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Here is a shocking list of celebrities the same age as Céline Dion

Ah Céline, the sweet songstress of French speaking Canada whose music has long been the go-to last minute gift for your mother or any other woman who you have unconsciously categorized as perpetually uncool.

In celebration of her new future drag queen anthem dropping this week we’ve decided to take a look at a great mystery: Céline’s age.

There is something shocking about learning she is only 45 years old. No, you think, she’s at least in her mid fifties. Actually, believe it or not, she was only 28 years old when she was singing the theme to Titanic.

Perhaps it is the fact that her husband is 26 years her senior that makes you think of her as old. Or maybe her history of making nothing but sensible choices and mid tempo music makes her seem out to pasture. That, and you mom does actually love her, and she’s old too, right?

What is even more mind blowing is that in Hollywood, a land obsessed with youth, so many other 45 year old celebrities seem eternally young. Gwen “Hollaback Girl” Stefani is a mere 18 month younger than Céline who was busy releasing an Anne Geddes babies-in-flowers lullaby album while Stefani was singing Rich Girl with Harajuku Girls and Eve.

Here are some of Céline’s other shocking contemporaries.

6. Jamie Foxx — 45

The perpetually sexy actor (and sometimes rapper) who we saw naked not too long ago in Django Unchained is just as old as Céline.

5. Jason Statham — 45

The action star, who has been in literally every action movie made in the last ten years, is the same age as Céline Dion and manages to look great and do all of his own stunts.

4. Criss Angel — 45

The self described “mind freak” magician who looks like he just wandered out of a My Chemical Romance music video is the same age as Céline Dion.

3. Catherine Bell — 45

The actress, known for her roles on JAG and Army Wives, along with her rockin’ bod, is the same age as Céline Dion.

2. Tony Hawk — 45

The professional skateboarder, sometimes Jackass co-star, video game mogul, and “Coolest Guy Ever” to 13 year old boys 2001-2005 is the same age as ol’ Céline.

1. Kristin Chenoweth — 45

The bubbly actor and singer from Broadway’s Wicked is, you guessed it, the same age as Céline Dion.

 

Honourable mentions:

Jennifer Lopez — 44

Jennifer Aniston — 44

Jay-Z — 44

Hugh Jackman — 44

David Boreanaz — 44

DJ Tiïesto — 44

Paul Rudd — 44

 

 

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LISTEN: Celine’s brand new track

Céline is back with her brand new track Loved Me Back to Life.

The song is very catchy with some electric guitar riff and those soaring Céline vocals we’ve come to expect from the Canadian queen of song and a chorus that is bound to be stuck in your head for weeks to come.

What do you think of the new track? Has Céline still got it? Let us know in the comments!

 

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Women of the week: Susan Wright

Susan Wright has helped hundreds of people stay the course over the last 15 years.

As a life coach and founder of Wright Momentum, she has worked with entrepreneurs, organizations and a handful of creative professionals enthused about making significant changes in their lives.

“It’s really cool when you get to light somebody’s fire,” says Wright. “They get that spark. They get the focus to stay steady.”

Before Wright started coaching and consulting she worked as a recreation therapist in a clinical environment, helping people to effectively cope with an illness or disease. She enjoyed working with people, but realized she wanted to focus her energy on performance, professional and personal development. She also wanted to integrate it with her health and wellness background.

“I tend to know when I’m ready for change and I knew that my career would take me only so far,” she says. “So there was a ceiling with what I was doing. I had already challenged myself in that area [and] felt fully confident and proficient at what I was doing. I knew that to take myself to the next level, to the next step, I would need to expand my horizons.”

Wright started seeking information about coaching when it was an emerging profession and information about it wasn’t easily accessible. She discovered a number of coaches and was coached herself. She then went on to be certified through the Adler School in Toronto, one of the first few students to go through the coaching program.

“For me it’s a personal philosophy,” she says. “Everybody has the potential, it’s just figuring out how do we tap into that.”

Wright’s approach is very holistic. She takes into consideration the various facets of a person’s life, discovering how they interact in their relationships and what’s important to them.

“Taking care of ourselves in all aspects of health and wellbeing is essential so we can actually bring the best of ourselves in no matter what we do,” she said. “It’s finding what that is for you as an individual.”

Pilates is another large part of Wright’s life. She is a certified Second Wind® Pilates Plus® and Integrated Movement Therapies (IMT) ® instructor. Practicing pilates improves coordination and brings awareness to the body. It can also reduce headaches, mental stress and increases energy.

To Wright, everyone has the potential to drive forward and develop. It’s just a matter of figuring out how to do it and then finding the perfect coach. Wright tends to work with high-energy creative individuals who are dedicated to improving their lives.

“If somebody has far too many excuses and no level of commitment, it’s not going to work,” she says. “You’re not ready for coaching. You really need to want something and want something to change. Whether it’s a team leader, a professional, it doesn’t matter. The commitment needs to be there.”

Wright’s book, Seven Steps To Change The Status Quo, looks at what prevents people from making change in their lives and how to go beyond the fears that prevent change from happening. Reaching goals comes with no shortage of roadblocks.

“There will be barriers when we’re making any change in life,” she says. “We’ll hit a cross barrier. Sometimes they’ll be even more mountains to climb. It’s staying the course, staying steady and strong on that course.”

It’s easy being green

The Pantone colour of 2013 has officially been announced as emerald green, which can be daunting for most women to wear. No matter who you are, bright green makes a statement. But making emerald green work for everyday wear is not as difficult as you might think. Here are some easy ideas to incorporate this colour into your wardrobe and makeup without going back to the 80s.

A Little Goes a Long Way

Emerald green makes an impact, so keeping it minimal is the key to making it work for daytime. For example, use a rich green eyeliner but keep the rest of your makeup neutral and soft to avoid overdoing it. Or if you want to incorporate it into your clothing, use accessories like jewellery or a purse. Choose one piece, say a pair of heels, and use them to bring a little whimsy and interest to your outfit. Don’t force them to compete with everything else you’re wearing.

Play With Shades

Maybe emerald green is still too much for you. Try playing with the different shades of green to see if any of those are more flattering. Just because the shade of the year is emerald green doesn’t mean you can’t still be trendy by using a soft, spring green sweater or a deep forest green necklace—it’s still green. For makeup, the colour olive is flattering to all eye colours and skin types, and it’s also one of those colours that’s versatile enough to be worn softly for daytime but with a little extra black liner, can work for a night out too. The idea is to explore colours and try different trends, so as long as you’re in the green family, a few shades off won’t make a huge difference.

Stick With What You Know

If you want to try something new but are afraid you might not like it, it’s easiest to pair it with something familiar. If there’s a particular clothing store or makeup brand you use often, try finding an emerald green there. It will probably work better for you than trying a new place or brand and chances are, since it’s the colour of the year now, it won’t be hard to find.

Trends Come, But They Also Go

Try to keep in mind that this is only the colour of the year, not the decade. Venturing out and trying something new is always a good thing, that’s how you can discover new favourites for your closet or makeup drawer. But this is a trend, and next year the trend and colour of the year will be much different. So don’t invest in expensive pieces or stock up on a ton of emerald green in everything from hats to socks. This time next year, you might be looking for something bright pink.