In November 2008, a fire threatened Rob's and Oprah's Montecito, Calif., homes. While each of their properties were spared, several of their neighbors were less fortunate. Rob, who stopped to help some neighbors and mutual friends of Oprah's evacuate their home, narrowly escaped the inferno. The next day, he called Oprah, who was in Chicago at the time, to recount the experience on her talk show. "The next-door neighbor's house, they were trapped behind their gates and could not get out," Rob described. "The next-door neighbors, the Simmons? You mean the Simmons?” Oprah replied. Other stars who live in the neighborhood include Drew Barrymore, Michael Douglas, and Jeff Bridges.