There Is Going To Be A British Version Of “RuPaul's Drag Race” In 2019

RuPaul will be hosting the eight-episode series on next year. The show will be filmed in London, with Michelle Visage joining as judge. The Sun was the first with the news.

Drag Race has been in a hit in the UK for years, with new episodes of the original show dropping the day after being shown in the US. So far there has been no confirmation on whether the new UK series will be shown in the US.

In a statement RuPaul said: “I am beyond excited to celebrate the massive charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent of the Queen’s queens. And before anyone asks, yes, we would be thrilled to have Meghan Markle join us, as we are already preparing a ‘Royal-Mother-To-Be’ runway challenge.”

What is interesting where Drag Race will be shown: BBC Three, the channel that was moved entirely online in 2016. It’s therefore unclear whether all of the episodes will drop at once or whether one episode will air weekly.

Here's What The “American Idol” Winners Look Like Now


Kelly Clarkson, Season 1

Gregg Deguire / WireImage, Valerie Macon / AFP / Getty Images

Since Idol in 2002: Lol, where to begin. Kelly Clarkson, OUR FIRST EVER AMERICAN IDOL WINNER, basically became a superstar instantly and forever (never forget From Justin to Kelly). 16 freakin’ years later, she’s released eight studio albums, headlined eight tours, and been nominated for 14 Grammys (and won three of them). Oh, and now she’s one of the coaches on The Voice. Full circle, baby.


Ruben Studdard, Season 2

Chris Polk / FilmMagic, / Getty Images

Since Idol in 2003: After beating Clay Aiken, Studdard went on to release seven studio albums, a buttload of singles, and win a Teen Choice Award as well as three Billboard Music Awards. This holiday season Studdard and Aiken are reuniting on Broadway for “Ruben & Clay’s First Annual Christmas Carol Family Fun Pageant Spectacular Reunion Show.” (Lol, wow, I’m out of breath.)


Fantasia Barrino, Season 3

Kevin Winter / Getty Images, Maury Phillips / Getty Images

Since Idol in 2004: Two years after her win (the season Jennifer Hudson came in 7th place), Fantasia was nominated for three Grammy Awards for her debut album. (Since then, she’s been nominated for a total of 12 Grammys, one of which she won.) In 2006, she played herself in an autobiographical Lifetime movie called Life Is Not a Fairy Tale, and in 2007 she starred as Celie in The Color Purple on Broadway. Oh, and last year she came out with a Christmas album!


Carrie Underwood, Season 4

Kevin Winter / Getty Images, Michael Loccisano / Getty Images

Since Idol in 2005: You obviously know that she dug her key into the side of his pretty little souped-up four-wheel drive, but she’s also released six studio albums (many of which went Platinum and Gold) and 27 singles. She’s also won — get ready for this — seven Grammy Awards, 10 Billboard Music Awards, and 18 CMT Music Awards (among a bajillion other awards). Oh, and 2013 was a big year for her because that’s when she starred in The Sound of Music Live! AND debuted the NFL’s new opening theme song for NBC Sunday Night Football.


Taylor Hicks, Season 5

Stephen Shugerman / Getty Images, Paul Archuleta / Getty Images

Since Idol in 2006: Within a year of winning (against Katharine McPhee, Kellie Pickler, and Chris Daughtry), Hicks wrote a memoir with a title almost as long as Ruben and Clay’s reunion show: Heart Full of Soul: An Inspirational Memoir About Finding Your Voice and Finding Your Way. Since then, he starred as Teen Angel in Broadway’s Grease, and from 2012 to 2014 he had his own residency in Las Vegas!


Jordin Sparks, Season 6

Michael Buckner / Getty Images, Manny Carabel / Getty Images

Since Idol in 2007: Not only was she the youngest winner in the series’ history, but she immediately went on to release two Billboard Hot 100 top-ten singles: “Tattoo” and “No Air.” Outside of studio releases, Sparks has starred on Broadway (Nina Rosario in In The Heights), on TV (episodes of The Suite Life on Deck and Big Time Rush), and in movies (she made her film debut in Sparkle). She also came out with her own Wet Seal clothing line back in 2008!


David Cook, Season 7

Neilson Barnard / Getty Images, Taylor Hill / Getty Images

Since Idol in 2008: Like most of the other winners, Cook spent years releasing albums and going on tour post-American Idol. But more recently, he’s starred as Charlie Price on Broadway’s Kinky Boots.


Kris Allen, Season 8

Jason Merritt / Getty Images, Scott Dudelson / Getty Images

Since Idol: Allen, who beat Adam Lambert in the finale, continues to release a number of albums and singles (many of which have reached the charts), and also spends a lot of his time doing various humanitarian work.


Lee DeWyze, Season 9

Kevin Winter / Getty Images, David Livingston / Getty Images

Since Idol in 2010: DeWyze, who had a music career prior to winning the show, has so far released seven albums and nine singles (you might remember one of his most popular, “Beautiful Day,” which was a cover of U2’s song).


Scotty McCreery, Season 10

Frazer Harrison / Getty Images, Matt Winkelmeyer / Getty Images

Since Idol in 2011: McCreery, who I affectionately refer to as “The Mad Magazine Guy in real life and with a shockingly deep voice,” has so far released four studio albums, one of which went Platinum and another that went Gold. Oh, and this year he was on Celebrity Family Feud, in case you wanted to know.


Phillip Phillips, Season 11

Alberto E. Rodriguez / Getty Images, Manny Carabel / WireImage

Since Idol in 2012: Phillips is probably most known for having the same first name as his last name — just kidding, he’s probably most known for singing “Home,” which is one of the Top 5 best-selling songs from an American Idol singer. (It’s seriously up there with Underwood’s “Before He Cheats” and Clarkson’s “What Doesn’t Kill You (Stronger).” I mean who doesn’t remember the US Women’s Gymnastics team using it as their song during the 2012 Olympics?!)

On top of that, he’s released three studio albums, headlined seven tours, and opened for three others (Matchbox Twenty, John Mayer, and Goo Goo Dolls). And then this year he guest starred in an episode of Hawaii Five-0!


Candice Glover, Season 12

Frazer Harrison / Getty Images, Walter Mcbride / Getty Images

Since Idol in 2013: Glover, who auditioned three times for the show before eventually winning, has so far released one studio album and three singles. She’s currently the Music Coordinator for the Savannah College of Art and Design ensemble group, Honey Bees.


Caleb Johnson, Season 13

Kevin Winter / Getty Images, Alberto E. Rodriguez / Getty Images

Since Idol in 2014: So far, Johnson has released two albums and five singles. Late this year, he came out with a music video for his new song “Born and Raised,” which is a preview for his upcoming Caleb Johnson & The Ramlin’ Saints album “Born From Southern Ground.”


Nick Fradiani, Season 14

Kevin Winter / Getty Images, Matthew Eisman / Getty Images

Since Idol in 2015: A year after his win, Fradiani released his album “Hurricane,” and then in 2017 he released his EP “Where We Left Off.” He’s currently on his Father and Son Christmas Tour with, you guessed it, his dad!


Trent Harmon, Season 15

Alberto E. Rodriguez / Getty Images, Matt Winkelmeyer / Getty Images

Since Idol in 2016: So far, Harmon as released a self-titled EP and his debut album “You Got ‘Em All.”


Maddie Poppe, Season 16

Allen Berezovsky / Getty Images, Matt Winkelmeyer / Getty Images

Well, those are two photos of Poppe from 2018 because the reboot of American Idol on ABC literally premiered this year ¯_(ツ)_/¯.

To wrap it up, here’s a gif of baby Kelly Clarkson winning:

10 Classic Rom-Coms That Would Be Totally Different In 2018

Reeling at the loss of Shop Around the Corner in 2011, Kathleen Kelly has been working begrudgingly at a corporate bookstore similar to Fox Books. Let’s call it Burnes and Nuble? Joe Fox runs a company called… AmaFox (just riffing here) instead, and everyone is pissed because AmaFox’s new HQ is coming to NYC and makes Burnes and Nuble look like a local treasure.

Kathleen and Joe start chatting in the replies to a viral tweet, and eventually DM each other their Gmail addresses, because it’s 2018 and You’ve Got Gmail Now, Duh.

Ashley Tisdale Almost Played Zenon And Now My Heart's Going Boom Boom

This is Ashley Tisdale.

Frederick M. Brown / Getty Images

For a lot of millennials, she played a huge part in our childhoods thanks to her many roles with Disney.

Disney Channel

And during a recent BuzzFeed interview, Ashley let us in on a little secret: she was THIS close to starring in two other Disney Channel Original Movies. That’s right, she was ready for full Disney domination back in the day.

View this video on YouTube

Dorsey Shaw / BuzzFeed / Via

We asked Ashley about the first time she got turned down for a role she really wanted and her answer had us shook!

“Wow, there’s been so many. I auditioned for a lot of Disney movies. One of them was Zenon.”

Disney Channel

“I just would always be like the last two and I would never get it.”

Disney Channel

“I was so bummed out about it, that I didn’t even audition for Disney for a long time after that.”

Rich Fury / Getty Images

The 33-year-old actor revealed she also auditioned for a role alongside Shia LaBeouf in Tru Confessions, but was also turned down.

Disney Channel

But Ashley’s luck soon changed when she landed the role of a lifetime.

Disney Channel

“Then, to get the High School Musical movie — I mean out of all of them, I’m so glad I got that one. That was like the best experience.”

Disney Channel

Which makes sense since HSM became the most successful Disney Channel Original Movie EVER produced, with a best-selling album. It ultimately led to a franchise. Can you say, “Thank U, Blessed!?”

Jon Kopaloff / Getty Images

So, Ashley has a few words for anyone frustrated with the spot they’re in now: “You gotta keep going.”