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'Community' Recap:'Advanced Criminal Law'

October 16th, 2009 9:39am EDT
This week's Community begins like previous episodes, on Monday morning as Dean Pelton addresses students over the PA, this time to remind them of Friday's unveiling of a statue of Glendale Community College's most famous alumni, actor Luis Guzman.

John Oliver's Dr. Ian Duncan catches Jeff in the hallway and asks him if he and Britta are dating. Jeff says she's off limits and Dr. Duncan gets an opportunity to rep for Fawlty Towers, often cited by Brits on the Internet to be the best sitcom ever. This level of awareness could go a long way for Community, especially when writers use it for ...

Tom Cruise Quizzed Over Flatulence Habits On U.K. TV

January 25th, 2009 2:00pm EST
Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise suffered another red-faced TV appearance on Friday night - after he was forced to sing and was quizzed about his flatulence habits by controversial British host Jonathan Ross.

Cruise appeared on disgraced U.K. TV personality Ross' comeback chatshow - which returned to British screens after a three month hiatus.

Ross was suspended by bosses at the BBC after he and comic Russell Brand were slammed for leaving "grossly offensive" voicemail messages on former Fawlty Towers star Andrew Sachs' answer machine during a live radio broadcast in October.

Cruise - who was in B...

John Cleese Backs 'Fawlty Towers' Statue Plan

January 21st, 2007 11:00am EST
John Cleese
Monty Python star John Cleese has given his full support to plans to erect a statue of his Fawlty Towers character Basil Fawlty at the English seaside resort where the comedy was set.

Cleese, 67, created the 1970s show after staying in a hotel run by "the most wonderfully rude man" in Torquay, Devon, basing the bumbling, bad-tempered hotelier Fawlty on the local hotel owner.

The town of Torbay, near Torquay in south west England, plan to take full advantage of the popularity of Fawlty Towers by honouring the show with a statue worth $39,000.

Local counselor Andy Westwood s...

Kate Beckinsale Is Afraid To Drive

June 19th, 2006 8:36am EDT
Kate Beckinsale
Kate Beckinsale still hasn't mastered driving in Los Angeles, and she fears she'll never be able to get behind the wheel of a car there. The star doesn't have a driving license and feels far from confident about taking her test in California, where she lives with director husband Len Wiseman and her daughter.

She explains, "I got as far as using a golf cart on the lot ... I actually got that very intimidating book of road signs, but I never feel more foreign than (when I'm) talking about driving or dealing with children's schools. That's when I just feel like I just stepped out of (Br...

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