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Gilliam Got Childish Arrogance From Monty Python

Animator-turned-director TERRY GILLIAM credits his participation in British comedy team MONTY PYTHON with giving him the arrogance needed to make movies. THE BROTHERS GRIM film-maker, who worked alongside famed funnymen JOHN CLEESE, TERRY JONES,...

Gilliam's Python Attack

TERRY GILLIAM has launched an astonishing attack on the former members of comedy legends MONTY PYTHON, labelling them "washed up has-beens". The director insisted he would never work with surviving members MICHAEL PALIN, JOHN...

Steve Martin's Comedy Career Honoured

American actor STEVE MARTIN was awarded the Mark Twain Prize For American Humour at Washington DC's Kennedy Center Concert Hall yesterday (23OCT05). A galaxy of stars including TOM HANKS, PAUL SIMON, ERIC IDLE, DIANE...

Spamalot To Hit Sin City

A special version of hit Broadway musical SPAMALOT will premiere in Las Vegas, Nevada in 2007 in a specially-built venue. Casino tycoon STEVE WYNN has reached an agreement with the show's producers to stage...

Python Comeback Series

Legendary British comedy group MONTY PYTHON are making a new six-part series using new material and some best loved old clips. JOHN CLEESE, ERICK IDLE, TERRY GILLIAM, MICHAEL PALIN and TERRY JONES will...

Schaffer Raises Funds For Paralyzed Sixties Star Smith

LATEST: US TV host PAUL SCHAFFER is organizing two concerts and a celebrity auction to raise money for his idol, MIKE SMITH who has spent two years in hospital following a 2003 accident which left...

Light In The Piazza, Spamalot And Doubt Big Winners At Tony Awards

Musical THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA took home six awards at last night's (05JUN05) TONY AWARDS, which honoured the best Broadway stage shows in New York over the last year. A love story set...

Chase Considers Another Vacation - Down Under

CHEVY CHASE is set to head to Australia to team up with CROCODILE DUNDEE on another NATIONAL LAMPOON vacation. Chase is in negotiations to reprise the role of CLARK GRISWALD one more time in...

Azaria Leaves Spamalot To Return To Tv

Actor HANK AZARIA is leaving his role in the acclaimed Broadway show MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT to resume work on his TV show HUFF. Azaria, who also voices roles on THE SIMPSONS, will be replaced...

Spamalot Claims Drama Desk Top Honours

Hit Broadway show MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT has started its award-winning run early by being named Best Musical by New York's critics forum DRAMA DESK. The musical, based on the British comedy troupe's MONTY PYTHON...

Spamalot Dominates Circle Awards

Comedy stage show MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT scooped the top honours at New York's OUTER CRITICS CIRCLE AWARDS on Sunday (08MAY05), including the Best Broadway Musical prize. Former Python ERIC IDLE's theatre adaptation of the...

Python Jones Slams 'Pointless' Spamalot

British funnyman TERRY JONES has slammed MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT, the Broadway musical based on his cult movie MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL. The 62-year-old co-directed and starred in the 1975 film, but is...

Idle's A Big Fan Of Therapy

British funnyman ERIC IDLE loves living in Los Angeles because he can visit a therapist without becoming the butt of his friends' jokes. The former MONTY PYTHON star admits therapy has helped him overcome...

Pythons Reunite

The five surviving members of legendary comedy troupe MONTY PYTHON'S FLYING CIRCUS have reunited for the first time since 1989 at the Broadway premiere of musical SPAMALOT - based on their cult film MONTY PYTHON...

Celebrities Support Rutles Sequel

DAVID BOWIE, TOM HANKS and ROBBIE WILLIAMS have all provided cameos for MONTY PYTHON star ERIC IDLE's long-anticipated sequel to 1978 THE BEATLES spoof THE RUTLES. THE RUTLES 2: CAN'T BUY ME LUNCH will...

Monty Python To Reunite For Musical Premiere

The five surviving members of MONTY PYTHON will reunite for the first time since 1989 next month (MAR05) - to attend the premiere of Broadway musical SPAMALOT, based on their movie THE HOLY GRAIL....

Python Star Rubbishes Phantom Musical

MONTY PYTHON star ERIC IDLE has rubbished THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA - and believes his musical SPAMALOT is far superior. Idle wrote the lyrics for the comic updating of the CAMELOT legend, which...

Idle Spamalot To Enrich Spam Firm

An American food company is planning to cash in on ERIC IDLE's forthcoming Broadway play MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT. Based on the British comedy collective's classic movie MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL, the musical...

Idle Wheelchair Bound For Summer

MONTY PYTHON star ERIC IDLE is facing the summer wheelchair bound after snapping a tendon during a tour of North America. The British comedian - who has co-written a musical adaptation of the film...

Frasier Star Lands Monty Python Role

Former FRASIER star DAVID HYDE PIERCE and ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW actor TIM CURRY have been named among the cast of ERIC IDLE's new MONTY PYTHON musical. The acting pair and funnyman HANK AZARIA...

Beatle Against Rutles

Rock legend SIR PAUL McCARTNEY will have to share the limelight at this month's GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL with a BEATLES spoof band he hates. The former Fab Four frontman has been booked to headline the...

Eric Idle's Stationary Nude Experience

MONTY PYTHON star ERIC IDLE was led to believe women were unable to move around whenever they were naked, after a bizarre childhood experience at the theatre. The British funnyman was taken to the...

Monty Python Cash In Passion Success

British comedian TERRY JONES has confessed MONTY PYTHON have deliberately cashed in on the success of THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST, by re-releasing their own biblical epic THE LIFE OF BRIAN. The comedian admits...

Freddie Prinze Jr Is Delgo

Hollywood hunk FREDDIE PRINZE JR has been selected as the voice of DELGO in the upcoming computer-generated movie. FATHOM has revealed that Prinze Jr is Delgo, a teen who must save the world, after...

Idle Wins Spamalot Battle

MONTY PYTHON star ERIC IDLE has triumphed in a legal battle to retain SPAMALOT as the title of his new stage musical. Spamalot - based on the comedy collective's classic 1975 film THE HOLY...

Gilliam: I'm The Last Python

Director TERRY GILLIAM has hinted he's sick of being quizzed about his MONTY PYTHON co-stars, by declaring his former comedy colleagues are all dead. The FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS film-maker made the...

Idle Blasts Fellow Python Palin

Comedian ERIC IDLE has accused MONTY PYTHON co-star MICHAEL PALIN of scuppering plans for the cult comedy troupe to reunite. Idle is furious after Palin, now a successful journalist and broadcaster, recently claimed a...

Pythons Snub Reunion

An attempt by VANITY FAIR magazine to reunite the five surviving members of MONTY PYTHON has failed. After repeated efforts to tempt the comedy team back to the stage or screen had stumbled, the...

Monty Python Star Faces Costly Broadway Wrangle

ERIC IDLE's stage version of MONTY PYTHON movie THE HOLY GRAIL has hit a major snag - a fellow Broadway, New York-bound production has asked him to change the musical's title. The comic has...

Gilliam 'Disappointed' In Cleese

Former MONTY PYTHON star TERRY GILLIAM has a bone to pick with one-time comedy partner JOHN CLEESE - he thinks his pal has wasted his comic genius. The two Brits joined up with TERRY...

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