Excerpt and final summary:
"Scientology needs celebrities; celebrities don’t need Scientology. The organization may provide a boost to up-and-coming actors and actresses wanting to get their foot in the door (as well as providing buffers between actors and the persistent rumors regarding their sexuality; another editorial entirely), but, other than 2000’s laughably terrible Battlefield Earth, based on L. Ron Hubbard’s Dianetics, Scientology hasn’t contributed much of concrete value to the entertainment industry other than tabloid fodder. Hollywood is a town built on, “What have you done for me lately?” If you’re not useful in some way, then a partnership is pointless. And right now celebrities, such as Katie Holmes, are realizing they have no use for Scientology, that being associated with the crazy antics of the Church will actually do more to damage their careers than help them.
As malcontent within and without its ranks continues to grow, Scientology’s stranglehold on Hollywood steadily diminishes, its grip weakened. It’s an ironic twist worthy of a Hollywood script that celebrities, those pillars the Church once counted on to uphold and support it, are now the very ones undermining its entire foundation. Only time will tell if the underpinnings holding the entire structure up will completely give way, but for now, it’s enough that the foundation is leaning and starting to fall."