Saturday, 24 June 2017

PopGoesTheArts Presents: Our Picks For 'RuPaul's Drag Race' All Stars 3


Hey, so what if season 9 just ended.....and we'll probably get season 10 before that......

Yours truly has been waiting to do this!!!

With last nights crowning of Sasha Velour as the season 9 winner, it got yours truly thinking even more about who should be included in 'All Stars 3'.

Who do we think has the potential to stand alongside Chad Michaels and Alaska?

So, here are our 10 picks!!

Trixie Mattel



It was the gift of season 7 that we got not once, but twice.

Trixie has proven to have the standings of a long reigning queen and should be given an opportunity to shine once again. This is the queen I would have my eyes on in All Stars 3. It simply needs to happen.

Shea Coulee 




Many cried foul during last nights lip sync battle, because many of us banked on Shea to win the competition after pretty much nailing every challenge. However, we need to remember it's a competition right to the end, and Sasha outperformed Shea.

That's just giving Shea the boost she needs to win AS3. She would be a formidable contender once again, and in my opinion, the competition would be Trixie vs Shea.

Adore Delano 




C'mon now.....our beloved Adore needs to be given another chance after falling apart in All Stars 2, am I right?

Thorgy Thor 




When Thorgy fell to Chi Chi in their season 8 lip sync, many were upset that she was eliminated so early, yours truly included. Thorgy's lovable personality, matched with her comedic timing and fierce runway looks really made her a standout that season. Given a 2nd opportunity, could she make it all the way to the top?

Laganja Estranja




Look, this needs to happen plain and simple.

Our beloved pot smoking, death dropping, YES GAWD popping Laganja was always fierce competition, it just didn't pan out properly in season 6. Given a 2nd opportunity could do wonders for her and we'd be all for it.....

Even if it led to another HERStorical moment like her Untucked meltdown.

Ongina 




BRING. BACK. MY. SEASON. 1. QUEEN!!!!!

Ongina was an explosive, fierce queen from the second she hit the main stage and yours truly really wants the show to go all the way back to its roots and bring her back.

Ivy Winters 




This is the only other season 5 queen they could bring back after pretty much having the entire cast back for AS2. It's time to give Ivvvvvvyyyyyyyyyy Winters a second chance.

Ben DeLa Creme




Another Miss Congeniality that needs to come back!!

The fandom pretty much erupted when Darienne Lake beat DeLa in their lip sync, forcing her out of the Top 4. Given another round, DeLa could be a pretty strong contender for the crown.

Valentina




You know this is going to happen. Just deal with it.

Joslyn Fox 




Yours truly really came to love Joslyn on season 6, and would LOVE to see her back in all of her goofy glory. And c'mon, who didn't love this?




So there you have it.

I'm very well aware there are MANY memorable queens that could make their return to the show, which means....

I WANT TO HEAR FROM ALL OF YOU!!

Tell me who YOU want to see back for AS3 and if you agree with some of my picks!!



Friday, 23 June 2017

'RuPaul's Drag Race' Grand Finale Recap: America's Next Drag Superstar Is.....


Shall we get right to the point?

Well, after a long and fought out (and much criticized) 9th season of 'RuPaul's Drag Race', Ru finally crowned the winning queen.

After some fierce lips syncs, which we'll get into more in depth, the America's Next Drag Superstar is.....







Sasha Velour!!!

It was one HELL of a night getting there, with 3 EPIC lip sync performances for the ages. As you can see from the above GIF, the remaining queens went into battle with one another:

Sasha squared off against Shea to the tune of 'So Emotional' by Whitney Houston, and in a stunning display, Sasha of course reigned supreme. Of course, the reveal of the rose petals and the wig/petals reveal?

EVERYTHING.



Then you had Peppermint vs Trinity, and while many thought Trinity was turning it out and secured a spot against Sasha, a last minute flawless wig/dress reveal combo took Peppermint to the finals.



Peppermint......VS......Sasha.

Once again, our reigning queen of season 9 brought an extra level of ferocity to her lip sync and unfortunately, Peppermint's lip sync skills weren't enough.



Are you guys satisfied with who won?

Were you Team Sasha or another queen?

SOUND OFF!!

Alyssa Milano Denies Ted Cruz A Hug In HILARIOUS Twitter Exchange


Oh my beloved Samantha Micelli/Phoebe Halliwell.....

I LOVE YOU.

Alyssa Milano tweeted on Tuesday to her followers asking for a group hug, and got a response that she probably wasn't expecting, that being from Republican Senator Ted Cruz:


Well, Ted decided to respond to the tweet yesterday, quoting it and saying:


And Alyssa's response?

NO HUG FOR YOU TEDDY!!


HA!!

Alyssa did have something else to say to Cruz though:




Long live Alyssa Milano.

Johnny Depp Under Fire For Making Assassination Joke About Trump


UPDATE: 

Just minutes ago, Depp issued an apology for his comments:

“I apologize for the bad joke I attempted last night in poor taste about President Trump,” It did not come out as intended, and I intended no malice. I was only trying to amuse, not to harm anyone.”


It cost Kathy Griffin everything....

Will it cost Johnny?

No. Because he's a man.

And you all know that's damn true.

While speaking to the crowd at the Glastonbury Festival yesterday, Johnny began talking about Donald Trump, and then dropped this line:

"I think he needs help."

"When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?" 

The line drew cheers from the crowd, but Depp still tried to backpedal somewhat on his clear reference to John Wilkes Booth assassinating President Lincoln. 

So, we all saw what Kathy went through......what will happen to Johnny? 

SHOTS FIRED: Halsey Calls Iggy Azalea A "F***ing Moron" During Interview


Tell us how you really feel girl!!

While speaking with 'The Guardian', Halsey was asked about the collaborations on her new album, and which artists in particular she would NOT want to work with.

First name up?

Iggy Azalea!!

Halsey said:

“There’s a lot of people I wouldn’t put on my record,” 

Iggy Azalea: absolutely not. She had a complete disregard for black culture. F–king moron. I watched her career dissolve and it fascinated me.”


Thursday, 22 June 2017

YES!!!! RuPaul Set To Receive Star On Hollywood Walk Of Fame!!!


This is the best news EVER!!!!

Our beloved RuPaul has been announced (along with many others) to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame!!

There's no date or time for the honor just yet, but considering this is Pride weekend?

BEST NEWS EVER!!

Bill Cosby To Host Seminars On How To Avoid Being Accused Of Sexual Assault


This man has LOST HIS DAMN MIND.

In the wake of Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial being declared a mistrial, we've now learned something very troubling:

The embattled comedian will be hosting seminars to educate young people on sexual assault, and how to avoid accusations.

Representatives for Cosby, Andrew Wyatt and Ebonee Benson, spoke with 'Good Day Alabama' this morning where they revealed the news. They further detailed that Cosby plans on hosting the seminars this summer, and will also "teach" those who attend on how to find warning signs from potential victims and the accusations that could follow.

One quote from Wyatt was that young people:

"know what they're facing when they're hanging out and partying, when they're doing certain things they shouldn't be doing."

This.....I mean.....