Kate Winslet saves Richard Branson's mom in a fire


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That headline is so fake-seeming, tragic, and awesome all at once. In what may turn out to be her most heroic role, actress Kate Winslet saved Richard Branson’s mother from a fire early Monday morning. Winslet and her two kids, who were staying with about 20 people at the largest house on Branson’s private isle in the British Virgin Islands, escaped the flames unharmed. The fire ignited as Tropical Storm Irene hit Necker Island with lightning and high winds.

“Many thanks to Kate Winslet for helping to carry my 90 year mum out of the main house to safety,” Branson wrote on his blog. “She was wondering when a Director was going to shout CUT!”

Biz humor! It’s what it’s all about.

What did you do today?

No, no, it’s not a competition. I mean, you already were going to lose because you don’t have a private island.

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  • Doty

    Way to go, Kate!

  • Daena

    I let Leonardo DiCaprio freeze to death…

    • Tom


    • Squishmar

      Very funny, Daena!! :D

    • Mr. Foe

      Darn you, Kate! I still can’t…let that go.

      • Shiny

        They’ll be showing that clip in heaven. She’s so moving on when she has to defend her life.

  • Josh M

    Wow what a great woman. She is the most down to earth actress in my generation. I’ve enjoyed her movies and she is such a natural beauty :)

    • jp

      She is a badass and I love her!

  • Regina George

    Further proof that Kate Winslet is awesome!

  • steph

    Kate has a son and a daughter, not two daughters.

  • Just Someone

    I’m sure Joe Mendes doesn’t appreciate being called a girl.

  • Tim

    Big whoopitydoo….firemen do this every day. Where are their photos.

    • Angelo Barovier

      Firefighters also train incessantly, wear protective gear, and do it among a team of similarly prepared and outfitted people. No one thinks any less of them for it, either, just because an untrained, underequipped mom also did something to save a life.

      Try again, troll.

    • jennrae

      In bikinis? I don’t think so!

    • Dave

      I can get you a steamy firemen calendar if you’re jonesing for some firemen photos.

    • Angelo Barovier

      Okay, I am not down with firemen in bikinis. Now, firewomen in bikinis … I could learn to like that calendar.

    • Choyce2020

      Fireman are trained to save lives…Kate Winslet is an actress on vacation…See the difference?

    • fyrepixie

      As a firefighter I have to say that what she did was incredible. We train for it, it’s expected of us, whereas she’s just a regular civilian. And the reason our pictures aren’t posted is because we don’t do it for the glory.

  • Dave

    Just when I thought I couldn’t love Kate Winslet any more than I already did.

  • dee123

    It’s always a good idea to save a billoniare’s family.

  • James

    No I’m no comp. Still unemployed. All I did today was buy and i phone download some songs and worry and fall in love with my favorite actress saving a life

  • Jim

    One of the (very) few problems of owning a private island, no private fire department.

    • Squishmar

      I guess you automatically volunteer when you stay there.

      • TvTroz

        THIS! LOL!

  • gigi

    Her awesome stock just went up 500 points with me! Love her!

  • Kris

    That’s so weird, I rescued a billionaire’s mother from a burning building on a private island this morning too!

    • Angelo Barovier

      Yes, but do you also get to make out with Leo DiCaprio just for fun? Well?

      • Shannon

        She doesn’t make out with Leo just for fun, but she does get paid to do it. And to simulate love scenes with him.

      • Angelo Barovier

        Actually, she had great fun making out with Leo because Revolutionary Road was an entirely sought after project and one which they wanted her and Leo in from very early on. Ain’t slammin’ her because I do adore her but, in a manner of speaking, it was for fun. Just sayin’…

  • Shannon

    Kate Winslet saved an elderly woman from a fire, Ryan Gosling broke up a steet fight, and Lindsey Lohan….wore Pippa Middleton’s dress to Kim K’s wedding (looked great with her stolen necklace).
    Ryan and Kate should do a movie together.

  • SC

    Kate’s amazing! Love this story :)

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