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Chatting with Billy V - August 23, 2011

(HawaiiNewsNow) - Kate Winslet was among 20 guests who fled unscathed from a fire that broke out Monday at Richard Branson's home on Neckar, one of the British Virgin Islands. Prompted by a tropical storm, a 4am lightning strike is said to have set fire to the Great House where Winslet and her children were staying. ... Richard Branson later blogged that Kate Winslet not only escaped the fire unharmed, but also rescued his mom from the blaze. Wrote Branson: "many thanks to Kate Winslet for helping to carry my 90 year mum out of the main house to safety - she was wondering when a Director was going to shout CUT!"

Amy Winehouse's family says toxicology tests show there were no illegal drugs in her system when she died. They says the tests showed "alcohol was present" but it hasn't yet been determined if it played a role in the singer's death last month.

David Letterman has returned to work after a two-week vacation, during which he became the target of a death threat on a jihadist website. CBS declined to specify any special security measures for his return, but a bomb-sniffing dog was seen being lead around the perimeter of the Ed Sullivan Theater.

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