John Oliver Headlines New Film With Monty Python’s Terry Jones

You’ve heard his voice all over BBC AMERICA, and you’ve watched him as a Daily Show with Jon Stewart correspondent: now British comedian John Oliver is set to star in Absolutely Anything, a comedy directed by Monty Python member Terry Jones. Producers told Deadline‘s Mike Fleming that the film will involve “aliens, a goofy Brit, a talking dog, and buckets of silliness.” Robin Williams is in talks to play the dog, and Jones’ surviving Python castmates – John Cleese, Michael Palin, Eric Idle, and Terry Gilliam – could lend their voices for the aliens.

A John Lennon 70th birthday concert will be held in NYC on November 12th and feature artists such as Cyndi Lauper, Jackson Browne, Patti Smith, and Aimee Mann. Lennon would have turned 70 on October 9th.(BBC NEWS)

Sir Ian McKellen says he will reprise his role as Gandalf in The Hobbit and filming could start in January.(The Bolton News)

On The Choir, Gareth Malone focused his attentions on music education, but with his new UK show, Extraordinary School For Boys, the star tackles lagging levels of literacy among young men. BBC NEWS has an interview with Gareth.

Nadine Coyle insists that Girls Aloud are not breaking up.(Unreality TV)

Prince Harry turns 26 today.(USA Today)

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded BBCAmerica.com's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself - he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri - he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.

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