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Watch Monty Python Sing Their Last Song Ever at Final Reunion Show

22 July 2014 12:25 PM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

The surviving members of the iconic and influential British comedy troupe Monty Python recently closed out their run of reunion shows by bidding farewell in a befitting way: a sing-along of their tongue-in-cheek ditty "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life." The comedians dressed in white suit jackets, with four conducting the London audience with batons as the song's writer, Eric Idle, played guitar. By the end of the song, a number of other performers from throughout the night, as well as Mike Myers, came out to wish the »

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Mike Myers Makes Cameo at Final Monty Python Stage Show

21 July 2014 3:16 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

London — U.K. comedy group Monty Python's famous dead parrot has finally been laid to rest. A sold-out crowd of 15,000 attended the 10th and final Monty Python Live (mostly): One Down Five to Go show Sunday night, the troupe's much-feted reunion at London's O2 Arena. Mike Myers and Harry Shearer were among the celebrity guests making cameos by joining Eric Idle, Michael Palin, John Cleese, Terry Jones and Terry Gilliam onstage for an emotional farewell. The show proved to be a ratings smash-hit for U.K. comedy channel Gold, which aired the final performance

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- Alex Ritman

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14 Ben & Jerry's Flavors Named After Celebrities!

20 July 2014 7:55 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Check out these Hollywood-themed ice cream flavors in celebration of National Ice Cream Day!

Sunday, July 20, marks the 30th anniversary of National Ice Cream Day. The first was in 1984, as proclaimed by President Ronald Regan.

Today's the day to treat yourself, but what if you aren't satisfied with regular flavors? What if boring old vanilla, chocolate and strawberry don't have enough Hollywood star power for your taste buds?

Here are 14 Ben & Jerry's ice cream flavors that celebrate celebrities!

Also, if you somehow missed National Ice Cream Day, the whole month of July was also legally proclaimed National Ice Cream Month!

Willie Nelson’s Country Peach Cobbler

Named After: Willie Nelson

Ingredients: Peach ice cream with cinnamon sugar shortbread pieces and peach swirl.

Goodbye Yellow Brickle Road

Named After: Elton John

Ingredients: Chocolate ice cream, peanut butter, cookie dough, brickle candy pieces and white chocolate chunks.

Scotchy Scotch Scotch

Named After: Will Ferrell's Anchorman character Ron Burgandy »

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What to Watch: Tonight's TV Picks - Monty Python Live, Family Guy

20 July 2014 4:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Monty Python Live: One Down, Five to Go: Gold, 7.30pm

Live broadcast of the final show in Monty Python's London residency.

Taking place at The O2 arena in North Greenwich, the comedy troupe - featuring John Cleese, Michael Palin, Terry Jones, Eric Idle and Terry Gilliam - perform classic sketches on stage, with help from special guests.

The Mill: Channel 4, 8pm

The second series of the period drama picks up four years later, with the Poor Law Amendment Act of 1834 taking hold. Migrants from the south show up at Quarry Bank Mill looking for jobs, leading to the workers fearing that everyone's wages will be driven down.

Elsewhere, apprentice Esther (Kerrie Hayes) discovers that her own sister Martha (Vicky Binns) has become a beggar in the mill yard. Also starring Katherine Rose Morley, Sacha Parkinson and Lauren McQueen.

Family Guy: BBC Three, 10pm

Animated comedy from Seth MacFarlane. »

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Monty Python’s 5 Biggest Live Surprises

19 July 2014 1:32 PM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Python (Monty) PIctures

Originally broadcast as just a sketch show on BBC One, Monty Python would go on to become a multimedia phenomenon. Spin-off films were produced, albums, video games, the works. Even today some 45 years later, new products are still being made, such as the Monty Python version of the card game Fluxx.

In terms of performance media however, the live productions are often the most underrated. Long before Spamalot became one of the most popular musicals on both Broadway and The West End, the Pythons themselves were thrilling live audiences all over the world. Back in the day they toured Britain with recordings of performances such as those from Drury Lane given their own release. This weekend however, see the much anticipated final night of the reunion show, Monty Python Live (Mostly), which will be performed at London’s O2 arena, broadcast on TV channel Gold, as well »

- Ian Coomber

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Win Monty Python Merchandise with Monty Python Live (mostly)

16 July 2014 8:52 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

To mark the release of Monty Python Live (Mostly) coming to cinemas this Sunday 20th July, we’ve been given a rather lovely assortment of prizes to give away. The prizes include limited edition Monty Python Live (mostly) show t-shirts,  Monty Python – The Movies 6 DVD box-set,  limited edition Final Night of the Pythons cinema poster and the main winner will also receive a deluxe edition of Monty Python sings. 2 runners up will receive the preceeding items.

If you missed the Monty Python Live (mostly) press conference, here it is in all it’s glory and don’t forget you can order tickets to see the show at over 500 UK cinemas right here!

For the first time in more than three decades, comedy legends Monty Python will perform live on stage together this year. Broadcast from London’s O2 Arena, Monty Python Live (mostly) will play in cinemas around the globe on Sunday 20 July. »

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Win Tickets to See Monty Python Live (Mostly)

15 July 2014 10:27 PM, PDT | CinemaNerdz | See recent CinemaNerdz news »

For your chance to see an encore presentation of Monty Python Live (Mostly) on July 23rd, 2014 at the AMC Forum 30 theater in Sterling Heights, Michigan, enter the contest below!

For the first time in more than three decades, comedy legends Monty Python will perform live on stage together this year. Broadcast from London’s O2 Arena, Monty Python Live (mostly) will play in cinemas around the globe on Sunday, July 20th. At a combined age of just 358, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin will once again perform some of their greatest hits, with modern, topical, Pythonesque twists.

Monty Python are rightfully regarded as among the world’s finest-ever comedians. They influenced a generation and revolutionized comedy. Their eagerly awaited reunion promises to be among the biggest live events of 2014.

Monty Python first hit our screens with the Flying Circus, which saw 45 episodes broadcast over four »

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House of Mouse Horror: A Defense for Disney Channel Original Movies

10 July 2014 2:24 PM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

Before The Disney Channel became the network responsible for unleashing Miley Cyrus to the world and driving Shia Labeouf to lose his damn mind, they were the pinnacle of children’s entertainment.  Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon were great, sure, but were they great enough to run a channel that only showed commercials…for its own channel?  The original programming always drew in a huge audience, but Disney Channel Original Movies were in a league above everything else.  Before High School Musical came along and set the standard for Dcoms from there on out, The Disney Channel was consistently cranking out made-for-tv movies that completely shaped the childhoods of generation Y.  Despite the family friendly demeanor, Dcoms provided some surprisingly great kid-friendly horror flicks.  Horror fans are breeding their own little ones and while their four-year-old may not be ready for The Exorcist, there are plenty of kid-horror flicks at their »

- BJ Colangelo

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Penelope Cruz joining Sacha Baron Cohen's Grimsby

10 July 2014 1:33 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Penelope Cruz has entered final negotiations for Sacha Baron Cohen's Grimsby.

The Spanish actress is in line to star opposite Cohen and Mark Strong in director Louis Leterrier's comedy, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Rebel Wilson, Ian McShane, Gabourey Sidibe, Isla Fisher and Annabelle Wallis will also feature in the film.

The film centres around a British black ops spy (Strong) who is forced to go on the run with his football hooligan brother (Cohen).

Eric Idle revealed a first picture of Cohen's look for the film last week.

Cruz is expected to play a philanthropic corporate leader who may be more than she seems.

The actress was most recently seen in last year's Ridley Scott film The Counsellor.

Grimsby will be released on July 31, 2015. »

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"You got The Touch!" 9 bits of Transformers: The Movie trivia

7 July 2014 7:28 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Michael Bay's big-scale Transformers blockbusters might be hugely popular with today's cinemagoers, but for film fans of a certain generation there'll always be a special place in their hearts for 1986's Transformers: The Movie.

A big screen spinoff from the animated TV series, the film was epic when seen for the first time by young eyes. Spanning from the Cybertron to Earth, via the far reaches of space and a planet-eating villain voiced by Orson Welles! Describing it as a classic might be a stretch but this was an exciting war movie that taught us about loss and the fist-pumping stadium rock majesty that is Stan Bush's 'The Touch'.

Digital Spy takes a look back at 9 bits of trivia from Transformers: The Movie.

1. It was hard to hold back the tears when Optimus Prime bit the dust in Transformers's brutal Battle of Autobot City. The passing of »

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"You got The Touch!" 9 bits of Transformers: The Movie trivia

7 July 2014 7:28 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Michael Bay's big-scale Transformers blockbusters might be hugely popular with today's cinemagoers, but for film fans of a certain generation there'll always be a special place in their hearts for 1986's Transformers: The Movie.

A big screen spinoff from the animated TV series, the film was epic when seen for the first time by young eyes. Spanning from the Cybertron to Earth, via the far reaches of space and a planet-eating villain voiced by Orson Welles! Describing it as a classic might be a stretch but this was an exciting war movie that taught us about loss and the fist-pumping stadium rock majesty that is Stan Bush's 'The Touch'.

Digital Spy takes a look back at 9 bits of trivia from Transformers: The Movie.

1. It was hard to hold back the tears when Optimus Prime bit the dust in Transformers's brutal Battle of Autobot City. The passing of »

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Sacha Baron Cohen in Grimsby: First look revealed by Eric Idle

4 July 2014 2:56 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

A first look at Sacha Baron Cohen in Grimsby has been revealed.

Monty Python legend Eric Idle posted the picture of himself with the actor on Twitter.

So who did I bump into on my walk today but my La neighbour? He's here filming. I love coincidence. pic.twitter.com/JHp2lbzptj

Eric Idle (@EricIdle) July 3, 2014

The film centres around a British black ops spy (Mark Strong) who is forced to go on the run with his football hooligan brother (Cohen).

Isla Fisher, Rebel Wilson, Ian McShane, David Harewood, Annabelle Wallis, Gabourey Sidibe and Johnny Vegas will also feature in the movie.

Louis Leterrier is directing the film, which is shooting over the summer.

Grimsby will be released on July 31, 2015. »

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Sacha Baron Cohen Standing Idle For ‘Grimsby’

3 July 2014 11:38 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

It’s a small world, even if you’re a world famous comedian. Currently in the thick of resurrecting Monty Python at the O2 Arena, Eric Idle ran into a mate whilst out for a stroll. He Tweeted the encounter and the result is a movie exclusive as it features none other than Sacha Baron Cohen in costume for new comedy Grimsby

@EricIdle:  So who did I bump into on my walk today but my La neighbour? He’s here filming. I love coincidence.

Speaking of coincidence, it appears Idle was also dressed somewhat sportily, so he could well end up with a cameo in the football flick.  The story (co-written with Wreck-it Ralph’s Phil Johnston) sees Cohen’s dozy hooligan working alongside his long lost secret agent brother, played by Mark Strong.  As well as a heavyweight cast including Ian McShane and Gabourey Sidibe the production has comedy »

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First Look at Sacha Baron Cohen From Grimsby Comedy

3 July 2014 7:11 PM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

"Monty Python" actor Eric Idle was just walking around his Los Angles neighborhood when he ran into Sacha Baron Cohen, who was in the middle of shooting his "Grimsby" comedy. And thanks to Idle, we have our first look at Cohen from the film. Check it out below. The new movie follows a secret agent who learns that he has a long-lost brother, a dim-witted soccer fan, with whom he must team up. It co-stars Mark Strong, Annabelle Wallis, David Harewood, Ian McShane, Gabourey Sidibe, Johnny Vegas, Rebel Wilson and Isla Fisher. "Grimsby" is directed by Louis Leterrier (The Incredible Hulk) and is set to hit theaters on July 31st, 2015. Photo: (click to enlarge) »

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News Bits: Grimsby, Apes, Sex, Sin, Cats, Hercules

3 July 2014 5:37 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Grimsby

The first photo of Sacha Baron Cohen in his new comedy "Grimsby" has been released... by a Monty Python legend. Eric Idle posted a photo of himself alongside Cohen dressed in his look for the film in which he plays a soccer hooligan who goes on the run with his estranged black-ops agent brother (Mark Strong). [Source: Twitter]

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Just in time for the July 4th holiday, 20th Century Fox has debuted a new TV spot for next week's release of the "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" sequel. Frankly it's the best TV spot I've seen for any film in a long time and well worth watching.

Sex Tape

Cameron Diaz's raunchy new comedy "Sex Tape" will reportedly reveal more of the actress than you've ever seen before. Speaking with Esquire, 41-year-old Diaz says her role required her to bare more than »

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Hamsters, Parrots, Messiahs and Monsieurs: Monty Python's 10 most quotable quotes

3 July 2014 3:00 PM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

 

The existing members of the peerless British group - John Cleese, Michael Palin, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Terry Gilliam - have reunited for a limited run of ten shows at London's O2 Arena; a show they've jokingly called "One Down, Five to Go." The fact that their opening date (July 2) sold out in a staggering 47 seconds proves that even though the years have gone by, their famous and occasionally absurd brand of humour has yet to wear out its welcome. For fans not lucky enough to nab any of the show's golden tickets, have no fear! The July 20th show is being broadcast to cinemas across the world, including Cineplex theatres right here at home.

But before the big night arrives, let's take a look back at Python's 10 most quotable quotes. »

- Richard Crouse

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Sacha Baron Cohen's New Look For Spy Comedy Grimsby Leaked By Eric Idle

3 July 2014 1:40 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

So who did I bump into on my walk today but my La neighbour? He's here filming. I love coincidence. pic.twitter.com/JHp2lbzptj. Eric Idle (@EricIdle) July 3, 2014 Monty Python member and comedy legend Eric Idle is fond of sharing pictures of himself and his friends on his Twitter account. Today, one of Idle's impromptu pics proved newsworthy as the self-proclaimed sillographer revealed our first look at Sacha Baron Cohen in his Grimsby hair and makeup. Check it out above: Written by Sacha Baron Cohen, Phil Johnston, and Peter Baynham, Grimsby stars the outrageous English comedian as the screw-up soccer hooligan brother of one of the United Kingdom's greatest secret agents, played here by Mark Strong. The two are forced to pair up in an unusual assignment, and presumably sparks fly and hilarity ensues. In the pic above, it's hard to tell how much of this getup is official »

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First Look At Sacha Baron Cohen As 'Grimsby'

3 July 2014 12:29 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

While the Adam Sandler and Kevin James types of the world lazily riff on their personas each time out, there are few in the comedy world who commit so fully to their character creations than Sacha Baron Cohen. He thinks of every detail, backwards and forwards, and is determined to deliver something three dimensional each time out. And that's why we look forward to his big screen work every single time. And coming next summer is "Grimsby," an action/comedy vehicle, directed by Louis Leterrier ("Clash Of The Titans," "Now You See Me"). The first look is here, and once again, Cohen has transformed. This time around he's playing a dim soccer fan who gets tangled up with his long lost brother, who also happens to be a secret agent. Mark Strong, Annabelle Wallis, David Harewood, Ian McShane, Gabourey Sidibe, Johnny Vegas, Rebel Wilson and Isla Fisher star in this one, »

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Sacha Baron Cohen Channels His Inner Hooligan In First Grimsby Image

3 July 2014 12:20 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Now that we Americans have concluded our quadrennial brush with moderate interest in soccer, we can go back to ignoring the sport that the rest of the world plays religiously and we just seem to feel secular about. At least, that’s how I would feel, except that Sacha Baron Cohen’s next film, Grimsby, is going to feature soccer front and center, and who doesn’t get excited about a new Sacha Baron Cohen film?

Grimsby features the comedia as a soccer hooligan with a black ops agent brother played by Mark Strong. The unlikely pair must go on the run together, although why or how that will take place has yet to be revealed. In fact, other than the cast list and Baron Cohen’s recent ejection from Wembley Stadium for hooliganism, very little is really known about Grimsby.

Our first glimpse at Baron Cohen’s new look »

- Lauren Humphries-Brooks

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Take a look at Sacha Baron Cohen as a soccer hooligan in Grimsby

3 July 2014 11:50 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

The World Cup is still ongoing and if you gave up caring after your favorite team was eliminated perhaps Sacha Baron Cohen will get some of that spirit back. The actor is currently filming the soccer comedy Grimsby, which he helped co-write alongside Phil Johnston and Peter Baynham, and is being directed by Louis Leterrier (Now You See Me). None other than Eric Idle decided to share a look at Cohen’s ridiculous chops while loitering around the set. Here’s the »

- Graham McMorrow

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