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New York City Pride 2015

RuPaul - New York City Pride 2015 Parade - New York, New York, United States - Sunday 28th June 2015

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Photo call RuPauls Drag Race

RuPaul - Arrivals for the launch of RuPaul's Drag Race at Cafe De Paris - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 28th May 2015

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RuPaul, Katie Price and Jonathan Ross
RuPaul, Katie Price and Jonathan Ross
RuPaul, Katie Price and Jonathan Ross
RuPaul, Katie Price and Jonathan Ross

RuPaul Tipped As Replacement Host On Revamped 'Fashion Police'


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The search for new hosts for the controversy-hit show ‘Fashion Police’ has alighted upon RuPaul as a potential candidate.

The drama continues at the E! network show as the 54 year old ‘Drag Race’ presenter has been revealed by an unnamed source as one of the possible replacements for Kelly Osbourne and Kathy Griffin, who quit the programme in quick succession last month.

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2015 NBCUniversal Summer Press Day

RuPaul - 2015 NBCUniversal Summer Press Day at Langham Huntington Hotel - Pasadena, California, United States - Thursday 2nd April 2015

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2015 NBCUniversal Summer Press Day

RuPaul - Celebrities attend 2015 NBCUniversal Summer Press Day at The Langham Huntington Hotel & Spa at The Langham Huntington Hotel & Spa - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 2nd April 2015

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RuPaul and Sandra Vergara
RuPaul and Sandra Vergara
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RuPaul and Sandra Vergara

4th Annual Critics' Choice Television Awards

RuPaul - 4th Annual Critics' Choice Television Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Thursday 19th June 2014

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Winning? Is Amanda Bynes 'Doing A Charlie Sheen?'


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Amanda Bynes latest Twitter rant was levelled squarely at drag queen RuPaul, whom the television star described as being as ugly as her father. Bynes had begun the day by referring to writers at People magazine as "faggots," saying, ""Um, Peoplemag Hello? I'm not lost and alone! W H A T T H E F * C K A R E Y O U T A L K I N G A B O U T ? Follow me on twitter you faggots!"

Though she quickly deleted the tweet, RuPaul caught a glimpse of it, replying, "Derogatory slurs are ALWAYS an outward projection of a person's own poisonous self-loathing @AmandaBynes." Of course, Amanda took the bait and responded to RuPaul with a wave of abuse, saying, "My dad is as ugly as RuPaul! So thankful I look nothing like you both! I had nose surgery after my mug shots so my nose and I are gorgeous!"

RuPaul is known for her strong stance on derogatory slurs and told the Huffington Post's Gay Voices last year, "[I]n the ACT UP age we called ourselves queers because we earned the right, we took the word back. But in reality, once you go even deeper, you know, you have to come from intent. And black folks call themselves the n-word all the time. It's because the intent is coming from a place of love. If the intent is coming from a place of hatred, that's different"

Continue reading: Winning? Is Amanda Bynes 'Doing A Charlie Sheen?'

Sahara Davenport Dead; Reality World In Shock


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Reality TV star Sahara Davenport, real name Antoine Ashley, has died, according to The Daily Mail. Davenport appeared on RuPaul's reality show Drag Race on season two of the American show. He came seventh in the season, but this springboard helped him to make a go of a music career.

A statement by Logo, who put out Drag Race, read: "Logo is profoundly saddened by the passing of Antoine Ashley who fans around the world knew and loved as Sahara Davenport. He was an amazing artist and entertainer who'll be deeply missed by his Logo family. Our hearts and prayers go out to his family, especially his boyfriend Karl, in their time of need."

There is some confusion about the age of Ashley when he passed away, with numbers between 27 and 32 being claimed, neither has the cause of his death been made public. RuPaul himself led the tributes, writing on Twitter "Shocked & heartbroken over @SaharaDavenport. Never occurred to me that we'd ever lose one of my girls. I see them as immortal." Meanwhile his fellow season two contestant JuJu Boston wrote "A beautiful angel has been added to Heaven. Rest in peace my sweet friend. We will miss you, Sahara Davenport."


Drag Race Star Sahara Davenport Dies, Cause Of Death Unconfirmed


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Sahara Davenport, star of RuPaul’s Drag Race, has died. Huffington Post have reported on the news, after rumors of his death began to surface today (October 2, 2012). Details of Davenport’s death have yet to be released, though the news that he has passed away has been confirmed by several people close to him, including RuPaul and the Drag Race judge Michelle Visage.

The Logo Network, who screen Drag Race, released a statement to say “Logo is profoundly saddened by the passing of Antoine Ashley who fans around the world knew and loved as Sahara Davenport. He was an amazing artist and entertainer who'll be deeply missed by his Logo family. Our hearts and prayers go out to his family, especially his boyfriend Karl, in their time of need.” Wikipedia lists Davenport’s age as 27 but according to Huffington Post, he may actually have been 32, as a New York Times piece dated from 2009 said that he was 29 at the time.

In that interview, Davenport explained why he had moved to New York, to find fame and fortune: “I had to build my name here by doing talent nights, talent competitions and networking and meeting all the working girls and figure out how to work this animal of New York City. The New York scene is so much bigger than in Dallas.” On Twitter, RuPaul played tribute to Antoine by saying “Shocked & heartbroken over @SaharaDavenport. Never occurred to me that we'd ever lose one of my girls. I see them as immortal.


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