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Dateline: Week Of February 22, 2002 In News, Pop, Celebrity, Entertainment, Music, Tech & Fascinating Facts

 

 

In The News -

A federal judge orders the U.S. Department of energy to release documents of secret U.S. energy policy meetings – documents Dick Cheney didn’t want released. 

The death of Wall St. Journal reporter Daniel Pearl is confirmed – he has been killed by his terrorist captors. A video tape showed him being shot by pistol to the head. 

george w  religious presecution china   news  timeline  feb 22 2002  mrpopculturePresident Bush calls for an end to religious persecution in China – just after 24 hours after President Jiang Zemin asserted that “religious faiths are protected by out constitution.” 

Massachusetts - A judge sentences defrocked Roman Catholic priest John Geoghan to nine years in prison for touching a 10 year-old boy at a community swimming pool.  

The Dow tops 10,000, influenced by hot home sales.  

 

Notable Obituaries – February 22, 2002 

Passing – Spike Milligan – last surviving member of Britain’s famed “Goon Show.” He was 83. 

Passing – Actor Lawrence Tierney (82). 

Passing – Famed cartoonist Chuck Jones (Bugs Bunny). He was 89. 

Passing –Actor Kevin Smith – best known for “Ares” in the Xenia TV series. He was only 38 and his death is from complications of falling down stairs.  

 

Technology News – February 22, 2002

apple unveils new iMac history  trivia timeline  feb 22 2002  mrpopcultureApple unveils the new iMac. The most expensive model sells for $1,799 has 256 megs of Ram, 60-gig hard drive and a SuperDrive which burns CD’s and DVD’s!

 

Sports News – February 22, 2002

Embattled Tampa Bay General manager Rich McKay will remain with the team – accepting a six-year contract. 

The Olympic Games at Salt Lake City close. The event was rather peaceful – but police did have to arrest 20 people after a beer garden closed early and patrons did not disperse. 

 

Music News – February 22, 2002

Rod Stewart  - long associated with Warner Music, flips to J records – a new label from industry vet Clive Davis. 

Elton John says the music industry is the pits – and is churning out “average and mediocre” bands. He also doesn’t like videos and says if he were in charge – they’d all go away so we could all listen to music again. 

jon stewart hosts 2002 grammy  trivia timeline  february 22  mrpopcultureWednesday night – Don’t miss The Grammy Awards on CBS-TV. Host Jon Stewart with performances by U2, Alicia Keys, Dave Matthews band, ‘N Sync, Emmylou Harris and Alison Krauss.  

Jackson Browne, J.D. Souther and Jack Tempchin file suit – saying they are owed $millions for Eagles songs such as “Take It Easy,” “Best of My Love” and “Already Gone.” 

2002 Grammy Awards held this week… some winners:

Record of the Year – “Walk On” – U2

Album of the Year  - “O Brother, Where Art Thou” soundtrack. Producer T. Bone Burnett.

alicia keys trivia song of year grammy 2002  mrpopcultureSong of the Year – “Fallin’” – Alicia Keys

Best New Artist – Alicia Keys.

Best pop vocal female – Nelly Furtado for “I’m Like a Bird.”

Best pop vocal male – James Taylor for “Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight.”

Best pop group – U2 for “Stuck in a Moment You Can’t Get Out Of.”

 

Top Country Hits – February 22, 2002 –

The Long Goodbye – Brooks & Dunn

Good Morning Beautiful – Steve Holy

Bring on the Rain – Jo Dee Messina w/Tim McGraw

brad paisley music billboard charts  feb 22 2002 trivia mrpopcultureWrapped Around – Brad Paisley

Blessed – Martina McBride

Run – George Strait

The Cowboy in Me – Tim McGraw

Some Days You Gotta Dance – Dixie Chicks

Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning) – Alan Jackson

In Another World – Joe Diffie

 

 

Top Pop Hits – February 22, 2002 –

Ain’t It Funny – Jennifer Lopez fea. Ja Rule

U Got It Bad – Usher

How You Remind Me – Nickelback

Hey Baby – No Doubt fea. Bounty Killer

In the End – Linkin Park

Always on Time – Ja Rule fea. Ashanti

Wherever You Will Go – The Calling

creed billboard music charts  feb 22 2002 trivia   mrpopcultureMy Sacrifice – Creed

A Woman’s Worth – Alicia Keys

Whenever, Wherever – Shakira

Get the Party Started – Pink

7 Days – Craig David

What About Us? – Brandy

Can’t Fight The Moonlight – LeAnn Rimes

No More Drama – Mary J. Blige

Butterflies – Michael Jackson

Hero – Enrique Iglesias

Blurry – Puddle of Mudd

Can’t Get You Out of My Head – Kylie Minogue

Roll Out (My Business) – Ludacris

The Whole World – OutKast fea. Killer Mike

Caramel – City High fea. Eve

Standing Still – Jewel

Lights, Camera, Action! – Mr. Cheeks

We Thuggin’ – Fat  Joe fea. R. Kelly

 

Top Music Albums – February 22, 2002 –

Weathered – Creed

Drive – Alan Jackson

Silver Side Up – Nickelback

(Hybrid Theory) – Linkin Park

ja rule music billboard charts  trivia   feb 22 2002  mrpopculture Pain is Love – Ja Rule

Word of Mouf – Ludacris

8701 – Usher

Stillmatic – Nas

Missunaztood – Pink

O Brother Where Art Thou? – Soundtrack

Songs in A Minor – Alicia Keys

No More Drama – Mary J. Blige

Laundry Service – Shakira

State Property – soundtrack

Come Clean – Puddle of Mudd

A Day without Rain – Enya

Satellite – P.O.D.

Now 8

Rock Steady – No Doubt

The Essential Barbara Streisand

A Am Sam – Soundtrack

Escape – Enrique Iglesias

Cocky – Kid Rock

Big Boi and Dr Dre Present… OutKast

Scarecrow – Garth Brooks

Britney – Britney Spears

Doggy Dog – Lil Bow Wow

This Way – Jewel

Invincible – Michael Jackson 

 

Hot DVD Sales/Rentals – February 22, 2002

The Fast and the Furious

Kiss of the Dragon

American Pie 2

Rock Star

Terminator 2: Judgment Day (Ultimate DVD Edition)

Moulin Rouge

Shrek special edition

 

Entertainment News – February 22, 2002

Film critic Roger Ebert (59) undergoes surgery to remove a cancerous growth in his thyroid gland. He should be OK. 

 

Television News – February 22, 2002 –

Olympic TV Ratings - The Winter Olympics scores in the top 7 – with Monday night its highest ratings at 31.53 million viewers. 

NBC is getting decent reviews for its Winter Olympics coverage and good ratings. Closing ceremony drew an impressive 22.3 rating – 33% share.  

ABC’s Good Morning America conducts an exclusive interview with Daniel Pearl’s widow, Mariane. Her husband, a journalist for the Wall St. Journal – was killed by terrorists. Mariane is seven months pregnant. 

Conan O’Brien signs for another four years of his late night NBC show. 

Sunday night television listings – week of February 22, 2002 –

CBS – 60 Minutes, The Education of Max Bickford, The Rosa Park Story

NBC – Dateline NBC, XIX Winter Olympics

ABC – Movie, Alias, the Practice

PBS – Nature, American Experience

WB – The Steve Harvey Show, Jamie Kennedy Experiment, Off Centre,

Fox – King of Hill, The Simpsons, Malcolm in the Middle, The Simpsons

UPN – Enterprise, Tracker

michael jackson 30th anniversary vh1 trivia timeline  feb 22 2002  mrpopcultureVH1 – Michael Jackson 30th Anniversary Special

MTV – What a Guy Wants…, Fashionably Loud, WWF Sunday Night Heat

Nick – Caitlin’s Way, As Told by Ginger, The Brothers Garcia

 

Top Movies – February 22, 2002

Queen of the Damned

John Q

Dragonfly

Return to Never Land

Crossroads

Big Fat Liar

A Beautiful Mind

Hart’s War

Super Troopers

Collateral Damage

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