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Dateline: Week Of August 15, 2008 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment  & Fascinating Facts 

 

In The News -

What the media perceives as a blunder – John McCain admits that he doesn’t know how many homes he and his wife own, sparking a huge mudfight.

The price of oil surges back over the $120 a barrel mark.

Campaigning - John McCain challenges Barack Obama’s readiness to be president and understanding of military affairs. Obama accused McCain of questioning his patriotism with the suggestion that Obama would rather lose a war than win an election.

Mattel is suing MGA Entertainment for stealing its conceptual drawing relating to the pouty-lipped Bratz dolls. Employee Carter Bryan had come up with the concept while working for Mattel.

 

Some best-selling books – August 15, 2008

Moscow Rules- Daniel Silva

Breaking dawn – Stephenie Meyer

The Host – Stephenie Meyer

The Story of Edgar Sawtelle – David Wroblewski

When You Are Engulfed in Flames – David Sedaris

The Secret – Rhonda Byrne

Goodnight Bush – Erich Origen and Gan Golan

 

Entertainment/Celebrity/Movie News – August 15, 2008

On “Good Morning America” – Christina Applegate talks about her bout with breast cancer since being diagnosed earlier this month. She said she had a double mastectomy three weeks ago and will undergo reconstructive surgery over the next eight months. 

Warner Brothers announces that it will be pulling the sixth Harry Potter movie off of its November release – and will instead release it in July.

 

Music News – August 15, 2008

Ricky Martin is the father of twin boys. He had the children via a surrogate mother.

Look for “Just Stand Up” on iTunes Sept. 2 It features Mariah Carey, Beyonce, Mary J. Blige, Rihanna, Fergie, Sheryl Crow, Miley Cyrus, Melissa Etheride, Ashanti, Natasha Bedingfield, Keyshia Cole, Clara, Leona Lewis, LeAnn Rimes and Carrie Underwood. All sales go to cancer research. All15 singers will perform the song live on Sept. 5 during the “Stand up to Cancer” TV special on CBS, NBC and ABC.

Gary Glitter is freed from prison in southern Vietnam after nearly three years of confinement. 

 

Top Pop Hits – August 15, 2008

BURNIN' UP- Jonas Brothers

TIME OF MY LIFE- David Cook

WHEN I GROW UP- Pussycat Dolls

ONE STEP AT A TIME- Jordin Sparks

WALKING ON AIR- Kerli

LOLLI LOLLI (POP THAT BODY)- Three 6 Mafia

WATCHAGONDO- Kasper from the K

DANGEROUS- Kardinal Offishall fea. Akon

CLOSER- Ne-Yo

ADDICTED- Saving Abel

BUST IT BABY- Plies fea. Ne-Yo

SO WHAT- Pink

RISE ABOVE THIS- Seether

THUNDER- Boys Like Girls

GET SILLY- V.I.C.

SHUT UP AND LET ME GO- The Ting Tings

UNTOUCHED- The Veronicas

 

Top Movies – August 15, 2008

Tropic Thunder

The Dark Knight

Star Wars: The Clone wars

Mirrors

Pineapple Express

The Mommy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor

Mamma Mia!

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2

Step Brothers

Vicky Cristina Barcelona

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