Bill Maher responds to Donald Trump’s absurd lawsuit

Donald Trump’s ridiculous lawsuit over a Bill Maher joke gave Maher the opportunity to further ridicule The Celebrity Apprentice star, who has crossed the line into absurdity that some of his Apprentice decisions now seem rational by contrast.

The background: Maher joked on The Tonight Show that he’d give $5 million to charity if Donald Trump proved he wasn’t “spawn of his mother having sex with orangutan,” which was Maher’s way of mocking Trump’s similarly idiotic offer during the presidential election.

In his response Friday on HBO’s Real Time, Maher said, in part, that “Donald Trump must learn two things: what a joke is and what a contract is,” and added later, “The legal system in this country–it’s not a joke. It’s not a toy for rich idiots to play with.”

Frankie leads Big Brother's parade of delusion

Frankie on Big Brother

Heading into the finale, the delusion continues, with a re-appearance by evicted Frankie.

Related: The unwatchable cast of Fox's Utopia keeps yelling and screaming.


Shark Tank is getting a spin-off

Shark Tank

Companies that get deals on the show will be followed for this new spin-off.

Also: Before the show began, Shark Barbara Corcoran was cast and then replaced--but then she sent this amazing e-mail and won the job.

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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.