Today is Celine's brother and godfather Michel's birthday. Michel is the fifth child of the family. Although he left home when Celine was only five years old, they remain very close to one another. Michel is a team member behind many of Celine's tours, including her most recent mini tour in Europe in 2013, and he works on Celine’s Las Vegas show. Michel thinks that Celine is "the best person in the world."
Did you guess the song yesterday? The lyrics are from “Misled”, written by Peter Zizzo and Jimmy Bralower. “Misled” was released as the third single from Celine’s 1993 album ‘The Colour of My Love’. Did you know that the song topped the Hot Dance Club Play chart in the United States for 2 weeks? This was Celine’s first single to reach #1 on that chart.
Can you guess which Celine song the following lyrics are from?
I'm not somebody who commits the crime
And leaves the scene
But when I've been dissed
I don't spend much time on what might've been
Find out the answer tomorrow!
Today is Celine's sister Denise's birthday. Denise is the eldest of the family and has always thought of Celine as "her" baby. Denise recalls that when Celine was a young child, she possessed fourteen dolls and every night before going to bed she would play with all of them and tuck them away carefully.
Canadian fans, you still have time to nominate yourself or someone you know that goes above and beyond the call of duty to help friends, family or community for a chance to win a $2,500 personalized prize and a $2,500 donation to a charity of their choice from CARSTAR. Visit www.actsofshineness.com for more info!
Celine Dion has decided to postpone all of her show business activities indefinitely, in order to focus 100% of her attention on her husband Rene, their family, and associated health issues. Since Rene's surgery last December to remove a cancerous tumor, it's been a very difficult and stressful time for the couple as they deal with the day-to-day challenges of fighting this disease while trying to juggle a very active show business schedule, and raise their three young children.
Celine has also been fighting an illness that has caused inflammation in her throat muscles, and has not been able to perform any of her scheduled shows in Las Vegas since her last show on July 29th. She has still not recovered from this condition.
"I want to devote every ounce of my strength and energy to my husband's healing, and to do so, it's important for me to dedicate this time to him and to our children. I also want to apologize to all my fans everywhere, for inconveniencing them, and I thank them so much for their love and support." said Celine.
During this hiatus, Celine will cancel her shows at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace until further notice. She will also cancel her tour of Asia, previously scheduled for the fall of this year.
Celine and family have requested that their privacy be respected at this time.
The ‘Muppets Most Wanted’ movie, in which Celine made a cameo appearance to sing “Something So Right” in duet with Miss Piggy, is out on DVD and Blu-ray today in North America! Are you planning on adding it to your collection? What did you think of Celine’s role?
In 1984, while on a promotional tour in Paris for her album, 'Mélanie', Celine performed for a month at the legendary Olympia music hall. Her show included a masquerade with public participation, in which Celine disguised herself as a flamenco dancer.
“The songs in my French repertoire are extraordinary. People react very positively. My audiences give so much back to me and as an artist it fulfills me tremendously. In the United States, I am very blessed. Americans have adopted me and I am enjoying my success realizing just how lucky I am. It’s due to hard work and René’s intelligence that we are here today.”
Translated excerpt from Celine’s interview featured in Paris Match and also available on the magazine’s website.
Last week, many countries around the world celebrated International Friendship Day. If you didn’t celebrate, not to worry, it’s never too late to let your friends know you appreciate them. What Celine song would you dedicate to your best and most special friend?