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Led Zeppelin Frontman Turns Down More Than $300 Million to Tour

Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones

How much will it take to get Led Zeppelin back on tour? A whole lotta loot, apparently.

According to The Daily Mirror, the rock band's frontman Robert Plant ripped up a contract from Richard Branson offering the group more than $300 million each. Jimmy Page,John Paul Jones and Jason Bonham — who'd play in his father John's place —all apparently signed on immediately to the 35-date, three-city tour proposal.

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Today to Broadcast Virgin Galactic's First Commercial Spaceflight

Richard Branson with a model of the Virgin Galactic

Today will broadcast Virgin Galactic's first commercial spaceflight, which will carry Richard Branson and two of his children, NBC announced Friday.

Branson and his adult children, Holly and Sam, will be the first private passengers to go into space when they take off on SpaceShipTwo from Spaceport America in New Mexico next year. read more

Mark Burnett's Space-Themed Reality Show Lands At NBC

Mark Burnett

Mark Burnett is blasting into the heavens with NBC. The reality maestro's new space reality show, as first reported by TV Guide Magazine, has found a home at the Peacock network.

Burnett and Sir Richard Branson are behind Space Race, in which ordinary people will compete for a ride on one of Branson's first Virgin Galactic suborbital space flights. The winner will take off on Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo from Spaceport America in New Mexico, perhaps as soon as next year.

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Exclusive: Mark Burnett Pitching New Space-Themed Reality Show

Mark Burnett

Mark Burnett hasn't given up on his space dreams. According to multiple sources, Burnett is pitching a show to networks that would send the winner on one of Virgin Galactic's first suborbital space flights.

Insiders say a bidding war among several networks is already underway for the project, which would give an ordinary citizen the chance to fly into space. The winner would take off on Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo from Spaceport America in New Mexico — perhaps as soon as... read more

Taylor Swift Splits From Harry Styles After Vacation Blowout

Taylor Swift, Harry Styles

It looks like Harry Styles was the wrong direction for Taylor Swift. The singers have reportedly parted ways after two months of dating, Business Insider reports. read more

Kate Winslet Weds in Secret Ceremony

Ned Rocknroll and Kate Winslet

Kate Winslet tied the knot with her beau Ned Rocknroll in a secret ceremony in New York earlier this month, according to reports.

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What's Trending to Offer Daily Fix of YouTube's Finest

Shira Lazar

Good news, YouTube addicts! What's Trending with Shira Lazar has increased the dosage of your favorite viral videos, news and social commentary.

The Emmy-nominated live weekly web series will air daily on YouTube, starting Monday at noon PT/3 ET. "When we aired once a week, we had to choose the biggest stuff that was out there and sacrifice the smaller things that we still loved," CEO Damon Berger told TVGuide.com. "So now, every day you're going to get literally the best of what YouTube has to offer from video in a kind of condensed way."

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Ashton Kutcher Is Blasting Off Into Space

Ashton Kutcher

And you thought Charlie Sheen was out there.

Ashton Kutcher has signed up to go to space as the 500th "astronaut" of Sir Richard Branson's forthcoming Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo rocket plane, the billionaire founder announced on his blog Monday.

Two and a Half Men bosses, Ashton Kutcher vague about returning next season

"I gave Ashton a quick call to congratulate and welcome him," Branson wrote. "He is as thrilled as we ...
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Kate Winslet Safely Escapes House Fire

Kate Winslet

Kate Winslet and her children escaped a fire while vacationing on Richard Branson's private island, the Los Angeles Times reports.

"We had a really bad tropical storm with winds up to 90 miles per hour. A big lightning storm came around 4 a.m. and hit the house," Branson said in a statement Monday.

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Casting Call: Who Wants to Live On Mars?

It was bound to happen sooner or later—it was just a matter of someone with a vision (and a whole lotta money) to take this adventure on. Virgin founder Richard Branson and Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin have officially begun the mission of creating the first human colony on Mars—and they are asking for volunteers to submit a thirty second video for a chance to become a part of "one of the grandest adventures in human history": Project Virgil!Your take: What do you think of the plan to colonize another planet? Think we’re ready to take something like this on? Would you want to be one of the first? read more

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