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Dateline: Week Of May 15, 2005 In News, Pop Culture, Tech News & Fascinating Facts 



In The News -

President Bush will veto Congress from expanding any government-fundedembryonic stem cell research. 

george w bush news may 2005President Bush tours a biodiesel refinery in Virginia - calling it “one of our Nation’s most promising alternative fuel sources.”€

President Bush suggested that the U.S. did not move civilian workers into Iraq quickly enough to stabilize the country after the military intervention that ousted Saddam Hussein. 

Police in Santa Clara County said that Brian Paul Rossiter - the man whose finger wasallegedly planted in a bowl of chili as part of a scheme to exact money from Wendy’s restaurants - sold it to cover a $50 debt. The finger was planted by Anna Ayala - so say charges against her. 

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice visits Iraq for a day, where she met with Prime Minister Ibrahim Jafari and visited U.S. troops.  

U.S. Marines conclude their offensive operation in western Iraq, where guerrillaswere pushed out of villages and towns and many were killed. 39 were captured. 

Newsweek damage as the White House calls for the magazine to do more to repair the damage to America’s image in Muslim nations - after an article about U.S. interrogators desecrating the Koran at Guantanamo Bay. Newsweek had earlier retracted the article, which said that a U.S. interrogator flushed a copy of the Koran down the toilet. 

Technology News – May 15, 2005 -

netscape brower news may 2005Netscape 8.0 is released this week - but – who’s caring? 

LeapFrog Entertainment - which makes LeapPad electronics books - seeks $78million in damages from Mattel - which they say, copied their technology for electronic books. 


Radio News – May 15, 2005  -

“Crazy Cabbie” ( Lee Mroszak ) - best know to Howard Stern listeners - is sentenced to a year in prison for income tax evasion. He had pleaded not guilty - but admitted to doing so on the Stern show (opened his mouth).


Music News – May 15, 2005 -

Vinter - Rocker Vince Neil - lead singer for Motley Crue – plans on going into the wine business with “Vince Vineyards.”  First offering - a 2003 Napa Cabernet sauvignon and a 2003 Sonoma Chardonnay. 

kylie minogue breast cancer may 2005Australian Kylie Minogue announces she has breast cancer and will begin treatment immediately. 

Clear Channel announces that it will spin off CCE, the live-concert division itpurchased back in 2000 for $4.5 billion from SFX. 

Britney Spears appears with husband Kevin Federline on “Ellen” this week - theirfirst TV interview together. Britney says it was she that proposed to Federline -

40th annual Academy of Country Music Awards - Week Of May 15, 2005:

Male vocalist - Keith Urban

Female vocalist - Gretchen Wilson

Entertainer of the year - Kenny Chesney


Top Hip-hop – May 15, 2005 -

Oh - Ciara fea. Ludacris

Slow Down - Bobby Valentino

Truth Is - Fantasia

U Already Know - 112 fea. Foxy Brown

Just a Lil Bit - 50 Cent

Wait (The Whisper Song) - Ying Yang Twins


Top Country – May 15, 2005 -

Be here - Keith Urban

The Right to Bare Arms - Larry the Cable Guy

Delicious Surprise - Jo Dee Messina

Times Like These - Buddy Jewell

rascal flatts music news may 2005Feels Like Today - Rascal Flatts

Twice the Speed of Life - Sugarland

Here For the Party - Gretchen Wilson

Totally Country Vol. 4 -

Live Like You Were Dying - Tim McGraw

Be As You Are: Songs From An Old Blue Chair - Kenny Chesney


Top Pop Hits – May 15, 2005 -

Hate It Or Love It - The Game fea. 50


Hollaback Girl - Gwen Stefani

Lonely - Akon

Slow Down - Bobby Valentino

Oh - Ciara Fea. Ludacris

Since U Been Gone - Kelly Clarkson

Candy Shop - 50 Cent fea. Olivia

Lonely No More - Rob Thomas

Obsession (No es Amor) - Frankie J.fea. Baby Bash

1 Thing - America

Don't Phunk With My Heart - Black Eyed Peas

Mr. Brightside - The Killers

coldplay music may 2005Speed of Sound - Coldplay

Switch - Will Smith

Boulevard of Broken Dreams -

Green Day

Let Me Go - 3 Doors Down

American Baby - Dave Matthews


Disco Inferno - 50 Cent

Some Cut - Trillville fea. Cuffy


Top Music Albums – May 15, 2005 -

The Emancipation of Mimi - Mariah Carey

Devils & Dust - Bruce Springsteen

Touch - Amerie

Something to Be - Rob Thomas

Disturbing Tha Peace Presents Bobby Valentino

Delicious surprise - Jo Dee Messina

Who is Mike Jones? - Mike Jones

Il Divo - Il Divo

gwen stefani music may 2005Love, Angel Music. Baby - Gwen Stefani

Songs for Silverman - Ben Folds

American Idiot - Green Day

Hot Fuss - the Killers


More Top Music Albums - May 15, 2005 - 

Breakaway - Kelly Clarkson

Now 18

Goodies - Ciara

Guero - Beck

Lost and Found - Mudvayne

Trouble - Akon

In Between Dreams - Jack


The First Lady - Faith Evans

The One - Frankie J

Lost and Found - Will Smith

The Right to Bare Arms - Larry the Cable Guy


Entertainment/Celebrity News - May 15, 2005 - 

Passing - Master impressionist Frank Gorshin (71).


Television News – May 15, 2005 -

On “Saturday Night Live” – Lindsay Lohan.

Kendra Todd wins”The Apprentice.” 


Tuesday night television -

CBS - The 40 th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, David Letterman

NBC - Most Outrageous Moments in Live TV, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,

Jay Leno, Conan O’Brien

ABC - My Wife and Kids, George Lopez, According to Jim, Blind Justice

PBS - Nova, Frontline, History Detectives

WB - Gilmore Girls, One Tree Hill

UPN – America’s Next Top Model, Britney and Kevin

Fox - American Idol, House

Comedy Central - Comedy Central Presents, South Park, Chappelle’s Show,

Distraction, Daily Show with Jon Stewart

VH1 -50 Most Awesomely Bad Songs.

ben stiller on letterman may 2005David Letterman - Ben Stiller.

VH1 - Bad songs - hosted by George Lopez.


Top TV Ratings/Shows/TV Guide – May 15, 2005

American Idol on Wednesday - 26.63

CSI - 26.46

Desperate Housewives - 25.28

American Idol on Tuesday - 24.73

Survivor: Palau Finale - 20.80

CSI: Miami - 20.01

Everybody Loves Raymond -


Survivor: Palau - 19.65

Without a Trace - 18.92

House - 18.80

Grey’s Anatomy - 18.33

Two and a Half Men - 17.96

ER - 17.16

Lost - 17.10

Extreme makeover: Home Edition


Amazing race: 7 - 16.01

Survivor: Palau reunion - 15.48


Top Movies – May 15, 2005 -


Kicking & Screaming


Kingdom of Heaven


House of Wax

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the


The Interpreter

XXX: State of the Union


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