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Richard Branson

  1. pivot
    Why Space Tourism Will Fall FlatIt’s getting a lot of buzz, but the appeal already seems limited.
  2. business
    Space Flight Is an Exclusive FantasyBillionaires don’t expand our world; they consume it.
  3. liveblog
    Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson Go to Space: UpdatesThe nearly 71-year-old billionaire and a group of test pilots plan to make a brief journey to the stars on Sunday.
  4. explainer
    When Can I Buy a Ticket to Space? A Guide for Non-Billionaires.Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson will soon go where few tourists have gone before. Here are the costs, the risks, and when the rest of us can join them.
  5. horrible things
    Richard Branson’s Virgin Atlantic SpaceShipTwo Crashes During Test FlightAt least one pilot is dead.
  6. white men with money
    Richard Branson Decided His Face Would Make a Good Ice CubeSure, why not?
  7. white men with money
    Richard Branson Is Launching an iPad Publication, Too, You Know“We definitely haven’t got a Rupert Murdoch–size advertising budget … “
  8. fly me to the moon
    One Small Step for Richard Branson, One Giant Leap for Private IndividualsWe know what some lucky private individuals are getting for Christmas.
  9. intel
    Richard Branson Taking Kids, Parents Into SpaceEve and Ted Branson, ages 85 and 91 respectively, are in for the ride of their lives.
  10. gossipmonger
    Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis Are Going to Get It OnHoly crap.
  11. gossipmonger
    Madonna Wants to Raise Chickens on the Upper East SideThis, for some reason, does not sound crazy to us.
  12. gossipmonger
    Christie Brinkley Denying Son Simple Field Trip to EgyptJust to spite her ex, Peter Cook! Plus, Nicole Richie may do the ‘Gossip Girl’ finale! Plot ideas? In the gossip roundup.
  13. company town
    Richard Branson to Kick Off Virgin Hotel Chain in New York?Bajillionaire Branson may be spending more time in Manhattan. Meanwhile, Cablevision lawyer Harvey L. Beneson mortgages his Hamptons house to pay off his lawsuit, UBS clients run scared as a federal investigation warms up, and another magazine catering to the rich appears on the horizon, in today’s roundup of news from the worlds of real estate, law, finance, and media.
  14. gossipmonger
    Richard Branson Pranks Larry Page AwesomelyIvana and her fiancé seem to have some pre-wedding jitters, Tom Cruise and Sumner Redstone canoodle, and still more New Yorkers cop to encounters with Ashley Alexandra Dupre in our daily roundup of news from New York’s best gossip columns.
  15. gossipmonger
    Ben Gazzara Will Have a Doggie BagBen Gazzara and his wife used to sneak their dog into restaurants in a bag, until they got busted at a French bistro. Google co-founder Larry Page is getting married this Saturday on a Caribbean island owned by Richard Branson.
  16. party lines
    Richard Branson Forgives Colbert, Considers Janet Jackson as BallastRichard Branson was late to his own party at the Box for Virgin America Airlines’ inaugural flight from LAX to JFK. He blamed, no joke, flight delays. Daily Intel caught up with him and asked about the now-famous incident when he angrily splashed Stephen Colbert with a glass of water during a taping of the Colbert Report. Turns out all is forgiven. He and Virgin America CEO Fred Reid also have plans for hotels in space and fond memories of the time Branson threatened to throw Janet Jackson off a hot-air balloon. It’s all after the jump.
  17. company town
    Alan Greenspan Gets a Job, Richard Branson Goes BananasFINANCE: • After touring the lecture circuit for the last year, Alan Greenspan finally got a real job advising Deutsche Bank’s securities division. [Bloomberg] • Which heads will roll when all the dust from subprime settles? Some say John Mack, the CEO of Morgan Stanley, others Chuck Prince of Citigroup, but the biggest danger may be for Goldman Sachs’ “It” boy Lloyd Blankfein, who bet more than anyone else. [NYT] • Time for another party? Steve Schwarzman’s Blackstone group tripled its quarterly profits, sending stock back up. [CNN and NYT]
  18. intel
    By Dogsled or HMS Beagle, Celebs Prepare for ‘Time’ 100The Time 100 dinner, to be held tomorrow night at Jazz at Lincoln Center in celebration of the magazine’s annual “Most Influential People in the World” issue, is a hot ticket, an exclusive and glittering black-tie affair. And it seems the influential people will go to great lengths not to miss it. Virgin mogul Richard Branson, on the list this year, is currently on a 325-mile dogsled journey across Canada’s Arctic province of Nunavut to see the effects of global warming. He’s rushing to reach his endpoint — the delightfully named Igloolik — by Tuesday morning so he can be whisked to New York to make the dinner that night. “Will get the husky dogs to work a little bit harder!” he e-mailed.