Tom Cruise & Katie Holmes in counseling; Suri to attend Scientology school?

There are all sorts of reports that Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are sending Suri to “Scientology school.” If the stories are true, it’s hard to verify if Suri will be going to a Scientology School or not. Cruise and Holmes are said to be sending Suri to Will and Jada Pinkett Smith’s New Village Academy. The New Village Academy uses Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard’s “study tech”, has language on their website that is loaded with Scientology terms and does have teachers who are known Scientologists. Smith denies that it’s primarily a Scientology school, however, and says the private pre-K to Grade 6 Calabasas, CA school offers a secular education based on a mix of different educational philosophies. Suri may be going to a Scientology school if she’s being enrolled in the New Village Academy, but the school doesn’t admit that it’s primarily run by the cult. It also is hopefully not ridden with the same problems as older established Scientology schools that have been accused of all sorts of abuses and neglect by former students.

This week’s Star Magazine has another report that reminds us that Tom and Katie are the most famous representatives of Scientology. Star claims that the couple is attending Scientology marriage counseling after reaching a crisis in their relationship. This report seems to be based on known information on the cult along with the fact that Katie visited the Scientology center recently. It’s doubtful Star has any insider information about the nature of their supposed counseling sessions:

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes have been fighting… over everything from having another baby to where to live! Things have turned so sour that they’ve resorted to couples counseling in a last-ditch bid to work on their longtime relationship issues, insiders tell Star But they’re not seeing just any specialist. The Hollywood power duo has turned to their fellow Scientologists for help.

“Scientologists often step in where there are problems in a marriage,” a source tells Star. “They teach followers certain communications skills that are supposed to increase problem-solving potential…”

Sources say Scientology counselors have been focusing on Katie, 30, because she’s relatively new to the religion, while Tom is an Operating Thetan, the highest rank. On March 31, Katie again met with a counselor, this time without Tom, at a Scientology house in Silver Lake, Calif. “They will come down on Katie if she is doing anything to upset Tom, because she is outranked by him,” says former Scientologist Skip Press…

But it’s beginning to dawn on Katie that the counselors might be biased toward her husband, says an insider. “She told Tom she wants to stop going because she doesn’t feel the Scientology method is effective counseling, but Tom told her to give it another two months and then they’ll discuss it again.”

[From Star Magazine, print edition, April 20, 2009]

I love that pseudonym, “Skip Press,” and it adds credence to this story because it makes it seem like Star has a real ex-Scientologist source who doesn’t want his name used. It’s possible that Katie is getting some kind of counseling at the Scientology center and going through her training at the same time. The house in Silver Lake is said to be a dance studio, though, not a Scientology house. Whatever she’s doing, it looks to be taking some kind of toll on her as she has been looking worn out and tired lately. You don’t have to be brainwashed to look washed out, though. Other reports that we recently covered have Katie ready for another baby so it’s hard to tell what to believe.

Katie Holmes and Suri Cruise are shown on 4/9/09 outside a dance studio. Katie is also shown on 4/7/09. Credit: Fame Pictures

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  1. Tia says:

    Tom & Katie = CREEPY !!!!!!

  2. Patrice says:

    Suri in Scientology school??? Ummm, the word OBVIOUSLY comes to mind. Would an Evangelical Mormon send HIS children to a public?

  3. geronimo says:

    LOL @ Tom is an Operating Thetan!

    How is this news? Where else did people expect the Operating Thetan and the Reluctant Thetan to send their kid to be educated? Duh.

  4. Enonymous says:

    Tom Cruise is so deep into Scientology that I would not be surprised that if he died, most of his fortune would be left to Scientology and less to his children, that would be such a waste. He seems brain washed, like many people in these types of religions/cults. They are working him up to rip him off.

  5. j. ferber says:

    I know what Katie’s counseling consists of: breaking her spirit so she’ll forever be subservient to that weirdo. I can’t believe her parents aren’t doing more to help her.

  6. Because I Say So says:

    She made her deal years ago. No sympathy as always for the “Free Katie” camp. You can’t tell me she didn’t know exactly what she was getting into and decided that it was worth it to be a gazillionaire and be daily tabloid fodder.
    I’m so tired of hearing about them

  7. kiki says:

    I dont feel sorry for her she choose this marrying Tom and his crazy has lifed her to A-list and tabloid filler without Tom she would be working a guest spot on CSI
    Why doenst Will Smith just come out already and confirm hes a member of the Cof$?
    all the celebrity members of CofS send theit kids to this inhouse school wait a couple of years and you be reading jennifer Lopez’s twins will be enrolled in one

  8. Zoe (The Other One) says:

    Of course the Operating Thetan will send Mini Thetan of Cuteness to a cult school – all the better to brainwash you with.

    Is Katie finished with the insane rundowns she was going thru with the cult yet cos girlfriend looks beat. No amount of money she’s earning from this contractual obligation of hers can be worth it.

  9. Annie says:

    Well I do feel sorry for her, because I think she DIDN’T know what she was getting herself into.

    Ever been to a “Church” of Scientology?

    They are sooooo unbelievably nice to you. I mean, you’re just kinda floored by their “sincerity”. As it turns out, it’s all an act, but damn, are they good.

  10. kiki says:

    granted anyone can get sucked into a cult even highly educated people. Still I dont feel sorry for Katie.

  11. geronimo says:

    Annie – agree, don’t think there’s any way she could have known what the reality would be like. She’s stuck. She could divorce him but she’d never get custody of Suri – the OT wouldn’t allow that – so I guess her only option is to grin and bear it. Sad.

  12. Hieronymus Grex says:

    Nothing like sticking your child in a cult school to sink your claws even deeper into your reluctant spouse.

  13. Ned says:

    She sold her personality, religion and her private life for more fame and fortune.

    However, she should not have subjected her daughter to such a life.
    Suri is not a resource (for PR or for calming Tom down).

    She should have protected her own daughter.
    Her father is a wealthy lawyer and Katie had millions even before she met Tom.

    What kind of a mother does that to her child?

  14. czarina says:

    On a link offered on this blog (a long time ago) I read about ex-Scientologists’ stories (which scared me, quite frankly) of their lives in and getting out of that religion/cult.
    But based on these stories, the impression I got was that you went for counselling (or whatever its called) to move up various levels, all the time.
    (sorry, I can’t remember all the scientolo-jargon).
    My point is, does this suggest a crisis in their marriage, or are they just doing the typical scientology thing?

  15. praline pecan says:

    I am concerned for her, and it’s not as much pity as it is fear. She looks unhealthy and broken all the time now, and she’s been going downhill ever since shortly after they were married and she cut off all her hair.

    The Cult of Scientology is much more intense than your ‘garden variety’ abusive relationship. I started reading up on it quite a bit after her marriage to him, and how withdrawn and isolated she quite clearly became.

    Regardless of the reasons she was seduced by him, fame and fortune, possible boost to her career (bet she feels cheated in that department) she is now several years into an abusive relationship, with a child involved and the people she is surrounded with are brainwashed followers of his.

    I worry because I feel as though she has no chance of surviving this…and if she does she will come out much scathed and with much lost.

  16. 88Modesty88 says:

    What worries me most is that I’ve found Scientologists in general use a whole other language!
    They talk in acronyms and I don’t believe a Scientology school can equip kids for the “real world”, where most people do not talk in abbreviations…

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