Oh gracious. Would I be totally remiss to suggest that maybe Real Housewives of Beverly Hills'Brandi Glanville and her nemesis/frenemy/mistress turned wife of her ex-husband LeAnn Rimes could possibly in cahoots to get twice the attention? I mean, first LeAnn checks into rehab because she loses a Twitter battle (Lindsay Lohan, take note) to Brandi's zombie followers, and the next thing you know, there is a rumor circulating that the real reason for the former singer's "exhaustion and anxiety" is that LeAnn's hubby Eddie Cibrian is cheating on his current wife with his former wife. Follow? I don't blame you.
If you think about it, it's truly a diabolical plan, and it benefits both of them. Brandi gets to enact her revenge on her skeezy husband and his homewrecking new wife, while LeAnn finally appears oh-so-slightly sympathetic. Kind of. If you can over look the fact that she got into a Twitter war with commoners. So no, not really. At all.
As the custody battle for the couple's three boys heats up, more mud-slinging is occurring between the pair. I can honestly say that I never saw all of this madness coming. I thought if anyone in the Bravo franchise could have a civil divorce it would be these two. I hate that I was so wrong!
This isn't your normal divorce settlement, y'all! The most hated housewife from Real Housewives of Beverly Hills season one became one of the nicest and most relatable of season two. Now Camille Grammer is also one of the wealthiest thanks to her divorce settlement with ex-husband Kelsey Grammer.
If you recall, the television star notoriously got his then wife a spot on the Bravo franchise as a "parting gift" as he knew he would be filing for divorce once the season wrapped. The pair have been working towards a giant settlement, and it's finally here. Camille may have gotten a parting gift in the show, but she took the grand prize in this divorce!
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Last week LeAnn Rimes – who is not a reality star but whose life certainly warrants a reality show – entered rehab after filing a lawsuit against twitter followers she claims harassed her over Brandi Glanville, who as you know is a reality star.
This prompted Fox News to do a little investigative reporting into what they are terming the "dark side" of twitter. And it does posit an interesting question: Is social media ruining even celebrities lives?
"I've been built up and torn down, built up and torn down," LeAnn previously told People. "It's been difficult to tune people out, especially in the last few years." The singer decided to go into rehab to learn "coping mechanisms" to help her deal with the constant social media onslaught. Here's a tip: Don't engage the crazies! Especially if you are one of the crazies.
As with all the women in Bravo's housewives franchises, the ladies of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills aren't just reality television stars. They have other gigs, y'all!
The troubled Kim Richards is often touted as the series' resident child star, however her sister Kyle Splits McGee Richards also was–and is–quite the actress. Kyle appeared on Little House on the Prairie from 1975 through 1982, and she had a recurring role on ER (that I totally don't remember, and I was obsessed with that show. Whatever). I will say I do remember a young Kyle from the creepiest movie Disney ever produced, Watcher In the Woods, where she starred alongside the legendary Bette Davis…does anyone remember this gem? NERAK!! No? Well perhaps you recently saw her in a Lifetime movie (the name escapes me) where Kyle plays a pill pushing grifter who meets her demise in a giant freezer thanks to Charisma Carpenter. Anyone? Well, if you missed Kyle in all of those wonderful acting vehicles, fear not…she's hitting the small screen once again!
Aaaahhh… Brandi Glanville vs LeAnn Rimes. If ever there were two people who needed their own reality show. If you aren't up to speed on what's been happening here's a brief rundown: Brandi was once married to a fine gentleman named Eddie Cibrian, who left her for LeAnn – once a mistress now a wife.
LeAnn starts copying everything Brandi does and has been allegedly harassing her on Twitter. She amasses an army of regular folk to join in on the bashing. Brandi hates LeAnn but wants to make fake nice for her kids…. sometimes. LeAnn likes dryhumping Brandi's ex-husband in front of staged paparazzi and her step-sons. Brandi no likey. Brandi also no likey LeAnn.
LeAnn, who recently entered a thirty day treatment center for anxiety, is now embroiled in a lawsuit with a teacher and mother of six due to a Twitter battle between pro-Brandi followers and pro-LeAnn followers. The singer (former singer?) filed a suit against high school teacher Kim Smiley for invasion of privacy after Kim allegedly recorded a phone conversation between herself and LeAnn regarding Brandi.
Now, there are so many different tabloid rumors swirling about the uber-wealthy housewife, from her crumbling friendships to her faltering empire to her headline-making divorce. Are things ever going to go back to normal for the woman I once considered to be too down-to-earth for the over-the-top franchise?