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Connolly To Donate Stand-up Profits To Aussie Floods Fund

1st February 2011

Scottish funnyman BILLY CONNOLLY is planning a benefit stand-up gig in Australia to raise funds for the Queensland flood appeal.Downpours devastated towns across the Aussie states of Queensland and Victoria last month (Jan11), leaving thousands...

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Connolly Pays Tribute To 'Genius' Rafferty

5th January 2011

Funnyman BILLY CONNOLLY has paid tribute to his friend and former singing partner GERRY RAFFERTY, hailing the late musician as "a true genius".Rafferty joined the Scottish comedian's folk group the Humblebums before rising to fame...

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Billy Connolly Loved Gulliver's Travels Role

20th December 2010

Billy Connolly loved playing the role of a king in 'Gulliver's Travels'. The Scottish actor stars in the upcoming movie adaption of the classic Jonathan Swift-novel as King Theodore, the sovereign of Liliput, a nation...

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Connolly: 'I Was Nearly Dr. Who'

6th November 2010

Outrageous Scottish comedian BILLY CONNOLLY has revealed he was once in the running to play timelord DR. WHO.The funnyman, who starred alongside Jim Carrey in Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events and Tom Cruise...

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Fascinating Fact 9855

23rd August 2010

British funnyman BILLY CONNOLLY has been given the freedom of his native city, Glasgow in Scotland. The traditional honour gives him the right to fish in the nearby River Clyde and graze livestock on common...

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Jason Segal In Next Muppet Movie

16th March 2010

Jason Segal has signed up to the next 'Muppets' movie. The 30-year-old actor will play the human lead in the puppet story, which is to be directed by James Bobin - who has previously worked...

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Disney Promotes Upcoming Fare In London, Anaheim

11th September 2009

The Walt Disney Co., whose executives and staff have always appeared to be Anglophiles of the first order, offered journalists a preview of its forthcoming slate Thursday -- much of it featuring British performers. A...

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The Things They Say 11449

27th February 2009

"I miss my shoes when I am away. I've got lots of shoes. Maybe 100 pairs in various places. I adored my (leopardprint brogues) but someone stole them from my house as a party 20...

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Knighthood For Tv Legend Michael Parkinson

4th June 2008

Television great Michael Parkinson has been knighted by the Queen at Buckingham Palace.The talkshow legend, who received the honour for services to broadcasting in the New Year's honours list, said it was a "wonderful surprise"."I...

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Connolly Escapes Car Crash

31st December 2007

Comedian BILLY CONNOLLY has escaped serious injury after being involved in a car accident in Scotland. The Mrs Brown star crashed his Land Rover while driving on a main road near Ballater, Aberdeenshire on Sunday...

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'Knighthood For Parkinson'

26th December 2007

Legendary television chat show host Michael Parkinson is likely to be knighted for his services to broadcasting, according to reports.The Sun reports that the much-loved interviewer's name is on the Queen's New Years honours list...

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8m Watch Parky Goodbye

18th December 2007

Michael Parkinson's final ITV1 chat show pulled in an audience of 8.3 million people on Sunday night.The veteran broadcaster concluded his chat show career with a superb lineup of guests including Sir Michael Caine, Dame...

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Connolly To Star In X Files Film

13th December 2007

Scottish comedian BILLY CONNOLLY is set to appear alongside DAVID DUCHOVNY and GILLIAN ANDERSON in the forthcoming X FILES film. It is unknown what role the veteran actor will play in the follow-up to 1998's...

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British Interviewer Parkinson Tapes Final Show

23rd November 2007

Legendary British interviewer Michael Parkinson -- "Parky," as he is affectionately known to millions of viewers -- taped his final show after 36 years Thursday night, bringing on board a raft of top British celebrities...

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Knightley Wins Variety Award

19th November 2007

Atonement star Keira Knightley has been named film actress of the year at the Variety Club Showbiz Awards in London.The 22-year-old said she was "so honoured" to be praised by such an "extraordinary organisation", with...

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Sienna Shines At UK Premiere

19th October 2007

Sienna Miller stole the show at last night's UK premiere of her new film Interview.Though the gala screening was attended by the likes of co-star Steve Buscemi, Billy Connolly and Damian Hirst, it was the...

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Idle Calls On Funny Friends To Preview New Play

15th October 2007

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...

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Connolly Lined Up For Potter?

20th September 2007

Scottish comedian BILLY CONNOLLY has been lined up to play a wizard in the final installment of the HARRY POTTER movies, according to reports. The 64-year-old star has allegedly been earmarked for the role of...

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Connolly: 'Fido Was A Baptism Of Fire'

14th June 2007

Scottish comedian BILLY CONNOLLY's first day on the set of new zombie movie FIDO was "a baptism of fire" - he was forced to remove his trademark long hair. The funnyman, who plays an 'undead'...

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The Things They Say 4894

13th June 2007

"With zombie sex, I have no idea; it must be a bit like tantric sex." Scottish comedian BILLY CONNOLLY on sex amongst the undead in new movie FIDO....

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Connolly Blasts British National Party

28th April 2007

Scottish funnyman BILLY CONNOLLY has rubbished reports that he supports the British National Party. The Mrs Brown star has slammed claims that he is a supporter of their far-right policies, insisting he "detested" their beliefs....

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Fascinating Fact 3088

9th April 2007

Scottish funnyman BILLY CONNOLLY has joined the likes of KIEFER SUTHERLAND in a campaign to rename New York's West Village 'Little Britain' after the affinity expat Brits feel for the area....

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Osbourne Claustrophobic After Coal Cupboard Lock-ins

3rd April 2007

Rock matriarch SHARON OSBOURNE is a chronic claustrophobe after being repeatedly locked in a dark coal cupboard during her childhood. The wife of OZZY OSBOURNE was unable to turn on a light inside the cupboard...

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Kutcher Doubles Up At The Top Of The Us Box Office

1st October 2006

ASHTON KUTCHER has scored a rare prize at the top of the US box office - he features in the top two films. The actor voices a one-antlered mule deer in family cartoon comedy OPEN...

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Connolly Makes Maltese Island Home

1st October 2006

Comedian/actor BILLY CONNOLLY has turned his back on Los Angeles and his native Scotland for life on sunny Mediterranean island Gozo. The funnyman decided to scale back and enjoy the simple life when his wife...

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Lennox Fears She's A Fraud

4th July 2006

Former EURYTHMICS star ANNIE LENNOX fears she's a "fraud" for accepting an honorary doctorate from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. The SWEET DREAMS (ARE MADE OF THIS) singer, who was honoured alongside...

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Lennox Honoured By Scottish Academy

16th May 2006

Former EURYTHMICS star ANNIE LENNOX has been hailed as an inspiration to music students after being named as the Royal Scottish Academy Of Music And Drama's (RSAMD) latest honorary doctorate recipient. The singer, who will...

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Connolly's Song Inspiration

8th May 2006

Scottish comedian/actor BILLY CONNOLLY was the inspiration behind the song STUCK IN THE MIDDLE WITH YOU, written by GERRY RAFFERTY, a former bandmate of his. Connolly, who was in band HUMBLEBUMS with Rafferty, left the...

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Billy Connolly's Booze Blackouts

8th May 2006

Scottish funnyman BILLY CONNOLLY drank so much in his youth, he lost his short-term memory and suffered a split personality. The MRS BROWN star, who has been sober for twenty-one years, was prone to sudden...

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Connery And Connolly Team Up For Soccer Glory

18th April 2006

Scottish legends SIR SEAN CONNERY and BILLY CONNOLLY are making plans to buy a soccer team in their native country. MRS BROWN star Connolly announced the joint venture yesterday (18APR06), when he presented British soccer's...

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