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'RuPaul's Drag Race': A chat with America's Next Drag Superstar Raja

America’s Next Drag Superstar Raja was crowned in last night’s season finale. And while we didn’t get to hear much from her afterward — “The cash is mine, and I am America’s Next Drag Superstar!” was her post-crowning quip — Raja just spoke with EW in a quick interview in which she addresses everything from how she’s feeling at this moment and her philosophy of drag to what she really thinks of Shangela and where she thinks she’ll be in 10 years. The most poignant moment of the phone call? Probably when Raja copped to being frustrated by all people out there who hate her. “I can’t say that I love having haters,” Raja said. “I would rather not have that because I’m a very sensitive person, and I don’t think I’m as big of a villain as people would like to portray me being.” Read all that and more below. READ FULL STORY

'RuPaul's Drag Race' season finale: America's Next Drag Superstar is...

Two weeks ago, after the last original competition episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race that pared the queens down to a final three — that’d be last night’s competing trio: Raja, Manila Luzon, and Alexis Mateo — two polls were posted here on EW.com: One asked who should win, while the other asked who will win. So let’s talk some real, scientific data. Late yesterday, the poll results were as follows in the should win category: 44 percent said Raja, 29 percent said Manila, and 27 percent said Alexis. The will win category was a bit (although not much) different: 69 percent of voters said Raja would win, while Manila garnered 18 percent of the vote, and Alexis grabbed just 13 percent.

Well now, the official poll results are in, Drag Racers! Minutes before the hour ended last night — after both a music video competition and the usual runway look-off — RuPaul announced: “Ladies, I have made my decision. The winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race, America’s Next Drag Superstar, is… READ FULL STORY

'Real Housewives of New York City' Simon van Kempen has also found his voice


Until Bravo greenlights Real Househusbands of Topeka, the better halves from our favorite regional guilty pleasures will continue to remain (mostly) in the background, used sparingly for comic relief  or (in attempts) to stop hair-pulling before it happens.

On The Real Housewives of New York City, LuAnn de Lesseps astutely observed that the once sheepish Alex McCord has now “found her voice” this season, and it appears so has her husband Simon van Kempen. The Aussie has had his own battles with Jill Zarin, Ramona Singer, and Sonja Morgan over the years, but now has decided to follow the “if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em” Housewives mantra by embarking on a music career. Yes, Simon is bringing the voice inside his heart to the masses with his single “I Am Real,” a “tongue-in-cheek” take on his life in the Bravolebrity bubble that manages to use his wife’s now infamous one-liner: “You know I do my best/I dress up to impress/But she’s causing me stress/Thug in a cocktail dress.” Expose your eardrums to greatness by listening below.  READ FULL STORY

'RuPaul's Drag Race': Preview opening of tonight's episode 'RuPaul Rewind' featuring Chaz Bono -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

Although last week’s RuPaul’s Drag Race pared the field of queens down to the final three, tonight’s edition of the reality extravaganza won’t crown America’s Next Drag Superstar. No, we’re in that fun-fun filler week, where the show pumps out a retrospective episode that fondly looks back over the season. It’s called “RuPaul Rewind,” and EW has an exclusive preview of the opening to the episode, which — yes, yes, yes! — features RuPaul in a Burlesque homage that finds our mother-queen hilariously saying “Wagon Wheel Watusi” in the style of Cher and also stars Chaz Bono! (Hello: If you can’t get Cher herself, get Chaz!)

Then, RuPaul grandly sings her newest song “Superstar” (which the queens did this season, too) and promises: “Tonight, it’s the ‘Superstar’ edition of RuPaul’s Drag Race. Get ready to gag, as we flashback on this season’s most unforgettable moments. Watch as this year’s queens bear more than just their latex boobies in never-before-seen, up-close and personal moments.” Last season’s final three — Jujubee, Raven, and eventual winner Tyra — all show up, too. Ah heck, just watch the opening preview here:


I hate myself for loving you, 'Mob Wives' trailer

The last thing I need in my life is another reality TV show. And yet I find myself inexplicably drawn to the promised antics of these Staten Island Four. (Particularly Drita, the blonde-ish one who looks straight out of a Dennis Lehane novel.) A couple questions before tonight’s premiere: Can I write “bitch” on this blog or will my editors make me type b^#!% over and over and over again? How much do tips cost these days? Is Renee’s I’ma-being-choked face real or a put-on? Do these broads make the Real Housewives of New Jersey look like your average suburban book club? (This month the ladies meet at Teresa’s to discuss The Red Tent!) I do take a certain pride in never having seen an episode of Jersey Shore. So. I’ve got that going for me. READ FULL STORY

'Scream 4': What's the best sound bite from the reboot?

The Scream franchise has always been all about the — pardon the silly pun — totally killer soundbites. The now-classic line from Ghostface — “What’s your favorite scary movie?” — launched it all in the first movie, and the great bites have just flowed from there.

Some of my other favorites include this one from Billy (Skeet Ulrich) near the end of the original movie: “Now Sid, don’t you blame the movies. Movies don’t create psychos, movies make psychos more creative!” And the exchange in the bathroom between the cheerleaders, who are talking about Sidney, slays me every time I hear it, especially this part from the bitchier of the two cheerleaders: “And it f—ed her up royally. Think about it, her mother’s death leaves her disturbed and hostile in a cruel and inhumane world. She’s delusional. ‘Where’s God,’ etc. Completely suicidal. One day she snaps. She wants to kill herself but she realizes out that teen suicide is out this year and homicide is a much healthier, therapeutic expression.” I used to recite that on a near-daily basis back when I was in high school (read: I was a total dork) and knew all of the Scream dialogue by heart. Ah hell, who am I kidding? I still know the Scream dialogue by heart.

Now, let’s talk about dialogue in context of the fourth flick, which just opened yesterday. Have you seen it yet? If so, then you can play this game. I wanna know your favorite line from the newest flick. What sound bite will we possibly still be repeating in, say, 10 years? READ FULL STORY

'Extreme Couponing': Still fascinating? Or annoying?

After last week’s premiere episode of Extreme Couponing, I was a little doubtful that the novelty would last. How much couponing can a person watch without getting bored or annoyed? Well, two episodes in, I’m not there yet. My obsession continues … for now.

What helped last night’s episode feel fresh was returning couponer Nathan, who set out on a charitable grocery outing to hopefully put to rest complaints that the hoarder-esque behavior displayed by some couponers is selfish — or some other adjective that means that extreme couponers are terrible people. (I reject this criticism probably because if I didn’t live in a 300-square-foot studio apartment, I’d have a stockpile, too. I’m also sort of nuts.) The goal of his trip was to purchase the products he’d need to complete 1000 care packages for soldiers overseas. And he did it for under $50. READ FULL STORY

Think M. Night Shyamalan should go back to film school? There's a website for that.

When you first heard that M. Night Shyamalan will direct Will and Jaden Smith in a sci-fi flick set 1,000 years in the future, did you react with hoots of joy and calls for more lemon drink? Or did you groan loudly and do a dramatic eye roll, Liz Lemon-style? If you fall into the latter camp, I’ve got good news for you: Today, three friends launched a new fundraising website. Their goal? To collect enough money to send M. Night Shyamalan back to film school. READ FULL STORY

'The Celebrity Apprentice': Who else treasured the men's concept?

I have an extremely embarrassing confession to make (no, not that I find sunscreen sexual, Gary Busey): I actually liked the men’s Australian Gold pirate idea on last night’s Celebrity Apprentice. Yes, that’s right, I thought a concept dreamed up by Mark McGrath — the former Sugar Ray frontman who decided covering “Abracadabra” was a good idea — was a knock-out. (This is why I tag this post “Things That Make Me Die Inside.”)

Seriously, excluding the koala and Gary Busey debacles — by the way, I can’t believe those words are part of an actual sentence — someone tell me why the women should have won the Australian Gold challenge over the men. READ FULL STORY

'Real Housewives of Miami' live reunion: A good move? And more importantly, where's YOUR mirror?

One way to increase your chances at a second season pick up: Embark on an expletive-laden rampage on live television. For all the blandness of the six-episode season of The Real Housewives of Miami, last night’s liiiiiive reunion special was pretty spicy. Given the history of these reunions, it was bold of Andy Cohen and his team to brave live television with these hungry reality stars in tow, all of whom saved their most scandalous revelations for last night’s hour-long special. Adrianna seemed to being carrying the Miami cast’s hopes for a renewal on her finely sculpted shoulders, slinging accusations of cheating Cristy’s way, as well as dropping a bomb about her supposed relationship with a 19-year-old (where was all this dish six weeks ago?). At least the tape delay engineer had a busy night.

Watch Andy Cohen squirm in the video below:  READ FULL STORY

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