Florida has become known for the weird. Highly charged court cases, nudist colonies and a bounty of tanning salons seem to arise in the Sunshine State. And unfortunately, cut-off jeans and flip-flops are not in short supply here.
How often have you dropped $10 per ticket and $12 for snacks to see an over-hyped dud at the metroplex? "We could have stayed home and watched a bad movie," you say. You should talk to the Kugler brothers.
Maybe it's all the news of "Anonymous" protests against Scientology that have been dominating the blogs lately, but it seems the word "cult" is on a lot of people's minds. Which makes me think about just how many cults there are out there -- and not just the religious kind, either.
A video clip of Tom Cruise, speaking in what has been identified as a 2004 Scientology recruitment film, is making the YouTube rounds. The clip, which was pulled from the video site but is still online, shows the star praising what he calls the "privilege" of being a Scientologist. (Click here to see the video.)
While failing to pursue the Hamburg Minister of Interior's motion, the Minister of Interior Conference has demonstrated that they are completely out of step with the rest of the world. Their statement and recommendation are a blatant attempt at justifying the ongoing and never-ending discrimination against the Church of Scientology and its members in Germany.
Victoria Beckham says Scientology never gets in the way of her friendship with Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, and calls the couple "wonderful" people who have been a source of support as she and her family prepare to move to America.