RuPaul just announced one of the fine drag queens pictured here as America’s Next Drag Superstar, the winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race season 4. “The race for the crown,” RuPaul said at the top of the hour, “has never been this tight.” And, indeed it was! The run-up to the crowning has been long and drawn out, to say the least. Luckily for you all out there, EW has an exclusive interview with the crowned queen — which we’re keeping super spoiler-friendly here, in case you haven’t seen the episode — and you can read that below.
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SPOILER ALERT: After nearly an hour of reunion interviews and delightfully draggy festivities — Willam revealed what she did that got her eliminated from the show earlier this season, Latrice Royale was awarded the Miss Congeniality award, and RuPaul interviewed the three finalists Phi Phi O’Hara, Sharon Needles, and Chad Michaels — Drag Race host RuPaul finally crowned America’s Next Drag Superstar. The “finally,” of course, comes because Ru was supposed to do it last week but didn’t and then even shot three separate endings to tonight’s reunion-finale to keep the secret under wraps.
The winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race, America’s Next Drag Superstar is…
'RuPaul's Drag Race' reunion: RuPaul previews tonight's spectacular crowning of America's Next Drag Superstar
Last week, EW was on the scene for the reunion taping of RuPaul’s Drag Race: Reunited, which will air this evening at 9 p.m. on Logo. (Of course, you’ll also be able to stream coverage of the show’s big coronation party in NYC — there will be interviews with all this season’s queens — on LogoTV.com, from 8 to 10:15 p.m. ET tonight, too.)
Based on what happened at last week’s taping, the episode that airs tonight should be a doozy of an hour that will delve into the drama around Willam’s surprising early exit from the season; award one queen the Miss Congeniality award (you might be able to guess who, but I’m not telling you…); and, of course, finally crown Chad Michaels, Sharon Needles, or Phi Phi O’Hara as America’s Next Drag Superstar.
No one knows who will take home the glory except for one person: host and show namesake RuPaul. Which is why we here at EW enlisted the drag legend for a quick chat last Friday afternoon to discuss all things about tonight’s Reunited special and season 4.
Read on for Ru’s thoughts on the controversial decision to tape three endings to tonight’s episode; why season 4 was stands out from the previous three; the appeal of fallen queen Latrice Royale; what’s going on with All Stars: RuPaul’s Drag Race; and much, much more.
You read that headline right, Drag Race fans: RuPaul pulled a fast one on the queens — and the show’s rabid viewership — by shockingly announcing on tonight’s season 4 finale of the reality competition that she would not be crowning America’s Next Drag Superstar. Chad Michaels, Phi Phi O’Hara, and Sharon Needles all remain in the competition…for now.
“Ladies, I’ve made my decisions,” RuPaul said, with all the drama in the world, just as she was about to reveal her choice on the runway. “Chad Michaels, Phi Phi O’Hara, Sharon Needles, the winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race, America’s Next Drag Superstar is…going to be announced next week on RuPaul’s Drag Race Reunited.” (Note: EW will be on the scene for the reunion, which is taping Wednesday evening in Los Angeles, and will share all the details will you in time.)
What do Maureen Flannigan, Keith Coogan, and Josie Davis have in common? Aside from being former child stars from neon-splattered ’80s sitcoms, the three are all CCOKCs (pronounced exactly how you think it is): Child Celebrities Opposing Kirk Cameron.
In a new Funny Or Die video, the erstwhile teen thespians — including Kenn Michael (The Parent ‘Hood), Brice Beckham (Mr. Belvedere), Jeremy Licht (The Hogan Family), and a surprisingly hot Christine Lakin (Step by Step) — join together in solidarity against their former peer Kirk Cameron, whose incendiary remarks about homosexuals launched the wrath of a thousand seven child stars.
“We’re pledging to raise awareness about a serious threat to our civil rights: Kirk Cameron’s stupid opinions,” say the actors from the ’80s and ’90s. “As former child stars ourselves, we don’t want to be associated with that horses—.” Watch the video below, lest I spoil more of what’s spewed from the mouths of the poster children of a lost era. READ FULL STORY
Hard Times are getting better for Paul Iacono. The 23-year-old actor and former star of MTV’s The Hard Times of RJ Berger today announced on Twitter and in an interview with The Village Voice that he is gay.
Iacono tweeted, “Yes I’m gay. And yes, it does get better. #YOLO.” If you didn’t get the references, the hashtag stands for “you only live once” and the allusion is to the It Gets Better Project, which focuses on preventing suicide and encouraging positivity among gay youths. In his interview with Village Voice, Iacono — who played high school nerd RJ Berger on the cancelled MTV comedy — revealed that his coming out wasn’t wholly planned or expected: “I’m rolling with the punches here. I was asked if I was comfortable doing gay press. I said ‘Of course.’ I didn’t think I’d be coming out. But why not now? I think it’s the right time to say something.”
Though Hard Times was cancelled, Iacono is prepping for a role in another upcoming MTV show called Kenzie’s Scale, in which he plays a college student who moves with his high school sweetheart to New York, only to have a gay awakening when he gets there. Iacono insists that the show is “a radical young Will & Grace” (in that they continue to live together as friends) and hopes that his role will provide LGBT youth with another gay character to look up to (he mentioned Glee‘s Chris Colfer as another positive influence).
Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally are the latest celebrities to show their support for gay and lesbian marriage by filming a video ad for the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest LGBT civil rights organization, and its Americans for Marriage Equality project.
Offerman, who wed Mullally in 2003, begins, “You know, the night Megan and I got married, she actually thought she was marrying Cedric the Entertainer.”
“I sure did,” Mullally says.
Watch their plea below. READ FULL STORY
Mother of gay Flight 93 hero responds to Carson Daly's JetBlue joke: 'Gay men and women come in every shape and size'
Carson Daly has already apologized for what many, including GLAAD, deemed an offensive joke while discussing the recent JetBlue incident in which passengers had to subdue their pilot after he had an inflight meltdown. But Alice Hoagland, mother of Mark Bingham — one of the passengers who charged the cockpit of hijacked Flight 93 on the morning of 9/11 — would like to remind everyone, including Daly, that stereotyping gay men is wrong.
On his morning radio show Wednesday, Daly had said, “It turns out on this particular [JetBlue] flight, most of the people were on their way to some sort of security conference in Las Vegas…. There was a bunch of dudes and well-trained dudes. What are the odds of that? …. Thank god…. My luck, it would be like, ‘This is the flight going to [the gay pride parade] in San Francisco’ …. I mean, that would be my colleagues…. ‘Uh, we’re headed down to Vegas for the floral convention.’…. ‘Can we get a little help up here with the pilot?’ ‘Oh, Nooo!’…. ‘No thank you. Handle it.’” READ FULL STORY
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