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Michael Palin 'Denied' By Son

Michael Palin's son used to ''deny'' the Monty Python star was his father.Tom Palin, 47, admits he was an ''idiot'' to ignore his dad's fame because he felt pressure to follow a similar career path,...

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...

Eric Idle: 'Michael Palin Turned Down Tour Plans'

Eric Idle has blamed Michael Palin for scuppering plans for a Monty Python tour during a reunion lunch last week (ends21Dec14).The veteran comedians reformed for a run of shows at London's O2 Arena over the...

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...

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 '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...

Michael Palin To Narrate Kids' Tv Show

Monty Python star Michael Palin is moving on from the comedy troupe's recent reunion by landing a job narrating a new version of beloved British children's Tv show the Clangers.The veteran funnyman, who ended a...

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...

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...

Mick Jagger Hazes Monty Python In Video For (Mostly) Live Reunion

The last ever round of Monty Python reunion shows has been getting mixed reviews since its first night, July 1. While most fans likely filled the 20,000 seats of the O2 Arena because of nostalgia,...

The End Is Nigh: Monty Python Reunite For Final Round Of Gigs At The O2

In what may just be the biggest comeback in showbiz history, the remaining members of Monty Python have teamed up again for a number of reunion shows. John Cleese, Michael Palin, Eric Idle, Terry Jones...

Monty Python Kick Off Final Run Of Gigs

Monty Python had fans in hysterics as they kicked off their residency at London's The O2 arena last night (01.07.14).The legendary comedy troupe - consisting of John Cleese, Michael Palin, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam and...

Monty Python Gang Refuse To Retire

The 'Monty Python' stars will only retire when they die.The comedy troupe's five remaining members have no plans to quit showbiz altogether once their 10 'Monty Python Live (Mostly): One Down, Five To Go' live...

Mick Jagger Takes The Mickey In Monty Python Reunion Tour Video

Mick Jagger has starred in a promotional video for the upcoming Monty Python live shows, the first of which will be held tonight at London's O2 venue. The Rolling Stones rocker displays his witty sense...

Monty Python Live To Feature Stephen Hawking Cameo

'Monty Python Live (Mostly): One Down, Five To Go' will feature a cameo from Stephen Hawking.One of the surprises planned for the iconic comedy troupe's final hurrah, which kicks off tomorrow night (01.07.14) at London's...

Michael Palin Pays Tribute To Alan Whicker At Memorial Service

Comedian and Tv personality Michael Palin praised his late pal Alan Whicker as "a towering figure" in British broadcasting at a London memorial service on Wednesday (28May14).The Bbc journalist and Tv presenter died last July...

Monty Python Reunion Sparked By £800,000 Legal Bill

Monty Python decided to reunite following a £800,000 legal bill.The British comedy troupe - Terry Jones, 71, John Cleese, 74, Terry Gilliam, 72, Michael Palin, 70, and Eric Idle, 70 - will re-enact sketches from...

'The Last Night Of Monty Python' Stage Show To Be Shown In Cinemas

This latest announcement will see Monty Python fans simultaneously rejoice and mourn. The bizarre band of innovative comedians will regroup for the final time to perform at London’s O2 arena in July. The five remaining...

Michael Palin Plays It Cool With Border Guards

British funnyman Michael Palin refuses to joke with airport security officers as he fears he will end up in a jail cell for trying to lighten the mood.The Monty Python star has made a career...

Michael Palin Thanks Diary Habit For Writing Skills

British actor Michael Palin credits his habit of keeping a diary with honing his skills as a writer, insisting everyone should document their daily thoughts.The Monty Python star began writing a diary in 1969 and...

Michael Palin Plots Solo Tour After Monty Python Reunion

Monty Python star Michael Palin will head out on the road for a solo tour of the U.K. after the comedy group's highly-anticipated reunion in the summer (14).Palin will reunite with John Cleese, Terry Gilliam,...

Michael Palin: "A Lot Of Monty Python Was Crap, It Really Was"

Michael Palin, 70, has claimed that much of his pioneering comedy show Monty Python's Flying Circus was "crap". The comedian, writer and broadcaster conceded there had been some "gleaming moments" such as the Dead Parrot...

Michael Palin Calls Monty Python "Crap" As Reunion Shows Loom

Last November (2013) the famed British comedy group announced that they will be reuniting for a series of stage performances to take place this coming July.Each performance will be held at London's O2 Arena, and...

Michael Palin: Python Reunion Shows Will Be Last Ever

Michael Palin has confirmed Monty Python will disband for good after their reunion shows.The star claims the beloved comedy troupe's 10 live dates at The O2 arena this July will be the last time the...

Monty Python To Split For Good After Reunion Shows

British comedy troupe Monty Python will split for good after their money-spinning reunion shows this summer (14), according to Michael Palin.The veteran comedians came back together last year (13) to announce plans for a series...

Monty Python's Groupies Had 'Interesting Personalities'

Monty Python's groupies were never as attractive as rock groupies. The British comedy troupe - which is made up of John Cleese, 74, Terry Jones, 71, Terry Gilliam, 72, Michael Palin, 70, and Eric Idle,...

Kate Beckinsale To Star In Absolutely Anything

Kate Beckinsale has been cast in 'Absolutely Anything'.The 40-year-old actress - who will next hit the big screen in legal drama 'The Trials of Cate McCall' - will star alongside Simon Pegg in...

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