Bill Maher

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Party Snub Appears to Cost Agency Bill Maher as a Client

'Real Time' host was not on the list for CEO's Oscars event

(Newser) - The same week CAA wrapped up negotiations on a two-year extension for Bill Maher's HBO show Real Time, the host severed ties with his longtime talent agency. The cause was a snub, per the Hollywood Reporter : Maher did not receive an invitation to the private Oscars party at the...

Bill Maher Explains Why We'll Never Hear His Kanye Interview

Comedian says podcast will never see the light of day due to Ye's antisemitic rhetoric

(Newser) - Bill Maher recently conducted an interview with Kanye West, which would likely draw a decent audience when released. Maher has no intention of ever airing their chat, however, with the comedian now saying he's keeping the sit-down locked down after his guest's continued antisemitic rhetoric. Maher appeared on...

Bill Maher's Show Is Returning Without Writers
Bill Maher
Won't Return
Amid Strike
After All

Bill Maher Won't Return Amid Strike After All

HBO host cites possible progress in talks, will wait to see what happens

(Newser) - Bill Maher is following the lead of Drew Barrymore —he has scrapped plans to resume his HBO talk show amid the Hollywood writers' strike, per the Hollywood Reporter . Maher cited apparent progress in negotiations. "My decision to return to work was made when it seemed nothing was happening...

In One Week, Late Night Could Take a Hard Hit

Looming Hollywood writers strike will affect talk shows, 'SNL' first if deal isn't reached by May 1

(Newser) - May 1 is the deadline for Hollywood writers, represented by the Writers Guild of America, to reach a contract agreement with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, and if no such deal is struck, the late-night TV arena will be the first to say goodbye to new episodes,...

Bill Maher Says Cuomo Won't Survive: 'He's not Donald Trump'
Cuomo Accuser:
'What He Did
to Me Was
a Crime'
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Cuomo Accuser: 'What He Did to Me Was a Crime'

'Executive Assistant #1' comes forward

(Newser) - Bill Maher has joined the chorus calling for Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo to resign. Maher opened his HBO show Friday night by raising the independent New York investigation released last week that found Cuomo sexually harassed female employees and other women. Maher pointed out that it doesn't look good...

Bill Maher's Positive Test Ends 28-Year Show Streak

Host, who was fully vaccinated, feels 'perfectly fine'

(Newser) - It's not just within the New York Yankees organization that vaccinated people are testing positive for COVID. Bill Maher has also tested positive despite being fully vaccinated, HBO said Friday, per Variety . The Real Time host "is asymptomatic and feels fine," the company added. Friday's episode...

Bill Maher: Biden Is Not 'Comfortably Ahead'

He challenges 2 former candidates to explain why

(Newser) - Yes, Joe Biden leads in all the polls. But Bill Maher doesn't understand why the lead isn't bigger less than three months before Election Day—and he challenged two former presidential candidates to explain it. "Biden's ahead, but he's not, to my view, comfortably ahead....

Chris Matthews' Accuser Has a Succinct Answer for Bill Maher

'Real Time' host had been dismissive of Laura Bassett's accusations

(Newser) - On Friday night, Bill Maher defended Chris Matthews, who resigned over sexual harassment allegations, and criticized the MSNBC host's accuser with a mocking "Thank you, Rosa Parks." One of Maher's Real Time guests, Caitlin Flanagan of the Atlantic, added, "How fragile can one woman be?"...

Ronan Farrow: Let's Revisit Bill Clinton Rape Claim

Remember Juanita Broaddrick?

(Newser) - Ronan Farrow brought up an old rape accusation Friday on Real Time with Bill Maher—one against a former president. It came up after Maher asked how Bill Clinton would have weathered the Monica Lewinsky scandal in today's #MeToo culture, Fox News reports. "Could Bill Clinton, if he...

James Corden: 'We're Not All as Lucky as Bill Maher'

The late-night host rips Maher about his support for fat-shaming

(Newser) - James Corden might say he was throwing his weight around. The Late Late Show host delved out a little social commentary Thursday in response to Bill Maher's recent defense of fat-shaming, BuzzFeed reports. "Fat-shaming doesn't need to end; it needs to make a comeback," Maher said...

Bill Maher Hopes David Koch's Death Was 'Painful'

The political comedian doesn't hold back

(Newser) - Bill Maher's reaction to David Koch's death wasn't exactly reverent. In fact, we'll skip the expletive. "He and his brother have done more than anybody to fund climate science deniers for decades" while "the Amazon is burning up," the Real Time with Bill ...

Rep. Tlaib: Maybe People Should Boycott Bill Maher

She fires back after HBO host calls anti-Israeli boycott movement a bogus 'purity test'

(Newser) - Bill Maher has weighed in on the controversy over Israel's decision to bar two congresswomen from visiting that nation—and he's not on the side of the two congresswomen. In the latest episode of his HBO show, Maher called the boycott of Israel supported by Reps. Ilhan Omar...

Author's Snark to Give Trump to the Saudis Irks Maher Viewers

Fran Lebowitz later expressed 'regret' for remarks, says 'everyone misinterpreted' things

(Newser) - A guest on Bill Maher's HBO show this week has walked back remarks she made about President Trump that tied to a murdered journalist. Deadline and Fox News report 68-year-old author Fran Lebowitz sat on Maher's stage Friday and took part in a discussion about Trump's time...

Bill Maher 'Chicken' Dig Triggers New Accusations

The 'Real Time' host cracks a joke with GOP lawmaker Will Hurd

(Newser) - Bill Maher uncorked a spontaneous remark Friday that some are taking as racist—not the first time his "I'm-cool-enough-to-joke-about-racial-stereotypes" humor has sparked such an accusation, says Deadline . The Real Time With Bill Maher host was interviewing GOP Congressman Will Hurd from Texas when an exchange about the Republican...

Bill Maher's Anti-Stan Lee Blog Is Not Going Over Well

Maher drew a line from Marvel Comics legend to President Trump

(Newser) - "Don't speak ill of the dead" is apparently not advice Bill Maher lives by. The comedian wrote a blog post about Stan Lee after the Marvel Comics icon died last week , and it was not exactly respectful in tone. "America is in mourning. Deep, deep mourning for...

Friend Bill Maher Cites Roseanne's History of Mental Illness

One of her multiple personalities is 'quite a racist,' he says

(Newser) - Bill Maher says Roseanne Barr will always be a friend, but he called her out for the volatile tweets that resulted in the cancellation of her show. In his new Real Time With Bill Maher on HBO, however, Maher also drew a connection with the 65-year-old Barr's history of...

Bill Maher Will Face Ice Cube on His Return

First episode back after controversy over racial slur

(Newser) - Bill Maher's first show in the wake of his n-word controversy will have an interesting guest: Ice Cube. Though Al Franken dropped out, Ice Cube says he'll be there for the June 9 episode, reports the Los Angeles Times . On his last show, Maher jokingly referred to himself...

After Slur, Franken Cancels Appearance on Maher Show

Spokesman says he was glad to see apology

(Newser) - Sen. Al Franken has a new book to promote, but he won't be doing so on Bill Maher's Real Time: The Democrat has confirmed that he has canceled his Friday appearance because of Maher's use of the n-word in an interview with Sen. Ben Sasse last week,...

HBO, Bill Maher Respond to Host's Use of Racial Slur

Maher 'very sorry' for comment HBO calls 'deeply offensive'

(Newser) - As the internet fills with calls for Bill Maher's firing, both HBO and Maher himself have responded to the controversy following the host's use of the N-word during Friday's episode of Real Time. In a statement to the Hollywood Reporter , HBO calls Maher's comment "inexcusable...

Maher's N-Word Bomb Prompts Real Time Outrage

Quip unleashes calls for comic's head across political spectrum

(Newser) - Bill Maher sparked widespread condemnation after he used a racial slur on his HBO show Real Time on Friday night. The New York Times reports the offending line came while Maher was speaking with Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse about teens and maturity and noted how adults in California dress up...

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