LeAnn Rimes, Eddie Cibrian Pitching a Sitcom About Their Lives
So much drama has surrounded LeAnn Rimes' marriage to Eddie Cibrian that it almost seems like their lives are a television show. That's why Rimes and her husband have started pitching an idea for a scripted comedy based on their lives to a variety of networks. Luckily, if the show gets picked up, it will pretty much write itself.
If you've been paying attention to Rimes in the news lately, you already know that she and her husband have been engaged in a long verbal battle with his ex-wife, reality television star Brandi Glanville. The whole thing reeks of drama: There have been Twitter wars, lawsuits and public accusations about Rimes' affair with her husband (who was married to Glanville at the time they got together), her mental health and the possibility that she has an eating disorder.
At the same time, Rimes has returned fire by passive aggressively referring to Glanville and Cibrian's sons as "her boys" on Twitter and suing two of Glanville's supporters for an invasion of privacy after they recorded a conversation with the 'Borrowed' singer and uploaded excerpts to the Internet.
Frankly, it's all getting a bit old, but Rimes and Cibrian apparently want to have the last laugh -- and share that laughter with others. The country singer, 30, and the actor, 39, have schemed an idea for a scripted sitcom, on which they will be the stars. Of course, an actress will be hired to play the crazy ex-wife, because it's unlikely that Glanville will go for that role.
All of this comes from a few unnamed inside sources who have dished the news to Us Weekly.
According to one, the television series would leave Glanville and Cibrian's children, Mason, 9, and Jake, 6, out of the show. Instead, they will hire child actors to play the boys' roles.
"They've met with a few networks," adds a second insider. "Nothing is finalized yet, but they're seeing where the show could go."
If the real-life drama continues, Rimes and Cibrian will have lots of fodder for the sitcom by the time the pilot airs.