Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Celine Dion Scores Juno Nod

Grammys be damned! The Canadian Juno Awards nominations came out yesterday and Celine Dion got a nod for Music DVD of the Year for her magnificent "Taking Chances World Tour: The Concert." She's up against dinosaur rockers Rush, along with Broken Social Scene, Buck 65 and Tom Beghin, whoever the hell they are. The show airs up north March 27.

Meanwhile, Celine's upcoming show in Las Vegas, which launches March 15, is already a sell-out through April 17! According to Casear's Palace, ticket sales have already passed $10 million at The Colosseum box office. That's the fastest such tally in the history of the venue—an odd marker, since said venue was built for Celine in the first place.

In addition, Celine and family appeared in a cover story in French mag rag France Dimanche, complete with pics of Nelson and Eddy, born Oct. 23. Celine insists that she has no intention of hiring a nanny: "I didn't have these children to not take care of them. I am changing diapers and breastfeeding and that's something where no one can take my place. It's tiring but an intense joy."

Celine has got to be the only millionaire mommy I know who dares to care for her own kids. Half the entitled mothers in my apartment building don't work—while their nannies do everything from walking the dogs to washing clothes to handling the children. That's called a "maid" where I come from.