In Tokyo yesterday, Jessica Simpson tweeted: “Thought i was hallucinating during a 6.6 earthquake in japan. i have never felt anything like this in my life. laying in bed watching cnn.” Now, every time there’s an earthquake in Los Angeles, people will think, “Let me twote dat.” Just like us, celebrities experience life’s natural disasters. Read on for our favorite celebrity survivors.
- This year’s Southern California wildfires threatened to engulf celebrity homes, including Oprah Winfrey‘s $50 million ranch outside Santa Barbara. The talk-show queen had her people pack up her belongings and move her dogs while she was in Chicago shooting her show. [Us Weekly]
- Sharon Stone didn’t survive a natural disaster, per se, but her comments devastated those who survived earthquakes in China that killed an estimated 70,000 people. “I’m not happy about the way that the Chinese are treating the Tibetans because I don’t think anyone should be unkind to anyone else,” she said. “All this earthquake and all this stuff happened, and I thought, is that karma? When you’re not nice, that the bad things happen to you?” [Fox News]
- Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea lost a house to Malibu wildfires in 2007. The $4.8 million French country-style mansion was “burnt to a crisp,” according to the musician, who owned a $10 million Malibu pad, as well. [TMZ]
- Model and Sports Illustrated cover girl Petra Nemcova survived a tsunami in 2005, but she tragically lost her boyfriend-photographer, Simon Atlee. The beautiful survivor saved her own life by clinging to a palm tree for nearly eight hours, stripped of her clothes and with broken bones. [ABC News]
- In 2004, Jet Li survived a tsunami that flooded his hotel in the Maldives. The action star saved his daughter but injured his foot as waves filled the hotel lobby. Maybe his fighting skills helped him battle mother nature. [ABC News]