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“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…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 14, 2014

“RuPaul’s Drag Race” Promo Poster Is A Big “Tuck You” To “Duck Dynasty”

Move over "Duck Dynasty" and make room for the Tuck Dynasty. "Duck Dynasty"'s 28 percent dive in viewership during the season five premiere this week proves that at least three million people are not gonna stand for Phil Robertson's offensive comments about bestiality, gay sex and statutory rape. In other words, that's three million more…

By: Ami Angelowicz / January 19, 2014

I Knew I Made It In Life When…

I spend the majority of my time feeling like a failure. I'm not trying to solicit sympathy or be self-deprecating here  -- I should say, rather, that I prefer to focus on what I haven't accomplished rather than what I have. It's a disease that I aspire to conquer someday. Nevertheless, I have fleeting moment…

By: Ami Angelowicz / July 16, 2013

5 Drag Queen Rules From RuPaul To Nicole Richie

Nicole Richie is on a mission to be a bit more of a drag queen. So who better to learn from than the most legendary lady of them all, RuPaul? "I don't want to regret that I didn't take advantage of my drag years," Richie admits in the latest episode of her hit AOL webseries, "Candidly Nicole."…

By: Celebuzz / May 28, 2013

4 Quotes From RuPaul’s New York Times Interview That Blew My Mind

The New York Times' Marcus Mabry scored an interview with my idol, RuPaul Charles. Obvs, I'm totally jealous. But I can put my feelings aside and say that this video has further solidified Ru's status as my Life Hero. The "Drag Race" star talked about many interesting subjects including counter culture, gay icons, LGBTQ right…

By: Ami Angelowicz / May 13, 2013

In Which RuPaul Takes Drag To A Spiritual Level

"Drag is about mocking identity, mocking the facade. Drag is an extension of the realization that, 'You mean, the thing I think I am, I'm not really?' Exactly. So have fun with it. Change it. That's why I think drag comes up against so much opposition from people, because the ego knows drag is a…

By: Ami Angelowicz / April 2, 2013

RuPaul Does Not Suffer Award Show Fools

"I didn't see the Golden Globes, because the idea of watching of watching the popular rich kids in high school congratulating themselves, the idea of the popular, beautiful rich kids from high school putting on a show to congratulate themselves ... oh boy." --RuPaul, on the whole trouble with awards season, in Paper magazine. Ru also dishe…

By: Julie Gerstein / January 15, 2013

“RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars” Talk Presidential Debates And Other Important Stuff

I was too wrapped up trying to stay safe during Hurricane Sandy to watch last night's episode of "RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars," but this interview with the GOILS will have to suffice in the meantime. Julie Klausner chatted with the queens about important election issues (like which candidate is hotter), dressing up Halloween and…

By: Ami Angelowicz / October 30, 2012

“RuPaul’s Drag All Stars” Are Not RuPologizing, They Are Taking “Responsitrannity”

Werk! "RuPual's Drag Race" is baaaackkk! You can read a full recap of last night's premiere episode here. During last season's finale, disqualified queen Willam Belli refused to RuPologize for breaking the rules of his/her contract to appear on the show -- including seeing his husband on the sly while filming. The opposite of RuPologizing…

By: Ami Angelowicz / October 23, 2012

“The Real Dragwives Of Atlanta”

Dida Ritz and Latrice Royale of "RuPaul's Drag Race" brilliantly recreate Nene Leakes and Sheree Whitfield's famous falling out on "The Real Housewives of Atlanta." Some of the most creative shade throwing I've seen in a while. Next episode suggestion: Sheree's infamous fight with the party planner, Anthony. I think Dida can serve up some…

By: Ami Angelowicz / October 12, 2012

“RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars” Is Sashaying Our Way

WERK! Take that, Tyra and your "America's Next Top Model All-Stars." "RuPaul's Drag Race" is doing an all-stars season, and obviously, it will be way better. Sister against sister, squirrelfriend against squirrelfriend -- 12 of the best Queens are back to battle it out on the catwalk. Ahem. Pandora Box and Latrice Royale are getting…

By: Ami Angelowicz / August 6, 2012

“RuPaul’s Drag Race” Star Willam Belli Talks Cunnilingus

If you watched Willam Belli on "RuPaul's Drag Race" this season, you noticed two things: one, he is an incredibly talented and beautiful performer; and two, he was smart enough to be the bitchiest, most ego-centric drag queen in the room. After all, reality TV viewers may love Miss Congeniality (Latrice Royale, in this case),…

By: Megan Carpentier / May 2, 2012

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…

By: NYMag.com's The Cut / February 1, 2012

12 Life Lessons From “RuPaul’s Drag Race”

Somehow I missed the first three seasons of "RuPaul's Drag Race" during their television run. But the show found its way to me thanks to the magic of Netflix live streaming. Now that I've watched all three seasons consecutively, I think this reality TV diamond in the rough may be my most favoritest of all time.

By: Ami Angelowicz / November 17, 2011

RuPaul Makes His Go-Go Boys Work It!

As y'all know, I'm obsessed with the eleganza and extravaganza that is "RuPaul's Drag Race." But behind all those rhinestones there is even more eye-catching hotness: the Drag Race Pit Crew. Those bikini bottom-clad boy wonders have amazing bods and, as it turns out, mad sexy dance moves. RuPaul knows how to pick 'em! I…

By: Simcha / January 2, 2011

“RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 3 Is So Sparkly You’re Gonna Have To Watch With Sunglasses

Have you been trying to buy sequins, but every store is out? Well, girl, it's probably because "RuPaul's Drag Race" is finally taping Season 3! And judging by their videos, these new Queens are fab-u-lous. I have to say, I’m happy to see so many plus-size ladies representin’ this season! But let’s get down to…

By: Simcha / November 17, 2010

Oops, Pandora Boxx Did It Again!

Last night, "RuPaul's Drag Race" crowned its second queen. It was not our beloved Jujubee, but it was just as I had predicted before even seeing one single episode. If you haven't watched yet, I won't spoil it for you. Go home and enjoy your DVR, girl. But, I did get a case of the…

By: Simcha / April 27, 2010

Quick Pick: Jujubee For The Win!

Do not even try calling me tonight from 9 to 11 p.m. because I will be glued to the final episode and reunion of "RuPaul's Drag Race." Who will win: alpha dog/dark vixen Raven, the other Tyra, or sweet-as-sugar Jujubee? It's really a win-win situation, isn't it? Although I originally predicted, before the season started,…

By: Simcha / April 26, 2010

Clear Your Calendars: “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Starts Its Engine Soon

Just in time for National Drag History Month, a preview of "RuPaul's Drag Race," season two, has sashayed onto the internet. And girl, it looks like some serious fierceness! The first episode premieres Feb. 1 and will include guest judges Kathy Griffin, whose beauty routine is about the same as the competitors, and Henry Rollins,…

By: Simcha / January 11, 2010

Poll: Which Queen Should Win The Crown On “RuPaul’s Drag Race”?

Tonight, at 10pm on LOGO, the final episode of the best show in the universe, "RuPaul’s Drag Race," airs. Will the new reigning Queen be my fave, the fabulous chameleon Nina Flores, the regal glamazon Bebe Zahara Benet, or that nasty bitch Rebecca Glasscock? Ugh, you just know that ho is going to wind u…

By: Simcha / March 23, 2009
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