Shape editor's mea culpa for LeAnn Rimes bikini cover

leann-rimes-hape-cover.jpgWhen the editor of a magazine apologizes to the mag's readers for putting you on the cover, you know your career is in big, big  trouble.

And that's what country singer/actress LeAnn Rimes is probably realizing right about now.

According to TooFab, Valerie Latona, editor of Shape, sent out an email to subscribers this week that read:

"You are all in good company... as you all agree Shape has made a terrible mistake in putting LeAnn Rimes on the cover," the editor began.