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Originally posted 06/09/2010 08:00AM
Two years after getting her heart broken by her husband's relationship with her best friend, Shania Twain is legally single again – which is not to say she's back on the market.
Even as her divorce from Robert "Mutt" Lange was quietly being finalized in Switzerland, Twain, 44, was looking like a woman in love at the Swiss Red Cross Ball on May 29. Dancing the night away with Frédéric Thiébaud (the other woman's ex-husband), 40, "she was radiantly happy," says a source close to her.
"Her happiness certainly shone through," says her friend Stéphane Lagonico, an ambassador for the Swiss Red Cross, who organized the ball. "They are a great addition to each other's lives."
Originally posted 04/09/2010 08:00AM
Country-music star Shania Twain says doing a reality show on Oprah Winfrey's new cable network is another step toward embracing life as she continues to recover from heartache.
"I feel like in a way I'm starting over, with everything," Twain, 44, told Winfrey in an interview at an event in New York on Thursday. "This is a very personal experience that I think is important to share. This is an experience of recovery. I was in a very deep, dark slump, and I needed to find a way to get myself out of it. I had to force myself back out into life, back out into experiencing things."
Twain's marriage of 14 years to Robert "Mutt" Lange collapsed in May 2008 due to Lange's relationship with Twain's longtime friend and assistant, Marie-Anne Thiébaud. In the months that followed, Twain said, there were times when she had no passion or interest in anything.
Originally posted 04/08/2010 08:55AM
First came heartbreak, then a second chance at love. Next up for country superstar Shania Twain? Her own TV series.
Twain, 44, will star on Why Not? With Shania Twain, an hour-long series premiering on OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network. "The show will follow [Twain] as she begins her climb back to the top, a personal journey filled with risk, revelations and unexpected adventures," says a statement from the network.
This won't be Twain's first foray in front of the camera since her marriage to Robert "Mutt" Lange fell apart in May 2008 over his relationship with her then-friend – and employee – Marie-Anne Thiébaud.
Originally posted 02/11/2010 01:00PM
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 01/01/2010 10:00PM
Despite Friday night's bitterly cold, windy weather, Shania Twain carried the Olympic torch through her Canadian hometown of Timmins, Ontario, and into a celebration at a city park.
Enduring the minus-30-degree wind-chill factor, more than 1,000 fans cheered and screamed as the five-time Grammy winner, 44, ran onto a makeshift stage wearing a white torchbearer's uniform.
After stopping for a quick photo op, Twain jumped up and down, smiled, waved and lit a ceremonial cauldron to kick off a show.
Originally posted 08/28/2009 08:00PM
Looks like she made it: More than a year since her split from her husband Robert "Mutt" Lange, Shania Twain once again took to her Web site Friday evening to show everyone she's doing well.
As a gift to her fans on her own Aug. 28 birthday, the singer, who just turned 44, posted a nearly 15-minute video travelogue of her past year.
While it doesn't include any new music, the montage does show the country star laughing it up while skydiving and riding camels in Egypt.
Originally posted 08/24/2009 05:15PM
On the heels of news she'll be a guest judge on American Idol later this month, Shania Twain was spotted kicking back in Canada with family and friends, including Frédéric Thiébaud, who comforted the singer after the alleged affair between his wife and her husband ended the singer's marriage last May.
Despite the rings both appear to wear in some photos, "They are not engaged and they are not married," says Twain's rep.
Photos show the group relaxing by Twain's lakefront cottage and Thiébaud, 39, jet skiing, horsing around with the kids – including her son Eja, 8, and his young daughter Johanna – and sharing some tender moments with Twain.
Originally posted 08/19/2009 04:40PM
Originally posted 06/12/2009 01:00PM
It's been over a year since country star Shania Twain, who split from her husband producer Robert "Mutt" Lange in May 2008 following his affair with her best friend, Marie-Anne Thiébaud, 38, a longtime secretary and manager of the couple's chateau in Switzerland.
And she's telling fans she's doing just fine.
"[I'm] managing very well, in fact," writes Twain in a letter to her fan club on her Web site. "I'm enjoying my child, friends and family like I haven't in years, and it's great . . . I've been experiencing and seeing new things every day, living life with a different and more optimistic attitude."
The singer's last public appearances included her triumphant return to the CMA Awards in November and a Manhattan shopping spree and a fun-filled Florida vacation in December with Thiebaud's ex-husband, Frédéric Thiébaud, 39.
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