On January 8, 2012 Celine Dion and her family celebrated the release of the Disney´s movie "Beauty And The Beast" in 3D. To celebrate the re-release of "Beauty And The Beast" in 3D, Celine and her family posed for photos with characters of the movie backstage at the Colosseum of the Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, USA to the delight of Rene-Charles and twins Nelson and Eddy. "Beauty And The Beast" was first released in 1991 and Celine recorded its theme song in duet with Peabo Bryson. She´s had a long relationship with Disney, after singing the theme tune from the animated movie "Beauty And The Beast" back in 1991. And it seems Celine is keen to start her 14-month-old twins Eddy and Nelson´s relationship with the studios early, taking the adorable duo to meet some of the most famous characters. Celine, who was also accompanied by her husband Rene Angelil, looked incredible in a tight-fitting white dress as she clutched one of her twins while posing up next to people dressed up as Beast and Belle. The 43-year-old singer attended the studios to coincide with the theatrical release of the 3D version of "Beauty And The Beast", set to hit cinemas in America on January 13, 2012.
On January 11, 2012 Celine Dion appeared on interview during the broadcast of a segment titled "One-on-One With Superstar Mom Celine Dion" on the famous American TV show "Good Morning America", aired on ABC channel in USA. On this episode, host Juju Chang, interviewed Celine on backstage at the Colosseum of the Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, USA. Celine is a wife, mother, family woman and diva, but she is also someone who manages to balance all the glitz and glam of her high-octane career with dirty diapers and homework. But juggling diva-hood and motherhood isn´t easy. Celine revealed that her children most like to see her in her pajamas - because it means she´s going to be playing with them all day. After the birth of her twin sons, Nelson and Eddy, Celine was back rehearsing for her show in 12 weeks. And she´s still nursing. "One of my twins stopped nursing at nine-and-a-half months. Nelson is 14 months and he´s still nursing", she said. Celine credits her family for making her career possible. She is the youngest of 14 children, and she keeps several of her siblings very close. Her husband has managed her career since she was 12 years old, and her brother is her stage manager. Her step-son is her road manager, and the live-in babysitter is her beloved sister. "It is a family affair and it makes it possible for me", she said, "because if you spend, since you´re 12 years old, if you decide to spend all your life doing your work, it´s amazing to be able to surround yourself with people that make you feel at your best". Celine´s oldest son, Rene-Charles, appeared on stage with his mother on the night "Good Morning America" visited. Asked if she would ever let Rene-Charles go into show business, Celine replied: "If my husband takes care of him, yes... hopefully he´ll pick the right thing that will bring the best of him, his happiness. And we´ll be supporters for sure. Even if it´s show business". Rene-Charles and his brother visited the show at a special time in their mother´s meteoric career. "Beauty And The Best", the Disney animated hit, is being released this week in 3D. It´s been 20 years since the film first hit the theaters, and it´s become synonymous with the Dion song - also named "Beauty and the beast" - that became a runaway hit and made the singer a household name around the world. "I can´t believe that this song is so known and it´s mine", she said.
On January 12, 2012 Celine Dion appeared on interview during the broadcast of the famous daily tabloid television entertainment television news show "Entertainment Tonight", aired on CBS channel in USA. It´s been 20 years since the classic theme from "Beauty And The Beast" won Celine her first Grammy and the iconic singer looks back fondly on the song that made her a star. "It´s an honor", reflects Celine, thinking back on the twenty amazingly successful years that have passed since the film´s 1991 release. "This song game me a name in a way. My songs were being played on the radio but people did not know who sings that song. When Beauty and the beast was offered to me it put me on the map. It gave me a name".
On January 15, 2012 Celine Dion performed at the Colosseum of the Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, USA with her residency show "Celine". This was a benefit show titled "Play Without Pain: Children´s Sickle Cell Benefit" to raise money for sickle-cell research. Held by Dion, Caesars Entertainment, AEG Live and the Children´s Hospital Boston, the benefit event included a special 8:30 p.m. performance of Celine´s glamorous show directed by Grammy Awards producer Ken Ehrlich. Following the performance, guests were invited to attend an exclusive reception at PURE Nightclub at the Caesars Palace sponsored by Southern Wine & Spirits and Angel Management Group. Limited space was also available for the "Play Without Pain: Children´s Sickle Cell Benefit" VIP dinner event at Restaurant Guy Savoy prior to the show. Beginning with a 5 p.m. cocktail reception, guests were treated to a delightful dinner prepared by the acclaimed French chef as well as the opportunity to meet Celine. Husband and manager Rene Angelil and Celine welcomed 150 of the well-heeled donors and the amazing doctors of Children´s Hospital Boston backstage at the Colosseum in Caesars Palace for a meet-and-greet and photo session. On backstage, Celine was interviewed. "As a parent, I´ve been touched by the stories that were shared with me about the impact sickle cell anemia has on millions of children around the world", said Dion. "We know that doctors with Children´s Hospital Boston are very close to discovering life-saving treatments for these children, and I wanted to help. No child should have to live a life filled with pain and, hopefully, tonight´s benefit show moves us one step closer to ending their suffering".
On January 22, 2012 Celine Dion celebrated the grand opening of the Octavius Tower and Chinese New Year at the Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, USA. Caesars Palace headliner Celine hosted the grand-opening ceremony of the Octavius Tower in conjunction with Chinese New Year on Sunday night at Caesars Palace, officially ringing in the Year of the Dragon. During the private ceremony, Celine participated in the customary lion dance, bringing good fortune to Caesars´ sixth hotel tower and wishing happiness and prosperity for the New Year. "I am pleased to celebrate the opening of the luxurious Octavius Tower at Caesars Palace and am very honored to welcome the Year of the Dragon", Celine said in a news release. "As this is a very special time when millions of people around the world are celebrating the Lunar New Year, I would like to send my very best wishes to all for a healthy and Happy New Year". The grand-opening celebration kicked off with a lion dance as Celine painted the eyes of the lion to awaken it, presenting it with a red envelope, a gift to symbolize prosperity. Accompanied by drums, lion dancers paraded in the tower to ward off evil spirits, welcoming a New Year of wealth and prosperity.
ON TV SHOW
On January 22, 2012 Celine Dion appeared on the famous Canadian reality TV series "Star Académie", hosted by Julie Snyder, aired on TVA channel in Quebec. At the beginning of the show, host Julie Snyder introduced a little biography of the Canadian poet, publisher and singer-songwriter, and well-known Quebec nationalist and sovereigntist, Gilles Vigneault. Then, an hommage started with a fragment of the song "Mon pays", sang a cappella by Celine Dion from the Colosseum of the Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, USA. Other srtists also tok part on this hommage, as Paul Piché, Ginette Reno, Jean-Pierre Ferland, Grégory Charles, Michel Rivard, Patrick Huard and even Rene Angelil (Celine´s husband and director for the TV show). The part of the hommage performed by Celine, was recorded at an empty Colosseum at Caesars Palace before Celine´s performance with her residency show "Celine".
IN MONTEGO BAY
On January 27, 2012 afternoon, Celine Dion arrived to the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, Jamaica for her highly anticipated performance at the Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival at the multi-purpose Greenfield Stadium in Trelawny, Jamaica. Celine´s private jet, a Gulfstream G450, touched down at the private jet terminal at the Airport in Montego Bay after 3:00 pm. She had travelled directly to Jamaica from her home in Jupiter Island, Florida, USA. This was Celine´s first time in Jamaica.
On January 27, 2012 Celine Dion was on rehearsals at the multi-purpose Greenfield Stadium in Trelawny, Jamaica for a concert on that night for the three-night Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival. Jamaican singer Diana King also was there to rehearsals for the song "Treat her like a lady" with Celine.
January 27, 2012 - Celine Dion on backstage at the concert she gave for the Jamaica Jazz and Blues "Art of Music" Festival, wich took place at the Greenfield Stadiumin in Trelawny, Jamaica. Celine happily also accepted Christopher Gozales´ painting titled "Sage", from Denise Williams, director of government and corporate affairs at Flow.
On January 27, 2012 Celine Dion performed at the Jamaica Jazz and Blues "Art of Music" Festival, wich took place at the Greenfield Stadiumin in Trelawny, Jamaica. After the concert, Celine gave a press conference. Celine shared her thoughts on fellow music superstar Madonna performing in next week´s Super Bowl halftime show, and disclosed why she herself won´t be up on that stage. "I´m not going to be performing at the Super Bowl because I´m pretty booked, I´m in Las Vegas right now at Caesars Palace doing a lot of shows so I won´t be at the Super Bowl", she said. "But I love Madonna and know her well", she continued. "I know she´ll do just fine, she doesn´t need any luck. She´s going to do her thing, she´s going to do what she does best, she´s going to give us something for us to remember. She´s going to be great, just fine". Celine also opened up about how she´s balancing life with twin one-year-olds Eddie and Nelson, and her Las Vegas show. "My schedule is hard because I sing at night and I want to be with my babies during the day and I have twins and they are not sleeping good", the working mom shared. "They are in my room and they wake up five-six times a night. Two babies, so that mean 10 to 12 times a night. I can´t let them cry", she says, breaking into Bob Marley´s "No woman, no cry". "I can´t let them cry so I wake up, and say, It´s okay. They want to be with mommy and mommy wants to be with them, and then the next day, sometimes it´s hard, for me too".