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
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
The Dark Knight
Star Wars: The Clone wars
The Mommy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2
Vicky Cristina Barcelona.