At the end of last year, Celine Dion, the greatest singer in the world (fuck you, Rolling Stone!!) shared some devastating health news: she’d been diagnosed with an extremely rare neurological disorder called Stiff Person Syndrome. Like its very strange name suggests, SPS causes progressively worse muscle stiffness and repeated episodes of painful spasms. There is no cure.
Let’s rewind to last April. 55-year-old Celine announced she was postponing the second half of her Courage World Tour from May 2022 to February 2023 due to her spasms. Now, the original-original dates for these European shows were way back in 2020, but, you know, PANDEMIC. Fast-forward to Celine’s SPS announcement in December. She revealed that her health troubles had once again forced her to reschedule. This time, the shows were pushed to August 2023. They would have run until April 2024. Today, Celine’s fans received a bummer update. The entire tour has been canceled so Celine can continue treatment for SDS. Continue reading
Apparently, Rolling Stone must have partied a little too hard on New Year’s Eve because they’ve clearly lost all of their common sense. Not that we needed a reminder of this after last year’s highly criticized 200 Greatest Hip Hop albums list, giving Cardi B yet another reason for an angry Twitter Tirade. Well, hopefully, Cardi isn’t a fan of Celine Dion because if so, she will be giving her first Big Mad video of the year after Rolling Stone did not include Celine’s name on their list of the 200 Greatest Singers of all time. It really is illegal to leave THE GREATEST SINGUH IN DA WORLD off of any greatest singers list.
This morning, Celine Dion posted a video announcement in both English and French on Instagram and YouTube. In Celine’s video message, a thick layer of somberness covers her, so you know her announcement is not going to bring happy news, like Anna Wintour finally doing something right by devoting an entire Met Gala theme to the kooky glamour of THE GREATEST SINGUH (AND MET GALA GUEST) IN DA WORLD. No, Celine delivered sad news, saying that health woes have been messing with her for a while and that it’s been difficult for her to talk about, but she’s ready to talk about it with her fans. A devastated Celine shared that she’s been diagnosed with a rare and incurable neurological disorder called Stiff Person Syndrome (yes, that’s what it’s really called), which causes muscle spasms and has made it difficult for her to move and sing.
The trailer for the unauthorized Celine Dion sorta-biopic Aline is here! It stars French (not Québécois) actress Valérie Lemercier, who also wrote and directed this “fiction freely inspired by the life of Celine Dion.” The character is named Aline Dieu (French for ‘God’), and 57-year-old Valérie plays her from age 5 to age 50, with help from some digital de-aging. What in the Irishman?! Continue reading
Variety says that Celine Dion just lost a lawsuit between herself and her former talent agency ICM Partners. ICM was suing Celine, saying she owed them a whole bunch of money in commissions, as stipulated in her contract with them. A judge has sided with ICM, saying – to poorly quote one of Celine’s songs – that it should all be coming back to them now.
Ah, the Monday after Halloween. Every year it’s the same. The fun’s been had and all we have left are the memories of slutty vampires (like Demi Lovato, seen above) and, as is the case this year, even sluttier Tiger Kings, to break up the monotony of a long, dark fall. This year especially, there is literally nothing going on between now and Thanksgiving to distract us. NOT ONE THING! So let’s relive the excitement of the weekend before the mundanity of tomorrow saps us of every chilling thrill and thrilling chill the season has to offer. Because, like I said, it’s gonna be nothing but luke-warm Pumpkin Spice lattes for excitement for the foreseeable future. So here’s a roundup of what some of the notable Halloween costumes of 2020. Let’s look over there, shall we?