Michael James
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Michael James

Michael James is a journalist, producer, writer and presenter. Michael has previously worked for the ABC as a radio producer where he worked across local, state and national programs for the broadcaster. He has also presented "Gay Savvy" on community radio station Switch 1197AM for several years. In 2013 Michael was selected as one of the hosts for "QTV" with Brisbane community television station Bris31, which he hosted for a year. Michael has previously worked as the print editor for Qnews, he now writes for both print and online, including book, film and television reviews and local news stories and also generates video content for the Qnews Youtube channel. He holds a Bachelor of Creative Industries, majoring in drama and film and media studies and a Bachelor of Secondary Education.

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Art Simone

Drag Race Interview: Art Simone, again! ‘Give me my Logie ploise!’

During Drag Race Down Under comedy queen Art Simone entered the competition not once, but twice. After being eliminated in episode two she controversially returned two weeks later.  Audiences around the world had mixed reactions to her return. After literally leaping from a pile of trash Art Simone was announced as returning, with no explanation. …

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Drag Race Interview: Scarlet Adams – Cancel or Conversation?

There’s not no doubt about it. Scarlet Adams slayed the drag race down under competition. After a nail biting finale Scarlet sat down to chat about her time on the show. From the moment she entered the work room it was clear that Scarlet Adams was here to slay the competition. As the weeks went …


TV Review: Halston, nothing but Glitter and Hot Air

As Ryan Murphy churns out series after series as part of his golden handcuffs deal with Netflix, his latest offering Halston is very fitting (so to speak). Review by John TaggartHalston tells the story of a bold and creative (if controversial) visionary fashion designer who, through hubris and greed, sells his name, identity and brand …

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Invisible Boys by Holden Sheppard: impossible to put down

Charlie, Hammer & Zeke are the invisible boys. As queer people, we’ve all been invisible boys at one stage in our lives. Hiding who we are for fear of that eventual fallout when we are no longer safe, hidden from society’s judgement. But for these three boys, their invisible lives are made harder by their …

Drag Race Down Under Final Four

Watch: Our Interview with the winner of Drag Race Down Under

It feels like many months since Drag Race Down Under launched onto our TV screens. But in just eight short weeks these queens have captured our hearts. The race to the finish line was a tight one and in the end it was anyones game. However only one queen could take home the win. Taking …

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Courtney Act returns to Australian TV screens with new ABC show

Since reappearing on our television screens in 2014 for RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 6, Courtney Act has been everywhere. From winning Celebrity Big Brother in the UK, to hosting her own TV show. Courtney was popping up across the globe before covid struck. She has been spotted everywhere after returning to Australia from her hosting …

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Why is Neil Patrick Harris packing his bags for Australia?

International gay TV star Neil Patrick Harris has this week been announced as a judge for Australia’s Got Talent. Most known for his role as Barney in How I Met Your Mother Harris has been in pretty much everything. From his iconic performance in Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Broadway, to that chilling role in …

Rhys Nicholson

Interview: Rhys Nicholson on Drag Race ‘I cannot believe I’m here’

In just a few short months Aussie comedian Rhys Nicholson has gone from local comedy starlet to international drag race darling. Rhys sat down to talk with QNews.com.au about his time before the show, what it was like to work with Rupaul and much more. To watch our full interview with Rhys click HERE. Prior …

Elektra Shock

Drag Race Video Rucap: Elektra Shock ‘You’ve gotta have your own back’

After another tough week of competition on Drag Race Down Under Maxi Shield has sashayed away. Her parting words: ‘I had to stand on a stool to write this.’  Art sums her up perfectly ‘Legend, Icon, Diva.’ Vale Maxi Shield. You can watch our full interview with the latest eliminated drag race down under queen …

Love me Lonely

Interview: Jack Vidgen on facing his demons: ‘It almost killed me’

Jack Vidgen returns with new music, new attitude and a new realisation. Speaking to QNews from Sydney Jack talks about the journey after Australia’s Got Talent, his break from music and what brought him to his new song Love me Lonely. Life after ‘AGT’ for Jack Vidgen ‘It was a very full on time, especially …

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