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Video: An Homage To McQueen In “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Premiere?

The fourth season of the wonderful “RuPaul’s Drag Race” premiered last night on Logo; the show’s thirteen new drag-queen contestants had to survive the “Rupocalypse,” the series’ first elimination. This Rupocalypse involved a challenging photo session with perennial reality-TV “star” Mike Ruiz, in which the queens had to pose on a spinning platform while being hosed down with “toxic waste” (read: neon-colored paint) by two near-naked male models. This might not seem like textbook McQueen, but the queens’ slow, off-kilter spin cycles in voluminous white dresses seemed very reminiscent of the iconic spring 1999 McQueen show’s finale, with model Shalom Harlow getting graffitied by two menacing robots. The challenge was in keeping with drag queens’ reputation for reappropriating fashion imagery in the best possible way, and not only because a good queen never misses the opportunity to make a phallic joke about hoses.

Watch a video of paint-covered queens falling all over themselves here…

Former “Real Housewife” Cindy Barshop Explains, In Detail, Just How Her New Real-Fur And Feather Vaginal Decorations Work

PETA’s outrage over Completely Bare spa owner Cindy Barshop’s “foxy bikini” and “carnivale bikini” treatments has certainly kept the former “Real Housewives of New York City” star’s phones busy. “It’s like I cured cancer,” she says of the response she’s gotten to the new procedures, which involve affixing real fur and real feathers (not both at once) to women’s vaginas with a glue that keeps the stuff stuck there for at least three days. With vaginal waxing practically a staple of the twentysomething woman’s beauty and grooming routine, and semi-permanent vaginal decoration only growing in weirdness and popularity (some might say Nicole Kidman looked like a big vagazzle in her Golden Globes outfit), I rang up Cindy to find out just what goes on during these procedures. Apparently, they’re too new for her to give us statistics on how many customers get them done, but she did provide a lot of other information. Read more…

The Michelle Obama Look Book 2012

Michelle Obama has brought bright colors and pretty prints to the style forefront this year, and with Barack’s reelection campaign underway, there’s sure to be plenty more MObama fashion moments in 2012. Peruse her outfits from 2008 to 20092010and 2011, then click through the slideshow to see our growing collection of the First Lady’s looks. Read more…

Crocs Made Over $1 Billion In 2011

For every one of us smug New Yorkers who wouldn’t be caught dead near a Croc, there are a dozen people who have no problem buying them (in multiple colors, even!) and wearing them while grocery shopping or gardening or checking the mailbox or doing all the things that normal people do. And don’t lie: When you see people wearing Crocs in the security line at the airport, you totally rush to get behind them because you know they’ll be speedy at the scanning machines. Not to mention that anyone who’s ever tried to tie a sneaker on a toddler knows that Crocs are a godsend for parents. Read more…

Reports: Blue Ivy’s Things Are Made Of Solid Gold, Swarovski Crystals, Etc.

Beyoncé and Jay-Z did not register at Babies ‘R’ Us for Blue Ivy — they registered at Babies ‘R’ Fabulous! To go with the days-old, blessed cherub’s consortium of (what one can only assume are) freakum diapers, fans made of money, and pre-determined stage names like Blue Fierce and Blue Bérry, the new parents will also bestow on their spawn the following extravagant gifts, thePost reports:

1. “[A] solid-gold, handmade horse from Japanese jeweler Ginza Tanaka that Jay-Z bought for $600,000.” Read more…

Look, It’s Tavi In The New Wilco Music Video

Owing to a random train of events, Spencer Tweedy, the son of Wilco’s lead singer, made a music video with Rookie‘s Tavi Gevinson for the title track of his dad’s new album, The Whole Love. The video, which also stars Spencer’s younger brother Sammy, shows the kids sliding around on wood floors in their socks, playing on a playground, and building pillow forts. You know, the kind of stuff kids do when they’re not shooting magazine covers and making music videos. Read more and see the video…

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