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'RuPaul's Drag Race' To Welcome Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Amber Riley, Kelly Osbourne As Guest Judges


First Posted: 10/10/11 12:57 PM ET Updated: 10/10/11 01:38 PM ET

Few shows have stormed cable television in the last three years like "RuPaul's Drag Race" has.

The reality competition, which sees a new drag superstar crowned each year while hilariously spoofing other shows like "America's Next Top Model" and "Project Runway," heads into its fourth season in January with RuPaul at the show's helm along with mainstay judges Santino Rice and Michelle Visage.

As in the past, each week Ru will welcome a new guest judge to decide the fate of the queens and for season four he's pulling out all the stops. TV Guide reports that "Modern Family"'s Jesse Tyler Ferguson, "Glee"'s Amber Riley, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Rose McGowan, Loretta Devine, and Kelly Osbourne will all be waiting at the end of the catwalk to help proclaim who stays -- and who must sashay away.

"This show does something very special for the gay community," Ferguson told TV Guide. "There's a message hidden inside the totally gaudy package that is so fun to watch. It's all about loving and accepting yourself, and every season I'm surprisingly moved by it."

Riley said, "I was so excited to do this I started screaming. I am a very big RuPaul fan. She's absolutely gorge. I just had to make sure my hair and makeup were done right if I was in front of drag queens!"

Speaking about "Glee," Riley says she hopes producers make "Glee Project" runner-up Alex Newell her character's drag queen little brother on the Fox show later this season. Newell will appear on the musical series for two episodes. "Alex seems so liberated when he's in drag... It would be great for younger "Glee" fans to see a character like that."

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