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John Cleese Completes Alimony Payments To Ex-wife

The Monty Python star split from Eichelberger in 2008 after 16 years of marriage, and the divorce settlement included an annual handout of more than $960,000 (£600,000) over seven years, in addition to...

Monty Python Stars Team Up For U.s. Tour

The veteran comedians, who reunited with the rest of the troupe for a series of comeback shows last year (14), are now heading out on the road as a duo. A statement...

John Cleese 'Irritated' By Fans

John Cleese gets ''very irritated'' when fans ask to take pictures with him.The 'Monty Python' star has confessed he hates being asked to pose for photos by members of the public and always refuses to...

John Cleese To Put Down Roots In Britain After Monaco Exit

The Monty Python star moved away after he was ordered to hand over $19.2 million (£12 million) to his ex-wife Alyce Eichelberger as part of a divorce settlement. Cleese, who remarried in...

John Cleese Admits He's Confused By Facebook

John Cleese doesn't understand Facebook.The 75-year-old comedian, who is best known as part of the Monty Python group, has admitted he's bemused by certain aspects of modern living and, in particular, the ever-increasing prominence of...

Disney Giving Winnie The Pooh Live-action Treatment

Director Alex Ross Perry has been tapped to pen the new adaptation, which will feature Winnie the Pooh's human friend Christopher Robin returning to the bear's hangout spot in the Hundred Acre Wood...

John Cleese Has Paid Ex-wife $20 Million

John Cleese has paid his third ex-wife almost $20 million.The 75-year-old actor, who split from American psychotherapist Alyce Faye Eichelberger in 2008 after 16 years of marriage, claims he has ''been working for seven years''...

Maisie Williams, 'Game Of Thrones'' Arya Stark, To Guest Star In 'Doctor Who'.

Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams will guest star in Doctor Who when it returns to our screens this autumn. The BBC announced the news on their blog on Monday (30th March).Maisie Williams will guest...

Michael Palin Slams John Cleese And Eric Idle

Michael Palin has branded John Cleese and Eric Idle ''difficult''.The 71-year-old comedian admits there was always a divide within the 'Monty Python' team as his two colleagues enjoyed lavish ''lifestyles'' and ''higher expectations'' than the...

Monty Python Members Reuniting For Tribeca Film Festival Celebration

Eric Idle, John Cleese, Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones will come together for a special screening of the 1975 movie at The Beacon Theatre on 24 April (15). The 2015...

Monty Python To Reunite At Tribeca, As Film Festival Marks 40th Anniversary Of 'Holy Grail'

It’s been four decades since Monty Python gave moviegoers an unforgettable laugh, when their first film Monty Python and the Holy Grail hit cinemas in 1975. So of course it's only fitting that the comedy...

John Cleese Backs Pier Campaign

Funnyman John Cleese and veteran actor Timothy West have thrown their weight behind a campaign to save a dilapidated pier in England where they spent happy days during their childhood.The Victorian jetty at the coastal...

John Cleese 'Didn't Really Want To Marry' Ex-wife

John Cleese ''didn't really want to'' marry his third wife Alyce Eichelberger.The 75-year-old actor wed the American psychotherapist in 1992 but following a turbulent separation and £12 million divorce settlement, the star has admitted the...

John Cleese: 'It's Hard Filming In The U.k.'

Comedian John Cleese prefers working on comedies in the U.S. instead of shows in his native Britain because they are a more enjoyable experience.Last year (13), the Monty Python star accused bosses at the Bbc...

Terry Jones Struggling To Pay Mortgage

Terry Jones is struggling to pay his mortgage, despite receiving £800,000 for the Monty Python live shows. The 72-year-old performer has a £700,000 interest-only mortgage on his £2.5 million house, but is finding it difficult...

John Cleese Says He's A 'Romantic'

John Cleese got married for a fourth time because he's ''a romantic''.The 'Monty Python' star tied the knot with current wife Jennifer Wade, 43, in August 2012 and he says their shared sense of humour...

John Cleese Slams Political Correctness

John Cleese thinks political correctness is ''condescending.''The controversial comic has made jokes about a variety of cultural stereotypes during his career, but admits he finds it ridiculous there are certain countries which are off-limits to...

John Cleese Named Britain's Most Influential Funnyman

Monty Python star John Cleese has topped a new poll to find the most influential British comedian of all time.The 75-year-old actor has beaten out Only Fools And Horses' Sir David Jason to claim the...

Monthy Python Group Turn Down $32m World Tour

The Monthy Python troupe has turned down a world tour that would have earned them $32 million.John Cleese, Eric Idle, Michael Palin and Terry Gilliam had been offered the hefty sum by promoters who wanted...

John Cleese Lands Top Book Award Nomination

Veteran comedian John Cleese is set to join the literary elite after winning a nomination for Britain's top book awards along with Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling and blockbuster thriller writer Lee Child.The Monty Python...

John Cleese Blasts Bond Film Bosses

John Cleese thinks money has spoiled the new James Bond films.The 74-year-old entertainer starred in two Bond films - 'The World Is Not Enough' and 'Die Another Die' - but hasn't bothered to watch the...

John Cleese Promises Juicy Gossip In Next Memoir

Funnyman John Cleese has vowed to serve up a volley of criticism of his rivals in his follow-up memoir.The Monty Python star is currently promoting the first volume of his life story, titled So, Anyway,...

John Cleese Turns Air Blue On Daytime Tv Show

Funnyman John Cleese left Tv presenters scrambling to apologise when he turned the air blue on a live U.K. daytime show after becoming confused about Britain's censorship rules.The Monty Python star appeared on This Morning...

John Cleese 'Looking Forward' To Death

John Cleese is ''looking forward'' to dying in five or six years. The 74-year-old actor insists he is not going to start writing another film because he will pass away before he finishes the project...

Taylor Swift Gives John Cleese A Taste Of Her Mean Side

Taylor Swift gave funnyman John Cleese a taste of her stern, feminist side when he poked fun at women during an appearance on Britain's Graham Norton Show on Friday night (10Oct14).The two stars were bonding...

John Cleese: 'Monty Python Shows Didn't Excite Me'

Funnyman John Cleese has performed his stand-up show so many times he failed to find any excitement from the huge crowds who attended the Monty Python reunion.The legendary comedy troupe returned for a series of...

They're Very Naughty Boys: Ofcom Probes Monty Python Swearing

Communications watchdog Ofcom is investigating the Monty Python live show after bad language was broadcast before the watershed. Many of the complaints about the farewell show on 'Gold' concerned offensive language though some fans had...

John Cleese's Daughter Calls Step-mum A 'Child'

John Cleese's daughter Camilla branded her new stepmother a ''child'' during a comedy set.The budding comedienne took many shots at her father and the rest of her family whilst performing at the Edinburgh Festival in...

Monty Python Perform Together For Final Time

The members of legendary comedy troupe 'Monty Python' performed together for the final time on Sunday (20.07.14).Eric Idle, 71, John Cleese, 74, Michael Palin, 71, Terry Gilliam, 73, and Terry Jones, 72, took their last...

Monty Python Earn £2m For Final Shows

Monty Python are set to make £2.2 million each from their recent reunion.The legendary comedy troupe - consisting of John Cleese, Michael Palin, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones - will all earn a...

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Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner divorce 'best thing for family'

The Hollywood duo - who have children Violet, nine, Seraphina, six, and Samuel...

Suzi Perry To Be Part Of New 'Top Gear'?

Suzi Perry, the BBC’s official Formula 1 correspondent, has emerged has a possible...

Rita Ora Opens Up About Why She Decided To Join 'The X Factor'

New judge on ‘The X Factor’ Rita Ora has revealed that she couldn’t say no to Simon...

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Rolling Stones - Exhibitionism Featurette

The Rolling Stones are set to celebrate their long career as a band next year (2016) with their first exhibition at London's Saatchi Gallery.

'It's A Dream Come True': Paul Rudd Marvels Over 'Ant-Man' Role

The star makes his superhero debut in the upcoming movie.

Emilia Clarke Gives Her Fan Theory On The Fate On Jon Snow

The ‘Game of Thrones’ actress has given some hope to Jon Snow’s legions of fans.

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