Leann Rimes and The Unfortunate Nature of Celebrity
It isn’t a feminist’s reaction to look at someone and summarily go, “I just don’t like her face,” but it a human reaction – a bitchy human yes, but human all the same.
With that in mind, let us address the Curious Incident of LeAnn Rimes.
Does anyone else remember how big of a deal the song “Blue” was when she covered it? Girl was what, twelve? Okay, probs fourteen, but still – she had some pipes and could get her yodel on in a way that was completely astounding and appealing. Plus, she managed to have that whole country-girl sweet and sunny vibe while still managing to date Andrew Keegan, and we all know my thoughts on Andrew Keegan. (If you don’t, here they are in brief – if a penis was a person walking around it would look like Andrew Keegan and also I would date it.)
Then…well, then nothing, for a couple of years. I’ll admit, I’m not a country music devotee, but I think it’s safe to say that Rimes was no longer in the public eye. That being said, when I did hear a song of hers my opinion remained the same: her people could pick great tracks, and I loved her voice.
Then we come to the events of late. Girl stars in one of these Lifetime schlokfests with veteran TV Actor No One Has Heard Of Eddie Cibrian, Esq. They fell in love, ending both of their marriages to be with each other. That’s a shitty situation for everyone involved. That’s like, potentially years of people with hurt, hurt, hurt feelings. It’s not the first time it’s happened – look at Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott – identical situation, down to the network even, but here’s the distinction – they weren’t using their love affair to promote themselves professionally – or if they were, they did a better job of it.
There’s something gross about taking an already unfortunate series of events and using it to make a name for yourself, be that name good, bad or ugly. But I mean, that’s celebrity gossip in a nutshell isn’t it? I shouldn’t be surprised or even dwell on it overly much.
Today’s news has a sex tape of Cibrian and Rimes found on a moving truck – and no longer do people want to know what the tape entails – they want to know which star planted it, like it’s a given, because odds are, it is.