November 30, 2003 - Despite
Shania Twain's level of superstardom, the people closest to Twain say she
remains a nice, down-to-earth Canadian gal. "Talking to Shania is just
as easy as talking to you," says Ron Sakamoto, president of Gold and Gold
Productions, which has promoted all her Canadian concerts, including her
stop at the Saddledome Thursday. "It's just like she's your next door neighbor."
27, 2003 - Shania Twain recalls being so terrified when first sang in front
of an audience at the age of 16 she wet herself. "I went there, got up
on stage, did some song and I peed my pants," she said. "I was wearing
a skirt - that was a good thing because it didn't show. I had to go up
there and sing like that. I was very clever about it. There was a little
puddle on the floor but I knocked over my water glass so that anyone around
me just thought it was water. I had to go out and brave it. I just had
to do it."
November 11, 2003 - The New
York Daily News reports Shania Twain and her even more reclusive husband,
Robert (Mutt) Lange, took a villa on Mustique, the tony private Caribbean
island with 85 mansions on it, some home to Mick Jagger, Tommy Hilfiger,
and Maxim publisher Felix Dennis. Shania chose a secluded five-bedroom
estate on which the living room floats atop an "infinity pool," where the
water's edge appears to pour into the sea.
November 6, 2003 - Shania
Twain tells "Extra" in a rare and candid interview that she is indeed a
reluctant superstar. She says, "If I sit around and think about it, I get
overwhelmed. If it weren't for my accountant, I wouldn't even know how
much money I've got in the bank." Read more.
November 4, 2003 - Dolly
Parton and Shania Twain appear together on Oprah tomorrow, along with Alison
Krauss and Melissa Etheridge, who also sing on the new Parton tribute album,
'Just Because I'm A Woman'. And, apparently, the waterworks fly on the
show. "Shania was so sweet -- she just got everybody crying," said Parton,
57, down the line from Tennessee recently in her familiar girlish trill.
"She was talking about how (she loved) that song, Coat Of Many Colors,
because when her mom and dad had died, I had been such an inspiration to
her. It was the sweetest thing. She said something like, 'I wish my mother
could be here today,' and when she said that everybody started crying.
We just all boo-hooed, and I was fixing to go out and sing and I thought,
'Oh, you little sh**! You would make me cry." Read more.
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