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Leah Remini Says Scientology Won’t Let Her Talk To Elisabeth Moss - 

Actress Leah Remini says since leaving the Church of Scientology, her friendship with actress Elisabeth Moss has been strained. Moss is still a member of the church Remini speaks out against now.

"Elisabeth Moss believes that she can't talk to me," Remini says. "There's a thing in Scientology called 'acceptable truth.' It means you only say what's acceptable to the public. But she believes that I'm an antisocial personality — because I've spoken out against Scientology. So she isn't allowed to talk to me. And me knowing that, I wouldn't put her in the awkward position."

Both actresses are expected to be at the Emmy Awards in September. Remini is nominated for her A&E show “Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath” and Moss is nominated for “The Handmaid’s Tale” on Hulu.

Source: US Magazine

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*The Teen Choice Awards turn 18 this year with a bang-up show hosted by Chris Pratt and Miley Cyrus.

Selena Gomez leads the list of musical nominees with nine nods, followed by Justin Bieber with seven.

The show also rewards television, and the long-running Freeform series Pretty Little Liars dominates with seven nominations. The CW’s The Flash is up in four categories, while Lethal Weapon, Arrow, Supergirl, This Is Us and The Vampire Diaries each have three.

xXx: The Return of Xander Cage leads all films with five nominations, while The Fate of the Furious and Power Rangers, two flicks that met a mixed critical reception, each earned four nods.  

This year's musical guest list includes Rita Ora,  Louis Tomlinson and Bebe Rexha, Rae Sremmurd, Clean Bandit with Zara Larson and French Montana. Simon Cowell will unveil his new boy band, PrettyMuch, on the show. 

The Teen Choice Awards air on FOX Sunday night at 8 p.m. [ET]

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*Josh Brolin says director James Cameron wasn't happy with the actor after he turned down a role in the Avatar sequels. In an interview with Esquire, Brolin says, “James Cameron’s [bleeping] calling me this name and that name. Whatever.” The actors adds, “If James Cameron came to me and said, ‘Hey, man, why’d you say that?’ I’d go, ‘Because it happened.'”

*Nikki Reed (Twilight) and Ian Somerhalder (The Vampire Diaries) have welcomed their first child. Daughter Bodhi Soleil Reed Somerhalder was born on July 25th.

*NBC is looking to reboot The Munsters again. This time, according to Variety, the series will "follow an offbeat family determined to stay true to themselves as they struggle to fit in in hipster Brooklyn." Seth Meyers is one of the executive producers. In 2012, a pilot called Mockingbird Lane, with Jerry O’Connell, Portia de Rossi and Eddie Izzard, aired as a Halloween special, but wasn't picked up for a series. 

*There was a mini American Idol reunion on Live With Kelly and Ryan Thursday. Randy Jackson co-hosted the morning show with Ryan Seacrest while Kelly Ripa is on vacation.

*Netflix has renewed GLOW, starring Alison Brie, for a second season. And FOX has renewed Love Connection with host Andy Cohen for a second season.

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*US Weekly is saying Brangelina might not be getting divorced afterall. We hear that they are not moving forward right now and taking a breather.  Reports say Angie is still really in love with Brad, they have so many kids together. Brad is now sober so that's changed, he's really been working on self improvement. BUT things are still up in the air.

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Hackers have embarrassed HBO for a second time.

Yesterday, they leaked an email from one of the network’s executives. HBO apparently has tried to negotiate with the hackers. In a ransom letter, the digital pirates demanded 6 million dollars in Bitcoin.

The verified email countered with a “bounty payment” of a quarter-million dollars. HBO also told the hackers, (quote) “We have not been able to put into place the necessary infrastructure to make a large payment in Bitcoin, although we are taking steps to do so as you suggested.”

The executive requested that the deadline to pay the ransom be extended because (quote) “You have the advantage of having surprised us.”

Since they penetrated HBO’s files, the hackers released script and plot details of Game of Thrones. Pirated episodes of Ballers and Insecure are available to stream, too. (Variety)

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