REPORT LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian hiring actors to play Brandi Glanville, her sons on reality show

LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian attend the 2012 ACM Awards (Academy of Country Music Awards) at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Based on new reports, LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian’s show is sounding less like reality television and more like some strange alternate universe.

“They are going to have actors play Brandi and the kids’ characters in the show,” an insider told In Touch. “LeAnn and Eddie were so against the kids being on RHOBH that they can’t have them in this.”

LeAnn and Eddie’s reality show was officially announced by VH1 last week. It is tentatively titled LeAnn & Eddie and will “bring the truth and make fun of all the gossip.” The press release added the show will examine how the couple is co-parenting Eddie’s two sons.

As many anticipated, Brandi Glanville, Eddie’s ex-wife and mother to his sons, is determined to prevent her sons from appearing on the show.

Brandi Glanville and sons Mason and Jake at the premiere of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey 'Built To Amaze'. Hollywood’s shining stars and their families to experience an evening of “custom-built” excitement and festivities celebrating Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles.

The family has a precedent set when it comes to the young boys and reality television: Eddie and LeAnn barred the boys from appearing on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. However, the kids’ absence was much less noticeable, considering Brandi was just one cast member and the drama centered on a larger group of ladies.

In the case of LeAnn & Eddie, leaving the boys out would seem strange… But, does that really mean hiring child actors is a good solution? Makes me think of the awkward (fictional) scene in How I Met Your Mother when Barney Stinson hired actors to play his wife and son.

Barney Stinson How I Met Your Mother

Do you think it makes sense for Eddie and LeAnn to hire actors for their reality show?

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  • Petra

    Weird. Is anyone really going to watch that show?

    • Cole

      Nope. But, it will seal the demise of Rimes and perhaps her purchased marriage.

  • Kieffah’s Hoodie

    These two should just go away.

  • LindseyS

    They should just do a scripted show, & hire actors for everyones part. Will, Jada, & Wills ex did a show like this years ago. Eddie could play his part if he wanted, it could be a funny show if they did it this way.

  • paige

    It’s really not a reality show if they’re having to re stage everything that happens with his sons with these actors.

    • Cole

      The ultimate control. Rimes puts the words in Glanville’s mouth.

      Now, Rimes can own her own live action Brandi Glanville doll. The next best thing to skinning Brandi and wearing her.

  • Jess McBitchy

    Soooo, is she going to hire a singer to sing her songs, too??? How can you replace your stepkids with paid actors on a reality show?

  • Courtney

    If you or anyone you know has a Nielson Box, please don’t watch this crap! Lol

  • larissa

    I read on another website that they aren’t using actors or having the kids appear. Well, then….WTF are they going to talk about if they don’t mention Brandi and the kids? I mean, their lives seem to revolve around the chaos they create for “B” and the kids. So, what’s left? Her singing career? His acting career? Yeah, right. I bet after 3 episodes it gets pulled.

  • Assin

    I bet they are kicking themselves for being such a-holes to Brandi about having the kids on RHOBH! I think it is so random for it to be partial reality due to part of the cast being actors. Sounds like a hot mess…like they don’t have a clear picture of what the heck it’s going to be about. I think this couple is obnoxious, so I will probably only watch part of one episode to torture myself and see what it’s all about. Kind of like a car wreck. You know you shouldn’t look, but you can’t help yourself. Which is the same reason I clicked on the article!

  • meg

    how can they call this “reality”, this leann needs to go away and stay our of other people lives! and i used to idolize her. she is now disgusting, way too money driven.

  • Cole

    Leann Rimes sick fantasy life, as produced and written by Leann Rimes.
    Now, Rimes can own her own live action Brandi Glanville doll. The next best thing to skinning Brandi and wearing her.
    This offers so much more control for Rimes, for five years she attempted to manipulate and lie to the publicthrough a press agent and planted tabloid fictions.
    Those fictions are crafted to sell Rimes as a sane, normal, loving bonus mom, whilst crafting Glanville as crazy.
    Rimes can create her twisted version of Glanville.
    Rimes’ very own Brandi – as sock puppet- to sell Rimes lunatic fantasy life on television.