Firstly I really like Robbie Williams but...
[b:80135d143f]The heartthrob singer hopes his bizarre alien faith will be as big as celebrity favourite, Scientology, which counts A-list stars like Tom Cruise and John Travolta among its followers.
He came up with the plan after reading about the late L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of Scientology - which teaches that aliens created the world.
He told BBC Radio 2 presenter Chris Evans: "If L. Ron Hubbard can start a cult, then so can I.
"I'm not going to start it right now because I'm too busy. But I want to do it. I think the cult will have to wait until next year. But it will be free and universal."
The religion would reportedly be aimed at people who share Robbie's long-running fixation with aliens.
Last year the singer claimed the world would soon be invaded by little green men.
He said: "I've been dreaming every night about UFO's. I can't wait to go to sleep at night because those dreams have been so brilliant.
"I think they are definitely on their way, seriously. Mark my words. From now until 2012 - watch out kids."
Robbie has also claimed he had premonitions San Francisco was going to be destroyed by an earthquake, but says extra-terrestrials prevented the disaster.[/b:80135d143f]That is the whole article from May this year, which can be found at : [www.lse.co.uk
He has resorted to a lot of outlandish publicity stunts throughout his career. The video for Sin Sin Sin is a parody of cults (pretty clearly Krishnas in my opinion) very funny if you want to check it out.
Many of his songs have spiritual/supernatural theme and he has often spoken about a belief in aliens and ghosts and referred to 'God' - although he has no religious affiliation that I have ever heard mentioned.
His official website has a very alien theme and if you go there (www.robbiewilliams.com) you can take this quiz that asks a lot of bizarre questions but leads to absolutely nothing exept a message at the end saying that your answers will be assessed by 'someone somewhere' Before I heard about the cult idea I just thought it was stupid but now I am curious and just a little bit suspicious. Perhaps it is some sort of attempt at the personality tests that are so popular with Scientology?
I know that he does not have much, if any following in America, but he is huge in England and Europe and has fans in other parts of the world :
Britain's biggest-selling pop act of the 21st century, selling 6.3 million albums since 2000, narrowly beating Coldplay to the top rank. He also set a world record, as defined by the Guinness Book of Records, by selling over 1.6 million tickets for his 2006 world tour in one day on 19 November 2005.