LeAnn Rimes arranges candid bikini photo shoots with the paparazzi: SHOCK.

Chalk this one up to yet another “No Sh-t Sherlock” story from Radar, about on par with their story a few weeks about LeAnn Rimes “copying everything Brandi Glanville does.” Radar’s current LeAnn story is “LeAnn Rimes’ Pap Photos Are Arranged! She Has A Deal With Photogs!” O RLY?!?! You would never be able to guess. EVER!! As we discussed a few days ago, LeAnn, Eddie and some of their friends went down to Cabo for NYE. LeAnn has been posing for paparazzi photos non-stop, always in her bikini – go here to see. We don’t have access to the photos because SURPRISE – they’re all done by the same exclusive photo agency that works WITH celebrities on those special “candid” photo-ops that celebrities want you to see (see also: Jennifer Aniston’s engagement ring debut, Blake Lively’s first post-wedding photos). Here’s more of this absolutely SHOCKING development:

LeAnn Rimes is often photographed showing off her banging bikini body and walking casually with her husband Eddie Cibrian and his children by the paparazzi but RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned that these photos aren’t spontaneous and that she has a deal with photographers to take the pictures!

The 30-year-old singer who famously hooked up with Brandi Glanville’s husband is often snapped outside of restaurants, shopping or going to and from the airport, but these photos are all set up, RadarOnline.com confirmed.

LeAnn and photographers have been dealing with each other for years a source confirmed.

Photogs follow LeAnn wherever she may be, in Los Angeles, on tour and even when she’s out of the country in Cabo San Lucas, because she’s tipped them off to her location.

They snap the photos, almost always flattering of LeAnn, and then sell them through a paparazzi agency!

Multiple sources have confirmed the deal to RadarOnline.com, saying that “LeAnn wants good pictures out there. She wants to look good and she wants people to see how she looks happy with Eddie, that’s why she does that.”

[From Radar]

LeAnn admitted as much to Chelsea Handler a year ago! She told Chelsea that for the sake of her privacy (hahaha), LeAnn sets up paparazzi photo ops so that the paparazzi will leave her alone, because that isn’t a dumb, convoluted reason for a C-lister famewhore. But I do find it interesting to see which candid photo-ops LeAnn arranges – because I suspect there are many with her step-sons, and basically every time she’s in a bikini too.

Last thing – here’s a fun preview of a Star Mag story which we’ll cover in full tomorrow: “LeAnn Rimes is letting Eddie Cibrian spend all of her money — he buys her expensive gifts but she pays the bills — and she had to sell her house in Nashville to keep the money flowing.” Yep. I believe that.

Photos courtesy of LeAnn’s Twitter, Fame/Flynet.

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  1. judyjudy says:

    Learn needs a new game, this recycled non-drama was stale months ago.

  2. brin says:

    Yeah, no news there and even the Star story (which should be good) isn’t surprising since we know Eddie’s only with Leann for the $$$.

  3. Mich says:

    I know she is nuts and more than a little mean but I find everything about her to be just sad.

  4. Samigirl says:

    File this under more sh*t we already knew. We get more photos of MeAnn than we do Brad and Angie or Barack and Michelle, all of which are considerably more important and popular than she. Since we all know you read this, sweetie, please get a clue. Not one person cares to see you run through the airport with the children, feeling up Liz on your vacation, or anything else of the sorts. Go bray in private, and maybe some of the backlash will ease up! Psycho.

  5. dorothy says:

    I honestly wouldn’t be surprised if she paid the “pap’s” to take pictures. I suspect she realizes she has become virtually irrelevant to the public.

    • V4Real says:

      Poor girl trying to stay relevant. When was the last time she actually had a hit song?

      I know paps use long range lens but those photos looks as if the person taking the pics were right there on the boat with them. This was definetely arranged by Leanne.

      On a different note, I met Eddie a few years back while he was still married to Brandi and doing that show filmed in NY called Third Watch. I was working as a bartender in a gentlemans club and he visited there, more than once. I’m not saying that anything is wrong with men going to strip clubs but he took one of the dancers phone numbers and she said they made plans to meet up after her shift. She was so excited she couldn’t keep it to herself. Oops maybe I said too much but he’s a douch so I don’t care. I’ve met quite a few celebs that way but don’t make a habit of putting them on blast but I don’t care about Eddie even though he was really nice.

      • MorticiansDoItDeader says:

        @V4real, don’t keep us in suspense! Who else have you met?

      • V4Real says:

        Believe me not any of the hottie celebs I would have loved to have met, with the exception of two or three. We mainly got a lot of soap opera and tv actors as well as rappers. The club is located in a high traffic area two blocks from the David Letterman studio. But I’ll tell you this, one actor who was at the height of his fame at the time came in and got dance after dance with this beautiful Black Dancer; he kept telling her “I love You”. He was like a puppy dog in love. I never thought much of this and the reason I mention she was Black is because I read a Blind on CDAN that said this actor doesn’t have gf’s often but has a thing for strippers (African American Strippers). So now a few years after meeting him and reading that blind it takes me back to that night and I just go oh, now I get it. That’s one blind I can vouch for being true because no other dancer in that club could distract my boy from his BAPS (Black American Princess). After she rolled him for several dances, he just walked out and I never saw him in there again. On a funnier note the old actor Richard Dreyfuss came in a few times and on one of his visits he lost his wallet and all the waitresses helped him look for it but he never found it.

        I did meet RDJ back in 2003 but not in the club, my gf’s and I just happen to be in the same bar he was in that night. He was cool as hell.
        But the huge smack in my face , I later learned that Keanu Reeves was in a bar a few blocks over. I was like damn b/c I was in love with Reeves at that time but in hindsight I’m glad I got to kick it with Tony Starks. We know what a train wreck he was back then. LOL.

      • Grace says:

        Love that story. Thanks for the scoop!! Eddie is something else! What a nightmare of a husband he is. Look how Leann and Brandi turned out after the Eddie train ran through. They are both total messes. I hope Brandi finds a great guy and Leann deserves to be miserable. Eddie is the worst person in this whole saga! What a socioath

      • Latisse says:

        Who is the actor???? in the blind, I NEEED to know!!! As an AA woman!

      • V4Real says:

        @ Latisse
        I never wanted to be one of the posters that say hey I met this celeb and I met that celeb because most readers won’t believe it anyways and it’s their choice whether or not to believe a poster on a gossip site. But I’m okay sharing this one with you guys. I actually used to love this guy as an actor and it was the one and only OWEN WILSON. Tell him to try and deny it, I have witnesses. The same managers to this day still manages the club as well as some of the same bartenders, bouncers and Champagne Hostesses.

        I feel so dirty for revealing that. Okay, I just punished myself by smacking my own hand. I feel better. LOL

      • MorticiansDoItDeader says:

        @v4real, great stories and totally believable. I know what you mean about being accused of lying. I once related the fact that I went to University with Ivanka Trump and was accused of lying. The poster refused to believe I went to an elite university because I spelled something incorrectly in the post 😒. In your case, and mine, enough details have been provided for anyone who cares enough to look into it.

      • V4 Real says:

        I feel you Morti like why would you lie about that. Don’t people realize that even though Ivanka is considered a celeb, they still have run in with us commoners. Thousands upon thousands of people went to that University, are we not to believe that perhaps you are one of those thousands. And even the best minds around can make a mistake and spell a word wrong. Let me tell you I lived, worked and partied in New York City and frequent a lot of the hot spots where celebs hung. I was having fun being young and free. Treach of Naughty by Nature became a good friend of mine and I introduced him to his first E pill. Yes I was about that life. I even dated a soap star from OLTL. But at some point you grow up and change certain things about your life. But damn those were the days. Once again I said too much I guess that’s my new thing for 2013. LOL

      • Latisse says:

        OMG, OWEN WILSON, I would NEVER have guessed that. Amazing!!! Thank you for sharing!!!

  6. andy says:

    Why would anyone pay for pictures of Leann in a bikini? Gross

  7. Prinny says:

    Are these yacht pics all from the same day? I’ve seen her in at least four different bikinis.

  8. Kate says:

    What’s her net worth? I feel like it’s probably as much as Taylor Swift gives to charity. If you blow your money and nothing is really coming in, it’s going to end fast.

    She’s so stupid for letting him.

  9. Macey says:

    She not only sets the pics up but also profits from them, 50/50 split. she’s been called out on this before, even Fox news did an article on how much money she makes from the pics. Brandi could easily prove this in court if she really wanted to stop her kids from being in those pics. It always cracked me up when she tries to claim the paps stalk her when she the one that lets them no where she is. Those staged pics are a regular source of income for them. She makes more from that than she does her music.

    • Macey says:

      Edit.. That should have been “know”

      Also, I wonder if she does this to pay Ediot’s child support. Maybe thats how she justifies it.

      I agree w/poster below, I dont think she is ever really “present” when she’s out b/c she’s too busy staging the photos to make it look like they have this spectacular life and love. We only see the ones she approves, she must spend hours going thru picking the best ones to publish.

  10. Esmom says:

    OMG, that DM article, lol. I don’t think I’ve ever read a headline with the words “serious side boob” before.

    Funny how some celebs try to avoid the paps at all costs and yet here she and her pals are clearly loving the attention. It’s like she’s not really living unless the cameras are capturing it. Sad.

    • Annie says:

      Also LOL at the DM’s reference to Leann’s “unintentional” flashing of side boob. Unintentional my a**.

      • Cam S says:

        I loved that the daily mail article called her “the one time singer”. Ha! Like they are just settling on the fact her career is over and she is tabloid fodder. Burn

        I also don’t understand if Liz and her husband were SO close to Leann (besties) then why weren’t they invited to Leann’s wedding? My best friend would surely have been standing right beside me helping me dress. Especially if I loved her so much as to constantly vacation with her. It’s not like Leann and Ed had an intimate ceremony, they had guests there. Just wondering why Liz and Dave weren’t there?

  11. Devon says:

    *in my most sincere and unsarcastic voice ever…*

    Wow. I am so floored. I never would have thought.

    It’s so obvious that she does this and it’s shocking (or not) how many C/D listers do. Go to STARTRAKS and you’ll see all the usual suspects with a big red “exclusive” under their name.

  12. Jayna says:

    The Tennessee house was on sale after the divorce. She married a man with children in California. It was worth less than she paid for it. Of course, she sold it. It had nothing to do with needing money for Eddie.

    Those sites are going to keep posting the photos as long as people keep clicking on them and as long as the LeAnn haters keep flooding those sites with the same posts. If you want it to dry up, stop going to Daily Mail, etc.

    • candigirl says:

      ITA! The quickest way for those photos to go away is no clicks. If you really don’t want to see her grossness, stop looking at or posting on her photos. If they get no attention, the sites won’t carry them. And Brandi should have the custody agreement amended to show that these photos invade the boy’s privacy every week, for profit. That’s child labor and there are laws to follow. The boys are models for Leann’s paid photographers. They should be compensated for every photo shoot they are in. They should also be questioned by the court to see if they are willing participants. Otherwise this is child slave labor.

    • cadetpink says:

      Ok, she moved to LA while Eddie was still married and essentially stalked his ass to the point of making Brandi kick him out. She literally bought a place RIGHT DOWN THE ROAD…

      So that egg came way before the chicken in this case. BTW- dont most grammy winning singer/songwriters of her ‘caliber’ own MULTIPLE homes??? (Especially in this market…)

  13. Cecada says:

    What happens when the money runs out? How will she keep him then? This is doomed to end very badly for her…

  14. lem says:

    BG tweeted something about her boys living in a mansion and how she hated hearing about it (but she was happy for the boys that they got to live in that nice of a house)…does this mean that LR&EC bought a mansion? Anyone know anything about this?

    also LR’s tits look slightly less gag-inducing since she gained a little weight. she’s still gross though.

  15. Joanna says:

    wow, it is so sad how much she gets off on the attention from the paps. Her body does look good, though.

  16. Lulu says:

    She looks absolutely fantastic with the added weight and not a spot of cellulite anywhere on her. I envy her her athletic swimmer’s build.

    As to the rest; I thought we already knew all this?

  17. Betty says:

    Leann is crazy BUT I can’t stop reading every story about her! The fact that she’s so desperate for people to see how “sexy” and “happy” she is shows how insecure she is. It’s sad because she did have talent but she’s thrown it all away. When Eddie gets caught cheating on her she’s going to have a Britney Spears size meltdown. I’m waiting…

  18. Velouria says:

    Gawl, that grape-ape eyeshadow is SO bad!

  19. Both LeAnn and Jennifer Anniston are irrelevant. NEXT?

  20. lainey says:

    Lordy Lordy- she has stretch marks all over her boobs, butt and legs. Eddie should be so ashamed of himself. If I had been Brandi and Dean at one of those dinners where Leann and Eddie flirted with each other so much that Brandi said never again, I would have turned to Dean and said”I’m getting a cab to go home, do you want to share, I feel as if we are intruding on their date” And then left. Leann and Eddie are sick to take their spouses to dinner while they were banging each other on the side. or on the front or back, whichever. Peace

  21. Lesalou says:

    She made a lot of money as a child. Somebody probably invested well at that time and I imagine she can live quite well off interest and such. Good Lord she spends a fortune monthly on clothes and jewelry. He probably has an unlimited credit card. She better think about living on it the rest of her life though cause this woman is through making the big money. She, however, may not realize that yet. Maybe that’s part of the reason she sells pictures. Main employment income at this point. She knows she has to keep him happy or he will not even hide his wandering eye. At the rate she’s spending she could feasibly be broke later in life. A man like him is only with her for money and she thinks she can buy his love and she can for a while. He would be a broke gigolo without her.

    • Trek Girl says:

      Actually, she had to sue her father and former manager in 2000 because they stole millions from her in the preceding five years. They also made “unreasonable fees” and took advantage of Leann’s label to make money.
      There’s more information on her Wikipedia page.

    • Jayna says:

      She’s also made a lot of money from 19 on into her 20s, up to her last successful album Family and the one before that, This Woman. She had a pop album overseas. She had songs used for movies. She has songwriter credits now. A singer I follow said he actually made more money in the 90s than 80s even though his newer albums sold less because he changed his management structure so he actually ame out far better, plus all the money coing in still from his older hit albus. LeAnn has a lot of money. Whatever her hubby got would have only been what she made during their marriage, not all saved from before, maybe not even money coming in from her past earnings in her teens as far as residuals, etc. He came away with some millions but LeAnn is very well off and was probably very well protected when entering into her first marriage. Eddie won’t come away with much if they divorce, because she hasn’t made a whole lot these last few years.

  22. Samigirl says:

    So is she happy or depressed? I’m so confused. She’s happy and wants the world to see it, but she’s so sad she needs therapy? I just can’t with her.

    • hoya_chick says:

      Exactly Sami! She was bawling on E and on Katie’s show about never taking ‘me’ time and being so stressed and depressed when the fact is she has spent the last 3 years on non stop bikini vacations punctuated by a few shows at country fairs and casinos.

      Oh and we all know she calls the paps. Wasn’t there a story on here about her pap having the wrong time for one of Brandi’s & Eddie’s son’s soccer practice? The sheer number of photos of her far exceeds the level of her fame! Look at how clear and flattering all the pap shots are of her compared to some other people in Cabo right now. She should tell her pap friend to shoot some grainy shots where she isn’t looking directly at them if she wants to keep up pretenses that she is hounded by them. Ha! If she were truly happy she would just go ahead and live her life and be happy she wouldn’t need to constantly be shoving it down our throats.

  23. Memphis says:

    I’m not surprised she sets up (for profit) photo ops.. She has a boy toy to keep paid for, and five bucks is five bucks! She knows as well as we do he’s only there as long as the cash and liquor keep flowing.

  24. Chickenlishus says:

    Finally! Makeup appropriate for her eyes!

  25. Poppy2 says:

    Rimes is just trying to evoke envy from others. She’s such a tryhard this way.

  26. Rita says:

    How much does a photog earn for a set-up pick of a third rate celebrity and her fourth rate husband???

    Does the money even pay for a week’s worth of cat food?

    This isn’t covered by a government subsidy, is it?

  27. Iyanla says:

    I don’t know how Leann can actually tweet that she hasn’t “hired” anyone to take her picture. Its so obvious what is the point in even denying it?

    I admit Leann has a great body besides her mutilated breasts (she needs to see a reconstructive surgeon), not one ounce cellulite. But the food, sugar, a normal happy life and the inner peace she gives up in turn for that body to keep her cheating husband is not even close to worth it.

    She will be suicidal when they break up.

    • Jayna says:

      She has a cute figure. About the boob job reminds me of my friend. She is so tiny and thin and gorgeous. Her best friend, same height, and actually not as slender as my friend, but still thin, got a boob job and they looked amazing I have to say. So my friend goes to the same doctor, just wanting a C cup. She finally showed me her boobs. They were so far out to the side and a wide gap in between, nothing like her BF’s boobs. She was so upset, so she goes to the top guy in town who fixes other boob jobs. He told her it’s how she is built, a wide ribcage. I swear this girl isn’t wide anywhere, but she said she understood what he was saying. The only way to get them closer together was to go bigger and he placed them a different way or used a different shape implant. I can’t remember. But she was so petite that she didn’t want to go huge. So they went somewhat bigger and it brought them somewhat closer, much better than before, but was never going to be perfect, always a wider space between the boobs than her friend’s. LeAnn probably has that problem.

  28. Sapphire says:

    Yawn. The arrangement with GSI and their personal Pap is seriously old news. The guy was in their honeymoon suite to take pictures.

  29. irishserra says:

    She looks a little like Ellen Barkin in those photos. That’s not a compliment. How does a girl this young look so old without being a drug addict?

  30. Poops says:

    The money she makes from her pap shots probably goes into Eddie’s weekly “allowance” jar. Clink!

  31. skuddles says:

    Of course she is letting him spend all her money – she knows he’s not in this for love and money is the only way to keep him around. He’s a useless parasite and she’s beyond pathetic and desperate.

  32. Jayna says:

    LeAnn calls the story bull. I wonder if all of a sudden the photos will dry up the rest of the vacation. LOL

  33. bug says:

    Gah, she looks like a clown. A clown, man. So unattractive I cannot believe anyone would want to look at pictures of her.

  34. Sue says:

    Last summer I saw Leanne @cafe habana in malibu. 1st thing is the food there is fantastic, like crazy good, so my daughter & I chowed down: apps, mojitos, entrees & desert. Leanne was sitting a couple empty tables away from us just drinking water. Weird! Like I said the food’s fantastic. Her & a friend? Caught a glimps or two of them checking their watches/phones for time.
    Actually I noticed her ring (huge!) first & then her. But I couldn’t figure out why she was there & not eating… Next day there were pics of her ‘shopping’ in Malibu. Got it! She was waiting for paps!

  35. Sue says:

    Last summer I saw Leanne @cafe habana in malibu. 1st thing is the food there is fantastic, like crazy good, so my daughter & I chowed down: apps, mojitos, entrees & desert. Leanne was sitting a couple empty tables away from us just drinking water. Weird! Like I said the food’s fantastic. Her & a friend? Caught a glimps or two of them checking their watches/phones for time.

  36. Sue says:

    Last summer I saw Leanne @cafe habana in malibu

  37. TXCinderella says:

    Once the money is gone, Eddie will be too.

  38. Snowpea says:

    But gosh all jokes aside, doesnt this whole story illustrate the madness of having even a little bit of fame? If you’re not getting a story at the Daily Fail it didnt really happen?

    My god, these people are so f*cking messed up! And people WANT to be famous! Between KK and this narcissistic nutjob the world is going to hell in a handbasket.

    Oh and that redhead Liz is so beyond trashy with that cool-ten-years-ago cowboy hat, denim cutoffs and bad plastic surgery. You just know shes a grifter, getting Leann to pay for everything in return for her friendship. SO TRASHY!

    • brin says:

      They’re addicted to fame…once they get a taste they have to have more.

    • Jayna says:

      That Liz is trailer park cheap. I’m talking the rent by month trailer parks, not a nice, clean mobile home park. LOL. Ughh. And those lips are so freaky.

      But they are all on my nerves. Brandi carrying on on Twitter about being sick of hearing about LeAnn’s mansion from her kids. Seriously? Go call a friend. Let her kids be kids and vent privately if they’re excited. No matter how LeAnn acts on her DM fame ho pics, she has been discreet thus far about buying her new home, mentioning it once on Twitter very casually. And LeAnn has worked her ass off since the age of 12. She has deserved any house she has ever bought, because the men in her life sure haven’t bought them for her. So grow up, Brandi, and get off twitter whining to strangers about your kids’ excitement and how you’re sick of hearing about it. It reeks of attention whoring. Go call a real friend about it.

      You’re 40, Brandi, still very pretty (except for the awful cheek fillers), but time flies by quickly. Listen to Lisa and stop with the crassness and stop with all the “boys,” as you call the guys you are attracted to but not in love with, and actually look for a “man,” someone with real substance. When I’m 40, I hope I’m not talking about “cute boys” as a way of describing men I find attractive. I outgrew that lingo a while back and I’m in my thirties. Change your mindset and maybe the “real men” will follow.

    • Trek Girl says:

      People like Leann and Kim Kardashian have always been around. Their like are nothing new.

      If the world is going to hell in a hand basket, and I don’t think it is, it’s not because of people like them. They are harmless to the masses and serve is a way for websites and paparazzi to make money — they’re entertainment, whether you like them or hate. They’re not that big of a deal.

  39. bettyrose says:

    The scripted narrative in DM accompanying those photos is ridiculous. Clearly someone was paid to write that drivel, but doesn’t Leann ever read the comments on these things? Every.single.one is calling her out on the fake photoshoot.

    • Jayna says:

      Well, let’s be honest, most people who could care less aren’t posting about another picture of LeAnn. It’s the same people who can’t stand her who post on all the sites.

      Regarding the scripted narrative, LeAnn probably writes the article herself and sends it in to DM. They don’t have to lift a finger but hit print and download the photos they took. LOL

  40. deehunny says:

    Isn’t it funny that all the photos Leanne “approved” on the link of her bikini pics in Cabo are ass shots? Like everyone shows of her booty. She def wants everyone to see it

  41. janie says:

    With all this said… I have a bad feeling that if (or when) this marriage ends, Leanne will fall apart the likes of which no one has seen. She is a very troubled woman who seems to never take “no” for an answer. I would not be near her when this implodes.

    • Jane says:

      The marriage will end when the money runs out. As I said earlier, Leann WAS worth $38 million, but has much, much less considering she is not not raking in the money for stadium concerts and millions of CDs sold. She is running out of money so fast I am sure her head is spinning. Now that she just bought a mansion, she will go through it even faster.