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Shape apologizes for putting “husband-stealer” LeAnn Rimes on its cover

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What's wrong with the cover of the November issue of Shape? According to its readers, it's the fact that the magazine put a known "husband-stealer" and "cheater" on its cover.

Seriously, the editor of Shape actually had to apologize for putting LeAnn Rimes, who happens to have a shoddy personal life at the moment, on the cover of a magazine about fitness. (Of course, the magazine did make the mistake of trying to tie in Rimes's marital difficulties with "working out".)

"Please know that our putting her on the cover was not meant to put a husband-stealer on a pedestal-but to show (through her story) how we all are human," [Valerie] Latona wrote. "And this woman in particular found strength in exercise in what she said was her most difficult personal moment."

"But it did not come across that way… And for that I'm terribly sorry. I hope that we can do better the next time for those of you that will give us another chance." [ZapToIt]

Rimes responded on Twitter:

"I'm getting to the bottom of this…. Shape is throwing me a party next week as a thank you and a congrats for being on their cover for the third time. I find this very contradictory."