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Possible New Jeopardy! Host Confronts Controversy

Mike Richards says discrimination lawsuits mentioning him don't reflect who he is

(Newser) - Not even a week after Mike Richards was rumored to be replacing the late Alex Trebek as the permanent host of Jeopardy!, he's been forced to address a controversy swirling around him. Richards, who was once a producer on The Price Is Right, was named in two discrimination lawsuits...

We May Have Our New Jeopardy! Host
We May Have Our
New Jeopardy! Host
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We May Have Our New Jeopardy! Host

Mike Richards, an executive producer on the game show, is in advanced negotiations

(Newser) - Lots of big names have, temporarily, stepped into Alex Trebek's shoes after the longtime Jeopardy! host died last year. But the permanent host may end up being someone whose name is not—yet—quite as familiar. Mike Richards, an executive producer on the game show since last year...

Jeopardy! Apologizes After Medical Clue Causes Outrage

The show called the term outdated and inaccurate

(Newser) - This Latin phrase acknowledging an error translates to "my fault." What is mea culpa? Jeopardy! had to offer one, with an apology, after using an unusual and outdated term for a serious condition. The clue was "Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome is also known as Grinch syndrome because...

Thanks to Online Petition, LeVar Burton Lands Jeopardy Gig

He'll be one of the final guest hosts for this season

(Newser) - From Reading Rainbow host to Jeopardy! host, at least for a bit: LeVar Burton snagged the gig after making his desire to guest-host the iconic game show clear on social media. On April 5, the beloved Star Trek star shared a petition on Twitter calling for him to...

Rodgers Gets Packers Humor From Contestant on Jeopardy!

Answer references a painful coach's decision during NFC championship game

(Newser) - Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers got quite the surprise in his first episode as a guest host of Jeopardy! Contestant Scott Shewfelt was stumped on the final question of the episode that aired Monday, the AP reports. He decided to reply by referencing a controversial Packers strategic decision in...

Dr. Oz Kicks Off Jeopardy! Guest-Host Gig, to Uproar

Former contestants, fans argue he peddles pseudo-science

(Newser) - The parade of Jeopardy! guest hosts continues, with Katie Couric having just wrapped up a two-week stint and NFL quarterback Aaron Rodgers on deck for early April. But the host who will show up behind the podium tonight is causing some consternation: Dr. Mehmet Oz. As Decider explains, some fans...

&#39;Jeopardy!&#39; Champ Dies at Age 24
'Jeopardy!' Champ
Dies at Age 24

'Jeopardy!' Champ Dies at Age 24

Brayden Smith died unexpectedly, his mother says

(Newser) - A five-time Jeopardy! champion who appeared on the show during Alex Trebek’s last week as host has died, CNN reports. Debbie Smith announced the death of her 24-year-old son in a tweet Friday, writing: “We are heartbroken to share that our dear Brayden Smith recently passed away unexpectedly....

Alex Trebek Is the Gift That Keeps on Giving, in a 'Perfect Way'

Late 'Jeopardy!' host's family, show staff donate his wardrobe so underserved men can go to interviews

(Newser) - Three hundred neckties, 58 dress shirts, 25 polo shirts, 15 belts, 14 suits, 14 sweaters, nine pairs of dress shoes, nine sports coats, three pairs of dress slacks, and two parkas sounds like a clothier's "12 Days of Christmas" list. Thanks to Alex Trebek's family and Jeopardy!...

'So Long, Everybody': Last Show Honors Trebek

Episode ends with clips of 'Jeopardy!' host through the decades

(Newser) - Alex Trebek left his fans a handful of Jeopardy! episodes taped just before his death, the last of them intended to air Christmas week. But they were rescheduled, CBS reports. The final show with Trebek as host ran Friday, ending with a tribute in clips that was emotional but included...

Ken Jennings, Make Way for Katie Couric

Per 'LAT' report, Couric set to be 2nd guest host for 'Jeopardy!'

(Newser) - With one upcoming guest host of Jeopardy! embroiled in a bit of online controversy , a second has just been announced. Sources tell the Los Angeles Times that Katie Couric has been selected to fill a one-week slot in Alex Trebek's place in the wake of his November death at...

Ken Jennings Issues His Mea Culpa
Ken Jennings
Issues His Mea Culpa

Ken Jennings Issues His Mea Culpa

'Jeopardy!' star is sorry for inappropriate tweets from the past

(Newser) - Ken Jennings is officially sorry for the ill-advised tweets that have been causing controversy ever since the Jeopardy! phenom was tapped as a possible replacement for late host Alex Trebek. "Hey, I just wanted to own up to the fact that over the years on Twitter, I’ve definitely...

Alex Trebek Recorded a Thanksgiving Message

Jeopardy! shares clip from one of his final days filming

(Newser) - Jeopardy! has shared a Thanksgiving message from Alex Trebek recorded in one of the last filming sessions for the show before his Nov 8 death . The show tweeted the moving clip hours before Thursday's episode was to air, the New York Daily News reports. "Happy Thanksgiving, ladies and...

Ken Jennings Blasted for Tweet He Chose Not to Delete

2014 tweet stayed live until Wednesday

(Newser) - In the wake of Alex Trebek's death, Jeopardy! on Monday revealed that Ken Jennings would guest-host initially, with filming beginning Nov. 30. Page Six reports some of the reactions to the news were in the vein of Community star Yvette Nicole Brown's, who tweeted , “Nope.” When...

With Trebek Gone, Jeopardy! Reveals What's Next

Production will resume, with Ken Jennings as first guest host

(Newser) - Two weeks after the death of beloved host Alex Trebek, Jeopardy! is revealing what comes next. The last show Trebek filmed ( just days before he died ) will air the week of Jan. 4, and the game show announced Monday that new shows will start being produced Nov. 30,...

Alex Trebek Spent His Last Day Exactly How He Wanted To
Alex Trebek Spent His Last Day
Exactly How He Wanted To

Alex Trebek Spent His Last Day Exactly How He Wanted To

An executive producer for 'Jeopardy' says he wanted to sit in his swing with his wife

(Newser) - Jeopardy host Alex Trebek spent the final hours of his life doing exactly what he wanted to be doing on his last day on the planet. "Even in his book, he described that he wanted his final day to be sitting on his swing next to his wife, Jean,...

Alex Trebek's Last Day Filming Was 10 Days Before Death

Tributes are pouring in for 'Jeopardy!' host

(Newser) - Tributes to beloved Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek are pouring in after he died Sunday at age 80 following a battle with pancreatic cancer. The three Greatest of All Time tournament contestants all weighed in, including Ken Jennings, who ultimately won the title. "Alex wasn’t just the best ever...

Longtime Jeopardy! Host Alex Trebek Dead at 80

'Thank you, Alex'

(Newser) - One of America's most cherished game-show hosts is gone. Alex Trebek, the level-headed host of Jeopardy!, has died at age 80 amid a battle with pancreatic cancer, TMZ reports. "Jeopardy! is saddened to share that Alex Trebek passed away peacefully at home early this morning, surrounded by family...

4-Day Jeopardy! Champ Wins in Stunning Fashion
End of Jeopardy! Match
Even Stuns Alex Trebek
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End of Jeopardy! Match Even Stuns Alex Trebek

Kevin Walsh was the lone contestant in the final round—a rarity

(Newser) - Jeopardy! fans were treated to a five-year first on Tuesday as contestant Kevin Walsh waltzed into the Final Jeopardy round by himself. "I cannot recall the last time we had only one player in Final Jeopardy," remarked host Alex Trebek, per USA Today . Walsh, a 48-year-old story analyst...

For Alex Trebek, $100K Was Just the Beginning

The 'Jeopardy!' host keeps giving to a cause he believes in

(Newser) - Alex Trebek showed his support for fighting homelessness in Los Angeles this week by handing over a dazzling $500,000 check, CNN reports. The Jeopardy! host was touring an under-construction shelter in North Hollywood on Tuesday with his wife, Jean, and son Matthew when he surprised his host with the...

Now Without Live Audiences: Jeopardy!, Wheel of Fortune

Sources cite the health of show hosts amid coronavirus spread

(Newser) - Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune will be taped without a live audience for the near future. Sony Pictures Television made the call out of "an abundance of caution" due to the spreading coronavirus, the fact that audience members are typically over 60 (putting them at higher risk of contracting...

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