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Celine Dion

Bigger Than Michael

So Claims AEG

7/25/2013 10:42 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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It's Billie Jean vs. Titanic, and AEG claims the ship wins hands down.  Translation -- AEG is trying to convince the Michael Jackson jury that Celine Dion is bigger than MJ.

AEG exec John Meglin is on the stand in the wrongful death case, scoffing at the Jackson family's claim that Michael would have earned $1.5 billion had he lived.

Meglin told the jury it's his opinion Celine is a bigger star and therefore more bankable than MJ ever would have been.  Yet according to reports, Celine is worth a measly $400 mil. 

Fun facts:  Jackson ranks #3 in most albums sold worldwide -- more than a billion (behind the Beatles and Elvis) . Celine ranks #9 at 200 million albums.

As for Grammys, MJ also has her beat with 13 Grammys to her 5.

So we gotta ask ...

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61.

claudiamartelly    

I love Celine but you can't compare MJ's album sales with Celine's as MJ only has ten albums out and Celine has way more. MJ released one album every 4 years since 1982. Other artists release albums every year or 2.

399 days ago
62.

chris    

Harvey was totally right today, Celine has more worth than Michael today He hadn't done anything in 15 years, basically living off royalties, and if he would have lived, these concerts were never happening, everyone saw his condition, he was never going to be productive again, and royalties weren't going to pay for his lifestyle. Celine is still very productive and a moneymaker.

399 days ago
63.

Beezy    

!

399 days ago
64.

radrobd    

Celine never molested any young boys and had to pay out millions in hush money.

399 days ago
65.

Pegasus    

Nurse details anesthetic treatments for Jackson
By ANTHONY McCARTNEY | Associated Press – 2 hours 20 minutes ago..


FILE - In this Feb. 22, 1998 file photo, U.S. pop star Michael Jackson waves after …



LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Jackson had a high tolerance for certain drugs and wasn't always forthcoming with his medical history, a nurse anesthetist who treated the singer testified Thursday.

Witness David Fournier told jurors he had worked with Jackson for a decade until the relationship ended in 2003, when Fournier refused to participate in a medical procedure.

Jackson was acting "goofy" and was slow to respond to standard questions before a scheduled cosmetic surgery that was canceled after Fournier refused to administer an anesthetic, he said.

The incident came a few months after Fournier said he had to help Jackson breath while undergoing another procedure and later determined that Jackson had not disclosed a new medical condition.

"He wasn't honest with me," Fournier said.

At the time, Jackson had an implant in his abdomen to block the effects of Demerol and other opiate drugs.

Fournier testified that he had given the singer a relatively large dose of a powerful anesthetic and needed to know how Jackson was going to react.

Fournier testified as a defense witness in a negligence case filed by Jackson's mother against AEG Live LLC, the promoter of Jackson's comeback shows.

Katherine Jackson claims the concert promoter failed to properly investigate the doctor who was later convicted of involuntary manslaughter for giving Jackson an overdose of the anesthetic propofol as a sleep aid in 2009.

AEG denies it is liable for Jackson's death. Its lawyers have said Jackson hid his prescription drug use from nearly everyone.

Fournier said his incomplete medical records show he administered propofol to Jackson at least 14 times between 2000 and 2003. He estimated he gave the singer the drug numerous other times over the years for a variety of cosmetic and dental procedures.

He noted in his records that Jackson had a high tolerance for certain drugs, which Fournier said could be attributed to a variety of factors, including genetics.

During cross-examination, Fournier said Jackson never requested any specific drugs, including propofol, during procedures or asked to be sedated for longer than was necessary. He said the singer didn't exhibit any drug-seeking behavior or signs that he was doctor-shopping.

Fournier said he knew that Jackson had received an above-average number of anesthetic treatments over his lifetime, and many were related to procedures needed after Jackson was badly burned in a shoot for a Pepsi commercial in 1984.

Fournier said it was not common to administer an anesthetic during cosmetic procedures, but the ones done on Jackson were complex and involved dozens of injections. Some of the procedures were near Jackson's eye and sedation was necessary to keep him still, Fournier said.

Fournier also said he never had any indication that the singer was using propofol as a treatment for insomnia.

Jackson's physician Conrad Murray had been giving the singer nightly doses of propofol as Jackson prepared for his ill-fated "This Is It" shows.

399 days ago
66.

Big Mamma Cornbread    

... which planet is Celine bigger than MJ....Dead or Alive....

399 days ago
67.

gayforliztaylor    

He was obsessed with little white boys and he couldn't hold a note onstage.
Whitney Houston humiliated herself and went into
a deep depression and met a tragic end, despite being very popular in the 1980s.

Only his gay fans & deceitful fangirls could stomach seeing his ghastly plastic surgery & hermaphrodite behavior in concerts.
No one loved seeing him lip sync and pretending he didn't abuse drugs.

399 days ago
68.

gayforliztaylor    

Celine has true friends.
Jacko enjoyed surrounding himself with liars for friends and criminal boys because they made
him feel literally like the White Knight in shining armor.

He lied to his kids about his mental illness which caused his drug abuse.
He thought he could play mind games with his creepy transvestite plastic surgery & make-up.
Unfortunately, the plastic nose led to drug abuse.

Celine's a friendly person, even though you might not love her voice.

Jacko protected liar Katherine & Joe, despite their abuse.
He refused to take his 1993 drug rehab seriously.
He was arrogant, evil and cowardly.
He dumped his boy friends as soon as their parents abused them to extort money from Jacko.
Jacko was about Love You More...Sure.

398 days ago
69.

What I Think    

I'm not surprised. I always knew she was a much bigger star than him.

398 days ago
70.

kingofpop4eva    

MJ IS THE MOST SUCCESSFUL ENTERTAINER OF ALL TIME ACCORDING TO GUINESS RECORDS.HE IS THE MOST AWRDED ARTIST IN THE HISTORY OF MUSIC.HE HAS THE BIGGEST SELLING ALBUM OF ALL TIME!!AND ARGUABLY THE MOST FAMOUS ARTIST IN THE WORLD!!HE IS THE MOST TALENTED ARTIST I HAVE EVER SEEN!JUST BECAUSE HE WAS ACCUSED OF CHILD MOLESTATION AND LOOKED A BIT WEIRD PPL SHOULDNT IGNORE HIS ACHIEVEMENTS AND THE IMPACT HE HAD ON PPL!!ALMOST EVERY ARTIST OF TODAY IS INSPIRED BY HIM LIKE JT,JB,USHER,RIHANNA,.......AND THE LIST GOES ON!!MJ IS THERE WITH THE GREATEST ARTISTS LIKE ELVIS AND BEATLES!EVEN IN POOR COUNTRIES LIKE INDIA AND AFRICA YOU WILL FIND EVEN LITTLE KIDS SINGING HIS SONGS AND IMITATING HIM!!MJ FANS ARE ALL AROUND THE WORLD,IN EVERY COUNTRY!!!HE IS THE GREATEST!!!I AND THATS A FACT.AND TO COMPARE HIM WITH CELION....ITS A DISRESPECT FOR THE 'KING OF POP'

398 days ago
71.

kingofpop4eva    

MJ IS THE GREATEST AND WILL ALWAYAS BE!!COMPARING CELINE WITH HIM IS A DISRESPECT TO THE KING OF POP!!!AEG IS MENTALLY RETARDED.

398 days ago
72.

gayforliztaylor    

He sang about Demerol.

You don't get accused of pedophilia unless
you don't mind pedophilia. He married a pedoophile's daughter, after all.
The only lowlife woman in his life was his liar mother.
Even then, he never trusted dearest Katherine. Otherwise,
Jacko would've been imprisoned for child abuse & drug lies.

398 days ago
73.

HumanNature    

CELINE WHO??????????

398 days ago
74.

HumanNature    

REMEMBER THIS HATERS


CELINE DION NEVER WROTE ANY OF HER "OWN" SONGS OR OWNED PUBLISHED (ROYALTIES)!!!!!


THERE'S NO COMPARISON!!!!!!

398 days ago
75.

HumanNature    

NO ARTISTS ALIVE OR DEAD CAN BEAT "THRILLER", THE BEST SELLING ALBUM OF ALL TIMES!!!!!


STILL STANDING AT #1 AFTER 30+ YEARS

398 days ago
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