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Dateline: Week Of June 1, 2007 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment  & Fascinating Facts 

 

In The News

The U.S. military announces the deaths of 14 soldiers in the last three days in Iraq. 

Rep. William Jefferson (D-la.) is indicted on charges that he used his congressional office to enrich himself and his family through a pervasive pattern of fraud, bribery and corruption that spanned five years and two continents.

Federal investigators say they have disrupted a plot by Islamic extremists to blow up buildings, fuel tanks and pipelines at John F. Kennedy International Airport. Authorities arrested a U.S. citizen from Guyana and two alleged accomplices.

Former vice presidential aide I. Lewis “scooter” Libby faces the prospect of going to prison – the first high-level government official to do so since Watergate. A federal judge has indicated he would order Libby to prison even while his conviction was appealed.

GOP presidential contender John McCain challenged his campaign rivals go either get behind the pending Senate immigration bill or come up with an alternative.

Jack Kevorkian – the suicide doctor – is paroled after serving eight years behind bars. 

A videotape of journalist Alan Johnston survives the fist signs of life of the BBC reporter since he was abducted in the Gaza strip 2 ½ months ago.

Defying royal wishes – Channel 4 in London says that it will show photos taken immediately after the car crash that killed princess Diana nearly 10 years ago. Diana’s sons, prince William and Prince Harry had protested that showing the images in a documentary scheduled to air would be a ‘gross disrespect to their mother’s memory” and “deeply distressing” to them.

Hyundai leads in four categories with five models in the annual vehicle quality study released this week.

 

Medical News – June 1, 2007

Medical stem cell update – Scientists have reprogrammed ordinary cells from the tips of mouse tails and rewinding their developmental clocks so they are virtually indistinguishable from embryonic stem cells.

 

Sports News – June 1, 2007

The Mighty Ducks of Anaheim win the Stanley Cup.

Passing – Clete Boyer – former third baseman for the NY Yankees. He was 70.

 

Technology News – June 1, 2007  

Federal authorities arrest Robert Alan Soloway – who lived in Puget Sound – for four years of spam on the Internet and e-mail.

 

Music news – June 1, 2007

Rihanna performs on the Jay Leno Show this week. 

 R. Kelly’s “Double Up” album has raised some eyebrows for its explicit lyrics.

 

Television News – June 1, 2007

Laurie and Larry David announce there were separating after 14 years of marriage.

On TBS – “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne."

MTV Movie Awards – Acid tongue Sarah Silverman hosted. One of her sharp quips – She suggested that the bars of Paris Hilton’s cell also be painted to look penises so the heiress would feel at home. Paris was in the audience and was not smiling. 

Nickelodeon teams up with Marriott International Inc on a chain of kid-friendly resort hotels that will feature elaborate water parks and live entertainment from SpongeBob Squarepants, Dora the Explorer and other Nick stars.

 

Tuesday night television listings/TV Guide – week of June 1, 2007

CBS- NCIS, The Unit, 48 Hours Mystery, David Letterman

NBC – Deal or no Deal, America’s Got Talent, Jay Leno

ABC – George Lopez, According to Jim, The 2007 ALMA Awards, Nightline

Fox – On the Lot, House

CW – Gilmore girls, Veronica Mars

PBS – Nova, Great Performances, Tavis Smiley, Charlie rose.

Bravo – Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List

MTV – 2007 MTV Music Awards, Punk’d, Scarred, Real-Road Rules, Rob & Big

 

On Tavis Smiley – Singer Nancy Wilson.

MTV Movie Awards – Sarah Silverman hosts.

 

Top Movies – June 1, 2007

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s end

Knocked Up

Shrek the Third

Mr. Brooks

Spider-Man 3

Aaitress

Gracie

Bug

28 Weeks later

Disturbia

 

 

 

 

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