September 6, 2012 |
RuPaul became famous for his over-the-top drag performances and later, his VH1 show, "RuPaul's Drag Race. " But recently, the 51-year-old performer has turned his focus inward, embarking on a hiking regimen in his hometown of Los Angeles that, he says, has changed his life physically, emotionally and spiritually. We talked to him about what making that change was like, and the impact it's had on his life. How did you get into hiking? It started when I quit smoking. I was around 40, and I knew that I needed to get out of the house and occupy myself.
August 9, 2012 |
Lady Gaga is a musician first but voracious fashion fan second. What a moment, then, to see her staring out from the cover of the September issue of Vogue magazine. The year's most anticipated, thanks to its comprehensive fall fashion spread, and often largest (her issue's page count is a record-breaking 916) sees Gaga shot by photography team Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott. And that double take you just did? The Lady sees the resemblance too, to another fashion iconoclast: RuPaul.
April 30, 2012 |
"RuPaul's Drag Race"is crossing its Season 4 finish line, honey, with the reality competition arguably at the height of its popularity. To close the show's splashiest and most twist-laden season yet, RuPaul's pack of drag queens reunited last week in North Hollywood, where a special live taping awaited along with the crowning of "America's next drag superstar. " The Ministry was on site for the taping (the finale airs Monday night on Logo), and Ru and his girls didn't disappoint.
March 2, 2012 |
Life's a drag, but if we're talking about Los Angeles after dark, that's a good thing. The city's drag show scene, once a closeted affair hidden in dive bars, now sells out theaters and pulls in straight crowds. During the last 20 years, female-impersonator shows in L.A. have become more than dressing like Cher and lip-syncing "Believe. " "Performers are real singers and real writers," says Jon Imparato, director of cultural arts at the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center. "It's become an art form.
January 23, 2011
Still not ready to let Simon Cowell go? Talk about "Oprah Presents Master Class: Simon Cowell. " It's been less than a week, guys! But if you're not impressed with the new "American Idol" lineup, don't fret. Get your fix of the snarky Brit when he shares his stories and lessons. Let's hope Steven Tyler and J-Lo are watching. (Sunday) Sashay and chante ? and talk about "RuPaul's Drag Race. " The time has come for you to lip-sync for your life! The (man) ladies are back on LOGOTV.
June 10, 2010
STAGE Time may have softened the edges of the punk rock icon's aggro stance at the mike — gone are the days of club riots, LAPD raids and endless van hauls across the country — yet Henry Rollins still seethes with a bemused intensity and an endless flow of words and opinions on seemingly everything under the sun, from RuPaul to BP to Bad Brains. Rollins' Frequent Flyer Tour touches down for a three-night stand at Largo at the Coronet, 336 N. La Cienega Blvd., L.A. Fri.-Sun.