17 Celebrity Heroes
"I'm just glad that everyone is safe. And this easily could not have been the case ... I will never forget Richard placing his arms around both my children as we were watching the flames, and saying, 'At the end of the day, what you realize is that all that matters is the people that you love. Everything else is just stuff. And none of that stuff matters.'"
—Kate Winslet on the fire that occurred while she was vacationing on Richard Branson's Necker Island with her children and her ex-boyfriend, Louis Dowler. The 20 people staying at the resort made it out unharmed, Branson's 90-year-old grandmother only because Winslet carried her out on her back. Even Branson's tortoise managed to get out. Apparently, the fire started from a lightening strike thanks to Hurricane Irene. Irene, you have a lot to answer for. [NY Daily News]