People: Jun. 19, 2000

SUE MY MONKEY

With the ratio of bad to good Saturday Night Live movies hovering at about 6 to 1, can you blame MIKE MYERS for practicing a little quality control? The comedian claims he tried to delay production of Dieter, a movie based on his fey, monkey-toting German SNL character, because the script, his own, wasn't funny. Not satisfied with that explanation, Universal Pictures last week sued Myers for $5 million, claiming that he actually pulled out of the movie during a May 30 meeting, after the studio had already laid out millions in production costs and made Dieter the...

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