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Thursday 24 August 2006

It was Thursday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of August people in US were listening to London Bridge by Fergie. In UK Hips Don't Lie by Shakira featuring Wyclef Jean was in the top 5 hits. Accepted, directed by Steve Pink, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006 while Lifeguard by James Patterson, Andrew Gross was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Reader, I Married Him. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Chromehounds or Danny Phantom: Urban Jungle.
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TV Series

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

Reader, I Married Him

Starring: Daisy Goodwin, Sophie Kinsella, Joanna Trollope

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Trawlermen

Starring: Peter Capaldi

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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World Series of Pop Culture

Starring: Pat Kiernan, Erin Payton, Lisa Guerrero

Country: United States

Three Sheets

Starring: Zane Lamprey, Stephen McKenna

Country: United States

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The Singing Estate

Starring: Ivor Setterfield, Queen Elizabeth II, Christine Roberts, John Suchet

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Movies

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

Accepted

Directed by: Steve Pink

Starring: Justin Long, Jonah Hill, Blake Lively

Country: United States

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Step Up

Directed by: Anne Fletcher

Starring: Channing Tatum, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, Damaine Radcliff

Country: United States

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Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan

Directed by: Larry Charles

Starring: Sacha Baron Cohen, Ken Davitian, Luenell

Country: United States

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John Tucker Must Die

Directed by: Betty Thomas

Starring: Jesse Metcalfe, Ashanti, Arielle Kebbel

Country: United States

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Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

Directed by: Adam McKay

Starring: Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Sacha Baron Cohen

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 August 2006 ?

Holidays:
  • Liberia: Flag Day
  • RC Saints - Feast day of Saint Bartholomew
  • Roman festivals - first of the 3 days on which the mundus was opened
  • Ukraine: National Holiday, independence from Russia (1991)
  • Sierra Leone: President's Birthday
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • 2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict:
  • The Israeli reserve soldiers' protest, which calls for the resignation of Ehud Olmert and the establishment of a national commission of inquiry over failures in the conflict, grows in momentum to reach several hundred. (Ynet)
  • Unexploded Israeli cluster bombs, some dating back to the 1970s, are exacting an increasing toll on Lebanese civilians returning home, the UN and human rights groups report. (Human Rights Watch)
  • French President Jacques Chirac says 1,600 more French troops will serve in the UN peacekeeping force in Lebanon. (BBC)
  • Syria threatens to shut its border with Lebanon. (Al Jazeera)

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Books

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Angels Fall

By: Nora Roberts

#1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts explores the wilds of the Grand Tetons—and the mysteries of love, murder, and madness—in this engrossing and passionate novel.The

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Judge & Jury

By: James Patterson and Andrew Gross

Andie DeGrasse, an aspiring actress and single mom, is not your typical juror. Hoping to get dismissed from the pool, she tells the judge that most of her legal knowledge comes from a bit part curling around a stripper's pole ...

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Lifeguard

By: James Patterson, Andrew Gross

The danger isn't in the water. As a lifeguard in Florida resort, Ned Kelly meets the woman of his dreams. It feels perfect except that she prefers caviar and Manolo Blahniks, and he is used to burgers and flip flops.

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The Devil Wears Prada

By: Lauren Weisberger

With brand-new scenes, The New York Times bestseller and sequel you’ve been waiting for—the follow-up to the #1 New York Times bestseller, The Devil Wears Prada!Almost a decade has passed since Andy Sachs quit the job “a million girls would ...

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Videogames

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Chromehounds

Platform: Xbox 360

Genre: Mech simulator

Publisher: JP FromSoftware; WW Sega

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X-Men: The Official Game

Platform: Game Boy Advance, Microsoft Windows, Nintendo DS, Nintendo GameCube, PlayStation 2, Xbox, Xbox 360

Genre: Action, beat 'em up

Publisher: Activision

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Bomberman: Act Zero

Platform: Xbox 360

Genre: Action

Publisher: Konami

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Danny Phantom: Urban Jungle

Platform: Game Boy Advance Nintendo DS

Genre: Side-scroller

Publisher: THQ

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Warhammer: Mark of Chaos

Platform: Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360

Genre: Real-time tactics

Publisher: Namco Bandai Games Deep Silver

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