Leah Remini Says Danny Masterson’s Legal Team Tried To Get Her Removed From The Courtroom On The First Day Of His Rape Retrial (UPDATE)
Leah Remini has entered the chat. Late last year, Danny Masterson was tried on sexual assault charges in Los Angeles, and it ended with a hung jury. Prosecutors decided to retry him, and his retrial started this week. And the first day of his retrial got a special guest appearance by Leah Remini, supreme slayer of Scientology and David Miscavige’s worse nightmare. Cinemablend says that Leah showed up in court on Monday to support the three former Scientologists who have accused Danny of sexual assault and Scientology of trying to shut them up. And surprisingly (not at all), Scientology goons didn’t want her there.
Simon Pegg and Tom Cruise first got friendly with each other while making 2006’s Mission: Impossible III, and Simon has been in every M:I movie since, and I guess their friendship is strong enough for The Times of London to title their interview with Simon, Simon Pegg: my addiction, midlife crisis – and Tom Cruise bromance. Never Mind that David Miscavige is probably screeching his Thetans off in anger over that “bromance” line, the tidbit that got the most attention from Simon’s interview is the part where Simon said that Tommy never ever apologizes. This is not news to any Scientology minion who has probably had to say, “You’re right, all-knowing Tom, the sky isn’t blue, you are six foot two without heels, and Shelly Miscavige is 100% fine.” But that nugget made Simon Pegg trend on Twitter, and because, I guess, Simon really doesn’t want to feel the wrath of the intergalactic Henery Hawk, he has popped up to say that it’s just a running joke between them, you idiots!
Current anti-Scientology warrior Leah Remini and current Scientology defender Kirstie Alley got into it. This all started when Kirstie said on Twitter that she doesn’t know what’s real and what’s fake about Russia’s attack on Ukraine and she won’t be commenting anymore. Her former Dancing With The Stars partner, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, already dragged her and now it was Leah’s turn. Spoiler Alert: Leah was much ruder.
Ellen DeGeneres is in the final season of her talk show, and the jig is up; we all know she’s the Queen of Mean. Or maybe she’s the Victim of Orchestrated Misogyny, as she claims. Either way, last season’s ratings were way down, and if Ellen wants to end her show on a high note, she’d better be on her very best behavior. But the other day Leah Remini was on the show and sensed that Ellen was feigning interest in her anecdote about loving pranks. So Leah leaned over and smacked Ellen’s arm three times (although she tried for four). Headlines suggest the slaps were “playful,” but I wouldn’t be surprised if one of Ellen’s production assistants approached Leah in the green room and presented her with a neat stack of hundred-dollar bills. “I and the other PAs have been saving for months. We think you’re the one who can deliver the hit. Help us, Leah Remini. You’re our only hope!”
Laura Prepon revealed back in August that while she had been a practicing member of Scientology for a long time–dating back to her days on That 70s Show in the late 90s–she had not been a member for close to five years. It seemed to coincide with her marriage to Ben Foster. They got together in 2016, married in 2018, and have two children: a three-year-old daughter named Ella and a one-year-old son, name unknown. Laura didn’t say much about leaving Scientology but she was reportedly relieved to be out of it. Leah Remini is far from impressed. During an interview with The Daily Beast Live, Leah said she doesn’t “respect” the way Laura left the Kingdom of L. Ron Hubbard. And Leah also let Laura know that she could’ve been more “vocal” during her public Scientology peace out.
50-year-old Leah Remini is going to NYU this fall! She revealed the big news on Instagram, posting a picture of her acceptance letter to the school’s Liberal Arts program. Leah says she’s super excited to get educated and that her journey didn’t come easy. She wrote in the caption that “coming from a cult and a family who didn’t value an education, this is a very big day for me.” She adds that this is one of the last chunks of her life she’s taking back from Scientology. Eat her (nearly) educated ass, alien ghost of L. Ron Hubbard!