Sir Richard Branson's flame-ravaged home on Necker Island, in the Caribbean. (Associated Press)

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In other news...: Kate Winslet is alive and well after escaping a blaze that consumed the home of Richard Branson, reports the New York Post. The actress, 35, and her two children were among the roughly 20 guests — including Branson’s 90-year-old mother — who were vacationing with the billionaire on his private island in the British Virgin Islands when the fire broke out. Everybody made it to safety, but the house — which Branson built after acquiring the island in 1980 — is toast. “My office was based in the house, and I have lost thousands of photographs, which is very sad,” explained the Virgin Group chairman, who was present on the island. “There’s a lot of damage, and we won’t be able to stick it back together again right away.”

Born: A daughter to Kimberly Stewart and Benicio del Toro on Sunday in Los Angeles, Us magazine reports. Not that they’re together or anything. Back in April, del Toro’s reps confirmed that Stewart, 31 — the oldest daughter of spiky-haired rocker Rod Stewart — was pregnant with the 44-year-old actor’s baby but emphasized that, no, they were not an item, telling Us that “Although [he and Kimberly] are not a couple, they are looking forward to the arrival of the baby.”

Quoted: “There would be too many jokes about that.”

— Jon Huntsman Jr. explaining to CNN’s Piers Morgan why an all-Mormon White House bid is out of the question. In an interview taped Friday, the former Utah governor told the television host that if Mitt Romney — who is also Mormon — were to win the Republican presidential nomination, he wouldn’t be jumping on the ticket. “No, I can’t imagine it at all,” he said.