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Posted Tuesday 7/17/18 at 9:09PM EDT
RuPaul's new Netflix comedy's casting breakdowns, revealed
AJ and the Queen will have a RuPaul Charles playing a “bigger-than-life but down-on-her-luck drag queen,” who travels the country with her sidekick AJ, who will be played by Izzy G. Other characters include Lady Danger, a female Asian comic villain with an eye patch, and a blind black man who's survived a diabetic stroke to become a drag queen.
Posted Tuesday 7/10/18 at 5:16PM EDT
Could RuPaul's daytime talk show pilot signal the end of RuPaul's Drag Race?
Source: The Muse
Variety's report that RuPaul Charles will host a daytime talk show pilot could mean he'll have a lot of TV work on his plate. The host of RuPaul's Drag Race is also working on a Hulu series based on his life while also starring on the Netflix comedy AJ and the Queen. He also hosts Logo's Gay for Play game show. "The filming demands of a daytime talk show do seem pretty grueling, especially if it’s producing five new episodes a week," says Harron Walker. "Would this as yet untitled program, should it get picked up, spell the end of RuPaul’s run hosting Drag Race? The show can exist without its titular star, if Drag Race Thailand is anything to go by."
Posted Tuesday 7/10/18 at 1:20PM EDT
RuPaul may become a daytime talk show host
The RuPaul’s Drag Race host is taping a talk show pilot for Telepictures that is targeting a fall 2019 launch. According to Variety, the proposed talk show "will feature the host bringing his unique, positive and aspirational point of view to the format, interviewing celebrities, giving beauty and glam tips, playing games, and dishing on pop culture. He’s not expected to do cooking or exercise segments, which have been typical daytime fare. Frequent collaborator Michelle Visage is also expected to play a major role."
Posted Wednesday 6/13/18 at 1:59PM EDT
VH1 renews RuPaul's Drag Race and its Untucked aftershow
Source: Entertainment Weekly
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
Source: The A.V. Club
"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
Source: Entertainment Weekly
“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
Source: reality blurred
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?
Source: The New York Times
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.