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  • Articles: 24
  • First: Aug 04, 2011
  • Last: Feb 19, 2014
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Skip Press

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Covering Scientology, Celebrity

Skip Press
Skip Press has edited magazines, produced and directed plays, made instructional videos, sold feature film scripts, been a staff writer for a UPN kids show, published young adult novels and non–fiction, and taught an online screenwriting course available in as many as 1,500 schools, published almost 50 books, and knows as much about the inner workings of the celebrity aspect of Scientology as anyone alive.

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Articles From Skip Press
Wednesday Feb 19, 2014 35:00 PM ET
A lovely movie with a simple but delicious premise: just about anyone who's had an encounter with a Beatle has a fond and fascinating memory of at least one of the four amazing lads from Liverpool.
Monday Dec 16, 2013 00:00 PM ET
If you care to bother, check out the 21 Moral Precepts of Hubbard's booklet on the Foundation's site.
Wednesday Nov 27, 2013 40:00 PM ET
Driven to suicide or the point of no return? That's happened continuously in Scientology's history. The names go on and on of the Scientology dead.
Thursday Nov 7, 2013 05:00 PM ET
Anyone who wants to understand the devious, insane nature of the fraud known as L. Ron Hubbard should read this book cover to cover, and investigate all the footnotes. You will not only want Scientology ended forever, you'll feel the same way about any similar spiritual huckster that comes along in Hubbard's wake.
Sunday Aug 11, 2013 10:00 PM ET
It's not the celebrities in Scientology that matter — it's why so many more have left.
Friday Aug 9, 2013 20:00 PM ET
When I read on Facebook about Karen Black's death and saw the comments, I thought back to the times I'd spent with Karen and people I'd known when we were both in Scientology...
Tuesday Oct 23, 2012 45:00 PM ET
Andrew Breitbart's life was relatively brief, but he was not a poor player. He was full of sound and fury, but he signified quite a lot — he was filled with the indomitable American spirit, and the significance of his life and work will carry on far beyond this movie.
Wednesday Oct 3, 2012 45:00 PM ET
When someone helps Scientology make money via their celebrity, they're lauded and loved. When they get in trouble, Scientology disappears from their life, running away (as they say back in Texas) like a turpentined dog...
Friday Aug 24, 2012 00:00 PM ET
As recent history shows, Scientology "knowledge" about drug handling can be horrifically dangerous. The "con" has been a large part of Narconon for a very long time, and it's repeatedly been deadly. Narconon, like Scientology, simply needs to go away.
Monday Jul 16, 2012 30:00 AM ET
Money, I quickly learned, was what Scientology and the Celebrity Centre were really all about. Pity that it would take me far too many years to fully learn that lesson...
Thursday Jul 5, 2012 30:00 PM ET
An inside look at the bizarre world of Scientology and its Sea Organization.
Wednesday Jun 27, 2012 00:00 AM ET
The '70s were a very different time, and no one has ever told that aspect of the lure of Scientology. So here I am to share it with you. It covers a couple of decades, and a number of incarnations.
Friday Oct 21, 2011 15:00 PM ET
Skip Press investigates Scientology's involvement in taking over the self-publishing world and their hidden motives for doing so.
Saturday Oct 15, 2011 30:00 AM ET
The film will be a 30 minute documentary about the life of Astronaut Clifford and will examine how he kept his Parkinson's Disease a secret from the public for 17 years.
Monday Oct 10, 2011 35:00 AM ET
A bunch of European filmmakers have been creating a movie with a grand premise: Nazi scientists who build UFOs at a secret base in Antarctica escaped as World War II was ending and went to the dark side of the moon.
Sunday Oct 9, 2011 10:00 PM ET
You may not have heard of 19-year-old Hong Kong resident Jonathan Mak Long, but you've probably seen one of his designs in the past few days. It's a take on the Apple logo.
Thursday Sep 29, 2011 45:00 AM ET
Hollywood insider Skip Press shares a cautionary Hollywood tale of deceit, greed and karma.
Wednesday Sep 28, 2011 00:00 PM ET
Kirstie Alley's latest business venture, Organic Liaisons, is just one more Scientology-tainted failure.
Friday Sep 23, 2011 05:00 PM ET
Through exhaustive research and personal experience within the Church of Scientology -- Hollywood's most infamous "religion" -- writer Skip Press uncovers what might be the source of its bigotry towards homosexuality.
Thursday Sep 22, 2011 00:00 PM ET
Part 2 of our series detailing the twisted logic at the heart of Scientology's founder L. Ron Hubbard and his hostilities against gays and lesbians.
Tuesday Sep 20, 2011 05:00 PM ET
TMR's exclusive series takes an in depth look at Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard's anti-gay beliefs, and the shocking reasons behind them.
Thursday Sep 8, 2011 40:00 PM ET
Unfortunately, a lot of the Presley money went to Scientology, yet I never saw any evidence that Lisa Marie was happy.
Tuesday Sep 6, 2011 40:00 PM ET
As Scientology did its best to degrade Haggis' career, citing the disappointing box office of his latest movie, they failed to note how the rest of the world views Paul Haggis.
Thursday Aug 4, 2011 25:00 PM ET
Yvonne Jentzsch founded Scientology's Celebrity Centre in LA. Famous members like John Travolta and Tom Cruise never knew the real story about Yvonne; it was kept from them, as other horrors of Scientology are kept from its celebrities today.

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