Things are reportedly getting tense over at Dancing With the Stars because former scientologist Leah Remini allegedly does not want Kirstie Alley to make a cameo in the audience. Although a source told Gossip Cop that the story isn’t quite accurate, the National Enquirer claims that Leah is making demands that if Kirstie shows up she does not want to be around for it.
An insider explained, “After hearing Kirstie was on the booking lineup, Remini told producers she refuses to come face to face with her Scientology enemy — and asked them to make sure they’re never on the set at the same time. She doesn’t even want the pressure of knowing Kirstie is in the audience.” The sources added, “Leah feels that if Kirstie is anywhere on or near the set, she’s there to intimidate her.”
- Leah recently told her partner on the show Tony Dovolani, “The church is looking for me to fail so they can say to their parishioners, ‘See what happens when you leave the church?’”
- The church responded in a statement saying, “We know this may come as a surprise to someone as self-absorbed as Ms. Remini, but we could care less if she wins or loses on Dancing With the Stars.”
- Kirstie participated in seasons 12 and 15 of the reality competition.