When the news first broke that Simon Cowell knocked up his good friend’s wife, I thought, “There has to be some reasonable explanation.” Then pictures surfaced of Cowell kissing Lauren Silverman, while her husband was presumably close by. To top it off, Cowell took these couples trips with his then fiance, Mezhgan Hussainy. And despite all this damning evidence, I was still convinced of Simon Cowell’s innocence. Then I was hit by a thunderbolt. I suddenly realized that LeAnn Rimes was not afforded this same naive insanity or the benefit of any doubt. She too had an affair with a married parent, and the public trashed her with tramp status and cast flames upon her for eternity. Sure she handled it horribly, but so has Cowell. Just days after Lauren Silverman’s divorce with Andrew Silverman became final, he’s been seen publicly parading his love, holding hands with Silverman and openly kissing her in French restaurants. So what’s the difference here, and why is Cowell getting the get-out-of-jail-free card that LeAnn can’t kill someone for? Well . . . it starts with a P and ends with and S, and it rhymes with Venus. You do the math.
You gotta love Wendy Williams. The daytime diva asked LeAnn Rimes every question imaginable, including how her husband, Dean Sheremet, found out about her infidelity, her alleged emancipation from her parents, Brandi Glanville’s printed accusations, and whether she actually trusts her now spouse, Eddie Cibrian. LeAnn handled it well, and despite my dislike for the way she handled her divorce, she’s certainly been blasted enough to last a lifetime. Hopefully she’ll stop poking her husband’s ex-wife on twitter, and put this beast to bed like a grown up girl.
Welcome to week ten of The Dishmaster’s podcast, which involves lots of trash-talking about our most important celebrity news items, including: Seal and Heidi Klum; the Kardashians; LeAnn Rimes’ twitter meltdown; Prince Harry’s naked scandal; the American Idol judging panel; and Clint Eastwood’s conversation with a chair. Listen below.
Just when you thought LeAnn Rimes could not get any more ridiculous, she bakes a cake and proves you wrong. She tweeted the photo below of the birthday cake she made for Eddie Cibrian, and wrote, “Eddie’s favorite things bday cake!” When his children asked for an explanation, do you think she said, “Eddie really likes to take naps?”
“Eddie has always encouraged me to look at us as a family, and a part of our family are the two beautiful boys that we share with their mother and hopefully one day another wonderful man.” LeAnn Rimes’ intentional dig at Eddie Cibrian’s ex-wife, Brandi Glanville, suggesting that not only does she think of Brandi’s children as “her own,” but she also hopes that Brandi will find another husband sometime soon. Just as a reminder to LeAnn — Brandi had a husband — and you took him.
If you’re a fan of The Dishmaster, then you’re well aware that all my girl-crushes are curvy. So when I heard that Guiliana Rancic took aim at LeAnn Rimes for her weight, I couldn’t help but laugh, especially since both of these women are celery sticks. The feud began when Rancic discussed her new restaurant, and the interviewer asked what celebrity she would most like to feed. Rancic mentioned Rimes, and Rimes immediately responded with a dinner invite, suggesting that Rancic might change her mind when seeing Rimes’ food selection. Isn’t Rancic the same person that spoke on ‘The View’ about her fertility doctor’s suggestion to gain weight, saying that there’s too much pressure on her to fit into the E! sample-size outfits to do so?
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Twitter is a PR death-trap. While I think it’s a great opportunity to connect with fans, it’s also a great opportunity to ruin your image. Because there’s no middle-man (i.e. a publicist) to control celebrity tweets, stars reveal a damaging amount of information. So far my list of culprits include: LeAnn Rimes; John Cusack; Sarah Shahi; Teri Hatcher; and now — Mariah Carey. Carey recently posted a picture of her pregnant belly painted as an Easter egg, which is cute in theory, but inappropriate overall. Mariah Carey is a huge star, and the less private she becomes — the more she demeans her professional value.
External Resource: Let’s hope the sonogram technician, isn’t as quick to over-share.
It’s no secret that I like my ladies curvy. So I was shocked to see the recent skinny pictures of LeAnn Rimes. I wasn’t shocked; however, to see how LeAnn Rimes handled the attention. Predictably — she’s angry. She wrote on her twitter page, “To those who have to turn to other’s lives and judge with no real knowledge of how anyone lives, you can you know what!” Perhaps I’m alone in this, but when someone tells me I look to thin, there’s a small part of me that enjoys it. Then I weigh myself, and if I’ve lost an unusual amount of pounds — I start loading up on carbs. Sure, I hate my gigantic ass — but I’d also like to avoid looking like a curve-less little boy. So what’s with the hostility, Rimes? Could it be at all possible that people are concerned about you, and they aren’t out to get you? Picture bloggers as your Jewish mother that likes to meddle in your business — or just picture my mother.
What’s the shelf-life on using social media to flaunt your new relationship after cheating on your ex-wife? Not only has Jesse James used twitter to declare his love for Kat Von D, but he’s also made an official engagement announcement, saying that 2010 was the “best year of his life.” First, if it’s true that the year your marriage fell apart because of your infidelity was in fact your greatest year, keep it to yourself. There’s no need to tell the entire world (which includes your ex-wife). Second, using twitter to write sweet nothings to your new lady is completely inappropriate. Just ask Leann Rimes. It’s too soon — and tacky.
Oh, LeAnn. I can’t figure out why she annoys me enough to warrant a post, but she does. In a recent interview, which was presumably meant to clean up her soiled image, she discussed her affair with Eddie Cibrian, and her responses indicate that she still hasn’t learned her PR lesson. Perhaps someone should use diagrams and cartoons to get through to her. She continues to insist that she doesn’t regret the affair, because she’s “in love,” and affairs happen “everyday to so many people.” The problem isn’t that you had an affair with a married father of two young children (though it certainly doesn’t help). The problem is that you publicize that affair on your twitter account, and constantly post pictures of your relationship, which I have every reason to believe is a desperate ploy to rub your affair in the face of Cibrian’s ex-wife. It’s not the affair that’s the problem, it’s how you handle it.
UPDATE: LeAnn has used her infamous twitter account to deny that she cried during her interview with Robin Roberts. That’s a great idea — it certainly makes you look better to deny that you had any semblance of emotion about the end of two marriages.