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2008-08-13 12:00:39

Pop star and new daddy Clay Aiken is set to reprise his role of Sir Robin in the Broadway musical, "Spamalot," the show's representatives said Wednesday. Aiken will be back on stage at New York's Shubert Theatre Sept. 19 and is to stay with the show until Jan. 4, 2009.

2008-08-12 12:01:05

SIR Bill Cotton, the BBC's former Managing Director of Television, died yesterday. Sir Bill, who retired in 1987, died in hospital in Bournemouth at the age of 80.

2008-08-12 12:01:05

Sir Bill Cotton (pictured) the BBC's former Managing Director of Television, died yesterday. Sir Bill, who retired in 1987, died in hospital in Bournemouth at the age of 80.

2008-08-12 06:00:39

By Elysa Gardner, USA TODAY It's not easy being green, especially when you're swathed in makeup and saddled with prosthetics. Actor Brian d'Arcy James figures it took him about 2 hours and 15 minutes to make his first transformation into the title character of Shrek: The Musical.

2008-08-10 00:00:17

Licensing bosses thought about banning the controversial Monty Python film the Life of Brian - but decided against the move. Newly released information shows that the controversial comedy is the only film Lincoln councillors ever considered banning.

2008-07-31 21:00:26

By Rob Lowman Entertainment What do a philharmonic orchestra in white dinner jackets and black ties, a 40-piece choir, four opera singers, fireworks, a 32- piece bagpipe band, a narrator, some sheep and a leaf blower add up to? For Eric Idle - a lot of laughs.

2008-07-21 18:00:32

One of the stars of the controversial film Life of Brian is to look into lifting a long-standing ban on it in the town she presides in as mayor.

2008-07-14 09:00:43

By Mark Agee, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Texas Jul. 14--GRAPEVINE -- Sheela Kadam knows how she developed her "warped sense of humor." As a child growing up in England, she would sneak downstairs after her bedtime and watch Monty Python's Flying Circus with her older brother.

2008-06-25 21:02:26

By Mark Lowry, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Texas Jun. 25--FORT WORTH -- One reason that the comedy geniuses of Monty Python were so successful is that no matter who they made fun of, they showed a modicum of respect for the lampooned subject.

2008-05-17 10:15:00

Palaeontologists have discovered fossil remains in Scandinavia of parrots that have been pushing up daisies for more than 55 million years.

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2008-11-21 16:21:55

The Children's Python (Antaresia childreni), is a non-venomous python found in Australia. It is found mainly in the extreme north of Western Australia, the northern third of Northern territory, and in northeastern Queensland. It is also found on the islands of the Torres Strait. It was named in honor of John George Children, who was a curator of the zoological collection at the British Museum around that time. No subspecies are currently recognized. Adults grow to about 30 inches in...

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