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  • Video: Bill Maher ‘Really’ Wants a Recession Because ‘We Can’t Survive Another Trump Term’

    08/11/2019 12:31:34 PM PDT · by rktman · 45 replies ^ | 8/10/2019 | Ben Kew
    HBO talk show host Bill Maher has once again expressed his desire to see the United States fall into an economic recession in the coming year, arguing it would reduce the chances of President Donald Trump winning the 2020 presidential election. “I’m not wishing for a recession, but if the farmers want to keep touching the hot stove,” said commentator Tom Nichols on the issue of Trump’s trade policies, before Maher interjected. Well, you should be,” said Bill Maher. “Because that will definitely get him unelected.” “But Bill, you don’t really want a recession,” argued Anthony Scaramucci, Trump’s former White...
  • 'Euphoria’ Finale Caps Off Sex-Fueled Season With Teen Abortion Scene

    08/05/2019 10:20:12 AM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    mrcNEWSBUSTERS ^ | AUG 5, 2019 | Lindsay Kornick
    The first season of HBO’s Euphoria has finally come to a close, and it could not come fast enough. This teen drama ranks among the worst shows of the year with its blatant sexual propaganda, and it all comes to a head with quite possibly the worst subject yet: teen abortions. The August 4 season finale “And Salt the Earth Behind You” culminates with a winter formal that all the main characters attend. While we watch them drink excessively and dance suggestively, we’re filled in on details of their lives prior to and directly after the night. Those characters include...
  • What is the NAME of the Protestor Who Heckled Bill Maher?

    08/03/2019 6:36:32 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 25 replies
    Self | August 3, 2019 | PJ-Comix
    It is being headlined on Drudge: Bill Maher show interrupted by pro-Trump heckler. Okay, so security took care of it but what is missing in the stories is the NAME of this heckler. I'm sure they must have gotten that information so why can't it be found? If anybody can find this info, please post here.
  • Catherine the Great: Helen Mirren Stuns in a Regal First Look at HBO's Historical Drama

    07/24/2019 10:35:23 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 48 replies
    Pop Sugar ^ | July 23, 2019 | Quinn Keaney
    The first glimpse of the upcoming limited series shows us Mirren as the legendary monarch, who was Empress of Russia from 1762 until 1796, making her the country's longest-ruling female leader. The series will show us Catherine toward the end of her rule in the 18th century, when she begins a steamy relationship with Grigory Potemkin (Jason Clarke), a military leader. "When I was young I dreamed of freedom, I dreamed of breaking chains," Catherine can be heard saying in the trailer. "But as you get older, your choices narrow. So instead I gave us an empire, but I knew...
  • Bill Maher’s brutal message to Mayor de Blasio: Just quit race now

    06/29/2019 3:31:22 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 22 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 29, 2019 | 4:45pm | Mary Kay Linge
    Mayor de Blasio got a scathing rejection from liberal comedian Bill Maher. Hizzoner needs to “get the f—k out” of the 2020 presidential race, Maher said on his HBO show Friday — breaking into song to shoo him out. “And this guy,” Maher condescendingly said, hoisting a photo of de Blasio. “Start spreading the news,” he crooned, “you’re leaving today” — an acerbic take on the Frank Sinatra classic, “New York, New York.” “Look, there’s too many people in this race, right?” Maher said. “I’m going to get rid of ten of them right now.” He ordered Colorado Gov. John...
  • Buttigieg says he won’t be the first gay president if elected

    06/16/2019 9:41:05 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 99 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 16, 2019 | 9:02pm | Chris Perez
    Mayor Pete Buttigieg doesn’t believe he’ll be the first gay president if elected in 2020. “I would imagine we’ve probably had excellent presidents who were gay — we just didn’t know which ones,” he told “Axios on HBO.” “I mean, statistically, it’s almost certain.” Asked if he possibly knew which commander-in-chief was playing for the other team, the Democratic hopeful said: “My gaydar even doesn’t work that well in the present, let alone retroactively. But one can only assume that’s the case.”
  • HBO Drags Disney Star Into the Gutter

    06/14/2019 7:09:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies ^ | June 14, 2019 | Brent Bozell and Tim Graham
    The programmers at HBO pride themselves in setting the tone for the rest of television, especially when it comes to the absence of taste, from Bill Maher's "Real Time" talk-show tantrums to Lena Dunham marching around undressed on "Girls." Every time HBO hits the bottom of the gutter, it finds a way to go deeper still. It is really headed into the gutter, and it knows it. A new HBO series about teenagers and sex and drugs called "Euphoria" is starting June 16, starring 22-year-old Zendaya, another former Disney Channel star desperately seeking to keep her career alive in the...
  • Belarusian Nobel Laureate Says HBO Series Has 'Completely Changed Perception' Of Chernobyl

    06/13/2019 3:19:26 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 9 replies
    RFE/RL ^ | June 2019 | Anna Sous, Tony Wesolowsky
    Belarus's Nobel laureate Svetlana Alexievich rolled her eyes when the creators of Chernobyl approached her for permission to use material from her book "Voices From Chernobyl" for the hit HBO miniseries. "I told my agent, 'Galya, they're going to make another film...' I was far from convinced. The only thing that convinced me, maybe, was the fee..." However..."It really impressed me. It is a very strong film. There is something there in the aesthetics that touches the modern consciousness. There is a dose of fear. There is reasoning. There is beauty. That is something that has always worried me about...
  • "Axios on HBO" poll: 55% of women prefer socialism

    06/10/2019 5:49:05 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 85 replies
    Axios ^ | 06/09/19 | Staff
    A Harris poll for "Axios on HBO" finds that socialism is gaining popularity: 4 in 10 Americans say they would prefer living in a socialist country over a capitalist one. Why it matters: Socialism is losing its Soviet-era stigma, especially among women. Popular Democratic socialists like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Bernie Sanders are bringing new life and meaning to the term. 55% of women between 18 and 54 would prefer to live in a socialist country than a capitalist country. But a majority of men prefer to live in a capitalist country. The big picture: "It's been a truth of American...
  • Russia is making its own 'correct' version of Chernobyl that will blame AMERICA and the CIA

    06/07/2019 7:33:50 AM PDT · by Krosan · 30 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6 June 2019 | KEITH GRIFFITH
    Furious at the breakout success of the HBO series Chernobyl, Russia is planning to make its own series portraying the nuclear disaster as the work of an American CIA operative. Russian television broadcaster NTV announced that it had commissioned the series, and principal photography has already begun in Belarus under director Alexei Muradov. In response to the HBO series' depiction of Soviet bureaucrats bungling the response both during and after the 1986 nuclear accident in the Ukrainian SSR, the Russian version plans to tell the tale of a heroic KGB agent trying to thwart a supposed CIA sabotage plot. 'One...
  • Dan Bongino, 'Chernobyl' creator spar over socialism after Stephen King compares disaster to Trump

    05/31/2019 1:57:47 PM PDT · by drpix · 36 replies ^ | May 31, 2019 | Jessica Chasmar
    Conservative commentator Dan Bongino schooled producer Craig Mazin on the “failure of socialism” Thursday after the creator and writer of HBO’s “Chernobyl” praised a tweet by horror icon Stephen King that compared the Soviet-era disaster to Donald Trump’s presidency. The feud started early Thursday after Mr. King wrote that it’s “impossible” for him to watch “Chernobyl” without thinking of the current president. Stephen King @StephenKing: "It's impossible to watch HBO's CHERNOBYL without thinking of Donald Trump; like those in charge of the doomed Russian reactor, he's a man of mediocre intelligence in charge of great power--economic, global--that he does not...
  • Beto O’Rourke is Hoping an HBO Documentary Will Revive His Campaign

    05/28/2019 3:47:32 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 49 replies
    Washington Monthly ^ | May 28, 2019 | Martin Longman
    It’s probably a sign that the Democratic Party’s presidential field is too large that Beto O’Rourke’s flagging campaign is hoping that a documentary that features him calling himself “a giant a**hole” in front of his staff will provide a boost in the polls. Some people saw the film in March when it premiered at the SXSW conference, but it will get a much wider audience beginning Tuesday night when it airs on HBO. They’ll be treated to several examples of O’Rourke using casual profanity, and not always in a self-deprecating manner. [cut] So, with little to lose and not much...
  • Emilia Clarke reveals she studied videos of Hitler for her eerie victory speech to [tr]

    05/22/2019 6:27:21 AM PDT · by C19fan · 37 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 22, 2019 | Brian Gallagher
    With fans still processing the epic Game of Thrones finale that aired on HBO Sunday night, Emilia Clarke has shed some light on the epic victory speech she gave. The 32 year old actress revealed in a new interview with Variety, Clarke revealed that she actually studied dictators like Adolph Hitler.
  • Legendary boxing judge, Harold Lederman dies at 79.

    05/11/2019 5:21:24 PM PDT · by PallMal · 9 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | May 11, 2019 | Brian Campbell
    Legendary boxing judge, HBO personality Harold Lederman dies at 79 after battle with cancer
  • Set of new HBO series starring Mark Ruffalo, Rosie O’Donnell destroyed by fire

    05/09/2019 4:20:13 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 48 replies
    NYPost ^ | May 9, 2019
    A massive fire on Thursday destroyed the upstate New York set of a new HBO series starring Mark Ruffalo and Rosie O’Donnell. The upcoming “I Know This Much Is True,” also featuring Melissa Leo and Juliette Lewis, had been filming in a used car dealership in Ellenville before flames tore through the site at 1 a.m. “There’s nothing left,” general manager Chris Busby told the Poughkeepsie Journal. “It’s a huge loss for us and HBO. They are just as heartbroken over this as we are.”
  • HBO quietly removed the coffee cup from Game of Thrones

    05/07/2019 3:53:37 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 28 replies
    The Verge ^ | May 7, 2019, 8:32am EDT | By Chaim Gartenberg
    HBO has quietly updated the most recent episode of Game of Thrones to digitally remove a coffee cup that accidentally made its way into a scene, setting the internet on fire with a seemingly endless stream of memes in the process. The cup — which HBO confirmed was, in fact, a mistake and not a more sinister attempt at some kind of product placement — was removed from the shot on HBO Go (and, presumably, other streaming platforms as well) sometime overnight, with little fanfare from the TV company. It’s not the first time HBO has edited out gaffes like...
  • Uh, Did You Catch That Starbucks Coffee Cup on Game of Thrones This Week?

    05/06/2019 8:28:39 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 41 replies
    Vulture ^ | May 6, 2019 | Devon Ivie
    Are the White Walkers cloud macchiato folks? Do the Dothraki prefer green tea frappuccinos with extra whip? (Just kidding! The Dothraki are all dead.) Can Dany’s dragons even consume Pike Place caffeinated blends? Vulture is asking the very important, very relevant questions to start our morning, as this week’s Game of Thrones episode confirmed the presence of America’s favorite (minus New England) coffee chain, Starbucks, in a scene. It’s not even that hard to miss, really: If you fast-forward to 17:39 to where Dany, Jon, Tormund, and their merry band of pals are hangin’ out, a Starbucks coffee cup is...
  • Tatiana Maslany Joins Matthew Rhys on HBO's 'Perry Mason' Limited Series

    04/12/2019 5:44:26 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 35 replies
    The Wrap ^ | 12 April 2019 | Jennifer Maas and Tim Baysinger
    Rhys stars as Perry Mason "at a time in his life when he is living check-to-check as a low-rent private investigator. Mason is haunted by his wartime experiences in France and is suffering the effects of a broken marriage...." Here's the official logline for the series: 1932, Los Angeles. While the rest of the country recovers from the Great Depression, this city is booming! Oil! Olympic Games! Talking Pictures! Evangelical Fervor!
  • Flashbck: Eric Holder predicts Robert Mueller charges Trump with obstruction of justice

    03/25/2019 10:10:38 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 28 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | March 03, 2018 yes 2018 It's a flashback | Joel Gehrke
    President Trump will face an obstruction of justice charge from special counsel Robert Mueller, former Attorney General Eric Holder predicted. “You technically have an obstruction of justice case that already exists,” Holder, who served under then-President Obama, said on HBO’s "Real Time with Bill Maher." "I've known Bob Mueller for 20, 30 years; my guess is he's just trying to make the case as good as he possibly can. So, I think that we have to be patient in that regard.” Trump’s critics have speculated about an obstruction charge ever since he fired FBI Director James Comey in the midst...
  • Maher: Beto O'Rourke "Looks Weak," Needs a 'Sister Souljah Moment' And Stand Up To Radical Left

    03/23/2019 2:12:29 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 27 replies
    RCP ^ | On Date March 23, 2019 | Ian Schwartz
    On Friday's edition of HBO's 'Real Time,' host Bill Maher said Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke looks "weak and ridiculous" for always apologizing. Maher called on O'Rourke to have a "Sister Souljah Moment" and call out the radical left and look like someone who can stand up and be the leader of the country. MAHER: I like him a lot... but he started off, the campaign, doing nothing but apologizing. I remember saying to him -- I'm not telling this out of school -- I said, you know, how about a Sister Souljah Moment where you stand up to the...