George Michael has converted to Scientology, the rapidly growing religion which counts celebrities such as Tom Cruise, John Travolta, Lisa Marie Presley and Jonny Lee Miller amongst its ranks. George has previously dabbled with Judaism (his mother had Jewish roots), Christianity and even Islam. Until recently, George wore Muslim prayer beads and a crucifix everywhere he went.
However, during the filming of his TV show, Eli Stone, his old pal Lisa Marie Presley dropped by the set and took George and new pal Jonny Lee Miller to dinner. Over some of the best wine California has to offer, George was persuaded that it would be a great idea to convert to Scientology if he wanted his career to take off in the US again. Looks like it’s working already, the US Tour is getting some great press and his acting performance in last week’s Eli Stone has been universally praised. A close friend of George said, “I’ve known George since we toddlers kicking a ball around in the park. He’s always been spiritual but never felt that mainstream organised religions offered him much – until now. He’s really excited that people as powerful as Tom Cruise are in his new church, ‘cos he thinks Tom will be able to help with his acting career.”
A condition of George joining the church will be that he must commit to getting married to a woman. He will be allowed to remain close friends with Kenny, but must not flaunt the friendship in public. After being initiated into the Church a couple of weeks ago, George stated that Kenny will not be accompanying him on his US tour because Kenny “doesn’t like flying”. He is said to have expressed an interest in marrying Spice Girl, Geri Halliwell, who he is sure will be happy to convert to Scientology too, along with her pals Victoria and David Beckham, who are close pals with Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes. Kenny is said to have already given his blessing to the union.
Looks like things just keep getting better for George! Congrats!