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The 21,000 capacity venue will not be hosting any events until mid-September at the earliest, following last month's terrorist attack.
Manchester Arena is reportedly set to remain closed until September after the shocking terrorist attack that killed 22 people last month.
A number of acts that had been due to perform at the 21,000 capacity venue over the next three months have been announcing re-arrangement, postponements or cancellations, as extensive refurbishment work at the Arena is being scheduled after a suicide bomber detonated a device in the foyer as fans were leaving Ariana Grande’s concert back on May 22nd.
Celine Dion is one of the acts whose gig has been affected
Continue reading: Manchester Arena To Remain Closed Until September
Drake breaks records with 13 wins at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards.
The 2017 Billboard Music Awards have come and gone and it seems that Drake has made it a record-breaking moment for himself and the event by scooping no less than 13 awards altogether including Top Artist. Plus, this year saw some unforgettable live performances.
Drake scoops 13 gongs at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards
Céline Dion at the Beauty and the Beast Premiere held at El Capitan Theatre, Hollywood - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 2nd March 2017
Celine Dion will be resuming her Las Vegas residency after a year-long hiatus, during which time she's been helping her husband battle throat cancer.
Celine Dion has opened up about her husband’s health battle, describing the moment she learned that his throat cancer had returned in 2013 for a third time, fifteen years after he had last finished fighting the condition.
In an emotional interview with Deborah Roberts on ABC’s ‘Good Morning America’ on Wednesday, she spoke of when her husband and long-time manager Rene Angelil told her the bad news just before she was due to perform onstage.
Celine Dion has opened up about her husband's cancer and the care she provides
Céline Dion will resume her residency at Caesars Palace Colosseum in August 2015.
Céline Dion will be returning to Las Vegas to resume her residency. The 46-year-old singer will be back on stage at Caesars Palace Colosseum in August, a year after she announced she was taking time off, with a new show. Dion has expressed her excitement at returning to the stage and explained how she draws great comfort from her fans and from performing.
Celine Dion will return to Las Vegas to take up her residency once again.
Continue reading: Celine Dion Will Resume Las Vegas Residency After Yearlong Hiatus
The Canadian singer and her family are reportedly "trying to stay positive" about Angélil's prognosis, after he underwent surgery this past December (2013) to remove a cancerous tumour from his throat.
Many of Celine Dion's fans were shocked to hear that she is taking a hiatus from show business for an indefinite amount of time. Last week the Canadian star vowed to leave her singing career behind so she can care for her Cancer-stricken husband, René Angélil.
Dion has taken a break from showbiz to care for her cancer-stricken husband
The 46 year-old singer has cancelled her upcoming Las Vegas show at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace, and her extensive tour of Asia which was originally scheduled to begin in the fall of this year, but the people who expected this decision were Dion's close friends.
Dion is postponing all her professional commitments to focus on her personal life.
Celine Dion is temprorarily postponing her return to ger hugely successful Las Vegas residency to be with her husband, René Angélil and focus on her own health as well. Angelil had a tumor removed from his throat back in December, while the singer herself is still battling an illness, which causes an inflammation in her throat and prevents her from performing.
Dion has not been performing since June.
While the residency has suffered, but will likely be rescheduled as soon as Dion recovers, her Asia tour has been axed entirely. Dion was set to perform four dates in Japan – in Nagoya, Osaka and two in Tokyo, as well as two dates in Taipei (Taiwan). Several other dates had been reported – two in China (Shanghai and Macau), one in the Philippines (Manila) and one in Singapore, but only the Manila date had been confirmed officially.
The 46 year-old singer has already cancelled her forthcoming Las Vegas show, and a tour of Asia that was scheduled for this fall.
Many of Celine Dion's fans may not see her for quite a long time, on Wednesday (Aug 13th) the Canadian star vowed to take a hiatus from her singing career in indefinitely to care for her Cancer-stricken husband, René Angélil.
Dion will take a hiatus from showbiz to care form her Cancer-stricken husband, René Angélil
In the announcement, the 46 year-old songstress confirmed that her upcoming Las Vegas show at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace has been postponed, as has her extensive tour of Asia which was originally scheduled to begin in the fall of this year.
Continue reading: Celine Dion Takes Career Hiatus To Care For Cancer-Stricken Husband
Celine Dion was among many of the celebrities who had roles specifically written for her before she agreed to do the film.
Celine Dion's role in the 'Muppets Most Wanted' was scripted with her in mind.
The film which stars children's favourites Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Animal and Fozzy Bear among others, has a number of A-List cameo appearances, including Salma Hayek, Tom Hiddleston and Usher, and director James Bobin insists the roles were written specifically for these celebrities, before they officially agreed to appear in the film.
He said: ''Largely we write those roles in the script. Often we even write the name of the particular person. What we find, is that because there's a great love for the Muppets the people we ask tend to say yes. Which is really rare.
Continue reading: Celine Dion Muppets Role Scripted With Her In Mind
Where the 2011 reboot felt effortless in the way it recaptured that warmly anarchic Muppets humour, this sequel feels like it's working every step of the way. Yes, it's riotously silly and occasionally hilarious, but there are large chunks of the movie that just aren't funny at all, mainly because there's so much emphasis on the tangled web of a plot that the characters get lost in the shuffle.
It starts just as the last movie ended: the Muppets decide to do a sequel based on an idea from interloper Dominic (Ricky Gervais) to take their show on a world tour. But Dominic is actually in league with super-villain frog Constantine (Matt Vogel), who has just escaped from a gulag. So when the Muppet Show lands in Berlin, he orchestrates a swap: Constantine takes Kermit's place in the show, while Kermit (Steve Whitmire) is sent to Siberia under the watchful eye of guard Nadya (Tina Fey). Meanwhile, Interpol agent Jean-Pierre (Burrell) and CIA operative Sam Eagle (Eric Jacobson) are investigating a series of robberies mysteriously linked to Muppet performances in Berlin, Madrid and Dublin.
All of this builds to a head in London, where Constantine is staging an elaborate wedding to Miss Piggy (Jacobson) to distract from his real plan to steal the Crown Jewels. But this plot-strand feels predictable and limp compared to much more interesting character interaction. For example, scenes between Kermit and Fey are a lot more fun as they plan a musical revue with the inmates (and get Trejo and Liotta sing and dance!). And the escalating banter between Sam Eagle and Burrell is hilarious even as it indulges in cheap Euro-jokes.
Continue reading: Muppets Most Wanted Review
Kermit and friends are set to go international with the help of their unfortunately named new tour manager Dominic Badguy, with hopes of selling-out major theatres in all the big cities of the world including Berlin, Madrid and London. As usual though, things are not about to run smoothly for these trouble magnets as they are forced to postpone their tour when Kermit becomes under suspicion for robbery. It's bad luck for him that there's another frog in town - the formidable Constantine, who organises a jewel heist with the knowledge that he may evade capture because of his unwitting doppelganger. Constantine tries to pretend he's Kermit amongst the other Muppets in an effort to evade detection while Kermit gets locked up, but will they realise their mistake in time to release their real friend and finish their tour?
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Her first English-language album in six years peaked at No. 2 at the chart before plummeting, but a song with NeYo and an appearance on the NBC singing contest will hopefully rejuvenate sales
Celine Dion came back with a bang with her powerful single 'Loved Me Back to Life' and album of the same name, but whilst the album and single drew considerable buzz when it was released in October, people seem to have forgotten about Dion without much hassle. In a bid to rejuvenate interest in her singing and her first English-language record for six year, the Canadian singer is planning a double whammy just before Christmas.
Celine Dion released her third single, 'Incredible,' earlier this week
Having already heard the lead single form the album, Dion will give people another chance to hear what her album has to offer when she performs her collaborative effort with Ne-Yo, called 'Incredible,' on the season finale of The Voice. The pair will perform the mid-tempo album track on the Tuesday (17 December) finale, which airs on NBC 9 p.m. (ET/PT). As well as releasing the track as her third single from the album, Dion won't be done with the festive giving just there, as she also has another TV performance lined up after her appearance on The Voice.
There are some artists who genuinely need no introduction and, regardless of your opinion of her, Celine Dion is one of them. Responsible for one of the biggest selling songs of all time, her catalogue includes 25 studio albums which contribute toward a reported sales figure numbering over 220 million. She has recently resumed her residency at Las Vegas' Caesar's Palace, which began in 2011 and remarkably runs through to the second half of 2014.
Opening with the title track, 'Loved Me Back To Life' is not immediately recognisable as Dion, partially because she doesn't immediately throw in her powerful vocals. The major difference lays in the musical style - whilst orchestral strings are present, this is a brooding number driven with a patient rhythm section. It fails to develop though, instead feeling like more of an intro number into 'Somebody Love Somebody', a track full of false attitude and clumsy chorus lines, topped off by an annoying vocal hook. An unlikely collaboration with Ne-Yo follows and takes the shape of a soft R'n'B ballad on which the latter more than holds his own for a likeable if unspectacular number. 'Breakaway' sees her in familiar territory, an emotive song driven by piano and on which she doesn't hold back, culminating in a window-shattering crescendo.
Turning to rock influences, 'Save Your Soul' sees formulaic chords churned out ineffectively, but 'Didn't Know Love' provides a tender and likeable moment on which Dion strikes the right balance between passion and warbling. It is the first of a trio of songs on which consistent quality is found, with 'Thank You' following a similar mood and built on some enjoyable piano melodies. Star billing is shared with Stevie Wonder on 'Overjoyed', a lifting soul piece on which the duo trade lines seamlessly. It is the last time on which 'Loved Me Back To Life' impresses, a shame given that at this point some momentum was building, but the closing quartet find Dion fulfilling preconceptions of her music. In particular, 'Always Be Your Girl' is the type of schmooze she is famed for, complete with overblown final chorus featuring obligatory key change. It is when she utilises her talents in this overbearing manner that her output is off-putting, thankfully though it is kept in check on a decent amount of this album.
Continue reading: Celine Dion - Loved Me Back To Life Album Review
Kermit and friends return, embarking on an extensive world tour that sees them reach all corners of the globe at sell-out theatre shows in the likes of Berlin, Madrid and London. However, things can't be that easy for these disastrous Muppets as there's always someone out to bring them down; this time, a major organised jewel heist occurs stopping everyone in their tracks when they realise who the culprit is. Constantine, is the world's most dangerous frog, but he becomes even more of a threat by his striking resemblance to Kermit himself. In a horrifying turn of events, Kermit gets locked up for a crime he didn't commit - while Constantine goes about trying to fool his friends into thinking he's the good frog. Will Kermit's friends realise who they've let into their lives in time for justice to be served?
The Muppets return in 'Muppets Most Wanted' - a grippingly funny sequel to their 2011 Oscar winning movie 'The Muppets'. The new movie sees the return of director James Bobin ('Da Ali G Show', 'Flight of the Conchords') alongside writer Nicholas Stoller ('Get Him to the Greek', 'Gulliver's Travels', 'Yes Man'), and it's due for release in the UK on March 28th 2014.
The singer was pronounced dead by a rogue Facebook app.
If the Celine Dion death hoax can teach us anything, its this: don’t trust everything you read online, kids. A status, claiming that the 'My Heart Will Go On' singer had died in a plane crash started circulating social networks sometime last week, being spread around by two rogue Facebook apps, according to About.com.
The apps cited false reports by CNN and Fox News. The one by CNN reportedly read: "Hollywood Breaking News - R.I.P Celine Dion At about 11 a.m. ET on Sunday (October 20, 2013), Celine Dion died in a plane crash. The culprit for the story is Global Associated, aka Mediafetcher. 'Celine Dion presumed dead in private plane crash', Global claims that Celine died today at 'Denver Peak-Regional Airport."
For the record, there was no plane crash and as far as anyone knows, Ms Dion is alive and well. But there was another report, which the apps claimed was by Fox News, also claiming that the star had died. It said, "Investigators have told reporters that Celine Dion lost control while driving a friend's vehicle on Interstate 80 and rolled the vehicle several times killing her instantly. The vehicle was believed to have been traveling at approximately 95 miles per hour in a 55mph zone at the time of the accident".
Continue reading: Celine Dion Death Hoax Lures In Gullible Facebook Users
Celine Dion is not dead! It was all a hoax.
Celine Dion has been the latest victim of a Facebook death hoax.
Two Facebook Apps reported the singer had died in an airplane and car accident, users of the social media website were advised click on the Apps to find out more information.
The fake posts claim to be from Fox News and CNN which read, "R.I.P. Celine Dion 1968 - 2013? and "Her heart will go on? Celine Dion died in a car accident".
Continue reading: Celine Dion Death Hoax: Singer Isn't Dead After Facebook App Claims
Former 'Britain's Got Talent' finalist Susan Boyle is teaming up with the King of Rock 'n' Roll for a version of 'Oh Come All Ye Faithful'
Susan Boyle has already lived out her life-long ambitions by performing alongside the likes of Elaine Paige and Donny Osmond since she was catapulted to stardom through her performance on Britain's Got Talent, and now the Scottish singer will get to fulfil another life-long ambition by performing with The King himself; Elvis Presley.
Su-Bo will be achieving a life-long goal by dueting with The King
Su-Bo will release her first Christmas-themed studio album, Home For Christmas, in time for the festive period and has promised no shortage of surprises for the yuletide LP, her fifth album to date. She will become the first British artist to duet with Elvis through the use of studio wizardry on a version of the well-known carol 'Oh Come All Ye Faithful,' the Sunday People first reported this weekend. The self confessed Elvis fanatic admitted to the paper that the singing opportunity is a “dream come true.”
Continue reading: Susan Boyle To Record 'Duet' With Elvis Presley For Christmas Album
Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Animal and friends are up to their usual tricks as they return to our screens which sees them embark on a major world tour, selling out the biggest theatres in the likes of Berlin, Madrid and London. However, as can be expected from the rabble-rousing Muppets, things don't run smoothly and they manage to get embroiled in an organised jewellery heist behind which sits Kermit's mean doppelganger and his equally evil sidekick. When Kermit gets into some serious trouble after a terrible mix up, it's up to the Muppets to once again face their enemies just like they did with oil magnate Tex Richman when he threatened to drill into the Muppets' theatre for oil. Will they succeed once again? Or will their new troubles prove too much for the feisty characters?
Celine Dion was the surprising focus of AEG's opening defense this week.
A top executive for AEG Live has managed to turn the farcical Michael Jackson trial into an absolute circus by claiming the Canadian singer Celine Dion is a "bigger" artist than the late King of Pop ever was.
Testifying at the long-running wrongful death trial, John Meglin downplayed Jackson's lawyers claim that the singer would have earned $1.5 billion touring the world, according to CNN.
Meglin, who has been a concert promoter since the 1970s, was the first witness called to the stand as AEG Live began its defense in the thirteenth week of the trial. Much of his testimony focused on ridiculing accountant Arthur Much's claims that Jackson would have played 260 shows around the world as part of his This Is It tour, earning $890 million plus more in endorsements and sponsorships before his 66th birthday.
In a bid to turn around her ill fortunes, Britney Spears will be taking on a Las Vegas residency expected to net her millions of dollars, according to a report from TMZ.
The gossip site had already reported that Spears recently split from her partner Jason Trawick (who also acted as co-conservator in her financial issues and was previously her agent). Spears also announced recently that she would not be returning to her role as a judge on X Factor, having completed her first season in the role.
A source close to Britney told TMZ that the Vegas show that she may have lined up will “eclipse” the kind of money that Celine Dion raked in with her show – and we’re talking $100 million per year for Celine, so the show’s promoters must truly believe that Britney can still get the cash registers ringing. “The deal is a go. There are several stipulations that could throw a monkey wrench in the deal, but it's basically done." The deal is being negotiated with the Caesar group – one of the biggest promoters on the strip and if it’s secured – providing that Britney can keep everything in order whilst the show’s on – will be a huge money-earner for the ‘Toxic’ singer.
Continue reading: Could The Bright Lights Of Las Vegas Be Calling Britney Spears?
For many, a new reality TV show that follows the family's every move wouldn't be an ideal way to aid the grieving process after a dramatic death, but for Whitney Houston's family, 'The Houstons: On Our Own' has been a great help.
"The show has kept the family close together, (instead of) isolated from one another. We talk about things, we are very open, and we pay attention to the ones who need consoling the most. Doing the show certainly has helped in a huge way," Pat Houston, Whitney's manager and sister-in-law, told Reuters. "There are preconceptions about the family that just aren't true. We are a strong family, a working family, and a typical family. Our family member just happens to be an icon," she added. "You will see a family that is grieving, that loves one another. You will see a family that is trying to move on."
The reality TV show makes its debut this Wednesday (October, 24) and will set the stage for a November of tributes to the troubled singer, who tragically passed away earlier on in 2012 after drowning in the bathtub, having taken cocaine. Upcoming projects include an official glossy book of photos, a compilation album of Houston's biggest hits that features a new duet version of "I Look To You" with R. Kelly, and the November 16 TV broadcast of a special Grammy tribute starring Jennifer Hudson, Usher and Celine Dion.
Continue reading: Whitney Houston's Family Helped By 'The Houstons: On Our Own'
Date of birth
30th March, 1968
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