10:53 AM EDT 06/19/2013
Originally posted 06/17/2013 05:00PM
Miami, you've got style and Cleveland brings the hotness, but if you want to meet Betty White, you'll have to head to L.A.
That's where a date with the TV icon is up for grabs – as long as you've got the cash.
An evening with the Hot in Cleveland star is hot on eBay, with a starting bid of $1,500.
Included in the auction: two round-trip tickets to Los Angeles, VIP tickets to the Morris Animal Foundation Gala of Hope – an Evening with Betty White, one night stay at the Ritz Carlton Marina del Rey (where the gala is being held) and, of course, a seat at White's table at the event.
Originally posted 06/16/2013 01:15PM
Blame it on the costuming.
When Iron Man super-fan Jaxson Denno discovered he was not meeting the super hero, but rather the actor who portrayed him, the 1½-year-old was super sad.
But our readers were touched as Iron Man 3 star Robert Downey Jr. met up with the child and tried to stem Jaxson's disappointment in meeting the actor, and not the fantasy man in the suit. See the story here.
Originally posted 06/16/2013 12:00PM
U.S. Air Force Captain Kim French sat in a dusty, sweltering pick-up truck in Afghanistan in her sweat-soaked uniform last year and fantasized about her wedding dress.
She and her fiancé, Marine pilot captain reservist Bo Biddle, 31, were on a tight budget so she figured she would have to find a gown second-hand.
"It was a very hard year of deployment," she says. "And, [there was] the depression and stress that follows."
Originally posted 06/13/2013 09:30AM
The Force is strong with Max Page.
It's been one year since the actor, 8, best known for playing a pint-sized Darth Vader in a Volkswagen Super Bowl commercial that went viral, underwent life-saving open-heart surgery.
"He's doing remarkably well," his mom Jennifer Page tells PEOPLE.
Since then, he's used his powers for good throughout the galaxy. "He's a full-throttle kid who loves doing charity work," says Page, 40, "making appearances in hospitals nationwide, raising funds and cheering up other kids."
Originally posted 06/06/2013 02:15PM
It was a split-second act of kindness that may have cost a Florida family $590 million.
Mindy Crandell, 34, says that she and her daughter allowed the eventual Powerball jackpot winner, 84-year-old Gloria C. Mackenzie, cut ahead of them in line at a Zephyrhills, Fla., grocery store to buy lottery tickets.
Mackenzie went on to become the largest single winner in the history of American lottery.
The cashier allowed Crandell the opportunity to reclaim her rightful place in line, ABC News reports, but Crandell declined, allowing Mackenzie to go ahead of them. And apparently, the big winner knows it.
Originally posted 06/06/2013 08:55AM
Two orphans in the small, working-class town of Lacombe, La., have found that family doesn't only have to be biological – even strangers can reach out and take care of each other.
Teenagers Tyler and Cheyenne Osburn learned early in life about hardship: their father, Billy, a guitar player in a rock band, died when they were infants. Their mother, Liz, a hairdresser, was badly injured while burning trash in their backyard in 2007 and permanently disabled.
When she died of a heart attack two weeks before Christmas 2011, Tyler was 18 and a senior in high school, and Cheyenne was 16 and a junior.
Originally posted 05/30/2013 12:25PM
Deborah Howard was on her way into an Atlanta mall in November 1989 when she passed by a pet shop displaying adorable puppies in the window.
After stepping inside for a closer look, she realized what she was seeing wasn't so adorable after all.
"There were sick puppies, dirty cages and one Labrador retriever had this cut on his leg that he was pressing against the wire of the cage," says Howard, 53, who now lives in Cohasset, Mass.
Originally posted 05/30/2013 10:55AM
The raw emotion in the wake of the deadly Oklahoma tornadoes was palpable Wednesday at a benefit concert in Oklahoma City, as Miranda Lambert broke down in tears and struggled to finish her song, "The House That Built Me." (Watch her performance below.)
The singer, 29, halted several times and wiped away tears as she performed the poignant Grammy-winning track, dedicated the night of the event to the animals affected by the tornadoes.
Lambert was introduced by her husband, Blake Shelton, who called her "an amazing woman, a compassionate human being, a great talent – and oh, by the way, an amazing wife."
Originally posted 05/30/2013 08:20AM
He's remembered as the Master of Suspense, the commanding director of such classic thrillers as Psycho, The Birds, Vertigo and Rear Window, but Alfred Hitchcock was also a patriot, and, in surprising news, a photojournalist.
In a 1942 photo essay the London-born Hitch did for Life magazine – and now appearing on LIFE.com (click here) – the respected filmmaker "directs" a riveting picture story about how wartime rumors can dangerously grow in small-town America.
"Between 1940 and 1945, Hitch made films for England's Ministry of Information as well as several excellent movies featuring plots that centered on the war," it is explained in the text accompanying the 18 photos.
Originally posted 05/30/2013 06:30AM
The mother of the Duchess of Cambridge is now in the spotlight for doing her own good deed: rescuing a missing dog.
Carole Middleton, awaiting her turn as a soon-to-be new grandmother, was driving near her home in Bucklebury when she spotted a lost dog alongside the road.
Stopping to take a look at the tag on the dog's collar, she found that it belonged to her neighbors, and so took the animal home, reported the Sunday Telegraph.
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