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Leah Rimini On Leaving Scientology: “I Was Like, What Am I Doing?”

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It’s been two years since Leah Remini said PEACE to the Church of Scientology, but she’s still dealing with all the crap that comes with it.

In a new interview for Oprah Winfrey‘s Where Are They Now?, the King of Queens actress talks about needing to quit for her kid, and how much she got suuuucked into the cult…er, I mean, “religion.” Remini was into it for 30 years and it was ALL-consuming, according to the actress.

“I don’t think people know the amount of dedication it takes to be in this organization,” she shared. “I mean it was every day, three-and-a-half hours minimum, seven days a week usually. You know, I’m working most of my time, and then the other time was spent at the church, so minimal time is really spent with your family.”

The significance of that hit home when she was doing some Scientology coursework one day, and realizing her daughter was like, alone making memories in a swimming pool.

“I was at one of these hotels in Florida, and I saw my daughter swimming for the first time while I’m reading this thing,” she recalled. “And a tear came down my face. And I was like, ‘What am I doing?'”

Uh, being a Scientologist, Leah. Being a frigging Scientologist.

“It was a culmination of things,” she explained of why she left, “but that was a big one in my mind.”

Remini’s exit from Scientology caused quite a stir back in 2013, and she’s still adjusting.

“Our decision to leave the organization — it’s not just something you get over,” she revealed on Where Are They Now? “It’s people and a lifestyle you’ve known all your life. It formed who I am, good and bad. It formed the way I think, good and bad. And so there’s a lot of pain connected to it, there’s a lot of healing. When you are raised in something, and you are taught to think a certain way, a lot of times you grow up thinking, ‘That’s the way I think.’ I’m learning there’s a new world out here, and there shouldn’t be any kind of judgment toward somebody who has a belief system that is not yours.”

(Via Us Weekly)

Deprogramming takes a while, Leah! Call me a SP (see, I know the LINGO) but I think it’s for the best.

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Posted Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 at 9:09am
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John Travolta’s Got A Book For Ya (Hint: It’s Dianetics). -And Other LINKS!!!

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John Travolta‘s rebuttal…read Dianetics. NICE.  Dlisted

Frances Bean Cobain and Courtney Love look, uh, alive Fishwrapper

Kylie Jenner destroys lips across America Celebslam

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Sandra Bullock named People’s most beautiful woman of 2015! INO

Ben Affleck wants you to know he’s sorry for hiding his slave-owning ancestry Dlisted

Farrah Abraham is still completely frigging awful Celebslam

Alessandra Ambrosio can rock an overall Fishwrapper

This Soccer star is good at more than just soccer (SEX!) ASL

Posted Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015 at 11:11am
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Courtney Love Talks Sex With Kurt Cobain: “He’s A Hard Act To Follow.”

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20 years after his death, Courtney Love professes that she will always love Kurt Cobain

The rocker recently opened up about her romance with the music icon in an interview with Brett Morgen for V Magazine.   Morgen directed the new HBO documentary Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, which Love and Frances Bean co-executive produced. The film was Love’s idea, but watching it wasn’t easy for her, at all. US reports:

“It f–ked me up. I remembered the sexual relationship, which, as you know, is the core of any good marriage,” she shared of her romance with the late Nirvana icon. “It almost rendered other intimacies meaningless. I remembered how much I love him, and it made me think about a few other people I don’t want to name, but a few other people I’ve been in love with. And should I have married them? The answer is actually no.”

(Notably, Cobain was Love’s second husband; she was previously, albeit briefly, wed to The Leaving Trains rocker James Moreland. She has also been linked to Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan and actor Edward Norton, among others.)

“Nobody else was as funny,” the Empire guest star told Morgen. “Nobody else was as compatible and got my jokes. And you can see it in the film.”

Love also debunked the common misconception that she was the “bad guy” in her relationship with Cobain, saying he hated that rumor just as much as she did, because “it shamed him, it emasculated him, and it made him look weak” in the public eye.

“It kind of f–ked me up, and to be honest with you, I don’t have a boyfriend right now, so I’m single. [The film] made me really evaluate what, at the age of 50, I want out of a relationship,” she continued. “He’s a hard act to follow. I love him and I always will.”

It’s true- how CAN ANYONE date Courtney Love? First of all, she definitely still loves her ex, and secondly, she’s a bit insane. I guess it’s all a part of the rock and roll roller coaster…

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Posted Wednesday, April 15th, 2015 at 1:13pm
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John Travolta Happy With Scientology; Won’t See “Going Clear”

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John Travolta is standing his ground.

When asked in a telephone interview if he would see Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief, he replied: “No, I haven’t, and I don’t really care to.”

Directed by Alex Gibney, the documentary is based on Lawrence Wright‘s book which discusses the inconsistencies, inaccuracies and injustices in Scientology, including physical abuse and blackmail. Since its debut March 29 on HBO, Going Clear has renewed scrutiny of the Church’s practices and has many segments which feature Travolta’s journey. The Tampa Bay Times Reports:

“I haven’t experienced anything that the hearsay has (claimed), so why would I communicate something that wasn’t true for me?” Travolta said. “It wouldn’t make sense, nor would it for Tom, I imagine.”

Travolta called Going Clear a product of “people who were disgruntled with their experiences” with Scientology, while the church “has been nothing but brilliant for me.”

“I’ve been so happy with my (Scientology) experience in the last 40 years,” he said, “that I really don’t have anything to say that would shed light on (a documentary) so decidedly negative.

“I’ve been brought through storms that were insurmountable, and (Scientology has) been so beautiful for me, that I can’t even imagine attacking it.”

Of course you can’t. Which is also outlined in the movie…

Have you guys seem Going Clear? Share your thoughts below!

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Posted Tuesday, April 7th, 2015 at 8:08am
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