LeAnn Rimes mysteriously never showed up to her Shape magazine party last night in LA….she claims she came down with “the flu.”
"Unfortunately she caught the flu, and under doctor's orders was advised not to travel or go out," her rep says.
The mag was honoring her for her third time as cover girl—which caused quite the stir as you may recall. It sent readers into a tizzy, which made the editor-in-chief freak out and apologize, and later take back the apology.
Regardless, Rimes was probably worried Brandy Glanville would Houdini herself to the shindig somehow, and opted out. LeAnn’s rep insists it has nothing do to with the entire country hating her.
Sources say the magazine freaked out that LeAnn wasn’t coming and instead hired one of the biggest ice queens of all time Brooke Burke to fill in as host. What a treat…This magazine needs better judgement when choosing their emcees!
She has also canceled a show Friday at the Turning Stone Resort and Casino in Verona, N.Y.