Dion Says Celebrity Presents Challenges


(AP Photo/Eckehard Schulz, Pool) :: Canadian singer CelineDion performs her song "Taking Chances" during the German TV show "Wetten dass...?" (Bet that..) staged in Leipzig, eastern Germany, on Saturday night, Nov. 10, 2007. Dion says her 6-year-old son, Rene-Charles, has started to realize not everyone's parents appear on TV, or are recognized by the public. "He's got to share his mom and dad most of the time when we go out," the 39-year-old singer said Monday, Nov. 12, 2007, on "The Oprah Winfrey Show." Dion's new album, "Taking Chances," is due in stores Tuesday.


Updated: 11/12/2007

CHICAGO

Celine Dion says her 6-year-old son, Rene-Charles, has started to realize not everyone's parents appear on TV, or are recognized by the public.

''He's got to share his mom and dad most of the time when we go out,'' the 39-year-old singer said Monday on ''The Oprah Winfrey Show.''

''So right away, it is different,'' she said. ''And that's why he doesn't want to go out a lot. I notice that he always wants to stay home.''

Dion, 39, is married to Rene Angelil, who has managed her career since she was a teenager. The couple were wed in 1994.

Her splashy ''A New Day'' show, which opened in March 2003 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, will close Dec. 15.

Dion said performing in the same venue has given her ''stability and a comfort zone,'' but she still struggles with being away from her son when she's doing the show.

She said the nearly five years she has spent performing in Las Vegas have been exciting, demanding and — despite her initial fears — never boring.

''You know the crowd and the people there is different every night, to start with,'' Dion told Winfrey. ''Nights you don't feel so good, you go on, they give you the energy you need.''

''Every night that the show started was kind of a new day,'' Dion said, referring to the title of her Las Vegas concert extravaganza. She added: ''It was natural, I had to say it!''

Her new album, ''Taking Chances,'' was due in stores Tuesday.

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On the Net:

Celine Dion: http://www.celinedion.com.

''The Oprah Winfrey Show'': http://www.oprah.com


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