BRUCE WILLIS PULLS RANK

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Bruce Willis pulled rank and snagged roles in his new flick "Bandits" for two of his daughters -- overruling exec producer Harley Peyton, who'd promised the parts to his own nieces! The star insisted on hiring his kids, who'll play members of a family held hostage by Bruce and co-star Billy Bob Thornton. So poor Harley, who also wrote the flick, had to deliver the heartbreaking news to his disappointed nieces. To soften the blow, Bruce handed Peyton an autographed photo of himself to give the girls. It was inscribed: "Next time, you're in the movie! . . . Bruce." (What next time, Bruce?)