Richard Branson on Surfing with Barack Obama and Michelle’s First Words to Him Post-Presidency: We’re Free!’

Richard Branson on Surfing with Barack Obama and Michelle’s First Words to Him Post-Presidency: We’re Free!’
In Richard Branson‘s new autobiography, Finding My Virginity, he divulges the personal story behind his Virgin empire, and shares anecdotes involving his impressive circle of friends — including former president and first lady Barack and Michelle Obama.

Branson, 67, reveals that when the couple famously came to visit him in the British Virgin Islands after Donald Trump was sworn into office in January, Michelle couldn’t contain her excitement.

“We’re free!” Michelle Obama said, according to Branson, as he and his wife, Joan, greeted the couple.

“I’ve never been one for reserve and Barack and Michelle were eager to do away with formalities,
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Unscripted Producer Sean Travis Sets Up Shop At Asylum Entertainment

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Exclusive: Veteran reality producer Sean Travis has inked a pod deal with Asylum Entertainment. Under the pact, he will produce his own shows. Travis’ unscripted credits include MTV’s The Real World, ABC’s The Mole and Celebrity Mole, WB’s High School Reunion, Spike TV’s The Joe Schmo Show and Fox’s Princes Of Malibu and The Rebel Billionaire. He also was executive producer for MTV’s The Hills and The City, and currently is Ep on that network’s Wait ‘Til Next Year via his 2Lights Entertainment. He is repped by Wme and Greenberg Traurig. It’s the latest addition for Asylum, producers behind The Kennedys miniseries as well as reality shows like ReelzChannel’s Beverly Hills Pawn and the Espn docu series 30 For 30. As part of its expanding unscripted efforts, Asylum last month inked an output deal with Kennedys partner ReelzChannel with plans to produce 50 hours
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Fox keeps 'House' party going

Fox is betting on House, M.D. for the rest of the season. The network has ordered five additional episodes from the critically praised drama starring Hugh Laurie, bringing the total first-season order to the NBC Universal TV/Heel & Toe Films series to 18 episodes. House has suffered from an anemic lead-in, airing behind the reality flop The Rebel Billionaire: Branson's Quest for the Best on Tuesday. Nevertheless, the new drama has held ground, building significantly on its lead-in and posting series highs in total viewers (6.9 million) and adults 18-49 (2.9 rating/8 share), respectively, in its two most recent airings. The standard series back order is nine episode for a full-season 22 episode pickup, but since Fox's regular broadcast season is abbreviated because of the network's commitment to postseason baseball coverage, the network often picks up fewer additional episodes from its freshman series. House is executive produced by David Shore, Paul Attanasio, Katie Jacobs and Bryan Singer.

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