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Second only to the Snatch Game, the annual reading challenge is usually the funniest segment of each season. Usually.

But with no one matching the wit and timimg of Bob the Drag Queen, Alaska or Bianca Del Rio, the season 9 kweens were less comedy and more tragedy.

While Valentina was awarded the reading challenge and Peppermint took the roast of Michelle Visage, in my book, Sasha Velour had the best overall lines.  “Valentina is a queen that combines all the excitement of smiling with the thrill of just standing there.” TRUTH!

 

Three things I loved this week: 1. Nina Bo’Nina‘s elderly drag. “And what’s your name baby?” (to guest judge Fortune Feimster). DEAD! 2. Tamar Braxton looking gorge and serving shade.com. Shantay you stay, gur!  3. Michelle telling the kweens they should have gone balls to the walls in roasting her, because it’s a, um, ROAST! She’s “so Jersey” and you bettah not fugheddabout it!

Three things I hated this week: 1. Farrah Moan‘s alabaster face beat. Apparently, she can only throw shade …on her cheeks!  2. Alexis Michelle getting pissy about weight jokes, yet mock’s Shea’s teeth. Isn’t that the pot calling the kettle FAT?!  3. Just as I’m starting to like Trinity Taylor she crashes and burns with her unfunny hillbilly routine. Shame on me, y’all!

So after two weeks off, here is this week’s Snatch Game wannabe celeb dopplegangers.

1. Shea Culee did it on ’em! #NickiMinaj

Pound the alarm, Shea is about to snatch the whole damn thing!

 

2. Alexis Michelle has been acting like a Gremlin lately!

Do not body shame …or feed her after midnight!!!

 

3. Peppermint is every woman! #ChakaKhan

I feel for you, Peppermint! I think I love you.

 

4. Valentina is a SHORE thing! #Snooki

She knows there’s a fine line between chola and guidette. Gym. Tan. Lip sync.

 

5. Nina Bo’ Nina Brown is part of your Mama’s Family!

Some say her shtick is getting old, but I think it’s still funny.

 

6. Trinity Taylor has gone MAD … magazine!

What, she worry? #AlfredENeuman

 

7. Sasha Velour is so Cruel-lla.

She was very, very Close this week.

 

8. Farrah Moan —  Lord have mercy for serving late televangelist Jan Crouch realness.

Sashay away – & rest in peace – knowing your face was beat for the gawds.

 

For more pop culture recaps, reads & shade, makes sure you download the season 3 premiere of SCREAMING INTO TRAFFIC! We’re talking Drag Race, Fire Island, White Party & reminiscing about West Hollywood’s glory days with the one & only Billy Francesca!

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/screaming-into-traffic/id1052412883?mt=2

 

 

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Things learned watching the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards:

1. Lady Gaga has stopped copying Madonna and moved on to co-opting herself, The Flying Nun, SNL, Grey Gardens & Barbarella. Now if only she’d forget all the wigs & theatrics and take her own advice … Just Dance!

2. The MTV Pre-show only featured artists born after the 2nd Clinton Administration. Don’t ask, don’t tell.

3. Miley Cyrus’ performance was brought to you by Beacher’s Madhouse, Amanda Bynes … and every trailer park east of San Bernardino. RIP Twerking.

4. Kanye West is now taking music advice from Kim K … because I haven’t heard anything that badly auto-tuned since her song “Jam (Turn It Up).”

5. Serena Williams’ Radio Shack commercial beats Annabelle in “The Conjuring” for scariest character this summer. Yikes!

6. Thank God for Justin Timberlake.

7. Chris Kirkpatrick is alive.

8. Unless she’s trying to look like a middle-aged data entry clerk at Time Warner Cable, Emeli Sande needs a stylist stat! She’s only 26, people.

9. T-Boz is trying to look like a middle-aged data entry clerk at Time Warner Cable … in Detroit. She (and Chilli) need a stylist stat! They’re not 26, people.

10. When you look up the word ‘wrong’ in the dictionary, Katy Perry’s picture comes up. And you’re gonna hear me SNORE!

With no Britney implosion, Madonna kiss or Kanye ramble, this year’s VMAs will be remembered as the night Miley Cyrus bludgeoned, sodomized and left Hannah Montana for dead in order to writhe her saggy ass in a flesh-colored bikini with teddy bears and married men. Party in the USA!

Lady Gaga — With apologies to “Roar” and no matter what Billboard says, “Applause” really is a bigger hit in da clubs. Props should also be given for performing after undergoing major hip surgery just a few months ago. And lastly, you gotta love a gal who puts on more weaves in three minutes than an entire season of RuPaul’s Drag Race. Now if only she’d stop all that highfalutin nonsense about art and culture and just focus on making great pop songs maybe some of the haters would ease up. Finally, someone please tell Gags to give up on all that bizarro insane asylum imagery and videos, it’s already been done … by her!

Austin Mahone — His ushering in the return of the horrendous 90s boy band fashion is the true sign of NSYNC’s resurgence. All these WannaBiebers need to understand that all the leather getups and beanies in the world won’t make their high fructose corn syrupy songs and shaved pits tough. PS his last name sounds like the Spanish word for turd. De verdad!

Ariana Grande — Wait, so all this time that song “The Way” wasn’t by Mariah?? Who knew?! Every time I hear her name I think I’m in line at Starbucks … or Taco Bell.

One Direction — Their name refers to which way they swing. Your guess is as good as mine. And when did Harry Styles morph into young Kevin Bacon? #zerodegrees

Selena Gomez — She won for “Come and Get It,” but from the looks of her revealing Versace gown someone already came and got it. Styling by Janet Jackson.

Taylor Swift — Next year MTV is re-naming the show, “Award Reacts with Taylor Swift” … immediately following the premiere of Teen Moms: Miami.

Shailene Woodley — “The Spectacular Now” & “Divergent” … you betta watch out, Jennifer Lawrence.

Miley Cyrus — Good golly, Miss Molly! Congrats! She has finally found a way to break Billy Ray’s achy breaky heart. But does it really matter what anyone thinks, when you’re trending on Twitter? Winner of this year’s Britney Spears Live Stage Implosion Award. “We Can’t Stop” is the new “Gimme More.”

Robin Thicke — Go directly to Paula Patton. Do not pass Go.

Iggy Azalea — The love child of January Jones and Christina Aguilera.

Lil’ Kim — It’s amazing what the peeps at Madame Tussauds can do these days. Put ya lighters up, in memoriam of Kim’s original face!

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis — Great speech which nullified any of A$AP Rocky’s awkward exchange with “homosexual” NBA player Jason Collins.

Kevin Hart — No.

Jared Leto — or was it a makeup-free Courteney Cox? I didn’t realize ombre hair extensions came in Mens.

Kanye West — I’m so over keepin’ up with this Kardashian.

Daft Punk — Will the two guys they hired off Craigslist to wear the helmets and go to the show while they stayed home and counted their money please stand up?

Ed Sheering — Imagine a world where female pop stars with his level of physical attractiveness were allowed to exist. Can’t do it, can you?

Justin Timberlake — Fantastic but lonnnnnnnnnng.

NSYNC — Rockin’ the black and white Pilgrim chic. That ‘reunion’ was also JT’s way of saying we will never do a Backstreet Boys/NKOTB/98 Degrees Mortgage Tour. Bye, bye, bye.

Danity Kane — If you announce a reunion and nobody covers it, does it still make a noise? Apparently not. Damaged, indeed.

Jennifer Hudson — No question she has an amazing voice and looks fantastic. But, unfortunately, I didn’t have same love for that crop top. And I can’t change … but she could have.

Rihanna — I’m convinced she only went to make Drake and former BFF Katy Perry uncomfortable, because she looked even more bored sitting at the Barclays Center as we all did at home.

Drake — So does a Canadian TV series really qualify as starting from the bottom?

Jaden Smith — Move over Xenu, he’s under a Drake spell now.

Katy Perry — Serving some Joanie “Chyna Doll” Lurer realness … in her performance AND the red carpet. Ripping off Sara Bareilles, jumping rope like Madge, performing exactly where Xtina did 11 years ago … wait which one is Lady Gaga? At least her performance featured that hot bearded hipster muscled dancer. Dayum!

… All sleep till Brooklyn.