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RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars Guest Judges Include Nancy Pelosi (Yes, For Real), Vanessa Hudgens, Tituss Burgess and More

RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars Guest Judges Include Nancy Pelosi (Yes, For Real), Vanessa Hudgens, Tituss Burgess and More
Nancy Pelosi is heading to the Drag Race. The congresswoman will guest judge the new season of RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars. Vanessa Hudgens, Tituss Burgess, Kristin Chenoweth, Marc Jacobs, Shay Mitchell, Chris Colfer, Vanessa Williams, Adam Lambert, Constance Zimmer, Emma Bunton, Todrick Hall, Garcelle Beauvais, Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman and Nicole Byer will also judge the third season of the VH1 competition series. This is Pelosi's reality show debut. She previously appeared as herself on 30 Rock. Michelle Visage, Carson Kressley and Ross Mathews return alongside RuPaul, of course. The new season kicks off with a 90-minute premiere on Thursday, Jan. 25 at 8 p.m. on VH1. Expect the two top queens to...
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'RuPaul's Drag Race' Star Adore Delano Countersued by Managers

  • TMZ
Adore Delano from "RuPaul's Drag Race" wasn't stiffed by his ex-managers -- he actually owes Them a lot of dough ... or so they claim in a new countersuit. Delano's managers at Producer Entertainment Group say the drag queen failed to pay them at least $180,000 in management fees. According to the docs, obtained by TMZ, Peg says they're entitled to collect 20 percent off of Delano's concert, YouTube and merch revenues. They also say they believe he's
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Sundance: Wes Anderson VR, Joaquin Phoenix Indie, RuPaul Retrospect Join Lineup

  • The Wrap
Sundance: Wes Anderson VR, Joaquin Phoenix Indie, RuPaul Retrospect Join Lineup
Eight feature films, a Wes Anderson VR experience and a RuPaul retrospective have been added to the Sundance 2018 lineup, the Sundance Institute announced Tuesday.

RuPul is set to convene a retrospective of VH1’s “RuPaul’s Drag Race” and host a panel with executive producers and Sundance Film Festival veterans Randy Barbato and Fenton Baily, alongside Tom Campbell and SVP of Original Programming for MTV, VH1 and Logo Pamela Post. He will also serve as the Next Innovator Award juror and will present the award to his favorite film in the category.

The virtual reality experience, “Isle of Dogs Behind the Scenes.
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RuPaul on 'Drag Race' Success, Being an Introvert, 2018 Survival Playlist

RuPaul on 'Drag Race' Success, Being an Introvert, 2018 Survival Playlist
Every year seems to be competing to be RuPaul Charles' biggest year yet. Thanks to nearly 10 years of success with the reality competition series RuPaul's Drag Race, the most successful drag queen of all time has carved out a much larger cultural space for drag superstars from all walks of life to be seen by the biggest audiences of their careers. After the series moved from Logo to VH1 this year for Season 9, that audience doubled – hitting nearly one million viewers for both the premiere and finale – and is already
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Into the Link-Verse

• Dim the House Lights a conversation about those Sondheim auditions in Lady Bird

• /Film why is Big Little Lies still competing as "Limited Series" when it has a second season order. The controversy is starting to bubble up

• Cartoon Brew I didn't even know that there was Another new awards show but come to think of it there's always another new one, isn't there? We now have the European Animation Awards and they gave their top prize to Loving Vincent. This is not to be confused with the European Film Awards which also gave Loving Vincent Best Animated Feature

• Cartoon Brew on the key points of that giant Disney/Fox deal. It's scary people. Now basically only 4 American-owned entertainment companies have control over America’s cultural identity.

• Forbes on the teaser for Into the Spider-Verse with Miles Morales finally making it to screen...

• Indie Wire talks to the great actress
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Todrick Hall Makes Drag Queen Cameo In ‘Bob’s Burgers’

Digital star Todrick Hall did some dancing and singing in 2D for a change this past Sunday on network television.

Hall appeared as Christmas-themed drag queen Miss Triple X-Mas in the December 10 “Bob’s Burgers” Christmas episode, “The Bleakening.” As Miss Triple X-Mas (who normally goes by “Cleavage to Beaver”), Hall sings a song titled “Twinkly Lights,” which he performs both in the episode at an underground rave and during the closing credits.

Hall announced his appearance in the family-friendly cartoon on Instagram. “Happiest Moment Of My Life,” he wrote, punctuated with clapping hand emojis. “And yasssss for this Deena Jones/Elsa dress they put me in.” This is the dress he’s referring to.

Miss Triple X-Mas marks Hall’s first role in an animated series, but it's far from his first time in drag. Hall has performed in the Broadway show Kinky Boots as Lola,
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15 Sick'ning Last-Minute Gifts For Your Favorite RuPaul's Drag Race Fan

Honey, listen. RuPaul's Drag Race was bigger than ever in 2017. Part of that is, of course, because the show moved to VH1 and pulled out all the stops for the new season. The real tea is this: the fierce looks, hilarious quotes, and all-out shade always keep us coming back year after year. As we sashay to the end of the holiday season, we've got a handful of delightful Rpdr-inspired gifts that are sure to have your friend or loved one gagging.
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‘America’s Next Top Model’ Sets Return Date & ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Crossover

‘America’s Next Top Model’ Sets Return Date & ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Crossover
The new season of America's Next Top Model with Tyra Banks will premiere on Tuesday, January 9 at 8Pm Et/Pt, VH1 announced today. The new season, which will have no age limits on contestants for the first time in the franchise’s history, also will feature a VH1 crossover with RuPaul's Drag Race fan-favorites Valentina, Katya and Manila. The new season is set to include guest appearances by former judge Nigel Barker and season three winner Eva Marcille, Director X, beauty…
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'America's Next Top Model' Premiere Date Set with 'RuPaul' Crossover

  • BuddyTV
'America's Next Top Model' Premiere Date Set with 'RuPaul' Crossover
America's Next Top Model fans can finally mark down the date for Tyra Banks' proper return to the franchise. VH1 has announced the premiere date for the next season of America's Next Top Model and Tyra Banks' return as host and judge isn't the only big treat in store. When America's Top Model returns in January 2018 it will see many guest stars and judges, including a crossover with RuPaul's Drag Race.
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Why Drag Stars Trixie and Katya Are Ok Being ‘Weirdos Within a Weird Community’ (Exclusive)

Why Drag Stars Trixie and Katya Are Ok Being ‘Weirdos Within a Weird Community’ (Exclusive)
Having a conversation with drag stars Trixie Mattel and Katya Zamolodchikova (real names Brian Firkus and Brian McCook, respectively) is kind of like being on an extended episode of their YouTube webseries, UNHhhh. You may start talking with them about one topic, but the next thing you know, they’re off on a tangent about why Bart Simpson says “Eat my shorts.”

It’s that brand of strange, out-of-left-field comedy that landed the two their very own talk show, The Trixie & Katya Show on Viceland, after becoming breakout stars on season seven ofRuPaul’s Drag Race. The show follows a similar format to their YouTube series; they take one topic every week and examine it through personal stories, games, man-on-the-street segments and more.

In a conversation with Et, Trixie and Katya discuss going from YouTube to Viceland, their experience competing on VH1’s reality series, why they want to talk about serious issues like suicide and much, much
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Chris Gives Thanks!

by Chris Feil

Happy Thanksgiving, readers! I'm reaching into the walls of The Film Experience and feeling my heart beat with nothing but gratitude. Whether it's talking about music in movies on my column Soundtracking or dishing RuPaul's Drag Race, I truly love being a part of this marvelous team and engaging with all of you lovely readers even when my sink isn't braced yet.

This year I am especially thankful for:
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Drag Queens Trixie Mattel, Katya Zamolodchikova Launch Viceland TV Show Based Off Hit Web Series ‘UNHhhh’

Two of the drag community's sassiest queens are bringing their shtick to television. Trixie Mattel (real name Brian Firkus) and Katya Zamolodchikova (real name Brian McCook) are the stars of The Trixie & Katya Show, a program on the Viceland TV channel that is the successor to their hit web series UNHhhh.

In The Trixie & Katya Show, the titular queens dish on a multitude of subjects in a stream of consciousness style. As they do, their dialgoues are punctuated with campy green-screen effects and colorful blocks of text. Man-on-the-street segments and question-and-answer sessions add variety to the 22-minute program. In the premiere, which was made available on YouTube 12 days before its premiere on television, Trixie & Katya share their thoughts on hookups:

The Trixie & Katya Show is stylistically similar to UNHhhh. The queens' web series spanned 68 episodes on WOWPresents, the YouTube channel run by RuPaul's Drag Race producer World of Wonder. Along the way,
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‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Creators Launch New Digital Network Wow Presents Plus

World of Wonder, creators of Emmy-winning RuPaul's Drag Race and Out of Iraq, Million Dollar Listing franchise, and HBO's Mapplethorpe, is launching new subscription streaming service Wow Presents Plus, featuring pop culture, drag and Lgbt programming. The premium streaming service will feature new original series with Drag Race breakout stars including Valentina, Bob the Drag Queen and Detox, and programs from emerging and established talent including Ab Soto, the…
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'Drag Race' Producer World of Wonder Launches Subscription Service

Production company World of Wonder has launched a subscription service for fans of RuPaul's Drag Race and its other shows. 

Wow Presents Plus builds off of the company's existing YouTube channel, Wow Presents, with a lineup of ad-free originals and a rotating selection of its existing documentaries and series, all for $4 per month. 

"As Wow has grown, we've evolved a brand and a voice," says co-founder Fenton Bailey, adding that a "community of outsiders" has developed around Wow's programming. "We're trying to grow that experience for our tribe and give them every possible way that they can not only tell...
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The Queens of ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars’ Season 3 RuVealed!

The Queens of ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars’ Season 3 RuVealed!
Following an Emmy-winning ninth season of (three wins, in fact), the reality competition series is back with an all-new season of All Stars, featuring some of the fiercest queens in Drag Race herstory.

RuPaul, with the help of Chaka Khan, revealed the season three lineup during an hour-long special on VH1. This year, Aja (season nine, pictured above), BenDeLaCreme (season six), Chi Chi DeVayne (season eight), Kennedy Davenport (season seven), Milk (season six), Morgan McMichaels (season two), Shangela (seasons two and three), Thorgy Thor (season eight) and Trixie Mattel (season seven, and host of the upcoming Viceland talk show, The Trixie & Katya Show, with ) will all vie for a coveted place in the Drag Race Hall of Fame alongside past winners Chad Michaels and Alaska.

In addition to the returning contestants, Michelle Visage, Carson Kressley and Ross Mathews will once again judge the competition alongside RuPaul. And just like season two’s , expect plenty of unexpected moments in what
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Fund This: ‘Cooking With Drag Queens’ Offers Big Costumes And Bold Recipes

Project Name: Cooking With Drag Queens season three

Asking For: $20,000 through Kickstarter

Amount Raised Thus Far (At Time Of Post): $9,190

Days Remaining In Campaign (At Time Of Post): 8

Description: The program that may be the most fabulous cooking show on the internet is looking to come back for a third helping. Fausto Fernos and Marc Felion, the hosts of the popular Lgbt podcast Feast of Fun, are raising money in order to support a new season of their web series Cooking With Drag Queens.

Each episode of Cooking With Drag Queens features a drag queen as its guest and a recipe that reflects upon that queen's personality. The performers who have appeared on the show include several who have won seasons of the iconic competition series RuPaul's Drag Race, including Bob The Drag Queen and Jinkx Monsoon.

With the funds they hope to secure through Kickstarter, Fernos and
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'RuPaul's Drag Race' Contestant Defies DUI Court Order

  • TMZ
An upcoming "RuPaul's Drag Race" contestant is thumbing his nose at the judge in his DUI case by going to werrrrk in Los Angeles ... TMZ has learned. Sources tell us Andrew Bryson -- whose drag name is Blair St. Clair -- is currently taping in L.A. as a contestant for season 10 of 'Drag Race.' That's in clear violation of a court order stating he must stay in Indiana following a DUI bust this year.
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You've Definitely Seen Sam Smith's New Boyfriend Before

  • Popsugar
You've Definitely Seen Sam Smith's New Boyfriend Before
Image Source: Getty / Steve Granitz Brandon Flynn might play the morally bankrupt Justin Foley on 13 Reasons Why, but in real life he seems like a total charmer. Unlike some of his costars on the Netflix hit, the 23-year-old actor is brand new to the Hollywood scene, but he's already been praised for his breakout performance. Before his career blows up with the show's second season, get to know Brandon a little bit better. RelatedDon't Worry, the 13 Reasons Why Cast Actually Really Loves Each Other Irl He's from Miami. For now, Brandon resides in NYC thanks to his work in theater productions, but he originally hails from Miami. He's a Hollywood newcomer. Before playing Justin, his only other onscreen role was as an intern in the short-lived CBS zombie comedy BrainDead. He appears in the seventh episode, "The Power of Euphemism: How Torture Became a Matter of Debate in American Politics.
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Lgbt Talent Agencies Merge to Create Drag-Queen Super Firm

Chante, you stay. And you stay, too.

Two talent agencies specializing in Lgbt entertainers — and particularly emerging talent from the drag world — are merging to become a powerhouse firm representing the best in the world of dance music, gender-bending and other aspects of gay culture.

Producer Entertainment Group (Peg) — the client list of which includes such RuPaul's Drag Race royalty as Bob the Drag Queen, Alaska 5000, Sharon Needles and Michelle Visage — will combine staffing, talent and other resources with Executive PR and Talent (Eprt), which represents major music artists like Boy George and Culture...
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