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Celine set for 2010 return to Caesars
Mega-successful Canadian superstar singer Celine Dion is coming home to headline at Caesars Palace. Vegas DeLuxe got an unofficial but solidly reliable confirmation that she will resume alternating performances with singers Bette Midler and Cher after Sir Elton John winds up his current contract. There’s even a good possibility that to welcome her back to the Colosseum at Caesars, there will be a one-night-only concert featuring all three divas on the same stage at the same time!
But first 40-year-old Celine, who has a home out at Lake Las Vegas, wants to try for a new baby. She told talk show host Oprah Winfrey that once her current world tour ends in just five months time -- next March -- she and husband Rene Angelil will attempt fertility treatments again. She became pregnant in 2000 after six years of trying.
“I would love to be blessed again,” Celine said. “Hopefully we are pregnant and are parents again, but if not that’s fine, too, because we already have a beautiful child.”
They are the proud parents of little Rene Charles, who is almost 8 years old. Celine admitted to Oprah that not once yet has Rene Charles had his hair cut. “He’s succeeding in school, doing well, so the long hair is fine with me. He doesn’t want me to cut it. He’s a great human being. I prefer that he has long hair rather than a kid with short hair who is selfish, is a brat and not happy.”
In the meantime, Celine is once again battling a respiratory virus that is wreaking havoc with her throat. The nasty infection spread to her nasal passages, too. She’s on antibiotics, anti-inflammatories and other medicines but has still had to cancel tour shows in Minneapolis and last night again in Chicago. Minneapolis is rescheduled for Feb. 5, and Chicago’s United Center show is reset for Dec. 16. She’s hoping that with three days of rest, she can resume the tour in Ottawa on Friday night.
Says husband-manager Rene: “Celine doesn’t like to disappoint her fans and is more upset than they are. She will need a long rest after this yearlong world tour.
“We’ll see if we are fortunate to be blessed with another baby -- and then we’ll set a specific date for a Vegas return. But it will not be a long show run like before or the touring as in the past. This time we would do several weeks in a run, and then alternate to let the others continue their shows while Celine has her break in the schedule.”