Headlines for: 05-30-2002

Jelly Bean Portrait Of Queen To Debut At Golden Jubilee FAIRFIELD, Calif. (Wireless Flash) – Lots of folks will be celebrating Queen Elizabeth II’s Golden Jubilee, but the sweetest tribute yet is an all-jelly bean portrait.

Kelly Osbourne Sings Out LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash) – Pop chart newbie Kelly Osbourne will make her live singing debut in front of one billion people worldwide on June 6th’s MTV Movie Awards.

Putin Puttin’ It To Miss Universe? ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (Wireless Flash) – Russian president Vladmir Putin is putting up with rumors that he’s puttin’ it to newly- crowned Miss Universe Oksana Fyodorova.

‘Happy Hooker’ Tackles Death - Not Sex - In Latest Book AMSTERDAM (Wireless Flash) – Former madam Xaviera Hollander established herself as a sex expert with her infamous book The Happy Hooker 30 years ago.

Laura Branigan Gets Grasp Of Joplin’s Rasp NEW YORK (Wireless Flash) – Singer Laura Branigan is best known for her 1982 hit, “Gloria,” but, these days, she’s more concerned with Janis – as in Joplin.

Escape Artist Offering Reward To Find Un-Escapable Trick COLUMBUS, Ohio (Wireless Flash) – A world-renowned escape artist is offering $100,000 to any American who can come up with a trick he can’t escape.

Miami Vice Theme Composer Talks Pastel Suits NEW FAIRFIELD, Conn. (Wireless Flash) – He may have written the flashy theme to Miami Vice, but composer Jan Hammer says his big moment during the show came when he was cast for a cameo – as a wedding singer.

Survey Plays Peek-A-Boo With Public Loos NEW YORK (Wireless Flash) – The makers of a drug that fights urinary tract pain are trying to flush out the best bathrooms in the U.S. – and they want you to help.

Director Hopes To Make ‘Black Dawson’s Creek’ LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash) – An up-and-coming film director says there’s never been a one-hour prime time drama devoted to African American teens, but she hopes to change that.

Flash Lites: Rip ‘N’ Read Pop Culture Recap NEW YORK (Wireless Flash) – Pepsi pitch-girl Britney Spears better remember which side of the soda wars she’s fighting on. The New York Post reports the pop star recently ordered a Coke at the Mandalay Bay

Around The Weird: Bizarre News Briefs FANNING SPRINGS, Fla. (Wireless Flash) – It was the belly flop that sunk a champion: Police have arrested a Florida man after his photo appeared in a newspaper as the winner of a Memorial Day belly flop contest. Shawn Sullivan