Leah Remini is calling it a day on Scientology and the Aftermath.
The actress and activist, who’s been an outspoken critic of the deeply controversial organization since her own exit in 2013, has decided to wrap A&E’s Emmy-winning docuseries after three seasons.
Scientology and the Aftermath’s final episode, a two-hour special filmed in front of a live studio audience of former members, will focus on testimonials alleging that Scientology policies have hindered members from reporting instances of sexual assault and physical violence to the authorities. It is set to air Monday, Aug. 26.
Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that the accusations of rape against actor and Scientologist Danny Masterson will be included in the two-hour special, as will footage of interviews with two of the women who’ve accused him.
This is the widely reported segment that producers were working on earlier in the year, though Masterson is not said to be the focus of the finale. (Masterson has denied any wrongdoing, calling it “beyond ridiculous,” and has not been charged with a crime — but, on late Wednesday, four women filed a lawsuit against him and Scientology alleging stalking and a conspiracy to cover up the alleged assaults.)
Read more at The Hollywood Reporter.
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Kirsten Dunst on her bonkers new TV series — and blissfully weird trip through Hollywood. — Entertainment Weekly
The Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth Break Up Just Turned Nasty!
Within a week of Miley Cyrus announcing her split from husband Liam Hemsworth, both sides have now resorted to ugly accusations of impropriety, with Liam accusing Miley of sexual infidelity while she accuses him of drug abuse.
“It started out amicable, but the breakup between Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth is now in nasty territory … with claims of drug use and infidelity,” reports TMZ.
Sources with both sides told TMZ two different stories as to what caused the couple to split. While Miley claims she “tried valiantly to save the marriage” in the face of Liam’s alleged drug abuse, the Australian actor is calling the claim a total fabrication, alleging that Miley cheated on him.
“Sources from Liam’s side are calling BS, saying the drug and alcohol claims are designed to mask what they say really destroyed their marriage … they claim infidelity on Miley’s part,” reports TMZ.
Read more at TMZ.
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