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Jenna Elfman is out to help her fellow Scientologists "clear the planet" of aliens.
updated 2/15/2005 2:55:04 AM ET 2005-02-15T07:55:04

Some Jenna Elfman fans were startled by what the star had to say in a recent issue of Scientology’s magazine Celebrity.

The former star of “Dharma and Greg” is a devotee of the controversial religion, whose members also include Tom Cruise and John Travolta.

“I intend to make Scientology as accessible to as many people as I can. And that is my goal,” Elfman said. To do this, she says, it is my “duty to clear the planet.” By “clearing” she means to rid the world of “body thetans” — aliens who Scientologists believe inhabit the earth from a nuclear explosion 75 million years ago. She continued that “the more successful I became, the more suppression I bumped into … especially in the entertainment industry, which really is home to rabid suppression.”

“Her comments seem to reflect an increasingly almost paranoid view of the world around her in which she appears to have cleared house of all the suppressive people,” Rick Ross, who runs Cultnews.com, tells The Scoop.  “Which to Scientologists would include all the people who are critical of Scientology.”

What's my age again?

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Does Lisa Gastineau have fuzzy math when it comes to her age?

Gastineau is starring in the reality show "Gastineau Girls" for E! with her 20-year-old daughter Brittny, and some promos have said that she’s 40.

But back in 1991, when she was getting a divorce from former New York Jet Mark Gastineau, she was identified as being 31 — which would make her closer to 44 or 45.

When presented with the equation, a spokeswoman for E! quipped: “Lisa is 42 if Brittny is 22.”

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Notes from all over
Sounds like Uma Thurman is wrestling with balancing her career and motherhood. “It is really impossible,” the “Be Cool” star told DarkHorizons.com. “Actually my ex-husband said to me the other day that I clearly was someone who wanted to be a full-time mother and still wanted to be an actress and I kept insisting I could do it, but I couldn’t. I really try to give all of myself. I mean things this year I have been really lucky, and I refuse to read a script that didn’t shoot in New York City, because I just needed to be home. It is a very difficult balance, and I have even thought about quitting, but then I think I can’t quit, because I love what I do so much and it is the wrong signal and now I am a single mother so I really can’t quit.” . . . Madonna spent most of her time on the set of the Material Girl video smooching with Keith Carradine, director Mary Lambert recently revealed.  . . . Donald Trump has become an anti-smoking advocate, and even saying it should be censored in movies. “Let’s stop the smoking,” Trump says. “Let’s not show smoking in movies. And if they do, let’s not let the kids see it.”

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