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"Why Not?" On Oprah Winfrey Network - Premieres May 8 (U.S.) May 13 (Canada)


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'WHY NOT? WITH SHANIA TWAIN’ POSTS HIGHEST OWN PREMIERE SINCE NETWORK LAUNCH WEEKEND

New Series Premiere Ranks Third In Key Demo Among All Ad-Supported Cable Networks in its Time Period

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network’s new original series “Why Not? With Shania Twain,” which premiered Sunday, May 8 at 11 p.m. ET/PT, debuted as the highest rated premiere to date outside of launch weekend for the network and posted triple digit growth across all key demos versus year ago Discovery Health numbers (.80 W25-54, 839,000 total viewers; +321% W25-54, +230% P2+ vs. YAGO). The series ranked third in its timeslot in the key female demo among 88 ad-supported cable networks. “Why Not? with Shania Twain” moves to its regular time period Sundays at 10 p.m. ET/PT this week (May 15).

“We are grateful Shania and The Judds were willing to trust us to share their compelling life stories in a way we have never seen before,” said Lisa Erspamer, chief creative officer, OWN. “We are thrilled that viewers are tuning in to spend their Sunday nights with OWN.”

Additionally, for the fifth consecutive week, Sunday night originals posted double digit gains across all key demos versus Discovery Health year ago numbers.

“Season 25: Oprah Behind the Scenes” (Sundays at 8 p.m. ET/PT) posted its fifth consecutive week of double digit growth in the key female demo versus year ago numbers (+94% W25-54).

The finale of “The Judds” (Sundays at 10 p.m. ET/PT) ranked #19 in timeslot among 88 ad-supported cable networks and posted double digit growth in the key female demo throughout the entire season versus year ago numbers (+85% W25-54).

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Why Not? with Shania Twain (11 PM)
· .80 W25-54/ .84 HH/ 839,000 P2+.
· Growth vs. DHLTH benchmarks: +321% W25-54, +223% HH, +230% P2+ versus YAGO May ‘10.
· Ranked #3 among ad-supported cable networks in the time period.

The Judds (10 PM)
· .48 W25-54/ .63 HH/ 555,000 P2+.
· Growth vs. DHLTH benchmarks: +85% W25-54, +85% HH, +51% P2+ versus YAGO May ‘10.
· Ranked #19 among ad-supported cable networks in the time period.

Season 25: Oprah Behind the Scenes (8 PM)
· .33 W25-54/ .33 HH/ 311,000 P2+.
· Growth vs. DHLTH benchmarks: +94% W25-54, +32% HH, +23% P2+ versus YAGO May ‘10.

Sunday Prime
· .36 W25-54/ .43 HH/ 402,000 P2+.
· Growth vs. DHLTH benchmarks: +57% W25-54, +48% HH, +35% P2+ versus YAGO May ’10.

Source: Nielsen Media Research
OWN ratings are coverage ratings.
*DHLTH represents Discovery Health

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network debuted on January 1, 2011 at 12 p.m. ET/PT, and is currently available in approximately 67% of homes in the United States and 80% of cable homes.

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Shania Twain Series Debuts Strong on OWN

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network has some good news to celebrate.

Sunday’s series debut of Why Not? With Shania Twain drew 839,000 total viewers with a 0.8 rating in the women 25-54 demographic at 11 p.m. following the season finale of The Judds.

Why Not? With Shania Twain was OWN’s highest-rated series launch since the network's premiere weekend in January. Why Not? With Shania Twain moves to its regular 10 p.m. time slot on Sunday.

The finale of The Judds drew 555,000 viewers and rated 0.48 in the demo. At 8 p.m., Season 25: Oprah Behind the Scenes drew 333,000 with a 0.33.

Last week, OWN CEO Christina Norman exited amid network’s ratings woes with Peter Liguori stepping in as interim CEO.

In late February, OWN renewed Lisa Ling’s documentary series Our America.

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A couple clips from upcoming episodes.

Shania - On Making It
While dining at Chez-Nous in Canada, Shania reflects on making it
http://www.oprah.com/own-shaniatwain/Shania-On-Making-It

Sisterhood
Shania and her sister Carrie take a morning jog to the McDonalds restaurant where they used to work.
http://www.oprah.com/own-shaniatwain/Sisterhood



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The sisterhood clip made me crack up! The tone Shania had when the " Timmins finest" driving by them; thinking they were causing trouble. lol

So they have "that" type of sissy bond. Practical jokes & comments between each other.


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The FULL premiere episode, "From This Moment On," is now online!

Why Not? with Shania Twain, "From This Moment On" - FULL EPISODE

Five-time Grammy award-winner Shania Twain has been out of the public spotlight for six years. Afflicted by the pressures of her career, her perfectionism and her deteriorating self-confidence, Shania stopped performing in 2006 while, behind closed doors, her marriage to music producer "Mutt" Lange was unraveling. Now, post-divorce and several song-less years later, the notoriously private artist embarks on a very public journey to rediscover herself, and hopefully her voice along the way. Watch the special encore full episode and then tune in for new episodes every Sunday!

Watch Why Not? with Shania Twain Sundays, at 10/9c on OWN.

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I can't watch it :(
I guess I'm going to have to wait until tomorrow....

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I can't watch it :(
I guess I'm going to have to wait until tomorrow....


 They block the videos for fans in other countries., which annoys me!!



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OFFSTAGE: Shania Twain Was Pushed Off Her Own Bus

(CMT Offstage keeps a 24/7 watch on everything that's happening with country music artists behind the scenes and out of the spotlight.)

That's how Shania Twain recalls feeling when she found out her husband and her best friend were having an affair. "I'd been pushed off my own bus, and it was going full speed ahead," she says on the upcoming episode of Why Not? With Shania Twain this Sunday (May 15) on the Oprah Winfrey Network. It's the most candid she's been about that unthinkable betrayal. She adds that the friend, Marie-Anne Thiebaud, was a great actress. "She deserves an Academy Award," Twain says. But the episode is not all about the bad and the ugly. There's plenty of good. It shows Twain going back to a one-room cabin she used to rent in Ontario when she was working part time at Sears, saying, "It's a good reminder of where I'm from and who I am. I'm always wishing for a smaller life." Then she spends a day -- skydiving of all things -- with a woman who has been through a similar rough patch. Twain explains that going through the experience of fear together is a good way to bond and maybe, hopefully, find some peace.

http://www.cmt.com/news/cmt-offstage/1663757/offstage-shania-twain-was-pushed-off-her-own-bus.jhtml



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She went skydiving again! Jeez.

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TV tonight: Why Not? With Shania Twain

By Alex Strachan, Postmedia News
May 13, 2011 10:08 AM

Ratings don't always tell the whole story. OWN, the Oprah Winfrey Network, recently shed its top executive, in part because the neophyte cable channel's early ratings were not what its parent company, U.S.-based Discovery Communications, had hoped.

It's easy to overlook any new program on OWN, then. If not many people are watching, who's to know what's new?

Shania Twain's six-part docuseries, Why Not? with Shania Twain, bows in Canada Friday with little fanfare, and the realization that it will be lucky if it reaches even a small fraction of Winfrey's daytime audience.

And yet it would be a shame -- a real shame -- if anyone with even a remote interest in Twain's life and music were to overlook it.

Twain bares her soul and talks freely about her bouts with depression, the collapse of her career, and her struggle to come to terms with her past, her family and who she hopes to be moving forward.

Twain is candid about her doubts and insecurities, but not in a narcissistic, look-at-me way. Why Not? is as different from the TMZ school of celebrity journalism as classical jazz is from pop rock. Why Not? is a music documentary and road movie for adults, an exploration of what it means to be a superstar in a star-obsessed world, and there are moments in tonight's opening episode that are exquisite, poignant and profound, on a deeply personal level.

There's a fine line between wallowing in self-pity and relying on others for self-affirmation, but Twain -- shaken by recent, unexpected turns in her life and uncertainty about her future -- is neither needy nor paralyzed by introspection. She seems determined to heal herself and rediscover her voice.

In future episodes -- Why Not? will air for six weeks in all -- she hits the road on a cross-country tour to reconnect with her past, buoyed by the reflections, admonishments and counsel from music industry friends and colleagues like Lionel Richie, Gladys Knight and David Foster.

Why Not? has Oprah Winfrey's stamp all over it. It's low-key and heartfelt, but not stuffy or overly authoritative. The opening hour finds Twain returning to her childhood home in Timmins, Ont., and reaching out to her sister, Carrie Ann, to share memories and relive the highs and lows of their turbulent adolescence.

"I feel like I'm back to square one," Twain says, early in the program. "As a kid, I was petrified of singing in front of people. And I feel like I'm straight back there again; I've got to start all over."

There's an overfamiliar proverb about the journey being more important than the destination, but Why Not? is refreshingly free of worn cliches and tired homilies. Think of it instead as a road movie through the map of the human heart.

(OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, Friday 9 p.m. ET/PT)

http://www.canada.com/tonight+With+Shania+Twain/4778765/story.html



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Shania Twain Tries To Overcome A Career-Paralyzing Emotional Barrier -- All On TV

By Karl J. Paloucek

Don't call her a reality star.

If there's one thing Shania Twain wants people to understand about her new series for OWN, it's that it's a true docu-series, and not a scripted reality anything. After a highly traumatic betrayal involving an affair between then husband (as well as producer and professional partner) Mutt Lange and her best friend, and through the subsequent rather public divorce, Twain suffered a disconnect between herself and the voice that has sold millions of records around the world. It's been years since her public has seen or heard anything new from her, and in an effort to get back her voice, Twain boarded a bus with several treasured friends, her sister Carrie Ann and her cameraman/new husband, Fred, and went on a healing journey to confront the past that seemed to be robbing her of her present and future. The results are documented in Why Not? With Shania Twain, premiering on OWN May 8. We talked with Twain to ask the "why" question that prompts the title, as well as to find out something about her plans and how they're progressing.

What made you decide to go through something so private so publicly, especially something so potentially uncomfortable?

Shania Twain: I'm going through the experience anyway, of this stage of my life. And I'm sharing it with the public -- the experience itself -- then I'm also sharing what I'm doing about what I'm going through. The purpose of that is to inspire others. You know, why keep it to myself? What good is that going to do anyone else?

On another level, it's also just because it is uncomfortable and unusual for me to do, and risky for myself emotionally in a lot of ways. But I have to push myself a little bit. I just feel like I need to go through a phase of forcing myself to do a few things that are uncomfortable and stop shying away from everything until I find a balance.

It's been a few years since the affair and divorce now -- has doing this series made it any easier to talk about? Have you processed it enough at this point?

That is why I went on this journey in the first place -- to accelerate the process of healing. I was getting very impatient with myself, upset with myself that I was still angry after months, and then even a couple of years -- I wasn't getting over it as quickly as I wanted to. And I needed to address that on many levels. ... Divorce is a very devastating thing, and I really underestimated it, to be honest. I think I just expected myself to be over it a lot faster than I was, and I really did underestimate the effects that it could have.

That had to be really hard, both at the time and to work through.

I really feel for people who are in a situation like that. It's pretty devastating, so I thought it was important to share it, and to shed some light on it for anybody who might benefit as well, and also to encourage people to get over it -- in their own time. I'm not saying rush yourself -- I couldn't rush it. But I did feel that it was necessary to be proactive about addressing it, and of course, again, that was all the point of being on tour with it and exposing myself more to it -- like I said, hopefully it accelerated the process a little bit. And it did -- it did do that for me.

But I'll bet you never expected to end up married to your onetime friend's ex-husband.

No, never! Never, never, never. In a way, it's so funny how things have a way of balancing. As shocking and as surprising as the way my marriage ended was, it was balanced out by how surprising and shocking it was that Fred and I would find each other. ... The unlikelihood of it is [that] we were compatible. That was what started it all.

We could have opened with this question, but ... how are you doing?

I'm doing a lot better. Vocally, I'm still inconsistent. I can't rely on it yet. But I have a plan, and I'm very confident that I will step back on the stage again and enjoy it, and not be afraid of it. And that's my goal, really, to be honest.

So you're not quite ready to get back on the road again?

I think it's still a ways away. What I can tell you is that I'm ready to get on that train again, and I've written a lot of music now, in the last while, that I'm so excited about. I'm way less afraid now of the process of putting the music together. ... I met up with David Foster and we worked together on the song. We worked together on the arrangements, and then I got together with Nathan Chapman. So I just feel like that scary "first date" is over and I feel better now. So I'm on that road, for sure, to new music, and I'm actually excited about it.

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Thanks Tommy!! Thank you so much!!...

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Here is Episode 2 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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Shania Twain takes grief counsellor on tour bus

By Graeme Massie May 16, 2011, 6:31 GMT

Shania Twain brought a grief counsellor on board her tour bus to help her deal with the heartbreaking break-up of her first marriage - and get her singing voice back

But in scenes shown in the latest episode of Twain's reality TV show Why Not? With Shania Twain on OWN, Twain found herself defending and praising ex-husband Robert Mutt Lang, who had an affair with her best friend.

She told therapist Dr Gordon Livingston: 'He is a wonderful person, a kind person, a beautiful person and a great father. I guess I am not really I guess I am not really ready to let the anger part of our relationship to take over. I have not cried enough I admit that.'

Livingston told the country star - now happily remarried - he thought she needed regular therapy and to allow herself to be angry at the people who had hurt her.

http://www.monstersandcritics.com/people/news/article_1639359.php/Shania-Twain-takes-grief-counsellor-on-tour-bus



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Betrayal: Why Shania Twain Can’t Sing, Part 2

May. 16 2011 - 11:27 am
 
Last night, the second episode of Shania Twain’s personal journey docuseries Why Not? debuted on Oprah Winfrey’s OWN network. Last week’s premiere gave OWN its highest rated show outside launch week with 840,000 total viewers.

Shania’s series, as I wrote last week, deals with a fundamental problem—the megastar singer has lost her ability to sing—but it also explores the ongoing emotional repercussions of her divorce from her husband, producer Mutt Lange, and the discovery that he’d been having an affair with her close friend, Marie-Anne Thiebaud.

Last night’s episode featured Shania revealing more about that turn of events than she has previously, including the fact that Thiebaud, who worked for Shania, was the person to whom she confided that she thought her husband was acting “strangely.” After Shania pushed the issue with her husband, who then told her that their marriage was over, Shania again turned to Thiebaud for emotional support. Thiebaud would offer her words of comfort such as “I don’t know how you are so strong.”

“She deserves an Academy Award,” says Shania. Indeed.

Shania’s shock at the double betrayal is still palpable, despite this having happened three years ago. She has that deer-caught-in-the-headlights look as she explains how the affair caught her by complete surprise. It was also clearer in last night’s episode how much the singer has avoided venting her emotions. She says that, before the show, she didn’t even talk about her feelings to her sister, who appears to be her closest confidant. And she still won’t allow herself to cry, repeatedly pronouncing that she is “bad” at it, as if gold records are given out for successful criers.

It seems clear that Shania’s singing problem has a lot to do with her refusal to express what must be devastatingly painful emotions. Given her hard-scrabble, poverty stricken childhood and her traumatic early adulthood—wherein she had to raise her young siblings after her parents suddenly died in a car crash—it’s little wonder that Shania has willed herself into an unemotive ball of steel.

In an effort to learn how to better handle her emotions, Shania visits author and psychiatrist Dr. Gordon Livingston, who lost two sons, one to suicide and the other to leukemia. He gives her a brief counseling session in her trailer, and offers up the somewhat dubious advice that she needs to forgive “not just the other person, but forgiveness of yourself as well for having made this mistake.”

While I agree that Shania needs to work on forgiving herself—victims often take on a heaping helpful of blame no matter how much its undeserved—I wouldn’t characterize the betrayal as Shania’s “mistake.” Livingston also tells Shania she needs to take “responsibility” for “misjudging” her husband and her friend. Huh?

With all due respect, this is where Dr. Livingston and I wildly diverge. I see what happened to Shania as the emotional equivalent of being struck head on by a drunk driver. No one would characterize the victim of this type of crime as having made a “mistake” or needing to take “responsibility” for her part in the collision. There is such a reluctance to be seen as a victim in this country that I believe there’s an unwarranted and unhelpful amount of “figure out your part in this” mentality regarding getting snowballed by thieves, liars, and betrayers.

Shania then goes on to describe her ex-husband—yes, the same one who has thrown her into this emotional hell—as “beautiful” and “wonderful” and “generous.”

Shania has received a lot of derision in the press for this out-of-the-blue defense of her ex. However, as someone who suffered my own epic-level personal betrayal a few years ago, and who wrote extensively about it in my book Can’t Think Straight: A Memoir of Mixed-Up Love, I think I know why Shania said this.

A part of you simply does not want to acknowledge—cannot acknowledge—that a person you trusted implicitly, loved, and spent so many years with—could be the same person who betrayed you so horribly. So your brain plays a little trick to help you get through the day: It tells you your ex is a good person, who just happened to do a bad thing. Your brain may even go so far as to begin to idealize the person who betrayed you—which conveniently allows you to place the blame for what happened squarely on yourself. Then along comes someone like Dr. Livingston who tells you that you must own up to your “responsibility” for your “mistake,” and the next thing you know, you are the one with the problem.

We tend to lionize those who “move on” from trauma and who refuse to “play victim.” This might be part of the reason Shania remarried in rapid-fire fashion after her divorce. See? this tells the world. I didn’t let this affect me. I moved on!

Deep betrayal is seen as something that needs to be “got over” rather than what it is, something that alters you permanently and informs all of your subsequent daily choices and long-term decisions—something that you must learn how to live with, cope with, and manage like an alcoholic manages the desire to drink.

“Can’t I just move on?” Shania wails, wild-eyed and laughing edgily, as her sister and new husband press her to get counseling. “Can’t I just deal with this myself?”

I kept waiting for one of them to say, “But you haven’t been. Don’t you see what you’re doing isn’t working?” No one said this. However, since Shania has undertaken this docuseries, she must already know it.

http://blogs.forbes.com/kiriblakeley/2011/05/16/betrayal-why-shania-twain-cant-sing-part-2/



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The next 2 episodes:

Why Not? With Shania Twain Episode: "What Happens in Vegas"

Season 1, Episode 3
Episode Synopsis: In Las Vegas, Shania is offered a gig at Caesar's Palace. She also seeks advice from her old friend Gladys Knight on how to regain her voice and confidence. Original Air Date: May 22, 2011
Guest Cast Gladys Knight
 

Why Not? With Shania Twain Episode: "Fear Is Just a Four-letter Word"

Season 1, Episode 4
Episode Synopsis: Shania seeks to regain her voice at a Taos, N.M., retreat that specializes in coping with grief and loss. While there, her therapy includes a challenging rock climb. Original Air Date: May 29, 2011
 


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Growing Up

When does life start speeding up? Would you do it all over again? Shania reflects.

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Comfort Food

Shania and Carrie talk about their favorite comfort foods during their childhood.
 
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Comfort food - Can someone please put this on to YOUTUBE for all the non-Americans who can not watch this from your region.

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Nevermind; OWN just put the out take vids on YouTube! They don't seem to be extras, but just clips from the show.

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Why Shania Twain Can't Sing

(KTVI - FOX2now.com)— Country Crooner Shania Twain was a big hitmaker a few years ago, but fell silent after her marriage ended because of her husband's affair. Twain says the stress of the divorce prevented her from taking care of her voice. Dr. Jack Eisenbeis, an Otolaryngologist, or ear, nose and throat specialist with SLU Care talks about vocal cord damage.

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"What Happens In Vegas" - Promo

Episode 3 airs May 22.

Shania's journey to regain her voice and the confidence to perform takes her to Las Vegas, where she's offered the resident singing gig at Caesars Palace and seek advice from her old friend Glayds Knight.

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Interesting...

Why Shania Twain Can't Sing

(KTVI - FOX2now.com)— Country Crooner Shania Twain was a big hitmaker a few years ago, but fell silent after her marriage ended because of her husband's affair. Twain says the stress of the divorce prevented her from taking care of her voice. Dr. Jack Eisenbeis, an Otolaryngologist, or ear, nose and throat specialist with SLU Care talks about vocal cord damage.

CLICK LINK BELOW TO WATCH VIDEO!

http://www.fox2now.com/news/morningshow/ktvi-why-shania-twain-cant-sing-20110518,0,5977698.story


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Why Not? With Shania Twain: Episode Guide
 
Shania Twain embarks on a healing journey.
Airdate: 05-08-2011
 
Shania visits Canadian cities that remind her of her early career.
Airdate: 05-15-2011
 
Shania works to regain her voice; when Shania is offered the resident singing gig at Caesar's Palace, she seeks advice from Gladys Knight.
Airdate: 05-22-2011
 
Shania tests her fears on a rock climb; alternative methods to regaining her voice.
Airdate: 05-29-2011
 
Shania attends a photo shoot in New York; Shania meets with David Foster hoping that he will produce her next single.
Airdate: 06-05-2011
 
Shania and Fred marry; Shania records "Endless Love" with Lionel Richie.
Airdate: 06-12-2011


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"Battling Betrayal" - Episode Clip

Shania finds solidarity with a woman who was similarly betrayed by her husband and best friend, and finally, as the two skydive together, some catharsis.

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Shania Twain: ‘My divorce was like a death’

From Saturday's Globe and Mail

Six years ago, personal questions didn’t impress her much.

On a visit to Toronto to promote her new perfume, ShaniaTwain’s publicist made it clear: no questions about her son, Eja, no queries about her marriage to producer Robert (Mutt) Lange, and no talk about the singer’s impoverished past, including the death of both parents in a 1987 car crash when she was 22.

What ensued was a predictably polite – but deadly dull – discussion about topics such as her Order of Canada, the scent Shania by Stetson, and her admiration for Dolly Parton.

The Shania Twain who opened the door last week – white wine in hand – was the polar opposite of the tightly wound, notoriously private woman of yore. “Come in. Come in,” she says, chardonnay sloshing, while she introduces her charming new husband, Frédéric Nicolas Thiébaud, who had been lunching with the superstar singer.

Thiébaud makes a quick exit, kissing Twain on the cheek. And the slim brunette sits down to gamely lay bare her heartbreak over her 2010 divorce from Lange, her near breakdown after she found out he’d been sleeping with her best friend (Marie-Anne Thiébaud, deliciously her new hubby’s ex), and her ongoing struggle to reclaim a voice that was effectively silenced by the stress she’s endured the past three years.

All this – and more – she’s willing to dish because it’s already been covered in a new tell-all memoir, From This Moment On, as well as in a new reality show, Why Not? with Shania Twain, a ratings-winner that debuted on Oprah’s OWN network in Canada last Friday night.

“My divorce was like a death. A genuine death of commitment and love,” says the five-time Grammy winner, who hasn’t recorded in almost 10 years. “After I got over the shock, I was like, tell me there’s some way we can save this. We can save this right?” says Twain, laughing shakily.

“I’m a fixer and I wanted desperately things to be fixed, but it wasn’t fixable,” adds the Timmins native, who quit her fledgling singing career in her early 20s to support her family while belting out cabaret tunes at Ontario’s Deerhurst Resort.

“Eventually I came to the realization – much later on – that everything in life doesn’t need to be fixed. Life is what it is, and you don’t have control over it.”

Twain’s journey to heal began about a year after Frédéric broke the news about their partners’ infidelity. When she first found out, she couldn’t eat. She barely functioned. She stopped writing music and she lost her voice to a condition called dysphonia, an involuntary tightening of the vocal chord muscles. She secluded herself in her mansion in Switzerland, and obsessed about how Lange and Marie-Anne had betrayed her.

“I went through bouts of anger, and resentment, and then confusion trying to make sense of it all,” she says. “You obsess after a while when you don’t get clarification, or explanations. Then your imagination starts to run wild.

“Psychologically every human being needs a certain amount of explanation. We’re learners. So we learn, then we change, we evolve, and we mature. But when we get stuck, and the pages are all blank, there’s no peace.”

Finally fed up with moping – not to mention the rot in her gut – Twain turned to self-helpbooks on how to cope with grief, reached out to family and friends (including Thiébaud), and sought therapy (for the first time) to get her life back.

“I hate to cry, and I had spent my whole life wearing my toughness like a shield,” says the 45-year-old, dressed in cropped peach pants and a matching T-shirt, accessorized with amethyst earrings and four-inch purple Yves Saint Laurent heels. “But I finally realized that was so unhealthy. Hence, this journey I’m on.”

The reality series on OWN is a cross-country road trip that Twain takes with a few loyal members of her band, as well as her younger sister, Carrie Ann. It starts in Timmins, where she re-visits the tiny family home, a place where her mother was domestically abused and Twain had to fight off her stepfather’s unwanted sexual advances.

One might expect Twain to speak disparagingly of the parent who beat her mom, and whispered insults in her ear when she tried to sleep. But she doesn’t, insisting he was “intrinsically a kind, decent man.

“I see my dad as someone who had his own struggles, and was a victim of his own demons. Everyone in our scenario was a victim in their own way. I have to see the good and the bad because he was both those things.”

And she’s equally (somewhat shockingly) magnanimous to Lange, to whom she was married for 14 years. “I really do believe he has been destroyed by this, as much as me. Just in different ways. I think it’s been extremely difficult for him, and I feel compassion for that. I wish this had not happened to him. He is a very sweet person whose done some really bad things. But I do believe he’s the kind of person who will come to terms with it on his own.”

In the back of my mind, I’m thinking she’s a much better person than me. But then she addresses the issue of the other woman. “I never want to see her again,” says Twain, who confided all her marriage angst to Marie-Anne. “What does it take for someone to act like that – and that bad?” she asks, with a shake of her head.

“My ex-husband was very uncomfortable with it all. It tortured him and his conscience was suffering. But some people have deeper issues, and deeper problems. And those are the people who are capable of a whole other level of maliciousness. Something that is calculated.”

Initially, Twain was terrified to do the Why Not TV series. But she agreed to document her journey because it puts the pressure on her to start writing new songs, and hopefully, get that voice back.

“I'm ready to throw myself back into the water. It's the only way to do it,” says Twain, twirling her five-carat, cushion-cut diamond. “And I’m now married to the most beautiful man. What I thought could never be fixed, finally has.”

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/arts/music/shania-twain-my-divorce-was-like-a-death/article2028590/



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Will Shania Twain Ever Sing Live Again?

By DAVID WEINER
May 20, 2011

Shania Twain is on a journey to regain her voice and her confidence, and she chronicles her experiences in her new show on OWN, "Why Not? With Shania Twain." Will she ever regain her ability to belt it out like she used to? Watch the video.

In the episode "What Happens in Vegas," airing this Sunday at 10 p.m. ET/PT on OWN, Shania travels to Sin City, where she's been offered the headline resident singing gig at Caesars Palace -- one of the most prestigious jobs in the music industry. But after an extended break from the biz, does she still have the chops to re-enter the limelight and pull it off?

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Shania Twain finds success as reality star

Boston Herald
By Amy Amatangelo
Sunday, May 22, 2011

Even though she’s a country music superstar, Shania Twain knows she’s not that different from anyone else.

“Pain and suffering do not discriminate,” Twain told the Herald in a recent telephone interview. “All the things I’ve gone through in my life, I think everyone has gone through to one degree or another.”

The 45-year-old opens up about her struggles in “Why Not? With Shania Twain” (tonight at 10 on OWN). She talks about the violence that existed in her home as she was growing up, her parents’ sudden deaths when she was 21, the end of her 14-year marriage to music producer Robert “Mutt” Lange and her current fear of performing.

“I know for myself that I’m not alone,” she said. “This phobia thing that I have is a result and a manifestation of thinking that I had to keep everything to myself and I’ve got to be strong and I’ve got to hide everything because it’s embarrassing and humiliating. I know there are a lot of people who feel the same way out there, to their extreme detriment. They’re not reaching out for all the same reasons I didn’t. I hope to say: ‘In finding my voice, maybe I can be your voice.’ ”

The Ontario native received a lot of unwanted press attention when Lange’s affair with Twain’s friend Marie-Anne Thiebaud became public. “The most difficult thing to talk about would have been the betrayal and the divorce and stuff,” she said. “But to be honest, since that had already been exploited and I had already gone through the humiliation of that publicly without even being involved at all, it was almost like that was the part that I looked forward to (working through).”

Twain's new husband, Frederic Thiebaud (the ex-husband of Marie-Anne), and sister Carrie Ann join her on the series. Earlier this month, she also released her autobiography, “From This Moment On.”

“I’ve never been one to care to set the record straight,” she said. “The purpose of documenting my life on pages was it was a documentation of truth for my son. An account of my life where, should I die prematurely in his life, he would have that and not be left with just confusion because there were so many different variations of my story.”

Twain’s series debuted to big ratings for Oprah Winfrey’s fledging cable network. “I’m really happy it’s going to be a productive exercise of reaching people,” she said. “The more people that I reach, the more I achieve what I set out to do.”

Would she consider filming more seasons? “I’ve actually had a fantastic experience,” she said. “But have I enjoyed the experience of television or enjoyed the experience of evolving? So far I’m happy with the response, but I have to sit down and decide what I’m going to do next."

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From last night's episode.

Shania Twain undergoes tests on her voice

By Joanne Clements
May 23, 2011, 10:55 GMT 

Shania Twain is undergoing a series of tests to discover if she will ever sing again.

The Canadian country star performed a string of vocal exercises as doctors examined her vocal cords at an American hospital.

'Things look great. Things just seem to be a little tight down there,' Dr. Gaelyn Garrett concluded.

'I think we’re just missing one puzzle piece. That puzzle piece is helping you relax all these muscles all the time.'

Twain, 45, visited the Vanderbilt Dayani Center in Nashville, Tennessee after struggling to project her voice and finding herself unable to perform.

Doctors put a tiny camera inside the singer's throat to zoom in on her vocal cords and try to get to the root of the problem.

Much to Twain’s relief the medics told her she did not have any nodules inside her throat and said there was not any obvious damage.

Instead they told her she was suffering from Dysphonia - a condition where the muscles squeeze the voicebox.

'It's not just my singing voice, it's my any voice,' Twain explained, during scenes which aired on her reality TV show Why Not? With Shania Twain.

'That's all just stemming from plain old fear - stage fright, domestic violence in the home as a child, my parents dying, not knowing what’s next - all these different stages of fear in my life.

'I've just trapped my own voice and now I’ve just got to unwind all that. That’s not going to be solved in one day of therapy with any person to be honest.'

http://www.monstersandcritics.com/people/news/article_1640843.php/Shania-Twain-undergoes-tests-on-her-voice



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Shania Twain Checks Vocal Chords, Visits Las Vegas on ‘Why Not? With Shania Twain’

By: Amy Sciarretto

Shania Twain is fearless … even though she probably doesn’t feel like it. On this week’s episode of ‘Why Not? With Shania Twain,’ Twain engaged in another public therapy session, obviously unconcerned by the fact that she might seem like a chronic confessor and overindulgent whiner.

She traveled to Las Vegas, where Caesar’s Palace execs are courting her to be their next headliner. We saw Twain tired, cranky, crying, warts ‘n’ all, as she considered the offer. However, if you’ve been watching this docu-drama or even following Twain’s personal life, you’re already aware that she has “lost” her singing voice and ability to perform and is still recovering from the deception she endured at the hands of her best friend and ex-husband.

Early on, Twain said, “I couldn’t do a concert tomorrow. I’m not ready,” which means the series is going to end with a concert; how could it not? The whole theme of the show and the OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network) on which it appears is about women overcoming adversity.

Twain also met with singer Gladys Knight, who has been performing in Vegas for 45 years, to get a sense of what this gig would entail. Twain also sang her new song, ‘Today Is Your Day,’ early on in the episode.

She traveled to Nashville for a check-up to make sure there is nothing physical happening to her famous vocal chords, preventing her from singing. She does suffer from dysphonia, which is a condition affecting her physical voice, but it’s also psychosomatic.

Interestingly, Twain met with a woman named Anita who cheated with a friend’s husband in order to gain some perspective, since Twain can’t go to the source and address her own situation with her betrayers. It’s a vicarious therapy session in a show full of therapy sessions.

Before the episode ended, Twain performed on the roof of a Vegas building, and it was one step closer to unlocking the puzzle and locating her voice. “I want to sing again,” Twain said. We hope she gets to that place.

http://tasteofcountry.com/shania-twain-why-not-vegas-today-is-your-day/



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Web Exclusive: Meeting Gladys

Shania gets nervous before meeting one of her favorite vocalists of all-time, Gladys Knight.
 
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"Today is Your Day" - Gladys Knight and Shania Twain Sing

Gladys gives Shania some inspirational words and the two join together to sing Shania's new song.
 
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Memory Lane in Nashville

Shania, Fred, and Carrie visit key places from Shania's career in Nashville, including the Music Mill studio where Shania recorded her first album.
 
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Preview of the next episode (May 29).

"Fear is Just a Four-letter Word" - Promo

Shania pushes through her fears on a challenging rock climb and seeks alternative methods to regaining her voice at Golden Wilow Retreat in Taos, New Mexico.

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Shania Twain goes rock climbing - as healing

By Isla Harvey
May 30, 2011

Shania Twain has been testing her nerves by rock climbing - as part of her battle to regain her courage to sing again.

Twain, 45, stopped performing in 2004 after her husband ran off with her best friend.

“It was the most miserable time in my life but I have to get past that,” the Grammy winner told US TV show Why Not?

“This journey is about facing my fears, facing things that would be easier to run away from,” said the Up! singer, who has struggled with anxiety since Mutt Lange had an affair with her pal Marie-Anne Thiebaud.

Twain said she wants to “step out of the suffering and the grief”.

“I can’t bring my parents back, I can’t get certain aspects of my childhood back, I can’t fix my marriage those things are out of my control and they are gone and now I have to concentrate on how it affects me. My marriage fell apart and a friend I thought I could trust stabbed me in the back … I want to get over all the negative feelings.'

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He ran off in '04??????


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I haven't seen the show yet - I taped it - I was busy watching the Reds lose to the Braves once more..lol

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He ran off in '04??????


 He had been having the affair for many years.



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I haven't seen the show yet - I taped it - I was busy watching the Reds lose to the Braves once more..lol


 Sorry about that! LOL! biggrin



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Shania Twain Still Looking For Her Voice on ‘Why Not? With Shania Twain’

By: Amy Sciarretto
May 30, 2011

On the latest episode of ‘Why Not? With Shania Twain,’ dubbed ‘Fear Is Just a Four-Letter Word,’ Shania Twain recognizes that she can’t live without singing, which is a point she has made abundantly clear on every episode of the docu-drama.

We’re several episodes deep now, and in this one, Twain faces a new fear, which is rock climbing — something she is doing for the first time ever. “I need to engage myself in the physical experience and stop going in circles in my mind,” Twain says.

Since the show is a gab fest, and Twain expresses her feelings and emotions in every episode, she counterbalances the chatting with some adventure and strenuous physical activity this week. She talks about not having a safety net on stage like she did when climbing the rocks and it’s a sensible comparison.

Twain again offers an embryonic version of her new song, ‘Today Is Your Day,’ as she works on relaxing and retraining her vocal muscles. She also attends a counseling session to sort through her post-marital disintegration emotions.

By now, the show has a visible formula that includes a cathartic event; Twain working on music and locating her voice; and addressing the betrayal. In this week’s therapy session, the singer does say something incredibly poignant. Since she attained such a measure of enviable career success, she felt like she didn’t have the right to be wounded by other things in life, which is an unfair thing to impose on herself. It was a breakthrough moment. She has a Reiki therapy session and writes unsent letters to her ex-husband and former best friend.

At this point in the series, Twain appears incredibly comfortable with full disclosure. Her diehard fans will appreciate this level of openness, but a casual watcher might tire of all this open-door therapy. The compelling element that makes the next episode worth watching each week is the prospect of Twain singing in full again or confronting her ex-best friend.

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He ran off in '04??????


 He had been having the affair for many years.


 But he got caught in '08???????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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He ran off in '04??????


 He had been having the affair for many years.


 But he got caught in '08???????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!


 Correct. The fling went on a while before they got caught.



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So her did not literally run of in '04.

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So he did not literally run of in '04.


 Right. He was having the best of both worlds.



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Fred Conquers the Climb

Shania talks about her relationship with her husband Fred and we see him scale up the side of a mountain.

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Kathy Griffin: Gurrl Down Stand-Up Show - Shania Twain: "Why Not?"

Kathy talks about Shania Twain's new show on OWN and interprets the meaning of the show to the best of her ability! She also pokes fun at Shania's "nerdy Canadian accent."
 
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Fred Conquers the Climb

Shania talks about her relationship with her husband Fred and we see him scale up the side of a mountain.

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 Finally a clip I can watch without it being blocked for my region!



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