Do you know why I included the video of the LeAnn Rimes classic, “Blue”? It’s because that’s the way Maya Angelou first gained appreciation for LeAnn. See, Maya heard the song and absolutely loved it, and she believed LeAnn to be an old, soulful black lady before she realized she was a “little white girl.” I guess that little surprise fueled some interest in LeAnn, because when Maya Angelou got a show called The Celebration Table on the Hallmark Channel (which I will definitely watch as long as it doesn’t cut into the hours and hours of Golden Girls reruns), LeAnn was one of the first people she wanted to talk to.
But what could these ladies have to talk about? Let’s let LeAnn tell us:
“We talked about forgiveness, marriage, children, poetry, music, food … and drank great wine together. Her spirit is infectious. Meeting her changed my life. She’s a walking angel and the wisest person I’ve ever met. She invited Eddie, the kids and me back to her home soon for a few days because she wants to cook for us. I’m happy to call her my friend and she calls me her daughter. What an honor.”
October 7, 2011 at 11:30 am by Emily
Because they did! And I know a lot of you guys probably immediately thought of the EB staff here when you heard the news, but I can assure you: I’ve been sick as hell for the past few days, and though I wouldn’t put it past myself to do something like that normally, I just haven’t been up for it. I’m not sure what Jenn was doing when all this went down, but personally, I’d be looking at Emily before anyone. I mean, the three of us have all got a bit of
malice concern when it comes to LeAnn, but she and Emily? Guys, they go way back.
What LeAnn had to say:
“To address the accident that happened in front of our home this morning, everyone is ok and safe. However, if drunk driving was involved it is terribly sad. My family could have been seriously injured and any situation where someone is drinking and driving should not be taken lightly. Needless to say, it was a very unsettling call to receive this morning. Thank goodness the young driver and everyone at home are ok.”
I’m so hoping that drunk driving did not have a thing to do with the incident, because then I’ll just have more ammo when it comes to “talking” about girlfriend here. I mean, come on. Way to assume and make a WHOLE STATEMENT based on something that may or may not be true.
… Want a job, LeAnn?
October 4, 2011 at 6:30 am by Sarah
Yeah. This is an actual video of LeAnn Rimes doing a cover of “Someone Like You” by Adele. I think you’ve probably only had to have read about one other sentence on this whole blog to realize that this is possibly the wrongest thing that’s ever happened. Sure, I don’t think LeAnn’s vocals are atrocious or horrible or anything but … this is Adele here. You don’t touch that. Especially when you’re this girl.
As always, this is a safe place, so feel free to let out your feelings on this. No judgement, just acceptance.
October 2, 2011 at 8:00 am by Emily
Um, yeah. That’s the whole story. LeAnn Rimes is gross and thinks it’s ok to sit on urinals and take pictures and then put those pictures on Twitter, and that’s sad. Also, it’s kind of a slow morning, and when did we ever need an excuse to rag on good ol’ LeAnn?
September 29, 2011 at 9:30 am by Emily
Ok, I know that we go on and on about LeAnn Rimes over here, but trust me, it comes from a place of concern. Concern and incredulity, and yeah, I think there’s a little bit of disgust. But at the end of the day, none of that matters, because LeAnn’s one and only, Eddie Cibrian, still thinks she’s just perfect.
“It bothers me because, obviously, I know she’s healthy. She eats more than I do sometimes. She’s just a very [conscientious] eater, as far as what she eats. She eats pretty healthy, but she works out pretty hard too and she actually takes pride in the way she looks and it’s a shame that people will jump on the bandwagon just because she is fit. And she’s far from unhealthy. She works out like crazy. She works out hard. She boxes. She trains… Whenever you get a picture taken of you, there’s always an angle that looks unflattering for anybody and it’s unfair to use those pictures as the basis of the way that you actually really look. She’s in fantastic shape and very healthy and I love the way she looks.”
What a catch, right? And isn’t it great how all of the things he says make perfect sense? It’s like, duh! All these pictures of LeAnn have just been taken at unflattering angles! And she just works out all the time, that’s not a problem at all! Man, am I sure glad that Eddie cleared all this up, but let me just tell you, I feel like a dunce. A real dunce!
September 27, 2011 at 3:30 pm by Emily
It just never stops with LeAnn, does it? She just gives and gives and gives, and if she’s going to be enough of a sweetheart to keep putting this hilarious nonsense out there, then I’m going to take it. I’d be crazy not to!
On what she’s gone through: “I’ve gone through it all, at a very young age. But I think one of my base accomplishments is that I have been able to handle it very well. Trust me I have my moments, but I’ve been doing it so long.”
On being an artist: “I’ve been one of the very few who have come through as a true artist as the other side of the child star kind of thing. I’m prouder of my work than I’ve ever been. I’m coming into my own as a true artist and not just a little girl with a big voice.”
On quitting: “There are always time when I want to get off the rollercoaster. I’m married to Eddie and I have two stepchildren. I don’t like being on the road and living out of a suitcase, it’s an interesting way to live and I’ve been doing it for so long. I think, like, ‘OK, I’m 29, I’m done.’ I say that for a week and then I’m ready to go back.”
On her infinite wisdom: “I feel like I have more to give now than I ever have. I have all the success and knowledge and wisdom behind me to be in a really cool place.”
This little interview brings up a lot of thought-provoking questions, doesn’t it? For instance, has there ever been a point where you considered LeAnn Rimes to be a true artist? Do you think she actually is in a “really cool place”? Does anything this girl ever says NOT make you throw up in your mouth a little? Let’s talk about the issues!