Well, trading barbs on Twitter and spilling stories about death threats and eating disorders to the tabs hasn’t been doing much to boost the reputations of either Brandi Glanville or LeAnn Rimes — not to mention the kind of lasting damage this is going to have on Glanville and Eddie Cibrian’s kids. So it’s about time LeAnn tried something completely different: Winning this war through kindness and compassion. Or something like that.
The country singer recently sat down with Giuliana Rancic for E! Special: LeAnn Rimes, which will air on Sunday, and spoke in a very different tone than her acerbic tweets have expressed. In an excerpt of the interview posted last night, Rimes talks about the aftermath of meeting and falling in love with Cibrian on the set of a movie in 2009, when both were married to other people.
“I wish I handled it differently because I wish I could have been better for me, for Brandi, for Dean [Sheremet, her ex-husband], for Eddie and for everyone else,” she says, as soothing spa-like music plays in the background. “I know, in this situation, it’s going to take some time. All I wish is that everyone that was hurt, that we hurt, that I hurt, can be happy.”
Well, it actually was a “Father Day-Happy Birthday” hybrid, considering that Eddie Cibrian‘s birthday was on Saturday, and Dad’s big day was on Sunday. But Eddie’s proper b-day cake was the one you see below, with wife LeAnn Rimes, tweeting, “ Every life is meant to be celebrated!!! Here’s to kicking it off right….”
See? Perfectly nice, romantic cake complete with a message that read, “I love my life with you. Happy 39 Baby.” But there was another “fun” birthday cake due, and it’s the main one you see up top with the picture of LeAnn and Eddie. LeAnn tweeted out the picture again, writing, “Eddie’s favorite things bday cake! LOVE there was a Laker’s jersey, a Bronco & a paddle board + more.” A couple of later tweets also revealed that it was red velvet cake, so we know it was delicious. But here’s the thing — it has these figurines on top (obviously the couple) in bed together. Which is cool, because, woohoo! Yeah for the saucy couple! But why are figurines of Eddie’s two kids — Mason and Jake — shown standing, at the bottom? It almost looks like they’re giggling outside their room. Look at the cake, seriously. So, while we love sentiment and family days, we have to ask — is that too cute, or too creepy?
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We’re gonna go out on a limb here and say that the Real Housewives women are the worst thing to happen to the institution of marriage since Kim Kardashian. Want proof? OK: Brandi Glanville had a spur of the moment quickie wedding in Las Vegas for reasons that can best be described as “spite.” The Real Housewife of New Jersey star tied the knot with her friend and manager Darin Harvey last weekend in the Spearmint Rhino strip club.
“I’m married again- suuuuuuuck it!” she posted to her twitter, apparently a no-so-veiled dig at her ex-husband Eddie Cibrian, whose affair with singer LeAnn Rimes lead to their divorce in 2009. “Honeymoons with strippers are the best,” she continued. But the next morning her new husband dismissed their union as “a drunken BFF thing” and doesn’t intend to follow through. “I had a crazy Vegas moment,” he wrote on his own twitter feed. “Getting annulled tomorrow,” he says, thus making Brandi a fake housewife once again. Despite this, Brandi calls the whole caper “super fun.”
But Brandi isn’t the only Real Housewife to take a massive “reality show” on matrimony. When appearing on Good Morning America this morning to promote her new book, Kyle Richards defended her views that you shouldn’t tell your significant other if you cheat on them, provided it only happens once. “You get a free pass,” she writes in Life Is Not a Reality Show: Keeping It Real With the Housewife Who Does It All.
Eddie Cibrian may be lucky for getting a gig on the new drama The Playboy Club, but according to Us Weekly, it was his new wife LeeAnn Rimes who felt like celebrating at NBC’s upfront party Monday night. “[They were] making out in the middle of [it],” says their source. “[She was] making a compete scene and holding up her camera as they are making out so she [could] take pictures of them making out—it was unreal.” While LeAnn tweeted up a storm that night, she did manage to keep any of these alleged pics off her feed.
“We were like, ‘Who the hell is that?’” explained the anonymous LeAnn-emy. “And of course it was them. It was so beyond ridiculous.” Daaaamn! With Us also reporting that Leann “never left” Eddie’s side while he shot the show’s pilot, it sounds like she’s annoying the wrong people…and that’s the kind of thing that gets a character killed off fast. It’s not like a show with Amber Heard dressed like a bunny needs Mr. Dimples to stay on air.
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Brandi Glanville may have ended her feud with LeAnn Rimes, but it looks like she’s got new beef with ex-husband Eddie Cibrian. According to TMZ, Brandi’s joining Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills (irony!) and Eddie doesn’t want their kids anywhere near the cameras. Allegedly Brandi finds this a little ironic, considering the two boys will appear with Rimes in Cibrian in People, but Ed’s threatening to go legal if she doesn’t relent.
Adding to insult to injury is LeAnn herself, who tweeted yesterday in anticipation of her first “Bonus Mom” Day this weekend (“Our set makeup artist Mario gave flowers to all the moms for mother’s day. SO sweet I had some sitting in my trailer when I got here today”). Yes, she hasn’t been married to Cibrian—the man she was banging before he split from Glanville—for even a month, and she’s already publicly co-opting Mother’s Day. Whether those kids actually appear on Housewives, these two are certainly giving Brandi plenty to talk about.
You know when you hear news of an old celebrity dying and you think “That’s sad, but I actually thought they were already dead”? That’s the same feeling we got when we heard that LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian got married this weekend. Rimes and Cibrian have dated since 2009, back when they were both still married to other people, and they’ve endured public divorces, criticism over the way they handled their very public affair and false rumors of engagement since they first got together.
They finally tied the knot on Friday in Malibu after inviting close family and friends to an “engagement party” which ended up being a surprise wedding ceremony. Hopefully their marriage puts to rest all other relationship drama they’ve endured.
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Eddie Cibrian just doesn’t know what to do. He buys Leann Rimes an engagement ring (love!) and all people care about is how he reduced his child support for ex-wife Brandi Glanville. How can he make us think he’s a good guy with that lady always getting in the way? According to Us Magazine, the actor has hired an image consultant to help him less hateable. “He’s tired of being portrayed as a philandering sleaze,” says their source—though Eddie’s camp is unsurprisingly denying the rumor.
So what’s the new Eddie Cibrian like? “He made Eddie get rid of his Porsche and buy a Prius.” Love it! And what about those children whose mom won’t stop crying? “Instead of going to a Lakers game with his buddy, the consultant insisted he bring a son.” As lovely as symbolic displays of paternal affection like that are (until the kids hit adolescence and resent them—that’ll be fun!), what’s really going to matter is getting Mason, 7, and Jake, 3, to take part in his eventual nuptials. Without a cute lil’ ringbearer, no one’s going to be happy for the homewreckers.
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LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian might want to stop pimping their storybook romance—LeAnn only ends up looking like the Wicked Witch. First Shape caught grief for praising LeAnn’s husband-stealing ways in November, and now Eddie’s ex Brandi Glanville is telling the world he had his child support payments shrunk before buying LeAnn’s $85k engagement ring. Considering his alleged income drop, it’s possible he merely consented to the rock’s purchase, but either way…not a good look, guys.
“Look, I don’t mind that he got her a ring but the timing wasn’t obviously the best and the truth is the communication is not great right now,” said Glanville, who also claims her children with Cibrian learned about the engagement through the media. “I did try some counseling with LeAnn, but it did not go so well for one reason or another,” she told Radar. Gee, maybe it’s because LeAnn is letting her ex live in luxury while claiming poverty to the court? Hope these two aren’t planning a lavish, tabloid-covered wedding! Actually, we kind of hope they are.
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rnrnDid LeAnn Rimes get a boob job? She seems to be filling out her cups a lot more than usual, so that’s the question everyone seems to be asking. There’s no doubt that LeAnn’s bikini bod is banging! She’s toned, taut and has abs the rest of us can only dream about. Walking around in an itty-bitty two piece in Cabo while she was on holiday around the New Year with fiance Eddie Cibrian, the singer inadvertently revealed a certain anatomical anomaly which has the boob buzz going.rnrnIt certainly looks like she did, because bikini’s don’t hide much and she’s definitely looking more well-endowed than usual (as evidenced by our picture above: the left was taken on December 30, while the right is from March 2008). And one look at her would dispel any notions of weight gain causing the increase in her bra size because, well, just look at her! She’s ripped and there seems to be no excess weight on her. Except the boobs, that is. rn Read more…
Does that headline sound familiar? It should, because a rumor did break out last month that LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian were engaged. False alarm, and LeAnn was reportedly hopping mad at E! for breaking the non-story, sounding off with, “Ok, I’ve about had it with the lack of “reporting” with E News. The fact that our “engagement” has spread so furiously over the past 24 hours off of an E News article that is 150% untrue just shows you the lack of credible “sources” they seem to find and build a story around…”
But this time, the news is for real, and LeAnn’s rep told People, “Yes, they were engaged over the holidays and are very happy.” A source has revealed that the couple apparently designed the ring themselves along with the help of a friend Brent Polacheck, who is a jeweler, saying, “The couple wanted an antique feel, but a new ring.” The resultant engagement ring is supposedly a 5-carat diamond and platinum rock set in rose gold, about which LeAnn tweeted a friend saying, “Thx! Brent, is great friend and he did so well. I only knew about small pieces of it.”
LeAnn also tweeted the happy news, writing, “For those who haven’t read, Eddie and I got engaged over the holidays. That’s the news. It’s for real this tine [sic] and the first time EVER! Congratulation, Eddie and LeAnn. Don’t mess this up!
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