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Janice Min Booked For This Week’s ‘Real Time With Bill Maher’ On HBO

14 hours ago | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Chances are somewhere near 200% that Harvey Weinstein will fuel much of the conversation on Real Time with Bill Maher this week: former Hollywood Reporter editor Janice Min has been booked as the top of show guest. Min, who moved from THR to parent company Eldridge Industries last February, is a much-bandied name for replacing Graydon Carter as editor-in-chief of Condé Nast’s Vanity Fair. Her booking on the Maher show bumps the previously announced top of show guest… »

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Russell Brand Schools Bill Maher on Heroin, LSD, Marijuana: ‘I’m Only Describing One Evening’ (Video)

6 October 2017 9:34 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Russell Brand stopped by “Real Time with Bill Maher” Friday night to promote his new book, “Recovery: Freedom from Our Addictions,” and ended up sharing his take on the recreational drugs that he’s tried. Maher called Brand an “addiction specialist,” having gone public with his addiction to drug and sex. The “Real Time” host pointed out that Brand has claimed fame as someone who has tried a wide assortment of drugs and asked which was his favorite. “Heroin is very, very relaxing, too relaxing. You let go of your life in the end,” Brand began and continued at light speed. »

- Rosemary Rossi

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Watch Russell Brand Go on a Fascinating Rant About Drugs and Addiction

6 October 2017 8:34 PM, PDT | Mediaite - TV | See recent Mediaite - TV news »

Appearing as the mid-show panelist on Friday night's broadcast of HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher, comedian/actor/activist Russell Brand made quite an impression. »

- Justin Baragona

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Billy Crystal, Russell Brand and Olivia Nuzzi on Real Time with Bill Maher

6 October 2017 8:27 AM, PDT | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

Real Time with Bill Maher will feature a boisterous evening of comics, pols and reporters tonight — with a line-up including Billy Crystal, Russell Brand and Olivia Nuzzi. Crystal as the top-of-show interview guest, while Brand is the mid-show offering. The British comedian has a new book out, Recovery: Freedom From Our Addictions, which he describes as a “manual for self-realization”, and in which he aims to be an agent of change and inspiration for addicts of every stripe. He recently was a guest on the Megan Kelly Today show where she described his new book as “raw and self-effacing”, describing President...read more »

- April Neale

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‘Discord’ Theater Review: It’s Bill Maher’s ‘Religulous’ for the Thinking Man

1 October 2017 6:00 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

One can only imagine what Bill Maher and Scott Carter, his longtime executive producer-writer, talk about when the subject of religion comes up. For his first full-length play, the honcho behind “Real Time With Bill Maher” ruminates on the afterlife without God in “The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord,” which opened Sunday under the auspices of Primary Stages at the Cherry Lane Theatre. Carter has structured “Discord” around not one but three stabs at writing the gospel. Who knew that Jefferson, Dickens and Tolstoy each wrote a gospel, and as they belatedly discover, »

- Robert Hofler

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Paul Hawken, Tom Morello and April Ryan on Real Time with Bill Maher

29 September 2017 6:10 AM, PDT | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

The state of Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria while Potus concerns himself with NFL politics — just some of the subjects set to be discussed on tonight’s Real Time with Bill Maher. Maher welcomes noted environmentalist Paul Hawken as the top-of-show interview guest. Hawken’s book, Drawdown — The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming, is a concise call-to-action using research by a coalition of scientists, PhDs, policy-makers, business leaders and activists. It looks at the best information available on climate solutions to mitigate negative environmental impact over the next thirty years. Author Kurt Andersen is the mid-show...read more »

- April Neale

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Bill Maher on rise, and flip of Trump with Town Mouse Country Mouse comparison

23 September 2017 10:04 AM, PDT | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

Last night’s Real Time with Bill Maher capped with one of the best New Rules segments in a while. Host Bill Maher explained to ‘Murica that they had been conned by masterful “city mouse.” In his opinion piece that closes New Rules, Maher said: “This is the existential crisis of our president. He’s an a**hole, but he’s not a hick. He represents one group but belongs to another.” Maher’s show capper was an analogy of the children’s book, The Town Mouse and The Country Mouse to explain to viewers the rise and ideological flip of President Donald Trump, now chummy...read more »

- April Neale

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Bob Costas Tells Bill Maher How He’d Handle Athletes Who Kneel During National Anthem

22 September 2017 10:44 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

President Trump’s “get that son of a b—h off the field” approach to dealing with athletes who kneel during the national anthem to protest against police brutality was countered with a much more civil solution by veteran sportscaster Bob Costas on Friday night’s “Real Time With Bill Maher.” Although Trump’s declaration at an Alabama rally Friday was seen by some critics as harsh, Costas told Maher that, in effect, NFL owners have collectively given that very message to former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. It is widely believed that he is being blacklisted for his political views and, »

- Rosemary Rossi

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‘Overtime’ Revelation: Barney Frank Tells Bill Maher His Cousin Was A Stooge

22 September 2017 9:45 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Yes, you heard right. If you were watching the YouTube-only Overtime segment of HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher tonight, you might have learned something new about former congressman Barney Frank: His cousin was a Stooge. Shemp, to be specific, and a first cousin once removed, to be precise. The former Massachusetts congressman, along with Maher and Real Time guest Bob Costas, were discussing the controversy over Espn’s Jemele Hill, who caused a firestorm by tweeting that… »

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‘Real Time’: Bob Costas Proposes Solution To NFL’s Anthem Problem

22 September 2017 8:52 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Update, with video With President Donald Trump tossing out some red-meat comments tonight about NFL players who protest the National Anthem – “get that son of a bitch off the field right now” – NBC sportscaster Bob Costas offered up a slightly more elegant solution. Costas, appearing tonight on HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher, didn’t seem willing to go quite as far as Maher in blanket-defending Colin Kaepernick, who took a knee – and lost a career – to protest police… »

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Martin Short, Bob Costas, Barney Frank on Real Time with Bill Maher

22 September 2017 6:46 AM, PDT | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

Real Time with Bill Maher on HBO sees a lively and raucous panel highlighted by former Massachusetts Congressional Representative Barney Frank and comedian Martin Short. Interestingly, Frank has thrown his ring into the journalistic pool and has penned an interesting op/ed for CNBC where he speculated on Trump’s actual political loyalties. He wrote: “Trump’s handling of Congress in the past month is seriously increasing the chance for Democratic gains in the midterm election. Maybe Trump thinks a win for Democrats in 2018 will help him in 2020 — he can run as a victim of an entrenched bipartisan establishment instead...read more »

- April Neale

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Emmys 2017: The Complete Winners List

17 September 2017 8:00 PM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Outstanding Drama Series

The Handmaid’s Tale

Better Call Saul

The Crown

House of Cards

Stranger Things

This Is Us


Outstanding Comedy Series




Master of None

Modern Family

Silicon Valley

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Outstanding Limited Series

Big Little Lies


Feud: Bette and Joan

The Night Of


Outstanding Television Movie

Black Mirror: San Junipero

Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Sherlock: The Lying Detective (Masterpiece)

The Wizard of Lies

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Emmys: John Oliver Thanks Oprah Winfrey for Variety Talk Series Win

17 September 2017 7:27 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

HBO’s “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver” won the Primetime Emmy Award for outstanding variety talk series on Sunday night.

The weekly series was renewed earlier this week by HBO in a deal that keeps the “Daily Show” alum at the premium service through 2020.

Oliver, who also won for writing for a variety series earlier in the night, took the stage again to thank executive producer Liz Stanton, showrunner Tim Carvell, HBO, his wife, and … Oprah Winfrey.

“I met Oprah once. It was like meeting the queen, only much, much better,” Oliver quipped.

He also thanked the whole staff, who “got so wasted after last year’s award ceremony that they turned up to Universal Studios, either hungover or actively drunk, and threw up on roller coasters,” he said.

“So Universal Studios, if there is someone vomiting on the Harry Potter ride tomorrow, they work for us. We have a show on Sunday. Please »

- Daniel Holloway and Maane Khatchatourian

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John Oliver's Last Week Tonight Wins Emmy for Outstanding Variety Talk Series

17 September 2017 7:21 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

John Oliver is the talk of the town!

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, hosted by the 40-year-old Oliver, snagged the Emmy for outstanding variety talk series at Sunday’s star-studded ceremony.

Last Week Tonight beat out the following shows: Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Late Late Show with James Corden, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and Real Time with Bill Maher.

“Thank you so much for this,” Oliver said in his acceptance speech. “I would like to thank HBO for everything, my wife for everything.”

He also jokingly thanked a missing Oprah Winfrey, whose »

- Char Adams

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Salman Rushdie, Fran Lebowitz and Tim Gunn on Real Time with Bill Maher

15 September 2017 8:34 AM, PDT | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

Tonight’s Real Time with Bill Maher includes an eclectic line-up — including Salman Rushdie, Fran Lebowitz, and fashion expert and reality TV star Tim Gunn. Columnist Bret Stephens is the top-of-show interview guest. Stephens was criticized for naysaying publicly and writing a New York Times op/ed about climate change, a topic Maher is rabid on. He came under fire for telling people in Houston that “the paradox of our time is that the part of the world that has never been safer from the vagaries of nature seems never to have been more terrified of them”. Fashion consultant, reality TV...read more »

- April Neale

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HBO renews Last Week Tonight through 2020

12 September 2017 2:02 PM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

HBO decided to renew Real Time With Bill Maher a few days ago, ensuring that he’ll be on the air through 2020 and will have plenty more opportunities to say the n-word and interview assholes. Thankfully, though, he still won’t be the only guy on HBO talking about the news. As reported by Variety, the premium cable…

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- Sam Barsanti

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‘Last Week Tonight With John Oliver’ Renewed by HBO for 3 More Seasons

12 September 2017 10:07 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

HBO has renewed John Oliver’s “Last Week Tonight” for three more seasons, which will keep it on the network through 2020. Oliver will get 30 episodes per season, the pay-tv channel said Tuesday in a media release. “We are thrilled to have John Oliver as an integral part of the HBO family and to continue to share his comedic brilliance with the world,” said Casey Bloys, president, HBO Programming. “His extraordinary genius for rich and intelligent commentary is second to none.” Also Read: 'Real Time With Bill Maher' Renewed Through 2020 by HBO Oliver went on to say: “First: I firmly disagree with. »

- Tony Maglio

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Emmys: 'Last Week Tonight With John Oliver' Wins Best Variety Talk Series

11 September 2017 12:06 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

HBO's Last Week Tonight With John Oliver won the Emmy for best variety talk series on Sunday night.

The show beat out TBS's Full Frontal With Samantha Bee, ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live!, CBS's The Late Late Show With James Corden, CBS's The Late Show With Stephen Colbert and HBO's Real Time With Bill Maher.

The late-night host took to the stage and thanked HBO, before jokingly putting the spotlight on Oprah, who was seated in the front row of the audience for the night.

"I met Oprah once, it was like meeting the queen, but much much better," he joked.

Oliver also took home the »

- THR Staff

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Bill Maher Reveals: Why Ken Bone, Undecided Red Sweater Guy?

9 September 2017 6:28 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

All week Ken Bone’s 200,000-plus twitter followers were wondering, why him? Why was last year’s meme booked for this week’s Real Time With Bill Maher. Even Bone was undecided, again. “I’ll answer your first question now,” Bone tweeted last Tuesday. “No, I don’t know why they want me on the show.” And as the one-on-one interviewee, no less. If you need a refresher course in 2016 political distractions, Bone, an employee of a political software company, was among last… »

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Ken Bone, S.E. Cupp, Xiuhtezcatl Martinez on Real Time with Bill Maher

8 September 2017 7:51 AM, PDT | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

Tonight’s Real Time with Bill Maher sees some old favorites and new faces join the line-up — including Ken Bone, S.E. Cupp, and Xiuhtezcatl Martinez. Software company executive Ken Bone is the top-of-show interview guest. He is a self-described libertarian who was just another member of the public until he made a red-sweater-wearing splash during the second presidential debate, making headlines by grilling the candidates on their energy policy. He told the Washington Examiner: “If you were a big Trump supporter and now you’re not, it’s because you weren’t paying attention, because he’s doing exactly what he said he’s going to...read more »

- April Neale

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