Cross-Dressing Branson Pays Lost Bet
Oh, and he shaved his legs
By Polly Davis Doig, Newser Staff
Posted May 12, 2013 8:31 AM CDT
AirAsia chief Tony Fernandes is served by that wacky, cross-dressing Richard Branson, who is paying up on a bet, Sunday, May 12, 2013.   (AP Photo/AirAsia)

(Newser) – Just another day in the never-normal life of Richard Branson, who today had nothing better to do than shave his legs, smear about two kilos of red lipstick on his face, squeeze into a red skirt, and dump orange juice all over a fellow airline magnate. It was all in the name of a bet, reports the AP, made in 2010 with AirAsia chief Tony Fernandes over their Formula One teams, and today Branson paid up by serving as a rather garish flight attendant on a six-hour flight from Australia to Malaysia. Branson served drinks and meals—and intentionally dumped the juice all over Fernandes, who fired him and declared his skills "rubbish." For his part, Branson said he was "glad to have gotten the bet over with and (was) looking forward to getting back into my clothes." Also: "I always wanted to be an air hostess, but it looks like I have to get back to normality."

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May 14, 2013 12:33 AM CDT
SIN TO CROSS DRESS GOD SAYS FOLL;OWING SATAN SINS Rev 18:3 For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies. Rev 18:4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. Rev 18:5 For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities. Rev 18:6 Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works: in the cup which she hath filled fill to her double. Rev 18:7 How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow.
May 12, 2013 3:15 PM CDT
Doesn't anyone find it sexist that it's a punishment to dress as woman?
May 12, 2013 1:49 PM CDT
We will file this under "people are starving."