OFFSTAGE: LeAnn Rimes Tweets With Name Change

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LeAnn Rimes has changed her Twitter name from LeAnn Rimes to LeAnn Rimes Cibrian? God, I leave town for a long weekend and now this? Well, she did a lot more than that while I was down south on the beach and unplugged from the world. She married actor Eddie Cibrian and updated the name on her Twitter handle. That is romance at its social-networking best. And she also tweeted before the wedding, without giving anything away and just saying she was bruised from playing volleyball. Afterwards, she wrote about how Laura Dern was not at their private Malibu wedding, how she has Eminem lyrics on her mind, that it is wonderful to wake up as husband and wife and that the newlyweds had massages and an Easter Egg hunt on Sunday. Some wedding-day photos are floating around the Internet with nasty comments about her Reem Acra gown. But all I see when I look at Mrs. Eddie Cibrian is her smile. And to quote George Strait, she looks so good in love.

Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.