Quebec superstar singer Celine Dion has appeared naked in a photo published on Instagram by Vogue magazine. The photo shows Dion sitting on a chair with her arms covering her breasts and her right leg crossed over her left. The caption states the photo was taken between a costume change. See the photo and read more here.
Celine Dion doesn't try to hide her feelings. Her candor is one of her many charms, coupled with lovely manners and an emotional transparency that's unique in anyone (let alone a global popstar for over 30 years). Last year at the haute couture show for Giambattista Valli, she sang, clapped, oohed and cooed, before ultimately going backstage post-show to weep with Giamba and his mama. "No one else was applauding," she recalls slightly sheepishly as she waits to enter the Petit Palais for this summer's Valli catwalk. She is joined by a featured dancer in her European show by the name of Pepe Munoz. Pepe is a Spaniard, originally from Malaga; he is also a budding fashion illustrator (@pepemunozillustrations). Celine was introduced to Pepe by Las Vegas show folks she knows through her butler's wife, who is a dancer herself. ("All the people I meet," says Dion of her Vegas social life, "are acrobats, dancers, or divers. That's family.") Now the two are fast pals, inseparable onstage (her in a jeweled, super-heroic unitard, him in his basic helpless hotness) and off. And so when, this season, Celine decides to express her exuberant enthusiasm for Valli's work it is by making flamenco hand signals to Pepe, who is across the aisle, and his front row neighbors, actress Rossy de Palma and the esteemed Spanish choreographer Blanca Li. And there are far too many runway winners to count. A delicate tiny floral tee-shirt of fully embroidered tulle worn with a collar or harness of black pailettes. Ball dresses of chantilly lace, pleated tulle, or broderie anglais, cut high in the front, trained in the back. This is a full-on Celine show in every sense. Celine's hands are twirling; Pepe's hands are Voguing; Rossy is inexplicably doing scissor kicks.... The models (the lucky ones!) are gliding by in ballet shoes, but the dancing is all going down in the seats. When it ends, Pepe is in tears. Blanca is in heaven. And Celine is saying that next year, if she is on tour in Europe, she will ask to have the whole week of the shows off from performing. "But they won't let me," she laughs, "for fear I will spend too much money!" #CelineTakesCouture Photographed by @denisetruscello.
That Twitter video US President Donald Trump posted last week showing him beating up a man whose face had the CNN logo superimposed on it is still drawing flak. An organization called The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press is the latest organization condemning the clip. Group head Bruce Brown says the post is a “threat of physical violence against journalists” and no one “should be threatened with physical harm for doing their jobs.” Trump has long had it in for CNN, which he says has inaccurately portrayed him, his candidacy and his administration. Read more here.
We finally have your long weekend box office report. The movie “Baby Driver” has come close to making back the $34 million it reportedly cost to make. Its first weekend in theaters saw the movie earn $21 million, plus another $9 million since its official opening last Wednesday. The R-rated movie stars Jamie Foxx, Ansel Elgort, Jon Hamm and Kevin Spacey. But another R-rated movie in theatres didn’t pay off as well. “The House”, staring Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler, took in only $9 million in its debut weekend which marks one of Will Ferrell’s lowest movie debuts.