LeAnn Rimes on her affair with Eddie: ‘I made my choices & I’m living with them’

As we previewed earlier this week, LeAnn Rimes sat down for a prerecorded interview with Katie Couric last weekend. The interview will air on Couric’s daytime talk show, and the interview will also be shown (in part, I think) on 20/20. On Tuesday, we only had one small snippet of the interview, but they’re starting to release more of it now, and I’m getting a better sense of what this whole mess is about. LeAnn doesn’t have anything to promote right now – her new album isn’t coming out until the spring. She’s literally just doing this interview to discuss her personal life. Here are some assorted video clips:

Okay. How do I say this without sounding like a raging bitch? WTF is Katie Couric doing? I do not understand how anyone could really sit there and pitch those softballs at LeAnn while she’s doing an interview that is ONLY about her personal life. I hate this idea – that Couric seems to have – that LeAnn is one being imposed upon by others, that she’s simply living her life and people want to destroy her. That LeAnn isn’t an active participant in her own cycle of self-destruction. Maybe Couric thinks that if she just gives LeAnn enough space, LeAnn will incriminate herself? And why is LeAnn so twitchy throughout the interview? Why does she keep touching her hair and primping?

Some highlighted quotes from the piece:

On Eddie: “I have a great partner in crime. He’s really sweet and loving to me. We have two wonderful kids of his half the time, and I love them to death. I love that part of my life.”

On her affair with Eddie Cibrian: “I wasn’t sure if I was wishing myself well at the time. It was very, very difficult. Um…I wouldn’t wish it on anyone…especially in the public eye to go through all of it. I made my choices, you know? I made my choices and I’m living with them. And I also have learned from them and I’ve talked about this so much. But I know that…I’m not the only person that goes through this. There’s so many that do. And there’s so much on the new album that I do share.”

“Seeking treatment”: “I think this is the best birthday gift I could ever give myself is just to once again be honest with myself and break down the things that I’ve struggled with for so long,”

On her new album, Spitfire: “The album’s called ‘Spitfire,’ because I literally feel like at times, I’m spitting fire.”

Her ex-husband, Dean Sheremet: “I’ve carried a lot of guilt for a long time, I think,” Rimes said. Sheremet, she said, heard the song just after she wrote it and “probably knew what it was about before I did.”

[Via Radar & ABC News]

Ugh. You know what else bugs? I said it in the other post – LeAnn was BARELY at this “treatment facility” that she now speaks of like it was the most amazing and worthy experience ever. I still think she probably just went to a spa. And she wasn’t there for 28 continuous days, or 30 days or whatever. She was still performing on weekends, she was still doing lots of interviews, and then less than three weeks after she “checked herself into the treatment facility,” she was out and claiming to be “done” with it.

Screencaps from Couric’s videos.

 

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  1. kas says:

    Couric is the new Barbara Walters. Softball questions and soft lighting to all the right celebrities.

    That’s all this was. A promotion of Rimes herself.

    • char says:

      Yup, shes living with HER CHOICES RIGHT NOW. Brandis kids and Brandis husband. so ashamed of Katie. such self- serving questions for Leann. interview is apparently a JOKE. wish a REAL journalist would ask Leann a few questions

      • someone says:

        lol i don’t mean to sound rude, but shouldn’t REAL journalists be reporting REAL and important news? this chick is some trashy celeb. there are actual things going on the world, i think people should be more inclined to hear about that… just my opinion

    • j.eyre says:

      Honestly. Katie Couric – what are you doing? You are better than this… and should be.

    • Kat says:

      I’ve never liked Katie Couric and don’t think much of her “journalism” so this didn’t surprise me.
      I believe that Leann has issues with dealing with all the negative attention that she gets and that she’s been hurt by it. But she whores herself out to the media – she’s got to have the attention (her pathetic Twitter life for example), but she can’t handle the backlash that comes with it. I have no doubt that the “rehab” thing was a ploy for attention. And ugh, it worked.

  2. Bubbling says:

    Well to give her some credit “living with my choices” is a solid way to start fixing things. Even though some things you can never fix, one should always try…

    • deehunny says:

      yes, it was definitely carefully worded. certainly something her publicist came up with ahead of time.

      That sentence pretty much says– yea, so if my marriage falls apart because he’s cheating on me, I have to live with my decisions…

  3. tru tru says:

    It was advertised for a Friday showing on Katie’s talk show.

    I don’t know if I’ll watch it, cause I know I’ll be saying bad things to the television.

    the clip alone almost got me going.

  4. Chicagogurl17 says:

    She is such a manipulative bitch. The whole world really revolves around her.

  5. Jenna says:

    Partner in Crime. Couldn’t have said it better myself.

  6. Bluedog says:

    Both of these women are FOS. The difference is Couric KNOWS she’s FOS; LeAnn doesn’t. Couric is worse, IMO.

  7. judyjudy says:

    Oh for Pete’s sake…stop effing talking!

  8. smartyparty says:

    That stint in a rehab was BS. You know what she needs? Vipassana meditation retreat, where you go for ten days (or more!) and meditate in silence, fast, and do not speak. Do not speak at all. I do it once a year and it is an amazing way to remember that the world goes on without you being an active participant. It is wonderful for gaining perspective and also for stress release. I recommend Vipassana meditation retreat to ANYONE, but especially Ms. Rimes right here.

  9. Cam S says:

    EFFING LIAR!!! Ummmm, Leann remember tweeting EVERYDAY about how “blissfully” happy you are??? She is like an evil Disney villain (but not as pretty)

  10. Charlotte says:

    I guess she hasn’t heard that the more times you say something, the less genuine it sounds; She’s perpetually shilling the spiel that Eddie is loving and adoring and spouting words of praise. Yeah. Right. Then pocketing his allowance and heading out to play hide-the-salami with waitresses who look nothing like his wife.
    Hard to have sympathy for a person who already has so much of it for herself. Eurgh.

  11. Theresa says:

    The “bidness” is just a big circle j**k. Couric can think privately in her head that most of the celebs she comes into contact with are idiots, but she’s also a business woman concerned with her ratings. I am not fooled by these pieces. Guests are booked based on what kind of viewership they can generate, and LRimes is a car wreck, like Lohan, and I am sure that interviewers and producers don’t care if they get flack for featuring certain people. All they care is that you watch, for whatever reason.

    I get comfort from the fact that Rimes is so deluded that she may think that she’s getting buy in, when she gets on a show like this, but she ends up being such a patsy. She is KNOWN as one of the few celebs that can absolutely be counted on to dish about her personal life. That’s all she’s known for, “famewhoring” out her life. She’s not being celebrated for her career, her voice, charitable work… Nope, she’s the washed up former child star that dishes about a long ago affair. Just goes to show how myopic she is that she thinks her new schtick as the whipping girl for homewreckers is something to be proud of.

    Sad.

    • candigirl says:

      ITA in reply to Theresa, (my replies on these threads don’t always go to the person I’m replying to, the other day a reply to Vesper/Leann went to someone else)
      Leann Rimes is a patsy!! This interview shows how dimwitted she is. No wonder people in Nashville and the music business are said to despise her. What a bad image she gives country folks, so low class and stupid. This looks like a Jerry Springer show interview.
      I love your quote:
      “Nope, she’s the washed up former child star that dishes about a long ago affair.”
      Someone else here also referred to Leann as the Lindsay Lohan of country music, and I think that is so true, including the drug/alcohol addiction. Just like, Lindsay, Leann is not fooling anyone except herself.

  12. Green is Good says:

    This morning is chock full of eye-rolling moments; between Leann and that scary genius Jenny McCarthy!

  13. Jayna says:

    Well, we know she wasn’t at a real rehab facility, because she would have tipped off the paps to get some shots of her leaving or going in for a more dramatic effect of poor LeAnn. So, obviously, for the few weeks she saw someone it was at some fluff place,not a real treatment center. I so wish Enquirer had really followed her to blow up her fake story when she called it a rehab center. And blew up the story for how many days she went exactly.

    Plenty of people and celebs have affairs and go and get married and the nastiness for the most part subsides from the public. I am sick of all these posters going on and on you stole someone’s husband, whore. Give me a break. I have said it before. She never stole anyone. Eddie as always has been getting a pass forever for the most part. She banged a married man, who left his wife of his own accord or let it destroy his marriage. Leann wasn’t the first and wouldn’t have been the last affair for good ol’ Eddie. But she never “stole” Eddie.

    But the continual harrassment is LeAnn’s own fault because of her bizarre behavior regarding the bonus children, posting photos of herself in the same pose as Brandi, on and on. Though, I will never give a pass to the ugly grown women online who cross the line with many of their posts, the nature of what they say. Class is class. Reducing yourself online to a certain level of gutter talk is ugly coming from anyone.

    Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, Garth Brooks and Trisha Atwood, on and on, went on to live their lives just fine without making a spectacle of the aftermath of the divorce and getting together. Even Vince Gill and Amy Grant, who had a lot of bad press, quietly moved through it. None of them posted ad nauseum bikini pics of themselves, twittering nonstop about her amazing bonus kids and posting photos of them or hiring paps, or obsessed with the twitter wars and becoming part of it.

    If she would look at the part of her behavior that encouraged this to steamroll, maybe it would never have gotten to this point The month-long tweeting about her birthday and posting bizarre photos of herself in different bikinis, even when she was supposed to be showcasing something else in the photo, made me sad for her. That this was who she had become, a reality type persona with an insatiable need for gossip rag attention posting photos of herself, instead of focusing on her career and/or marriage.

    • Relli says:

      Totally! I also agree with your earlier post(s) about the adderall addiction, it can make you totally crazy and in some ways is a lot worse than cocaine.

    • CaliGirl says:

      I think Jayna’s comments are spot on!

      I stumbled across Celebitchy years ago and admit became ridiculously entertained by the bits on LeAnn Rimes and her narcissism. Everybody knows Hollyweird is full of individuals of this nature but LR exemplifies it to the ninth degree and beyond! It borders on entertainment and disgust in my opinion.
      LR has really turned the corner lately though with her “me, me, me importance” and seems to have become certifiable, especially with this lawsuit against the teacher. LR, her family and handlers should be ashamed of themselves.

      As entertaining as it is to read about her on this forum, I absolutely have no plans to watch her on Katie Couric, to help give the show high ratings and therefore help elevate LR’s opinion of her “self-importance”. As they say in Hollywood…”No press is bad press”.

    • Mags says:

      Actually, Brandi kicked him out. Then he went with Leann. He wanted to make his marriage work.

    • DreamyK says:

      Interesting how you refer to all the children in the various marriages that were broken up due to adultery as *bonus children*.

      As if these people haven’t completely wreaked havoc on innocent kids and life just blithely goes on.

    • HotPockets says:

      I agree Jayna. The whole Leanne bashing is over the top at times. Eddie doesn’t get any heat and that’s what bothers me. It was well documented that Eddie cheated on Brandi way before Leanne came along. If Leanne would have stayed quiet and didn’t use twitter as a platform to “defend” her actions then the public would have quietly forgotten the whole thing and moved on to the next scandal.

      The fact this whole thing has dragged on for as long as it has is exhausting, and I blame Leanne for that. She is the one who will not quit bringing it up and validating why it happened. If she had really come to terms with everything then why is she still addressing it?

      I feel like Eddie is the true pig in this mess. I think he loves that two unstable women are competing against each other and he seems to quietly antagonize the whole thing. If anyone has the power, it’s him and he could put a stop to Leanne’s twitter madness and he doesn’t.

      • claire says:

        There are a few Twitter people who are waaaay too obsessive, yes. But I think most people do not have any respect for Eddie – he just doesn’t do interviews every 5 minutes to talk about his life, and she does, so she gets the backlash. As for competing, is trying to mother your children competing? Leann may come and go in those kids’ lives, but Brandi is their mother, and she has that responsibility to them, regardless of whatever barriers and insanity Leann throws in the way of that. I don’t think of that as a competition, but more like mothering in spite of the adversity of having a nutjob woman thrown into the mix.

    • Eileen says:

      Jayna: I’m sure from your skewed view, anyone who gives Leann crap on twitter must be pathetic: I would too. That is, until I tweeted her just ONE time and got a cease & desist harassment and defamation letter. Nothing like someone dumping a letter from Leann Rimes at your door for your first tweet to her to get you to see just how insane and crazy she is. She not only paid her lawyers to send that but figured out my name and address. All because I told her I knew she was a fake account.
      That tends to light a fire under you that -I don’t give a crap who you are, you have no right to try to scare people in to silence with money. She manipulates everyone around her, or they are on her payroll. And that’s fine, until they all turned their vitriol to Brandi to try to make her shut up. People noticed it and started speaking out about it to Leann, once you do-you get lambasted with nastiness, attacks, stalked and even your entire family emailed on facebook that you are an unfit mother.
      So I ask-making a few TRUTHS about Leann Rimes gets you that treatment-you either run away and hide “learned your lesson” or you just stay on the course. Having been severely bullied in highschool I chose to stay the course because I always regretted leaving my school even knowing there was nothing I could have done. I wasn’t going to run this time and stood up to her. Kim did too-and now she’s being sued into submission.
      You guys all like to sit back and give people sh!t for being so invested in her, but you’d have NO CLUE about it if we hadn’t all brought to attention to many of the sites that report it. She’d probably be off on a picnic right now with her bonus boys as we speak. We drove her behavior to the surface by being that tiny voice that was constantly there. Many of the fanatics who have changed their tune have even said as much. She became obsessed with us and paranoid-which is why she called Kim. I’ve also seen what we bring to light change many of your minds about Leann Rimes. You used to stick up for her. Knowing what you know now can you imagine doing that? So judge away -while you use their info as your reasoning to now see just how crazy Leann is.

      • HotPockets says:

        I think people need to get off twitter and social media, both celebrities and common folk, the online feuding and bullying is out of control.

      • VGirl says:

        Eileen,
        You are as ridiculous as LeeAnn if you think it is normal to be so emotionally invested in the lives of celebrities. The fac that you would write a post justifying your celebrity bashing ways just goes to show that you are as much a part of the problem, if not the problem as both LeeAnn and Brandi. You DON’T know these people! You need to get a life and stop making other people’s business your hobby. Celebrities are doing enough damage on their own, they don’t need any help or input from the masses. It is all dramatization and they are all a bunch of narcisists. You demean yourself by getting involved in their petty dramas.

      • Relli says:

        No way, really? She sent you a cease and desist letter based on 1 tweet that she didn’t like? That’s so lame (or Leann I guess)

        She better be careful she is going to sue everybody out of talking about her at all. THEN who will be left to look at her franken titty balls during her “sexy bikini beach time with her hubby,” EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. I am half surprised she didn’t have Katie do her interview on the beach in a bikini!

      • Eileen says:

        I agree-it gets out of control.
        You have to understand, Leann took a bad situation and poured buckets of Kerosene all over it. Adults don’t like being harassed just as much as kids.
        If you can imagine just hanging on twitter one day having just read another crazy story on “Lindsay Lohan” and see she just tweeted something else crazy. You reply like “wow you need help.” All the sudden for weeks people who Lindsay tweets to all day start harassing you, stalking you and your family. What do you do?
        First, you can’t believe its happening.
        Second, you get pissed. How can these grown ass people harass you day in and out for ONE tweet to Lindsay? And then you watch “Lindsay Lohan” laugh that these people do it to you?
        Leann considers anyone who harasses people as “loyal” she uses that term a LOT with the people around her. If you are “loyal” you will go after anyone who dares say one negative thing about her. When it happens enough times, those who didn’t delete and get off, found each other. Thus, “BBs” were born. But I stayed on for two reasons: I am stubborn as hell and even if I didn’t give two craps about twitter, wasn’t going to be run off of it either. I have every right to my opinion. Also, I watched them say the most disgusting things to Brandi when she had like 200 followers, no one knew who she was. They even talked about her vagina! Called her a drunk and a whore-it made you furious to read. I felt like if I duck-tailed and ran, I am just like anyone else who sits there and watches someone get harassed and does nothing. I had empathy for her and even though I didn’t know her, I didn’t want to abandon her either. She’s a person too and didn’t deserve what she was going through online and in real life.
        THe longer Leann’s fanatics harassed, the bigger the group got. Now I’m hardly on there anymore.

      • HotPockets says:

        Vgirl, watch yo back!

        Seriously, I agree with you. The amount of emotional investment involved with this is insane and it is just as counterproductive as Leanne’s twitter postings. I don’t agree with the school teacher recording her conversation with Leanne and then releasing it to social media outlets, just like I don’t agree with Leanne calling the teacher in the first place. The teacher should have instructed Leanne that if she contacted her again that she would file a complaint for harassment, but illegally recording it was the wrong way to go, regardless of how delusional Leanne really is. I don’t know why people are actually contacting Leanne via twitter knowing fully aware of what kind of response they will receive. Leanne is entitled to her opinion and perspective, just like Lindsay Lohan is. Childhood stars are not like the rest of us and they do not see the world like the rest of us, so let’s stop trying to interject ourselves into their lives vicariously.

        At the end of the day, Leanne hurt herself and someone else’s family, but it is not our socially justice responsibility to be the voice of reason in it, especially not through twitter.

      • nomorerimes says:

        Count me as one who also was sick and tired of the bashing Brandi was taking from these psychos. They thought they would make her just dry up and go away as she was all alone. Surprise when a bunch of people started sticking up for Brandi. I have never met her–never tweeted ever–never met any of the other Brandi supporters. And I don’t always agree with Brandi’s actions but she wasn’t the one who cheated! LR and EC were the culprits. EC keeps quiet but LR is always flaunting their relationship just to stick it to Brandi. Time for that group to just grow up –shut up–leave Brandi alone and this whole mess would just go away!

      • TheTruthHurts says:

        Right on Eileen. A lot of people support you & Kim and appreciate your honesty (me being one of them!).

      • Daisy says:

        “If you can imagine just hanging on twitter one day having just read another crazy story on “Lindsay Lohan” and see she just tweeted something else crazy. You reply like “wow you need help.” All the sudden for weeks people who Lindsay tweets to all day start harassing you, stalking you”

        That exact thing happened to me, only it was a crazed hater of LeAnn Rimes who stalked me and stole my nickname and use it to lie all over the internet. And I’m not even a FAN of LeAnn Rimes!

    • Eileen says:

      VGirl: thank you for that tantalizing armchair-psychiatrist diagnosis of me. I shall keep it in mind.
      And excuse me-I make one tweet to someone and they send me a C&D letter? WHO’S emotionally invested to WHO?????

      • claire says:

        Eileen, I totally get how you, and a handful of others, originally got caught up in this mess. But I know when I say that people get out of hand, I am referring to some people who, a while back, would all day tweet her the rudest nastiest psychotic things. And there are people now who literally sit all day discussing her, trashing her, discussing conspiracy theories and copying her on all their tweets, regardless if she has made a tweet or is in the news that day, at all. It looks as insane as Leann. I just think that all of us commenting on gossip blogs and following the stories online are one thing. But tweeting her nastiness all day long, is not always ‘calling her out on lies’, sometimes, it just looks like obsession bordering on crazy. So I can’t speak for others, but that’s what I mean when I say people get out of line.

      • Eileen says:

        I know it looks insane. Its hard for me to even admit I’m in the mess. I accept responsibility for not backing down from her and her harassers.
        I can tell you without a doubt that every single person who got sucked in to her train-wreck got on thinking what everyone is talking about is crazy-Leann can’t be that messed up…then you see her in action, encouraging people to go after other people, hiding behind fake accounts and talking about Brandi & eddie’s private life (or whatever she was making up or Eddie told her). You can’t believe she is doing all this so out in the open and it never gets picked up on. If you are one of those people that feels like someone is being wronged no matter what the forum is, you try to help. It doesn’t matter if they are “celebs” or not, its never ok to manage the kind of “Operation: Make Brandi Pay” that Leann has for 3 years. I hope that during the Smiley trial, the information of everything Leann has done and TRIED to accomplish can be reported on. It will blow your minds.

  14. brin says:

    Pssst…Hey wewe…you’re partner in crime just drove off in the getaway car and left you holding the bag.

  15. Spogliami says:

    “we have two wonderful kids” Leanne those are not your kids their mother is Brandi!! Her and Eddie are starting to look alike with their squinty eyes ..

  16. gg says:

    Grimace on with your passive/aggressive self, monkeygirl.

  17. The Original Genevieve says:

    PLEASE.

    I’m not surprised that Katie threw MeAnn such an Interview Light- 1/2 the facts, ALL of the nauseating whining and self-pity.

    I’m pretty sure I could solve her bullying problem. How about putting all 10 of her annoying little digits in tiny casts and keeping her narcissistic a$$ away from the keyboard?

    Tweeting is NOT necessary to sustain life, MeAnn. And Katie, thanks once again for the hard-hitting journalism. ;)

  18. dcypher1 says:

    Me,me ME, mE,me, Me, me and me thats all I heard in that
    Interview.

  19. lori says:

    I just can’t with this woman.

  20. Holden says:

    I cannot stand it when people describe themselves as “partners in crime”. Also, there is something so sweet about watching a cheater squirm and self destruct. This relationship is doomed because of the way it began and until then, this will keep playing out until she completely unravels.

  21. Rita says:

    Katie Couric reminds me of a sixth grade civics class student interviewing a small town mayor.

  22. Rita says:

    As far as her “Song of regret” is concerned, “What have I done?” is three years old. How sincere is she about the song?

    During a concert she forgot the lyrics. She stopped in mid performance to go back stage to review and then she closed out the performance with the song.

    Later, she laughing told an interviewer that it was the first time in 15 years she had ever forgotten the lyrics to a song. Yes, a “heart felt” song which she wrote with deep intraspection and feeling. She remembers every word of Janice Jopplin’s music but can’t remember her own music.

  23. Grace says:

    What is this woman’s speech going to be when she finds out that Eddie cheated on her every day that they were married? Not for one day was he faithful and some other brainwashed simpleton probably has a video of it that she is willing to release to the highest bidder. She needs more therapy. She’s ocean deep in delusion right now.

    • Jessica says:

      Exactly. Her so called partner in crime was in Colorado with his buddies (and we can assume some mistress) while his wife was having this interview. What a GREAT hubby!! He couldn’t even be by his wife’s side during her first MAJOR interview in front of a camera since “rehab”. She is STILL putting up the front that they have a great marriage.

  24. Memphis says:

    That wasn’t an interview it was a platform for Leann to play the victim once again.

    I wish Katie would have at least bothered to do some homework for the ‘interview’. Everyone knows Leann wasn’t in “treatment” for even half of 30 days, yet Katie and Leann try to make it seems she was on lock down.

    But at least we know the reason she sought “treatment” it wasn’t that she was relentlessly bullied by twitter haters… It was because (in her words) she simply wanted to be *more* happy and joyful. (says the woman who claimed since day one she was deliriously happy and everyone else was just hatin’ because she was so in love and truly happy)

    Somebody needs to give her a little notebook to keep better track of her lies.

  25. Jessica says:

    This woman never shuts up. Someone name one other celebrity who went to rehab and immediately began doing interviews about it. Not even Lindsay Lohan who has been like, what, 12 times? I hope I don’t have the remote in my hands when it comes to the part where she says she wouldn’t wish what she went thru (being a selfish, homewrecking biatch) on her worst enemy. Newsflash you trick: YOU CHOSE TO GO THRU THAT!!!! Pretty sure Brandi and her kids didn’t. Ugh I just cant with her anymore.

  26. Mia says:

    How does she not understand that this constant whining and blabbing on only makes people Hate her more. I really liked Katie Couric prior to this waste of time interview but have now lost all respect for her. Why Katie Why !?!

    Eddies recent absence speaks volumes, both on a personal and verbal level.

    And Why was the interview done at a Beverly Hills Hotel…

    A) Because Eddie refused to be a part of this ridiculous fame whores need for constant attention.
    B) Because he has already left her and she didn’t want Katie to see her half empty house.
    C) There’s no room for a film crew with all of Eddies half naked biatches on the side running around everywhere.

  27. the original bellaluna says:

    I’m sorry, did that NEWS-WOMAN say “Life after treatment” and “Road to recovery” (?!?!?!?!?!?) when describing ME!Ann?

    THIS BITCH did NOT have cancer! She’s NOT allowed to do this shit.

    I’m officially more disgusted by her than before. And that’s saying a LOT.

    And I MAINTAIN the her “rehab” was a cover for whatever the f*ck she did to her face.

  28. palermo says:

    She brought all her problems on herself. She still doesn’t “get” that it’s not just that she cheated on her husband with another cheater. It is all her behavior since that time. She cannot stop rubbing salt on Brandi’s wounds etc.

  29. bluhare says:

    Lord, if she were truly living with her choices, she wouldn’t be whining about them every single freakin day!!

  30. vvy says:

    I’ve completely lost respect for Katie Couric. I saw her interview someone else on her show, and she asks the most boring inane questions. BORING as all heck. Barbara Walters at leasts asks interesting questions. Couric gets absolutely nothing out of her guests. Shame.

  31. palermo says:

    She brought ALL her problems on herself. No she’s not the first one who cheated on her husband with another cheater but she continues to rub salt into Brandi’s wounds; cannot stop tweeting to save her life, suing “fans”. I remember when she was a singer.

  32. dorothy says:

    For someone so “blissfully happy” she sure does whine alot.

  33. beclove says:

    1.) I have NEVER seen anyone who likes to talk about themselves this much.

    2.). WHAT are you so pissed off about Leann? You are 100% responsible for everything you purport to be “going through”.

    SMDH.

  34. Baylor says:

    I was even more disquested by Katie telling her “about the disturbing amount of tabloid attentions she gets.” Sigh. Feeding the delusion. Wish she would point out that LeAnn never got/gets that much attention unless its from own her twitter feed and photo ops.

  35. Sapphire says:

    Oh, the pain of having to listen to this garbage! And I call total BS on the motive-notice the quick plug for the up-coming album “BackFire”? Unless Darrell Brown had to hold up a cue card so she would mention it?

  36. Jennifer says:

    Poor Leann sure is having a hard time leaving the spotlight. She needs to get over it-she’s never going to have the career she might have had if she had been and was a decent and good person.

    And I don’t understand how Katie and ABC can think Leann is going to bring the ratings as most people can’t stand Leann.

  37. Deanne says:

    As someone who had a completely inappropriate step-parent, who interfered with my parents co-parenting of my siblings and me and who insisted on inserting herself into my life in every situation,even when if created huge problems, I can safely say that LeAnn is in for a nasty reality check when those boys are older. I highly doubt that their marriage will last that long, but the kids will still resent the hell out of her when they find out what she has done to their Mother. When I was young, I had no idea what a selfish, narcissistic mess my Father’s wife was, but as I got older, it started to become evident. LeAnn can love the kids and enjoy having them in her life, but her constant mantras of “their my kids”, “they belong to me even if I didn’t give birth to them”,”in our family, there’s no step, just Mom” have to stop. They are not her kids and nothing she says will change that. Katie is an idiot for giving this horrible person another forum for her self pitying, lie spewing and attention seeking.

    • Jaded says:

      Deanne – good comments. One can only hope that the kids aren’t too damaged by this situation and that they wise up to their father’s transgressions as well. Brandi Glanville may be a bit of a famewhore herself, but she seems to be a really good mom and for the most part has stayed away from too much involvement with those two. She’s actually giving them enough rope to hang themselves.

    • candigirl says:

      Yes, Deanne, great point. It seems like many of the Leann supporters and enablers, including Katie here, have no regard for the well being of two young children. They just push the kids aside in their effort to kiss Leann’s butt.
      Leann is mentally unstable and her influence and manipulation of the kids is unhealthy. Also all of the constant paid pap shots of the boys in the media and the relentless spewing of their personal information, activities and private thoughts by Leann so she can get attention is very damaging and dangerous. I imagine that these boys will be angry at Leann for: the stalking and bullying of their mother, the break up of their family home, the lies and manipulation of them by L and E, the efforts to make money off their images, and the loss of their personal privacy. My guess is that when they are old enough to understand everything, they won’t want much to do with Leann or Eddie.
      If they take a page out of Leann’s book, they will sue her for their cut of all of the paparazzi shots of their personal lives sold to the tabloids.

  38. Fai says:

    Careful Brandi. She loves your kids TO DEATH…

  39. Lady D says:

    Loved this line from a Radar poster. “She told the world she’s a homewrecking skank and she’s just mad because everyone believes her.”

  40. Stephanie says:

    IMO Dean dodged a bullet!!

  41. Me says:

    WHERE is Eddie through all of this? Not exactly showing a “united front” are they?

    She is constantly photographed alone

    and interviewed alone lately. The Colorado trip isn’t the first time he took off out of town for a boys weekend when Leann was “sick” or doing an important interview. His absence speaks volumes! They live such seperate lives!

  42. Lil says:

    It’s all about ratings for Kati. It’s a shame because I used to think a lot of Kati, but I’ve lost total respect for her now. I imagine Leann will now make the talk show circuit, and I just hope there is someone out there that will call her on her shit and not sugar coat the interviews. Leann is so full of herself and she wants to blame everyone but the one person that is to blame for her misery.> Herself! She is not a happy woman one minute and the next she is “ecstatically happy” Bipolar, drugs,? something seriously wrong with this woman and I will be glad when she crawls back in the woodwork like the worm she is and takes all her bikinis with her. She’s disgusting!

  43. VGirl says:

    MeAnn needs to sit down with Wendy Williams and lets see if we can’t shake her delusional ass back to reality!

  44. Andrea says:

    I must ask since I don’t live in the US and I get most of my US information thru celeb gossip sites and SNL:
    Leann gets a good deal of (mostly negative) coverage on gossip sites. Do mainstream outlets cover her and her story? Are people talking about her?
    Because since she’s so frequently a headline on many celeb sites, I get the impression that she’s very well known and worthy of being a headline.
    But when I read your comments I get the impression that people think that she’s embarrasing.

    • Relli says:

      *disclaimer this is only my impressions, others will have more to add.

      LeeAnn was a very unattractive child (she was 12 maybe)star in the 90′s and managed to keep some of her fame and popularity for little over a decade through her music and association with songs that appeared in movies (Con Air, Coyote Ugly). Then in the last 5 years her fame started to dwindle as she started to be lapsed by prettier, equally talented or more talented female country music artists and her star started to dim. During this time she did a “made for TV movie” with her current husband on a network that is often parodied and made fun of for their female based storylines. She got divorced from her 1st husband (who may have been a stabilizing force as it turns out) and thats where the debacle begins….

      Because she was no longer focused on her music or career she started to become infamous for her antics on twitter and the internet. Mostly because i think she wanted everyone to be happy for her for snagging what in her eyes was a total “catch” and they weren’t and she couldn’t deal. That is why for the last few years she has been on a “TRUTH” tour of doom rather than just moving on and letting go. She pays to be papped, and certain sites (not this one) to run positive stories on her, its sad.

    • claire says:

      People don’t like her, think she’s embarrassing, the Yahoo music story on her has about 3700 anti-Leann comments on it, so that gives a hint how disliked she is. But US Media shoves a lot of trainwrecks in our faces nonstop, because it gets people riled up and gets a lot of page click revenue. Hence, why we are bombarded with Leann, Kim K, Lindsay Lohan and Courtney Stodden nonstop. They’re all basically famous for being hated.

      At one point, it was Paris Hilton. I remember thinking she would never go away. Just goes to show, miracles do happen. ;P

    • nomorerimes says:

      Just Google her and read the whole disgusting story–but don’t forget to read about when she was a wild teen-ager! Her morals were bad even then!

    • Andrea says:

      Thank you for answering!
      I was very curious as to why the mainstream celeb sites (US Weekly, People) always write in her favor, while the smaller (and better) ones such as Lainey, Dlisted, CDAN, and this one) are more critical and have more in depth articles. I thought it was because Leann was popular with the general public who read the bigger sites.
      I also think that you don’t have to know her story to find her embarassing. I would have cringed watching this video even without prior knowledge about her.

      • claire says:

        It has seemed that the trend has become such that blogs like this write more of the truth, or dig deeper, and the sites like E, People, etc., just regurgitate the positive-angled pieces that are written and sent to them by that celebrity’s public relations person. Leann’s PR person writes a press release that she “stuns without makeup”, speaking of the article the other day on way to Katie Couric interview, and then they all publish it, pretty much as is. Therefore, you’ve got 3-4 big sites with the exact same stories/headlines.

    • Andrea says:

      Claire, that is a really interesting angle. I think Lainey has written about the negotiations between PR people and the big celeb outlets. If they accept to write a positive story about one client, then they can get exclusives with another, bigger client.
      That is deplorable on so many levels, not the least on the lack of journalistic conduct ethics.

      As increasingly obsessed we are with celebrity culture, if a big part of the imense amount of text we read is based on fabrications, then that is alarming. It’s not information, it’s commercial, which means it wants to sell something – a product or an image.
      As fake as we know Leann’s image is, then we can question all the other stories published and told. And we all are so susceptible to ideas, images, products, behaviour, lifestyle and morals manufactured en masse then presented to us.

      • claire says:

        I think it also contributes to why so many of these articles on people like Leann, Lindsay Lohan, etc., get so many angry comments. When People Mag or Yahoo or E, or, Matt Lauer, Katie Couric, etc., are publishing/promoting the story line that Lindsay Lohan is a homebody (her words), when they and other mags/online sites have just shown photos for the last month of Lindsay stumbling out of every bar in LA or NYC at 3am every night….OR…people are seeing Leann given a platform to say she’s “felt like she’s had tape on her mouth” or completed rehab for 30 days, when the whole world watched her inappropriately air out all her issues on Twitter for 3 years, or be out of rehab in two weeks, then, basically, those sites are insulting their readers’ intelligence. Everyone knows what’s been written/said is a lie, and rages about it in comments. I guess in long run it benefits those mags, because they get people to their site, but it certainly takes away their respect and credibility as news. Hence, why you see so many gossip sites becoming more popular, or, blogs like All About TRH gaining so much in popularity. They’re not so much PR mouthpieces.

  45. mln89 says:

    ugh…she is such a narcissistic phony/ pony (pun intended). and again, her face looks weird and her “cry” is so ugly it makes me nauseous. not sympathetic; when her face scrunches up into that contrived and calculated cry i get straight up NAUSEOUS. she needs to give it up already.

    and does ANYONE really think leann would do an interview where her electronic trail would be used against her and she would be called out for her hateful and immature actions? please! that would ruin her (extremely far fetched and idiotic) plan to become a likeable, sympathetic public figure AND show that she was “in distress” from kim smiley’s incessant bullying! ::EYEROLL::

  46. PS says:

    Love it, Instead of referring to her album “Spitfire”…renamed it with more truth… “Backfire”!

  47. why? says:

    She feels guilt about what she did to Dean, but did you notice that the photo that she used on the “What Have I Done” single has her flashing her wedding ring from her marriage to Eddie? What type of message is she sending Dean by making her wedding ring from her marriage to Eddie the center of focus on the single cover? That doesn’t say guilt. It says that she is gloating.

    If she is so concerned about what being in the spotlight at a young age did to her, why does she keep pushing Brandi and Eddie’s kids in the spotlight by tweeting and blogging about them, posting photos of them to twitter and her fanwebsite, and setting up staged photo-ops with them at their schools and soccer games?

    Why is she speaking for Eddie, who just so happens to be absent from this interview? That is what speaks volumes.

  48. aami says:

    LOL. She is such a headcase, its amazing. She is a pressure cooker. That shits gonna blow up one day, and it will be EPIC. And we’ll be reading about it over our morning cuppa joe. I kind of can’t wait. Poor thing.

  49. skuddles says:

    Eddie, just get caught screwing around already – photos, videos, interviews, paternity suits, the works. We’re awfully bored with MeAnn’s current line of bs.

  50. juju says:

    wonder why Eddie allows this women to keep making a fool of her self !!! oh yeah he doesnt care, he’s getting paid !!!

  51. why? says:

    When she says that she has a “great partner in crime” in reference to Eddie, she is just trying to save face because he didn’t do the interview with her like last time, he has been cheating on her, and he was spotted without his wedding ring.

  52. candigirl says:

    From Leann’s interview with Katie 10/20/2012:
    “I had never taken a break for myself, to examine myself. To just learn who I am, outside of Leann Rimes, for thirty years.”

    From Leann’s interview about her “rehab” to People Magazine on 10/02/2012:
    “I’ve been in therapy my whole life,” the Grammy winner says. “I like going. I like being able to have that third-party input and someone to listen that has nothing to do with your life.”

    • claire says:

      From every interview she’s done for 20 years before an album release: I’m a different person now. I’ve really found myself. I’ve really grown. I’m showing that on this album. i’ve learned so much, I hope people can relate. I’m telling my truth. AD F’ING NAUSEUM.

  53. Zombie Shortcake says:

    God Leann. Take an indefinite hiatus until you are prepared to be a professional vocalist/songwriter again.

  54. Paige says:

    I agree with most of the comments about LeAnn bringing this on herself. I don’t understand how she sees herself as a victim in all this. She stalked someone’s husband and broke up a family. Then does everything in her power become the ex wife. Even to the sick extent of claiming Brandi’s children. They are who I feel the most sorry for in this whole thing. I like Tori Spelling better because she seems to have some remorse for what she did. She even admitted that she has a fear that Dean might cheat on day. Overall Tori Spelling has excersied more class than LeAnn has. Well at least to me.

  55. Jen says:

    She didn’t need rehab. She needed to stop tweeting.

    There. That was advice for free.

  56. Stacy Dresden says:

    There’s a Falcor/spitting fire joke here somewhere…

  57. Stacy Dresden says:

    There’s a Falcor – slash – spitting fire joke here somewhere…

  58. Cirque28 says:

    Y’know, in those interview snippets, LeAnn makes a little sense to me. I think behind her malicious behavior there’s a huge defensiveness.

    She seems shaky and unstable. Insecure to the point of needing the identity of WIFE. “Mrs. Cibrian of the joyous Cibrian Family” sounds so much better than “washed up child star who got dickmatized.”

    And as for parading her happiness, her vacays, her positive spiritual messages, etc: think about it. If you let a cheap lay ruin a long marriage in which you were loved, stable, and reasonably happy, then you’re a horny idiot. But if you did it in order to have this exquisite love story with your breathtaking soulmate, the father of your wonderful bonus children– who can argue? It was destiny.

    This is beyond public image. I’m talking about the way LR needs to see herself. And the bs against Brandi? In this fairy tale, if Brandi’s not the wicked stepmother, then who is? Surely not LeAnn!! People often vilify those they’ve wronged. It helps them sleep at night.

    Anyway, that’s my armchair analysis. And if she’s not (fidget, twitch, touch hair, fidget, twitch) on Adderall, I’ll eat my hat. ;)

  59. why? says:

    Leann said that Brandi and Eddie’s kids fight alot. Which means they are only doing what they are seeing Leann and Eddie do.

    • kookookatchoo says:

      I’m embarrassed for you. Psycho.

    • Jessica says:

      No it doesn’t mean that. I think there isn’t much to be taken from her statement that she plays referee. As much as I loathe her I don’t think its a reflection on her at all. They’re young siblings, I am sure they fight over toys and things all the time. My stepson and his brother are 4 years apart and like Mason and Jake and they fight like cats and dogs at times.

      • why? says:

        I understand that kids have disagreements, but Leann has given several interviews where she talks about how she and Eddie never fight which means that they do all the time. When she was on The Talk, didn’t she say that she and Eddie never fight on vacation? When that segment aired Leann was on vacation (at the lake with Liz and Dave- photos of them on the doc and Liz on her back while Eddie watched) and she kept tweeting over and over about how peaceful everyone was and how the boys were happy because it was all peace. Immediately following that vacation she started tweeting about how difficult it was to do her phone interview because she was acting as a referee for the boys. I think that she and Eddie do fight into front of the kids and that they are repeating what they are seeing Eddie and Leann doing why else would Leann be on twitter tweeting about how everyone is at peace? Why would she be on vacation tweeting at all?

      • Jessica says:

        Oh I don’t doubt that Leann and Eddie fight. I think they probably fight quite a bit. And yes the “peace” remarks she kept making at that time stood out to me, too. I just don’t think her kids have any problems with Leann. Brandi has said the kids love Leann and I am certain she would never say that if it weren’t true.

      • why? says:

        The oldest boy always looks so miserable when he is photographed with Leann and Eddie, so I am not buying that the boys don’t have a problem with Leann and Eddie. The looks he gives Leann and Eddie in the photo-ops are very telling. In the photo of them on the red carpet at Batman Live you can see Eddie’s hand on the boy’s shirt and under his arm making him put his hand up to his mouth to form the mustache because he didn’t want to do it.

        There was a blind item in a magazine about how the kids were ignoring Leann at the Batman Live premiere, but that wasn’t the spin that her mouthpieces put on it. We heard how happy they were despite the fact that the oldest boy looked miserable and was giving them looks like he wanted to be somewhere other than that red carpet.

        Leann and Eddie know that the oldest boy doesn’t like the paps, but they continue to parade him before the paps. The oldest boy has to be wondering why Leann and Eddie continue to do this to him if they “love” him so much.

  60. Still awake says:

    First Jessica Simpson and now this famewhore. Who’s next? Octomom? “I’m sure having a gazillion kids must qualify her for Katie’s poor-me pity tour.

  61. Azure says:

    I feel awful for the Smiley family. Maybe someone with money will step in and assist them. Those poor children.

  62. Baylor says:

    Anyone know where I can watch the full interview?

  63. LittleDeadGirl says:

    Her and KStew should do interviews together … “I made my choices … and if you’re honest … you make mistakes … “.

    • Sugar says:

      that would be an entertaiment nightmare can u imagine all the twitchy fidgety hair twirl knee bouning going on between those two? Kristen would be rambling through one of her contemplative director driven thoughts & LeAnn would be crawling out of her skin trying to interrupt with her truth.

    • nomorerimes says:

      But K Stewart will probably learn something from her mistake–yes, we all make them- and can learn from them–but you can bet that LR will continue on her selfish, me-me ways. Her paid puppets (including mommy and stepdaddy –excuse me–bonus daddy) will never contradict her and try to straighten her out.(And maybe they have tried and just realize it’s like butting your head against a cement wall and just given up!) Maybe she is too far gone for rehabilitation in any form.
      I rooting for K Stewart to learn and change. I know LR will never change!

  64. why? says:

    Someone said that Leann took a pause after she said “We have two wonderful kids” and then added “of his”. Why does she keep doing things like this? Was this intentional or is she so far gone that she truly belives that she(and not Brandi) gave birth to the boys? It’s odd that she would make this same “slip of the tongue” (in a radio interview she was talking about how the boys liked “their mother” to come to their school to sing and then she corrected herself and said stepmother)after claiming that she has started over and feels guilt for what she did. Why disrespect the children’s mother by continuing to make these “slips of the tongue” where she tries to take over Brandi’s role as the kids mother? Is she making the boys call her mom? When she goes out with the boys is she telling people that she is their mother?

  65. AmyB says:

    I have said this once before on this site and I will reiterate….Leann was most definitely NOT in a substantial rehab. I have been in one for three months years ago. No weekends off, for any reason, limited phone calls with family/and loved ones which of course is infuriating to all the clients there. BUT, the rationale is that you are there to work on yourself and your issues and not to be distracted by outside influences. I spent years in therapy and finally in an inpatient rehab at the Renfrew Center to recover from my anorexia, which I have today, a decade later. It is insulting to listen to her talk about a “recovery”….give me a break. She actually insults those who are brave enough to do the work necessary to recover from unhealthy behavior. My YEARS in therapy were the hardest of my life, not some half-assed stay in a rehab where you leave every weekend and sigh, give press interviews. What a joke :-( She seriously needs a reality intervention.

  66. Jaxx says:

    As a stepmother myself I understand the thin line you walk there. I know I am not the mother of my husband’s two sons, but often when we are out as a family and a stranger will say to me, “Are those your boys?” I say, “Yes, they are.” I don’t qualify it with STEPsons because I feel like it would hurt their feelings, as if I wanted to shove them away a little, like I want to make sure no one mistakes them for MINE.

    I wish we had better titles for these relationships because the step title has so many bad connotations. Why do I need to explain to a stranger what our relationships are? I’m proud to be these boys stepmother and now that my husband and I have a daughter together I am even more careful not to divide our family into his and ours.

    Of course, the people who know us don’t need to hear who belongs to who, but out in public with strangers I just say our sons and daughter. I want them to feel included in the family, not a step part.

    Naturally I am well aware I am not their mother, but I do have a mothering role and I’m proud to hold that place in their life. And I am very glad they give me mother’s day cards that say “To My Other Mother, and not to the Wicked Stepmother!!

  67. Jessica says:

    I found it ironic that she made a statement along the lines of “I need to find out who I am outside of my career” because that is actually true. She does not have a career left. I think this is a major tragedy for a voice as beautiful as hers to be wasted like this. Her legacy to music isn’t going to be her voice like it should be. Her last album totally flopped. Ticket sales aren’t great. There’s a ton of backlash already for an album that is not even out yet. And constant rumors of the state of her marriage. She really truly needs to find herself outside of her voice because she pretty much only has herself left. She is obviously surrounded by people giving her very poor advice if she’s pursuing this lawsuit.

  68. AmyB says:

    Truth is she has a gift with her voice. Truly beautiful. She has let that go in lieu of tabloid/media attention. Very sad. She needs to get off twitter, stop portraying herself one way and just get real. Can’t believe the therapists in “rehab” did not tell her that. She is not a bad person, prob just has emotional problems like so many of us do. I have made mistakes in my life, but I have made amends and changed my behavior. She clearly has not. Too bad for her.

  69. tru tru says:

    oh yeah, I changed my mind, I will be watching…

    with a cocktail on deck-LOL

  70. Shannon says:

    “The album’s called ‘Spitfire,’ because I literally feel like at times, I’m spitting fire.”

    Wow. Deep.

    /sarcasm

  71. Zobeth says:

    I loved how during the interview clip Katie did the total rapid eye blinking when LR was definitely layering on the b.s. I’m no body language expert, but it sure looked liked Katie wasn’t buying ONE word. I saw in twitter that LR was bringing up the “surgeries” again. She said something like “it feels so good to be working again after all the surgeries.” I’m guessing she is referring to the OBVIOUS plastic surgery she did on her face. Like WHOA! (ala Joey from Blossom voice).

  72. nomorerimes says:

    I urge people to call their local country music stations and urge them to boycott all Rimes music. And urge people to not buy any of her CD’s. If her first single is to be “What have I done”, can you imagine Dean having to hear that over and over? Nothing like twisting the knife that Leann drove into his back while cheating on him. And if the single is “borrowed” same thing for Brandi. Rimes is a lying, cheating, manipulative witch! Proper for the Halloween season! Call those stations now!

  73. Baylor says:

    Come on LeAnn, throw us a bone and cover Lisa Marie Presley’s “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet.” It would be too ironic.

    Now, anyone know where I can watch the full Katie Courcic interview online?