Flash Lites: Rip ’N’ Read Pop Culture Recap

Flash Lites: Rip ’N’ Read Pop Culture Recap

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash) – Oasis songwriter Noel Gallagher says American bands need to listen to more Beatles before they can make “proper music.” Gallagher recently told MTV news that, besides the Strokes and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, American music is “as bad as it’s ever been” thanks to “a lot of unshaven grown men in shorts with skateboard [sneakers] singing about the blackness of the future.”

NEW YORK – American women not only love Tom Cruise, they want to be him. According to a survey in Family Circle magazine, 31 percent of ladies wish they could trade bodies with Cruise for a day. 28 percent would rather be ex-New York mayor Rudolph Giuliani.

NEW YORK – Reese Witherspoon may be moving to Washington D.C. for Legally Blonde II. Entertainment Weekly reports that the sequel may take place on Capitol Hill and producers are considering sending her character to Afghanistan.

CENTURY CITY, Calif. – 70 years after becoming the Fox Studio’s biggest star, the studio is repaying Shirley Temple with a child development center on the film studio lot named in her honor.

LOS ANGELES – George Costanza will soon be teaching acting classes at the University of Southern California. Seinfeld’s actor Jason Alexander will begin teaching seminar courses this fall.

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – It wasn’t The Force that helped Star Wars star Samuel L. Jackson kick his cocaine and tequila habit, it was his powerful desire to get better. Jackson recently revealed to London’s Daily Telegraph: “I was real tired. I’d tried everything else and I figured the one thing I hadn’t tried was sobriety.”

Fri 05-17-02