Holmes-Cruises and Travoltas attend Scientology party

High profile Scientologists Tom Cruise and John Travolta were spotted at a big Scientology shindig in England with their wives on Friday. This might put to rest those rumors that John Travolta was ready to step away from the cult following his admission in court that his deceased son, Jett, suffered from autism. Autism is not recognized by Scientology, which vehemently and irrationally opposes all forms of psychiatry. According to a former Scientology minister quoted by CBS News, Scientology teaches that non-physical disorders stem from connection to “a suppressive person… who is opposed to Scientology.”

The party, a gathering of the “International Association of Scientologists,” was attented by 4,000 people who listened to lectures that lasted almost two hours. The best part of this story, reported exclusively by US Weekly, is Tom Cruise’s nonsensical quote about the protesters outside. He allegedly called them “squirrels” who were “stuck in an electronic incident.” Say what? Doesn’t that sound like something from Minority Report?

Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes and daughter Suri reunited with John Travolta and wife Kelly Preston — plus over 4000 other Scientologists — at a massive party in England on Oct. 16, Usmagazine.com has confirmed.

The stars were surprise guests at the 25th anniversary of the International Association of Scientologists held at Saint Hill Manor in East Grinsted, West Sussex. During nearly two hours of speeches, Cruise, 47, briefly addressed the rapturous, fist-pumping crowd: “Because we never took our eyes off the ultimate prize, we stand where we are today,” he intoned, witnesses tells Us. “We are in this together!”

When a choir took to the stage, the Cruise-Holmes family stood up with the rest of the audience. “Tom was swaying and looked like he was in heaven,” an attendee tells Us. “He was really, really into it. Katie was next to him doing her best to look as enthusiastic. She was clapping along with the song, but was totally out of sync. Suri was standing by, looking a little bemused in a cute little party dress.”

Seated nearby, the Travolta and Preston — still mourning the death of son Jett and dealing with a related extortion trial — were more muted. “John and Kelly were holding hands throughout the performance,” an onlooker says. “They look like a very united couple.”

Later, during a reception, Cruise was overheard chatting with another American man about the protesters outside the venue. “They’re squirrels,” Cruise said angrily, according to a witness. “Stuck in an electronic incident. It makes me so angry!”

The family left the party around 11 p.m.; they have a home in nearby Dormans Park.

[From US Weekly]

It recently came out that Scientology head David Miscavige regularly beat and imprisoned his staff in an attempt to control them. Former Scientology “Inspector General,” Marty Rathbun, has a blog in which he details the abuses he’s witnessed in the cult. Rathbun even posted a letter from Tom Cruise’s lawyer confirming his former position in Scientology and asking him to no longer admit that he was once Tom Cruise’s “auditor.” Rathbun now works as a counselor for former Scientologist and states on his blog that “I have also counseled people who were abused by Tom personally – in matters that eerily resemble the behavior of Miscavige.”

According to Rathburn the organization is running scared following the leak about some of the nasty abuses committed by Miscavige and other higher-ups. Scientologists can’t control the Internet although they try, and all anyone has to do is Google the cult to figure out they shouldn’t get involved. Scientologists are masters of deceiving both other people and themselves, though, and can always hold big parties and speak in their own wacky pseudo language to help make themselves feel like they’re the chosen ones. The word is out about them, though, and they can only keep up the facade for so long. They don’t have tax free status here in Germany, and everyone pretty much knows they’re a dangerous cult. Let’s hope their status as a religion is soon revoked in the US too.

Do you think Katie Holmes tries to get into all this Scientology foolishness or does she just put up with it for the sake of her marriage and the designer perks? Is she afraid that if she doesn’t put up with it she’ll lose her child or worse, and is she regularly subjected to the type of intimidation that other Scientologists face? I like to think she’s shielded from that type of treatment, but she does look pretty beat most of the time. There’s only so much that shopping can fix.

Katie, Tom and Suri are shown in Boston on 10/4/09. Credit: WENN.com

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  1. Seven says:

    Tommy Girl needs to be involved in an eletronic incident… fork in the wall socket kind of incident.

  2. Firestarter says:

    “Party at teh Scientology Center, WOOT!”

  3. Bodhi says:

    I think she went into the whole thing thinking that she’d get a career boost (Mad Money anyone? Blech) & more time in the tabs & now she is stuck. I bet if she tried to leave Tom, he’d take Suri & never let Kat(i)e see her, just like he did with Conner & Bella & Nicole

  4. Sumodo says:

    Where are Suri’s shoes and sweater? It’s g-dam England in OCTOBER! Tom and Kate can go to whatever they want and practice whatever they want, but jeez! Put a sweater, shoes and socks on the kid. And if it’s cold enough that Kate needs a hat, put a hat on the kid, too. Wow! They can start their OWN religion: THE MORONS.

  5. gg says:

    Or the McGrumpy Family.

    Seven, or a cattle prod in the woot.

  6. crash2GO2 says:

    Sumodo, those photos are probably from a few weeks ago, but yeah, people are generally outraged at how little Suri wears in public. Her parents always have her jacket and a blanket handy, and kids always run warm, so I’m kinda like ‘whatever’ on that one.

  7. Lisa says:

    Scientology as religion is so idiotic that if you read it’s main tenents it sounds like a poorly written joke.

    I feel really bad for Suri, who I am sure will become a rabid Scientologist.

  8. Lantana says:

    Huh. I wouldn’t think an Amish woman would join Scientology. Tell me that man doesn’t control her wardrobe! Look at a picture of her at the womens award thing when Tom wasn’t there and look at this picture. Uck.

  9. andrea says:

    maybe im a huge jerk for this, but if tom cruise is straight, what is up with katie? seriously. if tom cruise is straight, then he obviously knows he can pull the hottest women – and would want to. katie is not even trying to appear as though she remotely cares about keeping her man’s eye. i know women who are a lot less famous and whose husbands have a lot less access to tons of hot women who put way more effort into keeping themselves hot for their man.

  10. Hiddy says:

    According to Scientology Acronym/Terminology online reference, the term Squirrel, means:

    A person who subverts Hubbard’s “Tech”* by alteration. The name probably came from the idea of squirrels burying, or being associated with, nuts. In the cult jargon, Squirrel refers to someone who is too insane to follow Standard Tech.

  11. Kittypants says:

    A Scientology party…wow, I bet that was a barrel of laughs.

  12. moo says:

    Interesting…. Travolta is still dedicated to a cult who wouldn’t even recognize his own son’s disorder. huh. Brain washing is very, VERY powerful people!!!

  13. MizzExpert says:

    Can Suri please start dressing Katie? ’cause that woman is a FRUMP!!!

  14. tinlizzy says:

    Don’t be surprised if the next “big news item” about Katie (and Tom) is that she’s pregnant. I tend to believe she gets artificially inseminated in England – don’t know why, but I think they had just been there prior to the announcement of her being preggers with Suri. Just my opinion! That and she always looks miserable – and probably is.

  15. Susette says:

    Thanks for the explanation, Hiddy. I was trying to wrap my head around that one. It’s the “electronic incident” I find really confusing.

  16. elle em says:

    If you or I, “the common people” failed to dress our child appropriately for the weather we would most probably be charged for child neglect. Children are more susceptible to inclement weather because they lose body heat faster than adults do. I think it is just criminal to let your child freeze so that you can get your picture out to the masses who are very aware by-the-way that the parents careers are on the fizzle.
    The next time I see that girl with a thin dress on with no tights, coat, hat etc.. when it’s freezing out I want to see those two negligent aholes dressed the same.

  17. birdie says:

    Yeah I think they should revoke Scientology’s tax free status the same day the revoke the Catholic Church’s… Let’s not play favorites here. Thousands of people have been abused by priests in the CC, and the church only helps to cover the abuses and almost never disbars a priest. In my mind the Catholic Church is just as bad as Scientology.

  18. andrea says:

    yeah, i am tired of hearing “oh, suri hates wearing coats” as the explanation for her lack of weather-appropriate clothing. she’s three. you’re the parents. you MAKE her put on a coat, pants, socks and shoes. i wanted to wear a lot of weird sh*t when i was three, but you know what my mom did? she said NO.

  19. Popcorny says:

    What is with this bunch?
    These guys (including a few other prominents) are definitely closeted homosexuals leading heavily bearded lives.
    Are they being somewhat extorted by the scientology club? Reeks a bit of mafioso tactics -paying for protection.
    No doubt they are owned -and the homosexuality seems to be the common denominator.
    In that earlier article, where Balki/Bronson cites Tom as being gratuitous about bringing up gays -I’ll bet that was Tom’s “under the radar/gaydar” (in his tiny mind) way of vetting out who was homosexual (the initial reactions to his comments).

  20. Shawn's friend says:

    When are the Feds going to raid this cult and rescue the hundreds of people being held in the scientology gulag, called the RPF? It’s just gone on too long.

  21. Lem says:

    so everybody got some ice cream – because there were no gay men there

    W00t. ice cream and electronic stimulation! Where do I sign?

  22. Lem says:

    hey billionaire~ time to retire that shirt already!

  23. michellllle says:

    Birdie makes a good point, but good or bad, no religions (real or not) deserve tax exemption. They should pay taxes like all businesses which afterall is what they are.

  24. thepickle says:

    funny posts, but this article freaks me out!! Congratulating themselves on “being here today”? and for the “ultimate prize?”. Sounds like a total mind-f&*k cult. Wonder what their cool-aid will be. Poor Katie. She is really earning her salary. Just look dumpy honey and clap.

  25. Kathie says:

    I think they are bad parents in the way of allowing their child to run the house not to mention raising a child in a cult and I’ll just bet those CS meetings are a barrel of laughs. I see in the picture that Tom is in short sleeves and that Katie is bundled up..I think he gives her the flesh creeping willies and it has nothing to do with the ambient temp.

  26. Divorcee says:

    Some scientologist are dangerous. You don’t even have to be audit for them to brainwash you. They look in your eyes and try to put you in a trance why trying to brainwash you with their words while holding your hand with their hot hand while you are wondering when this freak will let go of your hand. They have you watch these stupid videos that will put you to sleep if you don’t grap any of their food(fruits and cakes ) on the table before taking you to their brainwashing theatre room which can hurt your eyes and brainwash the hell out of you if your not careful, it only gave me a headache. I wouldn’t even talk to these people let alone attend any of their events. The leader David if looks can kill he’s the most dangerous of them all he can even use some kind of magic that will give you the creeps like some evil force that can go inside your body and try to grap your soul but that’s a differnet story. Since leaving one of the centers the cops came to my door twice, I’ve been stalked, the even have some kind of device to see if they want to recruit you into their cult if you give off some kind of powerful wind if the wind is real strong it’s kind of hard to explain but if you seen the leader more than once they want you badly, just say away from them people.

  27. squirrel says:

    Search for George OT VIII on Youtube. He talks about being a squirrel and being in an electronic incident. I think the story is making reference to this, which is why I would say that part might not be true.

  28. sassy says:

    Katie seems to suffer from “Barbara Bush Disease”: A terrible disease Where the wife ages prematurely and then ends up looking like her husband’s mother!

  29. Lita says:

    Likening Scientology to Catholicism (which I do not believe in) is an insult to both and seriously ignorant. It always irks me when I see such comments on COS posts – what you have to do, Birdie and michellllle (posted/supported this asinine theory), is see one of the well written rebuttal comments on any earlier COS post for all the reasons that I am too lazy to go into.

  30. Michelle says:

    youtube of a scientologist raging about squirrels lmao, imagine this is Tommy Girl, won’t take much imagination cuz they have the same creepy laugh


  31. NFLer says:

    Zzzzzzzzzz fest.