Dateline: Week Of December 1, 2000 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts
In The News
Election Mess Update
For the first time in its history – The Supreme Court may help decide who the next President may be, or they could let the Florida legislature decide. A ruling is expected next week.
Attorneys for Al Gore tries to convince a county judge to throw open the presidential race by resuming the vote counting in Florida and order a canvass of thousands of disputed ballots.
For now, it’s still governor, not president-elect Bush, Bush told “60 Minutes II” that there would be no role for his younger brother, Florida Gov. Jeb Bush in his administration.
Vice President Al Gore says that he believes he still has a 50-50 chance of winning the presidency. He believes his future rests almost entirely in the hands of the Florida Supreme Court.
A judge flatly rejects Al Gore’s bid to overturn Florida’s certified results.
Music news – December 1, 2000
Axl Rose will unveil the new Guns ‘n Roses with a New Year’s show at the House of Blues in Las Vegas.
Yoko Ono does a live web chat to mark the 20th anniversary of John Lennon’s death.
Touring – joint concert with Billy Joel and Elton John.
Top music albums – December 1, 2000
1 – The Beatles
Black & Blue – Backstreet Boys
Lovers Rock – Sade
W – Wu-tang Clan
Mama’s Gun – Erykah Badu
Now That’s What I Call Music 5 – Various Artists
Stankonia – OutKast
Chocolate Starfish – Limp Bizkit
TP-2.com – R. Kelly
Sound Leaded – Ricky Martin
Top Pop Music Hits – December 1, 2000
He Loves U Not – Dream
Case of the Ex – Mya
Dance With Me – Debelah Morgan
Gotta Tell You – Samantha Mumpa
Music – Madonna
Bag Lady – Erykah – Badu
So In Love With Two – Mikalia
South Side – Moby
Come On Over baby – Christina Aguilera
Baby If You’re ready – Snoop Dogg, Pres. Doggy’s Angels.
Technology News – December 1, 2000
Another Internet failure – Garden.com is no more.
MP3.com relaunches its online music locker service. This time, it’ll cost $50-a-year for consumers who want to store and play more than a few dozen CD’s.
EarthLink unveils a new campaign that portrays it as the “No. 1 provider of the real Internet. Earthlink has 4.6 million subs, a distant second to AOL with 25 million.
Even though Sony launched its PlayStation 2 this fall, Sega’s Dreamcast machine picking up steam. Console game systems have Sony with 52% of sales, Sega at 21.9% (up from 15.6% earlier this year) and Nintendo 64 – down to 26.1% from 33.6% earlier this year.
Top TV Shows/Ratings – December 1, 2000
Who Wants To Be A Millionaire Wednesday – 22.09
Millionaire on Tuesday – 21.19
Law & Order – 19.41
Everybody Loves Raymond – 19.29
Millionaire on Thursday – 19.01
West Wing – 18.99
Monday Night Football – 18.44
Frasier – 17.85
Friends – 17.74
60 Minutes – 17.29
Becker – 16.91
Millionaire on Sunday – 16.85
NFL Showcase – 16.44
Touched by an Angel – 16.27
ER – 16.21
Primetime Thursday – 15.89
Movie Blaine: Frozen in Time – 15.88
The Simpsons – 15.60
Law and Order SVU – 15.43
Television news – December 1, 2000
NBC is canceling Aaron Spelling’s “Titans,” starring Yasmine Bleeth.
NBC is balking at the price for each episode of “Frasier.” Paramount wants $8 million next season. NBC is now paying less than $5 million per episode.
Friday night television listings/TV Guide – December 1, 2000
CBS – The Fugitive, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Elton John Special, Late Show
NBC – Providence, Dateline NBC, law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Tonight
Fox - Movie
WB – Sabrina, Poplar
ABC – America’s Funniest Home Videos: Unwrapped For The Holidays, Norm, Madigan Men, 20/20, Nightline
PBS – Washington Week, Wall St. Week
MTV Great Pop Top 20, Movie, Music with a Message, Cribs
VH1 – Behind the Music
Elton John: Greatest Hits Live! – John performs his “One Night Only” concert at Madison Square Garden.
Late Show w/David Letterman – Adam Sandler.
Top Movies – December 1, 2000
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Rugrats in Paris
Men of Honor
The 6th day
Meet the Parents