Flash Lites: Rip ‘N’ Read Pop Culture Recap

Flash Lites: Rip ‘N’ Read Pop Culture Recap

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash) – Ally McBeal is pulling out all the stops for its May 20 series finale, bringing back not one, but three beloved characters – including one who’s dead. Fox honchos say Ally and her dead ex-boyfriend, Billy (Gil Bellows), will “reunite” on the series ender, which will also feature appearances by Courtney Thorne Smith, Lisa Nicole Carson and soul singer Barry White.

EXCELSIOR, Wis. – The Minnesota cabin featured in Fargo’s infamous woodchipper scene is heading to Wisconsin thanks to an Excelsior, Wisconsin, woman who spent $10,000 to buy the cabin in an internet auction.

LOS ANGELES – Although sex before a sports game is supposed to deplete an athlete’s energy, don’t tell that to boxer Oscar De La Hoya. He tells Playboy magazine that one time he had sex before a match and fought better than ever before.

NEW YORK – Tobey Maguire might be a little stung over the latest bit of Spider-Man marketing. A new commercial features Maguire’s Spider-man character leaving a crime scene only to shoot his web at a Carls Jr. hamburger. Maguire, a devout vegetarian, has spoken out recently about his disgust for meat products.

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Blink-182 is the latest band to be animated for a Simpsons episode. The band recently recorded their voices for the show’s 300th episode which features Bart Simpson touring with the band on the “Skewered Tour,” a parody of the music and extreme sports festival The Warped Tour.

SYDNEY, Australia – Australian Shakira fans are raging mad about a recent in-store appearance. According to Sydney’s Herald Sun, the pop star was scheduled to sign autographs at a local store but when the fans showed up, they were told they’d have to buy her latest CD to get entrance to the store.

Tue 04-30-02