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.”

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

Throughout it all, Sir Michael has been supported by wife Helen, who he met on a beach in Suffolk 60 years ago. He says: “We’re like a couple of old pals. We have been together for so long and known so much about each other, and yet still don’t know everything.

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.

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 […]

Experience: I’ve had hiccups for 12 years

Dating was hard at first. Some people told me it was adorable, which was infuriating. When I first met my husband, I had the hiccups and we watched Monty Python And The Holy Grail. There’s a scene where a guard has constant hiccups, so it became a bit of a joke. Humour became really important […]

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

8. An image of the Silver Surfer was originally considered for the album’s cover.Dark Side of the Moon‘s album cover – created by English graphic designer George Hardie with input from Storm Thorgerson and Aubrey Powell of Hipgnosis – is one of the most iconic designs to ever grace an LP. “When Storm showed us […]

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.’”

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…’

Huge 10ft Bloated-Belly Python Killed in India on Suspicion of Swallowing Baby – Video

A police probe has been ordered into an incident in India’s Uttar Pradesh State after a 10-fee python swallowed a deer and was killed. Local villagers thrashed and dragged it around suspecting it to have gulped down a baby.