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Janet Whatshername (left) scratches Kirstie Alley's eyes (right) out
Kristie Alley Slams Rolling Stone for Dissing Scientology
Actress Kirstie Alley is criticizing a Rolling Stone article on Scientology, calling it a bash on her religion, boring, and - Yikes! - slamming the hip magazine by comparing it to your grandmother's Reader's Digest.
"Shame on you, Rolling Stone, for your slam piece on Scientology," the 55-year-old actress flames about Janet Reitman's recent 13,500-word report on the belief system founded by L. Ron Hubbard.
"Rolling Stone has been my favorite magazine since college, but come on — religion-bashing for the sake of sales? Yikes, dudes — your cool factor just dropped to Reader's Digest."
Alley also disses the writer Reitman who "interviewed me for two hours as I watched her eyes darting around in her head like a trapped lab rat. Janet, dear, people like you will always bastardize good things like religion...That's why you exist, honey. My problem with your article was its degree of boredom."
Reitman, who reportedly worked on the piece for nine months - with the cooperation of church officials - shot back: "Alley's letter perfectly exemplifies why the Church of Scientology has an image problem — rather than debate points of substance, its followers all too often veer into personal attacks."
"Alley is one of the church's most prominent and spiritually advanced members. Yet this is all she can think of to say? Yikes, indeed."
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