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Film Review: ‘Johnny English Strikes Again’

In a pop-culture era rife with cleverness for its own sake, how did Rowan Atkinson’s new spy-spoof sequel wind up with a title as retro bland as …

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The Funniest One-Liners on the Internet | Reader's Digest

47 of the Funniest One-Liners on the Internet<p>Nothing’s easier than a simple one-liner. From old favourites like Rodney Dangerfield to modern …

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I had one job, admits May

<b>THE prime minister has acknowledged she was chosen to do one single task and has done nothing but fuck it up.</b><p>After returning from the Salzburg …

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Netflix's Maniac Review: How is the Bond 25 Director's Surreal Series?

<i>The Netflix limited series, Maniac, debuts Friday, September 21. This is a spoiler-free review for all 10 episodes.</i><p>Maniac, a 10-part event series …

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Eric Idle recalls adventures as a Python in ‘Always Look on the Bright Side of Life’

When you have a tour guide as engaging as Eric Idle, you’ll gladly go wherever he takes you. The writer and comedian best known as a member of the British sketch troupe Monty Python has curated an intimate journey of what it was like to be a writer who suddenly found himself a massively famous …

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Henry Winkler and some celebrity pals offer bad advice on The Late Show

While Stephen Colbert is famous (or “darn famous,” as he put it), he doesn’t claim to know all the answers. At least that’s what the <i>Late Show</i> host …

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Viewers were fascinated by Michael Palin’s North Korea documentary

But what didn’t we see in the secretive country?<p>Last night saw a real TV first when veteran travel broadcaster (and former Monty Python member) …

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How Eli Roth Shifted From R-Rated Horror to Amblin's The House With a Clock in Its Walls

“I’ve been looking to do a movie like this for a long time,” Eli Roth told io9 in Los Angeles recently. Thanks to films like <i>Hostel</i> and <i>Cabin Fever</i>, …

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Love Island winner Dani Dyer to make stage debut alongside actor father Danny

She will appear in a festive musical in the West End.<p>The winner of this year’s reality TV series will be performing with father Danny in a festive …

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Peter Kay Was The True 'Athlete' We All Grew Up Admiring

<b>We have all dreamed of being a professional athlete but for many of us that will never be the case, whether that's playing in the Premier League or</b> …

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Michael Palin in North Korea review – a soothing look at a sinister regime

The immediate question that presents itself with a programme called Michael Palin in North Korea is – do we really need Michael Palin in North Korea? It already has an actual Ministry of Silly Walks – and you can get quite severely punished if you don’t fall into step. It was a question that hung …

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Survey Finds That Northerners Are Funnier Than Southerners

A recent poll has confirmed what us northerners have known for some time - we are funnier than our friends in the south.<p>Yup, a recent survey carried …

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New Roads woman arrested on arson, other counts after fire at her home

<b>NEW ROADS</b> — A 52-year-old woman was arrested this week in connection to a fire at her home over the summer which state fire investors allege she set …

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Trailer Park Boys: ‘Eddie Murphy got his whole routine from Richard Pryor’

<b>The funniest standup we’ve ever seen …</b><p><b>Bubbles:</b> Richard Pryor.<b><br>Julian:</b> Eddie Murphy’s Delirious.<b><br>Bubbles:</b> Yeah, and where do you think he got his whole routine from? Richard Pryor!<p><b>The funniest film we’ve ever seen …</b><p><b>Julian:</b> One of my favourites is Slapshot and that scene with the Hanson Brothers …

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Dear Graham Norton: 'We're worried that our friend's new beau is still chasing women online'

Dear Graham<p>A dear friend, single for many years, is now living with a lovely man she met 15 months ago via a dating app. They appear very happy and are even talking about starting a family.<p>A few nights ago, a mutual friend called me in a panic saying she had seen the man in question's profile on a …

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Chron of Us: Fantastic Fest Day 1

Day one of Fantastic Fest is in the books with some big premieres, and our team was on the ground for all of it. Now you can catch up on the action …

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You'll never guess where Great British Bake Off's Prue Leith spends Christmas

Christmas has just come early...<p>All our Christmases have come at once following Prue Leith's revelation that she celebrates Christmas with her <i>Great</i> …

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Northerners ARE officially funnier than Southerners... but which city came out on top?

<b>NORTHERNERS are funnier than Southerners, a new study can finally reveal.</b><p>Even southerners agree their northern counterparts earn more laughs, with 74 …

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‘Saturday Night Live’ to Receive BAFTA’s Special Award

BAFTA will fete NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” with its Special Award at an Oct. 4 event in New York.<p>“SNL” and its creator, Lorne Michaels, will be …

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It’s not ‘treating yourself’ if you do it all the time, say experts

<b>CONSTANTLY treating yourself is not actually treating yourself, it is just what you do, scientists have confirmed.</b><p>Research by the Institute for …

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The Night We Came Back to Fantastic Fest

I had to be corrected. I thought it was two years ago that <b>Fantastic Fest</b> was consumed with controversy. No, it was last year. We all deal with …

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Bake Off's double elimination CONFIRMED in shock twist

Bake Off 2018: A double elimination twist for next week has been confirmed [Channel 4]<p>On this week's Great British Bake Off, host Noel Fielding …

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Stan And Ollie - Official Trailer

Stan and Ollie, or Laurel and Hardy, take to the big screen in Stan & Ollie, starring John C. Reilly and Steve Coogan. Coming soon.<p>by on

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Michael Palin in North Korea, review: what a treat to have Palin back in travel mode again

The oddest moment of <b>Michael Palin in North Korea</b> (Channel 5) occurred at daybreak on his first day in the capital, Pyongyang. No deafening traffic here, nor the calls to prayer that epitomise other great cities’ dawns. Instead, from his hotel balcony Palin experienced “the world’s most unusual …

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Michael Palin's North Korea makes me wonder why Channel 5 didn't get rid of Big Brother sooner

Judging from what we saw in the opening episode of this two-part travelogue, life in North Korea doesn’t seem all that bad.<p>The trains run on time. …

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Graham Norton deleted Tinder because he kept meeting ‘broken people’

Television presenter Graham Norton has said he deleted Tinder because his dates were “broken” and “damaged” people.<p>Norton, who said he deleted the …

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The Man Who Killed Don Quixote quietly debuts at Fantastic Fest

"And now, after more than 25 years in the making… and unmaking…" read the opening title card of <i>The Man Who Killed Don Quixote</i>, a passion project for …

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Naked Florida man doing yard work rankles his neighbors

If your neighbor’s loud music, uncut grass or barking dog bothers you, take heart. You could be Melissa Ny or Charlie Estes.<p>Their neighbor down in …

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Sue Johnston and Poldark’s Christian Brassington join John Cleese and Alison Steadman on Hold the Sunset

New faces arrive as filming begins on the show about the seasoned lovers<p>Brookside and the Royle Family star Sue Johnston is joining the cast of the …

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Michael Palin retraces final journey of ill-fated HMS Erebus in new book, tries to piece together ship’s tragic end

Erebus: The Story of a Ship By Michael Palin Hutchinson Broadcaster and actor Michael Palin’s tele­visual adventures have taken him around the world, …

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