Dateline: Week Of November 15, 2000 In News, Pop, Celebrity, Entertainment, Music, Tech & Fascinating Facts
In The News -
President Clinton becomes the first U.S president to visit Vietnam since the war ended and the first ever to visit Communist Hanoi.
Jose Chiu – An American Airlines flight attendant preparing to disembark passengers after an emergency landing was killed when he opened a door before the plane depressurized and was sucked onto the tarmac. The plane returned to Miami airport after a cockpit warning light said an engine was on fire – but it turned out to be wrong.
Leaking lubricant set ablaze by flames or intense heat, caused the cable car fire that killed 155 people in an Alpine tunnel.
Florida national election debacle – Florida Secretary of State Katherine Harris freezes George W. Bush’s lead in Florida and says she will declare a winner in several days after the final overseas ballots are tallied. Last tally – Bush is leading by 300 votes in Florida.
Republicans launch an effort to delay and discredit the hand counting of Florida’s presidential ballots. Overseas votes are leaning toward Bush.
The Florida Supreme Court rules that manual recounting of presidential ballots could continue for several more days, handing a victory to Al Gore. Earlier the court ruled that hand counting of paper ballots could go on despite George W. Bush’s continuing legal efforts to stop the tallying.
The Florida Supreme Court begins deliberating – but issues no ruling.
West Palm Beach – two men are charged in the theft of a Palm Beach County voting machine – complete with its “butterfly" ballot. The men were hawking the machine on the Internet auction site E-Bay.
Passing – Hosea Williams – civil rights leader. He was 74.
Ann Bancroft of Minnesota and Liv Arnesen of Norway push off across the ice and snow of Antarctica to try to become the first women to ski across the world’s coldest continent.
Technology News – November 15, 2000
EMusic introduces software aimed at Napster users. It searches through consumers’ computers and flags digital-music files that it believes are pirated. The result, Napster users could be expelled from their web provider – whether it be AOL, EarthLink or other, because under the digital Millennium Copyright Act, those providers would have to comply with Emusic’s request and do investigations.
TheStreet.com announces a cost-cutting program and will lay-off 20% of its workforce.
Music News – November 15, 2000
Trent Reznor – the lead of “Nine Inch Nails” chats on the web about their new album – “Things Falling Apart” – which is released this week. Go to spin.com.
On NBC Monday this week – the Dixie Chicks in concert.
Michael Abram – who is accused of stabbing George Harrison and his wife is sent to a British mental hospital after he is found insane.
Elton John admits to lavish living – and spends up to $2.15 million a month. “I have no one to leave the money to.” “I like spending my money.”
Top Music Albums – November 15, 2000
TP-2.com – R. Kelly
All that You Can’t Leave Behind – U2
Stankonia – OutKast
Mark, Tom & Travis Show – Blink 182
Little Drummer Boys – Various artists
Greatest Hits – Lenny Kravitz
Country Grammer – Nelly
Dynasty Rec La Famiilia – Jay-Z
Charlie’s Angeles soundtrack
Chocolate starfish – Limp Bizkit
Top Pop Hits – November 15, 2000
Music – Madonna
Come On Over, Baby - Christina Aguilera
He Loves U Not – Dream
Bag Lady – Erykah, Badu
Incomplete – Sisqo
Doesn’t Rally Matter – Janet Jackson
Aaron’s Party (Come Get It) – Aaron Carter
Give Me Just One Night – 98 Degrees
Entertainment /Celebrity News – November 15, 2000
Married – Actor Michael Douglas to actress Catherine Zeta-Jones in a private ceremony at Manhattan’s Plaza Hotel. He’s 56 and she’s 31. There were some 250 guests.
Actress Melanie Griffith enters a Hollywood drug treatment program.
Television News – November 15, 2000
Boxer Oscar De Lay Hoya sings on Jay Leno’s “Tonight” show this week. He performed his new single “Run to Me” from his new self-titled album (this didn’t make it).
Interesting – As the WB inserts a mid-show plot synopsis for its Thursday night “Gilmore Girls,” recounting what viewers missed the first half-hour of the show. Why? – when viewers switch channels after NBC’s “Friends.”
Kelsey Grammer will voice the cartoon, “Gary the Rat” a new web cartoon, partly produced by Grammer.
New magazine - Rosie O’Donell will relaunch McCall’s with the new name “Rosie McCall’s.
On “Saturday Night Live” – Tom Green hosts with musical guest David Gray.
On “Jerry Springer” this week – “Man dresses in woman’s lingerie.
NBC names wrestler Jesse Ventura as an analyst for its XFL football broadcasts to begin February 3.
The election turmoil is all over the news and “Nightline” and shows like, are getting higher ratings.
Top TV Shows/Ratings/TV Guide – November 15, 2000
ER – 28.39
Who wants to be a Millionaire on Sunday - 25.28
Friends – 22.01
Millionaire on Wednesday – 21.90
Monday Night Football – 21.50
Everybody Loves Raymond – 20.57
The Practice – 19.65
Law & Order – 19.03
The West Wing – 18.49
Decision OO Prime (NBC) – 18.37
Will & Grace – 18.20
Movie-The Miracle Worker – 17.43
Becker – 17.31
Millionaire on Thursday – 17.17
Just Shoot Me – 16.48
The Simpsons – 16.44
Malcolm in the Middle – 16.43
Top Movies – November 15, 2000
Dr. Suess’ How the Grinch stole Christmas
Rugrats in Paris – the Movie
The 6th Day
Men of Honor
Meet the Parents
The Legend of Bagger Vance.