Mark Ebner
Tuesday August 22nd 2017


"Veteran muckraker Mark Ebner of "Hollywood, Interrupted" has a knack for producing beautiful writing from ugly subjects. Scientology, pit bull fighting, celebrity scandals, scam artists... you name it, he's investigated it." - Xeni Jardin,

"Ebner is like the Patti Smith of Scientology-bashing - he was doing it before it was cool and inspired legions."

"The best investigative journalist since Hunter S. Thompson." - Paul Gallagher,

"There's only one legitimate investigative journalist that works in the entertainment industry these days: Mark Ebner." -

"Ebner terrorizes Hollywood by running the best industry website anywhere" -


"Website of the Week." -The Scotsman

"Site of the Day" - The Hot Blog

"Featured Site" - WNY Media Network

‘Scientology’ Archives

Ebner Undercover: Scientology, Spy Magazine, 1996

Ebner Undercover: Scientology, Spy Magazine, 1996

"If you really want to enslave people, tell them that you're going to give them total freedom." - L. Ron Hubbard From 1991 Time cover story. According to Scientology (and stemming directly from Hubbard's "vision"), 75 million years ago, an evil ruler named Xenu implanted "thetans," or spirits, in volcanoes on the planet [...]


Trapped in the Closet (.wmv)Mark Ebner, March 16, 2006 SCIENTOLOGIST TOM CRUISE BLACKMAILS VIACOM INTO PULLING THE "TRAPPED IN THE CLOSET" EPISODE OF SOUTH PARK Sources from inside Paramount and South Park Studios report that parent company Viacom pulled last night's scheduled repeat of the high-rated "Trapped in the Closet" episode after the [...]


The South Park episode Chef quit over...ISAAC HAYES, NOT ABLE TO STAND THE HEAT OF HIS OWN HYPOCRISY, QUITS SOUTH PARK. BOO-HOO...LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Soul singer Isaac Hayes said on Monday he was quitting his job as the voice of the lusty character "Chef" on the satiric cable TV cartoon "South Park," citing the show's "inappropriate ridicule" [...]

Death of a ‘Nethead

By Mark Ebner BETWEEN BONG HITS AND BEER, Philip Gale brooded over ending his young life. Outside his apartment, marrow-chilling March winds scoured the streets of Cambridge's seedy Central Square. Inside the cramped walk-up, the air was hazy from the Camel Filters he'd been chain-smoking. Gale, a 19-year-old computer prodigy and MIT junior, had [...]


By now you've enjoyed the "Trapped in the Closet" episode of South Park that I, "John Smith," consulted on. If you missed it, catch a rerun; it's must-see TV. South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker have done to Scientology what the cult has been trying to do to "critics" for years: shudder them into silence. How can the cult possibly [...]

Mark Ebner Interview, News and Reviews

Mark Ebner, co-author of Hollywood, Interrupted interviewed at The Impious Digest. Mark notes that "Hollywood, Interrupted became the book that the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times did not want you to read. Neither oracle reviewed it, and it was on BOTH their bestseller lists." 04/17/04: The Calgary Herald calls HOLLYWOOD, INTERRUPTED : [...]


Former Spy contributor Mark Ebner explains why the gluttonous, greedy John Travolta--soon to star as a 10-foot-tall alien in a film adaptation of L. Ron Hubbard's lousy sci-fi epic Battlefield Earth--is an especially gross example of Hollywood's current downward spiral. When Quentin Tarantino resurrected John Travolta in his pop pastiche, Pulp [...]

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