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Michael Palin: Terry Jones dementia diagnosis is "painful"

26 September 2016 5:04 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Palin posts on Facebook about his friend of fifty years.

Monty Python star Michael Palin took to Facebook over the weekend to write an emotional post about his longtime friend and Python co-star, Terry Jones, following the latter’s diagnosis with dementia.

Jones, 74, who directed Monty Python’s Life Of Brian [pictured] and The Meaning Of Life, and co-directed Monty Python And The Holy Grail with Terry Gilliam, is suffering from primary progressive aphasia, a form of dementia, which affects his ability to communicate.

Palin and Jones have been friends and workmates for over fifty years. Palin said: “The progress of his dementia has been painful to watch and the news announced yesterday that he has a type of aphasia which is gradually depriving him of the ability to speak is about the cruellest thing that could befall someone to whom words, ideas, arguments, jokes and stories were once the stuff of life.”

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Monty Python's Terry Jones Diagnosed with a Rare Form of Dementia

23 September 2016 2:50 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Terry Jones, who co-directed and co-wrote Monty Python and the Holy Grail and is known for his founding part in British comedy group Monty Python, has been diagnosed with a rare form of dementia, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts announced in a statement Friday. Jones, 74, is being awarded with the BAFTA Special Award for Outstanding Contribution to Film and Television for his contributions to the film and television industries. A representative for Jones released the following statement on behalf of the BAFTA-nominated actor, writer and director: "Terry has been diagnosed with Primary Progressive Aphasia, a variant of Frontotemporal Dementia. »

- Natalie Stone, @natalie_j_stone

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Monty Python's Terry Jones Diagnosed with a Rare Form of Dementia

23 September 2016 2:50 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Terry Jones, who co-directed and co-wrote Monty Python and the Holy Grail and is known for his founding part in British comedy group Monty Python, has been diagnosed with a rare form of dementia, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts announced in a statement Friday. Jones, 74, is being awarded with the BAFTA Special Award for Outstanding Contribution to Film and Television for his contributions to the film and television industries. A representative for Jones released the following statement on behalf of the BAFTA-nominated actor, writer and director: "Terry has been diagnosed with Primary Progressive Aphasia, a variant of Frontotemporal Dementia. »

- Natalie Stone, @natalie_j_stone

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Monty Python Star Terry Jones Receives Dementia Diagnosis

23 September 2016 7:50 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Terry Jones, the Monty Python star and legendary director of classic comedies including “The Life Of Brian” and “The Meaning Of Life,” has been diagnosed with dementia, according to a statement from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts. BAFTA is presenting the 74-year-old Jones with the Special Award for Outstanding Contribution to Film and Television at the 25th British Academy Cymru Awards on October 2.

Read More: Watch: 14 Minutes Of Deleted Animations For ‘Monty Python And The Holy Grail’ Narrated By Terry Gilliam

“Terry has been diagnosed with Primary Progressive Aphasia, a variant of Frontotemporal Dementia,” one of Jones’ representatives said in the statement. “This illness affects his ability to communicate and he is no longer able to give interviews. Terry is proud and honoured to be recognised in this way and is looking forward to the celebrations.”

Jones is a Welsh comedian, screenwriter, actor, director, historian and author »

- Graham Winfrey

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Super Troopers 2 Gains A Cultural Attache In Emmanuelle Chriqui

16 September 2016 12:34 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The Broken Lizard comedy group consists of Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter and Erik Stolhanske and, when they released their film Super Troopers in 2001, it was met with something of a luke-warm critical reception. That film has continued to build an audience in the intervening years, however, to the extent that Super Troopers 2 was been successfully crowdfunded on Indigogo. The group are now deep into production on the follow-up, and have cast Emmanuelle Chriqui in a new role.

The original film centred on five Vermont State Troopers who spent most of their time playing elaborate pranks on the Canadian border, until real crime disrupted their fun. Their intense rivalry with the local police of Spurbury took on a new complexion when the troopers uncover corruption in that department. The end of the film finds the Troopers replacing the local police, and moving into a different level of crime-fighting. »

- Sarah Myles

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Star Trek: Insurrection - revisiting Star Trek 9

20 July 2016 8:43 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Alex Carter Jul 27, 2016

From the highs of Star Trek: First Contact, why did Star Trek: Insurrection become the most forgotten Trek movie?

“Ok, ok, so First Contact was a major box office and critical success, but it would have been so much better had all those great space battles been replaced with Riker having a shave in the bath.”

Said someone, somewhere, presumably.

Star Trek: Insurrection was the great hope for the franchise. The lessons learned from past failures. No more interference from the studio. Just put the right people in the right place and let them do their thing. It worked for Khan, it worked for First Contact, so it should work for Insurrection. Right?

No.

Star Trek: Insurrection stands in the unusual position of being a film that would have benefited enormously from executive meddling. If one voice had spoken up and said “this film has problems”, perhaps »

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Paris Jackson Gets New Michael Jackson Tattoo in Honor of Late Father

23 May 2016 6:25 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Paris Jackson just got some new ink for a very special person in her life. Less than two months after dedicating a new tattoo to her late father, Michael Jackson, the teen debuted some new artwork on Instagram for her fans to see. The latest tat is a tribute to her dad's Dangerous album cover art which features his eyes as well as a decorative frame complete with a crown, elephants, monkeys and a peacock. "'The meaning of life is contained in every single expression of life. It is the present in the infinity of forms and phenomena that exist in all creation,'" Paris wrote before adding, "Never forget your roots, and always be proud of where you came »

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Will Lex Luthor Appear In 'Justice League- Part 1'?

30 March 2016 6:49 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

This past weekend, the world finally got to see what Zack Snyder, Chris Terrio, and Jesse Eisenberg cooked up for the newest live-action take on the classic DC villain Lex Luthor. In Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice, Eisenberg made his debut as the character. The end of the film planted the seeds for Luthor having a hand in luring a threat to earth that would force the Justice League to come together for the first time. Naturally, the question now is whether or not Lex, himself, will be involved in the first half of the Justice League saga- which has been broken up into two parts. 

While you may think that's a certainty, Eisenberg doesn't sound nearly as convinced. With production set to officially begin imminently, the actor was asked about whether or not his Lex will appear in the film. Here's what he said:

"I don’t know »

- Mario-Francisco Robles

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Pretty Little Liars: Huw Collins Says Alison Was Always 'a Pawn' in the New A's Game

16 March 2016 12:00 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The honeymoon period is definitely over for Alison Dilaurentis (Sasha Pieterse) on Pretty Little Liars. Spoiler Alert: Stop reading now if you haven't seen this week's episode. Creator I. Marlene King made good on her tease about a twin twist: The late "Big A" Charlotte (Vanessa Ray) was actually Mrs. Dilaurentis' (Andrea Parker) adopted daughter, and the biological daughter of her secret sister Mary Drake, who was also institutionalized at Radley Sanitarium. So that makes Charlotte the cousin of Ali and Jason (Drew Van Acker), which in turn makes their college fling while Charlotte was masquerading as CeCe slightly less incestuous. »

- Michele Corriston, @mcorriston

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