Hey, Was That Gwyneth?

Like any James Bond parody, Austin Powers in Goldmember begins with a big chase scene: Austin on a winding road after a hot blond in a hot car. At the end of the scene, Austin turns to the camera--and we see it's not Mike Myers but...well, a major star who recently had dental work.

Audiences watching the movie, which opens Friday, will spot a dozen such "cameo" appearances. They'll find Gwyneth Paltrow, Kevin Spacey, Ozzy Osbourne, John Travolta, Britney Spears and (as a mustachioed prison guard) Katie Couric.

Cameos are almost as old as movie stars. In the 1928 Show People,...

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