Dateline: Week Of April 1, 2006 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts
In The News
Iraq - Ibrahim Jafari loses key supporters as prominent Shiite politicians begin looking for a less polarizing figure that could help overcome difference blocking the formation of a unity government.
Scooter Libby who is charged with perjury testifies that President Bush personally authorized leaking classified information to deflect Iraq war critics at a time when declining public support threatened his reelection campaign.
Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist offers a new tack on immigration that would require as many as 3 million illegal immigrants to leave the U.S. in order to apply for legal status and eventual citizenship.
In London - U.S. Secretary of state Condoleezza Rice says that she was sure the Bush administration had made “thousands” of tactical errors in Iraq, but defended the decision to outs Saddam Hussein and believes it will be vindicted by history.
Tornados hit the south killing at least 27 in places such as Tennessee and Arkansas.
Fascinating Facts/2006 Trend
More young teen boys are wearing body sprays and a popular brand is Axe body spray – yes – these kids want to smell great.
Business News – March 6, 2006
Martha Stewart Living says it will extend its reach by launching an exclusive line of home products in Macy’s department stores.
General Motors Corp agrees to sell a majority share of its credit arm for 414 billion.
Music news – April 1, 2006
Passing – Gene Pitney – Pop artist of the 1960’s. He was 65.
Courtney Love sells 25% of her share of nirvana’s publishing catalog to Larry Mestel, a former Virgin Records executive. Love inherited over 98% of the band’s publishing rights from her late husband, Kurt Cobain.
Steven Van Zandt has convinced Billboard magazine to include a garage-rock chart and is now writing a column called Little Steven’s Underground garage. “This is the legitimization of the garage-rock genre. We introduce bands like the Vines, the Hives, the Mooney Suzuki, the Donnas – bands that wouldn’t appear on a Billboard chart otherwise, these band have been ignored, this genre’s been ignored. And guess what? We’re not going anywhere.” Said the musician/actor. You can also catch him programming the Underground Garage channel on Sirius satellite radio.
Hip-Hop mogul Russel Simmons and his wife Kimora Lee are ending their marriage. He is the co-founder of def Jam records.
Police in LA are investigating a report by Paul Abdul that a man threw her against a wall and left her with spinal injuries and a concussion after they argued at a private party over the weekend on a Hollywood studio lot.
Television news – April 1, 2006
After 15 years with NBC’s “Today” Show – perky Katie Couric announces she is leaving to join CBS to become anchor of the evening news.
Monday night television listing/TV Guide – week of April 1, 2006
CBS – College basketball NCAA finals, Two and a Half Men, New Adventures of Old Christine, Late Show, Craig Ferguson
NBC – Deal or No Deal, the Apprentice, Tonight, Conan O’Brien, Carson Daly
ABC – Wife Swap, Supernanny, Miracle Workers, Nightline, Jimmy Kimmel
PBS – Live From Lincoln Center, Great Performances, Tavis Smiley, Charlie Rose
UPN – One on One, All of us, Girlfriends, Half & Half
Fox – Prison Break, 24
WB – 7th Heaven, Everwood
E! – Daily 10, The Sop, Girls Next door, Simple Life2, Simple Life Interns
VH-1 – Awesome Makeout Moments , Breakups, Fabulous Life Of… The Flavor lf Love, Hogan Knows Best
On Letterman – Amanda Peet, Jack Hanna.
On Jay Leno – Rosie O’Donnell, Fall Out Boy.
On Dr. Phil – A man says his wife is lazy.
Top Movies – April 1, 2006
Ice Age: The Meltdown
Inside Man From Yesterday ATL
Failure to Launch
V for Vendetta
She’s the Man
The Shaggy Dog
Basic Instinct 2.