Week of March 15, 2007
Khalid Shaikh Mohammed - the highest-ranking Al Qaeda operative in U.S.
custody, tells a military tribunal that he was responsible for the sept.11 terrorist
Mortgage lenders are beginning to lay off people in droves as the sub-prime
Iraq - Taha Yassin Ramadan - Saddam Hussein’s former vice president is
hanged for his role in a 1982 massacre.
Seven American troops are killed in a car bombings in Baghdad, brining the U.S.
military casualty toll to 3,218.
The Senate rejects a resolution that would have required President Bush to begin
withdrawing U.s. combat troops within 120 days after it was enacted.
Residents of Sadr City - a Shiite neighborhood chant “No occupation!” and “o
America!” in a march.
Anti-Clinton video mystery found -
Philip de Vellis
Democratic operative with ties to Sen. Barack Obama’s
presidential campaign claims credit for creating and
posting a video on YouTube that slammed rival Sen.
Hillary Rodham Clinton. The Barack people say they
had no knowledge of the incident until told.
News Corp and NBC Universal announce an online
video site containing TV shows, movies and clips users
can modify and share with friends.
You Tube announces it will conduct the first YouTube
video awards to recognize the best user-created videos
of 2006. The awards will be handed out in seven categories - most creative,
most inspirational, best series, best comedy, musician of the year, best
commentary and most adorable video.
Google says it would continue to collect and maintain a vast internal database of
search engine queries tied to the unique addresses of the computers on which
they were entered. But it will “anonymize’ the data by stripping addresses from
the records after 18 to 24 months. Google says that’s enough time to keep law
enforcement officials happy.
Week of March 15, 2007
Chairman Howard Schultz says that Starbucks Corp. could add 10,000 coffee
shops in the next four years, knocking down speculation that he would slow the
chain’s expansion. Starbucks has been around since 1971. Shultz says the
company will double in size within five years. It had 13,168 outlets at the end of
2006. But, the company is facing increased competition from Dunkin’ Donuts and
last month, Consumer reports ranked McDonald’s coffee ahead of Starbucks,
saying it tasted better and cost less.
Television news -
who portrays Dwight Schrute
on “The Office” gets his first movie roll in
something called “The Last Mimzy.”
Entertainment news -
Angelina Jolie adopts a 3-year-old boy at an
orphanage in southern Vietnam.
Saturday night television -
CBS- CSI: Miami, 48 Hours Mystery, David
Letterman, Craig Ferguson
NBC - Dateline NBC, Law & Order, Law &
ABC - Celebrity A-List Bloopers, Legally
Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde
Fox - Cops, America’s Most Wanted
CW - Soul Train Music Awards
MyNet - Anna Nicole Smith: A Centerfold Exposed
Nick - Ned’s Survival Guide, Naked Brothers, Drake and Josh, Mr. Meaty
VH1 - 100 Most Shocking Moments in Rock n Roll, Rock n Roll Hall of Fame
Saturday Night Live - Julia Louis-Dreyfus hosts with musical guest Snow Patrol
Music news -
The family of Boston’s Brad Delp say they believe his death was a suicide.
Interesting - Six “American Idol” artists - winners Kelly Clarkson, Ruben
Studdard, Fantasia, Carrie Underwood, plus season two runner-up Clay Aiken,
have sold a combined 23 million-plus copies of their albums, according to
Week of March 15, 2007
It’s been five years since “Songs About Jane,” which propelled Maroon5 into the
multiplatinum sphere. Now look for a new album called “It Won’t Be Soon Before
Long” in May.
(19) has a new album
coming out in a few weeks called
“Dignity,” she co-wrote all songs on
the album. She’s also promoting her
new Elizabeth Arden fragrance, “With
Love,’ in addition to a clothing line.
The first single from the album is
“With Love” and is being played on Z-
100 New York. Hilary is now
described as “‘more mature.” Just
look at the picture!
is seen totally
shaved on top - bald.
Ice Cube signs a deal with A&E to produce “Good in the
Hood,” an hour-long pilot for an unscripted reality series abut
gang members and urban criminals who have changed their
After years of highlighting new bands through its man video
games, Electronic Arts - the world’s largest game publisher,
is getting into the music game and opens a digital music
store called EA Trax. It’ll sell licensed and original music
found on its video game tracks.
Former “American Idol” finalist Kellie Pickler parlays her
March 1 return engagement on that show in sales as her
“Small Town Girl” album gets a bump on the national charts.
Paul McCartney’s next album will come from Starbucks’ newly-formed “Hear
Music” label. It’ll be the first release away from EMI since 1962.
At the movies -
Week of March
I Think I Love My Wife
Bridge to Terabithia
Music & Lyrics
Top albums in Britain -
Yours Truly, Angry Mob - Kaiser Chiefs
Back to Black - Amy Winehouse
Beautiful World - Take That
Life in Cartoon Motion - Mika
Eyes Open - Snow Patrol
Top Country this week in 2007 -
Watching You - Rodney Atkins
Ladies Love Country Boys - Trace Adkins
Beer In Mexico - Kenny Chesney
Last Dollar (Fly Away) - Tim McGraw
Stupid Boy - Keith Urban
Wasted - Carrie Underwood
Stand - Rascal Flatts
Settlin’ - Sugerland
I’ll wait For you - Joe Nichols
Alyssa Lies - Jason Michael Carroll
High Maintenance Woman - Toby Keith
Hot hits this week in 2007 -
Don’t Matter - Akon
This Is Why I’m Hot - Mims
This Ain’t A Scene: It’s An Arms Race - Fall Out Boy
The Sweet Escape - Gwen Stefani
Cupid’s Chokehold - Gym Class Heroes
Break it off - Rihanna & Sean Paul
Glamorous - Fergie Ft. Ludacris
Say It Right - Nelly Furtado
It’s Not Over - Daughtry
Runaway Love - Ludacris Ft. Mary J. Blige
Ice Box - Omarion
Irreplaceable - Beyonce
Lost Without U - Robin Thicke
You - Lloyd Ft. Lil’ Wayne
Week of March 15,
Walk It Out - Unk
Make It Rain - Fat Joe Ft. Lil Wayne
On the Hotline - Pretty Ricky
If Everyone Cared - Nickelback
Hip Hop/R&B hits -
Listen - Beyonce
Until You Come Back to Me - Crystal Dove
Throw Some d’s - Rich Boy Ft. Polow Da Don
Kool Aid - Lil’ Bass Ft. Jt Money
Dance, dance, Dance - Tee-N-Tee
Come Close - 3D
Top albums this week in 2007
Konvicted - Akon
Daughtry - Daughtry
Not Too Late - Norah Jones
Infinity On High - Fall Out Boy
The Evolution of Robin Thicke -
FutureSex: LoveSounds Justin
Dreamgirls - soundtrack
Loose - Nelly Furtado
Corinne Bailey Rae
The Dutchess - Fergie
Taking the Long Way - Dixie
Kidz Bop 11 - Kidz Bop Kids
Grammy Nominees 2007
Continuum - John Mayer
All the Right Reasons - Nickelback
In My Songs - Gerald Levert
Some Hearts - Carrie Underwood
A New Journey - Celtic Woman
Wet Got This - B.G. And the
Chopper City Boyz
The Inspiration - Young Jeezy
Me and My Gang - Rascal Flatts
Week of March 15, 2007
Christina Aguilera In Concert