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Ricky Gervais doesn't want kids

April 11th, 2014 6:20am EDT
Ricky Gervais
Ricky Gervais doesn't want to have children.
'The Office' funnyman has recently written his will and bequeathed his entire fortune to his girlfriend Jane Fallon, who he has been with for 30 years, because the pair decided long ago not to have kids.
He told The Sun newspaper: "You worry about dependents and wills and things and that everything goes to my girlfriend. I've worked out who will get it.
"We chose not to have kids. I still don't think about that. It doesn't bother me at all. I don't know if that is a legacy, really. It's biological. I don't think of things like that."
Ricky insis...

Michael Palin: Python reunion shows will be last ever

April 4th, 2014 10:20am EDT
Michael Palin
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 veteran jokers will all perform together.
He told the BBC: "We hadn't exactly decided on the number of dates. We were going to do two, then four, then five, now it will be 10. July 20 will be the last night of the Pythons in the sense that there are absolutely no plans to do any more shows after that.
"We had to make a decision otherwise everyone expects you to tour America and Australia and al...

Monty Python's groupies had 'interesting personalities'

March 5th, 2014 1:20am EST
John Cleese
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, 70 - admit they had a huge fan base in at the height of their fame, however, the girls who chased them weren't as gorgeous as the females who followed their musician friends.
Gilliam - who is married to Maggie Weston - told GQ magazine: "There were groupies. But comedy groupies are not as good looking as rock groupies, that's all I can say. I mean, really interesting personalities! But the ...

Terry Gilliam: Young stars should be wild

January 10th, 2014 12:20pm EST
Terry Gilliam
Terry Gilliam thinks young stars should behave badly.
The 73-year-old Monty Python star isn't surprised by the likes of Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus behaving badly and wishes more young celebrities had a rock 'n' roll attitude.
Speaking at the UK premier of 'The Wolf of Wall Street' in London on Thursday night (01.09.14), he said: "That's what they are supposed to do. Go off the rails, get into drugs, die young - that's what you are supposed to do ... There aren't as many deaths as there used to be. Rock 'n' roll used to be a lot more fun, everything is a bit too timed now."
Terry and th...

Monty Python to play 10 nights in London

November 27th, 2013 12:20pm EST
John Cleese
Monty Python will now perform 10 live shows in London.
The British comedy troupe - who announced earlier this month they had reformed for a one-off live performance - have added an additional five dates at The O2, which seats 20,000 people, due to public demand.
The initial 'Monty Python Live (Mostly)' show on July 1, 2014, sold-out in just 43.5 seconds and tickets for the subsequent four dates between July 2 and July 5 were snapped up in less than an hour by fans desperate to see John Cleese, 74, Terry Jones, 71, Terry Gilliam, 72, Michael Palin, 70, and Eric Idle, 70, perform together a...

Eric Idle: Monty Python reunion could go global

November 26th, 2013 4:20am EST
Eric Idle
Eric Idle wants to take Monty Python around the world to say "goodbye".
The 70-year-old funnyman feels "fortunate" that five of the six members of the comedy troupe are still alive and able to work and he would be happy to take their forthcoming live show at The O2 in London out onto the world stage.
He said: "I am officially nearly retired but I am happy performing live.
"I have no problem if we wanted to do The Hollywood Bowl again and the Sydney Opera House and Madison Square Garden.
"I think it's a sweet idea to be able to go around the world and say farewell. We are fortunate there ar...

Monty Python sell-out show in 43.5 seconds

November 25th, 2013 10:20am EST
John Cleese
Monty Python's reunion show sold out in just 43.5 seconds today (25.11.13).
The British comedy troupe announced last week they had reformed for a one-off live performance but with demand for tickets so high the group have added a further four dates at The O2 in London, which has a 20,000 capacity.
Member John Cleese, 74, had hinted they may do more than one performance, but only if public interest justified it.
Speaking on 'The Andrew Marr Show' on Sunday (11.24.13), Cleese said: "If we can add some shows we will but it will entirely depend on if the tickets sell. We always say that when w...

Monty Python want South Park collaboration

November 25th, 2013 6:20am EST
Terry Jones
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 he claims the controversial American animation is the modern-day equivalent of their iconic British sketch show, 'Monty Python's Flying Circus'.
The 71-year-old star told The Sun newspaper: "It's so successful and brilliant. It makes me laugh. We'd like to do something with them but I don't know yet because it's early days for the Python reunion. Besides, I'm just getting used t...

Terry Gilliam: My wife thinks Monty Python reunion will be a 'shambles'

November 24th, 2013 12:20pm EST
Terry Gilliam
Terry Gilliam has admitted his wife thinks the Monty Python reunion will be a "shambles".
The 73-year-old star will reform the famous comedy troupe with his old collaborators - John Cleese, Michael Palin, Terry Jones and Eric Idle - for a one-of show, and he has revealed his partner Maggie isn't convinced.
Speaking to The Sun on Sunday newspaper, Terry said: "She thinks the reunion is a bad idea.
"She said, 'What the hell do you think you're doing, you old farts? It's going to be an embarrassing shambles.' "
The veteran actor and screenwriter also explained while he may have had his own res...

Michael Palin says dying with Monty Python would be 'great'

November 23rd, 2013 6:20am EST
Michael Palin
Michael Palin thinks dying during a Monty Python sketch "would be a great way to go".
The legendary British comedy troupe recently announced they were reforming for a one-off reunion show in London and star has said he thinks passing way as part of the group would be a fitting end.
He told The Sun newspaper: "If I died in the middle of a sketch with the Pythons then it would be a great way to go."
The 70-year-old comedian has also revealed he was the reason the surviving members of the group - completed by John Cleese, Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam and Eric Idle - hadn't reformed sooner.

Monty Python will include late Graham Chapman in show

November 21st, 2013 12:20pm EST
John Cleese
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 died in 1989 at the age of 48 the remaining members intend to feature him on stage and even have a plan to incorporate him in some sketches.
Speaking at a press conference at London's Playhouse Theatre on Thursday afternoon (11.21.13) to announce the one-off show, Python member Eric Idle, 70, said: "He will be there on screen and we'll be incorporating him and even trying to perform with him ...

Monty Python reunite for London show

November 21st, 2013 10:20am EST
John Cleese
Monty Python are reuniting to perform a greatest hits comedy show in 2014 - their first live performance for 33 years.
The British comedy act - Terry Jones, 71, John Cleese, 74, Terry Gilliam, 72, Michael Palin, 70, and Eric Idle, 70 - will re-enact sketches from their TV series 'Monty Python's Flying Circus' and scenes and songs from their three films at The O2 in London on July 1.
The group - who last performed live together at the Hollywood Bowl in 1980 and were last on stage in the UK 40 years ago - have been busy selecting highlights from their illustrious career such as the famous 'De...

Monty Python team's lucrative reunion

November 20th, 2013 4:20am EST
John Cleese
Monty Python's Terry Jones hopes their reunion will pay off his mortgage.
The 71-year-old star joked about the financial benefits of the British comedians' comeback after 30 years.
He told the BBC News: "It's real. We're getting together and putting on a show. I'm quite excited about it. I hope it makes us a lot of money. I hope to be able to pay off my mortgage!"
The announcement comes after another member of the team, Eric Idle, tipped off fans about their "big forthcoming news".
He tweeted on Monday (18.11.13): "Only three days to go till the Python press conference. Make sure Python f...

Monty Python team to reunite

November 19th, 2013 4:20am EST
John Cleese
The Monty Python comedy team are getting back together.
The surviving members of the legendary British collective of comedians are set to announce their return 30 years after their final film, 'The Meaning of Life', was released.
John Cleese, 74, Terry Gilliam, 72, Terry Jones, 71, Eric Idle, 70, and Michael Palin, 70, are expected to make a high-profile official announcement about their comeback next week, despite John previously saying it would be "absolutely impossible".
A source told The Sun newspaper: "No one ever thought this was possible, but it's 100 per cent happening. They knew ...

Terry Jones' Monty Python reunion plans stall

August 9th, 2013 3:10am EDT
Terry Jones
Actor/director Terry Jones' plans to reunite his Monty Python pals as aliens in a new movie have fallen flat, according to John Cleese.

Jones was hoping to direct Absolutely Anything, and bring his old comedy troupe friends on-board to voice extraterrestrials, but Cleese has revealed the movie project has stalled.

He tells the Los Angeles Times, "The truth is, I don't think any one of us knows what's going on. Terry rang us about 18 months ago and said, 'If we make this movie and I direct it, will you do a voice for it?' As far as I know, everyone said yes, and that's the last we heard ab...

Monty Python Funnymen To Reteam For New Movie

January 26th, 2012 9:12pm EST
John Cleese
The often-feuding members of the Monty Python comedy troupe are setting their differences aside for a new live action movie.

Michael Palin, John Cleese, Terry Jones and Terry Gilliam have already signed on for the science-fiction comedy, which Jones will direct - and project insiders claim producers are close to landing Eric Idle as well.

Absolutely Anything will follow the exploits of a man who is given the power to do whatever he likes by aliens.

The Monty Python stars will lend their voices to the out-of-this-world characters.

Jones tells Variety, "It's not a Monty Python picture, bu...

John Cleese Attacks Eric Idle Over 'Spamalot' Cash Comments

December 14th, 2011 9:49pm EST
John Cleese
John Cleese has lashed out at former Monty Python And The Holy Grail collaborator Eric Idle for "moaning" about the cash he has had to pay his Holy Grail castmates in royalties for stage musical Spamalot.

Dubbing the disgruntled comedian/singer 'Yoko Idle' - a reference to Yoko Ono, who is incorrectly blamed for breaking up the Beatles - Cleese took to his to address Idle's latest remarks.

He writes, "I see Yoko Idle's been moaning (again), about the royalties he had to pay the other Python's for Spamalot. Apparently he paid me 'millions.'

"Actual rough figures last time we c...

John Cleese: 'London Is No Longer An English City'

September 3rd, 2011 7:30am EDT
John Cleese
Funnyman John Cleese has spoken out about the high levels of immigration in his native U.K., insisting London is "no longer an English city."

The Monty Python star is adamant the multi-cultural nature of the British capital is changing the country beyond recognition and traditional English culture is fading out.

In an interview on Australian TV, he says, "I'm not sure what's going on in Britain. Let me say this, I don't know what's going on in London because London is no longer an English city and that's how they got the (2012) Olympics."

"They said, 'We're the most cosmopolitan city o...

John Cleese Plays Detective To Get Persistent Paparazzo's Name

August 9th, 2011 10:15pm EDT
John Cleese
John Cleese has asked for the help of his followers as he attempts to identify a photographer who followed him home on Tuesday.

The funnyman was ticked off when the paparazzi caught him shopping and decided to stay on his trail - and so he snapped the guy, posted the picture online and asked fans to help him get the guy's name.

In a series of tweets, the Monty Python star wrote, "Darling Twits, you can help me with a quick experiment... Some Paparazzo guy caught me this morning, followed me home... not content with snapping me, he wrote down my address (no doubt to sell).


SAG Awards Top Moments: Why Was Natalie Portman's Acceptance Speech Censored?

January 31st, 2011 9:20am EST
Natalie Portman | Photo Credits: John Shearer/
Here are our top moments of the 2011 Screen Actors Guild Awards:

10. Most Nurturing: "It shouldn't be called the SAG award, it should be called the Uplifting Award," The King's Speech actor Geoffrey Rush says on behalf of the cast, before giving nods to the movie's supporting actors, including his on-screen family and Freya Wilson, who played the young future Queen Elizabeth. His SAG family must be very proud.

9. The Kanye West Memorial Award: Has someone been enjoying a little post-Prohibition tipple? A spacey, dark-lipped Paz de la Huerta commandeers the mic after Steve Buscemi's speech...

2010 Year In Entertainment Review: April

January 1st, 2011 3:00pm EST
Bret Michaels
The eruption of a volcano in Iceland at the end of March meant the following month was dogged by stories of stranded stars as a giant ash cloud swept over northern Europe and closed airports across the continent.

California's Coachella festival was under threat as a number of acts canceled their slots when they were unable to fly out to the U.S.

Several movie premieres were also affected in the chaos - the "Iron Man 2" red carpet event in London was moved to Los Angeles when stars including Robert Downey, Jr. were unable to jet to Britain. Miley Cyrus also scrapped plans to unveil her fil...

Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'Shrek Forever After,' 'MacGruber,' & More

May 17th, 2010 10:10am EDT
A lot of other critics have blasted Ridley Scott’s “Robin Hood,” but honestly I found it to be pretty interesting. It is slightly long winded and its action scenes are a bit frenetic, however it dares to be different in how it approaches the Robin Hood tale which I appreciate.

As a narrative "Robin Hood" operates like a prequel, covering the events leading to Robin’s branding as an outlaw. This Robin is serious, more like a solider commanding his friends in battle, than the lighthearted rogue whose archery and skills with a sword are so well known in the legend. While he believes in eq...

John Cleese's $5,000 Taxi Ride

April 18th, 2010 10:00am EDT
John Cleese refused to let a volcanic eruption in Iceland disrupt his busy schedule - the actor paid $4,950 for a taxi to take him from Norway to Belgium after his plane was grounded.

The funnyman was in Norway for an appearance on a talk show earlier this week and was due to fly home to England after his TV spot.

However, he was unable to catch a flight to the U.K. as nearly all air services in Europe have been cancelled because of a heavy cloud of volcanic ash floating in the skies above.

But Cleese didn't let this spoil his plans - he paid $4,950 for a taxi to take him from No...

Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'Twilight Saga: New Moon,' 'Planet 51' & More

November 17th, 2009 9:59am EST
Twilight: New Moon
Vampire junkies of all ages hooked on the Twilight saga will get their fix this week with release of "New Moon." Further excitement about the premiere has generated among those obsessed with the series, since rumors of an off-screen romance between Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson have recently been confirmed.

Aside from the vampire romance "New Moon," other films hitting theaters this week include "Planet 51," "The Blind Side," "Broken Embraces," "Red Cliff," "Mammoth," and "Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans."


The natives of Planet 51 live in perpetual fe...

Celebrate 40 Years Of Monty Python Live And Uncut

October 13th, 2009 2:04pm EDT
Monty Python
The Independent Film Channel (IFC) announced today that Python fans across the U.S. will be able to enjoy the long-awaited reunion of the legendary Monty Python comedy troupe LIVE on and The invitation-only event, held October 15 at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York City, will celebrate the group's 40th anniversary and premiere the original IFC documentary, "Monty Python: Almost the Truth (The Lawyer's Cut)."

By visiting or Thursday, October 15 at approximately 9:00 PM EST, audiences across the U.S. can watch the historic event reuniting all...

Top 10 Celebrity Twitterers You Should Check Out

May 22nd, 2009 9:56am EDT
What is Twitter and why does everyone seem to talk about it these days? Well Twitter is a social networking device where you register an account and update in 140 words or less what's on your mind. This can be commentary on life, media, politics, movies, food, or responding to people who start to 'follow' you. This website has become a national hit, leading its name to be plastered everywhere and people constantly using their phone to send 'tweets.' A lot of the credit (or blame) can be placed on the shoulder of the various celebrities who embraced Twitter and love to give their fans insigh...

'South Park' Writers Want John Cleese

May 6th, 2009 2:44pm EDT
South Park
The creators of hit animated show South Park are desperate to land a cameo appearance from John Cleese - but fear upsetting the star with their outrageous storylines.

The adult-themed series is known for poking fun at celebrities, famously parodying stars including Britney Spears, Tom Cruise and most recently Kanye West.

Writers Matt Stone and Trey Parker admit they are big fans of Monty Python's Cleese and would love him to voice a role on the show, but they are worried about offending their comedy idol.

Stone says, "I'd love to meet John Cleese - he is a legend. The real st...

'Monty Python' Documentary To Celebrate 40 Years

March 27th, 2009 3:21pm EDT
Monty Python
Just as unexpected as the Spanish Inquisition, IFC will be airing a six-part documentary to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Monty Python's Flying Circus.

The six-part documentary Monty Python: Almost the Truth (The Lawyer's Cut) airs Oct. 4-10 and features John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin, who, along with founding member Graham Chapman created groundbreaking humor with such sketches as "The Ministry of Silly Walks" and "The Upper Class Twit of the Year."

IFC's Python Week also will include airings of the films Monty Python And The Holy Grail,...

Movies With Best Ensemble Casts

February 9th, 2009 5:13pm EST
Sometimes a single actor makes a film, and sometimes too many egos don't fit on the same screen, but when you find a group of talented actors who manage to make it look like they're having the time of their lives, then the audience wants to be a part of the magic. Chemistry can't be faked. Whether He's Just Not That Into You, starring Drew Barrymore, Justin Long, Jennifer Connelly, Ben Affleck, Jennifer Aniston, Kevin Connolly, Ginnifer Goodwin, Bradley Cooper, and Scarlett Johansson will be one of those remarkable collaborations remains to be seen. In the meantime, here's a little taste...

John Cleese Mocks Monty Python Pals

February 5th, 2009 9:24pm EST
John Cleese
John Cleese has poked fun at his Monty Python pals in a hilarious outburst on TV - and even dead star Graham Chapman didn't escape harsh criticism. Appearing on late-night talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Tuesday, Cleese was asked if he kept in touch with his Python collaborators, which prompted him to fire off about each one of them.

He joked, "One of them's alright - the little guy who does the very boring travel programs (Michael Palin)... but the others are awful. Terry Jones is this excitable little Welshman; he and I never got on. What Terry cannot accept is that the Welsh are a s...

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