June 10th, 2010
11:46 AM ET

Celine Dion could throw one hell of a pool party

It seems Celine Dion still has "Titanic" on the brain. How else to explain why she turned her $20 million Florida mansion into a virtual water world?

The "My Heart Will Go On" singer, 42, who is pregnant with twins, has added some splashy new additions to the Jupiter Island home she shares with husband Rene Angelil, 68, and son Rene Charles, 9. The add-ons include two swimming pools, two water slides, bridges, and a lazy river that moves swimmers slowly downstream. The entire system uses 500,000 gallons of water, the Daily Mail reports.

But neighbors aren't exactly gushing about Dion's backyard water park. She was reportedly fined for her massive use of the island's H2O, but remedied the situation by constructing six wells on the property to store water. Now everyone gets along swimmingly.

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  1. koko

    i adore you celine and i wish to be happy in your life with your childrens and donot listen to people..........

    July 27, 2010 at 8:50 pm | Report abuse |
  2. mushymushroom

    Gee, thanks Celine for making us realize how much our lives suck.

    June 10, 2010 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Alex from Dallas

    To Mike: "Sure, it's your business and your yard, however, your just teaching your kid that money isn't anything and should be thown around....." You mean "You're just teaching your kid" and "thrown" not "thown"

    I don't understand why people make it such a big deal that these wealthy celebrities can do what they want. You guys have no idea what other millionaires, not celebrities, have in their backyard! It's a hell of a lot more than what Celine's got going in hers I'll tell you that! Open your eyes. There are going to be people living lush while there is still poverty. That is how it always has been, always will be. Deal with it.

    June 10, 2010 at 5:33 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Vicky

    What foolish comments from Stephanie and Mike. She can do whatever she wants with her money. She's already donated millions to Katrina and Haiti and many other causes. In fact, she has her own foundation for Cystic Fibrosis.

    June 10, 2010 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Rhaina

    Ryan....I agree with you honey....Stephanie kinda sounds bitter if not jealous????

    June 10, 2010 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Marilyn

    @ Stephanie...with all due respect....

    #1–She has more money than God, and can afford to donate, as well as splurge. Trust me, even $1M to her is change in her pocket. She has more than enough and than some.....
    #2–How do you know she doesn't donate already? She has always, and will always give to charity.
    #3–She is no different from all the other loaded celebrities out there. You are only commenting because this article is about her on CNN.com. What about all the other "wasteful and selfish" people who are 10X worse than her?

    June 10, 2010 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Elise

    Well I would like to reminde stephanie, that Celine donated 1 million dollars to the hurricane Katrina victims... and I really think she has worked hard for her money, so why shouldn't she be able to spent it?? without antone juding her?

    June 10, 2010 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ryan

      Elise you are right she gives so much of her time and her money to help others. She has been around for a long time and should be able to enjoy her money. She gives so much back to her fans and her many charities. So I am assuming that Stephanie donates all her hard earned money to the poor and the sick instead of enjoying it herself. Great job Stephanie I would like to praise you for being selfless in a world of selfish.

      June 10, 2010 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Emily

    I think she should be able to put what every she likes in her back yard.
    she can spend her money any way she won' t I know she gives to Charity.

    June 10, 2010 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Stephanie

    No, I wouldn't.

    Every need? How many pools and water slides and waste of water does one really need? Wasteful and selfish.

    Help others, people who have every need...clothing, shelter, food...

    June 10, 2010 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • stephcvzx

      and by the way! she has her own charity for kids with Cystic Fibrosis

      June 11, 2010 at 6:57 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Samantha

    I love Celine Dion, and let's face it, she is one of the richest people in show business today. When you have that kind of money disposable to your every need, than why not splurge? If we were all that rich, we would do it too. : )

    June 10, 2010 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Stephanie

    Just because you can (afford it), doesn't mean you should.

    What a frivolous waste. If she has so much money for crap like that, why not put it to good use and donate it to groups and organizations that need the financial support?

    Selfish and foolish. Now I remember why I never liked her in the first place...

    June 10, 2010 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mike, Dallas

      Gee, here's a thought Celine. Why don't you build a water world for less fortunate kids or maybe.. I don't know... Donate the money.. What in the H*ll do you need with two swimming pools and a water park in your backyard??!!!!
      Sure, it's your business and your yard, however, your just teaching your kid that money isn't anything and should be thown around.....

      June 10, 2010 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Karyn

      The reason why she built the water park is because believe it or not she is a HUGE star and she can't even go for a walk with her child without being swamped by fans. Imagine trying to go to disneyland with Celine next to you! Especially now that she is pregnant she wouldn't really want to walk outside. Plus she is one of 14 brothers and sisters and they are all very close so yes its huge but it'll definitely be used by everyone. Also it is all going to be recycled water and she built her own water towers to do it. Everyone is over reacting and jealous. She has sold 600 million albums and donated many of her earnings to charity not that it's anyones business. Everyone expects the celebrities to cough up all their earnings to save the world when people should really be hounding our leaders in government to do more. the problems of the world can not be fixed by money but by men and women changing the way we live today. Go focus on something more important!

      June 10, 2010 at 7:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pete

      You're telling everybody that she should give the money she earned to groups and organisations who need it. Is that what you do? Wow!!! It's so much fun spending other people's money, you should be a politician.

      June 11, 2010 at 6:46 am | Report abuse |
  12. chris

    YOUR #1 SOURCE FOR ALL THINGS JASON DERULO http://www.DeruloDaily.com COMING...

    June 10, 2010 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |

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