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Rob Fusari's 'Cary NoKey' Opening For RuPaul's Drag Race's 'Battle Of The Seasons' 2015 Condragulations Tour: VIDEO

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Screen Shot 2015-01-21 at 1.46.30 PMRob Fusari, the award winning songwriter behind No. 1 hits with several artists including Destiny's Child, Lady Gaga and Whitney Houston, is joining RuPaul's Drag Race's Battle of the Seasons 2015 Condragulations Tour as the show's opening act. The show is hosted by Michelle Visage and features several notable drag queens including recent winner Bianca Del Rio, Sharon Needles, Courtney Act, Raja, Adore Delano, Manila Luzon, Detox, Pandora Boxx and Darienne Lake among several others. Fusari, who wrote hit songs like Paparazzi, Love That Man, and Beautiful, Dirty, Rich segued out of the music industry machine and decided to start writing songs for himself that led him to develop Cary NoKey.

Said Fusari:

"On the outside it seemed like I had everything but I was never able to understand or accept certain elements that existed within me.

"Cary NoKey was always there inside. I simply needed to embrace my glam American Dream."

Cary NoKey's opening setlist includes cover songs and eight original songs from Cary NoKey's full-length debut album, Journal 8, set to release in early March. NoKey is set to debut his new single Do Ya? in the opening act and perform his recent single American Dream live. NoKey's American Dream, which has a music video on YouTube featuring trans actresses Trace Lysette, Dina Marie, Victoria Beltran and Bailey Jay, details the fall of the American dream and how trans people are becoming the true face of the American dream in a recent press release.

Said Fusari:

Screen Shot 2015-01-21 at 2.48.50 PM"The Pollyanna ideas of work hard, follow the rules, pay your taxes and ask not what your country has done for you but what you can do for your country have fallen into the abyss.

"Today's American Dream isn't about achieving goals. It's about doing what you got to do to get by. No one wants to earn anything anymore. We expect everything to be handed to us. The new American dream is a lottery ticket.

"Transsexuals (sic) represent the larger idea that the American dream is something within. Like when Glinda the Good Witch says to Dorothy after she clicks her ruby slippers, 'You've always had the power'. Pre-transitional transsexuals (sic) know they have to fight to release the truth that hides beneath the uniform the world forces them to wear. The moment we each find our own personal 'I have to' is when life really begins."

The Condragulations Tour officially starts in Las Vegas on Feb. 1, touring throughout North America and ending in Europe with its last show on April 16 in London. The lineup of participating drag queens varies by city and dates. You can watch Cary NoKey's vision of the American Dream, in the music video for the single AFTER THE JUMP...

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RuPaul Dishes on Tim Cook, Facebook, and the Queerer Parts of Silicon Valley

RupaulIt’s not often that one thinks of RuPaul as being jacked into the tech-bubble, but the reigning queen of all things drag recently sat down with Engadget’s Joseph Volpe to gab about some of the queerer parts of Silicon Valley. More broadly RuPaul shared his thoughts Facebook’s algorithmic deletion of drag queens, ‘Drag Race’s' dependence on online streaming, and the significance of Tim Cook’s coming out.

“You know, people talk about equality in our culture, and it's based on a kindergarten primary idea of what fairness and equality is,” RuPaul said of Cook’s recent announcement. “But it doesn't get updated as we get older.”

Ru continued:

“You know, [if] somebody who's straight behaves a certain way, nobody bats an eyelash. But if a gay person does the exact same thing, people are like, "Oh my god. It's revolutionary!" [But] it's the exact same thing! And the same is true in any business. Gender plays a huge role in how we see people, how we interpret what they say, whether we know it or not. Most people don't know it. So I applaud him. I think, "Right on!"

Ru also shared his thoughts on "gaymers," and his new mobile game Dragopolis. You can check out the full interview here


Meet the Queens Competing in 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Season 7: VIDEOS

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RuPaul has unleashed the 14 queens competing in Season 7 of RuPaul's Drag Race and warns viewers: “Study each queen closely. Do not underestimate anyone. The girls that make it to the top this season will shock you.”

Meet them all individually, AFTER THE JUMP...

Who's your early favorite?

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Jinkx Monsoon Serves Up A Side Of Saucy Glamour In Video For 'The Bacon Shake': WATCH

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Keeping with the edible themeDrag Race royal and extraordinary singer/actor Jinkx Monsoon has released a video for the second single off The Inevitable Album, "The Bacon Shake." Teaming up with the B-52's Fred Schneider, Ms. Monsoon looks sizzling and delicious as she transforms from nice to naughty in the vaudeville-inspired act. 

Jinkx spoke with Buzzfeed about the video:

“I really wanted the video to have an air of an old German cabaret club, or a naughty little gentleman’s club where this brassy broad is singing her heart out."

“The director, Steven Willis was totally on board with that treatment for this video, and we all unanimously agreed Fred Schneider HAD to be the bartender in this jazz joint..."

“I just hope it makes [the audience] happy and I hope it makes people wanna dance. It’s a catchy tune and I want people to tap their feet to it and sing along.”

Shake along, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Feast of Fun Hosts Launching New Web Series 'Cooking With Drag Queens'

Fausto Fernos and Marc Felion, the hosts of Feast of Fun, have launched a Kickstarter campaign to bring their on again/off again web series Cooking with Drag Queens back with a vengeance. Long before RuPaul’s Drag Race, the two podcast hosts made a career out of interviewing and introducing drag queens to their audience.

Photo-mainWhile Drag Race’s has undoubtedly popularized queen culture for a modern audience, the duo wants to give the public a chance to see the queens they’ve come to love in a less competitive setting. Like any cooking show worth its salt, Cooking With Drag Queens promises to be about personality as much as it is about food. Alaska Thunderf--k, Sharon Needles, and Pandora Boxx are among the drag queens to have appeared on on the web series so far, but Fernos and Felion want to expand their reach to give up and coming queens a chance to make a name for themselves.

Their Kickstarting goal of $12,000 will go towards hiring a full production crew, bringing the queens in town, and giving them all the food to work with. The team is still actively looking for drag testimonials from any and all queens interested in becoming a part of the project.

Check out the Cooking With Drag Queens trailer AFTER THE JUMP...

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Adore Delano Wants To 'Party' - Video

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Of all of this season’s RuPaul’s Drag Race contestants, runner-up Adore Delano seems to have had the most calculated, post-Race media blitz planned out. In addition to hitting the Pride circuit with fellow RPDR runner-up Courtney Act and winner Bianca Del Rio, Delano (Danny Noriega) has continued to drop relatively successful singles charting on both Billboard’s Dance/Electronic album and the Billboard 200. Delano’s channeling her inner Alice In Wonderland in the video for her latest single "Party." Spilling tea, sexy clowns, and spray-painted dresses--classic Adore.

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