From Gossip Cop:
“New Fears for Fragile LeAnn,” blares a sensationalized headline from Life & Style, which claims LeAnn Rimes is “on the verge of a meltdown.”
According to the tabloid, Rimes’ “disastrous” “X Factor” duet with Carly Rose Sonenclar is a telltale sign that she’s “headed down the same path that led her to check into a treatment facility in August for anxiety and stress.”
A supposed “source” tells the mag, “Everyone around LeAnn can see how much she struggles.”
The purported “insider” explains, “She has body issues and worries Eddie [Cibrian] will cheat.”
“Friends and family are constantly worried she’s going to fall apart again if she doesn’t get help,” adds the source.
OK… except that Rimes never “fell apart” in the first place.
The “How Do I Live” singer proactively checked into treatment in order to learn coping mechanisms for emotional issues that a lot of people face. There was no breakdown then, and Rimes is not in a downward spiral now.
Gossip Cop checked in with a source close to Rimes and Cibrian, and we’re told that the tab’s “meltdown” tale is “completely fabricated.”
Well, now, hey. To be fair, the first “breakdown” was completely fabricated (and also scheduled—we can’t forget that it was scheduled!). Second, who is this “source” that’s giving information to Gossip Cop? Eddie? LeAnn’s manager? LeAnn herself? Because come on—anyone with half a brain can see that LeAnn’s definitely struggling when it comes to living a normal life, gosh. She can’t even appear on f-cking ‘X-Factor’, which is a joke in itself, without having some kind of scandal emerging from the ashes.
No, I think these breakdown rumors are pretty much spot-on, and even if we don’t exactly see LeAnn having her breakdown, it doesn’t mean it’s not happening. Like, as we speak.
December 27, 2012 at 12:30 pm by Sarah
That’s it. There’s really nothing else about Brandi here other than these sexy Christmas pictures, but of course, we do have some more LeAnn stuff to talk about because seriously, never in the world was there anyone who’d rather talk about Brandi Glanville and the Other Real Housewives than LeAnn Rimes. LeAnn Rimes is one of the most important ladies on the planet, and if she won’t let Carly Rose Sonenclar forget that, you can bet your ass that you’re taking something away from the experience, too, like that shit or not.
But anyway, hey—remember that song LeAnn wrote? The song that we talked about a week or so ago, ‘Borrowed’? The one where, you know, she discussed husband-stealing and how she was, of course, the one who was hurt the most by the whole experience? She’s talking about the song (again) and now she’s relating how she and her ill-gotten goods have “hurt” one another, too. Here’s what she said in a recent interview with ‘Extra’:
“I carried that song and that title around with me for about eight months. I was afraid to write it because I knew I had to be incredibly personal. When I did, it was through a lot of tears. I actually was scared to put him in the song, because it does talk about how we both hurt each other. There was a moment where we did have some hurt between the two of us that we had to accept and get over and move forward.”
So do you have all this straight, now, guys? She carried that song and title with her for eight months, and you just have no idea how hard it was for her to not cash in on this affair. What an admirable woman, am I right? She was actually so reticent to earn money from the one thing that’s gotten her the right amount of fame in the last decade that she cried and cried and cried when it was finally released. I just can’t imagine the pain she had to endure throughout this whole process. It’s gut-wrenching, if you ask me.
Don’t know about you guys, but I’d take Brandi and her Joker/fish lips over LeAnn and her myriad psychoses any old day, damn.
December 26, 2012 at 5:30 am by Sarah
Just imagine, you’re this 13-year-old girl doing this big nationally televised singing competition show. You’re super talented, you’re doing so well, and then, after sticking in the competition for a while, you get the chance to sing one of your favorite singer’s songs. With that singer. And then that famous singer – surprise! – turns out to be a total mess. So you try to do your best and just get through it, and you’re kind of surprised that you have to be the professional one. At 13.
Ugh, this story is just so embarrassing, and it just. Keeps. Going. LeAnn issued that statement yesterday about how she was just “trying to help this 13-year-old girl who was having some trouble with the song,” when really it was LeAnn’s fourth margarita that was having trouble with the song. But she went ahead and got on Twitter, just to let us know that she never even said that:
In my 18 years of performing, I have never been anything but professional onstage. It is a shame that gossip and lies are overshadowing the performance of Carly, a very talented young girl.
And while I have not given any media outlet a quote, if you want one, here it is “It was an amazing opportunity to share this experience with Carly and I know I’ll be watching for her to win tonight.”
Oh my gosh, can you believe us?! Here we thought that LeAnn messed up Carly Rose’s performance, but it was really us all along! I am so mad at us!
Oh, but TMZ, that media outlet that LeAnn gave the quote to, has made it clear that no, LeAnn really said that. So who can we even believe here*?
December 21, 2012 at 5:30 am by Emily
So remember how we thoroughly dissected what must have been going through LeAnn Rimes’ head earlier today when I showed you all that God-awful clip of LeAnn clumsily clomping around onstage? You know, during the duet with ‘X-Factor’s Carly Rose Sonenclar? Well. Of course LeAnn wasn’t drunk, guys, what do you think she is? Here’s what LeAnn had to say, and gosh, it’s probably the worst:
“I was trying to help this 13-year-old girl who was having some trouble with the song.”
Bitch did not. Seriously, I mean, she just didn’t, because there’s no way she’s seriously that self-absorbed that she’s going to pin her f-cked antics on the back of a little girl who could probably sing circles around LeAnn if she chose to. My jaw just about hit the floor when I read LeAnn’s statement, because honestly, this thirteen-year-old girl didn’t sound like she was having a damn bit of trouble with the song. No, the only “trouble” young Carly Rose might have had was with the hearing herself part, because LeAnn’s shrill-ass yodeling drowned three-quarters of the poor girl’s performance out.
I’m in shock, seriously. Who even makes that kind of statement about a young kid? Someone desperate and clinging to remnants of self-preservation, that’s who. Or maybe, I don’t know, someone who still might be drunk from the night before. That’s probably a bit more accurate, truth be told.
December 20, 2012 at 5:30 pm by Sarah
Oh man, guys, this is rich. This young girl, if you don’t already know who she is, is Carly Rose Sonenclar, who was in the ‘X-Factor‘ finals. As you can see, or hear, she’s singing LeAnn Rimes’ “How Do I Live,” and as the theme of the evening was “Duets,” it was only natural for LeAnn to hop up on stage and sing along with Carly Rose. Note that I said along and not over, because that’s exactly what LeAnn did.
… AND OH MY GOD. Literally, within the first three seconds of LeAnn entering center stage, the shit was f-cking bizarre as hell. Immediately, LeAnn started bleating the song (like a goat), and throwing diva fingers all around like it was going out of style. Then she awkwardly tried to grab the girl’s hand, and then attempted—unsuccessfully—to hug her. A minute in, LeAnn starts singing to poor Carly Rose, who looks mad uncomfortable and who then gives a quick side-eye to the camera. The crowd finally roars when Carly’s cued back in, and LeAnn’s left in the dust (yeah, as if she’d allow that to happen—LeAnn just got louder as the song progressed). Here’s the telltale sign that something was definitely amiss: even Britney looked confused as to what the hell was happening.
Forgetting the words and slurring the ones she got right notwithstanding, the performance was a f-cking bust. I’m still in awe of how this all went down without it being cut from the show somehow or another.
Was she drinking? Yeah, I’d say so. I’d actually go as far as to say that LeAnn probably got nice and sauced before the performance and this God-awful clip was the end result. And how embarrassing for everyone involved, you know?
December 20, 2012 at 8:30 am by Sarah
I know, this is really shocking. All this time I had assumed that LeAnn Rimes never even spent that much time thinking about Brandi Glanville, her new husband’s ex-wife, but apparently I was wrong. Apparently LeAnn thinks about her a lot.
Since hooking up with Eddie Cibrian more than three years ago, LeAnn Rimes has been at constant odds with the actor’s ex-wife, Brandi Glanville, and an insider tells Star magazine the long-running feud has worn the singer down to the point that she’s hanging on Brandi’s every word, and emulating her in any way possible.
“It’s out of control, the way LeAnn stalks Brandi,” an insider tells Star. “Even LeAnn’s friends think it’s weird, but she can’t seem to help herself.
“If Brandi tweets a picture of herself in a bikini, LeAnn does the same thing. If Brandi talks about becoming a dermatologist, LeAnn suddenly starts talking about it on Twitter…it’s really strange!”
Brandi, 40, has picked up on the Single White Female vibes from LeAnn — and blasted the 30-year-old singer for her copycat ways.
“Someone is obviously stalking my facebook & copies my every move, even my bikini pics!!” the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills beauty tweeted last year after LeAnn kept putting up suspiciously similar pics to the ones she was posting. “Creepy! I said it once I will say it again STALKER!!”
Brandi’s longtime confidante Jennifer Gimenez tells Star she believes LeAnn’s severe lack of self-esteem is the root cause of her unusual behavior.
“She copies everything that Brandi does,” Jennifer says. “She even exchanged her black Range Rover for a white one because that’s what Brandi drives! If Brandi gets a new bag or shoes, within a week you will see LeAnn with the exact same thing.”
The issues run so deep, insiders say, that LeAnn even seeks out the same professionals Brandi employs to keep up with her longtime love rival.
“LeAnn used Brandi’s boob doctor, Garth Fisher; her dentist, Dr. Duane McKay; her hairstylist, Kim Vo; her dermatologist, Dr. Harold Lancer; and the same Botox guy at Dr. Applebaum’s!” the insider says. “It is disturbing – she finds out who Brandi uses, then goes out of her way to book an appointment with them herself.”
One source says the obsession is tied to LeAnn’s insecurity in her marriage to Eddie, a Hollywood hunk with a history of cheating.
“Ever since LeAnn got Eddie, all she can think about is how to keep him, and it’s making her act like a lunatic,” the source tells Star. “She has it in her head that if she looks and acts just like Brandi, Eddie won’t ever leave her.
“Which obviously makes no sense, because Eddie cheated on Brandi with LeAnn!”
Star magazine, blah blah, I know. But I don’t have any trouble believing this, and I don’t think you will either. This girl needs some help: not for anxiety, but for good old fashioned crazy. No weekends off, either.