Drag queen Shannel, best known for appearances on the first seasons of RuPaul’s Drag Race and RPDR All Stars, caught shit over a comedic bit where she “steals” tips from the audience. Audience member Megan Gerber has accused the queen of taking $700 out of her purse during a drag brunch performance in Vegas. Megan uploaded footage of the alleged theft to TikTok and so far it has 5 million views. The video shows Shannel rifling through Megan’s purse, fishing out some cash, and returning the purse to her table. Wow! Right in front of cameras and a packed house! To quote Drag Race UK’s Tayce, “The cheek, the nerve, the gall, the audacity, and the gumption” (IF SHANNEL IS GUILTY).
When RuPaul’s Drag Race first aired back in 2009 I don’t think people understood how much of a cultural phenomenon it would become. And one of its fans, ageless ball of energy Shaun T, has decided to do something really cool (or really tacky depending on which miserable bitch you ask) for his husband Scott Blokker. Recently Shaun and Scott, along with their twin sons Silas and Sander, have moved into a brand new home so of course, they want to create an environment they will all enjoy for years to come. And since Scott is a huge Drag Race fan Shaun just elevated himself to Best Husband EVER! status by giving one of their bathrooms a complete Drag Race makeover.
The seventh season of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars will debut May 20 on Paramount+, and, for the first time in the show’s herstory, it will be an all-winners season! Eight former Drag Race champions will duke it out for a prize of $200,000 (the most ever), the title of “Queen of All Queens,” and probably a “sickening supply” of makeup from Anastasia Beverly Hills. And when RuPaul says “sickening” he means it literally; those cheap-ass cosmetics will give the winner a full-face rash!
Start your engines, and may the saltiest former RuPaul’s Drag Race contestant win! Vh1 seems to have found some money hanging around in the bottom of its purse because Drag Race just got a big boost to its prize money. The grand prize used to be ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOOLAHS! Now the winner of its current season, season 14, will get $150,000 and the runner-up will get more than just some really good tour merch sales–they’ll also receive $50,000. New wigs for everyone!
Every time a Grindr notification pings, a new RuPaul’s Drag Race spinoff gets produced. The latest is Drag Race UK Versus The World, which stars former Drag Race contestants from across the globe. The series premiered Tuesday and featured a talent show, a wholly unjust first elimination, and Melanie Chisholm making an appearance as a guest judge. Sporty Spice seemed to be having a ball, and during judging, she joked that contestant Baga Chipz must have been inspired by Victoria Beckham because her lip-syncing skills sucked. Ha! It’s funny cuz it’s true.
There are three things in life that are unavoidable: death, taxes, and a new season of RuPaul’s Drag Race. RuPaul is able to find queens on queens on queens and there’s a whole new crew of 14 of ’em for the fourteenth season of the show. If you think there isn’t a wealth of men ready to tuck their balls into their assholes and prance to a pop song? You don’t know about reality! The trailer is here and it brought all of the campy one-liners the writers wrote for Michelle Visage last season that she probably rejected. But Ru’s a professional, she always saves the best ones for herself anyway.