Dateline: Week Of June 15, 2007 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts
In The News
After four days of battles, Palestinians find President Mahmoud Abbas naming a political independent as prime minister.
President Bush and Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert pledge to work to strengthen the government of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and try to revive peace talks with him
President Bush warns Congress that he would use his veto power to stop runaway spending. “The American people do not want to return to the days of tax-and-spend policies.”
Sen. Barack Obama scrambles to sooth the hurt feelings among supporters after they complained that a memo distributed by his presidential campaign was offensive to Indian Americans. The memo poked fun at the ties between India and Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Weekly radio address – the democrats call for a new direction in energy policy – away from gas-guzzling automobiles and reliance on foreign oil.
Nine firefighters are killed in Charleston – fighting a fire in a furniture warehouse. It’s the single deadliest incident for U.S. firefighters since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Technology News – June 15, 2007
Blockbuster – the video rental giant – says it will expand the availability of Blu-ray DVD’s to ore stores.
Sports News – June 15, 2007
Formula one racing - English rookie driver Lewis Hamilton wins the U.S. Grand Prix.
Entertainment news – June 15, 2007
A first? Lawyers actually had reporters sign contracts forbidding any questions about Angelina Jolie’s personal life. She gave a press conference for her new movie – “A Mighty Heart.” Oh boy!
Music news – June 15, 2007
T-Pain may be the first rapper to alter his voice – by use of the old vocoder.
Television news – June 15, 2007
Passing – Ed Friendly – Producer. He was 85.
She’s back – Actress Kyra Sedgwick has a hit with “The Closer.”
NBC”s Campbell Brown is heading to CNN.
Saturday night television listings/TV Guide – week of June 15, 2007
CBS – Numbers, 48 Hours Mystery
NBC – America’s Got Talent, Medium, Saturday Night Live
ABC – Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl
Fox – Cops, America’s Most Wanted: America Fights Back
CW – American Idol Rewind
Comedy Central – Christopher Titus: 5th annual End of the World Tour, Ron White: You Can’t Fix Stupid
On Saturday Night Live –
Molly Shannon with musical guests Linkin Park
Top Movies – June 15, 2007
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End
Shrek the Third
Hostel part II