Admittedly, The King of Xenu does sound a lot snappier than The King of Queens.
Everyone knows that Scientology is kinda strange, and, no, I don’t mean just because they use terms like “thetan,” “dianetics,” and “Tom Cruise is very much still relevant.” People magazine has featured Leah Remini on the cover this week, and you know she went ahead and dragged Scientology across hot coals like it was a Tony Robbins seminar!
Leah spends some of the interview talking about how the Scientology master goblins (or whatever it is they’re called) were super pissed back in the day that she wasn’t being a good Padawan and bringing the ass of her King of Queens co-star Kevin James over to the hot tub at the church bathhouse during happy hour. Kevin is Catholic, so Leah figured he was off-limits, recruitment-wise.
“They always tried to get me to, [asking] ‘Why is he not in? Why have you not promoted it to him?’ I was like, ‘Because he’s Catholic. He doesn’t want anything to do with it.’ They let it go after a while, but usually you’d be expected to recruit, especially with somebody you work with for nine years.”
Damn, Kevin James! You had all the Memaws glued to CBS ready to jump your chonies, and then you had the heart of David Miscavige fluttering, too?! That’s quite a spectrum! Scientology, much like Taylor Swift, can’t ever not get in the last word. So they slapped back, saying Leah is attacking them while casting herself wrongly as the victim. At this rate, Leah will post incriminating receipts about Scientology via Snapchat on the second season of her reality show, Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath, and then Scientology will debut a song at their version of the VMAs about how much of a meanie-pants Leah is, and then…yeah, yeah, you get the idea.