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
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.
Anna Kendrick and Billy Eichner Dish on 'Noelle,' Disney+'s Holiday Movie (Exclusive)
It's going to be an especially heartwarming Christmas, thanks to Disney+'s upcoming movie, Noelle! ET's Ash Crossan spoke with Anna Kendrick and Billy Eichner at D23 in Anaheim, California, on Friday, where they discussed making the upcoming holiday film. "Honestly, we just sat around and waited for Shirley MacLaine to tell the next story about her unbelievable life and career," Kendrick gushed of the experience. "If you're in a movie with Shirley MacLaine, you only wanna talk to Shirley MacLaine. The upcoming film follows Nick Claus (Hader) and his sister Noelle Claus (Kendrick) as their father, Santa Claus (Brayan Brendle) is about to retire from the gift-giving, yuletide cheer-spreading game.
Billy Eichner Says Beyonce Was 'Nervous' to Meet Meghan Markle at 'Lion King'
Beyonce may have looked like the queen that she is while meeting Meghan Markle at the London premiere of the Lion King last week, but according to Billy Eichner, the singer was as "nervous" for the encounter as the rest of the film's cast. "Prince Harry and Meghan Markle came, and Beyonce was there, and Sir Elton John was there. Eichner confessed he "got really nervous" when it finally came time to meet Meghan and Harry, unsure of what to say (though he had also planned to talk to the duchess about both studying acting at Northwestern). Funny enough, a source told ET that Meghan was "nervous" to meet the GRAMMY winner. RELATED CONTENT:Meghan Markle Admits to Pharrell Williams 'They Don't Make It Easy'Beyonce Shares New Pics of Meeting Meghan Markle and Prince Harry at London 'Lion King' PremiereBlue Ivy Makes Cameo in Beyonce's 'Spirit' Music Video
'Lion King' Cast Reacts to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's Appearance at London
The star-studded cast of The Lion King descended upon London for the film's European premiere on Sunday, but it was Meghan Markle and Prince Harry who truly made an entrance. "Actually Meghan Markle and I went to the same college. I never even thought about meeting them, or thought I would have an opportunity to, and they seem very cool, so I'm excited," he shared. The Lion King hits theaters on Friday. RELATED CONTENT:Here's What Beyonce and Meghan Markle Talked About at 'Lion King' PremiereMeghan Markle and Beyonce Meet at 'Lion King' Premiere in LondonMeghan Markle Dazzles in Black Dress at 'Lion King' Premiere in London
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