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2006-08-10 19:15:42

By Mike Collett-White LONDON (Reuters) - Terry Gilliam tends not to make life easy for audiences, and his new film about a 10-year-old girl who prepares heroin for her father to inject and seeks to seduce an older simpleton is out to make them squirm some more. The 65-year-old filmmaker is unapologetic for the provocative scenes in "Tideland," which follows Jeliza-Rose and her addict father on their journey to an isolated farm house where her imagination is let loose. "I just felt...

2006-04-12 07:42:55

By Tom Brown EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK, Florida (Reuters) - The man leading efforts to eradicate giant Burmese python snakes from Everglades National Park sounds almost fearful, and certainly not optimistic, when he talks about the chances of wiping out an invasive species he calls "the enemy." That is partly because Skip Snow, a 54-year-old veteran wildlife biologist with the U.S. National Park Service, says he doesn't know how many of the slithery monsters are in the swampy Florida...

2006-04-12 07:40:00

By Tom Brown EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK, Florida -- The man leading efforts to eradicate giant Burmese python snakes from Everglades National Park sounds almost fearful, and certainly not optimistic, when he talks about the chances of wiping out an invasive species he calls "the enemy." That is partly because Skip Snow, a 54-year-old veteran wildlife biologist with the U.S. National Park Service, says he doesn't know how many of the slithery monsters are in the swampy Florida park. "It could be...

2006-04-12 07:07:59

By Tom Brown EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK, Florida (Reuters) - The man leading efforts to eradicate giant Burmese python snakes from Everglades National Park sounds almost fearful, and certainly not optimistic, when he talks about the chances of wiping out an invasive species he calls "the enemy." That is partly because Skip Snow, a 54-year-old veteran wildlife biologist with the U.S. National Park Service, says he doesn't know how many of the slithery monsters are in the swampy Florida...

2006-02-16 08:47:08

By Frank Scheck NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - The land of Spamalot has a new king, and he is just as funny as the old one. Revisiting "Monty Python's Spamalot" nearly a year after its Broadway debut, one is struck by how its antic humor holds up even upon a second viewing. The replacement of Tim Curry by Olivier Award-winning thespian Simon Russell Beale has done nothing to diminish the show's nonstop barrage of laughs. Indeed, in some ways Beale is an improvement upon his...

2006-02-15 20:19:32

By Frank Scheck NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - The land of Spamalot has a new king, and he is just as funny as the old one. Revisiting "Monty Python's Spamalot" nearly a year after its Broadway debut, one is struck by how its antic humor holds up even upon a second viewing. The replacement of Tim Curry by Olivier Award-winning thespian Simon Russell Beale has done nothing to diminish the show's nonstop barrage of laughs. Indeed, in some ways Beale is an improvement upon his...

2005-07-13 19:10:06

By Barry Garron LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - PBS will be the home for six new Monty Python specials this spring. Each special will focus on a member of the British comedy troupe, mixing new footage with clips from Python movies and the group's television series. American audiences first discovered Monty Python on public television after PBS obtained the rights to the sketch comedy series "Monty Python's Flying Circus" from the BBC in the 1970s, said John Wilson, PBS' senior vp and...


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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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