LeAnn Rimes enters treatment facility to deal with “anxiety and stress”: OMG?!

Oh. My. GOD. People Magazine is reporting exclusively that LeAnn Rimes has entered an “in-patient treatment facility” to deal with “anxiety and stress”. This isn’t idle speculation either – it comes directly from her rep. LeAnn JUST turned 30 years old two days ago, after celebrating her birthday for a month soaked with booze and bikinis. LeAnn made sure that both Us Weekly and People Magazine got exclusives on her birthday celebrations too – even after having a party sponsored by a tequila company, LeAnn still made sure that Us Weekly detailed how she “decided to forgo hosting a blowout bash in favor of a cozy dinner date at Nobu in Malibu” with Eddie Cibrian – read Us Weekly’s story from two days ago here if you want to see how LeAnn was pushing a certain kind of image just earlier this week. So, is this really about “anxiety and stress”? Or is it about booze? Or is it about something else entirely?

LeAnn Rimes is seeking help to address emotional issues.

“LeAnn has voluntarily entered a 30 day in-patient treatment facility to cope with anxiety and stress,” her rep Marcel Pariseau tells PEOPLE in an exclusive statement. “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.”

Rimes – who checked in on Wednesday, the day after her 30th birthday – tells PEOPLE she hopes to emerge from treatment with better tools to deal with the life she’ll be returning to.

“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,” she says.

“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,” she adds. “I’ll have the tools to know how to deal with them.”

Rimes’s husband Eddie Cibrian, 39, tells PEOPLE he’s giving his wife his full support and praises her courage.

“My wife is the most remarkable and courageous woman I know,” says Cibrian. “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.”

Though Rimes has been the victim of body bullying in the past, her rep confirms she is not seeking treatment for an eating disorder or substance abuse.

The country star – who has been gearing up for the upcoming release of her latest studio album, Spitfire and a fall tour – will continue to perform in September during breaks from treatment. “The facility has granted her permission to keep her weekend tour obligations, as LeAnn doesn’t want to disappoint her fans,” adds her rep. “She will report back after each weekend.”

[From People]

It feels like LeAnn is actively encouraging us to see her as some kind of victim, like she’s been under so much stress and she’s had so much anxiety because (in her mind) she’s being “bullied”. So… I tend to think this probably is a “rehab for mental health issues” rather than “rehab for booze problems”. That being said, I do think the timing is provocative, especially considering it was pretty much business as usual for LeAnn lately – she just launched her new membership-only website and she’s going to have to begin promoting her new album soon. Could it be that LeAnn simply doesn’t want to go out and hustle anymore, thus all of the “stress” and anxiety? If that’s the case… she SHOULD take time off. She’s been working and hustling since she was a kid. Why not take a step back?

Of course, I have another theory too, but it’s pretty mean. So I won’t say it now. I do wonder how Eddie will spend his 30 LeAnn-free days, though.

Photos courtesy of WENN, LeAnn’s Twitter.

 

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  1. Amelia says:

    I reckon this is treatment for the cray-cray first and foremost. Ladies and Gentlemen, I do believe the S.S Cray-Cray has been forced to dock in Port Rehab.
    If all goes well, we can expect our journey to the autonomous regions of Cracken and Spears to continue – never.

    • Blackbird says:

      I agree with this. And I think this is probably (at least in part) why her album has been delayed – maybe Curb insisted upon it? The cray has reached new heights of ridiculousness recently, and that’s not a good look when they have an album to sell.

    • TheOriginalTiffany says:

      Big question is how many ports her husband will stop in during the thirty days.

      I wanna hear the mean theory!

    • brin says:

      She plays the victim but she isn’t, the timing is very interesting.

    • Liv says:

      How much is she actually working? I thought she does a gig here or there and is most of the time on vacation…

    • Theskinny says:

      Unless she is cutting or has anorexia or bulemia why would she need to be admitted to seek mental health treatment? See a shrink. It is BAD whatever it is because she will not leave her roaving dick for an overnight concert without canceling. My guess is he threatened to leave. Or she has a serious drug problem she does not want affecting his custody arrangement.

      • Little Darling says:

        It could be from Brandi and her lawyer that unless Leanne stops trash talking and learns how to “cope” with her haters Eddie loses the kids. It’s very serious when a new wife in a public Arena trashes the mother. Very bad. It’s that phone call getting the best of her because it was solid proof. I’m sure her handlers pushed her in too, to clean her up and clean her image up before the album drops.

      • emmieapricot says:

        I think you’re right — Ediot probably wants OUT so she enters rehab!! What an ASS he’d look like to leave his poor, suffering, bullied, stressed-out wife. My 2nd theory is it’s all for publicity. I have no sympathy for her. She’s 100% crazy and spending 30 days at a spa isn’t going to cure her serious head issues.

      • Layale says:

        I hate to sound mean (cause I actually used to like her back when she first hit the country music scene) but I hope Eddie did threaten to leave! What ever it takes for her to get help. Although, I suspect she might not even take rehab seriously. I wonder how many celebs go to rehab and actually just stay in their rooms and not attend any sessions or classes or whatever they do there?

    • Little Darling says:

      This is TOTALLY because she called that woman and was caught. Nothing else. Should be for a wealth of other problems but really, it’s the phone call.

      • gg says:

        Exactly! Twatters, take heed: You lie down with the dogs and you take home fleas. LeAnn, you stupid little idiot – this is all of your own doing. SAY OFF TWATTER and quit slamming your nemesis and you won’t have all the “stress”. IT’S CALLED “KARMA”. Also? Newsflash – rehab is not for stress and anxiety, it’s for drugs and alcohol.

        P.S. CANCEL YOUR DAMN TWATTER ACCOUNT AND QUIT TAKING PICTURES OF YOURSELF. YOU’RE EMBARRASSING. Get a hobby! You’re supposed to be a singer. Do that. (sorry for the all caps but I’ve reached my limit with this silly cow.)

      • beyonce's bump says:

        I think the call has something to do with it as well. Maybe she did not know how the public viewed her until that phone call being the true narcissist that she is. That call being played over and over probably force her to look herself in the mirror and realize that more people hate than love you. It can be a very tough pill to swallow for someone who is such an attention seeking whore and thinks the world revolves around her bossoms

      • gg says:

        I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – a little humility goes a long way. The high horse has no saddle and it hurts after you stay up there long enough.

        And I’m full of metaphors today for some reason.

      • Kloops says:

        I agree with this. She got caught kicking the crazy up a notch and being “the bully” so she’s in re-hab to remind everyone she’s “the victim.” She clearly has a multitude of other issues but I doubt they will be treated.

      • colt13 says:

        I agree. Less than a week after that news hit, she goes in.

      • Isabel says:

        Or a meaner theory: she found out about Eddie cheating, knows people will not feel bad for her (she did it to another woman herself, KARMA) so she enters rehab to play the victimcard. As soon as the relationship ends she can play that card; she was so heartbroken that she needed treatment. It’s not nice to make fun of someone who has been in rehab, so she assumes people will give her sympathy and suddenly forget about her breaking up a marriage herself.
        Eddie will be the bad guy and once again Leann avoids any responsibility for her own actions. Tada.

        To add: she would never leave Eddie out of her sight for 30 days, not even to confront serious issues. She simply is too proud for that (admitted she actually really has a problem, instead of releasing a statement). She would only leave him for 30 days if she knows he isn’t gonna cheat (she doesn’t) or because the relationship has already ended/ he already cheated (BINGO).

      • Masque says:

        Agreed. I think her team saw what happened and the fall out and demanded she get a grip.

        And if she lied to Ediot about it and then he saw what really happened, I can see her having a meltdown at his disapprvoal.

        Normally I’d put on my tinfoil hat and yell “FAKE/PUBLICITY STUNT” but I doubt she would willingly leave Ediot alone for 30 seconds, much less 30 days, if she didn’t have to.

      • erika says:

        I agree strongly with this…come on, that harassing phone call to mrs smiley was OUTTA control! I’m no lawyer but really, it verges on the edge of serious harassment/threatening/stalking…etc.her lawyer probably said “Go get mental help, it’ll show the court/law that you regret your actions won’t happen again.”

        if she had pulled a stunt like that one more time mrs. smiley could take legal action

        really, put that phone call into the text of angry ex-boyfriend, calls up ex-girlfriend and reams her out.

        the ‘exhaustion/stress’ aliby is what celebs/public figures use to mask something very serious underneath

        i bet her lawyers warned her ‘Leanne, you PUSHED it WAY to far this time.’

        all of this over Twitter! &#$^!^#()#& my god! their logo is a little tweety bird! Twitter people!

        don’t be a TW-T with the TWITTER!

    • LeslieM says:

      I agree. I hope while she’s in the lock-up they make her read all the comments that have been posted on this site over the last couple of days. Then she might think, “Gee, tweeting pictures of myself in my bikini all the time doesn’t go over so well.” She’s an attack monster, totally involved in herself and herself only. It’s just ugly! Really, has anyone else in the world put on 50 different bikinis and called photographers each time to take their picture. And that cake with the coffin, what a freak!

  2. Nev says:

    and this is precisely why cheating and the like should be put in legislation.

  3. You know, I do feel sorry for the girl. I mean, don’t get me wrong, she’s totally crazy. But I think she’s *so* crazy that it borders on the pathological… I feel sorry for her, and I hope that if she is having some sort of breakdown, then she really does get the help that she needs.
    Of course, this could just be the next manipulative step in her master plan to somehow position herself as a victim, guilt Eddie into never leaving her, and somehow stick the knife into Brandi. Again.
    Who knows?!!

    • Bad Irene says:

      Agree completely, my first thought was that she has backed herself into a corner over the leaked phone call, caught lying and this is a play for the victim card.

      But I am a cynical beyatch.

    • RocketMerry says:

      I believe she probably is pathologically insane, in a ego-maniacal way, but I severely doubt she is getting help.
      Your second guess seems the most likely, though I’d throw in some fights with Eddie about her lying to him (she promised him she wasn’t bad-mouthing and cyber-bullying Brandi and other women: whoopsie!).
      After those fights she probably needed to have a “melt-down” of some sort to make him feel guilty. She’ll be all faint and weak and she’ll cling even more to her repented husband, and when he’ll seem to be straying she’ll do it again, and again and again…

      • Eileen says:

        I 100% agree with you. That recording has reached 30,000 hits and growing everyday. Her nastiness and cruelty is exposed and she of course isn’t going to own it. And magazines are gaining speed on the cheating stories and are close to releasing them.
        You know who I feel sorry for?
        The people who have been in her path this last 3 years and she charged over them to get what she wanted. Who she is now finding out isn’t the prize she fought/scratched/clawed so hard for.
        I feel bad for the woman she stalked, bullied and harassed because she was married to who and had the life she wanted. For the twitter people who because they didn’t agree with her, were stalked bullied and harassed. For the two boys who she has put into danger and crammed herself into their life without even earning or asking.
        I don’t feel sorry for her for one milisecond.

      • brin says:

        Eileen….girl! This is epic!

      • Eileen says:

        As Rita would put it, Her snowglobe is cracked and ready to shatter. She knows it and is hiding.

      • ahoyhoy says:

        *Standing ovation for Eileen*

        I couldn’t have said it better!

      • Theskinny says:

        100% agree with Eileen. I don’t feel sorry for her A BIT.

      • Elizabeth says:

        Some people are just dark inside. I’m related to one and I’ve waited 50 years for this person to somehow “change” or evolve or something. But I know now that it will never happen. Some people don’t want “help” because as far as they’re concerned, they’ve done NOTHING wrong. I sure hope Leanne isn’t one of these people because there’s really no hope for them. That kind of thing isn’t a pathology or set of behaviors – it’s “in the bone”.

      • heidi says:

        @elizabeth Right on the money! Sociopaths NEVER change and this is a publicity move and designed to keep the Nat’l Enquirer from printing the dirt on old Eddie~~out of sympathy for her fragile condition.
        I urge everyone to read(available online) Dr. Martha Stout and Dr. Hare’s works on the sociopath.
        This personality disorder alternates btwn playing the bully or the victim. Life is one big opportunity for “putting it over” on others.

      • Bobby sue says:

        What I’m curious about is what changed in her? She seemed to lead a normal, quiet life when married to Dean, and that marriage was a good length for how young they were. They seemed “happy.” She dressed cute and normal, had a normal body.
        WHO thought to hire her for a Lifetime movie??? She was a country singer. After that, it’s like a switch in her head turned to stalker crazy.

      • gg says:

        @ Elizabeth – I know what you’re talking about because I know one as well. A scheming, crazy, denial-ridden old lady that acts like a babytalking sweetheart to your face, and then steals, stabs and slanders everybody she knows. All her co-employees despise her, all her neighbors hate her, the local businesses she harasses hate her, and even her addictive ebay habit allows her to abuse sellers. I am scared to death of the witch because her evil knows no bounds. And she’s only gotten worse, in her late 70s, instead of having some remorse or any softening of the heart. Some people are just horrible and will stay that way. Which I am in conflict with, because before I met her, I always believed there was some good in every person.

    • claire says:

      I agree. I think she has serious mental health issues, and needs treatment. I just soooooo wasn’t expecting to see this story, that’s for sure. We only see 1/2 of what nonsense she’s up to, through her Twitter and other media antics – imagine what it must be like to be around her all the time in person? I have a feeling Eddie put his foot down. Although, this could just be antics to save face if the media really is getting ready to publish a cheating story on Eddie and she knows it’s coming. Either way, her issues go beyond being a fameho, so it’s good she’s going to get treatment.

  4. Evadstructn says:

    So odd to check-in the day after your 30th…hopefully she’ll get some psychological help.

  5. MoxyLady007 says:

    Hopefully the people in her life are learning coping and communication skills on how to live with and deal with someone with her personality disorder. That can help them a ton!
    As for her- we all kept saying she needed help. Maybe this is her gettung it. Fingers crossed!

  6. Amy says:

    Hopefully this rehab place will tell her to STOP WITH THE TWITTER! Leanne may not realize this but not only does she hurt the people around her by being manipulative, vindictive, and TMI in her tweets (Brandi, Eddie’s sons, Eddie, her supposed “friends”) but the person she is hurting most of all is herself. She is self-destructive without even realizing it! If she shut off Twitter (even for a little while) she might realize how big a part it plays in creating “stress” (if that’s what she really went to rehab for).

    • Izzy says:

      ^^ This!! I love the quote from the publicist: “While privacy isn’t expected, it’s certainly appreciated.” If that’s the case, Mr. PR Dude, tell your client to stop with the tweeting. It’s like she has Tourette’s on Twitter (no offense whatsoever meant to anyone dealing with Tourette’s, I just mean it’s like Leanne can’t seem to help herself when it comes to tweeting).

    • sapphire says:

      Depending on the facility, she may not be allowed to have a phone. Imagine that!

      I don’t think this is pure publicity- if she’s got insurance, they need a real diagnosis. And Adderall is a bad choice if you have mental issues.

      @Eileen-you said it all so eleoquently I have nothing left on which to comment.

      • Dana M says:

        While its obvious that LR needs mental health care, I too think that it’s also part of the PR strategy. Some people are feeling “sorry” for her!!! Looks like its working *sigh*. I also wouldn’t doubt some bad fights between her and Eddie. He probably just realized what a nut job she really is. I only feel sorry for those two little boys of his!!! Well said @Eileen!

  7. autumndaze says:

    I think this is her and her publicist’s way of dealing with the fallout from her phone call to former twitter follower, 8smiley.
    They are saying, Leeann wasn’t responsible for her offensive actions and language in that phone call because she doesn’t have the coping mechanisms to deal with her stress and anxiety.

  8. brin says:

    Wowza. Enjoy your freedom Eddie!

  9. Mia 4S says:

    I’m torn as to whether this is booze, an eating disorder, or regular non-discript mental illness. Either way, no matter how much she tweets and parties, this girl is NOT happy with her life.

  10. hannah says:

    “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,” she says.

    What the hell does that mean??

  11. cmecu says:

    i think some one waited til after the month long party to drop a bombshell on her and she flipped. the timing is just too weird with her being SOOOOO happy and then boom….she’s in treatment. something had to have happened. wonder if it was regarding eddie?

    • Blackbird says:

      I agree that something has happened that we don’t know about.

    • Jayna says:

      Exactly. This isn’t about fallout from the tape online, as it barely made a blip. Beyond Leann watchers, nobody cares except to think she looks stupid.

      Obviously, Eddie and/or her management and/or her label, one or all of the above, forced this issue and something happened. It is a very inconvenient time. People don’t go into residential treatment for anxiety alone (usually), especially when off touring. It’s usually a manifestation of something else that has severe anxiety as a component. I doubt she wanted to go. But definitely more going on than is being stated. I do think she is an overuser of Adderall also as someone stated on here. Every woman in Hollywood, or in my neighborhood ha-ha, is on Adderall for their weight/energy — LOL, I mean, for their ADD. She has always been a fast talker, but not like now. Her speech is always very, very rushed, like she is speeding.

    • stellalovejoydiver says:

      My theory: Eddie cheated on her and there´s proof(pictures, video tape), he got blackmailed and waited until after her birthday to confess, Cray Cray had to buy him out so it didn´t get published, then she had a meltdown.

      • Isabel says:

        Or a meaner theory: she found out about him cheating, knows people will not feel bad for her (she did it to another woman herself, KARMA) so she enters rehab to play the victimcard. As soon as the relationship ends she can play that card; she was so heartbroken that she needed treatment. It’s not nice to make fun of someone who has been in rehab, so she assumes people will give her sympathy and suddenly forget about her breaking up a marriage herself.
        Eddie will be the bad guy and once again Leann avoids any responsibility for her own actions. Tada.

    • Dana M says:

      But would she dare leave him alone for 30 days .if he confessed to cheating. She’s gonna go bonkers not knowing his where abouts 24/7. I bet she leaves rehab before the 30 days!!!!! This will surely be an indicator if she bails early.

      • Isabel says:

        Maybe he fell in love/lust with his mistress (or that Lizzy/Izzy girl everyone talks about) and has already left her.. So she enters rehab to be able to play the sympathy/poor girl/emotional trouble/I’ve been in rehab because of him-card when the breakup is made public. Or Ediot was just tired of her constant ho-ing around the paps. Can’t blame the guy.

        Or I am putting way too much time in this xD

  12. Sue says:

    Your last sentence was my first thought. Wonder what Eddie will do with his free time….. Maybe do another Lifetime movie and find the next “love of his life”…….

  13. naripon says:

    She should be getting treatment for her obvious adderall addiction and mental illness… Narcissistic slime.

  14. cmecu says:

    maybe some news is getting ready to be released and she’s there “hiding” til the storm is over?…

    • DreamyK says:

      Yes. I immediately went over to Blindgossip.com to see if there were any newly solved blinds or to see if she fits any of them. Which I’m sure she does.

      Things have to be very, very bad for her to leave Eddie to his own sorry devices because she knows he’s a cheater.

      Interesting. I don’t think it’s the crazy phone call, anorexia or her jealousy ruining her marriage. I think it’s something very specific that hasn’t come to light yet.

  15. Starsky says:

    If you are allowed to leave rehab on weekends, is it really rehab? You have saturday/sunday to get all crazy again in time for Monday’s detox.

    Maybe this is her way of avoiding the National Enquirer fall out as well (if that happens soon!)

  16. hyena says:

    I think we can all agree that Leann has some sort of mental illness. She would benefit enourmously by closing her twitter and not only blocking out of the hater tweets but giving them less to bug her about. I do believe some of the Bunch would still have things to say as it’s apparent they are getting inside information. They shouldn’t know things about her finances and specific info that could only come from someone involved. I think we all know who that is. Go ahead and yell at me BB, it doesn’t make what I said less true.

    Hopefully, this helps out a clearly messed up individual. I don’t really think this is in regards to the weird phone call being publicized since only 2 or 3 outlets picked it up. It is probably in regards to why she would MAKE a phone call like that in the first place.

    Go ahead and gloat about someone’s mental health issues, it only makes you look the like bad guy.

    • Starsky says:

      oh dear lord. The only mental health issue this girl has is narcissism and karma. Both of which I have a hard time feeling sorry for because they are directly related to ones own actions.

      And I hope you are not alluding that Brandi Glanville is giving people inside info on Leann’s financial state (as if she would be privy to that). Brandi is pretty vocal about people NOT coming to her about Leann drama. I think someone in Leann’s circle is giving it off and given that she trusts twitter people so much with private information, it can easily be one of those in her twitter circle playing both sides.

      • hyena says:

        Only thing I’m gonna say as I don’t have time for internet wars all day- It’s interesting that the words out of every second commenters mouth and this blog is that she is “cray cray” or other words implying same thing. As soon as she goes to get help for it, suddenly she’s not crazy but it’s karma or she’s faking it. Sod off.

      • Starsky says:

        lol not starting an internet war. Just a discussion. Was she this crazy prior to her affair in 2009? You never heard of it. She had a decent career back then. I say this is a manifestation of all thats gone down in the past few years and its just now getting to her now that she doesn’t have the fan base, success, faithful husband (?) anymore. Its a meltdown of anxiety and stress caused by her actions if anything. She’s not venturing into Britney Spears territory obviously.

    • Cam S says:

      @hyena “Go ahead and gloat about someone’s mental health issues, it only makes you look the like bad guy.” << This is exactly what Leann wants and most likely why she checked herself into rehab. Always the victim

      • lrm says:

        Yes, but either way, she’s got a mental issue. even sociopaths and narcissists have mental disorders…[if it's atrue diagnoses of these....]. Doesn’t mean they are not manipulative, or that we should feel sorry for them or treat them with kid gloves….just that they still have a biochemical disorder, which is disturbing, to say the least.

        I think both of the outlooks in this thread are correct-she’s cray cray AND it’s karma….ie, the result of her actions, which were purposefully manipulative, as a result of her disorder.

        That said, I think ppl seem cued to feel sorry for anyone with a mental health issue-so that only ‘certain disorders and behaviors’ qualify.

        What if feeling sorry and recognizing the disease, are two different things? (which they are).

        Even if she planned and executed this strategy, she’s still ill.
        The same way Lohan is mentally ill, stunted psychologically and the drugs may have further disturbed biochemistry….

        I don’t feel sorry for either of them, but from a neutral standpoint, I recognize they are mentally ill.

        Obviously, the reason this type of discussion exists is regarding accountability….is she to be held accountable for her actions?
        This is a grey area in general, and in leean’s case, i say, yes, she is to be held accountable. but she’s still ‘cray cray’ as ppl are saying….

      • Dana M says:

        @ cam: I do feel as though this is also tied to a PR plan to help her image. She must look like a victim to gain sympathy. She needs her tour to go well….sounds like she needs the money. Someone needs to pay off her vacations and to keep Eddie happy with a lavish lifestyle. Otherwise he will look elsewhere.

    • Relli says:

      You do realize that you are on a gossip blog where people come to gossip & discuss, right?

  17. LeslieM says:

    She had that birthday party with a coffin on her cake. Weird. She is so into herself! Hopefully she is getting counciling to understand why everybody finds her so offensive!

  18. NerdMomma says:

    I’m not sure I’m buying the part about this being “voluntary.” If it’s voluntary, why does she have to get “permission” from the facility to do her scheduled shows? I guess I get that it leaves a bed open that someone could be using, but I imagine she’s going to a private facility and paying handsomely.

    I’m with the theory that her label is making her do this. And it’s not her choice. And Eddie is thrilled, and making some calls right now.

    Also, maybe this has to do with the NE story that is supposed to be coming out exposing Eddie’s cheating. Maybe she did have a breakdown. Whatever, hooray for LeAnn getting some help rather than going on some kind of rampage against other people!!

    • Twez says:

      When a person voluntarily admits themselves, they generally agree via “behavioral contract” to submit to all the rules and regulations of the facility and/or particular program they are entering. Essentially, you are not being held against your will as in being committed, but if you don’t abide by the rules, you will be kicked out. Only a small minority of patients in a private facility are there involuntarily.

  19. Jacq says:

    Bitch went to the mental institution cause she’s crazy.
    Meanwhile, Eddie’s all… “Helloooo ladies!”

  20. lizbet says:

    I swear to God as I read my brain autocorrected every of those LeAnn quotes to say “LeAnn tweeted.”

    • Nicole says:

      OMG! Mine too!! I honestly thought, who makes this kind of statement on twitter?! Anyhow, I really think the anxiety has to do with all her bad press over the last few years catching up to her due to that phone recording. It was really awful to hear her speak so angrily about Brandi. She has a deep hatrid of her and it showed big time! I also think it was not her idea to go, but a PR strategy by her label and her people thought it was a solid way to get her in the good graces of people again. I bet Eddie did the happy dance and pulled out his little black book! Now let’s all say a collective prayer that when she comes out the other side of this, that she does not get all preachy on twitter again! I hate her “at peace” tweets. Gag.

      • Little Darling says:

        Well, if the therapy holds she will be visibly different, and those tweets will no longer occur. If its just a place to get out of the spotlight then those
        Tweets will be as righteous as ever!

      • Lizbet says:

        Seriously! She has such a consuming need to be liked that the Brandi-philes have worked her into a breakdown.

        That or Eddie confessed that he has been cheating on her all along and she fell apart.

        I actually like the latter theory. She needs to see the chickens come home to roost.

  21. some bitch says:

    Even if I don’t like this woman at all, I still wish her all the best right now and hope she gets some help.

  22. FLR says:

    SLeezeAnn is in the RUN & HIDE mode from all the Real Truth, not “her truth”, that just can not and will not be denied! She started her SSC club to eliminate Real World comments and it’s obvious she has someone “scrubbing” her Twitter feed of all negative comments. LeAnn historically has sought people’s compassion and pity for herself, yet goes for the jugular of those she targets to be her victim. LeAnn being committed is in all likely hood seeking her detractors to give her a time-out so her album is released w/o backlash. LeAnn may want the NationalEnquirer to not release it’s pending reveal of Ediot’s cheating.LeAnn your just chum in the water to me, I know your game and evil creatures need to be put down because you’ve past the point of redemption. Just stay committed and your LovE will be just fine!

  23. tmbg says:

    I am no fan and get sick of reading about her, but if she is truly suffering from anxiety (the debilitating sort – not stress everyone has from time to time), then she has my full sympathies, because I wouldn’t wish generalized anxiety disorder or panic on my very worst enemy. I’ve had GAD my whole life and it really messes with your mind. Add in panic and ugh…I don’t need to say anymore.

    But this could be a cover for an eating disorder or something else. If it is anxiety, she’d do herself a huge favor by stopping the Tweets, talking about Eddie’s ex and just pulling out of the spotlight. Creating drama won’t help anxiety – it’ll just escalate it to terrible levels.

    • MoxyLady007 says:

      I so agree about the anxiety. I wouldn’t wish it on anyone. I have had it my whole life – five year olds can and do have panic attacks – and while I am doing really well these days, you never totally forget how horrific it is and can be.

    • Little Darling says:

      I don’t think she really suffers from anxiety of the real type, because if she did I think her actions would be very different…not as combative and, well, as disturbing as they are. Anxiety is debilitating, and really makes you unable to deal in a public arena. If the very issues give her anxiety she would be nary to put her life on full display for the cycle to continue.

      • Eileen says:

        You are absolutely 100% correct. She has the OPPOSITE of an Anxiety Disorder. She has “I made a big mess and don’t want to deal with it” Disorder.
        Which really discredits people who suffer with these issues. Just like when she tweeted a woman that her dental pain compares to this womans pain of losing her husband to cancer. She sucks a life.

      • Little Darling says:

        @Elieen, hi, I’ve been following you guys forever, I LOVE THE GALS HERE (Brin, Sami, mort, little dead, bellaluna, Tiff, Jezi, cmc, RBHOC – and a few more who make me laugh – just a shout out hey y’all!) anyway, she probably has anxiety but the type that revolves ONLY around people not saying nice things about her because she seriously cannot fathom it. I’m sure she works herself into an absolute TIZZY thinking about anyone thinking about her or her life being less than perfect. Which is a type of disorder for sure, but one that seems to come from other things (her inflated sense of entitlement) and not because she is incapable or suffers panic attacks. Her “stress” is stemmed from a long line of malevolent actions, bad choices and thinking/acting as if she is a perfect, but human when it counts, person.

        I don’t even care that she “got” Eddie, what a prize there! It’s the way she taunted, pressured, gloated, lied….an acted completely inappropriate in the face of a divorce. Only THEN did the facade start to crack and her manic behaviours start to show through. Whatever Ediot has his peen bathing in definitely put some BAD juju into Leanne and really made all of her insecurities flourish.

        She is a disturbed young woman…not because she can’t get a grip really, she has had a messed up life for sure, was really heavy for awhile as a teen (which can mess you up) but it seems like any growth she may have had while married to Dean completely disintegrated when she let Eddie’s peen enter the side door. Its like she completely reverts back to a high school mentality when she “got and kept” the “popular” (albeit it dumb as a brick, footballer.

        So, I’m not buying it at all until I see her come out of rehab with a level of humility and humbleness that she is not perfect, she made poor decisions and is committed to improving herself, her relationship with Brandi (for real) and her interaction with the public. Until that happens I’ve got ONE BIG SIDE EYE.

      • moxylady007 says:

        I think perhaps her anxiety comes from her being confronted by her actions finally. She doesnt want to face up to what people are saying as a result of the person she is. I can see how that can be stressful, but in this case its completely deserved.

      • claire says:

        I agree with everything you said Little Darling.

  24. Backstage Bitchy says:

    It undoubtedly causes a lot of anxiety & stress to have to watch your cheating husband like a hawk while pretending to be pathologically happy at all times, keeping your useless ass in the press, and sucking in your ribs and toofs all at the same time. The girl needs a gig so badly i wouldn’t be surprised if this were an attempt to get onto Celebrity Rehab. Any show! Any press! Any attention!

    • tmbg says:

      You might be on to something with the husband. How could she trust him?

      This woman started her career at something like age 14 and hasn’t exactly continued having the same wild popularity she had back then. She might be spinning out of control like so many child entertainers do. Maybe it causes them to have early mid-life crises when the record deals and TV/movie offers stop flowing in?

  25. nettie says:

    I think Eddie confessed something.

  26. Lady Lupton says:

    My theory is that Eddie cheated and she’s having a nervous breakdown because of it. Maybe all the boozing over her birthday was an attempt at self-medicating. She’s been likely to get into trouble with self medication for a while what with all the meds she’s been on for her dental ops and boozing.

    All this plus turning 30, plus having the sorts of long-standing problems she’s had…it’s a heady mix.

    I wonder if they’ll be formally diagnose her. Either way, maybe treatment will be the start of change for her.

  27. Sioux says:

    HA!

    I’ve been in rehab before, and I don’t know ANYONE who was in there for simply “stress” or “anxiety.” These two things are very much a part of alcohol and drug abuse, so the publicist isn’t lying by saying that she is getting treatment for them.

    And weekend passes are not unusual; you know you’re going to have to do a urine test when you get back, and that’s incentive to stay clean.

    I could have said that I was in rehab for “exhaustion” and that would have been partially true. I was also stressed out and anxious; that part would be true too.

    She couldn’t gear up for a tour if she was a mess, and she clearly was. The good news is that we won’t hear too much from her for at least a month.

    • Little Darling says:

      Exactly, but I am not buying its a crazy addiction either. I think it’s like, listen, you’re out of control, people are noticing and you need to do something big and public before something happens. I really think its her behaviour…and maybe pills but that doesn’t even seem to add up because she wasn’t a “mess” like that…she was an emotional wreck.

    • Metis says:

      I don’t think it’s necessarily rehab, though. It sounds more like a psychiatric inpatient facility, which is where people go when they’re experiencing severe mental health issues that are impairing their lives in significant ways.

      So I don’t think we can say it’s alcohol or drug abuse. However, it’s probably not just stress and anxiety either, unless is severely debilitating stress and anxiety. Which is possible. I just think there’s more going on for her mental health-wise than we realize. (And, to be honest, this is one reason I can’t fully hate her. Mental illness is tough stuff.)

      • emmieapricot says:

        But I don’t think a true psychiatric inpatient facility lets you out on weekends?? When you’re a true inpatient receiving serious medically-supervised treatment, you’re there full-time to work on your issues. They don’t let you out for weekends so you can perform concerts. Maybe after a certain amount of treatment you are allowed a day pass or weekend pass — but not upfront, before you have even begun treatment. It’s something that is earned by behavior changes… Not before you even start treatment!

  28. patata says:

    I’m sure there will be many paid eyes watching Eddie’s every move while she’s away, there are probably some on LeAnn’s payroll now.

  29. Quinn says:

    I would hope LeAnn really wants help with her pathology, but I firmly believe this is just a sympathy/PR ploy. I don’t think this woman REALLY thinks there is anything wrong with her behavior, and I doubt that has changed in two days.

  30. Jezi says:

    If Leann was serious about getting help then she would privately. She released public statements to garner sympathy and attention. She’s not that popular where if she disappeared for 30 days anyone would notice much. I love how giddy Eddie’s pretend support is. I think he is excited for this break. Leann cancels gigs all the time and yet won’t during this stressful period? Give me a break! She needs the weekends for Eddie stalking. I don’t think their is an unmanipulative bone in this woman’s body. But hey good luck Leann.

    • Little Darling says:

      Oh my god I just thought this. Why the public announcement? People who really want to get help usually use more discretion…I think, unless you are a star who has gotten “caught” with unsightly behavior. The ones who really get the help on their own don’t usually talk about it until its over *unless* their actions were made public. Corner. Backed into it. Even her release blames others….”their actions” won’t change but “she can learn to deal better” as in these people push and push her and she needs to learn how to let it roll off.

      She doesn’t realize that her actions are exactly what causes her detractors…the same ones she can’t deal with.

      Girl needed duct tape on her mouth a LONG time ago.

      • samipup says:

        TMZ has stories about going after @8smiley re the phone call. Leann acts just like someone /w NPD or BPD, some kind of personality disorder. You know, she is most likely loving all the negative feedback. Its merely fuel for her crazy fire in her head. She is trying to get away with no repercussions from that phonecall, and ALL her actions. I hope dearly, she will be forced to account for the hurt and fear she has caused her victims to experience. I have to deal with someone like that, and the only thing you can do is ignore them, not feed the monstrous ego, even if it means having to let go of loved ones caught in their web. When you agitate the NPD, all the victims in the vicinity suffer. I had to go to a counselor, My NPD bully was getting me THAT pissed and so overwrought, it was not healthy for me. Again, I hope she has to pay dearly, but I fear she won’t, she will turn this around in her twisted mentation to be something that supports her crazy view of the people in her web.

    • Caroline says:

      Exactly. She cancelled gigs because she had the flu or dental pain and now we are supposed to believe she will take time away from treatment so that she doesn’t disappoint her fans. I’m sorry but with her past behavior, this seems way too obvious an attempt to garner sympathy. The timing is weird. A month of partying and gushing tweets about how happy she is, what bliss her marriage is and her excitement about her supposedly awesome new record and then boom, in patient treatment for anxiety. Something seems fishy to me.

    • nomorerimes says:

      Totally agree with you! IF she was serious about all this, it would all have been done privately. This way probably guarantees a People cover. And she will be soooo happy about that! Good PR for her upcoming album. “See how she is getting help??!!” She loves publicity–good or bad! Sorry–as much as she needs help–I don’t believe the PR story!

    • TheTruthHurts says:

      EXAAAACTLY. The fact alone that she is not cancelling her shows while in rehab, something that is more serious than tooth pain, shows she is full of crap.

  31. stellalovejoydiver says:

    I´d like to hear the mean theory.

  32. keats says:

    “My wife is the most remarkable and courageous woman I know,” says Cibrian. Apparently he only knows one woman.

  33. dorothy says:

    I’m leaning towards some mental issues. Whatever it is I’m glad she’s getting some help. She’s been over the top lately.

  34. Macey says:

    I think this is nothing more than another attention getting stunt. just like she has to broadcast all her dental drama and compare it to ppl with cancer. She’s not above anything for attention.
    How stressful can it be to basically live at the beach and do nothing but change bikinis all day. guess i forgot keeping and eye on her wondering hubby.
    I wonder if Ediot wasnt trying to leave her and she pulled the “slit my wrist” stunt.
    Its not unheard of for women with her psychotic behavior to try to manipulate the ppl around them by threatening to kill themselves just to keep their mates. Just like Glen Close in fatal attraction tried to.
    Funny how she didnt seem too stresses to pay the tabs to post her bikini pics and bday bash or open her new site that she charges 12.99 to enter.

  35. birdy says:

    Sympathy angle to sell more records when the album comes out?? I really don’t see her doing this for any other reason other than the play the victim card and to try and get the media / public to stop calling her out on her bs by claiming it has made her so damaged and upsetting that she had to get residential help to address it. I just can’t see her viewing her life with clarity to make a decision like this to better / heal herself when she has been actively partaking in behaviour so fiercely in recent times that was out of control. She has been in the last week actively famewhoring and telling the world what a victim she is/how perfect her marriage is the to turn around and do this? Nope, not buying that this was her choice.

    Maybe the record company insisted or maybe her family stepped up and told her that if she didn’t address her issues, they would try to legal force her and put her under conservatorship a’la Britney??? The recent phone call might have been all the evidence they needed to be able to make a case in front of judge about her behaviour.

  36. HarriettTheSpy says:

    She can’t face the fact that the world is about to read & see proof of his cheating. Thank you National Enquirer. You reap what you sow Margaret.

  37. tru tru says:

    I’m just shocked she has left Eddie to fend for himself, we all know how Eddie likes to do–winkwink

    I guess she left him in charge of her money or has paid everything up and put some money in his account for the 30 days.

    she has been cracking every since she cheated with him, the whole pretense of them being destined to be and how she is soo happy with “her” boys and husband.

    she is def obsessive and compulsive, just throw in some painkillers and booze–

    a train wreck, you can’t turn away from.
    I’m sorry, I’ll never see her as the victim…but I do hope she gets it together.

  38. Winnie says:

    I want to hear your mean throurg, Kaiser!

  39. Winnie says:

    That was supposed to be “theory”

  40. lizzi says:

    While I wouldn’t wish being cheated on on anyone, Leanne kind of deserves it for what she did. I think this is a serious mental anxiety breakdown (I’ve struggled with insecurity/anxiety for years and it does get to you in time)… can you imagine how insane it would make you to a) know you’re married to a cheater and have to stalk his every move; b) constantly worry about your looks and weight and c) know that you’re getting old (re the 30th birthday insanity) and that Eddie will bolt at the first sign of age?

    That being said, I don’t feel sorry for her, but for some reason I can’t get enough of this Leanne gossip!

  41. Honeychild says:

    There is no 30 day treatment center for stress & anxiety. This is either substance abuse, or eating disorder. I believe substance.

    • KellyinSeattle says:

      Precisely, unless it’s some special facility , it’s probably not true. I have been hospitalized for depression/anxiety twice in my life and i’ve been out within 4 days whether I’ve felt better or not. I think she’s spending too much time on the bottle….and I do think it’s for publicity, and this is from someone who has empathy for people with anxiety disorders.

    • emmieapricot says:

      That’s exactly what I was thinking. You can’t put a 30 day time frame for healing a true mental disorder. You can put a time frame on detox. I think it’s strange that the 30 days was mentioned a few times bc there’s really no way you can foresee how long mental health treatment is going to take. I think she’s going to a spa that offers relaxation treatments, thus her stress and anxiety will be relived.

  42. minimi says:

    she could pick Taylor Swift on her way there. But let’s face it, b*tch is not having any insight revelation about her mental health…this is pure PR and I don’t even believe she could chill being away of the two main things of her life: 1. tweeter 2. wandering husband

  43. snappyfish says:

    i think wearing that dress proves she needs some kind of help.

    hey-oh!

  44. valleymiss says:

    I think this has to do with 2 things mainly:

    1. The Enquirer story that apparently will be coming out any day now about Eddie’s cheating on Leann.

    2. The phone call to a “hater” wherein Lean denied it, was caught, and then hired a lawyer to threaten the hater.

    I think she’s having a bit of a breakdown and realizing that no matter how hard she tries, she can’t ultimately control Eddie, or her bad press. It’s all sort of crashing down on her now. I don’t much feel sorry for her, though, as she brought most of this on herself.

    I really hope she stays off Twitter while in rehab, but I don’t think she can. Also, my gut says this isn’t directly related to her weight or her drinking. I think she literally wants to escape from the reality she’s caused and chosen for herself.

    Eddie, you’ve got a 30 day pass! Live it up, you creep!

  45. Ho hum says:

    She’s too narcissistic to think anything is wrong with her .. She’s desperately trying to gain fans and sympathy because all her other efforts have failed, the only fans she has seems to be her paid twitter fans . No doubt she and her record label set this up. They are scared her record won’t sell and the record label will lose money & she will lose her contract if that happens. Another bid for attention.

  46. Holly says:

    I don’t think she would ever voluntarily let Eddie out of her sight for 30 days..

  47. I.want.shoes says:

    She will not be able to stay away for 30 days.

  48. Blue says:

    I want to hear the mean theory as well. I’m sure Ediot is jumping around the house like a giddy little kid on Christmas morning.

  49. lori says:

    I agree that she is so narcissistic and manipulative, that she could be pulling this stunt as a sympathy ploy before the Enquirer article comes out or to guilt Eddie over a new affair, thus the “coping mechanisms”. Or maybe they finally found the shrine to Brandi in her closet with the Brandi picture all shot up from her target practice sessions. Jezi is right, she could have done it privately, no one would care, everyone would be relieved. But she is such a drama queen, it must be publicized. “While privacy isn’t expected” hahahaha, yeah because your maniac client would have to have her phone surgically removed from her twitter hand and did this to get publicity. UGH she is so self centered. I hope the courts take this into evidence and reduce her time around the boys. They have been living with a crazy woman.

  50. Emma says:

    Does this woman have a job? (genuine question – I’m Australian)

    I think she sang that one song like 10 years ago and then appeared for 1 minute in Coyote Ugly but does she do anything now?

    • claire says:

      She had those few hits, but her career peaked when she was still a teen. After she got married at 18, you really didn’t hear much about her, but I think she had a couple of songs that got notice. Otherwise, she’s been a has-been for many years. She really only has been in the media again because of the affair/divorce, and the subsequent lunatic behavior that started happening. But, during all of that, I think she continued doing little things like hosting talent shows and small concerts. Last year, she released an album that failed spectacularly. It seems like she does about 3-4 small shows at country fairs a month, if she does them all and doesn’t cancel. Which is why people are always laughing at her when she talks about “tours” or hard work and needing a vacation. Vacationing is the majority of what she does. She does about a 1/10th of the work a normal person does, and, really, what popular celebrities or musicians do. She thinks she’s a much bigger star than she is. She has a new album that is coming out who knows when…it keeps getting delayed.

  51. lori says:

    “Though Rimes has been the “victim” of “body bullying” in the past, her rep confirms she is not seeking treatment for an eating disorder or substance abuse.”
    Poor Leann a victim of body bullying!!
    She must have written this article herself. It’s so dumb.

  52. Paloma says:

    I think major issue is she stole another woman’s husband; not sure how she will ever reconcile this issue, and second part is paying attention to what strangers say about her. This woman definitely has issues.

    • Little Darling says:

      You can’t “steal” someone that isn’t looking to go. No matter what. If Eddie was happy he wouldn’t have cheated or left.

      • Shiloh says:

        i agree you cannot steal someone. but i dont think in his case its about happiness or unhappiness. he is one of those men who is just a serial cheater. men like that dont change. if youre going to be with him then accept him for what he is – he will always be f*cking other women. if you can’t deal with that, don’t get involved with him.

      • nomorerimes says:

        Yea, nobody can steal someone. But EC wasn’t looking to go–why should he when he had it made? He was cheating and still had his wife and family. Even when LR outed their affair to the paps, he wanted to stay with BG. My dad was doing the same thing–fun on the side but still happy at home. Some men just enjoy that whole scene! If women would stay away from married men and married men would resist the temptation…! And it was doubly bad for LR being she was married at the same time! And claimed she was sooo happy with DS!

  53. Gal says:

    “While privacy isn’t expected, it’s certainly appreciated.” Because she’ll be the one calling the paps when she leaves and returns to the facility.

  54. jano1981 says:

    I have green saying for months she looks and acts like a pain pill head. Explains why she always in so much pain and wants everyone to know. Justifying her addiction.

  55. Maritza says:

    Thirty days without her tweeting?! That alone will drive her more crazy. She is a very insecure person because she knows she broke up his marriage and very well may be cheated on as well. If she wants to cure herself she needs to stay offline, reading all the negative comments definitely destroys anyone’s self esteem.

    • Starsky says:

      Youre right. I think she reads every mean comment and just wants so bad to respond because she wants people to like her a lot “like they used to” because she cant understand why they don’t (despite most comments stating why they dont like her anymore). I think a lot of celebrities have this problem when their fame disappears or lessens a lot and they became infamous rather than known for their talent

      • NeNe says:

        Well, she will get a thirty day rest, and when she gets out, she can read all of the nasty comments, and, maybe she will give us all a phone call, like she did with that other girl. If anything, she might have gone, because if not, Eddie probably told her that he would leave her. Or, something along those lines. My sister suffers from anxiety, and I can clearly tell you without any reservations that Leann and her people are FOS.

  56. kesha says:

    I’ll say a mean one, I think this is fake to play victim and/or soften her image or Eddie’s cheating is about to break and she wants to soften the backlash she will get. Although I hope it is real so she can come out a better less cra cra person.

  57. XYZ says:

    Didn’t Catherine Zeta Jones go to some kind of rehab- like facility for her bi-polar symptoms a few years back? In any case, this sounds like the best, healthiest course of action she’s undertaken in a long time. I commend her for it.

    • emmieapricot says:

      You cannot compare CZJ, who received treatment (not rehab – you don’t rehab a true mental condition, you receive medical treatment) for her bi-polar disorder to Leann! CZJ was very honest and brave to come forward and disclose her illness. She wasn’t looking for publicity. LeAnn, on the other hand, doesn’t have an honest bone in her body. This is just another one of her manipulations and a ploy for us to feel sorry for her. I don’t feel sorry for bullies who create their own drama.

  58. anonimouse8319 says:

    But, what if she is checking in for mental health issues? The very issues that most of you have diagnosed her with? Seeking help is being criticized…and, we all know she couldn’t have sought treatment privately. it would have been leaked and spun as a substance abuse problem.

  59. Andy says:

    Eddie went Charles Boyer on Leann and started gaslighting her.

  60. Cam S says:

    I’m not trying to be mean or disrespectful to people with mental health issues, but how can constantly being on vacation and celebrating you birthday all month cause you stress?

    Is this a calculated move to garner sympathy from a disproving public? Also, I feel bad for her Step children, now that she is ADMITTING she is unstable. Yes, I went there.

    • anonimouse8319 says:

      You are being dismissive of the bottom line issues, whether you believe Leann Rimes suffers from mental health issues or not. Wealth, vacations, success, the appearance of a “nice” existence..none of that protects from any sort of anxiety or depression. As a matter of fact, most on here would say that she lives an extremely intense anxiety driven life as she has chosen to marry a man that cheats and is probably cheating on her now. I’d say that she’s being treated for an eating disorder or for anxiety and/or depression…and, those issues do not recognize boundaries.

      • Eileen says:

        She lives that life and she chose to live it that way. She stalks, harasses and bullies anyone who doesn’t agree with her delusion. Now its back-firing on her so she is using this as justification for it.

      • Esmom says:

        @anonimouse8319: So true. And mental health issues are as serious and potentially life threatening as physical ailments.

        Reminds me of the time a family friend was hospitalized for depression and my mom said “Would you ever have imagined this? He always seemed so together.” As if being “together” made him immune.

        And just like diabetics can’t go untreated, when people with clinical depression go untreated it can be equally devastating.

        OK, off my soapbox now, sorry. :)

      • KellyinSeattle says:

        Agreed, 100%; Still think in this case it’s publicity. Plus, if thess “symptoms” were really as bad as we’re to believe and she needs a month off, if she’s THAT anxious and / or depressed, believe me, I know, and they’d give her an ECT (Electric Convulsive Therapy – i.e. shock treatment-not as barbaric as it sounds), but I don’t think she’s rock bottom and cannot function.

    • Lisa says:

      I think partying all the time and seemingly shirking whatever responsibilities she has is a pretty good sign that she doesn’t have it all together.

  61. beclove says:

    Agree with Jezi- if she acknowledged ( to herself) her issues and was accepting help she would keep this quiet. And if Curb insisted on this I would think they would want it quietly done as well. My bets are that ole Ed dropped the big one and she needs some sympathy.

    Best case scenario IMO is Rimes checks in and manages to get properly diagnosed and treated for the sake of those two kids -among many other reasons.

  62. Mela says:

    Stress? The gurl has been on vacation for the last month straight by her own admission. Interesting that Brandi said she is happy she is “finally” getting help. Finally? Interesting. I think she’s a raging cray cray biatch and its catching up with her and she’s having a nervous breakdown for her nasty behavior being exposed. Also, i think she knows she is losing her grasp on Eddie. He high-fived her on her birthday and bareky wanted to kiss her! She knows their relationship is starting to fall apart and this is contributing. I think the anorexia is to please Eddie. Eddie is a big part of Leann’s problems. Interesting if these therapists will help her see her evil misguided ways or if she will manipulate the therapists with her so called “truth”. I bet brandi is relieved that nut is gone for a month!!

  63. NeNe says:

    I say this is pure bullshit. She is not going for anxiety, because she encourages all this sh*t. She is definitely doing this to say “see, I really am the victim here”. It is all an act to try to gain back some sympathy and fans. Everything she does is calculated. She will never be looked at as American’s sweetheart any longer.

    • Ming Lee says:

      this^. its done so she gets to play the victim role. and look, even the poor victim loves her fans so much she’s gonna still perform while attending treatment..that’s supposed to get more points, right?

      leann’s actions are too easy to read.

  64. lucy2 says:

    Whatever the situation, she clearly needs professional help, so hopefully it works for her. I would imagine it’s mostly for mental health issues, which has probably led to the alcohol and eating problems, and all the crazy shit she’s been doing.

    No way Eddie keeps his pants zipped while she’s away. I’m also liking the theory that he confessed something bad (wasn’t the Enquirer about to report something?) and it pushed her over the edge.
    This should give Brandi (who I don’t like either) a little help protecting her kids too, I’d hope.

    I think she’s horrible, but also mentally ill, and for that reason I hope this helps her.

  65. Mela says:

    I would like to ask Eddie, what exactly makes Leann Rimes a courageous women? The fact that she is such a nasty vile human being to everyone, including her own father, complete strangers and your ex wife, and is unapologetic about it? Thats not courage that is bad evil selfish behavior. It is remarkabley bad, i Will give eddie that

  66. Green is Good says:

    Is there a Chastity Belt for men? ;)

  67. Jaded says:

    Several things come to mind as I read this post.

    1. She’s so over-the-top effusive about her love for her perfect, wonderful husband, bonus boys, life, etc. that she’s aware of his cheating and trying to cover it up.

    2. She’s coming to terms with her massive guilt about busting up Eddie’s marriage with Brandi and constantly bashing her in the media for no good reason.

    3. She’s so insecure at the prospect of husband’s cheating being made public that she’s over-compensating by starving herself, getting bolt-ons, new teeth, swanning around in bikinis all the time and tweeting everything like life is perfect.

    4. She’s dealing with a substance abuse problem, likely Adderall, which is contributing to her high anxiety levels.

    Combine this with what I think is narcissistic personality disorder and decades of being in the star-making machinery which is hard when you start so young, she really is heading into a perfect storm of a melt-down.

    • Esmom says:

      All this. Perfect storm is right.

    • TG says:

      @Jaded – Good recap but I thought there was no cure for narcissism and those kind of people never seek treatment unless it is a means to serve a purpose so this is likely just to make her look like a victim. I know someone with NPD and after his first wife faked a kidnapping to escape him guess what he did? He sought pyscyological counseling since he was the victim. Poor baby. Skip to 20 years later and again his current wife is murdered and guess what he does? He enters a treatment facility for a few days. Later he is convicted of her murder. No those kind of people only seek pysological help when it serves a purpose.

      • Jaded says:

        @TG: Absolutely right – they’ll use “rehab” as an excuse to get out of the spotlight or try to get sympathy but they are totally unrehabable (if that’s an actual word…!)

      • paranormalgirl says:

        I’ve been a practicing clinical psychologist for 15 years and I’ve only ever had 2 patients with NPD. One was remanded to to therapy by the workplace and the other went to therapy to “save her marriage” (she didn’t really want to save her marriage, just save the image.) On the whole, most people on the personality disorder spectrum don’t seek help on their own because they don’t believe they need help and often feel they are above help. They end up in therapy for another reason (usually because someone else is insisting they seek help) and that’s when their PD comes forefront. But you have to deal with the personality disorder in a roundabout way because once it becomes the focus, the patient runs for the hills. They never have the problem, someone else always does, including the therapist. I really dislike personality disorders.

    • Lady D says:

      Regarding #2: Do you honestly think this trick feels any guilt whatsoever about destroying Brandi’s marriage and family? I think the concept is completely beyond her. In order to feel guilt, she would have to believe she did something wrong. She saw what she wanted and took it without any regard for anyone else’s feelings.
      On a side note, I have never cheated or been cheated on. Not having spent a lot of time dwelling on it, I had no idea someone would feel debilitating guilt about destroying a family or marriage. I thought getting what you wanted would make you feel joy, not guilt. Does this happen to everyone who screws around and then gets married? How do these relationships survive this? Or are they like Falcor and justify their actions no matter what?
      Kinda rhetorical questions, I was just surprised about the feeling guilt comment.

    • Jayna says:

      I have worked with and lived near or been friends with people who have had affairs. I have never seen one feel guilty over “busting up” their affair’s marriage. They are so in love and their affair tells them all the awful things about their marriage and how they want out, etc, and how they are so in love with them and want to be with them “eventually.” They aren’t the ones involved, so don’t feel guilt. Of course, sometimes when they see what the wife and/or husband had to live with day after day, they realize the problems in the marriage weren’t all one-sided and many break up. Only then do they see the cheated-on spouse’s side to it all.

      What they do feel guilty about is if they cheated on their own spouse and feel guilt for hurting them and lying for so long, not necessarily cheating and leaving, just the length of time it went on.

      LeAnn participated in a big way, but Eddie is the one who “busted up” his marriage, continuing the affair after it was known by Brandi. Desperate women pursue men and/or are open to affairs all the time. Eddie wasn’t forced to have an affair with LeAnn over and over. He wanted it. He wanted children. Brandi gave them to him, and he still cheated with many women, not one. Everyone says Brandi left him. Not true, really. He continued to cheat with Leann after it was found out. Even after Brandi kicked him out, he could have dropped all his affairs, lived like a monk in a small apartment, and gone into therapy for real this time and fought hard for his marriage and I bet Brandi with children would have eventually with time worked on it, too, after she saw he was serious. Brandi has said on The Talk he obviously didn’t want the marriage anymore and she couldn’t figure out what was wrong with her and finally realized nothing was wrong with her.

      Eddie destroyed his marriage because he was the one who was lying to her and who broke his vows apparently time and time again, and was ready to walk away from his kids at least half the time. LeAnn had no morals and wanted him, but he encouraged it. But that wasn’t her family to betray. He betrayed them. It was Eddie’s family to love and protect but ultimately he destroyed. He failed. No one stole him away.

  68. Pup says:

    Sympathy and cosmetic surgery? Killing 2 birds with 1 stone?

  69. Esmom says:

    Ah, some good old fashioned celeb gossip to distract me from the Obama posts yesterday. My blood pressure seriously spiked. Thank you!

  70. Ella says:

    Why do you need to enter rehab to “to learn and develop coping mechanisms”? Can’t you just see a therapist?

  71. JudyK says:

    “Take some time for herself”…when does she ever do anything else. Please.

    Maybe she should “get out of herself” and volunteer instead of constantly vacationing and parading around in bikinis.

    I will say she looks beautiful in that very last pic…only time I’ve ever thought so.

  72. Jayna says:

    Sadly, Eddie skates by. I always lay a lot of blame at his feet. He hates Brandi because she’s called him a douchebag and D-list actor, etc, on the RHOBH, so probably loved LeAnn’s passive-agressive stalking and by saying nothing encouraged her ad nauseum tweeting about the “bonus boys.” He didn’t care or was too stupid to see how it was negatively affecting LeAnn or for that matter him by association. He was all in for the papping and being paid, because it pays his child support, no matter the over-the-top papping of LeAnn in her bikinis day and night were hurting her career, and by association probably his. She thinks the sun rises and sets in him. If he put his foot down, it would stop, period. When he leaves because of the madness he encouraged by saying nothing, he will come out unscathed and she will be in ruins. He is almost forty years old and he is the father of the children and he is her husband and the ex of Brandi. Where was he as she, in her narcissism and mental issues, seemed unable to stop self-destructing her career by her odd behavior on twitter and photos? He should have been guiding her even purely from a public relations standpoint for both their careers at the very least, even if he didn’t care from a personal standpoint what was right or wrong. It says a lot about him, and not any of it good.

    • DottyD says:

      ^^THIS is totally spot on, and what I (a lurker) have been waiting for someone to say.

      Because EVERYTHING Leanna does is to please Eddie, he is 100% complicit in her bullying of Brandi if even simply by implicit approval by way of not telling her to stop.

      This makes Eddie also complicit in allowing the bullying of her detractors, because to disapprove of one would be to disapprove of the other by way of association. As Leanne clearly bows to Eddie he alone could thwart her behavior and that he doesn’t speaks volumes.

  73. Eileen says:

    OMG-does anyone watch Intervention? I was reading the comments on Dlisted and someone posted this and I literally spit my Starbucks out laughing!

    “Bizarro Jeff Van Vonderen: “I see a bunch of people that hate you like crazy…”"

  74. Mimi says:

    Nobody goes into rehab for anxiety and stress and to learn coping mechanisms. She’s going into rehab because she uses either pills or alcohol as her coping mechanism for anxiety and stress ;)

  75. Shelly says:

    Yeah, I don’t think she has problems with booze or drugs. I think she is probably getting other mental health treatment (for being insane!!!!). Well, good for her. Hopefully it helps her and they get her on some good meds.

  76. heidi says:

    Thank goodness Mason and Jake will have a 30-day hiatus from crazy. Perhaps Brandi can get full custody out of this. Praying

  77. Dee Cee says:

    Tell her the truth.. Stop your jealous envy of everyone.. and curb that suspicious mind, although living large as a I want my way brat worked for a while, it ain’t working now because you consistently stay horns locked in trouble, caused the trouble for fun.. morals of a sneaky snake.. a mean spirited life .. which has taught you not to greatly trust anyone as you were so good at hoaxing and getting somes anger up with kindness at first, then retaliating when and where they hurt most., you had their trust. YOU adore lording over and harassing people, pretending you are innocent of nothing by your extending kindness.. but this was done for your own popularity gain, and stop treasuring your devious skill ..you can do this to anyone who threatens you ..again any time as you know how to find out their weakness, laugh with glee each time the victim says get lost…. Well see that mean person who hates me should get the blame is ashamed. NO they always write you off as crazy, so crazy.. and in your mind,.. they are jealous me, by default.. I won.. STOP competing.. demanding ..I am beloved by the whole world so I can do as I want and say what I want.! That narcissistic mind is unsettled.. you are rich and a star; we know you are soo special.. this perfect person! HA we know better because you aren’t fooling many people anymore, the truth comes out.. you are never going to be ALL THAT! wonderful person.. you pretend you are.. you are mentally disturbed.. or just plain mean and rude! Done.

  78. Kesha says:

    I hope they told Brandi about this?!…If Leann does have mental problems Brandi should be made aware of what her kids are exposed to. No offence to anyone with mental illness, not to say the pose danger to people, but as their mother I think B should be made aware as Leann is influencing her boys.

  79. LeeLoo says:

    I’m going to stay positive and hope this is the start of LeAnn reforming her devious ways. I truly doubt it, but one can hope. I do think Eddie is pulling out his little black book right now though. I don’t think Eddie will leave LeAnn. As long as the gravy train is still rolling, he’ll stay. LeAnn as we all know will NEVER leave him, she probably is doing this so she can claim ignorance if those NE cheating stories coming out are true.

    At the very least Brandi should get her lawyer(s) in there to investigate what’s going on and what her kids were exposed to during their time with Ediot and LeAnn.

    • Little Darling says:

      I hope too. Not because I really care about her, but because there are kids involved and her behaviour has just escalated in the past few years. She DOES need help, let’s hope she is in it for a major overhaul and not because it looks good, or she was forced, or because she’s hiding.

      I am doubtful though.

  80. Jaxx says:

    I feel for anyone who has a mental disorder. The fact that she has one is probably why her behavior has been so out of line for years. One of her biggest problems is that she seems to need to control everyone else’s opinion of her, very common with someone with mental health issues. But in her case, that kind of control is forever impossible.

    The best thing she can do is STOP giving out so much information for people to attack her with.

  81. Cam S says:

    Cue Ed going to sex addiction rehab in 3-2-1….

  82. LoLa says:

    I think this is her way out of her marriage. She will come out of rehab and file for divorce.

  83. Twez says:

    My first thought when I saw this was that the person she crank-called was planning an interview with Us Weekly or People, or threatened a restraining order. Her handlers wanted to get in front of this situation getting even more high profile and embarrassing. Alternatively, I can see Brandi threatening to go for full custody based on Leanne’s crazy contact with her fans endangering the boys.

  84. barb says:

    I think she’s definitely having a breakdown of sorts…all the haters, that website that went up to prove how messed up she is, all the bad press. I think it was that horrible phone call she made and the horrible carnage and aftermath of it was the tipping point for her. I think she felt like she can’t deal anymore, plus she may finally be realizing that her life isn’t working well, and that she needs to make some changes. Plus, its a full moon in virgo tomorrow, and that seems to bring things to a head quite often.

  85. Rita says:

    Wow, the SS Crazy is taking on water fast. How can this be? She’s so “blissfully” happy. I guess when you open a pay per view website and less than 20 “fans” join, it can be stressfully disappointing.

    Leave it to this famewhore to make sure all the tabs get exclusives.

    Eddie, now is your chance…FREE THE BEAST and RELEASE THE HOUND!!!!!

  86. G says:

    The levels this woman will stoop for attention are astounding. She went in on Weds and nobody cared so she issued press releases. Ugh!

  87. Little Darling says:

    Woah! I posted on this story so much you’d think it was going to pay my rent this month!!

    I hope the counselors in there have the proper tools to break down how destructive her behaviours are. I really hope for this, for Brandi and the boys, no one else.

    Brandi has endured WAY too much emotional battery from LeAnn. I don’t know how she has remained so above the rope, but if LeAnn can get some help to deal with her insecurities perhaps Brandi can finally move on and away from this mess her nasty husband threw her into.

    :)

  88. Rita says:

    Checking into the Karma Rehabitation and Acupunture Center (KRAC)is probably just an excuse for not having to post anything on that pay per view site orrrrrr….

    The Enquirer is about to publish its story of Eddie’s cheating and LeAnn wants to take cover before it breaks.

  89. Rita says:

    Hopefully, Eddie will file for temporary executor of her estate to protect her fortune while she’s in treatment. That way, at least he’ll be able to pay his child support as well as his random-biscuits support.

  90. mln76 says:

    LOL I bet this feels like xmas channukah and a birthday rolled into one for some of you.

    But seriously I feel bad for the kids because they are surrounded by dysfunction on all sides.

    • TheTruthHurts says:

      Mmmm…No. They have their mother Brandi who loves them more than life itself. No “disfunction” on her part.

      • mln76 says:

        Being saner than LeeAnn Rimes is sort of like being less evil than Stalin. While I’m sure she loves her kids (dysfunction doesn’t mean uncaring) Brandi hasnt exactly been a good role model for them- between her DUI her bizarre episodes of exhibitionism over her sex life ( most notably bragging about banging the biggest manwhore in Hollywood who couldn’t bother to acknowledge he knew her name), her 45 min marraige hoax ,her reality show antics as well as her recruitment of her Internet buddies to fan the flames of this feud in public Brandi is far from being a poster child for stability.

  91. skilo says:

    While Eddie spends 30 days shagging randoms like his d*3$ is going to fall off! LOL!

  92. why? says:

    So come Thursday morning the media is hit with stories about how Leann is seeking treatment rather than more bikini photo-ops of her engaging in pda and being a devoted bonus mother to Eddie’s kids? So does this mean for 30 days we won’t be seeing ANY staged photo-ops or twitpics from Leann? How interesting that the paps managed to get candids of Leann and Eddie at Nobu on Tuesday, but none of them got photos of Leann entering the facility. Funny how that works. So then are we going to see photos of Eddie and Brandi’s kids visiting the facility because Eddie is “supporting” his cash cow? What will be interesting is how much Leann stops tweeting and if the staged pda twitpics/staged photo-ops stop during her treatment.

    This is interesting. Celebuzz says that Leann entered the facilty on Wednesday, but she gave them the exclusive Question and Answer interview on Wednesday. Would her doctors really allow her to give that interview if she was as stressed out as she claims?

    I knew that something was up because in the Celebuzz interview she said that she wasn’t depressed about turning 30. I thought that this was a odd thing to say. Considering that she was at the facility when she gave that interview, now it makes sense why she said this.

  93. why? says:

    So seeking treatment for anxiety and stress could mean:

    1. This is just another famewhoring attempt to get maximum exposure for her birthday. Notice how many media outlets are covering this story? EVERYONE!Media outlets were covering her birthday, but it wasn’t as big as the stories about her seeking treatment. Why does this news come when the media is being saturated with stories about GR and her baby? Why did LR annouce it anyway, it’s not like this was on the media’s radar?

    2. Leann is gearing up to announce that she is pregnant. In other words she and the doctors were afraid that she would lose the baby, so they put her on monitered bed rest. She did mention something about having Eddie’s baby in the Celebuzz interview. I hope she isn’t trying to push the miscarriage angle.

    3. Leann is getting plastic surgery.

    4. Leann and Eddie are going through a trial separation. When Eddie told her he wanted out of the marriage she couldn’t deal with it. Which explains why in the People magazine video he is was trying to run from Leann.

    5. Leann is depicting herself as the victim to build a case against the person who exposed the recording of her trashing Brandi.

    6. Curb told Leann to lay low and put her on staged photo-op timeout.

    7. A major media outlet or National Enquirer is about to run a story about Eddie’s affair.

    8. Something must have happened Tuesday night, did she catch Eddie in bed with another woman? Did Lizzy tell her something at the party about Eddie? Did Eddie “buy” Lizzy a bracelet too?

    9. The fallout Leann received from the recordings was bigger than what we thought. They think that they can make it go away if they put Leann on a time out.

    10. The stress of keeping up her sham of a marriage and her “friendship” with Lizzy has made Leann crack under it’s pressure.

    11. Leann is trying to make it look like she can’t deal with her life being on display even though she put it on display by tipping off the paps.

    • Dirtnap says:

      IF Leann did happen to be pregnant, and she was drinking during her birthday month, that would seal the hate for me. I don’t often use the word “hate,” but I would H.A.T.E. her for drinking while pregnant. I don’t think she is pregnant though. Can’t ruin that bikini body, can she? This little rehab stunt is simply pure manipulation. Welcome to your 30s, LeAnn. It’s shaping up to be a long decade.

  94. ToldYaSo says:

    She is probably just having some more plastic surgery. Maybe planning a Face/Off with Brandi. (Watch out Girl!)

    Either that or Ed announced he is making like a horse turd & gonna hit the trail.

  95. TheTruthHurts says:

    Anxiety and stress from a life filled with happiness, constant vacations and true LovE? We knew you were full of shit all along. Now you know how Brandi must have felt learning about Eddie cheating on her their whole marriage. Bet you wish you could take back all your “guffahs”, cuz who looks like the fool now? YOU. The great thing about this is that this will open the door for the Enquirer to run the Eddie cheating story as they love to bring out more scandal once the flood gates open.

  96. littlestar says:

    I must be a terrible human being because I want to hear what the mean theory is…

  97. why? says:

    Why does Eddie’s statement sound like it came directly from Darrell Brown’s mouth?

  98. Rita says:

    @8Smiley

    In order for LeAnn to take legal action against you recording her phone call she has to show not only emotional distress but damages as well. She will no doubt cancel her September concerts because of this, thus “damages”.

    Is this all just a vindictive set-up for a lawsuit?

    Stay on your toes, girl. We’ll be here for you and any other place you need us.

    PS. I just read an article on The Boot which pretty much confirms my suspicions. The article talks about the phone call. This was clearly planted by Rimes’ PR people as a prelude to the lawsuit. This is why LeAnn has made this so public. She wants everyone to know how it has affected her. Get ready!!!!

    • brin says:

      This sounds more like Leann. If this is what she is plotting I hope it all blows up in her fug face.

    • Macey says:

      Dear Gawd I did not even think of that, but it makes absolute sense.
      She truly is the most narcissistic manipulative bitch out there.
      Im really concerned for Smiley. Even if she does sue, I really dont think she has a case but if she did try to the publicity around it would all be against her.

    • Eileen says:

      IF she sues-she will be completely humiliated. Because that recording story isn’t very big. But if she draws more attention to it it will be shown how her own lawyer’s statement proves that she was stalking Kim prior to the phone call.
      Kim has been private on twitter for almost a year now-the lawyers comments say Kim was harassing Leann and saying “mean” things about her. But her account is private? And he says “ABOUT” Leann? Not to her-ABOUT her?
      And also someone gave screenshots of Kim’s tweets to Leann and she has admitted to having them.
      Then out of the blue Kim gets a phonecall from LEann that starts with “Hey bitch….”
      If I was Kim I would have recorded it too!
      Then Leann lied that she did it-defaming Kim.
      So Leann admits she has been stalking a private account, gets copies of her private tweets, calls her and cusses at her and denies the whole thing happened and SHE wants to sue for anxiety? NOPE-not smart at ALL!

    • Nicole says:

      Now that seems more plausible than anything I’ve read yet. Yes she has bad press, yes Eddie cheats on her… but more so, she is a perpetual victim and she making her case. Poor Smiley! I hope you’re wrong!

    • why? says:

      Don’t you love how none of these articles are addressing the fact that Leann gave TWO exclusive interviews about her birthday party from the rehab facility on Wednesday because she was SO stressed and full of anxiety? Leann is her own worst enemy. And she continues to get away with this bad behavior because media outlets like The Boot are not willing to call her out on the bad behavior that has been highly documented by Leann and her paid mouthpieces.

    • Starsky says:

      Yeah. lets just sue the heck out of a teacher who had a private account and talked about her on it. Thats insane. like Leann. I think Leann is trying to blame the phone call and the future eddie is cheating stories on her emotional problems rather than the phone call being the cause of her emotional problems.

    • DetRiotGirl says:

      Hmmm… I think is a plausible theory too!

  99. why? says:

    Did you see the NoH8 photos that Leann posted of her and Eddie on her website? In one Eddie is groping her breast and in the other they are posed to make it look like they are having sex. Seriously. Isn’t NoH8 embarrassed that they allowed Leann to make a mockery of their campaign just so that she could convince people that her husband isn’t cheating on her? Who takes photos like this?

    • claire says:

      I saw those. She is soooooo obsessed with creating this “sexy” image, that she can’t even take a NoH8 photo without her boobs hanging out. In one of them, her shirt is almost pulled all the way down to her navel. She tries waaaaay too hard.

      • why? says:

        Just when I think that Leann can’t possibly stoop any lower…

        I just realized something. Leann also said that these were never before seen NoH8 photos so then these must have been photos for her “private” collection, which were never meant to be shared or used to represent NoH8.

  100. lizzi says:

    Just throwing this out there, but I thought this was them when i saw it… any takers?:

    http://www.crazydaysandnights.net/2012/08/todays-blind-items-hardest-working.html

  101. TheTruthHurts says:

    Maybe VH1 still has a spot open on Couples Therapy?

  102. Lisa says:

    An IP program with breaks? That’s a first.

  103. why? says:

    Wow, every media outlet has picked up this story. This story is everywhere. Leann’s dream has been fulfilled! Who knew that Leann would finally achieve the goal of dominating the headlines by entering treatment for “stress and anxiety”? Is it because the media fell for Leann’s sympathy ploy and feels sorry for Leann or because they are anticipating that this story will lead to another shocking headline(ie-Eddie cheating, Leann’s marriage is over)?

    What is most disturbing is that we have been saying for a long time that Leann had problems and that those kids shouldn’t be anywhere near her.

  104. Lisa says:

    Weird reaction. Everyone here throws out diagnoses every time she tweets, and when she announces she’s going for help, we’re shocked? Isn’t that what someone with a problem should do? We’re right to be skeptical about her motives, but this is at least a good alternative to what she’s doing now.

  105. Mourning the Death of Music says:

    Anything to keep herself in the spotlight….

  106. Rita says:

    Now Radar On Line is pushing the phone call as the reason for LeAnn’s stress. LeAnn exposed herself as a vindictive and vulgar foul-mouth so she wants someone else (8smiley) to take the blame.

    • TheTruthHurts says:

      Ridiculous isn’t it? As I am sure 8smiley felt threatened by LeAnn’s previous actions towards her and she taped the call for her own protection.

    • why? says:

      So Leann is pulling the “I am distraught because I was betrayed by someone I trusted…I’m going to sue” card? Who is advising Leann? Did her pr people not see the negative feedback that has been generated from these rehab stories? While the media has fallen for Leann’s sympathy ploy, 99% of the public is trashing Leann and the story about her rehab stay. Blaming people on twitter for her rehab stay is just going to make matters worse for Leann. Now what do they think is going to happen with these “Leann went to rehab because someone she called taped her trashing Brandi” stories get more and more attention from the press? Leann is her own worst enemy. And since there is documented evidence of Leann encouraging her fans to stalk and harass that particular Brandi fan, Leann has got see that no one is going to find fault with the conversation being taped. Think about Mel G and his mistress. Especially when Leann threw out her expectation of privacy by papping herself out to GSI that day.

      Oh no I see that the media is now being bombarded with stories about how Adele got married, so it’s no wonder Leann is trying to keep this alive by giving ROL exclusives about why she is really in rehab.

  107. Vesper says:

    Is there any wonder she has anxiety issues after being cyber bullied for the last three years, not to mention this latest fiasco with her conversation being taped?

    She has been in the spotline since she was 12, and never has there been an photo or issues re. drugs or alcohol. In fact, I don’t ever recall seeing a pic of her hanging out at bars or clubbing.

    All of u BBs, as well as Celebitchy, should be ashamed of yourselves for relentless attacking her. Making up names to tweet insults, spreading your hate on various blogs, communicationing between yourselves about how evil “the enemy” is. Even, the bitch who taped her recent conversation with LeAnn hone has admitted she has been in communication with BBs for a while now. Big surprise.

    Grow the f*ck up, and move onto another person u can bully. LeAnn is not the only person in the world whose affair lead to a marital breakup. How about supporting Camile for a change? Her breakup was more nasty and public than Brandi’s and her husband still talks s*it about her in interviews. Recently he referred to Camile as “that person”, and said their entire marriage was horrible.

    • Eileen says:

      HAHAHAHAhahaaa-girl-the entire world is aware of her B.S. When are you going to stop blaming everyone else for her nasty behavior? The only thing “BBs” have ever done is call her out on her OWN behavior. We have libraries full of it. The disgusting things she has said about Brandi, the stalking she did to Brandi and others!

      Get a clue!!

    • Dana M says:

      Uhhhh, this is a gossip blog. AND dont worry we don’t discriminate we comment on everybody.

    • Caroline says:

      The backlash LeAnn has received is all well deserved. She is attracting it all with her behavior. She lies and lies and then when it backfires, she enters rehab? If she took accountability for what she has done to herself and lived privately for a change, people wouldn’t have any fodder to use against her. She is her very own worst enemy.

    • why? says:

      And then you just can’t understand why Leann gets so much backlash.

      There are several major flaws with your logic. This tape was released when? Since the release of this tape, Leann has released how many staged photo-ops and twitpics where she has her paid mouthpieces declare that she is happy? When her fans tweet to her saying that she is happy, Leann sent them a tweet back agreeing. So how is Leann going to explain this evidence against her and her lawyer’s claim about the tape. Since very few media outlets addressed the tapes, the most pressure has to be coming from Eddie and Curb.

      In that case Brandi and several of the BBs can claim that Leann has caused them anxiety because there is direct evidence of Leann encouraging her fans and friends to bully Brandi and the BBs.

      Her father stated in court documents that Leann was buying alcohol for the man she was shacking up with when she was 16. She was photographed coming out of a porn store in 2005. So it’s not that Leann hasn’t had these problems, it’s that she managed to keep these problems out of the press when she was with Dean because Dean wouldn’t allow Leann to famewhore so much.

    • Starsky says:

      Vesper, Leann flew out her favorite twitter friends and then called a twitter hater and cussed at her and talked smack about her “bonus boys” mother to a relative STRANGER.

      do NOT try to spin that. it is impossible.

      there are multiple screen shots, blogs, pictures detailing leann’s insanity, Brandi stalking, and her mean twitter followers own actions. Leann doesn’t believe in “tit for tat” yet practices it greatly and often on the offensive.

      you say she’s never been in trouble? um. google the andrew keegan days. She was trying to put out christian albums but the record company wouldn’t because she was partying it up at the playboy mansion.

      look up her carrie underwood comments.

      Vesper, you cannot deny leann is a sweet little miss innocent any longer. there is audio proof that is untrue.

    • Linda says:

      blah, blah, blah Vesper.

      no one feels sorry for her. she is NOT a victim.

    • Jennifer12 says:

      Get over yourself. This is a gossip blog, and she is a celebrity. People have rights to their opinions and she puts herself and her thoughts out there literally hourly. You go after everyone who dislikes her so you’re just as invested and playing the holier than thou card. Leann knows there is a mountain of proof of the bullying she’s done- you look right at it and say, nope, it’s not real. All Brandi’s and her fans’ faults. That woman who taped the call had every right to, though I guess in your mind it’s her fault that Leann started the conversation with, “Hey, bitch, you have 5 minutes to say what you need to.” And this is the same person who was taped years back saying she’d get what she wanted by crying for it and making people feel sorry for her. Well, she has YOU anyway.

  108. NannaB says:

    Thanks for the link @Erinn on #3 post. I guess I missed CB that day – yikes!!

    Gotta hurry >> internet connection keeps buggin out today; I curse Time Warner!!!

    Have a good day all

  109. B says:

    As soon as I heard, it was immediately apparent to me that she’s having a Big 3-0 induced nervous breakdown. She’d rather die than admit it, I’m sure, but it’s quite obvious. Hence all the “I’m sooo glad to be leaving my 20′s behind” insistence. Like hell she is.

  110. J says:

    I am a little bit torn about this, because I think LeAnn is legit mentally ill (with borderline personality disorder or something similar). I think the timing is extremely suspect and I doubt 30 days with outpatient breaks will do anything to help. The treatment centers celebrities go to are rarely intensive enough to do any good, and a lifetime of f-ed up behavior and maladapted coping skills can’t be corrected in 30 days.

  111. J says:

    I am a little bit torn about this, because I think LeAnn is legit mentally ill (with borderline personality disorder or something similar). I think the timing is extremely suspect and I doubt 30 days with outpatient breaks will do anything to help. The treatment centers celebrities go to are rarely intensive enough to do any good, and a lifetime of effed up behavior and maladapted coping skills can’t be corrected in 30 days.

  112. marie says:

    my theory is that she would never ever leave eddie for 30 days, not even for the record sales, pr stunt. she is too obsessed, she does not care about anything else than having eddie. so I think this is all about eddie: he threatened to leave her and she played the ultimate card ‘if-you-leave-me-I-will-hurt-myself’.

    • heidi says:

      Agree with you. She may have tried to hurt herself.

    • Theskinny says:

      +1 No way is this a publicity stunt. She has other ways of getting publicity. She won’t even show up to a concert if he can’t go with her and they have to spend even ONE night apart. Either she did something inappropriate or illegal and this is a preemptive strike for a defense, or he was leaving her and she promised to get help. I’ve heard rumors that she has a pill addiction (dental surgeries since 05? Whose mouth is that bad?)and others could not talk her into getting help. His leaving would force her.

  113. DetRiotGirl says:

    Ok, this is a somewhat unrelated comment. But, does anyone else miss the old format for the comments? It’s nice to be able to reply directly to people, but I hate having to scroll through all 200+ comments to find new ones when I check back on a story like this.

    Oh, and here’s my two cents; she’s doing this to overshadow stories about Eddie’s cheating. I think she thinks that her checking into rehab will be such a huge story, that no one will bother writing about Eddie. I also think she’s wrong about that and, if anything, her going to rehab will only attract more attention to what Eddie’s been up to.

    I have to admit, part of me loves gossip for the same reason some people enjoy discussing plays in football or chess. There’s an underlying strategy to the whole thing that fascinates me.

    However, the really interesting thing about Leann is that she’s kind of a loose canon. She might have a legitimate PR person, but I doubt she listens to them. Leann has her own strategies, her own way of thinking. I think she truly believes that she’s playing the game with the best of them, when really she doesn’t even have a full deck of cards.

    • brin says:

      Great comment. And I will always remember your hilarious take on “Northern Lights”!

    • Macey says:

      YES! I really do. I thought it would be nice that you can directly reply to someone but then after trying to find new comments on the busier threads I really started to hate the new format. I have to stare at time stamps as Im scrolling so Im not reading the same things over and over.
      Id rather go back to the old way and just do the old @”name” or whatever that way you can just go directly to the bottom for new stuff.

  114. why? says:

    Leann and People magazine are frauds:

    From Celebuzz:
    “According to reports, Rimes entered the facility on Wednesday, the day after she turned 30.”

    “On Wednesday, Rimes spoke exclusively to Celebuzz about her milestone birthday.”

    Now let’s see how Camp Leann is going to spin this one! So they want us to believe that she went to rehab AFTER she gave US Weekly and Celebuzz these exclusives?

    Note to Leann: If you are so stressed out why did you give both US Weekly and Celebuzz exclusives about your party while seeking treatment?

  115. TheEntrepreneursWife says:

    OT: Had a totally mortifying thought that the blind item posted on Lainey yesterday (and linked to above) is Amy P and Will A.

    Somebody please tell me I am wrong.

  116. KARMA says:

    does anyone else think that now that she in rehab the media will now be even more hungry to find out why and thus eddie’s cheating will come to light, kind of like what happened with Tiger once that incident with his wife happened during thanksgiving then ish hit the fan

  117. Eileen says:

    Well here’s the deal. From the review today’s events, coming from someone who used to be in PR, this rehab stunt has seriously backfired on her. Look at the big tabs running all the little stories that were out there about her and her insanity? None of the bigger sites wanted it-they just want proof of Eddie cheating. But in her haste to try to change her image and get some public sympathy, the big mags have now catapulted what was BEHIND this “treatment.” They are now all interested in those stories about how she has been behaving, the recording and stalking and are running them giving her even worse press.
    NOW I think she might for real lose it and not pretend. She is going to go ballistic.

  118. mytwocents says:

    Maybe she is getting her bolts on fixed

  119. why? says:

    Wow, that was fast. Leann’s rehab story is now being overshadowed by more important celeb news. I expected the press and media to be on Leann’s story all day long and posting back to back stories about it because of the way just about every media outlet was posting about it. How dare Adele, Holly, GR, and Kate and William bombard the internet and press with stories that are more important than Leann’s rehab stay? Whatever will Leann do because she wants “privacy”? Staged photo-ops of Eddie visiting her at the place? More exclusive interviews from the facility? More stories blaming this on people she called from twitter?

    I have to agree, 99% of the comments on just about every article are not in Leann’s favor. I knew she was disliked but this gives a new perspective. I guess her month long back to back birthday celebration twitpics, staged photo-ops, and paid fluffpieces did more harm than good for Leann. It’s time for Leann to close the twitter account and website. And please stop paying People mag for this nonsense stories.

    I have always said that the best thing for Leann to do is to lay low; however, I never said to make laying low into a big media circus. Until today, I didn’t know that there was a wrong way for a celeb to “exit” the limelight or lay low. Leann could have quietly went to rehab. Other than commenting on how Leann hasn’t been tweeting or setting up staged photo-ops, no one would have noticed or even thought to ask if she was in rehab. Hopefully this will be a lesson for her pr people to stop manipulating people and just have Leann do the right thing.

  120. Ennie says:

    So does this mean tat she will stay out of twitter for a whole month? Or will she tweet just on weekends?

  121. Maritza says:

    She’ll probably come out with a new nose job…just kidding. Seriously, she needs to disconnect and stop reading so much negativity, it’s enough to drive any person crazy. She is a talented singer who is now legally married and happy, why does she need strangers approval?

  122. Eileen says:

    Now Radar just posted that “LeAnn Believed Eddie was Cheating Before Entering Rehab”

    LOL no sh!t!

  123. Sara says:

    I really don’t comprehend celebrities getting into social media fights. They should use social media to make themselves look good and portray a positive image even if they aren’t that way in real life.

  124. claire says:

    Now TMZ is saying she isn’t in rehab, but some skill-building retreat, and she should be home by weekend. HUH? This story gets stranger and stranger. Is this some ploy to help her sue over the tape? She doesn’t care how she’s perceived by the public, so why would she even care about that tape. It’s not been that big of a story, has it?

    What a mess she is – seeking attention by falsely claiming in rehab is not going to help her career. It just makes her look more desperate.

  125. skuddles says:

    A two day coke bender and a bitch of a come down?

  126. Andrea says:

    Anorexia and/or nervous breakdown is my best guess. I’d hate to work for her!

  127. M says:

    Uhhh, 1st I must laugh b/c this is too funny not to! 2nd how much stress & anxiety does one feel when on vacay every other week? She lives in a bikini b/c “she’s got the body for it & no psoriasis” (lmao, kim k. much?), she’s mental obviously, and it’s gonna take a lot more than 30 days to treat that mess! 3rd, i bet eddie is loving his mini vacay w/ no cray cray! And he thought brandi was bad!

  128. april says:

    TMZ has a new update on LeAnn and said she’s in for stress due to the cyber bullying and not in for rehab. And a brand new update says that her lawyer said she will sue the cyber bulliers.

    They said it’s illegal to tape a call without the other party’s knowledge and then spread it around the Internet. I’m not a fan of LeAnn but she does have something there regarding taping the call without her consent.

    • Juliette says:

      Except for the fact that both of them were on speaker phone meaning anyone could have recorded it and therefore no expectation of privacy. If this is true then how come Mel Gibson’s ex wasn’t prosecuted for recording all their calls?

      I do feel sorry for her actually. The worry about EC cheating on her, all the backlash – it would wear a person down. However, she could duck out of Twitter and quit doing things that she knows will rile people up.

      I think that Eddie should take a huge part of the blame in this. He is their father and could have or should have stepped up long ago.

      He’s a crap father and a crap husband. If he really cared about her he would have done more to protect her. He’s an ass.

    • claire says:

      That penal code applies to PRIVATE conversations. There are exceptions to that statute, i.e., if there is not an expectation to privacy. “Private” usually does not mean at Malibu Country Mart, in a restaurant, with 2 other people sitting in on the call with Leann, and the call being on speakerphone – again, in a restaurant at Malibu Freakin’ Country Mart.

      I wish TMZ would have asked that lawyer how they planned on dealing with that part. Seriously, this will be a huge PR fail on her part. It’s just going to dredge up all her harassment and bullying of Brandi Glanville.

  129. skuddles says:

    Wonder how long it took before Eddy was on the phone to his mistress(es)? Planning some special get together(s). After all, these opportunities don’t come up every day – better make hay while LeAnn is away!

  130. aquarius64 says:

    This is a woman whose career took a hit with a cheating scandal and the downward spiral of dealing with the fallout of her poor decisions, during and after the affair. Twitter fights with the ex-wife, look-at-me tweets, manipulating the kids. And she wonders why the public hates her? Take the 30 days and use for reflection and maturing.

    Sidenote: Kristen Stewart, this can and will be you if you don’t get your act together. You cheated as well; the only difference is you didn’t snap up the husband permanently. The I-was-a-victim-of-a-middle-age-director-with-a-7-year-itch is not working; only your fanbase buys that. Putting out articles trying to shame Rob into taking you back don’t help either. Stop playing the PR games and grow up.

  131. Mimi says:

    I bet this was an ultimatim on Eddie’s part. Get your s*hit together or I’m outta here. Like he’s any less of a nut job.

    This is the first event in their break up.

    He’ll be cheating in no time. If they’ll do it with you, they’ll do it to you.

  132. april says:

    TMZ now has a new story that she filed a lawsuit and names the people that are in the lawsuit.

  133. anon says:

    “My wife is the most remarkable and courageous woman I know,” says Cibrian.
    Courageous???

    No, you want know who is courageous?!
    Single moms and dads, homeless human beings, rape survivors, child abuse survivors, cancer survivors…

    Your wife is self-absorbed and pathetic.

  134. Kosmos says:

    Oh, this is very suspicious. I do not necessarily believe the explanation, especially since she will be giving concerts in between, huh? If you go in for complete care, you won’t be coming out for concerts, mixing it up like that. She’s not on tour yet, so what is so stressful? She has the man she went after, she has her money and her home and her life, and it appears that she takes lots of vacation time. She didn’t seem stressed when she was doing her acting gig with Eddie and then had her affair with him, which ended his marriage. Now she seemingly has everything she wants, so I’m not buying the stress story.

  135. Sugar says:

    I read each & every comment with an open mind & my mind was dealing with replies to so many of them. I actually work in a mental health facility so I’ve seen all kinds of manifestations of behavior from scores of names given to the hundreds of diagnosis names out there. I am not a clinician but I am still exposed to the patients. I am not even going to attempt to throw a diagnosis on Leann I just want to say a few things that bug me so here goes…
    if Eddie did tell Leann during their lovely quiet dinner on her birthday that a story coming out is true I think they would have had to have commitment papers served on her she seems way to attached to him to take it this lightly. if she really was having a breakdown she is again handling it in a pretty coherent way. I had a strange thought that maybe Eddie had an revelation of the pain he has caused the mother of his children & may have actually confessed that he misses what he took for granted but again she seems ok to have handled that kind of news so I’m left to think about her tour & new cd & website. Will ticket sales go up because she has weekend passes to make her tours & people will want to go to see her whether for support or to see if she can make it thru & Eddie will have to go because if he dosent what kind of supportive hubby is he. then again what the hell do I know, but it sure makes for a lot of speculation. Whatever is behind the day after turning 30 to take 30 I hope she truly does find peace. I do have to say BPD & NPD are a bitch to deal with.

  136. lisa2 says:

    WOW

    that’s about all I have to say.

    WOW

  137. Jayna says:

    The only way therapy helps someone who doesn’t see what they’re doing that causes many of their problems is to have people who have a clear vision of it in therapy with her too or allowed to give a detailed background for the therapist. I have known women/men with serious issues in dealing with co-workers/friends/spouses and they go to therapy and spin their version of their problems and life. It doesn’t help for the most part because they refuse and/or can’t and/or won’t see what they are doing to cause some turmoil in their life. If LeAnn doesn’t have people (maybe Eddie (though he has enabled or co-signed a lot of her behavior), close friend, or Brandi (haha)) someone who actually has insight to all sides of the problem, therapy is just a way to sit in front of a paid therapist and spin your story and be a victim. The therapist can probably help LeAnn somewhat, though, without this, though, because they can see through a lot of her excuses or at least give her tools to handle things better.

    Dr. Phil would address her boundary crossing as a stepmother (he has strong opinions on step-parenting and boundaries) and why as a once respected singer her need to turn herself into a gossip site ho posting photos of herself ad nauseum, bikinis, that even with her turning into a joke because it’s done so much, she can’t stop, etc. He would get into her insecurities that led to her need for attention and validation. He seems to have a way of doing this without attacking. Calling Dr. Phil, calling Dr. Phil.