Richard Branson

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2014

    Pro Skateboarder Nyjah Huston's Loud Parties Draw Citations, Prosecution ... and More Parties

    Nyjah Huston is scheduled to be arraigned Dec. 11 on eight misdemeanor counts related to creating a public nuisance. Or will he be? See, the 20-year-old professional skateboarder has been slapped with citations for loud parties at his San Juan Capistrano home before, but the hearings keep getting ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2014

    Leymah Gbowee Speaks at UCI TONIGHT

    Leymah Gbowee, the women's rights advocate and co-winner of the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize, speaks at UC Irvine tonight about the power of education and her dream that brutal African warlord Charles Taylor will be overthrown. The Liberian "will also share her insights about the vital role that ordinary ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2013

    Virgin America's Seat-To-Seat Drink Delivery Service Makes Air Travel Even More Awkward

    In line with its lounge-like ambiance (purple mood lighting--rawr), Virgin America is now encouraging mile-high flirting with its new seat-to-seat drink delivery service. The concept is simple: Pick a cutie on the flight (perhaps that brunette next to the emergency exit?) and order him or her a cock ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2011

    [UPDATED: Deep Sea Adventure On Hold; Shark Hunting Instead] Rich Man's Deep-Sea Submarine May Soon Call Newport Harbor Home

    Via VirginOceanic.comThe Virgin Oceanic ain't sea-ready yet.​​UPDATED, JULY 22, 4:15 P.M.: The hope to take a submarine to the five deepest depths of the ocean floor is on hold while the submarine undergoes additional work, according to Newport Beach Patch. The voyage, which was officially annou ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 20, 2011

    Sir Richard Branson

    UCI Student Center Pacific Ballroom

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2010

    Charlize Theron, Richard Branson and the Dalai Lama to Speak at UCI

    Charlize Theron founded an Africa outreach project. ​Academy Award-winning actress Charlize Theron, Virgin Group founder Richard Branson and His Holiness XIV Dalai Lama will take the stage at UCI as part of a speakers series on peace. Called the Living Peace Series, the moderated talks will b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2010

    Billionaire Hedonist Satanist?

    ​No, that's not a reference to Richard Branson.But our eagle-eyed proofreader Jack Grimshaw caught Moxley's last post about Henry T. Nicholas and did notice a helluva resemblance between the Broadcom founder and another notorious pagan. See side-by-side shots and Jack's description after the jump ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2010

    Virgin America Aborts OC Flights

    Hello . . . and goodbye: Virgin America pulled out all the stops--and skin--to celebrate the launch of Orange County service last May.​Virgin America will cancel flights to John Wayne Airport beginning in May, a year after launching service between Orange County and San Francisco.

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2009

    JWA Scene: Richard Branson, MC Hammer, Bimbos, Himbos

    Courtesy of GadlingNice turbines!Clockwork's invite to Virgin America's inaugural flight to Orange County and John Wayne Airport launch party last week apparently got lost in the mail. Fortunately, Grant Martin received his, attended and lived to blog about it on his Gadling travel site.Some people ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2009

    Looking Back at 2008: The Celeb-Reality Edition

    It was Oliver Wendell Holmes who opined that a new truth is better than an old celebrity-tinged news item, or at least he would have opined that had he lived in our celeb-obsessed times. So it is in that spirit these 15 Orange County brushes with famous folks in '08 are unveiled.   1) Newpo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2008

    $35-Per-Seat Movie Theater Planned for Costa Mesa

    I just saw the latest Indiana Jones at a second-run cinema. It cost me $2. It was worth exactly that. Before the flick, I had dinner. It was $6. Clearly, the people at Village Roadshow -- the Australian entertainment company -- did not have people like me in mind when they envisioned their Gold ... More >>

  • Film

    May 1, 2008
  • Blogs

    January 16, 2008

    Captain's Chairman

    A 66 year old man from Orange just paid $200,000 to be the 33rd passenger on Richard Branson's new civilian space flights that are planned to begin in 2009 sometime, the Register's Sciencedude blog is reporting. Bob Walters, who failed as a younger man to pass the eye test required for pilots, is a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2006

    Lost Faust Album Found On Internet (MP3s)

    Via excellent WFMU and others: Faust was one of the definitive Krautrock bands (up with Kraftwerk/Can/Neu/Harmonia) even though they started a little late (early '70s instead of late '60s like much of this stuff) and if you haven't heard their actual songs at the smarter bars you frequent, then you' ... More >>

  • Culture

    January 27, 2005

    The Rebel Comedy Promoter

    Doug James may resemble an actor or billionaire, but comedy is his game

  • Columns

    December 2, 2004
  • Features

    February 19, 2004

    The Man Who Would Be Bling

    The rags-to-riches story of Lou E. Perez, Orange County millionaire

  • News

    January 20, 2000

    Star Crossed

    Celebrity-bashing thrives, gets its own search engine