Topic: John Cleese

John Cleese Said Taylor Swift’s Cat Was Weird-Looking, And She Was Not Amused

John Cleese Said Taylor Swift's Cat Was Weird-Looking, And She Was Not Amused

Graham Norton recently had Taylor Swift and John Cleese as guests on his show. Yes, at the same time. They were sitting right next to each other. Don’t ask me why. That part doesn’t matter. Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth. And yes, this interview is a gift horse, because it’s the interview in which John Cleese was bold enough to insult Taylor Swift’s cat to her face on television, and somehow walk away without a song written about him. Yet. More »

Vanessa Redgrave and 15 Other Actors Who Have Played Queen Elizabeth I

Vanessa Redgrave and 15 Other Actors Who Have Played Queen Elizabeth I

No doubt about it, Queen Elizabeth I of England was pretty cool. She’s also endlessly fascinating, which is why she tends to show up so frequently in film and television. Case in point: The upcoming Roland Emmerich thriller Anonymous. In it, Vanessa Redgrave plays Good Queen Bess alongside Rhys Ifans’ Edward de Vere, also known as the 17th Earl of Oxford– who, the film posits, is not Elizabeth’s incestuous lover, but also the true author of the works of William Shakespeare. Personally, I like to think that Shakespeare really is the dude from Stratford who keeps popping up in public records, but that aside, Anonymous looks like it could be pretty interesting. Check out the trailer here: More »

14 Actors Who Have Played Gods

14 Actors Who Have Played Gods

Haven’t heard of Gods Behaving Badly? It’s okay; we hadn’t either, until recently. The upcoming film, based on the novel of the same name, follows the ancient Greek gods, who, it turns out, are not only alive and well but managing a brownstone in New York. Last week, casting was announced, and believe you me, it looks like it’s going to be hilarious. Oliver Platt as Apollo? Win! Edie Falco as Artemis? Sold! John Turturro as Hades? On par with James Woods! Christopher Walken as Zeus? PERFECT. We’ve walked you through the actors who have played the Devil before; so now, in honor of Gods Behaving Badly, we bring 14 actors who have all played gods, ranging from Greek to Norse to Christian to fantasy deities. Time to get smiting! More »