Scientology: Wife Audition ‘Hogwash’

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The Church of Scientology, which reentered the spotlight this year amidst the virtually epochal divorce of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes (some say), has refuted claims made in a new Vanity Fair story that the enigmatic religion carried out an elaborate wife-screening process for top celeb devotee Cruise. “The entire story is hogwash,” a Scientology rep told Us Weekly. “There was no project, secret or otherwise, ever conducted by the church to find a bride (audition or otherwise) for any member of the church.” The magazine story alleges that the church launched an extensive search to find a mate for Cruise after his divorce from Nicole Kidman.