Dateline: Week Of May 1, 2007 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts
In The News
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert resists mounting calls for his resignation after a government-appointed panel concluded that he was responsible for a “serious failure” of judgment that sent the army unprepared into last summer’s war in Lebanon.
President Bush vetoes a Democratic war-spending bill that would have compelled him to withdraw U.S. troops from Iraq. “Setting a deadline for withdrawal is setting a date for failure, and that would be irresponsible,” said the President.
Iraq - Al Qaeda chief propagandist Muharib Abdul Latif Jubouri is slain in a U.S. raid.
More than 100,000 Israelis gather in Tel Aviv to press Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and defense Minister Amir Peretz to resign over their handling of the 2006 war against Hezbollah.
It’s official – Prince Harry will be deployed to Iraq this month. He is the first British royal assigned to active combat since the Falklands war.
The U.S. military opens a YouTube channel on the Iraqi war. Don’t miss it!
Passing - Astronaut Walter M. Schirra Jr. He was 84.
Sports News – May 1, 2007
Tennessee Titans cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones appeals a season-long suspension and a hearing with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell should be held in a few weeks.
Entertainment/Celebrity News – May 1, 2007
Danny DiVito launches Danny DeVito’s Premium Limoncellos – a 60-proof liqueur.
Passing – Actor/comedian Tom Poston. He was 85.
Passing – Actor Dabbs Greer (90).
Passing – Tommy Newsom (78) – “Tonight Show” musician and foil for Johnny Carson.
Music News – May 1, 2007
Britney Spears performs live in front of an audience for the first time in three years – appearing as part of a mysterious group billed as the M+M’s. This was down at the House of Blues in San Diego.
On “American Idol” – It’s John Bon Jovi night!
Rock band Linkin Park will go back on the concert stage for the first time in a few years.
Look for “Lyrics by Sting” – a new book that contains words of hits such as “Roxanne,’ Every Breath You Take” and others. “Over time, the meaning of a song can continue to reveal itself” said the songwriter/bass guitar player.
Television News – May 1, 2007
After 11 seasons – “7th Heaven” ends its run. Also, “Gilmore Girls” its ending its seven year run. Both are on the CW Network and both began on the old WB network.
Top TV Shows/Ratings/TV Guide – May 1, 2007
American Idol – 26.93 million viewers
American Idol – 26.55
House (Tue.) – 20.80
CSI – 20,20
Grey’s Anatomy (Thu.) – 20.08
Dancing with the Stars (Mon.) – 18.87
Desperate Housewives 17.17
CSI: Miami 17.02
Dancing with the Stars Results – 16.56
NCIS – 14.17
Shark – 14.10
Survivor; Fiji – 13.83
Without a Trace – 13.71
King of Queens – 12.63
Two and a Half Men – 12.27
Cold Case (Sun) – 12.14
Heroes – 11.96
Lost – 11.86
CSI: NY – 11.40
Brothers & Sisters – 11.15
Top Movies – May 1, 2007
Blades of Glory
Meet the Robinsons
Are We Done Yet?.