Flash Lites: Rip ‘N’ Read Pop Culture Recap

Flash Lites: Rip ‘N’ Read Pop Culture Recap

LONDON (Wireless Flash) – Harry Potter is reaching out to “muggles” around the world thanks to a new contest. A new website, owlsightings.com, lets Harry’s fans compete to win a walk-on role in the next Potter flick, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

TORONTO – Whatever Naked Chef Jamie Oliver wants, he gets – at least in Toronto. Although moose meat is illegal in Canada, the celeb chef insisted on trying it anyway during a recent trip there, requiring one chef to spend hours looking for three Bullwinkle steaks.

NEW YORK – NBC’s TV show, Ed, may be a ratings success but it’s still having some name recognition problems, according to cast member Josh Randall. He says he’s constantly bombarded for autographs by little old ladies who think the show is the 1960s sitcom, Mr. Ed and think Randall is Wilbur Post.

LONDON – Queen’s 1975 single “Bohemian Rhapsody” has been named Britain’s favorite pop song in a survey by Guinness World Records. The No. 2 song is John Lennon’s “Imagine,” and “Hey Jude” by The Beatles chimes in at No. 3.

SYDNEY, Australia – Pierce Brosnan says he’s happy to do another James Bond flick after Die Another Day is released – but wants a rest first. Brosnan tells TV Week in Australia that he wants to star in a fifth Bond film but only if he has the stamina because, in his words, “The actor who plays this part has to push the envelope physically.”

LONDON – When the musical Cats gives its final performance in London Saturday (May 11) after a 21-year run, the cast will be joined by 150 actors who have performed in it over the years – including the original cast members.

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