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Dateline: Week Of January 1, 2001 In News, Pop, Celebrity, Entertainment, Music, Tech  & Fascinating Facts 

 

 

In The News -

A car bomb explodes in an Israeli coastal town, hurting 50. 

Because of the Senate’s 50-50 party split, Republicans agree to a power-sharing arrangement that grants each party an equal number of seats on the chamber’s committees. 

george w completes his cabinet.  january 2001   timeline politics  mrpopcultureGeorge W. Bush completes his Cabinet. He picks Democrat Norman Mineta to head the department of transportation. 

The Fed cuts its key interest rate by half-point to 5.75%. 

Tyson Foods agrees to purchase IBP Inc – the No. 1 U.S beef processor for $3.2 billion in cash and stock. 

California’s energy crisis continues (it’s all being manipulated – but no one is saying anything yet) and has nothing to do with fewer power plants etc. 

 

Technology News – January 1, 2001

Y2K goes out with a whimper, despite $millions in panic money spent on it. 

 Intel Corp. is getting into the market for portable digital music players with the Intel Pocket Concert. It has 128 megs of storage and will sell for $300. 

yahoo stops auctions nazi artifacts   january 2001   timeline  mrpopcultureYahoo Inc will stop carrying online actions of nazi artifacts and other hate-related materials after some users complained that such items promote hate and violence.  

EToys says it is laying off 700 from its 1,000 person staff and closing two warehouses. It was considered (once) a hot online company. 

So far, WebMD has lost more than $2 billion.

 

Sports News – January 1, 2001 

Bowl games –

Rose – Washington – 34 Purdue – 24

Cotton – Kansas State – 35 Tennessee – 21

 

Entertainment News – January 1, 2001

Passing – Jose Greco.

 

Top DVD rentals – January 1, 2001

Scary Movie

The Cell

Gone in 60 Seconds 

 

Music News – January 1, 2001

 Courtney Love sues her boyfriend’s ex-wife (Lesley Barber) because she ran over Love’s foot (in a Volvo) – costing her a movie role. 

eminem nominated album grammy    trivia  timeline  jan 2001  mrpopcultureEminem becomes the first hard-core rapper to be nominated for a best album Grammy – “The Marshal Mathers LP.” 

Eminem will conduct a pay-per-view concert on February 17. 

 Chris Robinson of the Black Crowes marries actress Kate Hudson. She’s 21 and he’s 34.

 

 

 

Top Pop Hits – January 1, 2001

Liquid Dream – O-Town

Independent Woman Pt. 1 – Destiny’s Child

He Loves U Not – Dream

Dance With Me – Debelah Morgan

So In Love With Two – Mikaila

South Side – Moby

Itch – Vitamin C

britney spears music  billboard chart   january 2001    trivia timeline mrpopcultureStronger – Britney Spears

Music – Madonna

Case of the Ex – Mya

 

Top Music Albums – January 1, 2001

Tha Last Meal – Snoop Dogg

Restless – Xzibit

1, The Beatles

Now That’s What I Call Music 5 – various artists

Lover’s Rock – Sade

Chocolate Starfish – Limp Bizkit

Human Clay – Creed

outkast music billboard chart   january 2000  trivia timeline  mrpopcultureStankonia – Outkast

Hotshot – Shaggy

 

Television News – January 1, 2001

MSNBC adds another Chris Matthews show with “The Matthews Group” which will follow “Hardball with Chris Matthews." 

Wednesday night television listings/TV Guide – January 1, 2001

CBS – Bette, Welcome to New York, Movie, David Letterman, Craig Kilborn

NBC – Ed, West Wing, Law & Order, Jay Leno, Conan O’Brien

ABC – College Football, Who Wants to be a Millionaire, Drew Carey, Spin City, Nightline

WB – Dawson’s Creek, Grosse Pointes

UPN – 7 Days, Star Trek Voyager

VH1 – Shania Twain’s Winter

 

matthew broderick on david letterman show cbs-tv   january  2000  trivia  timeline  mrpopcultureOn David Letterman – Matthew Broderick 

On Jay Leno – Bob Newhart, Megan Mullally, Debelah Morgan

 

Top Movies – January 1, 2001

Cast Away

Miss Congeniality

The Family Man

What Women Want

The Emperor’s New Groove

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Dude, Where’s My Car?

All the Pretty Horses

Vertical Limit

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