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Nile Rodgers Added To The Launch Celebrity Lineup

With production underway on the second season of The Launch, CTV’s hit original music series, the network announced today the final celebrity mentors confirmed to join are composer, producer, arranger, guitarist, and co-founder of CHIC, Nile Rodgers and chart-topping singer-songwriter Bebe Rexha.

Nile Rodgers Added To The Launch Celebrity Lineup

By FYI Staff

With production underway on the second season of The Launch, CTV’s hit original music series, the network announced today the final celebrity mentors confirmed to join are composer, producer, arranger, guitarist, and co-founder of CHIC, Nile Rodgers and chart-topping singer-songwriter Bebe Rexha.


These two join previously announced celebrity mentors Bryan Adams, Jann Arden, Sarah McLachlan, Arkell’s Max Kerman, Ryan Tedder, Marie-Mai, Scott Borchetta and producers Jon Levine, Alex Hope, and Shaun Frank. eTalk entertainment reporter Liz Trinnear joins as the host.

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Celine Dion Explains Why She Finally Went Public With Stiff Person Syndrome Diagnosis: ‘I Could Not Do This Anymore’

In an upcoming NBC prime-time special the singer says that lying to the fans who got here where she is today felt wrong.

Celine Dion suspected something was wrong with her for a a long time. But it wasn’t until she publicly shared her diagnosis with the rare neurological condition Stiff Person Syndrome in 2022 that the singer finally felt like she’d come clean about her health struggles. In the latest preview of an upcoming NBC primetime special in which Dion discusses her health issues, the Canadian powerhouse vocalist tells The Today Show‘s Hoda Kotb that she knew it was time to be more transparent.

“I could not do this anymore,” Dion says of the burden of not telling her fans and the public the secret she was carrying in the first broadcast interview since her diagnosis. “What do you want me to say? I have… what? We did not know what was going on,” the singer says. “I did not take the time. I should have stopped. Take the time to figure it out… my husband as well was fighting for his own life. I had to raise my kids. I had to hide. I had to try to be a hero. Feeling my body leaving me, holding onto my own dreams. And the lying for me was – the burden was like too much.”

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