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How You Can Help Someone With Mental Illness: What to Do First

Farsh Askari | Posted 06.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Farsh Askari

Instead of an assessment (which implies judgment) and advice (which implies expertise), what someone who's mentally distressed, in any context, needs first, mentally and emotionally, is some acknowledgment and support.

Could This Be The Next 'Going Clear'?

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 04.27.2015 | Comedy

Think about it: you can't say no, you can never ask questions and you have to pay to move ahead. By now, you've probably seen or at least read abo...

Religion & Sex - Or How To Instantly Alienate Nearly Everyone

Jonathan Bricklin | Posted 06.22.2015 | Entertainment
Jonathan Bricklin

Recently, when my relationship ended (and not before, as it may appear) I embarked on an expedition, of sorts, to discover what a tailor fitted romance might look like on me. Deconstructing a traditional relationship by eliminating rules felt like a good place to start. I've never had established rules of conduct with any of my friends or family, just trust that we would behave and interact respectfully, which should be a prerequisite for any relationship.

John Travolta Says Scientology Is A Target Because It 'Really Works Well'

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 04.20.2015 | Entertainment

During an interview with "Good Morning America" Monday, John Travolta was asked why there is so much intrigue and interest surrounding the Church of S...

The Scientology-Approved Version Of 'Going Clear' Is A Bit... Different

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 04.07.2015 | Comedy

HBO's new documentary on Scientology, "Going Clear," offers an interesting -- at times, damning -- glimpse into the church's inner workings. The or...

John Travolta Defends The Church Of Scientology After 'Going Clear'

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 04.07.2015 | Entertainment

John Travolta is breaking his silence and defending the Church of Scientology a week after HBO aired its documentary, "Going Clear: Scientology and th...

'SNL' Spoofed Church Of Scientology With A Scathing Fake Ad

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 04.06.2015 | Entertainment

Alex Gibney's Scientology documentary "Going Clear" premiered on HBO last week, unveiling a slew of shocking allegations against the Church and previo...

Frank Sinatra: All or Nothing at All on HBO

Regina Weinreich | Posted 06.04.2015 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

But the premiere was a night for celebration, and not only for Sinatra. Turns out, director Alex Gibney, with his recently aired Going Clear, his film about the Church of Scientology, broke records for HBO. So after the 2-hour first half of Sinatra, a happy crowd filed into Porterhouse for Italian themed specialties of burrata caprese, filet mignon, spumoni and cannoli in abundance.

The Director Of 'Going Clear' On His Bold Scientology Doc

rollingstonelogo | Posted 04.01.2015 | Entertainment

The following article is provided by Rolling Stone. By SEAN T. COLLINS Having already stirred up a hornet's nest after its premiere last January...

This Is How The Church Of Scientology Could Have Responded To 'Going Clear'

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 04.01.2015 | Comedy

While the Church of Scientology forcefully denied the claims made in the HBO-aired documentary "Going Clear," comedian Livia Scott offered a somewhat ...

'Going Clear' Was The Most-Watched HBO Doc In 9 Years

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 03.31.2015 | Entertainment

Plenty of America found out what it's like to be an operating thetan on Sunday by tuning in to HBO's premiere of the Scientology documentary, "Going C...

Erin Whitney

This Is One Of The Most Shocking Scientology Stories Not In 'Going Clear' [UPDATE] | Erin Whitney | Posted 04.01.2015 | Entertainment

There is lot of unsettling information when it comes to the Church of Scientology, all of which is explored in Alex Gibney's latest documentary, "Goin...

Grading The Bloody Season Finale Of 'The Walking Dead'

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 03.30.2015 | Entertainment

"The Walking Dead" brought its fifth season to a close on Sunday night, and the episode was a definite ratings winner. But did the finale's quality ho...

How Scientology Uses Its Members' 'Sexual Indiscretions' Against Them

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 03.30.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

One of the many bombshell allegations in the HBO documentary "Going Clear" explains how officials in the Church of Scientology keep in-depth records o...

The Most Shocking Allegations In Scientology Doc 'Going Clear'

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 03.31.2015 | Entertainment

The Church of Scientology has long been a controversial institution among both the religious community and entertainment business. But the latest docu...

Alex Gibney Takes on Scientology

Erica Abeel | Posted 05.27.2015 | Entertainment
Erica Abeel

Alex Gibney is a master documentarian of the American scene and master provocateur. He's made films about Enron, torture practices of the United States, Lance Armstrong, and child abuse in the Catholic church. So when he takes on the hot button topic of Scientology, attention must be paid.

Will HBO's 'Going Clear' Change The Church Of Scientology Forever?

Religion News Service | Kimberly Winston | Posted 04.01.2015 | Religion

(RNS) The only murky thing in “Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief,” HBO’s scathing new documentary, is: What will happen to the c...

Erin Whitney

Here's Why The New Scientology Doc Calls Out Tom Cruise | Erin Whitney | Posted 03.30.2015 | Entertainment

Alex Gibney's documentary, "Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief," is ripe with shocking revelations about the secretive religious organi...

Fear and Loathing of the Religious, From Christians to Scientologists

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 05.24.2015 | Politics
Lorraine Devon Wilke

What the hell has happened to religion? When did "all that is holy" translate into bigotry, fear, intolerance, and bullying rather than, say, "the love relationship between the creator God and created man" or "the study and handling of the spirit in relationship to itself, others and all of life?"

Sundance Review: Alex Gibney's Going Clear: Scientology and The Prison of Belief

Liliana Greenfield-Sanders | Posted 03.31.2015 | Entertainment
Liliana Greenfield-Sanders

Even if you've read Lawrence Wright's book, Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood and the Prison of Belief on which the film is based, Gibney's adaptation is an eye-opening and transformative experience.

Sasha Bronner

More On The Juicy Scientology Doc Everyone Is Talking About | Sasha Bronner | Posted 02.02.2015 | Entertainment

Sunday and Monday's Sundance brought warmer temps and some titles we definitely want to talk about. "Tangerine," the iPhone-shot film about two transg...

Scientology Reps Slam 'Going Clear' After Well-Received Sundance Debut

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 01.28.2015 | Entertainment

After Alex Gibney's new documentary, "Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief," debuted to a standing ovation at this year's Sundance Film F...

Going Clear: Scientology Broke Up Tom Cruise And Nicole Kidman

The Daily Beast | Posted 01.26.2015 | Entertainment

Alex Gibney’s Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief is arguably the most hotly anticipated film premiering at the 2015 Sundance Film Fes...

Behind HBO's Bombshell Scientology Documentary

The Hollywood Reporter | Posted 01.22.2015 | Entertainment

Lance Armstrong is not mad at Alex Gibney. No, not even though Gibney's 2013 documentary, which was supposed to be about Armstrong's triumphant emerge...

16 Must-See Documentaries At This Year's Sundance

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 01.21.2015 | Entertainment

On Tuesday, HuffPost Entertainment previewed the Sundance Film Festival's impressive lineup, but we omitted the documentaries because, frankly, there ...