LeAnn Rimes, Eddie Cibrian’s Alleged Affair Brings In Big Ratings For Lifetime

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LeAnn Rimes alleged affair with her "Northern Lights" co-star Eddie Cibrian has paid off – at least, in the ratings department.

"Northern Lights," the Lifetime movie starring Rimes and Cibrian, drew 4.5 million viewers on Saturday night – making it the most-watched movie of the year for the cable channel.

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Rimes and Cibrian, who are both married, spoke out against the reports of an alleged affair, first published by Us Weekly.

"This is a difficult time for me and my loved ones," Rimes wrote on her Web site. "But I appreciate all your continued support. I would like to assure all of you that this is a place for you to hear things directly from me and as you all know, not everything in our lives is black and white."

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Meanwhile, Cibrian was more direct with his statement to Access Hollywood, denying the alleged tryst.

"Other than being friends and two actors who were romantically intertwined in a movie-for-television we filmed last fall, there is no truth to the reporting initiated by US Magazine," Eddie said in a statement to Access Hollywood last week. "It is a fabricated story that is using random snapshots as connective tissue to create a scandalous relationship."

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