Billy Eichner made a great rom-com. Now its audiences' turn.
NEW YORK — (AP) — At the Toronto International Film Festival world premiere of "Bros," Billy Eichner exhorted the crowd to keep cheering. In the whistle-stop lead-up to the release of "Bros," Eichner has worked tirelessly to whip audiences into a frenzy for a film unlike any Hollywood has before produced. "Bros" is the first major-studio gay rom-com and the first studio movie starring and co-written by an openly gay man. Revisiting his "Billy on the Street" persona, Eichner has run through Hollywood with Jack Black shouting, "I need allies!" “I think Sylvester Stallone would love ‘Bros.’” Meryl Streep?wftv.com
Billy Eichner on his gay rom-com "Bros"
The comedian and star of "Billy on the Street" is the first openly gay man to co-write and star in a gay romantic comedy for a major movie studio. He talks about why it's taken so long for Hollywood to produce a rom-com featuring an all-LGBTQ principal cast.cbsnews.com
'Monumental moment.' Billy Eichner on remaking the rom-com
I was really intoxicated by it,” says Eichner, who grew up in Queens with middle-class parents who encouraged his passion. And, yes, ‘Billy on the Street’ was a way of poking fun at my own obsession with the entertainment industry." The initial germ was to go further with a "Billy on the Street" sketch where Eichner acted as a Jets jersey-wearing sports bro with Jason Sudeikis. It really is a monumental moment,” Eichner said in a recent interview. But with “Bros,” Eichner may have genuinely done so — probably for many others but definitely for himself.wftv.com
Fall Preview: Billy Eichner and 'Bros' remake the rom-com
I was really intoxicated by it,” says Eichner, who grew up in Queens with middle-class parents who encouraged his passion. And, yes, ‘Billy on the Street’ was a way of poking fun at my own obsession with the entertainment industry." The initial germ was to go further with a "Billy on the Street" sketch where Eichner acted as a Jets jersey-wearing sports bro with Jason Sudeikis. Like “Billy on the Street,” it's frequently laugh-out-loud funny and packed with keen observations about Hollywood — a Hollywood where, until now, a film like “Bros” was essentially an impossibility. But with “Bros,” Eichner may have genuinely done so — probably for many others but definitely for himself.wftv.com
All Mariah Carey wants is you to enjoy her Christmas special
NEW YORK – Christmas is still a few weeks away, but Mariah Carey is already orchestrating her dinner menu. 1 hits really going to sweat over a hot stove? “Magical Christmas Special” is another example of diverse, family-friendly holiday programming that hasn’t always been allotted by Hollywood. “As a kid, if I had to select one holiday, of course I’m going with Christmas. And while the pandemic has halted a number of projects, 2020 has been busy for Carey: In September she released her candid memoir “The Meaning of Mariah Carey,” which debuted at No.
Barry Jenkins to direct 'Lion King' follow-up
NEW YORK – The Walt Disney Co. will make a follow-up to the 2019 live-action “The Lion King,” with Barry Jenkins, the director of the Oscar-winning “Moonlight” and the James Baldwin adaptation “If Beale Street Could Talk,” set to direct. The new “Lion King” grossed more than $1.6 billion worldwide, so a sequel was perhaps always likely. Less expected was a “Lion King” with Jenkins directing. The film, Disney said, will explore the mythology of “The Lion King,” including Mufasa's origin story. Disney didn't announce any further plot details or casting on the new “Lion King” project, which was first reported by Deadline Hollywood.
Why 'cancel culture' doesn't always work
Some people rail against this "cancel culture" while others say it's necessary. "[Cancel culture] doesn't really work," Wortham says. This, in a lot of ways, is what cancel culture has become. Some people argue that cancel culture is justified because celebrities are facing repercussions for their actions. After Gillis was fired from "SNL" for racist jokes he made as recently as 2018, comedian Jim Jeffries said, "This is just cancel culture.
Billy Eichner on sidewalk adventures and "Difficult People"
Billy Eichner gained success with his energetic persona on his hit show, "Billy on the Street." He runs around quizzing strangers with random questions, sometimes bringing celebrities along for the ride. Along with his sidewalk adventures, he also stars in the Hulu scripted comedy, "Difficult People." Eichner joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss his career and the people he's met along the way.cbsnews.com