Star: LeAnn Rimes wants full custody of her stepsons, claims Brandi is on drugs

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I don’t want to oversell this, but OMG Star Magazine has the craziest LeAnn Rimes article you will ever want to read. I think Star really outdid themselves this week, because this article is even worse than their cover story a few weeks ago about LeAnn’s drunken closet shenanigans. Of course, none of these gossip items really “surprises” me, but I am surprised that Star Mag has no qualms about printing this stuff, especially given how litigious LeAnn can be. Anyway, it’s SO GOOD. Let’s get to the good stuff:

*Eddie Cibrian “used to ooze sexuality and charisma, and that’s all gone now. He’s depressed,” says a longtime friend. “For people who really know him, it’s obvious. Eddie is upset about everything LeAnn is doing; he is embarrassed… there is no chemistry between them, no heat when they are together. Eddie’s had it with LeAnn.”

*LeAnn is hellbent on getting full custody of Mason and Jake Cibrian. A source says: “LeAnn wants to prove Brandi is an unfit mother, she wants full custody of the boys. She’s trying to start rumors that Brandi has drugs in her home, so she interrogates the boys whenever they come over. But there doesn’t seem to be much truth to this.”

*LeAnn surreptitiously follows Brandi on Twitter. A source says: “LeAnn has seen tweets Brandi has written saying she was taking a Xanax, so she opened up new Twitter accounts with fake names to tweet back. LeAnn tweets Brandi things like, ‘You cokehead’ and ‘You drug addict.’ Eddie wants her to stop all this tweeting and hateful behavior for the boys, but she won’t.”

*Eddie has started taking Brandi’s side: “He feels Brandi is a good mom and he’s sick of all the conflict. He knows his boys are getting older and they understand what’s going on. It’s going to affect their future.”

*Single White Female: LeAnn calls Mason and Jake “my boys” just to spite Brandi. “LeAnn also buys expensive gifts for the boys’ teachers to outshine Brandi, and she brings drinks for all the parents at the children’s soccer games to try to look better than Brandi. She bases everything on Brandi.”

*LeAnn lies about babies: “She changes her mind every day about having a baby. She’s actually told people that she’s pregnant and says weird things like, ‘I can’t believe this has finally happened’ – but she’s not pregnant! Then, the next day, she’ll say she’s not ready for a baby.”

*Drinking: “She originally had to sober up last August, because she wanted to have a child, but now she’s drinking again. That adds to her stress, because she has always been obsessed with staying fit and the alcohol has made her gain weight… Eddie hoped that once LeAnn completely rehab, things would improve. But things have been getting worse.”

*Infidelity fears: “When Edie was working on The Best Man Holiday in Canada, she would spend five days a week up there. She’s terrified that if she’s not there, he’ll cheat.”

*Reality show: “She actually said ‘I did the reality show so I could keep Edie close to me’. I don’t think she really wanted to do the show, she just wanted to compete with Brandi and watch Edie. I don’t blame her for worrying. He wants out of the marriage.”

[From Star Magazine, print edition]

I mean… this is a great story, right? Star hit all the sweet spots – the fact that she seems so completely bonkers, the drinking, the Twitter-stalking, the Single White Female-ing and so much more. I actually hadn’t heard the stuff about LeAnn trying to convince people that Brandi is a drug addict. It seems like LeAnn would have enough to work with just with Brandi’s drinking, but I guess that would be the pot calling the kettle a lush. Ah, so much gossip insanity. Love it.

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  1. Whitney says:

    I would bet money that most of this is true. Leann seems to be quite unhinged, and it’s only getting worse.

    • Violet says:

      You know, I tend to agree with you. LeAnn has single-white-femaling Brandi since the day she met Eddie, and getting full custody of the kids would be the ultimate coup. (Not that I think LeAnn has a maternal bone in her body and actually wants the kids. However, she is crazy and possessive.)

      • TigerLily says:

        If this is true then it’s probably just because I don’t think Eddie actually left Brandi for her. She plays like she’s a homewrecker but Brandi’s the one who kicked him out. He would not have left Brandy ever, I think, for anyone, especially a downgrade. Brandi’s a wild-child, sure, but why would a man go from sportscar to lemon, even if the lemon has cash in the trunk. And knowing that she’s just the person who housed him after his wife kicked him out would stress any woman out. After all, if that is the case, then he never wanted to be with her, he just ended up with her. He probably dreams of Brandi or imagines her every time they… never mind.

      • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

        Tigerlily, Brandi kicked Eddie out because of Scheana and the other women he was banging on the side–NOT because of Leann. When Leann leaked their affair to the paps, Eddie said that she was the only one, and Brandi decided to forgive him, until she found out about the others. Then she kicked him out, and he went crawling back to Leann–because Leann was the rich, crazy sidepiece.

        I’m sure it burns her to know that she wasn’t even the cause of Brandi kicking Eddie out.

    • LeAnn Stinks says:

      I was thinking the same thing too. I am inclined to believe every word of this story because LeAnn is a selfish, immature, competitive creep.

      Not to mention, she is delusional if she thinks any family court judge would ever award her custody of the boys. In the event, God forbid, that neither biological parent could care for these children, the courts would most likely place them with their biological grandparents or another relative before they would ever hand them over to this major POS. Not to mention, I don’t think those boys would ever want to live with her in the first place. So, good luck with that one LoserAnn.

      Finally, it’s no secret that this nutjob has created fake Twitter accounts in the past to harass Brandi. Her ex husband Dean even alluded to this in a Tweet himself.

      This harpy, is without a doubt, one of the poorest excuses for a “human” being that I have ever had the displeaure read about. I have no pity for her and I cannot wait for the karma police to finally catch up with her.

    • gogoGorilla says:

      Totally agree with this. I DON’T LIKE BRANDI, EITHER, but I think Leann is completely unhinged and I can see her doing all of these things (most of it is unsurprising–it seems to be well-known that she has a bunch of Twitter alts, hates Brandi, calls those kids her own, etc.).

      Eddie has a type, and it’s not sane.

      PS: Plus, I was thinking some of this explains the ever-present giant, filthy cooler at all the soccer games, lol.

  2. heidi says:

    I would wager this is !00% bull and possibly planted by Brandi’s people to deflect attention from Brandi’s very real, very public problems.

  3. NewWester says:

    Considering how all three adults are acting, maybe Eddie’s sons and Charlie Sheen’s sons should start looking for a pack of wolves to raise them. I bet they would have a more stable environment.

    • Renee says:

      I feel bad for laughing because children having unfit parents and irresponsible adults raising them is no joke but I think that you win the internets today for your remark.

      • EbonyS says:

        How is Brandi an unfit parent?

        She got a DUI three years ago. That stupid decision has never happened again.

        She got drunk on her birthday with her closest friends and didn’t drive home, woke up the next day and was tweeting about cooking with her kids.

        Brooke Mueller has been to rehab 20+ times, tested positive for drugs NUMEROUS times and CPS knows her house like the back of their hands and Charlie Sheen is a whole another story.

        Last I checked, there have been NO CPS visits, not to mention allegations of neglect and abuse. I’m all about faux clutching my pearls, but calling Brandi or Ed for that matter unfit is a HUGE stretch.

      • Cindy says:

        I agree EbonyS. The boys are well cared for and happy. Brandi isn’t doing anything differently than almost every single parent I know does, go partying with friends, tweet about a boyfriend, etc. Brandi has stated publicly that she doesn’t bring these guys home or inflict them on the boys the way Eddie did with Leann while he was still married and living with Brandi. Also Brandi is on antidepressants,( like almost every other mom I know in Southern California) which are prescribed by her doctor. She seems happy in her career and her friendships. Unlike Leann who seems dangerously close to some kind of mental breakdown and has appeared in public performances noticeably under the influence of drugs and alcohol (X Factor and Taiwan performances.) It’s Leann who is on drugs and has a drinking problem and there are plenty of witnesses to it. Just this past summer someone who was backstage during a show in Buffalo wrote a piece about how she had a special cup onstage and appeared to be drinking alcohol during the show.

    • Sullivan says:

      Yikes. All three of them are wretched human beings. Those kids will not make it out of childhood unscathed.

    • Meggie says:

      And that pack of wolves would teach them better manners than these 3 loons.

    • Tammy White says:

      There is no comparison between Eddie Cibrain & Charlie Sheen. Eddie is a lot of things but he does seem to take his role as dad seriously & his boys are not just accessories. There has been no accusations that he’s emotionally or physically abusive or that he has an anger problem. Just because he’s a serial cheater doesn’t mean he’s a terrible father.

    • Jennifer12 says:

      What exactly has Brandi done? She’s made a couple of mistakes, but other than that, she’s a good, present parent. Eddie’s made loads of mistakes, like being overly sexual in front of his kids, but he seems a present parent. Leann is his current wife who tries to usurp Brandi’s position but fails, like she does at everything else.

    • John Wayne Lives says:

      Truth. And I also think, evidence by their own behavior, that both LR &BG are fully capable of showing the world that they are unstable, horrible women, while they simultaneously dish eachothers dirt as much as possible. They are both just so awful!

  4. peetalimbs says:

    Every time I see a picture of LeAnn I always try to find some attractive physical attribute. She has none. I’m sorry but she’s just plain ugly.

    Nothing else to add.

  5. lovegossip says:

    What is she wearing???? Did she forget to unwrap her leg after going to the bathroom or am I not “up” on the new “style”??? WTF!!???

  6. Debbie says:

    Why isn’t Leann wearing her wedding ring?

  7. Christo says:

    It seems as if every picture of her captures her alternating between one of two looks: (1) with some slack-jawed guffaw like a horse in the middle of chewing hay or (2) with a forced, preening surety that belies the insecurity lurking beneath.

  8. MsDaisy says:

    Wow Star mag is putting it all out there! LeAnn is crazy and Brandi and Eddie should watch out. You know she is going to use the boys as pawns when they finally divorce.

  9. Madriani's Girl says:

    I believe every word of it because these are things I have been saying for months.

  10. swack says:

    LeAnn – nonya – nonya business. If Eddie wants full custody then it is he job to get it. Otherwise stay out of it. I know from experience (my grandson’s father’s girlfriend sticks her nose in everything – once called DFS because his child support was raised after 7 years) that it is only going to make these boys resent you.

  11. Relli says:

    OMG, I cant this thread is goign to get out of control by adding gasoline to to the fire in their bellies that people already have over B. I am guessing the DEA stance is in retaliation for telling the world she has a laxative problem. B is crazy but L is out for blood.

  12. SummersReign says:

    Whoever wrote that Star article must be reading Celebitchy! Those ‘quotes’ sound like the comments we often make on LeAnne threads.

  13. Kate says:

    “Pot calling the kettle a lush.” Outstanding.

  14. Shelley O'Brien says:

    Brandi’s dirty hands are all over this, just like her leaks on HW’s. Brandi is not happy unless she can destroy other people happiness. I wish LeAnn & Eddie would get custody of the kids.

    • Tracy says:

      yes and LeAnn is sweet as pie and Eddie is a stand up guy. *rolling eyes*

    • Jessiebes says:

      What an absurd thing to say Shelley, offensive even.

    • Stacey says:

      Ha you’re funny.

      Why exactly is Leann a good option for custodial parent? She went to rehab last year and acts cracked out and emotionally unstable (crying hysterically) in interviews ever since. The fact she personally claims to have gone to rehab for 30 days last year should be a huge red flag.

      I dont think being on a reality show everyone knows is scripted is a good reason to take someones kids away. Eddie has consistently been photographed drinking alcohol as well. Brandi provides for her kids, loves them and is a child centered mother. Unlike Eddie & Leann, who dragged the poor kids all over to her adult concerts this summer where fans wore tshirts insulting their mother. Such great parents right?

    • emmie_a says:

      “Brandi is not happy unless she can destroy other people happiness.”
      Ooops. You made a typo. The first word of that sentence should be ‘LeAnn’.

      • betty says:

        If the article said Eddie, then it would be worth reading. But her lawyers would take her money like they have done in the Smiley and dentist cases cases because that is like taking candy from a baby. Eddie has custody not Leann and not being a parent she no rights. All articles like this does is make her look like she is going off on the deep end and losing it especially since Star published she and Eddie were heading for divorce previously. Since Brandi has been in the headlines lately,and Leann likes to compete, she will plant any crazy story to be relevant.

    • Tiki Bar Queen says:

      considering Brandi has been quiet on the Leann and Eddie front (as quiet as she gets) i doubt Brandi wants to go about starting a war with them. Shes repeatedly said in the media she has no problem with them at the moment and her kids like their stepmom.
      I think these stories have a lot more to do with “blind” gossip bloggers being taken as gospel truth.

    • Lee says:

      this is sarcasm, right?

      Brandi’s no saint, but anyone with a pulse can see LeAnn’s mental deterioration happening in real time and therefore she should have minimum time with the boys. I’m amazed that Eddie subjects his boys to her – I’m not saying L doesn’t love the boys – I think in her own way she does and she loves them as much as someone like her is capable of – but at the end of the day LeAnn loves LeAnn more. If that means using the boys as pawns again their mother, then she will. If Eddie decides to divorce her, it seems probable that L will use them again Eddie too or to keep a door open with Eddie so to speak. If any unhappiness is coming down on LeAnn and Eddie it is of their own doing.

      Also, saying that B is out to destroy other people’s happiness is a stretch.

    • Elisabeth says:

      Shelley aka Darrell Brown (LR manager) has been tweeting this out from his alias account on twitter (don’t use the same exact wording you dumbbell)

    • Jennifer12 says:

      Brandi is a good mother who loves her boys. Eddie is likely the source of leaks, as he’s been captured on tape before doing so. And Leann is nothing but the nasty current wife.

    • Leslie says:

      @Shelley O’Brien–yes LeAnn, Irene Sybil, Barrel Clown, you need to NOT USE the same language of your tweets when you post on here. People who aren’t fans of LeMan will catch you every time. Remember LeAnn is #12 on the most hated celebrities list. That’s a lot of people keeping an eye on your fake Twitter accounts.

    • dontbuyit says:

      No sane person would wish for those two to get custody. My opinion is, Leanne should not be allowed near those children. I hope Brandi and Eddie have a solid agreement ensuring that the children are at no time left alone with her. He married crazy, not the children. They shouldn’t be punished, for what I believe to him is a marriage of financial convenience.

      Those children will resent her. Expect a tell all about their time in the Rimescibrian household when they become older. Those children will speak out, wait and see. Hope the step bogus mommies who once championed her for being the greatest bogus mommie of all, are prepared to eat crow.

    • ShelleyisDarrell says:

      So you can continue to perv on them full time, right Darrell??

    • Margie says:

      LOL, do you have any idea how insane you sound? I guess if you need the paycheck you’re willing to say whatever you need to say.

  15. Stacey says:

    I believe every bit of this. Leann slammed Brandi for doing reality shows for years “nothing is real in reality tv”, and now she is doing one with Eddie. Obviously it is a desperate attempt to keep him around.

    I believe trying to get full custody is another attempt to make her indispensable to Eddie since in her twisted head, she would become mother figure to the little boys. She thinks if the kids love her, it will be harder for him to leave.

    Her power plays are so transparent!!

    As for her fug outfit, thank god she wore a support garment finally. No one needs to see pics of her skank self running around and bending over near small children without a bra on with her shirt un buttoned to her belly button. Perv

  16. karmasabiatch! says:

    Kaiser, babe…I know you don’t want to oversell this, but where there’s smoke, there’s fire. Too many people have been telling these tales about MeAnn for far too long. If she’s so insufferable in her tweets and interviews, imagine how much more irritating she must be IRL. I think members of her staff/ entourage (to say nothing of Eds) have finally had enough of her particular brand of bullsh*t. Leaks are popping up everywhere, and her ship is foundering like the Titantic. The universe is finally responding to her spectacular narcissism and cruelty. ’bout time.

  17. Crack Fox says:

    I just read the headline. I hope this isn’t true. Don’t mess with someone’s children.

    • Tiki Bar Queen says:

      exactly. shes going to rev up the mama brigade if she even tries to get her fingers on those babies that arent hers.

      i honestly think she doesnt want children of her own. shes too selfish and self involved. but she cant outright say that so she puts off the baby talk until after ________ (excuse of the moment)

    • bettyrose says:

      Plus does Eddie even want full custody? Leann has no legal rights where those kids are concerned. If even one iota of this is true, someone needs better legal advice.

      • Christin says:

        @bettyrose – It amazes me that someone could think like this, but I witnessed an ugly and unfounded bio-mom smear campaign by a stepmom that was a huge fail at every turn. The stepmom’s marriage imploded in three years and she wanted scheduled visits with her husband’s boys. The kids wanted nothing to do with her.

        That’s one reason this story interests me, because I have seen a similar situation repeatedly backfire.

    • Jennifer12 says:

      This is why so many women hate her. The affair thing sucks, and is on both EC and LR, but Leann constantly messes with Brandi’s kids and any parent or person who wants to be parent hates her for it.

  18. Audrey says:

    Is it weird that I think Eddie might have planted this story?

    I feel like he may want to distance himself from LeAnn and her antics. And mess with her mind.

  19. Dimebox says:

    I don’t doubt that Leann would love to pull this off. But it will never happen. In the first place, Brandi is a great, loving Mom and close to her sons. (her sons Leann, never yours) In the second place, they all live in California, where the legal system always seeks to keep children with their mothers; witness the horrible situation with Brooke Mueller. So Brandi has had a couple of drunk public episodes this year. No one has claimed that her children were neglected as a result. This is just Leann being mean and insane. If Eddie hopes to resurrect his own image at all he will act quickly to shut this kind of talk down. And I don’t believe for a minute that he would ever try to take Brandi’s boys away. I doubt that his parents would support this either.

  20. Michele says:

    Now wait for all of MeAnn’s paid friends to troll this story and defend her….like they did on the hideous outfit story …

  21. Birdix says:

    She looks pretty in the photo with the maroon skirt. And (regardless of whether it’s true or untrue in this case) the presence of drugs in a home doesn’t mean the kids are taken away in CA.

  22. Jayna says:

    I guess saying Eddie wants the boys wouldn’t sell covers. LeAnn no more wants full custody than the man in the moon. She gets to be mommy for two weeks and it’s all fun, and then the next two weeks she can sleep in, lay around, smother Eddie for two weeks,. Does anyone really think she will have Eddie’s attention if the boys are with them for the whole year? No way. Plus, remember when she had them for two days alone and it killed her. She didn’t know how single moms did it. If they had the boys full-time, Eddie couldn’t follow her on any gigs and she does have to work some throughout the year. Does anyone think she’s going to leave Eddie at home all the time because of the boys? She can plan some gigs when they don’t have them now.

    LeAnn never had a burning desire to have her own children much less be a full-time job with the boys who are getting older and it’s all about school work, soccer games, on and on. LeAnn wants Eddie’s attention.

    It’s Star Magazine, people. Stop believing all this crap in these gossip rags. Only a small portion is true. LeAnn is far too selfish and lazy to want two kids in the house full-time. All of those statements in the article are basically on Celebitchy and other sites from us commenters. Nothing earth-shattering, just a cobbled together article and the custody thing added to create drama.

    • Stacey says:

      I think she wants Eddie to get full custody because then (she thinks) the boys will rely on Leann as the mother figure and (she thinks) it will make her indispensable to Eddie because now the kids love her and need her more than ever.

      I think its a crazy desperate last ditch attempt to cement herself to Eddie.

      I have a gf who is step mom/ wife #2 who got with her man during his separation and she is just like Leann, obsessed with taking the kids from the mother to get the mother out of the picture. She thinks a lot of their relationship problems will be solved if bio mom is out of the picture. But thats what you get when u marry a man with baby mama drama. its a huge pissing match. When bio mom broke up with her boyfriend, step mom was so afraid bio mom would try and get back with her husband. This kind of stuff absolutely happens.

    • TheTruthHurts says:

      lol. okay. Wake up. She’s obsessed with Eddie & the idea of “the perfect family” she never had in her childhood. She can sign her cards “Love, The Cibrian Family” as much as she wants. She will never be Eddie, Jake or Mason’s TRUE family. She is just a nanny who pays Eddie to let her be just that, all while she makes the school lunches & cinnamon buns.

  23. WendyNerd says:

    As crazy as LeAnn is, and as much as I dislike her… I actually wouldn’t be surprised if Brandi is on drugs. Though I would not be surprised if LeAnn is as well and even if Brandi isn’t a fit mother, LeAnn certainly would not be a suitable replacement.All three people in that situation have serious issues. Those boys have no hope.

    Still, if Brandi isn’t messed up and LeAnn is bullshitting, than she’s even lower than I originally thought, and i didn’t think that was possible.

  24. Lisa says:

    These people have the most boring ‘drama’ ever.

  25. dontbuyit says:

    Would not surprise me if this all turned out to be true. People who dislike her but feel sorry for her, I will never understand how those people can feel pity for her when she is so inherently evil. This didn’t start with Eddie, It surfaced in the public eye with the help of Eddie and Twitter. The nastiness has always been there, Nashville probably have some whopper stories to tell of a big snot nose bratty teen.

    Eddie ain’t gonna go for full custody. I’m sickened the kids are around her 50 percent of the time. I think she is the unfit step parent and someone needs to address that in a revised custody hearing.

  26. Stefanie says:

    Okay, maybe this is because I don’t have kids or maybe it’s because I am unabashedly team Brandi and a little bias, but my take is this: Brandi might wanna grow up a bit on the whole fall down drunk when I go out thing – but I mean, I grew up where my parents had parties and the kids stayed upstairs and if you watch any of the home videos I am MORTIFIED by my mother’s antics downstairs now a days. But the kids had a babysitter, the adults cut loose, no one drove. Yeah, Brandi might be a bit of a lush when she is out with adult friends, but I know more than a few parents who are like that when their kids are with the sitter (or in this case at Dad’s house). They just don’t have the paps outside the restaurant which is great for them. I don’t think that’s a reason to take Brandi’s kids away from her. From what I’ve seen, she seems like a pretty dedicated devoted mother. It’s not like she’s showing up to soccer games with a bottle of Chardonnay wasted at 230 in the afternoon.

    I think LR is batshit. And it’s not even because of the affair – again, shit happens, affairs happen, remarriages happen, life goes on. But its because of her inability to have that mentality and her desire to be “better” than Brandi in the public eye that drives me nuts. I have not seen (and correct me if I’m wrong please!) brandi get in a car drunk and drive home, haven’t seen pics of her drunk with the kids, haven’t seen her drunk in the afternoons…. she’s a beverly hills barbie with no discernible life skills and she is PERF for the RHOBH, but do I think she deserves to have her kids taken away and put with the woman who is basically single white femaleng her because she drinks sloppily in adult settings? No.

  27. Rita says:

    Star is just reprinting all the “blinds” from Just Say Jenn. Many people think Eddie is planting this stuff so when he makes his “run” after the holidays, he’ll look justified in doing so. According to Just Say Jenn, LeAnn has a lot of dirt, dirty dirt, on Eddie and is threatening him with it.

    Personally, I still think this is BS. No matter how vulgar a man Eddie may be, is he so despicable as to have his children anywhere around a mentality disturbed person like LeAnn? If this is true, would any man stay in this situation, travel to China with LeAnn, or publically comment about his marriage is “functional”? Nobody is that in LOVE with money.

    Just Say Jenn predicted a full court press of media and we are certainly getting it. The story that Eddie was shopping for baby clothes by himself yesterday was hillarious.

    • Stacey says:

      I kinda believe that blind. He probably went on the trip and thought he could check out a new country and put up with annoying Leann.

      But he is so sick of her that by the end of the trip he couldn’t spend one more second with her. He cant stand her and took off to his parents house. They are usually consistently papped departing and returning from every single flight they take together. They werent papped on their returning flight…thats because Leann didnt want the paps to see them going their separate ways!

      • emmie_a says:

        Stacey: They were together a few days later at the hospital gala. So he moved out but still shows up for a red carpet event?

        Rita: I don’t read JSJ anymore but I don’t think Star wouldn’t just regurgitate her blind items. They have to have their own sources to print an article like this, especially since LeAnn is sue-crazy. I think someone is strategically planting stories all over the place.

      • Christin says:

        I agree with the theory that he traveled and showed up for an event, but may otherwise be taking a break from Casa deLusion. If he is truly fed up, why not just start the process and let the chips fall. Is the reality show so important that they need to keep up appearances?

        JSJ mentioned that bloggers may work in concert with other, larger media outlets. She also noted that larger outlets have the resources to flesh out a single source tidbit. The latest Star stories seem to have several blind reveals. I am not sure who is spilling the beans or to which person, but JSJ and Star may be working together. And it could be a setup that results in a lawsuit. Time will tell.

    • Rita says:

      @Emmie
      That is exactly my point. A PR firm will begin planting stories with the small-fry and then move up the food chain with the same planted stories. With this approach, the reader thinks to themselves, “There must be some truth to this because I’ve read versions of this in several different places.”

  28. Virgilia Coriolanus says:

    Wow, Leann actually looks really good. She was looking really bloated (in the face) a few posts ago.

    And God, I hope she never gets her claws into those boys full time.

    • Jennifer12 says:

      Leann has convinced herself she’s the other parent and a huge part of the boys’ lives. It’s not true, and as her marriage circles the drain, she realizes that her control was a façade. She’s a failure who has failed in her attempts to get rid of Brandi. Eddie sucks, and I bet these stories are coming from him. A lot of it sounds like blinds JSJ had for months. Eddie is staging his exit and trying to revamp his image.

  29. betty says:

    If the article said Eddie, then it would be worth reading. But her lawyers would take her money like they have done in the Smiley and dentist cases cases and file it because that is like taking candy from a baby. Eddie has custody not Leann and not being a parent she no rights. All articles like this does is make her look like she is going off on the deep end and losing it especially since Star published she and Eddie were heading for divorce previously. Since Brandi has been in the headlines lately,and Leann likes to compete, she will plant any crazy story to be relevant.

    • Zwella Ingrid says:

      emmie_a, If someone is truly strategically planting stories, who do think has the most motivation, and the most to gain by doing so? My guess is Eddie, but I was curious as to what you thought.

      • emmie_a says:

        Zwella Ingrid: I’d love for it to be Eddie! I’d like to think Eddie has finally seen LeAnn’s true colors, namely her evil-nature and has decided that no amount of money is worth staying with her.

        I know people were saying both L&E were in on these blind items and were planting the stories as hype for their upcoming reality show — but I don’t think that’s true bc the show isn’t supposed to air until next summer so they would have to keep the stories coming for the next six months for us to stay interested.

    • Zwella Ingrid says:

      betty, I don’t think Leann would plant a story that would make herself look bad to stay relevant.

      • betty says:

        Why not, she has in the past. All those lawsuits, didn’t exactly give her any appeal. Plus she cannot stand Brandi getting more headlines then she even if they are negative. . To show it is a bunch of bull, Eddie’s not even mentioned or is he making any charges against his ex . But Brandi could level unstable charges against Leann her rehab stint, laxative uses , suing people, stalking in addition she has a drinking problem herself. She has no case to bring , those are NOT her kids.

  30. Rita says:

    We all must remember that effective publicity is not a one-off event. The characters must play their roles in public for there to be a continuum in the ploy, i.e. sour puss LeAnn, ring-less LeAnn, Crazy Baby Shopper LeAnn, where’s Eddie.

    Next weeks headlines will be along the lines: “Trial Separation”, “Eddie Walks-Out”, “LeAnn Enters Rehab”.

    The following weeks headlines will be along the lines: “VH1 Announces Date For Eddie and LeAnn Reality Show- See How It All Went Down”

    When Kris Jenner’s talk show failed, she became LeAnn’s publicist: Chapter and Verse from the Kardashian Handbook.

  31. Fan says:

    Now, she is really going to get into trouble with Brandi. She maybe drunk at times but she is not a bad mother unlike Brook Mueller.

  32. judyjudy says:

    I love a good LR thread as much as the next gal but the shiz is getting old. Like Spencer -and-Heidi old.They need to go away or we need to stop talking about them or something. It’s the same old thing over and over. I think I need to stop reading until the headline indicates a confirmed split, arrest, court ordered custody agreement, or pregnancy.

  33. claire says:

    This is all starting to play out like the typical Hollywood marriage breakup. Cracks start to show, mags start running these stories, the celebs deny deny deny, lo and behold months later there is a breakup announcement.

    Methinks Eddie’s PR very well could be working all of this behind the scenes.

    • Christin says:

      @Claire – I agree. The theory I keep coming back to is that he knows things are circling the drain and needs an exit strategy (and a chance to be steadily employed). They could be playing media games, but I don’t think either of them can act that well.

      • claire says:

        All the things these mags are writing could have been cover stories anytime over the last 4 years. The stalking, the fake happiness, trashing Brandi as a mom, the twitter obsession. All this has been covered on online gossip blogs for years and the print mags or mainstream gossip mags have largely ignored it. So why now? I don’t think it’s because Star found a writer in JSJ to use. Plenty of bloggers could have been source material for them over the years. But if there are credible sources this time suggesting an impending breakup, sources that are feeding people like JSJ info – then yeah, Star would want in on the action. Hollywood breakups are a big gossip topic.

        I don’t believe the blinds and such 100%. Clearly though, some really obvious disconnect is happening with them. They seem faker and more contrived than ever. It’s not far-fetched to believe that someone is using the media to their advantage, planting all these stories about her. I don’t think it’s Brandi, at all. My bet is on Eddie’s PR, all the way.

    • Stacey says:

      I agree. Where there is smoke there is fire!

      Remember a few months ago, one of the rags had the Zeta Jones/ Douglas divorce story?? It seemed so out of left field and I didnt believe…until their reps announced their split months later.

  34. KellyInSeattle says:

    1) She always looks so smug.
    2) Why doesn’t anyone talk about Eddie’s relationship with his kids?
    3) I hope LeAnn never freezes her eggs or adopts.
    4) Her burgandy outfit is so ugly.
    That’s all I’ve got.

  35. Rita says:

    The Eddie and LeAnn Show: Episode 4
    Title: Swept Up In The Delusion

    LeAnn enters stage left and hands Eddie a stack of papers.

    Eddie: “What’s this?”
    LeAnn: “Adoption papers. I want full custody of the children.”
    Eddie: (Peering over top of papers) “You do realize this is just a TV show, don’t you?”
    LeAnn: “Then why have you brought home a different mistress every night this week?”
    Eddie: “Silly girl, remember episode 2……we’re separated.”

  36. Leslie says:

    I’m curious just how many fake Twitter accounts LeAnn really has. Interesting that this is finally mentioned in an article. So, who’s leaking all this info? Ediot? His parents? One of LeAnn’s paid friends? Since it makes him “sound good” it has to be someone in his camp.

  37. matia says:

    I just hope brandi doesn’t overeact to this and put her foot i n her mouth again

  38. Relli says:

    OMG speaking of LeAnn’s past loves you guys need to click on the BuzzFeed link below of the recent photos of Andrew Keegan ( and Pete)! WhOA he looks rough!

  39. Quinn says:

    I feel for those kids…but as for Eddie- you reap what you sow, asshole.

    Borderline personality disorder: very difficult to treat. Almost impossible to live with.

  40. Frida_K says:

    It’s like she saw what Denise Richardson did, noticed that people really appreciate Denise’s care for the children, and her pea brain lit on a Big Idea….

    “…If Denise got positive attention for it and Brook got negative attention, then by GUM, thinka whut the folks on twitter’ll say about me-me-me when I sail in on my white horse to rescue my bonus chilrens from that disease-ridden hag? Yee-HAW!”

    And off she goes, with not even a glimmer of self-awareness or care about anyone but her own crazy self.

    She’s really troubled, that’s all I can say.

  41. Lanae says:

    Brandi is a bit on the wild side and def needs to learn to watch her mouth but I don’t think she’s on drugs. She likes to drink and party sometimes when her kids are with her ex and their crazy step mom. Brandi partying and having a designated driver is no danger to the kids. Now some of Brandi’s wild antics may humiliate the boys as they age , she should really tone it down a notch or two but that still doesn’t make her unfit. As for Leann Rimes wanting custody well step parents can’t get any kind of custody. … so she may want full custody or may be encouraging Eddie Cibrian to go for it but she alone would get 0. She’s only a visitor in their lives. When the train wreck of a marriage is over Leann Rimes won’t have any rights to see these children. Brandi is wild but Leann is just plain mental. Girl is like a fruit loop.

  42. Jess says:

    If this is true it will never happen, Leann can’t even be alone with the kids without supervision, no judge would give them full custody. It wouldn’t surprise me if Leann planted this story trying to get a reaction out of Brandi while she still can, she’s had nothing but nice things to say about Leann lately, and Leann is still starting childish drama and taking digs at her daily on twitter. And Eddie should be embarrassed, Leann is making a fool of herself left and right.

  43. Jane says:

    As a teacher of 28 years I am so disgusted with this whole situation. Really, do any of these adults have a brain their heads? Are they so self-absorbed that they could care less about the children here? I can see years’ worth of social work and trips to the psychologist ahead for Jake and Mason based on the inappropriate behavior of these so called parents here, and the affect it has on children. I could care less of the welfare of Leann or Eddie. I simply care for Jake and Mason who have to grow up dealing with all this c***. If I were their teacher, I would ask the school social worker and psychologist to give them special attention. I do not believe for one moment they are immune to all this c***. H***, my students knew of Miley Cyrus’s twerking fiasco (or whatever you call it) before I did. Can Leann and Eddie tell me the boys literally have no clue of what is going on in the tabloids? They have to have some exposure to social media. Pullleasssse..someone out there…take care of the boys. I beg of you. They are the innocent ones in this whole demented situation!

    • kmt says:

      I wouldn’t worry about it – the stuff here is mostly fanfiction anyway. Who knows what’s really going on behind the scenes, and I’d bet the kids’ lives are no stranger than the lives of any kids growing up in hollywood/tabloid circles.

      • Jane says:

        Funny how someone else can say what I just said, just worded differently and is considered a voice of reason, while my thoughts are construed as something else and I “shouldn’t worry”. Great…when the kids grow up with serious issues, don’t say I didn’t warn anyone. I worry about the welfare of children. Is that a crime? H*** no.

  44. Naomi says:

    On what legal basis does she think she can get full custody? She is not a biological parent or relative. She has no custodial rights. She is married to their father. All custody agreements exist between her husband and his ex-wife. I can see if he were to go for full custody but I am unclear what legal rights she may have regarding the boys. Besides I thought part of the custody agreement was that she cannot be left alone with the boys. What am I missing?

  45. JennyJustice says:

    How can anybody say any of these parents are good people, let alone good parents? Of course LeMann is a hag and the definitely the worst of the three evils, but by no means are Edie or Brandi good parents. They are both famewhores who put their desires before their son’s welfare. No, I do not know single parents who drink themselves into oblivion having to be carried/dragged with a tampon string hanging out of their hole, blatantly selling themselves for favors such as Brandi has done on RHOBH re her “realtor” whom she no longer needs anymore because she got into an apartment? so much more, but let’s just say there is a serious lack of morals, judgement, priorities, etc. where all of these people are concerned. The sad thing is, Brandi and Edie do love their sons and they are the only ones who will ever love them the way a parent does love their children – their smell, their skin, that kind of love that makes you well up just watching them sleep. So, for that reason, I hope neither Brandi nor Edie ever mess things up so badly either would lose custody. I think the article is silly b/c a non-relative taking custody over a loving parent is not going to happen so long as the boy’s basic needs are being met and they are. But they deserve so much more than basic needs being met. They need to be put first which means not having parents who will do anything for airtime, relevance, or money. Can you image being a little kid and going to meet Daddy’s new wife when there was no transition time between their parents leaving and Edie’s new arrangement/sugar mama? It is disturbing. Leho is a huge post all in herself that I don’t have time for – I imagine her pathology would be quite interesting to the psychology community. But how come nobody has even put money away for these kids’ college rather than vag rejuvenations, botox, excessive liquor, beach vacations….ugh. There is no normalcy there. I’m glad I live a simple modest life.

  46. lindy loo says:

    Every time I see a picture of Leanne Rimes her flaring nostrils and squinting eyes hypnotize me.

  47. Jessie says:

    It doesn’t matter what she says, even if it’s true. I live in California and when we took my husbands ex back to court for her drug problems jack squat happened. And we had a possession arrest for bath salts on her, DUI arrests (all while she had custody), and pictures (a dozen) she posted of herself smoking weed while the kids were home and referencing her use to coke and X. You know what happened? She lost one weekend per month. And she was told not to do drugs with the kids around. That’s it. Brandi will be just fine whether or not the crazy is right.

  48. TW says:

    My ex got mad at me when I wouldn’t take him back, and he decided to stop paying his child support and sue me for sole custody to legally validate his arrearages. Perhaps the Cibrians similarly want to stop their child support payments.

    • Juliette says:

      That’s a really good point. If Leann is burning through money they way they say she is, I wouldn’t doubt they would get desperate. Won’t work though, at all.

    • Jessie says:

      It’s possible. But child support in CA is based on just the parent’s earnings and not their new spouse’s. And how much could Eddie possibly be earning? His cut for child support can’t be THAT much, and since he has shared legal and physical custody it’s not like he has to provide all the support, in fact, with Brandi’s earnings, I bet she’s more financially responsible for their combined support of the kids than he is.

  49. moon says:

    If she’s trying to do a Denise Richards/Brooke Mueller on Brandi, I don’t think it’s working. No sympathy for Edie however.

  50. Barbara says:

    Hog wash….she wants her own baby I believe.

  51. Jane says:

    Change of subject…slightly. Did anyone see Leann’s ex Dean standing up for himself after someone Tweeted Leann claiming he was gay and she chose to just laugh it off and not defend him? His comeback to her disgusting reply is priceless! He even drags the NOH8 campaign into this:

    I don’t do twitter wars, but I do hate ignorance. Being gay isn’t offensive, not standing up for the truth is. @NOH8Campaign @leannrimes

    • Ming says:

      Dean is such a classy guy.
      Leann on the other hand is delusional if she thinks she can convince people she wasn’t trying to stir up drama. She responds with mild snark cause she loves the attention..then tries to backtrack with a lame excuse. Why even comment in the first place? Isn’t she always saying she “doesn’t have time for drama” ..funny how her nose is always in it.
      NOH8 needs to see this and reevaluate the celebs they align themselves with.
      Poor, poor taste. Trashy.

    • Zooyork says:

      Oh wow… Thank you for posting about that Jane… Just when I though MeAnn could not get more defensive and Dean more amazing… His handling of that is impeccable. I think his talent goes beyond cooking. He should have the high-priced PR job. He has a rare ability to say something really powerful, moving and effectual in very few words. He has a lot of grace.

    • Cindy says:

      Yes, Dean proved once again, what an attractive, thoughtful, smart, articulate man he is. So unlike the two childish cowardly losers Eddie and Leann. I am constantly impressed by his graceful handling of her ugly nasty crazy antics. Just think of the psychotic things he has seen in his first marriage. He is lucky and blessed to have gotten away.