LEAH Remini blasted host Ellen DeGeneres for seeming not being “interested” in her story when she appeared as a guest on Tuesday.
The 51-year-old actress playfully slapped Ellen a couple of times during the awkward talk show moment, before the host finally got her arm out of the way.
The new Ellen DeGeneres Show episode ended up having a Halloween theme, with Leah trying to share a story about her and her husband Angelo Pagan’s attempts to scare their daughter Sofia.
A photo was shown on the screen of a mask Leah and Angelo picked out, but she said her 17-year-old daughter was “tough to scare.”
As Sofia is currently a high school senior, Leah said, “It’s normal for a parent to scare the crap out of their kids.”
Leah continued to detail how the two tried to frighten her, but she eventually had to stop herself from talking because she felt Ellen wasn’t being as great of a listener as she should be.
The activist broke off mid-sentence to accuse the host of only pretending to be interested in what she was saying.
She told her: “No, because you’re acting really interested. So, like, I don’t know if you’re doing that thing where you’re, like, into my story …”
Ellen responded by saying, “I’m always interested.”
“You’re not, Ellen! Stop,” Leah demanded, before leaning across to playfully slap the comedian on the arm.
She was able to hit her twice before the 63-year-old pulled her arm away, causing Leah to miss on the third attempt.
Eventually, Leah tried to smooth over the whole awkward moment by complimenting the host and her show.
“I love you, I miss you and I’m so happy to be here on your last season,” she said, and added, “But anyway, thank you for having me.”
She quickly tried to change the subject and jump back to where she left off in her story, saying: “Anyways, back to me.”
ELLEN’S AWKWARD MOMENTS
Ellen’s talk show, which is coming to an end after this season, is no stranger to its awkward moments.
One of its most talked about incidents happened between the host and Dakota Johnson in 2019, when the actress accused the comedian of lying to her and viewers.
In the awkward clip, Ellen claims she didn’t get asked to Dakota’s birthday, saying: “How was the party? I wasn’t invited.”
But Dakota replied bluntly: “Actually, no, that’s not the truth, Ellen.
“Last time I was on the show, last year, you gave me a bunch of s**t about not inviting you, but I didn’t even know you wanted to be invited.”
Ellen replied: “Well, who wouldn’t want to be invited to a party?”
In ever-escalating levels of awkwardness, Dakota said: “Well, I didn’t even know you liked me.”
‘OF COURSE I LIKE YOU’
Ellen replied: “Of course I like you. You knew I liked you. You’ve been on the show many times, and don’t I show… like?”
Dakota told her: “You do. But I did invite you and you didn’t come so…”
And when asked how she could be sure, the movie star replied: “Ask everybody. Ask Jonathan, your producer. Yeah, he’s right there.”
Ellen said she “was probably in Malibu,” adding: “That’s too far for me to go to. No I think I do remember I was invited – thank you.”
On the weekend of Dakota’s birthday, Ellen and her wife Portia de Rossi were spotted at an American football game next to George W. Bush and his wife Laura.
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