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Posted Wednesday 6/13/18 at 1:59PM EDT
VH1 renews RuPaul's Drag Race and its Untucked aftershow
The Season 11 renewal isn't surprising since the current 10th season is the most-watched in franchise history. “After 10 sickening seasons, the Drag Race phenomenon is just getting started,” RuPaul Charles said in a statement. “I want to thank VH1 for providing this amazing platform for a whole new generation of super talented drag queens.”
Posted Friday 5/11/18 at 4:18PM EDT
RuPaul to star in Netflix buddy comedy series AJ and the Queen
Former Sex and the City showrunner Michael Patrick King will helm and co-write the comedy with RuPaul Charles. According to Deadline, AJ and the Queen will have RuPaul playing "Ruby Red, a bigger-than-life but down-on-her-luck drag queen who travels across America from club to club in a rundown 1990’s R/V with her unlikely sidekick AJ, a recently orphaned, tough-talking, scrappy 11-year-old stowaway. As these two misfits, one tall, one small, travel from city to city, Ruby’s message of love and acceptance winds up touching people and changing their lives for the better. Oh, and RuPaul performs a killer musical number."
Posted Tuesday 4/24/18 at 5:36PM EDT
Alex Trebek and RuPaul are visting each other's shows
"I'm going to be doing something on RuPaul's Drag Race," the Jeopardy! host said in a video filmed with RuPaul, who will be "dropping clues" on his game show.
Posted Friday 3/23/18 at 9:54PM EDT
RuPaul's Drag Race has become pop-culture's dominant slang engine, but that slang has been stripped of its valuable context
"The vernacular of drag culture has been absorbed so quickly that few even know where the terms originated," says Lexi Pandell, adding: "If you’re new to drag culture, watching Drag Race—which debuted in 2009 and is part America’s Next Top Model, part Project Runway, and part SNL—can feel a little like stepping into unknown linguistic territory. In watching queens serve any and all manner of realness, viewers are absorbing an argot that has birthed everything from 'realness' to 'kiki to 'spilling the tea.' And unless you've been living off the grid for the past few years, you've likely been 'yas, queen!'-ed into oblivion via Broad City, 2 Dope Queens, or the umpteen million GIFs that celebrate the full-throated celebration." ALSO: Drag Race alums respond to RuPaul's transgender controversy.
Posted Friday 3/16/18 at 10:02PM EDT
RuPaul honored with a Hollywood Walk of Fame star, with help from Jane Fonda
"I think it should be at least three sizes bigger than any other star on the Walk of Fame because I don't think anybody has launched an industry like RuPaul has," Fonda said in honoring RuPaul Charles. "He created an industry that created hundreds and hundreds of jobs and dreams for so many."
Posted Friday 3/16/18 at 10:02PM EDT
Why was RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars 3 so disappointing?
"After a stellar, jaw-unhingingly good All Stars 2, this season felt more like an embarrassing cousin you brought to gay happy hour who wears double polos," says E. Alex Jung. "Each episode front-loaded annoying interpersonal drama, leaving the actual content — the challenges, the runway — feeling as empty as a bottle of poppers at 4 a.m. at the Cock. Whether it was Milk’s sense of humor, Bebe’s anti-wig reveal, or Trixie Mattel’s ultimate win, this season of All Stars has been baffling, anticlimactic, and padded in all the wrong places."
Posted Tuesday 3/06/18 at 7:31AM EST
RuPaul apologizes for saying he wouldn't cast transgender contestants on RuPaul's Drag Race after transitioning
“I understand and regret the hurt I have caused. The trans community are heroes of our shared LGBTQ movement. You are my teachers," RuPaul said on Twitter.
Posted Friday 2/23/18 at 1:50AM EST
RuPaul's Drag Race announces its Season 10 cast
Season 9 alum Eureka will return after being sidelined by a cheerleading-related injury.
Posted Wednesday 2/14/18 at 2:32PM EST
Grace and Frankie renewed for Season 5
The Jane Fonda-Lily Tomlin Netflix comedy will be back in 2019, with special guest-star RuPaul.
Posted Tuesday 2/06/18 at 2:36AM EST
RuPaul’s Drag Race may get the Lego treatment
The Lego review board is considering a “RuPaul’s Brick Race” Lego set.
Posted Wednesday 1/24/18 at 11:32PM EST
RuPaul’s Drag Race: TV’s most radical show?
Since its premiere in 2009, RuPaul’s reality franchise has found a broader and younger audience, reflecting an era that is fixated on gender and identity, says Jenna Wortham. “Drag Race has become a staple of modern television for the way it skewers expectations and attitudes about gender, much as a show like Black-ish works to challenge stereotypes about black families in America," she says. "That isn’t to say contestants on Drag Race don’t bicker or trade petty insults, as in other reality-TV shows, but the program doesn’t leave viewers with the same existential dread about the future of humanity as, say, any of the Real Housewives franchises.”
Posted Wednesday 1/17/18 at 10:38AM EST
RuPaul’s Drag Race is getting a feature film spinoff
The comedy film Drag Queens on a Plane, from Drag Race producer World of Wonder, will feature RuPaul on a flight with “drag’s finest” on the maiden voyage of Glamazonian Airways.
Posted Tuesday 12/19/17 at 2:48PM EST
RuPaul is producing an animated Drag Tots series
The show about baby drag queens in grammar school is being made for production company World of Wonder’s digital subscription service, WOW Presents Plus. World of Wonder is also making Jasmine Masters Master Class for the streaming service, starring RuPaul’s Drag Race favorite Jasmine Masters.
Posted Friday 12/15/17 at 5:32PM EST
Sundance will host a RuPaul’s Drag Race retrospective
RuPaul is headed to the Sundance Film Festival for the RuPaul’s Drag Race: A Retrospective of the Cultural Phenomenon, which is scheduled as the Emmy-winning VH1 reality show celebrates its 10th season.
Posted Sunday 9/10/17 at 1:58AM EDT
Creative Arts Emmys go to Meryl Streep, Common, RuPaul, James Corden, Samantha Bee and Leah Remini
Check out the complete list of winners from the Creative Arts Emmys, including a second win in a row for Corden for Carpool Karaoke. PLUS: Corden and Tom Hanks did a Carpool Karaoke in a school bus.
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