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‘The Masked Singer’s Hamster Reveals Why Pal Kevin James Would Be ‘Perfect’ For The Show

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The Hamster has been revealed! The well-known comedian spoke EXCLUSIVELY with HL about how he pulled off performing in the costume and which of his famous friends would do the best on the show.

And the Hamster is… Rob Schneider! The famous comedian was unmasked and revealed as the hilarious Hamster on the October 20 episode of The Masked Singer. While his time on The Masked Singer has come to an end, his performances will go down as some of the most fun and memorable moments.

HollywoodLife spoke EXCLUSIVELY with Rob about why he decided to do the show, and the comedian admitted that he wanted to do something his young kids could watch. He also revealed that it was “really hot and very sweaty” inside the Hamster suit, and he went to great lengths not to overheat. The comedian even weighed in about which of his famous comedy friends would do the best on this show.

Rob Schneider was revealed as the Hamster. (Broadimage/Shutterstock)

Why did you decide to do The Masked Singer? When was the moment you said, “I’m in?”
Rob Schneider: I was flipping the channels one day, and I heard about the show and I watched it. I was like, “Why haven’t they called me yet?” This is the one show I’m perfect for because it’s athletes, comedians, singers, and it’s fun. My kids love it. I’ve got little kids so they’re not able to see my movies, yet, or maybe ever. I want them to see something that I do, so it’s a nice little surprise when we see it.

How did you settle on the Hamster costume?
Rob Schneider: All the really, really scary ones were taken — the toothless baby and the dead fish. It’s funny because the producers say, “Listen, if you don’t want to get kicked off right away, do something cute.” And I went like, “Yeah, I don’t want to get kicked off right away.” As soon as you get into it, you start thinking it’s a competition at the end of the day. It’s a competition, and I want to do good. And then after a couple of times, you don’t get kicked off, your ego gets to you saying, “Maybe I can win the whole thing.” And then you see real performers, real singers like the Bull and the Pepper. My goodness, they’re amazing.

Could you move well in the Hamster costume? I know a lot of the costumes are hard to move around in, but the costume seemed agile. What was it like performing in the Hamster costume?
Rob Schneider: No one’s asked that question. It’s true that it was really hot and very sweaty. What I would do is I would literally pour water down my neck before I went out there. Literally, down my front and everything. I was completely soaked every time I was out there, and it cools you down because you need to, otherwise, it’s just too hot. You can overheat. You’re basically wearing a wetsuit. I cut the sleeves off and I’m just basically in my undies. I just pour water everywhere and just go for it — on my head and everything. I knew I had about 20 minutes before I started to overheat. This is kind of boring to talk about but it’s survival because I really have claustrophobia. I had two older brothers so they would put me in sleeping bags and in closets and stuff, so I’ve been claustrophobic my whole life. So I was just like, how do I survive? The first day and rehearsals were the toughest, and then you kind of get used to it. They’re super nice and literally between takes and everything they have people running a fan right underneath your mask. They know what they’re doing. I mean, it really is the number one show for a reason.

Was it heavy?
Rob Schneider: It was heavy. It hurt my neck a little bit, and they kind of weighted it down to like this thing in your back. But it’s a hamster outfit. It’s really heavy, and then you’ve got the giant ears with those things on it, so it’s like Dr. Dre ear stuff, and then you kind of get used to it. For half an hour, I’ve got this thing. Once you get through the song, you’re like, I can make it another five minutes. The first time in rehearsal, I was like, “I gotta get out of this. I can’t do this.” I feel sorry because some of the other people have had some similar problems, too.

For your last performance, you sang in Spanish, which was super impressive. Why did you perform that song, and how did you prepare?
Rob Schneider: My wife’s Mexican. My kids’ first language is Spanish. I wanted them to hear me sing and do something different. I thought for sure they can’t kick me off because I just sang in Spanish. Wouldn’t it be racist if they kicked me off? I was hoping for anything. I’ll grab anything, but it wasn’t to be. I got kicked off.

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Rob Schneider as the Hamster on ‘The Masked Singer.’ (FOX)

You also performed “Pretty Woman” and “Crazy Little Thing Called Love.” Which performance was your favorite?
Rob Schneider: I didn’t realize “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” was such in my groove line. I’ve never sung that song in my life before, and the lyrics are really fun. I just kind of made it my own because I didn’t really listen to Freddie Mercury’s version. I just made it my own and played with it. I’d heard it, but I never really listened to it, like all the lyrics. It’s really a classic. It’s one of those songs that’s going to play forever because it’s just a great song. Until you perform something, you don’t really get the essence of it, but then you do it about 40 or 50 times in rehearsal and you go okay, it really is some universal fun. I thought that was really fun and the Spanish song was difficult because of the lyrics and everything. I don’t want to screw it up in front of national TV and everything. That was the most tense one, but it’s fun. The whole thing is fun. I’ve never worked on a TV show where the producers just go out of their way to make you feel comfortable. They’re just terrific people.

You have many famous friends in the industry. Is there one of them that you think would do really well on this show?
Rob Schneider: I think Kevin James would be perfect because he could actually dance. He’s very physical. He can dance, and you need to dance on the show. That was my mistake, not moving enough. But I think Kevin James would kill it. I really do. And I think he’d have fun because Kevin’s about having a good time. He is just great at anything, so I think he would be perfect for that. David Spade not so much because he’s more claustrophobic than me. [Adam] Sandler? Claustrophobic. Chris Rock can’t sing at all.

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Brock Davies Slams Lala as “Uneducated,” Shades Relationship

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Pump Rules' Brock Davies Slams Lala Kent as "Uneducated" for Bringing Up Kids When Her Own "House [Was] on Fire," Reveals Where They Stand Today

Brock Davies is looking back at the drama he went through with Lala Kent on the ninth season of Vanderpump Rules.

During a new interview, Brock is taking aim at Lala for putting a spotlight on his estrangement from his two oldest kids, which she wasn’t completely knowledgable about, as her own relationship with Randall Emmett was seemingly hanging on by a thread.

“I think [Lala] was uneducated,” Brock said in a November 30 interview with The List. “Look where we are now. There was so much energy put into something else when your own house is on fire.”

Although Lala and Randall had just welcomed daughter Ocean Kent Emmett, now eight months old, when Pump Rules season nine began airing, they split months later as he was accused of cheating.

According to Brock, he didn’t have a problem with Lala bringing up his past to Scheana; he had a problem with the way she brought it to the group.

“Any one of Scheana’s friends, anyone, has a right to be like, ‘Look. He has a past and this is the past.’ It was after that point, when I spoke to her, when we went out, I was like, ‘Look. I understand you. I heard your concern. I wanted to just to let you know this is an issue that I’m dealing with.’ At that point, that’s when you needed to be like, ‘Okay, look. We spoke,’” he stated. “But then the next day to go and take what I’ve divulged to you, and then just throw it out there. That is when you went from respecting Scheana’s wishes and looking out for her to just stirring the pot.”

Despite the hardships he faced amid production, Brock said his drama with Lala has made him “a better person” because he was forced to speak of his past trauma and learned his viewpoints were “a little skewed.”

As for where they stand today, Brock said he and Lala are “very close.”

“We’re really close, and I think it’s because of the fact that she is great for Scheana to have around,” he said. “They’re moms. They’re going through the same sh-t every day together… If Lala comes for me next season for some reason, whatever. But we’re pretty good right now.”

After welcoming their daughter, Summer Moon Honey Davies, and filming season nine, Brock and Scheana got engaged at their Los Angeles home.

Speaking of what he loves about his fiancée, Brock said, “I think it’s just her presence for me. How she just makes me slow down and just think outside of my own objective. She’s a good person. She [has] a good heart. She takes care of everybody.”

Also during the interview, Brock said that his favorite show is Below Deck: Mediterranean and teased a future collaboration.

“The drama is perfect. You’ve got the cabin crew for a season, but then you’ve got weekly guests that are coming in and just stirring the pot,” he explained. “I told Scheana when [my app Homebody], when we do really well, we’re going to take the team out.”

Vanderpump Rules season nine airs Tuesdays at 9/8c on Bravo.

Photos Credit: Charles Sykes/Bravo

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‘The View’: Joy Behar Calls Out Dr. Oz For COVID Stance — He’s On ‘The Dark Side’

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The ladies of ‘The View’ criticized the TV doctor for comments he made during an interview with Sean Hannity, ahead of his campaign for the Senate.

It’s no secret that the co-hosts of The View are strongly in favor of people taking serious precautions when it comes to COVID-19. The women called out Dr. Oz during a hot topics discussion on Wednesday December 1, after the medical TV personality gave an interview to Fox’s Sean Hannity, where he criticized lockdowns. The women pointed out the Senate hopeful’s past controversial statements about reopening schools amid the pandemic.

In the clip from the Hannity interview, Dr. Oz, who’s running for senator in Pennsylvania, he spoke out against shutdowns amid the pandemic. “Remember the phrase ‘two weeks to flatten the curve?’ That metastasized into this incredible authoritarianism overreaching that did not necessarily make us safer. Remember they closed the parks, they shamed people about beaches. Now they’re threatening the same overreach with the omicron that you were just talking about. I think those choices should be yours—the American people’s,” the 61-year-old TV personality said.

Dr. Oz is running for Senator of Pennsylvania. (MediaPunch/Shutterstock)

After the clip ended, Joy Behar, 79, seemed shocked. “What happened to him? He’s gone over to the dark side,” she said. Sunny Hostin, 53, brought up Dr. Oz’s past comments about opening schools during the pandemic and mentioned that the mortality rate could be 2 to 3 percent. “Any, you know, any life is a life lost, but to get every child back into a school where they’re being educated and fed and making the most of their lives, with the theoretical risk of the backside — that might be a tradeoff some folks would consider,” Dr. Oz said during an April 2020 interview with Hannity. After the backlash, he apologized and said he “misspoke.” Sunny brought up the comments to show she was against his campaign and COVID stance. “You’re willing to sacrifice the lives of our children? Was he willing to sacrifice the lives of his children and his grandchildren?” she said.

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Joy called out Dr. Oz for an interview he gave with Sean Hannity. (MediaPunch/Shutterstock)

Joy noted that while she was in shock over his stance, she did have a personal relationship with him, but mentioned that she felt like his politics were out of hand. “He’s very personally a doll. This is some political aspiration that he has that must be controlled,” she said, while Whoopi Goldberg, 66, mentioned that regardless of their relationship, she was against his campaign. “Kids going back to school deserve to be safe, and if you as a doctor and physician can’t see that, then you’re not somebody I want to vote for. No matter how much I like you,” she said.

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Omicron Challenge: Funniest, Wildest & Pettiest Omarion Variant Tweets/Memes

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Omicron Challenge: Funniest, Wildest & Pettiest Omarion Variant Tweets/Memes

The pandemic is posed to be over

If there’s one thing Black Twitter is going to do, it’s joke about a serious situation like the emergence of yet another alarming COVID variant that currently has the whole entire world in a frenzy.

First identified in South Africa, the latest COVID update (named after Greek letter Omicron or a Transformers villain) has caused concern among public health officials while fueling hilarious Omarion variant memes across social media.

On Monday, the World Health Organization called Omicron a variant of concern and warned that the global risks were “very high” despite very little being known about the virus.

So far, cases have been identified in 20 countries including Britain, Italy, Belgium and the Netherlands.

As of right now, Omicron hasn’t been detected in the United States yet but experts say it’s only a matter of time before the variant pop-locks in the states.

Based on early studies, it’s believed Omicron may only cause mild illness based on limited data from South Africa’s cases among young people.

Naturally, top infectious disease expert Dr. Fauci urged people to get a booster shot that would most likely provide protection against severe disease.

“We’ve said it over and over again and it deserves repeating. If you’re not vaccinated, get vaccinated, get boosted if you are vaccinated, continue to use the mitigation methods, namely masks, avoiding crowds and poorly ventilated spaces,” he said.

How are you feeling about the Omarion variant? Will you be getting the booster if you haven’t already? Tell us down below and peep the funniest, wildest, and pettiest Omarion variant tweets/memes on the flip.

“They say in order to keep the Omarion Variant away, you have to do this routine 3 times in the mirror” – no, seriously

“Omicron or Omarion, either way, please get vaxxed or boosted like you “Post to Be” – A+ tweet

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