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Wednesday 1 October 2008

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of October people in US were listening to Whatever You Like by T.I.. Crash, directed by Paul Haggis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008 while The Host by Stephenie Meyer was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Raising the Bar. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Club Penguin: Elite Penguin Force or The Club.
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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Crash

Directed by: Paul Haggis

Starring: Don Cheadle, Sandra Bullock, Thandie Newton, Karina Arroyave

Country: United States

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Frost/Nixon

Directed by: Ron Howard

Starring: Frank Langella, Michael Sheen, Kevin Bacon, Sam Rockwell

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Sex Drive

Directed by: Sean Anders

Starring: Josh Zuckerman, Clark Duke, Amanda Crew, James Marsden

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W.

Directed by: Oliver Stone

Starring: Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Banks, Ioan Gruffudd, Colin Hanks

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Fling

Directed by: John Stewart Muller

Starring: Brandon Routh, Steve Sandvoss, Courtney Ford, Shoshana Bush

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TV Series

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

Raising the Bar

Directed by: Clay Glen

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Destroyed in Seconds

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Spooks: Code 9

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Sordid Lives: The Series

Directed by: Del Shores

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Los 80

Starring: Tamara Acosta, Daniel Muñoz, Lucas Escobar, Tomás Verdejo Urzúa

Country: Chile

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • Singapore - Children's Day
  • Also see October 1 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • World Vegetarian Day
  • French Republican Calendar - Cuve (Barrel) Day, tenth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Tuvalu - Independence Day (from Gilbert Islands (Kiribati), 1975)
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • John Biddle: American yachting cinematographer and lecturer (Born 1925).
  • Nick Reynolds: American singer and bongo player (The Kingston Trio) (d. 2008).
Facts:
  • Russia's supreme court declares the imperial dynasty victims of political repression, marking the official rehabilitation of the house of Romanov. The decision overturns a lower court ruling that classified the killings as plain murder, and exonerates Emperor Nicholas II and his family of the alleged crimes the Bolshevik regime used to justify their killing. (Reuters)
  • The United States Senate passes the civilian nuclear agreement with India by a vote of 86–13. India has not signed the Non-Proliferation Treaty, but may now undertake nuclear trade to the States (TOI)
  • The National Transportation Safety Board reports that a Metrolink engineer sent a text message 22 seconds before the Chatsworth train collision in Los Angeles, California, that killed 25 people. (CBS)
  • Mayor of Melbourne John So announces his resignation. (news.com.au)
  • United States Army General David D. McKiernan, the commander of NATO forces in Afghanistan, says that a greater military presence is ampquotneeded as quickly as possible.ampquot (CNN)

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of October 2008 ?

Top #10 R&B songs
  1. T.I. - Whatever You Like
  2. Can't Believe It - T-Pain Featuring Lil Wayne
  3. Jazmine Sullivan - Need U Bad
  4. Jennifer Hudson - Spotlight
  5. Mrs. Officer - Lil Wayne Featuring Bobby Valentino & Kidd Kidd
  6. Ne-Yo - Miss Independent
  7. Put On - Young Jeezy Featuring Kanye West
  8. Robin Thicke - Magic
  9. Got Money - Lil Wayne Featuring T-Pain
  10. Heaven Sent - Keyshia Cole
Top #10 Latin songs
  1. No Me Doy Por Vencido - Luis Fonsi
  2. Flex - Te Quiero
  3. La Cumbia Del Rio - Los Pikadientes de Caborca
  4. Vicente Fernandez - Para Siempre
  5. Dame Tu Amor - Alacranes Musical
  6. Si No Te Hubieras Ido - Mana
  7. Hasta El Dia De Hoy - Dareyes de La Sierra
  8. Lloro Por Ti - Enrique Iglesias
  9. La Arrolladora Banda el Limon de Rene Camacho - Y Que Quede Claro
  10. Cinco Minutos - Gloria Trevi

Books

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

The Host

By: Stephenie Meyer

The phenomenal #1 bestseller is now a major motion picture: "Startling and addictive. . . . An epic story of love, family, and loyalty." -USA TodayMelanie Stryder refuses to fade away.

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Anathem

By: Neal Stephenson

A #1 New York Times Bestseller, Anathem is perhaps the most brilliant literary invention to date from the incomparable Neal Stephenson, who rocked the world with Snow Crash, Cryptonomicon, and The

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The Other Queen

By: Philippa Gregory

From #1 New York Times bestselling author and “queen of royal fiction” (USA TODAY) Philippa Gregory—a dazzling new novel about the intriguing, romantic, and maddening Mary, Queen of Scots.Fleeing

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The Forever War

By: Dexter Filkins

National BestsellerOne of the Best Books of the Year:New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Boston Globe, and Time An instant classic of war reporting, The Forever

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Coffeetime Crosswords

Coffeetime Crosswords

Platform: Xbox 360 (XBLA)

Genre: Puzzle game

Publisher: Konami

Ai Space

Platform: Windows

Genre: MMOSG, Virtual world

Publisher: Ai Space Production Committee

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Club Penguin: Elite Penguin Force

Platform: Nintendo DS

Genre: Point-and-Click

Publisher: Disney Interactive Studios

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The Club

Platform: Microsoft Windows PlayStation 3 Xbox 360

Genre: Third-person shooter

Publisher: Sega

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Class of Heroes

Platform: PlayStation Portable

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: JP Acquire; NA Atlus

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Home videos

Which movies you probably rented those days on VHS/DVD to spend a great night?

Flawless

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Definitely, Maybe

Studio: DVD and Blu-ray

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Son of Rambow

Studio: DVD

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Tropic Thunder

Studio: DVD and Blu-ray

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Towelhead

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