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Originally posted 02/03/2010 10:45AM
The world will be watching as the Winter Olympics kicks off Feb. 12 at Vancouver's BC Place Stadium. And while the traditionally lavish proceedings introduce the competing athletes to viewers, the host country is responsible for providing the headlining entertainment. (Remember China's awe-inspiring fleet of dancers and musicians during 2008's summer games?)
Typically, the performers herald from the host country – and Canada has produced a ton of world-renowned talent – from Bryan Adams to pop upstart Justin Bieber to Neil Young. Already, Shania Twain carried the Olympic torch in freezing temperatures through her hometown, Timmins, Ontario. Hopefully she'll get a chance behind the mic in Vancouver, too.
Originally posted 12/15/2009 10:45AM
Alanis Morissette struggled with depression her whole life, but recently, she found an effective antidote: running.
Morissette, 35, tells Runner's World that "running has made being depressed impossible. If I'm going through something emotional and just go outside for a run, you can rest assured I'll come back with clarity."
The Grammy-winning singer, who has run two marathons, tries to live a healthy lifestyle, including eating lots of kale. But she still occasionally indulges "in red wine, and it's fun to have medical marijuana once in a while," she says. "I still party and include a little debauchery."
Originally posted 11/02/2009 09:00AM
Of the 43,741 people who ran the New York City Marathon on Sunday, a handful stood out, both for having claims to fame and for their reasons for running.
Alanis Morrissette, former ER doc Anthony Edwards, The Incredible Hulk's Edward Norton and Christopher Reeve's son Matthew battled through the sweat and determination on the streets of the Big Apple, all for a good cause.
"It was such a thrill but I'm burnt," Edwards told PEOPLE moments after crossing the finish line. "I'm totally tired! But that's the point. I'm just so happy that I finished. But tomorrow I'm going to feel happier."
Originally posted 09/22/2009 06:00PM
Alanis Morissette is on the run – for a good cause.
The singer, 35, is participating in the Bizz Johnson Trail Marathon on Oct. 11 to raise money for the National Eating Disorders Association.
Training for the 26.2 mile race through Susanville, Calif., has not only gotten Morissette in great shape; it's also "shifted how I view food altogether," the singer tells PEOPLE.
"I've learned how to enjoyably fuel myself," she continues. "Participating in this marathon has inspired me to treat my body like an instrument."
And the musician – who suffered from an eating disorder in her teens – hopes to make some noise and raise awareness for the importance of healthy living.
Originally posted 10/09/2008 05:30PM
Alanis Morissette can be tough in her music. Just consider her megahit "You Oughta Know." Now, imagine her on skates with a big stick.
"I've been a hockey fan since I was fresh out of the womb, to be honest," Morissette, 34, tells NHL.com, revealing one of her life's first passions. "It would have been hard not to be in my family since we're all hockey fans."
"I played street hockey a lot," the singer says. "Most Canadians learn how to skate when they're 2 years old. I was one of those kids, so I skated a lot on my figure skates and my hockey skates."
Originally posted 08/14/2008 09:30AM
We oughta know ...
Full House star Dave Coulier is finally speaking out about inspiring Alanis Morissette's bitter, break-out hit "You Oughta Know."
The comedian told the Calgary Herald that he dated the much-younger singer-songwriter – but that he had no idea she planned to take their breakup public.
When he first heard the song, "I said, 'Wow, this girl is angry,' " he recalled. "And then I said, 'Oh man, I think it's Alanis.' ... I listened to the song over and over again, and I said, 'I think I have really hurt this person.' "
Originally posted 08/11/2008 01:50PM
The effects of old age won't be a concern for Alanis Morissette.
Don't count on seeing the singer, who says she "notices new things" about her body every month, searching for a fountain of youth. Instead Morissette plans to embrace her body’s transformation.
"I'm fascinated by aging and how a woman's body changes," Morissette, 34, tells Women's Health's September issue.
"I don't want to spend the next 50 years of my life trying to hide those changes. There's something very relaxing about watching it unfold instead of fighting it the whole way."
While she watches her body evolve, Morissette has stayed physically fit by adding triathlete to her resume.
Originally posted 06/09/2008 12:00PM
Here's one more thing you oughta know: Alanis Morissette has nothing but nice things to say about her ex-fiancé Ryan Reynolds. Even now that he's engaged to Scarlett Johansson.
"I'm really happy for him," the singer, who called off her engagement to Reynolds in 2007, told Newsweek.
Originally posted 05/09/2008 06:20PM
Alanis Morissette says she's naturally optimistic – but battled hard times over the last few years when she hit "rock bottom."
"I took a break over the past two and half years. I was tending to my personal life," says the singer, who called off her engagement to longtime boyfriend Ryan Reynolds in 2007.
During that time, she says she hit "rock bottom" due to "a personal unraveling of significant relationships in my life." (Morissette did not comment about Reynolds's recent engagement to Scarlett Johansson.)
Originally posted 06/22/2007 06:00AM
Reunited rockers The Police, drawing the stars en masse to their Los Angeles show at the Staples Center, including Alanis Morissette (who's covered their hit "King of Pain"), Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox Arquette. The Friends were spotted heading backstage (with David Arquette) after singing along in their seats. Bonus fact: Cox Arquette is related to Police drummer Stewart Copeland; her step-cousin, Miles, is his brother.
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