The Church of Scientology and Tom Cruise are certainly laboring this holiday weekend.

An explosive new report contends the organization auditioned potential brides for Cruise following his 2001 split from Nicole Kidman—one that’s been backed up by a famous detractor of the religion.

On Saturday Vanity Fair magazine released a cover story titled “What Katie Didn’t Know,” an exposé claiming an effort on the part of the church to find and vet partners for Cruise, a title that eventually went to his now ex-wife Katie Holmes.

Reportedly executed by Scientology leader David Miscavige’s wife, Shelly, the search for a new bride began in 2004 (presumably after Cruise’s split from his Vanilla Sky co-star Penélope Cruz), with an objective to find an eligible actress in the congregation.

Those who met the criteria were told the church was filming a new training video for members, and were reportedly called in to audition for the nonexistent roles. They were asked, among other questions, “What do you think of Tom Cruise?”

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