Celine Dion called it as she sees it this morning on Good Morning America today. The Titanic-singer called in to the morning show early today to voice her opinion on the death of Whitney Houston.
“It’s just really unfortunate that drugs, bad people or bad influence took over. It took over [Whitney]’s dreams. It took over her love and motherhood.”
Celine called ‘Good Morning America’ on Monday to talk about the late pop singer and offer her two cents about drugs and the entertainment industry. Dion continued:
“When you think about Elvis Presley and Marilyn Monroe and Michael Jackson and Amy Winehouse, to get into drugs like that, for whatever reason… Is it because of the stress and bad influence? What happens when you have everything? What happens when you have love, support, the family, motherhood? You have responsibilities of a mother and then something happens and it destroys everything.”
“That’s why I don’t do parties and I don’t hang out. That’s why I’m not part of show business. We have to be afraid…Taking pills to go perform and taking pills to wake up and taking pills to go to bed. It’s so unfortunate,” she said.
“I’ve always said you have to have fun and do music and you can never be part of show business because you don’t what it’s going to get yourself into,” Dion continued. “You have to do your work and get out of there.”
A lot of folks are gonna be irritated by Celine's public frankness today. I have so many thoughts about this subject; let's see if I can actually put them all into something cohesive.
It's being widely reported that Whitney partied hard prior to her assistants finding her lifeless body in that bathtub at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. I chose not to write about her that night, and the questions that were being asked about an apparently bloody and sweaty Whitney leaving a nightclub a couple of days prior to her death. It was just too sad and tragic to look at those photos, let alone write about Whitney's ongoing decline.
I want to know what your first thought was when you heard of Whitney's death. Did you automatically assume it was drug-related? I did. I sure did. The fact that Whitney had lived a rather rough life-style over the past 10-15 years is no secret. We all saw it played out in the media and even on that god-awful reality show she appeared on with her then-husband Bobby Brown. (Feel free to look up Bobby's criminal record here, if you have some time on your hands.)
Listen. Years of drug abuse takes a toll on one's body, the same way that years of anorexia ravages a body. Technically, Karen Carpenter died of heart failure, right? But what led up to her heart giving out? Years and years of abusing her body with laxatives and starvation, that's what. It's not rocket science. Whitney was dying right in front of our eyes for well over a decade. A 48 year-old woman doesn't just DIE in a bathtub. I can only imagine the horror her friends must have endured finding her under water. It's an image I can't get out of my head. Can you?
The rumors of Whitney taking a crap-load of benzodiazepines (Xanax, Valium and the like) for "anxiety" cannot be ignored. The years of admitted cocaine use cannot be ignored. The decades of drug abuse was going to eventually...and quite literally, break Whitney's heart. There is an extremely hard-hitting piece called "Didn't She Almost Have It All?" written on Salon.com about Whitney's spiral. I suggest you read the post, if nothing but for a wake-up call.
Oh, and I do know of what I speak--personally, and I've seen it happen to friends and my own family members. Addiction is the devil. Add celebrity to the mix and it's got to be a bloody nightmare, just as Celine stated this morning.
I stand by my initial thought: "Whitney's poor heart just couldn't take it anymore."
God Bless Whitney, Cissy and Bobbi Kristina.
Celine? Celine Dion? You asked for this crap. By sending out your goons to scare off the fine folks at Ridiculous Pictures of Celine Dion, all you did was make EVERYONE go a-huntin' for the photographic cray-cray. Honestly. It's your fault.
Oh, what's that? You have a new fragrance out you say?
"The new fragrance contains top notes of mimosa blossom, pink lady apple and juicy guava; a heart of Indian jasmine, rose essence and magnolia blossom, and a drydown of sensual musk, amberwood and sandalwood. Dion has said that Mimosa and wood are in nearly every one of her fragrances because they remind the star of her Canadian childhood."
Huh. Fragrance sounds lovely.
Oh, Celine Dion. Listen, Sister. YOU'RE the one making these faces, and now you can't take it? Gyaaaah!
"FURIOUS Celine Dion has allegedly SHUT DOWN a tribute Tumblr site because she didn’t like the unflattering images they featured, according to a goodbye letter posted on the site.The Tumblr page, Ridiculous Pictures of Celine Dion, removed all images and posted a notice Tuesday announcing that her lawyers sent them a letter to close immediately.
Administrators of the website say they are Celine “superfans” and they cannot afford a legal battle with the wealthy singer over their fair use claims."
céline dion found our blog, and she didn’t like it. we just got a letter from céline’s lawyers that the blog has to be shut down.
though this blog is well within the realm of ‘fair use’, i don’t have the money or time to get a lawyer to respond. the dream is over.
thanks for following and being a céline superfan i’ll always remember u i’ll never let go
SOMEone seems to be lacking in the humor department...unless it's high profile, like SNL I guess. Honey, these pictures are public domain once they hit the internet. Simmer down. Oh, here's another one!
And lastly, my favorite!
Admit it, Celine. These pictures are funny.
Congrats, first and foremost to Celine and her husband Rene on the birth of their twins... I mean, if she waited any longer she would be saying 'it's all coming back, all coming back to me now.' Having a little test-tube of sperm just waiting there, for the right moment. Ugh, it's like have a $100 bill in your pocket and NOT spending a single cent.
Hell, I'm surprised there's not a biopic in the works (before Rene kicks the bucket) about Celine's life and her career. I can see it now, told by Celine in that voice, like the old lady from Titanic, because her life was so momentous it requires a Narrator. (Subconsciously, I must have been thinking of Titanic when I thought of Celine.)
Anywhoo, the damage has been done and two little pieces of immortality roam the Earth to continue the Dion fortune, along with older brother "RC". However, the articles in Hello!Canada and People didn't really put a gold stamp on these bundles of joy. Instead, the magazines seemed focused on Celine and how "...the demands of her new twins have also kept the 42-year-old from her usual pop star attire." What? She has been kept from her pop star attire?! What exactly is that? Perhaps this:
And if so... thank God for these children for keeping her from the "pop star attire"!
The other disturbing quote almost made me gag a little. Picture it, "I nurse both babies at the same time," she told Hello! "I'm in my pajamas until lunchtime and there's no time to shower." Now is it just me (and I am sure it's not) that just pictured Celine's saggy ol' boobs, holding up two babies, and stinking to high-heaven from that Canadian treat of unshaven underarms? Where is Rene?... I mean really, this woman has been on VH1's Divas Live and has thrown down with the best of them. (But let's please not re-live Celine's ghastly rendition of AC/DC's "Shook Me All Night Long"...)
A Tale as Old as Time... Beauty and The Beast. New and Improved! With Twins now! Eddy and Nelson!
[Editor's Note: Send all crabby comments to SHAUN; clearly this was written by a DUDE, given the childbirth, breast-feeding and non-showering behavior remarks. ALL mothers are like that--and we don't have a full-time staff.] We love you, though, Shaun!
Written by: Shaun
Okay everyone. Simmer down now. WE HAVE THE NAMES of zee tweeeens! [Drumroll] NELSON and EDDY. The babies were also allowed to go home today with their family. Their rep told People Magazine, "Céline and the twins went home last night. Everyone's doing great. They are happy to be home."
Here's a little more info (than you probably care to read) on how the babies' names were chosen:
via CTV MONTREAL
— Quebec's most famous diva has revealed the names of her twins.
Celine Dion announced the names in an interview with TVA network.
One will be called "Nelson," named after the great South African anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela. The other is "Eddy," after the French songwriter Eddy Marnay.
The interview, conducted by family friend Julie Snyder, was recorded on Oct. 13, shortly before Dion gave birth.
The highly sentimental production was sprinkled with scenes of family moments.
After several attempts with assisted reproduction, Dion and husband Rene Angelil had their second and third children on Oct. 23.
The late Marnay, whose career took off when the legendary Edith Piaf sang one of his songs, helped launch Dion to stardom. He heard a recording of Dion when she was 13 and was instantly mesmerized. He agreed to produce her first songs. The Algerian-born songwriter died in 2003.
Wasn't there an old-timey singer/actor by the name of NELSON EDDY waaaaaay back in the day? I'm old, but I ain't THAT old, y'all.
Yeah. I knew it.