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British comedian John Oliver to debut ‘Last Week Tonight’ on HBO in late April

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – John Oliver, the British comedian whose career took off as the nonchalant news correspondent on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” will debut his new HBO series “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” on April 27, the network said on Wednesday. The half-hour show to air…

We agree with these women: HBO should show more ‘dongs’ on its shows

The makers of College Humor have made a hilarious video that actually makes a totally great and serious point: HBO is great at showing women’s breasts and terrible at showing men’s genitals. On behalf of HBO’s female viewers, Emily Axford points out that though HBO has a diversity of brothels…

Actor James Gandolfini of ‘The Sopranos’ dies in Italy

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Actor James Gandolfini, best known for his Emmy-winning portrayal of a conflicted New Jersey mob boss in the acclaimed HBO cable television series “The Sopranos,” has died while vacationing in Rome, the network said on Wednesday. Gandolfini, who was 51, died of a possible heart attack,…

Eddie Murphy to star in biopic on Washington ex-mayor

WASHINGTON — Eddie Murphy is to star in a television film under development by HBO about Washington’s colorful and controversial former mayor Marion Barry, the US cable channel said Tuesday. In an email to AFP, it confirmed a report in The Washington Post that Spike Lee will direct Murphy —…

‘The Wire’ creator to Holder: I’ll do another season if you end the drug war

WASHINGTON – The creator of the beloved and critically acclaimed HBO series The Wire offered Eric Holder a counter-offer in response to the U.S. Attorney General’s casual plea for another season of the show: I’ll do it if you end the war on drugs. “I want to speak directly to…

Bill Maher cast doubts on Obama’s Christian identity

The liberal host of a popular cable television talk show recently cast doubts on President Barack Obama’s espoused Christianity during a discussion on the president’s current political leanings. “I think he’s a centrist the way he’s a Christian,” Bill Maher of HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher said to a…

Bill Maher defended First Lady’s childhood exercise campaign

The First Lady’s initiative to fight the epidemic of childhood obesity in America is completely uncontroversial, a cable television show host recently said. “If you think Michelle Obama is after your freedom because she merely suggests that our kids should exercise more and eat a little broccoli along with their…

Bill Maher points out oil industry’s influence in climate change politics

Is science political? That’s what one guest on HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher” claimed Friday, drawing gasps from the studio audience during a discussion about global climate change. “Science is very political,” Rep. Jack Kingston (R-GA) said. “The only science that is ‘political’ is the science that is funded by…

Michael Moore: Bush book should be in ‘crime section’

Amazon.com has listed former President George W. Bush’s new book Decision Points in the History category but Michael Moore insisted Friday that it needs to be moved to the crime section. Moore joined HBO’s Bill Maher on his Friday show to talk about the midterm elections and the new Bush…

Fox guest claims comedian was smoking real pot live on Bill Maher’s show

A comedian who lit up a joint on Bill Maher’s HBO show also seems to have sparked a debate over whether it was real marijuana or not. Depite Maher’s claim that it was merely a prop, Fox News contributor Margaret Hoover, who also appeared on Maher’s show, told Bill O’Reilly…

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