Last night, the Church of Scientology held its 44th Anniversary Gala — nicknamed the "huh, I didn't realize that person was a Scientologist" mixer — in Los Angeles. Tom Cruise was apparently busy piloting Xenu's personal DC-8 into the far reaches of the galaxy, but Scientology backup quarterback John Travolta was on-hand to pose with everyone:


Travolta and his wife, Kelly Preston, were joined at the gala by friends and fellow Scientologists like Orange is the New Black's Laura Prepon, Jenna Elfman, Erika Christensen, Anne Archer, Chick Corea and Michael Pena.

Huh, I didn't realize all those people were Scientologists. Makes you wonder what That 70s Show was really about (Red was an evil thetan and Kelso was the unfairly derided, Men in Black-esque detective trying to expose Red using the magical incantation "Burn!"). [USA Today]


  • Taylor Swift and Jennifer Lopez duetted the shit out of "Jenny from the Block" at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, and some faithful concert-goer has the shaky smartphone video to prove it. [YouTube]
  • Judd Apatow and Leslie Mann adopted Taylor Swift because their real kids are disappointing non-pop stars. [E!]
  • Lady Gaga gamboled about town wearing only a bra and Terry Richardson. [Gaga Images]
  • Lena Dunham also gamboled about town, only she did it with a pair of juices. [Daily Mail]
  • Not even Paula Deen's cooking expo in Houston wants to hang out with Paula Deen. [TMZ]
  • The mysterious drug that keeps tempting Lamar Odom and ruining his happy marriage with Khloe Kardashian? Crack cocaine, according to TMZ. [TMZ]
  • White Castle grossly offered Liam Hemsworth a $$$$CASH-MONEY$$$$$ endorsement deal after learning that he once ate 45 sliders in a single sitting (before immediately vomiting them all up). Josh Hutcherson was also present for the burger gluttony, although he was camouflaged as a sleeve of crinkle-cut fries and nobody noticed him. [TMZ]
  • Dr. Luke will happily devour the food left on his plate and become the third American Idol judge. [E!]
  • Your dream job as Melissa McCarthy's hand double is more possible than you may imagine. [Facebook]
  • Pauly Shore's family manse is for sale, though buyers should be warned that it's haunted by the Ghost of Squandered Opportunity. [TMZ]
  • Bryan Cranston is rumored to be in the Batman vs. Superman saddle as Lex Luthor. Someone also started the hilarious rumor that Matt Damon may join the DC superhero roster as towheaded dolphin-seducer Aquaman. [Metro, Reddit]
  • Patton Oswalt has rushed to the defense of a Ben Affleck Batman, though Film Drunk's Vince Mancini made an important point about Affleck's glaring lack of requisite bat stealth: "Affleck playing Batman reminds me too much of Clooney playing Batman, which was not a good thing. He’s not unathletic, but he’s kind of oafy. Galootish, even. Can you imagine Ben Affleck sneaking up on anyone? His glow-in-the-dark porcelain veneers would give him away every time." Sick burn. [Gothamist]
  • Prince Harry might very well propose marriage to his girlfriend Cressida Bonas, even after he was caught in Vegas having a naked thumb war with some rando. [Mirror]
  • Mike Tyson ruined some lucky couple's wedding in Upstate New York. [Observer-Dispatch]
  • President Obama left a huge lunch tip WITH YOUR TAX DOLLARS, AMERICA. [TMZ]
  • Julie Harris, one of Broadway's most decorated performers, died Saturday of heart failure at her home in Massachusetts. She was 87. [AP]

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