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Actress Kirstie Alley is said to be angry over Leah Remini’s departure from the Church of Scientology, though the actress denies this is the case.

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The King of Queens star's friend and fellow Scientologist Alley was said to be particularly upset about her exit, and demanding leaders address it.

"When faced w malicious gossip I take a moment to experience the loss of the person I thought was my friend… then I say f--- em…" Alley, 63, tweeted.

"The sweetest poison is often served with a smile… beware syrup."

According to Scientology journalist and critic Tony Ortega, Alley's ire was directed towards Leah Remini, 43, who confirmed her exit from the church.

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Days after Leah Remini confirmed she left Scientology, a website was registered that is identical to others attacking ex-church members and critics.

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On July 11, WhoIsLeahRemini (dot) com was registered with GoDaddy.

Former high ranking member Marty Rathbun, now a practicing independent Scientologist, is the subject of a similarly titled website, whoismartyrathbun (dot) com.

Ex-Scientologists Amy Scobbe and Tom DeVocht have similar websites - whose origins remain cloaked in mystery - dedicated to airing their dirty laundry.

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Leah Remini has confirmed that she has indeed broken ranks with the Church of Scientology, thanking her fans for their positivity and support.

The 43-year-old released a statement last night, saying:

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“I wish to share my sincere and heartfelt appreciation for the overwhelming positive response I have received from the media, my colleagues, and fans from around the world."

"I am truly grateful and thankful for all your support.”

Leah Remini did not comment on any of the specifics of a Page Six report that detailed her contentious break from Scientology, the controversial religion.

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The Church of Scientology has lost Leah Remini.

The New York Post's Page Six claims that the actress has made a "dramatic break" from the controversial religion practiced by many celebrities.

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The Post says the former co-host of The Talk questioned and objected to many common practices within the Church, and criticized its leader, David Miscavige.

"She is stepping back from a regime she thinks is corrupt," a source is quoted as saying in Page Six, citing its "interrogations" and "thought modifications."

Moreover, Remini, 43, "questioned the validity of excommunication of people" or tearing apart families or abusing people "under the umbrella of 'religion.'"

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As previously reported, The Church of Scientology screened dozens of women to date Tom Cruise after he divorced Nicole Kidman, including Yolanda Pecoraro.

The same Yolanda Pecoraro who was linked to him this July, following his split with Katie Holmes. Those Scientology peeps do not waste time apparently.

"Tom had specific demands about the type of woman he was interested in, including long dark hair, olive complexion and preferably an actress," a source said.

Of course, he wanted her to preferably be a Scientologist too.

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Radar claims Cruise and Pecoraro were set up and dated in the summer of 2004, after his very public split from another A-lister, girlfriend Penelope Cruz.

The relationship with Yolanda lasted a few months, but Cruise grew bored with her, and really wanted to date an actress that was known to the public.

A new Vanity Fair article claims that Shelly Miscavige, the wife of Scientology leader David Miscavige, headed up the task of finding Tom Cruise a mate.

Candidates were reportedly told they were auditioning for a training film and were asked a series of questions including "What do you think of Tom Cruise?"

Iranian-born actress / Scientology follower Nazanin Boniadi was another "winner" in the girlfriend derby, dating Tom for a while before being ostracized.

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Ever since Vanity Fair's cover story alleged that members of the Church of Scientology vetted possible wives for Tom Cruise, Nazanin Boniadi has been in the spotlight.

Little known if at all in the U.S., the Iranian-born, London-raised actress, whose friends call her "Naz," has been referred to as the "Persian Audrey Hepburn."

Obviously it didn't work out for Nazanin Boniadi, who's appeared on General Hospital and How I Met Your Mother, and Cruise, who wed Katie Holmes in 2006.

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She isn't quoted in the VF article, but director Paul Haggis (a known critic of the Church of Scientology) says that Boniadi shared her 2004-05 ordeal with him.

Boniadi hit it off with him at first, but refused to indulge Tom Cruise in public displays of affection and was ultimately dispatched by Scientology higher-ups.

From there she was sent to church headquarters in Florida, where she was punished and made to clean toilets with a toothbrush for speaking about Cruise.

Reps for Cruise have denied the contents of the article, as has the Church, but not before it further fed into the firestorm over Scientology's cult-like reputation.

From the sound of it ... Naz might've dodged a bullet on this one.

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The process of finding Tom Cruise a potential wife through the Church of Scientology was revealed in Vanity Fair's October cover story by Maureen Orth.

Shelly Miscavige, the wife of Scientology head David Miscavige, led the audition to find a suitable new Mrs. Cruise after his divorce from Nicole Kidman.

Actresses who were also Scientology members were called for the audition process held under the guise of "a new training film," according to the article.

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, who were married from 2006-2012, met at some point after this; it's unclear if she was also screened in this fashion.

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It's pretty disturbing in any case if it's even half true.

Iranian-born actress Nazanin Boniadi, a strong candidate, passed the first stage of the audition process and then underwent a month-long preparation.

After a makeover and signing an NDA, she was set up with Cruise in November 2004 ... quickly realizing what her "very important mission" consisted of.

During their relationship, she was audited and spent 2-3 hours purging any "negative thoughts about Tom." Things went more or less well ... for a time.

Cruise started to have a series of complaints about her - read the full Vanity Fair expose for an explanation of what - and the relationship soon fizzled.

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Katie Holmes may say her decision to divorce Tom Cruise is over Scientology, but sources close to the actor says it's not and she's motivated by something else.

What, they won't say. Yet.

A source close to Cruise tells TMZ that Holmes' camp is leaking false stories to the media claiming she's trying to save Suri from the grips of Scientology.

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But, as the well-connected Tom source put it, "She [Katie] was totally committed."

"She had a great enthusiasm for Scientology and would voluntarily and gladly participate in it, including when Tom was off shooting movies."

"This is not a fight over religion. It's being used as a way to hurt Tom."

It's possible, of course, that Katie was committed to it because it was important to Tom, but soured on it of late because of Suri, as reports claim.

Still, Cruise sources claim Suri is being used as a weapon against him and that his now-estranged wife is making it very hard for him to talk to her.

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Tom Cruise is reportedly gearing up for a fight.

Having been blindsided last week by his spouse, he is ready for a custody battle over Suri Cruise and preparing to counter-file for divorce in California.

According to celebrity gossip sources, Cruise wants to ensure that Katie doesn't get sole custody of Suri, which she asked for in her New York filing.

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Cruise's camp says the divorce can only take place in New York if the marriage occurred there or the spouse has been living there continuously.

Despite the couple owning an N.Y. apartment deeded in her name, he will argue that both live in L.A. and she doesn't meet N.Y. residency requirements.

This is significant as N.Y. courts are perceived as much more likely to award sole custody in a contentious divorce than their California counterparts.

An insider added of Cruise's game plan: "There is absolutely no way that he is going to let Katie have sole custody. The lines are being drawn."

The somewhat surprising Tom Cruise-Katie Holmes divorce came out of nowhere, allegedly prompted by her fear of Scientology groups corrupting Suri.

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The catalyst for the Tom Cruise-Katie Holmes divorce appears to have been fear of their daughter being immersed in Scientology, according to reports.

Specifically, a Scientology organization known as Sea Organization (or Sea Org), where the religion is taught to kids as young as five, was the final straw.

Kids can be sent to live there without their parents to learn the highest levels of the belief system. Tom is said to be a huge supporter; Katie not so much.

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Even before she filed for sole custody of Suri, Katie and Tom had been arguing over the little girl's indoctrination into Scientology. She's now six years old.

Sea Org has been often likened to a boot camp; ex-Scientology members have been outspoken against its military-like conditions on several occasions.

Members of Sea Org must sign "a one-billion-year pledge to symbolize their eternal commitment to the religion and it is still signed by all members today."

When Holmes and Cruise first hooked up in 2005, Jessica Feshbach, who had been with Sea Org since 1994, became her Scientology handler/chaperone.

In one of Katie's first interviews after getting together with Tom, Feshbach was described by a writer for W magazine as "cold-eyed" and "a third-wheel."

Katie, 33, reportedly felt the only way to save Suri from being shipped off to Sea Org was to file for divorce from Tom, 49, and seek sole legal custody.

The church denies, meanwhile, that the actress is being stalked by Scientology minions around NYC, a report that circulated over the weekend.

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