Kate Winslet's Virgin Islands vacation took a turn for the worst when a bolt of lightning struck the home where she was staying and set the property ablaze. The Oscar winner, her two children and on-again, off-again boyfriend Louis Dowler were guests at mogul Richard Branson's Necker Island estate. The group, along with Branson's mother, escaped unscathed, but the Great House was destroyed.
House; Credit: Associated Press. Inset: Kate Winslet; Credit: Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times
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