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Suri Cruise had a Scientology-inspired silent birth; now some are wondering if her mysterious absence might be part of a Scientology-inspired quiet life.

Speculation has been rampant about why the public, and even some of Cruise’s close friends, reportedly haven’t seen the action star’s offspring. Rick Ross of Cultnews.com tells The Scoop that devout Scientologist Cruise and his convert sweetie Katie Holmes may be following the teachings of L. Ron Hubbard — who advised against exposing young children to noise.

“A negative experience coupled with noise can create what Scientologists call an engram — which leads to recurring negative reactions,” Ross explains. “That might include paparazzi, newspeople, or a clamorous crowd. The only way to remove engrams, Scientologists believe, is through the process they call auditing. When a Scientologist talks about ‘reaching clear’ — they’re talking about clearing engrams from your mind. Tom Cruise’s efforts to create a quiet cocoon around his daughter might be a precaution against engrams.”

Cruise, says Ross, seems increasingly influenced by the Scientology view of the universe.

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“While on his worldwide promotion of ‘Mission Impossible III,’ I am told, his behavior was, in a word, paranoid,” says Ross. “He was obsessed about the purity of the air and at one point, he was convinced he was being followed and insisted on taking longer routes to places. He was also quite concerned about whether locks worked and had them checked. Scientologists are not only afraid of creating engrams, they’re also afraid of the effects of those around them who they call Suppressive Persons or SPs. It’s possible that Tom Cruise is being overcome by his Scientology training and that’s leading to a paranoid world view that is being reflected in his behavior with baby Suri.”

The Fake Life
Reality show fans are shocked, shocked, by Paris Hilton’s latest revelation: “The Simple Life” is fake.

“ ‘Simple Life’ is a reality show and people might assume it’s real. But it’s fake,” the partying heiress told the London Sun. “All reality shows are fake basically. When you have a camera on you, you are not going to act yourself.”

Hilton says she created her “Simple Life” personality by combining characters from two hit films. “Before I started the show I thought I’d make a character like the movies ‘Legally Blonde’ and ‘Clueless’ mixed together, with a rich girl all-in-one,” she explained. “Even my voice is different and the way I dress is different from me in real life. It’s a character I like to play. I think it’s carefree and happy. The public think they know me but they really don’t.”

Notes from all over
Johnny Depp plays with dolls — but his daughter critiques his performance. “Actually I do like playing with Barbies," Depp told the London Independent. “It’s kind of a great thing to do with your kids, it's one-on-one time where you’re both inventing characters. You're watching your daughter's imagination flower. But the funniest thing for me was that I was actually using that time to explore different characters with the Barbies and she didn't like it. At a certain point she said: ‘Dad, please just stop, don't do that, just do your regular voice.’ That put me in my place.” . . . Madonna unleashed her wrath on a hapless fan who threw confetti on stage during a Madison Square Garden concert. “Stop throwing [bleep] on my stage!” Madonna barked. “Where do you think you are?!”   . . . Luke Wilson says he got a skewered perspective of women from attending an all-boys school. “What we thought and what was real were two different things,” Wilson told Playboy magazine. “Yeah, we didn’t have a clue what we were talking about.  It was like, ‘Girls really like it if they see you up in a sycamore tree, staring into their bedroom window.’  What the hell were we thinking?”

Jeannette Walls Delivers the Scoop Mondays through Thursdays on MSNBC.com

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