tom cruise david miscavige scientology bromance
Tom Cruise’s bromance with Scientology leader David Miscavige is every bit as bizarre and creepy as you would imagine.
Like, super super, spying on your best friend, kinda creepy.
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The Daily Mail spoke with a bunch of former Scientologists—including ex-head of security Gary Morehead; Miscavige’s former-personal chef, Sinar Parman; ex-Scientology spokesman Mike Rinder; and L.Ron Hubbard’s great grandson, Jamie DeWolf.
Between them they offer up a fascinating glimpse into the tight-knit relationship of Cruise and the 55-year-old “church” leader.
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The two have been firm friends for the past three decades—Miscavige acted as Cruise’s best man when he married Nicole Kidman, and then again, when he wed Katie Holmes—and, it seems they’re pretty much inseparable during the extended periods of time Cruise spends hunkered down at Gold Base, Scientology’s International headquarters, in Riverside County, California.
So, how do the two men while away the hours, when they’re free from the seemingly endless tedium of Scientology dictates? Well, according to Parman, Miscavige (who he refers to as “DM”) and Cruise like to engage in some kind of testosterone-fueled, macho man competitive bromance, complete with their own weird language.
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“DM and Tom would socialize all the time,” Parman says. “They would just hang around with each other in the evenings, go out to the lounge where there's more comfortable chairs. DM's got this huge cigar humidor in the lounge, which is just a pretense for Cruise. They'd be smoking away.
“I offered DM a cigar when Cruise wasn't there and he said, ‘I don't even like those things, you can still smell them three days later.’
“It was a bromance—cigar-smoking, playing tennis, doing exercise together, out macho-ing each other. He even got DM parachuting with him, there's a big place in Perris, CA where they did it. It was who could outdo the other.
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“Tom would come out with all this stuff. He would talk to DM in this crazy way, his mannerisms were just unreal, all this tech speak,” Parman continues. “He would speak like the inner culture of Scientology, that's the way you speak if you're a complete Sci fanatic. He would pride himself on speaking in those buzz words.”
Then there are the boys trips to Vegas, where the two like to blow off steam by gambling at the tables….often winning BIG.
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“They'd go out gambling because I saw the big rolls of cash that were sitting on the table up at the Officers' Lounge in the Star of California,” Morehead shares. “I knew that they had just come back [from Vegas] and I asked about what was all that cash, and was told by Tom's steward, 'Yes, that's what Dave and Tom brought back, they just won that.'
“There were two rolls—really huge fat rolls—so fat you couldn't hold them in your hands. A significant amount of cash, as they were $100 bills.
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“I understood it to be about thirty or forty thousand dollars each. I was told that one was Dave's and one was Tom's and it was what they won in Vegas. I was shocked they even went. It was shortly after Days of Thunder.
“Dave would go and have fun with Tom, it was really odd. I thought, ‘It's gambling, you know, here we are in a church, that's weird.’ But if anyone can break the rules, Number One and Two can. It's a real bromance between them. They do everything together—exercise and cigar smoke together.”
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They are so close in fact—and this is where it gets really creepy—that Miscavige appears to be unable to deal with not knowing what’s going on with Cruise at all and every single minute—and, to that aim, Morehead claims the church leader ordered him to rig up a secret camera in Cruise “auditing room” so he could spy on his bromance buddy.
“I know that there were two camera systems for Cruise—one was a camera he did know about‚—a JVC camera on a tripod—which made him believe that was it,” Morehead says.
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“But I had to set up a second camera in Tom's auditing room. That was for Dave's own personal entertainment although it was meant to be for the purpose of being professionally critiqued.
“It was Dave's little secret to look inside people's little sessions. If Tom ever wanted that tape, Dave would still have the other one.
“I started installing these secret surveillance systems—hidden camera systems where Tom and other staff had no idea they were being watched, recorded and reported.
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“Dave started discovering that you could view these cameras from anywhere as long as you had a modem. So we would set up these systems to survey our own staff and he could watch them from anywhere.”
Hubbard’s great-grandson, who is now a stand-up comedian, backs-up Morehead’s claims, and adds a sinister twist to why Miscavige would be filming his best buddy.
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“They watch Cruise like a hawk, there's no doubt, they have all his records, they know his secrets. They know all of it.”
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Scientologists Of Hollywood
Remini grew up with Scientology thanks to her mother and continued to be one for 3 decades. After some turblance within the church after she asked about the church leader David Miscavige. She ended up being blacklisted and left the church in July 2013.
Cartwright was a roman catholic before joining Scientology in
1991. Did you know she used Bart Simpsons voice for an automated
telephone message to Scientologists, you can find it on YouTube -
its pretty freaky.
Hayes got into Scientology in 1993 when he took his first course.
In March 13, 2006, Hayes quit South Park after lending his talent
for the voice of Chef, for years. He did so after refusing to
participate in an episode that was to mock Scientology.
Conaway was having problems with drugs and depression when his
friend John Travolta, another member of Scientology, introduced
him to the church.
Peaches Geldof was rumoured to be involved with the faith but it
never really came out until an interview for itv2 with fearne
cotton, when she casually let out that she had been a member for
a while by that point.
Travolta converted to Scientology in 1975, from roman
catholicism. It is said that since his time as a member, he has
tried to leave, but was pressured into staying as there may be
dirt on him that will be revealed if he were to leave. What sort
of dirt? One is a rumour that he may actually be gay.
Although never admitting to actually being a member, religion
plays an important role in Chaka Khans life, as its helped her
with overcoming addictions. She did take courses in Scientology
though, so take that for what you will.
Frank stallone performed a Scientology song "The Road To
Freedom". It's kinda freaky, be sure to check it out on YouTube.
Francis from Malcom in the Middle is a follower of Scientology,
along with his brother Danny Masterson.
When she moved to Los Angeles to work as an interior designer,
she also studied Scientology. She became of member of the church
One of the more surprising ones to be listed here, Jason Lee is
indeed a member of Scientology. His ex-wife Carmen Llywelyn
blamed the religion for their separation.
That 70's show actor Danny Masterson has spoken a few times on
Scientology and what it means to him. Psychologists and
psychiatrists aren't the way to go, in his eyes. Scientology is.
Another one from that 70s show and Orange Is The New Black is a
member. She says that "It's magic, it really is" when talking
about Scientology and how it relaxes her.
Sonny Bono was said to take Scientology courses even tho he
stated he was a Roman Catholic on all offical documentation.
After his death, his wife Mary Bono said that he tried to leave
the church of Scientology but they made it "very difficult for
Juliette Lewis is a Scientologist and proud of it, defending it
on many occasians. She says mainstream media is funded by
Beck talked about his relation to the religion in an interview
with The New York Times Magazine in 2005, although he was been
involved with Scientology for most of his life.
Although she is part of Scientology, her ex-husband, the late-
great Elvis Presley was not. He was quoted as saying "The hell
with those people. There's no way I'll ever get involved with
that s.o.b. group. All they want is my money."
Mr Swayze wasnt shy when indulging himself in the more spiritual
side of life. He dabbled in things such as Buddhism,
Transcendental Meditation and EST training. That is also when he
looked into Scientology.
Perhaps one of the most famous members of Scientology, Tom has
been very direct with his beliefs. He got into a heated debate
on an interview with Matt Lauer about pharmaceutical companies
and drugs, when he was supposed to be talking about his film at
the time, "War Of The Worlds".
Phoebe's brother in Friends, Giovanni, is a member of
Scientology, helping in the gala opening of Scientology's
Psychiatry: An Industry of Death museum in 2005.
He says he's not a Scientologist but he did take a few courses in
Like Brad Pitt and Chaka Khan, Brandy says she isn't a
Scientologist, but did take classes in the subject of the
Mr Seinfeld says he took classes on Scientology early in his
career and said it helped him in his communication skills.
Scientology expert Tony Ortega
writes that Jada Pinkett Smith and her husband founded a now-defunct
school that used L. Ron Hubbard’s “Study Technology” and “ideas
from Scientology ‘ethics,’”
Thanks to Tom Cruise, Holmes ex-husband, she was introduced to
Scientology. Since her separation though, she has left the
Although a Roman Catholic, when Kidman was going through a
divorce with Tom Cruise, she stated she did not want the children
to be raised as Scientologists. She is reluctant to talk about
Scientology since the divorce.
Superman himself had at one point involved himself in
Scientology, however brief it was. He didn't become a member.
Not a member, but Jeffrey Tambor did study the religion and take
classes, but no more than that.
Tom cruises first wife Mimi Rogers was the one to introduce him
to the religion. She had been raised as a Scientologist as her
father was involved in it before she was born.
Another of the presley family involved in Scientology, Lisa Marie
ended up leaving because, according to her, "They were taking my
soul, my money, my everything.”