Donald Trump is Suing Bill Maher for $5 Million . . . Over a "Challenge" Maher Made That Was Obviously a Joke
Remember last year when DONALD TRUMP offered to give $5 million to a charity or charities of Obama's choice IF Obama would produce his college transcripts and passport application?
-- Obama completely blew this one off.
--But BILL MAHER didn't. Maher went on "The Tonight Show" and JOKINGLY offered to give $5 million to charities of TRUMP'S choice . . . if Trump could provide proof that he was not the result of his mother having relations with an orangutan.
--Well, Trump released his birth certificate, then demanded his $5 million from Bill.
--Maher didn't pay up, obviously . . . and so yesterday, Donald SUED HIM for it.
--He says, quote, "I don't know whether this case will be won or lost, but I felt a major obligation to bring it on behalf of [my] charities . . .
--"Bill Maher made an unconditional offer while on The Jay Leno Show and I, without hesitation, accepted his offer and provided him with the appropriate documentation."
Bar Refaeli Says Kissing That Nerd in the Go Daddy Commercial Was HER Dream Come True
One of the most talked about Super Bowl ads is the GoDaddy.com spot in which BAR REFAELI has a sloppy make-out session with a nerd.
--Obviously, that kid hit the jackpot. But did you know that commercial was also a dream come true for Bar?
--She says, quote, "I always wanted to go to a club filled with people, look around and choose the most unlikely guy that I will ever kiss or pay attention to and kiss him in front of everyone so he will be very happy.
--"For me it was making my dream come true."
--It took 65 TAKES to get the ad right . . . something that apparently neither one of them minded. Bar says, quote, "I told [him] that when we kissed he's a very very good kisser."
--If you thought you recognized the nerd, you were probably right.
--His name is JESSE HEIMAN, and he's become known as the "World's Greatest Extra", because he's been in TONS of movies and TV shows . . . mostly in uncredited parts.
--They include the original "Spider-Man", "Old School", "The Social Network", "Glee", "Curb Your Enthusiasm", "Arrested Development" and "NCIS", just to name a few.
Did the Power Outage Ruin "Elementary's" Chances in the Coveted Post-Super Bowl Timeslot?
CBS' new Sherlock Holmes show "Elementary" held onto 20.8 million viewers after the Super Bowl. That's its biggest audience since it premiered.
--But "Elementary" wasn't able to capitalize on its post-Super Bowl timeslot quite as much as other shows have in recent years. In fact, it got stuck with one of the smallest crowds for a post-Super Bowl timeslot EVER.
--The last time the post-game ratings were that low was in 2003, when "Alias" only drew 17.4 million viewers. Up until that point, every other show going back to 1976 had cleared AT LEAST 20 million viewers in that timeslot.
--One possible reason for this year's low turnout is that the show didn't start until after 11:00 P.M. Eastern, thanks to that bizarre power outage.
--Last year, NBC put "The Voice" in that spot, and it attracted 37.6 million viewers. But it also started 52 minutes earlier than"Elementary".
You Might Get a Lap Dance at the "Magic Mike" Musical
You've probably heard by now that there's a stage musical in the works based on "Magic Mike". Well, here's some good news: That show will include LAP DANCES.
--One of the guys who's working on it says, quote, "Oh, you definitely might get a lap dance. Absolutely. That's happening for sure." He adds, quote, "There's bound to be a great song about how to pick out a thong."
Ricki Lake's New Talk Show Will Not Get a Second Season . . . and Jeff Probst's Might Not Either
RICKI LAKE'S first talk show lasted 11 years, but her new one will only last ONE.
--"The Ricki Lake Show", which premiered in September, will NOT get a second season . . . but new episodes will continue to run through this coming September.
--By the way, JEFF PROBST'S talk show isn't doing much better than Ricki's in the ratings . . . and "USA Today" says it isn't expected to get a second season either.
--Jeff's show also debuted in September . . . along with three other talk shows hosted by KATIE COURIC, STEVE HARVEY and TRISHA GODDARD, the "conflict resolution expert from "Maury".
--All three of those shows HAVE been cleared for a second season.