Monthly Archives: August 2011

Hurricane Katrina of the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season was the costliest natural disaster, as well as one of the five deadliest hurricanes, in the history of the United States.  Among recorded Atlantic hurricanes, it was the sixth strongest overall. At least 1,836 people died in the actual hurricane and in the floods that followed, making it one of the deadliest U.S. hurricanes of all time.

The most significant number of deaths occurred in New Orleans, Louisiana, which flooded as the levee system  failed, in many cases hours after the storm had moved inland.  Eventually 80% of the city and large tracts of neighboring parishes became flooded, and the floodwaters lingered for weeks. The Bush administration sought out over $105 billion in repairs and reconstruction from the effects of Katrina, making this the most costly Hurricane in US History.

Legendary filmmaker Spike Lee produced a film on the effects from hurricane Katrina entitled, “When the Levees Broke” Watch a few clips below:


Top 200 Album Sales (Top 5 Hip Hop/R&B)

Rank Artist Album This Week Est. Total
1 Game The R.E.D. Album 98,000 98,000
2 Jay-Z & Kanye West Watch The Throne 94,000 707,000
12 Beyonce 4 21,000 700,000
15 Eminem & Royce Da 5’9 (Bad Meets Evil) Hell: The Sequel 18,000 481,000
20 Rihanna Loud
15,000 1,433,000


Forbes dropped a list of the Women who matter the most across the world this week, with the top 100 most powerful women.  They are politicians, CEOs, bankers, cultural icons, billionaires and entrepreneurs.  Take a look at the full list after the jump.

1st Lady Michelle Obama & Media Mogul Oprah Winfrey pictured above

Top 100 Most Powerful Women 2k11


source: BoxOfficeMojo

Title                                    Weekend Gross     Budget

1. The Help                                $14.3 Million          $25 m

2. Colombiana                            $10.3 million         $40 m

3. Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark    $8.6 million         $25 m

4.  Rise of the Planet of the Apes  $8.6 million        $93 m

5.  Our Idiot Brother                       $6.5 million        $5 m

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