Dateline: Week Of February 15, 2007 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts
In The News
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice makes a surprise visit to Baghdad and urges Shiite, Sunni and Kurdish politicians to use a lull in violence resulting from a new security plan to reach long-delayed agreement on issues.
Senate Republicans block a Democratic effort to pass a resolution opposing President Bush’s troop buildup in Iraq.
A U.S. Military helicopter crashes before dawn in southern Afghanistan, killing eight American service members.
President Bush warns that fighting in Afghanistan was likely to flare this spring and he called for a renewed commitment from NATO allies for additional troops commitments to battle Taliban insurgents.
Iraq – Sunni Arab insurgents attack a new U.S. military outpost north of Baghdad, killing tow American troops.
Some best-selling books – February 15, 2007
Dust – Martha Grimes
You Suck: A Love Story – Christopher Moore
The Castle in the forest – Norman Mailer
For One More Day – Mitch Albom
The Secret – Rhonda Byrne
I Feel Bad About My Neck – Nora Ephron
The Audacity of Hope – Barack Obama
The Proper Care and Feeding of Marriage – Laura Schlessinger
Technology News - February 15, 2007
A federal judge rules that MySpace is not liable for alleged sexual assault on a girl. This after a female lied about her age and met a guy via MySpace and was allegedly sexually assaulted by him in Texas.
Sports News – February 15, 2007
LeBron James – Cleveland’s All-Star forward teams with Microsoft’s MSN to launch lebron.msn.com – a story-book-style website about his life designed for kids and teens.
Radio News – February 15, 2007
XM and Sirius agree to merge in a $4.6 billion deal.
Entertainment/Celebrity News – February 15, 2007
Cameron Diaz accepts “substantial” damages from American Media Inc, publisher of the National enquirer for alleging that she had an affair with a married man.
Music News – February 15, 2007
Spring Awakening perform on David Letterman this week.
Britney Spears enters rehab after a weekend which saw her shave her head and get a tattoo.
Tony Braxton settles her multimillion dollar lawsuit against her former personal manager.
Television News – February 15, 2007
MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann agrees to stay four more years.
Friday night television listings/TV Guide – week of February 15, 2007
CBS – Ghost Whisperer, Close to Home, Numbers, David Letterman
NBC – 1 vs. 100, Las Vegas, law & Order, Jay Leno
ABC – America’s Funniest Hme Videos. 20/20/ Nightline
Fox – Nanny 911, Trading Spouses: Meet Your New Mommy
CW – WWE Friday night Smackdown!
ESPN – U.S. Poker Championship
Top Pop Hits – February 15, 2007
IF EVERYONE CARED- Nickelback
WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND- Justin Timberlake
THE SWEET ESCAPE- Gwen Stefani
BETTER THAN ME- Hinder
FIDELITY- Regina Spektor
GRACE KELLY- Mika
SHE'S LIKE THE WIND- Lumidee fea. Tony Sunshine
GIVE IT TO ME- Timbaland/N.Furtado/J.Timberlake
RUNAWAY LOVE- Ludacris fea. Mary J. Blige
THAT'S THAT- Snoop Dogg
IT'S NOT OVER- Daughtry
DON'T MATTER- Akon
BEFORE HE CHEATS- Carrie Underwood
THIS AIN'T A SCENE, IT'S AN...- Fall Out Boy
HERE IN YOUR ARMS- Hellogoodbye
SAY IT RIGHT- Nelly Furtado
Top music album – February 15, 2007
“Infinity On High” – Fall Out Boy and “Not Too Late” by Norah Jones is #2.
Top Movies – February 15, 2007
Bridge to Terabithia
Music & Lyrics
Tyler Perry’s Daddy’s Little Girls
Because I Said So
Night at the Museum.