Scientology is turning Larry Hagman's house into a drunk tank for celebs - 2014-10-20
Well, Mike Rinder called it, and on Friday night, Scientology leader David Miscavige confirmed it: After purchasing the hilltop Ojai estate of Larry Hagman from the actor's widow last year, the church will be turning the place into a drug rehab clinic for celebrities who need to dry out.
That was one of several announcements made by Miscavige as he held forth on Friday night's annual International Association of Scientologists gala in a big tent on the grounds of Saint Hill Manor, the church's UK headquarters and L. Ron Hubbard's home from 1959 to 1966.
The church claimed that 7,500 of its members attended Friday night's event, which we're pretty sure is larger than the tent's actual occupancy, but we'll just have to take Scientology's word for it. On Saturday night, the annual Patron's Ball was held to honor the organization's biggest donors, and we have reason to believe that Tom Cruise attended and showed off his Freedom Medal of Valor.