Plenty of actors have lent their voices to prime time animated series like The Simpsons or movies like The Croods and Toy Story. But it’s hard to imagine Saturday Morning Cartoons with huge stars. A lot of people are shocked to find out that the original voice of Shredder on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was Fresh Prince of Bel-Air star James Avery, or to recall which Star Wars veteran was behind The Joker. Perhaps you weren't aware of the big names behind some of these childhood favorites...
Captain Planet and the Planeteers
A group of teenagers use magic rings to harness the elements and to summon Captain Planet, an environmental superhero. Each episode, they battle villains trying to pollute the environment. Whoopi Goldberg voices Gaia, the spirit of the Earth and their boss. What a lot of children at the time didn’t realize is the show’s villains are all played by major celebrities. Meg Ryan is Dr. Blight, a disfigured doctor who works with a sarcastic British computer. Jeff Goldblum plays Verminous Skumm, a mutated rat creature with a fondness for toxic waste. Sting even appears on the show as the creatively named Zarm. Other villains are played by Hollywood veterans Martin Sheen, James Coburn, Malcolm McDowell, and Ed Asner. Major celebs also stop by for guest appearances including Danny Glover, Louis Gossett Jr., and even Elizabeth Taylor.
This Disney cartoon creates a mythology where stone gargoyles come to life when the sun sets. It also has a bizarre Star Trek connection. Star Trek: The Next Generation cast members Jonathan Frakes and Marina Sirtis play series villains David Xanatos and Demona. There are also performance by other The Next Generation stars Michael Dorn, Brett Spiner, LeVar Burton, and Colm Meany. The captains of Deep Space Nine, Avery Brooks, and Voyager, Kate Mulgrew, appear on the cartoon. Nichelle Nichols even makes an appearance.
Batman: The Animated Series
Batman is probably the most star-studded cartoon in television history. The series features appearances by stars from the 1970s to today. 1970s icons like Adrienne Barbeau, Michael York, and Marilu Henner pop by the series. Bewitched actress Elizabeth McGovern plays her last role ever on the cartoon. Mark Hamill, a.k.a. Luke Skywalker, finds a career resurgence playing The Joker. Night Court’s Richard Moll, The Beastmaster Marc Singer, and Melissa Gilbert all bring 1980s nostalgia playing major characters. Bruce Wayne’s various love interests include Heather Locklear, comedian Julie Brown, and Supergirl Helen Slater. There are also appearances by future celebrities like Mad Men star Elisabeth Moss and Megan Mullally.
Similarly, this Man of Steel cartoon has a ton of television actors lending their voices. Superman is voiced by Wings star Tim Daly and Lois Lane is Desperate Housewives star Dana Delany. Sitcom stars Peri Gilpin, Brad Garett, and Joely Fisher all appear on the show.
The latest episode of Real Housewives of Atlanta is a big improvement on the last few. The library is open and the women are back to reading. The lack of Phaedra Parks the past few episodes and NeNe Leakes’ petty squabbling with Marlo Hampton were a drag, no pun intended. If you’ve ever wanted to be a housewife, this episode is a master class in the martial arts of fighting... Real Housewives style. Call it Shade-fu if you will.
Lesson 1: The Verbal BackhandNeNe and Cynthia Bailey go shopping for bathing suits for Mexico. Cynthia tries to gently bring up how NeNe’s fight with Marlo ruined her event. But NeNe isn’t having it. She ignores Cynthia’s subtlety and finally says she will not talk about it. Like a lion swatting a smaller rival with its paw, NeNe tells Cynthia, “Don’t f**king ask me about it!” and walks outside of the store without making eye contact with her again. This is reminiscent of how Peter Thomas usually talks to her. This is most effectively achieved when by a senior cast member with a junior one... because she can.
Lesson 2: The Real Reality AttackKenya Moore visits Marlo. They begin shecapping Cynthia’s budget field day. Unlike past episodes, Marlo seems genuinely heartbroken. She breaks the fourth wall and launches into real-reality fighting stance. This is when a Housewife references something that happened off-camera. In this case, Marlo mentions a three-way phone call where NeNe and Cynthia yelled at Marlo. They probably threatened to not film with her if she keeps talking to Kenya. Her follow up move is to discuss NeNe’s struggles with the cancelation of The New Normal. The kill move is real tears. They key is to keep it 100 percent real and use that authenticity to your advantage.
Lesson 3: Crouching Jaden Hidden PhaedraPhaedra has a unique fighting style. Part of it involves having an amazing life with two beautiful children and a dead sexy husband. The other part is cutting with words. While her precocious little son is walking around making conversation, Phaedra is inventing words like hoodlicious. She isn’t afraid to say anything even if referring to inappropriate behavior by her husband. She also will be above cursing in front of her children and in the next breath make a death threat. Phaedra’s unabashed candor, wit, and complete shamelessness have made her a star.
Lesson 4: The He-Said/She-Said BattleKordell Stewart reappears to give his side of their divorce. Peter Thomas, probably trying to secure his wife’s place on the show, stops Kordell’s house. The key to this type of fighting is to reveal bizarre and shocking details. Kordell tells a story about coming home to find Porsha’s mother eating a large pepperoni pizza on his bed. He reveals she lost her condo for not making payments. He also says he still loves her. Peter then confronts Porsha with what Kordell said. Porsha counterattacks Kordell by saying their relationship was an attempt to fix his “tainted” image. She continues to imply he’s gay. Kordell wins this battle because he has specific examples and Porsha has been caught in between stories. The key is to make sure you give the audience juicy specfics.
Lesson 5: Kill with ComedyThe key to comedy fighting is that you have to be funny. Think Bethenny Frankel on RHONY. Example, while touring their new digs Miss Lawrence Washington does an impeccable impersonation of Gregg Leakes. Gregg works his own comedy angle by twerking by the pool. Cynthia also tells Porsha Kordell is going to show up... as a prank. The key to comedy is to get your funny moment aired on the show, make the entire audience laugh, and regardless of your deplorable behavior you will be loved.
Now you’re a few steps closer to winning Real Housewives. May the shade be ever in your favor.
Best Lines of the Night-"When it comes to traveling to Mexico on a trip that Kenya organized. Honey, I’d rather have Porsha take my Black History Month final exams." – Phaedra’s double read -"The Bible says that the serpent was more crafty than any other beast in the field. In this case, that means that Rentley-having, no man having, harlot in Atlanta. Also known as Kenya Whore-Moore ... More-Whore." –Phaedra "Mirror, mirror, on the wall. I’m the shadiest of them all." –Kenya "Hmm... so you brought Lawrence. Where’s your invisible African prince? Or is he here and we can’t see him?" –Porsha "We better have a good room. S**t, we never did anything to her." –Todd "Porsha sounds like a broke down Olivia Pope. This isn’t Scandal! The truth shall set you free." –Kenya
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Hollywood is cyclical. People shift in and out of importance all the time. Orange Is the New Black is responsible for the return of Natasha Lyonne, Kate Mulgrew, and Jason Biggs. It’s also set to bring back Point Break star Lori Petty. Betty White and Joan Rivers are also having a major career resurgence. Peter Scolari is on Girls. Angela Bassett is on American Horror Story. People are popping back into the limelight all the time. Here are a few nominations of actors that need to step back into center stage.
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Yes, Elton John is filthy rich and Andy Cohen has defined Bravo’s success. But RuPaul is the only person who can be considered the first gay media mogul. RuPaul Charles has not only paved the way for drag queens, he has been a great representative of the black and gay communities on the whole. He has touched every aspect of media from television to movies to books to music. Plus, it’s tough to find anyone who has a better handle on brand synergy.
RuPaul has consistently stayed in the public eye since his dance track “Supermodel of the World” became an international dance hit. He started performing in a public access show produced by World of Wonder. They both have grown and taken over the Logo Network and created a legion of drag celebrities.
RuPaul is full of firsts. He’s not the first drag queen, but he is the first to turn his drag persona into a star. He is a fashion model, a pop singer, and a songwriter. He has notable television appearances and major blockbusters on his resume, and produced his own feature Starrbooty. He can conquer comedy and drama outside of drag as proven by his roles in But I’m a Cheerleader and Red Ribbon Blues, respectively. He has also used the success of Drag Race to bring drag culture to the masses and touch on major issues for the LGBT community like HIV and the distinction between being a transgendered woman and a drag queen.
RuPaul is media savvy. Besides his long list of television and movie credits he has made a name for himself as a celebrity. He hosted his own talk show on VH1 in the 1990s. He also was a major morning radio personality for New York City station WKTU (which was also one of Whoopi Goldberg’s post-Oscar/pre-View jobs). His appearance on The Arsenio Hall Show was major in opening up America’s eyes to drag queens, gay men, and the distinct difference. He released an autobiography Lettin It All Hang Out , which he timed with an appearance on All My Children. He has also been a spokesperson for major brands like Absolut Vodka and Mac Cosmetics.
RuPaul’s "shameless" self-promotion is a running joke on Drag Race , but he is smart. The bulk of the music on the show is his iTunes library of songs, remixes, and albums. He has spun-off RuPaul’s Drag Race into an All-Stars season, Untucked a half-hour reality drama-fest, and Drag U a show targeting the huge female fan demographic. He has partnered with brands to make a brand of cosmetics, a line of shoes, and he has released his own perfume Glamazon, which is also a song available on iTunes. His products and music are cross-promoted both on the suite of shows and by his drag nation’s various club performances.
RuPaul’s net worth was estimated at 4 million dollars in 2009 by various dubious websites. But given his licensing deals, residuals on his series and music, and the potential for other major projects it seems like major growth is on the horizon. Already, Drag Race alum Sharon Needles has conquered the iTunes music charts and Jinkx Monsoon has had a successful Broadway run. Watch out, Oprah, RuPaul is on your tail. And not tea no shade, but at least he has managed to create television shows that draw viewers to a network.
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Not only did Lupita Nyong'o win an Oscar, she won the Oscars, earning the hearts of the America people. Her gratitude, fashion sense, grace on the red carpet, and talent have made her the Queen of the 2014 Award Season. In the one ceremony, she danced with Pharrell, participated in the selfie that broke Twitter, and gave an acceptance speech that was truly inspirational. But what is next for the actress? If we have it our way, the X-Men character Storm.
Nyong’o doesn’t have any publicly listed projects in the pipeline. Internet forums and blogs are buzzing because Nyong’o finally presents a viable candidate to play the Marvel Comics mutant. Nyong’o is stunning, compelling, and (having grown up in Nairobi, Kenya) likely capable of doing a convincing African accent. Bloggers are also creating Storm fan art featuring Nyong’o’s red carpet photos.
So here's why we're on board...
Storm is one of the most compelling X-Men, and is also one of the most prominent people of color in comic books. In fact, her character has the makings of a stand-alone movie: Ororo Munroe is orphaned in an accident, going on to spend her youth as a thief in Cairo. She uses her weather-manipulating powers to become Queen of an African tribe before being drafted into the X-Men. In the 1980s, she gets a Mohawk and takes over the X-Men, and later becomes leader of a group of underground mutants, The Morlocks.
Nyong’o has the perfect blend of intensity, beauty, vulnerability, and unabashed sexiness to play Storm on film. Halle Berry is a great actress and a deserving Oscar winner, but was never right for Storm in the eyes of X-Men fans (who instead hoped for Iman or Angela Bassett). The evolution of the character was allegedly influenced by producers working around Berry's changing schedule; the actress' X-Men: Days of Future Past role had to be cut down due to pregnancy. Nyong’o can wash away the painful memories and give geeks everywhere the Storm they deserve.
There is a superstition that a Best Supporting Actress win is the kiss of death for an actress’ career. Oftentimes, they get trapped in dramas that try to pander for more awards. At the helm of her own action-packed major blockbuster, Nyong’o could continue her fast rise to superstardom. Even if the film isn't a critical masterpiece, a major superhero blockbuster could make a major payday for the studio, and as such for Nyong'o.
And we truly do need stronger female superhero characters. There hasn’t been a female-centric superhero movie in a while... and Elektra and Catwoman were forgettable (at best) endeavors. So it's not only that we want Lupita Nyong'o in an X-Men movie, we need her in one!
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We might never understand why some amazingly talented actors continuously make bad movies. Sure, actors need paychecks to buy gold-plated toilet seats or pay taxes. Things can happen with the script, edit, or production that can ruin the film. But that doesn't explain why some performers seem pathologically drawn to horrible roles.
Thurman has proven herself an amazing actress, bringing down the house in Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction and Kill Bill movies. Plus, despite the lack of commercial success, Gattaca was a decent watch for cleaning-your-apartment days. However, she has made some major duds. Batman & Robin single-handedly killed the pre-Nolan Batman franchise with bad puns. The remake of the hit 1960s series The Avengers was maligned by audiences and critics. My Super Ex-Girlfriend is like an amazing SNL sketch painfully stretched out for 90 minutes. And as for Prime? Let's just say that is one of the few movies that did not earn Meryl Streep an Oscar nomination.
Pace showcased his acting abilities by playing real-life transgender activist Calpernia Addams in Showtime’s Soldier’s Girl. He also starred in the cult-classic television series Pushing Daisies. And yet, despite his leading man good looks, distinct voice, and acting chops, he hasn’t been able to get plumb roles. He starred in the painful romantic comedy When in Rome, the misguided remake of the newspaper comic Marmaduke, and joined the Twilight and Lord of the Rings franchises three movies too late.
Rossum is the star of the successful Showtime series Shameless. She also burst onto the scene in the film version of Phantom of the Opera. And yet, she hasn’t been able to star in a good film recently. It’s strange, because she has the looks and musical talent of Anne Hathaway without her polarizing "humility." And yet, she starred in the failed adaptation of the anime Dragonball: Evolution, the young adult novel Beautiful Creatures, and the remake of The Poseidon Adventure.
Brody, best remembered for winning an Oscar for The Pianist and subsequently making out with Halle Berry, seems to alternate between amazing performances and horrible movies. In the indie Detachment, he played a misanthropic substitute teacher trying to inspire his students. But he also starred in the obscenely horrific InAPPropriate Comedy, playing a character named Flirty Harry, and the equally regrettable High School. Sadly, his few forays into big-budget leading man roles — Predators, The Village, and King Kong — didn’t catapult him into superstardom or win over audiences.
Sarah Jessica Parker
Parker has made millions off playing Carrie Bradshaw on Sex and the City. However, aside from the two films in the series and the Halloween classic Hocus Pocus, she doesn’t have a lot of great films to speak for her talent. This is the girl from Footloose — she deserves better. She starred in the wildly unsuccessful movie remake of Strangers with Candy, the dismal Dudley Do-Right, and Mars Attacks!... not to mention New Year’s Eve, by far the worst celeb-filled holiday film. Despite finding fame playing a sex expert, her rom-coms Failure to Launch, If Lucy Fell, and Did You Hear About the Morgans have been flatter than a Jimmy Choo ballet slipper.
Eh, it's a living.
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If you’ve become exhausted by Auto-Tune remixes and cat videos, Honest Trailers is the future of YouTube entertainment. The entertainment website Screen Junkies has developed a new format that blends film footage with hilarious jokes and honest commentary. They skewer popular and unpopular movies alike, pointing out plotholes and cataloguing the lamest and most awesome parts of movies.
Here are the 10 Best Honest Trailers we've yet to see.
10. The Hobbit: An Unexpected JourneyAptly titled The Hobbit: A Totally Expected Letdown, this trailer points out one obvious fact: This franchise is shamelessly stretching out one short novel into three insanely long movies. It also gives the best recap of the film so you can skip it to catch the much better looking The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.
9. Dragonball Evolution At best, the Dragonball movie is highly forgettable. It’s a horrible adaptation of a popular kid’s television series. The bizarre plot, bad acting, and worse special effects make you forget a pre-Shameless Emmy Rossum and Justin Chatwin starred in this flop. And yet, this trailer somewhat redeems it with a hilarious recap and calling Chow Yun-Fat "Crouching Tiger, Dead Career."
8. Superman IV: The Quest for Peace This trailer is so spot-on at both making fun of the film and making the trailer look 1980s cheesy. It points out the corniness of the plot, the horrible special effects, and the batty performance by Margot Kidder.
7. Prometheus Ridley Scott couldn't really decide if he wanted to make an Alien prequel or not with Prometheus. The film is wrought with frustrating plot-holes and unsympathetic characters.
6. The Matrix The Matrix is an amazing piece of film history... and yet, the sequels were horrifically bad. This trailer quantifies how bad the sequels are and has a hilarious AOL reference.
5. Star Trek J.J. Abrams did a decent job at rebooting the popular space franchise, but he really did leave us with a couple of major plot holes. The trailer also jabs that the film is pretty much Abrams’ reel for his upcoming Star Wars film.
4. Home Alone In the 20 years since this film came out, logic has become a major part of filmmaking. When rewatching the movie it’s a little hard to ignore the neglectful family members, torture porn moments, and the nostalgia of childhood in the 1980s and 1990s.
3. The Dark Knight Rises This movie has a ton of plot-holes, a confusing timeline, and not enough Batman. This trailer asks all the questions you wrestled with after watching and has a hilarious cast list including My Cocaine… er… Michael Caine.
2. Les Miserables This trailer pokes fun at the film having no dialogue by being entirely set to song. The best part is the trailer mimics the cast’s distinct singing voices to point out some of the craziest issues with the plot.
1. The Lord of the Rings This trailer is the best and most memorable by far. It points out all of the madness of Peter Jackson’s overwrought trilogy, the unpronounceable names, and the super low stakes. It also has the best cast list of any Honest Trailer so far.
I think we can all agree that the last two episodes of Lost Girl have been a little lackluster. A bird Fae and a weird French flashback are not the best adventures for our favorite supernatural crew. Luckily, this week marks a return to the funny, frisky, and Fae-tastic (not quite Buffy-ish) fantasy. There’s an appearance by Krampus, who is a blend of Tim Allen’s character in The Santa Clause and the Robot Santa on Futurama. He punishes the naughty with death but is still a sweet old man. But quite horny... literally, with two ram horns.
This episode begins with Bo channeling her inner sorority girl by washing her car in the most gratuitously sexual way. After all, nothing gets the grime like water freshly fallen off boobs. Check your car manual, it’s true. As per usual, Lauren and Dyson hope desperately to be her number one. They are really starting to bond. Given the sexual fluidity of the show, could they end up hooking up?
The gang is celebrating Yule. It’s like Fae Christmas, only they celebrate by getting utterly smashed and the only present is not getting killed. The gang seems to be overcompensating to show Bo they appreciate her. And yet, they ignore her.
Bo & Tamsin
Bo realizes she’s in a time loop because she keeps waking up in the car alone. At the party, a creepy Toad Fae with hallucinogenic sweat keeps hitting on her. She catches up with Bruce (Rob Archer), the best new character on the show by far. Tamsin plants a wet one on Bo and they realize they’re both Bill Murray in this scenario. They decide to enjoy a break from their usual brooding, until people start getting sucked into the 1970s wallpaper. It’s strange Bo isn’t defaulting to her instinct to run to Lauren, Dyson, or Kenzi. Instead she’s acting passive aggressive and wounded over the worry that they are ignoring her. This isn’t the self-assured, devil may care Bo we’ve grown to love. Tamsin gets sucked into a wall and Bo has to save her.
Kenzi & Hale
Meanwhile, Hale is taking advantage of time loop because he’s nervous about his first time with Kenzi. Hale needs it because he really has no game. He puts the dread in double entendre. Kenzi finds out he’s been taking advantage of the time loop but luckily he makes amends. This does not bode well. This relationship with Kenzi is softening the hard-ass we’ve seen in prior seasons. Is Hale losing his edge?
Lauren, Dyson, & Vex
Lauren shows Dyson a box she finds in the Dark Fae archives. It’s addressed to Bo and in her handwriting. They spend the entire party drunkenly fighting over who loves her the most to decide what to do with Bo’s box. Insert dirty jokes here. It is great to see Dyson and Lauren bonding because they love Bo but can’t really have a relationship with her. The only issue is this entire idea of their making decisions for Bo goes against her whole feminist superhero persona. It also seems like Bo would be super pissed to find out this debate even happened. All the same, drunk hijinks with Dyson, Lauren, and a corseted Vex are worth watching.
In Deep Krampus
With Tamsin in the clutches of Krampus, Bo and Hale are released from the time loop. Apparently, Krampus likes to trap yule fools in Groundhog Day to feed off their regrets. Who has more regrets than the now reformed Tamsin? Bo tracks down his lair, a candy factory in a gas station. Props to Krampus for taking advantage of rising gas prices. He is channeling Johnny Depp’s Willy Wonka because he’s creepy, colorful, and very off-putting. Bo sacrifices herself to save Tamsin. She’s released when she embraces her fear about The Wanderer. Suddenly, the needy, co-dependent Bo makes sense. Tamsin confesses that she was part of Bo getting kidnapped and that The Wanderer is hardcore Bo gets home to find out she’s not allowed at a Light Fae party after midnight. This seems weird because it’s her apartment. She ends up alone with the mysterious box. Inside, it has the same dark smoke that kidnapped her.
Succu-Best Lines of the Night
"Bitch, I am the naughty list." –Bo’s free advertising.
"Enough, Stephenie Meyer!" –Kenzi’s response to Trick’s storytelling
"My Kenzi sense is tingling... it’s probably just gas.' –Kenzi’s idea of pillow talk
'She’s a sasquatch. She’s probably eaten like a thousand kittens." –Tamsin describing a party guest.
"Let’s figure out what to do with this package... and settle the enigma of the most boring threesome ever once and for all." –Vex’s take on Lauren and Dyson
"You’re my grandubbus. My succudaughter." –Drunk Trick
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The future can be scary, especially when all we have in the way of predictions are dystopian novels and movies. The genre creates worlds where issues like pollution, overpopulation, or crime are handled with some major human sacrifices. The upcoming film Divergent gives us a reality wherein a citizen must choose and nurture one defining aspect of his or her personality to define life (and wardrobe) from thereon out. As if being relegated to Power Rangers-inspired fashion choices isn’t bad enough, anyone with a slightly complex personality must be destroyed for the good of society.
Films have explored some fairly disturbing visions of the future. What makes them so scary is they often put a mirror up to an escalating human hardship. Here are just a few of the most disturbing and twisted dystopian futures. Check out the list!
Divergent hits theaters March 21. You can check showtimes and purchase advanced tickets here.
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Gird your loins, drag lovers! RuPaul revealed on Watch What Happens Live that there will be a second season of RuPaul's Drag Race: All-Stars. So who will be the lucky drag divas to get a second chance at the coveted crown? Last season featured a major twist — the girls play as teams. It’s entertaining but some fan faves get eliminated early while others get to ride the coattails of their more successful teammates. This new season should bring back girls who have major beef and let the fur fly. There is potential to have them work as teams or have to compete in similar challenges. Maybe they both have to make the same type of outfit or play the same role. It’s also a good opportunity to bring back girls who have shady television personas. Do they have a softer side?
Rebecca is the first queen accused of relying on her looks. She was a frontrunner of her season until she managed to alienate all of the remaining girls. She is infamous in Drag Race history and it would be nice to see her after all these years. The queens from Season 1 deserve a crack at the Drag Race that we have come to know and love. It also would be interesting to see how Rebecca does against other fishy queens.
Jade is one of the hottest queens in the show’s history, both in and out of drag. Her dance background makes her a contender for the music and talent challenges. Plus her body is amazing. She is sweet and well liked by the girls on her season. She also has a legendary beef with Rebecca that might make for some Real Housewives-level drama.
Tatianna is one of the fishiest queens of the entire franchise. There is a ton of friction between her and the other queens of her season. She is the first queen to be accused of relying on her looks and gets teased for her love of Britney Spears. She is a stunning performer. She won the first ever Snatch Game challenge and there is a ton of potential growth in the past few years. She also has the sex appeal, humor, and sharp tooth to be a major contender to win.
Morgan is often eclipsed by Raven the Susan Lucci of Drag Race. The two are best friends but Morgan is a majorly polished queen and a real contender to win. Certain missteps in her season kept her from showcasing her humor and amazing looks. She also did seem to be a bit cliquish and picked on queens like Mystique and Tatianna. However, her lip-synching performances off the show are legendary.
PhiPhi is like Helen of Troy. She’s beautiful and has the shade that launched a thousand ships. Her generally combative relationship with the other queens is a major reason behind her not winning her season. She has the distinction of assassinating her career on television. In her defense, she’s cute and young. She deserves a second chance to introduce America to a softer side. If not, she can provide some Omarosa-like tension to the season.
Not to blame PhiPhi for more things, but she is a little responsible for the harsh reply to Roxxxy Andrews. Roxxy has a bit of an edge. Her slightly combative relationship with future winner Jinkx Monsoon echoed the friction between PhiPhi and winner Sharon Needles. Roxxxy is really stunning and was an amazing performer. However, Season 5 did seem to be very performance based and allowed queens like Jinkx and Alaska to slide right into the finale. Roxxxy never had an issue with her outfits and is an accomplished. She is the only queen to take off her wig to reveal another wig! She deserves a chance at the crown without seeming like a bully.
It’s odd that Detox’s off-screen performances outshine her time on the show. She performs amazingly hilarious songs with Willam and Vicky Vox. She showed up to the reunion in black & white realness. She is the least outspoken member of Rulaskatox. Roxxxy is the most polished and Alaska is the funniest. And yet, Detox is the best of both worlds. She can be fabulous or funny.
Alaska has it all. She’s funny, uniquely beautiful, and the perfect blend of polished and punk rock. She has the reputation for auditioning for every season of Drag Race. If she returns to the show she can step out of Sharon Needles shadow and showcase her unique approach to drag. After all, she has her own bow-legged walk. She does have the makings of an all-star.
It’s unclear who will be open to return for All-Stars Season 2. Raven may return to try and get the crown. Ivy Winters is Ms. Congeniality of her season so she is bound to return. Here’s hoping Coco Montrese and Alyssa Edwards skip this season. Their on-again/off-again feud is like a 5-year-old after a day at Disneyland… tired. There is also a whole mess of season six queens who will make an appearance. These are our picks who do you think should be on the next season of All-Stars?