San Antonio ‘American Idol’ drag performer Ada Vox will compete on new ‘Queen of the Universe’ series
After slaying her way into the top eight of American Idol a few years back, many predicted big things for San Antonio native Ada Vox, the long-running singing competition’s first drag queen contestant. Vox has joined a cast of 14 international drag performers competing for a $250,000 prize on the new Paramount+ singing contest series Queen of the Universe, Entertainment Weekly reports. Vox isn’t the only Queen diva with previous reality TV experience, however. What sets Queen apart from other TV drag contests is that it’s primarily a singing competition, according to EW. “It’s a global aspect that we’ve never seen before, and it’s a singing competition; no one is lip-syncing, they’re all singing their own tunes,” Williams told EW.outinsa.com
Season 13 of RuPaul’s Drag Race is here!
San Antonio – Our Jen Tobias-Struski talks to two of the judges from Rupaul’s Drag race; Michelle Visage and Carson Kressley to discuss changes to the show amongst the pandemic, as well as what gives Rupaul’s Drag Race that special sauce that makes it so successful and critically acclaimed. Tune into VH1 on Friday’s at 7:00pm CT to catch Rupaul and all of the contestants.
Broadway stars and drag queens to unite for voter drive show
NEW YORK – Broadway and the world of drag will combine later this month for a streaming variety show to promote voter participation that promises plenty of show tunes and a lot of fierce lipstick. “Divas For Democracy: United We Slay” will feature Broadway stars such as Chita Rivera and Stephanie J. Block singing theater songs while their drag counterparts from “RuPaul’s Drag Race” “match their vocal prowess with lip sync passion and style,” according to organizers. There's a minimum $5 donation and all proceeds benefit Drag Out the Vote, a national, nonpartisan voter engagement nonprofit. The divas of drag include stars of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” such as Alaska, Jinkx Monsoon, Jujubee, Valentina, Peppermint, Cynthia Lee Fontaine, Shuga Cain, Honey Davenport, Brita Filter, Marti Gould Cummings and Pixie Aventura.
Emmy show will include $2.8M donation to fight child hunger
LOS ANGELES – Every Emmy Award handed out Sunday will come with something extra — a $100,000 donation to fight child hunger. The Television Academy announced Friday that each network and streaming service competing on the telecast has pledged the donation for every Emmy they win. With 23 Emmys being handed out and the academy committing $500,000, that will mean a donation of $2.8 million to No Kid Hungry, a group working to relieve child hunger brought on by the coronavirus crisis. The 72nd Emmy Awards air Sunday at 5 p.m. on ABC. Guests set to appear include Anthony Anderson, Mindy Kaling, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Patrick Stuart, RuPaul and Oprah Winfrey.
Now playing at the mall parking lot: movies, drag shows
This photo provided by Polk Imaging shows Drive 'N Drag at Westfield Garden State Plaza, in Paramus, N.J. After being closed for months due to the pandemic, malls are bringing all types of drive-in entertainment to their massive parking lots, hoping to lure people back to their properties. (Dave Kotinsky/Polk Imaging for Westfield via AP)
Now playing at the mall parking lot: movies, drag shows
(Dave Kotinsky/Polk Imaging for Westfield via AP)NEW YORK Angel Dougherty went to the mall last month not to shop, but to watch a drive-in drag show in the parking lot. Westfield says it has been using its parking lots to draw crowds for years, with circuses, ice skating rinks and car shows. Kilburn Live, another production company, has turned five mall parking lots into drive-ins and is adding others. Walmart, noticing the trend, added drive-in movies to 160 of its parking lots where people can order snacks ahead of time from the store. And its also considering renting out parts of its parking lots to companies that want to hold drive-in meetings with their employees.
Bob the Drag Queen on Black Lives Matter and the Queer Power of 'We're Here' (Exclusive)
That time has passed," Bob the Drag Queen tweeted two days after the killing of George Floyd. While you 'find your voice' black people are being killed every day. BLACK LIVES MATTER." Since then, demonstrations have spread nationwide and around the globe, as people demand justice and affirm that, yes, Black Lives Matter. The "real-life show" saw Bob and fellow queens Eureka and Shangela travel small-town America, helping put folks in drag for one-night-only -- but forever-life-changing -- drag shows.
What’s new on Netflix, Hulu, Disney+ and more in 2020
You might be using the same streaming services this year, but luckily, there are tons of new movies, TV shows, documentaries and so much more available on Netflix, Hulu, Disney+ and Amazon Prime. ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’This obviously isn’t a Netflix original movie, but sometimes Netflix puts on a good throwback movie that is too good not to mention. “The Goop Lab” is actress Gwyneth Paltrow and her lifestyle brand, Goop, all teamed up with Netflix to bring us six episodes of Goop-related content. You probably haven’t seen it since the ’90s, but that’s the best thing about Disney+. What TV shows and movies are you most excited to see this year?
'Drag Race UK': How to Watch in the U.S., Guest Judges and More!
How to Watch: Drag Race UK premieres its first season on BBC Three (via the BBC iPlayer) on Thursday, Oct. 3. Following the inaugural UK season, Mama Ru will return stateside to premiere Drag Race season 12, as well as season five of Drag Race All Stars. The second season of Drag Race Thailand is currently streaming on Wow Presents Plus, and it was recently announced that Drag Race Canada will be coming in 2020 -- with Drag Race season 11 runner-up Brooke Lynn Hytes serving as a permanent judge. See more on all your favorite Drag Race super queens in the video below! RELATED CONTENT'RuPaul's Drag Race UK': Meet the QueensRuPaul Announces 'RuPauls Drag Race Live!'
Emmys 2019: That Felicity Huffman Joke and More of the Shadiest Moments
The 2019 Emmy Awards was fun-filled night, but it had its fair share of moments that were filled with subtle and not-so-subtle shade. During the telecast, the comedian cracked a joke about Felicity Huffman, who recently got sentenced to two weeks in prison for her involvement in the college admissions scandal. The drama between RuPaul and Billy Porter has all the gays SHOOK!#Emmyspic.twitter.com/ZmNwWN0wTU Mario (@mtehuitz) September 23, 2019See more from the Emmys, below. RELATED CONTENT:Did Kim Kardashian and Kendall Jenner Get Laughed at While Presenting at 2019 Emmys? Emmys 2019: Bill Hader Addresses 'Saturday Night Live' Firing Shane GillisEmmys 2019: 'Game of Thrones' and 'Fleabag' Win the Night's Top Awards
Billy Porter Says He's 'Not Going Anywhere' After Emmy Win, Addresses That Seeming
So get used to it,'" Porter told ET's Kevin Frazier backstage after taking home the Emmy for Lead Actor in a Drama Series. The 50-year-old actor used his acceptance speech to open up about the importance of self-acceptance. I love Madonna. We love, we love, we love Madonna. RELATED CONTENT:Emmy Awards 2019: The Complete List of WinnersBilly Porter Makes History With First Emmys WinBilly Porter Serves '70s Disco Vibes in Sparkly Suit at Emmy Awards 2019
ET Is Live Blogging the 2019 Emmys
This year's Emmy Awards has already seen a slew of wins by television's biggest stars -- RuPaul and the Queer Eye guys took home trophies during last weekend's Creative Arts Emmys, with 10 early wins for Game of Thrones -- and that was just the start. The 71st Primetime Emmy Awards air live from the Microsoft Theater at L.A. Live this Sunday, Sept. 22, and ET will be providing live updates throughout the entire ceremony, breaking down the show's most memorable moments and potentially history-making wins: Will Game of Thrones break its own record for most wins in one year? Check back here on Sunday as ET Live streams live from the Emmys red carpet at 6 p.m. ET / 3 p.m. PT and stick around when the show kicks off on Fox starting at 8 p.m. RELATED CONTENT:2019 Emmy Predictions: Who Will Win and Who Should WinCreative Arts Emmy Awards 2019: The Complete Winners ListAwards Season 2019-2020: Key Dates to Know for Emmys, Oscars and More
RuPaul Teases 'Drag Race' Season 12 and How Much Longer He'll Continue to Host
RuPaul is keeping mum about the upcoming 12th season of RuPaul's Drag Race, but in a word? And while Ru couldn't dish much about season 12, he offered a little more on what fans can expect from the upcoming inaugural season of RuPaul's Drag Race UK. The franchise also recently launched the second season of Drag Race Thailand, and announced an upcoming Las Vegas residency. RELATED CONTENTRuPaul Announces 'RuPauls Drag Race Live!' Vegas ResidencyFarrah Moan Opens Up About Her Ariana Grande Tweets and the Importance of Promoting Queer Artists (Exclusive)'RuPaul's Drag Race UK': Meet the Queens
RuPaul Announces 'RuPauls Drag Race Live!' Vegas Residency
At RuPaul's DragCon NYC on Saturday, the 58-year-old TV personality announced that he'll be launching RuPaul's Drag Race Live!, a residency at the Flamingo Las Vegas. "RuPauls Drag Race Live! RuPauls Drag Race has become an international phenomenon, as have the fan viewing parties that take place all over the world," Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey, the show's co-producers, said. "The RuPauls Drag Race Live! With original music, world-class performances by Americas favorite queens, and all of the self-awareness and attitude of the television show, RuPauls Drag Race Live!
'RuPaul's Drag Race' Returns With Back-to-Back Competitions: Season 12 and 'All
RuPauls Drag Race is showing no signs of slowing down. The Emmy-winning reality competition series confirmed that itll be back with two new seasons of competition -- season 12 of the main series and season five of All Stars. The renewal news comes after the VH1 franchise was nominated for a record 14 Emmys this year, including Outstanding Competition Program and Outstanding Host for a Reality or Competition Program for host and judge RuPaul. Drag Races win for Outstanding Competition Program broke a three-year winning streak for The Voice and marked the first time that Amazing Race or The Voice didnt win the category. RELATED CONTENT:'RuPaul's Drag Race' Season 11 Finale: 5 Things You Didn't See on TV'RuPaul's Drag Race' Stars Share Their Favorite Holiday Songs to Perform (Exclusive)RuPaul and 'Drag Race' Judges Open Up About Ru's New Talk Show (Exclusive)