It's a New Day for Celine Dion, Who Bared Her Soles During Her Titanic Vegas Debut
Celine Dion wanted to get off on the right foot at the March 25 premiere of her new Las Vegas extravaganza, A New Day...but it wasn't meant to be. "I have one pair of shoes backstage, and it got stolen," a barefoot Dion told the audience. "My size is 8...anyone?" A replacement pair was quickly located, and Dion triumphantly settled into what will be her home stage for the next three years: the $95 million, 4,100-seat Colosseum, built just for her at Caesars Palace. Dion, 35, said the gig provides "stability for my family" (she and husband René Angélil are raising son René-Charles, 2, in nearby Lake Las Vegas) and "freedom onstage" (her $100 million contract doesn't hurt, either). With 599 performances to go, the Canadian singer already feels her Vegas gamble has paid off. Said Dion: "I am so happy."