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Posted Friday 6/08/18 at 2:52PM EDT
Billy Eichner's Time Travelin' Jerk animated series is in the works at FX
Eichner will produce and voice a role on Time Travelin’ Jerk, described as Back to the Future meets Groundhog Day revolving around a female millennial lead character "who gets stuck time traveling and absolutely hates it."
Posted Friday 4/13/18 at 1:17PM EDT
Will Ferrell out of the hospital after the SUV he was in flipped over on the freeway
Ferrell was riding in a chauffer-driven SUV with three passengers last night in Orange County when it was sideswiped by another car, causing it to spin and flip over. Ferrell was photographed talking on his cell phone while firefighters put him in an ambulance. According to his rep, Ferrell didn't suffer any significant injuries. Ferrell was coming from an appearance with Billy Eichner at a San Diego-area high school to encourage students to register to vote.
Posted Wednesday 2/28/18 at 2:03PM EST
Billy Eichner sets his first Netflix stand-up comedy special
Eichner's first special will feature some of his Billy on the Street signature segments.
Posted Friday 2/02/18 at 1:33PM EST
Billy Eichner enlists Jimmy Kimmel and other late-night hosts to “Glam Up the Midterms”
Unveiled on last night's Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Eichner's new project with Funny or Die encourages young people to vote in this year’s midterm election through a website and the hashtag #glamupthemidterms.
Posted Friday 1/05/18 at 11:08PM EST
Lisa Kudrow and Lindsay Lohan respond after Billy Eichner proposes a “woke” version of The Comeback
“Who can I pay to make another season of The Comeback where Valerie Cherish gets ‘political’ and ‘woke?’" Eichner tweeted Thursday night. "Please. I'm begging you. I need it.” Lohan responded Friday, “I’ll do it.” Kudrow followed up, tweeting “That’s interesting…” to both Lohan and Eichner.
Posted Thursday 11/16/17 at 12:56AM EST
Difficult People creator is proud she got to use the show to call out Hollywood's alleged abusers
Kevin Spacey wasn’t the only target of the Hulu series created by Julie Klausner, who co-starred along with Billy Eichner. Difficult People also targeted alleged abusers Woody Allen and Bryan Singer. “I’m really proud that we got to go on record and say what we wanted to say,” she says. “To watch the culture shifting is exciting because it’s not like these things weren’t happening since the beginning of time, but to watch people care is really exciting. We had amazing legal counsel on the show. There’s no question looking back that we got away with murder.”
Posted Tuesday 11/14/17 at 10:11PM EST
Hulu cancels Difficult People after three seasons
The Jules Klausner-Billy Eichner comedy, which made headlines recently for repeatedly mocking Kevin Spacey before his downfall, will not return for a fourth season. Difficult People lasted 28 episodes. ALSO: Eichner reacts to cancelation.
Posted Wednesday 11/01/17 at 3:54AM EDT
Why production on House of Cards had to be halted: Kevin Spacey is too powerful to be allowed back on set amid sex abuse scandal
“Spacey’s power as an executive producer and star on House of Cards was enormous,” says David Zurawik of the Baltimore Sun, which closely covers the Baltimore-filmed Netflix series. Zurawik adds: “If Spacey didn’t like something or someone involved in the production, every effort was made to change it. You don’t let someone with that kind of power in the workplace return after accusations are leveled against him that he sexually assaulted a 14-year-old boy.” In addition, Zurawik says, “I will be surprised if it ever resumes with Kevin Spacey,” adding: “They are two weeks into a production schedule that would have extended well into 2018 even if they had not shut down Tuesday. Contracts totaling millions of dollars for everything from actors to catering are already signed. Who eats all that financial loss if production never resumes? Even the best insurance won’t cover all of it. And I wonder what kind of insurance covers a star’s likability rating and reputation being shredded by a 30-year-old allegation.”
- Was Kevin Spacey trolling us this whole time with House of Cards?: “House of Cards changed the face of television forever, and that is surely something to reckon with as critics and those disgusted by Spacey dance on its grave,” says Kevin Fallon. “Moreover, the way in which the series and the character of Frank Underwood taunted and toyed with the public with respect to Spacey’s persona certainly contributed to that legacy.”
- Billy Eichner and Jules Klausner “joked” about Kevin Spacey many times on Difficult People
Posted Thursday 10/05/17 at 4:16PM EDT
Billy Eichner: Nobody would talk to Sean Spicer backstage at the Emmys, except the Young Sheldon actor
Eichner recalls to Conan the green room where only one Hollywood actor would speak to the former White House press secretary: Young Sheldon star Iain Armitage.
Posted Tuesday 10/03/17 at 11:32PM EDT
Billy Eichner talks his dramatic shift for American Horror: Story: Cult, and how Billy on the Street might “evolve”
"I’m known for doing comedy and even though I know I have certain skills, the world hasn’t seen me on camera in a more dramatic or serious role," says Eichner, who adds that Ryan Murphy was the best person to help him expand his resume. As for Billy on the Street, which is a free agent after leaving truTV, Eichner says: “We are transitioning and it is going to evolve as it always has. I can't announce all the details yet, but the way we distribute it is going to change. I really want to meet the people who are watching me, where they are. We are taking all that into account and we're finding a new situation."
Posted Friday 9/29/17 at 4:13PM EDT
Stephen Colbert and Nick Kroll get celebrities to post their awkward teen photos to help raise money for Puerto Rico relief
Fellow late-night hosts Jimmy Kimmel, Conan O’Brien and James Corden joined in the #PuberMe effort, which promised $1,000 for each photo tweeted and is tied to Kroll's new Netflix animated puberty series Big Mouth. America Ferrera, Lena Headey and Billy Eichner also participated. ALSO: See all the pics on Colbert’s Twitter feed.
Posted Thursday 9/21/17 at 2:45PM EDT
Billy Eichner’s Billy on the Street is leaving TruTV
After three years on Fuse and two years on TruTV, Billy on the Street is on the move. A source tells Page Six “the show is not going away... It’s just going to be distributed differently.”
Posted Saturday 9/02/17 at 3:23AM EDT
Gotham’s Robin Lord Taylor and Billy Eichner recall being college roommates
The long-time friends first me their sophomore year at Northwestern University. They ended up living together in New York City with Taylor actually filming Eichner’s early Billy on the Street segments.
Posted Tuesday 8/15/17 at 10:46PM EDT
John Cho ended up playing Billy Eichner’s Difficult People boyfirend thanks to the Oscars
Eichner and his manager got the idea of casting Cho after seeing him present on the Academy Awards earlier this year.