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Dateline: Week Of May 8, 2000 In News, Pop, Celebrity, Entertainment, Music, Tech & Fascinating Facts


In The News -

vladimir putin takes oath as president timeline may 8 2000 mrpopcultureVladimir V. Putin takes the oath as Russia’s President at a Kremlin ceremony. 

Lethal postwar Yugo - More trouble in Yugoslavia as Bosko Peroseric – a senior member of Serbia’s ruling socialist party, has been gunned down at a farmers fair.  

The FDA rules that saline-filled breast implants made by two companies can stay on the market despite warnings that they break open at “alarmingly high” rates. 

Former Gov. Edwin W. Edwards, who was known for nod-and-a-wink politics but always escaped prosecutors, was convicted for the first time on charges he extorted hundreds of thousands of dollars from those who applied for riverboat casino licenses. 

Pat robertson says john mccain dangerous choice timeline news may 2000 mrpopcultureTelevision evangelist Pat Roberson, a powerful voice in the Republican Party said that Sen. John McCain of Arizona would be a “dangerous” choice as Texas Gov. George W. Bush’s vice-presidential running mate. Robertson said on “Meet the Press” that McCain displayed an “intemperate” character during the primary season. 

Philip Duran – pleads guilty to helping Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold get one of the guns they used in the Columbine High School massacre. 

Six thousand people crammed a theater to show support for condemned murderer and radio journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal in New York. Meanwhile – off-duty police officers held a counter rally for the Philadelphia officer Abu-Jamal was convicted of killing. 


Sports News – May 8, 2000

Shaquille O’Neal of the Los Angeles Lakers is the NBA’s 1999-2000 most valuable player.


Technology News – May 8, 2000

yahoo sued for comment causing job loss timeline trivia may 8 2000 mrpopcultureYahoo is sued by a user who lost his job after posting remarks about his employer – on line. 

Computer virus – “Love Bug” and a Manila couple is identified as the originators of something called the “I Love You” bug.


Some bestselling books – May 8, 2000

Girlfriends Forever – Susan Stewart Branch

A Heartbreaking Work of staggering Genius – Dave Eggers

Which Lie Did I tell? – William Goldman

Michael Palin’s Hemingway Adventures – Michael Palin

Big City Eyes – Delia Ephron

Rayelstein – Saul Bellow

Bedwolf – Seamus Heaney

Anil’s Ghost – Michael Ondaatje

White Teeth – Zadie Smith


Music News – May 8, 2000 

leeann rimes accuses father of taking money may 8 2000 trivia timeline mrpopcultureLawsuit - LeeAnn Rimes accuses her father, Wilbur and her former co-manager of taking $millions from her over five years.  

KIIS-FM (Los Angeles) Wango Tango concert this week featuring ‘N Sync, Marc Anthony, Goo Goo Dolls and more. 

Friday night on CBS-TV – Gloria Estefan Caribbean Soul: Atlantis Concert with ‘N Sync and Marc Anthony. 

Britney Spears is on “Saturday Night Live.”


Top albums – May 8, 2000

My Name is Joe – Joe

No Strings Attached – ‘N Sync

toni braxton music billboard chart may 8 2000 trivia timeline mrpopcultureHeat – Toni Braxton

Skull & Bones – Cypress Hill

Dr. Dre 2001, Dr. Dre

Unleash the Dragon – Sisqo

Return of Saturn – No doubt

Writing’s on the Wall – Destiny’s Child

Romeo Must die – various artists

Supernatural - Santana


 Entertainment News – May 8, 2000

Darva Conger – the troubled Fox-TV bride – bares herself in an upcoming Playboy spread. 

Married – Billy Bob Thornton and Angelina Jolie – on the Las Vegas Strip. It’s his fifth and her second. 

Top TV Shows/Ratings/TV Guide – May 8, 2000  

Who Wants to be a Millionaire on Wednesday – 36.05

Millionaire on Monday – 35.87

Millionaire on Tuesday – 35.64

Millionaire on Thursday – 24.67

Millionaire on Sunday – 27.72

dharma & greg tv ratings nielsen trivia timeline may 8, 2000 mrpopcultureER – 26.25

The Practice – 21.69

Drew Carey Show – 20.28

Friends – 20.01

Dharma & Greg – 20.00


Top Movies – May 8, 2000



The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas


Where the Heart Is

Love and Basketball

Keeping the Faith

Rules of Engagement

I Dreamed of Africa

28 Days

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