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Rachel Maddow Discusses Rush Limbaugh's Big Gay Wedding (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Jun 14th 2010 1:15AM
Rachel Maddow Discusses Rush Limbaugh's Big Gay WeddingIn surprising recent news, Rush Limbaugh had Elton John perform at his wedding ceremony. It was Limbaugh's fourth wedding, and the singer received a $1 million fee to play at the event.

On 'Real Time With Bill Maher' (Fri., 10PM ET on HBO), Maher and his guests discussed the controversy. Elton John is -- quite obviously -- gay, and Rush Limbaugh has frequently come out strongly against gay marriage and gay rights. As a result, many people felt that Elton's performance was ... odd, to say the least.

Appearing on the show was MSNBC personality Rachel Maddow, the first openly gay anchor to host a prime-time TV program. Maher asked her how much money it would take to get her to sing at Rush's marriage. Maddow replied that she was "sort of against weddings" in general.

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Judd Apatow Discusses How Awesome He Is on 'Bill Maher' (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Jun 6th 2010 8:30PM
Judd Apatow Discusses How Awesome He Is on 'Bill Maher'Well, to be fair, the title of this column is slightly inaccurate. It's actually host Bill Maher who brings up the topic of the potential awesomeness of director Judd Apatow -- creator of such films as 'The 40-Year-Old Virgin' and 'Knocked Up.'

As it turns out, Bill and Judd are good friends. And on 'Real Time With Bill Maher' (Fri., 10PM ET on HBO), Bill does his friend the honor of comparing him to famed director John Hughes. We're a little uncomfortable with anyone being compared to the god among men who made 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off.' But Apatow's movies are pretty consistently funny, so we'll let it pass.

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HBO Renews 'Real Time With Bill Maher'

by Andrew Scott, posted Apr 15th 2010 3:37PM
Real Time With Bill MaherHBO is prepping to spend more time with Bill Maher.

According to the Live Feed, the network has renewed the Emmy-nominated talk-show 'Real Time With Bill Maher' for a ninth season under a whopping 35-episode deal.

"Bill Maher is one of the most sought-after opinion makers on TV. I'm delighted that this fearless and provocative observer will return to HBO next year," HBO said in a statement, according to the report. "By presenting an increased number of episodes in 2011, we'll be able bring this live, topical show to our subscribers almost year-round."

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Seth MacFarlane: 'Down Syndrome Actress Doesn't Need Sarah Palin's Pity' (VIDEO)

by Jane Boursaw, posted Feb 22nd 2010 12:20AM
Real Time With Bill Maher, Seth MacFarlane, Sarah PalinBlend together Seth MacFarlane, Bill O'Reilly, Sarah Palin, and a Down syndrome actress, and things are probably going to get a little touchy.

On 'Real Time With Bill Maher' (Fri., 10PM ET on HBO), MacFarlane discussed a 'Family Guy' clip depicting a character with Down syndrome talking about her parents -- an accountant and the former Governor of Alaska.

The actress who voiced the part actually has Down syndrome and released a statement. "It was basically saying Sarah Palin has no sense of humor," said MacFarlane. "What Sarah Palin, I think, was doing was coming out and saying 'I'm here to defend you,' and what Andrea the actress had said was 'I don't need you to use this piece of cartoon footage to inspire phony pity for me, because I'm very happy and very content with my life.'"

Thoughts on this? Is the 'Family Guy' clip funny or offensive? Was Palin right to try and defend the actress?

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Bill Maher is the new Susan Lucci

by Danny Gallagher, posted Jul 28th 2009 1:33PM
Bill Maher, host of Real Time with Bill MaherAll this talk of Emmy snubs has overshadowed the biggest snub, numerically speaking: Real Time host and professional Ann Coulter wrangler Bill Maher.

The man has been nominated a staggering 21 times for his late night talk shows and stand-up comedy specials and never won a single award, as many as soap star Suan Lucci's 21 (although she finally did snag one).

That number will probably keep growing since his show faces some stiff competition for a little gold statue. And despite my (and your) personal approvals and disagreements with the man's various opinions and philosophies, it's time he got something for his work.

Oh boy, I can already hear the fast and furious fingers of fury from the peanut gallery typing out angry, fiery, spittle flinging comments as I write this. Before you take up the torches and the pitchforks, hear me out.

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It's Begala vs. McCain (Meghan) on Real Time with Bill Maher

by Bob Sassone, posted Jun 22nd 2009 12:33PM
One of my pet peeves is when someone says that they're too young to remember something that happened in history. As if they couldn't have read about it somewhere. I thought of that after seeing this clip from Friday's Real Time with Bill Maher. It's Democratic strategist Paul Begala making a joke about Meghan McCain's comment that she wasn't born when Reagan was president so she wouldn't know what he's talking about.

Now, I'm not a big fan of Begala, but he does have point (though he could have used a more accessible example than the French Revolution, it would have been more pointed). I can't decide if McCain was being serious or if she was making a joke about Begala's age or if it's part of the "dumb blonde" joke she makes later in the clip. You decide.

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Point/Counterpoint: Letterman's joke about the Palins was just that

by Danny Gallagher, posted Jun 16th 2009 2:01PM
Sarah Palin and David Letterman A lot of dissecting and exploratory surgery has been done on the jokes that David Letterman made about the Palin family. Even after Dave apologized and Palin accepted, people still want to perform a comedy autopsy to figure out what Dave's intent was and why Palin was so vocal in her reaction to it.

The problem is it's an unnecessary surgery and it fails to attack the root of the problem while the real cancer spreads like a California wildfire. E.B. White once said about such procedures that, "Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it." The only reason this frog hasn't died is because someone wants to keep it alive and no one has dared to touch the heart.

This is the side I will debate in the never-ending Letterman vs. Palin "Joke-gate" controversy while our very own John Scott Lewinski will offer a rebuttal later in the day that a public figure's children should always be off-limits.

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What's On Tonight: Secret Saturdays, Whale Wars, Ghost Adventures

by Bob Sassone, posted Jun 5th 2009 4:05PM
  • Bill MaherAt 8, FOX has a new Don't Forget The Lyrics.
  • PBS has a new Washington Week at 8, followed by new episodes of NOW and Bill Moyers Journal.
  • Cartoon Network has a new Secret Saturdays at 8, then a new Batman: The Brave and the Bold.
  • TCM has Spielberg on Spielberg at 8.
  • At 9, Animal Planet has the season premiere of Whale Wars.
  • History Channel has a new Patton 360 at 9.
  • Travel Channel has the season premiere of Ghost Adventures at 9.
  • At 10, HBO has a new Real Time with Bill Maher.

Check your local TV listings for more.

After the jump, the late night talk shows.

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Bill Maher goes all Simon Cowell on the Susan Boyle phenomenon

by Danny Gallagher, posted May 6th 2009 2:03PM
Susan Boyle on Bill Maher recently brought up the tour-de-frump that is the Susan Boyle phenomenon on his HBO Real Time show, along with an interesting observation on her runaway success.

Now I'm not a regular watcher of these flashy Gong Show remakes like American Idol, America's Got Talent or America's Got Nothing Better To Do Than Watch This Crap, so maybe my opinion doesn't count in the court of reality show watchers. It seems to me that every few years or so, a phenomenon will bust out of one of these shows for reasons other than their ability to do whatever it is they do on these shows. These shows feed on humiliation like great white schadenfreude sharks.

Enter Mrs. Boyle, the "lovely Scottish troll with the voice of an angel," as Maher put it. But Maher feels her success is due to the unconscious guilt everyone secretly feels from watching these bottom-feeding talent shows.

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What's On Tonight: Everybody Hates Chris, Dollhouse, Bill Maher

by Bob Sassone, posted Mar 20th 2009 4:09PM
  • Battlestar GalacticaCBS has March Madness all night.
  • At 8, ABC has a new Wife Swap, followed by new episodes of Supernanny and 20/20.
  • NBC has a new Howie Do It at 8.
  • FOX has new episodes of The Sarah Connor Chronicles and Dollhouse.
  • The CW has a new Everybody Hates Chris at 8, then a new episode of The Game.
  • PBS has a new Washington Week at 8, followed by new episodes of NOW and Bill Moyers Journal.
  • MyNetwork TV has a new Smackdown! at 8.
  • At 8:30, Cartoon Network has a new Batman: The Brave and the Bold, then a new Clone Wars.
  • At 9, NBC has a new Friday Night Lights, followed by a new Dateline.
  • Sci-Fi has the series finale of Battlestar Galactica at 9, which will include a preview of Stargate: Universe.
  • At 10, HBO has a new Real Time with Bill Maher.
  • STARZ has the season premiere of Head Case at 10, then a new Party Down.

Check your local TV listings for more.

After the jump, the late night talk shows.

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Just what does Apple's iPhone app department NOT find offensive?

by Danny Gallagher, posted Mar 6th 2009 1:02PM
I know I've been asking this question a lot, but what the hell is going on here? Have we entered the bizarro world? Is up now down? Has black become white? Did Dr. Sanja Gupta accept Barack Obama's offer to be the next U.S. surgeon general after Dr. Pepper turned him down?

Last week, we reported on Apple's refusal to include a new South Park iPhone app. The white hot anger could be felt from coast to coast. We here at TV Squad were worried that the uproar it could have caused could have landed us in "Enemy Combatant Land" for disturbing the peace and inciting a riot, which technically would be Apple's fault.

Then an interesting little story popped into my view that seemed to contradict the claims Apple had made and as always, television helped show me the way.

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What's On Tonight: Price Is Right, Smackdown, Your Mama Don't Dance

by Bob Sassone, posted Feb 29th 2008 4:04PM
  • Bill MaherAt 8, CBS has another Price Is Right Million Dollar Spectacular.
  • NBC has a new Amnesia at 8, then a new, two hour Dateline.
  • There's a new Smackdown! on The CW at 8.
  • PBS has a new NOW at 8, followed by new episodes of Washington Week and Bill Moyers Journal.
  • At 9, ABC has two new episodes of 20/20.
  • Lifetime has a new Your Mama Don't Dance at 9.
  • Also at 9: VH-1 has a new Best Week Ever, then a new Free Radio.
  • At 9:30, HBO has a new In Treatment.
  • At 10, E! has a new episode of The Soup.
  • Sci-Fi has a new Stargate Atlantis at 10.
  • At 10:30, TCM has Three Days of the Condor.
  • At 11, HBO has a new Real Time with Bill Maher, with guests Christopher Hitchens, Harry Shearer, and former Under-Secretary-General of the UN Shashi Tharoor.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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HBO launches YouTube channel

by Allison Waldman, posted Feb 26th 2008 11:43AM
EntourageIn recent weeks, TV Squad has reported that HBO has made episodes of their new drama series In Treatment available for free viewing online. Now, HBO has taken another step in expanding its brand and making some of their top shows available on the web. The cable channel has just inked a deal with YouTube to create an HBO channel online. The HBO/YouTube site is up and running -- you can click over there today and start catching up on HBO series.

The initial line up is impressive, starting with the Gabriel Byrne drama In Treatment. You can also catch up with Entourage episodes, which are always fun. There are more laughs with Flight of the Conchords, Extras, Stand Up Comedy, Def Comedy Jam, and Real Time With Bill Maher. On the dramatic front, there's The Wire. In addition, you can watch episodes of the award-winning magazine show Real Sports, as well as the Latino documentary series Habla y Habla.

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What's On Tonight: Smackdown, Friday Night Lights, Bill Maher

by Bob Sassone, posted Feb 1st 2008 4:03PM

Psych

  • At 8, NBC has a new 1 vs. 100, followed by new episodes of Friday Night Lights and Las Vegas.
  • PBS has a new NOW at 8, then new episodes of Washington Week and Bill Moyers Journal.
  • The CW has a new Smackdown! at 8.
  • There's a new Flash Gordon on Sci-Fi at 8.
  • G4 has a new X-Play at 8.
  • At 9, USA has a new Monk, followed by a new Psych.
  • Lifetime has a new How To Look Good Naked at 9.
  • Hallmark has the new movie Daniel's Daughter at 9.
  • At 9:30, HBO has a new In Treatment.
  • At 10, ABC has a new 20/20.
  • E! has a new episode of The Soup at 10.
  • Lifetime has two new episodes of Top This Party at 10.
  • Sci-Fi has a new Stargate Atlantis at 10.
  • Also at 10: Comedy Central has two new episodes of Comedy Central Presents, with Eugene Mirman and Jordan Rubin.
  • At 11, HBO has a new Real Time with Bill Maher.
  • At 12:05am, HBO Family has the reunion movie The Odd Couple: Together Again.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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What's On Tonight: 1 vs. 100, Flash Gordon, Monk, The Soup

by Bob Sassone, posted Jan 25th 2008 4:04PM

Psych

  • At 8, NBC has a new 1 vs. 100, followed by new episodes of Friday Night Lights and Las Vegas.
  • The CW has a new Smackdown! at 8.
  • PBS has a new NOW at 8, then new episodes of Washington Week and Bill Moyers Journal.
  • Sci-Fi has a new Flash Gordon at 8.
  • At 9, CBS has the special Garth Brooks: Live in L.A.
  • There's a new How To Look Good Naked on Bravo at 9.
  • USA has a new Monk at 9, then a new Psych.
  • At 10, ABC has a new 20/20.
  • Bravo has two new episodes of Top This Party starting at 10.
  • E! has a new episode of The Soup at 10.
  • Sci-Fi has a new Stargate Atlantis at 10.
  • Also at 10: Food Network has a new Paula's Party.
  • At 11, HBO has a new Real Time with Bill Maher.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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