Dateline: Week Of July 8, 2008 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts
In The News -
A gunmen hits the U.S. consulate in Istanbul and source says Al Qaeda is behind it. The gun battle left three Turkish police officers and three attackers dead.
The federal government takes control of IndyMacBank – the second largest bank failure in U.S. history.
The federal government steps in to prevent a severe disruption of the mortgage market. It has plans for a sweeping aid package designed to bolster confidence in battered home-loan giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
Traders beat down the value of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac – the twin pillars of the home loan industry – hitting shares at 17-year lows.
The Rev. Jesse Jackson apologizes for making a comment about Barack Obama. He didn’t know the mic was on when he told someone, “Barack, he’s talking down to black people. I want to cut his nuts off.”
Passing Tony Snow (53) of colon cancer. Former TV/radio host and President Bush’s press secretary.
Passing – Dr. Michael DeBakey – performed the first coronary bypass, tied smoking to cancer. He raised the idea of MASH units during the Korean War.
Technology News – July 8, 2008
“Google Lively” - Google launches a virtual experience. It allows users to create virtual representations of themselves then decorate their own virtual rooms, invite friends to that room and do things they’ve always dream of.
Entertainment /Celebrity/Movie News – July 8, 2008
Under fire for the prevalence of smoking in films, four Hollywood studios have agreed to include anti-smoking messages at the beginning of DVD’s for future films rated G. PG or PG-13 in which there is tobacco use.
Christie Brinkley’s divorce trial ends with a settlement. Heard – testimony abut her fourth husband’s affair with a teen and his Internet porn proclivities. She gets custody of their two children and some property. Hubby Peter Cook gets $2.1 million.
Music News – July 8, 2008
Nickleback, the popular Canadian band becomes the latest addition to Live Nation’s growing roster of musicians with long-term, multi-facet deals.
Television News – July 8, 2008
Don’t miss “Totally Foreman” which revolves around George Foreman, his fifth wife and four sons. On TV Land.
Back again – Genie Francis is once-again – returning to General Hospital as Laura – for a short visit. She played the character beginning in 1976 and the trials and travails of Luke & Laura became a phenom during the early 1980’s.
Top Pop Hits – July 8, 2008
BURNIN' UP- Jonas Brothers
KISSED A GIRL- Katy Perry
BUST IT BABY- Plies fea. Ne-Yo
SEVEN THINGS- Miley Cyrus
VIVA LA VIDA- Coldplay
LOLLI LOLLI (POP THAT BODY)- Three 6 Mafia
GET SILLY- V.I.C.
FOREVER- Chris Brown
LOVE ME DEAD- Ludo
THUNDER- Boys Like Girls
ALL SUMMER LONG- Kid Rock
WOAH OH- Forever The Sickest Kids
AIN'T GOT YOU- Kevin Michael
SUMMERTIME- New Kids On The Block
Top music album – July 8, 2008
“The Carter III’ – Lil Wayne
Top Movies – July 8, 2008
Hellboy II: The Golden Army
Journey to the Center of the Earth
Kung Fu Panda
Kit Kittredge: An American Girl
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.