ASSISI, Italy (Wireless Flash) – Some Italian monks are having their robes re-designed to accommodate cell phones. The Franciscan brothers in Assisi will don dove gray linen robes containing special pockets to conceal the phones.

ST. JOHNS, Antigua – Miss Austria won’t want hear this but she’s a 100 to 1 longshot to win the Miss World crown this weekend, according to the intertops.com gambling website. Miss USA is the favorite with 3 to 1 odds.

LOS ANGELES – William Shatner is going from Star Trek to the Sopranos – sort of. Shatner is set to play a mafia don in DumbFellas, a mob movie spoof described as “Dumb And Dumber meets GoodFellas.”

NEW YORK – Actor Seth Green, who played Dr. Evil’s son, Scott Evil, in the first two Austin Powers flicks, will revive the role for the third installment of the series: Goldmember.

HOLLYWOOD – Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones is going to be released in the U.S. one day earlier than previously expected. Twentieth Century Fox says the film will come out on Thursday, May 16, to coincide with theaters in other countries which premiere movies on Thursdays.

LOS ANGELES – If Steve Martin ever wants to switch careers, he might want to try dentistry. The comedian learned to perfectly replicate the maneuvers of an experienced dentist to play a tooth-puller in the upcoming movie Novocaine.

NEW YORK – Diana Ross’ name isn’t magic to Harry Potter fans. According to eyewitnesses at the film’s New York premiere, the crowd greeted her with chants of “Cher! Cher!”

CULVER CITY, Calif. – Inflation even affects TV game shows. Starting November 26, Jeopardy is doubling the dollar amounts of all the categories.

ABERNANT, England – A Welsh couple who just named their newborn son Harry Potter say they chose the name because they like it – not because it’s the name of the popular children’s book character.

WASDALE VALLEY, England – The biggest liars in the world are gathering in Northwest England today for the World’s Biggest Liar Competition. 10 finalists will try to con judges into believing their tall tales.