[guest post by Dana]
Okay, this is just weird. Certainly, it must be some sort of metaphor inside a cautionary tale wrapped up in a Fox primetime series:
Rudy Giuliani was unmasked as an exiting costumed contestant in last week’s taping of the first Season 7 episode of Fox’s popular primetime series The Masked Singer. Deadline hears that as soon as they saw Giuliani, judges Ken Jeong and Robin Thicke quickly left the stage in protest.
The show is known for its jaw-dropping surprises when celebrity contestants shed their headpieces after they are eliminated. The reaction to Giuliani was perhaps the most polarizing the show has seen since 2020.
We aren’t revealing which costume Rudy wore or what his swan song was — his exit episode won’t air until next month — so you can still revel in his reveal. The theme of the new season is “The Good, The Bad and The Cuddly”
Anywho, I guess Giuliani should get his kicks now because who knows what the future holds for him:
The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol on Tuesday subpoenaed Rudolph W. Giuliani and other members of the legal team that pursued a set of conspiracy-filled lawsuits on behalf of former President Donald J. Trump in which they made unsubstantiated claims of fraud in the 2020 presidential election.
In addition to Mr. Giuliani, Mr. Trump’s personal lawyer and a ringleader of the group, the panel subpoenaed three others who played central roles in his effort to use the courts, state legislatures and Congress to try to overturn his defeat.
“The four individuals we’ve subpoenaed today advanced unsupported theories about election fraud, pushed efforts to overturn the election results or were in direct contact with the former president about attempts to stop the counting of electoral votes,” Representative Bennie Thompson, Democrat of Mississippi and the chairman of the committee, said in a statement.
I’ve never seen the Masked Singer show, and frankly didn’t even know about it. If you’re curious, you can see the sort of costumes worn by the various masked singers here. I read reports last summer claiming that Giuliani was nearly broke while facing a mountain of legal fees, so maybe this is the best gig he can get. You can bet that appearing on the Fox primetime series is as close as he’s going to be getting to Fox News anymore.
I wonder if he’s already booked for the next season of Dancing With the Stars?