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.”

Survivor San Juan Del Sur's dark cloud is lifted

John Rocker

In its third episode, Survivor San Juan Del Sur improved significantly as John Rocker faced off against an Amazing Race villain. But the Exile Island reward challenge remains a drag on the series.


Why Dick Donato left Big Brother 13

Dick Donato

The Big Brother villain known as "Evel Dick" has finally revealed why he left the show during its 13th season: he learned he was HIV positive.

Also: Dick claims he had no choice but to leave the game.

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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.