Was there a couch to jump on? Leah Remini’s tell-all, Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology, is officially on bookshelves — and as juicy as promised. The King of Queens actress is revealing even more alleged details about Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes‘ 2006 nuptials in Italy — where, Remini claims, Katie Holmes made her husband-to-be wait at the altar for 20 minutes.
Remini, 45 — who was asked to bring her superstar BFF Jennifer Lopez along — says that the delayed service was uncomfortable. She writes that Holmes’ tardiness, in fact, made Lopez wonder if the actress was even going to show. “Do you think Katie is coming?” she supposedly asked Remini at the time, via The Hollywood Reporter.
Check out four more shocking alleged revelations below:
1. Dance Floor Naughtiness
Guests at the lavish Italy wedding apparently took advantage of the music, according to THR. Remini claims that Scientologist Norman Starkey, who officiated the ceremony, was spotted “humping Brooke Shields on the dance floor.” Just one year earlier, Cruise criticized his pal Shields when the actress revealed she took antidepressants.
2. Big Bucks, Big Meet and Greet
As previously reported, Remini and her husband, Angelo Pagan, were invited to Cruise and Holmes’ Los Angeles home to teach them salsa lessons. But the actual visit, she claims in her book, was given as a reward after Remini donated $1 million to the Church of Scientology. Via THR, Remini says she was later reprimanded when she told the lovebirds to “get a freaking room.”
3. Mug Madness
Remini alleges that Cruise had a meltdown when his assistant gave him a chipped mug. “‘You served me tea in a chipped mug? Do you know who gets served with a mug that’s chipped? F–king DBs,'” Cruise reportedly said, according to Remini’s book. (“DB” means “Degraded Being” in Scientology.) At another time, Remini claims that Cruise went off when the assistant gave him prepackaged cookie dough. She quotes him as saying: “‘Get in the f–king present time, is what you need to do.'”
4. Dancing Drama!
Remini reveals that Scientology also came into play when she appeared on Season 17 of Dancing With the Stars in 2013. In her tell-all, she writes that her pro partner, Tony Dovolani, was followed by a car for two weeks. In addition, she claims that Scientologist Kirstie Alley had a falling out with her former pro partner, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, when the Ukrainian hunk became friends with Remini. (Alley and Chmerkovskiy were partners in Season 12.) “Maks didn’t take it too hard,” Remini recalled.
Scientology debunked Remini’s claims in a statement following her 20/20 interview last Friday. “Sadly, bitterness and anger are common threads through Ms. Remini’s life. Rather than take responsibility for self-inflicted problems, she is quick to blame others,” the Church of Scientology said in a statement. “Her repeated ethical lapses and callous treatment of others led to an ecclesiastical review which resulted in her being expelled. She now regurgitates the tired myths the Church has repeatedly debunked, circulated by the same tiny clique of expelled former staffers bitter at having lost the positions they enjoyed before their malfeasance and unethical conduct were uncovered.”
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