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Garth Brooks, Celine Dion in CBS Prime-time Specials

Celine Dion by Cliff Lipson/CBS

Recording behemoths Garth Brooks and Celine Dion will perform in one-hour CBS specials airing Friday, Jan. 25, and Friday, Feb. 15, respectively.The first of the specials (both of which air at 9 pm/ET), Garth Brooks: Live in LA!, will be telecast from his live show at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Variety reports. All proceeds from his concerts will be donated to the Southern California 2008 Fire Intervention Relief Effort, to which TV viewers will be able to call in donations.Celine Dion: That's Just the Woman in Me was taped Jan. 12 in front of a live audience at Los Angeles' Wiltern Theatre, and included a mix of greatest hits as well as songs from Dion's most recent album, The Prayer. In her first concert since ending her five-year Vegas run, Dion will be joined by artists such as Josh Groban and Black Eyed Pea will.i.am, who, we know, will appreciate Celine's lovely lady lungs.While concert specials have not been the highest ratings-reapers in recent months, these two show... read more

Dancing with the Stars Backstage Report: The 10s Pour In

Julianne Hough and Helio Castroneves, Dancing with the Stars

One of the greatest singers in the world says she wants to dance. On the show. As a contestant. Céline Dion, backstage at Dancing with the Stars Monday night, had just pretaped two songs for the show's finale next week. One of them will be her signature ballad, "My Heart Will Go On," from Titanic. "I hope they invite me again," says Dion. "I want to dance. For me, it's not about a contest. It's about having the privilege to share the dancing floor with the most amazing, talented people, and to share music. It's not about winning. It's about dancing as many times as possible." Who is she dreaming about as a possible partner? Maks? Tony? Jonathan? "I want all of them," she says slyly. Dion says she's not kidding. Six of the show's professionals danced in front of her as she sang — including Tony read more

30 Rock, Girls Next Door and More News Briefs

Lauren Scala by Yolanda Perez

In-demand Time Out New York On Demand personality Lauren Scala can be spied on tonight's episode of 30 Rock, during a scene where Liz and Jack each have dates at an art gallery. "Watching Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin run lines was an amazing experience," Scala shares. "They are unbelievably talented and at times it was hard not to laugh — or stare — as they took an awkward situation and made it more awkward".... E! premieres Season 4 of The Girls Next Door on Dec. 3.... Celine Dion's assault on ABC Daytime continues. After guesting on the Nov. 23 All My Children, she will appear on The View Nov. 23.... Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth is the latest pick of Oprah Winfrey's book club. And poor Dean Koontz still waits. read more

All My Children Cues Up a Celine Dion Visit

Celine Dion by Michael Caulfield/WireImage.com

And you thought the 1994 tornado was bad. This just in from ABC:"Grammy Award-winning superstar Celine Dion will be a guest star on All My Children on Wednesday, Nov. 21. The announcement was made today by Brian Frons, president, Daytime, Disney-ABC Television Group. 'Celine Dion represents another of today's top recording artists who are tapping into ABC's prime ratings position and garnering a presence with our daytime audience. This is the perfect blend of the power of music coupled with dramatic storytelling and enhancing the visibility of our brand across multi-platforms,' said Mr. Frons. "Ms. Dion will appear as a featured guest on Erica Kane’s (Susan Lucci) talk show, 'New Beginnings,' and in addition will sing the title track from her new CD, Taking Chances." read more

Has Lincoln's Plan Tragically Backfired?

Episode Recap Call WaitingYikes Im afraid Brad Pitt may have been down this road before Does that box contain nah sweet lil Prison Break wouldnt do that Right But the look on Lincs face Maybe it was just full of Celine Dion CDsLets back up So James Whistler is wanted back on the outside because he like took some scientist type to a remote location on his charter boat I was having trouble following that if only because it was so much exposition and so soon What happened to the Prison Break that fed us crumbsI have to say Im a bit disappointed in Sucre He came back to Linc only to get some of the lost millions I thought he was back to join Team Scofield-Burrows Do you think weve seen the last of him or will he resurface later to help save the dayThis episode answered one burning question I had how an inmate is notified of a visitor since there are no guards Somehow they are expected to hear the PA speaker over all that jail-yard clamor Great s read more

Short Cuts: Barack Obama, Gene Simmons and More!

Illinois senator and possible presidential contender Barack Obama visits The Tonight Show on Friday.... Perhaps as soon as Dec. 7, the NFL Network will begin offering live webcasts of its Thursday and Saturday telecasts to Verizon FiOS and DirecTV subscribers with Verizon broadband hookups.... A&E has greenlit a 20-episode second season of Gene Simmons Family Jewels.... Sofia Coppola and boyfriend Thomas Mars welcomed their first child together, a girl named Romy, on Tuesday.... Celine Dion has canceled five performances of her Las Vegas show, as well as an appearance at Monday's Billboard Music Awards, due to a highly contagious respiratory infection. Mycoplasma bronchitis rocks.... Ice Age: The Meltdown topped the DVD sales and rental charts last week, unseating The Da Vinci Code in both instances. read more

Meat Loaf's Recipe for Idol Success

Meat Loaf dueting with Idol's Katharine McPhee

Who better than Grammy winner Meat Loaf (aka Marvin Lee Aday) to serve up a dish of career advice to the singing stars of tomorrow, like American Idol winner Taylor Hicks and runner-up Katharine McPhee? read more

OMG! Please... tell me more ...

Question: OMG! Please... tell me more about Lorelai taking Christopher as a date to Zach and Lane's wedding on Gilmore Girls!


Answer: It's not as bad as it sounds. Chris was actually her third choice. Her first, Luke, was on that bonding retreat with April and therefore unavailable. And her second, Michel, had tickets to see Celine Dion. Only after Mrs. Kim demanded that she show up with a date did Lorelai ask Christopher. That should make you feel a little better, right? 

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IMITATION IS THE SINCEREST FORM OF LARCENY

Envious of Fox's American Idol success, NBC has announced plans to launch a stateside version of the Eurovision Song Contest, an overseas institution that launched the careers of, among others, ABBA and Celine Dion. Which makes it, at best, a mixed blessing. (Go ahead.... I'm ready for the hate mail today, people.) read more

American Idol Another season of...

American IdolAnother season of American Idol begins with double the twin action. Does anyone agree that two sets of male twins plus the small-town Barrettsmith sisters might be overkill in the family-drama department? It smells a touch gimmicky, but at least all the siblings can back it up with their voices. So can single-named diva Mandisa and Gina, the tongue-pierced, fishnet-wearing dental assistant who managed a decent Celine Dion vocal. But really, we don't tune in to see the true talents this early in the season. There will be plenty of time to see how they fare. No, the premiere episode is all about the truculent train wrecks, and Chicago was full of 'em. Here's a hint for future Idol wannabes: When the judges r read more

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