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Monty Python's Eric Idle Ignores Critics, Says Reunion Show Had '15,000 Happy Customers'

July 2nd, 2014 1:16pm EDT
Monty Python's Eric Idle Ignores Critics, Says Reunion Show Had
The Monty Python comedy troupe reunited for the first time in more than 30 years last night, performing a comeback gig at the O2 Arena in London. Critics slammed the highly anticipated production, claiming the group relied too much on old jokes, overdone routines, and too-familiar sketches.

The show features some of their most popular skits from "Monty Python's Flying Circus," including fan favorites - the dead parrot, Spam, "The Lumberjack Song" and the Spanish Inquisition.

Comedian Eric Idle was seemingly unaffected by the negative reviews and instead was pleased with the fans' response...
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Stars Who Turned Down 'Dancing With The Stars'

February 27th, 2013 4:07pm EST
Lindsay Lohan
We know who is going to compete in Dancing with the Stars this year, but who turned down the chance to dance for the Mirror Ball Trophy?

Lindsay Lohan reportedly turned down the producers, even after several offers that maxed out at $550,000. She could probably use the money now.

Entertainment News reported that Lance Armstrong gets an invitation every season, and this year was no exception - especially after his high profile interview with Oprah.

Katherine Webb was a big target for the show, but Splash swooped in and got her to sign on first.

Eric Idle turned the show dow...
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Spice Girls, The Who & More U.K. Acts Close London Olympics

August 13th, 2012 8:42am EDT
Victoria Beckham
Last night's London Olympics closing ceremony included performances by The Who, the reunited Spice Girls, Muse, One Direction and Queen guitarist Brian May.

Composer David Arnold and Kim Gavin's "A Symphony of British Music" extravaganza kicked off with Scottish singer Emeli Sande performing "Read All About It" to a stadium packed with fans.

Madness, the Pet Shop Boys, One Direction and The Kinks frontman Ray Davies also performed before the 10,800 athletes of the Games marched into the arena.

George Michael, the Kaiser Chiefs, Annie Lennox and Fatboy Slim also took the stage, as did Ed ...
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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...
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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 Twitter.com 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...
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Entertainment Weekly Celebrates 'The Empire Strikes Back' With Exclusive Never Before Seen Photos

April 8th, 2010 12:00pm EDT
EW The Empire Strikes Back
George Lucas celebrates the 30th anniversary of his landmark sequel by opening his vault of rare and never-before-seen photos for an upcoming book, and this week's issue has the exclusive excerpt. Star Wars hit theaters on May 25, 1977, and it was unlike anything anyone had ever seen. However, when most Star Wars aficionados go back to watch their favorite installment from the franchise it is not the original film, but its follow-up, The Empire Strikes Back, that fans gravitate towards. EW explains why The Empire Strikes Back remains the ultimate Star Wars film.

The book also has great ...
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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 IFC.com and PythOnline.com. 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 IFC.com or PythOnline.com Thursday, October 15 at approximately 9:00 PM EST, audiences across the U.S. can watch the historic event reuniting all...
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'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,...
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Movies With Best Ensemble Casts

February 9th, 2009 5:13pm EST
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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...
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Celebrity Birthdays, March 29

March 29th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Elle Macpherson
Happy Birthday to tennis superstar Jennifer Capriati (1976), "Xena: Warrior Princess" star Lucy Lawless (1968), Australian supermodel Elle Macpherson (1964), "Star Trek: TNG" actress Marina Sirtis (1960), Jane's Addiction singer Perry Farrell (1959), "Harold & Maude" star Bud Cort (1948), "Monty Python" actor Eric Idle (1943), legendary baseball pitcher Cy Young (1867; d. 1955), and 10th President of the United States John Tyler (1790; d. 1862).
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John O'Hurley Stars in 'Spamalot'

January 12th, 2007 4:40pm EST
Spamalot
1969 is remembered as the year that man walked on the moon; Elvis Presley took up residency in Las Vegas; and Monty Python's Flying Circus first aired on BBC television. 2007 will go down in the history books as the year that the inspired lunacy of Monty Python came to The Grail Theater at Wynn Las Vegas with the smash hit show Monty Python's "Spamalot."

Eric Idle has created a deliriously funny live spectacle which tells the legendary tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, and their quest for the Holy Grail. The show features lusty maidens, dancing divas, a killer rab...
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Starpulse.com's Movies To Look For In 2007

January 1st, 2007 12:00pm EST
Spider-Man 3
Now that the book on 2006 has been officially closed, it’s time to set our eyes on the horizon ahead of us. 2007 will be a year full of superhero movies, long-awaited CD releases and over-hyped video game shipments – and just about everything coming our way this year in the entertainment field is a sequel. Here are the movies to look for in 2007:

The Buzz Favorites

Jump In! – Corbin Bleu returns from the runaway success of High School Musical to star in this movie about a Double Dutch tournament. Expect no one over the age of 25 to know anything about the movie, other than the ri...
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Guitar Virtuoso Tommy Emmanuel Nominated For 'Best Country Instrumental Performance' Grammy

December 13th, 2006 11:02am EST
Tommy Emmanuel
Tommy Emmanuel has garnered a nomination for the 49th Annual Grammy Awards in the “Best Country Instrumental Performance” category for “Gameshow Rag/Cannonball Rag” from his critically acclaimed Favored Nations Acoustic album, The Mystery, which was released August 22. "It's the greatest honor of my life and it's a dream come true. I appreciate being in such great company," said Emmanuel of his nomination.

Emmanuel—who currently resides in Nashville, but is an Australia native--is no stranger to the Grammy community. His work with Chet Atkins on the 1997 album The Day Finger Pickers ...
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'Shrek The Third' Cast To Include Amy Poehler, Cheri Oteri & Others

July 13th, 2006 4:14pm EDT
Amy Poehler
DreamWorks Animation announced today that the final cast for its upcoming computer-animated comedy Shrek the Third has been set. Joining the cast is an all-new ensemble of actors and comedians. Making up a new fighting force of fairy tale princesses are: Cheri Oteri as Sleeping Beauty, Amy Poehler as Snow White, Maya Rudolph as Rapunzel, and Amy Sedaris as Cinderella. Ian McShane will play Captain Hook.

Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Justin Timberlake will play the role of Fiona's rebellious teenage cousin Artie, the inimitable Eric Idle will play Merlin and John Krasinski will...
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Celebrity Birthdays, March 29

March 29th, 2006 3:00am EST
Elle Macpherson
Happy Birthday to tennis superstar Jennifer Capriati (1976), "Xena: Warrior Princess" star Lucy Lawless (1968), Australian supermodel Elle Macpherson (1964), "Star Trek: TNG" actress Marina Sirtis (1960), Jane's Addiction singer Perry Farrell (1959), "Harold & Maude" star Bud Cort (1948), "Monty Python" actor Eric Idle (1943), legendary baseball pitcher Cy Young (1867; d. 1955), and 10th President of the United States John Tyler (1790; d. 1862).
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