definitely different standards for most celeb scientologists too….like they can keep in contact with their non-sci friends and family and it’s not as intense…so I can see how a lot get sucked in.

      • Dean Fox says:

        I agree they keep it on the down low, the Smith’s are always vague about these things but Will does come out with some crazy, church of scientology, stuff at times such as wanting to live in a universe where 2+2 can equal whatever he wants and other “metaphysical” nonsense. They donated to open a scientology school which they then apparently didn’t support and it closed down, thankfully.

        Charismatic actor yes, genius erm perhaps not. I think his wife is more into scientology than he is.

  5. Hakura says:

    I never thought I’d say this, but I’d rather her be screwing Pissbucket Bieber than involved with those freaks. For some reason, I find it offensive that anyone calls $cientology a “Church“. How twisted is it that they use material gain to lure people in? That *alone* disqualifies it as a ‘church’, because it’s not about their BS beliefs whatsoever. It’s all about MONEY. Money money money.

    I always figured Selena had a more ‘submissive’ personality, & issues being easily convinced to trust where she shouldn’t. I like her, she’s grown on me a bit… But she can be a annoying sometimes (in a ‘tweeny bopper’ way), but I think a lot of my ‘annoyance’ about her is just residual from her time with Pissbucket. I don’t find her ‘sexy’, but I *can* see it emerging as she matures. I think her cheeks have been a little less ‘chipmunk’ of late.

    Point: She needs to haul some serious ASS away from this ‘pal’ trying to drag her down. As Launicaangelina said, you in danger girl!

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      “How twisted is it that they use material gain to lure people in? That *alone* disqualifies it as a ‘church’, because it’s not about their BS beliefs whatsoever. It’s all about MONEY. Money money money.”

      Sadly, this is not an unusual approach for a church and CO$ is hardly the only one to do this.

    • Izzy says:

      Honestly, the worst part isn’t how they lure people; it’s how they keep them – with lies, brutality, and fear. That they’re allowed to operate like this on American soil is just worse – it taints the First Amendment, IMO. There is no way the founding fathers ever intended for the First Amendment to be used to violate human and civil rights, especially to the degree those crazybuckets do.

      • Hakura says:

        @Izzy – This is true. This is also why I’m sure they decided to declare themselves ‘a church’ instead of a ‘business organization’, so they could hide behind the first amendment, & make it difficult for the justice system/authorities. I mean, they’re just a weirdo version of the mafia or some sort of street gang, using (as you said) brutality, lies & fear… as well as connections they’ve managed to obtain high in the justice system.

        They should all be put on a boat, & sent to the Bermuda triangle.

      • Izzy says:

        True. Also, Hubbard apparently made no bones about the fact that he felt one of the best ways to make a lot of money was to start a religion. Unfortunately, this is a cult, and is hiding behind the 1st Am to do its evil. It’s been interesting watching the implosions lately, I follow Tony Ortega’s blog at the Underground Bunker.

        Oh, and if any $cilons are reading this: please don’t think for one second that I’m afraid of you. I’m a lawyer, and I post on this site because I really relate to the “bitchy” part. Ha!

  6. eliza says:

    Scientology has lots of celebrity cred but when it comes to big movie stars on their roster, they have only two who come to mind, Cruise and Travolta. The rest are mediocre tv level and c+, B- Listers and lets face it, judging on box office receipts, Cruise and Travolta are losing their edge. If she wants a movie career she might try acting lessons and getting an agent like Ari Emmanuel. You don’t have to have Scientology to be out there in Hollywood. Wahlberg is not a great actor but Emmanuel has given him and several others huge careers on mediocre talent. No Scientology involved.

  7. NewWester says:

    Hmmm…. “sweet and trusting” isn’t that how Nicole Kidman and Katie Holmes were described before they married Mr Tom “CO$” Cruise?
    Tom is single right now. The only thing that does not work is her height. Tom seems to like tall women.

  8. tifzlan says:

    I think you meant to say ‘eluded’. As for Selena, i hope she has people around her who are aware of the dangers of getting involved with Scientology. She could be tempted by the offer, but i think she’s a fairly mature girl and i really hope she turns the offers down.

  9. Quinns says:

    Wasn’t Marissa Ribisi trying to nab Dakota Johnson for Co$ too? Bleh.

  10. goldie says:

    I said it b4, I’ll say it again – RUN FORREST RUNNNNN!!!

  11. Jay says:

    Finally we get a hint on who they want to set Tom up with next…

  12. Lucky Charm says:

    Not to be nit-picky, but it should be eluded, not alluded. :)

    Selena needs to distance herself from this friend right away and not get sucked in to the Cult.

  13. KinChicago says:

    The GMD strikes. Run from the audition Selena, Run!

  14. Dragonlady sakura says:

    While I respect other people’s religious beliefs, I don’t want someone trying to convert me to ANYTHING! My private views are my own and not something that can be talked out of. Hold firm, Selena! No means no!

    • Decloo says:

      I don’t respect the religious views of any CO$ member. In my view all religions are cults but this one is the most dangerous.

  15. nicegirl says:

    Leah time to call Selena. Help a girl out

  16. Sam H x says:

    Michael Pena?!! What!! I really liked him in End of Watch, tis a shame…If anyone cares for this young lady they should yank her away from this friend right this instance before its too late…I don’t mind her, she hasn’t got much going on in the talent department though…For me, she’s like Lauren Conrad, inoffensive and tolerable…like everyone has said run girl run!! and dont even look back…xx

  17. Moi says:

    Although she was dumb/naive enough to fall for the Beibster, I don’t think she’s THAT dumb.

  18. kdoo says:

    ya her songs are pretty bad and her movies suck, but she could do more for her career than lipping some pop on stage or spreading gossip about herself online…maybe she should forget the movies and do tv shows. Honestly her acting isnt the best but she could do a sitcom for ABC and still remain relevant.

  19. Deeana says:

    Who exactly ARE all of these “important producers and directors” who are members of the Cult of $cientology? I’ve seen this phrase bandied about a few times before, but nobody ever seems to be able to name any.

    The Cof$ is having some bigtime problems right now. Lawsuits against them in Florida, in Texas, and in California. Their exalted leader, David Miscavige hasn’t been seen in public for almost 6 weeks now. Oh, and Miscavige’s wife Shelley hasn’t been seen in almost 7 years! (She’s the one on which Leah Remini filed a Missing Persons report.)

    $cientology is a mind-bending, evil cult. They are much worse than most people could even imagine. Somebody needs to point Selena to the book “Going Clear” that is currently on the best sellers list.

  20. Dean Fox says:

    Stay away from the cans Selena,

  21. Tim says:

    There are also plenty of celebrities that have left that CULT. That’s exactly what they are also, a cult that won’t let you leave and will hound you the rest of your life.

    It would be the mistake of her life to join that cult.

  22. Tim says:

    I haven’t seen her latest movies (mainly because they are not the kind I care for), but Selena I thought was very good on her Disney show. A lot of it depends on the guy who is directing and the guy who writes the script.

    The same goes for the singing, it all depends on who writes the songs and puts the show together.

  23. Zombie Shortcake says:

    Cruise wife #4 candidate?