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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... More »

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,... More »

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... More »

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... More »

Bill Maher's Comments on Letourneau Sex Case Resurface

After he takes some credit for Milo Yiannopoulos' downfall

(Newser) - "Sunlight is the best disinfectant," said Bill Maher earlier this week in a New York Times interview in which he took some credit for triggering the downfall of Milo Yiannopoulos, whose Friday night appearance on Maher's HBO show brought the host an avalanche of criticism. Now, some... More »

Bill Maher on Milo: 'You're Welcome'

HBO host answers critics who faulted his booking of Yiannopoulos

(Newser) - Before his disastrous last few days , Milo Yiannopoulos appeared on Bill Maher's HBO show, and the booking caused Maher all kinds of grief. Now Maher has two words for those critics: "You're welcome." In an interview with the New York Times , Maher recalls the general line... More »

WikiLeaks Is 'Working On' Hacking Trump's Taxes ... or Not

WikiLeaks denies claim made by founder Julian Assange

(Newser) - Hours after Julian Assange said WikiLeaks was "working on" hacking Donald Trump's tax returns, WikiLeaks denied it's doing any such thing, Politico reports. During an interview Friday night on Real Time with Bill Maher, Maher pointed out that WikiLeaks is releasing hacked material from the Democratic National... More »

Maher: Millions of Muslims 'Applaud' Paris Attack

Maher says all religions 'stupid and dangerous' on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

(Newser) - Bill Maher opened his mouth on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night and added his ever-controversial two cents to the discussion of yesterday's deadly shooting at Charlie Hebdo . While "most Muslim people" wouldn't carry out such an attack, Maher said "hundreds of millions of them support an... More »

11 Celebs Who've Never Been Married

Most of them don't see walking down the aisle in their future

(Newser) - Daryl Hannah is supposedly dating rocker and fellow activist Neil Young—and if they were to, say, get married, it would be a first for Hannah, 53. But she's not the only Hollywood star to have never wed:
  • Oprah Winfrey has never married, though she's been with Stedman
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Maher Names Target in Quest to 'Flip a District'

He is Minnesota's John Kline, and Maher's gambit appears unlikely to work

(Newser) - Bill Maher has unveiled the target of his "Flip a District" campaign , in which he plans to unseat the House member he deems America's worst, and he is Rep. John Kline, a Minnesota Republican, reports Roll Call . “I know what you’re thinking: You never heard of... More »

Bill Maher Posts 'Sexist' Tweet About Israel and Hamas

HBO host likens Hamas to woman 'you have to slap'

(Newser) - Bill Maher, America's favorite sort-of liberal, has jumped into the debate over Israel's latest conflict with Hamas —by writing a tweet that best speaks for itself:
  • "Dealing w/ Hamas is like dealing w/ a crazy woman who's trying to kill u - u can only
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Bill Maher Plans to 'Meddle' With a House Race

Viewers will get to pick a race that he'll try to swing in 2014

(Newser) - Making fun of politicians is basically what Bill Maher does for a living, but this fall, he's going on a mission of mockery. On tonight's episode of his HBO talk show Real Time, Maher will ask viewers to help pick the worst House representative in America. Maher will... More »

Trump Suing Bill Maher Over Orangutan Bet

The Donald says he did in fact prove he's not the son of an orangutan

(Newser) - Well, that'll teach Bill Maher to make a mock bet with Donald Trump: On the Tonight Show last month, Maher told Jay Leno he would donate $5 million to the charity of Trump's choice if the business mogul provided a birth certificate showing he's not the "... More »

Bill Maher Defends Eastwood: 'He Killed'

Host hates the politics but loves the delivery

(Newser) - Bill Maher may have disagreed with just about everything Clint Eastwood said in his convention speech —"I had no idea he was such a down the line, right-wing a---hole"—but he's not among those mocking the performance, notes Mediaite . People are always carping that these events... More »

Bill Maher to Occupy: Less 'Camping,' More Mobilizing

Movement could learn something from Tea Party, he suggests

(Newser) - Bill Maher has apparently lost his love for the Occupy Wall Street movement. He tore into the protest movement on last night's episode of Real Time, telling participants, "Now that summer is upon us, the Occupy Wall Street movement must think of a more effective means of protest... More »

Bill Maher Buys Stake in Mets

Helps favorite team battle through debt

(Newser) - The Mets have found an unlikely hero: Lifelong fan Bill Maher has snapped up a minority stake in the team as it struggles to overcome its debt . He says he was inspired to make the purchase after reading that the owners were selling a dozen such stakes. "First of... More »

Obama: Drug 'Legalization Is Not the Answer'

Summit leaders increasingly want to end war on drugs

(Newser) - With an election year well under way, President Obama went to the Summit of the Americas in Colombia determined to talk about trade deals and the economy. Unfortunately, many of the other leaders wanted to talk about the failed war on drugs and legalization, reports the LA Times . "In... More »

For Trayvon Killing, Bill Maher Blames ... Liberals

'Real Time' host implicates liberals for giving up on gun law battle

(Newser) - Surprise surprise, Bill Maher minced no words last night in giving his opinion on the latest Trayvon Martin news, Huffington Post reports. Showing a video on "Real Time" of George Zimmerman arriving at a police station , Maher recounted Zimmerman's story about getting a broken nose fighting Martin—and... More »

Hey, Bill Maher: Don't Knock Civility

Let's draw a line between satire and 'hateful' speech: WaPo editors

(Newser) - Bill Maher is right to call for an end to political groups' "phony umbrage" at every potentially offensive remark. But the comedian's argument is "obviously self-serving," write the editors of the Washington Post . They note that in his New York Times editorial, Maher didn't... More »

America Needs to Lose the Fake Outrage

Bill Maher thinks it's time we lighten up and stop apologizing

(Newser) - When David Axelrod called Mitt Romney's Illinois ad push a “Mittzkrieg” this week, the Republican Jewish Coalition angrily demanded that the DNC rebuke him. “Because the message of 'Mittzkrieg' was clear: Kill all the Jews,” quips Bill Maher in a New York Times op-ed. Maher,... More »

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