So many of us thought that this Scientology hullabaloo would be a short-lived thing. How wrong we were. Many celebrities, some brazenly and others covertly, embraced the new religion and remain steadfastly dedicated to it. Here's our collection of celebrity Xenu followers.

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Celebs Who Follow Xenu
Actor Tom Cruise is an outspoken advocate for the Church of Scientology. He became involved with Scientology in 1990 through his first wife, Mimi Rogers. Cruise has publicly said that Scientology, specifically the L. Ron Hubbard Study Tech, helped him overcome dyslexia. In addition to promoting various programs that introduce people to Scientology, Cruise has campaigned for Scientology to be fully recognized as a religion in Europe. His wife, Katie Holmes, is also a follower of the religion, though speaks less about it publicly.
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Celebs Who Follow Xenu

    Actor Tom Cruise is an outspoken advocate for the Church of Scientology. He became involved with Scientology in 1990 through his first wife, Mimi Rogers. Cruise has publicly said that Scientology, specifically the L. Ron Hubbard Study Tech, helped him overcome dyslexia. In addition to promoting various programs that introduce people to Scientology, Cruise has campaigned for Scientology to be fully recognized as a religion in Europe. His wife, Katie Holmes, is also a follower of the religion, though speaks less about it publicly.

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    Actor John Travolta starred in Battlefield Earth in 2000, a film based on a work of science fiction by L. Ron Hubbard. He played the leader of a group of aliens that enslaves humanity on a futuristic Earth. Travolta, who joined Scientology in 1975 and endorses Hubbard's teachings, had hoped that the film would be well received and be the first in a series of Hubbard film adaptations. His wife, actress Kelly Preston, is also a follower of the religion.

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    Danny Masterson, alum of That 70s Show, is an outspoken member of the Church of Scientology and was raised under the religion. He once said, "I have been acting since age 4. I have always been working and I have always been in Scientology my entire life. Each service in Scientology is something I have added to my toolbox of data for living."

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    Actor Giovanni Ribisi (The Gift) comes from a family of Scioentologists. His twin sister, Marissa, is also a Scientologist and is married to Scientologist indie-rocker Beck. Giovanni participated in the gala opening of Scientology's controversial "Psychiatry: An Industry of Death" Museum in December 2005. The museum is dedicated to exposing what it describes as "an industry driven entirely by profit" and offers "practical guidance for lawmakers, doctors, human rights advocates and private citizens to take action in their own sphere to bring psychiatry under the law."

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    My Name Is Earl star Jason Lee is a member of the Church of Scientology and is on the Board of Advisors for the Citizens Commission on Human Rights, an organization founded by the Church of Scientology "dedicated to investigating and exposing psychiatric violations of human rights."

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    Laura Prepon (That 70s Show) encountered Scientology when she began dating Christopher Masterson (younger brother of co-star Danny Masterson) in 2000. The pair split in late 2007 but Prepon remains a practicing Scientologist. She doesn't talk openly about her religion, but she has been seen at Scientology related events after the break up with Masterson.

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    Actress Leah Remini (King of Queens) is an avid member of the Church of Scientology. She has said of the religion: "Scientology has been my road out. There is nothing about my life that I feel apathetic or unhappy about. Scientology gives you hope and the certainty that you can improve any condition. This, to me, is priceless."

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    Actress Kirstie Alley (Cheers, Look Who's Talking) was raised Methodist but is now a member of the Church of Scientology. She had a cocaine addiction from 1976 until 1979, which was when she joined Scientology. She has served as the national spokesperson for Narconon (a Scientology-affiliated drug treatment program) and, as of 2007, had attained the level of OT VII (Operating Thetan level 7). Alley gave $5,000,000 to the Church of Scientology in 2007 and is a long standing member of the Church of Scientology and spokesperson for its anti-psychiatry front group the CCHR.

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    Musician and daughter of the late Elvis, Lisa Marie Presley has been a Scientologist since she was a teen. When she was of school age, Presley was sent by her mother to several boarding schools, inluding the Scientology-affiliated Apple School (later known as Los Feliz Hills School) in Los Angeles. Of Scientology, she says: "Were it not for Scientology, I would either be completely insane or dead by now. I am forever grateful for the technology of Scientology and to Mr. Hubbard, who dedicated his life to helping Man and this planet, as well as to the people who have dedicated their lives to helping others through Scientology."

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    Actress Erika Christensen (Traffic, Swimfan) also comes from a family of Scientologists. Her parents became Scientologists during their 20s and raised her under the religion as well as home-schooled her.

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