Celine Dion

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Grammys Pull Off a Big Surprise: Celine

Singer, who is battling a rare neurological disorder, presented the night's final award

(Newser) - Taylor Swift's announcement of a new album wasn't the only big surprise at Sunday night's Grammys. Another was when Celine Dion, who is battling a rare neurological disorder , came on stage to present the final award of the night. The 55-year-old's unannounced appearance drew a standing...

Celine Dion Has Lost Control of Her Muscles: Sister

Singer is battling stiff-person syndrome

(Newser) - Amid her ongoing struggle with the rare neurological condition known as stiff-person syndrome, Celine Dion has reportedly lost muscle control, the singer's sister says. "She works hard, but she doesn't have control over her muscles," Claudette told a French media outlet, as translated and reported by...

Celine Dion Makes Surprise Showing at Hockey Game

55-year-old Canadian performer even sang 'a few notes' in first public appearance in 3-plus years

(Newser) - Celine Dion may not be quite ready to go back on tour after being diagnosed with a rare, incurable neurological condition, but she's been spotted crooning a few notes to fans in recent days. The 55-year-old Canadian singer—who revealed late last year that she'd been diagnosed with...

NZ Residents Plead for End to 'Siren Battles' With Celine
NZ Residents
Plead for End
to 'Siren Battles'
With Celine
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NZ Residents Plead for End to 'Siren Battles' With Celine

Residents petition town to stop youths from cranking the music from special speakers at night

(Newser) - They mean no offense to Celine Dion, but residents of the town of Porirua, New Zealand, have launched a petition to stop hearing her songs blasted through the night, reports the BBC . The petition takes aim at what are known as "siren battles," in which groups typically consisting...

Celine Dion Cancels Tour Over Neurological Disorder

Singer with stiff person syndrome not ready to return to stage—though 'I'm not giving up'

(Newser) - Celine Dion's rare neurological condition will keep her from touring even longer than expected. The singer canceled the European leg of her Courage World Tour, which was to run from August to April 2024, on Friday, per the Guardian . "All remaining dates currently on sale for 2023 and...

Celine Dion Biopic Is Drawing Buzz for Its Weirdness

Valerie Lemercier plays fictional version of star from age 6 to adult in 'Aline'

(Newser) - It's not that unusual for an actor to play a character at different stages of life, using prosthetics and makeup to age them as the film progresses. French filmmaker Valerie Lemercier, however, did something a little bit ... different in Aline, her new movie based on the life of Celine...

'Severe Muscle Spasms' Force Celine Dion to Cancel Shows

Singer has not yet recovered enough from 'persistent' issue

(Newser) - Due to "severe and persistent muscle spasms," Celine Dion on Saturday canceled the remainder of her North American tour dates. Dion, who performed the first 52 dates of the tour before the COVID-19 pandemic delayed the rest in March 2020, was slated to start up again March 9,...

Celine Dion: 'I Feel Betrayed' by Ex-Agent

California panel rules against her in legal dispute, and it may cost her $13M

(Newser) - Celine Dion doesn't like the terms of a 2017 deal between her husband and a concert agent, but the California Labor Commission ruled Friday that she has to pay up anyway. The contract could cost her $13 million over its 10-year life, the Guardian reports. Rob Prinz made the...

Celine Dion Bids Adieu
Celine Dion Bids Adieu

Celine Dion Bids Adieu

The singer ends a celebrated Vegas residency

(Newser) - Celine Dion is hanging 'em up—in Vegas, at least. The singer's Saturday night show will end her Las Vegas residency after 16 years of on-and-off shows there, Good Morning America reports. Dion says it's "bittersweet" to face her final audience at the Colosseum at Caesars...

Celine Dion Has a Message for Body Shamers

'Leave me alone'

(Newser) - At 50, Celine Dion feels great and isn't bothered if you don't think she looks it. "I'm doing this for me," the singer tells the Sun's Dan Wootton of her thinner-than-usual frame , per CNN . "If you like it, I'll be there. If...

Celine Dion Strips Down for Vogue
Celine Dion
Bares All
for Vogue

Celine Dion Bares All for Vogue

Singer gets naked for Instagram photo series

(Newser) - Celine Dion is 49 and, in case you were wondering, she's still got it. The singer posed nude for Vogue for a series the magazine is doing on her during Paris Couture Week, Elle reports. "Here's a little naked fact to ponder while Celine Dion changes looks...

10 Most Eye-Popping Met Gala Looks
10 Most
Met Gala Looks

10 Most Eye-Popping Met Gala Looks

Rihanna declared 'queen of the ball'

(Newser) - High fashion was on display once again at the Met Gala Monday night, and it was all about avant-garde this year, in tribute to honoree Rei Kawakubo, the 74-year-old Japanese creator of the Comme des Garcons label. Some of the most talked-about looks at one of the ritziest nights on...

Celine Dion's Next Gig: The Voice
Celine Dion's
Next Gig:
The Voice

Celine Dion's Next Gig: The Voice

She'll act as Gwen Stefani's adviser

(Newser) - Celine Dion is joining The Voice. The 48-year-old French-Canadian singer will act as adviser for Gwen Stefani, who is returning as a coach on the show, during season 12, which debuts on NBC Feb. 27. "To get like the prize right here, everybody’s going to be so mad—...

Celine Dion Raps on Ellen
Celine Dion Raps on Ellen

Celine Dion Raps on Ellen

Shows off her chops, but won't say that B-word

(Newser) - Take a 48-year-old Canadian crooner, put her on a daytime talk show, and arm her with rap lyrics, and you have, well, you have the makings of Monday's Ellen Show, reports CNN . Declaring, "my career is going to end tonight," Celine Dion nonetheless gamely belted out lyrics...

Days After Husband's Death, Celine Dion's Brother Dies

Daniel Dion was 59

(Newser) - Just two days after her husband succumbed to throat cancer , singer Celine Dion's older brother has died. Daniel Dion had been suffering from brain, tongue, and throat cancer and died early Saturday in Montreal at age 59, TMZ reports. Sister Claudette tells the French-language Le Journal de Montréal,...

Celine Dion's Brother Also Close to Death

Singer's rep confirms the news

(Newser) - Celine Dion's representative says Dion's brother has cancer and doesn't have long to live. Kim Jakwerth confirmed Friday reports of the prognosis of Dion's brother Daniel. Dion's husband, Rene Angelil, died Thursday after a long battle with throat cancer in the suburban Las Vegas home...

Celine Dion's Husband Dead at 73

René Angélil died of throat cancer

(Newser) - Celine Dion's husband, René Angélil, has died of throat cancer at age 73, his rep tells People in a statement. Angélil, who fought three bouts with cancer, died Thursday at his home in Las Vegas. He leaves behind three adult children from a previous relationship, as well...

Celine Dion Brings AMAs to Tears With Paris Tribute

One Direction is big winner of the night

(Newser) - One Direction might have debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard charts behind Justin Bieber, but they won the top award at Sunday's American Music Awards, hosted by Jennifer Lopez. "This is a testament to how incredible our fans are," Louis Tomlinson said onstage at the Microsoft...

Celine Dion Shares Her Husband's Last Wishes

She returns to Vegas strip for shows starting Thursday

(Newser) - Almost exactly one year after Celine Dion took a career hiatus to care for her cancer-stricken husband, the singer is returning to Las Vegas to do a run of shows, back at Caesars Palace, starting Thursday. "I didn't want to be here at first, I don't need...

Celine Dion Has Offer for Viral Video Star

Tells Richard Dunn: Come to my show, use my bathroom

(Newser) - It appears Celine Dion herself is a fan of Richard Dunn's viral video, in which he dramatically lip-syncs to her classic "All By Myself" while stuck, all by himself, in the Las Vegas airport. "The video was hilarious and very touching," she says in a YouTube...

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