Thursday, July 12, 2012

Celine Dione Stiffs Employees on Overtime, Lists Private Island/Mansion for $29.7 Mil.

Now is the time we juxtapose.
From the New York Daily News:
Celine Dion accused of cheating employees out of overtime
A Florida handyman is suing Celine Dion for unpaid overtime claiming the singer is a tight-fisted taskmaster with her domestic employees.

Keith Sturtevant said he was asked to work 48 to 60 hours a week by Dion and her husband Rene Angelil but offered no extra money beyond his $63,000 per year salary because he was a designated as a private contractor....MORE
And from Toronto's National Post:
Celine Dion’s belle maison Canada’s Buckingham Palace

Courtesy of Sotheby’s International Realty Canada
Courtesy of Sotheby’s International Realty Canada The estate is selling for just shy of $30-million.

Two weeks ago, singer Céline Dion and her husband/manager René Angélil announced that because their Quebec mansion was seldom used — due to her concert schedule — they had decided to put the fabulous island retreat up for sale. At $29,655,500, including all the furnishings, the Île Gagnon retreat was hailed as the most expensive property ever listed on the Quebec housing market.

Earlier this week, Sotheby’s International Realty Quebec broker Joseph Montanaro offered Postmedia an exclusive interview and a sneak peak into the world of a superstar.

Located approximately 25 kilometres north of downtown Montreal, in the Sainte-Rose district of Laval, the secluded 19-acre paradise is surrounded by the Rivière des Mille Îles. A short stone causeway allows access from the mainland to the island, where one passes through two huge gated fences and a guardhouse maintained by security officers 24 hours a day. The property is virtually impregnable without an invitation....MUCH MORE
And from the Montreal Gazette:
Photos: Inside Celine Dion's island paradise

Here's the Sotheby's listing.

Back when Celine was touting her green cred we posted this little gem::
Water: Celine Dion Uses 6,500,000 Gallons Per Year