Pilot of doomed Chinese flight ‘may have regained consciousness and tried to save the plane’
The Boeing 737-800 slammed into mountainside killing all 132 onboard, expert says, as desperate families continue to wait for news. China Eastern plane smashed into countryside near Wuzhou city, Guangxi region, and ’caused a mountain fire’. An expert said the pilot may have ‘regained consciousness’ in a last ditch attempt to save the plunging plane. It was confirmed late Monday all 132 people on board, among them 123 passengers and nine crew, have died. Shocking CCTV emerged on social media showing jet racing vertically towards the ground on Monday.
First Black Woman On The Supreme Court
Ketanji Brown Jackson – For the Supreme Court nominee, the easiest part of a Senate confirmation hearing is over. Next come the questions — 19 hours of them over two days. Jackson, 51, was sworn in yesterday before the Senate Judiciary Committee, delivering an opening statement and reintroducing herself to the nation.
Amanda Bynes Back in the News
A judge intends to end her conservatorship at a hearing today, according to a tentative ruling published over the weekend. Last month, the now-retired actress filed a request to end the nearly 9-year conservatorship of her person and estate. Nobody is objecting to the end of the arrangement, including her parents. Bynes, who turns 36 in April, was first placed under the conservatorship in late 2013.
Dolly Parton’s Book Turning Into A Movie
Dolly Parton’s new book, Run, Rose, Run, co-written by James Patterson, is headed to the big screen and she is set to star in the movie in addition to co-producing. Actress Reese Witherspoon will also co-produce on behalf of her production company, Hello Sunshine. There is no word yet on the role Dolly will play or when production will get underway.
‘The Price Is Right’ launching 50-city Touring Show
The Price Is Right is headed out on a 50-stop, coast-to-coast tour for fans who can’t make the trip to the game show’s Los Angeles studio. “It’s kind of an exciting way for us to take something that’s really an important part of CBS’ legacy and do something new and fresh with it,” said CBS rep Mike Benson. The “Come On Down Tour” — separate from the TV show, so no Drew Carey — will kick off Friday at the Santa Monica Pier and will make stops in Denver, Dallas, New Orleans, Nashville and St. Louis (with more cities announced Friday). Fans will be able to win prizes by guessing the retail price for various items in such games as Plinko and compete in a Showcase Showdown. There’s also a chance to win a grand prize of $50,000. A customized trailer that can fold up the games will be on the move. The game show’s famous wheel is part of the truck, but other parts pull out, along with podiums. “We really wanted people to feel like they could come on down and play the game that they all really know,” said Benson.