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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

The Ringer

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


Nacho Libre

The fast and the furious: Tokyo Drift

The Lake House

The Break-Up

Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties

X-Men: the Last stand

The Omen

The Da Vinci Code

Over the Hedge

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