Rapid Fire Questions With Bianca Del Rio: America’s Next Drag Superstar On Her New Movie, Being Famous, and Her Favorite Philly Venue

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What has Bianca Del Rio been up to since being crowned America’s Next Drag Superstar? Besides touring the globe with the rest of her Drag Race counterparts, she and her cute-as-hell bestie Matt Kugelman are partnering up on a film entitled Hurricane Bianca. The sure-to-be-camp-classic tells the story of a queer man who takes revenge on a small town in the South after being fired for being gay. His revenge? Returning as Bianca, a bitchy queen, who, true to form, is ready to read that town to filth.

The film is in crowd-funding stage as we speak. We caught up with Del Rio and Kugelman recently for more details on the project. We also shot Bianca a series of rapid-fire questions, where she reveals all kinds of personal anecdotes, including her thoughts on Voyeur.

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SPOILER ALERT: Did Local Girl Christina Grimmie Win The Voice?

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Marlton, New Jersey’s Christina Grimmie’s large and active Twitter fan base pulled through for her last week, saving her from elimination when she landed in the bottom three, but she couldn’t quite eek, or tweet, by at this week’s finale.

In the end, Grimmie came in third place, and Team Usher’s Josh Kauffman was named the winner. But our little songbird doesn’t have anything to worry about, because, according to Peopleher Voice coach, Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine, announced early in the show that, “you will have a record deal because I would like to sign you for my label.”

Check out a clip of the elimination round below:

 

Local Girl Christina Grimmie Makes The Voice Finals, Some Say She’s Poised to Win

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Credit: Paul Drinkwater/NBC

This Tuesday, during the semifinal eliminations on The Voice, the bottom three contestants were huddled into a line, waiting to hear if fans had voted to keep them around. Among them was Marlton, New Jersey songbird Christina Grimmie, who’s, quite frankly, been setting that stage on fire all season long as a member of Adam Levine’s team.

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Brionna Williams On Trying Out For So You Think You Can Dance

Photograph by Jeff Fusco

Photograph by Jeff Fusco

Person: Brionna Williams, 20

Place: Kimmel Center

Thing: Auditioning for season 11 of So You Think You Can Dance

Why do you want to be on the show? I wanted to audition for the experience, and to be exposed to the commercial scene.

Season 11 debuts this month. Are you a big fan? When it started. I watched maybe the first eight seasons.

Do you watch other reality TV shows? I like watching Dance Moms, but I also like non-dance reality shows, like America’s Next Top Model. I love the drama.

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GIRL TALK: Chit-Chatting with Darienne Lake

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I caught up with Season 6 RuPaul’s Drag Race queen Darienne Lake this weekend just before she went on stage to perform at Axis nightclub in Columbus, Ohio. I didn’t have a lot of time with her, so I went into the interview thinking I’d do a quick “5 Questions With Darienne Lake” kind of thing. But as Chatty Cathies are wont to do, we got sidetracked gabbing about everything from getting kicked out of her house for being gay as a teen to the real reason she got a little cranky in the Untucked Lounge that one time.

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GIRL TALK: An Insightful Chat With RuPaul’s Drag Race Favorite Bianca Del Rio

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If you’re watching this season of RuPaul’s Drag Race, you’ve no doubt marveled, no, gagged at the fast-talking, sass-tastic talents of Bianca Del Rio (aka Roy Haylock.) The NYC-via-New Orleans performer is a standup genius, she can imitate Judge Judy to a tee, and read a queen up one side the street and down the other. (She’s proven that latter skill time and time again in the Untucked Lounge, where, I learned in a chat this week, she grips a pillow to keep herself from strangling a bitch.)

If you’re lucky, she’ll read your ass to filth when she and seven of her co-stars come to Philly this week to perform at Voyeur in the RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 6 Cast Party. In anticipation, she called me up for an interview. I got some pointers on those aforementioned reading skills, who she was glad to see go (surprisingly the answer isn’t “all of them”), and how she’s handling her instant rise to fame.

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