Pete Wentz once tried to get Sir Richard Branson kicked out of a party.
The Fall Out Boy bassist was having a good time at a Hollywood bash when someone dived through his legs and tried to get him on their shoulders.
The rock singer was so incensed he contemplated getting the mystery man thrown out, until he realized who it was.
“I was at a party in LA, and there was this guy crawling around on the floor. He went between my legs and started picking me up. I was like, ‘I’m gonna get this guy kicked out’. But it was Richard Branson!” Pete laughed to British Kerrang! magazine.
“We ended up having a good laugh afterwards. Are we friends now? Um, he gave me free plane tickets.”
Despite the freebie plane ride, 34-year-old Pete admits that Richard is jet to loan him a private jet.
On the advice of a work colleague, Pete has been trying to make friends with someone who has their own private air transport.
After splashing the cash on luxury travelling in the early days of Fall Out Boy, Pete is now looking for friends who can ferry him about.
“When I was in my 20s, if I missed a flight, I’d be like ‘I’ll just pay for a jet.’ And then when we were in the studio with Babyface [producer], making Thnks fr th Mmrs, he took me aside because I was laughing about it. He said, ‘Don’t ever pay for a private jet. Make friends with people who have private jets!’ Have I got a friend with one? Nobody nice!” he joked.
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One Direction have been asked to perform at a billionaire’s lavish New Year’s Eve party.
The pop group were apparently approached by Sir Richard Branson, who thinks they will be the perfect choice to welcome in 2014. Richard has invited a series of Hollywood stars and wealthy businessmen to attend the party on his private Necker Island and wants a big headlining act to ensure the evening is a success.
“One Direction have been asked to be the main attraction and perform at the party,” a source told British newspaper The Daily Mirror. “Officially the bash is being thrown to celebrate the start of space flights with Virgin Galactic which are due to be launching by the end of 2014, but it will not be a ‘worky’ event. Sir Richard wants everyone to let their hair down and have a good time. He has invited guests to stay for a decadent party.”
One Direction heartthrob Harry Styles is no stranger to Necker Island, which is located in the Caribbean Sea. The 19-year-old previously enjoyed a romantic break there with his then-girlfriend Taylor Swift.
Earlier this month it was also reported that Harry was desperate to get on Richard’s Virgin Galactic spacecraft next year. He is believed to have bid an impressive $241,500 in a bid to book his place on the flight into space.
A host of A-listers have apparently already secured their seat for the voyage, including Brad Pitt, Justin Bieber, Ashton Kutcher, rockers Muse, Russell Brand and Kate Winslet – who is married to Richard’s nephew Ned RocknRoll.
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