GOOD WEEK/BAD WEEK
Oprah + 50 Cent
Reconciled after a six-year feud he started by dismissing her fan base as "older white women"
Drake + Chris Brown
Reportedly brawled over mutual ex Rihanna at a New York City nightclub
Dotcom is so .yesterday. As of right now, the Internet overlords are granting custom domain extensions to anyone willing to pay a $185,000 application fee--and nearly 2,000 requests have already been filed. Hands off .pop, though. We've totally got dibs.
'You and I switched bodies. And then fell in love.'
LENA DUNHAM, creator, writer, director and star of HBO's Girls, describing the plot of a Freaky Friday--style play she once wrote about Jimmy Fallon, on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. "You're awesome," he responded, giggling.
He might be the world's most famous drag queen, but RuPaul knows he's not the queen of drag. "That's Cher," he says. "She's the queen of all drag of all time!" Here, the 51-year-old TV host--whose makeover show, Drag U, airs Mondays on Logo--serves Pop Chart interview realness.
Just to be clear: the goal of Drag U is not to make women look like drag queens, right?
No, the goal is to have fun with drag! And to help women get in touch with their superhero spirit animals.
Superhero spirit animals?
Yeah, everybody's got one. A lot of times, if women have a family, they put themselves second or third or fourth. They become like Clark Kent. And we help them find their inner Superman.
Your main TV show, Drag Race, is built around finding new drag talent. But it's a niche industry. Do you ever worry you'll exhaust America's supply of queens?
Good question. We're looking for showgirls, not some Tom, Dick or Harry who happens to have a pussycat wig and a pair of cha-cha heels!
Ha, of course not.
But hopefully we are inspiring a new crop of queens. The truth is, we're all in drag. We're all playing dress-up. Even if you work on Wall Street or at McDonald's, you're putting on a persona.
You once staged an impromptu press conference to announce that you are not Ron Paul and you are not running for President. Do people often confuse you two?
[Laughs.] Even in '08, people were doctoring his campaign signs to make them say RuPaul. But not so much anymore!
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Living in the soggy Louisiana delta with her ailing father, Hushpuppy (the astonishing Quvenzhan Wallis, left) is 6--and ageless. Her pets and her lost mother talk to this wise, wild child in a wonder of a movie that speaks in eloquent images. Benh Zeitlin's Sundance award-winning directorial debut, out June 27, is a work of cinematic imagination as vast and verdant as Hushpuppy's.
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