LeAnn Rimes Shape Controversy Has New Twist

leann rimes shape controversy continues

The Shape saga continues.  Earlier today it was revealed that editor-in-chief Valerie Latona had regrets about putting LeAnn Rimes on the October cover of Shape.

The admission was in response to outraged readers.  An e-mail from Latona said: "Putting her on the cover was not meant to put a husband-stealer on a pedestal.  Shape has made a terrible mistake."

Rimes took to her Twitter page this morning: "Just so all my fans know, I'm getting to the bottom of this.  It's the first I've heard of this.  Shape is throwing me a party next week as a thank you and a congrats for being on their cover for the third time.  I find this very contradictory."

The Shape editor is now backpedaling, claiming her words were taken out of context.  She clarified: "A mere 40 readers out of six million readers wrote to complain about Rimes.  I wrote to these women apologizing that our cover choice did not make them happy, as I have done for other cover stars in the past."