SOUTH­PARK TROLLS CHURCH OF SCIEN­TOL­OGY

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It’s prob­a­bly not the best idea to taunt Xenu at his front gate, but that’s ex­actly what Com­edy Cen­tral did in late Septem­ber. A truck fea­tur­ing a scene from South Park’s con­tro­ver­sial 2005 “Trapped in the Closet” episode — which skew­ered Scien­tol­ogy and its famous fol­low­ers Tom Cruise and John Tra­volta — parked right out­side the Church’s LA head­quar­ters. It was all part of a stunt in which mo­bile bill­boards with the words “We’ve been there” were sent to var­i­ous lo­ca­tions like Trump Tower and the White House. “We knew it was risky,” says Wal­ter Le­vitt, chief mar­ket­ing of­fi­cer for the net­work, adding that church staffers came out to ask them to leave. They did — but not be­fore Kenny was killed.

In the Em­mynom­i­nated episode, Stan is be­lieved to be the rein­car­na­tion of Scien­tol­ogy founder L. Ron Hub­bard.

Ad­mis­sionofthe­week “I’m a lit­tle bit ner­vous be­cause I’ve never hosted a show with my clothes on be­fore.” — fill­ing in for Ellen Degeneres on her talk show on Sept. 28

— calo­ries Padma Lak­shmi says she eats per day while film­ing Top Chef COCO ROCHA Do blondes have more fun? The model, 28, is about to find out! She de­buted her “bold, rein­vented look” on Sept. 26.

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