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Is it possible that getting beaten by Taylor Hicks on American Idol has made Katharine McPhee so insecure that sheld consider joining Hollywood's trendy "religion" just to impress a man?

That's what she told Salon.com recently in an interview, admitting she looked into Scientology because of some dude. She did not comment on who said dude is.

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"I took a couple of courses. It was really all about a guy." McPhee said. "It was a guy that I was totally obsessed with - not obsessed with but totally into and, you know, guys and girls can do that to our lives and make us think we're into something that we're not."

Ah yes. Of course, love can make you do crazy things. Like jump up and down on couches, scare the bejesus out of Matt Lauer, criticize an innocent actress for being depressed, emphasizing that there is no such thing as a chemical imbalance, and so on and so forth.

In any case, it's good that Katharine McPhee hasn't gone overboard.

"I'm not a Scientologist," McPhee said. "I've clarified this rumor over and over again, but people will keep saying that I am, but whatever."

Hmm. Sounds like something a Scientology believer would say. Especially one with a supposed friendship with the most famous Scientologists, TomKat.

"I actually did meet them the other day and they were the nicest people I think I've probably ever met," McPhee said, adding that contrary to prior reports, she did not sing at their wedding.

Maybe more clues will be revealed when she releases her up-coming oft-delayed debut album, Katharine McPhee. Tom Cruise could not be reached by The Gossip for comment on this story.

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Now that Scientology's biggest cheerleader has lured soccer star David Beckham to L.A., he's setting his sights on his Spice Girl spouse.

The New York Daily News reports that with a little coaxing from TomKat, David and Victoria Beckham might become the next celebrity converts to the cult church of Scientology now that they're relocating to L.A.

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Apparently, Posh has eagerly accepted church literature from Tom Cruise and his new wife, Katie Holmes. What's more, she'll be playing an alien in The Thetan, a new movie produced by Cruise that's reportedly based on his odd religious beliefs.

Apparently, Victoria Beckham's new BFFs have made it their mission to help the former Spice Girl become a household name in the United States. Though you have to think photographs of her giant boobs would do the trick on their own.

For her part, Holmes is trying to line up meetings with movers and shakers like Steven Spielberg. TomKat is undoubtedly feeding status-hungry Posh lines about how joining Scientology will help boost her profile.

Will TomKat's sinister plans work? Will the California-bound Beckhams renew their wedding vows in a bizarre ceremony featuring a prolonged kiss?

Who the hell knows. Or cares, to be quite frank. We do hope they all sit down for an interview with Matt Lauer to discuss it, however. That'd make for great TV.

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Jennifer Lopez is turning to the teachings of Scientology in an effort to become a mother, according to various new reports.

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The diva star, who recently attended the Italian wedding of celebrity Scientology fiend Tom Cruise, is reportedly taking tips from actress Leah Remini, who used the doctrines of the religious cult group when she was trying to conceive her first child.

According to Life & Style, J. Lo became interested in Scientology when Remini confided in her that the religion helped her conceive.

"She's starting to understand the cleansing process. It's all about putting the positive energy where you want it," a source tells the magazine.

The source insists Lopez and her husband, Marc Anthony, are unlikely to join the ranks of those brainwashed freaks because he's a devout Catholic, but at the same time, "he's willing to let Jen do what she needs to make things happen."

Hopefully, those things involve three-minute kisses, silent births, vows and ceremonies that are downright scary and other nonsense.

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It's official: TomKat is a lawfully wedded psycho couple marital unit.

The crazy Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes exchanged vows Saturday in front of more than 150 guests at the Odescalchi Castle in Lake Bracciano, Italy.

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"The wedding was absolutely beautiful," says a guest.

Way to elaborate and enlighten us, "guest."

With thousands of fans, photographers and TV cameras watching from afar, Cruise and Holmes were joined by family - Katie's dad, Martin, walked her down the aisle - and a slew of celebrity pals, including Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, Brooke Shields and Chris Henchy, Victoria Beckham (below, right), Jennifer Lopez, Jim Carrey and alien life forms others.

The sunset ceremony was performed by a Scientology freak minister. The wedding party included Cruise's children, Isabella and Connor Cruise (below, left).

The best man was Cruise's best friend, David Miscavige, who happens to be the head of the Church of Scientology. Gulp. That's brainwashing, Holmes. Katie's sister, Nancy Blaylock, served as the matron of honor.

Initially, there were questions about whether Cruise and Holmes' marriage on Saturday was official - the Mayor of Bracciano, Italy, said the couple needed to have a civil ceremony in town in order to make it legal - Cruise's reps say TomKat took care of it beforehand.

"As is customary for couples marrying outside of the U.S., Cruise and Holmes officialized their marriage in Los Angeles prior to their departure for Italy," according to the statement.

Boooooooooooo!

For her "dream cult wedding," Holmes wore an off-the-shoulder Armani gown with an ivory silk train adorned in Valenciennes lace and Swarovski beaded crystal embroidery. She accessorized her gown with an ivory tulle floor-length veil and ivory silk shoes. Armani, which outfitted the entire event (save for Katie's $340 thong and trademark K-Mart casual wear, of course) also supplied the bride's champagne evening gown for the reception.

Saturday's wedding started on a damp note, with scattered rain throughout the morning. Holmes and 7-month-old daughter Suri Cruise were escorted into the castle under a cluster of green umbrellas. A little over an hour later, the groom was escorted from the Hassler hotel in Rome to Lake Bracciano 18 miles away. With the sun going down, candles lit up the perimeter of the 15th-century castle as limos carrying guests drove through the gates.

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If you thought the Scientology way of giving birth (no speaking!), you won't believe what those freaks do at weddings.

MSNBC is reporting that the wedding of TomKat is going to be conducted in the traditional style of the Scientology CULT "religion," with the groom addressed as the "Man" and the bride addressed as the "girl."

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The name of the "girl" will not even be spoken, and she is only referred to as "girl" or "you" by the handler. Er, minister. Tom Cruise's name will be declared to all who attend, of course.

If the Cruise-Holmes wedding really turns out to be a Scientology ceremony -- as has been widely reported -- any feminists in attendance might be a tad miffed, to say the least. Even a cute, little, irate Suri Cruise might get up and leave!

So would Stephen Baldwin, no doubt, if he were invited. Which we are going to go out on a limb and guess that he's not.

The vows for a Scientology wedding are more than a tad strange. Quoting from the book "The Background Ministry, Ceremonies & Sermons of the Scientology Religion," MSNBC reports that the minister asks a bride:

And do you take
His fortune
At its prime and ebb
And seek
With him best fortune
For us all?
Do you?"

The minister then tells the groom:

Now, (Tom Cruise),
girls need clothes
And food and
Tender happiness and frills
A pan, a comb, perhaps a cat
All caprice if you will
But still
They need them.
Do you then
Provide?
Do you?

Do you, well, do you, do you? Huh? Eh? Eh? Answer! Good God. The staff at T.H. Gossip feels that Katie Holmes should take whatever dignity she has left and bolt for the door with Suri in tow. This Scientology crap is not only demeaning, it's just plain strange. Run for it -- girl!

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Some news vendors in L.A. believe members of the Church of Scientology are buying up multiple copies of Vanity Fair's October issue to make sure that the issue is a huge seller.

Philip Hovan, who owns a local newsstand near a number of Scientology-owned businesses, says he has sold three times the number of magazine -- which features the long-awaited baby Suri Cruise pictures -- he normally does.

Cruisin' For a Bruisin'?

"People have been buying five or six copies each," he says.

And so goes the desperate TomKat image rehab campaign. Have fun with your 5-6 copies, you psychos.

Meanwhile, in other Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes news, the pair are to star in a film together. Sources say Katie has been looking to re-launch her career and it seems that she and Tom will appear in a joint project.

"Tom is looking for a movie that will make the most of their chemistry," a source tells In Touch Magazine. "He's devoting himself to putting together a project that will not only make Katie a bona fide star, but will put him back in the good graces of the movie-going public."

They've got work to do. Look at Katie in this picture! Forget image rehab, get this woman into detox, ASAP. Must... cleanse... mind... with... classic Katie Holmes pic...

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