OK, in reality, a fan handed Celine Dion a ukulele to autograph outside a Paris hotel, and although I can’t be sure what she’s singing in this photo, a girl can dream about an acoustic ukulele power ballad, can’t she? [Photo: Splash News]
Finding good street style photos of Celine Dion is difficult for a few reasons:
- If she’s not promoting an album, she’s usually shuttling back and forth between her house and her Vegas colosseum — she doesn’t go out much.
- When she does go out, she is completely mobbed by fans and autograph seekers, which makes it hard to see her outfits.
- She spends so much time flailing around and making weird faces and dancing (AKA being Celine Dion) that 95% of the photos are blurry.
These aren’t complaints of course; I love Celine just the way she is. Luckily for me, Queen Celine is promoting an album right now (Loved Me Back To Life), which has provided a fresh crop of kinda-usable street style photos in which we can admire various incarnations of Celine’s signature ensemble: skinny pants, a fabulous jacket, and killer heels that cost more than a three-bedroom house. Click through to check out Celine strutting her stuff on the
This video of Celine Dion cracking up while watching a video of herself is making me crack up. It’s like some kind of glorious Celine Dion inception that I never want to end. I’m glad that Celine is just as confused and entertained by her Celine-ish antics (in this case, rehearsing “Loved Me Back To Life” in a bathroom) as the rest of us. [YouTube via Gawker]
“It’s a very delicate question to answer because I’ll hurt some people and please others but you have to have an opinion. For me, it’s not about the veil — it’s beyond that. I’m not against what people wear but if you go to the hospital, and you are in Quebec and we have embraced you and opened our country for you to live in a better world, you have to adapt to our rules. If the doctor is a boy or a girl, you’re gonna see the doctor that [is] sent to [treat] you. You can’t just say, “My religion doesn’t permit me to see a woman or a male doctor.” That’s the problem for me. If I’m going to see a doctor and he is gay, I’m not going to have a problem with that. It should not be an issue. … It’s just that these women who practice the things they believe in have to adapt to our country. They have to not change our laws. Because you have a lot of Anglican or veiled women in a school—you can’t just take off the [Catholic] cross from the walls, or take down Christmas trees. If I go live in their country and have to be veiled, I will.”
Celine Dion did an interview with the Canadian magazine MacCleans and was asked, as someone who has been called Quebec’s greatest ambassador, what she thinks about the province’s new proposed charter of values, which would forbid veils and turbans. Amnesty International, as well as the province’s own Human Rights Commission, criticized Quebec for including in its charter of values a ban on public employees wearing the Islamic face-covering veil, such as the hijab, as well as turbans. The 600,000 public employees affected include medical professionals, educators and day care workers, among others. Amnesty pointed out that it would limit women’s rights, as some women will opt not to work at all if they cannot wear their religious garments. Keep reading »
“I don’t have a problem [with Miley Cyrus] but I feel sorry for a lot of young kids today that they have to go that far to express themselves that way, or to get the attention, I don’t know. I think it’s sad for me when you go that far. As a mom, as a parent, I look at it like this: You go to the movies and you can’t even see a ‘Casino Royale’ or a James Bond movie because there’s a love scene in it and you need to be 16 years old. You’re like, ‘Oh, okay.’ And you open the television and it’s in their face. So it’s a lot. I feel like it’s hard for the parents to raise the children because it’s like the reality of the society of what’s going on, there is so much. Is it going to be something surreal to [get dressed] now? Normally it’s supposed to be the other way around. It’s like wow. I mean, I’m going to start looking like a nun or something. I’m glad that I’m not starting my career now because I feel for those kids … And that’s why I’m not competing with the world. Because [I] would be Nun Dion. Sister Dion!”
– Even though I’m so, so tired of talking about Miley Cyrus, I had to share this quote from Celine Dion’s interview in the Toronto Sun because it exemplifies so many reasons that I love Celine: her thoughtfulness, her weird sense of humor (Sister Dion!), her focus on being a mom, the way she says “open the television.” No matter how much the music industry changes, Celine is a strange, wonderful constant. And that is why my heart will always
go on belong to her. [ONTD]
Celine Dion is currently doing some interviews to promote her new album, “Loved Me Back To Life,” which will be released November 5th (brief side note: WHY ISN’T IT NOVEMBER 5th TODAY?!?!). And you know what Celine Dion doing interviews means? Crazy facial expressions. Lots and lots of crazy facial expressions. We captured a few from her interview with “Extra” and turned them into the magical emotional rollercoaster you see above, which supports my theory that Celine is actually not a human, but a beautiful GIF with an amazing set of vocal cords. [Photos: Fame/Flynet]
Celine Dion is putting her infamously extravagant Florida mansion on the market, and I think if we pool all of our life savings, we can maybe afford to buy … one of the lawn chairs. The asking price for this 10,000 square-foot love nest is $72.5 million, which does seem like a lot, doesn’t it? But! When you consider what you’re getting for the money — a massage room, a movie theater, a tennis court, a simulated golfing range, an automated shoe carousel, a vast water park, an 8-room guest house, a lazy river, 400 feet of private beach, and the chance to breathe the same air as the greatest entertainer of our time, well, it starts to sound like a steal, doesn’t it? (Kidding. It is still exorbitantly expensive.) Queen Celine is reportedly selling the property because her recent decision to extend her contract at Caesar’s Palace until 2019 (hollllaaaaaa!!!) requires her to be closer to Sin City. Oh well, her loss, our gain! I’ve got, like, $400 to chip in. Let’s make this happen. [WSJ]
Get out your best power notes and pour yourself a fresh cup of Tim Hortons, because Grammy-winning singer Celine Dion is finally, officially on Twitter.
The 44-year-old singer tweeted her first message only a handful of hours to go, which already reads like she has a better grasp on the social media platform than Cher — but probably not as well as, say, Rob Delaney. Read more at Celebuzz…
How would it sound if Celine Dion sang “Total Eclipse of the Heart”? What if she sang it and then passed the song off to Adele, who then passed it off to Barbra Streisand, Christina Aguilera and Shakira? Singer Christina Bianco has a show called “Diva Impressions,” and during a recent performance she sang the classic Bonnie Tyler hit as 19 different famous singers. Her Zooey Deschanel is so spot on. The whole thing is pitch perfect. [YouTube]
“Communication. A very good girlfriend talked to me about the real meaning of communication, the right way to communicate and really properly communicate on an equal and respectful level. It changed the way [Rene and I] related to each other… It’s a lesson that every married couple should know to hold their relationship together.”
– Celine Dion, who has been married to her manager Rene Angelil for nearly 20 years, revealed to Vegas Deluxe that up until seven years ago, she and Rene “weren’t communicating properly.” Celine may be one of the richest, most famous women on the planet, but just like the rest of us, sometimes she needs a dose of straight talk from a girlfriend to get her life in order. Glad to hear that she and Rene are stronger than ever (and also that they have extended her Vegas contract to 2019 — I’m hoping to see her show at least 20 more times!). [People]