Dateline: Week Of August 1, 2006 In News, Pop Culture, Tech News & Fascinating Facts
In The News -
Hezbolah rockets hit Israeli reservists north of Lebanon. 12 of them are dead.
Thousand of Israeli troops advance deeper into Lebanon, crossing the Litani River – considered a key in their operation.
Iraq – Thousands of Iraqis march in Baghdad after prayers in support of the Shiite Muslim militia in Lebanon… Gen John P. Abizaid – testifying to Congress, acknowledged that security in the country had deteriorated markedly in the past six months.
Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad rejects a U.N. Security Council deadline for Iran to suspend uranium enrichment, saying that his country would not be pressured into stopping its nuclear program.
Cuban President Fidel Castro hands power to brother Raul – the first time he’s ever relinquished control since he came to power. Fidel is set for surgery due to intestinal bleeding.
North and South Korean troops along their border exchange gunfire for the first time in nearly a year.
Sri Lanka - Sri Lankan soldiers clash with Tamil rebels and 20 are dead.
Business News – August 1, 2006 -
Kodak reports a $282 million loss and will slash 2,000 more jobs.
MTV agrees to distribute clips from its cable networks over Google’s advertising (Adsense) network.
Music News – August 1, 2006
Kanye West is the closing act at Lollapalooza in Chicago and the first hip-hop artist to headline the event. The three-day gathering featured 130 performers including the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Mariah Carey – The Voice/The Hits Tour.
Passing – Arthur Lee – lead of the 1960’s band “Love.” He was 61.
Paul McCartney’s newest album is classical – “Ecce Cor Meum.” Look for it Sept. 26.
Heath Ledger is cast as the Joker in “Batman Begins.”
Top Pop Hits – August 1, 2006 -
LIPS OF AN ANGEL- Hinder
SEXY BACK- Justin Timberlake
PROMISCUOUS- Nelly Furtado fea. Timbaland
CHASING CARS- Snow Patrol
AIN'T NO OTHER MAN- Christina Aguilera
DO IT TO IT- Cherish
FAR AWAY- Nickelback
CRAZY- Gnarls Barkley
CUPID'S CHOKEHOLD- Gym Class Her
I WRITE SINS, NOT TRAGEDIES- Panic! At The Disco
STEADY AS SHE GOES- Racounteurs
Television News – August 1, 2006 -
Kelly Ripa: The E! True Hollywood Story. Sunday night.
Rapper Flavor Flav’s dating show – on “The Flavor of Love” on VH1.
Dennis Miller will contribute to “Hannity & Colmes” this fall.
Katie Couric will do a one-hour fifth anniversary prime time special for CBS on 9/11 – a day after she makes her debut on the CBS Evening News.
Top TV Ratings/TV Guide – August 1, 2006
Without A Trace on Thursday – 10.52
CSI – 10.42
America’s Got Talent – 20.35
CSI: Miami – 10.18
House – 10.02
So You Think You Can Dance – 9.17
Two and a Half Men - 8.90
Law & Order: SVU – 8.78
CSI: NY – 8.68
Criminal Minds – 8.58
Top Movies – August 1, 2006
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest
John Tucker Must Die
The Ant Bully
The Night Listener
You, Me and Dupree.