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Celine Dion

Celine Dion

Date: Mar 06 2006


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Celine Dion is one of the best-selling female artists of all time. In 2004 she signed a three-year contract to perform five nights a week at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas. She will be paid $100 million plus 50% of all profits earned through her performances. That’s a hefty wad of cash!

Listen to Taylor and I talk about Celine Dion in Vegas.


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Dave:  So, you know, Celine Dion is singing at Caesar’s Palace in Vegas.

Taylor:  Mm hm.

Dave:  Have you heard about this?

Taylor:  I’ve heard, and it seems very appropriate.

Dave:  Does it?

Taylor:  Yeah, well. Las Vegas is a place of excess, you know.

Dave:  Yeah.

Taylor:  People go there to do things with each other and other people that’ll stay there, you know.

Dave:  Yeah.

Taylor:  And I’m just hoping that that’s what’s actually going to happen with Celine Dion.

Dave:  Is that she stays there?

Taylor:  Right. She’s now corralled into the Las Vegas zone and she’s never going to leave.

Dave:  Let’s hope not. But, her contract is only for three years. She’s getting paid $100 million dollars plus fifty percent of the profits for three years of performing at Caesar’s Palace.

Taylor:  If I had a lot of money, and I was stuck in Vegas for three years, I’d get fat because there’s those buffets.

Dave:  Oh yeah! Have you been to Vegas?

Taylor:  I went to Vegas a few times when I was a kid. I have never been there as an adult, though.

Dave:  No?

Taylor:  So I don’t really know what the big deal is. It’s just really bright and scummy as far as I’ve been able to see.

Dave:  Pretty much. I mean, it is really corny with all the bright lights. It’s a place I can go once a year, three days at the most, and then I’m just burned out.



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Las Vegas is an exciting and energetic city. It’s known as “Sin City” because of all the bad but fun things you can do there: gambling, drinking and all sorts of adult entertainment.

There are a number of less sinful things to do in Vegas, though. The city has a number of shows, including Celine Dion’s show at Caesar’s Palace, David Copperfield’s magic show, and Cirque du Soleil.



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Sarah Montgomery


It’s very nice!!!!

08:21 PM May 15 2007 |



not bad

02:18 PM Mar 06 2006 |




Vegas is a good place for millionaire.

05:38 AM Mar 06 2006 |

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