- (Photo: Facebook/Leah Remini)
Chelsea Handler sat down with one of "Dancing With The Stars" celebrity contestants Leah Remini this week and said that the actress "can't dance."
The notoriously blunt comedienne invited friend Remini onto her show "Chelsea Lately" on Thursday, Sept. 19.
Despite their friendship, Handler took a shot at Remini's "DWTS" debut- the show premiered on Monday.
"You're beautiful, I love you and now you're on 'Dancing With The Stars' and you can't dance," Handler laughingly noted.
In response, Remini pointed out that celebrity contestants were untrained in dance for the sake of competition.
"Is that not the show? You're not supposed to know how to dance," the actress defended. "I'm not a dancer, ok! You're not supposed to be a dancer … that's the whole [point] of the show I thought."
Handler then noted that other contestants on the current and 17th season of "DWTS" are "a bunch of people who are professional dancers."
"Christina Milian, Amber Riley and Corbin Bleu- they're all dancers," she said of the singer, "Glee" star and "High School Musical" alum during the episode. "They're all dancers, 'Dancing
With The Stars!'"
Remini thanked Handler for addressing her competitor's dance experience, and added: "So compared to them, yeah, I'm going to look like crap. Even though I had good posture, I thought!"
Watch the clip from "Chelsea Lately" on YouTube here.
During the "DWTS" season premiere, Remini and her professional dance partner Tony Dovolani scored 21 points for their foxtrot, putting them in eighth place out of 12 couples on the show.
Remini's appearance on "Chelsea Lately" comes just as the starlet "lost friends" after leaving the Church of Scientology in July. After her departure from the church, the "King of Queens" star admitted that the decision cost her many friends.
However, the actress added she is doing "okay," and her sister revealed one remaining friend- Jennifer Lopez.
"They're best friends, and they're fine … None of her Scientology friends are sticking by her side," explained Nicole Remini Winslow to People magazine.
"I guess you really learn who your friends are," she added of the ordeal.