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Leann Rimes

Damn, LeAnn

picture of country singer leann rimes in a black two piece bathing suit looking hot

These photos were snapped of LeAnn Rimes — the quasi-kind-of-not-really-Hester Prynne formerly known as a country singer — in a two-piece a few days ago and I have to say: she looks way more amazing than I’ve ever given her credit for.

I mean, remember when she was just a young, chubbed-out adolescent with a funky-looking grill? Now she’s an older, full-blown hottie-fab-body, with an almost normal looking grill.

You go, girl!

Look out wives of husbands that dig Lifetime movies and country music … LeAnn’s on her way, and no marital vows are gonna stop the itch to twitch all over that fine-assed bod.

The Chick That Beet Wants to Beat is Going Naked For TV

photo of actress emmy rossum singing wearing a checked shirt and jeans at an event in boston, massachusetts

Emmy Rossum, better known as the girl who stole Adam Duritz away from our very own Evil Beet, is starring in a new, up-and-coming Showtime series called Shameless.

Rossum, who I most vividly remember from The Day After Tomorrow — since, you know, it’s on the goddamned television every three days like clockwork — was most recently linked to Counting Crows frontman, Adam Duritz, and claims that she wants to get into the “artsy” side of acting. Read: her movies have pretty much bombed (with the exception of Phantom of the Opera, of course), not a lot of people know who she is, Broadway doesn’t want her and if this Showtime thing doesn’t work, Lifetime’s next on the slate. And you see what Lifetime did for Leann Rimes’ career. Ahem.

Rossum also has a very Enya-esque musical project under her proverbial belt — she’ll be taking her real one off (and much, much more) in the upcoming season of Shameless.

Oh, and just because it’s that ridiculous, I’ve embedded a video for Rossum’s “hit” song, “Falling.” And if any of you say that the song — or the video — is genuis, I’m going to go all biological warfare and bitch-slap you with Snooki’s half-eaten, herp-infested pickle.

Leann Rimes is Totally OK With Helping to Break Up Two Marriages

photo of eddie cibrian and girlfriend leann rimes sitting together at a poker table

As long as she directly benefits from the result, clearly, it’s all good.

Rimes speaks out to People magazine about the heat surrounding her and Eddie Cibrian, the man who some say was “lured away” by the wiles and charms of the woman — the legend! — Leann Rimes. She claims that she’s remorseful about pulling Eddie away from what was oh-so-clearly a bad relationship, but feels happy and optimistic about the snafu’s general outcome:

“I did one of the most selfish things that I possibly could do, in hurting someone else … I take responsibility for everything I’ve done. I hate that people got hurt,” says Rimes. “But I don’t regret the outcome.”

Of course you don’t, Leann. It’s the best thing that’s happened to your career since a shitload of your songs were used on Coyote Ugly all those years ago. This is the most publicity you’ve gotten in eons, girl. So, yeah. Go ahead and own it. It’s not like you have a whole lot else to do these days, between filming your Lifetime movies and waiting three years to release new albums or whatever.

Rimes continues on, discussing how emotionally-charged and spiritually-driven the beginnings of her affair was with Cibrian:

“It was very emotionally driven. I never once thought what I was doing was okay.”

But clearly, it all worked out in the end. Cibrian and Rimes ended up doing that whole happily-ever-after thing, Rimes’ ex-husband Dean Sheremet (you know, the non-gay gay one) is supposedly dating a decoy woman by the name of Sarah Silver, who happens to be some kind of bigwig NYC photographer or whatever and Cibrian’s ex-wife, Brandi Glanville, well … she’s still just as crazy.

See? Not much has been turned upside down, nothing has truly changed all that much, and life obviously does go on.

So shut the fuck up about it, Leann Rimes. We’ve totally heard enough. Go be smitten and schmoopy, while tastefully subdued and solemn, all over some other country’s media.

That Homewrecker and That Nobody Are Still Together

LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian are still together it appears. The two were photographed making their way through an airport together this morning. Traveling together! Nice! I hope that LeAnn is pleased knowing that she’s been able to hold down the man she stole from his wife for over six months. That’s a sign that Eddie’s going to wait it out before he does the same to her. How romantic pathetic.

LeAnn Rimes Got Put on Blast by Eddie Cibrian’s Ex-Wife

I guess LeAnn Rimes wasn’t satisfied ruining Eddie Cibrian’s marriage, because now she’s complicating custody issues between her man and her ex, too. Damn. Never really pegged LeAnn Rimes to be the kinda girl who’s OK making a kid miserable on his birthday, but it’s foolish to act surprised about anything these days.

The drama started when LeAnn told Eddie that she didn’t want his ex-wife, Brandi Gianville, to celebrate their son Jake’s birthday together because it would make her uncomfortable. Bitchy, right? Brandi spoke to E! Online about the whole thing and the lady didn’t hold back a bit:

“Eddie and I had planned to do something together and small for Jake’s upcoming birthday on April 15th. [Eddie] has changed his mind. He is now saying I can’t see Jake on his birthday because it falls on his custodial day and it would make LeAnn uncomfortable.

I have been so cooperative with Eddie and LeAnn for the sake of my children. I even went and signed and notarized a document saying they could take my kids out of the country to Mexico on vacation. I wouldn’t want to deprive them of such a great opportunity.

I have already spent Christmas Eve and Christmas morning alone, missing my children, and crying because I have no family near by… Jake is my son, not Leann’s. He should be with both his parents on his birthday.

Eddie seems to care more about LeAnn than what is best for our kids. He doesn’t even come to Mason’s baseball games on my days because LeAnn doesn’t want him around me.”

You know me by now, right guys? Normally I’d put this Brandi character on blast for taking this to the press, but this statement doesn’t read to me like she’s seeking petty revenge or publicity. It reads more to me like she’s a newly-single and not by choice mother who wants to protect her kids but the bratty woman that stole her husband away from her isn’t making it easy.

Let’s hope that this information being public shames LeAnn in to loosening up. She’s a cheater, she married a cheater, she’s got to live with that. If anything, his ex-wife is the only woman she should be comfortable letting Eddie around. “Been there, done that”, you know? MmmmHmmm,

Leann Rimes is Afraid of Her Fans

Leann Rimes had one of her fans arrested yesterday. Not a stalker, a fan. Leann was leaving a doctor’s office in Beverly Hills to a swarm of paparazzi when Queen on the Scene, LA’s celebrity-loving homeless woman, ran up to Leanne to give her props. Here’s what went down:

Rimes was snapped holding her arms up in front of her face as she tried to fend off the superfan, telling her to “get out of the way”. Officers from the Los Angeles Police Department soon came to Rimes’ aid and arrested the woman for “aggressive solicitation”, forcing her to leave her baby stroller full of possessions on the sidewalk.

The thing about Queen on the Scene, is that most celebrities play along with her because she’s clearly a crazy homeless woman who thinks she’s doing you a favor by getting the paparazzi to pay attention to you. She is, like Angelyne or that guy Norwood with all the Davids on his lawn, one of the things that makes Los Angeles feel like a real hometown. I’m not going to call Leann a bitch (although that is what I typed at first), but like… that chick needs to lighten up.

Ugh. Leann Rimes.

Leann Rimes

Old billy goat Rimes eschewed her usual lunch of chewin’ on other people’s husbands old tin cans  and headed out for a bite to eat at Santa Monica cafe Kreation yesterday with three puddin-bellied jabrones labeled by the paps as “friends.”

Those same three “friends” hung out with Dean Sheremet five days earlier in Dean’s new NYC stomping grounds. (I’m taking bets as to how long it will be before we see pics of Dean enjoying himself at Fire Island.)

I wonder which one of them will get to keep the “friends” in the divorce? (Dean finally filed the papers earlier this week. )