Apologies to the ladies I missed talking to that night!
As promised, here are the Q&As I did with the Season 5 RuPaul's Drag Race girls. (The show's season premiere is tonight on LOGO at 9PM ET/8PM CT.) Lots of fun comments and some gossip, too. Interestingly, everyone rallied around Jade Jolie in the face of the report that she had done bareback porn in the past. Will there be enough bitchiness if I can't even get one of them to trash a pornstar??? Maybe bitchiness is overrated; Jolie herself really was so gracious and smart in her replies.
Last night at XL, the Season 5 premiere party for RuPaul's Drag Race unfurled. Like many of the show's storied contestants, it was a hot mess in a hot dress.
Snooki's a new mommy but JWoww brought her twins
First up was a mob-scene photo op. Why the sudden interest? Is drag going to be the next "Gangnam Style"? Nope. It was because fellow Viacommies Snooki and JWoww had been paid lured to semi-host the evening, so the event photographers were champing at the bit. I was late so missed some of the pint-sized supernovae, but I did find it funny when Snooki and JWoww wouldn't do solo shots and wouldn't even do a simple two-shot against the backdrop for the salivating photogs. (One of whom kept shouting, "J.Lo! J.Lo!" while others kept shouting, "Nicole, turn to the right!" to try to get on Snooki's good side by showing they knew her Christian name.)
JWoww looked like she missed her calling as a pornstar named "Catherine Zeta Bones"
What, did ya call each other? (No, they didn't. The carpet was very diverse.)
Can she get a witness?
Inside, the ladies were positioned at tiny tables and all of us press types just had to run up and grab whomever might be available.
I will be able to upload many more videos later on Monday.
Snooki and JWoww had a line that stretched all the way back to December, so I went for Detox Icunt first, having heard she was a big Madonna fanboy fangirl fan.
Detox has a Modigliani beauty that cunty hostess Bianca Del Rio later termed "Anjelica Huston"
I loved her. She feels like this season's Chad, but with fewer miles on her. (No offense at all, Chad—I'm old, too.) She also vaguely reminded me of Chicago's Memory Lane. Anyway, she confirmed her adoration for Madonna (she saw MDNA three times).
I then went for Jade Jolie. I wanted to be sure I had time for her because she's the subject of a new mini-scandal on the show—in the past (how distant is not clear to me), she was known as "Tristan Everhard" and did bareback porn videos.
Jade: My Little Po(r)ny
She was a frickin' doll (and resembled a mix between a Dawn doll and something you'd see at ComiCon) and answered my question about the porn brouhaha smoothly and graciously. This was before I got to speak to all of her rivals, not one of whom cast even a hint of shade toward her for her movie work. From what I can tell, it was never used on the show and didn't come out among the ladies until a month or so ago. This Jade's a gem.
As much as I loved those two, I think my favorite (in person, anyway) might've been Alyssa Edwards. I know, not much of a drag name! But she doesn't need a flamgirlant name—she has a sparkling personality, is smart enough to butter up reporters in-between lengthy but never too-lengthy answers (she complimented me on my smile and nuzzled close for our photo op) and is gorgeous.
In Touch (January 21, 2013) has a profile on RuPaul's Drag Race cham-peen Tyra Sanchez, who is referred to as a "Beyoncé impersonator." (Wasn't that why some resented Tyra—aka James Ross—won?) In the piece, Ross says of his seven-year-old, Jeremiah:
"I think he's proud of me. Sometimes he even tells me what looks right! Once I had my makeup on, but not my wig, and he said, 'That doesn't look good. You need to put on the hair!'"
RuPaul's Drag Race star Carmen Carrera has announced on Facebook that she has separated from hubby Adrian Torres:
"Me and my husband are no longer together. Its been about 3 months and I was trying to NOT put it out there lol but I might as well just keep it real. I hate dealing with rumors and people getting the story all messed up. Him and I are still friends and thats all that matters ♥♥"
I met her and believe me—she's a catch! She won't stay single long. Nor will Carmen. (Wink.) It's refreshing, her message...honest and positive.
Is it the singer's real-life sexual persuasion, the explicit or implicit (and positive or negative) lyrical content, how it has been embraced by the gay community, being inextricably linked with its homo-erotic video...or something else?
Or all of the above?
"Wait...'YMCA' is about more than just hittin' the gym?"
My picks for the gayest songs of all time follow below in alphabetical order by artist. There is also a separate post(with a crazy load time) with the songs arranged somewhat creatively for your listening/viewing enjoyment.
Feel free to tell me what am I missing, in both senses of the question...