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It was announced during the Weekend Update sketch on the October 25 episode of Saturday Night Live that Amy Poehler would not be co-anchoring WU because she was having her baby! Maya Rudolph, who returned to SNL to play Michelle Obama in a sketch sang a duet at the end of WU with cast member Keenan Thompson dedicated to Amy. According to Amy’s rep, 

On behalf of Amy and Will, I can confirm that Amy gave birth to Archie Arnett on Saturday, October 25th. He is 8 lbs 1 oz. Amy, Will and Archie are all healthy and resting comfortably.

Congratulations Will and Amy on the birth of your son!

John Cleese is an amazing writer and performer. He has been wonderful in everything he has done, both with and without Monty Python. A Fish Called Wanda is one of my favorite movies but wait…it’s being turned into a musical?

This news is courtesy of telegraph.co.uk: 

John Cleese reportedly agreed to waive his full royalties when he was approached by Eric Idle about turning their film Monty Python and the Holy Grail into a musical because he had no idea that it would be such a money-spinner…

Cleese, 68, tells Mandrake that he is turning his 1988 film A Fish Called Wanda, in which he starred opposite Jamie Lee Curtis, right, into a musical. “I’ve been working on it with my daughter Camilla, who’s 24 and 6ft 2in,” he says. “She’s much funnier and quicker than I am, so I limp along after her.

Cleese could certainly do with the money. He faces a divorce from his third wife, Alyce Faye Eichelberger, which could see him hand over two houses, half his earnings and maintenance of almost £1 million a year.

Oh man, how’s that for depressing? I am still rather skeptical about Eric Idle’s Spamalot since it is “lovingly ripped” a carbon copy of the movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail except without the original Pythoners. But if anyone could pull this off, John Cleese could. Dare I say I am looking forward to it!?

 

 

I saw the movie “Get Smart” last night. It was very good. I remember watching the show as a kid because I loved the opening sequence. After the first 10-15 minutes of the show, I usually ended up changing the channel. But my reaction to this movie was much better than what I thought of the television show as a kid. I really liked the casting of it. Steve Carell and Alan Arkin were by far my favorite characters. The whole cast as a whole though worked really well together. 

Here’s a little spoiler (otherwise known as my favorite quotes from the movie)

Agent 23: If we don’t follow the rules than what are we?

The chief: We’re not people who jam staplers into other people’s heads! That’s CIA crap!

…AND…

The chief: SWORDFISH!!! 

Agent 86: Are you thinking what I’m thinking?

Chief: Were you thinking holy shit! holy shit! the swordfish almost went through my head? If so, yes!

 


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