02:04 PM EDT 05/21/2013
Originally posted 05/21/2013 01:40PM
These days, Brad Pitt is known to work tirelessly in every sphere of his life, committed to his craft, his family and his philanthropy. But it wasn't always so.
The World War Z star can recall a time, not so long ago, when he was adrift – unable to find a focus, and wasting his life pursuing the wrong things.
Until one day, he decided to do something about it.
Originally posted 05/21/2013 01:00PM
After a brief platinum stint last year, the actress decides blondes do have more fun and lightens up again
Originally posted 05/21/2013 12:15PM
He was given months to live last June, but that didn't stop Zach Sobiech from becoming a rock star – and an inspiration to millions.
Sobiech passed away Monday, 17 days after his 18th birthday. First diagnosed with osteosarcoma when he was 14, Sobiech's music became his way of expressing himself. His song "Clouds" not only went viral last December, but also resulted in a star-studded celebrity tribute video earlier this month.
"My closure is being able to get my feelings into these songs. So [friends and family] could have something to remember me by, or lean on when I was gone," he says in a 22-minute film about his story, My Last Days: Meet Zach Sobiech, featured on SoulPancake.
Originally posted 05/20/2013 05:00PM
We asked the Bachelorette to play word association with the men vying for her heart. Here's what she said
Originally posted 05/21/2013 11:15AM
If you've seen 2009's The Hangover, there's no forgetting Tyler (a.k.a. Carlos), the wide-eyed baby boy who tags along with Zach Galifianakis, Bradley Cooper and Ed Helms in Las Vegas.
And there's no mistaking him four years later in The Hangover Part III, in theaters Friday.
"The cheeks kinda give it away, right?" his mom, Carrie Holmquist, jokes to PEOPLE. In honor of the third installment (the last of the series, promises director Todd Phillips), we give you a trio of little known, fun facts about the littlest member of the franchise.
Originally posted 05/21/2013 11:00AM
Amid all the rubble and wreckage caused by the Oklahoma tornado, Barbara Garcia stumbled upon a ray of hope.
"I was sitting on the stool, holding my dog – this was the game plan through the years, to go in that little bathroom," she told CBS News reporter Anna Werner while surveying the damage done to her home. "The electric went off in the bathroom, and about the same time, I felt the stool come up out of the floor … I never lost consciousness and I hollered for my little dog and he didn't answer or didn't come, so I know he's in here somewhere."
As she continued to survey the situation with Werner – "This is life in the big city," Garcia said – a member of the interview crew caught sight of the dog struggling to force its way out from beneath the rubble.
Originally posted 05/21/2013 10:55AM
To be a teacher is already to be a hero, but during Monday's monstrous tornado in the suburbs of Oklahoma City, Rhonda Crosswhite put her life directly on the line after first seeing that several of her students had taken refuge only moments before the twister devastated their school.
"I was in a [bathroom] stall with some kids and it just started coming down, so I laid on top of them," the sixth-grade teacher at Plaza Towers Elementary in Moore, Okla., told Savannah Guthrie on Tuesday's Today show. "One of my little boys just kept saying, 'I love you, I love you, please don't die with me.' But we're okay. We made it out."
All of the children who were with her are now safe, there was one minor injury – a cut to the head, said Crosswhite – and she herself emerged with only some scrapes on her feet, which she called "irrelevant, considering what could have happened."
Originally posted 05/21/2013 10:55AM
On Monday, a massive and devastating tornado ripped through the Oklahoma City suburbs, flattening neighborhoods and destroying buildings, including an elementary school. At least 24 lives were lost and the death toll is expected to rise.
As those affected by the tornado grieve and focus on rebuilding, social media sites were flooded with messages of support and ways for people to help.
Here's what you had to say about the tragedy in Oklahoma:
Originally posted 05/21/2013 10:15AM
And he's off.
The emotional toll of Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart's latest breakup became a logistical one Sunday, as the actor was photographed apparently leaving his longtime love's Los Angeles home with a pickup truck full of his belongings.
His two dogs rode shotgun, as an expressionless Pattinson, 27, in a red cap, sunglasses and increasingly scruffy beard, drove away from Stewart's Los Feliz house.
Originally posted 05/21/2013 09:25AM
It wasn't just teary-eyed viewers who were left speechless after Kellie Pickler's flawless, dramatic freestyle performance with Derek Hough on Monday night's Dancing with the Stars finals. The country starlet herself was also at a loss for words.
"I just feel like I let all of my walls down and I just got out there and just did my little dance," Pickler, 26, told PEOPLE backstage after her performance. "I just let myself go. There was a freedom, in a sense, that I felt. I really don't even know how to put it into words. Regardless of what happens tomorrow, I feel like I've accomplished so much being here."
Hough, 28, who admitted he and Pickler struggled with the routine during rehearsals, said, "We were super, super nervous, but right before we went on there, I kind of gave Kellie a little pep talk. I was just like, 'This is your dance. There is nobody here that can do this dance but you. This is what you're meant to do.' "
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