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Prince Harry To The Rescue! Plus, 16 Other Celebrity Heroes

Just call him The Amazing Hot Ginge. Prince Harry is being labeled a “hero” today after he went to police following a friend’s mugging. See, Harry was on the phone, gabbin’ about girls with a pal (okay, I made that up), when the friend on the line was suddenly mugged. His Royal Ginger reportedly raced across the city to help his friend in need and when he couldn’t find him, Harry walked his princely butt over to the local police station, where he gave a witness statement. As a result of that and, you know, police work, a suspect was aprehended. [CBS News]

I love this story because it allows me a reason to picture Prince Harry in a cape. But also, I love stories of celebs swooping in like the superior beings that they are and saving the day! Here are 16 other stories of celebs behaving heroically!

Kate Winslet Talks Escaping From That Fire

“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 talks for the first time about the fire that occurred while she was vacationing on Richard Branson’s Necker Island with her children and her 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]
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What Is Bad Ass? Alex Trebek Chases Burglar, Injures Achilles Tendon

Alex Trebek is gangsta. The “Jeopardy” host—who’s been doing his gig for 27 years now, by the way—showed up at an event yesterday on crutches. Naturally, the press wanted to know what happened. The answer: “What is a thwarted robbery?” Apparently, Trebek woke up in the middle of the night and found a burglar rummaging through his stuff in his hotel room. He may be 70, but he wasn’t about to let the thief get away. So he chased her. Alek explained, “It happened at 2:30 a.m., chasing a burglar down the hallway of my San Francisco hotel when my Achilles tendon ruptured and I then fell on carpet, bruising the other leg in process.” He’ll be having surgery on Friday.

Now, the skeptic in me immediately thought, He probably fell down the stairs, and came up with a hero story that sounded way cooler. But this story has been confirmed. Keep reading »

Ryan Kwanten Helps Hurt Man In Street

Ryan Kwanten might be a blubbering hottie slash wannabe cop on “True Blood,” but in real life, he’s kind of heroic. On Friday night, he was driving in his car in Hollywood when he saw a man in the middle of the road who was bloody and unable to move. “No one was doing anything,” a witness says. “[Ryan] pulled up, saw the man down, jumped out of his car, and raced over to see if he could help.” Apparently, Ryan shouted for help and with several others, moved the man to the sidewalk. He stayed with him until an ambulance arrived. And you thought it was his six pack that was impressive? [PopEater]

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