LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash) – If Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant ever runs down on his luck, he could turn his soon-to-be $13.5 million home into an amusement park. The 16,000-square-foot home in Orange County, California, includes a lagoon with a replica of a pirate ship, water slides, man-made caves and a lake stocked with fish.

HONG KONG – Luciano Pavarotti is singing the praises of China’s president Jiang Zemin. The two-ton tenor recently heard Jiang sing “O Sole Mio” and Pavarotti claims the president has the “potential” to become a big opera star.

BERLIN – Madonna is taking a little down time from her European concert tour – by visiting a former Nazi concentration camp. On Sunday the pop icon and her pal Gwyneth Paltrow were spotted touring the Sachsenhausen camp outside of Berlin.

VANCOUVER – Courtney Love has gotten her panties in a bunch on the set of her new film, 24 Hours. According to Star magazine, crazy Courtney shocked her fellow castmembers by yanking up her skirt and peeling off her underwear in the middle of scene.

DUBAI – Talk about a snow job: A company in the Arab state of Dubai is creating a ski slope in the middle of the desert. Landmark Exhibitions has imported more than 400 tons of snow and ice to create a “Snow World” tourist attraction, which offers summertime skiing and toboggan rides.

ROANOKE – A lawsuit pending in a Roanoke, Virginia, court gives new meaning to the term “slippery slope.” Plaintiff Mary Lee Sowder is suing a local pet store for $100,000 after she slipped in a puddle of dog slobber and damaged her knee.

HOLLYWOOD – John Travolta may make some money off his box office bomb Battlefield Earth after all. A group of Battlefield Earth- loving sci-fi fans has offered the actor $700,000 to attend a British convention honoring the flick.

LINKOPING, Sweden – Want to keep your kid from turning into a criminal? Just read him Goldilocks And The Three Bears. According to researchers at Linkopings University in Sweden, 20 percent of convicts were never read fairy tales when they were kids.

HOUSTON – Americans are answering the call of the wild – in their cars. A survey by Adam & Eve adult products reveals 74 percent have had sex in an automobile and 68 percent have gotten nasty in the great outdoors.

ROCKFORD, Ill. – Destiny’s Child singer Michelle Williams must be the answer to her church’s prayers. Williams just donated $148,900 to the St. Paul’s Church Of God in Christ in her hometown of Rockford, Illinois.

NEW YORK – San Antonio Spurs center David Robinson has muscled his way to a top honor: Flex Magazine’s Best Physique in the NBA.