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Eddie Redmayne: 'Rally Against Cancer' Charity Tennis Match

Eddie Redmayne poses on the court at the Rally Against Cancer Charity Tennis Match during the AEGON Championships at Queens Club on Sunday (June 16) in London, England.

The 31-year-old actor was joined by Virgin Group founder Richard Branson.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Eddie Redmayne

The month before, Eddie donned a tuxedo at the 2013 Met Gala held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

Eddie‘s next role is in the upcoming film Jupiter Ascending, set to be released next summer!

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Ashton Kutcher Going to Space with Virgin Galactic

Ashton Kutcher is headed out of this world!

The 34-year-old Two and a Half Men actor is the 500th person to sign up for Virgin Galactic’s flight to space.

“I gave Ashton a quick call to congratulate and welcome him,” Virgin founder Richard Branson wrote on his blog. “He is as thrilled as we are at the prospect of being among the first to cross the final frontier (and back!) with us and to experience the magic of space for himself.”

Flights cost $200,000 – you can learn more at VirginGalactic.com!

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Olivia Munn: Next Stop, Palm Springs!

Olivia Munn boards Virgin America’s Palm Springs inaugural launch flight at San Francisco International Airport on Thursday (December 15).

The 31-year-old actress and Daily Show correspondent was joined by Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Olivia Munn

Olivia has been dating Canadian hockey player Brad Richards of the New York Rangers. She was seen cheering him on last month at NYC’s Madison Square Garden.

P.S. Follow all of us on Twitter @OliviaMunn @VirginAmerica @JaredEng @JustJared @JustJaredJR!

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Yao Ming: Ban Shark Fin Soup!

Yao Ming calls for a ban on shark fin soup during an event in Shanghai, China on Thursday (September 22).

“When demand happens, the buying happens and the killing happens,” the 31-year-old recently retired Chinese basketball star said at the event organized by the international conservation group, WildAid.

Yao, who was joined by Virgin founder Richard Branson, committed to stop eating shark fin soup in 2006 after learning of the cruel and wasteful practice of “‘finning”’ and the threat of extinction facing many shark populations as a result of demand for their fins.

7-foot-6 Yao, along with Leonardo DiCaprio, Ian Somerhalder, Edward Norton, Rosario Dawson, director James Cameron, and dozens of other stars, just sent a letter to Governor Brown supporting the ban, acknowledging the “importance of the continued existence of shark species in maintaining a healthy ocean ecosystem.”

Join Yao in lending your support at Wildaid.org!

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Kate Winslet Escapes Fire at Richard Branson's Home

Kate Winslet was unharmed after a fire destroyed Richard Branson‘s home on Monday (August 22) on Necker Island in the Caribbean.

The 35-year-old actress was staying on the British businessman’s private island with her on-again boyfriend, Louis Dowler, and her two kids, Mia and Joe, when lightning reportedly sparked the fire during Hurricane Irene.

“Many thanks to Kate Winslet for helping carry my 90-year[-old] mum out of the main house to safety,” Richard wrote in an email to CNN.

The 61-year-old Virgin Group chairman promised to rebuild the house and “create something even more special out of the ruins.”

“All my family and friends are well, which in the end is all that really matters,” he added.

Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo got married in July on the island, which is located in the British Virgin Islands.

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Miranda Kerr: Fight Fistula This Weekend!

A bikini-clad Miranda Kerr teams with photographer Russell James and directs a photo shoot as part of A Typical Morning on Necker Island with Sir Richard Branson!

The 27-year-old model is just one of many gorgeous ladies in the video – Alessandra Ambrosio, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Brooklyn Decker are all featured!

Catch a live stream at V2nightB4.com on Saturday (October 30) at 8/7c to hear musical performances by Paul Oakenfold and the twins from Nervo, see video PSAs from surprise guests, have the chance to win prizes during the show and learn more about fistula with Virgin Unite!

FYI: Fistula is a preventable and treatable childbearing injury where a hole between the bladder and birth canal is formed, typically causing the baby’s death and chronic incontinence for the mother.


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