Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

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Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

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The five remaining members of Monty Python will go out with a bang when they deliver their final performance July 20, a global event that will be broadcast live to more than 2,000 movie theaters and on TV screens in more than 100 countries from Afghanistan to Yemen, according to The Guardian of London.

Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin, John Cleese and Terry Gilliam (Graham Chapman died in 1989) held a press conference in London Monday to give more details of their shows at London's O2. They opened on Tuesday with a show that will be a cross between theater and rock concert, with dancers and a full orchestra. In the UK, the channel Gold, dedicated to comedy reruns, plans a live broadcast of the last night of Monty Python's 10-night run.

There will be live cinema screenings at 570 UK and Irish venues and 1,800 more in 39 countries across the world. Deals have also been struck with TV channels for it to be broadcast live in more than 100 countries. The websites fathomevents.com and montypythonlive.com suggest people in the Pittsburgh area check back closer to July 20 for theaters that will be showing the finale.

"It means we're actually going to say goodbye publicly on one show. Nobody ever has the chance to do that; the Beatles didn't get a last good night," said Idle, the show's driving force. He added that there would be no new material but some sketches may be reimagined and there will be guests.

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NBC's "Today" show won the Pippa Middleton sweepstakes, scoring an interview with the photogenic sister of Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge.

Speaking to Matt Lauer, she gushed about her nephew, Prince George, who turns 1 on July 22. "He's sort of brought us all together, and we love spending weekends with him, and he's very funny," she said.

She said she has remained close with her sister since Kate's marriage to Prince William. "Obviously she has pressures that she's taken on and things, but we spend a lot of time together. ... We have a very normal sisterly relationship. We're very close, and we support each other and get each other's opinions and things," Pippa said.

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Robin Thicke is a man on a mission. …

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