Why did LeAnn Rimes do an interview with Katie Couric over the weekend?

We don’t have the new photos of LeAnn Rimes, but you can see them here. In this post, I’m including some older photos of LeAnn (like, a month old), plus her two most recent Twitter self-portraits, one of which was taken over the weekend. LeAnn tweeted the photo of her blown-out hair just before she was interviewed by Katie Couric. Yes, you heard me. Katie Couric is LeAnn’s latest enabler. LeAnn first tweeted: “Picking out my outfit for my interview with Katie Couric tonight. So sweet of her to come to LA because I couldn’t make NYC this week.” Because LeAnn was “sick”. Of course. Then she tweeted, “Right before my interview tonight! @katiecouric and I had a wonderful time. She’s such a great lady!” with the blow-out photo. Radar has more, including an interesting timeline:

Wearing super skinny red jeans, no make-up and with her hair messily pulled into a pony tail, LeAnn Rimes checked into the Four Seasons at Beverly Hills for her one-on-one with Katie Couric on Saturday.

The singer had a lot to talk about with the talk show host. Her recent stint in a treatment center where she sought help for “stress anxiety” is probably tops on the list, along with her weight, her near-obsession with Twitter, the state of her marriage and her feud with her husband’s ex-wife.

As RadarOnline.com reported, LeAnn had convinced herself Eddie was cheating this summer before she checked into treatment. And Twitter is at the heart of a lawsuit the singer’s filed against a school teacher who Rimes claimed defamed her on the social networking site.

It’s something that has reportedly always caused a strain in her relationship with Cibrian, who was recently spotted without his wedding ring.

While his rep told us Eddie left his ring behind because he’d gone to the gym to box — and “who wears their ring at the gym?” — he and LeAnn haven’t been photographed together in almost four weeks.

[From Radar]

Yes, the last time LeAnn and Eddie were photographed together, it was September 27th. That’s not conclusive proof or anything – after all, LeAnn is still tweeting constantly about her marriage and about Eddie. The Mail’s sources also say that part of LeAnn’s “issues” are about Eddie too: “LeAnn has had major insecurity issues since she first got together with Eddie. She’s been stressed about always being called a home-wrecker and also worried that Eddie is cheating on her. She’s been on a downward spiral.”

You know what I think is interesting? LeAnn basically went to “rehab” (“a spa”) for Twitter, AND she now has a paid-access-only website for her truly dedicated fans… so why is she still tweeting so much? Maybe Brandi Glanville is right (!) – Brandi recently tweeted, “Call me CRAZY but I don’t think “Twee-hab” worked! Xxxb”

Photos courtesy of WENN, LeAnn’s Twitter feed.

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  1. dorothy says:

    Frankly, I don’t see that anyone is really interested in Rimes. She has been over for quite some time. I guess Couric’s network is looking at the train wreck angle.

  2. Birdie says:

    Ugh. This woman. She had actual talent, but chose a famewhorey path and now what is left? Desperation, an embarrassing twitter addiction with embarrassing twitter-rehab, a lawsuit against a poor woman, cheating husband and a non-existent career.

  3. brin says:

    So many more interesting people to interview. The real question is will Leann show up for her next concert since she hasn’t shown for most of them.

  4. Shitler says:

    That’s a rhetorical question right? This witch literally lives for attention. Any type of attention!

  5. Blue says:

    What is the point? Katie isn’t going to ask her any hard questions and she (Leann) is going to use it to whine and play up the victim card. Totally pathetic.

  6. Lemonade says:

    Katie Couric’s show is boring so maybe shes trying to liven it up with a little crazy narcissism? I can’t wait for Leann’s woe is me “I’m so bullied” story because given recent events (Amanda Todd tragedy) Leann will look even worse for claiming to be “bullied”. Lindsay Lohan, Mitt Romney, President Obama, JUSTIN BEIBER get worse from the press/internet comments and yet Leann has the nerve to claim she is being harassed on a social media account of her own choosing? i dont think so
    gonna be honest though, you cant help but feel a twinge sorry for her being so screwed up in the head. It doesnt mean she’s blameless, its just I hate seeing people all fcked up and crazy because thats gotta be a hard state of mind.

  7. LeeLoo says:

    I hope Katie calls her out for being a famewhore.

    • emmie_a says:

      It doesn’t seem like Katie called her out about anything or LeAnn wouldn’t have called her ‘wonderful’ and ‘lovely’… When is LeAnn going to have to answer for all of her stupid antics? I’m tired of her getting publicity for her asinine ways.

  8. SmokeyBlues says:

    I love how Brandy and all her fans act like she is so “classy” and above it all, and yet she goads LeAnn on twitter. Brandy, I thought you were too mature for that! Yeah right. These two nut bags were cut from the same cloth and Brandy’s tweet just affirms it. They both get off on public airing of their issues.

  9. jano1981 says:

    Can this idiot please fix her eyebrows?? Way too far apart. Way too far apart. Not a good look.

  10. Boo says:

    Her hair looks good in that second pic. Too bad it doesn’t cover up more of her face.

  11. Meow Mix says:

    Just amazed that there is a photo where her mouth is closed for once.

  12. tru tru says:

    she is really clicking on crazy isn’t she???

    funny, something that she wanted sooo bad will be her demise.

    this chick is NOT mentally ready for Eddie’s lies & cheating, he will be the one to sign her away and spend her money, LOL

    she wanted it and she got it.

  13. I.want.shoes says:

    Rehab did wonders for her skin.

  14. Bellabumbum says:

    She needs to drop her lawsuit against the teacher. No one wins on that path. I’d actually have some respect for her if she reversed course on that decision.

  15. nomorerimes says:

    Apparently Katie is doing a special–All Access Nashville with Katie Couric on ABC. She interviews relevant country music female artists–Underwood, McEntire, Lambert and Swift. Also talks to others about the greatest female country singers of all time. And poor little LR wasn’t asked to be on the show (or probably wasn’t even thought of to be on it). But her crying about it was heard and they sent Katie to talk to her as poor little LR was sooooo sick(?) again this week. When will LR figure out that she is so IRRELEVANT to the country music scene? Her last CD tanked and her new one (yet to be released) will too! Her career is OVER!!! Better concentrate on trying to save her marriage!

  16. Prinny says:

    She can tweet pics of herself but she can’t tweet to her “sweet fans” that her concerts are cancelled. People actually showed up to her shows to find out they were cancelled. it’s a waste of people’s time not to mention gas money. I can’t stand this woman. She has not respect for anyone least of all her “sweet fans”. Oh, and I saw on her site she managed to make it to the ‘Hot in Cleveland’ set, she posted a pic of her, Eddie and Betty White. Eddie was guest starring on the show the week she cancelled those three concerts.

    • Cam S says:

      Leann is curiously NEVER sick for interviews, redecorating her house for tv shows, Pap photos, or stalking Eddie. But as for her concerts (most would suck it up, perform, and get PAID)- she is just to ill. Her fans are SUCKERS and it is shameful to take advantage of them like this.

      • brin says:

        Her three fans are all she has left and when they go she’ll have nothing. That’s karma.

      • Valerie says:

        She does have a very small remaining fan base but they all wear blinders when it comes to her behavior and hypocrisy. Her die hard fans are an “interesting’ little group. One of the more rabid ones seems to think that LeAnn is her best friend even though she mentioned that LeAnn couldn’t remember her name. She reprimands any other fans who dare say they are disappointed that LeAnn cancels last minute so frequently and is very accusatory toward anyone who asks even the most innocent questions about LeAnn’s health issues. She seems to think that LeAnn is above reproach in all matters.

    • claire says:

      Valerie, they really are “special.” Total blinders. Just like, when LR and her employees and twitter friends were waging character assassination against BG for years, to ‘justify’ LR’s affair, they all gleefully supported that. Now, their has-been idol gets called on her crap, and they are allllll so anti-bullying. They should all be ashamed of themselves for hijacking a true, real awareness campaign and trying to make this nutjob some kind of spokesperson for it.

      • Valerie says:

        You are so right about that. When LeAnn, her record producer, his partner, her stylist etc were being abusive and completely cruel to her husband’s ex, LeAnn’s fans were A-Okay with it, but someone dares ask why LeAnn calls in sick and is photographed hours later, posing for the paps and grinning from ear to ear, they are a jealous bully and a hater. Her record producer even had the gall to comment that Brandi needed to get over the affair immediately and should be happy to basically hand over her family and LeAnn’s fans thought that was a great idea and backed him up. Sadly, a lot of them seem to have their own health (mental)and personal life issues and they have deemed LeAnn their inspiration. so their own bullying behavior, carried out while complaining LeAnn is being bulled, makes sense in a weird way. How they can’t be starting to see through her lies is disconcerting and part of why she feels so entitled to behave the way she does. They’ve got “Le’s” back no matter what she does or who she hurts and abuses.

      • claire says:

        It’s pretty bizarre to watch people twist and bend their morals this way and that, just to remain in support of, and kiss the butt of, a 90s country singer.

    • the original bellaluna says:

      I’m just amazed she has any fans left, with the shitty way she treats them.

      Anybody who cancelled a concert to which I had purchased tickets, obtained a sitter, re-arranged my schedule, and traveled to attend (only to find it cancelled) would find themselves minus at least one fan! (Barring like a tour bus accident/weather-related stuff/illness/injury, that is. I’m not an unreasonable woman.)

  17. aims says:

    Maybe karma is about to bite her in the butt
    Like what we’ve all been saying this is going to end badly, and maybe it’s starting to happen. No doubt that this person has some very deep emotional issues. This is going to be an epic breakdown, grab your popcorn and take a seat.

  18. Lemonade says:

    My favorite comment on her recent interview appearance:

    “She has the dress sense of a 20 year heroin addict”


  19. claire says:

    It sounds like the main stars of that special are today’s hot country female singers. I would guess they interview current and has-beens, and Leann is included in the latter. If Katie gives Leann a forum to exploit the cause of bullying for her own evil ways, I imagine that’ll backfire. People DO NOT have sympathy for her. They see it’s all fake.

    Anyway, nothing more to say about Leann’s illnesses – I don’t buy any of it, and her fans have got to be the most naive around. BUT, let’s talk about LR’s face in that pic Katie tweeted. WTH?!?! What has she done to it now?? And also, what’s up with hiding her ring hand so awkwardly in those photos on Radar Online?

  20. Rita says:

    The big country music awards are coming and obviously, Ms. Couric needed an interview but knows nothing about the genre’s “leading ladies”.

    I’m currently holding the other line waiting for confirmation as to the real reason why LeAnn cancelled 5 performances last week, hasn’t been papped with Eddie in almost a month, and went to the Couric interview without Eddie. The key is in her latest tweet: “Difficult times don’t last but strong couples do”.

    There’s my source now, gotta run….(okay, I have only one line but I thought it hightened the suspense if I said I had two.)

  21. Juliette says:

    Even her SSC club isn’t doing that well. Apparently she only has about 100 members and half of them are inactive.

    Horrible girl.

  22. Cam S says:

    Yes, Leann is the Lindsay Lohan of country music. Her life is full of enablers. This interview will be a PURE FLUFF piece about re-hab and bullying. Everyone is always yelling at Glanville to get over it and stop harping on the affair- but it is Rimes that needs to get over it! Leann, stating FACTS is NOT bullying my dear.

    Girl, if you are happy with yourself as an adulterous, stalker, SWF’ing trick, then wear that badge proudly! You might as well, cause the majority of people see through your lies!

    I’ve never seen someone with such obvious Munchhausen’s syndrome before. As a “professional” recording artist, her money comes from touring. She should have gotten her another lapdog husband that could babysit her, since she has codependency issues.

    She once tweeted that she was at home watching a movie alone for the VERY FIRST TIME EVER. It blew my mind that a grown woman would tweet that. Leann, grow the hell up.

  23. Rita says:

    The following is a result of hard-nose investigative journalism, reliable informants, deductive reasoning, and conjecture (not necessarily in that order).

    It began when Eddie realized he’d never have any freedom when LeAnn’s two masked men papped him without his ring outside of the gym. Within hours of that incident, LeAnn got the dreaded message on her phone:

    “The number you have dialed is no longer in service”.

    It was then LeAnn began frantically cancelling concerts, “Allegedly” had her grandmother killed, and rushed to the Smiley Dental Clinic to have her 47th root canal.

    Alas, Eddie had bolted, became unleashed, and fled to a place of tranquility where he could meditate and consider his life as he’d done many times before at the “Casa del Perro de Tres Patas” (neon sign flashes “Rooms by the Hour”).

    The dimly lit third floor fortress of solitude that smelled of $2 cigars, cheap perfume, and cat urine was now home to a shell of a man fondly remembering the “room service” he had enjoyed many time before as he appeared transfixed by the sight of a vagrant relieving himself behind the trash dumpster (Note: La Casa no tiene restaurante o bar).

    Then, a chilling knock at the door told him he had been found. Two masked men with cameras informed him that LeAnn was waiting at the marriage counselor’s office. Eddie considered his fate and made his decision based on two simple but overriding factors:

    1.) His credit card expires at the end of the month.
    2.) LeAnn had the keys to the Prius.

    (I know this is long, but I thought you’d want to know)

  24. Memphis says:

    I can’t believe this girl thinks she is relevant as anything other than gossip fodder.

    She wants a platform to whine about how ‘bullied’ and prosecuted she is by the masses… She wants to have everyone know the (imagined) injustice shes had to endure.

    She wants the world to know how hurt and saddened she is by it all….But most importantly she wants the world to know that Eddie loves HER! There is no trouble in the Cibrian bubble of LovE and he is NOT cheating because she is the only one that matters! Damn it!

    So basically she wants to blow smoke up our arses and Katie gave her a platform to do it.

  25. Nava says:

    First it was Kate Gosselin, now LeeAnn Rimes?!?! WTF KATIE? Now that’s a recipe for disaster.

    Keep having these stupid famewhores on your show Katie, and see how long your show will last…smdh…

    • candigirl says:

      lol, next up, Octomom:, “How I cope with the joys of juggling parenting and porn!
      Katie should team with Dr. Phil and be the official Guest Hosts of “Crazy Town”
      This interview shows how irrelevant Katie Couric has become. If she had any journalistic sense left, she would do an in-depth profile of Leann’s descent into madness and her bullying victims: her dad, Brandi, Eddie’s boys, the teacher.

  26. Lady D says:

    Hope Katie asks her where she went to rehab.

  27. Lisa says:

    These celebs don’t know whether they’re coming or going. I want privacy, so I’m going to do a bunch of tell-all interviews!

    • Prinny says:

      She and only SHE continues to open herself up to criticism and can’t take the backlash. Just because you supported your family financially from a young age, it doesn’t give you a free pass to be a homewrecker. People are never going to pity the mistress turned wife.

  28. Zombie Shortcake says:

    Well, if she and Eddie are dunzo, the boys and Brandi will be free, and Rimes might get her sanity, life and career back. Positives all around.

    She actually looks decent in the red jeans pics.

  29. skuddles says:

    What, you mean she didn’t show up in a bikini? The fact she looked mussy and slovenly tells me there is likely trouble in paradise.

    • Relli says:

      Ha ha ha ha, ok usually these LR threads make me smirk but your comment made me laugh. Yesterday when i saw this story in radar I thought the very same thing when it mentioned that Cruddie and Lemann hadnt been photographed together in 4 weeks… The beaches of CA have been saved as well as us having not been visually assulted by LeeAnn “sexy bikini time with hubby” Every.. Waking. Moment.

      I really hope CB gives the interview a post after it airs, i refuse to tune in and contibute to ratings, but please believe i want to hear all about it!

      • skuddles says:

        Glad I made you laugh Relli :D

        I too hope CB runs a story about the interview since I won’t be seeing it when it airs… it will be interesting to hear what sort of tact LeAnn is taking these days. I suspect, though, she will come across just as cwazy as ever…

  30. eileen says:

    How can you have multiple surguries on your mouth due to a “massive infection,” have the stomach flu and be seen on set with Eddie those days hanging with Betty White? Then go eat a hamburger the next day, throw on a leather miniskirt and go grocery shopping? This trick is the worst at playing hookie I have ever seen. SMDH

  31. nomorerimes says:

    Ha-ha! LR had to call and beg to be on the show. She shouldn’t be on it as it’s about country music singers who are relevant and successful now. So why have an irrelevant hasbeen on? I’ll bet Nashville is just shaking their heads and snickering.

  32. Laura says:

    I’ll be honest – I still enjoy a few of LeAnn Rimes’s older songs…”Please Remeber”, “I Need You”, “Some People Like Us”, “What I Cannot Change”, and “Blue”. She used to (and still might, I have no idea since I no longer listen to her music) have such a great voice and a seemingly wholesome image.

    Now she seems like a mean, desperate, and mentally unstable individual. Eddie is clearly not a good person for her to have in her life since she appears to have lost her marbles around the time she hooked up with him.

    I hope she can pull herself out of this wacked out funk she is in and get back to making good music.

    • eileen says:

      It would be nice to say she lost it due to a man, but unfortunetly-she has always been this way. She sued her father and it was a NASTY battle. She was recorded on tape saying he was screwed because she can cry on que and the judge will favor her. She sued because her dad was trying to implement RULES into her tween/teen life. She was touring with a young man and they were sleeping together on the tour bus and in hotel rooms and she was buying him Lamborgini’s (sp?). She also didn’t want to meet her tour and interview obligations (sound familiar?) THEN she sued Curb records for not getting her way. Dean came into her life and stablized her-made her meet her commitments and calmed her down. Eddie just does’t care and isn’t going to babysit her. So she is letting her insanity out once again. She is always the victim and she thinks if she makes enough tweets and buys enough articles and photo-ops people will eventually see it. But most of the public is smarter than that. We are all ingrained to recognize that if someone tries too hard, there’s something wrong.
      It’s all out there to read-but this was before social media and insane celeb coverage so there was one small news story and then it was over-no minute to minute updates on celebs lives. She was able to keep her apple-pie rep.

    • Zombie Shortcake says:

      I know. Some of her songs are beautiful. If she would only quit saying and doing and tweeting heinous $#%& and show up at her concerts…

  33. the original bellaluna says:

    In an attempt to mitigate the publicity Brandi is getting due to the RH premiere, silly!

    *skips up to read everything, karmatini in hand*

  34. Jessica says:

    I hope Katie asked the good, hard questions like what does Leann think about the fact that 99.9% of the comments from the public about her LOLsuit are SCATHING!!

  35. why? says:

    Because the media was too focused on Adele giving birth and Justin getting married to Jessica.

    Because several articles hit the internet talking about how Katie Couric is doing an All Access Nashville special with Reba, Carrie, Miranda, and Taylor, and for some odd reason 20/20 “forgot” all about poor little Leann. Since 20/20 forgot to include Leann, Leann probably did initiate the interview with Katie. Leann tweeted that she was going to be in bed the entire day on Saturday, so this interview with Katie wasn’t something that she had set up for a long time. Katie tweeted that interview for Leann was both for her show and for the 20/20 special, but only after several people pointed out how Leann had been excluded from the article about Country’s leading ladies.

    I also saw that Katie did an interview with Amy Grant, so maybe it’s cheater week.

    The previews of Leann playing the victim for Katie and 20/20 are already making it’s rounds! They said that she was crying in the clip that Katie aired on her show today. So maybe it’s a ploy for sympathy.

  36. the original bellaluna says:

    *phone rings* Oh Ms. Rimes, it’s for you? Someone named “Karma.”

    There’s not an “I CAN’T with this bitch” big enough to encompass this entire situation, which SHE created.

    Honey, I don’t really give a flying f*ck that the man you cheated on your husband with, who was also cheating on his wife with you, ended up marrying you and now YOU’RE afraid he’s going to cheat on you!

    YOU created this situation. Your insecurities are well known, as evidenced by YOUR behaviour, YOUR tweets, YOUR actions, YOUR SWF’ing of Brandi, YOUR attitude about your husband’s children; now kindly STFU and deal with it!

    What’s that saying? Be careful what you wish for; you just might get it.

    Well, baby, you’re getting it. IN SPADES.

  37. Valerie says:

    Just saw the promo. More whining from LeAnn. Katie is allowing LeAnn to use her show as another forum for her “poor me” crusade. Same old, same old. Also, LeAnn is majorly messing with her face. Fillers, botox, and probably surgery. It looks like she’s done the works. She’s only 30. Why would she mess with her face like that? LeAnn can cry on cue all she wants, it isn’t going to sell her records. Her last one sold something like 30,000. Doesn’t bode well for this next offering which is basically an unrepentant ode to the adulterous beginnings of her supposedly perfect marriage. I have a question. How does she keep her cash flow going? Don’t artists make money by touring? She plays small venues and seems to cancel every other show. Her recent albums are bombs and she had to have paid her ex a decent settlement. The money she made 16 years ago can’t last forever when she is the sole supporter of so many people and seems to be constantly on vacation, shopping and buying her husband expensive things to keep him happy.

  38. Grace says:

    Did she discuss why her man has been seen, regularly, without his ring, even outside of the gym for the past month?

    LeAnn needs to find out where her honey goes when he is supposed to be doing stuff with his boys. She is not going to like what she finds out. Neither will Brandi.

  39. Juliette says:

    If you look closely at some of the pics of her going into the hotel (where she’s trying to hide her hand), in a couple of them you can see she’s not wearing her ring either. Look really closely and the hand is bare.

  40. Mags says:

    I saw Brandi’s interview with OK mag saying her and LR are not getting along at the moment. And on cue LR retweets a post on Stepmoms. She’s such as sad human being. I’m not really a fan of Brandi, but I have seen how she has tried to be civil in the whole messy situation, as much as someone can with the woman that was sleeping with her husband right under her nose. Idk if I could do it.

  41. hoya_chick says:

    I’m watching an old episode of Criminal Minds. Eddie is on it as a serial killer who uses his young son to lure women to his creepy house. He is a terrible actor! When I first watched this episode I had no idea who was.

  42. Sugar says:

    I heard Eddie had a guest role on Hot in Cleveland & LeAnn was on set with him….but what??? isn’t that when she was in excruciating pain (again) & had to cancel her singing engagements (again).
    Last summer I went on her site & looked at her touring sched & it was packed weekend after weekend from sept to Christmas & I remember thinking to me no f–king way is she going to make everyone of those events. fastforward 2day I had no idea it would be this bad. she was actually supoze to preform in my state (OR) for a Christmas concert @ a casino he’ll it’s a crap shoot if she makes it!

  43. Linda says:

    LeAnn never heard of “what goes around comes around”. Surely she didn’t think she would hold Eddie. But she and Brandi should be thankful to Eddie because their carears are better and soon Brandi will be earning more than Eddie since he can’t seem to get a job. He also looks so much older now and meaner.

  44. Jude Wane says:

    Whatever… you cheated with a married man as well as you were married. You should have “anxiety and stress” as that’s Karma biting you in the butt my friend. Sucks having to think if he did that with his ex that he might do it to you huh? How about this…how you made your ex-husband feel as well as your cheating husband’s ex-wife. You both deserve this misery. Us who suffer from an eating disorder don’t do the selfish things you have… as it’s all about you …cheap feel sorry for me blah blah blah song. Get over yourself & think about the others that you have effected. Including the kids involved. You are ugly inside and out and you know it. Karma is a bad thing eh? I only hope ugly things follow you everyday you wake up and have to look in the mirror. Kind of how you made others feel in the past and what was wrong with them to have the things that you caused happen to them. You are an awful person and so is your husband.