Paula Deen, a famous racist, vogued last night on Dancing With the Stars. Voguing is a style of dance that was created and cultivated for the most part by black and Latin gay men and trans women. (See Paris Is Burning.) It was then mainstreamed by Madonna, whose Marie Antoinette-inspired performance at the 1990 VMAs Deen attempted to replicate.
By far the weirdest thing I've seen on TV all year (granted, the year's only a month old) was this breakdown on last night's My Strange Addiction. Adam, who you may recognize as RuPaul's Drag Race Season 3's Venus D-Lite, was "addicted" to "being" Madonna. He sought the help and choreography of Carlton Wilborn, a former Madonna backup dancer turned life coach. Through Wilborn's help, Adam was able to remove his wig inspired by the "Hung Up" video and learn to love himself. Or something.
Hot trend alert! If you are a veteran diva with millions of fans, several No. 1 singles, and a closet full of trophies but still feel the need to assert your superiority over the little brats popping up to snatch your wig and the crown attached to it, get them back by complimenting their gowns. It's the perfect way of saying, "I see you...but I'm not looking too closely or really listening, peon."