Thanks to the rise of ultra snarky shows like Fashion Police, Hollywood’s A-List movie stars work their hardest during the 3-month slog that is Awards Season to stay out of the crosshairs of Joan Rivers and her band of catty cronies. Thankfully, our favorite musicians like Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaj and Cee-Lo Green have no such qualms about making a genuine fashion statement on Grammy night.
Americans, do you ever feel that impulse, when you meet a Canadian, to ask if they know another Canadian you know? Yeah, we have a lot of misconceptions about our neighbor to the north. For instance, I sometimes suspect that all Canadian famous people either once starred in Degrassi or are members of Arcade Fire. Now Ancestry.com is just adding fuel to our prejudices, by coming out with this discovery that Justin Bieber, Ryan Gosling and Avril Lavigne are 11th and 12th cousins, and that Bieber and Celine Dion are 10th cousins three times removed, according to the Associated Press. They’re all descendants of two French couples who came to Quebec in the 1600s.
This is kind of a great advertisement for Ancestry.com — more than those times when they prove that all politicians are somehow related to each other — because now we all want to find out if we’re somehow related to Ryan Gosling, and if we are, does that make it wrong to lust after him? (Oh, never mind, I have no French Canadian in me, phew!)
Also, the spokesperson for Ancestry gave this amazing quote, which is absolutely not what we were wondering: These findings are not “sufficient to point to the existence of a superstar gene.” Just an attractive person gene!
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So, Celine Dion appears topless in the latest issue of V Magazine. No, we didn’t mean to write Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Kim Kardashian, or anyone else whose bosoms we see more often than our family*. We mean Celine “My Heart Will Go On” Dion, she of the 5 octave vocal range and infinite facial expression range. We’ll admit, this example of artistic magazine nudity does shock us a little bit. It’s not everyday we get a little naughty Adult Contemporary action.
Although something seems to have gotten into the 44-year old mother of three lately, as evidenced earlier this year when she performed wearing a dress so short that she flashed the front rows. 2012 will forever be known as the year Celine got her groove back, apparently. Must be that three-year gig at Caesars Palace!
Celine invited celeb photographer Sebastian Faena into the Floria home she shares with husband Rene Angelil, and proceeded to play up both the sexy as well as the crazy. There are short-shorts and swimsuits as well as feathers, bunny-ears and overalls covered with teddy bears. We don’t even know anymore.
“I’m like this in my real life,” she told the magazine of the session, her first non-promotional photo shoot in six years. “I was scared a little bit because this was so different for me, but I’m glad I did it. Usually there’s always a reason when I do a photo shoot, there’s not the opportunity to go crazy. With this it was two in the morning and I was still jumping on the trampoline.” So that’s the real Celine, you guys: One part siren and one part total insanity.
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*We don’t mean our family’s bosom, because just…no.
Back in seventh grade, you better believe we’d start bawling the second we heard those first flutey notes of Celine Dion‘s “My Heart Will Go On.” After hearing it for the millionth time, however, even our squishy adolescent brains started to sour on the Titanic soundtrack. Kate Winslet knows what we’re talking about! “I wish I could say, ‘Oh listen, everybody! It’s the Celine Dion song!’ But I don’t,” Winslet admitted to MTV News about the newly re-released movie and soundtrack. “I just have to sit there, you know, kind of straight-faced with a massive internal eye roll.” While the Academy Award-winning ballad apparently makes Kate “feel like throwing up,” it’s not the only element of the newly released Titantic 3D that gives the actress a serious case of the dry heaves, as Winslet has made very, very clear in recent interviews:
- “Even my American accent, I can’t listen to it. It’s awful. Hopefully it’s so much better now. It sounds terribly self indulgent but actors do tend to be very self-critical. I have a hard time watching any of my performances, but watching Titanic I was just like ‘Oh God, I want to do that again,’” Winslet joked with the Telegraph. “Every single scene, I’m like ‘Really, really? You did it like that? Oh my God.’”
In addition to the films and the accolades, the Oscars have a long, illustrious history as a place where questionable celebrity fashion goes to die. While assembling our Academy Awards fashion flops list, we realized that, sure, there are always going to be standbys like Cher or Nicole Kidman who reach for the stars, only to land on the Worst-Dressed List. More surprising, however, are the normally smoking-hot stars who somehow manage to biff it super hard on the red carpet. Scarlett Johansson? Kate Winslet? Natalie Portman? Were your stylists out sick … forever? We also discovered that 2004 was an inexplicably terrible year for Oscars gowns. We have no idea why. Don’t take our word for it, though; check out our gallery of worst Oscars looks ever, and tell us which outfit makes you cringe the most.
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First we were a little shocked at seeing these pix of Celine Dion strutting the stage in a short dress that would even make Tina Turner blush. But then we realized that she probably has a lot of competition with other “flashy” entertainers like Rihanna and Lady Gaga. A diva’s got to do what a diva’s got to do, we suppose! Celine debuted her new look at the Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival in Trelawny, Jamaica last night. And from the looks of it, we’re guessing the front few rows got a little more than they bargained for as Celine jack-knifed across the boards. We don’t know what she was singing, but we kinda diggin’ this new soulful Celine. Check out more in the gallery below!
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This thief is definitely not what you call a mastermind. Celine Dion‘s home was broken into yesterday. But this little heist wasn’t exactly well planned out. It wasn’t like the thief thought — okay, this is Celine Dion‘s house so maybe I should watch The Italian Job as homework. Because this guy — Daniel Bedard — got arrested in her Montreal house while eating pastries, after her drew himself a bath! Ã‚Â What a genius, right?
Bedard supposedly stole Celine’s husband’s car keys and used them to break into the mansion, only he set off the alarm while doing so. And when police found him — well, we’ll just letÃ‚Â Laval police spokesman Franco Di Genova explain. He says, “He [Bedard] opened the water faucets, was pouring a nice warmish bath (and) he even managed to eat some pastry that was in the fridge.Ã‚Â The suspect was coming down the big staircase and was asking: ‘Hey, guys what are young doing here’?”
Bedard has been charged withÃ‚Â breaking and entering, auto theft, and causing property damage. And for being the worst burglar trying to break into a celebrity’s house, ever.
Celine Dion needs to learn how to take a joke. The Canadian singer has redefined “diva” by threatening legal action against the administrator of the ‘Ridiculous Pictures of Celine Dion” tumblr. As advertised, the site specialized in unflattering and funny photos of Dion, of which there are admittedly many to choose from. Apparently the singer stumbled onto the blog (while Google-ing herself?) and her lawyers sent the editor a cease and desist notice resulting in the site’s closure.
The humble blogger signed off with an entry entitled “Céline Dion vs. Yourself.” “Céline Dion found our blog, and she didn’t like it,” they wrote. “We just got a letter from Céline’s lawyers [saying that] that the blog has to be shut down. Though this blog is well within the realm of ‘fair use’, I don’t have the money or time to get a lawyer to respond. The dream is over. Thanks for following and being a Céline superfan. I’ll always remember u, I’ll never let go.”
This aggression will not stand! We don’t know about you, but we feel like spearheading a legal defense fund for the tumblr. It is our constitutional right to post absurd faces of Oscar winning chanteuses! Until the Ridiculous Pictures of Celine Dion tumblr is revived, we will post a ridiculous photo of Celine every HOUR (note to Celine’s lawyers: we won’t do this). Until this wrong is righted, no blog is safe. Flood the web with hilarious Celine faces! We must keep the dream alive! Bloggers of the world, unite!
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When we saw pregnant Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kim Zolciak posing for the cover of In Touch Weekly wearing what looked to be a hand-me down bra and a weird pair of sheer panties last week, we immediate thought to ourselves, “That woman has no shame!” After the shock wore off, we began thinking: A) What other celebrities have flaunted their baby bumps on the cover of national magazines and B) Was their pursuit of fame more naked than their actual bodies?
Well, as we discovered during an intense round of research, there are two types of celebrities who use their unborn children to score themselves more publicity: the Prudes and the Shameless. Not every pregnant celebrity wants to pull a Demi Moore, you see. Some, like Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Celine Dion, don’t want to offend their base by showing too much skin. Others, like Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera, clearly see Moore’s famous Vanity Fair cover as a necessary (and fun!) step in advancing one’s career and deem it necessary to push cultural boundaries. So, what do your favorite celebrities score on either the Prude Meter™ or Shameless Meter™? There’s only way to find out!
Congratulations Celine Dion. The singer has revealed that she’s expecting twins! It’s taken a fair amount of patience, because this was her sixth in-vitro fertilization attempt. She had to stay in New York for a month,while going for acupuncture treatments as well. But as her rep put it, ” and it worked!” She added that Dion and her manger husband Rene Angelil are “are both extremely excited. But really, since this was the sixth time, they just want a healthy pregnancy.”
There’s a reason for caution. The struggle to have a second baby – Dion is mother to 9-year-old son René-Charles – has been extremely painful. Failed attempts at IVF, daily hormone shots and a heartbreaking loss of pregnancy last August, all included.
Celine is currently 14 weeks along and will find out the gender of the twins next month.
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