Which is creepier, Scientology or red hair?
It’s only a matter of time…probably…
The best Canadian movie directors have provided audiences with a lot of laughs through the years, as well as some of the most thought-provoking dramas in recent years, too. Among…
Joaquin Phoenix can play “drunk weirdo” in his sleep, as this picture demonstrates. Maybe his recent behavior was him just prepping.
After his recent 26-page profile in the New Yorker, Paul Haggis is the new public-face of the anti-Scientology movement. But he’s far from the first celebrity to stick it to Scientology. Let’s take a look at some other famous people who aren’t down with the L. Ron.
Director Paul Haggis (‘Million Dollar Baby’) was a Scientologist and he wants you to know those guys suck.
Now that Paul Haggis has his Oscars and Russell Crowe on speed-dial, he won’t be needing Scientology anymore. The Crash director is writing a memoir about the shady behind-the-scenes of the religion.
You're gonna love my nuts (but probably not my movie).
Vince Offer, a.k.a. the ShamWow Guy, made a movie, and we have the trailer. You getting this, camera guy?
What's even more surprising is the fact that it isn't his first film. Underground Comedy 2010, which was both written and directed by Offer, is actually a followup to his previous work, Underground Comedy Movie. What the film lacks in the way of an original title it more than makes up for with off-the-wall cameos. Bobby Lee plays a character named Dickman, Michael Clarke Duncan plays a gay virgin, and Lindsay Lohan plays herself in this bizarre, most likely straight to video flick.
Last I heard, Offer, a vocal opponent and former member of the Church of Scientology, had been hauled off to jail for punching a hooker in the face (supposedly in self-defense). I'm suprised that he's back, but I'm even more suprised that the Scientologists didn't put the kibosh on his film, considering their reach in Hollywood. Although after watching the trailer, maybe they figured it would do more harm to his career if they simply allowed it to be released. (Cinema Blend)
Watch the ShamWow Guy's movie trailer after the jump…
Paul Haggis is best known as the Academy Award-winning writer and director of the 2004's Crash aka the Love Actually: Racist Edition. He's not as well known for his dance moves but trust me, dude does a sick robot. Anyhow, the writer/director/dance-fiend is in the news today because he has decided to end his 35 year relationship with Scientology. Incensed that the San Diego's branch of the Church has supported Propostion 8, the anti-gay marriage ballot, Haggis wrote an angry letter to church spokesman Tommy Davis. Here is an excerpt of the controversial letter: "Why are you so dumb?" Oops. Sorry I paraphrased. Here's the actually excerpt: “As you know, for ten months now I have been writing to ask you to make a public statement denouncing the actions of the Church of Scientology of San Diego. […] I called and wrote and implored you, as the official spokesman of the church, to condemn their actions. I told you I could not, in good conscience, be a member of an organization where gay-bashing was tolerated. [...] The church’s refusal to denounce the actions of these bigots, hypocrites and homophobes is cowardly. I can think of no other word. Silence is consent, Tommy. I refuse to consent.”Many members of Hollywood were very vocal in their opposition to Prop 8. Will Haggis's leaving the Church inspire others to jump ship or will it inspire Hollywood to turn its back on Paul Haggis? When making your decision please note that unlike Xenu, Haggis doesn't have his own spacecraft. I think he has a Saab or something. [THR]