LeAnn Rimes and her husband are getting divorced.
The 26-year-old country singer made the announcement on her Web site Tuesday. In a message to her fans, Rimes wrote: “After much thoughtful mutual consideration, Dean and I have agreed to move forward with dissolving our marriage.”
Rimes and backup dancer Dean Sheremet were married in February 2002. Tabloid reports have linked Rimes with actor Eddie Cibrian, her co-star in the TV movie “Northern Lights.” Cibrian filed for divorce from his wife Brandi last week.
The Twain keeps rolling
Country music singer Shania Twain is slowly stepping back into the spotlight after the break up of her marriage to Robert “Mutt” Lange in May 2008.
Twain has been keeping a low profile, aside from a brief appearance at the Country Music Association awards last November. But this week she will be a guest judge on “American Idol” during the Chicago auditions, and she has reached out to fans by posting a personal letter and video travelogue on her Web site.
Swank’s pet project
Hilary Swank is putting her animal appreciation to work as an ambassador for a pet adoption campaign.
The two-time Academy Award-winning actress said Wednesday that the Iams Home 4 the Holidays Pet Adoption Campaign has “struck a chord with my heart.”
Her mission is to help 1.5 million pets in shelters find homes between Oct. 1 and Jan. 4.
Swank says older animals have just as much love as younger ones.
The birthday bunch
Mitzi Gaynor is 78. Actress Judith Ivey is 58. Khandi Alexander (“ER,” “NewsRadio”) is 52. Damon Wayans is 49. Kim Thayil (Soundgarden) is 49. Actress Ione Skye is 39. Wes Bentley (“American Beauty”) is 31. Beyonce Kn owles is 28. Trevor Gagnon (“The New Adventures of Old Christine”) is 14.
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