Leah Remini: Church of Scientology wants me to fail
September 24th, 2013
12:48 PM ET

Leah Remini: Church of Scientology wants me to fail

Now that she's on "Dancing With the Stars," Leah Remini thinks some are paying attention just to see her crash and burn.

The 43-year-old actress recently left the Church of Scientology, and has been outspoken about how the departure caused rifts in her personal relationships.

There are those, she believes, who are now waiting to see her fail.

"I'm going through a personal, big change for me and my family," Remini admitted during a practice session with "DWTS" partner Tony Dovolani. "The Church is looking for me to fail so they can say to their parishioners , 'you see what happens when you leave the Church?' They're waiting for me to fail."

Dovolani has tried to coach her past any negativity, reminding Remini that her mission is to shed her "bad habits," like beating herself up.

"I was always so scared to be myself. We're used to, everything that happens to us is our fault; you're used to taking a lot of negativity on yourself," Remini said during Monday's episode. "'Dancing With the Stars really is about me growing, about me coming out strong, and feeling strong."

Backstage, the actress added that she sees "DWTS" as "a blessing."

"I love being here," she told CNN. "It's such a nice vibe here. I really need this at this time of my life, and I look at this as a time of blessing."

Her partner, Dovolani, was a bit more blunt: "Anybody who's a hater towards (Remini), stop it," he said. "I've never seen anybody nicer, so, you need to gain some new hobbies."

Yet according to the Church of Scientology, Remini's new moves aren't even on the organization's radar.

"We know this may come as a surprise to someone as self-absorbed as Ms. Remini," the Church said in a statement to ABC, "but we could care less if she wins or loses on 'Dancing With the Stars.'"


soundoff (73 Responses)
  1. wave too Debra bimbo

    Peace 50

    October 2, 2013 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Hacking updates as follows---DEBRA

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    would never ever lie too him....i am not you....this is s different category all together.....your a hacker

    and do nothing all day long

    October 2, 2013 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Print out allllllll these comments and put in bimbo 2 file

    I am not you...i would never lie too him.for power.....get lost bimbo you a washed up dancer...

    October 2, 2013 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  4. As discussed on skype and the last hacked in call....

    Our comments are too get the bimbos-you just gave us galaxy 4 – 1 evidence....Debra does nothing all day

    either she is of no worries too us....she is another example what we NEVER EVER should follow in life

    October 2, 2013 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Debra is a poor dancer and no example too women

    AT all.....report her as hacking abuse...

    October 2, 2013 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Butt Photo and Hacked into Accounts while at the hospital

    You never win hon....your a bimbo hack

    October 2, 2013 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
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    October 2, 2013 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Teachers/All Here On Voted.

    She does not have the fan base or the popularity 50 does and with the sh-t she pulls she is not someone i want my students paying attention too....i want my students too pay attention to 50's work ethic, personality and popularity.

    She does not have it....he takes it good for him...

    October 2, 2013 at 1:52 am | Report abuse |
  9. By the way....our party shields

    came from YOUR filmings through our cable box

    Peace 50...Do not bother me about this fat lazy hoe again

    September 30, 2013 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
  10. Felon Updates

    Felon Updates
    1. home parties-missed 7 – shield of daddy sleeping or a regular day shield work.
    2. c-t calls all fake
    3. account hacks almost shielded
    4. yesterdays visit ...ran the test...you do the math

    September 30, 2013 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
  11. Do not page me about the fking addicted tool

    who is of NOOOOOOOOO example too women they are hackers who gives s-x advice too others

    they bash their husbands and the dopey husbands participate.......this is now what we feel love stands for and
    we know who the bimbo is so it is even more a bore then bore.

    We want men too like women...no follow her sh-t

    September 30, 2013 at 4:58 am | Report abuse |
  12. Over night Hacks -- are attached too a que

    do not page about this fking phone hack ....her other stupid website is hooked in for 2 weeks now.....

    September 30, 2013 at 4:52 am | Report abuse |
  13. guys

    Phone 3 k

    September 29, 2013 at 6:47 pm | Report abuse |
  14. There is no 3rd party.....she told everyone...

    drop the dance babe....like its not working

    September 29, 2013 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
  15. SHE exposed her husbands entire personal life on the WEB

    We did not do that YOU DID....he toloates good for him...WE ARE NOT....we retrieved just about every FAKE
    move MADE ONLINE...You are famous for erasing so we print veeeeeery fast..

    September 28, 2013 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Still does not give you the authority too bash machines..

    does it bimbo–everyone knows the truth here...your not here your just a hack.

    September 28, 2013 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Your a liar

    Realandnotegotistical
    My husband and I are fans of hers. Still enjoy the K of Q's reruns. But, we've never heard or read anything from her over the years about her being defensive regarding "the church". In fact, she's always kept very quiet about it. We just love Leah because she's been able to stay "real" all these years, not phony and never egotistical.

    September 28, 2013 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Sh--t Grammar Mocks...

    daz how it pointed us too you...word

    September 28, 2013 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
  19. corrected and print---You not real dear---Your a felon

    You do not have the style too be a cool felon either-you just a monitored bore but you are wired because YOU LIE and i do NOT work well with LIARS–any dance attention performance you LIE about its there now.

    September 28, 2013 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Your not real dear...Your a felon...

    You do not have the style too be a cool felon either-you just a monitored bore but you are wired because YOU LIE and i do work well with LIARS–any dance attention performance you LIE about its there now.

    September 28, 2013 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  21. She is in

    September 28, 2013 at 6:57 am | Report abuse |
  22. MoMoWife

    Remember you will never move forward with "HER" addiction too this machine.

    September 27, 2013 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
  23. momof4inny

    Finding it ironic that a "church" that obviously promotes "self", and self absorption; go check out Jaden Smith's tweeting about doing what YOU want to do and doing what pleases YOU rather than everyone else, is commenting on Leah Remini's alleged self absorption...pot calling the kettle black I'd say.

    September 27, 2013 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • That was very intelligent and well spoken

      and will stay with us at slides tonight-your blocked over there you see nuttin.

      September 27, 2013 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • i don't get it

      like he's the church right?

      September 27, 2013 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
  24. i am in on apple machines not hacked in machines...

    we just don't respond because you'll be there and i am busy there..

    haaaaaaaa

    September 27, 2013 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Sue

    We dont care either–its just fun watching the dancer look stupid

    September 27, 2013 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Patrick

    I believe its "couldn't" care less. Says a lot about the "church" huh?

    September 27, 2013 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Sue

    I adore that women

    September 27, 2013 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Doug Heffernan

    I hate that bltch

    September 27, 2013 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
  29. The woman has an excuses for intimacy

    he cannot be that stupid and believe her...

    September 27, 2013 at 9:08 am | Report abuse |
  30. Your don't have the talent

    and you never will have the talent because your a felon bimbo

    September 27, 2013 at 9:06 am | Report abuse |
  31. Squirting on Experience Project and i am blocked...bust through it.

    and report her as abuse.

    September 27, 2013 at 8:48 am | Report abuse |
  32. Rock

    She used to be hot but, wow, very high maintenance.

    September 26, 2013 at 9:15 am | Report abuse |
  33. M.A.P.

    Her dance partner is hot.

    September 26, 2013 at 6:56 am | Report abuse |
  34. 101 done and she's wired in

    gotz too run.

    September 25, 2013 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  35. I0I...doubt it....Mac is how we get you...

    Connect her too Caroline- we know who it is.-Word Press Error everything...you know we gonna win this one also

    Connect her too all of it so we can file....experience project will be commenting from a dummie mac machine

    soon.

    September 25, 2013 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
  36. See if she fking around with Caroline's Lappie..

    thanks

    September 25, 2013 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  37. The stay out of the room when she is there routine--

    that does no work with me any longer....if i were you i would focus on less stupidity and more grown up behavior.
    that' might help you too get the responses you seek.

    September 25, 2013 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  38. The stay out of the room when she is there routine--

    that does no work with me any longer....if i were i would focus on less stupidity and more grown up behavior.
    that' might help you too get the responses you seek.

    September 25, 2013 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
  39. Morning Performances-Your first lesson is...i am not manipulated that easily

    In order for us too dance the dance...you need too do less bimbo and more talking...forget about the lot, forget about
    morning performances, focus on what is a true friend.

    September 25, 2013 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
  40. Morning Performances-Your first lesson is...i am no manipulation that easily

    In order for us too dance the dance...you need too do less bimbo and more talking...forget about the lot, forget about
    morning performances, focus on what is a true friend.

    September 25, 2013 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
  41. We have the shot babe...

    In order for us too dance as friends you are still under the regime of stupidity...if its for you fine...if its for her

    then i worry for your future.

    September 25, 2013 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
  42. Bizarre

    The response by the scientology reps could have been neutral and professional but instead they decided to resort to unnecessary insults. The fact that they called her self-absorbed just causes me to believe her (and other critics of Scientology) even more.

    September 25, 2013 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
  43. Ricardo

    "...but we could care less if she wins or loses." So if they could care less, that means they care. Gotcha!

    September 25, 2013 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
    • Bimbo44

      Everyone gets YOU you never get anyone.....do not page me about this bimbo who does nothing all day long

      but hack from her bedrooom and couch all day-i am busy

      September 25, 2013 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
  44. Right Now Hack...

    i can play it RIGHT NOW if i had too .... can you? nope

    September 25, 2013 at 10:05 am | Report abuse |
  45. Print Out Yesterday, Post It on wall and Van Halen Hacks..

    Boy do you look stupid right now....all those efforts made and you have never won once....type a resume
    it might help

    September 25, 2013 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
  46. JellyBean

    Really? The Church of Scientology is worth billions. I'm pretty sure they're not investing a whole lot of time in making you fail.

    September 25, 2013 at 8:14 am | Report abuse |
    • M.A.P.

      They may have millions but they are petty as fukk! I wouldn't be suprised if this was their no.1 priority at the moment. Why do you think they're so obsessed with getting celebrities to join?

      September 25, 2013 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
    • HasIt50

      she has it and she will have it when she is 55, 60, 65 and 70 years old.....she will always have it-

      September 25, 2013 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |
    • mickeymusing

      Yes, they have millions and clearly are so disinterested in Ms. Remini that they had to immediately fire off a grammatically incorrect, embarrassingly petty, and moronically juvenile response. What sort of 'church' behaves like this? Maybe they should spend a few of those millions to hire professional PR people. This became a story because of their childish, thin-skinned need to respond. Time to bring in some actual professionals.

      September 25, 2013 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
  47. Meh

    that's because you were such a bltch in 'king of queens'.

    September 25, 2013 at 7:53 am | Report abuse |
    • Justatvshow

      She was playing a role in a tv show, that is all. It doesn't mean she is that way in real life. You can tell the difference between a tv show and real life, can't you?

      September 28, 2013 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • She gave it too us again....

      she can't see–testing worked

      September 28, 2013 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
  48. Demonic Thetan

    Hey Miscaviage – I'm coming for your THETAN-

    September 25, 2013 at 6:02 am | Report abuse |
  49. Franco

    Leah Remini was spectacular in that samba dance. I think Scientology meant to say they " could NOT care less". (Bungled writing by a highschool dropout?) Not they could care less. LOL!
    they sure sound unruffled (not).

    September 25, 2013 at 5:40 am | Report abuse |
  50. Andrea

    Scientology's insulting comment just shows them for what they are .... creepy and not spiritual

    September 25, 2013 at 5:32 am | Report abuse |
    • M.A.P.

      Totally disgusting. They can never take the higher road – always spitting out their b!tchy, hateful remarks.

      September 25, 2013 at 6:03 am | Report abuse |
    • M.A.P.

      We know this may come as a surprise to someone as self-absorbed as Ms. Remini," the Church said in a statement to ABC, "but we could care less if she wins or loses on 'Dancing With the Stars.'"

      So mature. Glad the church took the high road!

      September 25, 2013 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
  51. M.A.P.

    Her show sucks, but I stand with her against the "church" (more like BANK) of Scientology. I have read many accounts from ex-church members and it sounds like a terrifying mafia style operation. Extortion, lies, intimidation, bullying and even blackmail are all common techniques of Miscaviage. His wife has been at a slave labor camp for nearly 2 years because she dared to question her husband. I wish the US had stronger laws to prevent such scams from popping up. Here in Germany the church is not considered a religion, and is closely watched by the domestic intelligence agencies as they are well aware of the church's techniques in trapping people and extorting their lidfe saving before dumping them in a ditch. Do you know how many people have kileld themselves because the church cut them off from their families, took all their money then kicked them out. They suck the life out of people. That church needs to burn.

    September 25, 2013 at 3:28 am | Report abuse |
  52. chase

    lets be real, the "Church of Scentology is nothing but a scam. i am glad she is out of it. she is a funny actress and i hope she does well. Anyone in the Scientology needs their head examined. i mean it takes a special kind of stupid to beleive in that crap. Tom Cruise and all the other actors and actresses just use the Scientology as a means of getting a tax write off just like the rest of them. i would love to see Tom and tell him to his face that he is stupid and then kick his ass for being stupid.

    September 24, 2013 at 7:23 pm | Report abuse |
  53. Meanwhile...

    The Church of Scatology wants to watch her poop and pee.

    September 24, 2013 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
  54. marin

    Leah needs to get over herself. While she was a member of that 'church' she didn't want to hear anything negative and was very defensive – now that she isn't... same thing in reverse. Just how important does she think she is?

    September 24, 2013 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Realandnotegotistical

      My husband and I are fans of hers. Still enjoy the K of Q's reruns. But, we've never heard or read anything from her over the years about her being defensive regarding "the church". In fact, she's always kept very quiet about it. We just love Leah because she's been able to stay "real" all these years, not phony and never egotistical.

      September 28, 2013 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • LIke wow man

      Like that comment was so cool man.....sh-tty grammar got us too you...

      September 28, 2013 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  55. Tasha

    I just love her. She is so funny and a good actress. I missed the show this week but wish her luck. I wish she would do more.

    September 24, 2013 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  56. KarmaBurns

    Their retort says it all. Of course they want anyone who leaves them and doesn't give them mo money mo money mo money to fail. They are already in EPIC fail after the Cruise/Holmes divorce and the YOUTUBE Hitler salutes. I have seen the picture of that guy's wife and I think it is him in drag.

    September 24, 2013 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
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  57. Nope

    they still want da 50 cooch-–nobody wants a nagging, sxless felon.

    September 25, 2013 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |

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