Dateline: Week Of October 8, 2004 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts
In The Movies
Afghans vote to elect their president – the first time. It was peaceful, but fraud is alleged.
The final debate is conducted between President Bush and John F. Kerry. This one was in Tempe. Hot topics – illegal immigration, education and social security.
The National Rifle Assn. endorsed President Bush for reelection promising millions of dollars for ads, phone banks and other efforts to get out the vote.
The Bush Administration will halt major assaults in Iraq until after the elections.
An explosion rips through a five-star hotel complex in Taba – an Egyptian border area frequented by Israelis. 19 are dead.
The CIA says Former President Saddam Hussein had amassed $11 billion on the U.N food program. Also, that companies from China, France, Russia and the U.S. – dodged restrictions and paid illegal surcharges on oil. The rest of the report is fascinating.
The NHL fines Steve Belkin, an owner of the Atlanta Thrashers $250,000 for saying the league would use replacement players next year, if a new collective bargaining agreement isn’t reached.
A tour bus from Chicago off to a Mississippi casino goes off the highway in Arkansas, killing 15.
The 108th Republican-controlled Congress ends. Some described the year as having “unprecedented obstruction” by Democrats.
Islamic courts in Nigeria sentenced two women to death by stoning for having sex out of wedlock, but two men whom they identified as sexual partners were acquitted for lack of evidence.
Austrian Elfriede Jelinek wins the Nobel Prize for literature.
A Florida judge rules that Rush Limbaugh’s medial records were properly seized by investigators seeking information on his alleged drug abuse.
Technology News - October 8, 2004
Apple has sold some 2.02 million iPods during the quarter – accounting for 25% of all its revenue.
Profits soared at Yahoo – with a net income of $253 million.
Music news – October 8, 2004
New McDonalds ad campaign will feature Destiny’s Child and “I’m Loved.”
VH1 has its first Hip Hop Honors – next week. The event hopes to celebrate influential figures in hip-hop. Performers will include Terror Squad fea. Fat Joe, Nas, Beastie Boys and Public Enemy.
Britney Spears and her manager, Larry Rudolph, have terminated their business relationship after nine years together.
Top Pop Hit Music – October 8, 2004
Goodies – Clara fea. Petey Pablo
Lean Back – Terror Squad
My Boo – Usher and Alicia Keys
Los My Breath – Destiny’s Child
My Place – Nelly fea. Jaheim
Locked up - Akon
Sunshine - Lil’ Flip fea. Lea
She Will Be Love – Maroon 5
My Happy Ending – Avril Lavigne
Just Lose It – Eminem
Diary – Alicia Keys Fea. Tony! Tony! Tone!
Pieces of Me – Ashlee Simpson
If I Ain’t got You – Alicia Keys
One Thing – Finger Eleven
On the Way Down – Ryan Cabrera
Breakaway – Kelly Clarkson
Dip It Low – Christina Millen
Drop It Like it’s Hot – Snoop Dogg fea. Pharrell
Headspring – LL Cool J
Why? – Jadakiss fea. Anthony Hamilton
Heaven – Los Lonely Boys
Let’s Get It Started – Black Eyed Peas
Hot Modern Rock Music – October 8, 2004
So Cold – Breaking Benjamin
American Idiot – Green Day
Fall to Pieces – Velvet revolver
Vertigo – U2
Vitamin R (Leading Us Along – Chevelle
Pain – Jimmy eat World
Top Music Albums – October 8, 2004
Hilary Duff – Hilary Duff
Feels Like today – Rascal Flatts
American Idiot – Green Day
In Love and Death – The Used
Suit – Nelly
Genius Loves Company – Ray Charles
Lest We Forget: the Best Of – Marilyn Manson
Live Lie You were Dying – Tim McGraw
Mind Body & Soul – Josh Stone
Antics – Interpol
Smile – Brian Wilson
The Dana Owens Album –Queen Latifah
Be Here – Keith Urban
The Beautiful Struggle - Talib Kweli
Songs About Jane – Maroon 5
Here for the Party – Gretchen Wilson
Guerilla City Guerilla Black
Autobiography - Gretchen Wilson
This Type of Thinking – Chevelle
Worth tha Weight – Shawna
Under My Skin – Avil Lavigne
Entertainment news – October 8, 2004
Passing – Actor Christopher Reeve (52) – best known as Superman. He had been paralyzed form the neck down in a 1995 horseback riding accident.
Television news – October 8, 2004
Andrea Mackris – an associate producer for Fox news sues Bill O’Reilly for sexual Harassment – saying he initiated phone sex and use lewd language with her at work and at dinner. O’Reilly sues back, saying she and her lawyer are engaging in an extortion scheme to get $millions.
Nickelodeon says it is expanding beyond TV – and will get into video games, a clothing line and baby videos not tied to its popular programs. Through a partnership with video game manufacturer THQ – Nick last year created “Tak and the Power of Juju.” A video game geared for children ages 8 to 13. So far, a million have been sold.
On Larry King Live! – Mary Kay Letourneau – in her first live interview since serving 7 ½ years in prison for her shocking affair with a former student.
Howard Stern keeps talking about his upcoming Sirius satellite radio show – and the radio stations that now carry him don’t like it.
Tuesday night television listings/TV Guide – October 8, 2004
CBS – NCIS, Clubhouse, Judging Amy, David Letterman.
NBC – Last Comic Standing, Father of the Pride, Scrubs, Law & Order, Jay Leno, Conan O’Brien
ABC – My Wife and Kids, George Lopez, According to Jim Rodney, NYPD Blue, Nightline
VH1 – Hip Hop Honors
UPN – All of Us, Eve, Veronica Mars
Fox – The Simpsons, Malcolm in the Middle
WB – Gilmore Girls, One Tree Hill
Sci-Fi – Andromeda
Hip Hop Honors – Vivica A. Fox and Mos Def Host.
Singer Melissa Etheridge has been diagnosed with breast cancer.
Television news – October 8, 2004
On “Saturday Night Live” – Queen Latifah hosts and performs.
Louis Rukeyser, who has been off the air for a year because he’s fighting cancer, has asked CNBC to pull the plug and bring down the curtain on “Wall Street Week.” Consuelo Mack as been substitute host and the show will go away soon.
David Letterman ribs Jay Leno on his decision to leave the “Tonight” show by 2009 – calling him a lame duck.
Top Movies – October 8, 2004
Friday Night Lights
Raise Your Voice
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow
Shaun of the Dead
The Motorcycle Diaries
Resident Evil: Apocoalypse.