Monty Python star Michael Palin, 76, undergoes four-hour heart surgery

The legendary comedian and broadcaster continued: “My chest won’t really be ready for any gold medallions for at least six weeks, and I’m told the ticker, which enlarges to deal with the extra work-load from dysfunctional valves, may take a year to return to normal size.”

Monty Python’s Michael Palin has very lucky escape after being rescued from house fire

“But I washed my hands anyway, and by a fantastic stroke of luck, the loose tap that we never had fixed came apart, dousing the ceiling and partially extinguishing the fire.”

Letters show Monty as ‘repressed gay’

“And I wasn’t alone, this was a consistent pattern in Monty’s life.” One boy was Lucien Treub, Montgomery’s “little Swiss friend”, who met him at 12, and told Hamilton how the general would bathe him personally and rub him down so he would not catch cold. “I’ve interviewed him several times and he was quite […]

French post Yohan Traore gaining high major interest

“He is very mobile and has a big-time motor which are requirements in today’s game for big men. His ability to move both offensively and defensively will increase his value both in division one and the NBA.”

Michael Palin: “I am glad to be alive each morning, you get an easier ride after 75”

“With Graham, that was a terrific loss as Graham was only 48 and, dear old Gray, worked himself quite hard and drank and smoked a lot. He had given all that up and was just approaching middle age, when he was wise and loving and funny, and then it sudd­enly catches up with him, the […]

Michael Palin recalls singing to the late Terry Jones and forgetting all of the words

Palin – who met Jones when they were students at Oxford in the 1960s and went on to form Monty Python with John Cleese, Graham Chapman, Eric Idle and Terry Gilliam – said he had previously managed to Jones laugh.

John Cleese, 80, strolls hand in hand with wife Jennifer Wade, 47, on cosy outing after second cancer scare

Speaking on Lorraine last year, the star poked fun at his messy love life, quipping: ‘Fourth wife, finally got it right! I really recommend it. If you can find a wife you really like…’

Pink Floyd’s ‘Dark Side of the Moon’: 10 Things You Didn’t Know

7. “Us and Them” was a reject from the Zabriskie Point soundtrack.Dark Side (“Money” was the first) and a minor hit in the U.S. and Canada, “Us and Them” began life in 1969 as a lovely piano-and-bass instrumental called “The Violent Sequence,” which as written by Wright and Waters and submitted for inclusion in the […]

Emotional Michael Palin dedicates NTAs win to late Terry Jones with hilarious ‘sick’ story

“We ask that our privacy be respected at this sensitive time and give thanks that we lived in the presence of an extraordinarily talented, playful and happy man living a truly authentic life, in his words ‘Lovingly frosted with glucose.’”

Clinton and Obama to Appear Together June 26

“As we move forward, we invite you to join us for a National Finance Committee meeting with both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama on Thursday, June 26th in Washington, D.C., to discuss how we can work together to support Barack Obama and the Democratic Party,” Clinton fundraiser Jonathan Mantz wrote. “Hillary ran for President because […]