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Bill Maher Fires CAA Over An Oscars Party Invitation

Bill Maher Fires CAA Over An Oscars Party Invitation

HBO’s Real Time host Bill Maher fires the Creative Artists Agency for not receiving an invitation to the company’s CEO Bryan Lourd’s private Oscars party. The news of Maher firing CAA, his representative for more than twenty years, comes a few days after HBO renewed his political talk show for two more seasons.

As reported by THR, the Emmy award winner was furious that he was excluded from the party. Reports say that J.J. Abrams, Barry Diller, Kamala Harris, Margot Robbie, Bob Iger, Alan Bergman, Dana Walden, Brian Robbins, Jason Blum, Brian Grazer, Donna Langley, Pam Abdy, and several CAA clients like Julia Roberts and Jennifer Aniston were among the attendees.

Notably, he previously attended another party hosted by a famous celebrity agency in Hollywood, known as William Morris Endeavor.

The event hosted by CAA’s CEO was a celebration of the nominees for the prestigious Oscars. The party was held on Friday night to honor Robbie, Ryan Gosling, Cillian Murphy, Jeffrey Wright, Annette Bening, Carey Mulligan, Emily Blunt, Danielle Brooks, Jodie Foster and Da’Vine Joy Randolph, and many others.

CAA’s head of television, Steven Lafferty, recently got a deal for two more seasons of Maher’s Real Time, extending it up to the 24th season, which will come out in 2026. First premiered in 2003, Real Time with Bill Maher is a weekly program that is one of the longest-airing HBO Originals. 

Maher had already taped his Friday episode before the news that he fired his agency broke out. Ironically, the episode’s closing editorial, known as “New Rules,” features Bill talking about how people whine about small stuff in their lives. Maher says,

Being obsessed with your mental health is bad for your mental health.

The panel members on this week’s episode of Real Time with Bill Maher included Rep. Nancy Mace, the Republican Congresswoman from South Carolina who currently is a part of the Armed Services and House Oversight committees, and Rep. Ro Khanna, the Democratic Congressman who represents California’s Silicon Valley and is a part of President Joe Biden’s National Advisory Board.

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