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Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on NBC to Go 5G (Exclusive)

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The future (of parades) is now. This year, NBC and Verizon’s 360-degree livestream of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will incorporate 5G technology to add hologram and augmented-reality features to the livestream, TheWrap has learned exclusively. Lilly Singh and Terry Crews will host the high-tech annual Turkey Day extravaganza. The “A Little Late With Lilly Singh” host and “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” star will post up in Central Park, while actors Christian Acosta and Nastassja Bolivar take place at Bryant Park. Ross Mathews will steer the 360 Roving Camera from inside the parade, we’re told. In-person parade-attendees can visit Verizon’s 5G Portal in Bryant Park, where they can pick up a Samsung Note 10 +5G for a virtual tour of the performances in Herald Square. Using the devices, they’ll be able to control how they view and focus on the balloons, floats and performers. For viewers watching from home,
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Paradigm Signs 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Judge Ross Mathews (Exclusive)

Paradigm has signed TV host and personality Ross Mathews, The Hollywood Reporter has exclusively learned.

First known as "Ross the Intern" on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, he now has been a judge on VH1's Emmy-winning RuPaul's Drag Race for the past five seasons. The red carpet fixture (he has hosted multiple E! Live From the Red Carpet specials) will next host the new Hgtv show I Bought You a House and release his second book, Name Drop, early next year. (His autobiography, Man Up! Tales of My Delusional Self-Confidence, was published in 2013.) Matthew’s production company Vaughn Road Productions produced ...
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RuPaul's Drag Race UK Gets Stateside Premiere Date on Logo

RuPaul's Drag Race UK Gets Stateside Premiere Date on Logo
You might want to start brushing up on your British slang, because RuPaul’s Drag Race UK is officially crossing the pond. New episodes of the international offshoot will air in the U.S. on Fridays (Logo, 8/7c) beginning Oct. 11, TVLine has learned.

Drag Race UK is a lot like the show you’ve known and loved for the past 11 seasons, only with a British flare. Michelle Visage still has a place at the judges’ panel, but Instead of Carson Kressley and Ross Mathews offering their two cents, Drag Race UK welcomes Alan Carr and Graham Norton to the table.
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RuPaul Gets Political As ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Sashays Into Second Straight Reality Emmy Win

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RuPaul Gets Political As ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Sashays Into Second Straight Reality Emmy Win
RuPaul’s Drag Race has sashayed into its second straight win in the Outstanding Competition Program category and host RuPaul Charles got political as he accepted the award.

The VH1 reality competition series beat The Amazing Race, The Voice, Top Chef, American Ninja Warrior and Nailed It! It had already made history VH1, picking up the most noms in the Viacom network’s history and Charles picked up his fourth consecutive Emmy for Outstanding Host for a Reality or Competition Program to tie Survivor‘s Jeff Probst for most wins in the category last weekend.

Charles, picking up the award alongside the producers of the World of Wonder-produced series, said that he was “so proud” of the format that shows “how fabulous” its contestants were.

After thanking the Academy voters, he also urged viewers to get involved in the 2020 Presidential election. “Speaking of voting for love, go and register to vote,
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GLAAD To Honor ‘Schitt’s Creek’ Co-Creator and Star Dan Levy With Davidson/Valentini Award

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GLAAD To Honor ‘Schitt’s Creek’ Co-Creator and Star Dan Levy With Davidson/Valentini Award
Exclusive: Actor, writer, director and producer Dan Levy will be honored by GLAAD with the Davidson/Valentini Award at the 2019 GLAAD Gala in San Francisco. Named after GLAAD’s first executive director Craig Davidson and his partner Michael Valentini, the award is presented to an Lgbtq media professional who has made a significant difference in promoting acceptance for the Lgbtq community. The event will take place September 28 at the Hyatt Regency in San Francisco and will be hosted by RuPaul’s Drag Race alum and Broadway star Peppermint.

Levy, who identifies as a gay man, co-created Schitt’s Creek with his father Eugene Levy. He also serves as showrunner, executive producer, writer and stars as David Rose, one of the first openly pansexual characters depicted on television. The CBC and Pop TV comedy was recently nominated for four Emmys including Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Lead Actress for Catherine O’Hara
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RuPaul Premiere: Grade the Drag Race Host's New Syndicated Talk Show

RuPaul Premiere: Grade the Drag Race Host's New Syndicated Talk Show
RuPaul kicked off its three-week test run on Monday, sending the drag icon sashaying back to his roots as a traditional talk show host, albeit one flanked with tap-dancing backup performers.

“Welcome to my show, or should I say, welcome to our show,” the host told his crowd after strutting onto the stage. (Of course everyone enters the show via runway. Were you expecting anything else?) “Many of y’all know me looking like this,” showing a photo of himself in full drag, “but starting today, I want you all to know me like this.”

The audience was then treated
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The ‘Big Brother 21’ cast reveal is happening very, very soon, and there’s already a familiar face

The ‘Big Brother 21’ cast reveal is happening very, very soon, and there’s already a familiar face
“Big Brother 21” is almost here! But first… the cast will be announced next week. Grab a pen and paper/open your calendar app: The cast will be unveiled Monday, June 17 at 11 a.m. Et / 8 a.m. Pt, Jeff Schroeder announced in a Twitter message Monday.

Yup, that also means Jeff is back after a one-year hiatus to conduct the cast interviews in the Diary Room before the new houseguests get locked up for the summer. The interviews start at 11 a.m. Et / 8 a.m. Pt next Monday on the “Big Brother” live feeds. Last year, “Celebrity Big Brother 1” runner-up Ross Mathews replaced the Season 11 and 13 alum as the in-house host for pre-season and post-eviction interviews.

Jeff first hosted a “Big Brother” recap show during Season 14, after which he began doing pre-season interviews for CBS.

He's back! Meet the new Houseguests in One week with @jeffschroeder23. #BB21 pic.twitter.com/A
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‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Celebrates First Fyc Event With Queens, Shade And Shablams

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‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Celebrates First Fyc Event With Queens, Shade And Shablams
Last year, RuPaul’s Drag Race made herstory when it became the first reality series to win an Emmy for Outstanding Reality-Competition Program and Outstanding Reality Host in the same year. To step their game up, the VH1 series hosted their first Fyc event on Thursday night — and it snatched everyone’s wig.

With season 11 contestants Nina West and Plastique Tiarra at the helm as emcees, the show started with a video introduction by RuPaul who was unable to attend, followed by a performance of from the top five queens of the season: Vanessa Vanjie Mateo, Silky Nutmeg Ganache, A’Keria C. Davenport, Brooke Lynn Hytes, and the winner Yvie Oddly.

After the queens shablammed and sashayed, Judges Michelle Visage and Carson Kressley took the stage with Emmy-winning costume designer Zaldy Goco and Executive Producers Randy Barbato, Tom Campbell, Mandy Salangsang, Steven Corfe and Tim Palazzola.
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12th Annual Food Network and Cooking Channel New York City Wine and Food Festival Presented By Capital One

The Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by Capital One (Nycwff) returns for its 12th annual edition this Fall, taking over the Big Apple October 10 – 13, 2019.

With more than 80 events taking place at locations throughout the city, 100% of the net proceeds from the Festival support its mission to Eat. Drink. End Hunger. with Food Bank For New York City and No Kid Hungry. This year’s program highlights a mix of tastings, dinners, brunches, late-night parties and more; accented by a returning selection of family-friendly offerings to keep fans of all ages engaged throughout the weekend.

Mark the calendar: Capital One cardholders will enjoy exclusive presale access to tickets for all Nycwff events from June 10 – 23. Capital One cardholders will also have access to purchase tickets for the following cardholder-only events while they are available:

Dinner hosted by Jean-Georges Vongerichten on Thursday, October 10

Dinner hosted by Hugh Acheson
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Drag Race Recap: Whose Snatch Game Persona Made the Judges Seasick?

Drag Race Recap: Whose Snatch Game Persona Made the Judges Seasick?
The Snatch Game hit the high seas on Thursday’s episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race, which ended with the season’s fiercest lip sync battle yet — and a dramatic ruling from Mama Ru. But first…

Inspired by the release of RuPaul’s new book GuRu — available online or wherever fine literature is sold — this week’s mini challenge required the remaining eight queens to pitch their own books to Mama Ru, complete with a cover shoot. The winning book ended up being Silky Nutmeg Ganache’s Eat It: Chronicles of the Buffet, foreshadowing a very successful evening for Yvie Oddly’s apparent nemesis.
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Yeardley Smith Honored At Human Rights Campaign Los Angeles Dinner

On Saturday, March 30, the Human Rights Campaign (Hrc), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (Lgbtq) civil rights organization, presented its annual Los Angeles Dinner and honored the outstanding efforts of those who dedicate time, energy, spirit and whole-hearted commitment to bettering the lives of Lgbtq people.

National Leadership Award Recipient Yeardley Smith

The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people. Hrc envisions a world where Lgbtq people are embraced as full members of society at home, at work and in every community.

Among those who attended were Event Co-chairs Jessica Bair, Nam Lam, and Justin Mikita, Hrc President Chad Griffin, National Leadership Award Recipient Yeardley Smith, Special Speaker U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-nj), Special Speaker U.S. Senator Kamala Harris (D-ca), Performer Betty Who, Performer Shea Diamond, Comedian Dana Goldberg,
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Beyonce, Jay-z at GLAAD Awards: ‘To Choose Who You Love Is Your Human Right’

Beyonce, Jay-z at GLAAD Awards: ‘To Choose Who You Love Is Your Human Right’
Beyoncé and Jay-z accepted the Vanguard Award from GLAAD on Thursday night, at the advocacy group’s 30th annual Media Awards, held at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles, California.

Approaching the stage to the couple’s 2003 hit “Crazy in Love,” the duo gave short, but heartfelt, speeches. Jay-z spoke for less than two minutes, saying, “This journey is filled with highs, lows and a lot of learning.” He used his time to honor his mother Gloria Carter, a lesbian whose story was shared on Jay-z’s “Smile,” and who
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‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’: Was the right queen eliminated in episode 5 ‘Monster Ball’? [Poll]

On the fifth episode of season 11 of “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” Ariel Versace was eliminated. Did you think she was the right choice to go this week after her performance in the Lip Sync For Your Life or should Shuga Caina have been sent packing instead? Vote in our poll below and be sure to sound off in the comments section with your thoughts on episode 5, “Monster Ball,” which aired March 28 on VH1.

Ariel and Shuga ended up in the bottom two after failing to impress RuPaul Charles, guest judges Cara Delevingne and Elvira, and regular panellists Ross Mathews and Michelle Visage throughout the fifth series of competitions. That meant they were pitted against each other in the Lsfyl. Each had to perform to the Whitney Houston classic “I’m Your Baby Tonight.”

In the end, RuPaul opted to throw a lifeline to New York native Shuga who, at age
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‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ showmance alert: Miss Vanjie and Brooke Lynn ‘have a crush on each other’

‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ showmance alert: Miss Vanjie and Brooke Lynn ‘have a crush on each other’
The cat is out of the bag. During Thursday’s episode of “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” Vanessa “Miss Vanjie” Mateo and Brooke Lynn Hytes finally addressed the showmance that’s taken Season 11 by storm. “Me and Vanjie have a crush on each other, and we’ll see where it goes,” Brooke Lynn said about the returning queen from last season before giving a high-pitched high school giggle.

While all of the remaining contestants were sitting around in their Orange Alert outfits from the previous week’s challenge, A’Keria C. Davenport blurted out what everyone else was thinking ever since the two started kissing each other. “You know, I’ve been noticing here lately a lot of chemistry between [Vanjie] and Brooke Lynn. What exactly is going on?” A’Keria asked.

See‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ winner predictions: Yvie Oddly is gaining on front-runner Brooke Lynn Hytes

Miss Vanjie and Brooke
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‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ winner predictions: Yvie Oddly is gaining on front-runner Brooke Lynn Hytes

‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ winner predictions: Yvie Oddly is gaining on front-runner Brooke Lynn Hytes
While many Gold Derby readers still believe that Brooke Lynn Hytes will win Season 11 of “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” one queen is gaining on the front-runner on our winner’s chart: Yvie Oddly. As of this writing Yvie and Brooke and tied at one challenge victory apiece, with Yvie winning the horror movie parody challenge (she actually tied with Scarlet Envy) and Brooke winning the “Drag Race” legends inspiration challenge. Do you agree that Yvie and Brooke are the queens to beat? Make your predictions before Thursday’s episode and then defend your choice down in the comments section.

See‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ reunites Ross Mathews with Omarosa … sort of: We ‘shared a toilet for 29 days’ on ‘Big Brother

Yvie prides herself on being different, unique and, as her name suggests, odd. “I think what sets me apart from other queens is just my thought process,” Yvie said in her VH1 pre-show interview.
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More Stars Added To 30th Annual GLAAD Media Awards

GLAAD, the world’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (Lgbtq) media advocacy organization, announced today that Lizzo will perform at the 30th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles at the Beverly Hilton on Thursday, March 28, 2019.

GLAAD also announced a star-studded line-up of presenters and special guests including Academy Award-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow, Emmy Award-winning writer, producer and actor Lena Waithe, writer, producer, and director Janet Mock (Pose), Jake Borelli (Grey’s Anatomy), Barbara Corcoran (Shark Tank), Erika Jayne (Real Housewives of Beverly Hills), award-winning artist Hayley Kiyoko, Alex Landi (Grey’s Anatomy), Olivia Munn (The Rook), Olympic medalist Adam Rippon, and Grammy Award-winning Meghan Trainor.

The 30th Annual GLAAD Media Awards honor media for fair, accurate, and inclusive representations of Lgbtq people and issues.

As previously announced, Beyonce and Jay-z will receive GLAAD’s Vanguard Award and Sean Hayes will receive the Stephen F. Kolzak Award during the Los Angeles event.
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GLAAD Media Awards Adds Lizzo As Performer; Lena Waithe, Janet Mock, Gwyneth Paltrow And More As Presenters

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GLAAD Media Awards Adds Lizzo As Performer; Lena Waithe, Janet Mock, Gwyneth Paltrow And More As Presenters
Exclusive: The soulful, flute-playing, twerking queen Lizzo is set to bring her “Juice” to the 30th GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles. In addition to Lizzo performing her hit song to open the annual ceremony, GLAAD announced additional LGBTQIA+ luminaries and allies as presenters including Lena Waithe, Janet Mock, Gwyneth Paltrow, Meghan Trainor, Olivia Munn, Erika Jayne, Adam Rippon, Hayley Kiyoko, and Barbara Corcoran. The ceremony will take place on March 28 at the Beverly Hilton.

“The GLAAD Media Awards advance LGBTQ representation across the media and provide a stage for LGBTQ people and allies to send messages of acceptance that travel around the world,” said Rich Ferraro, GLAAD’s Chief Communications Officer and an Executive Producer of the annual awards. “From Phil Donahue speaking at the first Awards in 1990 to Cher surprising her son Chaz after he transitioned in 2012, to the message that Beyoncé and Jay-z will send to LGBTQ people of color this year,
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‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’: Was the right queen eliminated in episode 4 ‘Trump: The Rusical’? [Poll]

On the fourth episode of season 11 of “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” Mercedes Iman Diamond was eliminated. Did you think she was the right choice to go this week after her performance in the Lip Sync For Your Life or should Ra’Jah O’Hara have been sent packing? Vote in our poll below and be sure to sound off in the comments section with your thoughts on episode 4, “Trump: The Rusical,” which aired March 21 on VH1.

Mercedes and Ra’Jah ended up in the bottom two after failing to impress RuPaul Charles, guest judges Tiffany Pollard and Joel McHale, and regular panellists Ross Mathews and Michelle Visage throughout the fourth series of competitions. That meant they were pitted against each other in the Lsfyl. Each had to perform to the James Brown classic “Living in America.”

In the end, RuPaul opted to throw a lifeline to Dallas darling Ra’Jah who,
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‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ reunites Ross Mathews with Omarosa … sort of: We ‘shared a toilet for 29 days’ on ‘Big Brother’

‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ reunites Ross Mathews with Omarosa … sort of: We ‘shared a toilet for 29 days’ on ‘Big Brother’
During the fourth episode of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 11, the remaining 12 queens starred in “Trump: The Rusical,” a musical that mixed “Grease” with Donald Trump‘s White House. Each contestant took on the identity of women in Trump’s life, with Ra’Jah O’Hara playing former presidential aide/”Apprentice” villainous Omarosa. Since “Drag Race” judge Ross Mathews previously starred alongside Omarosa on “Celebrity Big Brother,” reality TV fans were treated to a mini reunion … sort of.

See‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’: Was the right queen eliminated in episode 3 ‘Diva Worship’? [Poll]

“I have a little experience with Omarosa,” Ross reminded host RuPaul Charles and fellow judges Michelle Visage, Tiffany Pollard and Joel McHale. “I shared a toilet for 29 days with Omarosa. She owns any room that she’s in. The problem with your Omarosa is that we didn’t notice you,” he told Ra’Jah.

Michelle also wasn
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Andy Cohen to Receive Vito Russo Award at the 30th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York City

GLAAD, the world’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (Lgbtq) media advocacy organization, announced today that it will honor Emmy Award-winning host, producer, and author Andy Cohen with the Vito Russo Award at the 30th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York City on May 4, 2019.

The award will be presented by Cohen’s longtime friend and Lgbtq ally Sarah Jessica Parker. They join previously announced honoree Madonna, who will become the first woman ever to receive GLAAD’s Advocate for Change Award. Cast members from FX’s “Pose,” Samantha Bee and CNN journalist Don Lemon will also appear at the New York event.

For the first time, the New York ceremony will be broadcast on Logo on Sunday, May 12, 2019 at 8pm Et/Pt. For more information click here.

The 30th Annual GLAAD Media Awards honor media for fair, accurate, and inclusive representations of Lgbtq people and issues. Events
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