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Dateline: Week Of April 22, 2004 in News, Pop, Celebrity, Tech, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts

 

In The News - 

Iraq –The U.S. Marines are ready to storm the militant-laden city of Fallouja – look out!…  A suicide car bomb tears through a police headquarters in Riydah with four dead… Another10 U.S troops die – 8 by another suicide bomber.

North Korea - A cargo train carrying fuel from China explodes in what is being reported as major disaster with thousands of fatalities.

A tornado rips through Utica, Illinois – killing eight seeking refuge.

al gore money for campaign   april 22 2004Al Gore says he would give $4 million in leftover campaign money to the DNC to help defeat President Bush.

The U.S. economy grew at an annual rate of 4.2% during the first quarter.

The U.S. and China have agreed to curtail piracy of American movies, computer software and music as China agrees to a crackdown. 

Santa Barbara - Michael Jackson is indicted by a grand jury – and faces charges for the molestation of a 12-year-old boy.

Hal Ritter – a managing editor at USA Today resigns – the same day the paper published an analysis of an ethics scandal involving a star reporter that identified significant deficiencies in the culture of the newsroom. He’s the second USA Today editor to resign.

Princess Diana’s family said that they were “sickened’ by CBS’-TV’s broadcast of photos of the dying princes taken moments after the crash that killed her. Two black-and-white photos were shown this week on “48 Hours investigates.”

 Passing – Cosmetics queen Estee Lauder. She was 97.

McDonald’s earnings jump 56% in the first quarter. 

 

Technology News – April 22, 2004

Google wants to raise $2.7 billion and will offer an IPO. 

 

Radio News – April 22, 2004

donald trump tv show  trumped   april 2004Donald Trump has a new syndicated feature – “Trumped” – which will feature topics such as business.

 

Music News – April 22, 2004

Jessica Simpson reality tour!

Phil Collins first final farewell tour!

Elton John, who was a guest judge on “American Idol” this week – calls voting by the national audience to be “incredibly racist.” He said the three people he was really impressed with – all black – were at the bottom of the voting.

 

Some top music albums – April 22, 2004

Hurt No More – Mario Winans

Damita Jo – Janet Jackson

Feels Like Home – Norah Jones

Musicology – Prince

Now That’s What I Call Music Vol. 15 – various

kanye west music   april 2004College Drop Out – Kanye West

Greatest Hits – Gun “N Roses

The Reason – Hoobstank

 

Television News – April 22, 2004

 “The Apprentice” runner-up – Kwame Jackson says he’s had a ton of job offers – so don’t shed tears for him. Jackson lost to Bill Rancie last week. “The Apprentice” was one of the big hits of the TV season.

TBS has a new logo and new campaign, “tbs: very funny.”

 

Top TV Shows/Ratings/TV Guide – April 22, 2004

American Idol on Tuesday – 23.40

Friends – 22.64

American Idol on Wednesday – 21.23

CSI – 21.12

csi miami tv ratings   april 22 2004CSI: Miami – 21.02

Survivor: All Stars – 20.99

Friends – 20.33

ER – 19.85

Law & Order – 17.81

Will & Grace – 16.36

Everybody Loves Raymond – 16.09

Movie-Plainsong – 15.36

Cold Case – 14.83

Two and a Half Men – 14.58

Without a Trace – 12.80

 

Top Movies – April 22, 2004

Kill Bill Vol. 2

The Passion of the Christ

Starsky and Hutch

50 First Dates

Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed

Haunted Mansion

Secret Window

Dawn of the dead

Taking Lives

Marriage!

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