On tomorrow’s episode of Very VH1, Kate Spencer chats with RuPaul’s Drag Race super judge, Michelle Visage. They’ll talk all things drag and dive into some of day’s biggest pop culture stories. Tune in at 2PM EST – check out the video below to watch the show and click on the comment icon in the upper right hand corner to participate in the chat. Remember – it’s an interactive experience, so you can hop on camera question to ask a question or comment, too!
RuPaul’s Drag Race
We’re so excited to have Vivienne Pinay of RuPaul’s Drag Race on Tuesday’s episode of Very VH1. She’ll be answering questions about Season 5 of Logo‘s hit show as well as chatting with us about the day’s biggest pop culture stories. Tune in at 2PM EST – check out the video below to watch the show and click on the comment icon in the upper right hand corner to participate in the chat. Remember – it’s an interactive experience, so you can hop on camera question to ask a question or comment, too!
Antoine Ashley, known as Sahara Davenport from his appearance on RuPaul’s Drag Race, passed away yesterday at the age of 27. There’s no information yet on the cause of death, but it has been confirmed by several sources close to the show. “It’s true and I have no words,” Drag Race judge Michelle Visage posted to twitter. “Have to sign off for now kids, can’t handle this. XOXO.” Host RuPaul also offered his sympathies. “Shocked & heartbroken over @SaharaDavenport,” he tweeted earlier this morning. “Never occurred to me that we’d ever lose one of my girls. I see them as immortal.”
A Dallas native, Antoine was trained as a dancer at the Southern Methodist University. He moved to New York after graduating, and began performing drag shows in various bars around the city under his Sahara Davenport alter-ego. He also did turns on the soap opera One Life To Live, Judge Karen, and music videos for David Guetta. After gaining fame on the second season of RuPaul’s Drag Race in 2010, he turned his attention to his own music. He released the EP Pump With Me, and the single “Go Off” went to Number 35 on the Billboard Dance charts earlier this year.
He leaves behind boyfriend Karl Westerberg, who also appeared on RuPaul’s Drag Race under the name Manila Luzon. “I love him so much,” he tweeted today. Logo, the network that airs the television show, issued a statement today. “Logo is profoundly saddened by the passing of Antoine Ashley who fans around the world knew and loved as Sahara Davenport. He was an amazing artist and entertainer who’ll be deeply missed by his Logo family. Our hearts and prayers go out to his family, especially his boyfriend Karl, in their time of need.” We’ll give you an update as more information is released.
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Is the world ready for a duet with RuPaul and Honey Boo Boo Child? Well, get ready, because Ru is really trying to make it happen! The fashion icon and host of RuPaul’s Drag Race has made a personal appeal to the pint-size reality-TV sensation while on the red carpet of the 2012 MTV VMAs last week. “I’m doing a duet record and I’m here to ask Honey Boo Boo Child to be my duet partner,” he told E! News. RuPaul is apparently a huge fan of the Toddlers & Tiaras breakout star, whose less colorful name is Alana Thompson. The 6-year-old recently debuted her own spinoff series called Here Comes Honey Boo Boo Child, which features the trials and tribulations of her close-knit Georgia-based family.
From what we gather, RuPaul never misses an episode! “She is real, she is lovely, she’s funny,” he gushed. “She doesn’t take herself seriously. The whole family doesn’t take themselves seriously. It’s really just good fun. I love anybody who dances to the beat of a different drummer.” RuPaul admits to identifying with the girl, even admitting that she would totally beat him in a drag fashion walk-off! “Honey Boo Boo is there,” RuPaul said. “She is the queen. She understands what drag is. That’s what pageants are. That’s why pageants are so lovely.” No word on whether the duet will come together, but the resulting cloud of eye shadow and fabulousness would definitely be unforgettable!
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