RuPaul stars as Ruby Red in AJ and The Queen, an outrageous new scripted comedy series arriving at Netflix on January 10.
Here is a synopsis: Robert Lee (RuPaul), better known as the drag queen Ruby Red, has big dreams of opening his very own drag club. After years of performing in clubs all across the country, he has scrimped and saved and is one signed lease away from turning his dreams into a reality until he realizes he’s been swindled by a charismatic grifter (Josh Segarra) and his eye-patch wearing partner-in-crime, Lady Danger (Tia Carrere). With his heart broken and money stolen, Robert has no choice but to pick up the pieces and start over, and a cross country Ruby Red roadshow provides the perfect opportunity to do just that.
But when AJ (Izzy G.), a scrappy, streetwise 10-year-old escaping a difficult home life, stows away in Robert’s rundown RV, the consummate performer suddenly finds himself in a new set of shoes: de facto parent. Fabulously mismatched yet perfectly paired, AJ and Ruby must find a way to navigate through tough times as they learn a few tricks from one another and roll on to brighter days. Michael-Leon Wooley and Katerina Tannenbaum also co-star.
Created by Michael Patrick King (Sex and the City) and RuPaul, and featuring performances by RuPaul in each episode, AJ and the Queen is an equally heartfelt and gritty comedy about finding family in the unlikeliest of people when they’re needed most.
Jodie Foster turns 57 today and she’s been an actress for just about all of her life.
She’s won Oscars for The Accused and The Silence of the Lambs and been nominated for Nell and Taxi Driver. She’s also starred in such box office hits as Panic Room, Contact, Maverick, Inside Man and Flightplan.
To celebrate her birthday – and her longevity, I’ve delved into the YouTube vaults for a sampling of scenes from throughout her career – all the way back to Freaky Friday and The Little Girl Who Lived Down the Lane.
Argentinian tennis star Guido Pella is pretty damned dreamy don’t you think?
The 29 year old may not be a household name like Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, or Novak Djokovic but he’s having a lot of success on the pro tour and is currently enjoying a career-high ranking of 20th in the world.
Guido made it to the quarterfinals of Wimbledon this year and won his first pro title.
He was part of Argentina’s Davis Cup championship team in 2016 and has more than 141,000 followers on Instagram. I am now one of them!
More than 20 years ago, Barbra Streisand explained in an interview with Barbara Walters that she did not miss Celine Dion’s performance at the 1997 Academy Awards on purpose.
Dion was a last-minute replacement for an ill Natalie Cole to sing I Finally Found Someone, the nominated song Streisand co-wrote for her movie The Mirror Has Two Faces.
As a nominated songwriter, Streisand was in attendance with fiancee James Brolin but was nowhere to be seen when Dion performed and there was buzz that she purposely snubbed Celine. Streisand told Walters that was ridiculous. The Oscars program didn’t list when the songs were being performed so she happened to be in the ladies room when Dion took the stage. She said she would have loved to have had cameras flash to her in the audience during the performance with her new man.
Last night on Watch What Happens Live, Celine was asked about the episode by Andy Cohen and she clearly didn’t see the Barbra-Barbara interview clearing things up!
Kamil Lemieszewski is a Polish actor who has a role in the new film The Aeronauts.
He has also appeared in King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, portrayed a Jakku Villager in Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens, an X-Wing Pilot in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and the Skipper aboard Dryden Vos’ starship from Solo: A Star Wars Story
The 36 year old has also had small roles in Rocketman, Aladdin, and Dumbo.
The fabulous I Am What I Am is a song originally introduced in the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical La Cage aux Folles and is the finale number of the musical’s first act.
The song was composed in 1983 by Jerry Herman. It was later released as a single by Gloria Gaynor in 1983 and went on to become one of the singer’s best known songs. A club hit in America, Gaynor’s version of was a hit throughout Europe and eventually became a gay anthem.
The great Shirley Bassey recorded the song for her 1984 album I Am What I Am.