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Dateline: Week Of August 8, 2007 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment  & Fascinating Facts 

 

In The News

Georgia accuses Russia of sending two fighter jets into its airspace and dropping a missile near a village. Moscow denies involvement, saying that Georgian authorities staged the incident to gain an edge in their conflict with Russia.

S. Iraq - The governor and acting police chief of Qadisiya  - Gov. Khalil Jalil Hamza and police Maj. Gen Khalid Hassan are killed in a roadside bombing.

 Federal reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke is trying to ensure there is sufficient money to encourage lending but not enough to stoke an inflationary boom.

NASA says the tile damage on the underbelly of Endeavour is as deep as feared and that officials will decide whether to send an astronaut out to fix it.

The Security Council agrees to widen the world body’s presence in Iraq to tackle political, economic and humanitarian problems that have so far, eluded the U.S., British and Iraqi governments.

Sub-prime mortgage troubles as markets worldwide stagger after a French bank sparked a financial scare by halting withdrawals from investment funds.

A monster truck performing stunts in front of an auto parts store in Illinois plowed into a crowd of spectators, injuring at least nine.

The O.J. Simpson book – “If I Did It” has a publisher, but who it is has not been disclosed.

First Lady Laura Bush and her daughter Jenna are collaborating on a children’s picture story book, It should be published next year.

 

Some best-selling books – August 8, 2007

Harry Potter and the deathly Hallows – J.K. Rowling

The Secret Servant – Daniel silva

A Thousand Splendid Suns – Khaled Hosseini

The Tin Roof Blowdown – James Lee Burke

The Secret- Rhoda Byrne

God is Not Great – Christopher Hitches

The Diana Chronicles – Tina Brown

The Dangerous Book for Boys – Conn and Hal Igguiden

 

Sports News – August 8, 2007

A day after setting baseball’s all-time homerun record (756) – Barry Bonds hits # 757.

 

Technology News – August 8, 2007

Apple introduces a line of iMac computers that are thinner and faster than their predecessors. The computers come with new software for storage and editing video and photos. “The new iMac. You can’t be too thin. Or too powerful” is the new slogan.

 

Music news – August 8, 2007

Phil Spector – on trial for murder  has produced a new track titled “Crying for John Lennon,” by Hargo – and it will included in the forthcoming Lennon documentary “Strawberry Fields.”

Van Halen announces a reunion tour – that will included Eddie Van Halen and David Lee Roth. Eddie Van Halen, who squashed an earlier reunion, seemingly is getting along with Roth. Lets see!

Seattle rock band Pearl Jam closes out the three-day Lollapolooza Festival in Chicago.

 Beyonce’s “Irreplaceable” is nominated for video of the year as was Justin Timberlake’s “What Goes Around.” All for the upcoming MTV video music awards. Look out.

 

Television news – August 8, 2007

Passing – Merv Griffin – singer turned TV talk host – turned TV producer.

Sunday night television listings/TV Guide – week of August 8, 2007

CBS – 60 Minutes, Big Brother 8, Cold Case, Shark

NBC – Preseason Football, Dateline NBC

ABC – America’s Funniest Home Videos, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Desperate Housewives, Brothers & Sisters

 Fox – Til Death, King of the Hill, The Simpsons, American Dad, Family Guy

PBS – My Music: 50’s Pop parade

CW – Smallville, 7th Heaven, Pussycat Dolls Present: The Search for the Next Doll  

 

Top Movies – August 8, 2007

Rush Hour 3

The Bourne Ultimatum

The Simpsons Movie

Stardust

Hairspray

Underdog

I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

No Reservations

Daddy Day Camp

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