Today's Evil Beet Gossip

Billy Eichner to play Matt Drudge in Clinton-Lewinsky tv drama

Eichner, Drudge

So people have been loving the whole move to revisit the biggest scandals of decades past and the Presidential Impeachment of Bill Clinton has GOT to be up high on the list.  The cast is coming along fabulously.

Beanie Feldstien is set to play Monica Lewinsky in the Fox mini series. Clive Owen is playing Bill Clinton and now we’ve learned comedian and actor Billy Eichner is going to play right wing blog reporter Matt Drudge!

It was the Drudge Report that first broke news of the White House affair on Jan. 17, 1998, then reporting that Newsweek editors were sitting on a story by investigative reporter Michael Isikoff.

Sarah Paulson is also in the movie and I’m really interested to see how she play it, because she’s playing Linda Tripp. The woman who taped Monica Lewinsky and turned the tapes over to investigators. She was a larger woman and Paulson would have a long way to go to fill her dress.

Anyway, it sounds amazing. I can’t wait.