It’s twin boys for Celine Dion!


Celine Dion is a mother again – and x 2!

Billboard reports the 42-year-old Canadian powerhouse gave birth to twin boys Saturday via a Caesarean section at a Florida hospital.

The twins join a family made up of husband Rene Angelil and 9-year-old son Rene-Charles.

Dion’s representative told People Magazine that “Celine, Rene and their son Rene-Charles are thrilled. Celine is resting now and they plan to discuss what to name the boys when she wakes up.”

Dion had been put on bed rest and most recently hospitalized due to complications recently, and although the babies were born prematurely, they were born health, but will be spending a few days in an incubator.

Dion should have a fair amount of time with the babies before returning to Vegas, which she is scheduled to do in March 2011 for a three-year concert series at Caesar’s Palace.

Are you anxious to find out the babies’ names?

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Stars align to record “We Are The World” to benefit earthquake victims in Haiti


Lionel Richie and Quincy Jones have recruited a massive amount of star power to re-record “We Are The World,” a 1985 single written by Michael Jackson and Richie. The song was originally written and recorded to benefit those suffering from the famine in Africa, and is making a return 25 years later to aid the Haitian earthquake victims.

Among the artists reported by SPIN to have taken to the recording studio yesterday are: Barbra Streisand, Tony Bennett, T-Pain, Justin Bieber, Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Zac Brown, Brian Wilson, Carlos Santana, Celine Dion, Jennifer Judson, Pink, the Jonas Brothers, Usher, Rob Thomas, Miley Cyrus, Snoop Dogg, Jamie Foxx, Joel & Benji Madden and dozens more.

According to SPIN, the song will be debuted at the opening ceremonies of the Winter Olympics, Friday Feb. 12 on NBC before being released for purchase online with the proceeds going to the newly-minted non-profit, the We Are the World Foundation. The 1985 release raised more than $63 million in relief funds for Africa.  How much do you think this recording can garner?

New music first – HP

Grammy Awards to feature 3-D tribute to Michael Jackson


An elaborate 3-D tribute to Michael Jackson has been planned for the 52nd annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Jan. 31 on CBS, as the show honors the King of Pop with a Lifetime Achievement Award. The tribute will feature past Grammy winners Celine Dion, Jennifer Hudson, Smokey Robinson, Carrie Underwood, and Usher singing along with the voice of Michael Jackson.

The Grammy Web site report that the tribute is going to also feature a never-before-seen 3-D mini movie for “Earth Song” that Jackson himself created as the centerpiece for his This Is It tour, and has never been seen by the public. “Earth Song” was an original composition and a No. 1 hit for Jackson, with a theme about the future of the planet, which Jackson saw as a unique opportunity to deliver a message to the millions who would have seen him on tour.

CBS has partnered with Target to provide millions of free 3-D Grammy glasses so that viewers can get the full 3-D experience at home, while Grammy attendees at the Staples Center in L.A. will also receive a pair of 3-D glasses to experience the 3-D event live. The special Jackson tribute will mark the first time a sequence is broadcast three-dimensionally during an awards show.

Are you excited to see the tribute in 3-D? Will you be heading to Target for a free pair of glasses?

Make sure you check out the HitPredictor Grammy polls we have up on the Web site – let’s see how good you are at predicting Grammy winners!

New music first — HP