Twitv03

News

'RuPaul's Drag Race': Raja on her controversial win, 'I don't mind the criticism'

Who knew that our readers would be so divided over Season 3's winner of "RuPaul's Drag Race"? Admittedly, celebrity makeup artist, Raja, made herself hard to ignore. She brought a new look and edge to the competition, might have rubbed a few girls the wrong way, and was the unofficial leader of the workroom mean girls, the "Heathers."Zap2it had a chance to catch up with Raja the day after her crowning was televised and judging from your comments from our finale post, there was a lot to ask her about. Among other topics, Raja tackles the critics who didn't appreciate her brand of drag, explains her history with RuPaul before the show, and answers to the accusations that the "Heathers" acted like a bunch of bullies.What was the most challenging part of the competition?I think the most challenging part for me was just topping myself constantly. Every challenge, I had to compete with what was going on in... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/04/rupauls-drag-race-raja-on-her-controversial-win-i-dont-mind-the-criticism.html

'RuPaul's Drag Race' Season 3 Winner Is Raja

From thirteen, the contestants of " RuPaul's Drag Race " is wilted down to just one. The winner of third season is none other than Raja who has been a stand-out since the beginning of the season. She beats Alexis Mateo and Manila Luzon in the Monday, April 25 finale.    Read More... http://www.aceshowbiz.com/news/view/00040035.html

'RuPaul's Drag Race' finale: Raja sashays away with the win

Well, if we were betting people, we should have put our money on Raja from the very beginning. In the Season 3 finale of "RuPaul's Drag Race," the celebrity makeup artist outdragged Florida queen Alexis Mateo and Filipino princess, Manila Luzon for the ultimate win.In the finale, the queens appeared in RuPaul's music video for "Champion." Yes, that's appropriate. Dressed as Greek goddesses, they had to learn choreography, do an intimate shoot with the scantily clad men of the Pit Crew, and generally work their ever-living Grecian butts off while looking gorgeous doing so.Raja was an early favorite among fans and bloggers with her edgy androgynous take on drag queendom. While she showed some lack of confidence when it came to her dancing, looks, and ability to show a vulnerable side, she was always able to throw that off once she hit the stage. Some felt she had a mean streak and got some criticism... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/04/rupauls-drag-race-finale-raja-sashays-away-with-the-win.html

'RuPaul's Drag Race' finale: Who is America's next drag superstar?

RuPaul's Drag Race - RuPaul - Logo: Fierce TV It's that time again. RuPaul and her "Mary" band of judges will make the hardest decision of the season: Who will win Season 3 of "RuPaul's Drag Race"?This season has been full of drama as we've seen some spills and thrills - and that was just during the lip-syncs for their lives. Season 3 took the competition to a whole new level as the women split into two groups: The "Heathers" vs. the "Boogers." Halleloo!Now, we're left with three queens standing. They'll vie for the glamour and notoriety of being known as "America's Next Drag Superstar." And, yes, the prizes: A headlining spot on Logo's Drag Race Tour, a lifetime supply of Kryolan Professional Makeup, and a cash prize of $75,000.The final contestants are:Raja: The leader of the "Heathers," she was the frontrunner from the season's beginning. Raja brought high fashion to the catwalk and kept it... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/04/rupauls-drag-race-finale-who-is-americas-next-drag-superstar.html

Logo Renews RuPaul's Drag Race, The A-List: New York

Logo has renewed  The A-List: New York , RuPaul's Drag Race  and  Untucked: RuPaul's Drag Race , the network announced Monday. The cable channel's NewNowNext Awards will also return in 2012. Logo announced plans to expand  The A-List franchise with the new series  The A-List: Dallas , one of two new series coming to Logo. The other is reality series  Sex Rx   (working title), which will follow sex addiction specialist Christopher Donaghue as he works with a different member of his sex treatment group every week. The A-List: Dallas  and  Sex Rx  are set to premiere this fall. Season 2 of  The A-List: New York  will debut this summer. RuPaul's Drag Race  and  Untucked: RuPaul's Drag Race  will return in early 2012. http://www.tvguide.com/News/RuPaul-AList-Renewed-1032013.aspx?rss=breakingnews

Who Will Return Tonight on RuPaul's Drag Race? (Plus Previews)

If you’ve not noticed by now, I may or may not be in need of some serious Ru-hab , but I can’t help it as RuPaul’s Drag Race has spent its third season being as campy and fantastic as you might it expect it to be. However, the last few weeks have thrown some serious curveballs into the proceedings and we’ve been hovering around the top six for what seems like a good minute. After there was a non-elimination episode (Ru love America and America loves opportunities) that was followed by the elimination of polarizing second timer Shangela, we got a bombshell. Read More... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/tvovermind/tvnews/~3/ZuSlYkTC5Ag/53628

RuPaul's Drag Race: And Then There Were Six (With Video!)

It’s been about a month or so since I wrote about season 3 of RuPaul’s Drag Race, a zany, deliciously campy bit of reality goodness that is one of the highlights of my TV week. In said piece, I gave some thoughts on the remaining contestants and a few predictions over who I thought would leave and when. I figured since we’re getting down to the nitty gritty, as tonight will leave us with a final five, it might be time to revisit my thoughts and see how they’re working out. I’ve been mostly right about the elimination order, which was a nice surprise. In the first episode after I published, the gorgeous Mariah flubbed her impersonation of Joan Crawford during an already underwhelming episode of Snatch Game and then couldn’t remember a word to Jody Watley’s “Lookin’ For a New Love” (c’mon, girl) to be sent home in 9 th place. As beautiful as she was, she just didn’t show the chops necessary to compete on a stage like this and it was her time to go. Following Mariah’s exit, Stacy Layne Bryant Matthews Lattisaw Q was next to go, thanks to her lack of fashion skills, lifeless lip sync, and messy cake in the decorating challenge. Stacy strikes me as someone with so much upside that I wasn’t that sad to see her go; she’s young and she’s never been surrounded by more professional drag queens before, so get this girl a drag mother STAT. I wouldn’t be surprised to hear that she’s flourishing when we revisit her in a future season and I think she has enough rawness to her that she could build herself into a pretty darn good queen. Finally, in the most recent episode, Delta Work sashayed away due to another timid performance in the challenge. I was wrong here, but I never knew what to make of Delta and always deemed her a floater. She has the fashion and runway presence to be a top 3 contestant, but she has failed every acting/personality challenge they’ve given and her lack of an ability to push her nerves aside ultimately did her in. Read More... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/tvovermind/tvnews/~3/yuupryf8sec/51000

'RuPaul's Drag Race': How 'Precious' was Stacy Layne Matthews last night?

Last year on  RuPaul’s Drag Race , one of the best episodes of the season was when Ru introduced  The Snatch Game , a riff on the ’70s and ’80s staple  The Match Game . You fans likely remember, but the episode very memorably saw queens like EW fave Pandora Boxx imitate Carol Channing and Tatianna take on Britney Spears. Last night was this year’s edition, and we saw Shangela take on Tina Turner, Delta Work do Cher (kinda poorly), Manila Luzon put on her best Imelda Marcos, Raja channel her inner Tyra Banks, and so on. But, if you can imagine, this season’s queens topped last year’s, and mostly because of — get ready to be  shocked  to the core — none other than Stacy Layne Matthews. Yes, I’m going there! Last night’s episode was insane and beautiful and offensive because one of the most questionable contestants in  Drag Race  history — yes, I’m talking about SLM! — made it so by perfectly doing a drag impersonation of Mo’Nique circa Mary, the actresses’ character from 2009?s Oscar-winning movie  Precious . See the screen grab above for all the evidence you need. Read More... http://popwatch.ew.com/2011/02/22/rupauls-drag-race-season-3-episode-5/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+ew/popwatch+(Entertainment+Weekly/EW.com's:+PopWatch)&utm_content=Google+Reader

RuPaul's Drag Race: Preening, Posing, and Prognosticating

What do you get when you cross about a dozen drag queens, awesomely bad puns, sequins, shade, more sequins, product placement extravaganzas, and a whole lot of pink? If you said “a good time”, you’d technically be correct, but the answer I’m looking for is “RuPaul’s Drag Race”, the most fun hour of television week in and week out. The hit Logo reality show is something like American Idol meets Project Runway meets America’s Next Top Model by way of a bad ecstasy trip. The queens have to have charisma (as well as uniqueness, nerve, and talent) and know how to work a stage, but they’re responsible for providing/making their own costumes and being able to accomplish all of what makes a drag queen true royalty. In addition to the considerable skill set that one must have to make it far in the competition (in a nutshell, sew, strut, and sell), all challenges based on Ru’s career highlights, you have to be able to hang with the big girls in terms of dishing out catty one liners (if you let it break you, you're done) and overshadowing that chick while lip syncing for your life. Read More.... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/tvovermind/tvnews/~3/sGARUGOJu3M/48695

'RuPaul's Drag Race' preview: 'Big Love's' Chloë Sevigny signs on

It's Katie Couric realness in the next episode of "RuPaul's Drag Race" as the queens give us the day's fierce.High time the contestants knew how to handle themselves in the press and who better to judge them for how they manage the media spotlight than "Big Love's" Chloë Sevigny? The paparazzi have been following her since she starred in the controversial film, "Kids," and she has definitely had a few run-ins with the media over the years.In Zap2it's exclusive sneak peek, we discover that RuPaul and Sevigny have something in common. And for once, someone does something bigger than Ru.Watch our exclusive preview below: Gay Video & Lesbian Movies - Logo: Fierce TV Also, the contestants are taking the news industry by storm. They're producing their own morning news show and one of the original "The View" co-hosts, Debbie Matenopoulos, drops by to give them some pointers."RuPaul's Drag Race" airs Mondays at 10 p.m. ET on... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/02/rupauls-drag-race-preview-big-loves-chloe-sevigny-signs-on.html
Twitv03