It is amazing to think that LeAnn Rimes is only 30-years-old. Since becoming the youngest country star to hit number one at age 13, and after two decades filled with highs and lows, LeAnn recently made headlines again when she checked into a treatment center for stress and anxiety. She sat down with Katie for an exclusive interview – her first since leaving treatment – and opened up about the feelings she’s been bottling up for years.
“No one can quite understand why you hurt so badly.” -LeAnn Rimes
LeAnn is working on a new album called, Spitfire. She told Katie that the title is about her frame of mind these days. And if the first single is any indication, LeAnn is opening up about some of the most personal aspects of her life, including the affair with Eddie Cibrian that ended both of their marriages. She told Katie that recording the album has helped her move on from those painful memories and that she’s ready for a fresh start.
“I made my choices and I’m living with them. “-LeAnn Rimes
— stephanie cottrell (@StephDCottrell) October 25, 2012
Like LeAnn Rimes, will.i.am came from humble beginnings and knew what his dream was at an early age. As the co-founder and frontman of the Black Eyed Peas, he’s a seven-time GRAMMY Award-winner, fashion designer, philanthropist, and music producer who’s worked with everyone from Michael Jackson to Justin Bieber. He opened up about his past and how he was able to overcome the odds and achieve success.
“I know how it happened… just a lot of hard work.” -will.i.am
will.i.am is going green with his lifestyle brand EKOCYCLE and a hip new line of products made from recycled material. He talks about what inspired his social conscience and then we surprise him with the high school health teacher that he says changed his life.
“You don’t know where I would have been if it wasn’t for people like Mrs. Montes.” -will.i.am
— Masons Mom (@SpoiledRoyals) October 25, 2012
Right now, will.iam is busy in the studio working on brand new music. He gave us a sneak peek at a new song and the positive message behind it.
“I wrote this song… in response to me going back to my old community.” -will.i.am
Nothing is more heartbreaking than a sick child. When we first heard the story of Ronan Thompson, a little boy from Phoenix, Arizona, and heard the song that paid tribute to him, we wanted to find out more. Who was he? And why has his story moved so many people, including Taylor Swift? Ronan’s parents, Maya and Woody, joined Katie to tell their story.