Actress Leah Remini has been very public about her decision to distance herself and her immediate family from the Church of Scientology.
In the Friday episode of 20/20, Leah discusses with ABC’s Dan Harris her experience with the controversial faith. In a promo for the show, it is revealed that numerous members of Leah’s family will be discussing their time with the church, as many of them “were deep into Scientology.” The clip also hinted that actress Katie Holmes, who was once married to devoted Scientologist Tom Cruise, would also appear in the 20/20 episode.
However, It has now been revealed that Katie will be remaining tight-lipped about her Scientologist past. Despite the promo clips stating that viewers will be able to “hear from Katie Holmes,” it has been confirmed by Katie’s rep that she will not be making an appearance on the show.
Katie’s rep goes on to say that Katie simply provided a written statement for the show in response to questions she was sent regarding Leah’s memoir, Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology. In the statement, Katie simply says, “I regret having upset Leah in the past, and I wish her only the best in the future.”
Here, Katie is partially referring to an incident that Remini shares in the 20/20 special, where she claims she was reprimanded by a Scientology official after telling Tom and Katie to “get a frickin’ room” when they were showing a lot of PDA.
You can catch the full interview with Leah on 20/20, which airs Friday at 10pm on ABC.
While Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are arguably the most famous power couple in Hollywood, they have managed to keep their lives relatively private. However, with their new movie By the Sea coming out, they decided to sit down for a joint interview to open up about their private lives in hopes of promoting their latest work.
In an interview on NBC’s Today which airs on November 2, Brad and Angelina open up about the scary situation regarding Jolie’s decision to get a preventative double mastectomy in 2013.
A clip for interview shows Jolie explaining, “I knew through the surgeries that [Brad] was on my side and that this wasn’t something where I was gonna feel less of a woman, because my husband wasn’t gonna let that happen.” In addition to the mastectomy, the Oscar winner also had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed this past March.
Angelina, 40, lost her mother and maternal grandmother to ovarian cancer, as well as her aunt to breast cancer. After extensive testing, it was revealed that she was carrying the gene that predisposes her to the same cancers. Thus, as a mother of 6 she decided to get both preventative procedures.
Brad goes on to comment, “Whatever’s got to be done to keep the family together and keep the family together as long as possible is gonna be done. That was her charge, no question. It’s a scary decision. There are many things that can go wrong and go many different directions.”