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Week of 9 March 2009
9 March 2009
Chris Brown wants misdemeanor plea, no jail time ...
James Dobson steps down as chairman of Focus on the Family ...
The Simpsons becomes the longest-running show in prime time history ...
Hammer-wielding intruder confronts dying Jade Goody ...
Steve-O is tired of his tattoos ...
Still more evidence suggests that Senator Roland W. Burris (D-Illinois) is a slimeball ...
Indian political party buys rights to Oscar-winning song from Slumdog Millionaire ...
Dawn Wells peels a potato ...
Bank of America says it would suffer “grave and irreparable harm” if Merrill Lynch's billions in bonuses were revealed ...
10 March 2009
Jimmy Kimmel plays Rosie O'Donnell on The View ...
Martha Stewart's dog dies in propane explosion at kennel ...
Bank of America threatens to sue employees who reveal details of multi-billion dollar bonuses ...
Oprah Winfrey warns Rihanna that Chris Brown "will hit you again" ...
Former Israeli President Moshe Katsav will be indicted for rape and indecent acts ...
Charles Barkley is released from jail ...
Ashlee Simpson moves into Melrose Place ...
MPAA fights Illinois ban on criminal writings ...
Jeff Probst helps woman with seizure ...
General Motors dumps funding for documentarian Ken Burns ...
William Shakespeare's lost theatre is uncovered ...
11 March 2009
Miley Cyrus says she has tachycardia ...
Snoop Dogg goes late night with new variety show ...
Cops seize $1.2 million in drugs and $68K in cash from Phish fans ...
Coolio is charged with crack possession ...
Chris Brown will remain Kids' Choice nominee for Nickelodeon ...
Buffy's Sarah Michelle Gellar is heading back to TV ...
Flashback: Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, and Lawrence Kasdan hammer out Raiders of the Lost Ark's plot in 1978 ...
Internal Revenue Service will stop using private debt collectors to go after tax deadbeats ...
Marty Peretz buys back The New Republic ...
12 March 2009
Rapper Joaquin Phoenix jumps from stage to confront unruly man in audience ...
Rihanna tells police about previous slapping and shoving by Chris Brown ...
Chuck Norris claims right-wing cell groups are plotting rebellion against U.S. government ...
Will and Jada Pinkett Smith want to expand their Scientology themed school ...
Musical Heathers headed to stage ...
Alleged Nazi guard John Demjanjuk is charged as an accessory to 29,000 murders ...
Bernard L. Madoff's lawyer says he'll plead guilty to all charges without a deal ...
Of course the Parents Television Council hates Family Guy ...
Secret wedding for Mandy Moore and Ryan Adams ...
Senator David Vitter (R-Louisiana) loses his temper at airport ...
Blackstone Group CEO Stephen A. Schwarzman says 45% of the world's wealth has been destroyed, and according to Moody's, almost 300 big US firms are at high risk of default, including Advanced Micro Devices, American Airlines, Chiquita Brands, Chrysler, Dole Food, Kodak, General Motors, JetBlue, Orbitz, and United Air Lines ...
Sesame Street announces layoffs ...
Leonore Annenberg, wife of media mogul Walter Annenberg, dies of natural causes in Rancho Mirage, California ...
13 March 2009
Wingnuts cry after Wikipedia locks them out ...
Patton Oswalt visits Dollhouse ...
Former Senator Norm Coleman (R-Minnesota) leaves donors' credit card info unprotected on-line ...
Bernard L. Madoff goes to jail ...
Hawaiian tourism officials aren't pleased with a Saturday Night Live sketch from last week ...
This guy sued Google and won ...
Montel Williams gets a radio show ...
Former US Transportation Secretary Claude S. Brinegar dies from natural causes at a retirement community in Palo Alto, California ...
American author James Purdy dies at an Englewood, New Jersey hospital, aged 94 ...
Actress Betsy Blair dies from cancer in London, aged 85 ...
14 March 2009
Robin Williams is doing well, says friend ...
Bail-out recipient Citigroup hands out millions in "back-door bonuses" to top brokers at subsidiary Smith Barney ...
Prince William bares his 'emptiness' since losing Diana ...
Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee warns against internet snooping ...
Howard K. Stern is charged with supplying drugs to Anna Nicole Smith ...
15 March 2009
Arrest warrant issued for Lindsay Lohan ...
Watchmen screenwriter David Hayter begs people to see the movie a second time ...
Steve Wozniak will perform Monday with a foot fracture ...
20th Century Fox strips bonus materials from DVD rentals ...
Obama administration claims new copyright treaty has to be kept secret for "national security", but executives at Time Warner, Eli Lilly, Anheuser-Busch, and other giant conglomerates are cleared to see it ...
Six injured in riot at audition for America's Next Top Model ...
NAACP sues HSBC and Wells Fargo Bank for allegedly steering blacks into risky sub-prime loans ...
Bailed out with federal billions, American International Group still hands out hundreds of millions of dollars in executive bonuses ...
New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman is reportedly no longer a billionaire ...
Actor Ron Silver dies from esophageal cancer in New York City ...