Entries in Shania Twain (8)


Shania Twain to Launch Las Vegas Residency Next Year

Bryan Bedder/Getty Images(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) -- Shania Twain is taking her act to Vegas.

At a press conference in Nashville, Tenn., on Wednesday, Twain announced that her Las Vegas show, Still the One, would debut at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace on December 1, 2012.

Shania will perform 60 shows per year, as part of a two-year deal.

Shania will join Celine Dion, Elton John, and Rod Stewart as part of a rotating lineup of performers at the Colosseum.

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Shania Twain Getting Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Bryan Bedder/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Shania Twain is getting her own star on the Hollywood walk of Fame next month.

The country singer-turned reality show star will receive the honor on June 2. Her star will be the 2,442nd given, and will be located in front of the West Hollywood Hotel.

Twain's friend, actress Bo Derek, is expected to be on hand at the ceremony, where she will speak.

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Shania Twain Tells Oprah About Quest to Regain Her Voice

Bryan Bedder/Getty Images(CHICAGO) -- Shania Twain wants her voice back.

That was the theme of her appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show Tuesday, during which she discussed her new memoir From This Moment On, and showed clips from her new docu-series Why Not? with Shania Twain, which premieres this weekend on the OWN network.

Twain told Winfrey that the reason she hasn't sung in public in five years is that she simply can't: she's suffering from dysphonia, which is an impairment of someone's ability to produce words.  Twain explained that this is not caused by anything physical -- her vocal cords are fine.  Rather, she says, it's a psychosomatic condition caused by all the emotional trauma she's suffered in her life.

The singer explained, "It's not just my singing voice, it's my 'any' voice...and that's all stemming from just plain old fear: stage fright, domestic violence in the home as a child, my parents dying, not knowing what's next.  It's just all these different stages of fear in my life.  I've just trapped my own voice, and now I've got to unwind all that."

As detailed in her memoir, Twain was witness as a small child to her stepfather abusing her mother.  She also suffered through the trauma of her stepfather and mother both dying in a car crash, and having to suddenly be the one to support her family.  Most recently, she became severely depressed when her husband and producer, Mutt Lange, left her for one of her closest friends.

Twain told Winfrey, "My fears and anxieties throughout my whole life had been slowly squeezing my voice.  I was losing it slowly and progressively.  What happened is when my marriage fell apart, that particular crisis was almost the straw that broke the camel's back of something that had already been building."

Twain is now on a quest to regain her voice, which she hopes to do by speaking openly about her past and confronting her fears, which she does in her docu-series.

She told Winfrey, "I want to [sing in public again] and that's the whole point of doing this.  I really can't imagine not singing again."

The singer's media tour continues Wednesday with an appearance on NBC's Today show.  She'll also appear on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on May 12 and on The Talk on May 18.

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Drake, Justin Bieber Lead Juno Nominations

Photo Courtesy - Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images (TORONTO) -- The two hottest Canadian artists out there right now have landed a slew of nominations for the Juno Awards, Canada's equivalent to the Grammys.

Drake, who's hosting the Juno Awards ceremony on March 27, landed six nods, including Artist of the Year and Album of the Year for Thank Me Later.  Meanwhile, Justin Bieber scored four nods, including Album of the Year for My World 2.0 and Artist of the Year.

Other nominees include Michael Buble, Sarah McLachlan and, in the international category, Eminem, Katy Perry, Ke$ha, Lady Antebellum and Taylor Swift.

Shania Twain will be inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame at the Toronto ceremony.

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Shania Twain to Be Inducted into Canadian Music Hall of Fame

Photo Courtesy - Mercury Nashville/ Universal Music Group(TORONTO) -- 2011 is shaping up to be a great year for Shania Twain.

On the heels of her New Year's Day wedding in Puerto Rico comes the news that she's going into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.  Twain will be inducted at the 2011 Juno Awards, Canada's answer to the Grammy Awards, on Sunday, March 27.

The singer last attended the Juno Awards in 2003, when she served as the show's host. 

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Kellie Pickler Married On New Year's Day

Photo Courtesy - FilmMagic/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Shania Twain wasn't the only country star who got married on New Year's Day.

Singer Kellie Pickler tied the knot with songwriter Kyle Jacobs in a Jan. 1 ceremony on a private island in the Caribbean. No other details are available.

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Shania Twain Ties the Knot

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(RINCON, Puerto Rico) -- Shania Twain tied the knot with businessman Frederic Thiebaud in Puerto Rico on New Year's Day.

Her rep confirmed the news to People saying, "They were married at sunset in Rincon, Puerto Rico in front of 40 of their closest family and friends."

Twain and Thiebaud became romantically involved in 2009 after their spouses allegedly had an affair with each other, ending both marriages.

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Shania Twain Engaged, Rep Says

Photo Courtesy - Bryan Bedder/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Shania Twain is engaged to Frederic Thiebaud, the man she had been dating since ending her marriage to producer Robert John “Mutt” Lange.

Thiebaud, who works for the Nestle company, proposed to Shania two months ago in Switzerland.

Thiebaud is the ex-husband of Marie-Anne Thiebaud, Shania's former best friend.  Marie-Anne is the woman who, in 2008, "Mutt" Lange allegedly left Shania for after 14 years of marriage, though both denied the affair.  Frederic Thiebaud and Twain had reached out to one another following their respective breakups, and in 2009, she confirmed the two were romantically involved.

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