* Meanwhile, Celine’s husband Rene Angelil turns 70 today! He is truly one of the great gentlemen I’ve known…
* In addition, Celine covers both Hello Canada! this week and La Semaine. Whee ha!
* And more: Murmurs continue about Celine’s upcoming English and French albums later this year. She told Vegas Confidential over the weekend that her first Engish-language album since Taking Chances four-and-a-half years ago is due in May.
Two songs have supposedly been completed since November, including a cover of Janis Ian’s “At 17,” produced by Babyface. Previous reports add to the repertoire two other songs from her Vegas show: Journey’s “Open Arms” and “Ne me quitte pas,” among the most stirring songs of the night. She returns to the studio Jan. 31.
Hubby Rene says this will be Celine’s 52nd album, following 27 in French and 24 in English. *