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Anyone else see Celine Dion on Larry King?

On the looters: "These people have never touched things like this before. LET THEM!

And then:

GET A KAYAK!!!!!

Put....another person in....the KAYAK!!!!

And then:

Cheese Whiz!

I swear to you, she said something about a mother and cheese whiz. Just wait. Someone will have the video soon.

And then Larry King, the crazy motherfucker himself, asks her to SING! She is flipping out, she's crying, she's screaming, she's making rowing motions and he asks her to sing. And she does.

I'm sure that interview was supposed to be poignant, but we were cracking up. We haven't laughed that hard since watching Mikey Meyers' face when Kanye West went batshit on live tv last night.

[If you missed it, it will be rebroadcast at midnight EST]

[I really needed that moment of bizarre levity. Thanks, Celine!]

Comments

Last I remember hearing of her, she had been cryogenically frozen after her career dried up. So why is she loose now?

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20050903/ap_on_en_tv/katrina_nbc_telethon

Here's an article that has some stuff about Kayne West's rant.

No, Dion isn't frozen - her career was, as she has taken a permanent jaunt on Vegas, it seems.

(I was there, I know.)

Michele - hahaha about Mike Myer's face - totally!!!

Nice to see that Celine's appearance provided something to laugh about. The truth is, she made a lot of good points, expressing what a lot of people are thinking but won't say publicly. She showed true emotion and didn't spew out some bullshit rhetoric. And on top of all that, she showed exactly why she is a super star by giving a heart-wrenching performance despite the obvious anguish she was feeling.

Is it wrong that I want to punch Julie in the face for that post?

/i keed i keed. somewhat.

Shame on you! Shame on you! Have you no concept of empathy? Do you not understand how another human being can care about the needs of someone else? She was not 'flipping out' and she said gee whiz, not cheese whiz. Get a meaningful life will ya?

Wow, the Dion worshipers are out. Your madam made a fool of herself, just deal with it. She's a celeb, not a genuis.

Both of them might as well be aliens

Oh my. I missed it. Dang. Did she sing AC/DC's "You Shook Me (All Night Long)" again?

Julie's post is parody...right? Right?

I can't stand Larry King so I missed it, but did anyone clue Celine in on that looters didn't touch DVD's, microwaves and dyson vacuums, but BOOSTED them?

Funny, too... you'd think Katrina only hit New Orleans for all the coverage..or is it that everywhere but LA was a hell of a lot better organized to meet the hurricane?

Hi guys,

Yu American got it all wrong. Of course, cauz yu are Americans, may God forgive yu, yu were born like that.

Celine said «gee whiz», but meant «cheese whiz». In the 1950s, we French Canadians were poor and exploited by & for yur Empire. At that e eat cheese whiz 3 times a day, though at Xmass we added a pickle over it.

Even though Céline is now part of yur Empire, she still feels the pickle whenever yu make war to poor people in 3rd world countries or even in yur own country.

Please do as yu have been so succeeding doing, do not listen to her, even more, shut her, especially when she sings truth.

Dog bless America

yu all

Best line out of the whole article:

"to Myers' evident surprise"

hahahahahaha.

I shouldn't laugh, but I can't help it.

Good day

It is unbelievable how people could get on tv and talk rubbish......
Firstly.... why doesn't Celine go out and get down and dirty? Maybe she should go down there with a paddle and get on the kayak with her damn cheese whiz? She is really something....then stating she is donating 1 million dollars..... always about her it seems. All a act...hey I am Canadian, a Quebecer and thank God she is out in USA as we don't like her here, some dumb ass FRENCH QUEBECER... best she stay where she is, a two faced airhead.
OH.....how quickly she forgets who made her a billionaire ( you guys) as for us Canadians, we couldn't care less about Ms Dion...Dion is the Tammy Faye of Canada.... not to mention a person who is for separating Quebec from the rest of North Amercia.
I have watched the news and am upset as you all are about what has happened, and Thank God for the Amercians, they are doing their best, it is not easy going in there and getting everybody out. It is truly a mess there , but with help coming from everywhere including us Canadians, we will see a better tomorrow for the victims of Katrina. If Elvis was alive, do you think he would act like a asshole? Hey, Bush should send this jerkette back to her small hicktown in some remote area in Quebec.
God Bless Amercia.

No I am not French Canadian
P.S. Maybe Bush should drop her out of a plane.....sounds good to me

Hey Sarah,
Just so you know.. Not all Quebecers are separatist..(Celine isn't one of them) so please shut up before you embarrass yourself. And as for everyone else, I hate Celine, she did act like a weirdo but she is right. She said out loud what all you half decent Americans are afraid to say. The only ones complaining and criticizing are you brainwashed rednecks. Bush is simply a moron. He only kept blaming others for his incompetence in the rescues of this disaster. He will go down as the worst president in American history. You should also all be embarrassed that a foreigner was the first to donate so much money to help YOUR people. It just says a lot about America.

Danny

Hey......... I don't LOVE Bush, but who is she to bitch and make a fool of herself, she is the embrassement to US , NOT ME.
If you are a Quebecer as I am, maybe you would know more about the wonderful Celine Dion.... don't get down my throat for speaking my mind about a brainless BITCH. SO she sent money....big f.....deal, thank God, its only the Amercian's money..... as they are the ones who spent money on her, as us Canadians have no use for her. without the Amercians, she would have NOTHING

I am Canadian !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Its nice to bitch and complain about how well or badly Bush is handling this , but the true good hearted people are the ones who have gone out and helped...... As many including Canadians have done in the past week. Celine is only about flash and money !!!!!!!!!! It was all a act !!!maybe she should get a award, if only she knew how to speak English.
Further more, ITS EASY TO GET ON TV AND RANT AND RAVE ABOUT, THIS UNFORTUNATE INCIDENT....BUT ITS WHAT IS IN PEOPLES HEARTS THAT MATTER IN THE END.

MONEY DOES NOT SOLVE ANYTHING.... SHE SHOULD GRATEFUL THAT THE AMERICANS HAVE MADE HER A ICON.

Remember what is important here !!!!!!!!!!!

Peoples lives !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Go ahead bitch all you want......about this or that..... so run for President!!!!!!! and make the difference.

Dear sarah,
to start off, I'd just like to thank you for making me laugh. So the way you see it.. she isn't aloud to speak her mind because you'll look like an idiot? I thought America was all about freedom of speech. Besides, if she did say anything stupid I'm pretty sure the Americans are smart enough to realize she's not our national leader. So whatever she says, it'll only reflect on her image.

Second of all.. I am Quebecer too, and I'm not going down your throat for speaking your mind.. I actually respect that. But what I don't respect is the fact that you speak without knowing what you're saying. Next time you try to use a statement to make a point, make sure its a fact instead of coming up with lies like saying she's a separatist when she actually isn't. So if you don't know what you are saying it's better you shut up before you embarrass us.

anyways I wont comment on what you said about her being useless to Canadians, her not speaking English properly ( btw English is not her mother tongue.. get over it) and money not solving anything cause you clearly have no clue what you are talking about.

She is so NOT about money and if any of you bothered to listen to what she said you'd realize that. But instead you choose to ride the trend, making fun of her and making ignorant unsubstatiated comments. She said herself the people in N.O. don't care about her check. And she said to Larry King that she doesn't want to talk about the money....that there are more important and pressing issues to discuss.

She was pissed off, upset and holding these feelings in for a week because she had to keep it together for her son. So you can cut her a break for blowing up on tv and for not having perfect English.

And I think people are forgetting that she was ASKED to come on TV and ASKED to voice her opinion about whats going on. It took a lot of guts to say what she did...things most of the world was thinking as well, instead of sitting back and saying nothing. When you have the chance to be on such a public forum as she was, it should be a moral obligation to raise issues such as the one's she (and Kanye) raised.

You people have no clue who she really is. Instead you choose to make quick and very misguided judgements because she's rich or overly emotional. Truth is, she has more compassion and sincerity in one of her eyelashes then most of you seem to have in your entire being.

Shut. The. Fuck. Up.

Yup, I was right. You people are indeed morons. :)

Truth is, she has more compassion and sincerity in one of her eyelashes then most of you seem to have in your entire being.

That must be one HUMUNGOUS eyelash.

shut.the.fuck.up.yourself.right-wingtard.

Get a grip Sarah. Can anyhone be/get anymore stupid than you? I think not. Nothing you said made any sense simply because you don't know right from wrong. How old are you? 7? 6?

First Celine is NOT for the seperation of Quebec from Canada. That was vastly publicized in the news media several years back. Before you were born I guess, in the late 80s - early 90s. Check your facts before making stupid idiotic comments like that. You may not like Celine and that's just fine (you're not the only one), but you don't have to invent stories to inflamme your hate. What a sad bitch you are. Maybe you should get spayed and the world would be better off.

And for your information we don't say Quebecer but Quebecois. Get with the program retarded ignorant. Learn how to speak properly. For someone who's criticizing Celine's lack of knowledge regarding the English language, you sure don't have any lesson to give to her. Your English is pathetic, just like you!

shut.the.fuck.up.yourself.right-wingtard.

Ah, but this is MY website. Therefore, I can make YOU shut up. Thanks for playing!

do you know she meets sick children every single night before AND after her show. how shallow of her, right??

im not saying to god forbid listen to her music. but to deny the fact that she's a sincere and compassionate person just proves that you people are completely clueless.

So you all know that your IP addresses are logged when you leave a comment, right?

And that I can tell if you have left comments under another name before?

Just checking.

This is my first time here and I've been using the same name...

I'm only expressing my opinion, just as you are. I don't think there's anything wrong with attempting to give you the other side of things. Unless this is the kind of place that doesn't accept opinions that differ from their own.

When I said "shut up" I was talking to everyone.

Worst. Debate. Ever.

First watch the video
http://www.cnn.com/video/player/player.html?url=/video/bestoftv/2005/09/03/lkl.celine.dion.cnn

Then watch television and realize how pathetic the situation is in the US right now, when millions of dollars are spent to kill people in other countries, including americans...when the money, and men are the most needed in the US right now. How comes the government, and the bush administration let that situation happen. Can't we take the right decisions several days before the hurricane stroke the coasts of Louisiana when we have the most freaking expensive satellites floating above our heads? There's a real problem here.
And who give a fuck about the looting of a camcorder, or food when we all know that the stores will be refund by the insurances...and that it will be spoilt because of the water. Is it more important to kill people who are looting, than saving thousands of lives.

Now watch again the video...listen to her arguments in her broken english (cheez = jeez)...Try to do the same in a language which is not your mother tongue, and give credit to the woman where it is due, cause she had the balls to tell the truth live in front of the whole world (CNN is broadcasted worlwide), not thinking about the aftermaths on her reputation...And yes, take note how pathetic you are all by dissing the one who showed you the naked truth you are all ashamed of!

Wow
I was only giving my opinion.

Yes everybody has a right to their opinions
and my mother tongue is not English nor French.

Good day

Yes everybody has a right to their opinions and my mother tongue is not English nor French.

And you have the guts to critize her English. Can't you see how wrong this was for you to do so? This was not an opinion you were giving but rather a judgement based on hate, which in the end bears zero weight in the balance.

Michele: why shuting us up? Don't you actually believe in the freedonm of speech? Can't our voice be heard too? Sarah was wrong to say the things she said because her "opinion" was filled with wrong facts which negated her point of view. FYI this is my first time here so you won't find my IP address in logs.

Not to start another debate... and let me preface this by saying I too feel horrible about the whole Gulf Coast/Katrina situation... but did anyone think that Celine Dion on Larry King saying "helicopsters" was remotely funny?

Her "speach" was heartfelt as far as I can tell, but on a dark humor-side of things- I got a small chuckle hearing her say "helicopsters"

Take it out of the context of the situation, and I think you'll get a small giggle. (if not now, maybe later on in life)

On a side note... anyone else extremely concerned about the increased possibility of a terror attack now that they know we're occupied with this disaster, and that our economy is about take a massive dive? Kind of the kick-em-while-they're-down type of move... (I sure hope not- the Pres and staff better figure some shit out to avoid that...)

Just my $.02

Power to the Freedom of Speech, baby!

Michele: You. crack. me. up.

Cheez whiz!... if deez peoples can't find the humour in what a clown Celine is, well, there's no hope for 'em.

I love Dion's speech about the disaster..I have never laughed so much in a long time..use the helicopsters and "GET THOSE KAYAKS" for those suffering peope and let them touch the plasma tv's they need for survival.. to funny! :-D
Dion means well and I understand what she want to say even if it came out a bit weird..she is one bright girl, why didn't anyone think of the KAYAKS!!

;-)

Then watch television and realize how pathetic the situation is in the US right now, when millions of dollars are spent to kill people in other countries, including americans...when the money, and men are the most needed in the US right now. How comes the government, and the bush administration let that situation happen. Can't we take the right decisions several days before the hurricane stroke the coasts of Louisiana when we have the most freaking expensive satellites floating above our heads? There's a real problem here. And who give a fuck about the looting of a camcorder, or food when we all know that the stores will be refund by the insurances...and that it will be spoilt because of the water. Is it more important to kill people who are looting, than saving thousands of lives.

It's forums like this that remind me that the double-edge of freedom of speech is that people have a right to make themselves look foolish in what they say. Case in point, the post I reference.

Damn you, Charlie, LET THEM EAT CAKE!!

I was so disheartened to watch Celine Dion encourage outright thievery in the wake of the New Orleans disaster. Yes, she was obviously emotionally upset, but to suggest that the people only wanted to “touch” the televisions and clothes is outright crazy talk. Mrs. Dion can’t possibly be that naïve. I feel great sadness for honest victims of this disaster, but the criminals who chose to stay behind with the sole intent of stealing (yes, stealing) other citizens property deserve no pity. “Poor” is a relative term and I can personally testify that I have never been able to “touch” a big plasma television. I guess I’ll just wait patiently for the next local disaster in my part of the country...

And what in the world does the war in Iraq have to do with New Orleans? I am quite certain it is not as “easy” as Mrs. Dion thinks it is to send planes over to other countries and kill “everyone”.

What happened in New Orleans is without a doubt, a tragedy, and many months will be spent discussing what went wrong and deciding where accountability belongs. As Americans always do, we come together in the face of tragedy and help each other the best we can. The numerous relief funds and myriad people volunteering are wonderful examples of our resilience. Like all others, we will survive this disaster, in spite of the politics.

granted, CELINE DION's rant on KATRINA may have sounded a bit broken, choppy, and awkward, but i agree with those who feel it was heartfelt, sincere, and genuine.

i will also state that CELINE DION was rather bold in the sense that she had the courage to make some serious statements on BUSH's alleged war on terrorism/oil.

i would also like to say, as a canadian, that CELINE DION has tons FANS (and no, not ceiling fans!) here in her native land, yet, like virtually every other artist, has tons of NON FANS.

regarding the SEPERATIST issue, she is not into that whatsoever; check your facts.

regarding the ACCENT, she learned english as an ADULT, which is much more difficult a time to pick up a language for anyone, so give her SOME credit for what she has achieved in this regard.

regarding her INTELLIGENCE, until you hear her express herself in her mother tongue, you have no idea how articulate she is; i would love to here some of you anglophones, american or canadian, try to shoot your mouth off on national television in FRENCH! think about it...

i close in saying that she is a FINE AMBASSADOR to canada, sharing her messages of peace, love, motherhood in all that she does. if only americans could appreciate a woman with a sense of class (who does not sell her body or belittle herself like many american artists do) (e.g., britney spears who says, basically, "as an american, i think it's important to trust our president and support him in his every decision"; try watching FAHRENHEIT 9-11, miss. spears!).

may god bless all those who lost their lives, as well as those who are struggling to survive. may god punish those who, like bush, wreak havoc on innocent people, take advantage of his own people (many of them kids), and endanger north american for being the war monger that he is.

p.s.: CELINE, as usual, you sing like an angel. keep on representing!

p.s.s.: no offense to you yankees, but your country is in danger.

Kudos to Mrs. Dion for raising some good points. Yes, some of it sounded awkward but if you read under what she's saying, you'll see her intent is good. Most of the world and even some Republicans are starting to see what a fuckup Bush is! Not to mention the mayor of N.O. for not taking better precautions. The US is quickly going down hill thanks to Bush and his croonies. So Celine, YOU GO GIRL!