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'RuPaul's Drag Race' returns for season 5 with 14 new contestants

'RuPaul's Drag Race' returns in January with 14 new contestants -- but according to RuPaul, "Britney Spears, Demi Lovato, Mariah Carey, Nikki Minaj and Keith Urban will not be joining us as full time judges." That's will not be, in case you missed it. //www.hitfix.com/blogs/starr-raving/posts/rupauls-drag-race-returns-for-season-5-with-14-new-contestants

RuPaul's All Stars Drag Race to Premiere October 22nd on Logo

Logo has announced that  RuPaul's All Stars Drag Race  will be premiering Monday, October 22nd at 9:00 for six episodes of reality goodness that will make you gag with glee. The premiere episode will have an additional 10 minutes of footage, with another season of Untucked following. The format and changes to the RuPaul's Drag Race formula have yet to be revealed, but with 12 queens and only six episodes, there'll be no room for mistakes. Guest judges for the fifth season include Rosie Perez, Ross Matthews, Rachel Hunter, Vickie Lawrence, Busy Phillips, Rachel Dratch, Janice Dickinson, Wendy McClendon-Covey, Elvira, Beth Ditto and Cheri Oteri, with the panel remaining the same (RuPaul, Michelle Vissage, Santino Rice) from last season. Read More... //feedproxy.google.com/~r/tvovermind/tvnews/~3/EFWM0GzaVeM/

RuPaul's All Stars Drag Race Cast Revealed! Get a Load of These Queens (VIDEO)

RuPaul took the wig off the top-secret cast roster of RuPaul's All Star Drag Race, and we have to hand it to the Queen of Queens: This list is FIERCE. Chad Michaels Yara Sofia Pandora Boxx Jujubee Nina Flowers Mimi Imfurst Manila Luzon Shannel Alexis Mateo Tammi Brown Raven And… Latrice Royale //feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/5l_K2C1YqtM/rupauls-all-stars-drag-race-cast-announced-get-a-load-of-these-queens-video

RuPaul's Drag Race: All Stars - Will These Queens Be Your All-Stars? Signs Point To 'Yes'

Uh oh... Is there a leak in the RuPaul's Drag Race camp? Or a strategically placed (yet glamorous) red-herring? While catching up on my Facebook newsfeed, I came across a post from a group called RuPaul's Drag Race: All Stars Fans that featured a picture of all twelve contestants who will appear on the show. While there is a lot to get excited for, the official announcement was scheduled to be revealed tomorrow after the season finale of RuPaul's Drag U . So before I give you reasons why this "leak" is a tad bit suspicious, here are your "alleged" queens of RuPaul's Drag Race: All Stars ! Read More... //feedproxy.google.com/~r/tvovermind/tvnews/~3/w05U_IIdH78/

'RuPaul's Drag Race' Winner Sharon Needles Coming To D.C.

WASHINGTON -- America's Next Drag Superstar does not look like the other drag superstars. When season 4 of "RuPaul's Drag Race" began, Sharon Needles stood out. In a reality show competition about drag queens, this isn't very easy to do. Sharon Needles was crowned winner of "Drag Race" in late April . Since then her calendar has filled up with drag appearances, plays, photo shoots, parties and more. The drag star from Pittsburgh via Iowa has more in common with artists like Marilyn Manson than the show's namesake. Appealing to an under-served community of punks and freaks, Needles has the potential to become this generation's Elvira. Needles, along with "RuPaul's Drag Race" season 4 contestants Phi Phi O'Hara and Dida Ritz will be performing at Town this Friday , coinciding with Capital Pride . Needles spoke to The Huffington Post about her new title, love of Pittsburgh, new cars and more. The Huffington Post: Are you still living in Pittsburgh? Sharon Needles: Of course! Why would I live anywhere else? It's American's filthiest secret and until the grinding wheels of the Hollywood machine force me out there, I'm staying put. HuffPost: Why did you leave Iowa for Pittsburgh? Where there stops in between? Needles: There were plenty of stops in between. I didn't finish high school, I didn't go to college but I wanted my learning experience. I wanted my life to be like the books I read and the films I watched. I got the fuck out of there pretty young and lived in art collectives, hippie houses, punk squats. The last place before Pittsburgh was Boulder, Colorado. I had some transient friends that were headed to Pittsburgh and I said, "Let's go." I thought it would be three weeks and it's been eight years. HuffPost: Have you ever played in a band? Needles: I've worked in a lot of noise projects. We couldn't play any instruments but we wanted to have fun and make a scene, make a mess. HuffPost: All of "Drag Race" was filmed before the final episode aired. Needles: Correct. We did three alternative endings with all of us winning. HuffPost: Did you know you were going to win before it aired? Needles: I found out with the rest of America. I found out with my mom, my best friend, my boyfriend and Phi Phi and Chad (the other two "Drag Race" finalists) as well. We had a party in New York. We viewed the episode, we had Raja there to crown whoever was going to win and then had a good, old fashioned drag show. What's great is that I set up my drag show to be like a funeral. I came out in a casket. A lot of my idols "attended" my funeral. On stage I had Susanne Bartsch , Amanda Lepore and some of the other great, New York, inflatable, exaggerated clowns that are a real part of why I am Sharon Needles. It's very full circle, darling. HuffPost: Have you performed in D.C.? Needles: I have never performed in D.C. but a good a drag queen friend of mine, Heidi Glum , recently moved there, was working at Town but was fired for being too offensive. HuffPost: Are you worried about being too offensive? Needles: I'm America's Next Drag Superstar so I'm not worried about much, it's kind of my year! It's not like I'm just trying to be an irreverent shock artist. I always find that the best way to get my attention is to be shocking and loud and brass. I like to use that transgressional, John Waters , Gregg Araki approach to my drag, but it's never for no reason. As dumb as I act, there's always a social commentary of what I do. It's reflective of our dark shadows and our own anxieties. I take the darkest issues and I force them into the brightest spotlight. HuffPost: Are there any politicians you'd like to see at one of your shows? Needles: I'd like to have Rick Santorum at one of my shows, just to make him sick. He seems like an old time boogey-man. I don't think we've had one in quite some time. Politics are no fun unless you have that ridiculous, psycho, negative nutbags. I'd like to have him not just at my show but in my show. I think we could come up with a really funny number. HuffPost: RuPaul tweeted that you bought a hearse with your winnings. Is this true? Needles: It's true! It's the most expensive thing I've ever bought. We needed a car and I'm America's Drag Superstar but I was still calling everyone 10 minutes before each show to get rides! We needed something to get all props, all our stage equipment, all our fog machines, all our costumes, all the girls to the shows. I looked at vans and trucks and none of them looked right. All my friends told me to go to a dealership, I said no, I'm going on Craigslist, I go to Craigslist because I know how that works, it's how I used to get my dates. Instead of casual encounters, I click on cars, I type in "hearse," a 1972 completely restored Bonneville hearse with vinyl and coffins popped up for $5,000 and who's going to say no to that? HuffPost: What do you see next for you? You seem to have some opportunities other former winners didn't. Needles: I don't think I have opportunities that they didn't have, I think I have opportunities that they didn't want. Lip synching pop songs in smoky nightclubs in the middle of the night is definitly not where I see Sharon permanently staying. It's something I love to do on my own terms but I have dreams and aspirations that I've had since I was a kid and that with this crown I'm getting the opportunity to do. I'm writing a play now with the legendary Peaches Christ called "Silence of the Trans" that will be at the Castro Theater [in San Francisco] at the end of July. I'll be in San Antonio in October for three weeks doing a run of the "Rocky Horror Picture Show" playing Frankenfurter. I'm working on music, I'm hosting parties with Susanne Bartsch and Amanda LePore in New York. I'm doing a photo shoot with the transgressional, transsexual punk rock artist Jayne County . The greatest thing about this whole experience is that my idol, the people I've always to work with, aren't Lady Gaga, aren't Nicki Minaj, aren't Cher -- they're these people that are quite attainable and just as excited as they are to work with me as I am to work with them. I want to start writing a book, I want to work on documentaries on transsexuals in America. My dream is to make a documentary about Jane Country and her past life and the way she lives now. The sky is the limit for me! I'm a busy, busy girl. I don't know how to fit alcoholism and all of this in one day! HuffPost: Do you have any advice for the teenagers attending Capital Pride? Needles: For the kid that's being picked on all I have to say is, Dan Savage you're a great guy , but just because you turn 18, it doesn't get better. You're going to get picked on when you don't assimilate. The second you try to assimilate, try to look normal, try to be like everyone else, to avoid being picked on, if that's your remedy, if that's your aspirin, I hope it works and I hope you enjoy it. I found that the bullying and hatred I received growing up, I used it as my gasoline in my engine of success. It's what pushed me. You can be bullied but you can also use that hate to put it into whatever type of art or avenue you want. A great philosopher once said, "What other people think of you ain't none of your god damn business." That philosopher is RuPaul and I read that in her book when I was a teenager and it still resonates today. HuffPost: Thanks for taking time to speak to us. Needles: No problem! Happy Halloween and Hail Satan! //feeds.huffingtonpost.com/~r/HP/Entertainment/~3/kYdWIUzzClI/sharon-needles-drag-pride_n_1571938.html

'RuPaul's Drag Race' Winner Dedicates Crown to Anyone Who Got Picked On

Taking home the grand prize of $100,000, the newly crowned America's Next Drag Superstar, Sharon Needles, has admitted that she wouldn't agree if Phi Phi O'Hara won the competition. //www.aceshowbiz.com/news/view/00050133.html

RuPaul's Drag Race: Why Sharon Needles Deserves To Win

Tonight, fans of RuPaul's Drag Race will finally find out just who will win the title of America's Next Drag Superstar during highly anticipated reunion special. Due to the events of last week's finale, this post was postponed until today. However, there were more reasons why I held off on writing this article. Some were time related and others were of a conflicting way due to some hurtful and damaging remarks that came across my peripheral, which forced me to reevaluate my stance on a certain contestant that I cheered for throughout the competition. Thanks to a chance look on my Facebook timeline today and the unwavering faith I had in someone, I can rectify that situation by not only finally getting this article written, but by apologizing to Sharon Needles for even letting one glimmer of doubt taint my judgement of her character. So without further adieu... //feedproxy.google.com/~r/tvovermind/tvnews/~3/CX-DXagoIbY/

Jesse Tyler Ferguson And Jennifer Love Hewitt On 'RuPaul's Drag Race'

RuPaul welcomed JTF and JLH to " RuPaul's Drag Race " (Mon., 10 p.m. ET on Logo) as guest judges. Jesse Tyler Ferguson had plenty of quick jokes for the contestants, while Jennifer Love Hewitt gushed and giggled, but both of them proved tough in deducing who had best lived up to their challenge. The contestants had to turn some of the biggest and manliest of men into matching drag queens. The men were all for it, but their natural masculine appearances certainly created a bigger challenge for the contestants. Plus, this was all new for these guys, dubbed DILFs (Dad I'd Like To Frock). The results were predictably weird and a little all over the place, with Ferguson declaring one couple completely mismatched. "It's sort of more like here are two friends in a Tyler Perry movie." At the top of the show, the judges brought back Kenya, over the protests of the other four contestants, but it was to no avail. Kenya scored a big win on the mini-challenge of dragging out a teddy bear, but fell short in this one alongside Latrice. And it was Kenya who went home ... again. Kind of renders the whole episode a bit pointless, doesn't it? Jesse Tyler Ferguson can be seen in " Modern Family " Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET on ABC, while Jennifer Love Hewitt returns to television with Lifetime's " The Client List ," premiering Sunday at 10 p.m. ET. "RuPaul's Drag Race" continues Mondays at 10 p.m. ET on Logo. TV Replay scours the vast television landscape to find the most interesting, amusing, and, on a good day, amazing moments, and delivers them right to your browser. //feeds.huffingtonpost.com/~r/HP/Entertainment/~3/4e0_KBMP5iw/rupauls-drag-race-jesse-tyler-ferguson-jennifer-love-hewitt-video_n_1398986.html

'RuPaul's Drag Race': Phi Phi O'Hara Makes Racist Joke

It was time to "Frock The Vote" as " RuPaul's Drag Race " (Mon., 10 p.m. ET on Logo) got into the spirit of the 2012 Presidential Race with a politics-themed challenge. However, campaigning for the Wig Party nomination Phi Phi O'Hara seriously offended Latrice Royale and DiDa Ritz. Guest judge Dan Savage asked Phi Phi which one of her fellow drag queens she'd choose as her running mate and why. "I think it's so great that the help" said Phi Phi, gesturing toward her black competitors, "can sit there and compete alongside me. So I'd definitely like to say, my help: DiDa Ritz!" As Phi Phi continued on her highly questionable way, Ritz could be seen mouthing her outraged response and Royale looked thunderous. Meanwhile, Savage's jaw literally dropped. "Did she just call me 'the help?'" asked Ritz. For her part, an angry Royale said "I'm from Compton. I'll whoop your a**!" At judges' table Phi Phi got some advice from Michelle Visage. "In order to land an off-color joke," she said. "It has to be funny . And that joke came across as offensive." "RuPaul's Drag Race" continues on Mondays at 10 p.m. ET on Logo . TV Replay scours the vast television landscape to find the most interesting, amusing, and, on a good day, amazing moments, and delivers them right to your browser. //feeds.huffingtonpost.com/~r/HP/Entertainment/~3/7fGHT1c0x7Q/rupauls-drag-race-frock-the-vote-video_n_1381953.html

'RuPaul's Drag Race' Shock Exit: Challenge Winner Disqualified

There was high drama on " RuPaul's Drag Race " (Mon., 10 p.m. ET on Logo) Monday night when one of the contestants made a shock exit from the show. After Willam and Latrice Royale had won the "Frenemy" challenge, Sharon Needles and Phi Phi O'Hara were up for elimination. However, as they waited anxiously to find out which one RuPaul was sending home, things went in a surprising direction. RuPaul asked Willam to step forward. Like everyone else, Sharon Needles wondered "What the hell is happening?" "Willam," said RuPaul, "you won tonight because you are a beautiful and talented queen, but it has come to my attention that you have broken the rules." As the stunned queens looked on in shock, RuPaul disqualified Willam. "You leave me no choice. Willam, I have to ask you to leave the competition immediately." And then the coup de grace for the disgraced Willam: "Sashay. Away." Oddly, Willam's disqualification was not explained during the show, but she did vomit in front of everyone else during the "Frenemy" challenge. Was that why she was sent home? This lack of transparency has led to frenzied online speculation from fans as to the cause of Willam's vomiting and if it was related to her disqualification. Was Willam on drugs, or taking female hormones? Does she have an eating disorder? Was she hungover after an illicit night out? In an interview with Entertainment Weekly Willam refused to divulge the reason for her disqualification , but it is just possible that it was all part of a publicity push for her new single. Hopefully next week's episode -- or the reunion special at the end of the season -- will reveal all about Willam's shock exit, so tune in to "RuPaul's Drag Race" every Monday at 10 p.m. ET on Logo. TV Replay scours the vast television landscape to find the most interesting, amusing, and, on a good day, amazing moments, and delivers them right to your browser. //feeds.huffingtonpost.com/~r/HP/Entertainment/~3/nxoJfYrdWYo/rupauls-drag-race-willam-disqualified-video_n_1366498.html