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Producer Of "Monty Python And The Holy Grail" Wins Royalty Lawsuit Against The Comedians

The producer behind Monty Python and the Holy Grail has won the lawsuit against the comedy team, entitling him to one seventh of the profits from Spamalot – a musical, based on the film. Mark...

Monty Python Stars Lose Court Battle Over Spamalot

Monty Python stars John Cleese, Michael Palin, Eric Idle and Terry Jones have lost their court battle with a producer over royalties from their hit stage show Spamalot.Mark Forstater, who produced 1975 film Monty Python...

Jack Black Can't Believe He Persuaded Eric Idle To Join Festival Bill

Funnyman Jack Black is still pinching himself after his comedy idol Eric Idle agreed to be a part of the School Of Rock star's inaugural Festival Supreme.The former Monty Python star will join Adam Sandler,...

Eric Idle Marks 50 Years Of Friendship With Cleese

Funnyman Eric Idle has marked the 50th anniversary of his first meeting with former Monty Python castmate John Cleese by penning a heartfelt essay about the pair's friendship on his website.The two Brits met up...

Eric Idle Penning Foreword To Marty Feldman Autobiography

Veteran British comedian Eric Idle is writing the foreword to a "recently discovered" autobiography by his late actor friend Marty Feldman.Feldman, who worked with members of Idle's Monty Python comedy group, died in Mexico in...

Eric Idle Jokes About Spamalot Lawsuit

Veteran British comedian Eric Idle can see the lighter side of his legal battle over hit stage show Spamalot because he has been having "excellent fun" in court with his Monty Python co-stars Michael Palin...

Monty Python Stars Sued For As Much As £1m In Royalties From The Musical Spamalot.

An enigmatic, mysterious man dubbed the 'seventh Python' is suing the stars of Monty Python for the cash they made while performing in the musical, Spamalot, a spin off from Monty Python And The Holy...

Spamalot Won’T Pay A Lot? Surviving Monty Pythons Sued By Holy Grail Producer

The producer of Monty Python and the Holy Grail – Mark Forstater - is suing the remaining members of Monty Python over royalty rights to the stage show Spamalot. Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael...

Monty Python Stars Sued Over Musical Rights

Monty Python stars Eric Idle and Michael Palin are set to appear in court on Friday (30Nov12) over a lawsuit involving West End musical Spamalot.Mark Forstater, who produced the classic 1975 comedy Monty Python and...

Russell Brand Among All-star Cast For Eric Idle's Latest Play

A truly special comedy moment as [L-R] Sophie Winkleman, Russell Brand, Tim Curry, Tracey Ullman, Billy Connolly, Jane Leeves, Jim Piddock, Eric Idle and Eddie Izzard join forces in Los Angeles.Look at that line-up, it's...

Jessie J 'Blown Away' By Closing Ceremony

Jessie J admits she was ''blown away'' by the London 2012 Closing Ceremony last night (12.08.12).The 24-year-old singer performed three songs at the prestigious event at the Olympic Stadium in Stratford, east London, and was...

Russell Brand Told Off By Co-star

Russell Brand was reportedly told off by Billy Connolly after he refused to start filming until a wardrobe girl flashed her breasts at him.The comedian's demand delayed shooting on the first day for two hours,...

Secret Policeman's Ball Makes A Splash Across The Atlantic

The Secret Policeman's Ball is now as much an important date on the comedy calendar as it is a world renowned fundraising event, and never was that more apparent than at the latest edition of...

Russell Brand To Star In Idle Play

Russell Brand is set to make his theatre debut with a starring role in a play written by Monty Python funnyman Eric Idle.Idle, who also wrote popular stage show Monty Python's Spamalot, has put pen...

John Cleese Attacks Idle Over Spamalot Cash Comments

John Cleese has lashed out at former Monty Python collaborator Eric Idle for "moaning" about the cash he has had to pay his Holy Grail castmates in royalties for stage musical Spamalot.Dubbing the disgruntled comedian/singer...

Terry Jones Would 'Think Twice' About New Life Of Brian

Monty Python's Terry Jones would "think twice" about making 'Life of Brian' now because of political correctness. The 69-year-old actor-and-director doesn't think people would appreciate the religious views in the 1979 movie - which was...

Pythons Not Amused By Tv Drama About Them

The members of Monty Python, the British satirical comedy team of the '70s and '80s, are in ill humor over the BBC's forthcoming Holy Flying Circus , a drama based on the controversy over their...

"He's Resting." "Look Matey, I Know A Dead Parrot When I See One."

Although he's been dead for 22 years, Graham Chapman is reuniting with the other members of the British comedy Group Monty Python for an animated movie based on his 1980 autobiography, A Liar's Autobiography Volume...

Idle Betting Against England In World Cup Opening Game

MONTY PYTHON star ERIC IDLE won't be rooting for his native England when the team opens it's World Cup run in South Africa on Saturday (12Jun10) - he'll be cheering for his adopted U.S.A.England are...

Ringo Awarded Starr

Ringo Starr was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame yesterday (08.02.10).The Beatles drummer unveiled the award on the 50th anniversary of the founding of the pavement bearing the names of showbiz personalities....

Cleese And Idle Clashed On Urine-drinking Sketch

MONTY PYTHON'S FLYING CIRCUS stars JOHN CLEESE and ERIC IDLE clashed over a urine-drinking sketch, which the BBC banned from the troupe's cult comedy series.Idle came up with the skit about a wine expert mistaking...

Monty Python Stars Draw Laughs On U.s. Tv

MONTY PYTHON comedians JOHN CLEESE, TERRY GILLIAM, ERIC IDLE and TERRY JONES caused havoc on U.S. TV on Wednesday night (14Oct09) when they abandoned an interview midway through and started a water fight.Four of the...

The Full Monty (Python) On Youtube

In the latest example of an "if you can't beat 'em, join 'em" strategy, the members of the '70s satirical group Monty Python have launched their own YouTube site, where they have posted dozens of...

Rutles Play Live - At Last

LATEST: Funnyman ERIC IDLE's mock BEATLES, THE RUTLES, performed live for the first time in Hollywood on Monday night (17Mar08). Following a question-and-answer session at the Egyptian Theatre, which marked the first time the quartet...

Rutles Reunion Continues In New York

LATEST: ERIC IDLE's THE RUTLES 30th anniversary revue is set for a limited run in New York, coinciding with former Monty Python star's 65th birthday. Idle devised the Rutlemania show to celebrate the 30th anniversary...

Britney Taken Out Of Spamalot's Lyrics

The lyrics in the hit musical SPAMALOT have been altered to avoid poking fun at BRITNEY SPEARS, it has emerged.The author of the West End and Broadway show, former MONTY PYTHON star ERIC IDLE, told...

By on 13 February 2008

Idle Calls On Funny Friends To Preview New Play

MONTY PYTHON star ERIC IDLE is giving fans a taste of his new play, WHAT ABOUT DICK?, by asking pals like BILLY CONNOLLY and EDDIE IZZARD to join him for a public reading. Idle plans...

Monty Python Star Waived Rights To Spamalot

The cast of MONTY PYTHON waived their rights to the stage adaptation of their 1975 movie MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL when ERIC IDLE first wrote SPAMALOT, because they didn't think the show would...

Life Of Brian Named Top Brit Flick

Monty Python's Life of Brian has been named as the nation's favourite British film in a new poll.The 1979 comedy, featuring Python stars Michael Palin, Terry Jones, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam, Graham Chapman and John...

By on 24 July 2007

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