Dateline: Week Of June 15, 2006 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts
In The News
Iraq – At least a dozen Shiite worshipers and a leading Sunni Arab cleric are killed in a new round of sectarian violence.
No cutting and running from Iraq as Republicans win approval of a resolution endorsing President Bush’s policies in Iraq. 42 Democrats supported the resolution. Democrats who opposed the resolution said a vote for it was tantamount to backing a failed status quo, as well as a deliberate confusion of the war on terrorism with the conflict in Iraq.
The Bush administration moves to shore-up diplomatic pressure on North Korea, warning that a launch of a ballistic missile would be a “provocative act.”
Seven Marines and a navy corpsman are charged with premeditated murder kidnapping, conspiracy and other offenses in connection with the April 26 death of an Iraqi civilian. They are accused of breaking into a home near Baghdad, dragging out an unarmed disabled 52-year-old Iraqi and killing him.
FEMA scraps plans to evict 3,000 Mississippi households suspected of being ineligible for post-Hurricane Katrina emergency trailers as many eviction notices were sent in error.
The Bush Administration lobbies to prevent Venezuela from securing an open seat on the U.N. Security Council because of a concern they could confound plans to step up pressure on Iran.
The U.S. deficit narrows in the first three months of this year – shrinking by 6.5%.
Business News – June 15, 2006
The Dow rallies above 11,000 again after inflation fears subside.
Sports News – June 15, 2006
NBA finals - The Miami Heat defeat the Dallas Mavericks 98-74 as the series is now tied 2-2.
Technology News – June 15, 2006
Cool – Another cell phone with a horizontal keyboard - The Sidekick 3 which also features an Mp-3 player. It’s offered by T-Mobile and should sell for $300. Other keyboard phones include Motion’s Blackberry and Palm Inc’s Treo.
Radio news – June 15, 2006
HD radio update –
You’re starting to hear ads on a new kind of radio – HD radio in a coordinated effort by all radio broadcasters. Radio Shack has become the largest retail chain to begin selling HD radios via a pilot program in 100 of its 5,000 stores and talks are ongoing with Best Buy and Circuit City. The HD Radio Alliance, an organization consisting of the nation’s largest radio broadcasters, is conducting a $200 million “Got Milk”- style awareness campaign for HD radio. So far, only 6% of the country’s 13,000 radio stations broadcast in HD.
Entertainment/Movie News – June 15, 2006
Disneyland announces a new, revamped “Pirates of the Caribbean” to coincide with the movie premier of “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest” – the second in a trilogy of movies starring Johnny Depp. Some fans don’t want it changed. Disney is not giving any sneak peaks.
Music news – June 15, 2006
Don’t miss Bon Jovi on Oprah on Wednesday.
Payola - EMI Music North America becomes the fourth major record company to settle with New York Atty. Gen Eliot Spitzer over “pay for play” allegations. In a document, Spitzer alleged that EMI employees had “illegally provided radio stations with financial benefits to obtain airplay and boost the chart position of its songs,’ including music by the Rolling Stones, Coldplay and Norah Jones.” One station mentioned was WBLI-FM on Long Island.
Former American Idol winner Ruben Studdard is awarded $2 million in a lawsuit against his ex-manger for misappropriating the singer’s bank accounts and credit cards.
Television news – June 15, 2006
Goodbye Dan – as both CBS and Rather announce he is leaving. His contract was not renewed for another season of “60 Minutes.”
David Schwimmer wins a $400,000 judgment against convicted felon Aaron Tonken who falsely accused the actor of demanding Rolex watches to appear at a 1997 charity fundraiser.
On “Saturday Night Live” – Dane Cook with musical guest James Blunt.
Dr Phil – Pack-rat spouses.
Wednesday night television listings/TV Guide – week of June 15, 2006
CBS – Big Bother 7: All Stars, Criminal Minds, CSI: NY, Late Show, Craig Ferguson
NBC – Dateline NBC, America’s Got talent, Tonight, Conan O’Brien, Carson Daly
ABC – George Lopez, Freddie, Lost, Nightline, Jimmy Kimmel
PBS – Great Performances, avis smiley, Charlie Rose
UPN – Movie-Mat Date With Drew
Fox – So You Think You Can Dance
WB – Blue Collar TV, One Tree Hill
Sci-Fi – Ghost Hunters New England
Nick – Fairly Odd parents, Jimmy Neutron, SpongeBob, Just For Kicks
Disney – Hannah Montana, Phil of the future, that’s So Raven, Kim Possible, Life with Derek, American Dragon, Zack and Cody
On Jay Leno – Thomas Haden Church and SeaWorld animals.
On David Letterman – Amy Sedaris and musical guest Morningwood.
Conan O’Brien – Adam Sandler with musical guests Subway.
Top DVD’s – June 15, 2006
Bib Momma’s House 2
When a stranger Calls
The Producers (wide screen)
Nanny McPhee (wide screen)
Munich (wide screen)
Nancy McPhee (full screen)
Top Modern Rock Tracks – June 15, 2006
Steady As She Goes – The Raconteurs
Vicarious – Tool
Hate Me – Blue October
The Adventure – Angels and Airwaves
Miss Murder – AFI
Animal I Have Become – Three Days Grace
Crazy – Gnarls Barkley
Top hits in Britain – June 15, 2006
I Wish I was a Punk Rocker – Sandi Thom
Crazy – Gnarls Barkley
From Paris to Berlin – Infernal
Control Myself – L.L. Cool J./Jennifer Lopez
Country Girl – Primal Scream
Nine2Five – Ordinary Boys/Lady Sovereign
Up All Night – Matt Willis
Teenage Life – Daz Sampson
Top Country Hits/Music – June 15, 2006
Something’s Gotta Give – LeAnnRimes
Settle For a Slowdown – Dierks Bentley
Summertime – Kenny Chesney
Why – Jason Aidean
Last day of My Life- Phil Vassar
The World – Brad Paisley
When The Stars Go Blue – Tim McGraw
Size Matters (someday) – Joe Nichols
Don’t Forget to Remember Me – Carrie Underwood
Every Time I Hear Your Name – Keith Anderson
Top Hot Hip-Hop/R&B Albums – June 15, 2006
Jagged Edge – Jagged Edge
Killa Season – Cam’Ron
I Girl Like Me – Rihanna
King – T.I.
Baby Makin’ Music – Isley Brothers
In My Own Words – Ne-Yo
Back 2 Da Bascs – Yo Gotti
Director – Avanti
So Amazin – Christina Milian
The Breakthrough – Mary J. Blige
Chamillionaire – Sound of revenge
Top Pop Hits – June 15, 2006
Bad Day – Daniel Powter
Ridin’ – Chamillionaire
Promiscuous – Nelly Furtado Ft. Timbland
Me & U – Cassie
SOS – Rihanna
Where’d You Go – Fort Minor
Hips Don’t Lie – Shakira Ft. Wyclef Jean
Snap Yo Fingers – Lil Jon
Over My Head (Cable Car) – the Fray
Dani California – Red Hot Chili Peppers
What You Know – T.i.
So What – Field Mob
Ms. New Booty- Buba Sparxxx
Unwritten – Natasha Bedingfield
Gimme That – Chris Brown Ft. Lil’ Wayne
Unfaithful – Rihanna
Savin’ Me – Nickelback
What’s Left of Me – Nick Lechey
Move Along – All-American Rejects
You’re Beautiful – James Blunt
Black Horse & The Chery tree – Kt Tunstall
Top Music Albums – June 15, 2006
We Don’t Need To Answer -Angels and Airwaves
Taking the Long Way – Dixie Chicks
American Idol Season 5: Encores
High School Musical
King of Kings - Don Omar
Me and My Gang – Rascal Flatts
Stadium Arcadium – Red Hot Chili Peppers
WWE: Wreckless Intent – Soundtrack
Some Hearts – Carrie Underwood
A Girl Like Me – Rihanna
Now 21 – Various Artists
Yeah! – Def Leppard
Stand Still, Look Pretty – The Wreckers
Oral Fixatin Vol. 2 – Shakira
Pearl Jam – Pearl Jam
St. Elswwhere – Gnarls Barkley
Killa Season – Cam’Ron
White Trash With Money – Toby Keith
Sound of Revenge – Chamillionaire
Greatest Hits Vol. 2: Reflected – Tim McGraw
Top Movies – June 15, 2006
The fast and the furious: Tokyo Drift
The Lake House
Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties
X-Men: the Last stand
The Da Vinci Code
Over the Hedge.