sobota 31. marca 2012

Billboard: Happy Birthday, Celine Dion !

Incidentally, Ms. Dion celebrated her 44th birthday yesterday (March 30)! 

Dion has certainly enjoyed her share of Billboard chart honors. Most notably: 
In the AC chart's nearly 51-year history, Dion has spent the most time at No. 1 - 87 weeks. No one's even close behind, with Elton John second (49 weeks), followed by Lionel Richie (47) and Phil Collins and Faith Hill (43 each).
Dion has tallied the most AC No. 1s - 11 - by a female artist. When "A New Day Has Come" began its whopping 21-week reign in 2002, she passed Whitney Houston and Olivia Newton-John, each with 10.  
Since "Where Does My Heart Beat Now" marked her AC chart debut the week of Oct. 27, 1990, Dion has placed 39 titles on the chart. 21 of those have reached the top 10, with 11 soaring to No. 1. She boasts the most AC entries and most No. 1s among all artists since her arrival more than 21 years ago.
 Her success spans more than AC. 1998's "My Heart Will Go On" remains the only English-language song by a female artist to hit No. 1 on Latin Songs in the chart's 25-year archives. The song also topped the Billboard Hot 100, Radio Songs, Hot Singles Sales, Pop Songs, AC and Latin Pop Songs
 And, with 51.6 million albums sold in the U.S., dating to the advent of SoundScan data in 1991, Dion is also the best-selling Canadian artist, in terms of U.S. album sales. 
Most importantly, Dion is so deserving of birthday wishes considering how much she gives to others. Her charity efforts include having worked with the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation for almost 20 years and serving as s Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization. 

Céline Dion on New Hello Canada Magazine 2012

EXCLUSIVE: Precious family moments and rare snapshots of CELINE DION

Céline Dion :Trois Garçons et Un Nouveau Show /3 Boys and A New Show (in French )

piatok 30. marca 2012

Happy Birthday Céline !

Celine is celebrating her 44th birthday today! This a great time for Celine to be surrounded by loved ones. We know that fans also want to join the celebrations on this special day so make sure to send Celine your birthday wishes on the TeamCeline Forum. Happy Birthday Celine!

Aujourd'hui, Céline fête son 44ème anniversaire ! C’est une bonne occasion pour elle d’être entourés de ses proches. Nous savons que les fans ont aussi envie de participer à cette fête. Vous pouvez le faire en lui envoyant vos vœux d’anniversaire, en ce jour si spécial pour elle, sur le forum ÉquipeCéline ! Joyeux Anniversaire Céline !

Céline Dion on New La Semaine Magazine 2012

štvrtok 29. marca 2012

Céline Dion on New 7 Jours Magazine 2012

Celebrate 10 Years of 'ANew Day Has Come' at The Boutique-Get 10% off All Merchandise !

To celebrate 10 years of 'A New Day Has Come', which marked Celine’s return to music after a 2-year hiatus, we have a very special offer for you – until April 3 at 3pm (ET), get 10% OFF ALL MERCHANDISE at The Boutique!
To sweeten the deal, you’ll get the Taking Chances World Tour Programme FREE with any purchase of $60 or more (after confirming your order, you can choose to add your free gift before submitting payment). So go ahead and treat yourself with our irresistible offers at The Boutique!

Céline Dion is Patron of the CHU Sainte-Justine ( House of Life )

House of life: A community project for making the Emergency Unit more comfortable for children
Celine Dion Cinema for hospitalized children

"The Sainte-Justine is not a hospital, it's a house, a house of life." These words by Celine Dion, patron of the CHU Sainte-Justine, resonated with well-known producer and mother Denise Robert. Upon a visit to the Emergency with her daughter, she was quite surprised to find the emergency waiting room's environment not really tailored to children. "Nothing is more logical than to provide children with a warm, comfortable and inviting environment that helps make their visit to the Emergency less traumatic for them," she said.

So an idea popped into her mind, and she did not waist any time contacting well-known people within her network to help her get this somewhat off-the-wall, but so necessary philanthropic project started: redesigning the emergency waiting room and building a movie house inside the Justine-Lacoste-Beaubien Amphitheater where hospitalized children and their families can enjoy watching new box office releases on the silver screen.

The movie house, which will be called the Celine Dion Cinema, will be built under the direction of Denise Robert and Guy Gagnon. They will combine their talent to create the Celine Dion Cinema, equipped with a projector, screen, sound system, and professional services. "Rene and I are very proud to be the patrons of this wonderful project: The house of life," Celine Dion announced. "We are also very touched that the movie house will be called the Celine Dion Cinema. It will surely bring many hours of joy to hospitalized children, who will be able to watch all the new feature films at the same time as their school friends."

"This community project entirely dedicated to improving the quality of life of children who pass through the Emergency Unit, corresponds so well with our philosophy to provide patient-centered care. The emergency waiting room and the Celine Dion Cinema will both be warm and comfortable places for children and their families,"
confirmed Dr Fabrice Brunet, Chief Executive Director of the CHU Sainte-Justine. The new emergency waiting room and the Celine Dion Cinema are expected to be completed by spring 2012.

Céline Dion: En Toute Intimité/ Céline in Privacy Trailer 2012 (NRJ12)

streda 28. marca 2012

Cinema Céline Dion - Projection of The Film Mirror, Mirror

MONTREAL - The new Cinema Céline Dion of the amphitheater-Justine Lacoste-Beaubien CHU Sainte-Justine is presenting its first film, Mirror, Mirror (Miroir,Miroir), this Sunday at 14 pm.

The community project which has set up this dark room - where young hospitalized can see movies currently in theaters - is also about the transformation of the waiting areas of the urgency of the Sainte-Justine. It is the producer Denise Robert, supported by Céline Dion and René Angelil, who carried the torch.

Mirror, mirror, which was filmed in Montreal by director Tarsem Singh, starring Julia Roberts and Lily Collins. The latter plays Snow White in a revamped version of the famous tale. Mirror, mirror is the poster on Friday in Quebec.

Céline Dion & René Angelil on Documentary 3 Boys and A New Show 27/03/2012

'Céline : Beyond the Image' Coming Soon to The Boutique

The English version of photographer Laurent Cayla’s photo-book ‘Céline: Beyond The Image’ will be released in North America next month. The book contains hundreds of mostly exclusive and previously unpublished photos of Celine and her family accompanied by the photographer’s personal story brilliantly captured by the words of Diane Massicotte. Stay tuned! The book will soon be available at The Boutique!

utorok 27. marca 2012

Céline Dion Interview for Magazine L'Hebdo (English)

What action in favor of access to drinking water does it take a special significance to you?"I think everything can be done in the name of charity is important, especially when it comes to basic human needs like food or water. Survival of humans depends on it explains the importance of this battle. "
Your many travels around the world have they made more aware of the problems of hunger and access to drinking water?"It is true that when you have the chance to travel the world, we are exposed to different lifestyles, different cultures and, through my work, often approached by organizations dedicated to the fight against hunger and disease in the world. I remember all my life in a visit to a children's camp in South Africa, where we worked with the program of assistance to child nutrition Nelson Mandela. As we bring them the benefits of monetary a show, the most important was to spend time with children to better understand their needs, and struggling to survive on a daily basis. "
Among the many consequences of inadequate access to safe drinking water, can you discuss a particular concern to you?"I am particularly concerned about the risk of epidemics spread in these children. They are already desperate by the lack of food alone. When sufficient access to clean water is lacking, then their lives are in double jeopardy."
Your commitment is there for you another way of expressing and sharing? You shared characteristics with your artistic?"As a celebrity, I think I have a responsibility to deal with critical situations like these. If I speak openly and that the media relay my words, so I think I can make an impact. As for my approach art, it is true that several patients have already told me that my music helped them to endure their problems and heal. Music is a therapy, we now know. If people read the remarks at the World Day of water, I hope that listening to my songs will make them want to help those in need. "

Céline and Her Interview for the magazine L'Hebdo in Annex Mediaplanet

Céline Dion documentary to make Quebec TV debut this Sunday on TVA

Celine Dion's husband and manager, René Angélil, talks about the personalities of their twins Nelson and Eddy. Angélil was in town to promote the French-language version of the documentary Celine: 3 Boys and a New Show. It will air Sunday, April 1, 2012, at 7:30 p.m. on TVA.

Céline Dion Medley ( with Her Family Dion Live Sur Le Plaines DVD)

pondelok 26. marca 2012

Céline Dion and Her Message for Finalists Star Academie 25/03/2012

“Good evening everyone. I’d like to tell you firstly just how disappointed I am that I can’t be there for the grand finale. My vocal cords were forced to rest due to an infection which luckily has now gone. I would have liked to sing with you. I’ve followed you since the first episode and I find all of you extraordinary! My only criticism is the Director, but he’s so handsome that I forgive him for everything!

Sophie and Jean-Marc tonight’s the big night. This evening above everything else you have to win, not the competition but the heart! You have to win the hearts of every person in the room and of every viewer at home! After that it’s up to them to decide who will win the competition. You can’t control who wins. However, what you can control for example is the sincerity, the willingness and kindness that you’re going to put into your song interpretations.

Give everything, give yourselves and you’ll both receive the most beautiful reward - the love of the public! Sophie and Jean-Marc, I’m sending you my regards and I’m watching you! Have a lovely evening everyone!”

Céline Dion New Pics 2012

Her message for Finalists Star Academie 25/03/2012

Céline Dion and Her Message for Finalists ( Star Academie 25/03/2012)

I'm Alive - Revisited

This month we’re celebrating the 10th anniversary of 'A New Day Has Come'. "I’m Alive", the second hit single from the album was released in August 2002. Did you know that this song was also featured in the ‘Stuart Little 2’ movie? The positive upbeat melody accompanied by inspirational lyrics make ‘I’m Alive’ a very empowering song.

nedeľa 25. marca 2012

On This Day

On this day in 2003, Celine presented the premier performance of A New Day... at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. This was the first of 717 sold out shows that Celine would perform on a unique stage built specifically for her. To experience A New Day...

On stage with Céline for 20 years( Andre Coutu guitarist )

(Las Vegas) Did you know that Andre Coutu, the only guitarist Celine Dion, who follows the Las Vegas all four corners of the globe for 20 years, was born in Chicoutimi? In fact, few people know, because as he said, "no one is prophet in his own country"

 "I'm more known outside. People in the Saguenay do not know that much. My parents, my family knows, but I think it was never addicted. It is certain that in the regions, we talk about what is important regionally and respect people. This is perfectly normal. "

 The strings of the guitar player actually resonate in the biggest stadiums and amphitheaters in the world for two decades. It has been seen and acclaimed by millions of fans of the singer and also occupies an important place in her shows because of its fundamental instrument.

 The star on this personally and sing face-to-head with him during her new show in Las Vegas. And the guitarist admits to not complain of this visibility, quite the contrary.

 I love it. I am a little less present in this show then because there are still some privacy, but it's fun for me is my role as a guitarist, it's really a matter of instrument ", he said, last Sunday, in an interview with Progress-Sunday in his Paris hotel room in Las Vegas. "These are moments because when you're near it, we feel a special energy. I'm still really impressed by it. It's very special, it does not get used. For me it is an icon and a talent so strong. It picks me up and it gives me the energy to push myself. "

 "Little by little, I was led to other television shows and work with Mego, Celine's Musical Director. Some time later, in 1991, they called me to replace guitarist Celine who had gone to work for the emission of hot and Beau Normand Brathwaite, "he says.

 At that time, the Celine Dion was obviously not the one we know today. It was after several equity of U.S. emissions and the release of the song "My heart will go on" becoming an artist recognized around the world.

 "I'm  really clicked with Céline and René and I was available to wait until everything is growing because I had no family. I think they sensed my interest in music she was doing, he says. I was very happy to be there, even if it was not very big at the time. It does not matter to me, because I thought it was an exceptional singer. She has a talent that is beyond comprehension. "

sobota 24. marca 2012

Céline Dion Returning to Recording Studio

After canceling part of her Las Vegas shows, Celine Dion will begin recording two new albums over the next month.
Over the past month, Celine Dion canceled part of her Las Vegas residency at Caesars Palace in response to a virus that weakened and inflamed her vocal cords. At the time, the singer said she had difficulty controlling her voice, but even after resting briefly, her condition did not improve. While put on vocal cord rest since that point, she has been improving and, on Monday, announced her return to the casino and two new albums.

Like other points in Dion’s career, one album will be recorded in English and other in French. Recording is scheduled to start within four weeks, as the singer is predicted to make a full recovery by mid-April.
As doctors have told Dion she can return to singing, her Las Vegas shows.

piatok 23. marca 2012

René Angelil on The New French album

I’m so happy to be working with Luc again. We haven’t given each other any deadlines. We want the best album. The fans are waiting for it and we want to give them the best”. - René Angelil

( In addition to visiting his new restaurant, René Angélil made the most of his week in Montreal to finish his role on Star Académie and to meet Luc Plamondon who will be producing Celine’s next French album.)

štvrtok 22. marca 2012

Céline Interview In L’Hebdo Magazine

To mark World Water Day, Swiss magazine, L’Hebdo published an interview with Celine which focuses on her involvement in the fight against world hunger, food safety and access to drinking water. These issues are very important to Celine, who is Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization. The magazine is now available, stop by your newsstand and get your copy!

Céline Dion to Start on New Album

Celine Dion will start recording her new album within the next four weeks after recovering from a throat virus.
Celine Dion will start recording her new album within the next four weeks.
The 'My Heart Will Go On' singer - who was forced to cancel many of her Las Vegas residency shows earlier this month because of a virus - had been put on vocal rest but doctors have now given her the all-clear and she can go back into studio next month.
As well as recording songs for her new English and French albums she will always restart her Vegas residency shows on June 9.

A New Day Has Come - Revisited

This month we’re celebrating the 10th anniversary of 'A New Day Has Come' which was released following Celine’s 2-year hiatus. During this time off Celine’s life changed, she became a mother for the first time! The album’s title track and first single is an ode to her first-born son, René-Charles. Read the lyrics and watch the video and tell us what you think becoming a Mom meant to Celine.

utorok 20. marca 2012


The epitome of femininity and class!

From her personal wardrobe, worn by the Québec chanteuse herself, this spectacular size 8, KAUFMAN FRANCO floor-length, gown was donated by Céline Dion.

Encrusted with shimmering crystals, the gown’s halter neckline plunges to an empire waistline, falling into a sumptuous floor-length skirt, followed by an ever-so-slight train. The lined gown has a back zipper with a slim, elegant back-strap closure. Do we know the size?
VALUE: Priceless! 

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Starting bid: $1,000.00
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Happy Birthday Thérèse!

Today is Celine's mother, Thérèse's birthday. Celine was 12 when Thérèse decided to quit her job to take care of Celine's career. She entered Celine into various local singing contests and had her perform at community fairs in order to help her gain exposure and experience. Thérèse also co-wrote "Ce n'était qu'un rêve" and "Grand-Maman", the first two songs ever written especially for Celine.

pondelok 19. marca 2012

Céline va mieux ! Céline Gets Better! - René à Star Académie (TVA - 18.03.2012)

Céline on Her Way To a Full Recovery

Performances June 9 through August 19 Will Proceed As Scheduled

Celine Dion received good news last week during her follow-up examination with Professor Gerald Berke at the UCLA Medical Clinic. The rest that Professor Berke prescribed allowed Celine’s vocal chords to recover from their weakened state and it is expected that she'll be back to 100% within four weeks time.
Celine is scheduled to start working with her vocal coach Dr. William Riley in two weeks and will begin recording songs for her new English and French albums sometime in mid-April. Celine returns to perform at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace Las Vegas on Saturday, June 9th.
"During this recovery period, so many fans, many of whom were inconvenienced by the cancelled shows, have posted kind words of encouragement on my website. I'm so grateful for their thoughts and their support....more than they'll ever know", said Celine.
Celine’s next run of performances June 9 through August 19 will proceed as scheduled. For tickets, call 877-4-CELINE (423-5463) or log on to or keyword “Celine Dion.” Prices range from $55 to $250, not including fees. Tickets may also be purchased at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace Box Office, open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. For groups of 12 or more, call (702) 946-4799.

nedeľa 18. marca 2012

René Angelil On Star Académie Tonight

René may be busy taking care of his lovely family but he hasn’t forgotten his role as director of Star Académie. Watch for him tonight live on set accompanied by the candidates, host Julie Snyder and the panel of judges. Make sure you tune-in at 7:30pm (ET) on Quebec television network TVA!

René Angelil on Omertá 2012

What is surprising in the distribution of Omerta, directed by Luc Dionne, what is the name of Rene Angelil therein. Celine Dion's husband was selected for the role of an important member of the mafia in the feature film.

The story takes place in a security agency run by the character of Michel Côté. The latter's mandate to prevent theft of billions of dollars.

To achieve this, an officer camped by Rachelle Lefevre, who was part of the first Twilight, will gain the confidence of two criminals.

Expected release date: July 11, 2012

sobota 17. marca 2012

New Documentary on Céline Dion on April 1, NRJ12 2012

Sunday April 1 at 22:25, 12 NRJ12 will broadcast "Celine Dion in privacy", a French documentary produced by Gab unique TV that will offer you a return on the incredible journey of Celine Dion, the singer who has sold over 200 million albums since the beginning of his career!
Learn how Celine Dion, after a small town in Quebec, became the first diva of song ... What is the secret to this success? Celine how she could become, thanks to her mentor and husband Rene Angelil, the internationally successful singer?
Here it is as you've never seen! You will see Celine Dion backstage at one of its major tours where you will find all his greatest hits and her performances breathtaking. You will also discover her privacy, intimacy, with exclusive images: all the loves of her life, Rene through his three children, and very personal interviews of the singer.

You will see that her first son, Rene-Charles is all grown up, and especially you will discover, one year after birth, the twins Eddie and Nelson. Celine Dion also opened the doors of her "dream house" in Florida where her family lives. With nearly 400 million dollars in revenue, 3 million spectators and 717 performances,

piatok 16. marca 2012

Lindt Gold Bunny Autographed by Céline Up For Auction !

Once again this year, the Lindt chocolate makers are organizing a Gold Bunny Celebrity Auction to raise money for Autism Speaks. Seventy-five celebrities, including Celine, from the entertainment, culinary and sport worlds have signed porcelain versions of the famous bunny. These signed bunnies are being auctioned off on eBay.

Celine Dion - Grammy Award winning singer and performer who returned to performing at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas in March 2011. Dion previously had five consecutive years of sold-out shows in Las Vegas.

Céline Dion - Alone (Taking Chances World Tour DVD)

I hear the ticking of the clock
I'm lying here the room's pitch dark
I wonder where you are tonight
No answer on the telephone
And the night goes by so very slow
Oh I hope that it won't end though
Till now I always got by on my own
I never really cared until I met you
And now it chills me to the bone
How do I get you alone
How do I get you alone
You don't know how long I have wanted
To touch your lips and hold you tight, oh
You don't know how long I have waited
And I was going to tell you tonight
But the secret is still my own
And my love for you is still unknown
Till now I always got by on my own
I never really cared until I met you
And now it chills me to the bone
How do I get you alone
How do I get you alone
How do I get you alone
How do I get you alone
Written by Billy Steinberg / Thomas Kelly

štvrtok 15. marca 2012

On This Day

A year ago today, Celine made her triumphant return to the stage at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas and many of you attended the grand event. Accompanied by an orchestra of 31 musicians, Celine offered her public an incredible and unforgettable new show. What makes this even more amazing is the fact that Celine had given birth to her twin sons less than 5 months earlier and had only started rehearsing a few weeks before the grand premier!

A New Day Has Come 10th Anniversary

After taking a two-year hiatus from her career to rest and start a family, Celine returned to music with the release of the very personal 'A New Day Has Come' on March 26, 2002.

streda 14. marca 2012

Céline : 3 Boys and A New Show on TVA April 2012

The documentary Celine: 3 boys and a new show will finally be released in Quebec. TVA will offer the first Sunday in April, at 19:30.
This is the string OWN, Oprah Winfrey, who had premieres last fall.

This 90-minute documentary produced by Team Productions J, Julie Snyder, takes viewers backstage at the scene, but also the private life of Celine, who always appears as authentic.

It shows the Quebec singer with her husband Rene Angelil and impresario in their limousine or charter plane, but also and above all, in their sumptuous house in Florida, along with Rene-Charles and twins Nelson and Eddy.

This production of more than $ 1 million allowed Productions J team to work with Oprah Winfrey. This is also the third major project involving Celine Dion and the production company of Julie Snyder. There were previously around the world and Celine Dion: A New Day ... Live in Las Vegas.

utorok 13. marca 2012

Charity Auction For A Meet and Greet With Céline is hosting an auction for the benefit of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, whose goal is to raise funds for research on blood cancers, increase public awareness and provide services to patients.

Meet Celine Dion with 2 Tickets to Her Las Vegas Show and Enjoy a 2 Night Stay at Caesars Palace and Dinner at Spago 

You and a guest can meet Celine Dion with two tickets to her show at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas!

You'll also enjoy a two night stay at Caesars Palace and a $100 gift certificate to Spago. Celine's Las Vegas show was designed exclusively for The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, and features 31 musicians, consisting of a full orchestra and band. The show’s concept is one-of-a-kind and includes Celine’s biggest hits performed with a stunning visual presentation.

pondelok 12. marca 2012

Céline Dion on La Semaine Magazine 2012

Celine Dion: Incognito 1987

Here's what us naive folks at Sony Music wrote in 1988 about a brand new French artist named Celine Dion: 

"When youth, beauty and talent come in one package, the results are truly explosive! And Celine Dion has it all: a rich, powerful voice; breathtaking beauty; and a shining personality. Only twenty-one years of age, and she already has an excellent reputation and 'strong track record.' 

First time listeners to this debut album must agree that youth, beauty, and talent, indeed have combined to make Celine a bright rising star in today's musical galaxy!" 

Who would have guessed?

Release date: Thu, Apr 2nd, 1987

nedeľa 11. marca 2012

Update on Céline's Condition

René just gave the following update to Hello! Canada magazine regarding Celine’s health : "Celine is doing better. She's obviously not singing, but her speaking voice is getting back to normal. We're flying to Los Angeles on Monday for a follow-up visit with Dr. Berke at the UCLA Medical Clinic. When Dr. Berke examined her two weeks ago, he said that he expects her to fully recover within 6-8 weeks which would mean between the middle and end of April. So far, everything is going according to plan."

sobota 10. marca 2012

Céline Dion - Music's Top 40 Money Makers 2011 , From Billboard ( 8 )

Celine Dion sure knows how to make a comeback. After her historic five-year residency at Las Vegas' Colosseum at Caesars Palace ended in late 2007, the Canadian singer took a well-deserved break, then returned to the 4,000-seat venue in March 2011 for yet another stand. She grossed $40.1 million from 57 performances last year that drew nearly a quarter-million fans and booked additional Vegas dates through this August. Though Dion's last studio album was 2007's Taking Chances, she sold 331,000 albums in 2011, the biggest catalog item being 1997's Let's Talk About Love (75,000 copies). The singer also sold 956,000 digital tracks last year, with the top seller still being "My Heart Will Go On," from 1997's blockbuster film "Titanic" (167,000 downloads).

piatok 9. marca 2012

Céline Dion buys sandwich shop

Celine Dion buys sandwich shop

Celine Dion has bought a sandwich shop.
The 'My Heart Will Go On' singer and her husband Rene Angelil are now the proud owners of Montreal's famous Schwartz's store, which was founded in 1928.
The shop has become a landmark for locals and tourists alike and as well as its amazing sandwiches, it is also famed for its timeless decor.
Rene said: 'I have so many great memories of being there with the guys, and with Celine and our families throughout the years. It's the most unique restaurant in the world and we're thrilled to be a part of it.'
The Canadian couple - who have three children together - have also partnered with a chain of 1950s diners in Montreal.
They hope to maintain the authenticity of the restaurants and only make necessary improvements.
Celine - who has sold millions of albums worldwide - recently said she felt fortunate to be in such a position to be able to make purchases like this.
She said: 'My fans bought me my house. They bought my records ... I'm very fortunate, and people have bought my albums year after year, and they come to see the shows, and it's expensive, and they still come.'

štvrtok 8. marca 2012

Céline Salutes Women

Today is International Women’s Day. Celine has brought up women’s causes in some of her songs, particularly in the songs of her 'D’elles' CD. All of the lyrics on this album, which celebrates womanhood, were written by women. If you were to listen to one Celine song in honour of International Women’s Day, which one would it be?

utorok 6. marca 2012

Celine Dion, husband among new owners of famous Montreal restaurant

MONTREAL - Singer Celine Dion is part of a consortium that has purchased a landmark Montreal restaurant, famous partly for its food and partly for its generations-old decor.
The Quebec diva and her husband, Rene Angelil, have teamed up with other investors to buy Schwartz's, a downtown deli.

The establishment is famous amongst Montrealers, and tourists, to a certain extent because of its smoked-meat sandwiches but also because of its appeal as a larger-than-average time capsule.

"I have so many great memories of being there with the guys, and with Celine and our families throughout the years. It's the most unique restaurant in the world and we're thrilled to be a part of it," Angelil said.
This won't be the first smoked-meat venture for Dion and Angelil. They have also been partners in Nickels, a chain of retro 1950s diners that sells mostly fast foods including the famous Montreal sandwiches.
Without referring to his previous chain venture, Angelil sought to assuage the concerns of any purists that he'll create a similar business model out of Schwartz's, a place immortalized in the literature of Mordecai Richler.

Angelil promised not to allow franchises, and to keep the authenticity of the establishment.
"Of course, we'll make a few improvements as necessary, but we're not interested in diluting the brand by franchising, or making the deli something that it isn't," he said.

"It's truly one-of-a-kind, and we intend to keep it this way."
The group of partners includes Angelil's nephews and the Nakis family, longtime Montreal restauranteurs

Celine Dion - La Vie en Rose (Special Edith Piaf 1993 )

Des yeux qui font baisser les miens
Un rire qui se perd sur sa bouche
Voilà le portrait sans retouche
De l'homme auquel j'appartiens

[Refrain] :

Quand il me prend dans ses bras,
Il me parle tout bas
Je vois la vie en rose,
Il me dit des mots d'amour
Des mots de tous les jours,
Et ça me fait quelque chose
Il est entré dans mon c?ur,
Une part de bonheur
Dont je connais la cause,
C'est lui pour moi,
Moi pour lui dans la vie
Il me l'a dit, l'a juré
Pour la vie.
Et dès que je l'aperçois
Alors je sens en moi
Mon c?ur qui bat.

Des nuits d'amour à plus finir

Un grand bonheur qui prend sa place
Des ennuis, des chagrins s'effacent
Heureux, heureux à en mourir


[NB: variante pour le dernier couplet]

Des nuits d'amour à en mourir

Un grand bonheur qui prend sa place
Les ennuis, les chagrins s'effacent
Heureux, heureux pour mon plaisir

Celine Dion on Neon Las Vegas Review Journal Magazine 2012