Scientology vs. HBO May Also Be the End of Tom Cruise at Warner Bros. - 2015-01-17
The war between the cult of Scientology and HBO could have a domino effect in other places. Yesterday, Scientology took out a full page ad in the New York Times decrying HBO for its upcoming documentary "Going Clear." Based on Lawrence Wright's much praised book of the same name, "Going Clear" is directed by Alex Gibney. The book rips open the cult's secrets along with many stories about Scientology's Hollywood members including Tom Cruise and John Travolta.
When "Going Clear" is finally seen, we'll see just how much of it takes in Hollywood. That may put HBO's parent company, Time Warner, in some trouble. HBO's cousins are Warner Bros, movie studio and CNN. Also still in the family, although at arms' reach, are the Time Inc magazines including People and Entertainment Weekly.