In a story similar to the plot of the film Castaway starring Tom Hanks, Jose Ivan was found on the atoll having floated 8,000 miles from Mexico
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Saturday 07 January 2012
Nasa is investigating whether the Apollo 13 commander, James Lovell, has the right to sell a checklist from the flight that includes his handwritten calculations crucial in guiding the damaged spacecraft back to Earth.
Friday 09 December 2011
Hollywood is abuzz with the latest hot coupling and it's not even talent bed-hopping causing the chins to wag.
Friday 01 July 2011
Friday 24 June 2011
Friday 03 June 2011
Major Dick Winters: Soldier whose wartime exploits were chronicled in ‘Band of Brothers’
Tuesday 08 February 2011
Major Dick Winters would have been just another decorated Second World War veteran had the historian Stephen Ambrose not met him at a reunion in 1988. Ambrose recounted the exploits of Winters and his men in the 1992 bestseller Band Of Brothers, which became a successful television mini-series produced by Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg, with the British actor Damian Lewis starring as Winters. He discounted his own heroism as being typical rather than unusual, but as commander of a company, and later a battalion, of paratroopers in the American 101st Airborne Division, known as the Screaming Eagles, Winters and his men were key players in some of the most crucial and heavily mythologised battles of the war: D-Day, Market Garden and the Battle of the Bulge. Each time, Winters led from the front while making crucial tactical decisions that achieved their objectives against sometimes overwhelming odds. And when fighting ended in Europe they had just captured Berchtesgarden, Hitler's mountain retreat.
Friday 04 February 2011
Tom Hanks has become a grandfather for the first time.
Monday 17 January 2011
Wednesday 01 December 2010
Kathryn Bigelow's first film since winning an Oscar and widespread critical acclaim for The Hurt Locker was always bound to be a big deal. Yesterday anticipation crept up a notch, with the announcement that the Hollywood heavyweight Tom Hanks is to set to be her leading man.
Friday 05 November 2010
Steven Spielberg's fixation with the Second World War continues. He has given us Band of Brothers, Schindler's List, Saving Private Ryan and 1941 and he is on board here, along with Tom Hanks, as a producer. This costly ($150m) and lovingly-crafted HBO mini-series charts the true experiences of three US Marines – Robert Leckie (James Badge Dale), John Basilone (Jon Seda) and Eugene Sledge (Joe Mazzello, the boy in Jurassic Park) in the Pacific theatre of war.
Monday 13 September 2010
David Miliband has admitted his campaign for the Labour leadership received a "wake-up call" after a poll showed his brother, Ed, had moved into a narrow lead.
Tuesday 06 April 2010
Monday 29 March 2010
Joseph Mazzello: The kid from Jurassic Park reunites with Steven Spielberg for the most expensive TV series ever made
Sunday 28 March 2010
Saturday 13 March 2010
Liam Neeson's Downton dreams
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Russia freezes Ukraine into submission: Kiev admits country doesn't have enough fuel for winter
Scottish independence: The Queen breaks silence on referendum debate – as think tank warns of £14bn black hole if Scotland votes Yes
Portuguese academic says British are 'filthy, violent and drunk'
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- 4 Isis plan to 'behead random member of the public' in Sydney thwarted by Australian police
- 5 Archbishop of Canterbury admits doubts about existence of God