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RuPaul Extends Reality or Competition Host Emmy Win Streak to Seven

RuPaul’s history-making win streak continues. The creator, executive producer and host of RuPaul’s Drag Race came into Saturday’s Creative Arts Emmy ceremony with 11 statues, holding the title for most decorated Black artist in Emmy Awards history. He has won the outstanding host for a reality or competition program every year since 2016, and this weekend added […]

“They Put Their Whole Selves Into Their Drag”: ‘THR Presents’ Q&A With the Talent Behind ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’

After almost 200 episodes (and counting), the creative team behind RuPaul‘s Drag Race say they have learned a lot about what makes a successful reality competition show. First and foremost: They keep things fresh, constantly pushing themselves to come up with new challenges for contestants (like the infamous chocolate bar challenge). “The producers here are […]

Tony Awards: Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Phylicia Rashad, RuPaul and Billy Porter Among Hollywood Winners

Jesse Tyler Ferguson earned the Tony for best supporting actor in the revival of Richard Greenberg’s play Take Me Out, the first of many Hollywood stars who took home awards at the 2022 Tony Awards on Sunday. Phylicia Rashad won best supporting actress in a play for Skeleton Crew, her second Tony win. “You don’t […]

CBS Jumps on Wordle Craze With ‘Lingo’ Game Show

Think of it as Wordle, the game show: CBS has picked up a new version of the word game Lingo to air in primetime later this year. RuPaul Charles will host and executive produce the show, in which two-person teams try to guess words on a grid after being given the first letter. The game […]

RuPaul Inks Scripted TV Deal With Sony

RuPaul is diving head first into the scripted TV arena. The Drag Race mastermind has signed a first-look scripted TV deal with Sony Pictures TV and launched a production company, RuCo, tapping former State Street Pictures exec Jay Marcus to serve as head of film and TV. Under the new pact, RuCo will focus on […]

Emmys: RuPaul Makes History With Most Wins by a Black Artist

Television Academy voters delivered a special message to RuPaul on Sunday: “Shantay, you stay in the history books.” VH1’s RuPaul’s Drag Race won a trophy for outstanding competition program at tonight’s telecast, a victory that gives RuPaul an 11th Emmy and solidifies his place as the most decorated Black artist in Emmy Awards history. During […]

“Having a Balanced Equilibrium Is What It’s All About”: ‘THR Presents’ Q&A With RuPaul and Michelle Visage About ‘Drag Race’

In the annual Emmy Awards race, RuPaul’s Drag Race has become a juggernaut of sorts. Now in its 13th season, the reality competition show that started out as a showcase for underground culture has become mainstream, racking up 46 Emmy nominations and 19 wins dating back to 2016. Along the way, the series, which is the […]

Critics Choice Real TV Awards: ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Leads With Five Nominations

RuPaul’s Drag Race has topped the list of the 2021 Critics Choice Real TV Awards nominees, racking up five nominations. The VH1 show is nominated for best competition series, best ensemble cast in an unscripted series, female star of the year (Michelle Visage) and two for host RuPaul Charles (best show host and male star […]

Emmys: RuPaul Says “Believe in Love” During Best Competition Program Acceptance Speech

'RuPaul's Drag Race' took home the Emmy Award for competition program during Sunday night's ceremony.

Creative Arts Emmys: RuPaul Wins for Host For A Reality Or Competition Program, Setting Category Record

RuPaul won for outstanding host for a reality or competition program at Saturday's Creative Arts Emmys, breaking Jeff Probst's previous record for wins in the category with a fifth straight Emmy.

Emmys: Issa Rae, America Ferrera, Lena Waithe Set to Appear During 2020 Ceremony

Anthony Anderson, America Ferrera, Issa Rae, Gabrielle Union, J.J. Watt, Lena Waithe, Oprah Winfrey, Jason Bateman, Sterling K. Brown, Laverne Cox, Sesame Street’s Count Von Count, Morgan Freeman, Ilana Glazer, Abbi Jacobson, Lin-Manuel Miranda, D-Nice, Randall Park, RuPaul, Patrick Stewart, Jason Sudeikis, Ty Burrell, Ken Jeong, Mindy Kaling, Tatiana Maslany and Bob Newhart are all set to appear on the 2020 Emmys on ABC.

VH1 Expands ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Franchise With ‘Vegas Revue’ Docuseries

VH1 on Wednesday announced an expansion of its Emmy-winning reality competition series 'RuPaul's Drag Race,' titled 'RuPaul's Drag Race: Vegas Revue.'