September 13, 2012 6:34 PM EST
Kirstie Alley Defends Tom Cruise and Scientology Allegations [PHOTOS AND VIDEO]
The always candid actress Kirstie Alley recently opened up to Entertainment Tonight about Scientology about the controversial Vanity Fair magazine article that claims Hollywood superstar Tom Cruise auditioned women as a potential girlfriend or wife with the help of the church.
The 61-year old actress also explained why she felt the need to defend Scientology and her good friend after numerous reports are also claiming that Holmes divorced Cruise to save their 6-year-old daughter, Suri, from the religion.
"I think whenever you have articles written that are third and fourth parties' opinions, it's like the game Gossip and you don't get the truth. I think that a magazine of that caliber should have interviewed him and then they would get the truth," Kirstie Alley explained who is a noted Scientologist herself.
However, the Vanity Fair article writer Maureen Orth told Entertainment Tonight that she tried to get an interview with the "Mission Impossible" star but her requests was denied.
Ever since "Dawson's Creek" actress Katie Holmes filed for divorce from Tom Cruise, the spotlight has been constantly cast over the actor and his religious beliefs as a member of the controversial Church of Scientology. The church was founded in 1953 by L. Ron Hubbard and he held the core belief that 75 million years ago, Xenu, dictator of the "Galactic Confederacy" sent billions of frozen souls on spaceships from his overpopulated planet to the bases of volcanoes on Earth.
When the volcanoes erupted, the scattered souls or what they call thetans found their way into human bodies and their emotional issues haunt their human hosts. These emotional issues need to be purged through an expensive process called auditing which uses a lie detector-like device called an E-meter to sort through one's problems and past traumas.
"I think that probably all religions sound bizarre to the people who are not the practitioners of them. To me it's so normal, and probably 90% of the crazy stuff I hear isn't true," Alley said.
The actress was in the Big Apple for the debut of her friend and fashion designer Zang Toi's 2013 Spring Collection in New York's Fashion Week. Also, Kirstie Alley was eager to talk about her possible reunion with her professional dancing partner Maks for the upcoming "Dancing with The Stars: All Stars." Check out the video from YouTube with Kirstie Alley's interview for Entertainment Tonight.