They Are Wearing: RuPaul’s DragCon 2022

Click here to read the full article. RuPaul’s DragCon made a splashy return to Los Angeles this past weekend, bringing high camp — and even higher hair — and countless colorful and bedazzled looks across the three-day celebration of the Emmy award-winning “RuPaul’s Drag Race” and its many International editions. Historically drag has been relegated to gay bars and queer spaces, but at DragCon people of all ages could come and celebrate the art form. The event welcomed an all-ages crowd, and was firmly family friendly. There was even a kid zone with activations geared to the show’s youngest fans.More from...
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How to watch 'RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars'

CBS Essentials is created independently from the CBS News staff. We may receive commissions from some links to products on this page. Promotions are subject to availability and retailer terms. "RuPaul's Drag Race" recently crowned Willow Pill the queen of season 14 in a spectacular finale. While that season of...
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Awards HQ May 16: ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars,’ Norm Macdonald Special, Should the Golden Globes Return?

Click here to read the full article. Greetings from Variety Awards Headquarters! Today is May 16, 2022, which means it’s now 31 days until Emmy nominations-round voting begins on June 16 and 42 days until Emmy nomination round voting ends on June 27. From there, it’s 57 days until Emmy nominations are announced on July 12; then 88 days until final round voting begins on August 12, followed by 98 days until final round voting ends on August 22. Then comes the finales: It’s 110 days until the Creative Arts Emmys kicks off its two-night event on September 3; and then it’s 119 days until the 74th Emmy Awards takes place, live on NBC, September 12.Greetings from 35,000 feet, as I prep this week’s newsletter...

‘RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars’ 7 Queens Get Mythological Makeover in New Animated Short [Exclusive]

RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 7 promises to be a battle for the ages. The first-ever all-winners season will pit eight crowned queens against each other and ultimately crown one of them the Queen of All Queens. The Drag Race franchise has given us high stakes competition before, but All Stars 7 feels downright mythological. It’s… The Battle of Mount Rucropolis!

Meet the RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars 7 cast battling to be crowned Queen of Queens

It’s almost upon us, in just a few short days RuPual’s Drag Race All Stars 7 will be hitting our screens, so it’s time to meet the cast. Drag Race is back on May 20 – and, this time, it’s winners only as they battle it out to be named Queen of Queens and win $200,000. This year the divas battling it out are: Jaida Essence Hall, Jinkx Monsoon, Monét X Change, Raja, Shea Couleé, The Vivienne, Trinity The Tuck, and Yvie Oddly.

RuPaul has turned RuPaul's Drag Race into a commodity

"RuPaul has made it clear time and time again that he’ll do just about anything for a check. It’s why there are no less than 17,000 Drag Race spinoff franchises airing at any one time in RuPaul’s Multiverse of Mama’dness," says Coleman Spilde. "It’s why he’ll cut the worst Charli XCX knockoff you could ever imagine. It’s why he’ll lease his Wyoming ranch to become America’s Next Frack Superstar. Your name does not become synonymous with an art form in 2022 unless you’re willing to sign it on a dotted line without hesitation. But in his quest to build his global empire, RuPaul has continually allowed the legacy of his subversive landmark reality show to be slowly chipped away at. The commercialization of drag under RuPaul’s guide is a sticky thing. On one hand, it’s a critical part of bringing empowering inclusivity to the forefront of mainstream culture, where it can be accessible to all who may need it. On the other, it invites the ire of its own ever-growing toxic fanbase and contributes to multimillion-dollar companies revving the engines of their Pride parade floats for an exhausting show of rainbow capitalism every summer. Maybe that’s the nature of the beast: one can’t exist without the other."

‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’s Jujubee To Host Dating Game Show Podcast For Wondery & Rococo Punch

Click here to read the full article. EXCLUSIVE: Podcasts are evolving. Jujubee, one of the stars of RuPaul’s Drag Race, is hosting dating game show podcast Queen of Hearts for Dr. Death producer Wondery and Finding Raffi producer Rococo Punch. Jujubee will serve as a wing woman as she guides real-life singles through a sexy game-filled quest for love. Building on the trend of finding new ways to connect, eager daters play to win over the heart of the suitor using just their voice. The performer leads a diverse set of contestants through a series of fun games as they get to...