Bill Maher Speaks About the Berkeley Controversy, Then Gets Berated by Panelist for His Comments About Islam

On last night’s episode of Real Time, Bill Maher addressed the controversy at UC Berkeley in which he was invited as a commencement speaker, only to have students protest his invitation, calling him a “blatant bigot and racist.” (Berkeley officials said they would not rescind his invitation.)



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Duck Dynasty‘s Phil Robertson Tapes “Bibles and Guns” Ad for Congressional Candidate (and Nephew) Zach Dasher

I don’t know what scariest about this new campaign ad for Zach Dasher, running for Congress from Louisiana’s 5th Congressional District: The fact that it features his relative, Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson; that it mentions Bibles; that it mentions guns; or that it combines all of that in less than five seconds:



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Christian Bale, Who Plays Moses in Exodus: Gods and Kings, Calls His Character “Barbaric” and “Schizophrenic”

Actor Christian Bale (below), who plays Moses in the upcoming Exodus: Gods and Kings movie, seems to have ruffled some feathers with his comments about the Biblical figure he’s portraying.

And no wonder, as he’s refreshingly blunt:

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On The Good Wife, an Atheist Running for Political Office Tries to Shy Away from the Label

Early last year, on The Good Wife, Julianna Margulies‘ character Alicia Florrick outed herself as an atheist.

That’s coming back to bite her in the ass now that she’s running for State’s Attorney. On last night’s episode, her campaign manager, who knows how much atheism is a political liability, urged her to walk it back… it led to some all-too-real conversations about the difficulties of being openly non-theistic while running for public office.

Two scenes in particular stood out: One, when Florrick was trying to prepare for an interview with a popular pastor and asked her (religious) daughter Grace for advice on what to do:



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Singing Nun Covers “Like a Virgin”

Sister Cristina Scuccia, a nun who won Season Two of the Italian version of The Voice this past June, just released the first video for her upcoming album… and it’s a cover of Madonna‘s “Like a Virgin.”

Well played, Sister…



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