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Eurovision Song Contesthttp://thepub.viacom.com/sites/logopress/Pages/Eurovision-Song-Contest.aspxEurovision Song Contest5/2/2016 7:00:00 AM<p style="text-align:center;"><strong>EUROVISION SONG CONTEST FINALE FINDS ITS FIRST EVER</strong><br><strong> U.S. TELEVISION HOME ON LOGO</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong> </strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>The World's Biggest Music and Entertainment Show that Launched the Careers of Icons ABBA, Olivia Newton-John, and Celine Dion Airs Live and </strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Commercial Free Saturday, May 14 Exclusively on Logo and LogoTV.com</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong> </strong></p><p>New York, NY, May 02, 2016 – Logo announced today that the network will be the first U.S. home of the <strong>annual Eurovision Song Contest and will air the 61</strong><strong><sup>st</sup></strong><strong> annual Grand Final live and commercial free on </strong><strong>Saturday, May 14 at 3PM ET on Logo.</strong> The 2016 Grand Final competition and winner's ceremony will also be streamed exclusively in the U.S. on <a href="http://www.logotv.com/">www.logotv.com</a> and the LogoTV mobile app. </p><p>For a look at the Eurovision Song Contest visit: <a href="http://logo.to/23ew8xw">http://logo.to/23ew8xw</a>.</p><p>The Eurovision Song Contest, organized by the European Broadcasting Union, is the world's largest non-sporting live TV event and the most watched live entertainment program in Europe, attracting nearly 200 million television viewers worldwide last year alone. This year's spectacular 2016 Grand Final competition, celebrating the theme "Come Together," will be held in Stockholm, Sweden. The competition will feature acts representing 42 countries battling for the coveted trophy as well as the chance to host next year's contest in their home country. </p><p>Eurovision is known for its eclectic mix of power ballads, ethnic rhythms, and bubblegum pop, paired with intricate lighting sequences, pyrotechnics, and elaborate costumes. Over its storied 60 year history, the contest has catapulted the likes of <strong>Celine Dion, Olivia Newton-John, Julio Iglesias, </strong>and<strong> ABBA</strong> to stardom. Last year's winner <strong>Måns Zelmerlöw</strong> of Sweden wowed audiences with his song "Heroes," and two years ago viewers across the world were blown away when Eurovision's 2014 champion, <strong>Conchita Wurst</strong> of Austria, took home the trophy after a performance of "Rise Like a Phoenix." Conchita ignited a wave of buzz as the first drag performer to win the contest.  </p><p>Each member country of the European Broadcasting Union will submit a song to be performed during two Eurovision Semi-Finals. Winners of the Semi-Finals move on to compete in the 2016 Grand Final competition on Saturday, May 14. This year's winner will be chosen based on a brand new voting system. In the biggest change to Eurovision voting since 1975, professional juries and televoters will award a separate set of points to each performance and ensure the finale winner will remain unpredictable up until the last moment. </p><p>The 61<sup>st</sup> annual Eurovision Song Contest is produced by Swedish Host Broadcaster, SVT, and will be held at the Globe Arena in Stockholm. </p><p style="text-align:left;"><strong>ABOUT LOGO</strong><br> Logo is a leading entertainment brand inspired by the LGBT community and reflects the creative class across television, digital and social platforms.  Logo features one-of-a-kind personalities, shows, specials, and unique stories.  Logo is part of Viacom's Music & Entertainment Group including VH1, MTV, MTV2, Comedy Central and Spike.</p><p><strong>About The European Broadcasting Union</strong></p><p>The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) is the world's foremost alliance of public service media (PSM). Our mission is to make PSM indispensable. We have 73 Members in 56 countries in Europe, and an additional 34 Associates in Asia, Africa and the Americas. Our Members operate over 1,800 television and radio channels together with numerous online platforms. Together, they reach audiences of more than one billion people around the world, broadcasting in more than 120 languages. We are one EBU with two distinct fields of activity: member services and business services. Our member services strive to secure a sustainable future for public service media, provide our Members with a centre for learning and sharing and build on our founding ethos of solidarity and co-operation to provide an exchange of world-class news, sports news and music. Our business services – operating under the Eurovision brand – are the media industry's premier distributor and producer of high-quality live news, sport and entertainment with over 70,000 transmissions and 100,000 hours of news and sport every year. We have offices in Brussels, Rome, Dubai, Moscow, New York, Washington DC, Singapore and Beijing. Our headquarters are in Geneva. Discover more about the EBU on <a href="http://www.ebu.ch/">www.ebu.ch</a>. Follow us @EBU_HQ</p><p> </p><p><strong>About Eurovision Song Contest </strong></p><p>In 1956, the European Broadcasting Union, the world's foremost alliance of public service broadcasters, created the Eurovision Song Contest to foster closer ties between nations and to advance television technology. The Eurovision Song Contest is the world's largest non-sporting live TV event. It is a musical competition between public broadcasting organisations which are Members of the EBU. The Eurovision Song Contest was first held in Lugano, Switzerland in 1956 and has been held every year since. 40 cities have welcomed the competition in 25 different countries. 51 countries have competed at least once. 26 countries have won the Eurovision Song Contest at least once. In 2015, The Eurovision Song Contest reached 199 million TV viewers and on the occasion of its 60th edition was awarded the Guinness World Record for "World's Longest Running Annual TV Music Competition". 42 countries will participate in the 61st Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm, Sweden on 10, 12 and 14 May.​</p>
Logo Documentary Films 2016 Slatehttp://thepub.viacom.com/sites/logopress/Pages/Logo-Documentary-Films-2016-Slate.aspxLogo Documentary Films 2016 Slate4/4/2016 7:00:00 AM<p style="text-align:center;"><strong>FRESH OFF 2016 DAYTIME EMMY NOMINATION,</strong><br><strong> LOGO DOCUMENTARY FILMS TO PREMIERE GROUNDBREAKING SLATE</strong><br><strong> SPOTLIGHTING EVERYDAY LGBT PEOPLE IN HEROIC SITUATIONS</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Upcoming Slate to Tackle Hot-Button Issues Including Mental Health in Sports, Untold Stories of the Criminal Justice System, and Global LGBT Equality</strong></p><p>April 4, 2016 – Logo today announced a series of new documentary films that showcase topical social issues and illuminate untold stories of LGBT individuals overcoming incredible odds. The upcoming slate from Logo Documentary Films includes stories of a professional athlete who battles and overcomes mental illness, soldiers who fall in love before seeing their romance ripped apart by war, and a group of female inmates who give real-life context to "Orange is the New Black." Last month, Logo Documentary Films earned its first Emmy nomination for "Matt Shepard is A Friend of Mine," which premiered last year and is nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award in the Outstanding Special Class Special category.</p><p>For a look at the new films visit: <a href="http://logo.to/1S4IYbH">http://logo.to/1S4IYbH</a> and for more information: <a href="http://www.logotv.com/shows/logo-documentary-films">http://www.logotv.com/shows/logo-documentary-films</a> </p><p>"The stories in the upcoming documentary slate expand on Logo's rich history of diverse storytelling by providing fresh and eye-opening looks at some of today's most talked about societal issues," said Pamela Post, SVP of Original Programming at Logo. "The filmmakers brilliantly showcase inspiring individuals who exhibit the true strength of the human spirit by overcoming challenges that threaten life and love." </p><p>Logo Documentary Films' 2016 slate launches with the premiere of <strong>"Mind/Game: The Unquiet Journey of Chamique Holdsclaw" on Tuesday, May 3 at 9PM ET/PT </strong>on Logo as part of Mental Health Awareness Month. Called 'the female Michael Jordan', Chamique Holdsclaw's basketball superstardom was cut short by mental illness and a near-suicide before she fought her way to recovery. Directed by Academy Award-nominated Rick Goldsmith ("The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers"), "Mind/Game" explores the challenges of mental illness within the sports world through an intensely intimate portrait of one exceptional woman. </p><p>"Chamique has a bravery that goes beyond the basketball court," said Taj Paxton, Executive Producer of Logo Documentary Films. "Mind/Game not only provides a gripping character study of a female athlete who refuses to give up, but also gives those living with mental illness and their families the inspiration and courage to navigate their own journeys."</p><p>"Mind/Game" was named Best Documentary at the DC Independent Film Festival last month. The film received Audience Awards for Best Documentary at the Nashville Film Festival, Knoxville Film Festival, Out on Film (Atlanta), and Gold Coast International Film Festival. "Mind/Game" also received the 2015 VOICE Award from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. </p><p>For a preview of the film "Mind/Game" visit: <a href="http://logo.to/1qm0qm5">http://logo.to/1qm0qm5</a> </p><p>Logo Documentary Films will premiere additional films throughout the remainder of 2016. </p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Additional Premieres:</strong></span></p><p><strong>Out of Iraq:</strong> Two enlisted men in Iraq, one an Iraqi solider, the other a US translator, fall in love before being forced to flee when one becomes the target of an honor killing. With thousands of miles between them, they fight to be reunited. A World of Wonder film produced by Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato; Produced by Eva Orner and Chris McKim; Co-Directed by Academy Award-winner Eva Orner ("Taxi to the Dark Side") and Chris McKim; and Co-Produced by Aaron Butler. </p><p><strong>The IF Project: </strong>A Seattle police officer started a writing program to try and understand how inmates ended up incarcerated.  The IF Project stemmed from a collection of essays after women in prison were asked about the one thing that could have changed the direction of their life. Directed by Kathlyn Horan ("The Indigo Girls: One Lost Day"). </p><p><strong>​'Untitled Chef Project' </strong>(in post-production)<strong>: </strong><strong> </strong>A film about women in the professional food scene, featuring three culinary rock stars whose gifts with food fuel their drive for success, politics and a sense of community. Executive Produced by Patty Ivins and Rob Van Alkemade. Directed by Patty Ivins.</p><p>Chris McCarthy is the General Manager of Logo. Pamela Post serves as Logo's Head of Original Programming and Tajamika Paxton heads Logo Documentary Films. </p>
RuPaul's Drag Race Season 8 Ratingshttp://thepub.viacom.com/sites/logopress/Pages/RuPaul's-Drag-Race-Season-8-Ratings.aspxRuPaul's Drag Race Season 8 Ratings3/14/2016 7:00:00 AM<p>​</p><p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>LOGO'S "RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE" MILESTONE 100</strong><strong><sup>TH</sup></strong><strong> EPISODE BREAKS THE INTERNET AND INCREASES TOTAL VIEWERS</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Eighth Season Premiere of Hit Reality Show Outperforms Last Year's Debut Across All Platforms to Become Highest Rated Premiere in Three Years</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>New Season Launches With Nearly 1M Viewers, 1.5M Streams, and Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Google Trends</strong></p><p><strong>​New York, NY, March 14, 2016</strong> – Fresh off the heels of the highest rated year in the network's 10-year history and becoming the only cable network to post ten consecutive quarters of year-over-year growth, Logo continues to raise the bar with the return of <a href="http://www.logotv.com/shows/rupauls-drag-race">"RuPaul's Drag Race."</a> Last Monday's Season 8 premiere, which also marked the show's 100<sup>th</sup> episode, was the franchise's best debut in 3 years and beat its prior season launch by +6% (P18-49 Live 3). Across premiere night, including encores, the episode was watched by almost 1 million people and was also streamed 1.5 million times.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The wildly successful series also dominated the internet throughout premiere day, trending across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.  Twitter engagements on live tweets during the premiere outperformed 3x's industry standards with an average engagement of 18-19%. In addition, the show was listed under Google's top trends. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The premiere accounted for an increase of 205% Unique Visitors and a 357% uptick in Page Views on LogoTV.com in comparison to last year's debut.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">An all-new, Queen-sized 90-minute episode of "RuPaul's Drag Race" airs tonight, <span style="text-decoration:underline;">Monday, March 14</span><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><sup>th</sup></span> at 9:00 PM ET/PT on Logo.  The queens are challenged to perform in a 'Pitch Perfect'esque drag-appella sing-off with a cliffhanger ending that will have everyone talking. Special guest judges including songwriter and actress, Ester Dean ("Pitch Perfect," "Pitch Perfect 2"), choreographer Jamal Sims and RuPaul's music producer Lucian Piane will also join in on the fun. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">For a preview of tonight's all-new, Queen-sized episode, visit <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-l_UwIg7hmA">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-l_UwIg7hmA</a> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">RuPaul will continue to heat up Monday nights on Logo with the premiere of <a href="http://www.logotv.com/shows/gay-for-play-game-show-starring-rupaul">"Gay For Play Game Show Starring RuPaul"</a> on Monday, April 11 at 10:00 PM ET/PT. Shot in front of a live studio audience, contestants' entertainment IQs are put to the test when host RuPaul quizzes them on the hottest pop culture moments. As they answer hysterical trivia questions, contestants have to decide whether to trust their own instincts or to turn to the "Gay for Play" celebrity panel for help. Then as the competition heats up, contestants pair up with one celebrity panelist and have 69 seconds to answer as many trivia questions as possible for a chance to win cash and prizes. For more info and photos click <a href="/sites/logopress/Shows/Pages/Gay-For-Play-Game-Show-Starring-RuPaul----.aspx"><strong>here</strong></a>. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Over the last ten quarters, Logo has posted a 43% ratings gain and is the only network in the P18-49 demo to report ten consecutive quarters of year-over-year growth.  In that same time period, the network also posted a 227% increase in reach across its digital properties and is currently the second most visited LGBT site on the web. </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><br></p><p><em>Source: Nielsen; P18-49 unless otherwise noted; 10 quarters of y-o-y growth (Live +SD coverage ratings, calendar 3Q13-4Q15); up in total viewers (Live+SD, P2+ Impressions, 03/07/16 vs 03/02/15); P18-49 Live 3 3/7/16 vs 3/2/15; comScore, Average Monthly Uniques 4Q15: 09/01/15-12/31/15 vs 3Q13: 7/01/13-09/30/13; as of December 2015)</em></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><em> </em></p>
Gay for Play Game Show Starring RuPaulhttp://thepub.viacom.com/sites/logopress/Pages/Gay-for-Play-Game-Show-Starring-RuPaul.aspxGay for Play Game Show Starring RuPaul3/3/2016 8:00:00 AM <p> <strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"> <strong>​LOGO'S ALL-NEW "GAY FOR PLAY GAME SHOW STARRING RUPAUL" PREMIERES MONDAY, APRIL 11 AT 10PM ET/PT</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"> <strong><em>Celebrity Guest Panelists Including Amber Rose, Brandi Glanville, Cheyenne Jackson, Frankie Grande, and Mindy Cohn Join Michelle Visage, Carson Kressley, Ross Mathews, Todrick Hall and Queens from "RuPaul's Drag Race"</em></strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"> <strong><em>​Trivia Show Features Special Episodes with Celebrities Battling it Out for Cash and Prizes Including Rebecca Romijn, Jerry O'Connell, Reunited Cast Members of "227" and "Real Housewives"</em></strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;"> <strong>FOR A VIDEO SNEAK PEEK: </strong> <a href="http://logo.to/1LWrgFo">http://logo.to/1LWrgFo</a> </p><p style="text-align:justify;"> <strong> </strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;"> <strong>NEW YORK, NY – March XX, 2016 – </strong>You don't need to be gay to play, but it sure does help! "<a href="http://www.logotv.com/shows/gay-for-play-game-show-starring-rupaul">Gay for Play</a> Game Show Starring RuPaul," the all-new, over-the-top game show hosted by <strong>RuPaul</strong> premieres Monday, April 11 at 10PM ET/PT on Logo. Shot in front of a live studio audience, contestants' entertainment IQs are put to the test when host RuPaul<strong> </strong>quizzes them on the hottest pop culture moments. As they answer hysterical trivia questions, contestants have to decide whether to trust their own instincts or to turn to the "Gay for Play" celebrity panel for help. Then as the competition heats up, contestants pair up with one celebrity panelist and have 69 seconds to answer as many trivia questions as possible for a chance to win big cash and prizes. </p><p>For more info and photos click <a href="/sites/logopress/Shows/Pages/Gay-For-Play-Game-Show-Starring-RuPaul----.aspx">here</a>. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">"I've never laughed as hard as I did making Gay For Play. It's funnier than the Republican debates - with more useful take away," said <strong>host and EP RuPaul Charles</strong>. "I wanted to capture the gay voices from my TV youth, like Paul Lynde and Charles Nelson Reilly, to create a new game show that everyone could enjoy. 'Let's Make America Gay Again!'"</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The "Gay for Play" panel of six celebrities features <strong>Michelle Visage, Todrick Hall, Carson Kressley, </strong>and <strong>Ross Mathews</strong> as regular panelists, along with a rotating panel of former <strong>"RuPaul's Drag Race" </strong>contestants,<strong> </strong>social influencers, and celebrities. Guest panelists throughout the season include model <strong>Amber Rose, Brandi Glanville </strong>("Real Housewives of Beverly Hills"),<strong> Cheyenne Jackson </strong>("American Horror Story"),<strong> Daniel Franzese </strong>("Looking," "Mean Girls"),<strong> Frankie Grande </strong>("Big Brother"),<strong> </strong>comedian <strong>Heather McDonald, Jeannie Mai </strong>("The Real"),<strong> Kristen Johnston </strong>("The Exes"),<strong> Mindy Cohn </strong>("Facts of Life"),<strong> </strong>plus social talent <strong>Austin & Aaron Rhodes </strong>("Scream Queens"),<strong> GloZell Green</strong>, <strong>Joey Graceffa, Kingsley, Kyle Krieger, </strong>and <strong>Connor Franta</strong>. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Special episodes also feature celebrity contestants squaring off. <strong>Rebecca Romijn</strong> will battle husband <strong>Jerry O'Connell</strong> to fight for "Gay for Play" bragging rights. Former <strong>"Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" </strong>cast member <strong>Taylor Armstrong</strong> and <strong>"Real Housewives of O.C."</strong> cast member <strong>Gretchen Rossi</strong> will challenge each other, as well as reunited <strong>"227"</strong> stars <strong>Marla Gibbs</strong> and <strong></strong> <strong>Jack</strong><strong>é</strong><strong>e Harry</strong>. </p><p>The premiere of "Gay for Play Game Show Starring RuPaul" follows an all-new episode of <strong>"RuPaul's Drag Race,"</strong> which starts its new season and celebrates the mega-hit series' 100<sup>th</sup> episode on <strong>Monday, March 7</strong> with a special queen-sized 90 minute episode. </p><p>"Gay for Play Game Show Starring RuPaul" is produced by World of Wonder Productions with Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato, Tom Campbell, Kate Fisher and RuPaul Charles serving as Executive Producers. Chris McCarthy, Pamela Post and Tim Palazzola are Executive Producers for Logo. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">For a video sneak peek: <a href="http://logo.to/1LWrgFo">http://logo.to/1LWrgFo</a>. For more information on "<a href="http://www.logotv.com/shows/gay-for-play-game-show-starring-rupaul">Gay for Play</a>" go to <a href="http://www.logotv.com/">LogoTV.com</a>.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;"> <strong>ABOUT LOGO</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Logo is a leading entertainment brand inspired by the LGBT community and reflects the creative class across television, digital and social platforms.  Logo features one-of-a-kind personalities, shows, specials, and unique stories.  Logo is part of Viacom's Music & Entertainment Group including VH1, MTV, MTV2, Comedy Central and Spike.</p><p> <strong>ABOUT WORLD OF WONDER</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Innovative production company World of Wonder is behind such entertaining and award-winning hit series as RuPaul's Drag Race (Logo), Million Dollar Listings (Bravo), #CandidlyNicole (Vh1), Big Freedia (Fuse), and Island Hunters (HGTV). Million Dollar Listing NY was a 2015 Emmy® Award nominee for Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program. RuPaul's Drag Race won the 2014 TCA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Reality Programming. Big Freedia (Fuse) won the 2014 GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Reality Program. World of Wonder has also created award-winning films and documentaries such as Inside Deep Throat, The Eyes of Tammy Faye, Wishful Drinking, Monica in Black and White, and The Last Beekeeper, which won an Emmy® Award for Outstanding Nature Programming. Seven of their films have premiered at the Sundance Film festival including Becoming Chaz and Party Monster, the documentary and feature film starring Macaulay Culkin. World of Wonder has created a substantial digital footprint with its YouTube channel WOWPresents, along with an award-winning blog, The WOW Report. Co-founders Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey authored The World According to Wonder, celebrating 21 years of production, which can be found online at <a href="http://worldofwonder.net/">http://worldofwonder.net/</a>. Randy and Fenton were honored with the IDA Pioneer Award in December 2014, celebrating exceptional achievement, leadership, and vision in the nonfiction and documentary community. </p><p style="text-align:center;">​# # #</p>
RuPaul's Drag Race Guest Judges and Trailerhttp://thepub.viacom.com/sites/logopress/Pages/RuPaul's-Drag-Race-Guest-Judges-and-Trailer.aspxRuPaul's Drag Race Guest Judges and Trailer2/18/2016 8:00:00 AM<p style="text-align:center;"><strong>RUPAUL IS TURNING THE COMPETITION UP TO 100 AND ADDING AN ALL-STAR PANEL OF GUEST JUDGES FOR THE UPCOMING SEASON OF "RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE"</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong><em>Guest Judges Include Marc Jacobs, Gigi Hadid, Nicole Richie, Faith Evans, David and Amy Sedaris, Todrick Hall, Debbie Harry, Thomas Roberts and more</em></strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong><em>Network to Air Full Series Marathon and All-New Interviews with Fan Favorite Queens Leading Up to the 100</em></strong><strong><em><sup>th</sup></em></strong><strong><em> Episode Season Premiere on Monday, March 7 at 9:00 PM ET/PT</em></strong></p><p><strong><em> </em></strong></p><p><strong>Link to All-New Promo: </strong><a href="http://logo.to/1Qo2UFE"><strong>http://logo.to/1Qo2UFE</strong></a></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>NEW YORK, NY</strong> – <strong>February 18, 2016 </strong>– <a href="http://www.logotv.com/shows/rupauls_drag_race/">"RuPaul's Drag Race"</a> is celebrating all things 100! The mega-hit competition series returns to Logo with a Queen-sized 90-minute premiere on Monday, March 7<sup>th</sup> at 9:00 PM ET/PT that also marks the 100<sup>th</sup> episode and 100<sup>th</sup> Queen to sashay into the workroom. To celebrate the milestone, Logo will air a 'Runway to 100' marathon of the full series beginning on Thursday, March 3<sup>rd</sup> at 7:00 PM ET/PT.  Throughout the marathon, viewers will be treated to all-new interviews with previous contestants who will spill all of the behind-the-scenes T on their seasons.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The 'Runway to 100' series marathon leads into the 100<sup>th</sup> episode extravaganza and the kick-off of a historic new season featuring a court of cutthroat Queens competing to snatch the crown and strut away with a $100,000 cash prize as well as the coveted title of "America's Next Drag Superstar." <strong>RuPaul</strong> welcomes back<strong>Carson Kressley</strong> and <strong>Ross Mathews</strong> to the permanent judging panel alongside <strong>Michelle Visage</strong>. Think you know <em>this</em> race?  Honey, you have no idea.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Once again, RuPaul will be joined by the hottest celebrities today to help alongside show regulars Michelle Visage, Carson Kressley and Ross Mathews as they decide who will stay, lip-synch for their life or "Sashay Away." This season's celebrity guest judges include <strong>Nicole Richie, Gigi Hadid, Marc Jacobs, David and Amy Sedaris, Debbie Harry and Chris Stein of Blondie, Ester Dean, Faith Evans, Jamal Sims, Chanel Iman, Todrick Hall, Thomas Roberts, Tasha Smith </strong>and<strong> Vivica A. Fox.</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">For a sneak peek at the new season, visit <a href="http://logo.to/1Qo2UFE" style="line-height:22.4px;"><strong>http://logo.to/1Qo2UFE</strong></a>​. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The 12 previously announced Queens include:  <strong>Acid Betty</strong> (Brooklyn, NY), <strong>Bob The Drag Queen</strong> (New York, NY), <strong>Chi Chi DeVayne</strong> (Shreveport, LA), <strong>Cynthia Lee Fontaine</strong> (Austin, TX), <strong>Dax ExclamationPoint</strong> (Savannah, GA), <strong>Derrick Barry</strong> (Las Vegas, NV), <strong>Kim Chi</strong> (Chicago, IL), <strong>Laila McQueen</strong> (Gloucester, MA), <strong>Naomi Smalls</strong>(Redlands, CA), <strong>Naysha Lopez</strong> (Chicago, IL), <strong>Robbie Turner</strong> (Seattle, WA) and <strong>Thorgy Thor</strong> (Brooklyn, NY).</p><p style="text-align:justify;">"RuPaul's Drag Race" Season 8 is produced by World of Wonder Productions with Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato, Tom Campbell, Steven Corfe, Kate Fisher and RuPaul Charles serving as Executive Producers. Chris McCarthy, Pamela Post and Tim Palazzola are Executive Producers for Logo.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">For more information on "<a href="http://www.logotv.com/shows/rupauls_drag_race/season_7/series.jhtml">RuPaul's Drag Race</a>" and sneak preview clips, go to <a href="http://www.logotv.com/shows/rupauls_drag_race/season_7/series.jhtml">LogoTV.com</a>.  For up-to-date "RuPaul's Drag Race" news and exclusives, join the <a href="http://www.facebook.com/RuPaulsDragRace">"RuPaul's Drag Race" Facebook page</a> or follow #DragRace conversation on Twitter at @<a href="http://www.twitter.com/RuPaulsDragRace">RuPaulsDragRace</a>. Follow along with live gifs from the show on<a href="http://logotv.tumblr.com/tagged/RuPaul%27s-Drag-Race">Tumblr</a> and additional content on the show's <a href="http://www.instagram.com/RuPaulsDragRace">Instagram</a> page. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Logo is celebrating the return of "RuPaul's Drag Race" with premiere events nationwide featuring gag-worthy performances by the entire season 8 cast and beats from DJ Lady Bunny.  Surprise hosts to be announced soon.  Events to take place in New York City on February 22, Chicago on February 24th, Austin on February 26th, San Francisco on February 28th and Los Angeles on March 1st.  For ticket information go to<a href="http://vossevents.com/">vossevents.com</a>.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>ABOUT LOGO</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Logo is a leading entertainment brand inspired by the LGBT community and reflects the creative class across television, digital and social platforms.  Logo features one-of-a-kind personalities, shows, specials, and unique stories.  Logo is part of Viacom's Music & Entertainment Group including VH1, MTV, MTV2, Comedy Central and Spike.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p><strong>ABOUT WORLD OF WONDER</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Innovative production company World of Wonder is behind such entertaining and award-winning hit series as RuPaul's Drag Race (Logo), Million Dollar Listings (Bravo), #CandidlyNicole (Vh1), Big Freedia (Fuse), and Island Hunters (HGTV). Million Dollar Listing NY was a 2015 Emmy® Award nominee for Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program. RuPaul's Drag Race won the 2014 TCA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Reality Programming. Big Freedia (Fuse) won the 2014 GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Reality Program. World of Wonder has also created award-winning films and documentaries such as Inside Deep Throat, The Eyes of Tammy Faye, Wishful Drinking, Monica in Black and White, and The Last Beekeeper, which won an Emmy® Award for Outstanding Nature Programming. Seven of their films have premiered at the Sundance Film festival including Becoming Chaz and Party Monster, the documentary and feature film starring Macaulay Culkin. World of Wonder has created a substantial digital footprint with its YouTube channel WOWPresents, along with an award-winning blog, The WOW Report. Co-founders Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey authored The World According to Wonder, celebrating 21 years of production, which can be found online at <a href="http://worldofwonder.net/">http://worldofwonder.net/</a>. Randy and Fenton were honored with the IDA Pioneer Award in December 2014, celebrating exceptional achievement, leadership, and vision in the nonfiction and documentary community.</p><p style="text-align:center;">​# # #</p>
RuPaul's Drag Race Season 8 Casthttp://thepub.viacom.com/sites/logopress/Pages/RuPauls-Drag-Race-Season-8-Cast.aspxRuPaul's Drag Race Season 8 Cast2/1/2016 8:00:00 AM<p style="text-align:center;"><strong>ALL HAIL THE 100</strong><strong><sup>TH</sup></strong><strong> QUEEN! LOGO RU-VEALS NEW CAST OF THE GROUNDBREAKING COMPETITION SERIES "RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE"</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Historic Season Premiere Celebrates 100</strong><strong><sup>th</sup></strong><strong> Queen and Episode with a Supersized Kickoff on Monday, March 7th at 9:00 PM ET/PT</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong><em> </em></strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>NEW YORK, NY</strong> – <strong>February 1, 2016</strong> – RuPaul is back to light up the runway with the highly anticipated new season of the groundbreaking series, <a href="http://www.logotv.com/shows/rupauls_drag_race/">"RuPaul's Drag Race."</a>  Logo revealed the eagerly awaited cast comprised of the nation's 12 drag elite tonight during the "New Now Next Honors." In a nod to superfans, Logo also launched a week-long social scavenger hunt via Dubsmash and Instagram that culminated in the announcement of Kim Chi as a competing queen earlier today.  The season premiere also marks a drag milestone as it features the 100<sup>th</sup> episode and 100<sup>th</sup> drag queen to sashay into the work room.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;"> For photos visit: <a href="/sites/logopress/Shows/Pages/RuPauls-Drag-Race-Season-8.aspx">http://thepub.viacom.com/sites/logopress/Shows/Pages/RuPauls-Drag-Race-Season-8.aspx​</a>​ </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">​"This is an amazing time to be producing television," said executive producer RuPaul Charles. "The fact that 'RuPaul's Drag Race' is celebrating its 100<sup>th</sup> episode is undeniable proof that there is an insatiable hunger for authentic, unfiltered and ribald voices that not only challenge the norm, but help redefine mainstream media."</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong> </strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">The new season will premiere on Monday, March 7th at 9:00 PM ET/PT with a supersized 90-minute episode that unveils a court of cut-throat Queens each competing to snatch the crown and strut away with a $100,000 cash prize and the coveted title of "America's Next Drag Superstar." Along the way, they'll face an unpredictable competition and deliver gag-worthy and jaw-dropping moments as these talented ladies of drag join the fabulous 88 Queens who fought for the crown before them. </p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The 12 Queens who will compete in the pop culture phenomenon that has taken the world by its weave include<strong>: </strong></p><p style="background-color:#ffffff;"><strong>Acid Betty</strong><br><span style="line-height:1.6;background-color:transparent;">Brooklyn, NY<br></span><span style="line-height:1.6;background-color:transparent;">TW: <a href="http://twitter.com/acidbettyrocks" style="color:#663399;">@acidbettyrocks​</a>, IG: <a href="http://instagram.com/acidbetty" style="color:#663399;">@acidbetty​</a></span></p><p style="background-color:#ffffff;"> </p><p style="background-color:#ffffff;"><strong>Bob The Drag Queen</strong><br><span style="line-height:1.6;background-color:transparent;">New York, NY<br></span><span style="line-height:1.6;background-color:transparent;">TW: <a href="http://twitter.com/thatonequeen" style="color:#663399;">@thatonequeen</a>, IG:  <a href="http://instagram.com/bobthedragqueen" style="color:#663399;">@bobthedragqueen</a></span></p><p style="background-color:#ffffff;"> </p><p style="background-color:#ffffff;"><strong>Chi Chi DeVayne</strong><br><span style="line-height:1.6;background-color:transparent;">Shreveport, LA<br></span><span style="line-height:1.6;background-color:transparent;">TW: <a href="http://twitter.com/ChiChiDeVayne" style="color:#663399;">@ChiChiDeVayne</a>, IG: <a href="http://instagram.com/cheechdevayne" style="color:#663399;">@cheechdevayne</a></span></p><p style="background-color:#ffffff;"> </p><p style="background-color:#ffffff;"><strong>Cynthia Lee Fontaine</strong><br><span style="line-height:1.6;background-color:transparent;">Austin, TX<br></span><span style="line-height:1.6;background-color:transparent;">T</span><span style="line-height:1.6;background-color:transparent;">W: <a href="http://twitter.com/lee_fontaine" style="color:#663399;">@lee_fontaine</a>, IG: <a href="http://instagram.com/cynthialeefontaine" style="color:#663399;">@cynthialeefontaine</a></span></p><p style="background-color:#ffffff;"> </p><p style="background-color:#ffffff;"><strong></strong><strong>Dax ExclamationPoint</strong><br><span style="line-height:1.6;background-color:transparent;">Savannah, GA<br></span><span style="line-height:1.6;background-color:transparent;">TW: <a href="http://twitter.com/Daxclamation" style="color:#663399;">@Daxclamation</a>, IG: <a href="http://instagram.com/Daxclamation" style="color:#663399;">@daxclamation</a></span></p><p style="background-color:#ffffff;"> </p><p style="background-color:#ffffff;"><strong></strong><strong>Derrick Barry</strong><br><span style="line-height:1.6;background-color:transparent;">Las Vegas, NV<br></span><span style="line-height:1.6;background-color:transparent;">TW: <a href="http://twitter.com/DerrickBarry" style="color:#663399;">@DerrickBarry</a>, IG: <a href="http://instagram.com/DerrickBarry" style="color:#663399;">@derrickbarry</a></span></p><p style="background-color:#ffffff;"> </p><p style="background-color:#ffffff;"><strong>Kim Chi</strong><br><span style="line-height:1.6;background-color:transparent;">Chicago, IL<br></span><span style="line-height:1.6;background-color:transparent;">TW: <a href="http://twitter.com/KimChi_Chic" style="color:#663399;">@KimChi_Chic</a>, IG: <a href="http://instagram.com/KimChi_Chic" style="color:#663399;">@kimchi_chic</a></span></p><p style="background-color:#ffffff;"> </p><p style="background-color:#ffffff;"><strong>Laila McQueen</strong><br><span style="line-height:1.6;background-color:transparent;">Gloucester, MA<br></span><span style="line-height:1.6;background-color:transparent;">TW: <a href="http://twitter.com/LailaMcQueen" style="color:#663399;">@LailaMcQueen</a>, IG: <a href="http://instagram.com/misslailamcqueen" style="color:#663399;">@misslailamcqueen</a></span></p><p style="background-color:#ffffff;"> </p><p style="background-color:#ffffff;"><strong>Naomi Smalls</strong><br><span style="line-height:1.6;background-color:transparent;">Redlands, CA<br></span><span style="line-height:1.6;background-color:transparent;">TW: <a href="http://twitter.com/naomismallsduh" style="color:#663399;">@naomismallsduh</a>, IG: <a href="http://instagram.com/naomismalls" style="color:#663399;">@naomismalls</a></span></p><p style="background-color:#ffffff;"> </p><p style="background-color:#ffffff;"><strong>Naysha Lopez</strong><br><span style="line-height:1.6;background-color:transparent;">Chicago, IL<br></span><span style="line-height:1.6;background-color:transparent;">TW: <a href="http://twitter.com/nayshalopez" style="color:#663399;">@nayshalopez​</a>, IG: <a href="http://instagram.com/nayshalopez" style="color:#663399;">@nayshalopez</a></span></p><p style="background-color:#ffffff;"> </p><p style="background-color:#ffffff;"><strong>Robbie Turner</strong><br><span style="line-height:1.6;background-color:transparent;">Seattle, WA<br></span><span style="line-height:1.6;background-color:transparent;">TW: <a href="http://twitter.com/TheRobbieTurner" style="color:#663399;">@TheRobbieTurner</a>, IG: <a href="http://instagram.com/TheRobbieTurner" style="color:#663399;">@therobbieturner</a></span></p><p style="background-color:#ffffff;"> </p><p style="background-color:#ffffff;"><strong>Thorgy Thor</strong><br><span style="line-height:1.6;background-color:transparent;">Brooklyn, NY<br></span><span style="line-height:1.6;background-color:transparent;">TW: <a href="http://twitter.com/ThorgyThor" style="color:#663399;">@ThorgyThor</a>, IG: </span><a href="http://instagram.com/thorgythor" style="color:#663399;">@thorgythor​ ​</a></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong> </strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">New game show series "<strong>Gay for Play Game Show Starring RuPaul" </strong>will also premiere on Logo this year. Hosted by RuPaul, the half-hour comedic, trivia game show features a panel of six celebrities helping two contestants answer pop culture questions to win cash and prizes. A second season of "<strong>RuPaul's All Stars Drag Race</strong>" will premiere later in the year. <strong> </strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">"RuPaul's Drag Race" Season 8 is produced by World of Wonder Productions with Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato, Tom Campbell, Steven Corfe, Kate Fisher and RuPaul Charles serving as Executive Producers. Chris McCarthy, Pamela Post and Tim Palazzola are Executive Producers for Logo. </p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p>For photos of the cast, go to <a href="/sites/logopress/Pages/Home.aspx">http://thepub.viacom.com/sites/logopress/Pages/Home.aspx</a>.  To embed a video featuring the new cast, visit: <a href="http://www.logotv.com/shows/rupauls_drag_race/rupauls-drag-race-season-8-first-look/1271433/video/#id=1739309">http://www.logotv.com/shows/rupauls_drag_race/rupauls-drag-race-season-8-first-look/1271433/video/#id=1739309</a> </p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">For more information on "<a href="http://www.logotv.com/shows/rupauls_drag_race/season_7/series.jhtml">RuPaul's Drag Race</a>" and sneak preview clips, go to <a href="http://www.logotv.com/shows/rupauls_drag_race/season_7/series.jhtml">LogoTV.com</a>.  For up-to-date "RuPaul's Drag Race" news and exclusives, join the <a href="http://www.facebook.com/RuPaulsDragRace">"RuPaul's Drag Race" Facebook page</a> or follow #DragRace conversation on Twitter at @<a href="http://www.twitter.com/RuPaulsDragRace">RuPaulsDragRace</a>. Follow along with live gifs from the show on <a href="http://logotv.tumblr.com/tagged/RuPaul%27s-Drag-Race">Tumblr</a> and additional content on the show's <a href="http://www.instagram.com/RuPaulsDragRace">Instagram</a> page.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Logo is celebrating the return of "RuPaul's Drag Race" with premiere events nationwide featuring gag-worthy performances by the entire season eight cast, hosted by Season Six Winner Bianca Del Rio with beats from DJ Lady Bunny.  Events to take place in New York City on February 22, Chicago on February 24th, Austin on February 26th, San Francisco on February 28th and Los Angeles on March 1st.  For ticket information go to <a href="http://vossevents.com/">vossevents.com​</a>.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong> </strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>ABOUT LOGO</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Logo is a leading entertainment brand inspired by the LGBT community and reflects the creative class across television, digital and social platforms.  Logo features one-of-a-kind personalities, shows, specials, and unique stories.  Logo is part of Viacom's Music & Entertainment Group including VH1, MTV, MTV2, Comedy Central and Spike.</p><p> </p><p><strong>ABOUT WORLD OF WONDER</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Innovative production company World of Wonder is behind such entertaining and award-winning hit series as RuPaul's Drag Race (Logo), Million Dollar Listings (Bravo), #CandidlyNicole (Vh1), Big Freedia (Fuse), and Island Hunters (HGTV). Million Dollar Listing NY was a 2015 Emmy® Award nominee for Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program. RuPaul's Drag Race won the 2014 TCA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Reality Programming. Big Freedia (Fuse) won the 2014 GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Reality Program. World of Wonder has also created award-winning films and documentaries such as Inside Deep Throat, The Eyes of Tammy Faye, Wishful Drinking, Monica in Black and White, and The Last Beekeeper, which won an Emmy® Award for Outstanding Nature Programming. Seven of their films have premiered at the Sundance Film festival including Becoming Chaz and Party Monster, the documentary and feature film starring Macaulay Culkin. World of Wonder has created a substantial digital footprint with its YouTube channel WOWPresents, along with an award-winning blog, The WOW Report. Co-founders Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey authored The World According to Wonder, celebrating 21 years of production, which can be found online at <a href="http://worldofwonder.net/">http://worldofwonder.net/</a>. Randy and Fenton were honored with the IDA Pioneer Award in December 2014, celebrating exceptional achievement, leadership, and vision in the nonfiction and documentary community. </p><p style="text-align:center;"># # #</p>

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