Shangela: The People’s Champion

In a RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars season full of gag-worthy moments, the final twist that shut out front runner Shangela from the top 2 in favor of Kennedy Davenport and Trixie Mattel left some viewers floored and ignited a firestorm on social media. Shangela's journey from being the first eliminated queen on Season 2 of RuPaul's Drag Race to nearly snatching the All Stars 3 crown has been one filled with ups and downs, an incredible work ethic, fierce drive and determination, and through it all Shangela has never lost her superstar smile or sense of humor. We were


Frank Ocean celebrated his 30th birthday this weekend with a Paris Is Burning themed ball. Frank has seemly had a interest in ball culture for a bit as he sampled an audio clip of Crystal LaBeija from the film The Queen on a song from last year’s Endless. A week prior Frank popped in to Vogue Knights LA to check out the local Ballroom scene. For those wondering, YES! The ballroom gurls were in the building including: The House Of Labeija ( Kia Labeija, Leggoh Labeija, Derrick Labeija) DJ Mike Q,  Miss Shale St Laurent, Tre Rodeo, Trace Mizrahi, Hurricane Khan,Roxy

Ballroom Scene Goes Primetime with Ryan Murphy’s “Pose” on FX

Ryan Murphy and FX are making TV history with Pose, the 1980s-set drama pilot produced by the Feud and American Horror Story showrunner. Set in the 1980s, Pose looks at the juxtaposition of several segments of life and society in New York: the rise of the luxury Trump-era universe, the downtown social and literary scene and the ball culture world. The history-making actors are: MJ Rodriguez, who will play Blanca, is a theater and film actress who has appeared on Nurse Jackie, The Carrie Diaries, Luke Cage and was recently featured with Indya Moore (Angel) in Saturday Church at the Tribeca Film Festival. Dominique Jackson (Elektra) is a fashion model and icon in the

It’s Me, Valentina! for Benito Santos

Rupaul's Drag Race Season 9 contestant Valentina is out here stoning tights & booking fashion gigs. Fashion designer Benito Santos shared  images of his new campaign captured by Alex Córdova through his Instagram and Facebook account. In the caption of the album he wrote: "Thank you for being so brave. You have all my admiration and respect since you are an example of strength and courage. Showing the world that by leaving the fear behind and accepting who you really want to be, you can break boundaries. I am happy to have worked with you and through this I want

‘Sense8’ Returns Set Two-Hour Finale Set at Netflix

Thanks to the support from fans following Netflix’s cancellation of ‘Sense8,’ the show has announced that it will be returning for a two-hour finale episode. The news came in the form of a letter from co-creator Lana Wachowski. “The outpouring of love and grief that came in the wake of the news that Sense8 would not be continuing was so intense, that I often found myself unable to open my own email. I confess I fell into a fairly serious,” began Lana Wachowski. “I had never worked so hard, or put so much of myself into a project as I had with

Darryl Stephens Talks QPoC Representation In Hollywood

Darryl Stephens might not be a household name to mainstream America, but he's been a familiar face to the LGBTQ community, particularly LGBTQ people of color, for over two decades. The groundbreaking series "Noah's Arc," which premiered on LOGO in 2005 and in which he portrayed the central and title character, a gay black man working as a screenwriter in Los Angeles and navigating love and life with his three best friends, has become an iconic moment of Black and Latinx LGBTQ representation. As a twenty-one year old gay man fresh out of college when it premiered, the series, which

Dear White People – Jemar Michael

With roles in the film and Netflix series "Dear White People," Jemar Michael is establishing himself as an up and coming actor to watch out for. While that film and series continue to spark debate, conversation and outrage, Jemar has been thoughtful and outspoken about social, cultural and political issues contained in the narrative, and there are a lot. Everything from "reverse racism" to the idea of "authentic blackness," white privilege to biracial identity to interracial dating, colorism, classicism, homophobia and racial "preferences" in sex and dating, it's all there. Rarely has a film or series explored more hot button

Big Brother 18’s Jozea Flores Talks Season 19

Big Brother is  back for Season 19 on CBS with a two-night premiere on June 28 and 29. This time 16 total strangers will enter the 'Big Brother' house to compete for $500,000. We caught up with Jozea Flores, the most discussed & meme’d contestant of season 18. Which newbie will the “ messiah” deem worthy of snatching the crown? What was your impression of the 16 new contestants? I think that Ramses is going to be the break out star. I love his energy. Who do you think the other contestants should watch out for? These newbies are definitely going

Watch What Happens At The Abbey w/ Frank Pena

Watch What Happens At The Abbey is a series that goes inside the lives of the employees at the world-famous gay hot spot, The Abbey Food & Bar, in the heart of West Hollywood. The staffers wrangle VIP guests and celebrities while dealing with relationship drama, diverse sexuality and the pursuit of their individual Hollywood dreams, all set in an exciting backdrop that is quintessentially Los Angeles. Check out our interview with Frank Pena who gave us the season’s most gag worthy moment. Interview Alicia Avery | Photo Tara Mckeown You work at one of the most iconic bars in