While the lion’s share of awards shows air live — that’s part of the what’s-going-to-happen appeal! — Logo’s NewNowNext Awards are taped in advance, cut up a little bit, and then aired a few days later. So what you’ll see when the show comes on tonight at 10 p.m. — right after a new, and tragic (because of the heartbreaking elimination) episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race — went down last Thursday evening at Hollywood’s Avalon nightclub. EW was on the scene for the festivities and took a few notes to whet your appetite for tonight:
Tag: RuPaul (21-30 of 68)
Moderator: Can you give us an example of a time when you made peace with someone you didn’t see eye-to-eye with?
Latrice Royale: About five minutes ago, I looked across at Ms. O’Hara and I realized that she was ugly. And I’m at peace with that.
– Latrice Royale, during the campaign debate on RuPaul’s Drag Race
Check out the rest of your quote submissions from Monday, March 26th, and make sure you come back tonight to share your pick for best sound bite!
'RuPaul's Drag Race' season 4 premiere query: Is Sharon Needles the most 'sickening' contestant ever?
Logo’s reality indulgence RuPaul’s Drag Race has enjoyed its fair share of intriguing contestants in previous seasons: Glittery gals from BeBe Zahara Benet to Pandora Boxx to Shangela — who reappeared on screen last night, albeit briefly, as a semi-annoying gag — are memorable queens who’ve been of high interest in the past. But apparently the best queen was to come, and she appeared last night in the show’s season 4 premiere: Sharon Needles.
Yes, you read that right: Sharon Needles. Read that name again. And again. Linger over it. And now say it out loud… a little bit faster. Let it wash over you. It’s genius, right?
And just look at Needles here: Have you ever seen a drag queen like her before? She was — in a word — simply divine. For the way she described herself: “Beautiful, spooky, and stupid,” she said in her first interview. For how she whirled onto the show: “I look spooky, but I’m really nice… at least for now,” she promised the other queens while arriving in the workroom wearing a hat fit for the Wicked Witch of the West. For how she reacted when the guest judge was announced: Sharon Needles went into near-hysterics when told that fellow spook-master Elvira would appear on the judging panel alongside RuPaul, Santino Rice, and Michelle Visage.
Now, I wish that the photo here — this is just her standard gallery shot, unfortunately — reflected the gal’s ghastly runway look last night, but never before have I seen a drag queen look so dead. Deliciously dead? Dumpily dead? Disgustingly dead? Honestly, all of the above — pleaseandthankyou. I’m clearly not the only one who felt this way, considering that — SPOILER ALERT — the macabre-focused queen took home the glory last night by winning the RuPocalypse-themed challenge on the main stage.
Drag Racers, start your engines: Tonight’s the night! I warned you yesterday that I’d be the EW representative hosting Logo’s livestream from the pink — yes, pink! — carpet of tonight’s premiere party for season 4 of RuPaul’s Drag Race at Eleven Nightclub in West Hollywood. All the pink carpet madness begins at 7 p.m. PT — or the late-late hour of 10 p.m. ET for those of you on the east coast. You can catch it all here, below, in this blog post once the livestream goes, well, live.
In the meantime, if you have questions you’d like me to ask RuPaul, permanent judges Santino Rice and Michelle Visage, or other confirmed talent walking the carpet — including all the season 4 queens, various guest judges, and other sundry folks like possibly Jenna Jameson and Jai Rodriguez — feel free to leave questions in the comments section below or Tweet them liberally to #DragRaceEWParty. We’ll pick them up and be sure to ask them. (Check out the season 4 trailer and the contestant bios for question fodder.) May the best question…win!
Check back here at 7 p.m. PT for the livestream below:
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