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5LeAnn Rimes is Out of Rehab Already and Everything’s Totally Fine Now

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Yikes.

From People:

LeAnn Rimes said she couldn’t ignore “the elephant in the room” on Friday night, and she wanted all her fans to know that she’s doing well after checking herself into treatment on Aug. 29 to deal with anxiety and stress.

“I’m totally cool and so happy; I think I’m about to cry,” Rimes told the crowd at the Eau Claire Regional Arts Center in Eau Claire, Wis. “Thanks for being awesome fans – patient and understanding.”

Rimes, 30, performed an impressive 14-song, 70-minute concert on Friday, giving fans a taste of new material that foregrounds personal turmoil in her lyrics.

Oh, so she’s out of rehab and she’s performing mini-concerts, then, huh? Gosh. Rehab works wonders, guys. Some feats never cease to amaze me, for real.

Investigating LeAnn‘s early departure a little more, I learned that she’s headed back to rehab already—but not until after she performs a “series of concerts” in the Midwest over the coming weeks. Because apparently, shows couldn’t be postponed. And LeAnn just couldn’t check into rehab after the shows were over, no.

No, the “real” reason that LeAnn supposedly left early, non-refundable tickets aside, was because she’s too busy worrying about her husband, Eddie Cibrian, and that he’ll cheat on her while she’s in rehab. From Us Weekly:

“She’s been stressed about always being called a home-wrecker and also worried that Eddie is cheating on her. She’s been on a downward spiral.”

And even her childhood mentor, Bill Mack, the dude who discovered LeAnn Rimes, says that “Hollywood’s changed [LeAnn] for the worse.” He continues by saying that she craves attention, and she’s getting it for all the wrong reasons. Bill says, “LeAnn is a beautiful girl with an incredible voice, but recently she’s getting attention for all the wrong reasons like breaking up a marriage, eating disorders and now going to rehab.” He continues by bashing her looks. “Her appearance alone is cause for concern as she looks much older than 30-year-old; she doesn’t look healthy anymore,” Bill says. “She made good money, but she didn’t have the love and support she needed and she had a lot anger bottled up inside, which is now starting to affect her both physically and mentally.”

So maybe she should, I don’t know, get back to rehab and finish the damn thing?

September 8, 2012 at 11:00 am by Sarah
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6LeAnn Rimes’ Friend Makes a Statement About LeAnn Rimes in Rehab

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From People:

After just a week in treatment for anxiety and stress, LeAnn Rimes is making strides in tackling her emotional issues.

“She’s already feeling better, stronger,” a friend of the country star tells PEOPLE in its new issue.

LeAnn checked herself into rehab last week, right after her thirtieth birthday, and initially made this statement about her hospitalization:

“This is just a time for me to emotionally check out for a second and take care of myself and come back in 30 days as the best 30-year-old woman I can be. All the things in my life will be there when I get out, but you know what? I’m hoping they’re not going to affect me as much. I’ll have the tools to know how to deal with them.”

She followed that up with this when People asked her to elaborate on her rehab stay:

“I’m happy and healthy. I just want to be happier and healthier more consistently. I don’t want to wake up and not truly be enjoying my life and these amazing things around me.”

Man. This is an awful lot of statements about one woman’s decision to check out of life for a little while to focus on healing some long-open sores. It’s no wonder she’s in rehab, jeez.

Can we start taking bets on how many women Eddie‘s going to bang while LeAnn’s away? Two? Four? Three and an ex-wife?

September 6, 2012 at 7:30 am by Sarah
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19Quotables: LeAnn Rimes’ Harasser Makes a Statement

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“I plan to take my own action against her. This could impact my family and business. Somebody needs to stand up or LeAnn will continue doing this for the rest of her life. I have a right to my opinion. I have never bullied her. She blocked me on Twitter and then I took my account private, so how can I bully her if I’m blocked AND have a private account? It makes no sense. People who don’t like her have a right to their opinion. She’s a public figure. But I have never bullied her. … My daughter was in tears over the lawsuit. This could affect her future employment. She called ME. She was trying to berate me into liking her. When she didn’t get her way she got frustrated. She called me ‘incredibly f***ing rude.’ She was really mad. I guess she is used to people bowing down to her but I’m not that kind of person. She’s not used to people standing their ground. One of her people said I was sending derogatory tweets to her for years. That’s false. I was not expecting her phone call and I didn’t even answer the phone the first time she tried to call. Then she texted me to answer the phone. I was worried but I did. It seemed odd that she was calling me.”

Again, I’m going to stand by my original statement that LeAnn, apparently, has some emotional and possibly mental issues. Which is why she’s probably in rehab as we speak (if she’s still in rehab, and not pretending to be so she could peep what Eddie does “on his own time”).

This lady, if she’s as intelligent as she claims to be (she’s a teacher, I believe, though that’s kind of a moot point in this situation—or really, in any situation), should know not to provoke someone who’s going to pursue vengeance upon them and who has a history of being … well, of being a little off. No, it sounds to me that this Smiley woman knew exactly what she was doing, and she was probably well aware of what might come out of it.

Team LeAnn, though I can’t believe I’m even saying that.

September 4, 2012 at 5:30 pm by Sarah
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4And LeAnn Rimes is Suing “Smiley” and Co. Now

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From TMZ:

LeAnn Rimes just filed a lawsuit against two women she claims illegally taped a conversation with her and then spread it across the Internet.

TMZ has obtained a copy of the suit … filed in L.A. County Superior Court. Rimes alleges Kimberly Smiley and Lexi Smiley are supporters of Brandi Glanville — Eddie Cibrian’s ex — and engaged in a campaign to trash her when she hooked up the with Eddie.

This Spring, LeAnn claims she called Kimberly in an attempt to stop the negative Internet activity. During the conversation, LeAnn says she attempted to be kind and said she wanted peace.

LeAnn alleges Kimberly and Lexi illegally and secretly recorded the conversation and then released out-of-context excerpts, painting her in a “false and negative light.” They also allegedly made statements that LeAnn was “crazy and delusional.”

LeAnn is suing for invasion of privacy.

Well first, I don’t mean to sound all negative and stuff (I know, right?), but I think this is precisely the thing that LeAnn might be wanting to avoid focusing on, what with being self-hospitalized for anxiety and stress, you know? I can’t imagine a lawsuit to be very restful and relaxing, even though it’s being handled by her managers and stuff. What a mess.

Also, because she’s suing for “invasion of privacy” and not something like “libel” or “slander,” it leads me to believe that the story we ran yesterday about LeAnn’s erratic, rehab-prompting behavior (both in person and on the phone) is completely and entirely true. Which I thought to be the case from the get-go, but no matter how much you “dislike” a celebrity, I don’t think really anyone ever wants to see someone go through this kind of crap, you know?

Get well, LeAnn—and get the hell away from those who just aren’t healthy for you. HINT HINT.

August 31, 2012 at 6:30 am by Sarah
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14LeAnn Rimes Went to Rehab Over Someone Named “Smiley”

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So, I know I’ll feel like a total heel if I make fun of LeAnn Rimes probably, like, ever again, because what’s so funny about anxiety and depression and all of that business, especially when all of that anxiety and depression probably stems from people making fun of her as it is. Ugh. What kind of world do we live in that I actually have sympathy and empathy and pity for someone like LeAnn Rimes? This new, weird one where Courtney Stodden is eighteen and probably doing pornos as we speak. Weird, weird world, guys.

As you’re all most likely aware by now, LeAnn Rimes is in rehab for the next thirty days, being treated for “anxiety” and “stress” issues, and Radar Online has an exclusive interview with someone who identifies herself as “Kimberly Smiley,” and who claims that LeAnn’s had a long history of bizarre and erratic behavior because of past and present mental and emotional abuse by those in her life. From Radar:

Before LeAnn Rimes entered treatment — reportedly for “anxiety and stress” — the country singer exhibited bizarre and erratic behavior, including phoning and cursing a woman who stopped following her on Twitter!

While Rimes engaged in a very public Twitter war earlier this month after one follower accused her of cheating with Eddie Cibrian, she had a far more bizarre meltdown right before that, going on a profanity-laced tirade against a teacher who stopped being a fan of the star. Radar has the exclusive details of how LeAnn found and confronted Kimberly Smiley, the woman who stopped following the star on Twitter!

Smiley was stunned when she answered the phone earlier this year and the voice on the other end said: “Hey b**ch this is LeAnn you have 5 minutes to say whatever you want to me!”. Yes, it was the real LeAnn and according to Smiley the star filled their conversation with extensive profanity. In fact, Smiley said that she has “never heard a person cuss so much.

“I even asked her to watch it, saying, ‘Your language — so trashy!’ I was also surprised that she thought I’d just change my mind about her and want to come hang with her,” Smiley said. “I don’t like her, not because of the affair (although I don’t agree with it), but because of her taunting of Brandi and using those boys in her sick game.”

Rimes’ obsession with Twitter is what led her to Smiley, who followed the star in 2010 when she was still reeling from the “home-wrecker” label some media outlets had tagged her with after she hooked up with a married Brandi Glanville’s husband Eddie Cibrian. Rimes was publicly feuding with Brandi.

Smiley became a strong supporter of Brandi’s on Twitter and LeAnn blocked her. Smiley claims she was harassed by many of the singer’s fervent fans and charges that she learned through other Twitter users that Rimes had set up a phony account (handle: @wewenlove) account “to harass Brandi.”

That backstory set the stage for March 26 of this year when Rimes went to lunch with some of her Twitter fans, who also happened to know Smiley. One of those fans, a woman named Ericka, unexpectedly called Smiley. “Ericka said, ‘Hi,’ and then handed the phone to LeAnn,” Smiley said, noting she was taken aback when Rimes introduced herself, saying “Hey b***h, this is LeAnn, you have five minutes to say whatever you want to me.

“LeAnn called me because she believed that telling me her side, would change my mind,” Smiley says, adding “she said she thought that I could relate to her situation of being a non-biological parent.” (Cibrian has two sons with Glanville.)

Smiley said that Rimes even “invited her to come hang” out so she could get to know “the real” her. They also “spoke about her obsession with Twitter and Rimes claims it’s not a problem.”

Rimes behavior was bizarre and Smiley charges that she has “concocted these elaborate stories” trying to “justify the affair” with her now-husband Cibrian, implying Glanville’s “erratic” drinking essentially drove him into her arms. Another keynote of Rimes’ agenda, Smiley said, is “to convince the world of her importance” in the lives of Cibrian’s sons, Jake and Mason.

In addition to the drama with Glanville, Rimes told her Twitter pal Ericka that her ex-husband Dean Sheremet was “extremely abusive and controlling,” Smiley said, claiming Rimes said Sheremet “would call her fat and tell her that her singing sucks.

“She also tells her fans that he’s a homosexual and that he can’t come out until both sets of his grandparents die, which I find to be so cruel,” Smiley said. (Dean, following his divorce from LeAnn, married photographer Sarah Silver in August 2011.)

Smiley said she finds it odd that Rimes “is very worried about the group of people I talk to on Twitter. She really wants us to like her and see that she’s not as bad as we think. It’s very strange, if you ask me,” Smiley said. “I mean I’m just a mom, wife, & teacher from a rural town in Northern California: Why would she care?”

Well she probably cares because that’s what people who constantly seek validation from other people do—they thrive on approval and crack and crumble when they don’t get it, and I think that LeAnn was probably in a pretty vulnerable place when she hooked up with Eddie Cibrian, and I don’t think the relationship—or the marriage—has really done her all that much good, to be frank.

Maybe if she dropkicks this douchebag to the curb, too, she might be doing alright for herself. I apologize in advance for saying this, especially in light of more recent (and way obnoxious) LeAnn Rimes posts, but I’m pulling for the girl. GAH. I’m pulling for the girl.

I need a drink now.

August 30, 2012 at 5:30 pm by Sarah
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9LeAnn Rimes Is Getting Treatment for “Anxiety and Stress”

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Let’s take a look at the statements first, all right? Because a lot of people felt the need to make a statement on this.

First, here’s the official one from LeAnn‘s rep:

“LeAnn has voluntarily entered a 30 day in-patient treatment facility to cope with anxiety and stress. While there will be speculation regarding her treatment, she is simply there to learn and develop coping mechanisms. While privacy isn’t expected, it’s certainly appreciated.”

And here’s how Eddie feels:

“My wife is the most remarkable and courageous woman I know. I am so proud of her for having the strength to finally take some time for herself. I will be with her every step of the way.”

And finally, here’s what LeAnn herself had to say:

“This is just a time for me to emotionally check out for a second and take care of myself and come back in 30 days as the best 30-year-old woman I can be. All the things in my life will be there when I get out, but you know what? I’m hoping they’re not going to affect me as much. I’ll have the tools to know how to deal with them.”

She just checked in yesterday, and her rep wants to make sure that everyone knows that this has nothing to do with any sort of eating disorder, because LeAnn definitely doesn’t have one of those.

This is good though, right? We’ve all thought that LeAnn has been sort of unstable for a while now, so it’s nice that she’s going to work on that. Hopefully now she can realize that her creepy and weird and threatening tweets are not the best way to handle things.

August 30, 2012 at 5:30 am by Emily
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