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LeAnn Rimes Squelches Gossip (Again), Announces Show For Disaster Relief

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Poor LeAnn Rimes is the subject of Twittersphere gossip yet again. While honeymooning in Mexico over Memorial Day weekend (she and new husband Eddie Cibrian delayed their getaway for several weeks after their April wedding due to work schedules), the singer/actress posted photos of herself on Twitter which caused consternation among fans to bubble up.

What's the issue this time? Well, Rimes put up a shot of herself in a new bikini, ostensibly to thank the swimwear designer for providing her with the suit. However, she looked a little too thin for some of her followers.

One fan addressed Rimes on Twitter, saying the singer had "a lot of bones showing" in the photo.

Rimes--perhaps a bit testy due to the fact she already defended what some called her "drastic weight loss" earlier this year--snapped back, "Those are called abs not bones love." Later, she ameliorated, "This is my body and I can promise you I'm a healthy girl. I'm just lean," and added a thanks for the concern.

The designer of the bikini in question, Mikoh Swimwear, seemed to find nothing amiss with Rimes's figure; reposting her photos and tweeting supportively, "We think LeAnn Rimes looks AMAZING."

The saddest part of all this pointless discussion? Rimes's serious news of the week is getting buried. It was announced this week that she will be giving an all-acoustic concert June 5 in Jacksonville, FL, with proceeds going to benefit the United Way and the victims of the recent tornadoes in Alabama and Missouri.

Her new husband Cibrian will be co-hosting the event; and there will be a silent auction preceding the show featuring items signed by Justin Bieber, Kelly Clarkson, Kim Kardashian, Reba McEntire, and the cast of Glee.

Of the charity show, Rimes noted she felt everyone needs to lend a helping hand to disaster relief, and added simply, "I am happy Eddie and I can help out in some way."

Now, that's the news that everyone should be talking about, right?

If you'd like to attend the show in Jacksonville, there are only 450 seats available. Tickets are currently on sale directly through the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall. They can be purchased by calling their Box Office at 904.209.0399 and on their website.

Do you agree we should quit thinking about LeAnn's figure and move on to more pressing matters? Be sure to let me know what you think.

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