Celine and René, who celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary last month, renewed their vows fifteen years ago today, in a traditional Melkite Byzantine ceremony. The special event, which took place at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, reflected René's Lebanese and Syrian origins by incorporating many Middle Eastern cultural symbols such as dance and costumes.
Last year, in an interview with Katie Couric, Celine said that her family, her husband René and the people he has chosen through the years to work with them have helped her stay grounded and not lose herself in fame and show business. They reminded her that “whatever you see out there, whatever you hear, this is not reality. Show business is wonderful. We have a good time. And when it’s over, the adrenaline is so high, it’s like a drug. You have to be able to surround yourself with the right people (…)”
During a 2013 interview with television channel France 2, Celine admitted that she would like to act in a movie someday. “Why not?”, she said to the host. Did you know that Celine has already acted in a miniseries titled ‘Des fleurs sur la neige’? In this miniseries, broadcast in Quebec in 1991, Celine played the challenging role of Elisa Trudel, a young woman abused by her mother. What type of movie would you like to see Celine act in? How about a comedy or musical or maybe a drama?
We hope you had a wonderful time welcoming in the New Year. Did you make any resolutions for 2015? Share them with us! What Celine song do you think will help keep you motivated to stay on track?
On behalf of everyone here at CelineDion.com, we wish you a very happy New Year! May 2015 bring you peace, health and joy!
Celine gave her last show of the 20th century on December 31, 1999 at the Molson Centre in Montreal, Quebec. Thousands of happy fans got the chance to welcome the new millennium with Celine, René and several special guests. After the countdown to midnight, Celine wished everyone “peace, love and most of all health”. This unforgettable concert marked the beginning of Celine’s 2-year sabbatical during which she gave birth to her first son René-Charles. In 2002, Celine made her return to music with the release of her highly-anticipated ‘A New Day Has Come’, which topped the charts in more than 17 countries.
One of the world’s highest grossing movies is the now classic, ‘Titanic’ released 17 years ago this month. The movie’s theme song, “My Heart Will Go On”, became one of Celine’s biggest hits and was first included on her ‘Let’s Talk About Love’ album and later on the greatest hits compilation ‘My Love: Ultimate Essential Collection‘. “My Heart Will Go On” garnered many awards, including four Grammy Awards, a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award. Celine performed the song at the Oscars in 1998 wearing a stunning dark blue dress designed by Michael Kors to accentuate the ‘Heart of the Ocean’ necklace, modelled after the blue heart-shaped diamond necklace from the movie. Did you know that Grévin Museum replicated Celine’s iconic Oscars look for her second wax statue, revealed in May 2006 at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas?
Do you bake the best cookies? Is your turkey stuffing the envy of your family? Is your gravy to die for?
Share your yummy festive recipes with us in the TeamCeline Forum and post pictures of your tasty creations so we can see what they look like! What was on your holiday menu this year?
Many singers and bands like to perform covers of classic songs. The latest song cover to make headlines is a performance by British singer Jarvis Cocker, of the band Pulp. A very unusual take on “The Power Of Love”, originally recorded by Jennifer Rush and made incredibly popular by Celine, this performance had the web music community buzzing earlier this month. What do you think of his performance?