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Maren Morris Addresses Country Music’s Treatment of LGBTQ Community on ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’: “I’m Sorry”

Maren Morris got emotional as she fulfilled a “decade-long dream” of serving as a guest judge on RuPaul’s Drag Race. The country star appeared on Friday’s episode of the series and that night tweeted: “I’ve done some cool s—. #DragRace is rivaling it all. Getting my jacket framed next to my Grammy. It is DONE.” In a post-episode Untucked clip, Morris […]

Trixie Mattel and Katya Offer Job Advice in New Book: “All Work Sucks, But They Pay You for It”

From “quiet quitting” to the “Great Resignation,” the COVID-19 pandemic has forever changed the way the world thinks and talks about work. Here to help us make sense of it all are two New York Times best-selling authors and all-around life gurus: Trixie Mattel and Katya Zamolodchikova. Separately, they made lasting impressions as contestants on […]

‘RuPaul’s Drag Race,‘ ’Good Trouble’ Casts to Participate in GLAAD’s 2022 Spirit Day

A purple wave is coming. GLAAD has confirmed a slew of casts, corporations and celebrities will participate in Spirit Day on Oct. 20, an annual showing of support for LGBTQ youth. As part of the day, millions are expected to wear purple and/or share purple branding online with the hashtag #SpiritDay, a tradition launched in […]

World of Wonder Co-Founder Fenton Bailey to Publish Nonfiction Book ‘ScreenAge’ as “Love Letter to Television”

Fenton Bailey has turned his attention to print. The World of Wonder co-founder and Emmy Award-winning RuPaul’s Drag Race insider will publish a nonfiction book about subjects he knows well — pop culture and the small screen — in ScreenAge: How TV Shaped Our Reality, From Tammy Faye to RuPaul’s Drag Race. From Ebury Press, the […]

‘RuPaul’s Drag Race U.K.’ Contestant George Ward, Known as Cherry Valentine, Dies at 28

George Ward, a contestant on RuPaul’s Drag Race series in the U.K. with the stage name Cherry Valentine, has died. He was 28 years old. Ward died Sept. 18 of unspecified causes, according to a statement from his family obtained by The Hollywood Reporter through his agent. “It is with the most heart wrenching and […]

How Designer Rey Ortiz Moved From ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ to Dressing Lizzo, Megan Thee Stallion and Kylie Jenner

Rey Ortiz was laid off toward the beginning of the COVID pandemic. At the time, he was working at a furniture and appliance store in L.A. selling toilets — yes, toilets — during the day while sewing designs at night. Many of those designs weren’t for any person in particular, just the results of his […]

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 […]

‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Scores Season 15 Renewal at VH1

VH1 has given the green light to more of RuPaul’s Drag Race. The Emmy-winning series has earned a renewal for its 15th season, which will take the show past the 200-episode mark. After-show Untucked has also been renewed. “When I hear season 15 of RuPaul’s Drag Race, I have to pinch myself — I just won’t […]

‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Judge Michelle Visage Talks Latest Emmy Nom for the Spinoff Short-Form Series ‘Whatcha Packin’

For anyone who’s ever seen an episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race, Michelle Visage is a superstar. The singer, actress, producer and television personality has served as a judge on the hit drag competition series since season three, and, since coming on as a producer in season 11, she has picked up three consecutive Emmy wins […]

‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Winner Willow Pill on Historic Win: “This Is My Future and Reign, and It Goes How I Want It to Go”

Willow Pill made history this year when she won season 14 of RuPaul’s Drag Race, becoming the first disabled or chronically ill person (she’s diagnosed with the rare genetic disorder cystinosis) to take home the crown, as well as the first trans non-All Stars winner, having come out during her run on the show. Fans […]

“It’s Like a Puzzle Piece”: ‘THR Presents’ Q&A With ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Creatives on ‘Moulin Rouge’-Inspired Musical Episode

“There is nothing else that I work on that allows me to express myself completely in the way that this show does,” says Leland of VH1’s RuPaul’s Drag Race, which this year wrapped its 14th season. “I still pinch myself and cannot believe that this is my job.” The mononymous songwriter, Drag Race season 14 […]