Bill Maher

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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... More »

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 ... More »

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... More »

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... More »

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... More »

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... More »

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... More »

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 »

Bill Maher Books Yiannopoulos, and Another Guest Flees

Intercept co-founder Jeremy Scahill says Maher giving 'racist campaign' a platform

(Newser) - Bill Maher's decision to book conservative provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos on his HBO show drew quick condemnation from another guest. Jeremy Scahill, a journalist who's appeared frequently on Real Time with Bill Maher, tweeted that he won't appear as a panelist Friday because of Yiannopoulos and what he... 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 »

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