Posted by Chris Franklin as Celebrities at 7:40 PM UTC on Oct, 23 2010
Celine Dion welcomed twin baby boys into the world at 11:11 and 11:12AM this morning, the boys were born at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Palm Beach, Florida.
Dion, 43 and her husband Rene welcomed the boys who weighed in at 5lbs., 4 oz. and 5lbs., 10 oz. just several days after the singer was admitted to the hospital for observation one month before her due date.
The boys were conceived through in vitro fertilization (IVF) and will be admitted to the hospital for several days as is standard practice for premature born babies.
Posted by Chris Franklin as Mischief & Mayhem at 12:02 PM UTC on Oct, 22 2010
A woman in Florida was about to give birth to her child when she was moved out of her room so Celine Dion would have a place to stay while awaiting the birth of her premature twin sons, who are due next month!
A doctor ordered Celine to bed rest St Mary’s Medical Center in Palm Beach, at which point staffers made the other woman switch rooms so Celine would be more comfortable in the better room.
Celine Dion is the latest celebrity having a baby later in life. While for some it’s because of career demands, in Celine’s case, it’s been because of health issues. She, now 42, and husband Rene Angelil just announced that they’re having twins, but it hasn’t been without great difficulty that she’s pregnant.
She’s had numerous attempts using in-vitro fertilization (IVF), which for her involves flying from Florida (where she lives) to New York. She’s also had acupuncture treatments in Montreal, Canada (she and Rene are originally from the province of Quebec). She told People, “I feel like I’ve been pregnant more than a year,” because of the IVF efforts, and that this pregnancy has been physically and emotionally exhausting. She went through six years of IVF treatments just to get pregnant with son Rene-Charles, now nine, and it’s possible that the twins are from embryos previously frozen.
Celine, who had a huge show at Caesar’s Palace in Vegas that lasted five years and ended late 2007, is planning to rest because of the priority she’s putting on the babies, though she does have another Vegas show starting in 2011. She was named Calendar’s number one artist of the decade primarily because of the sales figures she pulled in thanks to the Caesar’s engagement.
Image: Flickr, Anirudh Koul.
Calendar’s Ultimate Top 10 list names Celine Dion as the number one artist of the decade. Okay, with the hundreds of top-ten lists all over the world, what makes this list impressive?
According to LA Times, the Ultimate Top 10 is based on two of the biggest revenue sources—the artists’ album sales revenue and their rankings at the box office. Thanks to Celine’s five-year engagement at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Celine earned $747.9 million the past decade. “[She] pulled in $522.2 million in concert-ticket sales for the decade. Adding $225.7 million worth of album sales during those same 10 years, she trumped all comers,” LA Times reported.
Number 2 on Calendar’s list is Kenny Chesney, who raked in $742 million, followed by Dave Matthews Band with $737.4 in earnings. The Beatles, who disbanded a long time ago, still managed to hit number 4 with $627.3 million in sales. U2 is number 5 with $609.7 million.