Carson Kressley: This Queen Served Up ‘Amy Poehler in Mean Girls Realness’ in RuPaul’s Drag Race’s 9021-HO Challenge

 

A version of this story originally appeared on EW.com.

SPOILER WARNING: Details about Friday’s episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race are revealed below.

Well kids, things are really starting to heat up, and this is the point in the competition where true personalities are really RuVealed. I was so sad to see Cynthia and her celebrated cucu pack up and leave the show. But Trinity is thirsty to win the whole shebang and stepped right up, announcing that there’s a new cucu in town. And I have to say, her cucu is pretty fine. I like Trinity a lot — she’s a tough biotch but she’s talented, works hard, and she’s in it to win it.

Weren’t you a little surprised to hear Valentina get snarky over Alexis’ win? I sure was! Could it be that Little Mary Sunshine has a dark side? Or is it just the pressure of the competition that’s getting to her? I wanted to give her a little shake and say, “Girl, let her have her moment!” Karma did her right when she almost got her nipples ripped off while removing her Madonna “erotica” costume. After that moment, all was right with the world and I was back in love with Valentina.

The tragic flaw of the evening came when Aja, in a very pouty and annoying moment, didn’t want to take her assigned role of Grandrea Zuckerman in the 90210-HO she-boot. Calm down, Aja! Your hissy fit just cost you one of the largest and juiciest roles in the production — Shea Couleé graciously took the role instead. Smart move, Shea. Karma is at work again and will prove to reward Shea greatly. See — nice girls can finish first!

In the very first scene at Beverly Johnson High, Grandrea and Shea steal the show right off the bat. That’s what they call ‘chewing the scenery,’ kids. Google it.

And the Oscar for best supporting Mom in a ’90s TV remake goes to … Trinity Taylor! She is serving us some serious Amy Poehler in Mean Girls realness!

Meanwhile, Aja looks stressed and is not selling it in rehearsal. While she improved in the final edit, she’s still not very good. Other Razzie nominations go to Nina Bo’nina Brown and, surprisingly, the beautiful brainiac Sasha Velour.

Listen, not all queens are good at acting challenges. Trust me, it’s really hard to remember all of your lines, get your timing right, embody your character and look the part in a very condensed time frame. But acting challenges are a big part of the competition, and this is the time when we need to separate the men from the boys, so to speak. Terrible analogy, but you get what I mean.

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I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, this cast has so much heart and depth. Hearing Trinity’s story of missing out on all those high school moments to take care of her ill grandmother tugged at my heartstrings. Shea’s tale of having a difficult relationship with her father was very relatable for many of us. And Sasha Velour, my goodness, you have such a smart and beautiful way in which you dealt with the tragic loss of your mother. What a stellar group of people. But why do they gotta make everyone cry when they are applying eye makeup? It’s a cruel, cruel world!

Whew — let’s move over to the runway!

I have to say that our little Farrah is growing up right before our eyes. I happened to love her last two runway looks. Her big hair homage to Dolly and Ru was, as I said in the show, a folicular tour de force! I loved Aja for possibly the first time ever, and Shea delivered a winning look, as well — due mostly to her stellar character creation.

And indulge me again while I lip synch the praises of Miss Trinity Taylor. She was the definition of upstaging when the guys swung her around with her legs spread in the background of the prom scene. That sealed the deal for me and the rest of the panel, bringing her right to the head of the class. Farrah was surprisingly good and Nina was surprisingly not good. Her shade and lack of taking direction from Tori Spelling and Jennie Garth did not help.

That being said, I think it all came down to Karma placing Nina and Aja in jeopardy. Karma. She’s a biotch, kids.

RuPaul’s Drag Race airs Fridays (8 p.m. ET) on VH1.

Inside Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon’s Rekindled Relationship: ‘There’s Hope They’ll Get Back Together Permanently’

Do Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon belong together?

After nearly two years of being separated, “there seems to be hope that they will get back together permanently,” a source tells PEOPLE exclusively.

The famously friendly exes have grown increasingly close following the singer’s split with Bryan Tanaka in April.

“Mariah and Nick are getting along great,” the source says. “Nick spends most of his time with Mariah and the kids. Mariah is great with Nick around. There seems to be hope that they will get back together permanently.”

However, an additional Carey insider tells PEOPLE that they are nothing more than pals. “Honestly, they are co-parenting,” says the insider.

Carey and Cannon both rebuffed the rumors in an interview with ET on Tuesday.

“We’re together when it counts,” insists Carey, 47, “We’re together for the kids. And I think that’s the most important thing.”

“It’s so perfect right now honestly, I’m working on being the best me that I can possibly be and from that I’m working on being the best father that I can be and that’s a plate full right there,” Cannon, 36, echoed. “I love her, I adore her, that’s always going to be my dream girl but I think as mature adults I think we just operate better with the way things are right now.”

Carey and Cannon reunited last weekend for a fun-filled day at Disneyland to celebrate the sixth birthday of their twins, Monroe and Moroccan. The proud parents both shared sweet messages to their brood on Instagram.

“I can’t believe it’s been six years since you two came into this world to the live version of Fantasy.. ‘the applause!!!’ ” Carey captioned a 2011 photo of herself holding “Dem Babies” when they were just newborns.

“I love you both more each day,” added the proud mother of two. “You are the light of my life ❤❤ #Supernatural #HappyBirthday #RocnRoe.”

Cannon — also a new dad to son Golden, 9 weeks — used Instagram to send the twins well wishes too, posting a current photo of Roc and Roe in front of elaborate matching Mickey and Minnie Mouse cakes at Disneyland.

To all appearances, the group is one big happy family. “Mariah loves having Nick around,” the initial Carey source confirms. “She’s in the best mood.”

5 Reasons Why Baby Groot Totally Steals Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

There are a number of reasons fans should be excited to see Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. For example, there’s more shirtless

For example, there’s more shirtless Chris Pratt aka Star Lord, Kurt Russell makes his Marvel movie debut as Star Lord’s dad/an entire planet called Ego, Zoe Saldana and Karen Gillan kicking butt as fierce super-powered females Gamora and Nebula, and Sylvester Stallone also makes his Marvel movie debut in a supporting role that could lead to future standalone films.

However, all of that pales in comparison to the aww-inspiring appeal of the smallest, unbelievably adorable scene-stealer supreme: Baby Groot (voiced by Vin Diesel).

Look at his little face and cuteness! Here are the five reasons Baby Groot steals the movie (Note: this post contains minor SPOILERS):

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1. His dance moves 

Picking up where the first film’s end credits left off with little re-born Groot dancing in his pot, the opening sequence of Vol. 2 features Baby Groot waving his arms and shaking his little butt off to ELO’s hit “Mr Blue Sky,” all while his larger compatriots battle a big bad alien creature.

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2. His toddler-like behavior

As displayed in the GIF above, little Groot doesn’t choose the most opportune moments to seek out attention from his fellow Guardians. In the middle of an intense alien battle, Groot waves and waves at Gamora until she says “Hi!” He also has mood swings — one moment he’s snuggling up to his fellow Guardians at bedtime and the next moment something sets him off and he flies into a toddler-like tantrum, which leads us to:

3. His anger-fueled attack mode

Possibly taking a cue from his cranky buddy Rocket (Bradley Cooper), along with the toddler tantrum thing, it doesn’t take much to set Baby Groot off. He is quick to fly into a fit of rage and start biting, kicking and punching his fellow Guardians. It’s not a behavior to encourage of course, but it is SO CUTE when he does it.

4. Anytime he’s trying to impress or do something for the Guardians

The two best examples of this come in the third act of the movie when Groot is sent to fetch a missing item for Yondu (Michael Rooker) and then in the climactic scene when Rocket tasks Groot with arming and setting the timer on a bomb.

5. Because his costars say so

Director James Gunn recently revealed that because they had a Baby Groot-sized maquette made of the character on set for use during filming, the cast was immediately aware of the character’s cuteness and that they would be upstaged.

“We have this adorable little statue standing there, and we’d have the scene and all the stuff would be going on and these guys would be acting their butts off and really putting their hearts and souls ,” Gunn told reporters at the L.A. press conference. “All of a sudden Chris would look over at that little guy and go, ‘Damn it, he’s gonna steal the whole movie!’”

And it’s true, Baby Groot does just that.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is now in theaters.

Watch Michael Fassbender’s Impressive Breakdancing Skills as He Does the Worm for Jessica Chastain

 

He’s not the first person who comes to mind when you think about breakdancing, but Michael Fassbender just proved he can bust a move at a moment’s notice.

The Alien: Covenant star was on The Graham Norton Show recently, where he revealed that he went through a bit of a “breakdance phase” in the ’80s.

The admission delighted fellow Norton guest Jessica Chastain, who slyly coaxed the actor, 40, into showing the audience his skills.

“What is breakdance? Do you think you could show me?” Chastain asked coyly.

“It would be very dangerous, I haven’t done it years,” he said, putting his hands over his face in embarrassment.

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Not one to back down from a challenge, a reluctant and red-faced Fassbender, dressed in a three-piece suit, removed his jacket and cleared some space for himself onstage.

Starting with his back to the audience, Fassbender performed what he called a flick swan dive, gracefully launching himself backward and landing into a perfect worm.

Check out the video above for his full tutorial.

Alien: Covenant hits theaters May 19.

Jennie Garth and Tori Spelling Shade Tiffani Thiessen During 90210-Themed Episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race

 

9021-Oh no they didn’t!

Jennie Garth and Tori Spelling served as guest judges on Friday night’s episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race, which had the former Beverly Hills, 90210 costars judging a 90210-themed competition.

The Queens all dressed as parodies of characters from the show, with one spoofing Tiffani Thiessen‘s character, Valerie.

When it came time to give their critique, Garth, 45, stumbled at the thought of mentioning Thiessen or her character by name. “As Ti-, how do you say it?” Garth hesitated, before Spelling, 43, chimed in with, “Just say, ‘that which we don’t speak of.”

Garth laughed, as did the other judges, before she agreed with Spelling, saying, “Yes, we know her as ‘that which we don’t speak of.’”

Thiessen, 43, spoke about her frayed relationship with Garth during an appearance on Howard Stern’s radio show in 2010, saying, “We had a falling out and we grew apart … I was the one who was hurt, let’s just say that. I was the one who was hurt.”

RuPaul’s Drag Race airs Fridays (8 p.m. ET) on VH1.

French Woman’s 7-Hour United Flight Turned Into 28-Hour Nightmare and 3,000 Miles in Wrong Direction

A French-speaking United passenger quite literally got lost in translation.

Lucie Bahetoukilae, who doesn’t speak any English, was misdirected onto the wrong flight after United Airlines neglected to notify her of her flight’s last-minute gate change, according to her testimony to ABC-TV.

Bahetoukilae explained that she purchased a ticket from New Jersey’s Newark Airport to Paris’ Charles de Gaulle (a 7 ½ hour flight), but ended up flying nearly 3,000 miles in the wrong direction to San Francisco.

Before her Paris flight, she says she went to the gate number that was written on her ticket. After a United representative successfully scanned it, she boarded the plane and headed for her seat, 22C. “When she went to sit someone was sitting there already,” her niece, Diane Miantsoko, told ABC-TV.

Rather than questioning why there were two people booked for the same seat, a flight attendant looked at Bahetoukilae’s boarding pass and sat her somewhere else.

Bahetoukilae had never realized United Airlines made a last-minute gate change, adding that United never made the gate announcement in French or notified her by email. “If they would have made the announcement in French, she would she have moved gates. Of course, because she speaks French she would’ve moved to another gate,” Miantsoko said.

When she landed on the west coast, Bahetoukilae had to wait through an 11-hour layover. She had been traveling for more than 28 hours by the time United was able to reroute her back to France.

In a statement to ABC-TV, United Airlines called the incident “a horrible failure” and admitted to “mistakenly putting on the wrong flight.” Along with an apology, United also paid for accommodations it hadn’t offered Bahetoukilae, when she was waiting for her return flight in San Francisco, according to ABC-TV.

Bahetoukilae’s United incident was settled in a confidential lawsuit.

Last week, United Airlines announced ten policy changes following the Apr. 9 incident when a passenger was dragged off the plane. Also in April, a Mexican man was accused of trafficking his own child on a United Airlines flight, and a Utah couple claimed they were kicked off their United Airlines flight on the way to their wedding.

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