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The Masked Singer Welcomes TV Royalty, Unmasks Famous ‘Siblings,’ Kardashian Connection

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This was easily one of the most feel-good episodes of “The Masked Singer” in a long time, and that’s because they had a fun theme that really brought a lot of nostalgia to the room. “TV Theme Night” even brought out some television legends.

As part of this week’s special on-stage clues, special guests were invited to participate in the show. “Masked” welcomed back Unicorn Tori Spelling and Jodie Sweetin — and how has she not done this show yet? In keeping with the spirit of the theme, the contestants all sang television theme songs, which worked better than you might think.

Once again, Harp was back to defend her crown. But if you thought she was going to have to hang in there all season long, it turns out that every three episodes, the Queen or King then “wins” this round and automatically advances to the semi-finals. At least, that’s how we think it works. Honestly, it sometimes seems like they’re making it up as they go along.

This week, Harp faced off against two new competitors and four people. That’s because Mummies was a trio of performers, while Fortune Teller had one of the most intricate and fun costumes, as they were like one of those fortune teller machines, complete with the box.

Along the way, the show poked fun at its host and panel with some chryons on the screen that seemed to suggest their television preferences. But if you think a little harder, you’ll see the roasts:

In keeping with the night’s theme, Robin actually opened the song with a tribute to a television classic by performing the theme song to “Growing Pains,” starring his dad, Alan Thicke.

Let’s jump right in with this week’s masks. And don’t worry, before we get to the shocking unmasking, we’re going to make you power through the terrible (and occasionally good) guesses made by our illustrious panel of Robin Thicke, Jenny McCarthy, Ken Jeong and Nicole Scherzinger first. We do this because we love … to torture you.

Along with the panel’s guesses, we’ll be sharing some internet speculation, too, so if you don’t want to be potentially spoiled (because they are very good at this), you may want to skip past the guesses sections.

“(Theme From) The Monkees,” The Monkees) Mummies definitely had harmonies tight enough to be siblings, but we weren’t as sold on them individually as singers. It sounded like one of them was pretty good, another just so-so and the third one should stick to harmonizing. We did love their stage presence, staying in character even as they performed. It wasn’t bad singing, but it wasn’t mind-blowing, either. They were, however, very entertaining performers.

Guesses: The “Whoa!” by itself had us wondering if this trio could be the Lawrence brothers, who seemed to crop up in a bunch of different sitcoms over the years, and even with one another sometimes. Joey Lawrence, of course, found that monosyllabic catch-phrase on “Blossom” as Mayin Bialik’s older brother.

Other clues included the phrase “Lucky #5,” a blueprint of a house with “ICONIC” written on it and a beach ball flying in out of nowhere. They said that America watched them grow up, and that some might even feel like the boys are part of their family.

They talked about their sibling bond, learning a lot from one another and shared that they’d been off the grid for awhile. An image hinting at TIger Beat magazine only had us more convinced that this could be Joey and Matthew and Andrew, oh my!

Tori Spelling (aka Unicorn) came out as part of the “TV Dinner” clue. Hers was Blended Berry Bros Smoothie Packets, which the guys said was “good for the soul,” “refreshing,” and “classic.”

On a show where everything could be a clue, Nicole wondered if Tori was maybe pointing to her “Beverly Hills, 90210” co-stars Brian Austin Green, Jason Priestley and Ian Ziering. She also wondered about the blended referencing a blended family, and the blueprint pointing to “The Brady Bunch.” Could it be Barry Williams, Christopher Knight and Mike Lookinland?

Ken picked up on that same clue we did, speculating that this could be the Lawrence brothers. Should the fact that he agrees with us have us second-guessing our knee-jerk theory? He is a doctor — but he’s also a terrible guesser.

The internet had some interesting theories of its own, including the three “Blue’s Clues” hosts, the Jonas brothers, the “Home Improvement” kids and some love for our favorite guess!

(“Movin’ on Up,” Ja’net DuBois) Fortune Teller had a much softer and gentler singing voice than we expected, and especially on this particular strong. This is an anthem of empowerment and should be sung with exuberance, but this was so mellow and laid back. He has a pleasant enough voice, but it didn’t offer much range or variety. It was rather sleepy, actually.

Guesses: The Kardashians tied in with his clues, with Fortune Teller sharing that were it not for them, he’d have missed out on a huge opportunity. He said he’d grown up wanting to be a big-time music star, but he wasn’t the best singer. When he tried his hand at dancing, Jermaine Dupri beat him out.

Imagery included a lottery wheel, game show set, rack of clothing, and a suitcase with money inside, and an angel statuette. He did say he got his big break when he and his mom got creative, leading everyone to want “a dash” of him in their videos.

Jodie Sweetin was the celebrity bringing out this “TV Dinner Clue” and it was “New York Fresh Pizza Dough.” “With a little time, you too can turn dough into your own piece of pie,” said Fortune Teller.

Jenny was all over the place with her guesses, stuck on that Kardashian connection. Jonathan Cheban might have been her best guess, because it sure wasn’t Diddy or Steve Harvey. Ken wondered if it was billionaire Daymond John, who started a clothing line with them.

The whole panel was stunned that this was a good guess, with Nicole even lamenting his might be better than her Ryan Seacrest guess. She tied the business card, suit line and the fact that he was a producer on “KUWTK,” which makes it not a terrible guess. Did he pick up that quality of singing from all those years with “American Idol”? Jenny thinks not.

Twitter was speculating all over the place, though there were some guesses with Kardashian’s Dash connection, Damon Dash, or even just wondering which Kardashian ex-husband it might be — but he’s way too short for that … unless we’re talking about Ray J. We’re not talking about Ray J, are we?!

(“Thank You for Being a Friend,” Cynthia Fee) Harp took on a song that didn’t have as much power or range, but she still found her moments as it went along. And despite that, the sheer quality of her voice had no problem shining through even the more melodic parts of the song that stayed in the pocket. She’s just such a natural talent.

Guesses: We didn’t really get any new clues about Harp, but we’re not sure we really need them. The new one in her clue package was a Christmas cupcake with green icing and a Santa Claus on top, with her quipping about “getting royalties for these, right?”

We do have to wonder why “The Masked Singer” couldn’t book a third TV celeb to bring out Harp’s “TV Dinner Clue” as we had to settle for a “reboot” from Tori Spelling. The clue was “Purple Mashed Potatoes.”

Then Harp made it even more confusing by saying, “These purple mashed potatoes are almost too beautiful to mash, but– I mean, who doesn’t love a good mashed potato.” We suppose the key is in her saying they were almost too good to mash, because we’re sitting her like, they’re already mashed … they’re mashed potatoes. This show has us pondering the weirdest things.

What we’re not pondering, though, is the identity of the Harp because we and the internet have been feeling rock solid since almost her first breath that this is “Glee” alum Amber Riley. But the panel is still making their own terrible guesses.

Nicole tied the purple to Prince, as you do, and that took her to Jill Scott, who went on tour with the Purple One, but she also wondered about Fantasia, coming out soon with “The Color Purple.” But this doesn’t sound like either of those singers — especially the raspy Fantasia.

Jenny wondered if maybe it could be Ariana DeBose, but the audience revolted immediately on her with this guess. The audience was feeling what we’re feeling when Nicole tapped the wizard had to “The Wiz” remake and guessed Amber Riley. Of course that’s who she is.

An interesting choice this week. We were still feeling pretty confident that Harp would three-peat as Queen of “The Masked Singer,” punching her ticket straight to the semi-finals, but how the other two acts would rank was less clear. Technically, Fortune Teller had the more consistently quality vocals, but Mummies were far more entertaining.

For overall quality of performance, we’d give the edge to Mummies in a competition that means nothing, as we still predicted that both them and Fortune Teller would go home tonight. But who went home first? Not our pick, as it was Mummies knocked out first. That one came as a bit of a surprise.

We were still feeling the Lawrence brothers overall, but honestly, the panel came through with some solid guesses of their own with both “Home Improvement” and “The Brady Bunch.” So who was it under the mask? Well, we learned to never trust our first instincts — and especially if Dr. Ken agrees with them.

Instead, it was, in fact, “The Brady Bunch” boys, Barry Williams, Christopher Knight and Mike Lookinland. The Bradys did tour and sing and perform together musically, so there is precedent. Barry said that they hadn’t actually performed together since those days, calling this experience a blast.

(“Everywhere You Look,” Jesse Frederick) Fortune Teller actually talked directly, and we still weren’t sure who it was, but he had Jodie’s heart in the VIP lounge by tackling the “Full House” theme. It was all very charming, with us getting subtle Alfonso Ribeiro vibes. At times it sounds like him, but most times it’s not him at all. Harp then took it to church and into her soul with a beautifully impactful and emotional stripped back take on the classic track. It was hauntingly perfect. For Ken, it was an emotional moment, with that theme song and Jodie in the audience, he couldn’t help but think of his friend and her TV dad, Bob Saget, looking down and smiling.

We knew it before they started to sing, but it was even more obvious afterward. And we still stand by our assertion that Fortune Teller should have gotten the boot before Mummies. In the end, it doesn’t matter as both had to go. Harp is just on another level and could well win this whole thing. Of course, Fortune Teller was next to fall.

Robin went there, guessing that maybe this was Ray J. We all know the connection he shares with the Kardashians, but he was trying to tie it to the Jermaine Dupri clue. Let’s just say, Nick did not see that one coming, and couldn’t stop himself from cracking up a bit, with everyone else joining in. But that wasn’t it.

All props to Ken on this one, as we had no idea. But it was indeed “Shark Tank” star and FUBU founder, Daymond John. Daymond said he grew up not seeing people who looked like him on TV, and being a short guy, he really connected with George Jefferson’s story.

“The Masked Singer” continues Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET on Fox.

Matthew Perry to open up about ‘darkest days’ with addiction in new book tour

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Friends actor Matthew Perry will soon be opening up about his battle with addiction while promoting his new memoir, Friends, Lovers and the Big Terrible Thing.Perry, who famously portrayed Chandler Bing in the US sitcom, has been open about his strugg…

RHOBH Finale: Kyle Accuses Erika’s Publicist of Leaking Kathy ‘Meltdown’ to Distract from Legal Issues

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You know the classic horror trope that the harrowing phone call that has everyone terrified is coming from inside the house! That’s basically what happened on the “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” finale.

Kathy HIlton’s alleged Aspen “meltdown” took center stage again, even if Kathy herself was so far from the stage she didn’t even appear in the episode. Nevertheless, the other ladies were determined to figure out how that got to the press.

“You don’t think it’s weird that at every event, every detail is being leaked to the press,” Kyle Richards asked Dorit Kemsley at one point. Dorit wondered out loud if it was one of them.

Garcelle Beauvais had her own theory, which was that this was all about Lisa Rinna and Erika Jayne wanting to deflect attention away from Erika’s ongoing legal troubles.

“I feel like an opportunity has been taken advantage of,” said Kyle.

She wondered about leaks coming from their events, first in Aspen and then “a very, very reliable source” told her there were other leaks that weren’t published. And she was told it was coming from within their group.

While Garcelle was theorizing and Kyle and Dorit were talking it through, Sutton Stracke took the more direct approach, asking Lisa and Erika point blank if they were responsible — which they of course denied.

Then Kyle dropped the bombshell that Kathy had allegedly hired a private investigator who figured out that the leaks were coming from Erika’s publicist — or at least those from the Aspen trip — and that said leak included some false intel.

Calling it a “convenient” theory, Erika said in a confessional of Kyle, “Your sister made an ass of herself in public and everyone saw it. It’s really disappointing to see Kyle try to flip this back on me,” adding, “Let’s be honest, she’s afraid of Kathy.”

Lisa wasn’t buying it, either, calling the accusation “bulls—,” and saying that this was Kyle going to extremes to cover for her sister, just as the other women are speculating Erika and Lisa are going to extremes to deflect attention.

Erika further said that she uses the same publicist as Nicky Hilton, which would make it odd that she would want to possibly tarnish Nicky’s mom’s public image like this. But Kyle said she has the receipts to back up her claim. Will we see those at the reunion?

“I told you they were going to try and pin all this on us,” Lisa told Erika after leaving Kyle’s diamond-studded event where all of the drama went down.

As for the drama that allegedly happened in Aspen with Kathy, Lisa said she sent cease and desist letters and lawyered up, which is why they can’t really talk about it, nor can Bravo show the footage.

Earlier in the episode, Kyle was lamenting that things had gotten so tense between her and her sister. Even though Kathy did apologize for what happened, Lisa still thought she should get help, while Garcelle thought Lisa should maybe just stay out of this family affair. Sutton later echoed this sentiment.

But Lisa was going to do no such thing, going on about how she was so terrified by Kathy in that moment she locked herself in her bedroom. Did we mention that she was “shook,” because she sure did!

When Garcelle asked her why she and Erika couldn’t just let the whole thing go, Lisa shot back and asked her why she has an attitude. It looks like things are going to be kumbaya and hugs for everyone at the upcoming reunion. We can’t wait!

JK Rowling takes thinly-veiled swipe at Emma Watson for backing trans charity Mermaids

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JK Rowling has taken a thinly-veiled swipe at Emma Watson and other celebrities for backing the British charity Mermaids, which supports gender variant and transgender youth.The Harry Potter author’s spat comes after it was revealed a trustee from the…

‘Party’! Kris Jenner Spent Over $700 on Weed Gummies Amid Hip Issues

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Feeling loose! Kris Jenner was looking for ways to ease her hip and leg pain — and she found relief in $700 worth of weed gummies.  “I sleep in pain, and it seems to get worse and worse and worse,” the matriarch, 66, said in a confessional during the Thursday, October 6, episode of The […]

Kourtney Kardashian Reveals How Travis Barker Helped Her ‘Embrace’ Her ‘Thicker Body’

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Kourtney Kardashian explained that her body has been going through some “changes” while she and Travis Barker try for a baby on the latest episode of “The Kardashians” — but they aren’t bothering her as much as they would have in the past.

While doing a photoshoot which found her rocking a blazer with simply a bra underneath, Kourtney opened up to her glam squad about her recent weight gain and how her other half helped her embrace “being curvier.”

“So obviously my body’s changed, but it was like all the hormones the doctors put me on,” she told her team, before going into more detail in a confessional.

“Eight months of IVF treatments has definitely taken a toll on my body mentally and physically and I think it’s taken a lot to get me to the place of feeling really comfortable and happy with the changes,” she explained. “Everyone always comments in every photo I’m pregnant and obviously we wish that but if it’s in God’s plan, you know, then it is.”

She told her squad that, every day, Barker “is like, ‘You’re perfect.'”

“If I make one complaint, he’s like, ‘You’re perfect, you’re so fine.’ He’s like, ‘You’re so fine, you’ve never been better’ and now I’m like, I’m so into it,” she continued, before saying that having a “partner who’s so supportive of me and always complimenting me no matter what, it’s just helped me to really embrace the changes and actually to the point where I love the changes now.”

After exclaiming that she thinks her “ass is amazing” now, she said, “I’m so into my thicker body.” She also said that she finds old photos of herself “when I was so skinny” so “cringey.”

“When I was super skinny, it’s like a time I was super anxious. Not about eating, not about staying at a certain weight, but just in toxic relationships,” she explained. “I used to always say, when I’m super skinny, just know I’m not happy.”

“I used to be like 95 pounds, then like 105 became my new normal weight. I’m 115,” she then revealed. “I used to be stuck on the number, but you’re perfect, you just need new pants.”

In the end, Kourtney said she just loves “being curvier” and “just channeling that queen energy and embracing the woman that I am.”

New episodes of “The Kardashians” drop Thursdays at midnight on Hulu.

Kanye Texted Kim He’d Rather Go to Jail Than Wear Her Orange Prada Jumpsuit

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Kanye West can’t help himself when it comes to Kim Kardashian’s style. The Kardashians star revealed on the Thursday, October 6, episode of the Hulu show what her ex-husband texted her about her looks from her trip to Milan with Kendall Jenner. “Look what Kanye texts me. ‘No white glasses. Better make security wear black […]

How Khloe Kardashian Came to ‘Place Of Peace’ With Tristan After Baby Scandal

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Khloe Kardashian had to get away to Palm Springs on the latest episode of “The Kardashians,” filmed shortly after Tristan Thompson’s paternity scandal blew up for the world to see.

“I’ve been through so much BS lately, going to the desert is like food for my soul right now,” she explained, as she joined mom Kris Jenner and Corey Gamble for a little trip.

The trio stopped at a dispensary when they got to town, as Kris had been dealing with leg and hip pain that was starting to drive her “crazy.” They clearly splurged — racking up a $732 bill during their spree.

After popping their first gummies, Kris was concerned they could get arrested if she had one on her in their car, though they are legal to have in California. That brought Khloe back to her 2007 DUI — which she said was “not smart” while reminding viewers “don’t drink and drive.”

“My mom has my mugshot framed. I think it’s in her office,” she recalled. “Malika did my hair for my mugshot, I did my own makeup. But I’ve never been to jail since. So I’ve learned my lesson.”

Kris then mentioned how she had been texting with Tristan, who was excited he could be headed to the playoffs at the time. “How cool for him,” said Kris, as an unenthusiastic Khloe responded, “Yeah.” As Kris kept talking about “how life can change on a dime” — referring to Tristan’s career — Khloe then deadpanned, “Yeah, I know how life can change on a dime. In all ways.”

In a confessional, Khloe was asked how she was able to “come to a place of peace with Tristan” by a producer,

“It’s probably maybe practice. I think a lot of people maybe forget that I’ve been through a lot of BS,” she said, before referring to her relationship with Lamar Odom. “My ex husband when we were married definitely had a very public drug problem, was found in a brothel and there was a lot of things that probably aren’t forgivable and I’m still able to forgive him and move on and want the best for him.”

“It only hurts me by holding onto all this stuff, so let it go. Let go and let God,” she added.

In her own confessional, Kris said Khloe was handling everything with Tristan “with so much grace,” but could tell Khloe was still “feeling really down.” She hoped the weekend trip would help cheer her up — which it did once the gummy hit Kris while they were at dinner together. Jenner could barely formulate a sentence, as she started laughing uncontrollably for literally no reason whatsoever.

The next morning, however, Kris still woke up in pain and decided it might be time to see a doctor. She admitted in a confessional that was was scared, but didn’t want to let her kids know.

“It scares the s— out of me … you don’t want to feel like you’re gonna be that person on a walker,” she added. “I can’t tell my kids I’m scared. They have enough problems.”

A preview for next week’s episode revealed Jenner may be in need of a hip replacement.

New episodes of “The Kardashians” drop Thursdays at midnight on Hulu.

Kourtney Kardashian Reveals Weight, Is ‘So Into’ Her ’Thicker Body’

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Showing her body some love. Kourtney Kardashian got candid about the lessons she learned amid an unexpected body transformation. “I am so into my thicker body. I looked up photos of my body when I was so skinny — it is cringey,” Kourtney, 43, explained during a new episode of Hulu’s The Kardashians on Thursday, […]

Kim Kardashian Acknowledges All of the ‘Hot Girls’ Pete Dated Before Her

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Gushing about her man. Ahead of their split, Kim Kardashian had nothing but nice things to say about Pete Davidson — and his past girlfriends. “Pete has the best heart. I feel like people have this idea of him that he dates all these hot girls — and he does,” Kim, 41, told cameras in […]

Kim Kardashian Reveals the Shady Texts Kanye West Sent Her About Milan Fashion Choices

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Kim Kardashian took Milan by storm back in February, as she supported sister Kendall Jenner walking in the Prada show at the time. And while she was feeling her looks, her estranged husband Kanye West was not.

On the latest episode of “The Kardashians,” Kim rocked head-to-toe Prada while in Italy — stepping out in a number of leather looks that were published by outlets all over the world (above). West, it seems, saw a few of them himself — and apparently made it known he wasn’t really a fan.

Reading some of his alleged texts aloud to her glam squad, Kardashian said, “No white glasses. Make security wear black gloves. The orange look made me so mad, would have went to jail before I went out in that.”

“While we’re here in Milan, Kanye has the kids at home and he can’t help himself,” Kim said in a light-hearted confessional after reading his messages. “We can laugh about things we like or don’t like. No matter how crazy things are sometimes, we’re always going to be family.”

“I’ll text him back and be like, ‘You have been wearing those boots for a long time, so when you’re ready to change your outfit, let me know, and then you can have advice on mine,'” she added of her replies.

It’s not the first time West has criticized her fashion choices since the two split, as Kim stepped out on her own and stopped having him style her. In the Hulu show’s first season earlier this year, he compared her to Marge Simpson and said her “career’s over” after she styled herself at a major event post-split. 

At the time she filmed this most recent episode, Kardashian was still dating Pete Davidson and opened up a little bit about their relationship as well as she shopped for a gift for him in Milan.

“Pete has the best heart. I feel like people have this idea about him, that he dates all these hot girls,” she said. “He does, but he’s just like the sweetest, most thoughtful person.”

She also said she couldn’t believe he was planning to go to space on one of Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin rockets, calling it “such a scary concept to me.”

Kardashian explained to her friends that she was afraid the rocket would blow up, recalling how it felt to watch the Challenger explode back in 1986.

“After talking to Bezos about it and how safe it is, and all the testing and everything they do, I felt comfortable with him going,” she added. “I was like, ‘Okay, if I didn’t have four kids, I would absolutely go.'”

Davidson, however, didn’t end up going to space after all — with a spokesperson for the company simply saying he was “no longer able to join” to mission.

New episodes of “The Kardashians” drop Thursdays at midnight on Hulu.

Tia Mowry Ditches Wedding Ring After Announcing Divorce: Pics

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Moving forward! Tia Mowry was spotted out and about without her wedding ring — just one day after she filed for divorce from husband Cory Hardrict.  Mowry, 44, kept it casual but cute as she ran errands on Wednesday, October 5, sporting lavender leggings with a matching pullover. The Sister, Sister alum accessorized the look […]

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