During Jay Leno’s ‘Headlines’ segment on ‘The Tonight Show’ on Monday night, the funnyman talked about a recent headline, a true story about a woman who beat odds to survive botulism. Jay said, “I’m not gonna say the woman’s name. ‘A day after eating contaminated fish, this woman lay paralyzed from head to toe in a hospital bed, unable to talk, open her eyes or breathe on her own.’ This is horrible. This is horrible. ‘But someone mistakenly thought she was a fan of the Canadian singer Celine Dion. And staff played Dion’s music for her day in, day out. During her recovery, she was able to communicate to the doctor, ‘I hate Celine Dion.’ [Laughter and applause] She couldn’t speak, but somehow, she mustered the courage! Anyway, they said she’s going to be fine.”
Conan O’Brien joked during his Late Night monologue on Monday night, “A little showbiz news. Caesars Palace in Las Vegas has announced that after five years they’ve decided to end their exclusive concert engagement with Celine Dion. [Cheers and applause] Yeah. To maintain continuity, Caesars will replace Dion with a shrieking baby and a car alarm.”
Pop acts on television this week include Britney Spears and Kevin Federline’s respective exes, Jason Alexander and Shar Jackson, who appear on ‘The Dr. Keith Ablow Show’ on Monday; K.T. Tunstall, who performs on ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ on Tuesday; Lily Allen, who performs on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ on Tuesday; former *NSYNC star Justin Timberlake, who performs on ‘The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show’ on Tuesday on CBS; Drake Bell, who performs on ‘Total Request Live’ on Wednesday and ‘Late Night with Conan O’Brien’ on Wednesday; Paulina Rubio, who performs on ‘The Tonight Show’ on Wednesday; ‘American Idol’ season five champ Taylor Hicks, who visits ‘Live with Regis and Kelly’ on Wednesday; Damien Rice, who performs on ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ on Wednesday; Sheryl Crow, who visits ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’ on Thursday; and No Doubt singer Gwen Stefani, who performs on ‘Saturday Night Live’ this weekend. In addition, Monday night’s Billboard Music Awards will feature performances by Janet Jackson, Fergie, and Gwen Stefani, and appearances by the cast of ‘High School Musical’, Celine Dion, and ‘American Idol’ season five runner-up Katharine McPhee.
Conan O’Brien joked during his Late Night monologue on Friday night, “Everybody talking about border security. And not just the Mexican border, the U.S. — this was just announced — the U.S. military has begun using Blackhawk helicopters and interceptor jets to patrol the Canadian border. Did you know that? Yeah, a U.S. military spokesman explained they already got one Celine Dion past us.”
Celine Dion tells ‘Extra’ she will be plenty busy after her five-year run at Caesars Palace ends next year. “French album, English album, one more year of this show. After, I hope to have another child,” Celine revealed. “We’re building a new home in Florida. We would love to have another child, but to have it on that stage with a rig like that is not the best thing to do. So let me do one thing at a time, one song at a time we’ll see. But I’ll keep you posted!”
Conan O’Brien joked during his Late Night Celebrity Survey segment on Tuesday night: “I often play my own music when I… Dolly Parton wrote, ‘Feel nostalgic.’ Neil young wrote, ‘Worried that I might be repeating myself.’ Celine Dion wrote, ‘Want to scare raccoons off my roof.’ … If you want to do what I do for a living, you’d better get used to… Jerome Bettis wrote, ‘Pain.’ Tom arnold wrote, ‘Bad reviews.’ Paris Hilton wrote, ‘Breathing through your nose.’ … When I was a child, I wanted to be… Minnie Driver wrote, ‘A ballerina.’ Matt Dillon wrote, ‘A fireman.’ Clay Aiken wrote, ‘A ballerina under a fireman.'”
Clay Aiken Ducks The Big Question
October 5, 2006 – The New York Daily News spoke with Clay backstage at the Broadway production ‘Hairspray’, where he was meeting up with fellow ‘American Idol’ Diana DeGarmo on Tuesday (October 3). When asked what he thought about Elton John’s warning that he’s bound to face questions about his sexuality, Aiken responded, “I have no idea what you’re talking about,” before whisking away his mom, grandma and aunts.
Celine Dion returned to the Colosseum stage on April 26th after missing six shows because of a viral infection that left the pop star with a scary case of vertigo from labyrinthitis. “The doctor said it could last from a week to six months,” her husband and manager Rene Angelil told the Las Vegas Review Journal on Thursday. “Luckily, it only lasted a week. She felt like she was rocking in a boat. She’s fine now, but they (doctors) scared us.”
Conan O’Brien joked during his Late Night monologue on Tuesday night, “Celine Dion’s been forced to cancel a week of concerts in Las Vegas because she has developed a rare, ear infection. Yeah, doctors said it’s not surprising, considering how much Celine Dion music she’s forced to listen to.”
Pop acts on television this week include a visit to Mariah Carey’s Grammy party on ‘The Tyra Banks Show’ on Monday, where Tyra also interviews Britney Spears and hubby Kevin Federline; the Pussycat Dolls, who perform on ‘The View’ on Monday; Celine Dion, who visits ‘The View’ on Friday; ‘Idol’ alumni Ryan Starr, Tamyra Gray, Kimberly Caldwell, Mikalah Gordon, Matthew Rogers, Anthony Fedorov and Vonzell Solomon appear on ‘The Tyra Banks Show’ to size up the new season and perform; and the ‘TRL Awards’ on Saturday feature appearances by Mariah Carey Madonna, and Ashlee Simpson.
The United World Charts is an organization founded in 1998 in order to track Worldwide Sales & Figures. I can explain the analogy between the United World Charts (organized by Mediatraffic.de) and the Billboard Charts like this: It’s like comparing the Ms. Universe Pageant to the Ms. America Pageant or the U.S. National Games to the Olympics. In Music it’s like comparing Madonna’s/Celine’s “Worldwide Appeal” to Mariah’s “American Only Appeal”. In our time the World Charts do “Matter The Most”.