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
I Think I Love My Wife
Bridge to Terabithia
Music & Lyrics.