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Star names are surfacing to fill in for Celine Dion at Caesars Palace

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Despite the dark clouds that loomed over the Colosseum at Caesars Palace last week with Celine Dion’s extended cancellation, there are some bright spots on the horizon.

Naturally, we’re wishing Celine and husband Rene Angelil full recoveries with their health battles. Even with the postponement announcement today of Dr. Mehmet Oz’s show scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 6, due to scheduling conflicts, the stars will shine brightly again! (The date of the rescheduled Dr. Oz show will be announced at a later time.)

Celine’s absence immediately started rumors as to whom might fill her shoes and walk in her footsteps. Many of the Asian arenas and theaters on Celine’s now-canceled November tour have already opened up for Mariah Carey, and she could be added to the open dates at Caesars.

There have been fast, reignited residency rumors for Adele and Beyonce, and there are already solid behind-the-scenes whispers about a return visit by Katy Perry, who thrilled high rollers at private Caesars concerts over New Year’s Eve Weekend.

Do not be surprised if there’s an announcement about Katy. Diana Ross, who will be at Caesars on Sept. 19, is already being encouraged to return for more dates. I’m also hearing of a bona-fide overture to Madonna.

Those are the first names in the discussion stage of keeping the lights on at the Colosseum while Celine is away. You’ll read the first bookings right here at Vegas DeLuxe, so stay tuned!

Robin Leach has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past decade giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.

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