Thursday, September 13, 2007

John Travolta - 'Scientologists treated his homosexuality'

Do try to get a copy of Ian Halperin’s new book Hollywood Undercover – he last made a great splash with Shut Up and Smile back in 2002, an expose of the fashion world that was Jackie Collins’ book of the year in the Mail. His trick is to reinvent himself with an outrageous name and persona, launch himself into a crazy targeted world, Borat-style, and then document the resultant absurdities. He is a satirical action man.

I’ve interviewed the author and will put that piece up soon. But its most explosive part is on homosexuality in Tinseltown. “Nine out of 10 actors in Hollywood are gay,” he asserts, having communed with the Queers of the Round Table, a salon of celebrity cock-cocking connoisseurs. Halperin tells me: “Without a shadow of doubt Travolta was gay. He went through the Scientologist’s auditing programme which purports to re-programme gays as straight. I have seen incontrovertible evidence of this. I was shown a video of one of his ex-male lovers talking about how he was paid off by Travolta and other evidence. And I’ve seen pictures of him kissing a male lover. However, Tom Cruise is another matter. Everyone said he was gay but I never saw the smoking gun. There’s no proof he’s gay.” More to follow, much more.

17 comments:

Duralex said...

The right question is not whether Travolta or Cruise are gay or not, actually, but whether Mr Ian Halperin is gay or not. :-)

Madame Arcati said...

Halperin is straight.

iknowsomethingudontknow said...

'9 out of 10' - that seems rather a lot even for actors. Perhaps you could seek Mr Spacey's opinion on this ?

Anonymous said...

Cruise gay ? No way.

Lorenzo said...

> I was shown a video of one of his ex-male lovers talking about how he was paid off by Travolta and other evidence.

Some mean-spirited people might say that Halperin has been payed off by Tom Cruise to spare him... or that he's afraid of legal action.

> And I’ve seen pictures of him kissing a male lover.

Everybody has seen them in the tabs. Even a child can suspect the effects that were used to create that illusion – well chosen still caps of a quick movement, a little work on the shadows, and that's it. Elementary.

surfpup said...

Tom isn't gay. I should know. I slept with him once on a shoot.

Madame Arcati said...

Do tell more - give us details for posterity. TC will appreciate it after all the speculation.

Anonymous said...

How incredibly gullible you are, my poor Arcati!

The Daughter-of-a-Bitch said...

A little chase after supposedly closeted gays to reboot your dying blog, Madame? It won't work.

Anonymous said...

I just finished reading Halperin's book. He didn't say 9 out of 10 actors are gay. He quoted a group of gay industry types (a poker playing group who call themselves the "Queers of the Round Table) saying people think everybody in Hollywood is gay, but in reality it's about 7 out of 10 male actors. They compared it to professions such as hairdressing, figure skating and interior decorating, where similar statistsics apply. They did say that 9 out of 10 actors who come out of the theatre are gay, which is where the statistic comes from, I think.

Halperin infiltrated the Church of Scientology as a gay actor and the results are fascinating.

Anonymous said...

"He quoted a group of gay industry types (a poker playing group who call themselves the "Queers of the Round Table) saying people think everybody in Hollywood is gay, but in reality it's about 7 out of 10 male actors."

Which still seems largely exaggerated. Besides, I wouldn't trust a gay circle on that matter. It's well known the gays tend to see gays everywhere. Most of the time it's wishful thinking.

"They did say that 9 out of 10 actors who come out of the theatre"

And what's the reason why stage actors would be massively gayer than movie actors? I'm puzzled.

Anonymous said...

This book is incredible. The inside behind the scenes of Scientology is fascinating. Also, Halperin's scene with Anna Nicole Smith is titillating. Wish he gave a bit more detail.

Anonymous said...

I don't think halperin is gay. I think he's nuts, he's funny and he's very bright but he isn't so fortunate as to be homosexual. Poor man. So cute, so talented, still not cool enough to be queer. Not TCTBS (Too Cute To Be Straight)

Sigh...maybe he'll change his mind and join the Hollywood masses.

Madame Arcati said...

Ah, daughter-of-a-bitch is back, I must be doing something right.

Anonymous said...

Halperin is the new king of undercover. This book rocks - I look forward Madame A. to your review. Tell us more - please!! I heard him on the BBC a couple of nights ago and he was hilarious. He put the interviewer in her place - what other books has this guy written?

Lucy said...

It's time someone exposed Scientology - they're a complete scam. I walked in to one of their offices on Tottenham Court Road and they tried to convert me.

The Daughter-of-a-Bitch said...

What were you expecting, you ingenuous twit? :-)