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Dateline: Week Of September 15, 2004 In News, Pop, Celebrity, Entertainment, Tech & Fascinating Facts



In The News -

Some 2 million residents in four states are told to flee to higher ground as 140mph hurricane Ivan nears the Gulf Coast. 

Iraq – Three U.S. Marines are killed in Baghdad. Also, three decapitated bodes are found north of Baghdad – all men. And earlier – a car bomb and ambush killed 59 – many of them policemen. 

In China – Hu Jintao gets full power as Jiang Zemin gives up the nation’s powerful military post. No more power sharing.  

Hurricane Ivan wreaks havoc on the panhandle of Florida, making landfall near Mobile with 135mph winds.  

War lord Ismail Khan surrenders the citadel at Herat Afghanistan to the forces of Afghan President Hamid Karzai. 

Sen. John F. Kerry now says the ousting of Saddam Hussein was not worth the chaos that has ensued. He said the war has left the nation less secure and that the President lied.  Also this week – Kerry attacked Dick Cheney and his business ties to Halliburton.  

A Gallup poll shows John Kerry trailing George W. Bush by 13 points. 

The death toll in Haiti from Tropical Storm Jeanne is now 622 and more bodies are expected to be found.  

martha stewart going to prison sept 15 2004 Martha Stewart says she’s ready to go to prison and the sooner the better. She wants to begin her sentence right away. 

CBS News apologized fur using unverified documents about President Bush’s military service in a “60 Minutes” feature – and that key source Bill Burkett had lied. 

Shares of Martha Stewart Living Omni media rose on a report that reality show producer mark Burnett is in talks with Martha about doing a new show. 

Nintendo releases a dual-screen Game Boy player. 

Sports News - September 15, 2004 –

Bobby Bonds hits homer #700. 


Music News - September 15, 2004 –

The Fugees reunite for a New York performance. They were/are – Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean and Pras. The hip-hop and neo-soul trio released only two albums – the biggest was 1996’s “The Score.” 

Passing – Skeeter Davis (72) – best known for the 1963 hit – “End of the World.” 

Passing – Johnny Ramone – one of famed Ramones. He was 55. He was born John Cummings and had been battling prostate cancer. 

Madonna pays a visit to Jerusalem. She’s an avid follower of cabala, the centuries-old Jewish mystical tradition.  

 britney marries federline sept 2004Britney Spears marries dancer Kevin Federline in a surprise ceremony near Los Angeles. It was the second marriage in nine months for Spears. She married childhood friend Jason Alexander in a surprise wedding in Las Vegas, but that was annulled 55 hours later. Federline appeared in the movie “You got Served” and performed as a backup dancer for singer Justin Timberlake. He was previously involved with actress Shar Jackson of “Moesha,” They have two children.  

The “Vote for Change” concert – to oust President Bush is coming to Washington on Oct. 11. Look for Pearl Jam, R.E.M. Bruce Springsteen, Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, The Dave Matthews band and James Taylor. 

This week in ABC – the 2004 World Music Awards – with performances by Usher, Kanye West, Avril Lavigne, Alicia Keys, Hilary Duff, Celine Dion, Josh Groban.


Top Country Hits - September 15, 2004 - 

 Girls Lie Too – Terri Clark

Days Go By – Keith Urban

She Thinks She Needs Me – Andy Griggs

Here for the Party – Gretchen Wilson

Live Like You Were Dying – Tim McGraw

Suds in the Bucket – Sara Evans

george strait music september 2004I Hate Everything – George Strait

Whiskey Lullaby – Brad Paisley fea. Alison Krauss

Too Much of a Good Thing – Alan Jackson

That’s What It’s All About – Brooks & Dunn

Stays In Mexico – Toby Keith


Some top Rap - September 15, 2004 - 

Sunshine Lil’ Flip fea. Lea

Lean Back – Terror Squad

Slow Motion – Juvenile fea. Soulja Slim

Why? – Jadakiss fea. Anthony Hamilton

My Place – Nelly fea. Jaheim



Top music albums September 15, 2004 -  

Live Lie You Were Dying – Tim McGraw

Genius Loves Company – Ray Charles

Beautifully Human: Words and Sounds Vol. 2 – Jill Scott

Now 16

r kelly music charts sept 2004Happy people/U Saved Me – R. Kelly

Autobiography – Ashlee Simpson

Straight Outta Cashville – Young Buck

Confessions –Usher

Welcome Back – Mase

Musicology – Prince

Here for the Party – Gretchen Wilson

 Medulla – Bjork

Songs about Jane – Maroon 5

Hell’s Pit – Insane Clown Posse

Los Lonely Boys

Under My Skin – Avril Lavigne

License to Chill – Jimmy Buffet

Horse of a Different Color – Big & Rich

Elephunk – Black Eyed Peas

Garden State soundtrack

The Hard Way – 213

Take it All Away – Ryan Cabrera

Getting Away With Murder – Papa Roach

The Beautiful Letdown – Switchfoot

Ashes of the Wake – Lamb of God


Some top DVD’s sales/rentals - September 15, 2004 - 

Micky, Donald, Goofy – The Three Musketeers

The Girl Next Door

Ella Enchanted

Laws of Attraction

Futurama: Volume 4

13 Going on 30

Kill Bill Volume 2




Television News - September 15, 2004 - 

Emmy Awards 2004 – some winners –

Best comedy series – Arrested Development

Best drama series – The Sopranos

Best variety, music or comedy – The Daily Show

Best reality – Queer Eye for the Straight Guy

kelsey grammer emmy award 2004 septBest actor comedy series – Kelsey Grammer – “Frasier”

Best actress comedy series – Sarah Jessica Parker – “Sex and the City”

Best actor drama series – James Spader – “The Practice”

Best actress drama series – Allison Janney – “The West Wing” 

Best supporting – (Comedy) David Hyde Pierce, Cynthia Nixon; (Drama) Michael Imperioli, Drea de Matteo.


More Television News - September 15, 2004 - 

Another new sitcom for Jason Alexander as “Listen Up” debuts on CBS. He’s a sports writer and commentator.  

On “Saturday Night Live” – Lindsay Lohan and musical guest Usher. 

abc institutes 5 minute delay janet jackson breast sept 2004ABC says it will now use a 5-second delay to avoid another Janet Jackson incident – which occurred during the Super Bowl half-time show. Just in case.   

Maria Shriver interviews Roy Horn – his first interview since being mauled by a tiger on a Las Vegas stage. He still remains partially paralyzed from a stroke he suffered immediately after the incident. Horn said he fainted – then the tiger – trying to help him – dragged him offstage – but the tiger’s teeth hit his carotid artery.  And, it’s the first TV interview conducted by Ms. Shriver in a long time. 

TV ratings see NBC’s new sitcom “Joey” at #1 with 18.55 million viewers. Also in the top 5 – “Apprentice 2” – its debut at a 14.05. 


Top Movies - September 15, 2004 - 

Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow

Mr. 3000

 Resident Evil: Apocalypse



Without a Paddle


Napoleon Dynamite


The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement


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