The long awaited debut of “LeAnne & Eddie” show just hit the airwaves. Let the wackiness ensue.
The series opens with the couple introducing each other and extolling each others’ storied careers in the arts. As most of the general public knows, LeAnn is the country music prodigy who is all grown up and as for Eddie – well it’s a bit more complicated. Actor/pop singer/Brandi Glanville’s infamous ex? Oh yeah and they were both married to other people when they got together. Well the couple just wants us to know that they are not as bad as all that. Cue bizarre opening credits featuring seductive spoon feeding and casually staged nuzzling.
We join the couple in their limo en route to Eddie’s premier of the film “The Best Man Holiday.” Eddie seems eager to assure us that he actually does work. The couple jokes about unsubstantiated reports of his 50 million dollar divorce from Brandi as widely reported in magazine mainstays of nail salons everywhere – US Weekly’s, etc. They keep talking about how much they don’t want the Brandi related scandal to impinge upon their real lives or this cinematic premier, yet it seems to be all they can talk about with the cameras conveniently rolling. At least LeAnn acknowledges the irony – “It’s not like that’s what we do for a living or anything,” she smirks. Eddie implores her – Frozen style – to just “let it go.” After all that preamble, we get a just a brief glimpse of the red carpet at the premier. It seems Eddie is peripheral to the production.
In the next scene LeAnn stops by her record label to sign some paperwork releasing her from her contract. Apparently it is the “worst in history.”
She celebrates her freedom from indentured servitude with her doting manager who at least got her this gig. As to whether she’ll sell any records any time soon…
After the break, LeAnn and Eddie toast the end of her contract with another couple – their closest friends who they have know all of five years – an eon in Hollywood time. Everyone is clamoring for LeAnn to get a new tattoo to commemorate the milestone. She gamely complies by heading to a weathered Matt Dillon lookalike ink artist. As she clutches Eddie’s hand, a feather is inked onto her ribcage. Once again – Eddie picks up a tabloid and reads it out loud – despite his thou dost protest too much attitude against his naysayers in the press. Amazing how the story was missed by the LA Times and other actual newspapers of record. “The likelihood of Brandi and I getting back together is slightly above the existence of Bigfoot and just below an actual Zombie apocalypse,” he waxes poetic. So I’m sure Brandi will be glad to know there’s still hope for her!
Next Eddie talks LeAnn into skydiving…for charity of course– and she seems on the verge of taking the leap.
When we return from the break, Eddie’s husky trainer is eating an egg, cheese and meat bagel – Woody Allen in Sleeper was apparently the inspiration for the extra large funnel of sweet potato fries. They discuss Brandi yet again in an attempt to keep the spotlight off of that oh so clandestine scandal, and presumably also off his well-fed trainer’s bursting seams.
Sometime later in Elsinore, CA, LeAnn and Eddie meet his publicist at a skydiving venue to support vets with the organization Wings of Inspiration. LeAnn sings the national anthem before she and Eddie dive – of course cameras from the show Extra are filming – so none of this altruism will go undocumented. Mario Lopez mentions the 50 million dollar divorce – egads! Eddie handles the sticky situation with aplomb and LeAnn gushes.
In the next frame, we see LeAnn and Eddie jumping out of a plane as she sums up her feelings about her odyssey during her talking head segment. The tattoo and the inked feather have symbolized her liberation. She and Eddie are Eddie are on solid ground at last. 50 million dollar divorce be damned!!!