Dateline: Week Of June 8, 2008 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts
In The News -
Sen. John McCain triggers a tempest over Iraq, saying it was “not too important” to set a timetable for American troop withdrawals from Iraq. His comment was heard on the “Today” show.
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki, visiting Iran where he met with President Mohmoud Ahmadinejad, pledged closer ties between the two neighbors.
The Supreme Court rejects for the third time President Bush’s policy of holding foreign prisoners under exclusive control of the military at Guantanomo Bay. They ruled men have a right to seek their freedom before a federal judge.
Three hikers die on Mt. Rainer after a blizzard envelopes their group.
The Bush Administration orders all companies doing business with the federal government to begin ensuring their employees can legally work in the U.S.
Technology News – June 8, 2008
Sergey Brin – Co-founder of Google has put down a $5 million deposit for a seat aboard a Russian spacecraft. Launch date is set for 2011.
Web TV networks adds wine expert Gary Vaynerchuk to the lineup. He begins June 23.
Apple unveils a new version of the iPhone – lighter and thinner 3G phones (3rd generation). They’ll go on sale July 11 for $199 or $299 depending on storage capacity.
Entertainment/Celebrity News – June 8, 2008
Barbra Streisand – confirms that she is supporting Sen. Barrack Obama and has offered to help him in his presidential campaign.
Tori Spelling and husband dean McDermott welcome their second child – Stella Doreen McDermott. It’s the second child for her couple and the third for him (one from a previous marriage).
Music News – June 8, 2008
Christopher Ciccone is writing a memoir about his sister – singer Madonna to be released next month.
Don’t miss “Nashville Star” – a country version? of – well – American Idol. Well sort of. It’s on NBC this week.
Jakob Dylan releases “Seeing Things” – his first solo album.
Television News – June 8, 2008
Tim Russert (58) – Moderator of NBC’s “Meet the Press” dies of a heart attack while recording voice overs/promos for this Sunday’s show.
Passing – Jim McKay – one of the best sports broadcasters ever. Best known for his work on ABC’s “Wide World Of Sports.” He was 86.
NBC’s Brian Williams is in Afghanistan this week, reporting live from the region.
Top Movies June 8, 2008
The Incredble Hulk
Kung Fu Panda
You Don’t Mess With the Zohan
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Sex and the City
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
What Happens in Vegas.