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Dateline: Week Of March 15, 2007 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment  & Fascinating Facts 

 

In The News

Khalid Shaikh Mohammed – the highest-ranking Al Qaeda operative in U.S. custody, tells a military tribunal that he was responsible for the sept.11 terrorist attacks.

Iraq – Taha Yassin Ramadan – Saddam Hussein’s former vice president is hanged for his role in a 1982 massacre.

Seven American troops are killed in a car bombings in Baghdad, brining the U.S. military casualty toll to 3,218.

The Senate rejects a resolution that would have required President Bush to begin withdrawing U.S. combat troops within 120 days after it was enacted.

Residents of Sadr City – a Shiite neighborhood chant “No occupation!” and “o America!” in a march.

 Anti-Clinton video mystery found – Philip de Vellis – a Democratic operative with ties to Sen. Barack Obama’s presidential campaign claims credit for creating and posting a video on YouTube that slammed rival Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton.  The Barack people say they had no knowledge of the incident until told.   

 

Business/Economy News – March 15, 2007

Mortgage lenders are beginning to lay off people in droves as the sub-prime market falters. 

 

Technology News – March 15, 2007

News Corp and NBC Universal announce an online video site containing TV shows, movies and clips users can modify and share with friends.

You Tube announces it will conduct the first YouTube video awards to recognize the best user-created videos of 2006. The awards will be handed out in seven categories – most creative, most inspirational, best series, best comedy, musician of the year, best commentary and most adorable video.

Google says it would continue to collect and maintain a vast internal database of search engine queries tied to the unique addresses of the computers on which they were entered. But it will “anonymize’ the data by stripping addresses from the records after 18 to 24 months. Google says that’s enough time to keep law enforcement officials happy.

 

Business News – March 15, 2007

Chairman Howard Schultz says that Starbucks Corp. could add 10,000 coffee shops in the next four years, knocking down speculation that he would slow the chain’s expansion. Starbucks has been around since 1971. Shultz says the company will double in size within five years. It had 13,168 outlets at the end of 2006. But, the company is facing increased competition from Dunkin’ Donuts and last month, Consumer reports ranked McDonald’s coffee ahead of Starbucks, saying it tasted better and cost less. 

 

Television News – March 15, 2007

 Rainn Wilson who portrays Dwight Schrute on “The Office” gets his first movie roll in something called “The Last Mimzy.”

 

Entertainment news - March 15, 2007

Angelina Jolie adopts a 3-year-old boy at an orphanage in southern Vietnam.

 

Saturday night television listings/TV Guide – week of March 15, 2007
CBS- CSI: Miami, 48 Hours Mystery, David Letterman, Craig Ferguson

NBC – Dateline NBC, Law & Order, Law & Order,  SNL

ABC – Celebrity A-List Bloopers, Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde

Fox – Cops, America’s Most Wanted

CW – Soul Train Music Awards

MyNet – Anna Nicole Smith: A Centerfold Exposed

Nick – Ned’s Survival Guide, Naked Brothers, Drake and Josh, Mr. Meaty

VH1 – 100 Most Shocking Moments in Rock n Roll, Rock n Roll Hall of Fame 2007. 

 

Saturday Night Live – Julia Louis-Dreyfus hosts with musical guest Snow Patrol

 

Music News – March 15, 2007

The family of Boston’s Brad Delp say they believe his death was a suicide.

Interesting – Six “American Idol” artists – winners Kelly Clarkson, Ruben Studdard, Fantasia, Carrie Underwood, plus season two runner-up Clay Aiken, have sold a combined 23 million-plus copies of their albums, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

It’s been five years since “Songs About Jane,” which propelled Maroon5 into the multiplatinum sphere. Now look for a new album called “It Won’t Be Soon Before Long” in May. 

 Hilary Duff (19) has a new album coming out in a few weeks called “Dignity,” she co-wrote all songs on the album. She’s also promoting her new Elizabeth Arden fragrance, “With Love,’ in addition to a clothing line. The first single from the album is “With Love” and is being played on Z-100 New York. Hilary is now described as “‘more mature.” Just look at the picture!

 Britney Spears is seen totally shaved on top – bald.

Christina Aguilera In Concert!

Ice Cube signs a deal with A&E to produce “Good in the Hood,” an hour-long pilot for an unscripted reality series abut gang members and urban criminals who have changed their ways.

After years of highlighting new bands through its man video games, Electronic Arts – the world’s largest game publisher, is getting into the music game and opens a digital music store called EA Trax. It’ll sell licensed and original music found on its video game tracks.

Former “American Idol” finalist Kellie Pickler parlays her March 1 return engagement on that show in sales as her “Small Town Girl” album gets a bump on the national charts.

Paul McCartney’s next album will come from Starbucks’ newly-formed “Hear Music” label. It’ll be the first release away from EMI since 1962.

 

Top Music Albums In Britain – March 15, 2007

Yours Truly, Angry Mob – Kaiser Chiefs

Back to Black – Amy Winehouse

Beautiful World – Take That

Life in Cartoon Motion – Mika

Eyes Open – Snow Patrol

 

Top Country Hits – March 15, 2007

Watching You – Rodney Atkins

Ladies Love Country Boys – Trace Adkins

Beer In Mexico – Kenny Chesney

Anyway – Martina McBride

Last Dollar (Fly Away) – Tim McGraw

Stupid Boy – Keith Urban

Wasted – Carrie Underwood

Stand – Rascal Flatts

Settlin’ – Sugerland

I’ll wait For you – Joe Nichols

Alyssa Lies – Jason Michael Carroll

High Maintenance Woman – Toby Keith

 

Top Pop Hits – March 15, 2007

Don’t Matter - Akon

This Is Why I’m Hot – Mims

This Ain’t A Scene: It’s An Arms Race – Fall Out Boy

The Sweet Escape – Gwen Stefani

Cupid’s Chokehold – Gym Class Heroes

Break it off – Rihanna & Sean Paul

Glamorous – Fergie Ft. Ludacris

Say It Right – Nelly Furtado

It’s Not Over – Daughtry

Runaway Love – Ludacris Ft. Mary J. Blige

Ice Box – Omarion

Irreplaceable – Beyonce

Lost Without U – Robin Thicke

You – Lloyd Ft. Lil’ Wayne

Walk It Out – Unk

Make It Rain – Fat Joe Ft. Lil Wayne

On the Hotline – Pretty Ricky

If Everyone Cared – Nickelback

 

Top Hip Hop/R&B hits – March 15, 2007

Listen – Beyonce

Until You Come Back to Me – Crystal Dove

Throw Some d’s – Rich Boy Ft. Polow Da Don

Kool Aid – Lil’ Bass Ft. Jt Money

Dance, dance, Dance – Tee-N-Tee

Come Close – 3D

 

Top Music Albums – March 15, 2007

Konvicted – Akon

Daughtry – Daughtry

Not Too Late – Norah Jones

Infinity On High - Fall Out Boy

The Evolution of Robin Thicke – Robin Thicke

FutureSex: LoveSounds  Justin Timberlake

Dreamgirls – soundtrack

Loose – Nelly Furtado

Corinne Bailey Rae

The Dutchess – Fergie

Taking the Long Way – Dixie Chicks

Kidz Bop 11 – Kidz Bop Kids

Grammy Nominees 2007

Continuum – John Mayer

All the Right Reasons – Nickelback

In My Songs – Gerald Levert

Some Hearts – Carrie Underwood

A New Journey – Celtic Woman

Wet Got This – B.G. And the Chopper City Boyz

The Inspiration – Young Jeezy

Me and My Gang – Rascal Flatts

 

Top Movies – March 15, 2007

300

Wild Hogs

Premonition

Dead Silence

I Think I Love My Wife

Bridge to Terabithia

Ghost Rider

Zodiac

Norbit

Music & Lyrics

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