Articles Tagged 'Richard Branson'

Benedict Cumberbatch

Brits with Birthdays: Felicitations Are Due Benedict Cumberbatch, and Others

Busy, busy Benedict Cumberbatch needs to make time in his busy schedule this Friday, July 19, to mark his 37th birthday. Last year, to honor the Sherlock star for his birthday, the fan web site Cumberbatchweb urged the actor’s acolytes to donate the money they would have otherwise spent on cards or gifts for their idol to the Teenage Cancer […]

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The Best Of The Morning’s April Fool’s Day Gags

This is the worst day of the year if your job is to basically find out what other people are talking about, and then report it back to other people, who might not have known about that stuff in the first place. April Fool’s Day is the day when British news sources turn from being […]

Kate Middleton and Prince William

Celebs React to Royal Baby News

It’s been made official, Kate Middleton is pregnant. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their first child who will be third in line to the throne. In this day and age, what better way to send congratulations than … a Tweet! British celebrities are at attention sending their best wishes. Check it out! […]

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The Brit List: Summer of London – Innovators

“He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils,” wrote Sir Francis Bacon, “for time is the greatest innovator.” Some three centuries later, another Englishman, Prime Minister Harold Wilson, put it a little differently but made the exact same point: “He who rejects change is the architect of decay.” When we think of […]

News Roundup: Kate Winslet Battles ‘A Wall Of Fire’

Kate Winslet has revealed exactly what happened on the night of the fire at Richard Branson’s house, and who were the real heroes. She told Hello! magazine: “It all happened very fast. Richard’s daughter Holly became head girl immediately. She was totally unflappable and utterly practical. Her calm instructions set the tone for an efficient […]

Sir Richard Branson Reveals the World’s First Commercial Spaceport

Sir Richard Branson's passion for bringing space tourism to the masses is no ordinary feat. The Daily Mail reports that the British billionaire and Virgin CEO is inching closer to achieving his goal with the unveiling of the world's first commercial spaceport, Spaceport America. Branson was on hand for the presentation of the new nearly […]

Richard Branson vs. Stephen Colbert: Was Their Fight Staged?

British billionaire Richard Branson appeared on The Colbert Report last Tuesday, and, apparently, got into an altercation on-stage with host Stephen Colbert. Branson came on the show to plug his new Virgin American airline, but he didn’t get a chance by the time his segment ended. Furious (or “furious”), he splashed Colbert with his glass […]