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Monty Python Ballet?

MONTY PYTHON star ERIC IDLE is planning to write a ballet based on the hit comedy series. Following the success of Spamalot on the Broadway and West End stages, the writer-comedian - and his co-composer...

Idle: 'Classical Music Saved My Life'

Former MONTY PYTHON star ERIC IDLE has credited classical music with getting him through childhood. The British funnyman was enrolled into the Royal Wolverhampton School when he was just seven years old, after his father...

Shrek Breaks Us Animated Record

Shrek the Third took $122 million (£61.9 million) in its first weekend, a record for an animated film in the North American box office.The Dreamworks picture easily knocked Spider-man 3 off the top spot; in...

By on 21 May 2007

Python Star Threatens Shrek Legal Action

ERIC IDLE has accused SHREK THE THIRD moviemakers of theft after they lifted a joke from his 1975 hit MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL. The 64-year-old, who voices the character of Merlin in the...

Timberlake To Star In New Shrek

Justin Timberlake will star in the third instalment of the Shrek franchise as Princess Fiona's teenage cousin Artie.Shrek the Third is one of the summer's most highly-anticipated films and Timberlake will be a central character...

By on 02 May 2007

Idle's Musical Secret Revealed

MONTY PYTHON star ERIC IDLE was forced to shorten his Las Vegas musical SPAMALOT by 20 minutes, after realising potential theatre-goers might be put off by the show's length. Idle knew the show, which is...

Spamalot Cast To Break Coconut Orchestra Record

The cast of ERIC IDLE's London theatre show SPAMALOT are set to lead a world record attempt to get as many people as they can to bang coconuts together in Trafalgar Square on St Georges...

Presley's Python Obsession

Rock 'n' roll legend ELVIS PRESLEY was obsessed with British comedy series MONTY PYTHON and spent hours impersonating characters from the cult show. The HOUND DOG singer used to force his girlfriend LINDA THOMPSON to...

Elton Celebrates 60th With 20,000 Fans

SIR ELTON JOHN celebrated his 60th birthday for the third time last night (25MAR07) - performing to 20,000 fans and celebrity friends at New York City's Madison Square Garden. The ROCKET MAN singer, real name...

Idle Pens Life Of Brian Messiah Oratorio

Funnyman ERIC IDLE is bringing MONTY PYTHON's cult movie LIFE OF BRIAN to the classical stage in Canada this summer (06) after turning comedy THE HOLY GRAIL into a Broadway hit. The actor/singer was the...

They Think It's All Ogre It's Not Yet

As franchises go, the big green one involving a certain ogre and a talking donkey has been particularly successful. And DreamWorks now apparently believes it can stretch out even more from the gags of the...

By on 15 December 2006

Jones Celebrates 'Miraculous' Recovery

MONTY PYTHON star TERRY JONES is celebrating after he was given the all-clear following his recent battle with cancer. The writer/director was diagnosed with bowel cancer last month (OCT06) and forced to undergo emergency surgery...

Python Star Jones Undergoes Cancer Surgery

LATEST: MONTY PYTHON star TERRY JONES has undergone surgery for colon cancer. The 64 year old was "in good spirits and the operation went very well", according to his agent JODI SHIELDS. She says,...

Idle Blast Pythons

MONTY PYTHON funnyman ERIC IDLE has branded his old comedy partners two-faced for reaping the financial rewards of his hit musical SPAMALOT, despite expressing reservations about the show. Idle, who wrote the musical which is...

Idle: 'Beatles Approved Rutles'

Comedian ERIC IDLE's BEATLES spoof THE RUTLES was approved by all of the Fab Four when it was released in 1978. Idle had no idea how The Beatles - GEORGE HARRISON, PAUL MCCARTNEY, JOHN LENNON...

Python Star Jones Has Cancer

MONTY PYTHON star TERRY JONES has been diagnosed with bowel cancer and is to undergo surgery within the next few days. The 64-year-old has been admitted to a London hospital with 21-year-old girlfriend ANNA SODERSTROM...

Idle To Bring Spamalot To The Screen

MONTY PYTHON star ERIC IDLE is planning to bring his hit musical SPAMALOT to the big screen - but not before it has undergone a few vital changes. The British funnyman, whose much-loved show is...

Monty Python Stars Reunite At Musical Premiere

The stars of classic TV sketch show MONTY PYTHON'S FLYING CIRCUS reunited last night (17OCT06) to attend the UK premiere of their hit musical SPAMALOT. The song-and-dance extravaganza, based on the Python's 1975 film MONTY...

Idle Refuses To Join Python Reunion

ERIC IDLE has no intention of reuniting with his former MONTY PYTHON co-stars to make a final Python film, despite MICHAEL PALIN's attempts to get him onboard. Palin, 63, has confirmed that he and former...

Idle Bonded With Harrison Over Isolation

Former MONTY PYTHON star ERIC IDLE instantly bonded with late BEATLE GEORGE HARRISON, because both men knew what it was like to be an outsider. The British funnyman met Harrison on the set of Monty...

Williams' Mork Memories

Hollywood actor ROBIN WILLIAMS was convinced his entire career was over when TV show MORK AND MINDY was cancelled - because no one told him about it. The MRS DOUBTFIRE star starred as space alien...

Monty Python To Reunite?

Former MONTY PYTHON stars MICHAEL PALIN, TERRY GILLIAM and TERRY JONES are planning to produce a final Python album. Palin, 63, has confirmed that he and his former colleagues are interested in reuniting, although fellow...

The Simpsons Plan Star Studded-season

THE SIMPSONS is planning a star-studded 18th season by rounding up celebrities including NATALIE PORTMAN, KIEFER SUTHERLAND and THE WHITE STRIPES to voice character, often themselves, on the show. The premiere episode, THE MOOK, THE...

Idle And Cleese To Reunite In Shrek 3

Former MONTY PYTHON stars ERIC IDLE and JOHN CLEESE are set for a reunion in SHREK 3. THE LIFE OF BRIAN funnymen will both voice animated characters in the third installment of the animated hit...

Spamalot Breaks Records In Washington

Hit musical SPAMALOT has shattered box office records at Washington DC's National Theatre after selling out all five weeks of its run at the venue. The comedy musical, the brainchild of former MONTY PYTHON regular...

Azaria's Spamalot Pain

HANK AZARIA uses key torture to stop himself from breaking out into a fit of giggles when he's performing onstage. The ALONG CAME POLLY star admits he struggled to keep a straight face during...

Idle Convinced Pythons About Spamalot

ERIC IDLE convinced his MONTY PYTHON castmates to let him use their work in hit musical SPAMALOT, by playing them a song he had written for the show. MICHAEL PALIN, JOHN CLEESE, TERRY JONES...

Idle Rules Out Monty Python Reunion

Funnyman ERIC IDLE has ruled out a MONTY PYTHON reunion after meeting with his comedy pals over dinner in London. Idle has been the one member of the British comedy troupe fighting for a...

Idle Saves Broadway Show

Funnyman ERIC IDLE leapt to the rescue of a New York City performance of SPAMALOT on Wednesday (21DEC05), when traffic congestion held up the play's stars. Idle, who created Broadway hit based on the...

Martin, Hanks + Idle Form Comedy Trio For Telethon

STEVE MARTIN, TOM HANKS and ERIC IDLE have formed a supertrio for the upcoming EARTH TO AMERICA comedy telethon. The threesome will perform spoof songs and crack jokes during the show, which airs in...

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