When LeAnn Rimes tweeted about taking a family trip with "my boys," she had to realize her words would annoy her nemesis, Brandi Glanville.
On Friday the country star tweeted, "Flying out with my boys in a few hrs. Love that it's a family tour weekend. It's always more fun when they are with me."
The family that Rimes was referring to is her husband, Eddie Cibrian, and his two sons, Mason and Jake, from his marriage to Glanville. The "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star became the ex-Mrs. Cibrian after the actor and Rimes had an affair and later divorced their respective spouses.
What likely infuriated the former model was Rimes rubbing it in that she symbolically replaced her as the mother figure in the cozy nuclear family. "Someone is trying 2 get under my skin by calling MY children "her boys"Sooo transparent!They R MY boys, Eddie Boys and ur step-sons... 4 now," she tweeted back.
The "4 now" comment was Glanville's way of getting even with Rimes since she doesn't think her ex-husband will remain faithful to his new wife. On a recent episode of her Bravo TV show about rich white women who spend most of their time feuding and throwing parties, she accused the "Playboy Club" star of cheating on her with several women, not just Rimes.
Ironically, her boys' step-mom could be doing the feisty blonde a favor since this latest skirmish on the Twitter battlefield could help generate holiday gift pre-orders for her upcoming book, "Drinking and Tweeting And Other Brandi Blunders" scheduled for a February 2013 release.
Though perhaps one of the most well-known and enduring Twitter wars, Rimes and Glanville are not the first celebrities to use Twitter as a battlefield. Here are some other famous people who have attacked fellow celebs with 140-character weapons:
Joan Rivers Vs. Rihanna
The comedienne fired the first shot at the pop star after Rihanna confessed on a TV interview with Oprah Winfrey that she still loves her ex-boyfriend Chris Brown. In her customary over-the-top style, Rivers tweeted, "Rihanna confessed to Oprah Winfrey that she still loves Chris Brown. Idiot! Now it's MY turn to slap her."
Rihanna tweeted back, "CONTROL YOUR SPEECH," alluding to a Biblical passage about offending speech, though she didn't mention Rivers by name. Apparently not taking her own advice, however, she couldn't resist following up with "wow u really do get slow when you're old huh" and "Slap on some diapers."
Rivers attempted to make amends by tweeting an invite to Rihanna to appear on her "Fashion Police" TV show, and her co-star Kelly Osbourne also extended an olive branch. Channeling her inner Hillary Clinton, the daughter of Sharon and Ozzy diplomatically tweeted, "With the greatest of respect 2 a young lady of whom I love please get a sense of humour @Joan_Rivers paved the way 4 all us opinionated ladies!"
Perez Hilton Vs. Demi Moore
In an peculiar case of the pot calling the kettle black, Demi Moore went after Perez Hilton for exploiting her teenaged daughter Tallulah Willis. After the gossip columnist posted a photo of her child with Bruce Willis with the caption, "Tallulah Willis, 15, dressing like a slut! Look at her boobs!" the "Striptease" star tweeted, "Clearly Perez Hilton isn't taking violating child pornography laws very seriously. He might not but there are alot of people who do! Anyone who advertises follows or supports Perez supports violating child pornography laws!"
What struck many as odd was that the actress accused Perez of publishing a photo of her child that she labeled pornography without acknowledging her role as a parent with veto rights on her daughter's clothing choices. As Hilton pointed out in another tweet, "And thanks for drawing MORE attention to your daughter's behavior and your parenting skills (or lack thereof). U r real smart!"
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