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<![CDATA[Famous Mug Shots: Destiny's Child Singer Arrested]]> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 14:34:20 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/edt-destiny-child.jpg See the photos of the famous and infamous.

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<![CDATA[Outrageous Fashion: Would You Wear It?]]> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 15:35:19 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/211*120/451794066+-+full.jpg Fashion is all about function, form and freedom of expression. Would you wear these styles currently hitting the global catwalks?

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<![CDATA[The Queen's Guard Performs "GoT" Theme]]> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 14:50:56 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/gameofthroneskiss.jpg
The Queen's Guard has treated onlookers to a rendition of the "Game of Thrones" theme song outside of the Buckingham Palace. Travelers gather from throughout world to see the changing of the guards every morning. No doubt "Game of Thrones" fanatics were doubly pleased. 
 
This isn't the first time the Queen has shown her fandom. Last month, the reigning queen of the House of Windsor visited the show's set and saw the Iron Throne, which is the center of the mythical Westeros, with the show's creators, David Benioff and Dan Weiss. For the Brits' sake, we hope the Queen isn't getting her reigning tips from the Lannisters.
 
The catchy theme song has been subjected to several remakes, including this jazzy lick from the Swamp Donkeys.

 
Funny man Wil Wheaton did his own rendition of the entire opening scene with a genius hybrid of the HBO series and the Brady Bunch.
 
 

 
DJ-turned-actor Kristian Nairn will likely showcase his own version of the theme song during his new tour, "Rave of Thrones." Best known for his role as "Hodor," a man of very few words, Nairin will start a six-show DJ tour in Australia at the end of August. The set will showcase "the deepest house from all seven kingdoms," according to a release. With a "Game of Thrones" mandatory dress code, Australia might be briefly plagued with countless Khaleesis, Tyrions, Snows and maybe a White Walker or two.

"Game of Thrones" has had tremendous success, confirmed whenit was announced it is the most popular HBO series of all time, beating out "The Sopranos" for that title. The show earned 19 noms for the upcoming Emmy Awards, including best drama series.

After an explosive season four finale — Tyrion finally obtained revenge on his father, Arya is off on her own and Jon Snow betrayed the wildlings for good — fans await a lively fifth season, which will premiere in spring 2015.



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<![CDATA[The Garner Files]]> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 06:59:47 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/479754195.jpg

“The Rockford Files” always opened with a phone message for knockabout private detective Jim Rockford – offering a bitter mouthful from bill collectors, bookies, the IRS, repo men, ex-girlfriends, long lost relatives he would have preferred to stay lost and thugs spewing bodily threats (“Hey, Rockford. Very funny. I ain’t laughing. You’re gonna get yours.”). 

Rockford’s bad news signaled the start of great news for fans of the NBC 1974-to-1980 Friday night staple, setting the (dial) tone for another turn – filled with 180-degree hairpin turns in his battered Firebird – by the sardonic private eye who absorbed more than his share of black eyes, physically and otherwise (though mostly physically).
 
From “Maverick” to “The Great Escape” to “Victor/Victoria” to his Polaroid commercials with Mariette Hartley, James Garner connected with audiences by exuding rugged charm and a put-upon Everyman persona during a remarkable six-decade TV and movie career. But Garner, who died Saturday at age 86, will be best remembered for giving us Jim Rockford, a relatable lug of an anti-hero for his time – and all time.
 
“The Rockford Files” debuted 40 years ago this September, barley a month after Richard Nixon became the first U.S. president to resign from office amid a breach of faith. Trustworthy characters also were nowhere to be found on “The Rockford Files,” where the major suspense would revolve around who would get in the first sucker punch or betrayal.
 
For all the show’s car chases, Rockford biggest race was to keep one con ahead of his foes or even his often deceitful clients. The (wrongly convicted) ex-jailbird knew the game and played it – Rockford wasn’t above breaking and entering, or impersonation – though usually not particularly well.  
 
Rockford, who lived in a ramshackle Malibu trailer that seemed to get ransacked by goons at least once an episode, eluded glamour far better than he did the legions after a piece of the $200 a day (plus expenses) that clients rarely bothered to pay him.
 
The most reliable part of Rockford’s’ world was his (mostly) unreliable friends, whose names he would spout in two syllables of exasperation. There was the endearingly sleazy conman Angel (Stuart Margolin), and Dennis (Joe Santos), the cranky police sergeant with a reluctant symbiotic relationship with Rockford. There were memorable guest appearances by Rockford’s tough ex-cellmate Gandy (Isaac Hayes), who endlessly annoyed him by calling him “Rockfish,” and ex-prostitute and spirited Rockford pal Rita Capkovic (Rita Moreno in her Emmy-winning role). Rockford’s tough and loyal, if befuddled and trouble-prone dad Rocky (Noah Beery Jr.) provided the closest thing to stability in his life.
 
“The Rockford Files” debuted in a TV season packed with more than 20 cop or detective shows, ranging from “Baretta” to “Barnaby Jones.” Save for the sitcom “Barney Miller,” Garner’s program emerged as the only one primarily fueled by a comic sensibility. “Rockford” co-creator Stephen J. Cannell would go on to produce other successful shows combining action and humor, most notably “The A Team” and “The Greatest American Hero.” But “Rockford” remains the best and most durable of the prolific TV powerhouse’s creations.

Chalk that up to the talent of James Garner, an actor who turned his likeable character's flaws into strengths. Some viewers wanted to be Jim Rockford, while others would have been satisfied to be his friend – someone whose messages the detective might actually have returned.

 

Jere Hester is founding director of the award-winning, multi-media NYCity News Service at the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism. He is also the author of "Raising a Beatle Baby: How John, Paul, George and Ringo Helped us Come Together as a Family." Follow him on Twitter.



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<![CDATA[Comic-Con: What We're Geeking Out Over]]> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 19:21:34 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Star+Wars+Rebels.jpg

The annual migration of geeks, fan-boys and -girls, collectors, aficionados and cosplayers is about to commence: Comic-Con International kicks off Thursday in San Diego.

The mega-convention of almost everything pop culture runs July 24 through 27, and the Southern California city will be awash with outrageous costumes, A-list stars, informative panels, limited-edition merchandise, fan-based art and yes, of course, aisles of rare and hard-to-find comic books.

From its humble beginnings as a one-off comic book event in 1970 in the basement of San Diego's U.S. Grant Hotel, the event now now attracts more than 130,000 people to the San Diego Convention Center and adjacent Gaslamp Quarter area.

This year's fest offers sneak peeks of highly-anticipated big-screen fare including "Avengers: Age of Ultron," "Mad Max: Fury Road," " The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" and "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice," as well as hot TV properties such as "Constantine," "The Walking Dead," "Game of Thrones," "Supernatural," "The Blacklist" and "True Blood."

Remember to check back regularly during the convention for a daily list of what's hot, recaps from the biggest panels, in-depth features and all the news straight from San Diego. And don't forget to download the official NBC 2014 Comic-Con App.

Here, a few of the things at Comic-Con 2014 we're already geeking out over:

"Star Wars Rebels"

Lucasfilm is promoting its latest offering from a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. "Star Wars Rebels" is a new animated series which will air on Disney XD in the fall. It's set five years before the events of "Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope" and tells the story of the Rebellion’s beginnings while the Empire spreads tyranny through the galaxy.

Fans can get on the inside track with this new show at The Heroes of "Star Wars Rebels" panel at 6:00 p.m. in Room 6BCF on Thursday.

Unfortunately, the highly-anticipated "Star Wars: Episode VII" will not be present at this year's convention, but fans can already start getting excited over the new film's appearance at 2015 Comic-Con.  

 

NASA's Next Giant Leap

To honor the 45th anniversary of the moon landing, NASA is making its first official landing at Comic-Con with panel featuring Buzz Aldrin (Apollo 11 astronaut), moderator Seth Green (actor, writer, director and producer), Dr. Jim Green (NASA's division director of planetary science), Mike Fincke (NASA astronaut), and "Mohawk Guy" Bobak Ferdowsi (Curiosity and Europa Missions).

Join the queue early Thursday for the 3:00 p.m. panel in Room 6A to hear real-life tales from orbit, as well as NASA's future far-out plans, including the Orion multi-purpose crew vehicle and the Space Launch System rocket, which are designed to carry humans beyond low-earth orbit to asteroids and ultimately Mars.

 

Batman Turns 75

The caped crusader is marking a milestone anniversary in 2014 and serving up a plethora of panels and sneak peeks in celebration. Fans of Gotham's Dark Knight and his adversaries can get their fill of all things Batman, including Warners Bros. official preview at their Hall H gathering (Saturday, July 26, 2014, 10:00 a.m.), DC Comics: Legends of the Dark Knight (Thursday, July 24, 2014, 3:30 p.m. - Room 6BCF), Batman in the 1970s (Thursday, July 24, 2014, 1:00 p.m. - Room 5AB), Batman in the '80s and '90s (Friday, July 25, 2014, 12:30 p.m. - Room 5AB), Batman '66 featuring TV franchise icons Adam West, Burt Ward, and Julie Newmar (Thursday, July 24, 2014, 6:00 p.m. - Hall H), DC Comics-Batman: The Eternal Dark Knight (Friday, July 25, 2014, 1:45 p.m. - Room 6DE), World Premiere of "Batman: Assault on Arkham" (Friday, July 25, 2014, 7:00 p.m. - Ballroom 20), LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham (Sunday, July 27, 2014, 1:00 p.m. - Room 6BCF), and DC Entertainment: Batman 75th Anniversary (Saturday, July 26, 2014, 4:00 p.m. - Room 6BCF).

 

"Constantine"  Pilot Screening and Q&A

John Constantine is a man waging war against the forces of darkness — from both within himself and the outside world — in the new series "Constantine" coming to NBC.

 

A working-class con man and occult expert, he's voluntarily checked himself into an asylum and sworn off investigating matters of the supernatural after a tragic accident. But when a cryptic message arrives, he is called out to resume his old life and battle the gathering forces of darkness.

Based on characters published by DC Entertainment ("Hellblazer"), the series stars Matt Ryan ("Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior"), Harold Perrineau ("Lost") and Charles Halford ("True Detective"). The actors and show producers will take questions at the panel on Saturday, July 26, 2014, 5:15 p.m. - Room 6BCF. "Constantine" will premiere on NBC at 10/9C on October 24.

 

HBO Presents the Comic-Con International 2014 Masquerade

2014 marks the 40th Comic-Con Masquerade, and Ballroom 20 becomes cosplay central. Attendees will strut their fabulous original and re-created costumes in front of a panel of guest judges. Awards will be handed out in front of an audience of more than 4,000 for Best In Show, Judges’ Choice, Best Re-Creation, Best Original Design, Best Workmanship, Best Presentation, Most Beautiful and Best Young Fan.

Doors will open for audience seating at 7:45 p.m., but the line will start much earlier. Tickets for seating will be given out free to those lining up near Ballroom 20 beginning at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, with overflow seating available in Rooms 5AB, 6A and in the Sails Pavilion (tickets not required). Saturday, July 26, 2014, 8:30 p.m. - Ballroom 20.

 

 

 



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<![CDATA[Dan Aykroyd Sings James Brown on "Tonight"]]> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 09:16:22 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/071914akroyd2.JPG Dan Aykroyd Sings James Brown on "The Tonight Show."]]> <![CDATA[Aykroyd Sings Brown's "I'll Go Crazy" on "Tonight"]]> Sat, 19 Jul 2014 17:28:50 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/cms+copy3.jpg

Dan Aykroyd’s entrance on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," was nothing short of soulful when he strutted into the studio singing James Brown’s “I’ll Go Crazy."

Aykroyd linked arms with longtime blues singer Bobby Rush mid-song and brought him to the stage to to finish the 1963 hit.

The “Saturday Night Live” alum stars in the upcoming James Brown biopic, “Get On Up” as Ben Bart, the director of Brown’s talent agency.

Aykroyd’s “Tonight Show” performance wasn’t the first time he sang “I’ll Go Crazy." He performed the classic at the 26th Kennedy Center Honors in 2003 when Brown had been recognized.

“When James got that very strange rainbow clip, clothespin thing that they give, he was thinking of retiring at the time and so I sang it to dissuade him," said Aykroyd, repeating the lyrics, "If you leave me I’ll go crazy.’”

Aykroyd and Fallon both shared stories of Brown and took turns at imitating his voice. Fallon recalled the story when the late singer told actor Eddie Murphy to bury his money in the woods, “so the government doesn’t get it.”

"Get On Up" stars Chadwick Boseman and Octavia Spencer and follows the life of Brown from living in poverty to becoming an iconic singer. 

WATCH Aykroyd's interview on the "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" below: 

 

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<![CDATA[Jimmy Fallon Pens "Thank You Notes" on "Tonight"]]> Sat, 19 Jul 2014 08:30:57 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/nbc_tjf_hlt_s01e89_089_ThankYouNotes_20140718_1200x675_308390979625.jpg Jimmy Fallon takes the time to write his weekly thank you notes to Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling as well as Amazon and the music group "Boys II Men." ]]> <![CDATA[Robots, Tampons and Building Dreams]]> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 16:52:36 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Underwater-dreams-pelicula1.jpeg

Four undocumented high school students won a prestigious NASA-sponsored robotics competition a decade ago by building a robot out of PVC pipes, duct tape and tampons. Now, their story is being told through the new documentary “Underwater Dreams.”

Christian Arcega, Lorenzo Santillan, Luis Aranda and Oscar Vasquez – the team representing Carl T. Hayden Community High in Arizona – entered their robot, nicknamed Stinky, in the competition at the University of California at Santa Barbara.

Few expected the Hayden team, faced with stiff competition from top engineering universities like MIT, to succeed, especially considering Stinky was pieced together with cheap parts bought at Home Depot.

Sure enough, when they first put Stinky in the water, the robot sank. So the kids got creative: They added eight super-plus tampons to plug leaks in the robot’s mechanical victory.

It worked.

"You have four kids that come from nothing, and look what they did," documentary maker Mary Mazzio told the Associated Press in a recent interview. "There are millions of kids like them. All they need is a little bit of opportunity to flourish."

The film is being released amid a surge of undocumented children are crossing the border, sparking the country’s already intense immigration debate.

The documentary, which includes actual footage from the competition, incorporates interviews from the students themselves, their parents and members of the losing MIT robotics team. It also stresses the importance of closing the Latino student achievement gap, especially in STEM education.

"Underwater Dreams" was released on Friday, July 11, at AMC Empire 25 in New York and AMC Burbank in Los Angeles.

Beginning July 19, AMC will host 100 free screenings to community organizations across the country.

MSNBC and Telemundo will simultaneously broadcast a special television version of “Underwater Dreams” (in both English and Spanish) on Sunday, July 20, at 1 p.m. ET. Mun2 will broadcast the following day. 

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<![CDATA[Armisen Creates a New Character]]> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 07:00:18 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/214*120/Fredex.jpg Seth Meyers explains that "Late Night" sent a box of props to Fred Armisen who is in Portland filming the next season of "Portlandia." Meyers reveals a video of Armisen improvising a new character out of the random assortment of objects.]]> <![CDATA[Bowen, Meyers Talk About the Golden Globes]]> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 06:57:06 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/452297338.jpg Julie Bowen explains that she was confused when he saw Seth Meyers speaking to himself during the Golden Globes. Little did she know, it was because the comedian wrote jokes presenters were telling on the stage. ]]> <![CDATA[Meyers: Bowen Talks "Planes: Fire & Rescue" ]]> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 08:19:06 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/452297358.jpg Julie Bowen talks about playing a plane in the Disney animated movie "Planes: Fire & Rescue" on "Late Night With Seth Meyers."]]> <![CDATA[Fallon: Lithgow Talks About His Epic Beard]]> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 06:48:06 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/452293042.jpg On "The Tonight Show," John Lithgow tells Jimmy Fallon that his huge beard has taken away his swagger. ]]> <![CDATA[Kerr, Fallon Go Head-to-Head in Flip Cup]]> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 07:12:57 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/452293172.jpg Supermodel Miranda Kerr and Jimmy Fallon play tense game of flip cup on "The Tonight Show."]]> <![CDATA[WATCH: Kerr, Fallon Play Flip Cup ]]> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 07:05:37 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/452293124.jpg

Miranda Kerr and Jimmy Fallon faced off in a game of flip cup on Thursday night’s episode of “The Tonight Show.”

But first, the 31-year-old supermodel taught the late-night host some exercises he can perform while sitting down.

“You can tighten you ab muscles, clench and release," Kerr explained. "And your butt muscles, clench and release, clench and release.”

“I’m happily married!” Fallon joked.

Then, Kerr and Fallon battled it out in the classic drinking game flip cup. Fallon played with splotches of lotion from Kerr’s new skin care line on his face.

In the end, Fallon performed a lot better than he did when he took on another supermodel: Kate Upton.

Watch the beer-filled battle above.
 



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<![CDATA[This Year's "Purge"]]> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 11:33:30 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/edt-the-purge-anarchy.jpg

The brilliant and big budget "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” and last year’s disconcertingly clever and low budget "The Purge" both take place in the not-so-distant 2020s, offering visions of the future alike only in their human-created bleakness.

In “Dawn,” supposed beasts rise amid the self-inflicted decline of people. In “The Purge,” the government sets a 12-hour period once a year in which citizens can “release the beast” – killing and otherwise wreaking havoc without fear of punishment.

Now, a sequel to “The Purge,” a sleeper hit, reaches theaters Friday as "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” stands atop the box office – potentially combining to define 2014 as a summer of dystopia, at least at the movies.

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Not that we’re complaining. The first “Purge” film, both fascinating and flawed, proved among the sparsest and perhaps most disturbing movies of recent years – including, “District 9,” the “Hunger Games” series and “Divergent” – that craftily tap into our fears about the future.

At the time-stamp of “The Purge” franchise, America thrives economically, seemingly thanks to the annual ritual bloodletting that allows people to unleash their aggression in one, contained burst. But in reality, the well off can afford to protect themselves while the poor become the most dangerous game, their ranks pruned every March 22nd.

The undeniably gripping and unrelentingly violent film’s commentary on class, the value of life and the ugly underbelly of human nature, though, threatens to be buried under the massive body count.

While some have dismissed “The Purge” as a gimmicky, high-concept home-invasion film, the relatively small stage represents a strength. The action largely is limited to the home of a man who made a bundle by selling security systems to his jealous neighbors, and winds up, thanks to his son’s decency, in the least safe dwelling on the block. For all the gore, the director James DeMonaco created a palpable atmosphere of constant fear, tension and claustrophobia.

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In some ways, “The Purge” echoes the original 1968 “Night of the Living Dead,” the granddaddy of the current zombie movement, with its confined spaces, suspense and stab at allegory. George Romero’s zombie classic arrived the same year as “The Planet of the Apes,” which was among the first of the blockbuster, smart dystopian flicks – a legacy that extends from “A Clockwork Orange” to “Blade Runner” to the current reimagining of the “Apes” series.

“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” may be the best movie in the genre since the original 1968 film. The $170 million reboot comes across as unceasingly intelligent and chilling, with motion-capture effects blending seamlessly with the narrative.

“The Purge,” which was made for $3 million and took in more than 20 times that in the U.S., is far less subtle and far more manipulative – but in some respects, it's more frightening. The setting, less than a decade away, is relatable. So, sadly, is the impulse to murder lurking in too many ordinary people.

“The Purge: Anarchy,” which takes the action from the home to the streets, offers an opportunity to re-release the beast – and, hopefully, improve on the series’ first outing. Check out a clip depicting life in an America where it’s all but guaranteed that no one is safe, at least for one night a year: 

Jere Hester is founding director of the award-winning, multi-media NYCity News Service at the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism. He is also the author of "Raising a Beatle Baby: How John, Paul, George and Ringo Helped us Come Together as a Family." Follow him on Twitter.

 

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<![CDATA[Monty Python: Not Dead Yet]]> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 14:08:39 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/AP107686182720.jpg

George Harrison famously anointed Monty Python the spiritual successors to the Beatles, a sentiment that placed completely different, yet oddly fitting bookends, on the 1960s British Invasion.

But Python’s apparent final goodbye, set for Sunday, is ripped out of the Led Zeppelin playbook. Like Zeppelin’s 2007 farewell reunion show, Python’s final hurrah is limited to London’s 02 Arena, with seemingly zero chance for a tour. And for both acts, the song remains the same: one last blast of greatest hits, with some tinkering, but no huge surprises.

Unlike Zeppelin, though, fans outside of the lucky ticket holders won’t have to wait five years to see the finale: The comedy crew’s closing performance hits movie theaters around the world Sunday, offering a last live glimpse of the bright side of Python.

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Reviews of the farewell run, which began July 1, have proved mixed, with some critics citing a lack of new material. But the naysayers sound like those who actually expect to find cheese at a cheese shop.

To fans, there’s little doubt the sold-out 10-show string, some 40 years after the troupe’s last TV episode and more than 30 years after their final original movie, marks the holy grail of comedy comebacks. Arguing that point is as pointless as, well, paying for an argument.

At an age when just walking carries risk of looking silly, the five surviving Pythons are going out laughing at the critics ­– as well as life (so absurd) and death (the final word). Even the show’s title – “Monty Python Live (mostly),” with the subtitle “One Down, Five to Go” – offers a nod to the late Graham Chapman and the characteristic irreverence the bunch unleashed, via the BBC, 45 years ago this October.

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The Python brand of humor is timeless – their sense of the absurd consistently attracts new generations of fans – and ageless: John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin, who range from 71 to 74, are more appropriately ripened to play screeching working-class old ladies and uptight establishment types than when they were in their twenties all those years ago.

Take “The Four Yorkshiremen” sketch, in which pompous old men one-up each another with escalating over-the-top tales of their rise to the top (“I had to get up in the morning at ten o'clock at night, half an hour before I went to bed, drink a cup of sulfuric acid, work 29 hours a day down mill, and pay mill owner for permission to come to work, and when we got home, our dad and our mother would kill us, and dance about on our graves singing 'Hallelujah.'”). 

Hallelujah to Monty Python for reuniting one (presumably) last time to prove that while the parrot still may be dead, the comedy lives forever. The meaning of life, hopefully, includes getting the occasional laugh – and the last laugh (even if that laugh comes from a treasured old joke). As fans prepare to don their Mr. Gumby handkerchiefs and descend on movie houses all over, check out a preview

 

Jere Hester is founding director of the award-winning, multi-media NYCity News Service at the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism. He is also the author of "Raising a Beatle Baby: How John, Paul, George and Ringo Helped us Come Together as a Family." Follow him on Twitter.



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<![CDATA[Meyers: Philbin Reveals Future Plans With Gifford]]> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 21:12:07 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/AP070911057860.jpg After talking to Seth Meyers about college sports, Regis Philbin reveals his future plans of reuniting with Kathie Lee Gifford.

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<![CDATA[Meyers: Philbin Talks First Showbiz Break]]> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 06:45:07 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/452243850.jpg Regis Philbin tells Seth Meyers about his first show business break as an NBC Page.

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<![CDATA[Meyers: Philbin Tells Monkey on a Bicycle Story]]> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 06:39:06 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Screen+Shot+2014-07-17+at+6.31.53+AM.png While on "Late Night With Seth Meyers," Regis Philbin tells a story about an awkward experience he had as an NBC Page.

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<![CDATA[WATCH: Goldberg, Fallon Swap Lips]]> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 08:42:27 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/214*120/Screen+Shot+2014-07-17+at+3.06.34+AM.png

Whoopi Goldberg and Jimmy Fallon swapped lips and hilariously tried to sing a song together on Wednesday night’s episode of “The Tonight Show.”

But before the two switched mouths, Goldberg talked about her upcoming “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” movie.

“These are the buffest turtles you’ve ever seen,” Goldberg said. “These guys area big. Their shells are big and they don’t play.”

Finally, the two took part in the late-night host’s recurring bit “Lip Flip.” Goldberg’s lips were superimposed onto Fallon’s face and vice versa, making it look like the two had swapped mouths. The pair ended the segment with a rendition of “I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)” originally sung by Aretha Franklin and George Michael.

Fallon has also flipped lips with fellow “Saturday Night Live” alum Tina Fey and Drew Barrymore.

You can watch the “Lip Flip” in the video above. You can also watch Goldberg talk about the “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” in the video below. 

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<![CDATA[Goldberg, Fallon Swap Lips on "Tonight" ]]> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 21:00:10 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Whoopi-Fallon.jpg After Whoopi Goldberg expresses interest in interviewing herself, she and Jimmy Fallon swap mouths for an in-depth chat that ends with a duet on "The Tonight Show."]]>