The Word: Leah Remini reports Shelly Miscavige missing; LAPD says she’s not

Leah Remini says Scientology will not tell her who she can and can't talk to. Credit: Fred Prouser
Leah Remini says Scientology will not tell her who she can and can’t talk to.
Credit: Fred Prouser

Leah Remini has followed through on her threat to Scientology and filed a missing persons report for Shelly Miscavige, the wife of Scientology leader David Miscavige. But just hours later, the LAPD announced the case was closed, saying Shelly’s not missing after all.

“The LAPD has classified the report as unfounded, indicating that Shelly is not missing,” detective Gus Villanueva confirmed to E! Online. He explained that at some point during their investigation, the police had met with Shelly face-to-face.

Score one for Scientology, I guess, who had already called Remini’s missing persons report “harassment.”

“It is a publicity stunt cooked up by a small band of unemployed  fanatics who live on the fringe of the Internet,” a rep for Scientology said. “The Church and the attorney for Mrs. Miscavige have already responded to this ludicrous claim.”

I’m glad Shelly’s apparently (at least somewhat) OK. But if I ever disappear for six years, my friends are welcome to get as ludicrous on my behalf as they want.

Now that Remini has left the ranks of the famously closed-mouthed Church of Scientology, she has no intention of censoring herself.

Remini still has family members in the church, but that didn’t deter her decision to leave. “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,” she told People.


News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
News

OMG! Exercise can make skin (and butt) look…

A moderate exercise regime can turn back time and actually reverse the skin's aging process, according to new research. The study showed that a minimum…

News

Mets mascot Mr. Met target of Bill Clinton…

Mets mascot Mr. Met has told how he ended up in the crosshairs of a Secret Service sniper rifle. The man behind the Mr. Met…

International

Jews in eastern Ukraine ordered to register, Kerry…

Secretary of State John Kerry condemned reports that Jews in eastern Ukraine had been ordered to register with the authorities "or suffer the consequences."

National

Chelsea Clinton pregnant with first child

Chelsea Clinton is pregnant with her first child.

Television

'Scandal' recap: Season 3, Episode 18, 'The Price…

Sally is Jesus, Olivia caused global warming, and Mellie's still drunk. Let's recap the Scandal finale. A church full of Washington insiders is about to…

Movies

Review: 'Transcendence' is not stupid but sometimes lacks…

The cyberthriller "Transcendence" explores artificial intelligence, nanotechnology and other ethical quandaries, but has too much ambition, if anything.

Television

Dick Wolf to bring fictionalized world of 'Law…

A&E has ordered a pilot called "D.O.A." from "Law and Order" mastermind Dick Wolf that will focus on real detectives reexamining cold cases. A trio…

Television

Shane West talks WGN America's 'Salem'

The actor on history lessons, a new network and showing his butt.

MLB

MLB video highlights: Red Sox score two in…

Lester shines in Red Sox win over White Sox

Sports

2014 Boston Marathon preview: Elite American, International runners…

2014 Boston Marathon: Elite American, International runners to watch

NBA

2014 NBA Finals odds: Ranking which playoff teams…

2014 NBA Finals odds: Ranking which playoff teams have the best shot at a championship. The Thunder, Clippers, Heat and Rockets lead the way.

NFL

2014 Patriots, full NFL schedule release date announced

2014 Patriots, full NFL schedule release date announced

Style

Light-up nail art syncs with phone

This Japanese technology syncs light-up nail art with your phone.

Wellbeing

Why is dance cardio taking off in NYC?

Instructors at some of the city's hottest classes explain why.

Travel

Earth Day travel in the Florida Keys

See why this eco-friendly destination deserves your attention.

Tech

Sorry, Facebook — FarmVille goes mobile with 'Country…

Zynga has released a version of the hit "FarmVille" tailored for smartphones and tablets in the hope of reaping a bumper crop of players.