The Cricket’s Daily 3: A Python reunion, at last
Published: November 20, 2013 09:32AM
Updated: November 21, 2013 07:05AM
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FILE - This is a Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009. file photo of from left, actors Michael Palin, John Cleese, Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam and Eric Idle attend the IFC and BAFTA premiere of "Monty Python: Almost The Truth (The Lawyers Cut)", in New York. Python member Terry Jones told the BBC on Tuesday Noiv. 19, 2013 that he's excited the group is reuniting. He said he hopes to make enough money to pay off his mortgage. The group had its first big success with the Monty Python's Flying Circus TV show, which ran from 1969 until 1974, winning fans around the world with its bizarre sketches. The group branched out into movies including "Life of Brian" and backed theatrical shows such as "Monty Python's Spamalot." The five surviving members last performed together in 1998. The sixth member, Graham Chapman, died of cancer in 1989. (AP Photo/Peter Kramer, File)

Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture:

• The surviving members of Monty Python are reuniting for a stage show, says member Terry Jones. An official announcement is set for Thursday. [BBC]

• President Obama will be seeing fewer Hollywood movies at the White House’s private theater — to avoid getting involved in Oscar-season politics. [The Hollywood Reporter]

• Now here’s an award show worth checking out: The Independent Spirit Awards will be emceed by comedian and actor Patton Oswalt on March 1. [Entertainment Weekly]