The Kingdom of Bahrain’s Industry and Commerce Minister, Hassan Fakhro, issued an unusual decree this week: he banned the importation of a plastic face mask. Anyone caught importing the V for Vendetta Guy Fawkes mask now faces arrest, as anti-government protesters in the country have been using them to stay anonymous.
Jemima Khan has warned Wikileaks founder Julian Assange that he risks falling from a “hero” to the Australian L Ron Hubbard, expecting his supporters to follow him “unquestioningly, in blinkered, cultish devotion”.
Scientologists have launched a landmark legal bid to overturn marriage laws in England and Wales. Followers of the controversial new religion believe it is unfair that Protestants, Catholics, Quakers, Jews and Non-Conformists are allowed to have state sanctioned marriages in their religious buildings whilst other faiths are not.
Two people accused of attempting to extort $25m (£16m) from John Travolta following the death of his son are to walk free after a judge in the Bahamas dismissed the case against them, apparently at the actor's request.
John Major, Charles Manson and the Mormons all fell for 15-year prank
Images of Britain's wartime leader are being used in recruiting posters
A former member threatens to disclose the inner workings of the organisation to which he was 'persuaded to give substantial sums'
Actor to take stand in Bahamas against paramedics accused of blackmail
Travolta and Cruise deny pushing for the dismissal of entertainment reporter
Movement accused of 'organised fraud' against two female members persuaded to part with €20,000
More bad news for Derek Draper, as it emerges that his new, post-Smeargate infamy has done little to boost his box office earning potential. Early reports from the Hay festival suggest that the controversial blogger's question-and-answer session is proving a difficult act to sell.
Here's a paradox that sums up all you need to know about modern celebrity. In 1992, Sharon Stone opened her legs, and became an overnight superstar; last week, Sharon Stone opened her mouth, and in 60 seconds turned her brand into a junk stock that sensible Hollywood investors won't touch with a 10-ft ice pick.
Since its release in America earlier this year, Andrew Morton's unauthorised biography of the Hollywood actor and Scientologist Tom Cruise jumped to the top of virtually every single bestseller list in the United States.