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On tap at Lavo - a happier Brandi


Brandi Glanville tells me she went to therapy with her ex-husband, Eddie Cibrian, and his new wife, LeAnn Rimes.

You can imagine how uncomfortable this was because Cibrian and Rimes were caught cheating together on camera while he was still married to Glanville.

“Yeah, we’ve done some therapy a few times. It was my idea,” she says.

But Glanville, who shares custody of two children with Cibrian, felt vindicated in those therapy sessions.

“I just wanted to make sure the kids weren’t getting triangulated in this nasty situation.

“I got everything out I ever wanted to say, and I had a doctor there agreeing with me, so it was great.”

Glanville, 40, will play party host Friday at Palazzo’s club Lavo, where she will promote her book, “Drinking and Tweeting: And Other Brandi Blunders.”

Glanville, co-star on “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” has earned a lot of press for saying in the book that, after the divorce, she underwent vaginal rejuvenation ($12,000) — and charged it on his credit card.

Her upset ex called and asked her whether the medical expense was for a nose job. She said yes and hung up.

So why did she get that surgery?

“I gave Eddie a little info about when he was taking Propecia, that it wasn’t working out for me because” — and here I will paraphrase her words — Propecia gave him flat-tire issues.

At the time, Cibrian retorted to her that her womanhood was not the same after kids.

“We fell into this hate sex,” she says.

And then, “I needed to do a master cleanse to get Eddie off of my body. I know it’s extreme. Would I make the same decision now? Maybe not. But I needed that to move forward.”

I also asked Glanville whether she felt insulted actor Gerard Butler denied having an affair with her after she went public by saying so.

“My feelings were hurt, definitely. But I understand he is a private person, and I probably shouldn’t have said what I said,” she says.

“But it’s all good. I have no ill will toward him. He doesn’t want to be known as the lothario, and I get that.”

The Butler situation has not stopped other men from pursuing her.

I also wanted to know how she stays skinny.

“I just had a Subway sandwich with bacon and mayonnaise. It was so good,” she says.

“My parents are tall and thin, and it’s 99 percent genetics. I do work out. I do Pilates. But at 5-10 and 120 pounds, it is genetics. I’m an eater.”

In her book, she gives shout-outs to the people who run Tao, Lavo and Marquee. They offered her personal appearances before she was on “Housewives.”

“I will always be indebted to them. They’re such great friends,” she says.

This Friday, her goal is fun.

“I’m bringing three girlfriends. We’re just gonna dance. I’m definitely going to drink.”

On Amazon, her book has earned an accumulative five out of five stars from 552 customer reviews, as of Monday. And her fashion line, Brand B, is doing well, she says.

“I’m into a much happier space. I want everyone to know that. The book was written when I was extremely angry. And I’m not anymore. Four years is a long time, so I’m good.”

CELINE GETTING OVER ILLNESS

Celine Dion canceled shows scheduled tonight-Friday after developing sinusitis from her flu last week, Caesars announced Monday. She will be back Feb. 26.

Doug Elfman’s column appears Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. He also writes for Neon on Fridays. Email him at delfman@reviewjournal.com. He blogs at reviewjournal.com/elfman.