Dion considering giving birth again


Celine Dion is going public with the first photos of her son's long-haired "Little Fabio" look.

With curly locks down to his chest, Rene-Charles, who turns 7 in January, is shown with his famous mom on the cover of the June 11 issue of Hello! magazine.

They recently appeared on the cover of a French magazine as well.

Before her son came along, "my vocal chords ruled my life," she told Hello!

After her 4 1/2-year run at Caesars Palace ends Dec. 15, covering more than 730 shows, she's planning to do "little tours with little shows ... and maybe have a second child."

Dion, who turns 40 on March 30, added, "My mother had me at 41. I'm sure I could do the same thing."

In another interview, she said her son waits up for her every night after her show, is home-schooled by a nanny and has been learning poker from his father, Rene Angelil.

The poker disclosure is certain to re-ignite debate over Angelil's gambling habit.

He found himself in the middle of a mini-scandal earlier this year when Harrah's vice president of communications, Jan Jones, told a major British newspaper that Dion's husband gambled almost $1 million a week.

Caesars Palace, Harrah's flagship property, immediately issued a news release, calling media reports "grossly inaccurate" and "entirely false."

Dion was dealt some good news this week. Her French-language album "D'elles" shot to the top of the Canadian album charts, outselling Maroon 5's "It Won't Be Soon Before Long," almost 4 to 1, and knocking Linkin Park's "Minutes to Midnight" out of the top spot.

Her 72,000 copies sold gave Dion the biggest debut of the year, according to data compiled by Nielsen SoundScan Canada.

It was her 10th No. 1 album in the SoundScan era and her eighth to debut at the top position.

THE SCENE AND HEARD

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A book-launch party for Matthew O'Brien's "Beneath the Neon: Life and Death in the Tunnels of Las Vegas" will be Friday at the Arts Factory, 107 E. Charleston Blvd., Suite 201, from 6-8 p.m.

SIGHTINGS

Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman and Clark County Commissioner Rory Reid, meeting over coffee and tea (Clinton had chamomile) Wednesday morning at the Four Seasons Verandah restaurant.

THE PUNCH LINE

"The swashbuckling lead character is named Gilligan" -- From David Letterman's Top Ten Signs You're Watching a Bad Pirate Movie

Norm Clarke can be reached at 383-0244 or norm@reviewjournal.com. Find additional sightings and more online at www.normclarke.com.

 

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