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Monty Python to Reunite

Monty Python to Reunite

Originally posted 11/19/2013 08:25AM

No joke: Monty Python are reuniting!

The five surviving members of the famed British cult comedy group – John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, Michael Palin and Eric Idle – are preparing to make a comeback almost 45 years since their first TV shows together.

"We're getting together and putting on a show – it's real," Jones confirmed to the BBC early Tuesday. "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!"

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Heath Ledger Not Another River Phoenix, Says Director | Heath Ledger, River Phoenix

Heath Ledger Not Another River Phoenix, Says Director

Originally posted 12/15/2008 10:15AM

Don't glorify Heath Ledger as another iconic Hollywood burnout, says the director of his last movie.

Terry Gilliam – who worked with Ledger just days before the January tragedy – says, "When he died, there were all these nonsensical stories coming out about Heath Ledger, James Dean and River Phoenix, all destroyed by the system."

But, in a tribute published in Britain's Observer Magazine, Gilliam insists the actor's demise was simply "an absurd accident." (His death was ruled an accidental overdose of prescription drugs.)

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