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Leah Remini Opens Up About the 'Hard Repercussions' of Leaving Scientology (VIDEO)

Originally posted 07/15/2015 10:00AM

Leah Remini made waves in 2013 when she publicly broke with Scientology, the church in which she was raised, and she still has insight to share from her experience cutting ties with the controversial organization.

In an exclusive preview from her new TLC reality series, Leah Remini: It's All Relative, the actress talks with some fellow former Scientologists about her motivations for leaving and the complications she says resulted.

"If you make a stink in the public world, they call you a suppressive person, which means the church has put a stamp on you that says you are bad," says the former King of Queens star, 45. "They then go to all your family and friends and say you have to disconnect from this suppressive person."

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Leah Remini Says Dedication to Scientology Allowed for 'Minimal Time' with Family (VIDEO)

Originally posted 05/15/2015 03:20PM

Leah Remini's roots with Scientology were lifelong, but – before the actress publicly left the organization in July 2013 – she says being a devoted Scientologist was actually causing her to sacrifice time with her family.

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John Travolta Defends 'Beautiful' Church of Scientology, Says He Hasn't Seen Going Clear Documentary

John Travolta Defends 'Beautiful' Church of Scientology, Says He Hasn't Seen Going Clear Documentary

Originally posted 04/07/2015 09:10AM

John Travolta hasn't seen the HBO Scientology documentary Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief – and he has no plans to do so.

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Leah Remini Thanks HBO Scientology Filmmakers for Helping 'Those Who Didn't Have a Voice'

Leah Remini Thanks HBO Scientology Filmmakers for Helping 'Those Who Didn't Have a Voice'

Originally posted 03/30/2015 12:40PM

Actress Leah Remini, a former Scientologist, has spoken out about HBO's investigative documentary Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief.

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See the Best Celeb Food Photos of the Week from Hugh Jackman, Kylie Jenner & More

See the Best Celeb Food Photos of the Week from Hugh Jackman, Kylie Jenner & More

Originally posted 02/26/2015 02:00PM

From pancakes to pizza, these are the stars that are making us hungry!

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Which Former Dancing with the Stars Contestant Does Cheryl Burke Want to Plan Her Wedding?

Cheryl Burke Wants Leah Remini To Plan Her Wedding

Originally posted 02/20/2015 07:20PM

Cheryl Burke is waiting for her boyfriend, entrepreneur JT Torregiani, to break out an engagement ring any day now.

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How Often Does Leah Remini Chat with Law Enforcement?

How Often Does Leah Remini Chat with Law Enforcement?

Originally posted 11/23/2014 10:00AM

Leah Remini stars in the newest season of TV Land's The Exes, airing Wednesdays and the 44-year-old actress revealed she gets pulled over more than most, when she chatted with PEOPLE this week about "one last thing" ...

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Spoiler! DWTS: Which Celeb Scored Well But Still Got Booted?

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DWTS: Which Celeb Scored Well But Still Got Booted?

Originally posted 10/20/2014 10:00PM

Pitbull was in the house to perform and guest judge on a night that Dancing with the Stars promised lots of "muy caliente" moments – that is, until the judges (and America) threw cold water on the latest ousted celebrity.

Though he earned an impressive 32 out of 40 for his jazz dance, Mean Girls star Jonathan Bennett was the newest star to leave the dance floor Monday.

"Here's the thing," explained Bennett. "I came here to do this show, to have fun, to have a really great experience and to bring life back into my life, and that's what I did. I had the best time of my life."

Here's how the whole show – which included a stellar appearance by Leah Remini as a guest host – played out under the mirror ball:

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Surprise! Jennifer Lopez Shows Up to Celebrate Former Idol Star's Birthday

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Jennifer Lopez Surprises American Idol Singer Pia Toscano on Her Birthday

Originally posted 10/16/2014 11:15AM

Jennifer Lopez has been known to celebrate her birthday in epic fashion, but on Tuesday night it was all about her former backup singer, Pia Toscano.

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Jennifer Lopez and Leah Remini Rear-Ended by Drunk Driver

Jennifer Lopez and Leah Remini Rear-Ended by Drunk Driver

Originally posted 09/28/2014 06:35PM

Jennifer Lopez and her close friend, former King of Queens star Leah Remini, were stopped at a red light along the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, California, Saturday night, when they were rear-ended by a drunk driver, PEOPLE confirms.

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