Kate Winslet Saves Richard Branson's Mother From Fiery Blaze

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As if you needed a reason to love Kate Winslet more, she’s now a bona fide hero. While on vacation at Richard Branson’s private Caribbean island, a fire broke out in the island’s largest home. Winslet saved herself, her two children, and Branson’s 90-year-old mother Eve from the flaming home. Branson described Kate’s heroic rescuing of his mother as such: “She swept her up into her arms and got them out of the house as fast as possible.” Immediately after the fire, the island was overcome by Tropical Storm Irene, completely destroying the house. They plan to rebuild it “as soon as we can.” [Slate]

Mitch Winehouse says he can’t use the name “Amy Winehouse Foundation” because someone already owns the domain name. “We all have to bombard the tabloids websites to put pressure on this d—k head who stole our foundation name,” he Tweeted. “Instead of concentrating on allocating funding I am having to send cheques back cos we don’t haven’t got bank ac in that name.” No word on how the website prevents him from opening a bank account in that name. [E!]

Prepare yourself for an all new Kristen Stewart, because sources on the set of Snow White and the Huntsman say that she’s undergone a transformation. “You know how she’s always kind of dug her shoulders in, looked a little like she’s digging her teeth?” says an on-set source. “Well, she is now so different. Those shoulders are back, sister, and she is proud! It’s a nice change from her past roles.” [E!]

Lil Wayne was rushed to the emergency room last night after falling off his skateboard and bumping his head in St. Louis. He Tweeted, “The Lou was good but I busted my fuggin head at the sk8park! 9stitches! Gnarly gash over my left eye! Luv the people.” [E!]

  • Jersey Shore shocker: Though Ronnie and Sammi rekindled their love on last week’s episode, they are no longer together. [E!]
  • In other surprising news, Nadya Suleman shows us that your stomach looks different after you carry octuplets. [TMZ]
  • Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla have adopted a Jack Russell Terrier from the Battersea Dogs Home in London. [Us]
  • Judging from this photo of Zuma Rossdale wearing a Captain America costume and getting a superhero manicure, he and his brother Kingston spend the whole day picking out awesome outfits and going for mani-pedis. Not a bad way to live. [E!]
  • Sarah Jessica Parker says her son James Wilkie wants to act, but she doesn’t want him to start “until after he goes to college.” She adds, “But part of me thinks maybe it’s better if he knows the truth now about how hard it is to be a working actor. I don’t know if he grasps what it took to get us here.” [People]
  • “When I was on my big American tour bakeries used to send me cupcakes with my face on it.When I’m on tour I’m going to bake lots and give them out. I won’t sell them because I don’t think they’re that good – but they are good!” — Adele [ONTD]
  • Linda Perry sort-of insulted Katy Perry, saying, “She’s great for what she does. But she’s not reinventing the wheel, she’s not giving substance. She’s just giving, you know, microwave popcorn for you to feast on right at this moment. You know, that’s it. And that’s what she wants to do obviously. She’s not looking to change the world musically, she’s not. So all the power to her and everybody that is like that. I’m not saying it’s bad. I’m just saying, it’s not what I participate in. But that is part of the reason why the music business is in turmoil, so to say.” [E!]
  • Mad Men has to recast Bobby Draper yet again because Jared Gilmore got a role on a new ABC show. He offered this advice for his replacement: “Be careful around January [Jones] She’s not as approachable as the others. She’s really serious about what she does. Everyone else is so nice.” Ouch. [N.Y. Mag]
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