Dateline: Week Of May 8, 2000 In News, Pop, Celebrity, Entertainment, Music, Tech & Fascinating Facts
In The News -
Vladimir 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.
Television 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 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
Lawsuit - 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
Heat – 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
ER – 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