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Why Google’s new Doodle is dedicated to Marlene Dietrich

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One of Hollywood’s Golden Age legends has been glorified in a Google Doodle.

The Doodle depicts Marlene Dietrich, famous for her breakout 1930 role as cabaret singer Lola-Lola in Germany’s first talking picture, Der Blaue Engel, and who was born on this day in 1901 — that’s 116 years ago.

Illustrated by artist Sasha Steinberg (also known as drag queen Sasha Velour and winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 9), the Doodle shows Dietrich performing in a gender-bending top hat and tuxedo, worn in her Hollywood debut role as nightclub dancer Amy Jolly in 1930’s Morocco. Read more…

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Adele invites drag impersonator on stage to belt tunes and take selfies

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Adele fans love Adele the way she loves Beyoncé or raps Nicki Minaj’s verse in “Monster”: fiercely and loudly. And what better way to show it than via some gender performativity? 

One die-hard Adele fan, drag performer DJ Feminem was able to show off her devotion for the Grammy-winning singer IRL, when she was pulled up on stage during her first ever show in Australia.

There was singing, there was selfies. It was awesome.

Feminem was among the 65,000 people packed into Domain Stadium in Perth on Tuesday night, when “Some guy from the crew grabbed my hand and lead me onto the stage,” as she put it according to WA Today. Read more…

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