"Freak Like A Model," the video for which exclusively premiered on PAPER, features Uncle Meg and muse/model, Clara Rae in Uncle’s hometown of Charleston, West Virginia. Kat Skaff, Uncle’s sister, shot the entire video under Uncle’s direction. Locations feature the Skaff’s grandmother’s house, her house helper relaxing on the couch, and the abandoned house across the street by the Kanawha River that has been for sale for nearly ten years. This light-hearted love song is about Uncle Meg’s first moments of falling in love with Clara Rae. The video is about finding someone who understands you and your quirks even if the outside world doesn’t.
Uncle Meg aka Meg Skaff has received praise from Nylon, who called her song "Uncle Freestyle" "a rapid-fire anthem for not giving a fuck" and Bitch says "it seems like the rhythm of rap comes naturally to her. Her normal inflection emphasizes the backbeat, the second and fourth syllables of her words, and she’s able to spit out lyrics with enviable speed, as the the track ‘Angel Dust’ makes clear."
RUPAUL IS TURNING THE COMPETITION UP TO 100 AND ADDING AN ALL-STAR PANEL OF GUEST JUDGES FOR THE UPCOMING SEASON OF “RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE”
"RuPaul's Drag Race" is celebrating all things 100! The mega-hit competition series returns to Logo with a Queen-sized 90-minute premiere on Monday, March 7th at 9:00 PM ET/PT that also marks the 100th episode and 100th Queen to sashay into the workroom. To celebrate the milestone, Logo will air a ‘Runway to 100’ marathon of the full series beginning on Thursday, March 3rd at 7:00 PM ET/PT. Throughout the marathon, viewers will be treated to all-new interviews with previous contestants who will spill all of the behind-the-scenes T on their seasons.
The ‘Runway to 100’ series marathon leads into the 100th episode extravaganza and the kick-off of a historic new season featuring a court of cutthroat Queens competing to snatch the crown and strut away with a $100,000 cash prize as well as the coveted title of “America’s Next Drag Superstar.” RuPaul welcomes backCarson Kressley and Ross Mathews to the permanent judging panel alongside Michelle Visage. Think you know this race? Honey, you have no idea.
Once again, RuPaul will be joined by the hottest celebrities today to help alongside show regulars Michelle Visage, Carson Kressley and Ross Mathews as they decide who will stay, lip-synch for their life or “Sashay Away.” This season’s celebrity guest judges include Nicole Richie, Gigi Hadid, Marc Jacobs, David and Amy Sedaris, Debbie Harry and Chris Stein of Blondie, Ester Dean, Faith Evans, Jamal Sims, Chanel Iman, Todrick Hall, Thomas Roberts, Tasha Smith and Vivica A. Fox.
For a sneak peek at the new season, click here.
The 12 previously announced Queens include: Acid Betty (Brooklyn, NY), Bob The Drag Queen (New York, NY), Chi Chi DeVayne (Shreveport, LA), Cynthia Lee Fontaine (Austin, TX), Dax ExclamationPoint (Savannah, GA), Derrick Barry (Las Vegas, NV), Kim Chi (Chicago, IL), Laila McQueen (Gloucester, MA), Naomi Smalls(Redlands, CA), Naysha Lopez (Chicago, IL), Robbie Turner (Seattle, WA) and Thorgy Thor (Brooklyn, NY).
"RuPaul's Drag Race" Season 8 is produced by World of Wonder Productions with Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato, Tom Campbell, Steven Corfe, Kate Fisher and RuPaul Charles serving as Executive Producers. Chris McCarthy, Pamela Post and Tim Palazzola are Executive Producers for Logo.
For more information on “RuPaul’s Drag Race” and sneak preview clips, go to LogoTV.com. For up-to-date “RuPaul’s Drag Race” news and exclusives, join the “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Facebook page or follow #DragRace conversation on Twitter at @RuPaulsDragRace. Follow along with live gifs from the show onTumblr and additional content on the show’s Instagram page.
Logo is celebrating the return of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” with premiere events nationwide featuring gag-worthy performances by the entire season 8 cast and beats from DJ Lady Bunny. Surprise hosts to be announced soon. Events to take place in New York City on February 22, Chicago on February 24th, Austin on February 26th, San Francisco on February 28th and Los Angeles on March 1st. For ticket information go to vossevents.com.
Drama fans can celebrate the life and work of Tennessee Williams, award-winning playwright of "The Glass Menagerie," "A Streetcar Named Desire" and "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," throughout March on the island he called home for more than three decades.
Dennis Beaver, founder and curator of the Tennessee Williams Key West Exhibit at 513 Truman Ave., spearheads the annual Tennessee Williams Birthday Celebration in recognition of the famed playwright's birthday. Born March 26, 1911, Williams lived in Key West with his partner Frank Merlo and helped shape the island's literary culture.
After a March 2 kick-off party at the Key West residence of Beaver and his partner, Bert Whitt, the celebration continues with Monday night screenings of three Williams films at Key West's Tropic Cinema, 416 Eaton St. Scheduled are "The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone" set for 6 p.m. March 7, "The Fugitive Kind" at 6 p.m. March 14 and "Summer and Smoke" at 6 p.m. March 21, followed by a5:30 p.m. reception and film forum March 28. Tickets are available online at www.tropiccinema.com or at the door.
Moving from film to stage, local performers are to present readings of some of Williams' most compelling letters and correspondence in a production titled "Tennessee Williams Letters, LIVE" at 8 p.m.Sunday, March 13, at The Studios of Key West, 533 Eaton St.
For aspiring writers hoping to emulate Williams' talent, the festival features an annual poetry contest and a new short story writing contest.
In addition, both professional and recreational painters are encouraged to enter a challenge that celebrates one of Williams' favorite pastimes. Artists in the plein-air painting contest will be given three hours -- the amount of time Beaver said Williams allowed himself to paint in one sitting -- to set up a canvas outside Key West's Waterfront Playhouse Saturday, March 19, and paint the theater where the playwright once read to sold-out audiences. All paintings are to be exhibited and the winning creation is to appear on the theater's 2016-17 playbill.
Rules, registration and deadlines for all contests are available at www.twkw.org.
Williams' own paintings are to take center stage at noonWednesday, March 16, during a discussion and VIP tour of a new exhibition of his original artwork at the Custom House Museum, 281 Front St. An opening reception for the permanent exhibit is set for5:30 p.m. the following day.
Celebrations conclude with a birthday reception and awards presentations at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 26, at the Tennessee Williams Center at 513 Truman Ave. As well as honoring the 105th anniversary of the playwright's birth, attendees can meet other Williams enthusiasts and view new videos, photos and exhibits at the center.
Event information: www.twkw.org
Key West visitor information: www.fla-keys.com/keywest or 1-800-LAST-KEY
Aurora Sexton and Joanna James were crowned Miss Gay Southernmost USofA and Miss Gay Southernmost USofA Classic, respectively, Jan. 30 at the San Carlos Institute in Key West.
Local entertainer Randy Roberts hosted the Las Vegas-style pageant for female impersonators. The four-hour entertainment extravaganza featured lip sync, vocal and dance performances from past pageant winners.
Audience members enjoyed costumed performances to hip-swinging oldies, hard rock and modern-day pop songs, as well as club techno and tropical-flavored rhythms ideal for salsa or meringue.
Performers channeled icons Diana Ross, Barbra Streisand and Dionne Warwick among others.
Competition categories included talent, evening gown and personal interview.
Sexton, 32, the alter ego of Aurora Hunsaker, hails from Nashville, Tennessee. The 58-year-old James, also known as James Wilson, lives in Miami Beach, Florida. They will go on to compete for the titles of Miss Gay USofA and Miss Gay USofA Classic at the May 24-27 national pageant in Dallas, Texas.
The Miss Gay USofA competition is open to contestants 21 years old and up, while Miss Gay USofA Classic is open to contestants age 40 and older
Guest Host Daniel Franzese (“Looking,” “Mean Girls,” “Recovery “Road”) joins a cast of familiar and up-and-coming sketch comedy players for a blend of pop culture parodies, recurring characters, and comic critiques about modern romance, including Franzese's take on Cupid that we won’t soon forget! “Gay Skit Happens” stars Brian Jordan Alvarez, Tara DeFrancisco, Julie Goldman, Stephen Guarino, Ken Kirby, Lyric Lewis, Courtney Pauroso, and Bill Posley.
TINDER VS. GRINDR
The cast of Logo’s new sketch comedy show “Gay Skit Happens” takes on love and dating in the premiere episode on Monday, February 8 at 10pm ET/PT on Logo. In this sketch, the cast takes on falling in love on Tinder and then falling in love – and out of love – and back in love – on Grindr.
What Gay Guys Do During the Super Bowl
Daniel Franzese serves as the special guest host of the premiere of Logo’s new sketch comedy show “Gay Skit Happens” onMonday, February 8 at 10pm ET/PT. In this video extra from the show, Daniel and cast members imagine what gay guys will be doing during the Super Bowl this weekend.
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