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December 12, 2011 at 9:19 am #552149
Logo has released more information about season four of RuPaul’s Drag Race. You might have seen Logo’s first-ever Emmy campaign earlier this year touting RuPaul for hosting. Unfortunately, Emmy voters have signed a pledge from Grover Norquist to nominate the same six people and shows every year.The new season debuts Monday, January 30, from 9-10:30 PM, followed by the third-season premiere of RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked from 10:30-11 PM.Returning as judges for a fourth and second go-round, respectively, are Santino Rice and Michelle Visage.I can’t figure out to make a link, so here it is in html to their official page on the Logo website.http://www.logopressroom.com/press-release/“rupaul’s-drag-race”-fourth-season-premiere-sashays-onto-logo-monday-january-30th/Here are the contestants. Many don’t have the usual punny drag names. It will be interesting to see what kind of drag is celebrated this season. Bebe Zahara Benet and Tyra Sanchez, the first two winners, were full-on “real girl,” while last season’s Raja was high-fashion gender-f**k.* LaShauwn Beyond* Jiggly Caliente* Madame LaQueer* Chad Michaels* Kenya Michaels* Milan* Sharon Needles* Phi Phi O’Hara* The Princess* DiDa Ritz* Latrice Royale* Alisa Summers* WillamWillam had a memorable arc on “Nip/Tuck” as Cherry Peck (season three) and works fairly regularly as a female impersonator, including the indie film “Ticked-Off Trannies with Knives.” # # #December 12, 2011 at 9:24 am #552151
Plus, as usual, there are a ton of guest stars lined up for the next season of Drag Race:
Amber Riley; Billy B. (makeup artist); Elvira (awesomely perfect); Dan Savage; Jeffrey Moran (Absolut spokesperson); Jennifer Love Hewitt; Jennifer Tilly (awesome); Jesse Tyler Ferguson; John Salley (ex-basketball star, actor and TV host); Kelly Osbourne; Loretta Devine; Max Mutchnick; Mike Ruiz; Natalie Cole; Nicole Sullivan; Pauley Perrette; Pam Anderson; Regina King; Rick Fox; Rose McGowan; Ross Mathews; Wynonna Judd.
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Sharon Needles appeared on an episode of Project Runway (Chris March season, I believe) and ever since I have been convinced she has the best name in all of drag. Very excited to see what she does.December 12, 2011 at 6:47 pm #552153
Love this show! Can’t wait til it premieres next month. One of the “girls” is from my hometown. I’ve seen her perform live several times.January 30, 2012 at 2:06 pm #552154
Bump. Season premiere is tonight. 9 PM. It’s a 90-minute ep, followed by the premiere of “RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked.”
EPISODE 4.1: “RuPocalypse Now!”
SYNOPSIS: “Season Four premieres with 13 new queens competing to become America’s Next Drag Superstar. But first, they must survive drag zombies and the end of the world. With extra-special guest judges Elvira, Mistress of the Dark and photographer Mike Ruiz.”
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I’m so excited!!!!!!January 30, 2012 at 8:39 pm #552156
I’m going to have nightmares about Sharon Needles.
Season 4, bitches!February 2, 2012 at 8:05 am #552157
Solid ratings for the return of “RPDR” (in relative cable-universe terms).
From the press release: “Monday night’s 9PM Season Four premiere of ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ on Logo burned ratings rubber, averaging a .6 in the P18-49 demo. This number represents a 50% increase over last season’s opener and clocks in as the highest-rated series premiere in Logo history. Additionally, the 90-minute, super-sized premiere tallied 481,000 total viewers tuning in to meet the new cast of 13 drag queen hopefuls who will fight it out to be crowned America’s Next Drag Superstar. The fourth season premiere of ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ reached nearly one million viewers on its premiere night.
“Maintaining the ratings momentum, the season premiere of the companion series ‘Untucked: RuPaul’s Drag Race’ at 10:30 PM sped across the finish line with its most-watched premiere ever, averaging 254,000 total viewers.“
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The first episode was hilarious and parts, I think Sharon Needles is possible the best named queen they’ve ever had on this show.
The zombie girl (is that Sharon too?) was excellent, very good that she won.
I hope it’s as good as last year’s season, and since we don’t have an obvious winner from the start, it’s already better.February 3, 2012 at 3:42 am #552159
4.Phi Phi O’Hara
13.Alisa SummersFebruary 6, 2012 at 12:52 pm #552160
Bump. First up at 9 PM:
EPISODE 4.2: “WTF! Wrestling’s Trashiest Fighters”
SYNOPSIS: “The dolls enter the world of ladies wrestling as the competition moves to the ring. With extra-special guest judges Rick Fox and John Salley.”
And at 10 PM:
EPISODE 3.2 of Untucked: “One of the queens shares her plastic surgery horror story and another gets a sweet surprise from home.”
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6.Phi Phi O’Hara
12.The PrincessFebruary 13, 2012 at 8:58 am #552162
EPISODE 4.3: “Glamazons vs. Champions”
SYNOPSIS: “The queens make commercials for RuPaul’s albums ‘Glamazon’ and ‘Champion.’ Amber Riley and Natalie Cole are the guest judges.“
And on Untucked:
EPISODE 3.3: “Tears flow backstage when a queen receives an emotional surprise. But that doesn’t stop the dolls from sharing their true feelings about the day’s challenge.”
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11.PrincessFebruary 20, 2012 at 9:17 am #552164
EPISODE 4.4: “Queens Behind Bars”
SYNOPSIS: “The dolls go to jail when they star in a sitcom-acting challenge, ‘Hot in Tuckahoe,’ coached by ‘Will & Grace’ co-creator Max Mutchnick. With extra-special guest judges Mutchnick and ‘MadTV”s Nicole Sullivan.”
And on ‘Untucked’ (which really has the funniest one-liners and more dramatic moments):
EPISODE 3.4: “Workroom feuds reach a boiling point when a queen overhears an insult.”
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