LeAnn Rimes Says Bad Dental Work Ruined Her Singing Career

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First it was Brandi Glanville's trash-talking memoir and now it's her teeth. February has not been kind to controversial country singer LeAnn Rimes.

Rimes has filed a lawsuit against her dentist, Dr. Duane C. McKay, for misdiagnosing her dental issues which, she says, resulted in nine root canals, bone grafting, gum bleeding, and a temporary bridge. And that's just the physical side of the story. 

Rimes is also claiming that all this mishegas with her teeth has also taken a toll on her singing career. She's been forced to cancel performances and claims her "ability to perform as an artist has been and will continue to be significantly compromised until all re-treatment is completed." She's seeking unspecified damages for physical, emotional, and psychological injuries PLUS -- get this -- past and future earnings.

Now, it seems like the girl brings a lot of her problems on herself -- getting involved with a married guy with kids, for starters -- but this one does sound pretty bad. If you're going to make it in Hollywood these days, a perfect set of white veneers is pretty much a job requirement.

The only time you notice an actor or a singer's pearly whites is when they haven't had them done -- or when they have braces (ahem, Faith Hill). We've gotten so accustomed to bright, well-aligned smiles -- aka expensive veneers -- that not having a set is essentially a work liability. Or at least, you could try and argue that.

I bet she paid a fortune for the work this guy did over three long years. And now she's probably wondering, why don't I look (and feel) like Carrie Underwood?

Do all the fake teeth in Hollywood bother you or don't you even notice?

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abra819 abra819

she's just a mess...

jalaz77 jalaz77

That is like complaining about bad plastic surgery. I do not feel one bit sorry for her. Leave yourself alone, god forbid you wouldn't look perfect and for the record she does not.

kelti... kelticmom

This girl is SO full of excuses. And if she had decay that was so bad that it required root canals and bone grafts on NINE teeth, not only would that be virtually impossible to "mis diagnosis", but makes me wonder if she just has horrible dental hygiene or if she does meth.

Craft... CraftyJenna

"misdagnosed dental issues" is not the same as getting a set of veneers for show. My husband had a botched root canal that ended in three dead teeth and 14 subsequent root canals, and one pulled tooth. If we could sue the dentist that started that hell road, we would. If her dentist fucked up her teeth, he shoud pay for it. 

nonmember avatar natalie

first thought: BULLSHIT! second thought: wow, she looks god awful in that picture...

lvmom76 lvmom76

I wish Eddie be a man and tell her and his ex to shut up!

Torra... TorranceMom

Nine root canals? Bone grafting? Bleeding gums? Sounds like LeAnn wasn't brushing her teeth . . .

nonmember avatar Christina

The dentist she is suing is also brandi's dentist of 17 years. of all the dentists she could have went with...

Nycti... Nyctimene

Right. It's bad teeth. Because everyone can tell that you have bad teeth over a CD. It's not at all because she's just not a talented singer who only ever had a hit when she was covering other people's music...

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