The Call Sheet sifts through the day's glut of Hollywood news to find the stories even non-industry types care about. Today: Bill Maher isn't going anywhere for a while, Mel Gibson keeps making bad choices, and Ryan Seacrest makes some more money.
Pop the champagne, conservatives! You'll be getting at least two more years of a hectoring windbag who you can claim represents all liberals/atheists/whatever else. Bill Maher's HBO show Real Time has been renewed for 11th and 12th seasons, which will take the show through 2014. Isn't that exciting, everyone? We're going to get so many more fabulous panel discussions interrupted by Maher's wheezy jokes, though who really cares because all he's interrupted is some posturing celebrity and Andrew Sullivan sneering at some token (moderate) conservative whom the audience boos at like Romans at the Coliseum. What a great time that show is! I hope he calls Nikki Haley a "tw-t" or something just so we can hear some whining about that every time the issue of women's reproductive health comes up. The future is bright, folks. Really, really bright. Like nuclear flash bright. Best not to look at it. [The Hollywood Reporter]
Speaking of grim things, Mel Gibson is said to be joining the cast of Robert Rodriguez's film Machete Kills, a sequel to his Mexploitation film Machete. So that's great. Good to have Mel Gibson in a movie called Machete Kills. What's next, Jew Car? C'mon, Mel. C'mon. Your movies since the, erm, unpleasantness happened have been: The Beaver, Edge of Darkness, Get the Gringo, and now Machete Kills. Guy. Isn't there a script called Smiles and Laughs and Hugs out there that you could do? What about I Love Everyone Here's a Hundred Dollars: An Interactive Mel Gibson Experience? Or just Please Forgive Me. Why not just that. That's certainly, certainly better than MEL GIBSON MACHETE KILLS. Gah! Just got scared even typing that. [Deadline]