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Tuesday, April 26, 2011


When you first met him he was funny, sharp, and quick-witted. He is the highlight of the party, the one who could entertain a group with his snarky comment. But after a while, he stops being funny and is often referred to as the resident "bitch." Do you think that the ‘bitchy queen’ is too much to deal with? Gay society says that a strong point of view is good, and while the ‘bitchy queen’ can make one blunt or opinionated, those traits offer a certain entertainment value but it does it REALLY provides one with quality relationships? I am of the opinion that life being a bitch doesn't mean one has to be one. Do you love/loathe your resident ‘bitchy queen’?


    The winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race, America’s Next Drag Superstar, is…RAJA! Surprise? Not for us here Raja completely dominated the competition this year. 
    The episode came down to a battle between Raja and Manila. (Alexis Mateo, despite all her bam!-filled efforts and pageant-esque looks, was booted before the final lip synch between Raja and Manila.) Much of the rather tame hour focused on the final three making a music video for RuPaul’s “Champion.” That situation was rather unthrilling, with the most excitement coming whenever wackadoo coreographer Ryan Heffington showed up on stage, wearing his red toga and various necklaces. (Where’s his reality show? Please?)
    Alexis, of course, brought her signature big-ass hair, which caused much controversy during the video shoot. Was it sexy? Could she rock it and still rock a silhouette? Was it bigger than Michelle Visage’s weave? Was it appropriate for the other queens to blame the big wig on why they were doing so poorly? (“They trying to blame my hair!” Alexis said at one point. Later she explained: “The bigger the hair, the closer to God.” Right.)
    As has become standard during the Drag Race finales, Ru sat down with each of her final gals for “lunch,” which so bitingly consisted of one solo Tic Tac for each party. “What is this? Thanksgiving?” quipped the eventual winner Raja when she spotted the spread. The “lunch” that Ru throws for the girls, however, always elicits some great moments. Alexis took the opportunity to revel in how far she’d come: “I am very sure,” the queen said, “that I am perfect.” Meanwhile, Raja said hi to her loved ones: “Hi, Mom. Hi, Dad. Look, I’m sitting with RuPaul.”
    Finally, we arrived at the runway. One thing you could say about all three queens was that they all certainly served exactly who they were. Alexis came as a (err?) dainty pink showgirl, in a get-up (complete with parasol) that would have made even Elizabeth Berkley blush. Manila looked ravishing and bodacious in a lime-green gown perfectly in line with her usual looks. And Raja, well, the judges commented that her outfit looked like All That Jazz, and it certainly did, as Raja seemed to be pushing the boundaries between genders here with cabaret fierceness. (Well, I mean, as if the whole show weren’t doing that already.)
    Alexis was quickly jettisoned. Michelle Visage — who had hair so sky-high it looked like she should have been competing herself — told her: “You were not one I expected to see in the final three.” That cleared the way for Raja and Manila to complete their lip sync to — yes, the Ru product placement didn’t stop! — to RuPaul’s “Champion.” (Yes, again.) It was a tame lip synch, actually, that ended in what seemed to be a heartfelt hug between the final two gals. (Although, why no use of “Superstar”? I’m really loving that song right now, but I guess they already showed it a lot of love this season.)
    The final judging panel tried to size Manila and Raja up as equal competitors. (But like, c’mon…) However, Santino summed it up best when he said of Raja: “Bitch is bad.” Manila eventually was told to “sashay away”: “Manila, you are an inspiration,” Ru said. “I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart. Now, sashay away.” The most genius sound bite of the night actually goes to Manila, who quipped right after her offing, “I’m first runner up, so maybe if Raja dies of old age, maybe I’ll get the crown.” Brilliant. Her constant jokes about Raja’s old age (she’s 36!) were totally on point.
    But it was somehow gratifying to see Raja take home the (hugely, gaudily, obnoxious) crown: Raja certainly has the charisma, uniqueness, nerve, and talent to do justice to the title. Well, certainly more so, than, say, last year’s rather personality-less winner Tyra, but we’ll have to see if she can top season 1′s winner, the delightful BeBe Zahara Benet.
    “Now, prance, I say!” a positively giddy Ru said, after putting the hideous thing on Raja’s head. “Prance, my queen!” And what did Raja have to say at the end? “The cash is mine, and I am America’s Next Drag Superstar!” That you are, queen.
    Look for my interview with Raja here on EW’s PopWatch on Tuesday afternoon. If you have any questions for Raja, leave them in the comments below, and I’ll be sure to ask her.
    But now: Tell me what you think of the outcome of season 3, Drag Racers! Happy? Pissed? Sad? Never gonna watch Drag Race again? Should Manila or Alexis have won? Will you shower Raja with the appropriate level of accolades for being crowned America’s Next Drag Superstar?

    • Main Challenge: Participate in the filming of the music video for RuPaul's song "Champion"

    • Eliminated: Alexis Mateo

    • Farewell Message: Always know your place. The jig is up! Siempre, Alexis

    • Lip Synch Song: "Champion"

    • Runner-Up: Manila Luzon

    • Winner of RuPaul's Drag Race Season 3: Raja


    Scream 4,is the latest installment in the Scream slasher film franchise with some influx of fresh blood namely: Hayden Panettiere, Emma Roberts and Rory Culkin. In the latest outing, ten years have now passed and Sidney (Neve Campbell), now a successful author returns to Woodsboro on a book tour. True to form, whenever Sidney is around,the slashers come out and people start turning up dead. With evidence planted in the back of her rental,Sidney is prevented to leave town and the return of ghostface puts her and the whole town in danger.

    What's Good About the Movie:

    A surprising plot twist at the end that we didn't see coming. This would pretty much leave you with your mouth ajar, I know it had that effect on me. This for me was the best thing about the whole film.

    There were some fairly good slasher scenes and scenes to make you probably cringe and even jump a bit.

    What's Bad about the Movie:

    Not to give away the plot of the movie but some scenes just didn't make sense and it felt like the characters were extremely foolish which led to their demise. Ghostface just had to show up and the victims pretty much did the job for him.

    Overall Grade: D,despite having a plot twist that took me by surprise,the overall movie was disappointing compared to the other movies in the Sequel. 


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