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The Wolf Of Wall Street’s Cast Makes a Really Tough Choice

Money! Power! Beauty! Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf Of Wall Street, which opens on Christmas Day, has all three of these in spades. However, we were curious as to which one of these traits were most important to the film’s cast, stars like Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill and Matthew McConaughey. So at the film’s premiere in Manhattan this week, we forced each one of these gents to make their own Sophie’s Choice and only pick only one.

Matthey McConaughey showed himself to be the pragmatist of the bunch by choosing power because “I like to get what I want.” (Is it weird we think that’s sexy?)

Jonah Hill lived up to his blooming reputation as America’s sweetheart by earnestly answering “None of those really matter that much to my life. I’d just choose friendships and relationships.”

Meanwhile, Kyle Chandler joked “I already chose beauty.” Yeah you did, Chandler.

And Leonardo DiCaprio, who obviously has no deficiencies in any of the categories, said “Jesus. I’d choose happiness, that’s what I’d choose.”

When Leo’s happy, we’re happy.

Melissa Smith

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Donnalyn Quintana Fulfills Rodeo Dreams for Terminally Ill and Disabled Children

Heroes Among Us

07/04/2013 at 03:00 PM EDT

Texas Woman Grants Terminally Ill and Disabled Children's Rodeo Wishes

Quintana with, from left, Braydan Kilcrease, 9; Kaleb Dorr, 5; Colby Tiberg, 9; and, on horse, Chandler Davis

Matthew Mahon

When a child has a dream of meeting a rodeo star or having a horse of their very own, Donnalyn Quintana of Weatherford, Texas does everything she can to make it a reality.

“Every time I come away from granting a wish, my life is changed for the better,” says Quintana, 65. “I feel that this was put into my heart for a reason.”

Since 1994, Quintana has raised funds through her nonprofit Western Wishes to help more than 600 terminally ill or disabled kids. She has arranged visits with country star Reba McEntire and bronc legend Tuff Hedeman and even bought a girl with cystic fibrosis her very own horse.

Kim Dorr says she’ll never forget what Quintana did for her five-year-old son Kaleb, who suffers from TAR Syndrome, a rare blood disorder.

“For most of his life, Kaleb’s biggest wish was to be a cowboy,” says Kim, 34 of Wagoner, OK. “Donnalyn made him her poster kid in 2011 and Kaleb got to travel all over Texas, Oklahoma and Nevada to rodeos and meet all of his cowboy heroes.”

He even got to meet Hedeman, his favorite.

“When he met Tuff, his face lit up,” she says, “and he immediately ran to him and gave him a big hug. It was one of those melt-your-heart moments. Anybody who was in that room will never forget it.”

A Promise Fulfilled

Quintana, who grew up in a family of rodeo professionals, first began to think of helping kids when she read about a young South Dakota competitive rodeo rider who was battling cancer in 1990.

“I thought, ‘Someone should get [rodeo star] Roy Cooper to give him a call to brighten his day,'” she recalls.

Before she could do anything to help him, Quintana learned he had died. She was devastated.

“I thought, ‘Could I have done something to make a difference in his life?’ ” she says.

Later that year, as she was wheeled into surgery to remove a throat tumor, she made a vow: “I said, ‘Lord, if I survive, I’ll help others like him.’ ”

Help from 90210

After actor Luke Perry of Beverly Hills, 90210 fame portrayed rodeo legend Lane Frost in the 1994 movie 8 Seconds, he has attended fundraisers for Quintana and met many of the kids she helps.

“Donnalyn’s challenge is a unique one because the rodeo world is a subculture in many ways,” he says. “I really appreciate the commitment that Donnalyn has. Every kid’s a kid, they all have dreams, things they want to do.”

He says he has been inspired by the kids he’s met and Quintana’s efforts to make them smile.

“She’s a friend to everybody she’s ever met,” he says. “She’s just trying to make sure people get to feel a little better. She has made it possible for hundreds of kids to live their dreams and she’s given them a reason to hope.”

Part of the Family

Last June, Chandler Davis, 6, of Glen Rose, Texas, who has a rare pancreatic disorder, got a wish fulfilled when he was sworn in as an honorary deputy sheriff and given a uniform and badge.

“Chandler was on cloud nine for days,” says his mom, Jennifer Yocham, 25. “Donnalyn is family to us now.”

Know a hero? Send suggestions to [email protected]. For more inspiring stories, read the latest issue of PEOPLE magazine

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Matthew Perry Was ‘Painfully Hung Over’ During Frienfs

Matthew Perry Was ‘Painfully Hung Over’ During Frienfs

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2013 White House Correspondents Association Dinner - ArrivalsMATTHEW Perry admits he “was painfully, painfully hung over” during his time on Friends.

The actor — who famously played Chandler Bing on the NBC smash — admitted there were days on the set he couldn’t have felt any lower, suffering from the effects of too much partying the evening before.

He says he “was never high at work,” but “was painfully, painfully hung over.

“Then eventually things got so bad I couldn’t hide it, and then everybody knew,” he said.

“I’ve had a life of extreme highs and extreme lows. I was in the white hot flame of fame.

“From an outsider’s perspective it would seem like I had it all. It was actually a very lonely time for me because I was suffering from alcoholism.

“The interesting reason that I can be so helpful now is because I screwed up so often.

“It’s nice for people to see that somebody who once struggled in their life is not struggling anymore.”


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