Bill Maher Sparks Race Row After Comparing Zayn Malik to the Boston Marathon Bomber

Comedian Bill Maher is in hot water after he made a joke about Zayn Malik’s appearance following his departure from British boy band One

Alan Thicke Launches New Reality Show, Unusually Thicke

With a title like Unusually Thicke, how can reality show fans stay away?

Alan Thicke and his family will take part in a new 14-episode reality series that focuses on the Growing Pains star and his relationship with his wife, Tanya, and his teenage son, Carter.

Unusually Thicke combines my two favorite things,” the 67-year-old actor said in a statement. “Family and laughing at my family.”

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The AMA's 7 Most Oddball Moments: Miley's Cat, Katy the Geisha and More

When it came to the winners, there wasn’t much controversy for the American Music Awards, which handed out trophies to Taylor Swift, Justin Timberlake and Macklemore.

But as anyone watching the show will tell you, the actual awards ended up taking a backseat to the night’s many performers, who incited Twitter trends and plenty of head-scratching as the evening wore on.


Bobby Brown in Court for Child Support

REQUESTED: A Massachusetts judge asked R&B singer Bobby Brown to demonstrate that he has the financial solvency to set up educational trust funds for two of his children from a prior marriage, the Associated Press reports. Brown, the husband of Whitney Houston, was in court Wednesday after falling behind in child support payments. Brown claimed that he was not aware that the trusts had not been established.

Bill Maher: Ex-Girlfriend Is a Con Artist

Comedian Bill Maher is striking back at his ex-girlfriend, Nancy Johnson, who sued the HBO talk-show host for $9 million earlier this month.

In papers filed Nov. 23, Maher, 48, labels Johnson an extortionist, calls her claims that he promised to marry her “false and a complete fabrication” and says she has attempted similar money-earning schemes in the past.

Ex-Model Sues Bill Maher for Dumping Her

Satiric TV pundit Bill Maher is being sued by a former model and flight attendant who claims he shook her at a party and reneged on promises to marry her and buy her a home in Beverly Hills.

Nancy “Coco” Johnsen is accusing Maher, 48, of breach of contract, fraud, battery and assault, and she’s seeking $9 million and other unspecified damages in her action, filed Wednesday in Los Angeles Superior Court.

Maher did not respond to an Associated Press request for comment.

How Bill Maher Will Lower the Curtain

Nine months after a post-Sept. 11 furor involving some explosive comments from its host, “Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher” will wrap up its sometimes controversial five-year run on ABC with a whimper rather than a bang, reports Reuters. The late-night program’s network said on Wednesday that it will broadcast the final original episode of “Incorrect” on Friday, June 28, then run repeats during the first week of July. The final episode will be taped June 27.

Bill Maher: Preparing Farewell to TV?

While the main attractions in the battle over late night were CBS’s David Letterman and ABC’s Ted Koppel, one of the side attractions has finally spoken up: “Politically Incorrect” host Bill Maher. Though it was Koppel who immediately stood to be replaced (and in all likelihood still be) had Dave jumped to the rival network, Maher’s future also has been hovering under a giant question mark. The problems began when he made what many considered inappropriate (albeit sarcastic) remarks about how “cowardly” U.S. forces were compared to the actions of the Sept. 11 suicide hijackers.

Bill Maher Bravely Assesses His Future

“Politically Incorrect” host Bill Maher, who received a harsh White House rebuke by suggesting that some U.S. military actions were “cowardly” compared to those of suicide terrorists, says that he does not expect his late-night talk show to remain on ABC once his contract expires next year, reports Reuters. Maher, 45, pessimistically appraised his future with the Disney-owned network in an interview appearing in Talk magazine, noting that his Sept. 16 comment on the air has strained his relationship with ABC to a point that is probably beyond repair. “How could it be?