Scientology's Silent Birth: One Mother's Story

Jamie Bristol with her son, Ethan. Credit: Tom Bristol
On Dec. 6, Ethan Bristol will celebrate his first birthday with a calm, low-key gathering of his parents, grandparents and family friends who have little ones, too. But no matter how mello...
The practice of a silent birth has been making headlines recently with the birth of Benjamin Travolta on Nov. 23. Actor parents Kelly Preston and John Travolta, both Scientologists, announced that they planned to use the childbirth method practiced by the Church of Scientology.

Did Kelly Preston Deliver Her Baby Via Silent Birth?

Did Kelly Preston deliver baby Benjamin in a silent birth? George Pimentel/
Before Kelly Preston and John Travolta welcomed their baby boy Benjamin yesterday, rumors were swirling that the 48-year-old actress was planning a silent bi...
What is a silent birth, exactly? The Church of Scientology is clearing up misconceptions.

John Travolta and Kelly Preston Welcome Baby Boy

FILE -- A March 25, 2010 file photo shows Kelly Preston, right, a cast member in "The Last Song," with her husband John Travolta at the premiere of the film in Los Angeles. Travolta and Preston's publicist said the couple had a baby boy Tuesday Nov...It's a boy! John Travolta, 56, and wife Kelly Preston, 48, welcomed their new son Benjamin on Tuesday.

Travolta, Preston 'Expecting' But Didn't Say What

John Travolta and Kelly Preston are expecting ... someone. Credit: Chris Pizzello, AP
LOS ANGELES (AP) - John Travolta and Kelly Preston say in a statement on their websites that they "are expecting a new addition to our family." The couple di...

Celeb Clan Close-Up: John Travolta and Family in NYC

John Travolta, Kelly Preston and their daughter Ella Bleu Travolta on February 3, 2010 in New York City. Credit: Arnaldo Magnani, Getty Images
Pulp fashion: Mega star John Travolta steps out in front of New York's Plaza Hotel with his beautiful ...

Actress Holly Robinson Peete: I Wish John Travolta Had Spoken Out Sooner

Actress Holly Robinson Peete with her son, Rodney Peete Jr. Credit: Michael Tullberg, Getty Images
Ten months after son Jett's death, John Travolta finally admitted during an extortion trial that the 16-year-old had suffered from autism. Actress ...

Death of a Child - How Life Goes On

Some wounds heal over time and some never do. They just stay below the surface until something re-energizes them. That's the way it is with losing a child. The death of Jett Travolta, the son of John Travolta and Kelly Preston, has reopened a lot of ...

John Travolta and Kelly Preston's Son Dies

Parents should never have to bury their children. It's supposed to be the other way around. So we always grieve a little harder when a mom and dad have to plan their son's or daughter's funeral. Our hearts and our prayers go out to John Travolta and ...

Hairspray offers a great message to 'tweens everywhere

Over the weekend I took my 10 year-old daughter, Cassidy, and her best friend, Emily, to see the remake of Hairspray. I had seen the original Jon Waters movie back in the 80's and remembered it as a good time, so I volunteered to take the girls for t...

Welcome Back, Potter

As evidenced by the thousands of people scouring the Internet for leaked copies of the new Harry Potter book, along with a seemingly endless steam of spoilers popping up around the web, it's nice to get a little reminder that maybe we shouldn't be ...

John Travolta and Kelly Preston trying for one more child

"We're not pregnant yet, but we're planning to star [trying] this summer, and that will probably be our last child." That's the story from John Travolta. In the same interview with the Scottish Daily Record, the star said that he and wife Kelly Prest...

Would Scientology have saved Anna Nicole Smith?

The teachings of Scientology would have saved Anna Nicole Smith, says John Travolta. According to the Oscar-winning actor, the former Playmate should have undergone a detox treatment called Narconon -- controversial because it was inspired by that wa...


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