Flash Lites: Rip ‘N’ Read Pop Culture Recap

Flash Lites: Rip ‘N’ Read Pop Culture Recap

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash) – The Fox show COPS is getting naked in honor of its 500th episode. Immediately following the landmark episode running April 27, Fox will air Naked COPS: Special Edition, which features busts of nude convicts.

NEW YORK – Heavy metal singer Dee Snider may have spoken out against censorship back in the early 1980s but now he admits that there are some songs he doesn’t want his kids to hear – and wishes bands like Tenacious D. would put out “modified recordings.”

SYDNEY, Australia – Missy Elliot has a new title to add to her resume – suicide prevention counselor. Pop singer Tweet told Sydney, Australia’s Undercover.com that she was contemplating suicide at the time when Elliot called her and asked her if she wanted to be on her new record label, Goldmine Inc. Tweet said yes, and it brought her out of her slump.

LONDON – NME magazine has released its top-50 list of bands that have been the most influential to the magazine’s staff. But the group that took the number one spot might surprise you. Coming out on top was the Smiths, who were followed by the Beatles, the Stone Roses and David Bowie.

LOS ANGELES – Phyllis Diller has called it quits on a five-decade career as a stand-up comic. Diller made the announcement recently on stage during a performance at California State University, Northridge. Although Diller’s ending her live routine, she’ll still continue to paint and write.

Tue 04-16-02