Celine Dion gets “Ridiculous Pictures of Celine Dion” website shut down

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Many celebrities get a kick out of the memes and websites that have built up around them. Keanu Reeves was so gracious, smart and funny when a reporter asked him about him the “Sad Keanu” meme, saying “That’s funny. So they like take paparazzi pictures and re-contextualize them?… It sounds like harmless, good clean fun.” Justin Bieber, although young and prone to mild douchiness and stupidity, is similarly positive about the Lesbians Who Look like Justin Bieber website, and laughed about it and called it “funny.” Even George Clooney thought the hate groups about him on Facebook were funny and poked fun at himself when a reporter showed them to him.

So it’s standard for celebrities to laugh off websites and memes started by fans, even when they’re not entirely positive. Not Celine Dion, though. She just had a Tumblr featuring photos where she was making bad faces shut down. Touchy much?

celine-dion-germanyFURIOUS Celine Dion has allegedly SHUT DOWN a tribute Tumblr site because she didn’t like the unflattering images they featured, according to site.

The Tumblr page, Ridiculous Pictures of Celine Dion, removed all images and posted a notice Tuesday announcing that her lawyers sent them a notice to close immediately.

Administrators of the website say they are Celine “superfans” and cannot afford a legal battle with the wealthy singer over their fair use claims.

From RPCD:

hey y’all
céline dion found our blog, and she didn’t like it. we just got a letter from céline’s lawyers that the blog has to be shut down.
though this blog is well within the realm of ‘fair use’, i don’t have the money or time to get a lawyer to respond. the dream is over.
thanks for following and being a céline superfan
 i’ll always remember u
i’ll never let go

[From Tabloid Prodigy, RPCD, via The Frisky]

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I like Celine so I’ll chalk this up to someone not really “getting” the Internet and not understanding that it’s meant in good fun. Maybe her lawyers are doing it without her knowledge. Still, it must be annoying to see a website dedicated to terrible pictures of yourself. Someone should do this to Liz Hurley, although she’d have to be able to move her face first.

Thanks to Tabloid Prodigy for these gifs of Celine pulling faces. This website was a valuable public service.

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  1. Pyewacket says:

    What an old stick in the mud.

    Someone should force her to remove her music from everywhere! Ugh!

  2. Emily says:

    I wish I had seen this site in all its glory. It looks fantastic.

  3. Eve says:

    Noooooooooooooooooooo! I didn’t even know this website existed and now I can’t check it out!

    I take horrible pictures — somehow the angles of my face do not photograph well. Plus I make ridiculous faces all the time and some are caught in pictures. That doesn’t mean I think I look the same in person, because I know I don’t.

    She seems to be really insecure and if she thought that shutting the website will stop people from calling her or suggesting she’s ugly, I have the feeling this will have the opposite effect.

  4. Hollowdoll says:

    Considering all the crazy fan sites out there, that one seems the most harmless. I can’t believe the site was actually forced to shut down. That sucks.

  5. LindyLou says:

    If she doesn’t want pictures of her pulling silly faces floating around the internet, she should stop making the stupid looking faces!

  6. Waldemar says:

    Those GIF’s are hilarious. Someone needs to grow up.

  7. irena NL says:

    I see this happening more in the near future. A more conservative tide is coming in.

  8. lucy2 says:

    That’s really funny.
    Sounds like her lawyer had no grounds for demanding it be shut down, other than money and power.

  9. Liz says:

    Ha. very sensitive lady. I admit knowing this exists about you must be a teeny bit hurtful. albeit hilarious for everyone else :)

  10. Fabianne says:

    It’s not exactly a tribute site if it’s called “Ridiculous Faces of Celine Dion”. And this person wanted to appeal to Celine’s superfans? I don’t think so.

  11. S says:

    Wouldnt wonder if this laywer is not speaking on her behalf. Why should she bother?

  12. LOVE ANGELINA says:

    Now there is a woman who doesn’t botox.

  13. Summer says:

    I don’t like her after this.

  14. Kelly says:

    Those faces are hilarious – I had no idea she was a grimace-r (grimacer? is that a word?). However, I’ve always thought that given what nature gave her (ever seen old pictures? eesh!), she’s made the best of it, including wardrobe- and hair-wise. She’s an example of plastic surgery that is used simply to correct God’s horrific mistakes.

  15. Tiffany says:

    I am surprised by this because Celine Dion has always had a sense of humor. I will give the benefit of the doubt and say her lawyer and management is behind this.

  16. Nanea says:

    Céline (and lawyers), beware of the Streisand Effect!

    Hopefully these pics will pop up everywhere soon like mushrooms after a warm rain shower. Then everyone will wish they had left the original site well enough alone.

  17. Sue says:

    Celine Dion and Celine Dion alone that wanted the web site shut down, she a bit of a diva and she wants no one is laughing at her if she not telling a jock or if she doesn’t find it funny.

  18. Delta Juliet says:

    I’m with Tiffany. She alwasy seemed to have a pretty good sense of humor to even MAKE half of those faces. I’m betting it was the lawyers.

  19. Bill Hicks is God says:

    What’s next, a prohibition on the staple of Drag Queen acts worldwide?

    Grow a funny bone already.

  20. Relli says:

    Every time i see Celine Dion all i can hear in my head is Anna Gasteyer from SNL saying … I am Celine Dion best signer in the world, and her ridiculous “duets” she would do with the other “singers”

  21. Praise St. Angie! says:

    agree with Tiffany, too.

    she was SO good-natured about Ana Gasteyer’s portrayal of her on SNL, to the point that she invited Gasteyer on stage (in her Dion costume/wig) during one of her concerts.

    so, I’m really surprised she didn’t think that site was funny. oh, well, maybe she’s getting cranky as she gets older.

  22. Victoria says:

    she’s like the new foreign exchange student..”why are they laughing?” .. ha ha ha ha..

  23. Stubbylove says:

    There’s no doubt good ‘ol Celine pulls a ton of stupid faces – that being said, the dress in the 1st pic is freakin’ awesome.

  24. wunderkindt says:

    Dont know why they are pulling the site since these are HER actual facial expressions and not fictionalized in any way.

    Makes CD look like a bullyish uptight no-fun-nik.

  25. dovesgate says:

    I am incrediblt disappointed that I did not get to giggle at Celine’s faces. I bet the site was pretty epic.

  26. Truthful says:

    I KNEW she took herself waaaaay to serious, she’s just ok to me.

    years ago, I was feeling her..not so much now.

  27. Jilly Bean says:

    she is SOOOO expressive – that is hilarious! meh, i feel her pain!
    those clips are a riot!

  28. Rita says:

    Celine Dion is one of the most beautiful, honest,generous, and gracious women on the planet. I love her animated personality that delivers the “funny faces”.

    I don’t know why this became an issue but for this “super fan”, I enjoy every picture I see of this lovely lady….except when she dyed her hair blonde.

    I can understand people who don’t fancy her singing because it’s a matter of taste (If you don’t like, it’s bad taste IMO) but if you don’t like her as a person…please stay out of my neighborhood…..you will get shanked.

  29. Trillion says:

    I don’t know what’s worse: Looking at her or listening to her.

  30. sapphire says:

    What, no chest pounding?

  31. More power to her. I would probably not care if were her, but who knows. Maybe it was just annoying to her. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with wanting to get a site ridiculing yourself pulled off. Meh.

  32. Kelly says:

    One thing I forgot to say – although she certainly had plastic surgery to fix the nose and the teeth and whatnot, the gifs show that she has ABSOLUTELY not had Botox, and probably not a facelift/eyelift. When it’s pulled too tight, you can’t make faces like that!

  33. Bill Hicks is God says:

    @Rita: Her voice is amazing, it’s the over-emoting and crazy facial expressions that people make fun of. She doesn’t do it on purpose, she’s always sang that way. She’s French-Canadian, it can’t be helped. They look like that just ordering from a menu ;-)

  34. Rita says:

    @Bill Hicks

    Totally agree and having a little fun at her expense is part of the game. She can take it without a thought of giving it back.

    Interesting that you give the reason for her expressions as her being French Canadian….they do it to keep warm lol.

  35. MaiGirl says:

    I hope that if it is her management or lawyers behind the shut-down, and not her personally, she will say or do something about it, because this dick move makes her look like a bad sport. I truly wish I had seen this website when it is up. While I would not call myself a fan because I don’t particularly like power ballads ad-libbed to death, I do think she is a very good singer.

    I do wonder about this whole sense of humor thing, because Kathy Griffin has told a really lovely story about Celine being a good sport about signing tons of merch and barking like a dog because Kathy was accidentally petting her hair. I wonder if, as one poster said above, she has a hard time with the humor if it wasn’t intentional. Like, if she is making a joke herself, fine, but if someone else make fun of her, she gets hella sensitive. I’m thinking this is the case.

  36. HotLatino says:

    I can’t blame her, sometimes you look kinda bad in pics, would you like all of those pics on a single website? I don’t think so, I always fight with my friends when they upload ugly pics of me to face, I tell them to send em to me before uploading them and I photoshop em hahaha I’m so vain

  37. Bill Hicks is God says:

    @Rita: I’m Canadian and so I know Les Quebecois keep it interesting. Particularly at election time, lol!

  38. Rita says:

    @Bill Hicks

    Speaking of election time, if Quebec secedes from Canada would you mind terribly if Washington DC joins your new federation?

  39. Bill Hicks is God says:

    @Rita, lol!! Of course we would mind! Maybe not though, have you heard of our neo-con, ideologue tool of a prime minister? At least US Congress hasn’t been shut down three times…

    The grass is greener eh.

    Seriously, Quebec would have to forfeit Canadian currency (keeping it or on par with) and access to the St. Lawrence Seaway, both of which they demanded under Levesque and neither of which they will get.

    Both referendums have failed.

    Quebec will never separate. The main reason? About 2/3 of the province is Native land.

  40. Bill Hicks is God says:

    p.s. Native land meaning bound by Treaties. It’s a long story…

  41. mzjask says:

    why couldn’t i have seen this site sooner?!?!?!
    lordieeeee!!!

  42. dear kaiser says:

    It was a blogger’s trick to gain attention unless we see the actual letter on letterhead from Celine’s lawyers. She will probably be surprised when hearing this story.

  43. dear kaiser says:

    Quebec will never separate. The main reason? About 2/3 of the province is Native land.

    Yes and that segment of the population wants nothing to do with English Canada as well!

  44. Moops says:

    Celine should be grateful for whatever press she can get – she is washed up.

  45. NaomiCampbellsPhone says:

    Aww I loved that tumblr, it’s one of the few ones that really made me cackle out loud. Boo Celine, boo to you :(

  46. Jag says:

    Keanu not only said that his “Sad Keanu” was funny, he actually made a point to skip, jump and smile for “Happy Keanu” as well – just for kicks. :)

    Hate that Celine had that site shut down. It looked like it was really funny.

  47. Rainbow says:

    @Rita
    @HotLatino
    I 100%Agree with You
    Celine is one of the most talanted and beautiful women on the world.
    And I know, if it would be me in same ordeal, I would also dislike that all my “redicelous pictures* would be in one place.
    That’s a lie, that the site was created by her fan, I mean, amagin an artist that You really love. WOULD YOU DO SAME TO HIM/HER ?
    We all got some bad pictures of ourselves that we’d newer publish. She also doesn’t want her’s to be there,
    it’s humain.
    Sure, she could not care, and mostly she doesn’t. But I know, If someone puts in worldnet a nonflathering pics of me and I can erace it, then Sure, I- would erace ! :-)
    She makes those expressions, becose she really sings with sould and strong fealings

  48. Monreal says:

    @rita: HAHAHAHA really?!?! “but if you don’t like her as a person…please stay out of my neighborhood…..you will get shanked.”

    I am french canadian, but you are threatening to stab/kill someone if they don’t like dion?!?!? I hope you realize how ridiculous you are. Change your life!

  49. Diggy says:

    Has it ever occurred to Celine Dion that she really looks like those silly faces…it’s her making them!

    She’d have to shut down the whole internet in order to get rid of all the pictures of her wacky face. Google her and click images on top and you can see a whole lot! Her lawyer better hop to it.
    Some people need to learn to laugh at themself.

  50. petstar12 says:

    so why the hell it this still on if she had it taken off????? get real you just want more people to come and see it it is you that is silly like the person before me says she would have to shut down the Internet if she did not like her silly faces this is bull shit you guys just want more people to see it.
    Celine Dion is famous enough for you to have a go at ….get a life!!!

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