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Celine Dion performs on the Plains of Abraham in Quebec City on Saturday, July 27, 2013. (Clément Allard/THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Celine Dion performs on the Plains of Abraham in Quebec City on Saturday, July 27, 2013. (Clément Allard/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

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NO LONGER ALL BY HIMSELF

A man who spent the night in a deserted Las Vegas airport might soon be spending some quality time with Quebec’s favourite diva.

Celine Dion is offering concert tickets to Moncton-native Richard Dunn, who created a viral video of himself singing her song All By Myself in the Las Vegas airport.

All by myself from Richard Dunn on Vimeo.

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Dunn made the most out of being stuck at the airport overnight by filming an impressive lip-sync rendition of Dion’s1996 cover of Eric Carmen’s hit.

He started filming himself in the empty Las Vegas McCarran International Airport at 2 a.m. while he was stranded there between flights, according to CBC. The parody music video went viral and was watched 12.5 million times on Vimeo in under a week.

It features a water-spilling tribute to Flashdance and lots of emotionally charged glances at the camera from the I-love-Las-Vegas t-shirt wearing Dunn.

He shot the video with an iPhone, sometimes using a ruler and tape for a tripod or attaching his cellphone to a bag on a rising escalator to create a zooming out effect.

Dion posted a reply on her YouTube channel yesterday to say she loved the video, calling it “hilarious” and “touching.”

In the video reply, the singer also invites Dunn to be a guest at her show next time he is in Las Vegas airport limbo.

She even goes so far as to say that he is welcome to use her bathroom, referencing the scene in Dunn’s video where he sits forlornly outside of a woman’s bathroom trying to hold the hand of the life-sized woman sign on the wall.

After taking a break for April and May, Dion returned to her residence this Tuesday in Las Vegas at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace. Last year, her contract with Caesars was renewed until 2019 and she is scheduled to perform several times a week until the end of August.

A day after her show reopened, Dion’s husband René Angélil quit work as the star’s manager, Huffington Post Canada reports. Aldo Giampaolo, a Quebecor executive who has worked with Angélil in the past, will take over the role.

DOOR WARS

Harrison Ford was struck by a falling door on set of Star Wars: Episode VII in Buckinghamshire, England. The actor is reviving his role as Han Solo in the movie franchise, which began filming this May. The door fell and injured Ford’s ankle near the Millennium Falcon spaceship stage. The 71-year-old was helicoptered to a hospital in Oxford where he received chest x-rays to determine the extent of his injuries. Filming will continue while Ford recovers.

Source: Telegraph

JUST A GIGOLO?

It’s been almost a year since Glee star Cory Monteith died from a heroin overdose in a Vancouver hotel room, and his long-faithful girlfriend and co-star Lea Michele is starting to date again. Her new boyfriend, aspiring actor Matthew Paetz, reportedly once worked as a gigolo. Paetz had an account on the escort site Cowboys4Angels but his profile has been deleted. They met while filming a music video for Michele in April.

Source: People

SOCCER DOUBLE

Lionel Messi, captain of Argentina’s national soccer team, was all smiles when a Ronaldinho doppleganger invaded the field during a training session a day before the start of the 2014 World Cup. Brazilian player Ronaldo de Assis Moreira is Messi’s former teammate and long-time friend. When the lookalike rushed the field wearing a Ronaldinho jersey and shook the captain’s hand, Messi broke out in laughter.

Source: New York Daily News

CLICK HERE

News satire organization The Onion launched a comedy project that makes fun of digital media, particularly those that are notorious for putting out clickbait. The parody website is called Clickhole and is full of the listicles, quizzes and silly videos that are famous for making sites like BuzzFeed and Upworthy both popular and annoying.

Source: Mashable

OUT PROUD

Wrestling legend Pat Patterson came out on television yesterday after 50 years of living in the closet. Patterson told cameras he was gay on the finale of World Wrestling Entertainment Network reality show Legend’s House, which follows Patterson and seven other former wrestlers. The 73-year-old Montrealer was born Pierre Clermont but is better known as his ring name. Patterson told the other wrestling stars that he lost his partner of forty years to a heart attack.

Source: TMZ

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