(Page Six) — Billy Porter attends the first anniversary celebration of L’Avenue at Saks Critics — including a state senator of Arkansas — tore into Billy Porter after the actor announced that he’ll be appearing on “Sesame Street” in the dress he wore to last year’s Oscars.
The pol, Jason Rapert, raged to voters on Facebook, “Do you approve of your taxpayer dollars being used to promote the radical LGBTQ agenda?” A petition circulated to have the episode pulled and even accused the program of trying to “sexualize children using drag queens.”
But Porter told Page Six, “If you don’t like it, don’t watch it,” adding that he thinks it’s odd that people would even make the mental leap from his dress to “perverted demon sex.”
“Like, what about me singing with a penguin […]
Jay Leno Mocks Jussie Smollett and Lori Loughlin on ‘Real Time’ with Bill Maher
LOS ANGELES (TMZ) — Bill Maher is just the best, even from home!!! He had Jay Leno on Friday night on “Real Time with Bill Maher,” who took aim at Jussie Smollett and Lori Loughlin, and it was hilarious.
Bill asked Jay how the rich folks are faring in Bev Hills, and Jay was quick to answer. We’d tell you what was said, but the video is way funnier.
And Jay has an update on Olivia Jade, who could soon be donning a white smock … for humanity, of course. It’s really funny.
Speaking of Bill Maher, he’s doing his show from home, but it’s produced way better than most other shows. The locations are cool, and he intercuts shots of old TV audiences applauding his jokes. It’s hysterical.
‘RuPaul Drag Race’: Sherry Pie Disqualified After Catfishing Scandal
(TMZ) — ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ has laid down the hammer on one of their current contestants after a catfishing scandal came to light … and he copped to it himself.
Sherry Pie — who’s real name is Joey Gugliemelli — was disqualified from filming the rest of season 12, according to the official ‘ RuPaul ‘ Twitter page. The tweet reads, “In light of recent developments and Sherry Pie’s statement, Sherry Pie has been disqualified from RuPaul’s Drag Race.”
They continued, “Out of respect for the hard work of the other queens, VH1 will air the season as planned. Sherry will not appear in the grand finale scheduled to be filmed later this spring.” It’s pretty crazy … only two episodes of the new season have aired thus far.
Sherry has been introduced as a “big, loud Broadway dame” who considers herself the “Queen of camp.” A majority of the filming is presumably complete for Season 12, but ‘RuPaul’ usually films a live reunion/finale episode, and brings everyone back for it.
Sounds like Sherry won’t be though … it’s unclear how far along she made it in the show, but it appears VH1 will air the season as is, and simply won’t invite her back for any further participation.
The reason Sherry got the boot … at least 5 men have come forward to accuse Sherry/Joey of catfishing them over the years — allegedly posing as a casting director and asking them to submit explicit videos of themselves in degrading acts. One guy says he was asked to masturbate on camera, and he agreed.
Sherry addressed the controversy on Facebook, apologizing for the past behavior and announcing she was getting help and treatment. Not good enough, apparently … so long.
Pete Davidson Absent From ‘SNL’ After Controversial Interview
(Page Six) — Pete Davidson was noticeably absent from an installment of “Saturday Night Live,” which comes a few short weeks after the 26-year-old comedian criticized the late-night series in a sit-down with Charlamagne tha God.
Davidson, who joined the cast of “SNL” in 2014, recently ignited a storm of controversy after discussing his experience on the NBC show, stating, “I’m literally painted out to be this big dumb idiot.”
“I personally think I should be done with that show because they make fun of me on it,” he said in the interview, which was posted on YouTube in late February.
Last week, Davidson skipped the “SNL” afterparty at L’ Avenue at Saks. Friend John Mulaney, who hosted the show on Feb. 29, […]
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