Today's edition of The Independent offers a profile of Marty Rathbun, a member of the Church of Scientology for 27 years, now considered a "heretic." As a high-ranking official, Rathbun worked with high-profile Scientologists like Tom Cruise, John Travolta, Kirstie Alley, and Greta Van Susteren. Since he left the Church, he has been hounded by damaging allegations and a weirdly persistent "documentary crew" known as the "SQUIRREL BUSTERS."
Kirstie Alley's turn on Dancing with the Stars earlier this year helped revive her career. It also resulted in a revival of fat jokes about the actress with David Letterman chief among the offenders. So when Alley appeared on tonight's Late Show, it was all but inevitable that she'd bring up the issue. Which she did pretty much immediately.
This week on Dancing With the Stars, our favorite contestants started realizing a few things about themselves. Kirstie Alley realized she's Maksim's fattest partner and both Kendra and Wendy Williams had a few realizations about their breasts.
- Michael Lohan is "hurt' by the fact that Lindsay Lohan wants to drop her last name, Madonna-style: "I'm proud of the Lohan name. It's a name of integrity," he told the Daily News. "We all had very successful jobs on Wall Street. My father was an unbelievable provider. My sisters are pillars of the community. There's not a blemish in my family outside of me." So maybe Lindsay should change her name to Lindsay "Not-Michael-Lohan". NYDN]
Did you know that Kirstie Alley is 60 years old? Did you know that she's a contestant on this season of Dancing with the Stars, which premiered tonight? Did you know that she actually danced a really good Cha-cha-cha?