(Updated on Sept 2nd) A French press called Echos Vedette has published a report on Anne Marie's wedding, which took place on Aug 25th, at the Hotel Ritz Carlton de Montreal. There are also some pictures in the report on some of the guests who atttended the ceremony, but no pic of Celine. Guests who attended the wedding includes Mama Dion, Julie Snyder...etc. Celine sang for the newly-wed couple at the evening. People who saw Celine said that they could really see she's pregnant! (Updated on Aug 31st) If you go to Celineonline.com and go to the "News" section, you'll find out that right now TeamCeline is running another contest. It seems that the contest is for Celine fans who aren't TeamCeline member yet. When you join TeamCeline now, they'll give you a special email, and the 1000th people who email to that address will win a prize pack. If you wanna find out more about this, go to www.celineonline.com now!! A Korean Celine fan emailed Sony Music Korea and found out that in this fall or winter, Sony Music Korea will release a new Celine album called "Celine Dion Collectors album". The tracklisting is as below: 1. That's the way it is 2. Where does my heart beat now 3. Tell Him (duet with Barbra Streisand) 4. The Reason 5. Suduces Me 6. US 7. Only one road 8. With this tear 9. Falling into you 10. The Prayer (duet with Andrea Bocelli) 11. All by myself (Spanish Version) 12. Amar Haciendo El Amor 13. Pour que tu m'aimes encore 14. Be the man (Japanese version) 15. Ziggy 16. The power of the dream According to that Korean fan, there were 3 releases of Celine VCD in Korea last month. The re-release of TCOML VCD, and new release of "Live in Memphis" VCD and "Au Coeur Du Stade" VCD. Also, the single of TTWII will come out in Korea in September. Thank you Young-Ho for telling me all of these! =) On the S'il Suffisait D'aimer Site, there is actually an English version of the TeleStar interview right below the French one. So you don't need to go to the altavista translator to translate it. (Updated on Aug 30th) A Celine fan on the newsgroup was searching any Celine related news on the BBC news database, and he found an new article on Aug 24th, 2000 stated "Parnevik, who last week terminated his European Tour membership in the wake of his exclusion from Akron, has gone away to forget about it. He and his wife, Mia, are holidaying with singer Celine Dion and her husband." Nice to see to Celine news. On the S'il Suffisait Site http://www.chez.com/suffisait/news/news.htm, it has the latest exclusive interview with Celine by the TeleStar Magazine. If you know French, you can go to the link above directly. If you can't understand French, you may go to http://world.altavista.com/, and then paste the S'il Suffisait page address on the translator, and then choose "French to English", and click translate at the end. In the interview, Celine reveals that she intends to leave for at least 3 years from Showbizz now. (Updated on Aug 23rd) Celine's childhood house is on sale right now. For $250,000, the modest house could be yours. The current owner has owned the humble 100 years old house for the last 16 years. Right now, you can find a virtual tours of the house at www.lespac.com/celinedion/ offering by Village Solutions Inc. of Sherbrooke. So far, there were already two offers, one of them was from france, have been received and rejected. (Updated on Aug 22nd) I've found a few old pics on Altavista Image search, which I've never seen before. Here are them! =) As mentioned before, Rene's daughter, Anne Marie, will be getting married on Aug 25th in Montreal. Let's hope we'll get to see some new pics of Celine. However, keep in mind even if we get to see some new pics of Celine, we won't be able to see Celine's tummy sticking out yet, cuz the baby is only around 2-3 months old. =) (Updated on Aug 17th) On Showbizz.net, there's something like "question of the day" and the question is "Which Quebec Chanteuse deserves a headstock for her effigy the most?" The voting result is like this: CÚline Dion: 33% Jacynthe: 17% Mitsou: 17% Marie-Chantale Toupin: 17% Aucune: 17% Lara Fabian: 0% Isabelle Boulay: 0% Linda Lemay: 0% Ginette Reno: 0% France D'Amour: 0% Une autre: 0% Geez, what does "headstock" mean?! (Updated on Aug 15th) Celine has received a nomination for the MuchMusic Video Awards. She's nominated for "MuchMore Video Award" with TTWII. Incase you don't know, MuchMoreMusic is the sister channel of MuchMusic which targets the younger audience, while MuchMoreMusic(MMM) plays more Adult contemporary music videos. Other nominations for this award includes: Brue Cockburn, "When You Give It Away" Chantal Kreviazuk, "Before You" k.d. lang, "Summerfling" Shania Twain, "Man! I Feel Like A Woman" (Updated on Aug 12th) I'm back!! Hi everyone, long time no see. In this vacation, there were few things that kinda related to Celine. First, I happened to catch the ATW album commercial on TV. The commercial had the ATW cover on the left upper corner, and then few square boxes floating around the screen with various Celine videos footages. Also, in this trip, I attended my cousin's wedding in L.A. And my cousin and her husband's first dance was "When I Fall In Love." It was beautiful! Okay, back to Celine news. Few months ago, we mentioned about this already. Rene's daughter, Anne-Marie will be getting married with Marc Dupre(singer/impersonator) on August 25th in Montreal. Since it's the wedding of Rene's daughter, I think Celine will probably attend the wedding. Let's hope we'll get to see some new pics. There are reports saying that magazines are willing to pay up to $50,000 for an exclusive pregnant Celine pic. Neat, aye. =) (Updated on July 27th) In Hong Kong, a famous song-writer called Mark Lui has produced many big hits for various singers in HK. However, at the same time, some of his materials have been criticized for being much alike some of the foreign hit singles. The lastest criticized single is a song he produced for Leon Lai, a very popular/famous HK male singer. If you remember, Leon was the one who almost got to perform with Celine at her HK concert. The song is called "Two worlds in a second", and it's criticized for sounding much like "To love you more" at the beginning. And the arrangement of the song is also pretty similar to TLYM, with a violin accompanying. Click here to listen to a real-audio clip of that song, and see whether you also think it sounds similar to TLYM, especially at the beginning. (Updated on July 23rd) On Sony's new releases site, it confirms that besides releasing the TTWII cd single on Aug 1st, it'll also release the Vinyl Single 12 inch for TTWII on Aug 15th. Can't understand why they decide to release singles for TTWII at this time! (Updated on July 20th) If you're a Team Celine member, you would've known this. Right now, Team Celine will be giving away 5 prize packs including: An 'All The Way' poster, "Zora Sourit" single with "Sur Le Meme Bateau and "Pour Que Tu M'aimes Encore", "The Reason" single with "Be The Man", "Make You Happy", and "With This Tear", "Tell Him" single with "Everything" performed by Barbra Streisand, and "Where Is The Love" performed by Celine Dion. To enter this contest, first of all, you need to be a Team Celine member, and then you'll have to reply them an email about this contest, with the subject line "I love Celine." They'll give prize to the every 50th people who reply their email. (Updated on July 17th) A Korean Celine fan, Ji-won Park told me that the latest release date for ATW VHS/DVD is August 7th for Europe. Thank you Ji-won. If you want more info, you may go to www.play247.com (Updated on July 15th) On July 19th, "I want you to need me" remix single will come out in Japan. Here are the tracklisting: 1. I Want You To Need Me (Thunderpuss Radio Mix) 2. I Want You To Need Me (Thunderpuss Club Mix) 3. I Want You To Need Me (Thunderpuss Tribapella) 4. I Want You To Need Me (Thunderdub) 5. That's The Way It Is (Metro Mix - Edit) 6. That's The Way It Is (The Metro Club Remix) Thank you Young-Ho for giving me this info! =) (Updated on July 13th) There are rumors that this will be the tracklisting for the US TTWII single. 1 TTWII metro club remix 2 IWYTNM thunderpuss club mix 3 IWYTNM thunderpuss tribapella (Updated on July 12th) For US Celine fans, if you still haven't got yourself a copy of the TTWII single, don't worry, cuz Sony finally decided to release the single on Aug 1st! Maybe they think now is the time a release of that single won't hurt the album sales. This info(release of the single) is confirmed on Sony's site. (Updated on July 10th) In 1996, Celine before singing "The power of the dream" at the Olympic Opening Ceremony, she premiered the song with David Foster at a Coca Cola's convention(celebration party). Click here to go to a page, where you can find real-video and Quicktime file of the performance. (Updated on July 8th) There have been some false reports saying that Celine is cutting her break short, to record a new song for the Pope's album. Sony's repre- sentative has confirmed that Celine has only recorded spoken words for the album, and it was recorded last fall, before Celine started her break. (Updated on July 7th) These pics are from Gala Magazine, and they were taken in New York. Thank you Jimena for sending me these new Celine pics. Celine and Rene look cool and trendy in these pics, don't you think! Something you may not know. In the US, Celine is one of the three female artists holding the record for "fastest start". I don't know what it means exactly, but I think it means her album is one of the fastest selling album at the beginning of the release, by a female solo artist. Celine's "Let's talk about love" and "All The Way" is tying with Mariah's "Daydream" and Britney Spears's "Oops!...I did it again". (Updated on July 4th) This site is picked as the "Site of the week" winner at www.celinelinks.com! Thank you for those who picked this site, and your support! www.celinelinks.com is a page where you can find links to various Celine sites. It's one of the good places to find the address of a particular Celine site you want to visit. (Updated on July 2nd) Big suprise!! "I want you to need me" debuted at #1 on Canada's Single chart. Another suprise for some of you, it's only the second #1 single for Celine in Canada. The first one was "The power of love". The reason is that many of Celine singles were released as import singles, which made them not widely available. Maybe the baby in Celine's tummy is bringing her luck! =) (Updated on July 1st) HAPPY CANADA DAY!!!!! It's been confirmed that Celine is pregnant with one baby, reported by Le Journal De Montreal. The pregnancy was confirmed on Wednesday at Celine's doctor's clinic in Florida. "It's total joy," said a Dion sibling. "Her ultrasound test gave the hoped-for results. She heard the baby's heart. It's a dream come true." The sibling also said that Celine has been experiencing morning sickness but she's encouraged by her mother. "It's an easier pregnancy with just one baby," the sibling told the Montreal newspaper. "We're all relieved and extremely happy for our sister, Celine. She's already been transformed by this baby. She's more calm." (Updated on June 29th) These pics are from this week's "Derniere heure" and "Paris match". Celine looks better now with a longer hair! =) Thank you Suus for sending me these pics. Suus also drew this picture herself!! (Updated on June 27th) Thank you Sofia for sending me this TYLAM single cover! =) (Updated on June 24th) European fans, remember to set your VCR! MTV Europe is going to air "Diary~Celine Dion" tomorrow. Please check your local listing! According to The Celine Screen Site, IWYTNM remix single is already available in Canada! (Updated on June 23rd) This is the pic of the tabloid cover which Celine is on. Rene will be in Toronto today to attend the Canada's walk of fame ceremony. 13 Canadians will be inducted this year into the walk. This year, list of inductees include Micheal J. Fox, Neil Young, Joni Mitchel, and Ginette Reno. Celine also received this honour last year. Thank you Melody for telling me this info! =) (Updated on June 22nd) It's been long since the first time we heard reports saying Celine lended her voice in the Pope's album. Finally, the album will come out in September, this year. Some artists featured in the album includes Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, LeAnn Rimes, Vince Gill, Britney Spears, 'N Sync, Monica, 98 Degrees, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Celine Dion, Brooke Shields, and Steven Tyler. What they did is that they have recorded recitations of the pope's prayers for this special album. The title of the album will be "World Voice 2000". The Pope has written special reading of prayers, and kept them in a book. The book is of prayers that he has read in different cities around the world. In addition to an album, the event has spawned a DVD and video detailing the making of World Voice 2000, as well as a coffee-table book. (Updated on June 20th) Today, Dr. Zev Rosenwaks(one of Celine's fertility doctor) was on the morning program(Canada AM). He talked about the fertility treat- ment, and how wonderful Celine and Rene are. He also said that for another week and a half, they'll do an ultra sound for Celine to see how well the fetus is developing, and whether Celine has multiple or not. By that time, Celine will have 90%-95% of going to full term! (Updated on June 19th) Celine is on the cover of an US tabloid(Star Magazine). It talks about Celine's pregnancy.
(Updated on June 17th) Here are two more pics from the People Magazine. The left one was taken on May 29th in New York City. Celine's hair does grow fast! The right one was taken in Las Vegas, when Rene and Celine renewed their wedding vows. The baby is Celine's niece, Andrea. (Updated on June 16th) Celine and Rene are on the cover of the latest issue of People Magazine. Click here to read the article!! Estevam, the site-owner of www.celinedion.com.br sent me this pic from the LiFizz Vitamins commercial. The commercial is on air right now! Thank you Estevam! =) (Updated on June 15th) This is taken from People.com It's talks about the moment when Celine and Rene got the news of the pregnancy. ------------------------------------ Celine's Pregnancy: The Real Story Celine Dion, 32, and her husband, RenÚ Angelil, 58, learned together that they were expecting a baby. The news came over a speaker phone in the kitchen of their $4.7 million Florida home on June 8, where the couple had gathered with Dion's older sister Linda and brother- in-law Alain, reports the new issue PEOPLE. Dion's gynecologist, Dr. Ronald Ackerman, and Manhattan fertility specialist Dr. Zev Rosenwaks said in tandem, "Congratulations, you're pregnant!" -- causing the pop superstar and her manager-husband to burst into tears, before everyone started hugging. "I've delivered thousands of babies and seen parents in incredible emotional states," Ackerman told PEOPLE. "This ranks in the Top 10 most incredible moments I've ever seen." Celine granted permission for her two specialists to speak to the magazine and to describe her in vitro fertilization procedure, along with other aspects of her attempts to get pregnant. Among the details revealed is that the Angelils started seriously considering the new high-tech Assisted Reproductive Technology (which can cost up to $14,000) after they renewed their marital vows last January, and that three of 18 eggs Dion had removed from her body on May 25 were fertilized and transferred to her uterus three days later. Rosenwaks estimates that Dion, who is due next February, has a "30 to 40% chance" of having multiples. ---------------------------------- (Updated on June 14th) According to S'il Suffisait Site, David Foster was on vacation in Bahamas, and somehow he had an accident and got injured in his wrist. For a Song-writer/producer(piano player), a wrist injury can have an serious impact on his career. Due to environmental reason(unfamiliar to US medical care), David called Celine at 3:00am in the morning. Celine then helped David to arrange some medical specialists in West Palm Beach. (Updated on June 13th) A Celine fan, Estevam, sent me this pic(above), and the following info: Celine Dion makes two-year agreement with LiFizz Vitamins, an effervescent vitamin company. (PRNewsFoto) LiFizz will support Dion's involvement with a $19 million dollar advertising budget over the next two years. The budget will include a television commercial campaign with Dion, which will be aired nationally across the country on the major networks as well as cable outlets. Click here to read the entire article! Estevam also has a Celine site. Click here to go there! Thank you, Estevam! =) (Updated on June 11th) A newspaper, Le Soleil, has asked a doctor about procedure of a pregnancy. I think it's quite interesting to read, so that we know what Celine is going through. Here it is, translated from French. -------------------------- One of the experts in fertility in Quebec, Dr. Pierre Miron, of the center of fertility Procreated, in Montreal, explained the stages which will follow. (It is important to stress that Dr. Miron does not come to a conclusion on the case of Celine Dion, that he did not examine, but about the usual process, in such cases). Since the test of pregnancy appeared positive, it is known that at least one of the established embryos stuck to the wall of the uterus. The experts establish generally only two or three of them, now, to minimize the multiple risk of pregnancy. In approximately two weeks, the woman thus fertilized will undergo an echography obstÚtricale " to make sure that the pregnancy evolves/moves well, that it is viable ". The doctors will then see what they call the bag gestationnel and will be able to distinguish if there is multiple pregnancy. "If one is lucky, on that date - and in the majority of the cases, one is it - one will see a foetal heart beating ", underlined Dr. Miron. After this test, in two or three weeks, one will probably know if the foetus is out of danger " If in two weeks there is a heart which beats, it is very reassuring. The probabilities of miscarriage reduce in a significant way by the continuation ", indicated Dr. Miron. This echography as aims at making sure as the pregnancy takes form in the uterus well, not in a horn. Dr. Miron specifies that a woman thus fertilized, at this stage, does not need to be at complete rest, to abstain from moving, only to avoid the excessive exercise. --------------------------- (Updated on June 10th) Celine's pregnancy is really a BIG news in Canada. I got 3 newspapers today, and all of them, instead of puting the news in Entertainment section, they all put it in Top News section! Yesterday, few minutes after the announcement, several radio stations in Quebec played "The Power Of Love" to congrajulate Celine and Rene. According to National Post, Marc Martel, Ms. Dion's brother-in-law, said the family received the good news on Thursday afternoon, when a joyous Celine called everyone. "We are all very hopeful," he said. Montreal Gazette also went to downtown, Montreal, to get some responses from fans. Here are what they've said: "Good for her. Congratulations. My God, is it true? Really true?" squealed Mariane Blais Tardif, 16. "I pray she has an easy time of it, an easy delivery." Another fan, Anne Marie Tessier, 15, was also thrilled. "I love it. I love her so very, very, very much. It's so good. It's rare for someone that old to have a baby. She's tried so hard." Chantal Cormier, 18, suggested Dion's life is now complete. "It's a miracle, isn't it? It's like a fairy-tale ending. Let's hope there are no complications and nothing bad happens to her. She's suffered enough." The newspaper has also stated that from a source, Celine has said that she would want to return to Quebec, so that the baby will be born there. There are some rumors that there will be a book called "Wings that make me fly", written by Celine, release by the end of the year. Will this be the book Celine mentioned last year which will talk about their fight with cancer, and including some journals from Celine in her break? (Updated on late June 9th) Canada's Prime Minister, Jean Chretien, told reporters on a visit to Quebec City he was delighted to hear the news. "Good for her, good for her. I congratulate her," he said at a news conference. (Updated on June 9th) CELINE IS PREGNANT!!!!!!! Celine publicist sent out a statement from Celine today, and here it is, taken from celineonline. -------------------------------- There's no hiding happiness. We can't keep something so big, so wonderful, a secret just for us. This time it's for real - I'm pregnant. We just found out yesterday afternoon, RenÚ and I, that the dream dearest to our hearts has come true. We are completely, totally happy. And we thank God for the great joy we've been given. Over this past year, we went through a terrible test together, but we made it through. Stronger, closer, more loving than ever. The man of my life, my whole life was seriously ill. He could have thrown in the towel, given up, and let our happiness die. But, instead of giving up, he chose to fight with all his might. Because he loves life. Because he loves me. For his children, for his friends. And today, the life he fought for and saved is now beating inside of me, growing inside of me. This is my love. This is the proof that you must believe in happiness, the proof that love exists so long as you believe in it. A few days ago, RenÚ went through some major tests that all came back negative. The doctors who examined him found no trace of the disease. For me, this is still what counts most. In three weeks, if all goes well, we'll hear the heart of our baby, beating in my tummy. We know how fragile this new life is. But, we know that, whatever happens, life has already won. -------------------------------------- I'm sure we're all happy for Celine and Rene. Thank you God for this! =) (Updated on June 8th) As you know, ThunderPuss has made a remix for IWYTNM. Right now, a real-audio file of the remix can be found on www.thunderpuss2000.com Click here to find the real-audio file! Thank you Roberto for telling me this! =) (Updated on June 5th) If you wanna buy the original version of the Au Coeur Du Stade, you can buy it at $16.99 in US currency at www.videocds.com. You can also get the box set for $40.30 at www.proxis.com Thank you RT for telling me this info! =) On the MTVAsia Fansites ranking, Celine is now #3 with 155 sites. Britney Spears is #1 with 380, Backstreet Boys #2 with 364 sites. You can still submit sites here Thank you Laurence for keeping me updated on this! =) If you wanna make Celine on top of every chart, here's another task for you! On Channel V, they have a Top 5 at 5 thing, where the top 5 requested songs of the day being played. You can request Celine's latest single in order for it to be on the chart. Click here to request! (Updated on June 4th) My sister bought me a bootleg version of Au Coeur Du Stade VCD, and I'm amazed by how professional the package of the VCD is. As you can see in these pics, first of all, there's a glossy cardboard paper wrapping the front of the VCD, and when you flip that cardboard paper out, there's a calendar. Inside the VCD, there's another cardboard that looks exactly the same as the front cardboard, and behind it, there are some info about Celine such as her hobbies, collections...etc. There's also another card(as you see above) with a big Celine face. Behind that card, there are some zodiac signs telling for each sign. Last but not least, they even include a piece of Celine stickers. "Wow" is what I can say. Don't get me wrong, I'm not promoting bootleg, and I know it's illegal. I only wanna share with you guys that I can't believe bootleg stuff can look this professional. =) (Updated on June 2nd) About two weeks ago, I posted a link here to MTVAsia, where you can submit all the Celine sites you know on the net to them, in order to put Celine on their top 10 Artist ranking, which compile from the number of sites out there for the artist. At that time, there were only 3 Celine sites submitted, and by today, there are already 131 sites, and push Celine to #4 on the list. Celine is still behind Britney Spears, Backstreet Boys, and Mariah Carey. Celine is just few away from Mariah, we need to submit more. Anyway, it's already a huge improvement from 3 sites to 131 sites. Thank you to all those who participated. And also thank you to Ty-Tho for telling me about this event. You can still submit Celine sites here (Updated on June 1st) Rene attended Maurice Richard's fineral yesterday, and he confirmed that Celine underwent two operations in order for her to conceive easier. Celine is not yet pregnant, but they'll know on June 10th is she is, and they hope that's the case! I think it'll be a big thing in Quebec if Celine really gets pregnant, because as you know, Celine is the daughter of Quebec, and that means Quebec will be having a grand- daughter. Especially after the death of Richard(which is a sad thing), if Celine really becomes pregnant, Quebec will be very happy too. After the death of Richard, I truely found out how united Quebec, the province is. And as a Canadian, I feel proud to have such a unique and united province in our country. Anyway, everyone who belives in God, remember to include Celine's pregnancy in your prayer!! =) (Updated on May 30th) Above is a small pic of the flower sent to Richard family from Celine and Rene. On the note, it says "...plus sinceres condoleances a toute la famille Richard." Quebec people are expecting Celine to sing a song at Richard's state fineral on Wedenesday. Celine sent a statement in both English and French to the press yesterday late afternoon. Here's the English one: "At the age when I began to skate awkwardly, supported by my brothers and sisters, Maurice Richard had already hung up his skates several years before. And before I had the pleasure of shaking his hand and sharing a few brief but memorable moments with him, I had heard his name around a lot, each time because he was being cited as an example to others. Rene has told me about his incredible career and his determinaton, each time with a tremor in his voice. All I know about him was the Legend. Then I caught his eye, and I understood how this great athlete could become a symbol of courage and an inspiration for an entire nation. I too was taken by his warmth, his sincerity and his charisma. I was also impressed by his courage and dignity in the face of an adversary for once stronger than his determination. Although unwell, he retained a lucidity and strength of character far beyond those of mere mortals. He crossed my life like a shooting star, like the "Rocket" he was until he breathed his last. I was deeply touched by his loss, and nothing in the world could stop me from having the pleasure and the honor of singing one last time for him. That will be my way of saying goodbye to him; my own personal prayer. Only reasons of health could have kept me away from this Basilica, where the hearts of Quebeckers will beat as one in memory of their hero. Two small operations, performed on Thursday the 25th and Sunday the 28th, compelled me to remain in bed for few weeks of convalescence. I will therefore be with you only in spirit, but knowing that you will understand my absence. Please convey to the Richard family my sincerest and deepest condolences." If you're wondering what surgery did Celine undergo, you can find the answer in this English translation of an article from today's Journal De Montreal. --------------------------- Only the continuation of larger sound dreams, that to have a child at all costs, could prevent CÚline Dion from taking part in the funeral of its god Maurice Richard. She is currently in New York in full procedure of techniques of fertility. In an official statement which it emitted at the end of the afternoon yesterday, CÚline Dion, touching, written: " Two small operations, carried out Thursday May 25 and Sunday May 28, oblige me to remain with the bed for a few weeks of convalescence " However, of sure sources, we had the confirmation that CÚline was of surgical process to become pregnant following techniques of fertility undergone in a private clinic new-yorkaise during last days. It had said it on several occasions, it wanted to benefit this long leave from the showbusiness to have a child. The last autumn, with the emission of Larry King on the waves of CNN, it had even acknowledged to have taken the precautions necessary during the processing of radiotherapy of her husband Rene Angelil, and the couple had decided to freeze sperm for if required trying a technique of in vitro fertilization. "Only a medical reason could hold me distant from this basilica where the c?ur of Quebec will beat in unison in memory with its hero ", writing CÚline Dion. All Quebec awaited CÚline Dion with this funeral to sing last once for the idol of a whole people. "I was immensely touched by his departure and nothing in the world could have prevented me from having the pleasure and the privilege to sing last once for him. That would have been my way of him of saying goodbye. My prayer with me ", underlines CÚline Dion. In December 1998, at the time of a spectacle in the Molson Center, the singer had paid a homage moving to Rocket. "There are some who find me good to be able to fill the Molson Center for seven evenings. But him, it filled the Forum during 18 years. It is not only the player of hockey which we like, but the man that you are. A man of passion, courage and determination " The singer then dedicated the song to him It was enough to like. Rocket was moved with the tears. The two large ones of Quebec again found the last autumn at the time of the great evening homage to Maurice Richard in the Molson Center. CÚline Dion recalled yesterday to be immensely touched by the glance of her hero. "Rene had told me his incredible career, his determination, with each time a tremor in the voice. I knew of him only the Legend. Then, I crossed his glance and I included/understood how this large sportsman had been able to become a symbol of courage and an inspiration for a whole people. "It crossed my life like a shooting star, as the " rocket " that it remained to its last breath " The singer offers her more sincere condolences to the Richard family and concludes: " I will thus accompany you in thoughts, constant by the certainty which you will include/understand the reason of my absence " Let's hope Celine's surgeries were successful and that she'll become pregnant very soon. Also may God bless the Richard family. Thank you James, Tatiana, and Suus for sending me info about this news. =) sofia found this poster at a record store in Mexico. Thank you Sofia for sending me this pic! =) In NewZealand, they've finally made a Top 50 chart for the 20the Century. On the Top 50 songs chart, Celine is #7 with MHWGO. On the Top 50 Artists, which was voted by public, Celine is #12. Pretty good! =) (Updated on May 28th) In case you're following this, Maurice Richard(the Rocket) passed away yesterday in the hospital at the age of 78. Preliminary plans call for a private gathering of family and friends at a funeral home tomorrow. It is expected that the public will have a chance to view Richard's body as it lies in state at the Molson Centre on Tuesday, with the funeral to be held Wednesday at Notre Dame Basilica (Updated on May 27th) Yesterday, Davey sent me a real-video file of IWYTNM to put on the site! Thank you sooo very much, Davey! =) Click here to download the video!! (Updated on May 26th) On MMM, IWYTNM rises from #29 to #27 If you wanna catch the video, remember to catch the countdown show. If I'm right, I think "S'il suffisait Site" has the real video of IWYTNM. If you haven't watch the video, you can go to this site. However, today, the site is down, but I think it'll be working very soon. Here's the link S'il Suffisait Do you wanna help Celine to top a list? Do you wanna win some prizes. If yes, you'll be interested in this. MTVAsia is currently ranking singers by how many fansites out there for the singer. What you have to do, is to submit all the sites you know about Celine to MTVAsia. If you wanna know more about this, you can go to their page. Click here!! This week on Billboard 200, ATW drops from #22 to #38. In Canada, it's doing better. It rises from #39 to #28. Here are ATW positions around the world: UK:66(74) Sweden:/(56) Australia:41(28) NewZealand:7(8) Denmark:19(34) Portugal:28(/) (Updated on May 22nd) I'm not 100% sure about this, but I think on Tuesday's Oprah, the show will talk about romantic weddings, and Celine and Rene's 2nd wedding will be mentioned. For Canadian Celine fan, on MMM countdown, IWYTNM is #29 on the chart. For those of you who haven't catch the video yet, you may want to catch the count down. It's the first video to be played on the countdown. I'm encountering some computer problems. Right now, I'm using my friend's computer to update this time. Please note that I may not be able to update the site for few days. And I won't be able to check my email accounts. Sorry for all the inconvenience. (Updated on May 21st) A Celine fan, Suus, has emailed me a full-length real video of "Voices that care". In the beginning, you can see Celine recording in the studio with David Foster, and then Celine says something short in French and English telling people to support the charity, which followed by the video of the song. In this video, you can see many celebrities participating in the recording of this song, such as Micheal Bolton, Will Smith, Kenny G, Linda Thompson, Whoopi Goldberg, just to name a few. The whole file lasts 6 mins and 16 seconds, and around 6 megabites. It's really something, and rare too. Thank you Suus! Paste this address:http://www.geocities.com/rhapsodionn/voicethatcarevideo.rm to your browser and click enter to download it. This is a bit off topic, but some of you maybe interested. As shown in the pic above, last year, Celine and Rene presented a special puck to their friend, Maurice Richard(The Rocket), the famous Quebec hockey player, at a special ceremony held in Quebec. Maurice had cancer 3 years ago, and was in remission afterward. Unfortunately, last Monday, he was admitted to the hospital, and doctors confirmed that he has had a recurrence of the abdominal cancer. Luckily, it has not yet spread. However, the cancer is inoperable. Chemotherapy may be possible in the future, but that ordeal is unlikely given Richard's age and that he also suffers from Parkinson's disease. Well, may God bless him, and take away all his pain. (Updated on May 20th) Thank you Valdez for sending me this latest Celine pic! According to Valdez, this picture was taken on May 8th, in bahamas where she was at the Gloria estefan CD release party. (Updated on May 18th) This week on Billboard, ATW is the "greatest sales gainer", with a 14,000+ copies increase. I'm not sure what's the exact number of copies it increases from last week, but I know the 3rd greatest sales gainer has an increase of 14,000 copies, so ATW must've a bigger number than that. It rises from #31 to #22 on Billboard 200. Mama Dion has confirmed to a newspaper that she'll be moving to the Gagnon island, Laval(the place where Celine and Rene have just bought), in about a year and a half, after Celine and Rene has finished the innovation. Celine and Rene will return back to Quebec in this weekend, and will be staying there for around 3 months. (Updated on May 15th) This week ATW chart position around the world: UK:#74(67) Sweden:#56(51) Belgium:/(50) Switzerland:/(69) Australia:#28(32) Canada:#39(36) NewZealand:#8(7) Denmark:#34(39) Portugal:/(26) Last time, I mentioned about a special bonus video which comes along if you buy any Celine cd in some participating record stores. One of the participating stores is Coconuts. If you wanna find out more about this chain of stores, you may go to www.twec.com Thank you Denise for sharing this info! =) (Updated on May 12th) Celine and Rene may not be happy with the "castle" which they've bought. According to Journal De Montreal(Quebec's newspaper), Celine and Rene asked architect Rene Rioux to seek permission from city officials to demolish the $7.8 million home, which features marble floors, multiple living rooms and bathrooms, as well as a glass-domed indoor swimming pool. The newspaper also says that Celine and Rene are planning to build a new $20 million home. It also costs $30,000 to demolish the house. I agree with them that the original one looks not so nice although it's huge. Anyway, Celine and Rene, have fun! =) If you wanna hire a servant for your new huge palace, leave me a message! On May 14th, MSNBC will be repeating the Time and Again with CÚline Dion and Shania Twain at 6 AM EST. Thank you Lauren for sending me this info! =) For Canadian Celine fans, watch for the premier of "I want you to need me" this week on MuchMoreMusic. MMM will start playing the video starting today!! Right now, if you purchase ATW at some participating retail stores, you can get a free video of TTWII which lasts for around 2 minutes. The video is some footages of Celine in various concerts and photo session with music of TTWII at the back. Looks like Sony is trying to boost ATW's sales right now. If you're lucky, you may also catch a commerical on TV for ATW about this special bonus video. VH1 will be airing the following programs on May 20th. 8:00~9:00p.m. "The Power Of Love~Celine Dion Video Collection" 9:00~10:00p.m. "Behind The Music~Celine Dion" 10:00~11:00p.m. "All The Way...A Decade Of Song" CBS Special (Updated on May 11th) On Billboard this week, ATW drops to #31 from #28. TTWII drops to #42 from #35 on Hot 100, and from #14 to #16 on Adult Top 40. In this year World Music Award, for some unknown reasons, on their "official webpage", they haven't listed out who won for "Best selling Canadian Artist". This year, this award should either goes to Shania or Celine. For Best selling French artist, Notre Dame De Paris took the honour. For the lengend award, for Best selling female artist of the Mellennium, Mariah Carey had the honour. I find this result a bit .....unbelievable. I'm not trying to spread hatred message toward Mariah. And it's not her fault when people give her an award. Indeed, she's a very talented singer songwriter. However, not too long ago, I heard that Celine and Mariah both rank 3rd in best-selling female artist, behind Whitney and Madonna. Anyway, when Celine comes back, hope she'll sweep all award ceremonies again. =) At the Blockbuster Award, Cher won for "Favourite Pop female artist". If I remember it right, Celine was nominated for this award too. (Updated on May 8th) This week ATW chart position around the world: UK:67(58) Sweden:51(53) Belgium:50(47) Switzerland:69(52) Spain:47(46) Australia:32(37) Canada:36(34) NewZealand:7(8) Denmark:39(28) Portugal:26(/) Tonight on ABC at 8:00pm, there is the 4th Annual Celebrity Wedding Special. Celine's wedding is being featured among some others. Check your local listing. (Updated on May 6th) A survey compiled by Canada's government found out that 25% of the people who did the survey chose Celine as the person who is the best representative/ambassador for Canadian. Jean Chretien(Canada's Prime Minister) is second with 23%, while Trudeau(6%) and Lucian Buchard(4%) is third and fourth respectively. People say that when they compare a politician to an entertainer, instead of comparing their look("of course, the "handsomeness" of Jean Chretien can't compare with Celine's beauty"~as how the newspaper says), they compare their talent. Canadian are really proud of Celine! You go, girl! (Updated on May 4th) First of all, wanna warn all people that a new harmful virus called "Love bug" has been found yesterday. Many european countries were affected by the harmful virus. When you receive an email entitled "I love you", DO NOT open the attachment file. Once you open the file, the virus will not only send to you, but also all the other people who are on your address book. Be careful everyone! According to CelineScreen site, the guy, who attacked 3 securities with an electrical gun at Celine's Millennium concert, pled guilty in court yesterday, and was fined $770 and two years probation. (Updated on May 2nd) VH1 now has a 35 seconds video clip of the IWYTNM video. Click here to go to the page where you can download the clip. When you get to that page, first you need to choose player, and you choose "window media player", don't choose "Quick Time" because it's not available yet. Then, you just click on the Song title, and you'll be able to watch it. =) (Updated on May 1st) Below is a detail description of the IWYTNM video written by Melanie. Thanx a lot Mel! =) --------------------------------------------------------------------- The video starts off with Celine in a house. She's wearing a very 70's -ish outfit (tan suede pants, thin-strapped multi-coloured shirt, sandals), she also has long, straight, auburn hair with bangs (it's a wig). She's looking mostly at the camera as she sings, walking through the house. Then she sits down on the couch and her boyfriend is sitting in a chair across from her. We don't see his face at all. As the song moves into the second verse, Celine picks up her jacket and gets in her car. She drives to the beach. The video cuts to a shot of her sitting in the sand, running her fingers through the sand, back and forth. Then it cuts back to the house and her boyfriend who is still sitting in the chair. I'm not sure if this has any importance,(other than to indicate that Celine's been gone a while), but then it shows the clock slipping from 4:59 to 5:00. Her boyfriend is still waiting for her to come back. The shot cuts back to the beach and Celine walking on the shore. Then she's in her car and moves to a shot of her parked, looking over Los Angeles (I'm assuming). She's sitting on top of her car now, still singing and looking closely at the camera. The shot cuts back to her boyfriend, still sitting in the same chair, the clock slipping from 5:55 to 5:56 (anybody else think this "5" stuff was done under Celine's suggestion??)...As the climax of the song ends Celine gets back in her car and drives home. She walks in the house and her boyfriend is no longer there(at least he's not in the same chair as before), Celine sits back down on the couch and she looks upset that her boyfriend has left, and that's how the video ends...This is my short interpre- tation of the video.This is just what I gathered from watching it a total of 5 times :) ....I do know this...my earlier statement that the video needed more passion in it was a bit premature. After watching it a couple times I noticed that Celine quite frequently stares into the camera, her glances are full of sensuality and emotion. Not only that, but the way she sits in the sand, moves her body, and puts her arms around herself (a number of times) is very sensual. So I take back what I said about the lack of passion in this video. I guess the thing that bothers me the most is the way the background and all-around feel of the video is so "fake". You can definitely tell this was shot at Universal City. When she's driving her car, it looks fake, when she's sitting on the beach, it looks fake. Everything in the video looked like props and backdrops except for Celine and her love interest. Hope that helps a little for those who do not get VH1 and have not seen thevideo yet... ------------------------------------------------------------------------ This week ATW chart position around the world: UK:58(56) Sweden:53(53) Belgium:47(40) Switzerland:52(42) Spain:47(35) Australia:37(34) Canada:34(31) NewZealand:8(13) Finland:36(/) Denmark:28(/) Since I don't have VH1, I haven't watch the IWYTNM video yet. However, base on the comments from people who've watched it, it sounds like that they're actually using the 2nd version of the video, instead of the original one. There's a comment saying that the video is a bit boring and pointless, although it's better than some of other Celine videos. When I get more info, I'll post them here later! (Updated on April 30th) It's confirmed that the video of IWYTNM will debut on VH1 on Monday in a program which will start at 2:00pm. Set your VCR everyone! =) Thank you Jimmy for telling me this info. Jimmy has also just started his Celine site today, click here and have a visit! (Updated on April 29th) First of all, I really wanna say thank you to those who sent me emails telling me that they like the new front pic. They means so much to me! =) At the same time, I feel some kind of pressure, because next time when I want to make a new front pic, I'll have to make one that is better than this one. Anyway, I'm really thankful for all the nice messages!!! Okay, let's go back to Celine. There're reports that the IWYTNM video will debut on VH1 this coming Monday at around 2:00pm. For Canadian fans, although we don't have VH1, I've a feeling that MuchMoreMusic will also debut the new video in this coming week, if not on Monday. The reason is last time when TTWII video debuted on VH1, on the same day(or maybe next day, I can't remember), MMM also started to play TTWII. In this week new MMM video list, although IWYTNM isn't listed, there's still a big chance that MMM will play it, so watch out! =) IWYTNM has also debuted at #24 on Billboard AC chart this week. It's a very good start since the song still hasn't started in real rotation nationally. (Updated on April 28th) This week on Billboard, ATW remains at #25 on Billboard 200, TTWII remains at #10 on Adult Top 40, drops to #31 on Hot 100, and #5 on Adult Contemporary. According to Quebec's newspaper, Rene and Celine has succesfully bought the Gagnon island spending $7.8 million. The island is divided to 3 districts. Rene and Celine bought the district, which contains the castle, in November last year with $4.6 million. Recently, they've used $3.2 million to buy the other 2 districts, using the name of "Feeling Inc." (Updated on April 27th) According to Anthony, a member of the Destin, IWYTNM was the most added song to mainstream radio stations last week, with 39 adds. The second most added song last week was Trinket's "Boom" with 24 adds. If next week, IWYTNM continue to have high number of adds, it'll have a big chance to become a hit, if not huge. According to a Taiwan's Celine fan, a host of a music program show says that the sales of ATW has surpassed the 20 million marks. If that's true, it'll be Celine third English album to hit the 20 million marks. Her last two were "Falling into you" and "Let's talk about love". I think "The colour of my love" must also be near the 20 million marks by now. Anyway, since the announcement wasn't made by Sony, we still can't confirm it. But I think ATW will definitely pass the 20 million marks, only don't know by when. (Updated on April 25th) This week's ATW chart position around the world: UK:56(41) Sweden:53(54) Belgium:40(28) Switzerland:42(42) Australia:34(28) Canada:31(36) NewZealand:13(22) TTWII is #1 on VH1 countdown for the 5th consecutive week. The "Celine" biography will finally release in Japan soon. I'm not sure whether it's in English or Japanese though. For Japanese Celine fans, go to SonyMusic(Japan)'s Celine page to win one of the 5 copies of the biography now!! (Updated on April 23rd) Happy Easter everyone! =) There were some exciting rumors on the newsgroup, and here are they: Sony will release "I want you to need me" as a commercial single and the tracklising is: 1:I want you to need me(edited version) 2:I want you to need me(Instrumental or Album version) 3:Run like a river(the song which supposed to appear in ATW) Thurderpuss 2000 has also done some dance remixes for the song, and they will be released as another single. Despite the rumors that Celine has done a 2nd video for the song due to too much violent in the original one, however, the new rumor says that Rene decided to use the original one, because after "I want you..." they're planning to release more videos which were recorded before Celine's break, so I will be very odd for people to see Celine in short hair in "I want to..." and then long hair again in those up-coming videos. If these rumors are true, I'm very pleased with them! =) (Updated on April 22nd) May 8th on ABC, they'll have a Celebrity Special, and Celine's wedding will be featured among others. Please check your local listing. National Post listed out this year's Richest Canadian Entertainers base on what they earned(estimate) last year. Celine is #3 with $62 million(Can) 1. Shania Twain, $70 million 2. Jim Carrey, $66 million 3. Celine Dion, $62 million 4. Alanis Morissette, $50 million 5. Michael J. Fox, $44 million 6. Mike Myers, $30 million 7. Keanu Reeves, $14-15 million 8. William Shatner, $12 million 9. Bryan Adams, $8 million 10. Matthew Perry, $7 million (Updated on April 21st) This week, ATW is #25 on Billboard 200. TTWII is #26 on Hot 100, #10 on Adult Top 40, and #4 on Adult Contemporary. With the new single coming out, hope ATW will go back to the Top 10 soon. (Updated on April 20th) One more award for Celine! At the 11th Hong Kong International Music Awards, Celine won the award for "Best selling English album of the year" for ATW. Congrat!!! (Updated on April 19th) Few weeks ago, it was mentioned here that the new due date for the compilation video is June 13th. Today, on radioenergie.com, it says the same thing. The compilation video will come out on June 13th, and footages of Celine's real last concert in Las Vegas will be included. Hope Sony will include all the new videos in this video. Yesterday night, I heard "I want you to need me" being played on my local radio station in the "new music hour". I guess the single will probably come out in North America in May.
(Updated on April 17th) Thank you Alessandro for sending me the pic of the special "mother's day" edition of TFTEISYF. This week's ATW chart position around the world: (##)= last week's position #20:Portugal(?) #22:NewZealand(17) #25:Hungary(?) #28:Australia(37), Belgium(24) #36:Canada(30) #41:UK(28) #42:Switzerland(32) #54:Sweden(46) SonyMusic has teamed up with Y-Generation.com to give us a chance to win a new discman. Click here to enter. (Updated on April 16th) As some of you may already know, Rene has become the manager of Garou, the lead singer of "Notre Dame De Paris". He's the one who sang "I'm your angel" with Celine at the Millennium farewell concert. On April 8th, Rene brought Garou with him to New York to meet Tommy Mottola, the president of Sony music. After that, Garou has signed an international contract with Sony, and planning to release a French album, and an English one after. Maybe Rene is bored while Celine is in her break. Here's the review of "I want you to need me" from Billboard: Linking Celine Dion and Diane Warren has always been about as fine a fit as a trusty pair of Thom McAnn's. Between Warren's heart-drenched words and dramatic melody writing, and Dion's potent vocals straight from soulside, divadom has never sounded so mighty. For fans of Celine's high caliber power ballads, this is truly among the best ever and a highlight of her 5-million-selling "All The Way... A Decade Of Song." Longing for romantic attention, Dion sings 'I want you to need me, like the air you breathe. I want you to feel me, in everything. I want you to see me, in your every dream. The way that I taste you, feel you, breathe you, need you.' Warren's trusty melody is wholly natural and free-flowing, while production from the usually rock-oriented Matt Serletic is sheer perfection. It all peaks from the glorious midsection through to the end, where Dion delivers exactly what we've come to expect: a crescendo as spine-tingling as those first few times we heard 'My Heart Will Go On.' Here's another guaranteed #1 AC smash, a la 'That's The Way It Is,' with top 40 potential written all over it. Fans, rejoice. (Thank you Andre for typing it to the newsgroup.) (Updated on April 15th) Some copies of Celine's ATW don't contain the non-threatening crooning of the Quebec chanteuse. At least in the Cambridge area, you might end up with the heavy guitar and foul language-laden tunes of Korn's Issues. The mix-up was the result of manufacturing error, and Sony has ordered a recall. Can you just imagine the ire of the Dion crowd when the sounds of Korn came spewing out of their speakers? No wonder Celine is investing in a fortress-like home in Quebec. [From Jam Music] Since the article mentioned the castle, let's talk about it more. As you know, besides the castle, Celine and Rene also want to buy few more houses around the neighbourhood to build houses for 3 of her brother and sisters. In these few days on a Quebec newspaper, it says that the owners of those 3 houses has been harassed by Celine and Rene lawyers, to force them to sell their houses. Yesterday, it revealed that Celine and Rene are actually paying around $900,000 for each house, which is only worth around $250,000 in the market. And 2 of the 3 houses has been sold already. So actually, these owners are getting handful of money, and I think all those reports of saying Celine and Rene's lawyer harassing those owners are unbelievable. We all know what kind of person Celine is, and it would be so stupid for a famous person to do these kinds of things, since it's very easy to spread out and will hurt their reputation. "I want you to need me" will definitely be the next US single. Billboard magazine has a review of the single, and it says it sure will be a #1 hit on the Adult Contemporary chart. So, when will it come out, je sais pas(I don't know). But the atmosphere feels like it'll come out soon. I guess probably in May. (Updated on April 13th) This week, ATW is #24 on Billboard 200, while TTWII is #9 on Adult Top 40, #16 on Hot 100, #4 on Adult Contemporary. It is also the 4th consecutive week for TTWII to be on the #1 spot on VH1 Countdown. (Updated on April 12th) These are the pics of the a new compilation from Celine called "Early Singles", release by BR music. In this one, you can find two songs that were only available on vivnyl, which are Ne partez pas sans moi (instru- mental version) and L'amour Viendra. If you're interested, you can order it on www.amazon.com, www.cdnow.com, www.frontstage.com, www.101cd.com Thank you Tatiana for these pics, and info! =) The World Music Awards will be handed out on May 10th. Celine may be able to win an award. I've been trying to find the homepage of the "World Music Awards", but couldn't find it. If someone knows the address, could you please tell me through email? Thank you! =) In case you don't know, you can email me by clicking "Rhapsody" which you can find at the bottom of this page. Right now, you can come to this page, with a shorter, easier address. It's http://rhapsodion.tripod.com If you've bookmarked this page, don't worry, and no need to change the address, cuz the old one will still be working. =) (Updated on April 11th) There's an article on JamMusic, about Celine buying the $7-8 million mansion. Click here to read it. (Updated on April 10th) This week's ATW chart position around the world: (##)=last week's position. #17:NewZealand(5) #20:Denmark(20) #23:Ireland(23) #24:Belgium(26) #28:UK(17) #30:Canada(26) #32:Switzerland(24) #35:Spain(27) #37:Australia(44) #46:Sweden(1) This week in UK, "The first time..." drops to #35 from #19. According to some UK fans, it's expected to do not so good since there aren't promotion and the price of the single is comparely high to others. It has been quite a long time since a Celine single can hit the top 10 in the UK. In Sweden, after a huge rebounce(re-entry to the chart) to #1 last week, it tumbles down to #46 this week. Something must've had happen in Sweden, otherwise, the sales of the ATW wouldn't fluctuate this much. In Belgium last week, a Triple Platinum record for ATW has been auctioned off for $9200. It was the 3rd highest bid record. The first one was Johnny Hallyday's, and the second one was Lara Fabian's. You may find pics of Celine in these magazines: Voici, Hits & News, Ici Paris, CinÚ tÚlÚ revu. (Updated on April 7th) A brother of Celine, told the press that Celine and Rene are going to buy the castle on Gagnon Island, in Montreal, which costs 7-8 million dollars. Previously, they decided to build a house on the golf course, the Mirage, in Terrebonne. Now, since Rene is in remission of cancer, big construction can be too much for now. It's not easy to get to this place, so fans, give it up if you wanna take a trip to this place and have a look. As you can see on the pic, there are water way surrounding the island. Although the rivers aren't very deep, there isn't really any accessible access, while the single road which leads to the island is blocked by an immense fence. Also, don't forget that there are many cameras around the island. On this island, there are apartments for the servants and the gardener, an interior swimming pool under an immense canopy, an underground parking, an adjacent tennis court, six bathrooms, a gaming room, several hearths. This week, ATW rises two to #19 on Billboard 200. TTWII is #4 on Adult Contemporary, #8 on Adult Top 40, and #14 on Hot 100. TTWII is also #1 on VH1 countdown for the 3rd week. RIAA has also certified ATW 6 times platinum in the US. (Updated on April 6th) This was an article on my local newspaper: It's hard to imagine Celine Dion without the trademark long hair she was accustomed to tossing around so dramatically-but in fact the singer has now got clipped. Maybe in retirement she just can't be bothered looking after the long locks. Omar Kanai, art director at Robson Street's trendy hair salon Toni & Guy says "It's a good change," and adds he's seen another picture of her sporting the new do with more volume, not so flat as in the photo above. He doesn't think she could afford to have it any shorter as her facial bone structure is hard and her neck is long. The cut is versatile and, with a little mousse, gel or other product, can be given a sculptured look, a finger wave, or a messy "bed head" look. The dark roots give a halo of shape to her head. But she'll have to have it cut every four weeks, he says. ---Virginia Leeming According to S'il Suffisait D'aimer website, the new due date for ATW video compilation is June 13th. Clips of Celine real last performance in Las Vegas will also be included. According to CelineScreen, on April 8th, Mad TV is going to have a Celine skit. Hope it won't be a nasty one. (Updated on April 4th) According to Passion website, the street Celine grew up in, in Charlemagne, is going to rename from Notre-Dame Street, to Celine Dion Boulevard. You can see pics of Celine in Hello Magazine(UK), Globe(tabloid), Star Magazine(tabloid), and National Enquirer(you know this one). They're all taken from the Golf tournament. There were rumors that ATW video would come out on April 1st, and apparantly, it's more an April fool. From some websites, it looks like that the video and the DVD are on holds. Are they going to wait til the 2nd version of "I want you..." is complete and add that in, or they're just planning to cancel this project? Hope we'll find an answer soon. (Updated on April 3rd) This week's ATW chart position around the world: #1:Sweden #5:NewZealand #13:Germany #17:UK #20:Denmark #23:Ireland #24:France, Switzerland #26:Belgium, Canada #44:Australia Something very interesting is happening in Sweden. ATW has been out of the Top 10 in Sweden for the last 2 months, and last week, it even dropped out from the Top 60 Album chart. However, SHOCKINGLY, this week it bounces back to #1!!!!! Can someone who's living in Sweden tell me what's going on? Can that be a new single effect? In the UK, "The first time..." has entered the chart at #19. Although it's not a very high position, but it's true that the new single does boost the sales for ATW. 4 weeks ago, it was #44 on the UK chart, and for these 3 weeks, it rises back to the Top 20. Let's hope ATW will rise again in all other countries when Sony releases a new single. To those who've sent me letters regarding the "If walls could talk" mexican single. I've already sent mails to Roberto asking him where did he get the single. However, I think probably due to some technical problems he has been facing recently, I still haven't got a reply from him. For some of you, I've forwarded your emails to him, so I think he will get back to you when his computer is working again. (Updated on April 1st) "I want you to need me" is going to release in Japan on April 5th. The tracklisting will be: 1)IWYTNM 2)Then you look at me 3)My heart will go on(Live)(from Au Coeur Du Stade) (Updated on March 31st) Celine and Rene are on the cover of Gala Magazine.(French magazine) Inside, there are also some more pics. I was searching my Celine pics yesterday, and I found this. I took this at her LTAL concert, and she made this charming face when she was making joke of an very old couple who filed for devorce. For UK fans, don't miss Celine's pre-recorded performance of "The first time..." on TOTP2! It will be on Saturday(BBC2)at 5:00-5:45pm UK time. ATW is #21 on Billboard 200. TTWII is #10 on Hot 100, and #3 on Adult Contemporary. It's also #1 on VH1 Top 20. (Updated on March 30th!!!!!!!!) I'm sure that all of you know what date is today! 32 years ago, a STAR was born, and she was given the name "Celine". 32 years later, "Celine" may not be the world's most common name, but it's definetly one of the most famous name. Celine, we all wish you a happy 32nd birthday, and all the best. Let's hope next year, there will be a new family member celebrating your birthday with you. Of course, he/she has to be the production of CDA. Oops, I don't mean your tour production company, I mean you and Rene. =) (Updated on March 29th) Here's an article on Celine from Yahoo. In this article, Rene said that if they're going to win the lawsuit againsting National Enquirer, they'll donate the money to charities. Click here to read it. (Updated on March 28th) Found this from People profile. (Updated on March 27th) On the above left picture, Celine looks silly again. This time, it seems like that her ball crashes with a poor bird. Look at how "disappointing, tired, sigh..." Rene looks at behind. This woman really gotta practice more. Wonder if Berlize(where Celine learnt English) also teaches golf. Celine jumps into the water to congratulate the latest Nabisco winner, Karrie Webb(left). This week's ATW chart position around the world: #11:NewZealand #16:UK #18:Canada #21:Switzerland #22:Belgium #23:Ireland #26:Spain #35:Australia #46:Austria Drop out from the chart:Japan, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark, Italy. Sony suppose to be releasing various singles around the world, but I can't see any Celine's new single on any country's chart. "Live for the one I love" has debuted at #23 on Canada's single chart last week, without any promotion, or much airplay. Thank you Peter for telling me this! =) I think probably "Live (for the one I love)" isn't released as a real commercial single for Canada. I think it just happens that Canada has this single in stores(Canada tends to have all the singles Celine releases around the world, even if the song isn't going to be promoted to radio stations), and the sales is high enough to get into the chart. (Updated on March 26th) Roberto sent me another mail, telling me the tracklisting of the single. 1. If Walls Could Talk (Album Version) 2. If Walls Could Talk (Radio Edit) 3. To Love You More On track #2, after Celine says "Can you keep a secret?", instead of Shania whiserping "secret, secret, secret...", Celine sings in Spanish "si hablaran"(if they could talk). Roberto also heard on the news that Celine may be going to Mexico in August to learn Spanish! Thank you Roberto! =) The video of TTWII has been nominated for "Best AC video of the year", by the Music Video Production Association. The awards will be handed out April 7th in L.A. Btw, TTWII finally climbs to the #1 spot on VH1. The single of "The first time..." looks exactly like the "Live" single. The only difference is the song title which appears on the cover. The single will come out on March 27th in the UK. Good luck Celine! (Updated on March 25th) In Mexico, "If walls could talk" has just been released commercially. You can get the cd single in stores now. Thank you Roberto for telling me this, and sending me the cover pic! =) (Updated on March 24th) From these pic, you can see that Celine didn't do too good at the game. =) Maybe she's saying "Oh no, not in the pond again!" This week on Billboard, ATW remains at #14 on Billboard 200, TTWII is at #9 on Hot 100, #10 on Adult Top 40, and #2 on Adult Contemporary. Since Sony has just released the vinyl single for TTWII on March 21st, TTWII may rise next week on Hot 100. (Updated on March 23rd) From the newsgroup, two people put up two different newspaper articles about Celine golfing at the Nabisco tournament. Here, I paste out some of the interesting parts: "Celine Dion said yesterday she might be willing to rescue the Du Maurier Classic, the women's major which may be axed after this year because of the banning of tobacco sponsorship in Canada." 'We will certainly get together with the LPGA officials and listen to what they have to say,' Dion said. 'It would be an interesting idea to get involved in the event . . . I have been playing golf for 2 years and I think it is the perfect sport, and now that I have given up touring for the next two years I want to become even more involved.' "Celine was happy to talk about her spiky peroxide hairdo, designed for her new role as a gentlewoman of leisure. She said: "I'm on vacation, so I don't have to worry about what I look like for my next video. It's an easy haircut - I can go swimming or play golf without having to worry about it. It also means I don't have to think about blow-drying, and Rene doesn't have to wait on the first tee for me to do my hair."" "Celine is furious that other women's chances to enjoy the game are limited by sexism. She said: "I cannot believe that there are still a lot of golf courses where women are not allowed in, or can only play on a couple of days a week. "Come on, it's the year 2000. Wake up guys."" Celine also performed at the "Dinner show" as a guest-star. She performed 5 songs, including "Because you loved me", "All the way", and "My heart will go on". (Updated on March 22nd) Click on it for a larger size. Celine and Rene sits in the golf-cart, driving back to the club house after finish a golf game at the Nabisco all stars Golf tournament. Celine's fan club has been sending out a news letter recently. In the letter, it says that there will be few new items coming up. The new items include photo set from a recent photo shooting, a video casette featuring Celine in her own house, and some Millennium concert's gift packs. However, I'm not sure whether these items will be available for people outside the fan club. Let's hope they will! =) (Updated on March 21st) Young-Ho, the Korean webmaster of The Celine Dion Mania sent me these news info: ~"Unison (Celine's debut album)" has just been released in Korea on March 20th, 2000. ~Live (for the one I love) Video Premiere on ChanneL [V](An music channel in Asia ~Celine actually won 2 awards at Japan's Golden Disc Award. They were "Artist of the year", and "Pop album of the year(ATW)". ~"Then you look at me" will be released in Japan on March,29th 2000. (5" cd-single, Catalogue number : ESCA-8131) Besides that, IWYTNM single will also be available on April 5th. Thank you, Young Ho! =) Celine will be playing golf today at the golf tournament. ET may show clips of the event tonight. (Updated on March 20th) This week's ATW chart position around the world: #5: NewZealand #17: Switzerland #18:Canada #20: UK, Belgium #25: Australia, Italy, Ireland, Spain. #27: Denmark #39: Austria #47: Sweden #49: Japan This week's biggest jump belongs to UK, from #44 to #20! In HK, Celine is nominated for "Favourite female single of the year" at the "International Music Award". The winner will be announced later. On Ebay, you can see a pic of the cover for IWYTNM promo single. It may be the same cover for the real single too. Click here to see it! (Updated on March 18th) Last Friday on NBC's "Friday Night", they put up Celine's TTWII on the voting jukebox once again, and this time, she's against Madonna's American Pie, and Faith Hill's Breathe. Last night, they had the result. After a week of voting, 8000 votes were collected. Faith Hill got 28% of the votes, while both Celine and Madonna got 36% of votes. At the end, Celine won the voting once again by winning Madonna by 28 votes!!! Thank you for all those people who voted for Celine! =) In Canada, single of "Live (for the one I love)" is available. However, it doesn't mean that "Live" will definitely be the next single in Canada. Canada always receive all the singles Celine releases around the world. Even if they don't release a song offically as a single in Canada, Canada still always get copies of the single. The reason for things like that to happen, may because of Celine is a Canadian. (Updated on March 16th) Celine has won an award yesterday at Japan's Golden Disc Award. I don't know what award was that, but it probably is for the big sales of ATW in Japan. Other non-Japanese artists who also received an award yesterday included Ricky Martin, Backstreet Boys, and Faye Wong from China. There are rumors that Celine is going to shoot a new, softer "I want you..." video next week, because the original one is too violent, and hard, beyonds Sony, Rene and Celine's acceptability. If the rumor is true, this means we'll see Celine's new hair-style in the new video. However, one thing I can't understand is that if Celine and Rene thought the video/plot is too violent, why didn't they tell the director when they were shooting it? Anyway, if they're really going to make a new one, it makes me want to see the original one more. Hope the new one will also have a good plot, not just Celine standing and singing. ATW rises 1 spot to #14 this week on Billboard 200. TTWII remains at #7 on Hot 100, and drops to #10 on Adult Top 40. (Updated on March 14th) I made a mistake!!! Frank's page doesn't contain real-video files of the Millennium concert, instead, when you click on the song title, you'll see pictures(rotating I guess) for the performance of the song. If you click on it, and see nothing, this means you have an older version browser. On the Julie show, Celine and Rene were interviewed by Julie. They both looked happy, enjoying, and healthy!! And Celine's new hairdo looked great in the show!! I love the new hairdo now. =) In the middle of the interview, Celine and Rene played a golf game. They put a small piece of fake-grass in the middle of a pool, and Celine and Rene had to hit the golf ball to land on the grass. Rene hit first, and it dropped into the water right infront the grass. Then Celine had her turn, and the golf ball landed on the corner of the grass!! You go girl!! Of course, Celine put up her arms and had a proud face on her face. Then later in the interview, they showed a pre-recorded footage of Julie going to a bakery and searched a girl who's name is also Celine, and looks a bit like Celine.(I don't think she looks like Celine, but in the pic of her worker's card/passport??, she does look a little bit like Celine.) Then, Julie let that Celine to try to have a taste of Celine Dion's life for one day. They rolled out a red carpet, and led that Celine to a limosine, and then they went to a salon, make-up place, boutique, photo shooting session...etc. They even had some fake-fans to ask that Celine for autograph. After these footages, Julie invited that Celine on the show, and they talked with real Celine together. After that, Celine, Rene, and Julie talked for a bit more, then that's it. I can't tell you what they talked, cuz I don't understand French. I'm glad that they had the golf game, and the fake Celine thing, otherwise, I would be sitting infront of the TV, and watching the interview happily but have no single clue what the interview is about. And I would have nothing to write here! There are reports saying that Celine and Rene have bought another land in Jupiter, Florida. It costs few million dollars. Those reports sound like the land is very big, and it's like they've bought the entire neigh- bourhood. And instead of having guest-room in their house, they have guest-house for their guests! Isn't it funny? But I'm not sure whether those reports exaggerated! (Updated on March 13th) Taken these pic from France2. From these pics, Celine's new hairdo looks better. I pretty like it! =) You can even download the interview by clicking here, provided by France2. The show received 20% of the viewers in France, around 3.5 million viewers. Congratulations, Julie! TVA will air the show tonight at 10:30pm(ET). On yesterday's Juno, Celine didn't win any award. The best-selling album went to the Backstreet Boys; Album of the year went to Alanis Morissette; Best female artist shockingly went to Chantel Kraviazuk(sp??). No offence here! Remember Frank who sent me all those full-lenght videos? He has done something very very very good for all the Celine fans who didn't have the chance to watch Celine's Millennium farewell concert. He has uploaded the entire concert in pictures song by song. Click on the banner to go to the wonderful page! This week ATW's chart position around the world: #6:NewZealand #8:Belgium #14:Switzerland #15:Ireland #18:Canada #22:Italy #25:Australia #29:Austria #37:Japan #39:Norway #44:UK #47:Sweden ATW starts dropping a bit less this week, but will it bounce back with new single release? You never know! (Updated on March 12th) At the "Victoires de la musique" in France, Celine won the award "Best concert of the year" for her Stade De France concert. Celine didn't attend the ceremony. Reminder:TVA will air Julie's new show, which has Celine and Rene being interviewed, tomorrow Monday at night at 10:30pm(ET). (Updated on March 10th) A clear picture of Celine's new hairdo! Click here to see. This picture is provided by the Celine's Screen Website. Celine is on the back-cover of Billboard Magazine. It says An Epic voice, sold 130 million copies of albums world wide. TTWII is certified smash, and next, is "I want you to need me". You go, girl! 130 million copies!! ATW is #15 on Billboard 200, and #10 on Internet Sales. TTWII bounce back 1 spot to #7 on Hot 100, #8 on Adult Top 40, and remains at #2 on Adult Contemporary.
(Updated on March 9th) Before Celine's appearance at the Golf tournament, she first appear in Julie Snyder's new show which will premier tomorrow(Friday) on France2, and Monday on TVA. Julie will interview Celine and Rene via Satelite. Celine and Rene will be at their Florida's house. And we'll get to see Celine's new hairdo!!! For TVA, it'll be Monday 10:30pm(ET). Celine's publicist has confirmed that Celine will not appear on Sunday's Juno Music award, as expected. Celine is nominated for "Best female singer", "Best album(These are special times)", and "Best selling album (TAST)". (Updated on March 8th) ATW will appear at #15 on tomorrow's Billboard, selling 102,000 copies last week. It's the first week ATW isn't in the top 10. Sony, you need to release a new single now!! This is an ORDER!!! Celine will make her first public appearance during her break in the mid of this month!! However, she won't be singing, but she'll be playing. Playing golf. The Nabisco Championship, the first major LPGA golf tourna- ment of the year, and Celine will headline the tournament's 2000 Celebrity Pro-Am. For more information, click here. An update of the bidding for the "100 million copies sold" plague. Right now, the highest bid is $3,750. Wow! Keep the bidding going! =) (Updated on March 6th) This week's ATW chart position around the world: #4:Belgium, NewZealand #7:Switzerland,US #9:Canada #16:Italy #21:Australia #24:Spain #28:Austria #37:Denmark #38:Japan,Finland #39:Norway #42:Sweden #43:UK ATW continues to drop this week. Hope new singles will push it up again. Sony Music is auctioning this plague, which honours Celine for selling more than 100 million copies of albums world wide, at Yahoo. I can't believe that they're selling this memorable plague. Well, at least they're doing this for a good cause. They'll donate all the proceeds from the auction to Cystic Fibrosis. If you wanna bid for this, you can go here. Alessandro, a fellow Celine fan from Italy, sent me these Live single pics. Thank you Alessandro! =) Nathan, another Celine fan, told me that the "I want you to need me" single cover which you can see below, is not the real single cover, it's only for a visual interest, according to "The colour of my love" website. Sony UK has confirmed that they will not release "If walls could talk" for now. Instead, they'll release "The first time ever I saw your face" on March 27th. Here are the tracklisting for the single. I II The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face When I Fall In Love These Are Special Times Then You Look At Me Ave Maria III The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face Then You Look At Me There are also rumors that the ATW DVD is going to release on April 1st. If you go to www.jungle.com , you'll be able to see ATW VHS in their catelogue too. Unfortunately, they don't have the tracklisting listed there. (Updated on March 5th) (Click on them for a larger size) "Megastar, Celine Dion did some stargazing of her own yesterday after- noon, joining Montreal Expos owner Jeffrey Loria (left) in the owner's box for the team's Grapefruit League opener against the St. Louis Cardinals in Jupiter, Fla. Dion had a new look of her own as she watched the Expos - a cropped hairdo." (Updated on March 3rd) Forbes Magazine has released its annual Celebrity list, and this year, Celine ranks #13 on Powerful Celebrities List, and #22 on Biggest earning celebrities list, earning $43 million last year! This week Billboard's chart position: ATW is #7 on Top 200, and #6 on Internet Album Sales. TTWII drops to #8 on Hot 100, and #7 on Adult Top 40, while it remains at #2 on Adult Contemporary. SonyMusic US is planning to release TTWII Vinyl Single 7 inch on March 17th. (Updated on March 1st) ATW will appear at #7 this week on Billboard Top 200, selling 121,000 copies last week. In Europe, there's one more version for the Live single. The one which was mentioned last time contains 2 tracks only. The other version has a total of 3 tracks, including "Ziggy". (Updated on Feb 28th) Celine's publicist announced late today that they filed a $20 million lawsuit, against the National Enquirer, today in L.A. "Not only is the news false but the weekly gave the impression, as witnessed by the quotation marks, that Dion had revealed her pregnancy during an interview which, in fact, never took place," said Celine's publicist. "The story has caused a great deal of stress to the singer," the publicist continued, "because she has had to continually deny it." This week's ATW chart position: #3:NewZealand #4:Belgium #5:Switzerland #6:Euro chart,Canada #10:Italy #16:Australia #20:Austria #25:Japan #27:UK,Sweden,Denmark #36:Finland #40:Norway Celine really needs a new single in Europe in order to make ATW rise in those European countries' charts. (Updated on Feb 25th) As mentioned before, Celine will be the first guest to be featured on Julie Snyder's new program. The program supposed to be premier on Mar 3rd. Unfortunately, Julie Snyder fell from a bridge(about 5 feet) in Paris, during the shooting for the beginning part of the show, and she broke her neck. Now, she's taking some rest, and the premier of the show will push back to one week later on March 10th, and for TVA, it'll be March 13th. On Billboard's various charts this week, Celine is doing great. On Billboard 200, ATW is #3; On Internet Sales, ATW is #4; On Billboard Top 200, TTWII is #6; On Adult Top 40, TTWII is #5; On Adult Contemporary, TTWII remains at #2. There are 2 tracks on the "Live" single. One is Live, and the other one is TYLAM. (Updated on Feb 24th) There are some Celine fans saying that Rene was rushed to emergency room again, and they heard this news straight from Suzanne Mia Dummont, who has been working with Celine since the 80s. She said this during an interview on TV. If it's really true, then maybe that's why Celine didn't attend the Grammy yesterday. (Updated on Feb 23rd) Today on "Journal De Montreal", it reports that Celine won't be attending the Grammy tonight, contradicting with the rumors flowing around that she'll be there will an expensive hairdo. For Canadian fans, MuchMoreMusic is going to air Celine's "Behind the Music" today and tomorrow. Here are the time: Wednesday(Feb 23): 8pm & 11pm ET, 5pm & 8pm PT Thursday (Feb 24): 1pm ET 10am PT ATW is going to appear at #3 on tomorrow's Billboard Top 200, selling 146,000 copies last week. TTWII is going to bounce back to #6 from #11. Hope it'll continue to go higher next week. From a Sony Taiwan discussion forum, I found these rare Celine's singles' covers, including the single "I want you to need me" which will be coming out next month in the US. Also, some of them, I believe are singles released only to radio stations. Sorry everyone, I made a mistake yesterday! Terribly sorry! =( The link to the TYLAM video should be working now! Enjoy! =) So far, many of us have only seen the clips of TYLAM. If you haven't seen the full-length video yet, "baby don't worry, forget your sorrow, cuz Frank's gonna conquer it all!" Yep, Frank sent me a full-length real-video of TYLAM for me to upload. If you remember, Frank is also the one who sent me the TTWII video, Top of the pop performance...etc. So, here you go. Real Video of TYLAM (Full-length) Thanks Frank! =) (Updated on Feb 21st) Here's this week's ATW chart position around the world. Please note that some countries's chart aren't out yet by now. If your country's chart is not listed here, feel free to tell me ATW's chart position in your country! =) #3:Belgium, Switzerland, NewZealand #6:Canada #7:Ireland #10:Italy #11:Spain #13:Australia #19:UK #20:Japan, Sweden #22:Denmark #29:Norway #31:Finland In Japan, ATW has broke the 1 million marks already. It has sold 1,160,940 copies so far. You go girl!!=) Checking back the data on how many copies had Celine's older albums sold in Japan, ATW is her bestselling one, while LTAL is her 2nd bestselling in Japan(1,030,810). Also, found out that in HK, the song "All The Way" has released as a radio single, and suprisingly it's doing pretty good. At least, it's in the top 10 on some radio stations. The site-owner of the Passion website said that he had the opportunity to watch all of Celine's new videos, which are "Live", "I want to...", "Then you look at me", and "If walls could talk". He said that we'll find it quite suprise with "I want you..." because the story in the video is a bit hard and violent, though it has a nice ending. He also commented on "If walls could talk" that it's the most beautiful video Celine has ever made(in his own opinion). (Updated on Feb 20th) There are rumors that Celine's agent has stated in TV guide that Celine and Rene will be attending the Grammy Award this Wednesday. There are also reports saying that Celine will spend a lots of money on her new hair style for the Grammy. I thought Celine said that she won't attend any awards show in her break, so maybe she changed her mind. Anyway, it'll be interesting to see. By the way, if you're interested, TTWII after spending 2 weeks at #3 on my local radio station's chart, this week, it rises to #2! Way to go, Celine! (Updated on Feb 19th) Here's briefly what happened in the show "D" aired yesterday. We got to meet Annie Horth at the beginning, then we saw her shopping in some big- name stores in New York to buy outfit for Celine. We saw her bought the billboard outfit, the Millennium concert outfit, and some outfits for Celine's new videos. Then, Annie met Celine at West Palm Beach, at the set for the shooting of "I want you to need me". They talked about what image they want to bring out in the video, and what outfit they should choose. Then we saw Celine shooting the video for "I want you to need me", but we only got to see the very beginning part(few seconds only). During the show, they also showed clips of TTWII, TYLAM, and Live. Let me briefly tell you what Live and "I want you..." are like. Well, for "I want you...", Celine starts off in a bedroom, sitting on a bed. Basically, that's what we got to see. But I can tell you that this video has a fresh feeling, kinda same as TTWII, the setting of the bedroom is less white than the one in TTWII, but it's also bright and fresh and... comfortable. Celine's style in this video is also fresh, and young(kinda similar to the style in TTWII). That's all I can say for now, but I'm very anxious to see the entire video cuz the first few seconds really looked great. In the Live video, Celine has dark-brown(close to black) hair, wearing a black dress, she also has another black outfit with a black pant in some other shots. In some shots, Celine doesn't have lots of make-up, or maybe I should say not as much as in TYLAM, and she's singing in a room, which you got to see from the clip from TF1 yesterday. In some other shots, Celine has more make-up, with some red and light-blue, and shimmering. If you have seen Shania's make-up in "You've got a way", it's kinda like that, but not as bright as that, anyway, it looks pretty good. I love to see Celine trying new make-up, and new style in her videos! =) Another clip we get to see from the Live video, is in the middle of the song, where Celine is in a backyard, besides a wood house, with some trees and few people beside doing different things. There were also some fire-bugs flying. It looked pretty good. The mood in this video is a bit sad, and the main colors in this video is brown. At the end, it's kinda like in a fairy tale story. Well, hope you understand what I mean(I don't really understand what I'm saying anyway.) Overall, you can see that they've put much more time, money, and energy in the production of these new videos, than some Celine's older videos, especially her videos from the LTAL album. MusiquePlus will also air this program tomorrow(20th), so if you missed yesterday broadcast, don't miss it tomorrow! (Updated on Feb 18th) Yesterday on TF1(France), during the news hour, they talked about the success of Notre Dame De Paris. During this segment, they played a clip of Celine's Live video. This video reminds me a bit of the video of "Pour Que Tu M'aimes Encore", because Celine is in a similar room, but this room is darker and without any fire. Celine also has dark hair in this video, wearing a black dress. You can click on the following link to see the clip. In this clip, first you'll see the TV anchor talks a bit about the musical, and then you'll see clip of their performance, and a clip of the video "Vivre", followed by Celine's video "Live". Click Here(Real Video) TTWII remains #11 on Billboard Hot 100, while it rises from #9 to #7 on Adult Top 30. Despite the fact that it's only #11 on Hot 100, it's actually #2 on the US Airplay chart. A $2.7 million lawsuit against Celine and Rene filed by Carl Legault, a Quebec businessman is dropped. Legault claimed that Celine and Rene agreed in 1996 to let him use Celine's name on a line of woman's underwear his company wanted to market, but the couple backed out of the deal the following year without compensating him. By that time, he claimed that he had already resigned his previous position to work on the new line of woman's underwear. Therefore, he filed a lawsuit against Celine and Rene for the damages. Celine and Rene denied ever making the deal. Reminder: TV5 will air the program "Emission D" today. (Updated on Feb 17th) MTV has provided another real-video clip from their program "Diary". In this clip, you can hear Celine talks about what she thinks about this career, what she likes, and what she dislikes. ATW is #3 on Billboard 200 this week, selling 169,000 copies last week. 20,000 more copies than last week. (Updated on Feb 16th) Looks like that "Live (for the one I love)" will be the next single from ATW in many countries, especially in Europe. It's confirmed that Sony Music Switzerland will release it in Mid-Feb, while SonyMusic France will release it at the end of Feb. Belgium will also release it around that time, and SonyMusic Sweden is going to release it in March. Celine is nominated for The Victoires(France's Grammy) for best show/ concert of the year for Celine's Stade De France concert. There will be an album coming out dedicated to Pope John Paul II. The album will include prayers, poems, songs by the Pope, and some artists will also be performing in the CD. Celine is also included in this project. She probably recorded it last year. I'm curious how they are going to mix prayers with songs... Reminder:MTV's Diary tonight 10:30pm. (Updated on Feb 15th) Found a "Then you look at me" video clip at Sony Music Korea. It's about 50 seconds long. You need Quick Time 4 to watch it. For some reasons, the right side of the clip is pretty blur, while the left side is clear. If you don't understand what I'm talking about, it's okay, you'll find out when you watch it yourself. Click on the TV screen below, then it will bring to Sony Music Korea, where you can watch the clip. When you are there, just click on the TV screen same as the one below to watch the video clip. If you need quick time, click on the "QuickTime 4" link below. QuickTime 4 Reminder:MTV will premier their "Diary" special tomorrow Feb 16th at 10:30pm. They will follow Celine's final days in her career before her break. Please check your local listing. There are rumors that in the MusiquePlus special "Emission D", they will go behind the scene of "I want you to need me", they'll air "Then you look at me" and bits and parts of "Live for the one I love". Note that "Live for the one I love" is the new title for "Live". (Updated on Feb 14th) Happy Valentine everyone! This week's ATW chart positions around the world: #1:EuroChart(not 100% sure about this one) #2:Belgium, NewZealand #3:Switzerland #4:Spain, Canada #5:Austria #8:France #9:Australia, Ireland #10:Italy #12:Finland #15:UK #17:Denmark #19:Sweden #20:Japan #34:Norway ATW continue to stay strong in some countries, while also dropping very fast in some other countries. This week, TTWII is #1 on MTV Asia Hit list. According to some Celine fans in Taiwan, ATW is still selling very big in Taiwan. Taiwan's IFPI decided to stop their national album chart since last year, due to too many bootlegs in Taiwan. However, record stores still have their own Album charts, and ATW has been #1 on most of the record stores' album charts since the first week it released, and it's still holding on to the top spot right now. (Updated on Feb 12th) Here's a pic I found from the newspaper "Journal De Montreal". It's a shot from Celine's "Then you look at me" video. More about the show I mentioned last time, about shopping with Celine, and her friend Annie Horth. On the newspaper, it says that the program will show the early product of the video "Then you look at me". However, on MusiquePlus site, it says that they will show "I want you to need me" instead. Weird aye?! Anyway, for those who receives the cable Musique Plus, you'll just have to wait to find out the answer. If you don't have MusiquePlus, but you have TV5, you'll be able to find that out too. The reason is TV5 will also carry the show too, on Feb 18th, 2 days earlier than MusiquePlus. Thank you Angele for telling me this info! =) By the way, it's also sure that they recorded the show in December, few weeks before Celine's Millennium concert. (Updated on Feb 10th) On Billboard Hot 100, TTWII drops one more spot to #11 this week, while it rises to #9 from #11 on Billboard Adult Top 40. On MusiquePlus(Canada's French version of MuchMusic), they will air a program about Celine on Feb 20th. In the program, the host will meet with Annie Horth, who responsible for going window shopping with Celine for the past few years. They will also have a visit to New York together, visiting some designers' stores, and talk about what kind of clothing Celine likes, and some past stories. At last, they will meet up with Celine at West Palm Beach, at the film set, where they'll shoot for "I want you to need me". I'm not sure whether this was recorded before Celine's break or after her break. (Updated on Feb 9th) ATW will appear on #4 tomorrow on Billboard 200, with sales of 156,000 copies in last week. Celine's Behind the music program will premier on MuchMoreMusic(Canada) on Feb 23rd. Please check your local listing by that time! (Updated on Feb 8th) Celine is once again, nominated for a BlockBuster Award, which will be given out in June. She is nominated for Favourite Female singer in the Pop category, againsting Cher, and Sarah McLachlan. In the US, "I want you to need me" will be the next single from ATW. Sony will release this single in mid-March. This is what Matt Serletic, the producer of the song, has said about his experience of working with Celine. "Before I had even really worked with Celine in person, I had already written and recorded a 60-piece orchestra. I'd recorded all the rhythm section in L.A. -- I mean, the track was done except for her. So, it was great, just that one magic night that we got together with the microphone and just, from start to finish, finished the record. It was the first time that she had been engulfed in the song and her natural reactions to what she was hearing I think created really a passionate, exciting moment. She's like a thoroughbred or something -- just incredible control and passion and commitment to singing. And so, when they talked to me about doing it I was, like, 'Yeah, let's go.'" In Canada, ATW is now 9 times plantinum(900,000units). Just 100,000 more copies to be certified as Diamond album! You go, girl! A bit more sales figures info, in 1999, in Europe alone, SSD has sold 2 million copies, and ATW has sold 4 million copies. This means, Celine will again receive European Diamond awards this year. These annual awards are given out by IFPI to singers in recognition for their albums selling more than 1 million copies in Europe. In the past few years, Celine has also received few of this award consecutively for her various, including LTAL, FIY, TAST, ACDS, TCOML, Deux...etc. (Updated on Feb 7th) This week's ATW chart position around the world: #2:Belgium, NewZealand. #3:France, Switzerland, Spain. #4:Canada #5:Austria #7:Italy #9:Australia #11:UK, Denmark #12:Sweden, Ireland #16:Japan #19:Finland #30:Norway France has released their 1999 year-end chart. On 1999 Albums chart, S'il Suffisait D'aimer is #8, while Au Coeur Du Stade is #19. On the 1999 Compilation chart,despite the fact that ATW released at the end of the year, its sales is strong enough to make it #1 on the chart. (Updated on Feb 6th) Everyone is curious about which song will be the next single from ATW after TTWII. Well, it looks like that there will be different 2nd single in different places around the world. If billboard was right, then we're sure that Celine's version of "Live" won't be the 2nd single in UK, since they're planning to release Tina Arena's version. There were also rumors that "If walls could talk" will be the next single in the UK. On the other side, a Belgium radio station has started playing "Live", which means "Live" may be the next single in Belgium. In France, there are also rumors that "Live" will be the next single since "Notre Dame de Paris" is very popular in France. For the rest of Europe, there are rumors that "Then you look at me" will be the next single. In Asia, we're sure that "Then you look at me" is the next single, because the video has been playing on Sony's MTV station for few weeks already. For North America, we still don't have a clue! Let's just wait a little more, til TTWII drops out from the charts. I've put up 8 more pics on the page dedicated to Karine. Thank you Tasha for sharing those pics with us! =) (Updated on Feb 4th) ATW is #4 on both Billboard's Billboard 200 and Internet Sales Chart. On Hot 100, TTWII drops down one more spot to #10 this week. However, on Adult top 40, it rises to #11 from #14. Rene told "Journal de Montreal"(Quebec newspaper) that they are planning to sue "National Enquirer" for publishing the story of Celine's pregnancy, which is untrue. Rene also said that he is disappointed some of the Quebec's newspaper reported the story without checking it. He said it's their big dream to have a baby, and for sure, they'll be the first one to announce the news when Celine is pregnant. There was a new online poll conducted with 732 US adults, asking whether they prefer wine or candy for Valentine. There were also a question asking what music would they like to hear while enjoying the wine on Valentine. From the male participants' answers, Shania Twain is #1, while Celine is #2, and Mariah is #3. Looks like that Celine's music is everywhere, in many different occasions. Celine's album was the hottest during Christmas Season; polls also found out that her songs are favourite picks from wedding ceremony to funeral; and now Valentine, of course Celine's music gotta be there too! (Updated on Feb 2nd) In its 11th week, ATW has sold 156,000 copies in the US. It will appear at #4 on Billboard 200 tomorrow, barely behind Dr.Dre's album which sold 157,000 copies. The nominations of Juno Music Awards announced today. Celine received 3 nominations. They are Best Album(for TAST), Best selling album(TAST), and Best female artist. BEST ALBUM Prozzak (Hot Show) Bryan Adams (On a day like today) Alanis Morissette (Supposed former infatuation junkie) CELINE DION (These are special times) Amanda Marshall (Tuesday's Child) BEST SELLING ALBUM - FOREIGN OR DOMESTIC The Offspring (Americana) Britney Spears (Baby one more time) Backstreet boys (Millennium) Ricky Martin (Ricky Martin) Celine Dion (THese are special times) BEST FEMALE ARTIST Celine Dion Chantal Kreviazuk Lynda Lemay Amanda Marshall Alanis Morissette I think probably Celine won't win for "Best album" and "Best selling album", but I think she has a pretty big chance for "Best female artist." MTV is going to premier their new show "Diary" on Feb 16th at 10:00pm. The first artist that to be featured will be Celine! You will see them following Celine around for a day, seeing what she does, what she says, ..etc. Of course this whole thing was pre-recorded before Celine's break. I think they probably recorded it at the time when Celine appeared on MTV TRL Live show. Here's a link to a real-video clip of the show provided by MTV. (click on the pic) (Updated on Feb 1st) According to a Destin member, up to Dec 31, 1999, ATW sold 11.8 million copies around the world, which made Celine to become the best selling singer in Sony's 3rd quarter, followed by Mariah Carey (7 million) and Will Smith (4.3 million). (Updated on Jan 31st) This week ATW chart positions around the world: #1:EuroChart #2:France, Switzerland #3:Sweden, Belgium #4:Italy #5:Austria #6:Australia, Spain #8:Ireland #9:Denmark #12:Japan #13:UK #14:Finland #27:Norway This week, ATW drops down very fast in few countries. On the other side, TTWII is doing pretty good. Although it's not #1 or not even in the top 10 in many countries' national chart, it's still doing pretty good, especially on radio stations' chart. TTWII is also #1 on EuroChart for single. It's #4 on Canada's BDS chart, which bases entirely on air-play. For UK Celine fans, watch for Celine on Oprah on Feb 4th(Friday), Channel 5. It's the one Celine did last year in November, when ATW came out.
(Updated on Jan 29th) On my local radio station Top 30 chart, TTWII is #3 this week. And this is what the DJ said, "Last week, there were words that Celine's pregnant with Twins, and Celine's publicist denied it. However, Rolling Stone and National Enquirer are standing by their stories! I guess we'll just have to wait for few weeks." For Celine fans who receive the TV program called "Sony Music TV signal", they are playing Celine's "Then you look at me" video on the 30th. I'm not sure what countries carry this TV program, probably in Asia I think. But I'm sure in Hong Kong, it will be Jan 30th 8:30~9:00 ATV. (Updated on Jan 27th) ATW is #2 on Billboard 200 and #3 on Internet Sales Chart. TTWII drops one spot to #9 on Hot 100, while rises one spot to #14 on Adult Top 40. In the near future, MediaBay is going to release an audiobook collection of Ms. Liguori's(who is television's most prominent female sports reporter), discussions on the sport of golf with several high profile famous people, including Celine. The title is "A Passion for Life -- Celebrity Musings from the Fairways." (Updated on Jan 26th) (you may click on it for a larger size) This is the tabloid which reported the rumor of Celine's pregnancy. ATW will appear at #2 on Billboard 200 tomorrow, with sales of 161,000 copies last week. (Updated on Jan 24th) This week's ATW position around the world: #1:France, Spain, Eurochart. #2:Austria, Denmark, Switzerland. #3:Sweden, Canada. #4:Australia, Italy, Belgium. #5:Finland, NewZealand. #6:Japan, UK, Ireland. The biggest jump this week is in Spain, from #6 to #1. In Taiwan, ATW total sales so far is 300,000 copies already, which is very good in Taiwan. TTWII tops MuchMoreMusic Countdown this week! It's #5 on my local radio station, and it's also #5 on Canada's airplay chart. (Updated on Jan 22nd) Celine and Rene attented Pierre Labelle's funeral yesterday. All the journalists were curious about the rumor of Celine's pregnancy, but Celine and Rene refused to answer any question from the journalists. According to Journal de Montreal(Montreal Newspaper), at a few occasions during the ceremony, Celine even threw a furious glance to the journalists. The newspaper also interviewed a doctor asking whether it's really possible to know the result of fertility that quick. The doctor said that thanks to the modern technology, people can get the result as soon as 1 week to 10 days. The doctor also said that usually couples refuse to announce pregnancy since it's too early in the stage. People like to announce it until the infant really get into form. Well, I don't know what to say. But since Celine's publicist denied it, I think we better believe them. (Updated on Jan 21st) Today, I went to a supermarket, and something caught my eye immediately. It was an newspaper with a big Celine pic on the cover, and it says Celine is pregnant with twins!!!! Then I found out, instead of a newspaper, it's National Enquirer(Tabloid). So I read inside the tabloid and it said something like "...Celine was very very happy when doctor delivered this great news, a friend of Celine told press. ...and Rene is very happy to be the father of the twin....etc". Since it's a news from a tabloid, I wasn't sure. I came home, and I searched through the net to see whether Celine's really pregnant. There were few different places on the net that do have this news of Celine being pregnant. However, all of them seems to accord to National Enquirer. Finally, on a Montreal Newspaper "Montreal Gazette", which is a reliable source, we can find the answer. It stated "Dion is NOT pregnant with twins." It says after the National Enquirer TV show(this tabloid even has its own TV program), reported that Celine's pregnant with twins, Celine's publicist immediately denied the rumours. They even phoned Access Hollywood(a US entertainment program), and asked them to set this straight, and say it on the show that the rumour is untrue! So overall, Celine ISN'T pregnant yet. (Updated on Jan 20th) I was wrong yesterday. Actually, ATW is #2 on Billboard this week, selling 140,000 copies last week. ATW is also #2 on the Internet Sales chart. And on Billboard Hot 100, TTWII jumps to #8 this week, making another top 10 hit for Celine in the US. It's doing very well, since this song hasn't been released as a commercial single for consumer. Let's hope it will jump higher and higher solely with its airplay. (Updated on Jan 19th) There are rumors that "If walls could talk" will be the next single for UK, while "Then you look at me" will be the next single for Europe. (Updated on Jan 18th) Pierre Labelle, one of the 3 members of Les Baronets(The group Rene was in at the beginning of his career), died this morning at 6am of heart failure. Sorry to hear that. (Updated on Jan 17th) It was Rene's birthday yesterday! Rene, I wish all the best! Happy and Healthy!!! =) This week's ATW chart position around the world: #1:France, Switzerland, Eurochart, CNN's World Beat(Global chart). #2:Canada, Denmark, Austria, NewZealand. #3:Australia, Finland. #4:Italy, Belgium #6:Sweden, Ireland, Spain. #8:Japan #9:UK I think it's time for Sony to release another single, in order to keep the album selling great! The video of "Then you look at me" has also been premiered in Taiwan. (Updated on Jan 16th) VH1 will air Celine's "Behind the music" program today, and repeated again several times in the coming week. Please check your local listing. Rene was interviewed yesterday night on CTV(without Celine). I don't know whether it was a live interview or pre-recorded. Not much stuff that they talked about we didn't know. Rene said that it was Celine's idea for the 2nd wedding, and their biggest plan for now is to have a baby. It was just a brief interview. (Updated on Jan 15th) The following passage is taken from People Online. ------------------------------------------------------------ BY STEPHEN M. SILVERMAN Singer Celine Dion's manager-husband Rene Angelil, 57, was discharged Friday after an overnight stay at Jupiter Medical Center in Jupiter, Fla. PEOPLE has learned that Angelil checked in Thursday afternoon, complaining of chest and back pains, and was later moved to the intensive care unit. The medical center declined to comment on his condition, as did Dion's spokeswoman. Angelil, who was diagnosed with neck cancer in March, was accompanied to the hospital by his wife, who recently announced she would put her music career on hold in order to spend more time with Angelil. New Year's Eve performance in Montreal was billed as the farewell concert for the 31-year-old singer. On January 5, the two renewed their wedding vows in Las Vegas in an elaborate ceremony with an Arabian theme. ------------------------------------------------------------- Let's hope everthing is okay, and the pain aren't nothing serious. May God bless him! (Updated on Jan 14th) Forgot to mention this, on Billboard Hot 100 single, TTWII rises to #11 from #14 this week! (Updated on Jan 13th) Rumour says that "If walls could talk" maybe the next single in UK, cuz on "the box", a video station, they've listed "If walls could talk" as one of the new releases in Jan. Celine and Rene are also in Gala Magazine(German). Celine has become the godmother of her niece Andrea, the daughter of Pauline, if I remember it right. Andrea was baptised on the same day as Celine's 2nd wedding. Celine held the baby in her hand, while the baby was baptised, after the crowning ceremony. This week, ATW is #4 on Billboard 200, by selling 179,000 copies last week, 2000 copies behind the #3 DMX's album. This week, only one album sold more than 200,000 copies, which is Santana's Supernatural. In the UK, Sony will release "Live for the one I love" in March. However, it'll be Tina Arena's version, not Celine's version. Tina Arena is starring in the UK's version of "Notre Dame de Paris". (Updated on Jan 12th) Celine and Rene are on the cover of many magazines this week. They are on the cover of People, Life, and Hello(UK) magazine. Rumors saying that the DVD of the Greatest Hits Video will come out on Jan 14th, and the VHS will come out on Jan 24th. Mr Blackwell has released his annual Best & Worst dressed Woman. This year, Celine ranks #2.........on...the...(unfortunately) Worst dressed Woman list, behind Cher. Celine is referred as "profusion of confusion". Other woman included on the list includes Queen Elizabeth, Martha Stewart, Fiona Apple, Britney Spears, Jennifer Aniston, Cameron Diaz, and Dixie Chicks. (Updated on Jan 11th) On the Canadian 1999 year-end album chart, despite the fact that ATW has just released nearly at the end of the year, it ranks #5 on the chart by selling 550,000 copies in less than 2 months. This year's #1 best- selling album is Backstreet Boy's Millennium which sold 874,000 copies. (Updated on Jan 10th) For the People's Choice Award, Celine lost "favourite female musical performer" to Shania Twain. Although Celine lost in this one, there's still a chance for Celine to win the award from American Music Awards for "Artist of the decade". So remember to vote for her! Just scroll down to the updates of Jan 4th, and you'll see the links to the AMA homepage, where you can vote! This week's ATW chart position around the world: #1:Austria, France, Switzerland, Eurochart. #2:Sweden, Finland, Denmark. #3:Australia, Belgium, Canada. #4:Norway, Ireland, Portugal #6:UK, Italy, Spain. #8:Japan #9:Brazil And on CNN World Beats' global chart, ATW is still #1. In Korea, the video of "Then you look at me" has already been premiered. So, Korean fans, watch out! (Updated on Jan 8th) Celine is on the cover of this week's People Magazine. It'll be about Celine's farewell concert, and some other stars' millennium parties. After surfing on the net, it looks like that some Celine fans are confused about Celine and Rene's 2nd wedding. Some of them thought the wedding was actually boardcasted on TV, and some of them thought there were many media crews there. What had actually happened at the wedding was that there were only one video crew, which was sent by Sony Music. No any other media were allowed to get in the ceremony. And there weren't any live boardcast of the wedding on TV. All the footages that you saw on TV were from Sony Music. Some people are also a bit disappointed about the wedding, because of the make up, theme, privacy...etc. To me, I think the wedding was great! Yes, the gown, the hair-do, the make-up may look weird, but this wedding wasn't supposed to be a real wedding. They are just having fun. Remember about a year ago, Rene threw Celine a secret party for her 30th birthday. The party had a 60s' theme, and all the people dressed in some weird 60s' outfit, tacky wigs...etc. Everyone looked weird, including Celine, but no big deal. Cuz people were having fun. And afterall, I think what's most important is that Celine and Rene had a good time, and they were very happy! =) I found an article from MontrealGazette, which I think it's quite funny. The writer, Peggy, pretends herself as Celine, and write her diary for the 2000. Before you read it, I wanna warn you that, it's kinda like a "Saturday Night Live" thing, kinda making fun of Celine, but I think this one is acceptable, and it's actually quite funny. Click here to read it. (Updated on Jan 7th) These pics are from BCTV/Province newspaper. On the second pic above, Celine is kissing the crown, and on the third, Rene is crowning Celine. This week on Billboard, ATW is #3 on Billboard 200, #2 on Internet sales. For TAST, it's #1 on Pop Catelog, and #2 on Christmas albums. On Hot 100, TTWII jumps 3 spots to #14. Also, on the year end Hot 100 voting, "I'm your angel" is number 1 on the chart with 50.6% of the votes! =) VH1 will air Celine's "Behind the music" on Jan 16th. Please check your local listing, or go to celineonline's news section. I want to comment on the news about the guy who was arrested during Celine's concert, with an 300,000 volt electric gun. In North America, it isn't really a big news, but in UK or in HK, newspaper are exaggerating the news. A montreal police has already said that even if the guy had a 1 million volt electric gun, it still wouldn't hurt someone very much. However, newspaper in UK or HK, they report that a police said "A tragic could happen, and Celine could die!" Don't you think that it's so funny? And sad at the same time. How can a newspaper report something like this? I understand that UK newspaper is a tabloid, so I'm not that suprise for its story, but those 2 HK newspapers aren't tabloid, they are normal newspapers! So for those Celine fans who read those kind of reports and are horrified right now, don't worry. And montreal police has also said that the guy wasn't intended to hurt Celine with his electric gun. If you want to know more about this story, just scroll down to the updates on Jan 5th. (Updated on Jan 6th) (Click on them for a larger size) Celine and Rene renew their vows yesterday in Las Vegas. Here's an article taken from PR Wire with lots of details about the fairy tale like event. Click here to read! Don't forget, rumor says that ET will have a story on the event tonight (Thursday). ATW will appear #3 on Billboard today, with sales of 269,000 copies last week. After the holiday season, most of the albums' sales figures drop dramatically. With a new video coming out soon(still not sure when), let's hope ATW will continue to sell great! SoundScan(US) has released its 1999 year end report. The report also included sales figures for top 10 albums in the SoundScan era, which is from the year 1991 to the beginning of 2000. Here's the chart: TOP TEN SELLING ALBUMS OF SOUNDSCAN ERA (1991 -- 01/02/2000) Title / Artist Units Sold 1. Jagged Little Pill / Alanis Morissette 13,542,393 2. Come On Over / Shania Twain 12,110,660 3. Metallica / Metallica 11,715,533 4. Bodyguard / Soundtrack 11,605,690 5. Falling Into You / Celine Dion 10,224,282 6. Cracked Rear View / Hootie & the Blowfish 9,817,666 7. Titanic / Soundtrack 9,806,175 8. Millennium / Backstreet Boys 9,445,732 9. Ropin' The Wind / Garth Brooks 9,370,863 10. Backstreet Boys / Backstreet Boys 9,258,265 (Updated on Jan 5th) Today's a big day for Rene and Celine! They are going to renew their vows today in Las Vegas. And they'll celebrate it with an Arabic theme. Celine's farewell concert has done very well on TV! An average of 2,452,000 viewers for the show on that day. And on the next day, the repeat for the show, there were still 1,131,000 viewers! I'm not sure whether these numbers are for the entire Canada, or only viewers in Quebec. Anyway, good job! Talking about the concert, as some of you may know, there were actually 2 separate small fires happened somewhere beside the stage during the show. Fortunately, they make them off very quickly. Unless you were there, otherwise, you couldn't notice anything happened on TV. And also, a guy was arrested while he was trying to go to the backstage during the concert with an electric gun of about 300,000 watts with him. He's charged with attempted assault and some other things. The guy tried to get into the backstage while Celine was at the backstage for a costume change. A security guard stopped the guy. seconds later, the guy attempted again, and he was caught again. This time, he took out an electric gun and burned few security guards, trying to get to the backstage to meet with Celine. Fortunately, more security guards came and arrested him and brought him to a police station. Those few security guards who was attacked, had some minor burns on their body. On tomorrow's billboard, Celine won't be on the top 2 spot. So is she #3 this week? I don't know. We'll just have to wait til tomorrow. (Updated on Jan 4th) Grammy nominations are out today! Celine and Andrea share a nod together for their duet "The Prayer". They are nominated for "Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals". Againsting "When You Believe" by Whitney Houston & Mariah Carey;"Music Of My Heart" by N Sync & Gloria Estefan;"Love Of My Life" by Santana Featuring Dave Matthews; and "Smooth" by Santana Featuring Rob Thomas. So let's hope Celine and Andrea will win. We can do nothing for the Grammy, but there's an award that we can actually help Celine to win. It's the award for "Artist of the decade." American Music Awards nominated Celine in the "Artist of the decade poll". Let's vote for Celine right now! AMA.com For the holiday season, "These are special times" ranks #4 for this year best-selling holiday albums. Considering the album was released in 1998, it's very very good! It has sold more than 640,000 copies during the holiday season, and it sold more than 3 million copies last year. Well done, Celine! If you're interested to see how the "Celine agenda", which is included in the souvenier bag, looks like, you can go to ebay right now. Cuz someone has put it on ebay for auction. Click here to go (Updated on Jan 3rd) Celine has just been honored today! She's named "The best selling Canadian recording artist of the century". She has sold 9 million copies of albums in Canada, and another 110 million copies around the world! Bravo!!! Celine is artist of the month for VH1. So don't miss various Celine shows on VH1 this month. And rumour says that the Celine's episode of Behind the Music is going to air on Jan 18th. We'll just have to wait and see. And on this Thursday, ET is going to have a story on Celine and Rene's wedding in Las Vegas. (Updated on Jan 2nd) The left picture above is the first outfit that Celine wore during her concert. I've also added two more pictures below. Access Hollywood showed clips of "Then You Look At Me" video. A Celine fan watched it said that Access Hollywood described this video as a high-tech video with the use of computer-technology. And Celine has a very low-cut outfit in the video. Sounds interesting! Don't get me wrong, I'm not talking about the low-cut outfit, I mean the "high-tech" thing! ;) More info about Celine's concert. There were few songs that cut out from the boardcast of the show, in order to squeeze in commercials in between. The songs that cut out were "The first time ever I saw your face", "Ziggy", and "Love Can Move Mountains". As some of you may know, free bags of sovenir were given to every attenders of the concert. And what inside those bags included a party hat, a blue glow stick, a plastic champagne glass, a Celine agenda book with beautiful Celine pics and message, and a small bottle of champagne with her name, picture and logo on the label. I'm really jealous of the people who got this bag!!!! By the way, base from what I read, Celine even stayed until around 3~4am to autograph for her fans at Molson Centre. What a generous Queen! =) (Updated on Jan 1st 2000) HAPPY 2000 EVERYONE!!! Wow, it was a magnificent night! The entire show lasted around 4 and a half hour. First of all, a stand-up comedian called Stephane Rousseau performed with some jokes and songs first. Then, the cast of Notre-Dame de Paris took the stage, and performed for about 1 and a half hour. Then, the show took us back to the old hourse of the Dion family, and had a little tour there, and they also got to some other people' houses, I don't understand French, so I don't know who those people are, but I assume those are either old neighbours or friends of the Dion family. That part was quite funny, and they even had Mama and Papa Dion visiting those people with some foods and cakes, and they were watching Celine's concert video...etc. Then, Julie Snyder went to the backstage, had a small chat with Celine, and Celine was getting ready-eating crackers, drinking water...etc-and they walked together to the box, where Celine hide herself in there, to be brought to the stage later. The stage set-up is exactly the same as the LTAL tour. And here's how the Celine portion of the show started. The MHWGO instrumental intro started, showing footages of Celine from her earliest performance to the most recent one(it was very touching, seeing how Celine turned from a little quebecois to an international Pop Queen). Crowds cheered big time, and there, Queen Celine rose in the centre of the stage, and she started the night with "My Heart Will Go On". It was a very beautiful scene, because every single audience had a blue glow-in-the-dark stick waving in there hands!! Celine's voice was in top shape, and she was wearing a black top, with some sparking pieces on it, and a black pants, also with a sparking line. After the first song, Celine spoke both in French in English, then she faced to the camera, and she talked to the president of America, and wished them and everyone in washington have a happy new year, cuz they know they're watching her right now. (This part was broadcast by CBS to the US). Then Celine continue the concert with singing different songs, a few duets with the different members of the cast of notre-dame de paris. She totally had 4 outfits on yesterday night. Okay, at the count-down part Rene walked on the stage, and scared Celine by standing at her back. Celine screamed, and she asked him something like "do you wanna sing with me?"(again, I don't understand French, it's what I guess)And both of them, started to count-down with the crowd from 15 seconds. When they count to 1, everyone said "Happy new year", fireworks came on, so were balloons and confetti. And weirdly, "Happy Christmas(War is over)" was playing at the back. Anyway, everyone was so happy, Celine and Rene were kissing and hugging. The Dion family, and the guest performers walked on the stage, hugging each other. Then Celine said "I wish you peace, and love most of all, and especially of course good health to everybody. Happy New Year everyone! Thanks for being with us! Happy New Year." Then, people start to walk down from the stage, and Celine saw Rene walked down, and she chased him, and she was lying herself entirely on the floor of the stage, in order to kiss him one more time. Then Celine asked the crowd, "Are you ready to party??" Then, she introduced Bryan Adams. Bryan performed a song by himself first, then he did few duets with Celine. Later, Celine took the entire stage again, and she performed few more great song, and she also changed into few other outfits. Before Celine sang "Pour que tu maimes encore", there was the longest longest standing ovation of the night. And believe me, it was very very very loooong. Celine almost moved into tears, but she managed not to. This part is also very touching, because the cameras were also showing the crowd faces, and various signs they were holding, such as "we love you, Celine", "Come to Japan"...etc. And there were also various countries' flags holding up with words to Celine on them. It was very touching, and we can also see that Celine is truely loved everywhere around the world. Another touching moment was the performance of "s'il suffisait d'aimer", during the song, they showed footages of important events and figures from the century, and it was so touching when they showed those scenes of wars. (War is really the ugliest thing in this world, especially I had just saw a part of the movie "Saving private Ryan". It's...unacceptable in this world, although it's still happening constantly in this world. It's so sad.) And the final moment, Celine changed into a purple dress, and she performed the last song. And the last song is also the song that started all these things, "Ce n'etait qu'un reve". After all, it was only a dream! Then, Celine thanked the audience around the stage, and she walked down, and led back to the back-stage. Celine didn't cry, and she did it how she wanted. She said that she didn't want to make this concert a sad one, and crying heavily at the end. Here's the set-list of the night(Celine's portion of the show): My Heart Will Go On Destin All The Way Medley ~Ce n'etait qu'un reve ~D'amour ou d'amitie ~Mon ami m'a quittee ~(the song she performed to the pope) That's the way it is I'm Your Angel(w/ a member of the cast of Notre'dame) When I fall in love(w/ another member of the cast) J'irai ou tu iras(w/ another member of the cast) Le Blues du Businessman(w/ another member of the cast) L'Amour Existe Encore (~countdown to 2000~) Summer of 69(I don't know the song title)~performed by Bryan Adams It's only love~duet of Celine and Bryan(Celine changed into the outfit where you can see from yesterday's pic) When you're gone~duet of Celine and Bryan Everything I do, I do it for you~duet of Celine and Bryan Live De mots qui sonnent Unison(Stephane Rousseau did the rap part) Incognito Love Can Move Moutains(they only sang the last verse of the song)(Celine changed into the outfit, you can see in the pic above on the left side) Pour que tu m'aimes encore S'il Suffisait D'aimer All By Myself Ce n'etait qu'un reve(change into the outfit you can see in the pic above on the right side) Celine, you did it! You did it once again! It was a memorable evening. You said that it's not only the end of a century, it's also the start of a new life for you and Rene. I wish you and Rene happy and health in your new life. And wish bad things will leave you and your family alone.(and your fans, including me! =)) And we'll be waiting for you, Celine! Come back whenever you want, we'll always be here for you! That's for sure!