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Drag superstar RuPaul is hanging up the wig, temporarily for his own daytime talk show.
“Everybody say love!”
“If you can’t love yourself, how in the hell you gonna love somebody else?”
Those aren’t just catchphrases he doles out to contestants on “RuPaul’s Drag Race.” The multimedia superstar has been espousing his unique brand of positivity for three decades. He uttered those exact phrases during a 1995 interview with Arsenio Hall. And he repeats them on the debut episode of “RuPaul,” a new talk show starting a three-week test run in seven markets, including Houston. It airs at 3 p.m. daily on Fox26 — just in time for Pride month.
This isn’t Ru’s first time on the couch. He hosted a groundbreaking talk show in the ‘90s on VH-1 that ran for 100 episodes. The new show features celebrity guests, words of inspiration and regular struts down the runway. And it comes in the midst of a career zenith. “Drag Race” just wrapped up its 11th season, and Ru stars in an upcoming Netflix series about a traveling drag queen. He helms the weekly “What's The Tee?” podcast with bestie Michelle Visage and oversees DragCon, a drag-themed convention in New York and L.A.