Singing impressionist Gordie Brown has landed a five-month gig as the opening act for Celine Dion’s North American leg of her "Taking Chances" tour. He’s closing August 9 at the V Theatre (Miracle Mile at Planet Hollywood Resort) and joins her a week later in Montreal, the starting point. The tour ends in Sunrise, Fla. on Jan. 30. When he returns to Las Vegas, he has a long-term deal awaiting, according to his manager, Bernie Yuman.
Meanwhile, there’s buzz in the dance community that Dion has signed a number of her former dancers from her "A New Day" show that ended a 4 1/2-year run at Caesars Palace last December. That would fit with the rumors of her return to Caesars for a long-term show starting in 2010.