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Tops and Bottoms: Power Ranking 'RuPaul's Drag Race' 07x01 — RECAP


Welcome back, hunties! Tighten your seatbelts, Drag Racers, because we've got 14 new queens and a new judging panel, including former Queer Eye style guru Carson Kressley and TV personality Ross Mathews. And if that's not gay enough, Kathy Griffin is tonight's guest judge!

Tonight's episode was a little bit fashion week and a little bit flashin' week. So, if you're ready to show a little skinsuit, unclasp those pearls, and click on to see how the queens are sizing up based on their fashions, performance and my own personal bias, AFTER THE JUMP ... (2)

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What To Watch This Week On TV: Streaming 'Kimmy Schmidt'; 'Housewives' Goes Down Under


Check out our weekly guide to make sure you're catching the big premieres, crucial episodes and the stuff you won't admit you watch when no one's looking.

— There’s a lot to love about the new Netflix original series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. For starters, it’s from the brilliant brain of SNL and 30 Rock vet, Tina Fey. Plus, it’s got the lovable Ellie Kemper (from Bridesmaids and The Office) in the titular role as a the former member of a doomsday cult who starts her life over in New York City. We’re laughing already. The series drops Friday.

Quakes, queens and a bunch of sassy sheilas, AFTER THE JUMP ...

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Meet The Queens: Get To Know 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Season Seven


It's time for fourteen new queens to compete for the crown of America's next drag superstar! Season seven of RuPaul's Drag Race premieres tonight at 9 p.m. Eastern on Logo, and we got a sneak peek at the girls.

Last week, all 14 contestants met the press and performed at Diamond Horseshoe in New York City for the season seven premiere party. We chatted them up about their drag style, why America is going to love them and a lot more. 

See what they had to say and what we thought of their performances, AFTER THE JUMP ...

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Sneak Peek of UK Gay Dramas 'Cucumber' and 'Banana' To Air Following Premiere of 'RuPaul's Drag Race' - VIDEO


Stateside fans of Russel T Davies who've been itching to see his new interconnected UK gay dramas Cucumber and Banana are set to get a a surprise sneak peak following the season premiere of RuPaul's Drag Race this Monday on Logo.

Via press release:

The two interwoven drama series will explore 21st century gay life in all its powerful, witty, dark and uplifting guises through the lens of two disparate generations. The hour-long Cucumber will explore the lives and misadventures of Henry Best (Vincent Franklin) and his long-suffering boyfriend of nine years, Lance Sullivan (Cyril Nri). The half-hour Banana will follow the individual lives of younger characters orbiting around Henry’s world, telling stories of modern love – the romantic, the obsessed, the hopeful, the lonely, the lost, and the lucky – in an urban Manchester, England setting. 

Watch a brand new Banana clip of the show's heartbreaking opening scene, AFTER THE JUMP...

The first episodes of Cucumber and Banana will air after RuPaul's Drag Race next Monday, March 2 at 10pm ET/PT. The two shows will then return for their official season premieres on April 13. 

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Gay Iconography: RuPaul's Race To Stardom


From Ru’s rise to prominence in the early ‘90s to the multimedia brand he’s become today, RuPaul Andre Charles has become a subversive pop-culture institution, a guide to learning to love yourself and one of the most iconic bastions of all things glam. From film to television to music and makeup, Ru has broken barriers and, seemingly against all odds, bent mainstream culture to his will.

Prior to the empire though, RuPaul was just a punk kid in 1980s Atlanta. From the underground scene, Ru first began with gender-fuck before evolving his drag look into the striking beauty we know today. After his single “Supermodel (You Better Work)” became a hit on MTV, the Ru-volution was in full effect. A talk show, film appearances and several more dance albums followed, but they didn’t capture the same success. The real ru-surgence (I swear that’s my last one) came in 2009 with the launch of RuPaul’s Drag Race, one of the most brilliant reality-TV competitions of all time and the cornerstone of the Logo Network.

While critically-lauded and a winner of a GLAAD Media Award, the show did run into some controversy last season. The show has weathered criticisms for using transphobic language, and Ru, adored for his warmth and sensitivity, pushed back in interviews. He shared his feelings following Lance Bass’ apology for using the word "tranny" in a 2011 interview with the Huffington Post: "I love the word 'tranny'...And I hate the fact that he's apologized. I wish he would have said, 'F-you, you tranny jerk!'" It was a stance seemingly at odds with the show’s open embrace of trans contestants like Sonique, Carmen Carrera and Monica Beverly Hillz during and after the competition. However, it was a segment called “female or she-male” that finally forced the show’s hand. Outcry over the mini-challenge led to the pulling of the episode and the loss of the recurring “She-Mail” bit.

With season seven of RuPaul’s Drag Race just around the corner, let’s take a look back at some of our favorite RuPaul moments, AFTER THE JUMP

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Yahoo Livestreaming RuPaul’s Drag Race: Battle Of The Seasons From Chicago On Feb. 19 - VIDEO


Yahoo Live is live streaming RuPaul’s Drag Race: Battle of the Seasons show from the House of Blues in Chicago on Feb. 19 at 10 p.m. CT reports Sharon Needles, Raja, Manila Luzon, Alaska "Thunderf***" 5000, Bendela Creme, Ivy Winters and Jinkx Monsoon are taking to the Blues’ stage to strut their stuff and participate in an epic, live Snatch Game for the ages as Michelle Visage hosts.

Past Yahoo Live concerts include the final show of Lady Gaga’s ArtRave tour from Paris and Imagine Dragon’s concert with Metric in Los Angeles at The Mayan.

Watch a teaser from 2014's Battle of the Seasons in Vancouver, AFTER THE JUMP...


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