Did LeAnn Rimes buy thousands of robot Twitter followers last week?

LeAnn Rimes tweeted the above photo over the weekend with the message, “I did my hair tonight a d I actually like it. #womancelebration”. LeAnn was in Meridian, Mississippi for the Hope Village For Children event – she sang too. You can see photos of her at the event here. She wasn’t wearing a bra (for the children!) and her bangs were in full effect. She also tweeted this video of her performance:

Meh. LeAnn was actually tweeting up a storm this past week, retweeting quotes (about bullying, naturally) and posting photos of Waffle Houses and her supporters and all of that. I did find this gem, a photo of Eddie and one his sons with her message of “Daddy is THE BEST!!!”

Ugh, girl. Stop tweeting photos of your stepsons.

Anyway, as you can probably already tell, this is a post about LeAnn and the great love of her life, Twitter. Radar had a really sketchball story about LeAnn paying for “robotic Twitter followers” to make it look like she had more fans than she actually has:

LeAnn Rimes continues to cause waves on Twitter and this time RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned it’s because a drastic jump in her number of Twitter followers has drawn major suspicion online as to how she acquired them. The 30-year-old country singer had been hovering around 410,000 for months when suddenly a bizarre and unaccounted for burst in Twitter followers increased her numbers by nearly 50,000 from Monday through Tuesday.

Screen grabs obtained by RadarOnline.com show LeAnn gained more than 16,000 in one 17-hour spurt between Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning. It didn’t take long for fellow Twitter users to notice and make their own conclusions.

“Leann Rimes gained Thousands x 40 of robot followers Yesterday. They all use same words at same time check it out leannrimes,” user @Wonderful_Meee tweeted on Tuesday.

User @blockedbyleann replied to a tweet from LeAnn on Friday saying, “Why do u buy followers then? Numbskull. RTd by LeAnn Rimes Cibrian: I am who I am. Your approval is not needed.”

As of Friday afternoon at 2:45 p.m. PT LeAnn had dropped slightly and was sitting at 454,378 followers. Readers online speculate LeAnn used one of the many companies available that buy “Twitter bots” which can even fake retweet — and a large chunk of LeAnn’s new followers are users with the generic egg icon as their user photo, which is usually the first sign in a fake follower, sources say.

However, LeAnn did launch her new album Spitfire which was released via digital download in the UK on Monday, which could account for some of her new followers. Calls for comment to LeAnn’s camp by RadarOnline.com went unreturned.

[From Radar]

I know I’m really out of touch, but I had no idea that you could pay a company to provide you with Twitter followers. Like, automated, robot followers who will only tweet positive things about you. That would be like… paying a company to provide this site with positive-only spam comments. What’s the point? It’s an annoyance more than anything. And I don’t believe this theory that LeAnn’s album dropped in the UK and suddenly she has tens of thousands of new Twitter followers overnight, either. That’s just ridiculous.

Photos courtesy of LeAnn’s Twitter and WENN.

 

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  1. heidi says:

    Not just last week, but again yesterday. Take a look at all her ‘new’ fan followers and you will see they are bots~twitter bots.

    • ya says:

      Ya I would bet that she or her management did buy twitter followers, but all of the celebs on twitter do it- including the ones who have millions of followers. Nothing unique about it.

    • southernbell317 says:

      oh the pathetic hot mess we all call Leann or Wewe or whatever you may want to call her… has been doing this crap for a quite some time now… ever since Brandi’s fame has started to rise… you let Brandi get with in 50K of LR and her twitter followers shoot up 25K with in a day… she’s so pathetic… no one is buying that she’s gaining all those new followers by any other means that BUYING them just like she bought her now husband…

  2. brin says:

    Yes, she’s a desperate psycho.

  3. Samigirl says:

    That’s how she got the majority of her twitter followers to begin with. I follow her, but it’s just for the lulz. I’ve never tweeted her, even tho I REALLY want to. I also follow (and am followed by) bbl, and when I saw that tweet, I laughed so hard I almost peed myself. Hilarious. Her response is even more funny bc she didn’t deny it. And cant.

  4. char says:

    She did this because Brandi was catching up to her in the number of followers. ha ha ha ha ha

    • BeachBelle says:

      Exactly. I don’t tweet I just read. However, I noticed the exact same thing happening. Brandi has been steadily picking up followers for the last few months and was getting very near the number of followers LeAnn had. I’m sure LeAnn noticed it, too. I would bet my next pay check she brought more followers for this very reason. Her little pea brain just can’t compute with the fact Brandi may be getting more popular than her. Also, I am loving how Brandi is completely ignoring her tweets.

      Also, I have never seen anyone who tweets such ugly pictures of themselves like LeAnn. They are just plain awful especially the ones of her face…. The only way Eddie thinks she is beautiful is when she has a sack over her head.

  5. Prinny says:

    I love how she tweets about her hair but doesn’t tweet anything about the charity she’s performing for. Phony!!

  6. Joanna says:

    i had no idea you could buy twitter followers

  7. Macey says:

    You can buy Twitter followers and Facebook likes by the 1000′s for only a few bucks. the one site that sells the twitter followers has LR’s pic and name right on their site as one of their customers. There are tons of them on Ebay as well. Most celebs have a ton of fake ones. most of them do it for more marketing money but LR does it to keep her count above Brandi’s and to make new bot friends. She probably has some luncheons planned with them too..lol

  8. lady mary. says:

    So its true ,she is indeed a Psycho out loose, someone pl save those kids,ASAP!

  9. judyjudy says:

    Who pays close enough attention to even notice?

  10. Cinnamon says:

    eddie looks perfectly content to be a kept man. whats this rumor i hear about leann blasting brandi at her show recently?

    • DGO says:

      For 30 minutes, no less. People walked out.

    • littlestar says:

      As much as I have enjoyed their drama, I will never understand why Leann hates Brandi so much. Brandi hasn’t done anything to Leann! Leann was the one who had an affair with Eddiot and ripped his and Brandi’s family apart. Brandi had nothing to do with the fall-out afterwards. Leann brought it all upon herself. So her continual attacks on Brandi and her SWF stalking makes absolutely no sense. The only thing that explains it is that she’s just another warped child star who doesn’t understand that not everyone will like her, who cannot get away with doing bad things. It’s sad really. Leann threw away her career just so she can continue to attack like a deranged idiot. I wonder if she realizes that all she has to do is apologize to Brandi and then stop antagonizing her, she just maybe might be able to gain a smidgen of her dignity back?!

  11. srm says:

    Probably because Brandi’s followers were closing in on her. I do kind of compare their follower numbers from time to time and think “Go Girl!” when I see how many followers Brandi has gained since I started on Twitter last fall. As of last week Brandi was in the mid 350s and LeAnn was like 407 or something. And now she is seriously 100K over Brandi. Did that many people even buy her album? I am not a LeAnn basher (dont think she deserves it all) but I am Team Brandi. That’s my theory anyway.

    • ya says:

      Ya I agree, but I plugged in BG’s account into that site someone posted above and she has a high number of fake followers too – her numbers are fairly similar to LR. Could be just spammers following them though, rather than buying followers though.

  12. Lucy2 says:

    I am not surprised, this woman’s whole self worth is tied up in nonsense like that.

  13. Jennifer says:

    She looks so evil and unattractive-just like her personality.

    It doesn’t surprise me that she buys twitter followers as she buys everything else. There is no way I’d be able to follow her vile twitter. Yuck.

  14. elceibeno08 says:

    I get the feeling that LeAnn is not the only celebrity that resorts to this kind of trickery to stay relevant.

  15. dorothy says:

    This woman’s immaturity knows no bounds. How sad and insecure is she? Grow up already.

  16. Quinn says:

    Seriously…I am DYING to know what she did to her face. I can’t place it, but she had work done.

    More on topic…she needs to double her dosage.

    • m0mlou says:

      IKR! I noticed that her eyelids and philtrum are swelling or mugged like. If this girl can deform her face like that, she is capable of doing other nasty stuff. SCARRYY!!!!

    • Lisalou says:

      I am guessing its just fillers above her mouth and big veneers. The fillers changed her smile and with the veneers it extended the skin between her nose and upper lip. She looks more like the joker.

    • oliveo says:

      Definitely fillers. You can see how they pull her cheeks up higher and away from her mouth, making it look smaller and lost. And those bangs are just all around face squishers.

    • OK says:

      I’ve been trying to figureout what was going on with her face for a while now as well.

      When she first got with Eddie she was cute. No beauty by a long stretch but she wasn’t ugly. Now she looks more masculine. Back then I could see how he could leave Brandi for her (this was before she started the craziness), but now he probably looks at her like, “yuck what was I thinking.”

      • Jayna says:

        I think I’ve figured it all out.

        Fillers in her cheeks that make her look harder and odder for sure. Botox. She got newer teeth (which I don’t like) that have spaces between them and dingier looking and someone suggested maybe some type of gum surgery was done that made her lips curl oddly, not like her smile used to be (which she had a nice smile before not a joker smile), or maybe it’s just the lip filler is doing that. I actually think her horsier teeth looked better smilewise than these new veneers. And why the spaces between them? LOL

        Look at her a couple of years before Eddie. The natural bone structure of her face was far more flattering and actually her nose never looked like such a prominent feature of her face ever until she started messing with her face and just looks odd.

        LeAnn before plastic surgery and/or overuse of fillers/botox, etc., when her features fit her face pre-Edde below in a link. She had a pleasant, cute face and now her closeups just show how odd her face has become all because of her doing. She must be oblivious to it, because she keeps on tweeting closeups. LOL Even her eyebrows below look lower and thus soften her face. They seem higher now. Botox maybe?

        The closeups here show her far different back then and much prettier.
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LqkU9HLHMGs

      • ya says:

        Ya I generally agree, though I have to admit I prefer her teeth now – her veneers before were huge…. I guess it was that time when it was trendy for so many celebs to get horse teeth (like Hilary Duff).

        The sad part is she looks like she’s aged about 15-20 years in the last 3 years. I think that’s often what all these procedures end up doing………

    • emmie_a says:

      At the very least she got fillers to copy Brandi’s (fake) cheek bones.

  17. Susie Q says:

    On every story about paris hilton, some paid minion posts how paris has 10.4 million twitter followers, 10 million of those HAD to have been purchased. She couldn’t get more than a couple of hundred thousand to watch her crapfest of a reality show or buy her music.

  18. nomorerimes says:

    Why shouldn’t she buy twitter followers? Everything else in her pathetic life is paid for–”ho”sband, friends, and moocher family. What a sick clown! Doesn’t she realize everyone is laughing at her or does she even care?

  19. dorothy says:

    Someone needs to get this woman some help. She clearly has problems.

  20. Cirque28 says:

    Isn’t the point of LeAnn’s 24/7 Twitterfest supposed to be that it promotes her career as a singer? So if Spitefire fails–as it apparently already has–doesn’t that mean her ‘brilliant’ promotional tool failed? Maybe she’ll shut her tweeting fingers down and go away…

    • Cam S says:

      I don’t even think she lists singer as her occupation on Twitter! It used to say, “human, moneymaker” and something else. I think now she mentions twitter step moms.

      You know I’ve noticed of late that women that sleep w/married men are usually totally obsessed with the wife. Seriously, it’s weird. It’s almost like they aren’t having the affair cause they love the guy, but more because they want to feel that they are BETTER/SUPERIOR in some way than another woman. It’s like a huge ego boost. Jmo

    • Hakura says:

      Her posting on Twitter isn’t about her career at all, I don’t think. It’s not only an outlet (for her ridiculous BS & annoying pics/stories of her step-sons), but the way she seeks approval. She’s completely *obsessed* with posting lies about her reality.

  21. Deanne says:

    LeAnn’s whole life is one big, ongoing facade. Her blissful marriage, her excellence as the world’s most perfect and devoted step-parent, her saintly behavior when dealing with the ex-wife, her musical relevance as “America’s Sweetheart”, still at the pinnacle of the music industry and her sudden, massive increase in her Twitter followers,obviously due the release of her much anticipated comeback album. All false and all untrue. She’s really takes the “fake it to you make it” method of living, to a new level. I wonder how many copies of her own CD’s she’ll buy from Walmsrt when it’s finally released?

  22. K-rock says:

    Buying followers is an empty victory. What kind of satisfaction can that possibly bring? Whack job.

  23. Annunziata says:

    I. Just. Can’t. Get. Over. The. Humping. Leg.

    That video… o_O

    • m0mlou says:

      i think she has to attend to the itch “cough” burn, i mean she can’t control her giddiness while singing.

    • qtpi says:

      Is the leg thing new? Vaguely remember old performances of her and don’t remember the leg bouncing.

      Also I couldn’t understand a single word in that clip she was singing.

    • Relli says:

      Normally I would say she is keeping time, but there is no rhythm to what she is doing so perhaps just a tick of some sort when she performs.

    • randand00 says:

      Seriously…that can’t be comfortable, right? So awkward. Maybe she had an itch as a previous poster suggests. Gross.

    • Serena says:

      Something @ Leann Rimes is not right. I think she may have a deep rooted fear of looking just like her mother, in a few years. I remember Leann when she came out with “Blue” the big hit that got her started. She was heavy then & looked like her mother’s mini me..her mother was short, fat & had a big gap between her teeth. BTW, does she even have a relationship with her mother now? You’d think, that with her being so family oriented, now, that her mother would be visiting & celebrating all these parties with her daughter.

    • Serena says:

      I read, on a comment board, on this site @ her possible Adderall addiction or maybe just plain old diet pills can make your leg, spontaneously kick, like that. She’s, definitely, obsessed & paranoid, two other signs of speed addiction. I dare, somebody, that is on Twitter with her, to ask her, if she has any addictions; or has that already been done before? I don’t know, because I don’t follow anyone’s Twitter. I don’t even know how you do it. Please inform me..

  24. Memphis says:

    She buys everything… husband, friends, fans so this really isn’t all that surprising.

  25. OK says:

    Why am I not surprised?! I figured she was doing something weird with her twitter. Her followers are consistantly 50,000 ahead of Brandi’s at all times.

    Her defense for doing this is for advertising purposes but no one is paying her to tweet stuff like Kim. K.

  26. Rita says:

    If you want to know how many real followers she has, one only has to check out the “Viwed By” counter on the videos and pictures she posts.

    After a couple of days the Viewed By number is almost always around 3,000. Now, subtract the number of haters (like me who click to watch the crazy) and subtract the estimated number of multiple views and the number is always below a thousand.

    If you don’t like the subtraction method, just divide the Viewed By number by 3 or 4 and that will give you an idea of her twitter fans.

    Consistantly 1,000 out of 400,000 but only a few dozen actually tweet her. The others are too embarrassed.

  27. EG says:

    Ugh. Her face. That smug, insincere smile. The worst part of all this is that LeAnn actually believes in her own myth. She actually deludes herself into thinking that she is sooooo incredibly adorbs and they are *such* a family. Fakeness oozes out of her.

  28. Missatx says:

    Why is she so obsessed with trying to be sexy ? Why does she have to keep showing off her badly done boobs by not wearing a bra or taking bikini shots of her butt ? Im a mom and i wouldnt be putting up booty shots right after i post pictures of my child . She has no clue how off kilter her persoective is.
    You really do need to go through being pregnant, going through labour and the after effects to get why everything she is doing is so wrong .
    Im not knocking women who havent , but there is a big difference from carrying a child and making a life , thsn stepping in seven years later and pretending that you have equal footing .
    No bit$h until you need vag rejuvination from birthing that childs head out of your coochie, you lay no claim to equal footing !!!!

    • claire says:

      I do agree that having her own child might give her a different perspective but I really don’t think the fact that she doesn’t have one is what causes her to act the way she does. There are plenty of women who have not birthed children that are great mothers. This woman’s mental illness or personality disorder is behind her behaviors, not the fact that she hasn’t given birth.

      • RdyfrmycloseupmrDvlle says:

        I mainly agree with you but Ive also seen very very immature women that , like Leann, presume to be great mothers but who are simply inappropriate and clueless as to how to handle children.
        I think the above poster is saying that with birthing comes maturinty/wisdom. Leann has neither.

    • RdyfrmycloseupmrDvlle says:

      ….Well said! Totally agree! Shes totally clueless and inappropriate to a creepy level.

  29. Relli says:

    I cant believe no one mentioned that today is their 2nd anniversary! Maybe we’re all just waiting for the staged photo op of them celebrating and re-creating the day! Tomorrow then!

  30. Dan says:

    She used to be kind of cute. She sure has uglied up. Looks like she’s on steroids. She has that Hulk kind of look to her face and neck now.

  31. Frenzy says:

    Kim Kardashian reportedly has 10 million twitterbots! This is nothing new.

  32. Hakura says:

    Thanks to the witty comment of another CB-er in a recent LR story, I’ll only ever be able to read her album title as ‘Shitfire’.

    • littlestar says:

      Shitfire is right :D . Crazily enough, the song itself is actually pretty good. But unfortunately the song is obviously about Brandi, so it’s ruined for me. And Leann has no idea she’s losing even more fans with her continual attack on Brandi…..

      • Hakura says:

        I’m sure Leann would completely deny it. She has a habit of trying to deny beyond obvious things. Continuing on w/this, years later, only confirms that she’s a petty-lying-obsessive-narcissist in complete denial of reality.

        She has (or had) a great voice. Real talent. She’s chosen to throw it out the window. Why -should- there be any fans left?

    • Agnes says:

      Omg, this article is a bitchfest. Love it. Haha.

    • Snowpea says:

      That is hilarious! DM are notorious for their shoddy journalism but this is just a hoot! And the comments are SOLID GOLD.

    • Jayna says:

      I have to say Eddie looks EXTREMELY hot in those photos at their money-making photo-op to US Magazine — uhmm, I mean their deeply spiritual renewal of vows on their first anniversary. That guy is a hunk — or was back a year ago. And I have to admit, he comes across nice in interviews, like when he was promoting his last TV show, even with LeAnn interview. I guess that’s how he sucks the women in and they don’t want to believe he loves chasing strange.

      He’s obviously intelligent, which, for some reason, always shocks me when I see him in interviews. He best not have a baby with LeAnn. When, or if, their marriage implodes, he will be tied to her forever, and a scorned LeAnn will make his life hell if he leaves.

    • littlestar says:

      That article gave me a good laugh! Lewd birthday cake indeed! I always thought the DM was pro Leann, but I guess they aren’t anymore lol.

    • Christin says:

      People may read that and think it’s over the top if they aren’t familiar with this saga. I think when someone overuses Twitter, and courts any and all publicity, he or she has to take what they get. It won’t always be fluffy, especially if public opinion appears to be going in the other direction.

    • Ming says:

      So happy the daily mail wrote such a truthful and perfectly bitchy article about the farce that is leann and Eddies “blissful” marriage

    • Dana says:

      All I could say was “yes, yes, yes” as I read the article in the Daily. Finally, someone isn’t afraid to say what so many of us have been thinking and saying for the last two years. She just tries so hard to convenience everyone how in love they are. She has not matured past a 13 year old girl. She’s pathetic! Two years is nothing, and proud of what? Being liars and cheats I guess. Grow up Leann!

    • Cirque28 says:

      This part of the DM article cracked me up:

      So far, so nauseating, and if you look at the card it reads ‘I know what love is, it is because of you’ a Herman Hesse – who wrote the iconic but highly taxing Steppenwolf – quote selected by the apparently cerebral Cibrian.

      Perfect description of Steppenwolf & just straight up excellent snark.

  33. Redd says:

    ewe I just realized how much she looks like Axle Rose!

  34. Jane says:

    Leann doesn’t know how to earn anything anymore. She buys peop0le, tried to buy respect and fails miserably. Why should anyone be surprised she buys Twitter followers? This is all some sick game she plays because the woman hardly works, has way too much time on her hands and is emotionally unstable.

  35. Leslie says:

    So has the DM finally figured out what LeAnn’s doing? They just stated what everyone else out there has been thinking for a LONG time.

    “It’s often said that if you know someone truly loves you, there’s nothing at all to prove.
    So it’s a little bit puzzling as to why LeAnn Rimes has to share every cough, spit and lewd birthday cake involved in her annoying love extravaganza with husband Eddie Cibrian.”

  36. NinaS says:

    Imagine what she was thinking as she was holding up her on iPhone to photograph herself after (gasp!!!) doing her own hair. “I am SO HOT!!! Brandi will be SOOO jealous!”

    “The term narcissism comes from the Greek myth of Narcissus, a handsome Greek youth who rejected the desperate advances of the nymph Echo. These advances eventually led Narcissus to fall in love with his own reflection in a pool of water. Unable to consummate his love, Narcissus “lay gazing enraptured into the pool, hour after hour”, and finally changed into a flower that bears his name, the narcissus.”

    I imagine she spends a good deal of her day gazing enraptured at her own image on her iPhone in much the same way. And taking more photos of herself.

    So, same story here, except Narcissus was good looking and she is not at all attractive in any way shape or form (in my opinion).

  37. qtpi says:

    I would be pissed if my significant other shared pics of gifts and cards to the world. I even hide cards when family and friends come over – that stuff is personal and OUR business only.

    So I suppose he has the added pressure of the world seeing what he chooses now on top of making sure his sugar momma is happy and feeling loved up.

    I wonder how much of her antics he keeps up on. I guess he has no pride eh?

    Is he entitled to half the income if they are married over 10 years(in CA)? I doubt he signed a prenup and I assume he will be filing for divorce on April 23rd, 2021.

  38. Jennifer12 says:

    Whenever I see pictures or posts about Leann, I always think of that scene in “Little Mermaid” when Ariel determines to march off to the Sea Witch and trade in her voice and Sebastian gasps in horror. “Ariel, NO! She’s a demon, a MONSTER!” And Ursula undulates in a corner, writhing and hissing in evil pleasure. No, no, Leann- I’m not calling you fat. Just demonic.