15 items from 2017
Dion is heading into a legal face-off with the people behind “Fallout 4.” Singer/songwriter Dion Dimucci has filed suit against ZeniMax Media over the use of his classic song “The Wanderer” in ads for the video game, according to court papers obtained by TheWrap. In the lawsuit, filed in federal court in California, Dimucci says that he never signed off ZeniMax using “The Wanderer” for the “Fallout 4” ads, which the lawsuit calls “repugnant.” Also Read: Watch The Trailer For 'Automatron,' First 'Fallout 4' Add-On, Out Next Week (Video) According to the suit, Dimucci entered an agreement via Umg Recordings to license the song. »
- Tim Kenneally
During her concert at Caesars Palace's Colosseum in Las Vegas on Tuesday night, the 49-year-old singer channeled the Disney movie's heroine, Belle, while singing the ballad for the first time in front of 4,000 people. Dion clearly impressed the audience, including Et's Cameron Mathison, but admitted that she was little uneasy before taking the stage.
"It was very, very nerve-racking for me," she confided to Mathison. "It's because I'm Celine Dion. It's because it's the first, and I wanted to make it right."
Drake may have set a record at the Billboard awards last night with his number of wins, but Drake knows where to pay respect where respect is due. This is a picture of Drake backstage paying homage to one of the most iconic singers in history, Celine Dion. Dion, looking like some kind of angelic figure with the puffiest shoulders we have ever seen, had a pretty good night accepting Drake’s worship but also cheering on a fellow singer who just turned 71. Cher just celebrated her 71st birthday over the weekend, and strutted around in sparkles and pasties onstage,
- Nat Berman
Celine Dion had to stop her backstage interview at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards to sing along to Cher‘s performance of “Believe.” As the 71-year-old took the stage on Sunday night, Dion paused to watch the fellow performer on the monitor and started an impromptu karaoke session with reporters backstage. Cher accepted the Icon award at the Billboard Music Awards. During her acceptance speech, she said, “I want to thank my mom. When I was really young my mom said, ‘You’re not going to be the smartest, you’re not going to be the prettiest. You’re not going to be the most talented. »
- Beatrice Verhoeven
By now, everyone knows that Drake, Beyoncé and The Chainsmokers dominated the 2017 Billboard Music Awards, all of them taking home a substantial amount of hardware (Drake even set a record). But what was happening in the audience inside the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas while cameras weren’t rolling? Here are a few things you didn’t see on TV:
You could argue that K-pop group Bts got fans the most excited. An estimated 1,000 people waited for the group to arrive at the Las Vegas airport on Friday. On Sunday, tween girls began lining up at the magenta carpet at 5 a. »
- Mark Gray
Vanessa Hudgens pulled out all the style stops for her first time hosting the Billboard Music Awards Sunday night in Las Vegas, taking the stage alongside Ludacris in a slew of glittering, skin-baring outfits, including one look that channeled Cher, who received the coveted Icon award at the show. On top of giving her fresh, short bob haircut its official red carpet debut, not to mention killing it with her impersonations of Nicki Minaj and Céline Dion onstage, Hudgens stole the show with eight (!) outfit changes throughout the evening.
The 28-year-old star first hit the carpet alongside Bff Ashley Tisdale »
- Kaitlyn Frey
Cher was honored with the Icon Award at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday night, and received a standing ovation from the crowd at Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena for her amazing performances of classic hits “Believe” and “If I Could Turn Back Time.” But there may have been no bigger fan in the house than Celine Dion!
Dion was backstage after her own nostalgic performance -- a show-stopping rendition of her biggest hit, “My Heart Will Go On,” in honor of Titanic’s 20th anniversary -- when Cher took the stage, and just had to take a moment to celebrate her fellow timeless diva. The Insider’s Keltie Knight captured the amazing moment on Instagram, as Dion let a group of reporters in a “Believe" singalong:
The two even met up backstage after Cher's second performance, where there was presumably a lot of mutual fangirling.
Watch: Cher Honored As an Icon at 2017 Billboard Music Awards »
From kicking off her Billboard Music Awards hosting duties with a spot-on impersonation of Nicki Minaj to getting emotional over Céline Dion to throwing her shoes in the air while dancing along to Cher, Vanessa Hudgens looked like she had the night of her life in Las Vegas on Sunday.
Check out People’s full 2017 Billboard Music Awards coverage.
The star, 28, wow-ed the audience (and the Twittersphere) with her multiple outfit changes and her pitch-perfect performance of Dion’s “The Power of Love,” and even the night’s big winner, Drake, gushed about her onstage. Here are the biggest moments »
- Melody Chiu
Céline Dion wasn’t finished singing for the night following her angelic 2017 Billboard Music Awards performance.
After taking the stage to celebrate the 20th anniversary of her smash hit “My Heart Will Go On,” Dion stood before a screen backstage to watch Cher give an epic performance that included her classic hits “Believe” and “If I Could Turn Back Time.”
Looking mesmerized by the icon, who just celebrated her 71st birthday, Dion happily shimmied her body and mouthed along to the lyrics.
Moment: @celinedion singing along with @cher backstage at @BBMAs #bbma #cher #CelineDion pic.twitter.com/6ptcUOfUx4
— Frank Elaridi »
- Nicole Sands
Céline Dion brought the crowd to tears at the Billboard Music Awards Sunday night with a moving performance of her hit Titanic ballad “My Heart Will Go On.” And she fittingly channeled an angel for the performance in what might be one of her most spectacular stage outfits of all time.
Dion, a former recipient of the Billboard Music Awards Icon award, hit the stage to celebrate the 20th anniversary of her Titanic chart-topper in a plunging white Stéphane Rolland gown featuring voluminous, pillowy appendages on each sleeve which were reminiscent of angel wings. The design also had a cascading »
- Kaitlyn Frey
Some of today’s biggest divas were present and accounted for at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards — but none could hold a candle to Celine Dion, who delivered a performance of *ahem* Titanic proportions.
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Twenty years after the release of the James Cameron blockbuster, Dion graced the stage for a powerful performance of the film’s theme, “My Heart Will Go On,” which won the singer three Billboard Music Awards in 1998. (It was also the world’s best-selling single in 1998, for what it’s worth.)
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Pop your popcorn and cozy on up to the couch. The 2017 Billboard Music Awards are nearly here!
Billboard‘s annual honors, celebrating music’s biggest chart-topping artists, have been airing since 1989 – though took a four-year break for contract negotiations in 2007.
This year’s show will air live on both costs from Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena on Sunday, May 21 (at 8 p.m. Et) on ABC.
Check out People’s full 2017 Billboard Music Awards coverage.
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Ludacris will return as co-host for the fourth consecutive year, alongside first-time co-host Vanessa Hudgens.
- Dave Quinn
“My parents had The Colour of My Love album by Céline Dion when I was growing up and I would always get my karaoke machine and sing along,” Hudgens, 28, tells People. “I feel like Céline is the reason I have the range that I have, because I sang along to those songs.”
On Sunday, the “Reminding Me” singer will join rapper and actor Ludacris to emcee the three-hour live event in Las Vegas, »
- Karen Mizoguchi
There’s now officially no need to turn back time — Cher is returning to the stage for her first live awards show performance in more than 15 years.
Cher, who turns 71 the day before the awards show, will also receive the Icon award at the event, joining an esteemed group of past winners including Céline Dion, Jennifer Lopez, Prince, Stevie Wonder and Neil Diamond.
Related Video: Cher’s Changing Looks!
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- Kathy Ehrich Dowd
This article originally appeared on EW.com.
Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration will take place Jan. 20 in Washington, D.C., but so far, the president-elect has had some difficulty assembling a star-powered lineup for the ceremony. Over the last month or so, more and more musicians have publicly declined to perform — even those who Trump has praised or have a previous relationship with the president-elect.
In preparation for the inauguration, here’s a handy list of everyone who won’t perform for the president-elect.
The classical singer was one of the first names to emerge as an inauguration performer. »
- Diana Pearl
15 items from 2017
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