LeAnn Rimes claims she was NOT drunk for her ‘X-Factor’ performance

I’m sure I’m all alone here, but was I the only one who didn’t really see the “drunk” part of LeAnn Rimes’s X-Factor performance? We discussed LeAnn’s performance yesterday – she sang a duet with a 13-year-old finalist, Carly Rose Sonenclar, and… the performance was not good. But my first thought was not “Oh, she’s drunk.” I’ve seen photos of LeAnn where she really looked drunk, and I feel like I’ve got a decent grasp on what she must act like when she’s buzzed. And this isn’t really how I pictured it:

See? You guys were like “Oh, THAT is the Full Aniston. Fer surris.” I just don’t see it. I think LeAnn was just… LeAnn. She was THE CENTER OF ATTENTION. She was the most important person in the room! She was EVERYTHING! To the point where she was actively standing in front of a 13-year-old who was looking at her like “OMG, WTF?”

So, the backlash against LeAnn began quickly, and LeAnn heard all of the haters, and she has plenty of excuses. Us Weekly got the memo and decided to cautiously play the story as “LeAnn was acting kind of bizarre, but she was SICK, y’all!” And then LeAnn got on Twitter (ha!) and tweeted this gem: “In my 18 years of performing, I have never been anything but professional onstage. It is a shame that gossip and lies are overshadowing the performance of Carly, a very talented young girl. And while I have not given any media outlet a quote, if you want one, here it is ‘It was an amazing opportunity to share this experience with Carly and I know I’ll be watching for her to win tonight.’” Gossip and lies are not “overshadowing” Carly, YOU DID THAT YOURSELF, LeAnn. You quite literally overshadowed her when you stood in front of her and blocked her from the camera’s line of vision, you narcissist. Meanwhile, LeAnn sent her lawyer to TMZ to (wait for it!) throw a 13-year-old under the proverbial bus:

LeAnn Rimes tells TMZ … she was NOT drunk when she performed on “X Factor” Wednesday night, contrary to LOTS of speculation.

LeAnn says she was in no way impaired, and any awkwardness was because “I was trying to help this 13-year-old girl who was having some trouble with the song.”

LeAnn believes Carly Rose Sonenclar was very nervous and had difficulty with some of the notes and she was doing her best to help her get through it.

LeAnn’s lawyer, Larry Stein, who spoke with LeAnn a few minutes ago, tells TMZ “LeAnn was not performing the way she would normally perform, because she was on stage with a young girl.”

LeAnn says she does not understand why people believe she was drunk. Stein has a theory: “There have been a lot of untrue things said by others and it feeds into this sort of thing.”

One mystery remains — we found out LeAnn made a plate of food backstage and spilled it everywhere. Stein told us he didn’t know anything about that, but LeAnn insists she was stone cold sober.

[From TMZ]

Carly was having “trouble” with the song? Go back and watch the video. That little girl was trying to coordinate with LeAnn’s wacky yodeling. Carly was trying to save LeAnn’s performance, and instead of taking it down a notch and dragging this little girl down, LeAnn took Carly’s hesitations as an excuse to TRY TO OUTSING HER. As for LeAnn spilling food… God knows. Incidentally, LeAnn tweeted the “I didn’t make any statements” thing AFTER this TMZ report, and then TMZ called her out for it. You can read that story here. Also: TMZ has a story about Carly Rose’s family being all “Jesus, drunk bitch threw a 13-year-old under the bus? Damn.”

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.

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  1. brin says:

    Not drunk? How about overly medicated?
    Pictures on the DM show her needing help walking. Throwing a 13 year old under the bus is deplorable.

  2. NerdMomma says:

    I would love to know if they rehearsed together and how that went. Was the crazy yodeling planned? It was really hard to tell how “off” things were versus maybe just how awkward this song was as a duet, with LeAnn pointing to a 13 year old girl and singing “how do I live without you?” at her face. THAT was weird.

    • Shaz says:

      the child showed remarkable poise dealing with that bizarre yodeling performance – nearly impossible to duet with someone singing like that without a lot of practice

    • Aussie girl says:

      Not sure if she was drunk. But girl it was bad! Just them two trying to hit the notes. If’ve seen to many of these shows not to blown away by this performance. I think it’s a case if stage fright for Carly & a case of I have to prove myself to leann = hot fucking mess. Oh btw leAnn can try new make up but the girl just doesn’t have a pleasant face. And that was a nice way of saying it xxx

      • whatthehell456 says:

        I must admit I’ve watched the whole season this year and I’ve never seen Carly stumble once. Not once. While I may have not liked the songs she performed, she always sang them to perfection. I doubt Leann was trying to “help” her.

      • Polk8ot says:

        Carly has been on this show, and consistenly coming in as the top 1 or 2 for MANY WEEKS now. She’s put on numbers with tons of stage setup, choreography, and musical/vocal arrangements that would have stressed out any seasoned performer. Yet through it all SHE never waivered, she never cracked under pressure, she never missed notes or forgot words or sucked.
        It is very unfair of you to speculate that CARLY was too stressed out by having to sing with LeAnn and caused the duet to tank.
        Carly was totally professional, competent and fully immersed in the performance. She was clearly aware that LeAnn was all over the place, having trouble remembering words to her own hit, and losing notes while trying to mask the shortcomings eith yoddeling attempts (which did not work out either).
        LeAnn is a P.O.S. for first trying soooooo F-ing hard to outperform the girl, and when that did not work, for blaming her own horrid showing on a little girl who was the only PROFESSIONAL on stage at the time, and whose talent eclipses and outshines LeAnn’s by miles.

  3. Bad Irene says:

    So not drunk, but she was on pills maybe ?

    Feel very sorry for the young girl, her moment to shine was ruined. Just get help Leann its not funny anymore.

  4. Cinnamon says:

    she was either on something/drunk and nervous. but if you look at her reviews on ticketmaster, this isn’t new. a lot of recent concert goers have left comments wondering if she was drunk or high so something IS going on in camp leann land

  5. Diane says:

    So if she wasn’t drunk that must mean she just was bad. I couldn’t understand a single word out of her mouth. Terrible.

  6. Amelia says:

    Bitch, please.
    You were ‘helping her out’?! More like the other way around! I’m no virtuoso, but even I can tell Carly has a lovely voice.
    Learn how to enunciate properly, THEN we can talk about you helping out other performers.

  7. Good_as_Gold says:

    I really felt for Carly Rose during this performance. Carly Rose is such a talented little girl and Leanne seemed to make this awkward for her with her wacky vocals and strange, uncomfortable body language with the girl.

    • Outstandingworldcitizen says:

      I just watched the video and wow, LR was just horrible. This notion you are HELPING the child because the song is difficult is a horrible BS excuse. Yes, it is a hard song to sing but come on? Are you that hungry for attention?!! Just like when she recently sat on the stage to sing at some other event. What will she do next?

  8. lainey says:

    could not understand one word out of Leanns mouth. she was lurching all over and trying to make this all about her. poor little 13 year old girl, looked like she didn’t know what leann was doing.. what she was doing=== was making this all about herself and she couldn’t even remember the words.LEANN RIMES NEEDS SERIOUS HELP. IF NOT FROM HER HUSBAND OR HER PARENTS MAYBE HER MENTOR AND BEST BUD DARRELL COULD INTERVENE AND SEE WHAT IS WRONG WITH HER

  9. MrsB says:

    I think Leanne just got herself into a PR mess she can’t talk her way out. She just can’t help herself, you can’t hide crazy forever!

  10. Shelley says:

    I intensely dislike that song; it’s grating and difficult to sing. I don’t know how Carly normally sounds, but it seemed to me she was struggling with it. I don’t think bringing LeAnn out to sing it as a duet helped any, but I wouldn’t say that LeAnn ruined Carly’s performance. If they rehearsed extensively beforehand, it sure didn’t show. If either or both of them are happy with their performances, I’d be surprised. I thought they sounded bad, both individually and even more so together.

    • RN says:

      +1. I don’t think the young girl had the chops to carry that song. At the same time, LeAnn just hacked her way through it like she had a machete in the jungle.

      • Polk8ot says:

        I wonder if you even watched the X-Factor, your statement is just so unjustified and baseless.
        Carly has shone on the show since the very first week of auditions, and was clearly the frontrunner throughout.
        She HAD chops enough to carry this song, and she had shown before with even harder songs that she has the physical ability, the incredible talent, the wonderful voice and the emotional connection to any material.
        If you’ve watched the show, then we just have to agree to disagree, but if you did not, then blanket statements like this are truly unfair and hurtful to this little girl. I honestly believe that she has more talent and vocal depth than LeAnn ever had.
        I also think she got robbed by coming in second in the finale, and it is quite possible that LeAnn’s antics and idiotic statements hurt Carly’s results. Bit-c-h is toxic wherever she turns, dayumn!!

    • Jayna says:

      Agreed. She didn’t have any emotion or texture to her voice singing that song. I was terribly unmoved listening to her before LeAnn even came out.

    • OhDear says:

      +3. I think LeAnn would have overshadowed Carly’s performance even if LeAnn didn’t go cray with it. Nothing against Carly, but I didn’t think she has a strong enough voice for that song.

    • Scarlet Vixen says:

      I hate to admit this, but I actually watch the X-Factor (I’m on maternity leave and spending lots of time on the couch breastfeeding, so that’s my excuse–lol). Carly Rose is actually an AH-MAY-ZING singer. Not just ‘for her age’–that little girl is a Christina Aguilera-esque freak of nature! Except she’s sweet, modest, age appropriate, and down to earth. :-) Her music theory knowledge, ability to do runs within the key, alter her tone, strength of pitch on long tones, and soulfulness are well beyond her years. This week was their final performances after weeks of Carly Rose blowing songs out of the water, and I really believe that LeAnn helped her lose with that performance. My husband doesn’t keep up on celeb gossip, but even he went “Oh no. Please tell me LeAnn Rimes isn’t coming out–she’s gonna make that girl lose!” when he first recognized the song. That was definitely Carly’s weakest performance, and it’s because she was having to ad-lib like crazy to work around whatever it was LeAnn was doing. Her pitch is usually dead on, but when someone else is trying to shriek the same note it’s tough to bend your pitch at the drop of a hat. It’s really too bad. That being said, Tate Stevens–the country singer who won–is also extremely talented and deserved to win, too.

    • claire says:

      Normally she sings amazing, and, yes, with lots of emotion that surprises you for a 13-year old. She has sang beautifully harder, more heartfelt songs than How Will I Live several times on the show. And she’s not had nerves problems before – she also has some professional experiences under her belt with kids tv, broadway, national anthem in front of huge sports crowds, etc.

      There’s photos of, what looks like, people helping Leann walk around before the start of the show. Her pupils were huge in those pre-show pics. TMZ is talking about knocking over the food backstage. I thought Carly seemed timid when she started the song, as if she was distracted. Which is not at all like her. I do think that Leann was impaired, which makes me wonder if part of Carly’s distraction was she was well aware, before she went on stage, that something was ‘off’ with Leann and knew that a disaster was coming up.

    • Kelly says:

      The SONG is a great song, LeAnn has just never sung it well. She originally recorded it for a movie (don’t remember which one) and the producers realized how ridiculous it was for a teenager to be singing those words/realized how horrible LeAnn sounded on it, even then and got Trisha Yearwood to record it, which was the version released with the movie. Both versions were released to radio, and Trisha’s was the one that got the most spins because her version is soaring, lovely, and heartfelt.

      I think anyone without life experience would have trouble conveying the emotion of the song, but Carly did the best job she could, considering her age and the hot mess ‘singing’ with her. LeAnn is just a trainwreck, and I’d imagine a combination of a cold/alcohol/pills/narcissicm was at work here

      • shady says:

        according to wikipedia, Leann’s version hit number 2 and stayed on the top 100 for 69 weeks, and held that record for 11 years. I always preferred Leann’s version, but probably because she was the same age as me and I listened to more pop stations than country, and they really only played Tricia’s version on country radio.

      • Lucinda says:

        Yes, Trisha Yearwood’s version was much, much better but LeAnn’s father insisted her version be released too because he was so mad the movie producers weren’t going to use it. I was shocked by how much radio play it got because it was terrible.

      • alc says:

        Have to disagree. This song is, and always has been for anyone who sings it, one of those super annoying runs up and down the scale trying to prove how powerful the voice is but really just leaves me with a pounding headache.It seems to be LeAnn’s go to song to try to prove that she still has the chops and I cannot understand why they would let a 13 year old sing it alone, let alone with the train wreck that is LeAnn. As someone said, no such thing is bad publicity which I will agree with, except in this case, where LeAnne is concerned. She needs help, like Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Charlie Sheen and others but nobody in their entourage will step up to the plate and do something. Really sick of this same old story where only the lead character changes.

    • Zwella Ingrid says:

      I agree– both sounded bad individually and worse together. Both were off pitch in spots and it went from bad to worse

  11. Theskinny says:

    Well then LOOK AGAIN. Drunk. All day long. That whole drunken (I LOVE YOU MAN!) hug. Did you go to college? This is every bitch at the kegger at 11:05

  12. Kate says:

    Several thoughts:

    1. Forget upstaging or whatever, Leann’s performance was dreadful. What a bunch of caterwauling. Ugh. And count me in as one who thinks she was on something, whether it was prescription meds or the hooch, she wasn’t right.

    2. I find Leann’s history with this song to be telling. Trisha Yearwood’s version ended up in that Nicholas Cage movie (I forget the name) and I don’t know the official sales, but I’m guessing Trisha’s version outsold Leann’s. I remember the discussion at the time revolving largely around the fact that the song really requires a singer who has actually lived some life and can relate (i.e. Trisha) as opposed to a 15 year old or however old Leann was at the time. I do remember Leann being in a snit because of the Trisha version (which is a far superior version)

    3. I don’t watch the X factor, and this Carly girl seems like a fine singer (although I didn’t think she was THAT great), but I go back to #2 above: That song isn’t one that a 13 year old should sing. It isn’t always about the technical notes. You need to live a little life to be able to sing certain songs.

    • Leigh_S says:

      THANK YOU!
      I’ve always preferred the Tricha Yearwood version. It has real emotion versus purely technical performing. TY’s version is gorgeous and hits in heart/gut

    • EmmaStoneWannabe says:

      Agree on all accounts. What does a young teenage girl know about how to live or survive without their love? Please.

    • shady says:

      I love both original versions, and from an angsty 14 year old perspective, really felt like I understood love at that age, so at the time, her singing it made sense to me. You would think, Leann would be able to sing that song with all the emotion and raw honesty in the world now that she’s in that real life situation where she must know that she will lose her husband and “how will she live”

    • LAK says:

      i hardly listen to country music or singers but i remember LeAnn’s voice when she put this song out. Song was flat emotionally speaking but the tone of her voice was amazing.

      Listening to the vocal in the video above, she’s lost alot of that tone. That isn’t a good thing. Tha Carly girl barely registered with me although you could see that she’s struggling to follow LeAnn’s lead.

      And when did yodelling become the norm. I am so sick of yodelling, caterwauling, runs from people. That is not singing. And when they do it, they bellow through it. You can hear the lack of vocal training. Singing from their throats and thus ruining their voices. You can hear it in Xtinas voice these days. Her throat sounds ragged.

      mind you with Xtina and LeAnn it’s probably the booze and not taking care of their throats that’s ruined their voices. Just as it happened to Whitney.

      Mariah might be a diva, but she takes care of her voice and it’s still got the tone and quality it was trained to do.

      • Apsutter says:

        Mimi has always taken really good care of her voice and I think the credit goes to her mom who is an opera singer. Mariah has always realized that taking care of her voice is of upmost importance and it shows. Leann most definitely was not “sick” but instead either high as a kite or had been drinking. She performed her new song on Leno the night before and sounded really good while “sick.”

  13. I.want.shoes says:

    A little off topic, but does anyone else think that Carly in pic above looks like a kid version of Stevie Nicks?

    They both sucked, LeAnn sucked the most AND was drunk.

  14. study-er says:

    We give this woman far too much pixel-space (is that a word?).

  15. Jayna says:

    The way she has acted previously was very high off pills and maybe mixed with.some alcohol. She seemed maybe drunk on X-Factor but not spacy like she would be off drugs, mouth dry, etc. I vote alcohol.

  16. Blue says:

    I didn’t think the girl was doing that great before LeAnn and I said out loud “this girl is a finalist?” Granted I have never watched the show, just that clip so maybe she is better with other songs. Butttt LeAnn made a decent performance way worse. She was mumbling through the words and all that yodeling, ugh. Terrible.

  17. sapphire says:

    Burpincg, staggering, grabbing on to the girl for balance, can’t remember the words, no vocal control, pushincg the mike away from the girl’s face. Clearly impaired. And this opinion is all over the internet, not just us jelly, fat, old, bitter h8trs.

  18. marie says:

    her face reminds me of Snarf from Thundercats in those pics, I didn’t watch the show so that’s all I got..

  19. Jayna says:

    Can I just say, looking at those photos again, this is the prettiest LeAnn has looked in forever. You can actually see her eyes. I haven’t seen her actual eyes in I don’t know when in photos. They are always slits these days. She always had a beautiful eye color, kind of grey-blue eyes, and her eyeshadow isn’t awful like has been lately. And her lipstick color on her is gorgeous. She needs to stick to this makeup artist.

    • Cinnamon says:

      agreed. maybe Mateo was fired?

    • hatsumomo says:

      you know Leann reads the comments on this blog. Just the other week when everyone was ragging on her awful makeup, which was when?..Dec. 14th? http://www.celebitchy.com/269557/leann_rimes_in_a_black_jumpsuit_for_the_noh8_party_unflattering_or_not_bad/#comments, she all of a sudden comes out with nicer makeup applied to flatter her features.

      Leann, if you’re reading this and you prolly are, You aint winning. You’re losing.

    • aubonpain says:

      I agree that Leann looks beautiful here.

      She got herself into a mess by falling in love and not handling it well. At the time her husband was being accused of begin gay and she was accused of having drug issues.

      The duet was awkward as if they did not practice enough. I don’t see a drunk or high person here. People need to leave her alone. She’s doing the best she can under circumstances that have moved beyond what she considered when she hooked up with Eddie Cibrian.
      She has talent. She needs to get back to it and focus on that instead of Twittering or Brandi Glanville or Cibrian. Perhaps she can recover.

      • RuddyZooKeeper says:

        And the duet was awkward because the vocalists didn’t perform as a DUO. Carly was absolutely right in assuming she was supposed to take the lead vocal and LR was only there to sing solo through a bit of verse then take a lesser part finding a complementary line or harmony. Obvious! But even if the plan was that two simultaneous and improvised melodies be belted out, it was up to LR to back off when she felt the vocals clashing. She’s the veteran and the guest–she should have recognized the disaster and stopped singing rather than let Carly sound a fool trying not to let LR’s flat notes and nonsense runs pull her own pitch off. — A narcissist will never sing alto. Why did anyone assume LR would make this better?

  20. Mich says:

    I think Carly started subdued on purpose for theatrical effect leading up to LeAnn’s entrance.

    I’m not surprised she threw the kid under the bus – it is where she seems to throw everyone from the ex-wife to the special ed teacher.

    At least now we have a window on what it will sound like when LeAnn and Eddie split and she starts singing breakup songs to her bathroom mirror.

  21. Lisalou says:

    My theory is that she got eyelid surgery and is on meds. Makeup cant explain why we can actually see her eyelids this time.

  22. lucy2 says:

    Her performance was so bad I think she’d be better off saying she was nervous and had a few backstage. Otherwise she’s just a mess who can’t perform anymore.

    I didn’t think the kid’s performance was amazing (but great for a kid) but of the two, she was not the one struggling. That was for sure!

  23. The Original Mia says:

    There’s a whole lot of crazy in those eyes.

  24. Chatcat says:

    The Mayans were wrong…good news.
    Leanne is still making headlines…bad news.

  25. Nicole says:

    Honestly, someone on twitter posted what she wrote on her SSC thingy… if it was written by her it is AMAZING!!!!! She is going on about the media is trying to take away her gifted voice and she won’t let them, and the world hates her for no reason and why is God doing this to her. She is so sad. Really sad. I actually cannot undertand how she is so disconnected from reality and able to walk amoungst society. Shame on her enablers and her MOTHER! Lord knows that mother of her’s is an enabler too, we’ve always heard stories that she always has. It’s a sad situation. I really hope the boys aren’t affected by it.

    • Jayna says:

      I saw on her twitter account where she told her fans she posted something titled, Hmmmmm. I wondered what she was saying. Well, LeAnn, in all her messiness lately, has never really publicly had her voice and talent called into question, just her public life. So this must be humiliating.

      It is very sad. Alcoholics and/or substance abusers are always in denial. I have said this before, her loved ones need to sit her down after the holidays and gently with love do an intervention. Eddie has the power. She will go if he says he will leave her. But I doubt they will do it. She has an album coming out next March and her manager and Eddie and such will all be looking at her as a cash cow and not wanting rehab to taint her doing publicity and hurting the album. Eddie is the one with the power because she loves him so much, but I have zero faith in Eddie.

      • Nicole says:

        I know he won’t try to help her. Her own mother hasn’t! I really feel someone should have reality checked her when she was young. She is too far gone and that’s the sad truth. She doesn’t understand the real world and never will. Hopefully her influence over the boys is minimal.

      • claire says:

        When this next album bombs, and she continues to get offers that are nothing more than state fairs, small casinos and highschool auditoriums, I think he’ll help. But not because he cares, but because it’ll become oh so clear that he hitched on to a sinking ship…or, shrinking wallet, you could say.

    • Linda says:

      Typical of LeAnn, she’s even blaming God now.
      She will never, ever take responsibility for her actions.

  26. CamColty says:

    I love Brits face when the camera cuts to her. It’s halarious

  27. Skins says:

    I must be getting old. Normally I’m as snarky as the next guy or gal on here, but I just don’t see what everybody is talking about here. Granted, the song and the performers sucked, but I didn’t see Leann jumping in front of the girl to block the camera. I would love to say she looked like a drunken slob, but I just don’t see it. As far as trying to upstage the girl don’t see that either. I mean, they brought her out to sing the song, what is she supposed to do, just stand there like a statue and not move. It was just a poor performance by 2 mediocre singers, thats all I saw. Please post some Lohan so I can regain my snark please

    • Jayna says:

      She wasn’t a drunken mess on stage in that sense, but she was drunk. Just off somewhat where you weren’t quite sure what the problem was at first. LeAnn is far from a mediocre singer. She is really pitch perfect and can be a stunning singer. She started out a mess singing. It was like she couldn’t hit the notes so started warbling the words garbled to disguise the fact she couldn’t hit the notes or forgot some words. I don’t know. She missed one or two high notes, no power in her voice. And then her timing, coming in wrong on a part she was singing with the little girl and never meshing with the girl, and then afterwards she knew. I believe that’s why at the end she was hanging on the girl singing or maybe unsteady. I don’t know.

    • Shannon says:

      Yeah I agree. I didn’t see anything but sh*tty singing by both of them. Yes, Leann was louder and yodeling but I didn’t see her stand in front of the girl. I even noticed Leann stoppedsinging a few times to let the girl sing alone. I realize everyone hates Leann because she’s an @sshole but I think everyone is making a bigger deal out of this then need be.

  28. Ojulia123 says:

    That sweet girl was trying so hard to save the song and LeAnn ruined it. Ugh.

  29. Blondie says:

    It’s pretty sad when a thirteen year old has more class and talent than someone with Leeann’s experience. Carly can sing!! Leeann get some help and quit your lying, you were either drunk or high.

  30. Isabel says:

    Edit: was in response to Lee, but his/her comments is suddenly gone..
    Ugh, go away. Hard working people don’t have time to stalk their hubby’s exes, document every moment of their lives on Twitter and whore out children in front of cameras.
    Look for reviews of her concerts, people walk out, call her drunk/medicated/slurring/stumbling etc. And those are her fans, not even the haters.

    This woman indeed is talented, she has a beautiful voice, but she is LOST.

  31. Cam S says:

    I think she was flying high on a lil something. She posted a pre-show picture and her pupils were huge. This is not the first time concert goers have thought she was medicated or drunk, just read some of her concert reviews.

    So yeah, this PLUS the fact that Ms Rimes has been playing in the minor leagues for years now. Casinos, high school auditoriums, fairs etc. She actually sits on the floor barefoot, with lyric sheets in front of her now at her performances. I don’t think she was ready for the big leagues (millions of people watching). Actually, I don’t think she had that many years of touring experience selling out to large stadiums even though she has been in the business for years.

    I also think she was very nervous, and is very insecure. I TOTALLY believe she gave that TMZ quote to give to her lawyer then backtracked. People need to stop kissing her butt. She threw e-online under the bus too when they announced she had gotten engaged (a few years ago) and she denied it, saying they need to get their information straight. Now they reward her and give her an exclusive interview. WHY is everyone so afraid of this nobody? She has zero pull and is an industry joke. I guess it’s because she is so litigious, no one wants a lawsuit so they just give in. What a bully

    • Jayna says:

      You are so wrong. LeAnn has performed in front of millions on TV a lot in 18 years. She has never shown an ounce of nervousness. She performed in front of the President during inauguration in 2004. She has performed on the biggest award shows in front of the same amount of people — actually, far more than X Factor for years, even as recently as 2008. She was on America’s Got Talent and a Christmas special and that America’s Heros show, whatever it’s called, in 2010 I think it was. She is always flawless or at the very least good. Nervous? Nah, more like under the influence and I guess nervous because of that and/or her voice is shot and she was trying to cover. Either one is bad.

      Regarding the lyric sheets, no need to sensationalize. At the end of her concert she sits on the floor for the last song she added to her concerts this year and has lyric sheets laying there because she says she’s not sure if she will need it, Hallelujah. She never really looks at it. One of my favorite singers added a song on his last tour that he said I have the lyric sheets in case I forget. He never needed it but had it. So she has enough issues in her concerts lately (talking too much and/or seems high in some of them), but in those intimate, small venues, sitting there singing such a beautiful song is nothing to criticize. It’s just her choice instead of the stool for her ending song.

      • claire says:

        Why does she need lyric sheets for a song that she sings at every one of her concerts? I don’t get that.

      • Cam S says:

        @ Jayna:

        I did not say she NEVER performed in front of large audiences. I simply stated that she has not sold out to large audiences in years. And never steadily from what I remember. She has been on the fair, casino circuit for a while. That is a FACT. I was merely stating maybe she is rusty (obviously) and nervous. It shows!

        She has been living the life of a professional fame-ho and bikini poser instead of selling out stadiums. The tabloid life has been her focus for the past 3 years and that is also a fact. Perhaps if she had focused on her career instead she would not have performed so poorly. General consensus 9 to 1 is that her performance sucked.

      • Lulu says:

        +1 on Jayna’s comment. Like her or not, LeAnn has always given great performances, with poise. I didn’t see that in this video. Her voice was hoarse and she seemed ‘off’. I wouldn’t say straight drunk, but maybe a combo of uppers, opiates and alcohol.

        If she needs the world to love and approve of her in order to feel good about herself, she will never be happy. It is a downward spiral. She needs to retreat from the public and take care of matters at home, before she loses her family and herself.

        I feel for her, because I know she is in a great deal of pain to be doing what she is doing to herself. At first it was infuriating, but now it’s getting sad. And I worry for the boys.

      • Sal says:

        Sorry but I believe you are the one who is wrong and missing the point. It is bad enough that she takes off her shoes, it is really very dirty and very rude to take off your shoes in public especially when performing. But sitting on the floor? Was she raised in a barn? And I don’t even know why she requires a stool. Can’t she stand and sing like most normal singers? What is wrong with her, that she can’t keep her clothes on (shoes) and stand, for one hour? She is filthy and utterly unprofessional.

    • Zombie Shortcake says:

      If I remember correctly, toward the end of his life, Michael Hutchence also took to performing barefoot. And his demeanor/behavior seemed off.

  32. Dinah says:

    Just because Leann issues a denial does not make that denial the truth. She was on something that impaired her and depressed her coordination & judgement- whether alcohol or some type of other depressant- tiny pupils in the presence of a flash, y’all, not pinpoint, but I’m just saying opiates constrict- anyway Carly did some mad ad libbing vocally to try to harmonize with LR. And while she did well, she really has to grow physically to further develop her best voice. But great job for a 13 year old child. Give her another five years.

  33. Paloma says:

    Once again, LeAnn is embroiled in some drama of her own making, and Brandi has not lifted a finger. If I were Brandi, I would be smiling.

    • candigirl says:

      Exactly. All Brandi needs to do is let Leann be Leann without comment. For instance, if you don’t have the money for lawyers (retainers can start at $50K -$100K for child custody cases in LA) and Leann puts your kids in dangerous situations: your 5 yr old being chased by paps across the street while noone holds his hand, Leann makes him ride a bike w/o training wheels or helmet for the cameras etc. Just call the tabloids and put it out there without comment. If this happens enough the audience leaves her, she is pressured to seek help, Eddie loses $$ and the kids might spend more time with the responsible parent.

    • Jessica says:

      I believe that Eddie’s point of “enough” will be in 2013. Its all over man’s face that he is checked out. I think he might be waiting to see how her album does and then he’s out. And considering how poorly her two singles are selling right now, we all now the album will tank, too.

  34. Samigirl says:

    Regardless, it was crappy of her to have her lawyer release that statement. Even if it were true (which it isn’t), she shouldn’t have said that. That is NOT professional. When you’re only known these days for being a twitter wh*re and a drama queen, you need to be gracious and own up to your mistake, not throw a child under the bus. So classless.

    And then saying that you never released that statement, I’m SURE that’s not the first time TMZ has spoken to her rep/lawyer/whatever. They know who he is, so surely they wouldn’t mess that up.

  35. Theskinny says:

    Maybe all that crazy twitching is acceptable in small venue’s? I love how Leno pointed out they always play the same venue’s. Um…a singer of her caliber should not be playing at the same small venue as a stand up comic. That should tell you right there she has lost it all.

  36. Lyle says:

    It would suck to be LeAnn Rimes today. She must be getting tired of digging that hole she is going to bury herself in.

  37. Rita says:

    On the X-Factor, two country singers achieved what they so desperately wanted to accomplish. One won a 5 million dollar recording contract and the other ensured she’d continue to be the youngest person ever to have won a Grammy.

  38. dorothy says:

    Drunk with insecurity, narcissism and desperation.

  39. Jennifer says:

    I just watched the video a few minutes ago.
    * No, LeAnn was not sober
    * I love the look Carly gave her like “WTF are you doing?”
    *I thought Carly did a great job, for her age.
    * I think Carly did a great job of trying to find the difference in notes LeAnn was throwing out there. WTF was that?
    *LeAnn is a completely narcissistic biatch
    * Congrats, Eddie. You have yourself a full blown cray on your hands. Good job!

  40. Hmmm says:

    Can we just finally put her on the train back to Whoville and let the Grinch take it from there?

  41. valleymiss says:

    Leann better rent that awful Country Strong movie (which I rented as a hoot)…Leann is SO the Gwenyth character and Carly Rose is SO the Leighton Meester part. Lol!

  42. Gisele says:

    If Eddie actually did love her and not just the lifestyle she provides him, he would be helping her. He would have stopped her from making a fool of herself the way she did on Wednesday. Where is her Mother? Her Bonus Dad? Her record producer/best friend? How can they not see what everyone else, save a few fans, who seem to have immense personal problems themselves, see happening to her? Enabling someone is not supporting them. There is something seriously wrong with LeAnn and because she is surrounded by yes men, who all seem to be in deep denial themselves, she will just continue spiraling until something really awful happens. I think that many who doubted her damage, got to see first hand what a mess she is with this fiasco on X-factor and her choice to throw a 13 year old under the bus, rather than be accountable for her own mistakes. Being LeAnn, she’ll probably find a way to blame Brandi and her supporters for everything, like she always does. This isn’t going to end well.

    • Jayna says:

      I so agree with you. Spot on. This isn’t a one-off happening. I posted some links to this summer with LeAnn high on stage. Plus, you just know Eddie and others see her high and drunk all the time at home. LeAnn adores Eddie. Why wouldn’t he do what’s right for her and get her help?

      It isn’t just that. Her behavior the last couple of years is disturbing. First the extreme weight loss, but that seems to be under control. But the stalking Brandi’s twitter and copying her clothes and posting similar things is bizarre. I didn’t know the extent of it until someone posted all the examples. I once said when I saw a few it was like LeAnn was back in high school that she never got to go through and was a mean girl getting the guy. But after seeing the extent to which she sits on twitter and copies postings of Brandi almost immediately and/or wears the same clothes it isn’t being a mean girl issue I don’t think. It truly is mental issues. No one in their right mind, and especially someone who is a respected singer, a millionaire, and has — well, had up until then a still successful career, would spend their time on twitter trying to become the ex-wife and even taunt her by posting what she says very soon after, like the just recently sushi remark, the red lipstick remark, the dermatologist remark, and buying the same clothes, and switching over to all Brandi’s medical doctors is bizarre. That is someone honestly who has mental issue and maybe the substance abuse exacerbated that behavior, but it’s not normal. It’s honestly so sad and pathethic but also kind of frightening.

      How can Eddie, who has heard about most of this bizarre behavior from Brandi back when or whomever, sit by and watch a once stable person descend into this type of behavior and not, A, get her help, if he loves her, or, B, be freaked out and leave her?

      Truthfully, I am really sad for LeAnn, that she has become this, because I do think it’s mental issues at this point coupled with addiction. Addicts and/or alcoholics live in their own reality they create. This latest fiasco has probably destroyed any chance of her album doing even decent, putting a further nail in the coffin regarding her recording career.

      And Eddie just keeps on living in the lap of luxury, enjoying the financial perks, with LeAnn footing the bill and yet spiraling more and more while he sits by.

      • Gisele says:

        I know that she’s behaved deplorably and that so many really hate her, but I feel terrible watching this happen. When I see old clips of her speaking and singing, looking healthy and dare I say it attractive and compare them to now, it saddens me and horrifies me, It isn’t in Eddie’s best interest for LeAnn to be healthy and Eddie only cares about Eddie, if we are being honest. Not his children or his wife. He can’t manipulate her and use her if she’s healthy. He can’t exploit her insecurities and use her money and status (albeit waning) against Brandi, if LeAnn is healthy because she wouldn’t be having it. The SWFing is bizarre and when you look at the evidence laid out, it really is scary and screams unstable. Her twitter reads like it’s what she wishes her life was like, rather than what it actually is. Loving husband, blessed in every way, perfect career and blissful extended family and amazing friends. All of whom are ignoring a drowning woman. To say it’s sad doesn’t even begin to cover it.

      • Jayna says:

        Gosh, Giselle, the way you put it saddens me even more. I have great memories of the LeAnn she was until Eddie and it’s very sad to see her deterioration in so many areas. It’s quite shocking actually. And, you’re so right, all of this is in Eddie’s best interests and why it’s gone on for so long. And her twitter postings are LeAnn’s fantasy version of her life, you’re right. Very sad.

        And I know people want to post that LeAnn has always been ugly and has to pay to get a hot guy, etc. It’s really bull. LeAnn was a very cute girl, with a cute flirty personality, and was talented until she destroyed her looks for Eddie. LeAnn could have left her ex and moved on to another good-looking guy like a musician in Nashville (maybe not Eddie type hot) and been loved for more than her money easily.

        Seeing her with Chris Issak (I love him) here and how cute and normal and talented she was is sad. I hope she finds her way back, but I doubt it as long as she’s with Eddie.
        LeAnn and Chris Issak:

      • candigirl says:

        Interesting insight Jayna. In the past I would have said Leann’s pathological meltdown and delusion was the Borderline/narcissism exacerbated by pills and alcohol, (she was definitely on something with Carly and has been panned in concert for the same behavior)
        But the latest exposing her breast for national media the day Brandi had a breast tumor removed, frightened me more. You know, there is such a thing as brain damage from chronic drug/alcohol use. Charlie Sheen and Michael Jackson are examples of this. They got progressively worse over time. I think we are seeing this with Leann. Her judgement is totally impaired, especially when it comes to children. The pedophile cake was a warning shot. She has never grown up psychologically and needs treatment. Those around her benefit from her illness. Eddie Cibrian is the Brooke Mueller in this situation.
        Also I think you’re right Gisele, Eddie thought he could manipulate Leann and use her money and obsession to really hurt Brandi and get revenge. He didn’t understand the child star pathology. He has created a monster.

      • Linda says:

        But Jayna, LeAnn already had someone who loved her, his name was Dean Sheremet.

      • littlestar says:

        Wow Jayna, thanks for posting that. Wow just incredibly sad. That was an amazing performance with Chris Isaac – which is PROOF she is MORE than capable of performing a duet with someone else and having it sound terrific. She seemed normal, healthy, and happy there. I’m convinced now she was high and/or drunk out of her mind last night and truly had no idea what she was doing and how bad she sounded. Add in her mental issues and she truly has no clue how much she messed up that performance. She needs to watch that Chris Isaac duet and then the one with Carly Rose and see for herself what the public has been saying for years now…

    • Nolove says:

      I agree. She would do ANYTHING he asked of her. He just needs to care and show her love. I dont think it will happen due to his pride. I dont think he would like Brandi to have the upper hand in this mind by proving her right. It would be to much and could hurt his custody agreement. Its all just unhealthy.

      LR is the one that keep saying their are awesome over and over so now getting her help without a complete fall out is way trickier.

    • Kat says:

      You can’t help someone who won’t help herself. We don’t and can’t really know the dynamic in their household. Methinks LeAnn needs to take responsibility for LeAnn, like any other grown-up.

  43. Stars and Stripes says:

    This is definitely a one up for BC just to prove why she does not want LR around her boys alone.

  44. Rita says:

    This is what happens in musical duets when an angel has to sing with an angelfish.

  45. Lachica says:

    Bitch was drunkenly competing with a 13 year old. Can she possibly get more pathetic? This is the competitive side to MeAnn that irks Brandi. Bitch competes over every damn thing.

  46. Hahahahaha says:

    He wasnt drunk, AND I NEVER EAT CHOCOLAT;) no really, i dont..*shruggs*

  47. Stuart Horsely says:

    This from another site, lol!! :D

    “Dear” LeAnn,

    You’re a rancid twatwaffle. Also, you’re getting some thunder thighs. Better step up the binging, pig.

    The World

  48. Memphis says:

    Drunk, drugged or perfectly sober..it was bad!!

    I am not a Leann fan, but she had a good voice and use to sing the sh*t out of that song! She’s been going downhill for a while now and on the show her timing was off, her voice was awful, she looked impaired and she overshadowed -intentionally or otherwise- a young girl when it was her night to shine…. And then she goes and throws Carly under the bus!

    That’s not professional, that’s not adult, and it’s not acceptable.

    But we all know she will just continue to blame EVERYONE else for the mess she’s made of her life. Accepting responsibility is something she has yet to learn.

  49. KellyinSeattle says:

    I think she’s (mistakenly in her narcissism) reaching for a reality show. She would love that. I can’t listen to the song on my computer, but sounds like a mess. Yodeling is where I say no thanks.

  50. ravencurls says:

    Don’t know if LeAnn was or was not drunk or drugged. Do know that the person(s) who made the decision to invite LeAnn to duet with this kid are probably drunk and/or drugged. Given the well documented, unstable nature of LeAnn’s mind in recent months, you’d think anyone with a decent brain would have realized this “duet” (more like a duel) was a bad, bad idea.
    I used to sing a lot and have performing experience. Certainly not in front of such a huge crowd, but in front of large audiences. In my humble opinion, LeAnn did not show one ounce of support for this kid during this dreadful “performance.” Too bad. Britney Speers’ reaction said it all.

  51. Lisa says:

    So she wasn’t inebriated, but she IS irrelevant. She should understand that: both letters start with her favourite letter, I.

  52. Grace says:

    So she’s on anti-anxiety meds like xanax for her “stress” or anti-depressants like Prozac because Brandi “makes her sad”.
    If it’s anything else, like anti-psychotics, Eddie is in deep trouble.
    All of those drugs cause weight gain which is probably why she’s okay with the pregnancy rumors.

  53. hatsumomo says:

    This chick is ALWAYS sick whenever she gets panned for bad performances. You’d think after all the years of performing she’d be a pro by now to either not go on or sail through it, but no, its not her fault. Its the little girl’s fault, God, her frail health etc….Just admit it all ready, she gave a bad performance that was no one’s fault but her own.

  54. Thea says:

    First, only professional I saw was a 13 yr old girl. Second, if Leann would go after, take another womans husband, she would surely throw a 13 yr old under the bus. I am amazed she just didnt cock her leg up and piss on her. Plus, she looks just like Steven Tyler with that big mouth on TMZ. She needs to step back, go on a long vacation, and Eddie needs to get the 5150 paperwork ready.

    • Nolove says:

      I agree. Rumors are circulating that Eddie is developing a healthy drinking problem too and has check out emotionally. This could be were shit takes a worse turn.

      LR will need comfort and he is not there anymore. Just around but wont help her or give her any emotional support. They seem to enable each other. He is more than quick to jump at Brandi but now nothing. He hasn’t said anything in her behalf. It says a lot of the dynamics in that house. I think he only does jump at Brandi because she makes me or badgers him until he does but this time there is not blame to be place or excuse that he can muster. She was wasted and everyone knows. this could hurt his custody agreement and she is so far gone she doesn’t consider any of that.

      A girlfriend of mine did have ex take her children in court full time when she developed severe depression and pill problem. All you need is proof in the court of law and that is what did it. She is better now because she snapped out of it and got help but I dont see this happening with these two.

      I really don’t feel she cares about Eddie either. She just WANTED him at any cost and it didn’t change how low her self esteem way. He thought he had a lucky break with a wealthy sugar mama but its just a deeply fractured wreck at the end of the day. That kind of life sucking personality is tolerable for only so long. I dont care if its my dream man if he acts like Leann its nightmarish at best.

  55. Louise says:

    Of course she was drunk or on drugs or more likely both.

    She’s crazy, and naturally she’ll deny it to the end of her days.

    Lindsay Lohan also denies she’s a druggie.


  56. Good_as_Gold says:

    Everyone seems to enjoy a good leanne bashing session. lol

    In fairness, she ruined the performance for the poor kid.

  57. Kat says:

    I remember what a talented force LeAnn Rimes was when she debuted, but I suppose the entertainment industry (and narcissism … and a sense of entitlement … and illicit substances …) ruined her. Now she’s insane.

  58. Dee Cee says:

    She was very jealous.. about the same drunken callous emotion and showoff intent emerged..

  59. nomorerimes says:

    LeAnn claims! She is a pathelogical (sp)liar! Of course she would claim she wasn’t drunk!!She wouldn’t know the truth if it hit her in the face!

  60. nomorerimes says:

    I watched the entire season of XFactor and believe me, Carly could sing anything really well–even love songs! Even Simon was amazed at how good she was at comprehending the emotions of songs at the age of 13. She in no way was nervous all those weeks. If there was any nervousness it might have been because she knew the condition of LR just before they went on stage. That would throw anyone off praying that she and LR could get through it without the trainwreck that it became. Gotta give Carly a lot of credit. It wasn’t her strongest and best performance but with who and what she had to work with–she did as good as could be! Shame on LR for saying Carly was nervous! She hadn’t been until that duet.

    • claire says:

      I’ve been following Carly the entire season and have been a big supporter. And obviously, I follow this drama over here. Never in a million years did I expect these two worlds to collide. I thought the Xfactor was safe from the taint of this woman. But nope! She came on and pooped on the whole thing! Leave it to Rimes to to F up everything that she comes in contact with. I’m still just stunned that this girl’s great season ended this way!

  61. skuddles says:

    MeAnn should probably just woman-up (donkey-up??) and say okay yeah, I was loaded. Sh-tfaced. Did some pills too. I was so out of it I couldn’t even hold the plate of food they gave me to sober my ass up. And then just weather the storm. Because otherwise she has to take full responsibility for that horribly embarrassing performance and admit she consciously attempted to steal the spotlight from a CHILD.

  62. Amanda says:

    Im so tired of seeing her everywhere i cant wait until she fades away. which would have happened because movies like northern lights would not have kept her in the public eye but soon her fake marriage is going to end and she is going to get another 3 years of relevancy out of it. ship her kanye and kim to a island and they can all feed eachothers enormous egos

  63. Lil says:

    She is just a sad, sorry mess in my opinion. She takes NO responsibility for anything; always blames everything on something or someone outside herself. Always talks in metaphors to twist the truth into her truth. The People in her life are no help to her; they only enable her behavior. No one close to her is being honest with her. She now blames God and the media for stealing her thunder, but Santa Claus is going to make it all better.

  64. citygirlsf says:

    Wow…she looks very pretty in the two middle pictures. What’s different?

  65. katherine says:

    Cannot stand the horrid cow.

  66. Linda says:

    LeAnn will forever be known as the person who ruined it for Carly Rose….amongst other things.

    It’s called KARMA!!!!!

    • Jayna says:

      Not really. The news cycle is all of 24/48 hours, on to the next thing.

      Anyone who watches these award shows knows they aren’t won on a guest duet performance. She performed her own solo performances that night. That’s what they are won on. If anything, Carly probably had fans even voting more for her because of the controversy.

  67. lindy loo says:

    Her career is over. She’s a laughing stock. And she can only blame herself.

  68. kdub says:

    Who’s idea was it to pair her with Carly? That was horrible. Anyone familiar with Carly on Xfactor had to be wondering what they were thinking. Carly is unbelievably talented and could have done a duet with anyone who was not impaired.

  69. Kosmos says:

    I watched the performance, and I’ve watched Carly perform on X-Factor many times during this season, and she’s phenomenal. All performances are practiced, of course, so would the one be with Carly and LeAnn. Given that, I would assume that Carly Rose knew what to expect and when each of them was going to sing and how it would go. When LeAnn came out, I thought her voice was strong, but nice. As the song progressed, there were a few times when she seemed to give too many strong overpowering vocal changes given that she was doing a duet with a non-professional. I don’t know what LeAnn’s personality is really like, but she did seem a bit over-exaggerated, but I think it’s wrong to assume she was drunk. However, having seen LeAnn several times before, I thought she just didn’t look her best on the show. She looked hard-core and I’ve never seen her look that way before. Maybe it was too much eye makeup or the hair. Maybe she was just ‘doing her thing’ and singing with a little too much emphasis given the situation, but I think we’re being too hard on her.

  70. Angie says:

    All I can really say is I dont watch this show, except for on Youtube. As in, I only watch Carley’s performances, ever since her audition went kinda viral way back and I fell head over heels for her voice. I’m rooting for her, big time, and think she is going to be huge. Her voice is pure, powerful, and completely without pretense like most singers these days. She’s EFFORTLESSLY talented. LeAnn had NO interest in doing a duet; in her mind, this was her big moment, her ‘come back’ … it was obvious, and all she did was further embarrass herself. LeAnn, she didn’t need your help singing, but for the first time ever I’m agreeing with the choir: if anyone needs help, girl, it’s you.

  71. Jules says:

    It’s no secret Rimes has been on meds for anxiety/depression. I doubt she was drunk, but she was probably a little stoked up meds wise. Her voice was a little off somehow…sounded more like wailing than singing. I thought she came on a bit too strong considering the amateur she performed with. I don’t watch reality shows and never heard Carly sing before, but based on what I heard she probably didn’t deserve to win. For the record…I detest Rimes, but I doubt she’s to blame for Carly’s loss. If anything, I did get the impression while Rimes sang, that she was indeed trying to help Carly…watch her hands while she’s singing and looking right at Carly. And imo Carly was picking up on those cues. Kinda like…come on girl…you can do it. Whatever tho…Cary’s not a bad singer, but not the greatest I ever heard either. Seems to me she lost fair and square.

  72. Sal says:

    “The Full Aniston”, hahaha, love it. Aniston and Rimes are so much alike, not just drinking.

  73. candigirl says:

    More Swf-ing:
    Brandi on 12/16
    “Did “This is 40″ open in the movies yet? I need to see it!”
    Leann on 12/22
    “So This Is 40″ is awesome! Must see”

  74. baja says:

    I warn you all: DO NOT EVEN TRUST HER KITTY, folks!!

  75. jilly says:

    There has to be a special place in hell for people like LeAnn Rimes. She destroyed any chance of this poor kid winning this contest by behaving as if she herself was a fricking contestant competing for the prize. Remember when Diana Ross shoved the other Supremes out of the way of her spotlight? That’s what LeAnn was like. Shameful and disgusting. I hope she rots in hell for all her crimes, known and unknown.

  76. kim says:

    I just noticed the HUGE Blue vein that up the middle of her forhead and forks into two, and now that’s the only thing I see when I look at her

  77. indi says:

    She would be better off admitting she was under the influence of something to excuse that pathetic performance rather than blaming the child and accusing everyone of being “jealous haters”. Then again she is getting alot of publicity, albeit negative, so I suppose in her substance addled brain its “winning”.

  78. Rita says:

    I have discovered the facility where LeAnn went for “stress and anxiety” treatment and for once she did not lie.

    The facility is located in Las Vegas at the Hardrock Cafe Beachlife Hotel. They have a designated pool party called Rehab. Yes, that’s the name where party goers by the hundreds for Rehab.

    I’m pretty sure she checked in under the name Brandy Rhymes and I’m currently investigating if there was a spike in Don Julio sales. I’ve also asked a “friend” to check all the security videos for a finger sucking bleached blonde.

  79. Cirque28 says:

    LeAnn appears to have had a non-surgical eyelift. You can get Botox injected in such a way that it temporarily lifts your upper lids and makes you look more wide-eyed. One of my girlfriends had this done and had a very similar result as LR. But it’s extremely temporary. Although my friend’s forehead stayed frozen for the full time, her eyes were basically back to normal within a week or 2. (Gravity is a bitch, I guess.) She said it took a ton of Botox, too.

  80. xoxokaligrl says:

    The most embarrassing thing is that she is trying to out-sing a 13 year old.

    Terrible and uncoordinated.

  81. Riana says:

    I didn’t see drunk but Lord…that was a trainwreck from beginning to end.

    I don’t watch X Factor, wouldn’t know that little girl from any other on the street, but she started off quite weak and unimpressive – then LeAnne came in doing far too much and just wailing and bellowing.

    That was painful to watch.

  82. Deanne says:

    So LeAnn bought Eddie a house for Christmas. Bonus! Community property says he gets half and we all know he didn’t pony up one cent toward it. Sometimes I get the feeling that Eddie is setting LeAnn up for a big fall. Beyond him being a cheating dog. Like he had a good thing going, she ruined it and he’s going to take her for all she’s worth. I don’t think she has any clue. What loving husband would encourage his wife to go on live television when they are obviously not up to it?

    • nomorerimes says:

      And just think what could happen if she is committed somewhere for real extended mental therapy!!! Guess who would be in control of the family finances???!!!!

    • Theskinny says:

      According to some alleged source who supposedly knows them both, that is EXACTLY what he is doing. He despises her. This “source” said that a year ago to someone on twitter. Do not know how true that is, but interesting that rumor came out when they were renewing their vows, and now the cracks are showing.

      • brin says:

        Interesting…it’s like the battle of the master manipulators. I just remember Brandi’s response to “Eddie’s” email saying that he is miserable and I bet he is. Wewe better watch out.

      • Deanne says:

        He looks miserable most of the time. Like seriously miserable. It actually radiates off of him and makes me think that his desire to NOT be alone with her is why they spend so much time with the kids and vacationing with others. Really, if you are so hot for your new wife, do you really want another couple tagging along wherever you go? Doubt it. I think he’s just biding his time with her. He’s a master manipulator. He lied to his first wife for years and hid it well. He even manipulated it so that the Bronco her Father gave to them, ended up all his. He’s working that same angle again. I think that LeAnn is just a means to and ends for him. She pays the bills, keeps him in Don Julio and child support and is taking the majority of the heat for the affair and it’s aftermath. If he really did love her, or even care about her, he’d get her off Twitter ASAP, would be much more vocal in his support and wouldn’t look like he wants to be anywhere but by her side. She’s been renting houses since they got together. Now that she’s buying one, he’ll be entitled to his own share of it if they split. She’s already bought him cars and the house, will of course be in his name as well. People always ask why he’s with an unattractive woman who’s obviously unstable, but they are missing the point that he has to make this whole thing worth his while. I’d say that right now, Eduardo is a man with a plan.

      • candigirl says:

        Great post Deanne. I agree. Someone said Mr. Ed looks like he has cancer. I think he looks like that and more, very miserable. But like you, I think it’s his choice. He is working hard for his pay off. I see him looking to get as much $$ and stuff as he can from her into his name. He is having her pay for everything and he saves it for when they break up. I think that his kids and Brandi are bargaining chips in their relationship. He lets her do what she wants with them (paps, SSC pics, public appearances, stalking, revenge stunts) she gets to play house and in return gives him money and attention. Also, Leann doesn’t demand too much of him, which is why you see so little public support by him. He is giving her the space and rope to hang herself with. She has referred a few times to their mutual anger at each other over the outing of the affair. What she means is his anger and hatred at her for manipulating him into this situation: i.e. no way out but to marry her. Very good point about him being a deceptive liar for years in his first marriage. That’s his character, sneaky, narcissistic, manipulative. I don’t think he likes women very much, they are there to serve his needs. So he’ll cut Leann off when he’s done with her. The interesting part of this is that I don’t see that happening for awhile, until she stops being a cash cow, and we all know she’ll rob banks to keep him in Don Julio and waitresses.

  83. truthful says:

    Simon was asked and he smirked and gave a side eye—like SHE WAS drunk.

    he said “no, she was not drunk” and did a huge smirk, roll of the eye and then stifled a huge laugh but grinned and said she is welcome back.

  84. Holden says:

    LOL, a doctor prescribed it, so it is professional! I wonder how many times Eddie has had to tell her she did great on the show?

  85. TheTruthHurts says:

    I am shocked that LeAnn did not pull out the “I had the flu” card to cover for the Carly Rose debacle. I mean, she had already tweeted a day or so before she was getting a cold, why not use that perfect cover? She never failed to use it before and it would have brought sympathy from SOME folks if she really worked it right, saying something along the lines of,:

    “I had been coming down with something for the past couple days, I was not feeling or singing at my usual best, but the last thing I wanted to do was disappoint this young girl and cancel at the last minute for a live show. I hope that any weakness in my performance that night due to my illness did not cause Carly to lose any votes for her final performance as she is a wonderful, talented singer.”

    See? It’s not that hard. Damn, she should hire me as her publicist and get rid of those horrible reps she has working for her that only dig her deeper in her hole. One of my first suggestions to her would be to dump that alleged cheating husband of hers and present herself as a woman who was wronged but will not take it anymore. Then she can go on a whole media tour about being a strong woman and believing in yourself, how you should be treated by a man, et. etc. She could even then write a book about it which she will love because it will make her more like Brandi. Anyway, from my lips to God’s ears, right ladies?

  86. brin says:

    Twas the night before Christmas and all through Le’s house not a creature was stirring, not even a louse.
    (Because he was with his mistress)

    Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!

  87. Ginger says:

    Yah, okay…the sick excuse? Not buying it! I’m sick right now and I know I cannot sing a note. If she was really sick she should have bowed out of the performance. Way to go throwing a 13 year old under the bus Leanne!

  88. Zombie Shortcake says:

    And a Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays to everyone at Celebitchy!!!

  89. lainey says:

    don’t believe that curb records will release that loser album of hers. record companies need to make money for their investment. not happening with that album of her cheating life. her single just released went as far as 24 and rapidly has fallen, now it is at 83. way to go Leann. check on I tunes. Merry Christmas to all. Peace

    • Vesper says:

      U have obviously not read any of the reviews of Borrowed, or of LeAnn’s last album – Lady and Gentleman. Most critics said it was her best album yet. There is no reason that this upcoming album won’t yield the same consistently positive reviews.

      LeAnn has been tied to Curb Records since she was 13. Her original contract was signed by her father, and she went to court years ago to have them release her. They wouldn’t because she continuously produced albums that made them money. That isn’t about to change just because a bitter, vindictive group of women wish it would.

  90. Vesper says:

    It’s so tiring watching ppl. hate on someone to the point where it twists their perceptions into something beyond ridiculous.

    I have no clue why people think LeAnn was drunk. She didn’t wobble. Her voice was flawless. When she spoke she didn’t slur.

    As for the performance, why would anyone think it was a good idea for an inexperienced 13 year old with a weak voice to do a duet with an amazingly gifted singer who has been performing for almost 20 years. It was bound to fail.

    • nomorerimes says:

      Amazing how some people refuse to see the truth! She did wobble–she did burp–she did slur! Now what program did you watch? Carly is not inexperienced and does not have a weak voice and she was not nervous during the entire season! IF she was nervous for this duet, it was probably because she knew the condition of LR and was worried that it would turn out like it did–shocking people and wondering what LR was on or drinking.

      LR may have been an “amazingly gifted singer” at one time but she is not now. Read some of her concert reviews! She thinks she is so much better than what she really is. Her career is shot!

    • Sal says:

      Vesper. Please. Just stop it! Everyone who saw the concert could see she was lurching and staggering. She had enough of a job just standing still on the spot for 3 seconds let alone singing. Are you really that much of a loon and a so star-struck and brainwashed that you will lie for her? That you will tell a lie on this board about what you actually saw? Unless you are visually impaired, there is no way, NO WAY, you can say she was not drunk. Even music industry commentators are saying the same thing; she was WASTED. I think they’d know, its their industry. They’ve seen enough drunk and/or high musos on stage to know. Its sad when the girl’s voice was much stronger than Leann’s weak sluring voice. Have you checked out web blogs, news blogs, twitter? YouTube? They almost all say the same thing. So YOU are in the minority. And for Leann and low cruel people like you to blame LEANN’S drunkeness, lurching, staggering and slurring on a 12 year old child just shows how low, bitter, vindictive and BRAINWASHED *you* are. You’d have to be lower than a snake’s belly to blame a 12 year old for yourself being drunk, burping, slurring and staggering. That Leeann passed blame onto a CHILD says that she is absolute scum. Filth. Those that echo her and sychophantically say the same things and defend her are no better and are as low as she is. How dare you! You should be ashamed!!

  91. floridaseaturtle says:

    Everybody noticed. Even my husband did. And I had to remind him who she was.

  92. lindy loo says:

    How can anyone watch her “singing” and say something wasn’t majorly wrong with Falcor?
    But enough of that, I’m off to stare at her hugely flaring nostrils again and also try and determine if there are actually eyes hiding in those slits.