Beyond the Stallone sisters: The top 6 star spawn honored as Miss (or Mr.) Golden Globe

If the three young women you see handing out Golden Globes and shepherding boozed-up celebs offstage Sunday look eerily like Rocky Balboa, you’re not going crazy. Sylvester Stallone’s daughters — Sophia, 20, Sistine, 18, and Scarlet, 14 — are this year’s Miss Golden Globes, an honor the Hollywood Foreign Press Association bestows upon the offspring of Hollywood royalty. The title, launched in 1963 with Hungarian-born film starlet Eva Six and “Beverly Hillbillies” actress Donna Douglas, is now afforded most years to stars’ daughters (or, starting in 1995 with Clark Gable’s progeny, the rare son). And the Tinseltown mini-mes serve a greater purpose than just eye candy. “You have to give the winner the award and then move them to this mark. Then you have to move everyone off the stage and behind a wall,” Mavis Spencer, daughter of Alfre Woodard, told The Hollywood Reporter of her 2010 gig. “You’re running the show a little bit ... It isn’t as easy as you think, especially after the actors have gotten a few drinks into them.” Here are the crème de la crème of Miss (and Mr.) Golden Globe. Anne Archer (1971) Archer, 69, scored Oscar and Golden Globe nominations for 1987’s “Fatal Attraction,” embraced the Church of Scientology and starred in “Patriot Games” and “Clear and Present Danger.” Melanie Griffith (1975) The 59-year-old spawn of Tippi Hedren has paid her dues as a “Body Double” (1984) and an Oscar-nominated “Working Girl” (1988). She earns some hipster cred this year with a supporting role in James Franco’s forthcoming “The Masterpiece,” a behind-the-scenes retelling of how the D-list cult hit “The Room” came to fruition. Laura Dern (1982) The Oscar-nominated David Lynch Continue Reading

Leah Remini says things got weird at celeb-studded dinner before Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes wedding in new book ‘Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology’

The wails of a 7-month-old infant echoed through the celebrity-studded dinner preceding the marriage of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes. It was their daughter, Suri — but neither the baby’s mom nor the other guests showed concern. And then, writes actress Leah Remini in her new Scientology tell-all, things turned weird. Remini, after five long minutes, followed the sound of the crying baby to a bathroom where three women stood staring at the infant left lying on the floor. The enraptured trio, including Cruise’s sister and his assistant, were gaping at the hungry child as if she was “L. Ron Hubbard incarnate” — Version 2.0 of the late Scientology founder. The Daily News obtained a copy of Remini’s explosive new exposé “Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology” in advance of its Tuesday release. According to Remini’s book, Cruise’s two adopted kids from his previous marriage to actress Nicole Kidman were heavily under the Scientology sway. RELATED: LEAH REMINI SAYS BEING CRITICAL OF TOM CRUISE IS BLASPHEMY FOR SCIENTOLOGY Brooklynite Remini shared a post-wedding ride to the airport with kids Bella and Connor, asking if they’d seen their mother recently. “Not if I have a choice,” snapped Bella, according to the book. “Our mom is a f---ing SP.” In church terminology, SP is a Suppressed Person and designated enemy. The lavish 2006 Cruise-Holmes nuptials at the Odescalchi Castle in Italy served as an earthquake that created enormous chasms between the “King of Queens” star and the Scientology hierarchy. Prior to the ceremony, Remini — whose mother and stepfather were Scientologists — spent 30 years and donated $2.5 million to the controversial group. But the “fairytale wedding” of the two Hollywood stars brought Remini, 45, to a dark place. The actress recounts how Continue Reading

SEE IT: Scientology airs ad during Super Bowl; ‘Knowledge’ spot targets ‘artists’ and ‘free thinkers’ (VIDEO)

The Church of Scientology caused a stir during the Super Bowl with a TV spot encouraging self-styled "rebels" and "free thinkers" to consider joining the church. The ad, which aired in New York, Los Angeles and other major markets, featured a male narrator speaking over a pulsing, anthemic score as images of attractive young men and women flashed on the screen. Titled "Knowledge," the spot appeared to act as call-to-arms for the "curious, the inquisitive, the seekers of knowledge" to "dare"  to make up their own minds, presumably about their faith. "You're young, you're old, you're powerful beyond measure," the voiceover said. "And the fuel of that power is not magic or mysticism, but knowledge." "Sure, some will doubt you. Let them," the voice said. “Dare to think for yourself. To look for yourself. To make up your own mind.” According to the blog The Underground Bunker, which is dedicated to investigating Scientology, the 30-second spot ran in a handful of cities, not nationally, so it probably did not cost the estimated $4 million that other companies shelled out for their spots. In a statement, the church said it began airing the ad on its website and YouTube channel in November. A spokeswoman wouldn't comment on what the organization spent to run it during the Super Bowl.  "As a matter of policy, we do not disclose the ad budget," Scientology spokeswoman Karin Pouw said in an email. "However, we are very happy with the interest that the ad has generated." The ad also ran in San Francisco, Dallas, Denver, Sacramento, Minneapolis, Seattle and Tampa, among others, according to the blog, which is run by Tony Ortega, a former editor of the Village Voice who is writing a book on Scientology. Super Sunday wasn't the ad's premier. It also ran during the AFC Championship on Jan. 20. A 60-second version is available online. Football fans appeared stunned to see Continue Reading

Will Smith boosting Scientology

Will Smith has joined the ranks of Hollywood power players actively recruiting for the Church of Scientology.Big stars traditionally distribute "wrap presents" to crew members after completing a film. His recent gift after wrapping next summer's comedy "Hancock" was a card good for a personality test at your local Scientology center.Fun!Never mind that such tests are given free by the church anyway. The quiz is designed to convert people to the religion by identifying personality flaws that - surprise! - Scientology can fix right up for you. For a fee, of course.Smith, who is best buddies with Scientology booster Tom Cruise, has never confirmed that he joined the church. But he told "Access Hollywood" last month: "I was introduced to it by Tom, and I'm a student of world religion. I was raised in a Baptist household. I went to a Catholic school, but the ideas of the Bible are 98% the same ideas of Scientology, 98% the same ideas of Hinduism and Buddhism."Presumably the other 2% is the part about the evil space emperor who put the hydrogen bombs in the volcano.Smith's rep was traveling with the actor on Tuesday and unavailable for comment. Join the Conversation: Continue Reading


John Travolta and Kelly Preston are raising their son, Jett, as a good Scientologist, but some wonder if the 14-year-old is the worse for it. The Travoltas have said Jett suffers from Kawasaki syndrome, an illness characterized by high ­fever, painful rash and lymph-node swelling. Preston has said they've traced the disability to "environmental toxins," specifically carpet-cleaning chemicals. Three years ago, she told Montel Williams how she put Jett on a detox regimen based on the writings of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard. Within a few months, she said, "He ended up getting better," but still "has lots of allergies. " Others suspect Jett may suffer from something more serious - autism. According to HollywoodInterrupted. com's Mark Ebner, that diagnosis has been corroborated by "no less than five sources (including a media rep from the Autism Society of America, an executive from Cure Autism Now, a major Hollywood producer and parent of an autistic child, and a Hollywood actor-parent). " Officials at two autism groups declined to discuss Jett's condition when we called yesterday. If Jett is autistic, CultNews. com's Rick Ross suggests, Travolta and Preston (below) may not have sought treatment because Jett "would have go to psychiatrists, and that would be contrary to the teachings of Hubbard. " As it happens, Travolta's brother, Joey, has produced a new documentary about autism, "Normal People Scare Me," co-directed by high-functioning autistic teenager Taylor Cross and his mother, Keri Bowers. Joey, a former special-ed teacher, initially agreed to talk to us, but didn't return calls by deadline. Nor did reps for Travolta or the Church of Scientology. While Sylvester Stallone, Dan Marino and Doug Flutie, who have autistic children, have long championed research, a source told Ebner, "John Travolta has so far done nothing to help raise awareness about autism. " SIDE DISH CONGRATS TO Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Continue Reading

L.A. on $1 a day? Rap star learns it’s a real bummer

Take a good look at that mangy panhandler over there. He could be a Grammy winner. For the past nine days, Pras Michel, famed collaborator with Lauryn Hill and Wyclef Jean in the Fugees, has been homeless. No, his royalties from "Killing Me Softly" haven't run out. It's just that Pras wanted to see what it was like to live on the streets on a budget of $1 a day. "The dollar a day didn't get me much at all," Pras told us yesterday, calling in from downtown L. A. 's skid row. "You have to hustle, steal, shoplift or prostitute yourself. I chose panhandling. People gave me the worst looks. Like I was invisible and at the same time the worst person on Earth. " Folks who glared at him should know that a camera crew was following Pras, who is chronicling his journey into poverty for a documentary. Seven hours of begging brought him only $8. But even with that money, he couldn't get into a Hollywood hotel for a bite to eat. "I went into the Standard to get some food," says the multiplatinum artist. "I showed the security guards my money but they threw me right out, because I looked homeless and my money was in change. " Carrying a hidden camera, the rapper observed homeless people defecating on the sidewalk at 2 p. m. and shooting heroin steps away from an LAPD station. "I slept in the rain. My tent was stolen. I experienced how these people live," said Pras, who planned to wrap filming last night. He hopes to screen his movie, "First Night," at the Toronto Film Festival in September. "People aren't going to understand what it was like until they see it," he says. "Human beings should not be sleeping among rats. " Split-2nd marriage Eighty-two days after repeating their vows, Eminem again wants out of his marriage to Kim. Marshall Bruce Mathers 3rd, as the rapper is legally known, has filed for divorce in Macomb County, Mich. The second parting could cost him. Eminem's grandma Betty Kresin has said the Grammy winner and his Continue Reading

IT’S KNOT A DREAM! TomKat wed in lavish star-studded ceremony

THEY DO! Surrounded by fairy-tale splendor, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes wed yesterday in a medieval Italian castle as dozens of police patrolled the fortress' ancient walls to keep hundreds of fans and gawkers at bay. Holmes, 27, looked radiant in a jewel-encrusted dress designed by Giorgio Armani as she and Cruise, 44, who wore a dark Armani suit, exchanged vows inside the 15th-century Castello Odescalchi overlooking Lake Bracciano, about 25 miles north of Rome. As hundreds of candles flickered throughout the castle and rose petals floated through the air, the couple swapped Italian-made rings and heartfelt vows in a Scientology ceremony - believed to include a pledge to never go to bed without resolving the day's problems. The couple's 7-month-old baby, Suri, and Cruise's older kids - Connor, 11, and Isabella, 13 - reportedly took part in a blessing during the ceremony. The ritual's end was marked by the ringing of bells in the castle tower. The glitzy A-list guests included Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, John Travolta and Kelly Preston, Jim Carrey and Jenny McCarthy, Kirstie Allie, Brooke Shields, and British soccer star David Beckham and his wife, Victoria (Posh Spice) Beckham. Also on hand were famed Tuscan tenor Andrea Bocelli, "Mission: Impossible 3" director J.J. Abrams, producer Jerry Bruckheimer, director Cameron Crowe, "JAG" star Catherine Bell, actress Jenna Elfman and "King of Queens" cutie Leah Remini. Cruise's mom, Mary, and Katie's parents, Martin and Kathleen, were beaming. After the ceremony, guests dined in the castle banquet hall on a lavish feast catered by Cruise's favorite Roman restaurant, Dal Bolognese. The four-course meal included mozzarella and parma ham, pasta with a choice of sauce, an entree of either fish or beef, and tiramisu for dessert. Champagne and Italian wines flowed. A multitiered wedding cake capped the meal. The couple could afford to splurge on the menu because they Continue Reading

TOMKAT NUPS SUB. Italian locals furious as star couple flees town

WITH THEIR mission impossible complete, newlyweds Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes set off on their honeymoon yesterday, leaving denizens miffed in the medieval Italian town that hosted their wedding. After putting up with four days of roadblocks and gridlock prompted by the star-studded nuptials at a hilltop castle, regular folks in the Rome suburb of Bracciano were upset they never got a peek at the happy star couple. Sergio Pagliaro, 76, and his wife waited for hours outside the gates of Castello Odescalchi, the 15th century castle where Cruise and Holmes got hitched, for a glimpse of the bride and groom. But their wait through intermittent rain went unrewarded. "It's a huge disappointment," Pagliaro said. "After all the hype and the publicity, nobody has seen anything of this wedding. They did not even come out to say hello." Armando Tondinelli, Bracciano's councillor for public works, chastised the celebrity couple and their Hollywood guests for treating the locals like peasants. "I feel they should have showed more respect for the people of Bracciano who waited to see them for so long," Tondinelli said. Town residents had welcomed Cruise, 44, and Holmes, 27, with open arms. Shop windows were filled with signs reading "Forever" and "Best wishes for your fairy tale." "These people behave as if they are above these things, they don't look at what is important in life. A greeting would have been right, it's a matter of politeness," Tondinelli said. Italian newspapers picked up on the jeers of the common folk with headlines reading, "The invisible wedding" and "Tom & Katie: the newly-wed ghosts." Cruise and Holmes left Bracciano early yesterday for their honeymoon to the island nation of the Maldives in the Indian Ocean. The couple exchanged vows Saturday evening before a Scientology minister and more than 150 relatives and friends, including Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, John Travolta and Kelly Preston, and Continue Reading

Russell Crowe: I was curious about Scientology and asked Tom Cruise about religion

The Church of Scientology narrowly missed on another big name for its marquee. Oscar-winner Russell Crowe revealed that he explored the controversial religion years ago -- but ended up having "never graced [the church's] doorway." The flirtation with Scientology came out of a conversation with fellow Hollywood A-lister and Scientology poster child Tom Cruise, who was married to fellow Australian Nicole Kidman, Crowe told People Magazine. "From a young kid, I was quite interested in religion," the 51-year-old Oscar-winner told People. "When I met Tom Cruise when he was married to Nicole, we were spending a bit of time together so I thought I'd find out a little bit about what he was into." Just as he does for an on-screen role, Crowe set out to do his research. "I found a video in the video store about Scientology and I watched it," Crowe, who directed and stars in the upcoming, "The Water Diviner," told the gossip glossy. "It wasn't that informative. But I brought it up with Tom and I thought he was really cool. He didn't try to sell me a pair of shoes. "He just said, 'If it's something that interests you, you'll pursue it.' And I think that happens with any kind of religion if you come to it by your own discovery." Scientology has come under scrutiny in recent weeks amid the release of the high-profile documentary, "Going Clear" on HBO. The religion, which had long kept its inner workings from the public eye, is still reeling from the high profile defections of screenwriter Paul Haggis and "King of Queens" actress Leah Remini. Both have accused the Scientology leader David Miscavige's regime of holding church members against their will and intimidating internal dissenters. With [email protected] Continue Reading

‘Will Smith is not a Scientologist’: Former church exec dismisses rumor about movie star

Will Smith is many things — movie star, rapper, father, husband — but Scientologist is not one of them. That’s according to Mike Rinder, a former Scientology senior executive profiled in “Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief,” the documentary premiering on HBO later this month about the controversial religion known for attracting celebs such as Tom Cruise and John Travolta. In an interview with The Daily Beast, Rinder and journalist Tony Ortega, who is also featured in the documentary, denied the rumor that the “Independence Day” star is involved in the religion. “Will Smith is not a Scientologist,” the two responded in unison when asked about the actor. The 46-year-old has been the subject of Scientology rumors for the past few years. Much of the buzz stemmed from the New Village Leadership Academy, the Southern California private school he and wife Jada Pinkett-Smith were involved in running, which reportedly used a curriculum devised by Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard. (The school closed its doors in 2013.) The actor’s friendship with Cruise also added to the speculation, since Smith revealed in a 2007 interview with Access Hollywood that the “Top Gun” actor introduced him to the religion. Ortega, who has extensively reported on the religion for two decades, explained why he believed Smith was not a Scientologist. “There’s not that many celebrities in Scientology, and the young ones were born into it, and the other ones people cite — Cruise, Travolta, and Kirstie Alley — got into it in the ’70s and ’80s,” he said. “They have not attracted a major star in 25 years,” he added. “The only young Scientologists on the celebrity scene were all born into it. Beck was born into it. Giovanni Ribisi was born into it.” A rep for Smith did not immediately Continue Reading