LeAnn Rimes’ new album comes out on April Fool’s Day in the UK. Did you know that? The album is released a week later in America, but it’s a Fool’s Day release for LeAnn in England, which is a spectacular choice. LeAnn has been promoting this album for MONTHS. She began promoting it almost a year ago it feels like. So she’s probably exhausted by now. By the time her album actually drops, she’s going to have to make up some spectacular excuses for why she can’t complete the press tour. And then she’ll blame the incomplete press tour for the poor sales, and then we’ll have to do this all over again next year when she releases her next “comeback album”.
Or… LeAnn could just give up music for a little while? Maybe she should go back to… (cough) acting? The last time LeAnn “acted” in a few years – she did Northern Lights, of course, which was the Lifetime movie where she met Eddie Cibrian. She did a few appearances on some budget TV shows. But mostly LeAnn has focused on her music (LOL) and there are rumors that she might want to jumpstart her acting career again. She has a very specific part in mind too – she wants to play the late Mindy McCready!
While the country music world mourns the death of troubled singer Mindy McCready, who committed suicide in February and left behind two small children, LeAnn Rimes is making the tacky move to turn Mindy’s tragic story into a movie as soon as possible – with herself as the star!
“She is negotiating to buy the rights to Mindy’s story and star as Mindy,” says a friend close to LeAnn. Apparently, LeAnn feels a kinship to Mindy, who battled substance abuse and mental illness. Plus, LeAnn is keen to show the world that she’s more than just the queen of Twitter feuds.
“LeAnn is done with all of the drama in her personal life and wants to concentrate on her career, especially acting.”
[From Star Magazine, print edition]
I don’t know… Mindy had REAL problems. Mindy had the kind of life-destroying problems that sent her on downward spiral for years. What does LeAnn have that gives her a sense of kinship? LeAnn is addicted to Twitter. She’s probably got an eating disorder. She’s a narcissist. Those are all awful things, but it seems rather silly to be like, “I could play Mindy McCready because I can’t stay off Twitter! Twinsies!” Anyway, I can’t see how this could ever happen. I’m sure Lifetime will probably make some kind of cheesy bio-pic about Mindy’s life (but even then…maybe not?) and if that happens, even Lifetime could hire a better actress than LeAnn Rimes. They should get Virginia Madsen!
That being said, I would love it if LeAnn found a way to “act” or be on TV in some way. I’ve been saying for a while that Simon Cowell needs to hire her for The X Factor (just for kicks) and if Lifetime wants to hire her for some “My Mother Stole My Breast Implants And So I Boned My Step-Brother And Killed My Twin” movie, I would be into it.
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