John Travolta wants to replace Tom Cruise as the face of CO$ in wake of divorce

John Travolta Kelly Preston

This is such a creepy story but hilarious all the same. We’ve already discussed how the divorce of Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise has rocked the cult of Scientology down to their very cores, and Katie had to have some serious dirt to spill, which is undoubtedly a huge part of why Tom settled with her so quickly. The CO$ itself is freaking out as well with leader David Miscavage rallying its remaining celebrities to help out with a (pointless) new set of public relations strategies that will aim to repair the cult’s reputation. Interestingly enough, the CO$ has been largely silent in the wake of the TomKat split, and I suspect that Tom will (at least initially) play less of a role in the new PR strategy but will nonetheless remain the “public face of Scientology.” Because you know, he and David Miscavige enjoy broing it up together so bloody much.

Now there’s a new dark horse on the horizon that would very much like to replace Tom as the Golden Boy of the CO$. That is, John Travolta is interested in being the sidekick to David Miscavige, and John feels that Tom should retire from the spotlight as far as the cult is concerned. John feels very strongly that Tom caved far too easily to Katie in the divorce and didn’t fight for his marriage at all. Of course, John thinks that just because he did some fake CO$ marriage counseling and then made out with wife Kelly Preston in public before whisking her off to Greece that everything is all right now with his image. Never mind all of those masseuses that he assaulted and then that 6-year extramarital affair, right? Here’s the story of John’s indignity, courtesy of the Enquirer.

Tom Cruise Katie Holmes

John Travolta is disgusted that fellow Scientologist Tom Cruise “rolled over” in his divorce from Katie Holmes, say insiders — and he’s now jockeying to clain the top spot in the controversial church.

Although the two actors have long maintained a friendly facade because of their association with the church of Scientology, sources say that Travolta has unleashed a vicious attack on Tom behind the scenes over the way he’s handled his recent split.

In fact, pals say John is so outraged by Tom’s “weak” behavior, he believes that he and not [Tom], should be getting top billing as the church’s most influential celebrity, say sources. “John is at war with Tom — it’s a huge blowup. John believes that Tom looked very weak in his divorce from Katie. John insists that neither he nor his wife, Kelly Preston, would ever give up on their marriage so quickly.”

And if anyone’s marriage has been tested recently, it’s Travolta’s. In early May, two masseurs accused the actor of sexual battery in two separate lawsuits filed in federal court, sparking a very humiliating gay scandal that threatened to rip his union apart.

Despite the sordid accusations, John has still managed to keep his marriage intact. But he owes no thanks to Tom, whose silence on the matter fueled John’s current outrage, says the insider. “John was hurt that Tom didn’t stand up for him. While others in the church got behind him, he was seething that Tom, who’s considered Scientology’s top celebrity, didn’t say even one nice word about him. So when Katie blindsided Tom with the divorce filing, and he seemed to give in without any type of fight, John went on the attack.”

According to one friend, John accused Tom of making “a laughingstock” of Scientology. “He thought Tom didn’t ‘man up.’” In sharp contrast, Kelly has stood by John’s side despite the rumors of gay escapades that have followed him for years. “John has always managed to rebound from his scandals by whisking Kelly off on exotic vacations. He’s repaired the marriage and done so in a very public fashion.”

Meanwhile, John believes that Tom settled with Katie too quickly, said the source. “John now thinks that Tom should be put on the back burner in Scientology, and that he should be the one in the spotlight.”

Throughout the years, Tom has been the poster boy for the church, in part because of his close friendship with Scientology leader David Miscavige. “They’ve treated Tom like he’s a demigod.” In the meantime, John feels like he’s been left out in the cold. “It’s been gnawing at him all these years. Now he feels it’s his turn to be on top.”

[From Enquirer, print edition, August 8, 2012]

So now John feels that it’s “his turn to be on top” where David Miscavige is concerned. The jokes just write themselves, don’t they? It’s also quite telling that John is chomping at the bit to be the public face of a destructive cult, but I totally buy this story. Both John and Kelly are so brainwashed that they’ll never leave the CO$, and they’ll do anything to fake their poor excuse for a marriage just to prove their loyalty and keep their dirty laundry from being leaked to the press. Not that we don’t already know enough bad things about John without vengeful CO$ leaks, mind you.

If John truly believes that Miscavige will ever get rid of Tom as his #1 man though, he’s in for a world of disappointment. Gollum with Lifts will always be David’s favorite no matter what.

John Travolta Kelly Preston

Tom Cruise Katie Holmes

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet and Pacific Coast News

You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.

43 Responses to “John Travolta wants to replace Tom Cruise as the face of CO$ in wake of divorce”

Comments are Closed

We close comments on older posts to fight comment spam.

  1. Esmom says:

    Not sure if I believe this. I thought John was trying to leave the cult and that CO$ unleashed Masseurgate to punish him.

    • RocketMerry says:

      I was convinced of that too! He needs to RUN as far away as possible. Leave the wife behind if necessary.

    • mata says:

      Agreed. He never seemed to be as into it as Tom and he really seemed to start pulling away after his son died.

    • lucy2 says:

      That’s my thinking too. I definitely had the impression that he was unhappy and wanted out.
      Also, considering the nature of his scandal, I doubt he’s making snide comments about Tom’s.

    • Jilliterate says:

      This. Blind Gossip had an item stating that John was finally done with the marriage. Not sure about being done with CO$ as well, but regardless, I’d doubt he’d be making smarmy remarks about Tom’s marriage when his own is about to end.

  2. cmc says:

    With the giant skeletons in his partially-open closet, I sincerely doubt John Travolta of all people would be chosen as the new face of anything.

    • beyonce's bump says:

      I agree. As if! I would rather take creepy laughing, napoleon complex having, intense eye staring, glip word using, chair jumping, three times divorcing Tommy Girl to be my spokesperson, then masseuse molesting Johnny Girl.

      • Mira says:

        Absolutely, Tom’s the dude!! John can never match up to Tom’s passion and crazy as seen in the 2008 video. I’ll always be thankful that Tom did that video and for the person who leaked it. If not for the video, there wouldn’t be so many hilarious parodies of that video. I wouldn’t have laughed so many nights! No one replaces Tom. No one. Not John. I’ll protest if John gets on the top ;)

    • corny says:

      with all the surgery he already has a new face

    • erika says:

      guys…??? I LOOOOOVE THIS!!!

      Hello? we’re talking CO$ here! we’d love to have Travolta as the poster boy for CO$!!!
      -decades of denying his homosexuality (that’s cool) but.. assaulting 20 yr old male masseuss’

      - questionable movie roles, ‘Old Dogs’ uhh…

      - sketchy decision making as shown in what he’s ‘doing’ with his head! wtf what IS that??? He looks like a Lego Man, ‘member? The 2″ Lego Mans and the little black caps of hair they wore??

      This is GOOD for the world, CO$ needs a lil “Mizzr Carter! Mrzzz Carter! OH OH OH”

      • gg says:

        I KNOW, RIGHT?? I came here to say this. Every time the co$ pops up its ugly head, this is the goofy face I wanna see.

  3. brin says:

    Now boys, don’t fight over being Xenu’s favorite.

  4. Thea says:

    I think scientology is planting this. I think he wants out.

    • diana says:

      +1Hilarious drama though :)

      • a says:

        And let’s not forget Kirstie Alley’s Organic Liaison weight loss system that is a sham but has the support of all of her chums at Co$. Do any of these people deal in reality. And I mean real life, not reality tv! They all deserve each other!

  5. Ming says:

    Of course. Sounds legit, because that man wants attention. Like, right now !

    Why doesn’t he phone up Obama first, calming him down, Mr. John Travolta won’t compete aginst him in the presidential election campaign ?

    Because just like Bieber – Mr. John Travolta is TOO GOOD FOR YOU.

  6. Ming says:

    If only all people would cheat on their beloved partners with everyday objects.

    Salt shaker intercourse makes a comeback.

  7. Agnes says:

    Omg, all these people are so insane and delusional. Holy crap. Fighting to be the public face of an awful, homophobic, harmful and violent cult? Really?

  8. wilkiecollins says:

    Why would anyone want to be the face of a destructive money grubbing cult, how odd. I do find this a bit strange because of all we know or think we know about the Jett T situation where John T was said to be devastated. Maybe they lured him back by making his scandal disappear? I think the COS should be sending muffins baskets to KStew and RPatz, lol.

  9. Mimi says:

    At first I laughed (out loud) and then toward the end of the story I felt ill. The Co$ and all it’s followers truly are completely f-cked.

  10. paola says:

    Only Co$ is scarier than that wiglet! yikes!

  11. Hautie says:

    Cruise had no choice about keeping Katie under house arrest. Cruise did not willingly let her go.

    Katie escaped that Cult. By having to out play them. And hiring a slew of gun totting body guards.

    So the whole article smells like Xenu called in with the quotes.

    Travolta is only welcomed back to the Cult compound, because Cruise got humiliated by his latest wife.

    And Miscavige needed someone to yell at.

  12. serena says:

    Totally hideous.
    He was the first to made ‘a laughingstock of Scientology’, they must think we’re really dumb if they believe we totally buy his new-found love with Kelly Preston. Seriously? Just come out, everybody knows (and really, they don’t care).

  13. Maya says:

    I was in the car during a family trip the other day, and my mom and I started talking about the Tom and Katie breakup, wondering who Tom would set his sights on next. From the driver’s seat, my dad said, totally deadpan, “How about John Travolta? They’d be perfect together.” It was hilarious because he’s not the type to follow celebrity news at all, and I didn’t think he was even paying attention to the conservation.

    Anyway. This story just made me think of that.

  14. the original bellaluna says:

    The sheer size of these two egos alone (and maybe Miscavige’s) should shove any other “member” right out of the Celebrity Centre.

    Why anyone would want to be “the face” of CO$ is beyond me!

  15. Grace says:

    Nah John needs Will Smith as his new man and Tom can stay with David. John and Will are aquarius/libra=perfect or a breakup where they stay lifelong friends.

    Tom and David are Cancer/taurus=perfect life partners or full-on chaos.

    Jada(virgo) can have Leah Remini(gemini) and Kelly(libra) can have Elisabeth Moss(leo).

    All Scientologists all together. Problem solved

  16. Dawning Red says:

    John Travolta is the anti-Helen of Troy: He has the face than can sink a thousand ships.

  17. valleymiss says:

    I don’t buy this at all, and I think it was planted by Co$. Travolta wants OUT of his marriage and Scientology. Plus, this way Miscavige can rag on Tom not having more control and influence over Katie. Win-win for Co$ to plant this story.

  18. JC says:

    Travolta ought to man-up(?) and admit his secrets. The media always dumps a person who confesses all, and they move on to celebrities who are hiding something. But it’s ironic that he really can’t because “Lyin-tology” claims to have ‘cured’ him of homosexuality. Oh Xenu! We need you down here! cough cough…

  19. RuddyZooKeeper says:

    So his criticism is, when TC was faced with the possibility of yet another divorce-with-a-kid-involved, not that he didn’t fight hard enough for his family but that his lack of effort hurt his religious organization? Oh, these people.

  20. skuddles says:

    Yes! This totally needs to happen. Putting the oh so skeevy JT in that role would only help to demolish what’s left of the cult’s credibility…

  21. Francesca says:

    JT looks very waxy all the time now. The wax face of fear … poor man! you would think coming out would be no big thing anymore.

    • gg says:

      That wiggy thing he wears – it must have a cold, clammy, rubber backing instead of elastic lace like a regular wig or you’d be able to see straight through it. So can you imagine what that feels like on your bald head? And when it’s hot, sweating under it? ew.

  22. StrawberryGirl says:

    “While others in the church got behind him..”

    Yeah, I bet they did.

  23. Chris: now with 10% less negativity says:

    Face Off 2.

  24. Travolta’s face looks even weirder than usual in that picture. Is he half-alien now or what?

  25. NerdMomma says:

    So, kind of unrelated…why can’t Tom hire a wife who is about 5 inches shorter than him? Then she can wear heels and he’ll still be taller than she is. There are plenty of women in this world in the 5’0-5’2 range who would have married him before he showed his crazy. He always looks like a little kid standing next to his much-younger, much-taller wife.

  26. TTT says:

    There is no way on earth he is gay.

  27. DEB says:

    That’s the phoniest-looking kiss I’ve ever seen. Right. Of course, kissy-kissy because of all the gay rumours, always. Ugh.