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‘Monarch’ Star Trace Adkins Says He “Stayed Away” From Politics While Filming With Susan Sarandon

Trace Adkins says he and Susan Sarandon had a strategy for getting along swimmingly on the set of Monarch, given their diametrically opposed political leanings. The country singer appeared on HBO’s Real Time on Friday, where host Bill Maher wanted to know how Adkins, who is politically conservative and performed at the 2020 Republican National […]

Bill Maher Honors “Dear Friend” Salman Rushdie During Somber ‘Real Time’ Segment

Bill Maher devoted time during his latest episode of HBO’s Real Time to honoring his close friend Salman Rushdie, who was stabbed Friday just before giving a lecture in Western New York. Maher sat down with guests Piers Morgan and writer Rikki Schlott, and at the start of the segment, he explained that his mind […]

Chris Cuomo Opens Up About Abrupt CNN Exit: “I Don’t Like How It Ended”

Chris Cuomo visited HBO’s Real Time With Bill Maher on Friday and reflected on his exit from CNN. At the start of the sit-down, host Bill Maher asked Cuomo if he was happy that his recently launched podcast, The Chris Cuomo Project, has been getting attention. Cuomo was previously a CNN host until the cable […]

Bill Maher Says It Will Be a “Very Different America” With Roe v. Wade Overturned

Bill Maher took time during the latest episode of HBO’s Real Time to address the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. Maher was the only late night host to tape an episode after Friday’s announcement that the court had voted 6-3 to overturn the 1973 case that legalized abortion nationwide. He also referenced […]

Bill Maher Praises Norm Macdonald for Keeping Cancer Battle Private

Bill Maher commended Norm Macdonald for keeping his battle with cancer private, with the news only revealed after the comic-actor died. The Real Time host made his comments Wednesday on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, where he said he was a fan of Macdonald and his comedy style. “A guy who was never afraid to be too […]

HBO Extends ‘Real Time With Bill Maher’ Through 2024

HBO is further extending Real Time With Bill Maher. The premium cable outlet has picked up two more seasons of the late-night show, which will take it through 2024 — and into its third decade at HBO. Real Time debuted in February 2003. The renewal comes midway through the show’s current multiseason order, which runs […]

Bill Maher Questions Why the “Most Likable” Matt Damon Is “Flailing Around in Cancel Culture Quicksand”

Bill Maher came to the defense of Matt Damon during his “New Rules” segment of Real Time With Bill Maher on Friday. “Someone has to tell me, why is this guy always in the dog house with the online hall monitors of righteousness?” said Maher at the top of the segment. “It is a phenomenon […]

Quentin Tarantino Considered Rebooting ‘Reservoir Dogs’ as His Swan Song

It may be jaw-dropping for some of his fans to hear, but Quentin Tarantino says for a while he considered rebooting one of his own films as his final work of art in Hollywood. While a guest Friday on Real Time with Bill Maher, the Oscar-winning writer-director said he still planned on sticking to his […]

Bill Maher Says Vaccine “Probably” Helped in ‘Real Time’ Return After COVID-19 Diagnosis

Bill Maher made his return to HBO’s Real Time on Friday night after missing two weeks of shows when he tested positive for COVID-19 despite being fully vaccinated against the disease. Taking the stage, the host thanked those who wished him well while admitting, “I can’t oblige you — I never was sick. I felt […]

‘Real Time With Bill Maher’ Taping Scrapped After Host Tests Positive for COVID

HBO has canceled the taping of Friday’s Real Time With Bill Maher after the host tested positive for COVID-19. Maher tested positive during weekly checks of the show’s staff. Per HBO, the host is fully vaccinated, is not showing any symptoms and “feels fine.” “Real Time production has taken every precaution following COVID CDC guidelines,” […]

Kellyanne Conway Defends Trump Legacy on ‘Real Time With Bill Maher’: “You Can’t Deny That Many People Are Better Off”

Appearing as a guest on the late-night show Friday, the former senior counsel shared her view of Trump's time in office, while Maher referenced the fact that many people have died during his administration.

‘Real Time With Bill Maher’ Renewed Through 2022 at HBO

HBO has renewed 'Real Time With Bill Maher' for two more years.