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Star monkey spotted on flight from LAX

Photo: Crystal. Credit: Nancie Clare / Los Angeles TimesSpotting celebrities and their handlers on flights from LAX is a local pastime in Los Angeles, but some sightings are rarer than others.

Take the case of Crystal, the primate star of "Night at the Museum" and "The Hangover Part II." The furry thespian and her traveling companion, Tom Gunderson, caught the attention of passengers aboard American Airlines Flight 114 to Newark, N.J., on Saturday.

The 17-year-old capuchin monkey smiled for her fans and posed for camera phone stills as she and Gunderson strolled the aisle.

When asked if Crystal had to show a photo ID to board the flight, Gunderson said no. All she needs for her domestic and international trips ("Hangover Part II" was shot in Bangkok) is her CITES -- certificate of international trade of endangered species. However, Gunderson said capuchin monkeys were not endangered.

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-- Nancie Clare

Photo: Crystal. Credit: Nancie Clare / Los Angeles Times

 
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