This post is for a fourth round of comments continuing the discussion sparked by the Monarc_2002 editorial viewable here. The debate continued with part 2 and part 3, asking whether Celine Dion or Mariah Carey has had the more successful career.
Celine Dion saluted John Lennon on the 30th anniversary of his death with a brief rendition of ‘Imagine’ during an appearance on ‘Larry King Live’, aired Wednesday (December 8). “What a legend. What a man,” Dion told Larry. “And it’s so unfortunate what happened. And it’s amazing because 30 years ago, like you said, he was killed. And it’s amazing because today Rene and I were talking together about him, and I was 12 years old when he was – when he was killed. But fortunately, through his amazing music and through my family, my brothers and sisters and my husband, I have learned his music and his words. And so I kind of grew a little later with him. But he’s part of my life. And we were talking a lot about him today. And it’s just like I remember that 40 – 40 years ago he wrote an amazing, amazing song called ‘Imagine’. And we’ve been singing that song today in the house. And it’s just so unfortunate, you know?” Watch it via CNN.com below.
AOL PopEater caught up with Celine Dion in a Q&A, asking the pop singer about her first tour documentary ‘Celine: Through the Eyes of the World’, which comes out in the U.S. on May 11th and chronicles her recent ‘Taking Chances’ tour.
“It was quite an amazing adventure – traveling the world,” Celine said of the documentary–concert film. “It was very different this time for me to do this tour, for a few different reasons, actually, because there’s places that I have never been before – for example, South Africa, Dubai, Malaysia. That was very very exciting. And [to have] my son on tour with me, and also my mother – it was a family adventure. As an artist, it was extraordinary to be able to visit and see my fans again. And at the same time, to make, on top of that, the best of it and see the world and see treasures and see beauty – just see the different ways of living and cultures. It was just so nourishing, you learn so much. We grew. Everyone from this tour grew tremendously.”
Celine also talked about how she celebrated her recent 42nd birthday, the difficulties of going on tour after being a performer in just one city – Las Vegas – for the prior 5 years, a particular memory she had with her son during the trek, the most rewarding part of her Vegas experience and how motherhood has changed her.
Check out the entire interview here and watch her performance of ‘The Power of Love’ featured on the DVD below.
Preview of rare behind the scenes footage captured in Celine Dion’s dressing room before one of her shows on the 2008-2009 Taking Chances World Tour for the special ‘Celine: Through the Eyes of the World’ movie premiering in theaters only has been posted at her YouTube. For more info on ‘Celine: Through the Eyes of the World’ or to purchase tickets, visit TheHotTicket.net. Watch it below.
Celine Dion is out with an ‘All By Myself’ music video with footage from her upcoming movie, ‘Celine: Through the Eyes of the World’, premiering in theaters from February 17-28 in America, February 18-24 in Australia, and February 17-21 in the UK. Check out TheHotTicket.net for more details. Watch it via YouTube below.
Celine Dion looked fashionable upon stepping out of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel to go shopping on Wednesday (October 14) in New York City. Check out pictures from Just Jared.
Celine Dion issued the following statement on Thursday (June 25) following the death of Michael Jackson:
I am so devastated by this terrible news. From the beginning of my career, he was my idol in show business. He was a genius and an incredible artist!! I remember when I was growing up and watching him on TV, and all his videos… I had his poster on my wall… he was so amazing… his singing, his writing, his dancing. We had the same record company, and they knew I was a huge fan, so when things started to happen for me, they arranged for us to meet. I was so nervous, and so excited at the same time, and Michael was so nice. He autographed one of his hats for me…. I was so thrilled. Years later, he came to see my Las Vegas show and we spent some time together… and we were really looking forward to seeing his show in London. It’s unbelievable that he’s no longer with us. It still hasn’t sunk in. I guess we’re just finding out what happened, but all I can say is that he must have been under an enormous amount of pressure… to do the shows, and to keep on top of everything, plus this was going to be his big comeback. This is a lot of pressure and it can be overwhelming for anyone. I’m sure it was just too much to handle. Right now, along millions and millions of others I am so sad… and I just want to send my prayers and love to Michael’s family. I can’t imagine how difficult this is for them… to lose someone so special. And it’s the same for everyone in the world who loses a loved one. It just keeps reminding us of how precious life is, and that we never know when it’s our time. God Bless his soul.
Celine Dion spoke with ‘The Early Show’ co-host Julie Chen about freezing one of her embryos in the hope of possibly extending her family one day with hubby Rene Charles. “We’d love to expand the family,” Dion said. “We’d love to be blessed again. We don’t want people to think that, ‘Oh my god, she’s 40 years old. She’s gonna be 41, 42, what if it doesn’t work?’ I’m very positive, but I always keep a little negative side to be ready for it.” Watch a clip of the interview below the cut and read more on the interview at CBSNews.com. (more…)
Pop acts on television this week include:
Celine Dion, who performs on ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ (NBC) on Monday.
Jesse McCartney, who performs on ‘Live with Regis and Kelly’ (ABC) on Monday.
Colbie Caillat, who performs on ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ (NBC) on Tuesday.
Lady Gaga, who performs on ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ (Syndicated) on Tuesday.
Britney Spears, who dances to her music on ‘Good Morning America’ (ABC) on Tuesday.
3OH!3, who appear on ‘The Daily Habit’ (Fuel) on Wednesday.
Drake Bell, who appears on ‘The View’ (ABC) with Josh Peck on Thursday.
Katy Perry, who performs on ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ (Syndicated) on Friday.