Dateline: Week Of November 15, 2003 In News, Celebrity, Entertainment, Tech & Fascinating Facts
In The News -
Iraq - Two U.S. Black Hawk helicopters go down in Mosul – killing a total of 17.
The Iraqi Governing Council endorses a new framework for sovereignty and that could lead to an interim Iraqi government as early as June.
Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts says he will spend his own money and forgo public finds in his race to be president.
In London – President Bush defends the Iraq war, that “duty sometimes requires the violent restraint of violent men.”
Several truck bombs explode outside the British Consulate in Istanbul – killing 27.
On his latest TV commercial – Howard Dean targets Missouri Rep. Richard Gephardt for his support of the Iraq war.
A federal judge rejects a request by Martha Stewart to dismiss two of the five criminal counts against her.
In California – Arnold Schwarzenegger is sworn in as the state’s 38th governor.
Fascinating Facts – November 15, 2003
Toys R. Us says it would close its money-losing Kids R Us and Imaginarium chains – cutting over 3,000 jobs.
Passing – Laurence Tisch – self-made billionaire who headed CBS and who had also been co-chair of Lowes Corp.
Top celebrity endorsers for 2003 – Halle Barry, Beyonce Knowles, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Sarah Jessica Parker and Jennifer Lopez.
Technology News – November 15, 2003
China announces a government funded project to a format that competes with DVD’s – EVD’s. The way, they won’t have to pay licensing. EVD means, “enhanced versatile disk.”
Bill Gates kicks off the Comdex show in Las Vegas – and gives his 20th consecutive keynote speech.
CNet buys online music service MP3.com from Vivendi. It will no longer b a music site, but will focus on providing news and information about digital music when it launches next year.
Entertainment News – November 15, 2003
Continued Broadway boxoffice sensation – “The Producers” starring Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick return and tickets went so fast – that in 12 hours - $3.6 million worth were sold.
Rush Limbaugh is back on the air after spending 5 weeks in drug rehab.
Hot DVD Sales/Rentals – November 15, 2003
Charlie’s Angels – Full Throttle
Adventures of Indiana Jones
The Lion King Platinum edition
28 Days Later
The Italian Job
Music News – November 15, 2003
Rolling Stone magazine compiles its 500 top albums of all time and “Sgt. Pepper” by the Beatles is on top.
New members in the R&R Hall of Fame this coming March – Prince, George Harrison, Jackson Browne, The Dells, ZZ Top and Bob Seger.
Rapper Jay-Z says his new album, “The Black Album” will be the last he’ll record.
Phil Spector is charged with murdering Lana Clarkson at his Los Angeles mansion in February.
Don’t miss Josh Groban – “The Closer” tour.
Britney Spears gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Michael Jackson is arrested on molestation charges – then released. He arrived from Las Vegas and went to the Santa Barbara Country sheriff’s office. He was booked, surrendered, posted $3 million bail and gave authorities his passport.
A decade-old tape is made public. It’s by Eminem and contains slurs against African American women. The tape was unveiled by Raymond Scott and David Mays – founders of the hip-hop magazine, the Source. Emeinem says the pair had a vendetta against him. He said the tape was made out of anger and stupidity and frustration back when he was a teen.
Passing – Singer/songwriter Don Gibson. He was 75.
Top Pop Hits – November 15, 2003
Stand Up – Ludacris fea. Shawnna
Baby Boy – Beyonce fea. Sean Paul
Damn! – YoungBloodZ fea. Lil Jon
Holidae In – Chingy fea. Ludacris & Snoop Dogg
The Way You Move – OutKast fea. Sleepy Brown
Get Low - Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz fea. Ying Yang Twins
Here Without You – 3 Doors Down
Walked Outta Heaven – Jagged Edge
Why Don’t You & I – Santana fea. Alex Bend Or Chad Kroeger
Suga Suga – Baby Bash fea. Franki J.
Rain On Me – Ashani
Shake Ya Tailfeather – Nelly, P. Diddy & Murphy Lee
Hey Ya! – OutKast
Headstrong – Trapt
Unwell – Matchbox Twenty
Right Thurr – Chingy
Harder to Breather – Maroon5
Wat Da Hook Gon Be – Murphy Lee fea. Jermaine Dupri
Stacy’s Mom – Fountains of Wayne
Into You – Fabolous fea. Tamia Or Shanti
Someday – Nickelback
So Far Away – Staind
Bright Lights – matchbox twenty
Top Modern Rock Music - November 15, 2003
Weak and Powerless – A Perfect Circle
So Far Away – Staind
Numb – Linkin Park
Feeling This – Blink-182
Away From Me – Puddle of Mudd
(I Hate) Everything About You – Three Days Grace
Still Frame – Trapt
Top Music Albums – November 15, 2003 –
Room on Fire – The Strokes
Speakerboxxx/The Love Below – OutKast
Measure of a Man – Clay Aiken
The Great American Songbook Vol. II
Chicken ‘N Beer – Ludacris
Stroke of Genius – Gerald Levert
Very Best of the Eagles
Life for Rent – Dido
In Time 1988-2003: Best of R.E.M.
Sacred Love – Sting
Away from the Sun – 3 Doors Down
Metamorphosis – Hilary Duff
Jackpot – Chingy
Hard – Jagged Edge
The Long Road – Nickelback
The R. in R&B Collection: Volume One – R. Kelly
Dangerously in Love – Beyonce
The Movie Album – Barbra Steisand
Some Devil – Dave Matthews Band
Results May Very – Limp Bizkit
Live: Radio City Music Hall 2003 – Luther Vandross
Heavier Things – John Mayer
Kings of Crunk – Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz
Elvis: 2nd to None – Elvis Presley
Grand Champ – DMX
Fallen – Evanescence
Top Country Hits – November 15, 2003 –
I Melt – Rascal Flatts
I Love This Bar – Toby Keith
Who Wouldn’t Wanna Be Me – Keith Urban
This One’s For The Girls – Martina McBride
Tough Little Boys - Gary Allen
Wave on Wave – Pat Green
Cowboys Like Us – George Strait
Chicks dig It – Chris Cagle
Walk a Little Straighter – Bily Currington
Hell Yeah – Montgomery Gentry
Television News – November 15, 2003
“The Andy Griffith Show Reunion: Back to Mayberry” gets a 21.64 share. It featured a reunion of Griffith, Don Knotts and Ron Howard.
Tuesday night television listings – week of November 15, 2003
CBS – Navy NCIS, Without a Trace, CSI: Miami, David Letterman
NBC – Whoopi, Happy Family, Frasier, Good Morning Miami, Law & Order, Jay Leno, Conan O’Brien
ABC – 8 Simple rules for dating My Teenage Daughter, I’m With Her, According to Jim, Less Than Perfect, NYPD Blue, Nightline
Fox – That ‘70’s Show, The Simpsons, 24
UPN – One on One, All of Us, Eve, Rock Me Baby
PBS – Nova, American Experience, Charlie Rose
WB – Gilmore Girls, One Tree Hill
Disney – Lizzie McGuire, Sister, Sister, Boy Meets World, Kim Possible
Lizzie McGuire – OMG! The school dance is canceled!
Jay Leno – Kid Rock.
Top Movies – November 15, 2003
Master and Commander: the Far Side of the World
The Matrix Revolutions
Looney Tunes: Back in Action
Scary Movie 3