When he first starred in 1997's Men in Black, Tommy Lee Jones earned the unqualified respect of his 5-year-old daughter Victoria. Now that she is 10, Victoria is not so easily impressed. "She thought it was really cool that her dad was a Man in Black," says Jones, 55. "But in the last year or so, I've begun to go through a phase where, from her point of view, I am kind of goofy. I can't do anything right, and I require constant supervision, especially with driving." So how did he regain her adoration? By getting her a cameo in the sequel, MIB 2. "I was cool in the first one," says the proud pop, "and in the second one, she's cool."
"I think country music is about being family with your fans," says Wynonna Judd, 38, although her sister Ashley Judd disagrees. "She's very private. Ashley watched me deal with the pain of being a public person. She was there the day of my wedding when helicopters hovered overhead and you couldn't hear me say my vows. Then someone broke into my reception and there was a scuffle. So she became overprotective." Even so, Judd tries to encourage her little sis to lighten up. "We argue about our lifestyles all the time. My boundaries are different from hers," says the singer, who recently recorded the Elvis classic "Burning Love" for Disney's Lilo & Stitch soundtrack. "I have an 800 line where fans leave me messages like, 'Honey, what is up with your hair?' "
Jodie Foster, who plays a stern Catholic nun who doesn't hesitate to punish her students in The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys, recently took her tough-girl act on the road. "I was walking down the street, and there was this guy in a big pickup truck with the big wheels," says Foster, 39. "This little man in front of him stopped to turn right, and this guy was on him, beeping the horn. He even started hitting the guy with his truck. The little guy was paralyzed. So I go up and say, 'Get out of the car right now!' " Fortunately for Foster cooler heads prevailed. "I'm 5'3", and my friends were pulling me away, saying, 'Who do you think you are?' " she says, explaining, "When you make movies, you think your voice has some command."
Now 29, Doogie Howser, M.D.'s Neil Patrick Harris admits there are days when he yearns for his PG past. "I played Anne Archer's lover in a TV movie called The Man in the Attic," says Harris. "I had to be butt naked and have sex with Anne, which was a unique experience for someone from Albuquerque." Many men would consider that an enviable position, but Harris, who stars in the comedy Undercover Brother, felt a bit overexposed. "When they're putting pancake face makeup on your butt," he says, "you know you've reached a zenith in your career that's unattainable by most."
His Main Squeeze
Jimmy Fallon, who performs with the likes of Britney Spears and Mick Jagger on Saturday Night Live, wasn't always the subject of occupational envy. "I worked as a bag boy in a grocery store for two years," says Fallon, 27, who's shooting a role this summer in Woody Allen's next film. "I scraped gum off the floor the whole day. It was horrible." He sees a downside to fame, however, including a growing obsession with his complexion. "If I look in the mirror, I could squeeze zits all day," says Fallon. "Even if there's nothing there, I find things."