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'RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars' Moving to Showtime!

RuPaul’s Drag Race is finding a new home!

The All Stars edition of the long-running drag competition series is moving to Showtime with a “new special edition” on June 5 at 8 p.m. ET, the network announced on Thursday (February 20).

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The special edition of All Stars will follow the season finale of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 12 on VH1.

RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars is a culture-defining show that fits perfectly within the contemporary programming Showtime offers in both scripted and unscripted. We are excited to take advantage of our relationship with our new sister company VH1 to present a special edition of this sensational series and bring in this passionate and robust fanbase. It’s the latest example of how we can leverage our combined portfolio to provide new experiences for our audience,” said Showtime exec Jana Winograde in a statement.

RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 12 debuts on February 28 at 8 p.m. ET on VH1. Find out the cast list!

Nicki Minaj Will Guest Judge 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Season 12 Premiere!

Nicki Minaj is taking on a new judging role!

The Queen rapper will appear in the premiere episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 12 on February 28.

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“Welcome to the Main Stage of RuPaul’s Drag Race! I’m Nicki Minaj, and I pledge allegiance to the drag!” she says in the promotional video, which includes sneak peeks of her critiques, including her calling one contestant “like a Barbie out of the box.”

Watch the announcement…

Pictured below: Nicki Minaj and husband Kenneth Petty arrive to Mr. Jones on Wednesday night (January 29) in Miami, Fla.

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'RuPaul's Drag Race' Season 12 - Cast Revealed!

The cast of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 12 has been revealed!

RuPaul announced the thirteen queens that will be competing in Season 12 of the long-running drag competition on Thursday (January 23).

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“With each new generation of queens, the RuPaul’s Drag Race revolution continues to drive culture. And as more and more new viewers discover the show, the phenomenon continues to open hearts and minds with love, laughter and a whole lotta sass,” said RuPaul.

Season 12 of RuPaul’s Drag Race airs on February 28 at 8 p.m. ET on VH1, followed by a new season of Untucked at 9:30 p.m. ET.

Watch the RuVeal and find out which queens are competing inside…More Here! »

RuPaul Addresses Controversial 'Drag Race' Casting Statement & Explains Why Drag Will Never Be Mainstream

RuPaul is on the cover of Vanity Fair‘s Holiday 2019 issue, out on newsstands on December 3.

Here’s what the RuPaul’s Drag Race superstar had to say…

On his past struggle with substance abuse, and focus on self-care: “It’s difficult for me to stay up past nine o’clock. My indulgence, honestly, is taking time with myself. I go hiking, around 6:30 in the morning. I meditate…I drank and smoked so much weed because I wanted my world view to change. The truth is a very powerful thing. The truth of what’s really going on. I wanted to shut that out. Once I stopped doing that, the work became how to process the truth. The truth of what this world is, the truth of what people are. And how far we have come in civilization. Which, by the way, is not very far. We are a very primitive people. And for people who are sweet, sensitive souls, it becomes kind of torture.”

On why drag will never be mainstream: “A superficial aspect of drag is mainstream. Like, the ‘Ooh, girl’ or ‘Hey girlfriend!’ or ‘Yaaas.’ That’s mainstream culture. But true drag really will never be mainstream. Because true drag has to do with seeing that this world is an illusion, and that everything that you say you are and everything it says that you are on your driver’s license, it’s all an illusion. Most people will never in their lives understand what that is. Because they don’t have the operating system to understand that duality.”

On his controversial statement that Drag Race would probably not cast trans women: “Yeah, I don’t want to talk about that. It’s a lose-lose situation. There’s not one thing I can say that will make people feel better about it. I know what I am. I come from a place of love. I’m not here to make people feel bad.”

For more from RuPaul, head to VanityFair.com.

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'RuPaul's Drag Race UK' Renewed for Season 2!

RuPaul’s Drag Race UK is officially a hit – so much so, the show’s already being renewed for a second season!

The UK edition of the RuPaul-led long-running drag queen reality television series, which is currently mid-season, got renewed for a second season by the BBC as of Wednesday (November 6).

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“BBC Three have opened applications to find another set of sickening queens to compete in the Olympics of drag,” BBC announced.

“I want to thank the BBC and all our fans for their overwhelming support of RuPaul’s Drag Race U.K. This season’s queens proved that Britain’s Got Charisma Uniqueness Nerve and Talent and I want to see more! Here’s to another season of love, laughter and light,” added RuPaul.

READ MORE: VH1 Announces ‘RuPaul’s Celebrity Drag Race’ for 2020!

VH1 Announces 'RuPaul's Celebrity Drag Race' for 2020!

Get ready for another edition of RuPaul’s Drag Race!

The long-running RuPaul-led drag series will launch a new expansion, RuPaul’s Celebrity Drag Race, in 2020, VH1 confirmed on Tuesday (October 22).

In each episode, the three stars featured – who have not yet been revealed – will get drag makeovers by series favorites including Trixie Mattel, Alyssa Edwards and Vanessa Vanjie Matteo.

Drag Race alums Asia O’Hara, Bob the Drag Queen, Kim Chi, Monet X Change, Monique Heart, Trinity Taylor and Nina West will also participate.

Each contestant will compete for a title and prize money, which will be donated to a charity of their choice.

“Doing drag does not change who you are, it reveals who you are. I can’t wait for the world to see what happens when our celebrity contestants get all up in drags!” RuPaul said.

READ MORE: RuPaul Announces ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race Live!’ Las Vegas Residency During DragCon NYC 2019!