Left: Eddie Cibrian and LeAnn Rimes, Right: Cibrian's ex-wife Brandi Glanville
Updated: January 4, 2013 6:17AM
While it was just a tweet the other day by LeAnn Rimes that set-off her husband’s ex-wife, Brandi Glanville, sources say this latest blow-up is only part of a never-ending feud between the two women.
“It may have looked like everything was smoothed over,” said a friend of Glanville’s Sunday, “but this fighting over the kids has been non-stop.”
Rimes had referred to being happy about again spending time with “my boys,” referring to the two sons of Glanville and Eddie Cibrian, who left her to marry Rimes. Glanville was outraged and turned to Twitter to tweak Rimes by tweeting, “They R MY boys, Eddie Boys and ur step-sons…4 now.”
“It’s a shame. The boys are being subjected to a tug-of-war,” said the source. “Not smart.”
LINDSAY LORE: I’ve heard from two close Lindsay Lohan associates who say the actress is being advised to stop drinking — which she reportedly has begun doing again, and a lot. LiLo also is being told to back off from accusing psychic Tiffany Mitchell (who claims she was physically struck by Lohan in a New York club early Thursday) of being a publicity seeker. “Lindsay has so many legal problems right now. She has to go totally underground and focus on straightening out her life,” said one of the sources. “She’s in such danger of losing her probation and going back to jail [due to the charges about lying to police just filed in Santa Monica, Calif.], she has to really watch it!”
“Lindsay has so many legal problems right now. She has to go totally underground and focus on straightening out her life,” said one of the sources. “She’s in such danger of losing her probation and going back to jail [due to the charges about lying to police just filed in Santa Monica, Calif.], she has to really watch it!”
The couple have confirmed they are expecting their second child, who will join their 2-year-old daughter India Pearl. Chapman, 36, who also is a “Project Runway All Stars” mentor, and Weinstein, 60, do not yet know the sex of the new baby. Weinstein has three grown daughters from a previous marriage.
WILL IT HAPPEN? They both claim to be serious, but we’ll have to wait and see if Hugh Hefner and Crystal Harris make it to the altar, as TMZ reports will take place on New Year’s Eve. Remember, the 86-year-old Playboy founder and his ex-fiancee — 60 years his junior — were all set to wed in June 2011, until Harris called it off five days before the scheduled nuptials.
Ex-Playmate Harris moved back into Hefner’s Playboy Mansion earlier this year, and the couple reportedly have worked out a number of issues. Sources say they are closer now than they ever were before.
NOVEL IDEA: Oscar winner Sidney Poitier already has penned two memoirs, but now the 85-year-old acting legend is going to publish his first novel. Showbiz411.com reports the title of the sci-fi book will be “Montaro Caine,” a nice homage to Poitier’s longtime best buddy, Michael Caine.
BUSY BUSY: When the nominations are announced Dec. 12 for the 19th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, they will be called out by none other than Oak Park native Busy Phillips (TBS’ “Cougar Town”) and Taye Diggs, star of the ABC drama “Private Practice.” The announcement will be broadcast live at 8 that morning on TNT.
In addition, Phillips has been named social media ambassador for the awards and will post on Twitter and Facebook during the six weeks leading up to the live Jan. 27 simulcast on TNT and TBS, providing behind-the-scenes moments and updates on the production, presenters and fashions. She also will be posting from the red carpet on awards night.
CHILD’S PLAY: Author Jaclyn Fearheller will do a reading from her new children’s book, “Pug’s Story,” beginning at 6 p.m. Monday at O’Donovan’s on Irving Park Road.
REMEMBERING GILDA: In the wake of reports about several Gilda’s Clubs changing their names due to a “lack of recognition” of the late, great Gilda Radner, it’s wonderful Second City is presenting “Celebrating Gilda” — a panel on the enduring legacy and important impact of Radner’s life and career. It all takes place at Up Comedy Club, 230 W. North at Piper’s Alley, beginning at 5 p.m. Thursday.
The event will be moderated by Anna Libera, director of comedy studies at Second City and Columbia College Chicago, as well as a governing board member of Gilda’s Club Chicago, which wisely has decided to keep it’s iconic name.
The Thursday event is free, but it’s important to RSVP to (312) 337-3992.
HOLIDAY TWINKLE: Ald. Tom Tunney (44th) is delighted his friend David Lee Csicsko is one of four Chicago artists chosen as part of a nationwide team to design and assemble the holiday decorations at the White House, unveiled last week by first lady Michelle Obama.
Back in Chicago, Csicsko’s latest handiwork — whimsical Swedish designs — is on display as the window signage on a new addition to Tunney’s Ann Sather Café at 1147 N. Granville.
SEEN ON THE SCENE: To host a charity fete for his Noah’s Arc Foundation, the Bulls’ Joakim Noah picked Joe’s Stone Crab as the site where he greeted friends and family in the restaurant’s private South Beach room. … “Windy City Live” host Ryan Chiaverini got his pizza fix the other night at Bar Umbriago. … Broadcasting veteran Walter Jacobson and (separately) former Bear Gary Fencik dined at Jellyfish on Rush Street on a recent evening. … Ex-Cub Gary “The Sarge” Matthews was seen enjoying lunch at Harry Caray’s on Kinzie. … Restaurant kingpin Rich Melman took a busman’s holiday from his Lettuce Entertain You eateries and checked out Deuces + The Diamond Club in Wrigleyville — dubbing it a “happening place.” … Longtime labor leader Jose Caez of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers was spied with his large family enjoying dinner at O’Brien’s Restaurant & Bar in Old Town.