Amazing video shows the historic moment the first stage of the Falcon 9 touched down at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral on the launch pad. The SpaceX rocket descended through the clouds before landing right in the middle of the pad, a perfect landing after a rocky start. The rocket was supposed to launch Saturday but took off 9:38am Sunday instead because of a technical error. SpaceX CEO Elon Musk captioned the video on Instagram: 'Baby came back' The rocket has landed five other times successfully on sea platforms but this is the first time on land. This is the first SpaceX mission to take off from the pad, and the first in Florida since last September, when one of the company's rockets exploded on another Cape Canaveral pad, severely damaging it. It is also the third Space
Most TV pilots have to do a decent job of setting up the story to draw people in: With its cinematic cast, Big Little Lies doesn’t have this problem, because the HBO audience would probably watch Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon play checkers for seven hours. But Big Little Lies goes a step beyond by casting these very familiar faces in housewife and mother roles, adding glamour to what could be a typical domestic drama, amid an idyllic landscape that the rest of us puny humans can only dream about. While the novel the series is based on by Australian author Liane Moriarty, was an extremely enjoyable airport read, HBO’s production, written by David E. Kelley and directed by Wild and Dallas Buyers Club’s Jean-Marc Vallée, adds layers of sophistication that the book lacks. The soun
After bewildering residents and officials of Sweden by suggesting Saturday that a terror-related incident had occurred over the weekend in the small Nordic nation, President Donald Trump attributed his comment to a Fox News interview with a conservative filmmaker. "We've got to keep our country safe. You look at what's happening in Germany, you look at what's happening last night in Sweden," Trump told the crowd at his campaign-like rally in Florida on Saturday, critiquing Europe's refugee policies and complaining that his travel ban had suffered setbacks in court. "Sweden, who would believe this?" It was unclear following the rally what could have occurred in Sweden to draw the president's attention, and the Swedish Embassy asked for clarity. Trump took to his Twitter account...
NEW ORLEANS — Even with Joel Embiid on the bench in street clothes, the young center embodied the fun Sixers’ representatives in the BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge were having at All-Star weekend. In the end, Dario Saric’s World Team knocked off Jahlil Okafor’s USA Team, 150-141, at the Smoothie King Center on Friday night. But the Sixers’ youth had a blast. Embiid tweeted regularly from the bench, including one that read “Dario Saric can ball wow.” Saric, who finished with 17 points on 7 of 10 shooting and four assists in 26 minutes, said playing in the game was a highlight of his young career. “It feels really good,” he said. “It’s really important. Some people might think it puts pressure on you like Rookie of the Year, upcoming star or something like that, b
Having a famous father may have its perks. For Lisa Marie Presley, however, it isn't enough to prevent a difficult financial situation. As the singer-songwriter made headlines this week after opposing ex-husband Michael Lockwood's request for spousal support, court documents are revealing a glimpse into Lisa's finances or lack thereof. In official docs obtained by E! News, Elvis Presley's daughter claims that she receives monthly income of approximately $100,000 a month from her inheritance. According to the singer, her business manager did not pay taxes that caused her to have "considerable tax liability outstanding from this income over the last several years." She owes the IRS "one and one-half million dollars, and over five million to the Government of the United Kingdom."
Despite extraordinary backlash, former Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt has just been named to head the Environmental Protection Agency for the Trump administration. The vote came one day after a judge ruled Pruitt has until Tuesday to release 3000 emails between himself and executive members of the fossil fuel industry. It's a highly controversial appointment celebrated by many in the fossil fuel industry, and dreaded by a number of environmental scientists, some of whom now work for him. To recap: Pruitt, who has sued the EPA 14 times as Oklahoma Attorney General, and wouldn't promise to recuse himself from ongoing suits once he was confirmed, once described himself as the "leading advocate against the EPA's activist agenda". He is on the record saying that the "[climate change]...
George "The Animal" Steele, a pro wrestling icon and WWE Hall of Famer, has died at 79. WWE confirmed the news Friday. Steele turned pro in 1967 and was best known for his run as a comical babyface attraction in the final years before his 1988 retirement. With his hairy upper body, bald head and green tongue, Steele became one of the most recognizable characters for the WWE -- then known as WWF -- during its national expansion in the mid-1980s, thanks to his penchant for biting open and chewing on the turnbuckle pads. Steele spent his final years in Cocoa Beach, Florida. He revealed in his 2013 autobiography "Animal" that he suffered near-fatal bouts with Crohn's disease -- which affects the digestive tract -- throughout his retirement and had his colon removed in 2002. He began ...
Anyone who’s seen the trailers could easily guess that Logan is the best solo Wolverine movie, but it’s more than that. It’s a legitimately special movie that just happens to star superheroes—a film that wouldn’t be out of place at the Academy Awards. And it’s still just as badass as any Wolverine fan could want. The film, co-written and directed by James Mangold, takes place in 2029. Logan (Hugh Jackman) and Professor X (Patrick Stewart) are off the grid, clearly following some major ordeals that have left them believing there have been no new mutants born in a long time. As the two live their lives in hiding, suddenly a young mutant named Laura (played by Dafne Keen) comes into their lives. Even more surprisingly, she’s a mutant who has powers remarkably similar to Logan’s. From t
Arsène Wenger has said his future will probably be decided in the spring as he ponders whether to take up the offer of a contract extension or leave Arsenal at the end of the season. Wenger was speaking to the German TV station ZDF before Arsenal’s 5-1 Champions League defeat by Bayern Munich on Wednesday, but details of the interview emerged only on Thursday. Asked when he would decide whether to continue, he said: “March, April probably.” The 67-year-old was stunned almost into silence after Wednesday’s game, answering only three questions in a press conference that lasted under three minutes. The manager is due to speak publicly again on Friday. Arsenal’s next match is in the FA Cup at non-league Sutton United on Monday. Alexis Sánchez is expected to miss that game after
Zhang Yimou’s new film is a laborious fantasy spectacular crossed with a CGI monster movie, set in the days of Imperial China, in a military garrison on the Great Wall. Here, it is revealed that the wall’s purpose is to keep out hordes of Tao Tei – terrifying creatures with T rex heads and great spiny teeth. There is, however, no way of making the Tao Tei actually pay for the wall. The film credits a host of writers including Tony Gilroy, Max Brooks, Edward Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz, whose opening credits cheekily claim that their story is based on one of the legends of the wall, while outrageously borrowing a key plot point from Jaws. Matt Damon plays William, a mercenary adventurer who has come to China hoping to steal some of their explosive “black powder”