Magazine article Newsweek

Newsmakers Q&A: CELINE DION

Magazine article Newsweek

Newsmakers Q&A: CELINE DION

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Byline: Ramin Setoodeh

She's leaving Las Vegas to sing at the Oscars, but Dion took time to chat with Ramin Setoodeh.

You've been to the Oscars more often than Leonardo DiCaprio.

Oh, I'm not sure about that. I've been to the Oscars five times.

Remember when you wore a big white hat?

It was definitely very different. For me, it was glamorous. A lot of people hated it.

So no hats this year?

Of course not. This year, my husband, Rene, is going to wear the white hat.

Vegas must be exhausting.

The first year, I did 200 shows, five nights a week. I couldn't talk to my husband or son. Two days of taking a break vocally.

How do you do that?

I don't talk at all. My husband and I communicate on the phone without me talking. [She starts tapping the phone .] Did you hear that? How many hits mean different things. One means yes, two means no. But I'm not going to tell you all our secret things.

What time do you get off of work? …

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