Wins Bravo Magazine Award

Jackson wins the Bravo Magazine Award for Gold Otto Award, Platinum Otto/Lifetime Achievement Award, Best Male Singer, Best Show, Nicest Singer, and Best Album for History: Past, Present, Future, Book I. I am very honored.

NBC interview

Brantly is interviewed by Lauer for NBC Nightly News. That morning. I just felt a little off. A little warm. A little under the weather. And I took my temperature and it was 100.0 I think. I don’t think they ever said, ‘Ken I think you are about to die’. but I felt like I […]

Released from hospital

Brantly is released from Hospital. He releases a statement (full text): Today is a miraculous day. I am thrilled to be alive, to be well and to be reunited with my family. As a medical missionary, I never imagined myself in this position. When my family and I moved to Liberia last October to begin […]

Mob attacks Guinea Ebola treatment center

An angry crowd attacks an Ebola treatment center in Macenta, around 425 km (265 miles) southeast of Guinea’s  capital Conakry. The crowd accused staff of bringing the disease to the town. Medecins Sans Frontieres spokesman: We have evacuated all our staff and closed the treatment center. We have the full support of the local leaders and we’re working […]

First reports of outbreak

Reuters reports that an outbreak of hemorrhagic fever has killed at least 23 people in Guinea’s southeastern forest region since February when the first case was reported. Sakoba Keita, the doctor in charge of the prevention of epidemics in Guinea’s Health Ministry says at least 35 cases have been recorded by local health officials: Symptoms appear […]

Patient Zero dies

Patient Zero, a two-year-old boy dies a few days after falling ill in a village in Guéckédou, a village in southeastern Guinea that borders Sierra Leone and Liberia. A week later, the virus kils the boy’s mother, then his three-year-old sister, then his grandmother. All have symptoms of the virus, including fever, vomiting and diarrhea, but at the time, […]

First case diagnosed in US hospital

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas becomes the first hospital in the US to diagnose a patient with Ebola. The patient, and unnamed man, is in isolation. CDC Director Tom Frieden said the patient had been traveling in Liberia, where he may have contracted the disease. He returned to the US on September 20, after […]

CDC: 1.4 million cases by January

The CDC releases a report on predicting as many as 550,000 to 1.4 million cases of the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone and Liberia alone, by the end of January. CDC scientists also say that there may be as many as 21,000 reported and unreported cases of Ebola in just those two countries as soon as the […]

Doctor treats with HIV drug

A doctor says he has good results with a treatment he is trying out of sheer desperation: an HIV drug. Dr. Gobee Logan gives the drug, lamivudine, to 15 Ebola patients, and all but two survive. That’s a 7% mortality rate. One of the patients says: My stomach was hurting; I was feeling weak; I […]

Fake Ebola drugs

The FDA sends warning letters to three companies the government agency says are selling products over the Internet that claim to treat, prevent or even cure the deadly disease. The letters are issued after an alert warning consumers about fraudulent Ebola products being hawked online went out last month. Howard Sklamberg, the FDA’s deputy commissioner for […]

Baby One More Time

Spears releases her single, Baby One More Time, from her album with the same name, Baby One More Time.

Journalism goal, Virgin ads in Student

Branson tells Interview magazine that he started Student because he wanted to be a journalist, not an entrepreneur: I had no plans to be an entrepreneur. I just wanted to be a journalist and write for a magazine. At 15, I just decided to leave school and launch a national student magazine … And in […]

Sir Richard’s Guide To Getting Lucky

Branson releases Sir Richard’s Guide To Getting Lucky: As founder of Virgin, I’ve been in my share of compromising positions, but I’ve usually gotten out of them, with a little luck. People ask me, Your Excellency, how do you always end up on top? And the answer is, I don’t. Sometimes, I end up in […]

Anderson Cooper interview

Cooper interviews Branson for a segment on how disabilities can create success by developing different ways of processing information: I was as a child dyslexic, not badly dyslexic but dyslexic had quite a lot of problems in school … The reason that I think people who are dyslexic seem to exceed quite well in life, […]

Discusses Virgin Records sale, energy, moon hotel

Beck hosts Branson on Honest Questions. They discuss the sale of Records to save Atlantic: It must have been very strange for anyone to see me, because I was running down the street. And I just signed the Rolling Stones, just signed Janet Jackson. I just said good-bye to my staff and had a billion […]

Wants meeting with Putin

Branson tells CNN Money that he has written an open letter to Putin and wants to meet with the president personally: We all speak with one voice, and I must have spoken over 100 Russian businessmen, over 100 Ukrainian businessmen, and western businessmen, and every one of us are incredibly sad that the e dreams […]

Wants diplomatic solution

Branson tells CNN that he and the leaders of 15 major companies including Unilever, PayPal, and eBay, want a diplomatic solution and to avoid a new Cold War scenario: I just think it’s extremely sad to see in my lifetime the Berlin Wall coming down, and then a number of years later, all that hope […]

New space race

Branson is interviewed on CNN about private competition in space: I think it’s the start of a new space race. It’s not been easy. It’s taken us five years more than we thought it would take. But finally they pulled it off. His children will be on the flight: People risked a lot to get […]

How to start a business with $7

Branson answers a question for Entrepreneur from a Ugandan person looking to start a business with 18,000 Ugandan shillings, around $7: If you’re looking to set up a stall to sell goods, the market research may be as straightforward as asking people in your community what they’d like to buy but are having trouble finding […]

Tells SBS media are fair

Negus interviews Branson for SBS Dateline during a visit to announce Virgin’s Sydney-LA route. He says media have usually been balanced: I think journalists have been pretty fair with me over the years and I can’t complain. I think we’ve built, hopefully, one of the most respected brands in the world and I think I’ve […]

London Business School interview

Branson is interviewed for the London School of Business and Finance by David Blunkett. On the role of universities: Universities should be encouraging people to run their businesses within the university, where entrepreneurs, teachers and students can share ideas and help each other. We need to encourage entrepreneurs to stay within the confines of universities […]

War on drugs is a failure

Branson is interviewed for CNN on drug policy: It’s simple, rather than treating drugs as a criminal problem, it should be treated as a health problem. And it sounds so obvious. As a businessman, if I’d had a failed business for 50 years, I would have closed it down 49 years ago. But governments have […]

Virgin avoids dictatorships

Branson is interviewed for CNN on doing business with Egypt: Business needs to stand up and be counted and, you know, start, actually start and you know trading with countries that are democracies and put our forces for good … As a business, we have no dealings in Egypt, so, you know, so it was just […]

Jetset Magazine interview

Jetset Magazine publishes an interview with Branson. He discusses treating drugs as a health problem rather than a criminal problem: I’m part of a global commission on drugs, which is basically 15 ex-presidents and myself who have looked at the war on drugs and seen that it’s been a failure. What we want to see […]

Commission meets Ban about drug war policy

The Global Commission on Drug Policy supported by Branson meets Ban ahead of the UN’s 2016 session on drugs to lobby the group to adopt recommendations making drugs a health issue instead of a criminal one. The group including Annan, Zedillo, Fernando Henrique Cardoso, Cesar Gaviria, Ruth Dreifuss, Michel Kazatchkine, Jorge Sampaio, and Thorvald Stoltenberg […]

Delegation allows for personal pursuits

Branson is interviewed for People Development Magazine, and says delegation is key to achieving personal goals outside of business: I have been fortunate that over the years we have developed an incredibly strong management team to run the Virgin companies. This has allowed me to dedicate the majority of my time to Virgin Unite – […]


Branson comments on his workspace: I work surrounded by people.

Virgin Money lounges

Virgin Money plans to spend about 3 million pounds a year installing and maintaining lounges near its branches. The lounges don’t offer banking services but have Wifi, couches and grand pianos for Money and Northern Rock customers. The company says they increase sales at nearby Money branches by as much as 200%.

San Francisco airport lounge

San Francisco International Airport opens a yoga room as part of its upgrade of Terminal 2, which serves Virgin America and American Airlines passengers. The ‘Zen Room’ is said to be the first of its kind in an airport.

Branson asked me to sing at Diana’s funeral

John tells Larry King Live that he was first asked to sing at Diana’s funeral by Branson: Well, when I was initially approached to play at the funeral, which is, you know, kind of like a first at one of these state occasions — usually they’re very, they’re very meticulous in what they have as […]

AskMen interview

Branson tells AskMen that his hero is Tutu: He’s taught us to forgive our enemies, which is important. He also has a wonderful sense of humor.

Interview on Mandela

Branson tells CNN that Mandela’s family and friends can now move on: I think everybody who knew him well is actually relieved for him and for his family, because he was having a very tough last two years. And now — now he can rest in peace and we can move forward. Mandela wanted to […]

WSJ interview

Branson is interviewed for the Wall Street Journal and says that most of his disruptive efforts are in philanthropy: On the pure business side, we’re going to try to get people who would never dream of going on a cruise ship to go on Virgin Cruises. That’s something we’re just starting to build. The technology […]

Problem video

Grande releases the video for Problem. The video is directed by Nev Todorovi is inspired by sixties fashion. Azelea raps, and Big Sean, appears in a cameo.

Pitbull interview

Seacrest interviews Pitbull during On Air With Ryan Seacrest about performing at Wango Tango.  Wango Tango has been a huge part of my career. At Wango Tango the beautiful thing is there is so many different people. So, as far as the show, it’s about a lot of energy. To me Wango Tango is a […]

Justin Bieber interview

Seacrest interviews Bieber during On Air With Ryan Seacrest about his album Believe.  After I finish my album and my album comes out, then I am going to rehearse for my tour and then I am going to go on tour. So, probably this summer, the end of summer.

One Chance

In this drama, directed by David Frankel, Corden plays Potts a shy, bullied, shop attendant by day and an amateur opera singer by night. He becomes an instant YouTube phenomenon after being chosen by Simon Cowell for Britain’s Got Talent. He becomes famous worldwide winning hearts of millions. Co-starring Julie Walters, MacKenzie Crook, Colm Meaney […]

Haley Reinhart interview

Seacrest interviews Reinhart during On Air With Ryan Seacrest about her scene with Jessica Lowndes during 90210. It was cool seeing Jessica, she walked up to me and she had tears in her eyes. So, it just made me get in that groove again and really be excited just to act.

Nicole Richie interview

Seacrest interviews Richie during On Air With Ryan Seacrest about judging on her show Fashion Star.  You know when you’re getting ready to go out to dinner and you want your best friend there in the room getting ready with you So that they can tell you the good, the bad, and the ugly, before […]

Kim Zolciak interview

Seacrest interviews Zolciak during On Air With Ryan Seacrest about her single Love Me First.  It was written about my life and what I went through 11 years ago. I think people will be able to relate.

Nolan Gould interview

Seacrest interviews Gould during On Air With Ryan Seacrest about his role in the film Ghoul. This movie is a horror movie, it’s my first horror movie. It’s set around the 1980s and it’s about these three kids and they find these tunnels underneath their town and people start to go missing. And there’s and old […]

Dracula Untold

In this fantasy action-adventure directed by Gary Shore, Evans plays Vlad, a man who, to save his family and village, becomes the famed vampire, Dracula.Co-starring Sarah Gadon, Dominic Cooper and Diarmaid Murtargh. In the wrong hands yes obviously, we know that very much so in this day and age. In this film you see power […]

Tara Reid interview

Seacrest interviews Reid during On Air With Ryan Seacrest about her role in the film American Pie Reunion. Vicky turned into a career girl. She’s very much like Carrie Bradshaw. She’s living in New York City. She’s a career girl, but she comes back to this high school reunion and she sees that everyone is married and […]

Josh Hutcherson interview

Seacrest interviews Hutcherson during On Air With Ryan Seacrest about if his family likes The Hunger Games: Catching Fire movie. My family and friends back there are sort of jaded by the whole thing now. Where it’s just like another movie to them. Likes it’s no big deal. It’s kind of perfect for me. That’s exactly what […]

Josh Hutcherson interview

Seacrest interviews Hutcherson during On Air With Ryan Seacrest about The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. They just started writing the script recently. They hired Simon Beaufoy who wrote Slumdog Millionnaire to do the first draft. So that’s going to be great. Gary Ross is an extremely talented director and writer so I think he’s going to get […]

DJ Pauly D interview

Seacrest interviews Pauly D during On Air With Ryan Seacrest asks if he has a girlfriend. Normally you call the cab as soon as you’re done. This one spent the night, so she had breakfast. A girl I met in Las Vegas. A really cool girl, she runs one of the restaurants out there and a […]

Sofia Vergara interview

Seacrest interviews Ludwig during On Air With Ryan Seacrest about her work with the Food For Thought program. We’re going to start with over 230 schools in LAUSD for breakfast every single day. As you know more than 550,000 of our youth live in circumstances of poverty and usually their only meal is with us. […]

Lily Collins interview

Seacrest interviews Collins during On Air With Ryan Seacrest about when she found out she got the lead role in the film Mirror Mirror. I found out on April Fool’s Day. So, my first reaction was that it was a complete and utter joke, which would have been the most horrific joke. But I broke down […]