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Celine Dion, Cher “Feud” At Billboard Music Awards Made Up

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Celine Dion Cher Feud

By Shari Weiss |

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Celine Dion and Cher did not “feud” at the Billboard Music Awards, contrary to a new report. Gossip Cop can exclusively bust the story, which was wholly made up.

As Gossip Cop reported, Dion performed “My Heart Will Go On” at the BBMAs on Sunday to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Titanic. Cher received the Icon Award, and performed “Believe” and “If I Could Turn Back Time.” All appeared to go down without scandal. But now on Monday, RadarOnline is blaring, “Celine Dion & Cher’s Feud Erupts Backstage At Billboard Music Awards.”

In the accompanying story, the webloid asserts “the divas dueled behind the scenes” and “Dion was so upset about Cher.” What supposedly happened? The site claims Dion was “not happy” backstage when Cher received the Icon Award, which was bestowed upon Dion herself at last year’s Billboard Music Awards. A so-called “source” alleges the two legends have “animosity” and a rivalry because they both have Las Vegas residencies.

And so do Britney Spears and the Backstreet Boys. Are Dion and Cher feuding with them, too? No, and they’re not feuding with each other, either. But as far as the BBMAs go, the outlet’s supposed snitch contends Dion “felt like she should have been allotted more time for her performance.” Well, that allegation doesn’t make much sense since the sole purpose of Dion’s performance was to mark the anniversary of Titanic. She performed the theme song its in entirety, so the notion she wanted “more time” is illogical.

This piece seems to be based entirely on two flimsy claims: Dion and Cher have “animosity” because they both have Vegas concert series, and Dion supposedly wanted a longer appearance. Yet nowhere in the article does the publication say how their so-called “feud” erupted backstage, as the headline maintains. In fact, far from there being any evidence of how the pair “dueled behind the scenes,” footage of Dion singing and dancing along backstage to Cher’s performance has gone viral. (See screengrab above and videos below.)

Gossip Cop suspects the real reason for RadarOnline’s story, aside from wanting to capitalize on interest in the awards show, is the blog just wanted to take yet another inaccurate swipe at Dion. In March, the webloid wrongly accused Dion of throwing a “diva fit” on “The Voice,” and in April the site falsely alleged Dion was a “diva” at the Grammys Bee Gees tribute. Gossip Cop debunked both stories at the time, and it’s awfully suspicious that these claims about the superstar only seem to come from this one outlet, despite being tied to major shows with large media coverage.

It’s a huge indicator of fake news when one publication repeatedly makes allegations that are timed to big events but aren’t backed up by any reputable news sources. So, why has no other outlet reported on Dion and Cher’s feud erupting backstage at the BBMAs? Because it simply didn’t happen. And only RadarOnline is claiming otherwise because the webloid made it up. Though the site is trying to rain on their parade, so to speak, Gossip Cop is told both superstars had a “lovely” time at the event.

“They saw each other in passing as Cher got off the stage and spent about two minutes talking,” a real source who was actually backstage tells Gossip Cop exclusively. “They never saw each other before or after and Celine could not have been happier.” Indeed, check out the videos below.

 


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