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?
Our favorite reality TV stars can’t get enough of the spotlight during their regularly scheduled time slots, so they take to Twitter to give us an hourly play-by-play of their lives. And we love them for it! Here’s a roundup of some of our favorite photos from the Twitterverse this week! Enjoy!
Good gravy, these Housewives never quit, do they? I swear, if someone were filming the drama in my life, it would be almost as ridiculous. "Blogger forgot to put her trash out tonight…and she's messy! Will she be able to make it without requesting another city rolling garbage can for the street? Or will she be forced to live with the stench for yet another week? Tune in to find out what happens." I mean, seriously?
Tonight, we've got news from the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Well duh. At least one of them is always doing something, aren't they? This news may actually be a bit tame. Thank goodness for small favors, right?
Look out world, yet another Housewife may be getting her own show! I guess that is going to happen as the women war with each other…instead of watching everyone coexist in a Bravo hour, we’ll be forced to watch fifteen different spin-offs to see all of our favorite drama queens.