Dateline: Week Of July 15, 2003 In News, Pop Culture, Tech News & Fascinating Facts
In The News -
Tour Extended - The Pentagon announces that more than 20,000 troops of the 3rd infantry division will not be coming home in September.
British Prime Minister Tony Blair said history will forgive the U.S. led coalition of weapons of mass destruction are not found in Iraq because of the broader good of fighting tyranny and preventing future terrorism.
A new audiotape featuring the great comedian Saddam Hussein, urges Iraqis to mount a resistance and drive the “occupiers’ out of Iraq.
Santa Monica, CA - A car driven an 86-year-old-man drives through a farmer’s market full of people, killing 9 and injuring 50 others.
Opposition rebels push toward Monrovia – Liberia’s capital with heavy fighting reported.
President Bush has selected 11 leaders in the arts, sports, politics, science and business for the Presidential Medal of freedom. They include Julia Child, the late Roberto Clemente, Van Cliburn, Charlton Heston and Dave Thomas (Wendys).
Sports News – July 15, 2003
Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant is charged with felony sexual assault of a 19-year-old hotel worker in Colorado.
Technology News – July 15, 2003 –
Apple reports a $19 million profit – beating Wall St. expectations, but down 41% from the same period last year.
Yahoo agrees to purchase search site Overture for about $1.6 billion.
Some best selling books – July 15, 2003
The Lovely Bones – Alice Sebold
The Devil Wears Prada – Lauren Weisberger
Trading Up - Candace Bushnell
The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown
Treason – Ann Coulter
Benjamin Franklin – Walter Isaacson
Living History – Hillary Rodham Clinton
Who’s Your Cabby? – Rick Reilly
Radio News – July 15, 2003 –
Rush Limbaugh will be joining ESPN’s “Sunday NFL Countdown.” And makes his debut Sept. 4.
Music News – July 15, 2003
A judge says R. Kelly can leave Illinois for a five-city concert tour. Kelly is free on bond after being indicted in June 2002 on child pornography charges.
Mourners danced and music played as about 100,000 fans that had waited hours in the hot sun bid farewell to salsa legend Celia Cruz in Miami.
Madonna is set to appear in fall ads for the Gap retailer.
Courtney Love signs a three-year deal with Virgin Records. Look for the first – “America’s Sweetheart” on October 28.
Top Pop Hits – July 15, 2003 –
Magic Stick – Lil’ Kim fea. 50 Cent
Crazy in Love – Beyonce fea. Jay-Z
This is the Night – Clay Aiken
2 1 Questions – 50 Cent fea. Nate Dogg
Get Busy – Sean Paul
Bring Me to Life – Evanescence fea. Paul McCoy
Unwell – matchbox twenty
Rock Wit U (Awww Baby) – Ashanti
Right Thurr – Chingy
So Gone – Monica
I Know What You want – Busta Rhymes & Mariah Carey fea. The Flipmode Squad
Miss Independent – Kelly Clarkson
Flying without Wings – Ruben Studdard
Drift Away – Uncle Kracker w/Dobie Gray
Can’t Let You go – Fabolous fea. Mike Shorey & Lil’ Mo
In Those Jeans – Ginuwine
Rock Your Body – Justin Timberlake
When I’m Gone – 3 Doors Down
P.I.M.P. – 50 Cent
Ignition – R. Kelly
Don’t Wanna Try – Frankie J.
No Letting Go – Wayne Wonder
Intuition – Jewel.
Top Modern Rock Music – July 15, 2003 –
Send the Pain Below – Chevelle
Seven Nation Army – The White Stripes
Like a Stone – Audioslave
Just Because – Jane’s Addiction
Headtrong – Trapt
Faint – Linkin Park
Top/Hot Music Albums – July 15, 2003 –
Dance with My Father – Luther Vandross
Dangerously in Love – Beyonce
Hotel Paper – Michelle Branch
St. Anger – Metallica
After the Storm – Monica
Get Rich or Die Tryin’ – 50 Cent
Fallen – Evanescence
Come Away With Me – Norah Jones
Da Unbreakables – Three 6 mafia
Hail to the Thief – Radiohead
Bare – Annie Lennox
2 Fast 2 Furious
Thankful - Kelly Clarkson
Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle – soundtrack
The Lizzie McGuire Movie
The Ownerz – Gang Starr
Meteora – Linkin Park
Very Best of Cher
Dutty Rock – Sean Paul
Almost Famous – Lumidee
Greatest Hits – Lonestar
0304 – Jewel
Unleashed – Toby Keith
Honkytonkville – George Strait
Very Best of the Beach Boys: Sounds of Summer
Top Country Hits – July 15, 2003 –
Stay Gone – Jimmy Wayne
Beer For My Horses – Toby Keith and Willie Nelson
My Front Porch Looking In – Lonestar
Speed – Montgomery Gentry
Red Dirt Road – Brooks & Dunn
Celebrity – Brad Paisley
The Love Song – Jeff Bates
It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere – Alan Jackson & Jimmy Buffett
Forever and For Always – Shania Twain
Top-Selling DVD’s – July 15, 2003
Tears of the Sun
Old School: Unrated and Out of Control
Deliver Us From Eva
Die Another Die in widescreen
Top TV Shows/Ratings/TV Guide – July 15, 2003
For Love or Money – 12.90
Law & Order – 12.42
CSI – 12.34
Without a Trace – 11.15
Everybody Loves Raymond – 11.02
CSI: Miami – 10.34
Law & Order – 10.33
Law &Order Criminal Intent – 10.21
60 Minutes – 10.06
Law & Order: SVU – 9.97
King of Queens – 9.95
Big Brother 4 – 9.70
Dateline NB on Tuesday – 9.49
2020 on Friday – 9.24
Wednesday night television listings – week Of July 15, 2003
CBS – 60 Minutes II, Big Brother 4, Cupid, David Letterman
NBC – Fame, Law & Order, Jay Leno, Conan O’Brien
ABC – My Wife and Kids, George Lopez Show, Drew Carey, The Dating Experiment, Nightline
Fox – that ‘70’s Show, The Simpsons, Paradise Hotel
UPN – Enterprise, Twilight Zone
WB – Boarding House, North Shore, Pepsi Smash
ESPN – 2003 ESPY Awards
VH1 – Risky Business, Behind the Movie, I love the ‘80’s
MTV – Hard Rock Live, True Life, Making the Band, Doggy Fizzle Televizzle
Pepsi Smash – Black Eyed Peas, Evenescence.
David Letterman – Mandy Moore.
Jay Leno – Tobey Maguire, Santana.
Television News – July 15, 2003
Dateline NBC just interviewed Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez and despite the summer – it had about 11 million viewers.
The debut of the Bravo Channel’s “Queer Eye for the straight Guy – where five gay men remake a straight guy in hair, fashion etc – sets a ratings record for the cable channel.
Top Movies – July 15, 2003
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde
Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle
Sinbad: Legend of the seven seas
28 Days Later
The Italian Job.