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Bill Maher Changes His Mind in Real Time

It’s not time for Real Time With Bill Maher to return, after all. The Real Time host said his HBO talk show would hold off on returning on September 18, after he previously said it would return amid the writers’ strike. Maher attempted to explain his reasoning in a tweet. “My decision to return to work was made when it seemed nothing was happening and there was no end in sight to this strike,” he wrote. “Now that both sides have agreed to go back to the negotiating table I’m going to delay the return of Real Time, for now, and hope they can finally get this done.” This reversal came days after Maher previously said that WGA writers were “not the only people with issues, problems, and concerns.” Sounds like someone was more concerned after seeing the blowback to Drew Barrymore.

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by Anonymousreply 15September 20, 2023 7:25 AM

I love that that's the picture they chose.

by Anonymousreply 1September 18, 2023 8:00 PM

Keith Olbermann absolutely eviscerated Maher on his podcast. Listen to the whole story.

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by Anonymousreply 2September 18, 2023 8:12 PM

[quote] Sounds like someone was more concerned after seeing the blowback to Drew Barrymore.

OP, this is the exact and sole reason he's backing off now. He's a coward who doesn't want to be the last scab standing now that Drew Barrymore and Jennifer Hudson have reversed course. He's using "they're back at the negotiating table" as a lame excuse to climb out of the hole he dug for himself last week. This is nothing but a self-preservation move.

Bill Maher is one of the many people who apparently didn't handle the pandemic well, from a mental health perspective. Ever since the lockdowns, quarantines, mask-wearing, and vaccines, he seems to have gone from microdosing his red pills to popping them like M&Ms. I've been done with him for a while now, and this scab move didn't help his cause where I'm concerned.

by Anonymousreply 3September 18, 2023 8:16 PM

Joe Rogan must have advised Maher to can it.

by Anonymousreply 4September 19, 2023 2:43 AM

Max Kennedy gives the reason that Bill Maher backed down:

Translation: "I had trouble booking celebrities for my strike-breaking show."

by Anonymousreply 5September 19, 2023 3:20 AM

R2, where’s the story? Bill Maher had a silly comedy magazine in college that he wrote? And?

by Anonymousreply 6September 19, 2023 4:53 AM

Bill Maher Realizes He Fucked Up Big Time

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by Anonymousreply 7September 19, 2023 5:42 AM

Bill Maher is the Ellen DeGeneres of HBO.

by Anonymousreply 8September 19, 2023 6:09 AM

[quote]Keith Olbermann absolutely eviscerated Maher on his podcast.

Olbermann is a massive twat.

by Anonymousreply 9September 19, 2023 7:39 AM

He may be a twat, but he's usually right. And talented.

by Anonymousreply 10September 19, 2023 9:08 AM

If he's so talented why does he keep getting fired? If he were as clever as he thinks he is, he'd have a real job.

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by Anonymousreply 11September 19, 2023 1:56 PM

Being difficult to work with is often a hallmark of being talented, R11. He's perfectly suited for podcasting.

by Anonymousreply 12September 19, 2023 2:01 PM

R10 us a twat and an idiot.

by Anonymousreply 13September 19, 2023 2:01 PM

Maybe, but I can spell "is."

by Anonymousreply 14September 19, 2023 2:03 PM

By today's standards, Olbermann would be considered velvet gloves compared to the harsh trash you see on networks like Fox.

by Anonymousreply 15September 20, 2023 7:25 AM
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