Didn’t see Monday’s season 6 finale of RuPaul‘s Drag Race? STOP READING. If you think Mama Ru is serving up sass-apointment realness above, then “don’t f— it up” by exposing yourself to SPOILERS. However if you have seen the ep, shanté, you can stay. READ FULL STORY
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Over the past five years, RuPaul’s Drag Race has turned out a few phrases, including telling contestants, “Don’t f— it up” when it comes time to “lip-synch for… your… life.” But, after a public outcry, the show is dropping one of its signature gimmicks. “You’ve Got She-Mail,” a weekly pre-challenge video dispatch from host RuPaul, will no longer appear on future episodes of Drag Race after LGBTQ activists spoke out, deriding the slang term “she-male” as transphobic.
As the Huffington Post reports, the controversy emerged after a March 17 mini-challenge called “Female or She-Male” presented current Drag Race contestants with cropped photos and tasked them with guessing whether the person pictured was biologically born female or was a past Drag Racer. This sparked criticism over the use of the word “she-male,” which many members of the transgender community believe carries violent and/or discriminatory connotations.
As a result of the protest, Logo issued a statement “thank[ing] the community for sharing their concerns.” Further, the network announced that it has expunged the “She-Male” challenge from all platforms and will eliminate the “You’ve Got She-Mail” segment for future episodes. A representative for Logo added, “We did not intend to cause any offense, but in retrospect we realize that it was insensitive. We sincerely apologize.” READ FULL STORY
Pro tip, hunties: It’s not very elegant for a lady to spit… unless she’s spitting beats, that is.
On the next episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race, airing Monday night at 9 p.m. ET on Logo, the queens are tasked with reading while rapping, and they have some serious guest judges to impress. In an exclusive clip below, hip-hop divas Eve and Trina see one team of queens — including Adore Delano, whose experience under the American Idol spotlight fails her when it really counts — werk their way through the beat-dropping challenge. READ FULL STORY
'RuPaul's Drag Race': 'Game of Thrones' star Lena Headey guests on the judging panel -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO
Somewhere there is a Venn diagram intersection where superfans of RuPaul’s Drag Race and Game of Thrones meet, and you will probably be able to locate that place Monday night by the high-pitched screaming.
Lena Headey, a.k.a. Queen Regent of the Seven Kingdoms Cersei Lannister, is making a guest appearance on the judging panel, which means Ru’s queens are going to have to bow down to Baratheon. Try not to lose your heads, hunties, but we’ve got an exclusive clip of some of Headey’s judgments from tonight’s episode.
Click through to watch Headey get judge-y! READ FULL STORY
'RuPaul's Drag Race': Check out the sickening season 6 supertease and meet the queens -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO
The hunt for America’s Next Drag Superstar will resume next February as RuPaul’s Drag Race returns for a sixth season. As the formidable reign of Jinx Monsoon wraps up, Drag Race‘s HBIC has enlisted 14 new queens — not to mention stunning array of guest judges she previewed to EW back in September — to compete for bragging rights (plus $100,000).
According to the hostess, this season “is rated ‘BBB': ‘Bitches Better Beware!'” Adds Ru about her new batch of bebes, “Quite frankly, I’m scared of these queens.”
Click through for an exclusively fiiiiierce supertease for season 6 (set to Hi Fashion’s “Amazing”), plus a full roster of the contestants.
Last week, the “lost season” of RuPaul’s Drag Race premiered — an added-value take on the groundbreaking series’ first time at the rodeo, now with pop-up factoids and commentary by hostess with the mostess, RuPaul herself. In tonight’s second episode, Ru and the queens welcome Destiny’s Child diva Michelle Williams as a guest judge. Before she starts dishing out her critiques, though, Williams meets with Ru and the contestants to give some girl-group-honed advice.
Is she ready for this jelly? Watch our exclusive clip below to find out. READ FULL STORY
Nearly five years after launching her eponymous reality competition Drag Race, the world’s most famous drag queen is taking the cult hit for a second spin around the block. RuPaul’s Drag Race: The Lost Season Ru-Vealed premieres tonight — a replay of the first season that’s been bedazzled with insider-y introductions by RuPaul herself as well as behind-the-scenes secrets and trivia in pop-up bubbles. Before the flag drops on Ru-Vealed, Ru talked with EW about the series’ rich (and sparkly) history. So what did she have to say about the now-famous Lip Synch for Your Life elimination tradition, the tough love behind her catchphrase, and how President Barack Obama played into it all? Read on… READ FULL STORY
SPOILER ALERT! If you haven’t watched the season 5 finale RuPaul’s Drag Race, stop reading now. For everyone else, click through for the on-the-scene scoop from last night’s New York City finale party, plus an interview with this year’s winner. READ FULL STORY
Logo reality hit RuPaul’s Drag Race already has one spin-off in RuPaul’s Drag U, but it’s getting yet another. Logo has struck a deal to launch All Stars: RuPaul’s Drag Race, EW has learned exclusively.
As you can probably surmise from the series’ title, past contestants — or, the case of Drag Race, past queens — will return and compete in what the network is calling a “battle royale.” Reality competition series such as America’s Next Top Model, Survivor, and Amazing Race have been doing all-star editions for years now.
Drag Race is currently airing its fourth season, and all told, there will be 46 past constants for producers to consider featuring in the new show. The cast won’t be announced for a few months, but one spot on the roster will be chosen by fans, who can log votes on the show’s Facebook page.
All Stars: RuPaul’s Drag Race will air six, one-hour episodes this fall on Logo.
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