• Billy Connolly volunteers for Parkinson’s stem cell research

    Desperate times call for desperate measures. Billy Connolly, the iconic Scottish stand-up comedian and actor, has volunteered to become a “guinea pig” for Parkinson’s research. The news comes from his book, which is being serialized by The Daily Mail. “I’ve spoken to guys working on [stem cell research] at Harvard and told them I’ll be a guinea pig for them,” he writes. “I think they are going to take me

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    Billy Connolly recovers from cancer, diagnosed with Parkinson’s

    Scottish comedy icon Billy Connolly has received both terrific and unfortunate news. “The Big Yin” recently came to the United States for surgery after being diagnosed with early-stage prostate cancer. “The operation was a total success, and Billy is fully recovered [from the cancer],” a spokeswoman for the comedian said. “In addition, Billy has been assessed as having the initial symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, for which he is receiving the

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    Eric Idle will release ‘What About Dick?’ with Russell Brand, Eddie Izzard and more via digital download (Videos)

    If you haven’t noticed, the straight-to-download distribution model that Louis C.K. popularized late last year has caught on. And the latest to adopt the strategy is Eric Idle, legendary British comedian and member of Monty Python. On Nov. 13, his new project What About Dick? will be available exclusively via digital download on WhatAboutDick.com for the completely reasonable price of $6. So, what the hell is What About Dick? Good

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    Chris Rock talks crack, gangsta rap, more: an excerpt from Neil Strauss' new book

    Few journalists have logged more hours picking celebrity brains as six-time New York Times best-selling author Neil Strauss has. He’s hung with, and ultimately written about the likes of legendary rock band Motley Crue, pornstar-turned-mainstream success Jenna Jameson and Chuck Berry— to name a few. Strauss’ new book, Everyone Loves You When You’re Dead: Journeys Into Fame And Madness (out March 15) culls 200 of his interviews with 120 notables

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