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Katie Holmes Declined to Be Interviewed For Ex-Scientologist Leah Remini’s 20/20 Special

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Former Scientologist Leah Remini will be on 20/20 Friday evening to talk about Scientology, her new book, and the possibility of a King of Queens movie. OK, she’s actually just talking about the first two things, but that’s more than enough content for a compelling interview.


Despite reports that Katie Holmes, who studied Scientology while dating Tom Cruise, would be making “an appearance on the special,” that is (unfortunately) not the case. But not to worry! Holmes hasn’t gone entirely silent.

In a statement released Friday, she said:

I regret having upset Leah in the past and wish her only the best in the future.

Holmes’s regret could have something to do with a story Remini tells in a clip from Friday evening’s interview. In it, Remini recalls being sent to Tom Cruise’s house “by a church official” to teach him salsa dancing.

“He was like, forcibly kissing Katie, and I said, ‘Hey, get a freaking room.’ And, well, I was written up for that.”


Was Holmes the one who wrote Remini up? Her statement—vague enough to get past whatever is presumably prohibited by her prenup—doesn’t make that clear. All we know for certain is that Katie Holmes once upset Leah Remini, now regrets it, and wishes her “only the best in the future.”

My eyes are gettin’ weary, my back is gettin’ tight, I’m sittin’ here in traffic on the Queensboro Bridge tonight. But I don’t care, ‘cause all I wanna do is cash my check and drive right home to my television and tune it to ABC at 10/9C.

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Meyer Lansky Sqarrs

He was like, forcibly kissing Katie,

Yeah, Katie’s seen some shit.