Veteran entertainment columnist Liz Smith, who says she and TV commentator Bill Maher go way back, asked the host of HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher” about his romantic relationship with dancer-turned-author Karrine Steffans. For starters, Maher revealed that he has begun seeing her again.
“About Karrine, I have only good things to say,” Smith quotes Maher as saying. “If the lovemaking was 'super,' it's because when we were out together, I truly felt like Scott and Zelda. I used to tell her that. Not that I ever, of course, met F. Scott Fitzgerald and his lovely wife, but from what I read, they were this couple that just sizzled with wit when together. And Karrine and I did that with and for each other.
“We unfortunately fought too much. But all we needed to get back on track was - nothing. Just each other, a quiet restaurant and that was it. The conversation always crackled, the laughs were effortless; it was the most delirious sort of mental ping-pong. Anyone who didn't tap into this woman's mind missed the best part of her!"
Maher is referring to the string of celebrity hook-ups she mentions in her best-selling book “Confessions of a Video Vixen,” including Usher, Sean Combs, Shaquille O'Neal, Vin Diesel, Bobby Brown and Ja Rule.
Meanwhile, the adult entertainment company that repackaged and released old footage of Steffans from a porn video she filmed years ago has released a statement announcing that her temporary restraining order against them has been denied.
Federal Judge George Schiavelli has tossed the TRO against Vivid Entertainment Group, which released the DVD “Superhead” on April 21. Steffans was seeking to block the company from distributing the film, which features her performing explicit sex scenes with famous adult actor Mr. Marcus.
Steffans' underlying lawsuit against Vivid Entertainment Group and Vivid Entertainment LLC for a permanent injunction and money damages over the DVD remains pending before Judge Schiavelli.