Bill Maher Stake in Mets

Talk show host Bill Maher isn’t kidding. The comedian announced Sunday that he has purchased a minority ownership stake in his favorite baseball team, the New York Mets. Maher's official title is "New Partner," but he says he won't meddle in the team's affairs. "I'm just a fan," Maher said. "I'm not going to get involved. I think my role is going to be bringing luck to the team—they didn't have a no-hitter for 50 years, I buy in and I come to town and there's a no-hitter. Draw your own conclusions." The portions were being offered in an attempt to pay off the debt accrued by dealings with Ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff. The ownership percentage and amount paid by Maher was undisclosed.