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It's been quite a year for recording artist turned actress Lady Gaga. Because in addition to her hit album Joanne and her breathtaking performance at Super Bowl halftime show, Gaga also recently established herself as a bonafide actress. After earning a Golden Globe for her role in American Horror Story: Hotel, Gaga began lining up more TV and film projects like the A Star is Born remake. And while we can likely expect her to reappear in future Ryan Murphy projects like AHS and American Crime Story, she'll actually be coming to the small screen this spring in an appearance that is sure to set the Little Monsters into a frenzy.
Lady Gaga will appear as a guest judge in the next season of Logo's hit reality show RuPaul's Drag Race. The announcement was made just a few minutes ago, with Logo and RPDR's Twitter releasing a video of Mother Monster in the work room. Check it out.
Do you hear that? It's the collective sounds of Drag Race and Gaga fans (aren't those synonymous?) collectively screaming "Yaaaas Gaga!".
Lady Gaga is the first guest judge announced for Season 9 of RuPaul's Drag Race. The cast of Drag Queens was announced last week, which means there should be plenty more sneak peeks and announcements coming from Team Logo in the coming weeks. While Season 9 doesn't have an official premiere date yet, Drag Race usually airs in the spring up until May. But since the new season is starting later, we'll likely have new episodes well into June.
Rupaul's Drag Race is a reality competition show hosted by legendary Drag Queen, RuPaul. Each episode the contestants are given a challenge ranging from acting to marketing, as well as the task of modeling on the runway. And each new episode comes with a new guest judge or two; cue Gaga's entrance. The show has quite the cult following, and host RuPaul recently won an Emmy for Outstanding Host of a Reality or Reality-Competition Show.
The campaign for Lady Gaga to guest judge had been around as long as she has. And it was actually teased by Gaga herself way back around Season 4. In fact, RuPaul responded to said tweet after Gaga's inclusion was announced.
Lady Gaga's eventual return to TV has been closely related to the projects which director/producer Ryan Murphy has been cooking up on FX. Reports previously stated that Gaga would be a cast member in Season 3 of American Crime Story, possibly playing Donatella Versace. Gaga is also a part of the rotating American Horror Story cast, returning last season in Roanoke in a special guest role. Smart money says that she'd included in some capacity next season as well.
Rupaul's Drag Race Season 9 will air on Logo TV this spring.