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Friday 26 August 2011

It was Friday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of August people in US were listening to Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.) by Katy Perry. The Cremator, directed by Juraj Herz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011 while The Help by Kathryn Stockett was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Girl Parts. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Alpha Polaris or Contre Jour.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The Cremator

Directed by: Juraj Herz

Starring: Rudolf Hrusnsk, Vlasta Chramostov, Jana Stehnov

Country: United States

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The Help

Directed by: Tate Taylor

Starring: Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer

Country: United States

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The Change-Up

Directed by: David Dobkin

Starring: Jason Bateman, Ryan Reynolds, Olivia Wilde

Country: United States

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Cowboys & Aliens

Directed by: Jon Favreau

Starring: Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, Olivia Wilde

Country: United States

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Crazy, Stupid, Love.

Directed by: Glenn Ficarra

Starring: Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Julianne Moore

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Girl Parts

Starring: Kelsey Robinson, Meagan Gordon, Corinne Becker, Melanie Molnar

Country: United States

Walking in Circles

Starring: Eric Radic, Adam Rady, Katie Wilson, Jonah Priour

Country: United States

Vic & Bob's Afternoon Delights

Starring: Bob Mortimer, Vic Reeves

Country: United Kingdom

Inside Nature's Giants

Starring: Mark Evans

Country: United Kingdom

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Midway USA's Gun Stories

Starring: Joe Mantegna, Jim Supica

Country: United States

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • RC saints - St Zephyrinus, Saint Ninian, David Lewis (one of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales)
  • Namibia - Namibia Day or Heroes' Day
  • Zanzibar - Sultan's Birthday
Famous Birthdays:
See famous people born on 26 August
Facts:
  • Al Arabiya television reports that three rockets have hit the border area between Kuwait and Iraq. (Reuters)
  • As many as ten people are feared dead after a bomb explodes at a United Nations building in Abuja, Nigeria. (Sky News)
  • The Ministry of Culture of the People's Republic of China bars 100 songs from music download sites including Lady Gaga's ampquotJudasampquot and Katy Perry's ampquotLast Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)ampquot. (AP via Google News)
  • Ben Bernanke, the Chairman of the United States Federal Reserve, gives a keynote address at a central banks conference at the US resort of Jackson Hole, Wyoming as statistics show that the US economy grew by 1%. (Reuters via CNBC)
  • The Federal Reserve announces that it will hold hearings on the proposed acquisition, by Capital One, of ING Direct, a potential $9 billion deal. (Reuters)

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Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

The Help

By: Kathryn Stockett

Aibileen is a black maid in 1962 Jackson, Mississippi, who's always taken orders quietly, but lately she's unable to hold her bitterness back. Her friend Minny has never held her tongue but now must somehow keep secrets about her employer ...

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A Stolen Life

By: Jaycee Dugard

An instant #1 New York Times bestseller—Jaycee Dugard’s raw and powerful memoir, her own story of being kidnapped in 1991 and held captive for more than eighteen years.In

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The Hunger Games

By: Suzanne Collins

In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. Long ago the districts waged war on the Capitol and were defeated.

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Heaven Is for Real

By: Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent

Heaven is for Real A Little Boys Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back by Todd Burpo, Lynn Vincent. Published by Tomas Nelson,2010, Binding: Paperback

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Airport Simulator

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Simulation game

Publisher: Layernet

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Alpha Polaris

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Point-and-click adventure, horror

Publisher: Just a Game

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Battleheart

Battleheart

Platform: iOS, Android

Genre: Role-playing video game

Burnout Crash!

Burnout Crash!

Platform: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, iOS, Android

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Electronic Arts

Contre Jour

Contre Jour

Platform: Standard web browsers (HTML5), iOS, Windows Phone, Android, Windows 8

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Chillingo


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