The Hottest Stories on the Internet Today (Tuesday February 6)

February 6, 2018

On this Tuesday, these are the stories making headlines.

Foles leads Eagles to first Super Bowl title

For the first time, the Eagles are Super Bowl champions, knocking off the New England Patriots 41-33 at US Bank Stadium. It was an improbable run for the Eagles — especially for their quarterback, Nick Foles. Foles, who was 28 of 43 passing for 373 yards and three touchdowns, was named Super Bowl MVP.

Justin Timberlake pays tribute to Prince during Super Bowl halftime

Timberlake sang a medley of his classic hits, including “Cry Me A River,” “Suit & Tie,” “SexyBack,” “Senorita,” “Mirrors,” and “My Love,” and a mix of some of his newer songs, including his 2016 chart topping single, “Can’t Stop The Feeling” and “Filthy,” the new track off his newly-released “Man of the Woods” album.

IOC refuses Russian athletes’ request to join Winter Olympics

The 13 athletes and two coaches were among 28 Russian athletes whose lifetime bans were overturned by the Swiss-based Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on Friday. After the ruling, the Russian Olympic Committee requested they be allowed to attend to Olympics, which are due to start in South Korea on Friday, February 9.

Paul Ryan deletes tweet about tax cuts after Twitter backlash

The tweet shared the story of a secretary who, according to a report by the Associated Press, was “pleasantly surprised her pay went up $1.50 a week.” “A secretary at a public high school in Lancaster, PA, said she was pleasantly surprised her pay went up $1.50 a week …

Trump, Dems send dueling protest messages during Super Bowl

Trump issued a Super Bowl message on Sunday night that, in keeping with the White House’s opposition to NFL protests against police brutality and racial injustice, included a line about standing for the national anthem.

SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch: What happens if it fails?

At least, that’s how Elon Musk — the founder and CEO of the space start up — put it when asked about the rocket, called Falcon Heavy, at a conference last year. “Real good chance that vehicle does not make it to orbit,” was his uncharacteristically pessimistic response. Some industry experts agree.

Kylie Jenner is a mom

The reality TV star made the big announcement on social media Sunday, saying she gave birth on Thursday to a “beautiful and healthy baby girl.” “Pregnancy has been the most beautiful, empowering, and life-changing experience I’ve had in my entire life and I’m actually going to miss it,” she told her millions of followers.

Top North Korea official to head South

North Korea is to send its highest ranking official for years to the South amid a diplomatic rapprochement sparked by the Winter Olympics. Kim Yong-nam, the ceremonial head of state, will lead a 22-member delegation to the South beginning on Friday, said the South’s Unification Ministry.

Pressure grows on Zuma to stand down

South African President Jacob Zuma is under growing pressure to step down following talks with senior members of his ANC party on Sunday. Details of the talks were not revealed but party leaders are to hold an emergency meeting on Monday. Mr Zuma, who faces corruption allegations, was replaced as ANC leader by Cyril Ramaphosa in December.

Did Fidel Castro’s name kill his son?

Traditionally in Cuba, the first son is named after his father or his grandfather. When Fidel Angel Castro Diaz-Balart was born in 1949, he was given the names of both: Fidel after his father, then a little-known but politically ambitious lawyer, and Angel for his grandfather, a Spanish immigrant who had become a wealthy landowner in eastern Cuba.

Breastfeeding mother sells milk on street

A young mother in China is selling her breast milk on the street to raise money for her sick daughter’s medical bills. In a video posted by Pear Video on the Miaopai video website, the mother and her husband explain they need to raise at least 100,000 yuan (roughly £11,250) for one of their children, who is in an intensive care unit.

Kylie Jenner Announces Birth Of A Daughter

The sole heir to the lip kit empire has been born: Kylie Jenner has given birth. Jenner announced Sunday that she had delivered a baby girl on Thursday. She apologized to fans for not confirming the pregnancy sooner, citing her desire for a “stress free” experience. She also released a video documenting the pregnancy.

Flight Attendant Told Eagles Fans To ‘Tone It Down’ — They Didn’t

A Spirit Airlines flight full of Philadelphia Eagles fans, heading from Los Angeles, Calif., to Philadelphia, Pa., appeared to be getting a bit rowdy Friday evening ahead of Sunday night’s Super Bowl. The flight attendant took to the loud speaker to tell the passengers to “tone it down a little bit.”

Trump’s Super Bowl Party Features Scantily Clad Cheerleaders And Melania

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump greeted cheerleaders as the couple hosted a Super Bowl watch party at Trump International Golf Club near West Palm Beach, Florida, on Sunday. According to The Sun-Sentinel, the Florida Atlantic University marching band serenaded the president and first lady with tunes including “Hail to the Chief” and “Shut Up and Dance.”

Janet Jackson fans were not impressed with Justin Timberlake’s Super Bowl halftime show

Justin Timberlake’s particularly humdrum Super Bowl halftime show on Sunday included a pretty uh, notable Stella McCartney shirt, a contentious Prince tribute, a selfie with a nonplussed kid, and considerable similarities to a Gap Ad. So, obviously, Janet Jackson fans think she could have done a much, much, much, much better job.

‘Westworld’ is finally returning in 2018, and HBO just dropped the first teaser trailer

HBO’s ‘Westworld’ is returning for its second season, and the first teaser trailer dropped during the Super Bowl.

Everyone loves Morgan Freeman and Peter Dinklage lip syncing in this Super Bowl ad

I mean…would you actually be surprised to hear that the internet has lost its mind for a commercial in which Peter Dinklage and Morgan Freeman lip sync to Busta Rhymes and Missy Elliott? No, of course you wouldn’t. The ad’s a delight!

Tom Cruise drops into Super Bowl LII with the first ‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’ trailer

Even in an afternoon devoted to incredible feats of athleticism, Tom Cruise’s stunt work makes an impression. Paramount dropped the very first trailer for Mission: Impossible – Fallout, featuring the return of Ethan Hunt on yet another convoluted mission that’s really just an excuse for death-defying action. Not that we’re complaining.

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