Dateline: Week Of May 8, 2007 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts
In The News
In Kansas – a survivor is found beneath the rubble in Greensburo as the Kansas death toll from tornados hits 12.
In Iraq – Vice President Dick Cheney makes an unannounced visit and presses government leaders to reconcile their political differences.
The U.S. and Iraq are set for new meetings – soon – to discuss the insurgency in Iraq.
U.S. and Iraqi forces are searching for three members of a U.S. patrol apparently kidnapped by insurgents after a predawn ambush southwest of Baghdad. Meanwhile, the command in Iraq says it needs more troops to battle the upsurge in insurgent violence.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announces a new bipartisan trade policy that will ease passage of pending trade agreements with Panama and Peru and could pave the way for renewal of the president’s authority to fast track trade agreements through Congress.
Chris Albrecht – chairman and chief executive of HBO – is arrested on suspicion of assaulting his girlfriend.
Business News – May 8, 2007
Late airline flights out of control - U.S. airlines post their worst first-quarter performance on late flights in 11 years as they struggled with bad weather and an overloaded air-traffic control system.
Entertainment/Celebrity News – May 8, 2007
Socialite Paris Hilton is sentenced to 45 days in county jail for violating her probation, - repeatedly driving with a suspended license - but she’ll probably serve much less time.
Music News – May 8, 2007
Taylor Swift seems to be the talk of Country music. Her debut single last fall - “Tim McGraw” bolted up to the top 5 and her debut album – “Taylor Swift” has sold over 500,000 copies. And – she’s only 17!
Don’t miss Kelly Clarkson “My December Tour” – tickets go on sale soon.
Fox is gearing for another “Idol” type show – this one aimed at bands. It’s tentatively titled “The Search for the Next Great American Band” – a new talent series. The whole thing will mimic “American Idol.”
On “American Idol” – it was Barry Gibb week and worked with contestants Melinda Doolittle, Jordin Sparks, LaKisha Jones and Blake Lewis.
Rapper Usher confirms that his mom – Jonnetta Patton is no longer in charge of his career. There is no rift – he just wants her to be his mom.
Rapper Akon – offers an apology to a 14-year-old girl and anyone else who was offended after doing a sexually explicit dance onstage with her. He was videotaped simulating sex with the girl – who was invited onstage as part of his act after an April concert in Trinidad. The video of course – was circulated on the Internet.
Television News – May 8, 2007
“ Nancy Grace” Closing Arguments” is ending its run after 10 years - over Court TV.
Top Pop Hits – May 8, 2007
FALL FOR YOU- Secondhand Serenade
LOLLIPOP- Lil' Wayne
TAKE A BOW- Rihanna
ELEVATOR- Flo Rida
LEAVIN'- Jesse McCartney
FAKE IT- Seether
SHAKE IT- Metro Station
ALL I SEE- Kylie Minogue
OUR SONG- Taylor Swift
IT'S NOT MY TIME- 3 Doors Down
FOUR MINUTES TO SAVE THE WORLD- Madonna
SHAWTY GET LOOSE- Lil' Mama
DAMAGED- Danity Kane
BREAK THE ICE- Britney Spears
Top Movies – May 8, 2007
28 Weeks Later
Meet the Robinsons.