Flash Lites: Rip ‘N’ Read Pop Culture Recap

Flash Lites: Rip ‘N’ Read Pop Culture Recap

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (Wireless Flash) – When Star Wars: Episode II comes out Thursday (May 16), you may notice something different about Samuel L. Jackson’s character – he’s the only one with a purple lightsaber. Jackson says it was his choice to go purple and he did it because he wanted to be able to see himself in the giant battle scenes when he watched the film in theaters.

BAKERSFIELD, Calif – Dwight Yoakam is hoping his new line of biscuits sells like, well, hotcakes. Dwight Yoakam’s Bakersfield Biscuits are currently available in Las Vegas and southern California and will become available nationwide later this year.

LOS ANGELES – Rod Stewart’s ex-wife, Rachel Hunter, is finding happiness in the arms of pop star Robbie Williams. New Zealand’s Sunday Telegraph reports the two met two months ago and have been spending time at Williams’ rented home in Hollywood Hills.

NEW YORK – A real “battle royal” could break out over a Scottish castle that both Paul McCartney and Madonna are rumored to be interested in buying. Real estate sources also claim Sting and Harrod’s department store mogul Mohammed al-Fayed are also interested in the $7 million castle on Scotland’s Isle of Harris, reports the New York Post.

LOS ANGELES – Ally McBeal devotees weeping over the demise of the series have a chance to get a piece of their onscreen heroine. Fox is auctioning off a diamond and sapphire necklace the neurotic lawyer wears on the final episode of the show, airing next Monday (May 20). The eBay auction ends Friday (May 17).

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