As Americans paid tribute to the nearly 3,000 people killed 15 years ago during the September 11, 2001, terror attacks, actor Kirk Cameron encouraged parents to teach their children the Pledge of Allegiance and talk to them about the freedoms the diverse nation thrives on.
Standing in the middle of the flag memorial at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California, that represents the 2,977 people who died at the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon and Shanksville, Pennsylvania, the former "Growing Pains" star encouraged his Facebook fans on Sunday to honor the nation "that our Founding Fathers gave us."
"At a beautiful display of all of these flags remembering all of the people who died in the vicious attacks of our country 15 years ago, I just wanted to say that I still pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands," Cameron says in the video that has been watched more than 454,000 times. more >>
Oscar-winning director Clint Eastwood in collaboration with Warner Bros. Pictures' and Village Roadshow Pictures' released "Sully" this weekend, and screenwriter Todd Komarnicki says the miracles of that day extended beyond the legendary landing of US Airways Flight 1549 on the Hudson River.
"Sully" stars Oscar winner Tom Hanks as Captain Chesley Sullenberger (Sully), Aaron Eckhart as Sully's co-pilot, Jeff Skiles, and Oscar nominee Laura Linney as Sully's wife, Lorrie Sullenberger.
Komarnicki based the screenplay off of Captain Sully's autobiography Highest Duty. The book and movie detail January 15, 2009, the day the world witnessed the "Miracle on the Hudson" when Captain Sully glided his disabled plane onto the waters of the Hudson River on a cold winter day saving the lives of all 155 aboard. However, although Sully was being heralded a hero by the public and the media for his unprecedented aviation skills, an investigation in the days that followed threatened to destroy his reputation and his career. more >>
R&B singer Jennifer Hudson quoted a verse from Proverbs earlier this week to reveal that she hasn't strayed far from her Christian roots, and is still the same girl who sang solos at church.
"Train a child in the way they should go and they will never part! I'm still the same girl," Hudson captioned an Instagram image, quoting Proverbs 22:6.
Hudson used the quote to caption a photo of herself after she attended the funeral of her late uncle, John Hudson. In another post, Hudson described how her uncle supported her career, and even payed the piano accompaniment during her first church solo. more >>
World-renowned worship band Hillsong UNITED was on set of the Today show Wednesday morning to promote their highly-anticipated feature film, "Hillsong-Let Hope Rise." The film will chronicle the spectacular rise of the prominent Australia-based band.
In the 5 minute segment, leader of the band Joel Houston talked about their upcoming album, Of Dirt and Grace, their recent trip to Israel and Lebanon and their first-ever feature film, "Let Hope Rise."
Watch the full Hillsong interview clip with Kathie Lee and Hoda as well as a performance of the band's hit single "Oceans" below: more >>
Making movies based on well-known historical events can be a bit tricky — especially if it is about an event that nearly every person in the theater will remember.
But that is what director Clint Eastwood and the studio (Warner Brothers) behind the new film Sully (PG-13) chose to do — and despite the fact that the so-called "Miracle on the Hudson" took place only seven years ago, they did it successfully.
Sully is one of the best movies of the year, delivering surprise after surprise about an American hero — Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger (played by Tom Hanks) — who landed U.S. Airways Flight 1549 on the Hudson River near New York after it was disabled due to a rare bird strike on both engines. Incredibly, all 155 people on board survived. more >>
Back in 2009, a pilot managed to save an aircraft full of people after it lost control on both of its engines. Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger chose to land the craft on the Hudson River, saving 155 passengers and crew. It was clearly a success story, however, the drama for the US Airways Flight 1549 (also known as the Miracle on the Hudson) doesn't stop there.
Former investigators who were involved in the 2009 airline accident probe do not agree to the portrayal of the movie, "Sully", featuring phenomenal star Tom Hanks as the main character, which will land on cinemas today. more >>