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Celine Dion responds to viral 'All By Myself' video with an invitation -- VIDEO

When Richard Dunn found himself stuck in the Las Vegas airport overnight, he made a decision: to spend his time wisely by making a music video set to Celine Dion’s “All By Myself.”

The lip-synching clip went viral, and eventually found its way to Dion — who recently decided to send Dunn a message of her own. Although she’s not lip-synching, it’s still pretty cool.

In the video, Dion calls Dunn’s piece “hilarious and very touching,” and invites him to her Vegas show if he ever finds himself stuck overnight again. Oh, and he’s more than welcome to use her bathroom. READ FULL STORY

'O Holy Night': You choose the best version, in our Twelve Days of Christmas Classics -- POLL

The Twelve Days of Christmas Classics is on! EW is putting the best versions of the most-covered Christmas songs up to a daily vote to compile the ultimate holiday playlist. (We’ve already covered “Baby, It’s Cold Outside,” “The Christmas Song,” “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” “Let It Snow!” and “The Little Drummer Boy.”) If your favorite singer isn’t in the list below, you better not pout: Each artist will only appear once throughout the 12 days. Listen to our top six, vote for your favorite, and let us know why you made your pick in the comments below.

UPDATE: The polls are closed, and we have our winners! Listen to YOUR ultimate holiday playlist here.

The music for “O Holy Night” was composed in 1847 and set to the French poem “Minuit, chrétiens” (opera singer Enrico Caruso recorded the French version in 1916). The lyrics we know today were written by a Unitarian minister based on the French text.

Producer David Foster ushered the song into pop music with his 1993 rendition for Michael Crawford, which might explain why our six favorites are from 1994 until now. Listen to all six (plus a bonus!) and make your pick. Yonder breaks a new and glorious vote!
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Your heart can finally go on: Celine Dion is on Twitter

There were days when the sun was so cruel that all the tears turned to dust and I just knew my eyes were drying up forever. But not today! Today is the best day because Celine Dion is finally on Twitter.

The Canadian songstress joined the social networking site this morning. Her first message? “Hello Twitter! How are you? Excited to talk to you more…”

She then uploaded a Vine (Fancy!) saying, “Hi everyone. Very excited about my new album Loved Me Back To Life. Can’t wait for you to hear it.” That album will be released in November.

The technology jump signals a new day for the performer. She made headlines in 2011 when her legal team effectively shut down the Tumblr “Ridiculous Pictures of Celine Dion.” The star clearly didn’t realize that being made into a meme is how the Internet shows it cares.

While so far her official Twitter account is all business, one can hope that the cheesy star will eventually get in on the fun. Psst, Celine…. fans will love you forever if you tweet this out: READ FULL STORY

Oh, Canada! Justin Bieber is reportedly a cousin of Ryan Gosling, Avril Lavigne, Celine Dion

Breaking news: All of our neighbors to the north are apparently related to each other. At least, the famous ones are. Ancestry.com’s genealogical genies have discovered that Justin Bieber shares blood with a cadre of Canadian stars including Belleville, Ontario native Avril Lavigne, Québécois Celine Dion, and Ryan Gosling — who, like Bieber, was born in London. No, not that London.

The links are distant, but they’re there. As the Associated Press summarizes, Bieber and the Crazy, Stupid, Love star are 11th cousins once removed. He and the sk8er grrrl are 12th cousins. All three share two common relatives — a pair of French-born Quebec settlers who were born in the early 1600s. The man, Mathurin Roy, was a twinkly-eyed heartthrob who found himself the subject of the first hand-drawn memes. (“Salut, mademoiselle.) The woman, Marguerite Bire, bought all her clothes at the 17th century version of Hot Topic and died when her proto-flatiron burst into flames.

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Guess Who: Who's behind the bunny mask and teddy bear pants?

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Unless you’ve already seen the new issue of V Magazine, just accept that you’re going to get this wrong. Full-length photo and answer below! READ FULL STORY

Here's that Celine Dion 'Rolling in the Deep' cover you wanted

Covering Adele: Just another reason Celine Dion is amazing.

None other than Céline Dion decided to start “Rolling in the Deep” this past weekend as part of her Las Vegas show, as first reported by Gawker.

I’m shocked this cover took so long to happen. The two women’s vocals are so similar, and many of Adele’s tracks would feel right at home on Let’s Talk About Love or Falling Into You. I especially love the darker tone Dion adds to the chorus.

Just when I thought that after over a year on the charts I’m finally moving on from “Rolling in the Deep,” I’m back in. I’m getting chills. I want to dance. I want to cry. It’s all too much — in the best possible way.

Let your ears rejoice and listen below: READ FULL STORY

Celine Dion parody celebrates the power of bacon -- VIDEO

“I wake up in the morning / And smell your sweet delight / You linger in my kitchen now / I still smell you at night…”

Yes, the following clip is a love song about crisp, salty, artery-clogging bacon. Yes, it is sung to the tune of “The Power of Love,” Céline Dion’s earth-shattering anthem. And yes, the video itself is a shot-for-shot parody of Dion’s own “Power of Love” music video, complete with creepy close-ups of heavily made up eyeballs and oodles of soft caresses. Most importantly, though, its star has some pipes — even if nobody can really out-diva Céline. Behold, the power of ba-COOOOOON:

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PopWatch Confessional: What's YOUR go-to song for a dance party of one?

Fair warning, don’t click through if you don’t want to hear a SPOILER from New Girl‘s finale. Last night’s season-ender centered on whether Nick (Jake Johnson) would vacate the loft to live with his on-again girlfriend Caroline. After packing up the moving van and taking all the roommates on an odyssey of togetherness, everyone returned home to the loft without Nick. But then! Nick returned and with a fitting fanfare: AC/DC’s “You Shook Me All Night Long.” The roommates each rocked out in their respective rooms, and it was a wonderful close to a strong first season.

But New Girl wasn’t the only recent show to feature solo dancing. The April 29 episode of Girls found Hannah (Lena Dunham) pepping herself up, appropriately, to Robyn’s “Dancing on My Own.” These two scenes got us thinking about our own favorite solo dance party jams. For me, it’s Simply Red’s “Sunrise (Love To Infinity Radio Mix).” Sometimes a girl just needs to bounce around.

What gets my esteemed colleagues going? And what Celine Dion song made not one but two appearances on the list? Click through to find out, then share your favorite below! READ FULL STORY

'Titanic' shocker: 'My Heart Will Go On' makes Kate Winslet 'feel like throwing up' -- VIDEO

Near, far, wherever you are — don’t bother trying to serenade Kate Winslet with a certain Celine Dion ballad. The Academy Award winner told MTV News yesterday that Titanic‘s bombastic theme song makes her sort of seasick: “I do feel like throwing up” after hearing it, she said with a laugh. To quote another ’90s icon: That was way harsh, Rose.

In the interview, Winslet does manage to convey her annoyance without sounding spoiled or entitled. “I have loads of funny stories” thanks to the film, she explains. Either way, I can’t help feeling for the woman — imagine if people insisted on playing a Celine Dion song every time you walked into a room. (Well, any Celine song besides “It’s All Coming Back to Me Now.” That song rules.) Watch Winslet’s interview below. READ FULL STORY

Celine Dion talks Whitney Houston: 'I'm scared of show business'

As viewers witnessed during several touching tributes on last night’s Grammys, the music community is still reeling from the death of Whitney Houston. This morning, Houston’s fellow vocal titan Celine Dion called in to Good Morning America, telling cohost Robin Roberts, “Whitney’s been an amazing inspiration for me. I’ve been singing with her my whole career, actually. I wanted to have a career like hers, sing like her, look beautiful like her.”

Dion speculated, “It’s just very unfortunate that drugs and… I don’t know, bad people or bad influences took over.” She cited icons who have fallen to the pressures of fame, including Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe, Michael Jackson, Amy Winehouse, saying, “Something happens, and that’s why I’m so scared — I’m scared of show business,” she admitted. (As of Monday afternoon, Houston’s body had been released, but toxicology reports and the official cause of death had not.) See the full video after the jump. READ FULL STORY

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