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“The Ellen DeGeneres Show” has quite the lineup of interviews for its premiere week. When Ellen DeGeneres‘ series returns for its 11th season on Sept. 9, it will kick off with an interview with actress and former Scientologist Leah Remini.

This is a big deal, as Remini has remained relativity silent since she left the Church of Scientology. If Remini does end up joining “Dancing with the Stars,” expect that to be a topic of discussion as well.

Also on the docket is Simon Cowell, whose personal life was blown open when it was revealed he is expecting a child with married-at-the-time socialite Lauren Silverman. Cowell is also reportedly being courted to return to “X Factor UK.”

Other guests on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” include Celine Dion (who will also perform), Ray Romano, Andy Samberg, Amber Riley, Mel B and Darren Young.

Posted by:Terri Schwartz