LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash) – The star of the slapstick comedy Bubble Boy is blowing off complaints that the film makes fun of folks who suffer from immune deficiencies. Actor Jake Gyllenhaal says his bubble-enclosed character is the hero of the film and he thinks the flick is sympathetic to folks who are different.

NEW YORK – Add Nelly to the list of rappers starting their own clothing lines. The “Country Grammar” singer says he will debut a line of “hip hop fashions” for men under the name “Vokal.”

NASHVILLE – This Judd’s in love: Singer Wynonna Judd just announced she’s engaged to marry her road manager, D.R. Roach.

LONDON – Aging rock star Mick Jagger is the new poster boy for old people. He appears on the cover of Saga – a British magazine for readers over the age of 50. The article on the Rolling Stone is sandwiched between ads for a retirement home and orthopedic beds.

BERLIN – Lady Di – Das Musical, the first musical based on the life of Princess Diana, will open in Germany in November. Composer Peter Thomas, says Germans have a great interest in the late Princess’ life, but he is confident the musical will be translated into English.

SKOWHEGAN, Maine – Talk about a raw deal: A Maine woman claims her landlord told her she could work off rent she owed him by stripping for him. Now, the woman is suing the guy for improper sexual advances.

NEW YORK – Ahh, the sweet smell of success: A new survey from Chanel shows women who wear perfume are more successful than ladies who don’t wear fragrances.

SAN JOSE – A sex offender has made the unkindest cut that much more miserable by paying for his own castration. Court officials believe Brian Devries requested the surgery in the hopes it will allow him to be released from the mental hospital where he is currently incarcerated.

DETROIT – Detroit cops are on the hunt for a prankster who is plastering pornographic pictures on houses and cars. The naughty shots were snipped from an X-rated magazine.

SEATTLE – Double trouble for singer Dave Matthews: his wife just gave birth to twin girls. The rock star was by his wife’s side when she delivered little Stella and Grace.