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Monty Python's Terry Jones, 74, diagnosed with dementia
Welsh-born filmmaker, TV presenter and Monty Python legend Terry Jones has been diagnosed with Primary Progressive Aphasia, a type of dementia.

The news was confirmed just as BAFTA Cymru announced its plans to honor the 74-year-old funnyman at a ceremony in Cardiff on Oct. 2.

"Terry has been diagnosed with Primary Progressive Aphasia, a variant of Frontotemporal Dementia. This illness affects his ability to communicate and he is no longer able to give interviews. Terry is proud and honored to be recognized in this way and is looking forward to the celebrations," Jones' spokesperson said in a statement Thursday.

In addition to being a member of the famed Monty Python comedy troupe, Jones also helmed the classic movies Monty Python's Life of Brian and The Meaning of Life, and co-directed Monty Python and the Holy Grail with Terry Gilliam. He penned the screenplay for the 1986 fantasy movie Labyrinth, starring David Bowie, as well.

The surviving Pythons -- Jones, John Cleese, Michael Palin, Eric Idle and Terry Gilliam -- reunited for 10 live performances at the O2 Arena in London in 2014.

Although most of the Pythons are active on Twitter, none had commented on Jones' condition as of Friday morning.


Margot Robbie to host Season 42 premiere of 'Saturday Night Live'
The Legend of Tarzan and Suicide Squad star Margot Robbie is set to host the Season 42 premiere of Saturday Night Live.

The sketch comedy show will return with the first in its fresh batch of episodes on Oct. 1.

The musical guest that night will be The Weeknd, whose next album, Starboy, is due out Nov. 25.


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"I don't know what else could happen in our lives that can try and separate us but things happen and we come right back together again."
--Sharon Osbourne, on her post-scandal relationship with husband Ozzy, to Access Hollywood


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Which former fictional movie wizard wants a part on 'Game of Thrones'?



FBI to 'evaluate' Brad Pitt's alleged child abuse incident
The FBI has released a statement confirming that they will "evaluate" claims that Brad Pitt committed child abuse while on his private jet.

"In response to your inquiry regarding allegations within the special aircraft jurisdiction of the United States; specifically, an aircraft carrying Mr. Brad Pitt and his children, the FBI is continuing to gather facts and will evaluate whether an investigation at the federal level will be pursued," the FBI said to Us Weekly.

The response comes after initial reports from TMZ that the LAPD and L.A. County Department of Children and Family services was investigating Pitt who was reported as being "verbally abusive" and "physical" with one of his kids while onboard a private jet with his family and estranged wife Angelina Jolie.

"LAPD is not handling any report or allegations into child abuse for Mr. Brad Pitt," noted a spokesperson for the department Thursday.

A source close to the actor has stated that "He takes the matter very seriously and says he did not commit any abuse on his children."

Children and Family Services has yet to issue a statement regarding the originally reported investigation.

On Monday, Jolie filed for divorce from Pitt citing irreconcilable differences after they had been together for over a decade. Jolie is said to not be seeking spousal support and is requesting sole custody of the children with Pitt getting visitation rights and joint legal custody.

Pitt and Jolie share six children together, 15-year-old Maddox, 12-year-old Pax, 11-year-old Zahara, 10-year-old Shiloh and 8-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne. In a statement, Pitt noted, " I am very

saddened by [the divorce], but what matters most now is the well-being of our kids. "I kindly ask the press to give them the space they deserve during this challenging time."

Rumors began to spread that the marriage was ending due to the actor having an affair with Marion Cotillard during the filming of their upcoming WWII drama, Allied. Cotillard dispelled those reports however in a lengthy Instagram post.


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Which former fictional movie wizard wants a part on 'Game of Thrones'?

Daniel Radcliffe said he "would love to" be involved with HBO's Game of Thrones, even "if they want to bring me in and just [expletive] kill me."

Radcliffe told Digital Spy that he turned down several TV shows because of the commitment, so signing on for a few episodes of HBO's drama, which is known for killing off characters, is right up his alley.

"I've recently read a couple of really good TV pilot scripts," Radcliffe said. "But then it's signing on for seven years."

"Right now I have a little bit of freedom," he continued. "So if I read a script for something that's filming next year, I don't have to turn it down because I'm not available -- which I did, for a long time."

Radcliffe, who has also talked about the possibility of reprising his role as Harry Potter, recently starred in Imperium, a thriller involving an undercover FBI agent who infiltrates a white-supremacist group.

The seventh season of GoT will premiere on HBO in the summer of 2017.

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