“RuPaul’s Drag Race” Promises It Will No Longer Use The Transgender Slur “She-male”

  • The reality show “RuPaul’s Drag Race” announced it will no longer use the word “she-male,” a slur against transgender folks. They also promised to quit doing a segment called “Female or She-male?” in which contestants had to guess, based on a photograph, whether a they were looking at a cisgender woman (someone who identifies with the gender she was assigned at birth) or a trans woman. “We did not intend to cause any offense, but in retrospect we realize that it was insensitive,” the channel Logo said in a statement. Good on them for listening to complaints and taking action. [Huffington Post]
  • Paris Hilton confronted Kelly Osbourne at Coachella and called her a “bitch,” Kelly tweeted at Paris to “please grow up,” and Paris feigned dumb. The lifecycle of another starlet feud is complete. [Page Six]
  • Here’s how one man used Jaden Smith’s tweets to pick up women over Tinder. [Deadspin]
  • Alexa Ray Joel fainted onstage at the Cafe Carlyle on Saturday night! Her rep explained Billy Joel’s daughter suffers from vasovagal syncope, a condition that temporarily blocks blood to the brain and causes fainting. [People]
  • This poor kid on “Wheel Of Fortune” lost a million dollars and a new car. I can’t even watch! [The Wrap]
  • Kim Kardashian is in France scouting over-the-top locations for her over-the-top wedding to Kanye West, dressed in a skintight velvet dress, of course. [Daily Mail UK]
  • Add Christina Hendricks to the list of famous ladies who are childless by choice. [US Weekly]
  • This lady licked a beer facial off her boyfriend’s face, as you do. [Cosmopolitan]
  • Snooki, who is pregnant, was sober at the MTV Movie Awards for the first time ever. Yay? [In Touch Weekly]
  • Michael Phelps and his washboard abs are coming out of retirement. [US Weekly]

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