Police officials have closed a missing persons case after actress Leah Remini filed a report in a bid to locate the wife of Scientology leader David Miscavige. Remini, a former member of the Church of Scientology, filed the missing persons report with police in Los Angeles, claiming Michelle 'Shelly' Miscavige has not been seen publicly for six years.
However, the case has now been closed as law enforcement forces have ruled her concerns are "unfounded".
Reports suggest officers made the decision to end the investigation after a face-to-face meeting with Shelly.
Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Detective Gus Villanueva tells E! News, "The LAPD has classified the report as unfounded, indicating that Shelly is not missing," while Officer Gregory Baek tells New York Post gossip column Page Six, "The case is closed and nothing found."
A spokesperson for the Church of Scientology dismissed the case as "ludicrous" and a "publicity stunt".
Remini left the controversial church last month (Jul12) after three decades as a member.
Katie Holmes has stepped up her role as the face of cosmetics brand Bobbi Brown by collaborating with the famed make-up artist on a new collection of products called Bobbi and Katie, which includes brushes, an eye pencil and an eye shadow palette. The line is due to hit select stores in September (13).
Danish actor Lars Mikkelsen has landed a villainous new role in the upcoming third season of hit TV series Sherlock. The star of cult Danish drama The Killing will portray the title character in the TV adaptation of Arthur Conan Doyle's crime novel The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton, about a blackmailer who cons wealthy nobles.
Benedict Cumberbatch plays the modern version of Doyle's literary supersleuth, Sherlock Holmes, on the popular BBC show, opposite Martin Freeman.
Like any native New Yorker, Leah Remini is speaking out...but not about where to find the best bagel or slice. Instead, this Brooklynite is voicing her opinion on her recent departure from Scientology.
"We stand united, my family and I, and I think that says a lot about who we are, and what we're about," the star of The Family Tools told People. "I believe that people should be able to question things. I believe that people should value family, and value friendships, and hold those things sacrosanct. That for me, that's what I'm about. It wouldn't matter what it was, simply because no one is going to tell me how I need to think, no one is going to tell me who I can, and cannot, talk to."
According to The New York Post, Remini left the church after an episode following Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes' wedding, when she was interrogated for asking about the whereabouts of the Church of Scientology leader David Miscavige's wife, Shelly, who has not been seen in public since August 2007. The former star of Saved By The Bell was also very unhappy with the religion's treatment of its members of Sea Org (the church's highest ministry) and the push for followers to "disconnect" from certain family members. "We stand united, my family and I, and I think that says a lot about who we are, and what we're about," the 43-year-old actress says.
Remini, who was a devout supporter of the controversial religion for more than 30 years, adds, "It doesn't matter, it could be anything. I thought about the family being broken up for some other cause, and I'm not about to shut up." The former King of Queens star has gained support from Jenna Miscavige Hill, the niece of David Miscavige, who says, "From what I understand, she was just fed up with the way she was being treated when she was following church policy." The niece of one of Scientology's most prominent leaders left the church in 2005 and recently penned a fiery memoir, Beyond Belief: My Secret Life Inside Scientology and My Harrowing Escape.
The former cohost of The Talk is not the first celeb to decide scientology isn't her thing... and, to be frank, she probably won't be the last.
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British synth-pop act Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark have cancelled the remainder of their 2013 tour after drummer Malcolm Holmes was hospitalised last week (ends21Jul13). The musician was taken ill with heat exhaustion during the band's show in Toronto, Canada on Friday (19Jul13) and transported to a local medical facility for treatment, prompting the eighties group to cancel all of their upcoming concerts, including a set at Britain's Rewind Festival next month (Aug13).
In a post on the band's Facebook.com page on Saturday (20Jul13), bandmates Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys wrote, "We are sorry to inform you that Malcolm was taken ill during last nights show in Toronto. He's currently being treated for heat exhaustion in hospital but is recovering well.
"Sadly however we have to cancel the remaining shows of the year (including Rewind festival). Please accept our sincere apologies, we really appreciate your understanding at this very difficult time."
In an update, they added, "We've been to see Malcom and we're delighted to say he's doing well and hopes to fly home on Tuesday. thank you for your kind messages and support."
Mark Gatiss, the British actor/writer who has portrayed Sherlock Holmes' brother Mycroft in U.K. TV series Sherlock, has been cast in the fourth season of Game Of Thrones. Details of his role are expected to be released at the Comic-Con convention in San Diego, California on Friday (19Jul13) when both Sherlock and Game of Thrones are the subject of much-anticipated panels. Gatiss is also a co-creator of Sherlock, which stars Benedict Cumberbatch as the quirky crime solver.
Tom Cruise's daughter Suri was verbally assaulted by a photographer on Tuesday (09Jul13) as she made her way to her mother Katie Holmes' car. The seven year old was clinging to a classmate and her former Dawson's Creek star mum when they were swarmed by the paparazzi in New York City.
In video footage of the incident posted online, the exasperated little girl is featured shouting, "We're trying to get in the car! Stop it! Get out of the way!"
But when Suri finally hopped into the waiting vehicle, a male snapper yelled out, "Bye, Suri, you little brat!"
The unidentified man was immediately scolded by a fellow photographer for being so rude to the youngster, but he refused to express remorse for his actions, responding, "I don't care. She's a b**ch, dog. A little brat kid."
Comedian Jim Carrey has issued an apology to pro-gun advocates for calling them names, almost a year after branding them "maniacs" in a Twitter.com tirade following the cinema massacre in Denver, Colorado. The Mask star made his stance against weapons ownership known in the days after gunman James Holmes walked into a packed movie theatre in Aurora last July (12) and opened fire during a screening of The Dark Knight Rises, killing 12 film fans and injuring 59 others.
Taking to the micro-blogging site, he wrote, "My love to the victims in Colorado. The kid ws (was) sick but u who can still support automatic weapon sales r the real maniacs in this country (sic)."
Earlier this year (13), he went on to release a spoof video about firearms regulations in the U.S., called Cold Dead Hand, in which he portrayed figures including late National Rifle Association president Charlton Heston to warn viewers of the dangers of gun ownership.
Sharing the video with fans on Twitter, he stated: "Cold Dead Hand is abt (about) u heartless mother%kers unwilling 2 bend 4 the safety of our kids (sic). Sorry if you're offended."
However, Carey has since decided to make amends with gun owners for his choice of language during his online rants, although he insists his opinion on weapons has not changed.
In a tweet to followers on Sunday night (07Jul13), he wrote, "Asslt (assault) rifle fans, I do not agree with u, nor do I fear u but I do love u and I'm sorry that in my outrage I called you names. That was wrong.
"Btw (by the way) I don't need a crisis mgr (manager), just a conscience. Calling ppl (people) names is inappropriate but my position on assault weapons hasn't changed... Only love is cool."
Carrey's unusual apology comes just two weeks after he withdrew support for his new movie Kick-Ass 2 amid concerns the onscreen violence is inappropriate in the aftermath of the Connecticut school massacre in December (12).
Colin Firth's iconic lake swim as Mr. Darcy in a BBC adaptation of Pride And Prejudice has been named the most memorable moment in British TV drama history. The Hollywood actor sent pulses racing when he emerged in a wet, see-through shirt during in the 1995 series, and the scene has now been voted top in a U.K. TV poll.
The survey, for the Drama channel, named the top 10 most memorable moments in U.K. TV drama, and Firth's scene beat out competition from another period drama, Downton Abbey, which gained a mention for the shocking death of Lady Sybil Crawley in season three.
Other top TV drama moments mentioned in the survey include the apparent death of TV detective Sherlock Holmes in an episode of Benedict Cumberbatch's popular series Sherlock.
U.S. TV presenter Damien Fahey wed fellow MTV star Grasie Mercedes on Friday (28Jun13). The small screen hosts, who first met in 2002 at the MTV headquarters in New York, exchanged vows at the Maravilla Gardens in Camarillo, California in front of family and friends.
Fahey says, "Grasie and I are now part of the long list of couples that married after meeting at MTV years ago. We're excited to begin spending our lives together in silence while constantly staring at our iPhones."
The ceremony was officiated by Fahey's former Total Request Live co-host Dave Holmes, while other celebrity guests included Johnny Knoxville, Breaking Bad actor Matt Jones and Bridesmaids star Kali Hawk.