It feels like there’s a new season of American Idol every six weeks, but we have to wait an eternity to hear Ms. RuPaul tell the queens “don’t fuck it up!” Well the wait is almost over: RuPaul‘s Drag Race Season Four is coming to Logo in January and, according to TV Guide, Ru, Santino and Michelle Visage are being joined by some big-name celebs at the judges table.
Glee‘s Amber Riley and out Modern Family star Jesse Tyler Ferguson will be rating the runway in separate episodes, as will
Jelly Kelly Osbourne, Rose McGowan, Loretta Devine and Jennifer Love Hewitt.
Hold up a minute. Ferguson and Riley are on top-rated, gay-friendly shows so they’re a perfect match. Osbourne and McGowan practically are gay men, so we can see why they’d be a good fit. And we suppose Devine gets a pass because she was in Dreamgirls.
But J-Love—what’s up with that? If being whiny about your weight and your crappy love life makes you a gay icon, we’re friggin’ Judy Garland!
For her part, Riley is totally stoked about doing the show. “I was so excited to do this I started screaming,” she tells TV Guide. “I am a very big RuPaul fan. She’s absolutely gorge. I just had to make sure my hair and makeup were done right if I was in front of drag queens!” She also told the magazine she hopes Glee Project‘s Alex Newell will play a gender-bending brother for her character, Mercedes, when he makes his debut on the show later this year. “Alex seems so liberated when he’s in drag,” she says. “It would be great for younger Glee fans to see a character like that.”
You better werk, Alex.