NEW YORK (Wireless Flash) – Britney Spears and her entourage are being accused of trying to run out on a bar bill at a swanky New York watering hole. According to the New York Post, the gang left the joint named B Bar without paying and the poor waiter had to “run out and bang on the window of their car to get them to pay.”

TANGSTEDT, Germany – A 12-year-old German schoolgirl has won the title of “world’s longest tongue” from the Guinness Book of World Records. Annika Irmler’s licker is 2.75 inches long and she says she hopes to “make lots of money with it one day.”

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – Ally McBeal should take a lesson from Perry Mason. According to a new survey by FindLaw.com, 38 percent of TV viewers would rather have Mason defending them in court compared to only 9 percent who’d pick McBeal.

TOKYO – Around 100 geniuses from around the world met in Tokyo yesterday for the 15th World Genius Convention. The eggheads came to show off new inventions like an automatic targeting golf putter and motorized boots.

WASHINGTON – The odds are dropping that the earth will be destroyed by a giant asteroid. Princeton scientists say odds are now 1 in 5000, compared to previous estimates of 1 in 1500. New estimates of asteroids in the solar system say there are about 700,000 compared to the old number of 2 million.

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif – A one-of-a-kind Beatles and Beach Boys album bought at a garage sale earlier this year for $5 and is already raking in over $7,000 in an online auction that ends Nov. 14. The record contains a six-minute teleconference between the Fab Four and Beach Boy Brian Wilson.

WASHINGTON – A new joint study by professors from Rutgers University and the University of Pennsylvania says today’s fat kids are more disliked by their peers than husky children were 40 years ago. Girls dislike their lardy school chums more than boys.

HOLLYWOOD – Survivor host Jeff Probst may have a good gig in front of the cameras, but what he really wants to do is direct. And now, his first film has been picked for a “10 Directors To Watch” film festival. The flick, titled Finder’s Fee will be shown at the American Cinematheque theater in Los Angeles later this month.

NEW YORK – The Bee Gees’ new greatest hits CD will feature some hits they’ve written for other singers. The Gibb brothers have recorded new versions of “Emotion,” “Heartbreaker” and “Islands In The Stream,” which were hits for Samantha Sang, Dionne Warwick and Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton.

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua – Show biz insiders are betting the upcoming Harry Potter movie will be a big hit – and so are gamblers. The Intertops.com website is offering 11 to 25 odds the film will break the three- day box office record of $72.1 million set in 1997 by The Lost World: Jurassic Park II.