12:05 PM EDT 03/19/2014
Originally posted 03/14/2014 08:30AM
Why is Leah Remini doing a reality show? Because she's not so different from you – and yes, because she's funny.
"People tell us, 'You guys are funny.' Other people find us entertaining, so we thought, 'Let's do it,' " the former King of Queens actress tells PEOPLE of her plans to star with her family in an as-yet-untitled TLC show this summer.
"My family is not so different from the rest of America," she adds. "I think people love to see that, oh, just because she's on television and in Hollywood, I can still relate to her."
Remini, 44, who has made headlines recently for her high-profile exit from the Church of Scientology, will be joined on the show by her husband Angelo and their daughter Sofia, 9. And Sofia, in particular, is ready for her close-up, mom says with a laugh.
Originally posted 03/01/2014 10:00AM
Heroines overcoming adversity was the big theme on PEOPLE.com this week, as a premature birth, a surprise firing and a very public rebellion against authority were among the stories that generated the strongest reactions from attentive readers.
Originally posted 02/28/2014 11:00AM
Saying it is saddened but not surprised by her remarks, the Church of Scientology has responded forcefully to former church member Leah Remini's latest interview, calling the actress "self-absorbed" and her comments "absurd" and "insulting."
Originally posted 02/27/2014 08:25AM
It's been seven months since Leah Remini announced her departure from the Church of Scientology. Now the actress, who had been a lifelong member, is opening up further about why she left.
Originally posted 11/25/2013 10:30AM
After paying tribute to salsa queen Celia Cruz and tearing it up "On the Floor" at the AMAs Sunday night, Jennifer Lopez continued to party well into the night.
Lopez attended an after party at Chateau Marmont hosted by the owners of DSquared.
The American Idol judge, whose Kohls campaign (#getjenniferthere) and knockout performance made her the No. 1 trending topic on Twitter, wore a black DSquared dress designed by the fashion house's twin brothers, Dean and Dan.
While DJ Big Syphe spun tunes, Lopez, 44, spent the night dancing with boyfriend Beau "Casper" Smart and stunning BFF Leah Remini, with whom she shared a bowl of spaghetti and meatballs.
Originally posted 11/18/2013 10:30PM
It was another exciting night in the ballroom on Monday's Dancing with the Stars.
There was laughter, tears and even an unexpected smooch during the show's semi-finals, which featured former cast member Maksim Chmerkovskiy as a guest judge.
As usual, Bill Engvall and partner Emma Slater ended up with the lowest overall score for their two routines – a cha cha and an Argentine tango both set to LMFAO's "Sexy and I Know It." Their goofy cha cha that got them 28 points out of 40 was poorly received by judges, but they left them impressed with a serious 32-point Argentine tango that Chmerkovskiy raved was "exactly what an Argentine tango is supposed to be like."
Was the fan favorite able to make it through another week and land a spot in next week's finals?
Originally posted 11/10/2013 08:05PM
"The first day of November we showed up and everything was all Thanksgiving," says dancer Corbin Bleu.
Originally posted 11/04/2013 10:25PM
The ballroom was full of positive energy on Monday night, as Cher took over judging duties for Len Goodman on Dancing with the Stars.
At the end of the night, which was themed around the Burlesque star, Bill Engvall and Emma Slater ended up with the lowest score of 24 points out of 30 for their fun-filled disco to "Strong Enough."
So did the funny man and his partner end up getting the boot? Read on to find out.
Originally posted 10/28/2013 01:10PM
It's time to put their teamwork to the test!
The eight remaining couples on Dancing with the Stars will perform as two teams, each comprised of four pairs, on the dance floor Monday night.
Watch the clip above to see the teams and to find out the song they'll dance to.
Originally posted 10/21/2013 10:30PM
It was a night of exciting performances, positive reviews from the judges and a pair of big twists for the eight remaining couples on Dancing with the Stars Monday night.
First, the pairs had to perform in an improvisational switch-up challenge, which required them to show off their ability to transition seamlessly while dancing to music that suddenly changed.
Then, at elimination time, there was an even bigger twist that one no one – not even producers – had seen coming.
Keep reading to find out who will dance again next week ...
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