Celine Dion, on tour in Paris, made a splash in a nude photo posted by Paris Vogue on Instagram. (Courtesy photo)

Celine Dion looking great in the nude

Looks like Celine Dion may be going viral — in the nude this time.

An oh-so-tasteful photo on Instragram posted by Paris Vogue shows the posed, poised 49-year-old singing star in her birthday suit — sitting on a chair with her arms covering her breasts and legs crossed.

The shot was taken between costume changes.

The lengthy caption, however, offers tons of info about the diva’s love and knowledge of haute couture, particularly her onstage Las Vegas attire in recent years.

Her big names include: Armani Prive, Schiaparelli, Giambattista Valli and Versace.

High-fashion houses send teams to Nevada for three fittings, before the outfits are finished in her local, private atelier, where Velcro panels are added, to accommodate quick changes. Her high heels are fitted with metal shanks.

She says, “We have to make haute couture industrial,” and “The clothes follow me; I do not follow the clothes.”

But she doesn’t always have to be flashy. A classic little black dress she acquired from the Christian Dior atelier when it was overseen by John Galliano, the “antithesis of the red carpet hoopla that attends the union of fashion and celebrity,” is what she wore to her husband Rene Angelil’s funeral.


After 45 years, San Francisco-based Eureka Theatre — which commissioned Tony Kushner to create the Pulitzer Prize-winning “Angels in America” is shutting down — ceasing operations July 5, mostly due to the loss of grant money.

Through the decades, the troupe’s illustrious associates included Chris Silva, Robert Woodruff, Carl Lumbly, Richard E.T. White, Danny Glover, Julie Herbert, Caryl Churchill, Dario Fo, Geoff Hoyle, Richard Seyd and Tony Taccone.

The company’s beloved theater on Jackson Street will remain open, under new management and with a new name: Gateway Theatre.


To celebrate opening at 685 Coleman Ave. in San Jose, Blaze Pizza, the “fast-casual artisanal pizza” venture backed by LeBron James, is offering free pizza at the location between 11 a.m. and 11 p.m. Friday, July 7 to those who follow Blaze Pizza on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook. … Rishi Sangani, a consultant from San Francisco, is slated to compete on “Jeopardy” on Thursday, July 6 on KGO-TV. … Bad Axe Throwing, which calls itself the “world’s biggest ax throwing club,” hosts its grand opening in Daly City on Friday night July 7 with an open house and free lessons (valued at $20 to $45) of the sport, described as “like darts but on steroids!”


49er Malcolm Smith is 28. … Entrepreneur Susan Wojcicki is 49. … Edie Falco is 54. … Singer Huey Lewis is 67. … Musician Robbie Robertson is 74. … Actress Katherine Helmond is 88.

— Staff, wire reportsBad Axe ThrowingBlaze PizzaCeline DionEureka TheatrenakedVogue

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