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Celine Dion's husband Rene Angelil is recovering after secretly undergoing surgery for throat cancer - 15 years after he last battled the disease. The My Heart Will Go On hitmaker has been juggling her Las Vegas concert residency with nursing her manager beau back to full health since 23 December (13), when the 72 year old had the tumour successfully removed.
In a statement released to People.com, Dion says, "I don't want Rene to stress out with work-related issues. I want him to focus on getting back to 100 per cent. I've been doing my shows at the Colosseum (in Las Vegas) and everything's under control.
"At home we've been spending a lot of quality time with the family. We feel very fortunate that we've been able to get the best care possible and we thank God every day for helping us get through this ordeal."
Dion, 45, and Angelil are parents to three children - 13-year-old son Rene-Charles and four-year-old twin boys Eddy and Nelson.
Celine Dion is eager to become a mother again at the age of 45 in the hopes of adding a baby girl to her growing brood. The Canadian singer has three sons with her husband Rene Angelil, 12-year-old Rene-Charles and three-year-old twins Eddy and Nelson, but she admits she would love to expand their family with a daughter.
The singer, who underwent in-vitro fertilisation to help her conceive her sons, tells Britain's Weekend magazine, "There's nothing that can top being a mother. I would like more but I don't know if it could happen. I want the twins and me to have quality time.
"It's selfish to keep wanting more, although I would love a girl. Imagine all the shopping, the jewellery, the shoes, the dresses I could give to her."
"If I sing with them, I can't be too serious. They get a little emotional, because they're not sure. I have to sing in a little funnier (voice)." Singer Celine Dion cannot sing to her two year old twins Eddy and Nelson with her regular voice during karaoke sessions at home, because it makes them cry.
Looks like that nefarious troublemaker (oops, we mean international pop superstar) Justin Bieber is facing yet another scandal. On Sunday, U.S. border authorities found marijuana on board one of the singer's tour buses as it attempted to enter the country from Canada. According to USA Today, Bieber was not on the bus, and the driver was issued a civil penalty before he and the passengers were permitted to continue.
But this is not the first time that drugs have been found on the pop sensation's tour bus. Back in April, Swedish police discovered a small amount of pot and a stun gun on board when he was in Stockholm for a performance.
Bieber is also not the first celebrity to get caught up in this kind of drug smuggling scandal. In March, a small amount of marijuana was found on one of Rihanna's tour buses when they were searched at the Canadian border. The pot belonged to an unidentified passenger who receieved a civil penalty.
In October 2012, sheriffs discovered heroin, marijuana, and a loaded gun on Nelly's tour bus at a border patrol checkpoint in Sierra Blanca, Texas, and in January of the same year, officers at the same checkpoint found marijuana cigarettes on Snoop Dogg's bus. Snoop was arrested, but Nelly let one of his staffers take the fall. Willie Nelson, Fiona Apple, and Armie Hammer have also been arrested for drug possession while driving through Sierra Blanca, Texas.
Come on, celebs, how many times do you need to hear this to get it through your heads? When you cross borders, police will search your vehicle, so don't drive around with illegal narcotics in your possession. And don't think that stashing it in your pocket or finding a great hiding place will help. They have dogs, too. Don't be dumb. And at the very least, don't ever drive through Sierra Blanca, Texas.
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Because Americans butcher the French language, Celine Dion named her two new twins Eddy and Nelson. Since she’s busy trying to explain why they’ve been given domesticated cat names, she’s no longer performing in Las Vegas. So Will Ferrell has taken her place on the stage, and he gave David Letterman a sample of his rendition of “The Power of Love.”
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Pro debut as opera singer in "Aida" (Philadelphia Civic Opera)
After parents' divorce, moved with mother to Philadelphia
First appearance in film as singer in "Broadway to Hollywood" (sang one song)
Played the romantic lead in Universal's remake of the silent classic, "Phantom of the Opera", with Claude Rains in the title role
Film acting debut in "Naughty Marietta" (with Jeanette MacDonald); achieved instant star status
First starring role sans MacDonald, "Rosalie", co-starring Eleanor Powell
Worked as a telephone operator, a classified ad salesman, advertising copywriter
Last film, "Northwest Outpost", a modestly budgeted musical operetta made at Republic Studios and featuring his "Balalaika" (1939) co-star, Ilona Massey
Born and raised in the Rhode Island area
Provided several voices for the Disney animated feature, "Make Mine Music", most notably for the title character in the delightful episode, "The Whale Who Wanted to Sing at the Met"
Made New York debut at Met when Philadelphia Civic Opera visited there wtih "Pagliacci"
Gave first concert recital in Philadelphia
Contract dropped by MGM after "I Married an Angel", his last film opposite MacDonald
Promising opera baritone with a wholesome masculinity and a resounding voice who vaulted to stardom opposite Jeanette MacDonald in a series of enormously popular MGM operettas in the 1930s and early 40s. The duo starred in eight films together, though the first three, "Naughty Marietta" (1935), "Rose Marie" (1936) and "Maytime" (1937), were the team's best. Though his film career is largely linked with MacDonald's, Eddy did enjoy some success opposite Eleanor Powell in the lavish "Rosalie" (1938) and with Rise Stevens in the witty "The Chocolate Soldier" (1941). He also provided several voices for the disappointing, uneven Disney offering, "Make Mine Music" (1946), delightfully performing the title role of the segment, "The Whale Who Wanted to Sing at the Met". After his film career petered out in the late 40s, Eddy returned to occasional concert work and made nightclub appearances.
separated from Eddy's mother c. 1915
separated from Eddy's father c. 1915
born c. 1926
married in 1939 until his death; previously wed to director Sidney Franklin with whom she had one son; died on August 28, 1987