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‘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 […]

MTV Movie & TV Awards: ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ Leads With Seven Nominations

Spider-Man: No Way Home may not have received much recognition from the 2022 Oscars, but the Marvel blockbuster has topped the list of nominees for the 2022 MTV Movie & TV Awards with seven nods. The second-most nominated project at the MTV celebration of film and TV is the HBO series Euphoria, with six nominations, […]

How ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Inspired Richard E. Grant’s ‘Everybody’s Talking About Jamie’ Performance

Richard E. Grant plays a melancholic drag queen who takes on a teenage mentee in Jonathan Butterell’s musical Everybody’s Talking About Jamie. But before signing on, Grant had never been to a drag show or seen a single episode of a certain Emmy-winning series from RuPaul and World of Wonder — so he immediately got […]

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 […]

Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman Breaks Silence Over ‘Canada’s Drag Race’ Bullies

On June 27, 2020, amid the first wave of COVID-19 lockdowns and the trauma of George Floyd’s murder, Canada’s Drag Race premiered. For fans of the franchise — the spinoff aired in Canada on Crave (it would become the highest-rated original series in its history), in the U.K. on BBC3 and throughout the rest of […]