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RuPaul Breaks Emmys Record For Black Artists [VIDEO]

The Hollywood Reporter reports: Television Academy voters delivered a special message to RuPaul on Sunday: “Shantay, you stay in the history books.” VH1’s RuPaul’s Drag Race won a trophy for outstanding competition program at tonight’s telecast, a victory that gives RuPaul an 11th Emmy and solidifies his place as the most decorated Black artist in Emmy Awards history. During the …

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Lil Nas X Is Taco Bell’s Newest Pitchman [VIDEO]

Just in via press release: As a cultural icon with an insider’s perspective on the Taco Bell team member experience, Lil Nas X has been appointed the title of ‘Chief Impact Officer,’ a newly created role that will allow him to collaborate on the brand experience from the inside out. Back in 2017, Lil Nas X laid down roots working …

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Only 3 FCC Complaints For Lil Nas X’s BET Awards Kiss

TMZ reports: Lil Nas X triggered a wave of online criticism for kissing a male dancer during the BET Awards, but over at the FCC … it was basically crickets. Sooo, sign of progress? TMZ’s obtained the complaints filed to the Federal Communications Commission and there were merely 3 of them made in after Lil Nas’ much-talked about performance of …

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Lil Nas X Brings Homoerotic Heat To BET Awards [Video]

Yahoo Music reports: When Madonna shared a same-sex smooch with Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera at the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards, it was a sensation, but when openly gay pop singer Adam Lambert enjoyed a similar moment with a male band member at the 2009 American Music Awards, it caused a backlash that nearly derailed his career. Societal progress …

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Lil Nas X Brings His Gay Strip Club To SNL [VIDEO]

The Guardian reports: Lil Nas X suffered a wardrobe malfunction while performing on Saturday Night Live. The incident happened during a performance of his controversial song Montero (Call Me By Your Name). During the end of the track the singer, who was dressed in an all-leather outfit featuring a flame design, began dancing on a pole, recreating a scene from …

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Ellen DeGeneres To End Daytime Show Next Year

The Los Angeles Times reports: It’s the end of an era: Ellen DeGeneres will end her daytime chat show next year. “When you’re a creative person, you constantly need to be challenged — and as great as this show is, and as fun as it is, it’s just not a challenge anymore,” the comedian and host told the Hollywood Reporter. …

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Randy Rainbow: Clang, Clang, Clang Went Josh Hawley

Randy Rainbow is back today with Clang, Clang, Clang Went Josh Hawley, which of course is a take on The Trolley Song, which earned writers Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane an Oscar nomination for Best Original Song thanks to Judy Garland’s performance in the 1944 classic, Meet Me In St. Louis. Watch as Mr. Rainbow takes on Hawley, Ted Cruz, …

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Gay Rapper Lil Nas X Debuts At #1 With “Satan” Single

Billboard Magazine reports: Lil Nas X launches at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart with “Montero (Call Me by Your Name).” The song, propelled by its buzzy official video, is his second Hot 100 No. 1, after his breakthrough smash “Old Town Road,” featuring Billy Ray Cyrus, reigned for a record 19 weeks in 2019. “Montero,” released …

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Randy Rainbow: “Don’t Tell Donald He’s Not Reelected”

Randy Rainbow is back today to celebrate Joe Biden’s win with a parody of Getting Married Today from Stephen Sondheim’s 1970 musical Company. The famously rapid-fire original is considered one of Broadway’s classic “patter songs.” From Wikipedia: “With 68 words sung in a total of 11 seconds, Getting Married Today was notable for being the most difficult musical song with …

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Randy Rainbow & Patti LuPone: “If Donald Got Fired”

YouTube star Randy Rainbow is back today with his special guest, Broadway legend Patti LuPone. The pair team up to blast Trump and his sycophants with a parody of Stephen Sondheim’s “If Mama Was Married” from the 1959 musical Gypsy. LuPone won the Tony Award in the 2008 revival of Gypsy, making national news on the show’s closing night when …

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Billy Porter Wins Raves For Protest Anthem At DNC

Variety reports: Following Michelle Obama is no easy task, but the duo of Billy Porter and Stephen Stills stepped up with a virtual performance of “For What It’s Worth” during the opening night of the 2020 Democratic National Convention. While Stills first wrote and sang the song — which is perhaps better known by its subtitle, “Stop, Hey, What’s That …

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Randy Rainbow Pays Musical Tribute To Kamala Harris

Randy Rainbow is back today with a tribute to Kamala Harris set to the tune of “Camelot” from the Tony-winning 1960 Lerner and Loewe musical of the same name. The original Broadway production starred Richard Burton, Julie Andrews, Robert Goulet, and Roddy McDowell. The 1967 film version starred Richard Harris and Vanessa Redgrave in the roles originated on the stage …

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TOMORROW: Disney+ Launches Documentary On Life Of Late Oscar-Winning Lyricist Howard Ashman [VIDEO]

Kevin Fallon writes for the Daily Beast: Howard, the documentary on the life of legendary lyricist Howard Ashman, opens with sounds of an orchestra warming up before launching into the first notes of “Belle,” the opening number for Beauty and the Beast, at a 1990 recording session for the Disney animated musical. The new documentary, which launches on Disney+ this …

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Randy Rainbow: “Gee, Anthony Fauci!” [VIDEO]

Randy Rainbow is back today with a tribute to Dr. Anthony Fauci set to the tune of Gee, Officer Krupke from the classic musical, West Side Story.  Some history on the song from Slate: When Stephen Sondheim was writing the lyrics for “Gee, Officer Krupke,” to be sung in the 1957 musical West Side Story, he was hoping to be …

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Randy Rainbow: “Poor Deplorable Troll” [VIDEO]

Randy Rainbow is back this morning to kick off the week with another parody aimed at Trump’s relentless lying. Today’s episode is set to the tune of “Poor Unfortunate Souls,” which was sung by Pat Carroll in the 1989 Disney classic, The Little Mermaid. The original lyrics were penned by Howard Ashman, who won the Oscar that year for Best …

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Randy Rainbow: That Coward Is “The Bunker Boy”

Randy Rainbow is back this morning, reaching deep into musical archives with Bunker Boy, a parody set to the tune of The Jitterbug, which was cut from the 1939 classic, The Wizard Of Oz. “The Jitterbug” was both a jazzy development of the plot and a nod to the then-popular bobby-soxer dance craze. As the song begins, the four friends …

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Siegfried & Roy’s Roy Horn Dies Of COVID At Age 75

People Magazine reports: Illusionist Roy Horn has died. He was 75. Horn, who launched to fame as part of the duo Siegfried & Roy, died of complications from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in a Las Vegas hospital on Friday, his publicist said in a statement to ABC. The entertainer tested positive for the contagious respiratory virus last month. At the …

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Randy Rainbow: A Spoonful Of Clorox [VIDEO]

YouTube star Randy Rainbow is back today to quickly respond to Glorious Leader’s suggestion that injecting disinfectants might be a great way to cure coronavirus. Randy sets his sights on Trump and Fox’s crackpot doctors to the tune of A Spoonful Of Sugar, from Disney’s 1964 classic, Mary Poppins. Notably, original songwriter Robert Sherman penned the tune on the day …

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SF Gay Men’s Chorus Pays Tribute To First Responders

Via press release: Today, San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus (SFGMC) Artistic Director Dr. Timothy Seelig and Executive Director Chris Verdugo announced the launch of SFGMC TV, a free online platform showcasing exciting performances, dynamic interviews, singer spotlights, and more. SFGMC TV will allow supporters to stay connected with the Chorus during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and beyond by offering content …

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Randy Rainbow Pays Musical Tribute To Andrew Cuomo

YouTube star and national heartthrob Randy Rainbow is back today, but this time rather than endless barbs aimed at Glorious Leader and his army of bootlickers, Randy gives us a straightforward (heh) tribute to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The song is set to the tune of “Sandy,” from the 1978 film version of Grease. Glorious and full of laughs.

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