87. You Better Cheque Yourself (Season 4 - All Season Long)

In honor of the premiere of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 4 - RuVealed tonight, I wanted to delve into one of the funniest hidden gems of the season. It was only done during season 4, and I wonder why.

The thing I’m speaking about is the eliminated queen presenting the winner’s cheque the next episode. I can just imagine Ru handing them the cheque and telling them to act campy. Let’s take a lot back at these strange little add-ins:

Even though Alisa Summers was only there for an episode, she sure left an impression. Just like summer: Alisa was unbareably hot, not nearly as long as people expect, and full of bad decisions.

Despite all of my searching, I discovered that LaShauwn Beyond never actually filmed a segment. Luckily, our resident fugitive Alisa is no stranger to doing some extra time, so her cheque presentation was used twice. I do wonder why LaShauwn never showed up though. I know this isn’t RuPaul’s Best Friend Race, but at least text “feeling sick :(“ before ditching us like only a true buddy would.

It must be a sunny day because The Princess is sure in a sour mood. Sadly for her, she only lasted on Cloud Nine for three episodes before getting kicked off.

Madame LaQueer in a green dress clutching a wad of dollar bills? Somewhere in a house full of hoarded Seduction t-shirts and Bodyguard soundtracks, Michelle Visage is very conflicted. Anyway, Madame’s campy expression only adds to the strangeness of this photo. She just lepricant.

If only I auditioned for Sixteen and Pregnant, Kenya contemplates. She might not have won the Aretha Franklin lip-sync for her life, but in this photo: Kenya Michaels sure feels like a natural divorcee. Sad, overpainted, and holding onto the money that a man fucked her out of.

This is a little known fact, but this photo was taken after Milan was banned from Puerto Rico Pride. After eliminating both Hispanics with her lip syncing skills, Milan fell during the Float Your Boat challenge. The ocean’s humidity explains the frizzy hair, but I’m not sure if Milan’s facial expression is exactly sea-sickening…

At least she’s serving more mug than gum. Jiggly looks like she just went to prom in Brooklyn and robbed a liquor store on the way out. Seems like season 4 is full of criminals; but if Jiggly’s contour is any indication, none of them are particularly smooth.

What did Willam do? Well, it seems like she actually played by the rules for once. I’m not sure if she’s modelling the prize package or how much LOGO is paying her to keep quiet, but Willam has that $100,000 in her back pocket. I hope she can keep this one in the books.

With the rising cost of cheesecake in the U.S., I understand Dida’s pain here. She was only a few challenges away from the crown but fell at a pivotal moment in the competition. Her hunger for the prize was matched only by the thirst of her wigs.

I can’t speak ill of our favorite Miss Congeniality, especially when she’s going for the gold. Latrice takes me to church every Sunday morning, and then puts the ho back in Hozier every Sunday night.

Now that you’re yearning for some more, be sure to check out RuPaul’s Drag Race season 4 Ru-vealed tonight on Logo at 8/7c.

ZAYN MALIK SIGNS GLOBAL RECORDING DEAL WITH RCA RECORDS

ZAYN MALIK SIGNS GLOBAL RECORDING DEAL WITH RCA RECORDS

(New York – July 30, 2015) – RCA Records and Syco Music announce today that Zayn Malik will release his debut solo album on RCA Records.

Simon Cowell of Syco Music says: “With RCA, Zayn has the perfect label to work with on his solo career. They are excited about working with him and I am sure whatever they release together will be special.”

Comments Peter Edge and Tom Corson of RCA: “Zayn’s a genius songwriter with an incredible voice, and we are proud to have him join our roster of iconic superstars. We are thrilled he has entrusted us to deliver his personal artistic vision to millions of his fans across the globe.”

In March of this year, Zayn announced his departure from One Direction, currently the world’s most successful group, having sold more than 54 million albums worldwide.

About RCA Records

RCA Records is a Division of Sony Music Entertainment. RCA includes a diverse roster of internationally renowned artists representing all genres of music, including Justin Timberlake, P!nk, Alicia Keys, Miley Cyrus, Foo Fighters, Sia, Kelly Clarkson, Usher, D'Angelo, A$AP Rocky, Van Morrison, Kings Of Leon, Britney Spears, Pitbull, Chris Brown, Christina Aguilera, Dave Matthews Band, Shakira, Weird Al, R. Kelly, Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Hudson, Charlie Wilson, Daughtry, Pentatonix, Kesha, Hilary Duff, Fantasia, Monica, Buddy Guy, Three Days Grace, Tool, Giorgio Moroder, T-Pain, Kirk Franklin, and Fred Hammond, among others; critically acclaimed and chart topping artists including Mark Ronson, Miguel, Ray LaMontagne, Cage The Elephant, MAGIC!, Bleachers, Jazmine Sullivan, Tinashe, Prince Royce, A$AP Ferg, Anthony Hamilton, Gavin DeGraw, WALK THE MOON, The Walls Group, Kid Ink and Elle Varner;   burgeoning artists Wolf Alice, Elle King, G-Eazy, Mali Music, Brooke Candy, Kodaline, MØ, Mikky Ekko, Betty Who, Tom Odell, Erik Hassle, Becky G, Luke Christopher, Sam Dew, OverDoz., Kygo, Peking Duk, Alyxx Dione, Martin Garrix, Grace and many more.

RCA Records has key partnerships with RCA Inspiration, Polo Grounds, Kemosabe Records, Bazmark Records, Bystorm Entertainment, Blueprint, Fo Yo Soul Recordings, Freesolo Entertainment, Latium Entertainment and more.

About SYCO Entertainment

Syco Entertainment is a joint venture between Simon Cowell and Sony Music and is one of the world’s leading global music, film and television production companies responsible for some of the world’s most successful global TV and music franchises. Syco Entertainment is also the world’s most successful producer of international talent with Syco Music being named the UK’s number 1 record label for both A&R and sales in 2014 and is record label home for such diverse international recording artists as Labrinth, One Direction, Susan Boyle, Little Mix, IL Divo, Fifth Harmony, Alex & Sierra and Ella Henderson. Syco’s television assets include the global franchises The X Factor and Got Talent. Local versions of The X Factor are produced in more than 56 territories, with artists discovered by the format selling more than 180 million records worldwide, including 200 number ones and 380 top 10 records. The Got Talent format is officially the world’s most successful reality TV format of all time, holding the Guinness World Records title for the “Most successful TV format of all time” having been commissioned in an impressive 68 territories worldwide. America’s Got Talent also airs in 186 countries around the globe and has been the #1 US summer reality series for the pass decade. Syco Film produced the 2013 #1 global box office hit “ One Direction: This Is Us” a 3D concert movie with Sony Pictures and have recently partnered with Animal Logic (The Lego Movie, Happy Feet) to produce a number of music-based live action-hybrid animated movies.

Photo ID From left to right: Tom Corson, President and COO, RCA Records; Zayn Malik; Peter Edge, Chairman and CEO, RCA Records – Photo Credit: @KevinMazur /WireImage