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

 

In The News - 

Protestant hard-liners in Belfast march by the tens of thousands and vowed to protest until they regain the right to parade past Roman Catholic areas. 

Peace summit at Camp David opens with Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak and Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat. 

cat stevens deported news   july 8, 2000  music trivia timeline  mrpopcultureYusuf Islam, formerly known as Cat Stevens is denied entry into Israel and gets deported. The government there says that during a 1988 trip to Israel, Islam delivered tens of thousands of dollars to Hamas – then enemy. 

Vice President Al Gore challenges Texas Gov. George W. Bush to pick up the phone, call the Republican leaders of Congress and ask them to break the logjam on issues ranging from raising the minimum wage to paying for prescription drug benefits under Medicare.  

Gloomy projections announced at the 13th international Aids Conference say that life expectancies in some African countries will soon drop below the age of 30 because of the staggering number of AIDS deaths. 

Police fired bullets and tear gas at rioters who smashed bus windows and shouted slogans against Iran’s Islamic government in the latest outburst of political unrest in Tehran. 

 

Sports News – July 8, 2000 

venus wiliams wins wimbledon   july 2000   sports trivia  timeline  mrpopcultureVenus Williams becomes the second African-American woman to win at Wimbledon. She defeated Lindsay davenport.

 

Technology News – July 8, 2000

Yahoo says its second-quarter earnings rose more than analysts had expected. 

 

Entertainment News – July 8, 2000

Eastman Kodak Co. will pay $75 million over 20 years to place its name on a theater on Hollywood Boulevard theater – a place that will house the Academy Awards beginning in 2002. 

Harry Potter Fans from London to NY to Los Angeles camp out at bookstores for the next Harry Potter adventure to be release called “Goblet of Fire.” 

Liam Gallagher of Oasis and his actress wife Patsy Kensit separate after three years.

 

Music News – July 8, 2000

 On VH1 – Gail O’Grady and Kari Wuhrer are “Out of Sync” the greatest lip-synching comedy since Milli Vanilli. 

bobby brown released from jail   music trivia timeline   july 8, 2000  mrpopculture  Singer Bobby Brown is released from jail 10 days early – serving only 63 days for violating parole. 

 

Friday night television listings/TV Guide – week of July 8, 2000

CBS – Big Brother, Candid Camera, JAG, Nash Bridges, David Letterman, Craig Kilborn

NBC – Providence, Smashed: Kids and Alcohol, Law & Order: Special Victims… Tonight Show, Conan O’Brien

ABC – Sabrina, Boy Meets World, Making the Band, 20/20, Nightline, Bill Maher

PBS – Washington Week, Wall St. Week, Charlie Rose

WB – Jamie Foxx, For Your Love, Young Americans

Fox – Beyond Belief, Greed: The Series

UPN – the Strip, Secret Agent Man

MTV – Karaoke

 

Top Movies –July 8, 2000

Scary Movie

The Perfect Storm

The Patriot

Disney’s the Kid

Chicken Run

Me, Myself & Irene

Shaft

Bib Momma’s House

Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle

Gone in 60 Seconds

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