Things have been relatively quiet on the Celine Dion front lately. Perhaps, the French-Canadian chanteuse realized this as well and decided to orchestrate a splashy return to the public eye. The 44-year-old superstar posed for a series of ‘interesting’ photos for V Magazine’s Travel Issue where Nicole Kidman is showing off her butt on the cover. Apparently V is were middle-aged women go and get frisky ;)

Celine invited photographer Sebastian Faena inside her Florida home for an intimate shoot. The Diva is snapped topless in one photo and wearing a bunch of stuffed animals while wearing a bunny mask in another. The stylist for the fashion editorial certainly didn’t hold anything back when it came to accessorizing. “Taking Chances” was certainly the mantra for the day. In the accompanying interview, the “My Heart Will Go On” singer chats about her career and fellow belters, Adele and Whitney Houston. She calls the British songbird ‘a total package’, among other things. Check out a couple of quotes and pics below.

‘I think that her whole image is very good! The way that she is will definitely help the new generation of girls accept themselves.’ – Celine Dion on Adele

‘I have always been scared of the industry. I was just in shock when Whitney [Houston's] life had been taken because of drugs. It’s a big loss for all of us.’ – Celine Dion on Whitney Houston

Looking like a mod hooker. She’s got legs and she knows how to use them.

Showing off a little booty tooch.

Looking all gangsta chic, Rodeo Drive style, of course.

Channeling Deadmaus. Loving the adidas suspenders.

Girl gone wild. Like, for real. Wearing a Jeremy Scott jacket with mismatched Manolos.

God, love Celine. She’s definitely a unique individual. I really need to make a pilgrimage to her Las Vegas show. V Magazine’s Travel Issue hits stands Aug. 30. For more info, head over to www.vmagazine.com.