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Ivette M. Yee

This week in Hollywood

Men in Black may be a crowd-pleaser, but it’s not pleasing all dog lovers. According to a studio source, Columbia has been receiving complaints about Tommy Lee Jones’ shakedown of Frank, the movie’s scene-stealing, alien-inhabited talking pug. While Jones’ dog handling does indeed look harsh on screen, Eric Brevig, MiB’s visual-effects supervisor, insists that neither of the canines who took turns playing Frank was harmed.

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Vince Vaughn's doll disappointment

Be careful what you wish for. After his critically approved turn in last year’s indie hit Swingers, Vince Vaughn, 27, landed the coveted, high-profile part of The Lost World: Jurassic Park’s photographer Nick Van Owen. The role has moved him one step closer to the A list and helped him realize every American boy’s dream: having an action figure made in his very own likeness. There is, however, one problem: The Van Owen doll ”doesn’t look like me,” says Vaughn. ”The outfit looks like my figure should come with a yodeling mechanism.”

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