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Bill Maher is rarely afraid to speak his mind. The comedian lost his ABC program, Politically Incorrect, in 2002 when he said Americans were "cowards" for "lobbing cruise missiles from 2,000 miles away," while the terrorists on board the 9/11 planes were "not cowardly."

Now, the talk show host is creating a scandalous stir once again.

On HBO's Real Time Friday night, Maher compared the verdict in the Casey Anthony trial to "Republican thinking." His reasoning?

"[Half of American voters] say 'I'm with the party that cuts all these programs for real people, for the 99 percent. Planned Parenthood, environmental protection, college, health care, infrastructure, but holds the line on private jets.' Voting for them is as stupid as voting not guilty for the mom who lost her baby for a month and went looking at a wet t-shirt contest...

"Yes, Republican base, you are just like that jury. It's pathetically clear who's killing the middle class but you keep letting them get away with murder.."

Watch the full monologue above and decide: Did Maher go too far?

 

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The Casey Anthony trial still has people fired up, and the people who factored into the accused killer's acquittal are now feeling the public's wrath.

Someone is threatening to kill the 25-year-old, her attorneys, and the jurors who found Anthony not guilty of murdering her daughter this week.

According to Casey's attorney Cheney Mason, his team has received "all kinds of threats" at his office since the controversial verdict came in.

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Specifics are scarce, but the threats have been plentiful, including one credible enough that "we just turned it over to law enforcement."

There are reports Casey's parents, George and Cindy Anthony (both of whom were key witnesses at Casey's trial) are also being targeted.

George and Cindy are said to have gone into hiding since the jury's ruling cleared Casey, though this has not been independently confirmed.

For his part, Mason doesn't seem worried, at least for now. He laughed off the threats, claiming the people behind them are "cowards."

Did the jury get it right?

 

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We can debate the jury's decision endlessly, but one thing is undeniably clear about the year's most scrutinized and controversial court case:

Casey Anthony is frickin' hot!

Well, as accused child killers go anyway. She's a fresh-faced, natural beauty, and a lot of her colleagues look like John Wayne Gacy. Case? Rested.

Anyway, how does she do it? In another edition of Michelle's Makeup Tips, The Second City Network shows you how to get Casey's "look" ...

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No matter where you stand on the Casey Anthony verdict, this much is certain: there's a much better chance this Florida native is a murderer than Kristen Stewart.

Therefore, it's easy to understand where the Twilight Saga star is coming from when she says: please, please stop comparing me to Anthony.

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A source tells Us Weekly that Stewart is sick of the chatter over whether or not she'll portray Anthony in the inevitable movie about that likely killer's life.

"Her people are really annoyed about the Casey Anthony comparisons," says the insider, who acknowledges the physical resemblance. "Kristen wants that talk to blow over soon because it looks really bad."

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THG Asks!

Welcome to THG Asks, a feature in which two of our celebrity gossip experts debate topical issues in the entertainment world and you decide who wrote the winning argument!

Today, THG Asks: Did the jury in the Casey Anthony case get it right?

YES by Hilton Hater

I firmly believe Casey Anthony is guilty. But I don't know this for a fact. I wouldn't bet my life on it. Would you?

That's the decision jurors were faced with in this case; heck, in any court case. A strong suspicion isn't enough, a hatred for the defendant doesn't suffice, a number of lies and conflicting stories don't add up to the one key element missing here:

EVIDENCE.

Can you tell me how Caylee died? Is there DNA that links Casey to the scene? Is there anything beyond (admittedly grotesque) stories of how Casey partied soon after her daughter disappeared and her searches for terms such as "chloroform" online?

Our court system places an extreme burden of proof on the prosecution because the last thing anyone wants is for an innocent person to be convicted. Jury members are instructed to take the words "beyond a reasonable doubt" very seriously.

A killer has almost definitely walked free. Nancy Grace has been given opportunities to rant like an attention-starved lunatic. Both results are regrettable. But, given a lack of hard evidence, I'm not sure what we could do to change them.

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NO by Free Britney

Come on. That's my response, as a human being, to the argument that the jury did its job acquitting Casey Anthony. Simply put, the jury dropped the ball.

Falling prey to a baseless defense and what was lacking from the state's case, 12 people somehow declined to focus on the ample proof of her obvious guilt.

The jurors were sick over this, they claim, and "wanted more evidence" to convict Anthony. What the heck did they need? Raw video? An eyewitness?

A dead person's hair was in Casey's trunk, along with high levels of chloroform, a term searched for on her family's computer (along with "neck breaking").

Residue of duct tape - a rare brand found in the Anthony garage - was also present. Then there's Casey's blatant, ever-changing lies and unstable behavior.

More than enough evidence apparently wasn't enough.

Alas, the real world isn't CSI or NCIS, where a perfect DNA match always materializes at the 11th hour. Actual brains and gumption were required here.

Whether blinded by conjecture, unable to put two and two together, or just spineless, the jurors failed, and a child killer is free. That's something to get sick over.

THG Asks you ... did the jury get it right?

 

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HLN host Nancy Grace could not believe that Casey Anthony was found not guilty of murder earlier this week, and she let the world know it.

Criticized by some for her outspoken views, even after Anthony was cleared in her two-year-old's death, Grace has only grown more defiant.

As the de facto TV face of the trial - and whose show received huge ratings - Grace steadfastly believes a cold-blooded murder walked free.

Having coined the derogatory moniker "Tot Mom" for Casey, Nancy Grace went off on her immediately after she was acquitted Tuesday (above).

Yesterday, asked if she went too far, she told the New York Post this:

"I feel the jury was absolutely wrong. I feel they went into this case with the mindset to acquit and not to have their minds open."

"For them to say Tot Mom was a good mother is astounding to me."

"The day Caylee died, before that day and for the months on end that 'Tot Mom' was out partying, staying over with her boyfriend."

"There was no babysitter, so where was Caylee?" Grace says. "Everyone knew [Caylee Anthony] was being babysat in a car trunk."

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Casey Anthony's release from jail July 13 won't necessarily mean the end of her legal problems. The accused murderer may be sued in a civil case.

Attorney John Morgan, who represents Zenaida Fernandez-Gonzalez, has filed a subpoena to question Casey and served her at Orange County Jail.

Gonzalez claims she can't find work and was ostracized after Anthony told police officials that a woman with the same name kidnapped her daughter.

Casey Anthony at Sentencing

Investigators quickly established that Gonzalez had nothing to do with the case and Casey's babysitter “Zanny the Nanny” was a total fabrication.

Anthony was sentenced to four years in prison for lies to police like that one, but having served almost all of that already, will go free next week.

In any case, Gonzalez is seeking $15,000 in damages for damages to her reputation, loss of job, humiliation and distress brought by Anthony.

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Those hoping for a silver lining in Casey Anthony's four-year prison sentence for lying to authorities this morning are about to be sorely disappointed.

She will be released from an Orange County, Fla., jail next week.

Chief Judge Belvin Perry sentenced Anthony this morning for lying to police, giving her four years in jail, or the maximum of one year for each count.

However, she was credited for the 1,000-plus days she's already served since her 2008 arrest, as well as for good behavior exhibited behind bars.

Considering those factors, court officials calculated that she will be released from Orange County Jail July 17. Perry couldn't impose anything longer.

In the courtroom, Anthony, who was found not guilty of murder in a surprise verdict Tuesday, showed no reaction while Perry imposed his sentence.

Earlier, the 25-year-old arrived in court looking relaxed and happy, in contrast to her stoic appearances throughout the nearly two-month trial.

Given that she'll be a free woman after many believed she would be convicted and executed for killing daughter Caylee Anthony, you can see why.

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Casey Anthony was found not guilty of murder earlier this week, but was sentenced to a year in prison today for making false statements to investigators.

Her lies to police during the investigation of the death of her daughter Caylee came early and often following the toddler's 2008 disappearance.

The Casey Anthony jurors believed that, despite her lies about what happened to Caylee, there wasn't sufficient evidence that she killed her daughter.

However, Anthony was convicted of fours separate counts of lying to authorities - fabrications that sparked a massive manhunt for her missing child.

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Casey Anthony was also hit with $4,000 in fines.

The charges each carried a maximum of a year in prison, and Judge Belvin Perry gave her four years. However, she's already served most of that.

In custody since 2008, Casey may be released from jail in late July or early August based on time served and good behavior while incarcerated.

The exact date of her release is still TBD.

Anthony's defense argued that the four misdemeanors occurred during one day of questioning and therefore should be counted as a single crime.

To punish her on four counts would violate double jeopardy rules, the defense said, but Perry was unmoved and Casey was jailed - for now.

"As a result of those four distinct lies, law enforcement expended time, energy and manpower looking for young Caylee Marie Anthony," he said.

Nevertheless, while she'll be working on her new advice book from a cell for the time being, it won't be long until the 25-year-old walks free.

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Casey Anthony wants to write an advice book, according to reports. The just-acquitted Floridian expressed her literary desires in jailhouse letters.

In jailhouse letters penned while she was in Orlando County Jail in 2008 and 2009, the accused murderer dreamed of setting the record straight.

She wrote of her plans to write a book, "It's a way to settle many rumors and to share my insight about love, life and most important - God."

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Would you read a book by Casey Anthony?

Casey Anthony's book, notes ABC News, would apparently be a "partial memoir / comedy / relationship advice book for those not in the know."

We have no idea what that means, but we're already bracing ourselves for the deluge of pissed-off responses in the comments section below.

Anthony's letters to fellow inmate Robyn Adams also reveal her desire to have more children. She wrote, "Let's get pregnant together?"

"If it's possible to plan it ... I've thought about adopting, which sounds weird to me saying it, but so many children deserve to be loved."

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