Leah Remini will co-host Dancing with the Stars with Tom Bergeron. This information comes from E! News, which reports that Remini will replace Erin Andrews while she takes a break from her hosting duties on the ABC reality show.
Andrews needs to cover the World Series as Fox’s MLB sideline reporter. Once the series is finished, Andrews will resume her co-hosting position with Bergeron on DWTS.
Lisa Remini is already well-known by Dancing with the Stars fans after appearing on the show last year. She was also a fan-favorite in season 17 when she performed with pro DWTS partner, Tony Dovolani.
Currently, the former King of Queens star has her own reality show airing on TLC, Remini: It’s All Relative. In the show, she addresses her life after moving on from being a member of the Church of Scientology. In fact, she has a new book coming out on November 3 called Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology. In the memoir, Remini openly discusses her experience in Scientology and why she left.
She’s reportedly braced for the backlash she’s likely to encounter for making her feelings so public. Several other celebrities have been in the media over Scientology controversies. Tom Cruise is one who stands out the most after his divorce from Katie Holmes took on a huge scandal against the church.
According to Redbook, famous Scientology member, Kirstie Alley, has referred to Remini as a “repulsive bigot.” Other celebrities have looked down on Leah Remini for separating herself from an organized religion that she finds controlling and insufferable. She was labeled a “repressive person” for leaving the denomination. Remini maintains that she didn’t want to raise her daughter with Scientology beliefs, which echoes the same sentiments as Cruise’s ex-wife. She didn’t want their daughter, Suri, exposed to what she viewed as flawed teachings by the powerful organization.
Leah Remini is moving on just fine despite the amount of disapproval she’s received for leaving the Church of Scientology. Co-hosting Dancing with the Stars this season won’t be the first time that she’s done it. She stepped in for Andrews last fall when the Fox Sports reporter had to cover the World Series then as well.
Additionally, Remini isn’t the first guest host to appear on DWTS in season 21. One of the shows champions, Alfonso Ribiero, took over Bergeron’s hosting position on October 5 when he had to stay with his ill father. Ribiero won the show in season 19.
It’s also being reported that Olivia Newton-John will appear on DWTS this coming week as a guest judge. The Grease star and famous pop singer will appear for the “Famous Dances Night,” in which the celebrities will reunite with their original pro partners that follow in line with the last week’s “Switch-Up Night.”
In a spoilers blog post, DWTS pro, Derek Hough, leaked that he and his partner, Bindi Irwin, will be dancing the rumba to “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life” from the film, Dirty Dancing.
Leah Remini will begin filling in for Erin Andrews on Dancing with the Stars on October 19 and continue until she returns around November 4.
As Inquisitr has reported, Andrews is also in the news for filing a lawsuit against the Marriott hotel for the peeping incident back in 2008. She wants the hotel and several other defendants to pay back the money that they made off the incident that happened at a Tennessee hotel location in which she was secretly filmed through a wall while changing her clothes.
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