Bill Rancic Defends His Wife Giuliana After Fashion Police Controversy: 'I Tried to Get Them to Release the Footage' 41 years, 2,189 covers and 55,436 stories from PEOPLE magazine's history for you to enjoy
- Andy Samberg Predicts Bryan Cranston Will Streak at Emmys in New Promo
- Read the Cover Story: Meet the American Heroes Who Stopped French Train Attack
- Dr. Dre's Alleged Violence Against Women – and More N.W.A History That Didn’t Make It into Straight Outta Compton
- TSA Agent Arrested and Fired After Allegedly Sexually Assaulting Woman In LaGuardia Airport Bathroom
- Josh Duggar in Rehab: Inside the No-Frills Center Treating 'Addiction in a Biblical Way'
On Newsstands Now
- Matthew McConaughey: In His Own Words
- Jessa Duggar's Wedding Album
- Brittany Maynard's Final Days
Pick up your copy on newsstands
Click here for instant access to the Digital Magazine
People Top 5
LAST UPDATE: Tuesday February 10, 2015 01:10PM EST
PEOPLE Top 5 are the most-viewed stories on the site over the past three days, updated every 60 minutes
- May 04, 1998
- Vol. 49
- No. 17
Get Well Card
With Help from Rosie O'donnell, Joey Russell Sells a Treasure That May Save the Life of His Best Friend's Mom
He achieved far more than he had dreamed. Joey had hoped the card, bought four years ago at a collector's show for $100 in chore money and signed by a Titanic survivor who died last year, could fetch $2,000 toward the remaining $60,000 needed for a bone-marrow transplant (the community raised $20,000, and insurance covered the balance of the $225,000 cost). Learning of his plan, Rosie O'Donnell invited Joey to pitch his postcard on her April 16 show. Just as he finished, the cast of the Broadway musical Titanic paraded onstage to serenade him ("We think you're such a special kid/deserve awards for what you did!"). Then came the biggest surprise: In a deal brokered secretly by O'Donnell and the Titanic producers, the cast delivered a check for the full $60,000. "Joey is an inspiration to me," says Mary Shelley, 40, a divorced mother of five whose transplant is scheduled for May 18. "He has touched my heart so."
Joey first considered selling his postcard when his parents, Mary and Paul, who run a collector's shop, discussed donating one of their cars to help Shelley. Joey told them: "I've got something that's way more valuable." Kate was moved by her friend's unselfish act. "He's really shy, he's funny, he likes to goof around," says Kate, 14. "But I wasn't expecting this."
Treat Yourself! 4 Preview Issues
The most buzzed about stars this minute!