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Sir Richard Branson Will No Longer Back V Festival

Sir Richard Branson has revealed he will no longer be sponsoring V Festival. The 67-year-old businessman has backed the annual summer festival for 22 years, but the star has revealed Virgin have pulled out and...

V Festival To Change Name And Become 3-Day Event

V Festival will be renamed next year and take place over three days.The two-day music extravaganza has seen some of the world's biggest pop acts perform - from Justin Bieber and Jay-Z to Sir...

Richard Branson Called Ambulance When He Lost His Virginity

Richard Branson called an ambulance the first time he had sex.The 67-year-old businessman might have found success with his business venture Virgin Group, but he admits he wasn't always so successful, as he was forced...

Ed Sheeran's Show In Holly Branson's Living Room

Ed Sheeran has completed his most intimate gig to date in the living room of Richard Branson's daughter Holly.The 'Galway Girl' hitmaker joined 1,000 other artists in performing for Amnesty International and Sofar Sounds' global...

Emeli Sande Meditates Before Going On Stage

Emeli Sande has to be in the ''right place spiritually'' before she performs live.The 'Hurts' hitmaker has learned two important lessons over the years that cutting back on alcohol and meditating before shows is the...

Kate Winslet Liked Prepared Husband

Kate Winslet was attracted to her husband because of his ''head torch''.The 'Mountain Between Us' met now-husband Ned Rocknroll when a fire broke out on Necker Island - the privately-owned resort belonging to her now-spouse's...

Branson Family To Host Ed Sheeran's Give A Home Gig

Ed Sheeran's biggest festival gig of the year will be hosted by Richard Branson's daughter Holly. The 'Shape of You' hitmaker will join 1,000 other artists in Amnesty International and Sofar Sounds' forthcoming global concert...

David Beckham Wants To Buy Victoria An Island

David Beckham reportedly wants to buy his wife Victoria an island to mark 20 years since they first met.The retired soccer star has been looking at territories in the Caribbean as he thinks it would...

David Beckham Wants To Buy Victoria An Island

David Beckham reportedly wants to buy his wife Victoria an island to mark 20 years since they first met.The retired soccer star has been looking at territories in the Caribbean as he thinks it would...

Boy George Blames Male Escort Imprisonment On Drug-induced 'Psychotic Episode'

Boy George has claimed he was having a drug-induced ''psychotic episode'' when he kept a male escort prisoner at his flat in London in April 2007.The Culture Club singer was sentenced to 15 months in...

Richard Branson Lucky To Be Alive After Horror Bike Smash

The Virgin founder was out cycling with his two grown-up children Holly and Sam on the British Virgin Islands earlier this month (Aug16), when he hit a speed bump in the road head on."The next...

Richard Branson Thought He Was "Going To Die" In Bike Accident

Richard Branson has revealed he thought he was “going to die” after he was involved in a horrific bicycle crash in the British Virgin Islands earlier this week.The 66 year old businessman, the founder of...

Richard Branson Smashes Teeth Playing Tennis

The Virgin Group founder accidentally hit himself in the mouth with a tennis racquet while recently competing on the court at his Moskito Island resort in the British Virgin Islands. Recalling the...

Idris Elba's Inspiration

Idris Elba thought acting was ridiculous - until his ''beautiful'' drama teacher gave him the confidence to ''think outside the box''.The 43-year-old 'Luther' actor went to an all boys school and although he was introduced...

Richard Branson Attacked By Stingray

The Virgin Records founder joined ocean conservationist Guy Harvey for a special swim with stingrays off the coast of Grand Cayman this week (begs08Feb15) and one of the creatures confused Branson for food...

Kate Moss To Star In Virgin Atlantic Campaign?

Kate Moss could be set to star in a new campaign for Virgin Atlantic.The 41-year-old supermodel was reportedly escorted off of an easyJet flight by police following a weekend in Turkey earlier this month and...

Ever Get The Feeling You've Been Cheated? The Soul Of Punk Dies As Sex Pistols Credit Cards Are Unveiled

Virgin Money has unveiled a new range of credit cards featuring punk-themed designs based around the artwork of Sex Pistols albums and singles. That noise you just felt was punk’s final death rattle, by the...

Bank Launches Sex Pistols Credit Cards

Branson, who signed the band to his Virgin Records in 1977, still runs the company, and an offshoot - Virgin Money - has launched a series of credit cards featuring the group's artwork....

Kelly Jones Won't Give Up Film Career

Stereophonics frontman Kelly Jones was one step away from becoming a BBC film writer.The 'Have A Nice Day' singer temporarily shelved his film-making career after Virgin label boss, Richard Branson, offered the welsh rockers a...

Shawn Mendes Was An 'Annoying Little Brat'

Shawn Mendes was an ''annoying little brat'' as a child. The 'Something Big' singer may still be just 16-years-old but he's confessed he's already learnt a lot of valuable lessons about life and admits he...

Martin Sheen Not Interested In Joining Charlie's President Campaign

Martin Sheen has no plans to help his son Charlie Sheen run for President. The Hollywood legend is surprised by Charlie's recent admission that he'd like to run to be the American leader next year...

Martin Sheen To Appear At We Day UK

Martin Sheen is to be one of the speakers at this year's We Day UK.The 'Apocalypse Now' star will address 12,000 students and teachers in London next month as part of a youth empowerment event...

Mila Kunis: 'I Don't Want To Go Into Space With Ashton'

Actress Mila Kunis doesn't share her fiance Ashton Kutcher's space curiosity, insisting she's more than happy to stay on Earth when he takes to the skies on board one of Virgin boss Richard Branson's first...

Is Virgin Radio Returning To The Airwaves?

Richard Branson's brand Virgin Radio could be making a surprise return to the airwaves as part of a bid put forward by Sound Digital, a consortium of TalkSport owner UTV Media, Bauer and transmission business...

Richard Branson Rescues Ben Ainslie At Sea

British tycoon Sir Richard Branson helped rescue Sir Ben Ainslie when the Olympic sailing champion was left stranded at sea during a boat trip with his new bride.The British gold medallist was sailing past Branson's...

Richard Branson Denies Led Zeppelin Offer

Virgin founder Richard Branson has taken to his blog to dismiss reports suggesting her offered Led Zeppelin $800 million (£500 million) to reunite for 35 shows in Britain, Germany and America.Representatives for former frontman Robert...

Space Flight Passengers Ask For Refunds After Test Flight Crash

Twenty of the 700 people who signed up to board the first of Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic space flights have asked for refunds after a test take-off turned disastrous last month (31Oct14).One of the company's...

Richard Branson: 'Virgin Galactic Will Continue'

British tycoon Sir Richard Branson has vowed to continue with his star-studded space flight scheme following the tragic accident on Friday (31Oct14) which killed a test pilot.The Virgin Galactic project, which boasts celebrities including Ashton...

Richard Branson's Son Involved In Matterhorn Rescue

British tycoon Sir Richard Branson's socialite son had to be rescued from the Matterhorn in Switzerland on Wednesday (03Sep14) after becoming stranded at the summit.Sam Branson was participating in the Big Change Virgin Strive Challenge,...

Richard Branson Has Recorded A Simpsons Cameo

They say you haven’t ‘made it’ – i.e., reached the peak of your career- until you’ve had your Simpsons cameo. And even though Richard Branson was depicted in a season 22 episode alongside fellow billionaire...

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