From Hollywood Boulevard, it’s The WOW Report for Radio Andy on SiriusXM! That’s right WOWers, World of Wonder Co-Founder Fenton Bailey, Executive VP of Development Tom Campbell, and WOW Report Editor James St. James have collaborated with reality TV guru and friend of WOW, Andy Cohen, on a weekly Top Ten Countdown of the things from the past week that make us go…WOW!
It’s a pop-culture obsessed hour complete with colorful diatribes, opposing opinions, and a dissection-like discussion that will make your drive home from work more fabulous!
We air TODAY at 4PM EST on SiriusXM, and again at 4PM PST (7PM EST). You can also catch it on the SiriusXM app! This week we’re joined by the sexy, smart, and sassy Michelle Visage from RuPaul’s Drag Race and RuPaul’s What’s the Tee podcast!
Let’s get started…
10) The New MTV Movie & TV Awards
There were two big changes to this year’s MTV Movie & TV Awards, and one of them is right there in the title – they’ve included television for the first time ever. The other big change was that they got rid of the male and female categories so there is just ONE best actor for each category. It’s gender neutral! AND RuPaul and RuPaul’s Drag Race were both nominated this year. RuPaul for Best Host and RDR for Best Competition Show, and we WON Best Competition Show! As if that weren’t enough for one weekend, RuPaul’s Drag Race was also spoofed on last week’s Saturday Night Live with Chris Pine! Check it out!
9) Battle of the Evitas: Patti LuPone vs. Madonna
Our boss Andy Cohen sure knows how to stir it up, doesn’t he? He had the legendary Patti LuPone on Watch What Happens Live! on Tuesday night and asked her about that other Evita – Madonna – and Ms. LuPone did NOT hold back.
8) Hot Menz of the Week: Emmanuel Macron
Thankfully France did NOT follow our lead by electing a psychopath as their leader! AND thankfully for us, he’s really handsome! ConDRAGulations to France’s new President-elect, Emmanuel Macron! Viva la France!
7) Is American Idol Back Too Soon?
It seems like it was just yesterday that American Idol finally went away after being on the air for long over a decade. And that’s because it practically was. It only went off the air a little over a year ago, yet ABC is bringing it back most likely in March 2018. Is that too soon? Have we even had time to mourn it’s loss let alone be nostalgic for it?
6) Stoner TV: Mike Tyson Mysteries
Have you wondered what Mike Tyson has been up to lately? Well we’ll tell ya! He has an animated show during Adult Swim on the Cartoon Network called Mike Tyson Mysteries where he and a crack team solve mysteries much in the same vein as Scooby Doo! And it’s THIRD season starts this Sunday night at 11:30 on the Cartoon Network.
5) Harlots: Hulu’s New Show About Old Whores
Michelle Visage is OBSESSED with the new British show currently on Hulu called Harlots about rival prostitutes in 17th century London. It has gorgeous costumes, gorgeous hair, and some gorgeous men so why WOULDN’T you want to watch?
4) Stephen Colbert is NOT a Homophobe
Last week, Stephen Colbert made a joke about Trump and Putin that many perceived to be offensive and even homophobic. Stephen Colbert is NOT a homophobe. Trump and Putin ARE homophobes. WOWlebrity and journalist Michael Musto summed it up perfectly on his Facebook:
Stephen Colbert wasn’t making fun of gays, he was making fun of Trump and Putin. And his joke deftly shamed two huge homophobes. As for the Trump supporters who say his remark was vulgar…And you voted for “grab them by the pussy” Trump????? This is going to be hard for you people to understand, but Trump is a vulgar, corrupt buffoon and Colbert was satirizing that. Got it? The fact that this joke is being investigated by the FCC, while Trump’s ties to Russia aren’t treated with the requisite urgency is one of the most hilarious (yet sad) developments in our nation today. Trump can strive to ban Muslims, deny health care, praise dictators, and undo LGBT rights and Putin can lock up and kill gays and terrorize women, but if a comic makes a joke that they’re having sex, that needs to be investigated!!!!
3) We Are Groot: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
We had mixed feelings about the second installment of the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise. James St. James LOVED it, but Tom not so much… Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is currently open in theaters nationwide.
2) Tony Nominations: Bette Midler, Sally Fields, Ben Platt & More
The Tony Award nominations are out, darling! And this year, the competition is going to be FIERCE! Nominated for Tonys this year are Bette Midler! Sally Fields! Ben Platt! Cate Blanchett! Laurie Metcalfe! Christine Ebersole! David Hyde Pierce! Laura Linney! Patti LuPone! Nathan Lane! Tune in to see who wins Sunday, June 11 at 8PM on CBS.
1) Sign of the Times? The Handmaid’s Tale on Hulu
The Handmaid’s Tale – about a dystopian future where women are stripped of their rights and the fertile women are forced to bear children for rich dudes – is based on the 1985 book of the same name, but with Trump in the White House it could just as easily be present day. The Handmaid’s Tale is currently streaming on Hulu.
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Do something this weekend that makes YOU go WOW!!!