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A Week In News: Sheeran's 'X' Ed, 'Transformers' Schools Rivals, Monty Python Class Reunion, A 'Hundred-year-old Man' Breaks All The Rules

Glastooo!: You'd have had to have been living under 17 rocks on the other side of the world to avoid the constant Glastonbury Festival coverage. As well as hundreds of thousands of punters, Somerset's Worthy...

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,...

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...

Recent James Bond Films Have Been Geared Towards Asian Audiences, Says John Cleese

John Cleese, who played James Bond’s gadget man Q in 2002’s Die Another Day, has claimed that filmmakers are more interested in the Britsh Spy’s action sequences than the witty one-liners and quintessentially British themes...

John Cleese: James Bond 'Gritty And Humourless'

John Cleese thinks the latest 'James Bond' films have a ''fundamental flaw''.The 'Monty Python' star - who played gadget maker Q in 1999's 'The World Is Not Enough' and 2002's 'Die Another Day' - thinks...

John Cleese: 'I Got Cut From Bond Movies Because Asians Wanted More Action'

Monty Python funnyman John Cleese has revealed he was dropped as gadget expert Q in the James Bond films because Asians didn't like his character.The 74 year old, who starred in two 007 movies -...

'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: "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...

Monty Python Live Tickets Sell Out In Just 43 Seconds, More Shows Announced

The eagerly-awaited Monty Python stage show has been extended from one to five days, scheduled for early July next year. The move to add more live dates to the list came as organisers announced that...

Monty Python Want South Park Collaboration

The Monty Python gang want to work with 'South Park'.Terry Jones is reuniting with his old comedy collaborators John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin and Eric Idle for the 'Monty Python Live (Mostly)' show, and...

A Week In News: Monty Python Reunion, Hunger Games Catching Fire, Harry Styles And Kendall Jenner

Dead Parrot's alive! Like David Bowie's comeback in January, we were stunned this week when the surviving members of Monty Python announced they would be reuniting for a special-one off stage show at London's O2...

Monty Python Tickets From £25. Showing The Stones How To Do It.

News that the surviving members of Monty Python are to reunite for a one-off show at London's O2 Arena in July was met with universal delight in the comedy world this week, though there was...

John Cleese: Monty Python Reunion Will Pay Alimony

John Cleese will use the Monty Python reunion to pay his ex-wife.The 74-year-old funnyman is to reunite with the legendary comedy troupe for a one-off show at London's The O2 in London next year and...

Monty Python Stars Confirm Reunion But John Cleese Rules Out Silly Walks

Funnyman John Cleese is unable to perform his legendary 'silly walks' at the upcoming Monty Python reunion show because hip and knee replacement surgery has left him unable to contort his legs.The comedy troupe -...

Monty Python Will Include Late Graham Chapman In Show

Monty Python will include late member Graham Chapman in their live comedy show.The group have reunited for a performance at The O2 in London, which will take place on July 1, 2014 and although Graham...

Monty Python Will Be Back With New Stage Show! Press Conference Scheduled For Today!

Earlier this week, Terry Jones announced that he and the surviving Monty Python members will all return to the stage, marking the first time in decades since they were all reunited. Jones' initial statement was...

Monty Python Reunion Sees Bookies Cutting Odds On New Feature Film

News of the Monty Python reunion ripped through the entertainment world on Tuesday (August 19, 2013), with the surviving members of the Flying Circus, John Cleese, 74, Terry Gilliam, 72, Terry Jones, 71, Eric Idle,...

Monty Python Set To Reunite For Stage Show

Britain's funniest comedy group are set to reunite for a stage production for the first time in over quarter of a century. The five surviving members, John Cleese, 74, Terry Gilliam, 72, Terry Jones, 71,...

Monty Python Back Together For Stage Show - Just In Time For Christmas

They say timing is everything when it comes to comedy, although that logic applies to more then a well-delivered joke, it would seem. The cast of Monty Python, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, Eric...

John Cleese Furiously Lashes Out At British Press As He Mourns Ex-wife

Less than a fortnight after the passing of his ex-wife of nine years, actor John Cleese has decided to vocalise his opinions about the UK press. Cleese was married to model Barbara Trentham until 1990...

John Cleese Pays Tribute To Ex-wife

John Cleese has paid tribute to his ''wonderfully kind'' ex-wife following her death from cancer.The 72-year-old actor's second spouse, American actress Barbara Trentham, passed away aged 68 at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago on August...

Monty Python Stars Lose Court Battle Over Spamalot

Monty Python stars John Cleese, Michael Palin, Eric Idle and Terry Jones have lost their court battle with a producer over royalties from their hit stage show Spamalot.Mark Forstater, who produced 1975 film Monty Python...

Check Out The First Sneak Peak At Pixar's 'Planes' [Trailer]

Pixar Animators may have nailed it again, with the new trailer for the upcoming Planes looking as though the only way is (further) up for the Disney-owned studio. The new film comes straight from the...

Lightning Mcqueen's Aeroplane Incarnation Dusty Crophopper To Hit Theatres In 'Planes' (Pictures And Trailer)

Here is your first taster of the upcoming 'Cars' spin-off 'Planes'; an equally endearing animated movie about determination and achieving your dreams set to hit screens on August 16th 2013.DisneyToon Studios brings us this fantastic...

Eric Idle Marks 50 Years Of Friendship With Cleese

Funnyman Eric Idle has marked the 50th anniversary of his first meeting with former Monty Python castmate John Cleese by penning a heartfelt essay about the pair's friendship on his website.The two Brits met up...

John Cleese Sells Photos To Settle Divorce Payments

Funnyman John Cleese is selling signed photographs to bankroll alimony payments to his ex-wife.Cleese split from his third wife, Alyce Faye Eichelberger, in 2008 after 16 years of marriage and her divorce settlement included an...

Bbc Accused Of 'Airbrushing History' In Fawlty Towers

One of the UK's most popular comedy moments, The Germans episode in Fawlty Towers, was censored to avoid racist language. Instead of the positive reaction the BBC probably expected, there has instead been mass criticism...

Stars Add Tributes To Michael Winner

Funnyman John Cleese and music mogul Simon Cowell have added their tributes to former filmmaker Michael Winner following his death on Monday (21Jan13).The Death Wish director passed away at the age of 77 at his...

Tributes For Michael Winner Roll In

British film director, actor and food writer, Michael Winner, died aged 77 today after battling a long illness. Such was his influence, both at work and away from it, the tributes are both heartfelt and...

Robbie Williams, David Beckham And John Cleese Among 150-Strong Shortlist To Feature On The New £10 Note

Robbie Williams, David Beckham, Princess Diana, and a few people actually deserving of the honour, have all been included in a 150-strong shortlist of potential replacements for Charles Darwin on the back of the £10...

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