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Jennifer Garner and Kendall Jenner Turning To Scientology? Jamie Packer Pulls Tommy Davis Out Of His Rectum and Leaves Scientology

Leah Remini has earned a 2017 Emmy nomination for her high-profile Scientology series. The A&E exposé Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath scored a nomination for best informational series or special during Thursday’s announcement of the annual TV awards.After 34 years of devotion, Remini left the Church of Scientology in a highly publicized departure in 2013. Now, nearly four years after her exit, Remini is continuing to earn recognition for her plight.The controversial religion’s defector launched the unscripted series, of which she is an executive producer, late last year. Remini, who detailed the threats she received from the church ahead of the series’ launch that still continue today, confessed that everyone on her team told her not to do the show.”They want me to be an actress. They want me to do what I love to do,” she said during The Hollywood Reporter‘s Reality TV Roundtable. “Acting is something that I love to do, but this is my passion. They don’t want me to be known as someone who does a show about Scientology, but what am I going to do? Not do it?”The series ranked as cable’s top unscripted series among total viewers for 2016.

L to R: Eli Holzman, Matthew Belloni, Mike Rinder, Leah Remini and Aaron Saidman


Leah Remini on Pitching Her A&E Scientology Series: “I Said, ‘Don’t Be Pussies'”

The actress, who will also be reuniting with her King of Queens husband, Kevin James, on the second season of CBS’ Kevin Can Wait, said she simply couldn’t turn away from the potential to help people by shedding a light on the church and the aftermath members face when leaving it.

The series has been renewed for a 10-episode second season, with a premiere date yet to be announced. A&E Network also aired a two-hour special after the finale of the six-episode first season, Merchants of Fearin May.

“This is about showing the actual practices dictated by this policy of Scientology that demands for people to be destroyed,” Remini told THR. “That’s what we’re talking about. You can believe in whatever you want to believe in. You want to be a scientologist? That’s great, but don’t deny these are the practices of it that are hurting people.”

The Church asked that THR link to its website, which it claims “exposes the fraud behind Leah Remini’s bigoted hate-filled program.”

From left: Kris Jenner, Leah Remini, RuPaul, SallyAnn Salsano and W. Kamau Bell were photographed May 5 at Line 204 in Los Angeles.


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Also nominated in the category was CNN’s Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown, Bravo’s Inside the Actors Studio, National Geographic’s StarTalk and HBO’s Vice.

The 2017 Emmys will broadcast Sept. 17 on CBS with host Stephen Colbert. For the full list of nominees, head here.

Leah Remini On Significance of Emmy Nomination For ‘Scientology’ Docuseries


A veteran actress known for her long-running arc on King of Queens, Leah Reminibroke through at the Emmys this year in a rather unusual way. With A&E docuseries Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath, the EP took on a major religious institution veiled in shadows, calling it out for its alleged abuses.

If the Church of Scientology challenged and attempted to de-legitimize Remini in her making of the series, one can only imagine the response from the Church upon learning that the series had been nominated for an Emmy, casting it further into the spotlight.

For Remini, this recognition is “huge.”

“The show is inspired by Amy Scobee and her mother Bonny, who told her story from her hospice bed, and her wish was that we were able to stop Scientology and its disconnection policy from hurting families,” Remini shares. “I think we’ve done her a service, because people are now not thinking that Scientology is something to be looked at. It’s not something to make fun of and walk away from.”

“I think people have now said, ‘Hang on a second. This is actually their doctrine. This is actually what they follow, and it is not innocuous,’” she continues. “It is actually hurtful and damaging, and I’m grateful that our peers have taken a look at this show and seen the bravery of these people speaking out, because there are repercussions to their actions. It’s made me happy that voters are seeing the truth behind Scientology propaganda, and they have taken it in by even nominating us.”

is Kendall Jenner a secret scientologist?…. her stalker seems to think so!

Kendall Jenner gets restraining order against obsessed fan who sent her with alarming letters, wanted to marry her

Supermodel Kendall Jenner won a restraining order Wednesday against an obsessed fan who deluged her with creepy — and increasingly alarming — letters.The “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” star said southern California resident Thomas Hummel began sending her unsolicited letters in February and refused to stop when contacted by her lawyer and security team.”Recently, the letters have included disturbing and upsetting language and have taken on an increasingly hostile and threatening tone,” Jenner said in her filing obtained by the Daily News.She said Hummel flooded her with dozens of deliveries and seemed hellbent on making contact.”As a result of Mr. Hummel’s continued harassment of me, I have suffered, and continue to suffer, emotional distress,” she said in the paperwork signed July 7 and filed Wednesday.The Vogue cover model, 21, attached copies of the bizarre letters to the petition granted by a Los Angeles judge pending a follow-up hearing on Aug. 2.”I am in love with you. Will you call me please,” Hummel, 62, wrote in one short message signed and dated March 21.

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Model Kendall Jenner was sent a series of bizarre emails from an obsessed fan.


“Do you never call me because you hate me?” he wrote in a follow-up delivered in April.

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By May, his demeanor turned darker and more unhinged.

“Does your mother still pay AHOLE Rockhead one million dollars per week so you can have someone to sleep with?” he wrote, apparently referring to Jenner’s musician boyfriend A$AP Rocky.

“I assume Scientology doesn’t allow you to come clean about some things,” he said.

Hummel claimed he knew Jenner personally from meetings at a post office in Del Mar in 2008 and a Costco in 1998.

“No one has hurt my feelings as much as you have,” he wrote in another letter. “My guess is you simply like to be an internet whore, cackling your way through life.”

In June, he wrote about a cease and desist letter he received and asked if Jenner was being held “prisoner.”

“Is AHole Butt Head also harming you? I believe he may have been biting you,” Hummel wrote in a distressing dispatch received June 19. “If you call me I will ask you to come here and I would marry you.”

Hummel, a resident of Solana Beach, now must stay at least 100 yards away from Jenner and refrain from contacting or harassing her, according to the temporary restraining order.

He isn’t the first fixated fan to target Jenner.

Last summer, 26-year-old Shavaughn McKenzie slipped through the security gate at Jenner’s Hollywood Hills residence and accosted her as she cried and frantically dialed for help in her driveway.

McKenzie was convicted on a trespassing charge but acquitted of stalking after jurors heard he’d been diagnosed with a “psychotic disorder.”

“I was terrified,” the daughter of Caitlyn Jenner testified at McKenzie’s trial. “I was literally traumatized.”

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Will Kelly Preston walk out on John Travolta?

Kelly Preston is said to be at breaking point.

Friends fear shocking allegations about John Travolta’s close relationship with another man may lead his wife of 26 years, Kelly Preston, to call time on their marriage.

Last week, a US publication claimed the actor’s former business manager believes John has been in a secret relationship with a male sailor since 1985.

Although John is yet to comment on the allegations 
and there is little proof of the claims, those close to the couple fear it could be the final straw for Kelly, adding that their marriage is already on shaky ground.

It’s not the first scandal they’ve weathered either.

John, 63, has been the centre of several gay affair allegations over the years, first when he 
was snapped kissing his children’s male nanny Jeff Kathrein in 2006 as he boarded a plane, and again 
in 2014 when his former pilot Doug Gotterba claimed the 
two had engaged in 
a long-running affair.

At the time, John’s team explained that’s how the star greets all his friends and claimed that Jeff’s wife was also on board the plane.

In 2014, the Grease star and devout Scientologist addressed the long-running rumours around his personal life.

“This is every celebrity’s Achilles heel. It’s just about people wanting money. That’s all. It happens on many levels,” John said at the time.

In 2006 John was pictured kissing his children’s male nanny,**Jeff Kathrein**.
In 2006 John was pictured kissing his children’s male nanny,Jeff Kathrein.

But while Kelly, 54, has always stood by John’s side, friends fear she may have had enough of defending him.

“These new public 
claims about yet another secret lover are a huge embarrassment for Kelly,” 
a source says.

With an estimated $360 million fortune and two children Ella, 17, and Benjamin, six – their eldest child Jett tragically passed away in 2009 at the age of 16 – the split could get messy.

With a massive fortune, a split between John and Kelly could get messy.
With a massive fortune, a split between John and Kelly could get messy.

However, family friends say they’re confident the couple would be able to keep things civil if the worst case scenario did arise.

“I think they’ll be able to divide their assets without things getting nasty,” says the source.

“John has always been very generous with Kelly.”