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Dateline: Week Of January 23, 2007 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment  & Fascinating Facts 

 

In The News

A Senate committee approves a resolution to oppose a troop buildup in Iraq. The resolution says the buildup is not in the national interest of the country.

President Bush defends a tough new administration policy on Iran – that U.S. troops are now cleared to seek out and kill agents from Tehran who put lives at stack.

Seeking to regain political ground lost to the new congressional Democrats, President Bush call for bipartisan action on energy and other domestic issues. The President still defends his decision to send more troops to Iraq.

Baghdad - Iraqi and American forces kill several hundred gunmen who were planning to attack a Shiite Muslim shrine.

 Presidential hopeful Hilary Rodham Clinton is in Iowa for her “listening” tour.

100,000 antiwar protesters coverage on the National Mall, apparently galvanized by opposition to increase the number of troops in Iraq by President Bush.

Massachusetts’s senator John F. Kenney announces he would not seek the presidency in 2008.

The newest camera on the Hubble Space Telescope is shut down and may be permanently damaged. It’s also the one most used by scientists.

Wal-mart agrees to pay more than $33 million to tens of thousands of workers who were short-changed on overtime wages during the last five years.

Passing – e. Howard Hunt – the mastermind of the 1972 Watergate break-in. He was 88.

 

Technology News – January 23, 2007

 YouTube co-founder Chad Hurley says his website would begin sharing revenue with its millions of users. About 70 million videos are viewed on the site each day. Recently, it was sold go Google.

EBay profits are up 24% after they began charging some sellers more to hawk their holiday products.

 

Entertainment News- January 23, 2007

Paris Hilton (25) is placed on 36 months probation and ordered to pay fines after pleading no contest to alcohol related reckless driving.

 

Music News – January 23, 2007

U2’s new video “Window n the Skies” features Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Marvin Gaye, Billie Holiday and Iggy Pop, Beyonce, Jim Hendrix, Kurt Cobain, Elvis Costello, Keith Richards and George Harrison among others.

American Idol alum Chris Daughtry’s “Daughtry” album has sold almost 1.3 million copies since its release in November. Daughtry was a semi-finalist.

EMI says it will merge Capitol and Virgin Records in a sweeping reorganization.

Late rock star Jimi Hendrix’ name has been licensed to Beverage Concepts for a new line of nonalcoholic energy drinks called the Liquid Experience.

 

Television News – January 23, 2007

Gay activists say they are satisfied after meeting with Grey’s Anatomy” star Isaiah Washington, who was under fire after using a gay slur about a co-star.

Tuesday night television listings/TV Guide – week of January 23, 2007

 CBS – NCIS, The Unite, Late Show, Craig Ferguson

NBC – State of the Union address, dateline NBC, Tonight, Conan O’Brien

ABC – State of the Union, America’s Funniest Home Videos, Nightline, Jimmy Kimmel

Fox – American Idol, Malcolm in the Middle, Simpsons

CW – Gilmore Girls, Veronica Mars

My Net – Wicked Wicked Games, Watch Over Me

PBS  - Nova, Frontline, Tavis Smiley, Charlie Rose

Fox news- State of the Union address, Han & Colmes

VH1 – 100 Greatest Teen Stars, Lindsay’s Shocking Moments, Fabulous Life Of…. 

On Jay Leno – Sugarfoot.

On  Conan O’Brien – Orlando Bloom, Campbell Brown

 

Top Movies – January 23, 2007

The Last King of Scotland

The Queen

Stomp the Yard

Arthur and the Invisibles

Freedom Writers

Charlotte’s Web

Casino Royale

Borat

Pan’s Labyrinth

Alpha Dog

Dreamgirls

Happily N

Ever After

Night at the Museum 

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