Mr. Pop Culture Report – June 26

BP, after trial runs with the device, is ordering 32 more of Kevin Costner’s centrifuges to aid the Gulf cleanup. The actor has invested some $20 million and spent the past 15 years in developing the centrifuges. He helped found a manufacturing company, Ocean Therapy Solutions, to advance his brother’s research in spill cleanup technology. In testimony before Congress this month, Costner walked through the device’s operation—explaining how it spins oil-contaminated water at a rapid speed, so as to separate out the oil and capture it in a containment tank.

Michael Jackson’s Swarovski crystal glove worn on his Victory tour sold for $190,000, while his Victory tour jacket sold for $66,000 and his Victory tour shirt sold for $56,250 at Julien’s Auctions Music Icons auction at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.

Top Albums This Week –

Mojo – Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

Thank Me Later – Drake

Laws of Illusion – Sarah McLachlan

To The Sea – Jack Johnson

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The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

Need You Now – Lady Antebellum

My World 2.0 – Justin Biever

Bionic – Christina Aguilera

Glee: The Music, Journey To Regionals