It looks like THE QUEEN is about to get a little crowded on her throne. RuPaul and her queens have saved many gay bars in the U.S. with RuPaul’s Drag Race watch parties, and they’re now going to do it on the other side of the pond. Ru announced today she’s feeding international desire and expanding her own empire with a U.K. version of Drag Race – and it sounds like there was a bidding war over what channel got to air it.
The last season of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars aired less than eight months ago, but you can’t underestimate RuPaul’s ability to click-clack make that VH1 money. And the cast for the fourth season of All Stars was announced today (or reminded, if you spend a lot of time talking queens on Reddit) by Entertainment Weekly.
The Emmys introduced the category of Outstanding Reality-Competition Series back in 2003 and since then literally three shows have ever won it: The Amazing Race won 10 times, The Voice won four times and Top Chef won once. Well girl, that all changed last night. When they announced: “Category Is: Outstanding Reality-Competition Series”, Mama RuPaul stood up, Vogued for a little bit, and then sashayed over to that stage to claim her crown, honey!
Jeff Probst should be nervously sweating into his Survivor bandana today, for RuPaul is now just one award away from tying his record as the winner of the most Emmys for Outstanding Host of a Reality or Reality Competition Program. Condragulations, Ru! Jeff, enjoy what’s left of your moment; everyone knows it’s way more difficult to wrangle the emotions of a drag queen hell-bent on doing Beyoncé for Snatch Game than those of people eating flies on an island.
RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 7 runner-up Pearl actually DOES have something on her face now. It’s on her forehead because it’s been stamped RETURN TO SENDER after she recently went on YouTube show Hey Qween and related a story about Ru allegedly giving her the cold shoulder behind the scenes and breaking her spirit. Well, word travels fast and Pearl has learned that you don’t speak on Mama Ru until you’ve received every check you can in relation to your Drag Race association. An out-of-drag Pearl has posted a vid claiming that she’s been blacklisted from all things RPDR.
That loud squeal you just heard was either the sound of a spare chair being pulled over to Willam, Phi Phi O’Hara, and The Vixen’s table in drag queen detention, or that one friend who lives for RuPaul’s Drag Race drama. Season 7 co-runner-up Pearl recently spoke about her time on the show, and she’s painted RuPaul as more of a drag than a queen.