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Barack Obama Wipes Out While Kitesurfing with Richard Branson (Video)

Former President Barack Obama took a spill in the water while kitesurfing with billionaire Richard Branson – and it was all caught on video!

“One of the first stories Barack told me when he and Michelle arrived on Moskito Island was how, just before he became President, he had been surfing on a dangerous break in Hawaii,” Richard wrote on his website. “The new head of his security team turned to him and said: ‘This will be the last time you surf for eight years.’

Richard admitted he invited Barack and Michelle Obama to the island for a “complete break” after the Presidency.

Richard Branson Almost Died in a Horrible Bike Accident

Richard Branson is lucky to be alive today after injuring himself in a bike accident earlier this week.

The 66-year-old Virgin billionaire was training for the Virgin Strive Challenge while in the British Virgin Islands on Monday with two of his adult kids.

“I really thought I was going to die,” Richard wrote on his blog. “I was heading down a hill towards Leverick Bay when it suddenly got really dark and I managed to hit a ‘sleeping policeman’ hump in the road head on. The next thing I knew, I was being hurled over the handlebars and my life was literally flashing before my eyes.”

“I went flying head-first towards the concrete road, but fortunately my shoulder and cheek took the brunt of the impact, and I was wearing a helmet that saved my life (however, perhaps they should build bike helmets that protect the side of the face too – does anyone know of one?). My bike went flying off the cliff and disappeared. We’ve since recovered the crumpled bicycle, completely destroyed. My cheek has been badly damaged and my knee, chin, shoulder and body severely cut,” he added.

Read the rest of the story now on Virgin.com and see a photo of Richard‘s bruises below.

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Josh Duhamel Takes Flight On Virgin America's Inaugural San Francisco To Denver Service Launch!

Josh Duhamel flashes a smile as he takes his seat on Virgin America’s San Francisco to Denver Service Launch on Tuesday (March 15) in San Francisco, Calif.

The 43-year-old actor was joined by founder of Virgin Group, Sir Richard Branson, on board the exclusive First Class cabin on the inaugural flight from San Francisco International Airport to Denver International Airport Flight, a new route for the airline that connects two of the nation’s leading innovation economies.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Josh Duhamel

“Just cruising to Denver with Sir @richardbranson on @VirginAmerica #thatsnormal,” Josh captioned with his Instagram post.

FYI: Josh is wearing a Richer Poorer tee.

10+ pictures inside of Josh Duhamel on Virgin America’s San Francisco to Denver Service LaunchMore Here! »

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Joe Manganiello Gets Lei'd Upon Arrival in Hawaii!

Joe Manganiello gets the red carpet treatment after stepping off a Virgin America flight on Monday (November 2) in Honolulu, Hawaii.

The 38-year-old actor joined mogul Richard Branson to take the airline’s inaugural flight from San Francisco to Honolulu.

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Upon arrival in paradise, the guys went to the AirBnB Paul Mitchell estate in Oahu for the launch party, where they get lei’d.

Make sure to check out Joe‘s latest movie Magic Mike XXL on Blu-ray and DVD now.

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Sophia Bush Wants You to 'Knock Knock' for This New App!

Sophia Bush stars in the official promo video for the new app Knock Knock, which launches TODAY (August 19).

We have an exclusive first look at the video, which also features will.i.am and Sir Richard Branson.

Knock Knock is the easiest way to connect with people nearby, just by simply knocking twice on your phone. The app was created to remove all the unnecessary awkwardness of connecting with people in real life… it’s a way to connect with anyone without commitment.

“Guys, it’s magic. Knock twice to instantly follow, friend, and start chatting… and maybe get a phone number. Maybe. If you’re lucky. It’s that easy. I knock, you knock, and bam, we’re connected,” Sophia says in the clip. Watch below for more info!


Sophia Bush Stars in ‘Knock Knock’ App Video