Leah Remini left the Church of Scientology last year and has quite publicly shamed the “religion” for its shifty ways and hypocritical ideals. Most recently, she spoke to BuzzFeed about her history with the church – which started in childhood – and her reason for leaving, which was to protect her own daughter.
“We had a chance to make a change from within, but they didn’t want to,” Remini said. “That showed me they didn’t actually care, which went against everything I thought we stood for. They only cared that their lives would be disrupted if they stood with me. They didn’t care about doing the right thing. That showed me everything the Church taught me was a lie.”
“In the Church, you’re taught that everybody is lost,” Remini explained. “They say they’re loving, caring, non-judgmental people, but secretly, they were judging the world for not believing what they believed. To me, that is not a spiritual person. That’s a judgmental person and that is the person that I was. I was a hypocrite, and the worst thing you can be in this world is a hypocrite.”
The Church of Scientology wasn’t taking that kind of attack lying down, however, and have issued their own statement in response:
“It comes as no surprise that someone as self-absorbed as Leah Remini with an insatiable craving for attention would exploit her former faith as a publicity stunt by rewriting her history with it, including omitting that she was participating in a program to remain a Scientologist by her own choice, as she was on the verge of being expelled for her ethical lapses.”
Posted Friday, February 28th, 2014 at 12:12pm
Filed under Leah Remini
Katharine McPhee is getting into some romantic hot water!
The married Smash star has been photographed kissing and cuddling a director for the canceled show, Michael Morris, who is 47 and ALSO married to Welcome to the Family actress Mary McCormack. Oh yeah, and they have three young daughters together…Yikes.
McPhee, 29, is married to Nick Cokas, who is also her manager. A source close to McPhee tells PEOPLE, “She and her husband are separated for over six months, since early this year. They haven’t been living together.”
An agent for Morris and a rep for McCormack both declined to comment. According to TMZ, who first posted the kissing photo, McPhee and Morris were holding hands and cuddling each other before the kiss was photographed.
NO COMMENTS, lots of KISSING! Sounds complicated…
Posted Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013 at 3:15pm
Filed under Katharine McPhee
Robert Pattinson is looking for a new start!
The Twilight Star is selling his Los Feliz estate in Los Angeles…you know, the one where he lived with ex-girlfriend Kristen Stewart? Yeah, that one. It has officially been listed for $6.75 million….and you can check out some pretty stunning pics HERE!
The actor purchased the property in September 2011 from basketball legend Kareem-Abdul Jabbar for $6,275,000…and is trying to unload the places for just a “touch” more. An insider confirmed to Us Weekly in August 2012 that Pattinson was going to sell the place, because there were “too many memories.” Aww!
The private, gated estate sits on a 1.5 acre lot, Us reports, and has a private screening room, garden, 3 bedrooms, a huge outdoor patio and state of the art EVERYTHING. It’s in the Hacienda style, with breathtaking views of LALA land.
I’d buy it, if I could afford the thing!
Posted Monday, October 21st, 2013 at 6:18pm
Filed under Robert Pattinson
Parks and Recreation actress Rashida Jones has some brave things to say about famous women showing skin…and took to twitter to preach some TRUTH!
Rashida, 37, said on twitter (via US):
“This week’s celeb news takeaway: she who comes closest to showing the actual inside of her vagina is most popular,” the daughter of music producer Quincy Jones and actress Peggy Lipton wrote, along with a hashtag imploring her fellow stars to “stop acting like whores.”
Then she said more about her tweet…
“Let me clarify. I don’t shame ANYone for anything they choose to do with their lives or bodies…BUT I think we ALL need to take a look at what we are accepting as ‘the norm’…” the Harvard grad explained. “There is a whole generation of young women watching. Sure, be SEXY but leave something to the imagination.”
Then, in a sarcastic aside, she quipped: “Also, calling on all men to show me dat ass.”
I LOVE Rashida Jones, but I don’t quite agree that twitter was the correct platform to voice these kinds of views. Do you think it was brave or annoying that she was calling out her fellow actresses? THOUGHTS?!
Posted Monday, October 21st, 2013 at 5:17pm
Filed under Rashida Jones
Moms will be moms…especially moms of superstars who don’t want their kids being cheated on!
Everyone knows Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson have had a rough time mending what they had pre-Rupert Sanders, but it seems like they never quite got back to the place where they were a year ago, especially when not even their MOTHERS want the relationship to work. EntertainmentWise talks about how there was a lot of negativity coming from RPatz’s mom, Clare Pattinson, and rightly so! It’s hard to trust after trust is broken.
The Hollywood couple are believed to have split briefly last summer after photos of the actress kissing Rupert Sanders were splashed across the tabloids. In an uncharacteristic move for the fiercely private actress, Kristen issued a public apology to her boyfriend, labelling the fling a “momentary indiscretion,” and repeating that she “loved” him more than anything.
“[Clare] seemed very unhappy that he and Kristen got back together. She was incredibly shocked by those pictures of Kristen with Rupert and couldn’t understand why anyone would want to cheat on her son,” an insider told Look magazine.
“To begin with, it was like Clare didn’t want to lay eyes on Kristen again, but of course she and Rob reunited and that was difficult for her.” While the couple reunited, the insider claims it was “never the same” again following the very public affair and with Rob’s family against the reunion it was only a matter of time before they split.
“Rob is very close to his family and holds their opinion in high esteem, so when it came down to it he chose to stick with his blood rather than his heart,” the insider continued. “The truth is that Rob and Kristen never really got back to the place they were in before she cheated with Rupert.”
Claiming that both sets of parents became involved they added: “It didn’t help that everyone in their circle had their own opinions and in the process of trying to help, probably made things worse – especially their mums Jules and Clare.”
Yikes. You know things are bad when your moms get involved…
Posted Friday, May 31st, 2013 at 5:17pm
Filed under Kristen Stewart
, Robert Pattinson