An UPDATE from TMZ: LeAnn insists that she did NOT speak to TMZ. The website claims they spoke to her rep who released as statement to them. Hm: Via TMZ
But moments ago, Rimes posted a message on her Twitter page saying she has NOT given the media a quote — noting, “It’s a shame that gossip and lies are overshadowing the performance of Carly.”
She added, “It was an amazing opportunity to share this experience with Carly and I know I’ll be watching for her to win tonight.”
Sounds to us like LeAnn is backtracking HARD because she realized what she said and doesn’t want to sound like she’s dumping on a 13-year-old girl.
No she DID NOT! Yep, she did. Lee Ann Rimes blames Carly Rose Sonenclar for her “drunken” train wreck performance on last night’s X Factor. via TMZ
Really? The 13 year old did it? As for her claim that she was trying to help Carly–the young singer barely seemed to register to LeAnn. The former country star seemed pretty much off in her own world. What do you think? Via
LeAnn Rimes tells TMZ … she was NOT drunk when she performed on “X Factor” Wednesday night, contrary to LOTS of speculation.
LeAnn says she was in no way impaired, and any awkwardness was because “I was trying to help this 13-year-old girl who was having some trouble with the song.”
LeAnn believes Carly Rose Sonenclar was very nervous and had difficulty with some of the notes and she was doing her best to help her get through it.
LeAnn’s lawyer, Larry Stein, who spoke with LeAnn a few minutes ago, tells TMZ “LeAnn was not performing the way she would normally perform, because she was on stage with a young girl.”
LeAnn says she does not understand why people believe she was drunk. Stein has a theory: “There have been a lot of untrue things said by others and it feeds into this sort of thing.”
One mystery remains — we found out LeAnn made a plate of food backstage and spilled it everywhere. Stein told us he didn’t know anything about that, but LeAnn insists she was stone cold sober.