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LeAnn Rimes: A bully 'tried to kill me'

Entertainment Tonight, Tuesday, July 2, 2013, 9:22am (PDT)
  • LeAnn Rimes performed at the Joico-sponsored Anti-Bullying Benefit Concert on Monday night in Los Angeles put on by the Friend Movement, an organization which helps show positive anti-bullying images through art and media, and inspires people to prevent bullying by being better friends.

    The anti-bullying issue is of course close to LeAnn's heart, and she revealed to ET the extreme extent to which she was bullied during childhood.

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    "I was bullied when I was a kid -- when I was in junior high. A lot of girls can get real mean during the sixth grade year," she said. "I used to perform around Dallas and Texas where I lived, a lot. My principal would put something on the bulletin board if I was in the newspaper or something, and there was this clique of girls that did not like it. So, I had my locker egged, I had a girl bring a knife to school the last day of sixth grade and tried to kill me! Awesome. So, I'd say I was bullied a little."

    But the bullying hasn't stopped at junior high.

    "I've been such a target I guess for misjudgment lately, and a lot of anger from some people, especially through social media," she admitted. "Obviously we're [celebrities] underneath a microscope and in the spotlight all the time, but it's no reason to be able to pick apart someone the way that a lot of people do. We're human ... this is my job, and then I have my life. But I'm a human being in both of them -- and I think people forget that a lot of times."

    As for her rumored new reality show with her husband Eddie Cibrian, LeAnn remains tight-lipped but obviously has a sense of humor about the situation.

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    "It seems like everyone talks about our lives all the time, so we might as well have fun with our own lives. I mean, people think they know what it is, but it's really a 180 from what people think they know. ... People think I serve coffee in a bikini, I might as well start doing in on TV," she laughed.

    But she stressed that there will absolutely be limits on what the couple will show if the reality TV deal does pan out.

    "Lots and lots would be off-limits -- it might not look like it, but it would be," she said. "We would never do a normal reality show with cameras following us around 24/7. ... I have two stepkids -- they would never be on television. There's certain things that would never happen."

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