Headlines for: 04-11-2000

`EXORCIST' PICKED AS TOP VOMIT SCENE LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash) -- How's this for stomach-churning: Linda Blair's infamous pea soup spewing scene in "The Exorcist" has just been selected as the "Top Puke Scene" in film history.

FORTUNE COOKIES BEING USED TO PROMOTE CENSUS MIAMI (Wireless Flash) -- A Florida fortune cookie factory is helping out the U.S. Census Bureau by placing a special message inside its fortune cookies.

ENGLISH TEEN TOO BOISTEROUS FOR BOY BAND CHATHAM, England (Wireless Flash) -- A 17-year-old English lad is singing a sad tune after being kicked out of a boy band for being too boisterous.

MCDONALD'S CELEBRATES 45TH ANNIVERSARY OAKBROOK, Ill. (Wireless Flash) -- Ronald McDonald will be smiling extra wide this Saturday (Apr. 15): it's McDonald's 45th anniversary. On April 15th, 1955, Ray Kroc opened his first McDonald's

`THE SILLY SENSE' -- SPIRITS WITH A SENSE OF HUMOR LONGWOOD, Fla. (Wireless Flash) -- Dead people are nothing like the miserable, mangled corpses seen in "The Sixth Sense" -- in fact, many of them have a great sense of humor.

ONLY 19 PERCENT OF AMERICANS SPRING CLEAN CHICAGO (Wireless Flash) -- Not that many Americans will be springing up to do their spring cleaning this year. According to a survey by Bounty Paper Towels, only about 19

MUGGING IT UP: TONY CURTIS CREATES CELEB COFFEE MUGS LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash) -- Talk about mugging: Actors Tony Curtis, Anthony Quinn and Billy Dee Williams are coming out with their own lines of celebrity coffee mugs called Artstars.

BILLY BOB THORNTON: `I WAS BEN FRANKLIN IN A PREVIOUS LIFE' NEW YORK (Wireless Flash) -- Billy Bob Thornton is coming clean about his past: He believes he was Ben Franklin in a previous life. Thornton tells the upcoming "Men's Journal" that he was once

WIRELESS FLASH BRIEFS FROM AROUND THE WORLD WASHINGTON (Wireless Flash) -- Race car driver Mario Andretti is driving away with another honor. Next month, the speed demon will receive a humanitarian award from the Sons of Italy Foundation.