Week of May 15, 2008
Sen. Edward Kennedy is hospitalized after suffering what initially were called
“stroke-like symptoms.” Later, he’s diagnosed with brain cancer.
President Bush warns against appeasing terrorists. “Some seem to believe we
should negotiate with terrorists and radicals, as if some ingenious argument will
persuade them they have been wrong all the time. We have heard this foolish
The California Supreme Court strikes down the state’s ban on same sex
American Airlines announces drastic steps to remain viable, including charging
new fees for all checked baggage slashing domestic fights and laying off
thousands of workers.
Sen. Edward Kennedy is facing a daunting cancer treatment regimen with good
spirits as family and friends rally.
attacks John McCain on
social security, lobbyists and foreign policy and said the
Arizona senator would continue what Obama contended
were the failed policies of President Bush.
The U.S. Border Patrol is installing razor-sharp wire atop
border fencing between San Diego and Tijuana for a 5-
Mortgage finance company Freddie Mac says that its
first-quarter loss widened to $151 million as the U.S.
housing market worsened.
Passing - Hamilton Jordan - aide to Jimmy Carter.
Passing - Huntington Hartford - Heir to the A&P supermarket fortune. He was
Google has surpassed Yahoo to become the most popular website in the U>S.,
Google has long been the Internet’s leader in search but its audience has trailed
Yahoo’s when counting other services such as e-mail and photo sharing. The
lead is tiny - 466,000 visitors out of about 141 million apiece.
Week of May 15, 2008
Some best selling books -
The Miracle at Speedy Motors - Alexander McCall
Unaccustomed Earth - Jhumpa Lahiri
Sunday’s at Tiffany’s - James Patterson and Gabrielle Charbonnet
Hollywood Crows - Joseph Wambaugh
The Whole Truth - David Baldaci
A Wolf at the Table - Augusten Burroughs
The Last Lecture - Randy Pausch -
Ladies of Liberty - Cokie Roberts
Just Who Will You Be? - Maria Shriver.
Music news -
who created the Backstreet
Boys and N Sync, is sentenced to 25 years in
federal prison for engineering a decades-long
scam that bilked thousands of investors out of
their life savings.
Leona Lewis is on David Lettermen on
Tuesday. The Pussycat Dolls are on the
Kimmel Live show.
In Chicago - The R. Kelly porn trial begins -
nearly six years after he was indicted for
allegedly filming himself having sex with a girl
who may have been as young as 13.
Amy Winehouse will not face charges over
video footage that allegedly shows her taking
Eric Hutchinson is dropped by Warner Bros. Records before his album was
finished. So Eric is turning to the Internet and thanks to his MySpace, iTunes and
Gossip Guru Perez Hilton - is getting it out. Interestingly - the added interest
caused Warner to re-sign him. Well - Hutchinson was on a subsidiary - Maverick
- but the guy who approached him didn’t know he was on Maverick. Anyway -
his album is coming out - on Warner Bros.
Top TV -
American Idol (Wed.) - 24.86 million viewers
American Idol (Tue.) - 24.77
Dancing With the stars (Mon.) - 18.47
Week of May 15,
CSI - 18.06
Dancing With the Stars Results (Tue.) - 16.99
Desperate Housewives - 16.84
Grey’s Anatomy - 15.55
House - 15.02
NCIS - 14.88
Without a Trace - 14.54
CSI: Miami - 13.92
Two and a Half Men - 13.82
Criminal Minds (Wed.) - 12.88
CSI: NY - 11.86
Academy of Country Music Awards - 11.73
Law & Order: SVU (Tue.) - 1.50
Hell’s Kitchen - 11.31
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition -
Lost - 10.96
60 Minutes - 10.79
Rules of engagement - 10.62
Samantha Who? - 10.24
Shark - 10.00
Numbers - 9.78
Bones - 9.68
Pop music this week in
FALL FOR YOU- Secondhand
LOLLIPOP- Lil' Wayne
TAKE A BOW- Rihanna
FAKE IT- Seether
OUR SONG- Taylor Swift
SHAKE IT- Metro Station
SHAWTY GOT LOOSE- Lil'
LEAVIN'- Jesse McCartney
IT'S NOT MY TIME- 3 Doors
WHAT YOU GOT- Colby
FELL IN LOVE WITH A GIRL- Gavin DeGraw
HOLLYWOOD'S NOT AMERICA- Ferras
ELEVATOR- Flo Rida
ALL I SEE- Kylie Minogue
I KISSED A GIRL- Katy Perry
Week of May 15, 2008
FOUR MINUTES TO SAVE THE WORLD- Madonna
SAY- John Mayer
ALL SUMMER LONG- Kid Rock
DAMAGED- Danity Kane
BREAK THE ICE- Britney Spears
American Idol - David Cook is the winner and the runner-up David Archuleta.
Both singers will part of the show’s annual concert tour. Tickets for “American
Idols Live! Tour,” which features the TV show’s top 10 contestants - go on sale
this week and will begin July 1 in Arizona and do 50 stops!