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.”

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.


Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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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.