Who has been your favorite celebrity guest host of ‘Jeopardy!’ so far?
With rumors swirling on the internet that “Jeopardy!” executive producer Mike Richards is going to replace the late and great Alex Trebek as host of the show, we wanted to know: Who was your favorite guest host over the past few months?
The internet is obsessed with Aaron Rodgers guest-hosting ‘Jeopardy!’
Ever since Alex Trebek sadly died last year, America’s favorite game show, “Jeopardy!” has been rotating through a number of different hosts, including longtime contestant Ken Jennings, journalist Katie Couric, and now, NFL superstar Aaron Rodgers.
Shailene Woodley confirms she's engaged to Aaron Rodgers
Woodley confirmed that shes engaged to Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. The actor discussed her relationship with Rodgers on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Monday, Feb. 22, 2021, saying they got engaged a while ago. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)Shailene Woodley confirmed that she’s engaged to Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. “Yes, we are engaged,” Woodley said. Woodley added that she’d never even seen a football game before meeting Rodgers.
President-elect Biden arrives in Washington with big plans, big problems
“To heal we must remember," the incoming president told the nation at a sunset ceremony at the Lincoln Memorial. “Between sundown and dusk, let us shine the lights into the darkness ... and remember all who we lost,” Biden said. “Tonight, we grieve and begin healing together.”Beyond the pandemic, Biden faces no shortage of problems when he takes the reins at the White House. Biden at his Delaware farewell, held at the National Guard/Reserve Center named after his late son Beau Biden, paid tribute to his home state. As Biden made his way to Washington, five of his Cabinet picks were appearing Tuesday before Senate committees to begin confirmation hearings.
Katie Couric, Mayim Bialik to be 'Jeopardy!' guest hosts
(AP Photo)LOS ANGELES – Katie Couric, Mayim Bialik, Aaron Rodgers and journalist Bill Whitaker are among the future guest hosts who will fill in for the late Alex Trebek on “Jeopardy!”The show announced Wednesday that Couric, the journalist and former “Today” show host, will become the first woman ever to host the show. The show has opted to use a series of interim guest hosts rather than immediately find permanent replacements. Ken Jennings, considered the show's greatest champion, is currently serving as the first guest host. “The show has been so special to me over the years.”Whitaker, a “60 Minutes” correspondent, will also be a guest host. The show will make a donation to the guest hosts' charity of choice that matches the total dollar amount won by contestants during their run.
Packers QB Rodgers says he will guest-host on 'Jeopardy!'
FILE - Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers looks to throw during the first half of an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts in Indianapolis, in this Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, file photo. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)GREEN BAY, Wis. – Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers says he will be a guest host on “Jeopardy!” during the offseason. “It's been a staple at my house here in Green Bay for the last 16 years — 6 o'clock, watching Alex and trying to get as many questions as I can. “I may have jumped the gun a little bit, so I apologize to ‘Jeopardy!’ if they wanted to announce it," Rodgers said. “To be able to be a guest host is really, really special for me.
Sentimental video tribute closes Trebek's final "Jeopardy!"
A video tribute to the host opened the Friday, Jan. 8, 2021 episode of the quiz show, the final one that Trebek taped before pancreatic cancer claimed his life on Nov. 8. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)More than two months after Alex Trebek’s death, fans of “Jeopardy!” finally got the chance to say goodbye. A video tribute to the host closed Friday’s episode of the quiz show, the final one that Trebek taped before pancreatic cancer claimed his life on Nov. 8. The week's final Trebek episodes began Monday with the host urging viewers to give to others who were suffering during the coronavirus pandemic. His final shows were originally scheduled to air Christmas week, but they were put off until this week to give the send-off more exposure.
Photos: Alex Trebek throughout the years
Alex Trebek attends the ""SNL 40th Anniversary Special" at Rockfeller Plaza in New York City in 2015. is saddened to share that Alex Trebek passed away peacefully at home early this morning, surrounded by family and friends. Television presenter Alex Trebek and actress Betty White attend the Third Annual Television Academy Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Santa Monica, California, 1986. Alex Trebek, Vanna White, Pat Sajak and Merv Griffin in 2006. (Photo by Lars Niki/Corbis via Getty Images) (Getty Images.)
Trebek urges support for COVID-19 victims in 1 of last shows
shows Alex Trebek, host of the game show "Jeopardy!" Trebeks final week of episodes will air Monday, Jan. 4 through Friday, Jan. 8, 2021. Trebek died November 8 at age 80 of pancreatic cancer but had pre-taped several weeks of shows that have continued to air. Monday's show began the final week of programs that he left behind. The show's executive producer, Mike Richards, told NBC's “Today” show on Monday that Trebek was “an absolute warrior” in his last taping sessions.
Trebek's last new 'Jeopardy!' episodes airing with a tribute
FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2018, file photo, moderator Alex Trebek speaks in Hershey, Pa. Sony Pictures Television said Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020, that Trebeks final Jeopardy! episodes will air the week of Jan. 4, concluding with a special tribute on Friday, Jan. 8. The longtime and beloved host died of pancreatic cancer on Nov. 8 at age 80. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)LOS ANGELES – The final new “Jeopardy!” episodes hosted by Alex Trebek will air next week, with highlights that promise to be memorable. It was unexpected that the episodes taped in late October would be his final ones, Sony said.
In memoriam: The people, smiles, voices we lost in 2020
We lost a lot of big names in 2020, from Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to longtime “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek to NBA legend Kobe Bryant. (Getty Images)John Prine performs on stage at the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival at Golden Gate Park, in San Francisco on Oct. 2, 2009. (Evening Standard/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)Charley Pride performs onstage during the the 54th annual CMA Awards at Nashville’s Music City Center on Nov. 11, 2020. Jerry Stiller died from natural causes at his home in Manhattan on May 11, 2020, less than a month before his 93rd birthday. (Getty Images)Lynn Cohen attends the 5th annual Lilly awards at Playwrights Horizons on June 2, 2014 in New York City.
Gone too soon: Celebrities who died in 2020
McKibbin, a singer from Texas best known for her third place finish in the first season of "American Idol," died Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020. Scottish actor Sean Connery, best known for his role as secret agent James Bond, died Oct. 31 at the age of 90. Eddie Van HalenFILE - David Lee Roth, left, and Eddie Van Halen of Van Halen perform on Aug. 13, 2015, in Wantagh, N.Y. Van Halen, who had battled cancer, died Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020. His representative says Boseman died Friday, Aug. 28, 2020 in Los Angeles after a four-year battle with colon cancer. Cordero died Sunday, July 5, 2020, at Cedars-Sinai hospital after more than 90 days in the hospital, according to his wife, Amanda Kloots.
2020 indelible TV moments: Trebek, debate bluster and Floyd
Trebek made no secret of the fight with pancreatic cancer that claimed his life on Nov. 8. Here are a selection of the defining moments of 2020 from the perspective of The Associated Press' media and television writers. ALEX TREBEKThe “Jeopardy!” host made no secret of the fight with pancreatic cancer that ultimately claimed his life on Nov. 8. Millions of viewers will see the story resolved on their own time, creating countless individual moments rather than a communal one. The actors were conciliatory toward each other about what occurred during a marital separation, but Will Smith couldn’t resist revising his wife’s description.
Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2020
The world also said goodbye to U.S. Rep. John Lewis, a lion of the civil rights movement who died in July. Other former political figures who died this year include Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak, New York Mayor David Dinkins, Arizona Gov. Here is a roll call of some influential figures who died in 2020 (cause of death cited for younger people, if available):___JANUARY___David Stern, 77. The guitarist who supplied the scratching, seething sound that fueled the highly influential British punk band Gang of Four. He fused African rhythms with funk to become one of the most influential musicians in world dance music.
Champion Ken Jennings will be first interim 'Jeopardy!' host
This image released by ABS shows contestant Ken Jennings with a trophy on "JEOPARDY! Jennings will be the first interim guest for the late Alex Trebek, and the show will try other guest hosts before naming a permanent replacement. (Eric McCandless/ABC via AP)NEW YORK – “Jeopardy!” record-holder Ken Jennings will be the first in a series of interim hosts replacing Alex Trebek when the show resumes production next Monday. Jennings’ episodes begin on Jan. 11. —In an earlier verisons of this story, The Associated Press erroneously reported that Alex Trebek was the show’s only host.
These stories about Alex Trebek will absolutely warm your heart
It’s still hard to believe that the iconic host of “Jeopardy!”, Alex Trebek, died Sunday after a long battle with cancer. It most certainly did, and the show’s Twitter account tweeted back that the picture made Trebek smile. Today we honor Alex Trebek. Alex Trebek did nothing but make you feel cool for being smart for 30 minutes every day for 36 years. And he stands up and it’s Alex Trebek.
'Jeopardy!' pays tribute to Alex Trebek in poignant message
A shrine to the late "Jeopardy" quiz show host Alex Trebek is pictured near his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Monday, Nov. 9, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)NEW YORK – “Jeopardy!” paid tribute to Alex Trebek on Monday in a poignant message that celebrated the show's longtime, unflappable host of 37 years. The day after Trebek died at age 80 following a battle with cancer, the show's executive producer, Mike Richards addressed viewers from the “Jeopardy!” set in a taped introduction. “Over the weekend we lost our beloved host, Alex Trebek. Richards said Trebek taped his final episodes less than two weeks ago.
What is ... the life of Alex Trebek? A quiz
Alex Trebek never pretended to have all the answers, but the “Jeopardy!” host became an inspiration and provided solace to Americans who otherwise are at odds with each other. He commanded his turf — the quiz show’s stage — but refused to overshadow its brainy contestants. And when he faced the challenge of pancreatic cancer, which claimed his life Sunday at age 80, he was honest, optimistic and graceful. Trebek died at his Los Angeles home, surrounded by family and friends, “Jeopardy!” studio Sony said. We thought we’d put together a little quiz to test your knowledge -- in “Jeopardy!” format, of course.
The 9@9: Biden's COVID-19 plan; Pfizer's vaccine; Alex Trebek dies
The 9@9: Biden's COVID-19 plan; Pfizer's vaccine; Alex Trebek diesPublished: November 9, 2020, 9:53 amThe 9@9 features some of the biggest stories making headlines at home, around the country and across the globe. Here’s what’s trending.
Trebek brought consensus, class to a nation in need of both
Game show host Alex Trebek poses for a photo in his Los Angeles home on Aug. 3, 1988. Six nights a week for 36 years, after the evening news and before the firebrands of primetime cable opinion shows, Trebek brought together liberals and conservatives, city dwellers and rural folk, grandparents and grandchildren for a half-hour of brainy exercise. He was the composed college professor whose students endlessly speculated about what he was like when class was over. Trebek gave the role a gravitas, and a virtuosity, that didn't seem possible before him. Viewers will get a good bit more Trebek through episodes he has already taped, and through well over three decades of reruns.
Trebek remembered for grace that elevated him above TV host
FILE - This May 5, 2019, file photo shows Alex Trebek gestures while presenting an award at the 46th annual Daytime Emmy Awards in Pasadena, Calif. Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek died Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020, after battling pancreatic cancer for nearly two years. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)LOS ANGELES – Alex Trebek never pretended to have all the answers, but the “Jeopardy!" He taped his daily “Jeopardy!” shows at a frenetic pace, recording as many as 10 episodes (two weeks’ worth) in just two days. It had yet to bring in a substitute host for Trebek — save once, when he and “Wheel of Fortune” host Pat Sajak swapped their TV jobs as an April’s Fool prank.
World mourns the loss of Alex Trebek after more than 30 years of trivia stardom
is saddened to share that Alex Trebek passed away peacefully at home early this morning, surrounded by family and friends. Alex Trebek, long-running 'Jeopardy' host, has died. — HQ Trivia (@hqtrivia) November 8, 2020#RIP Alex Trebek who passed away this morning at the age of 80. Naval Institute (@NavalInstitute) November 8, 2020We lost a hosting legend today and a real gentleman Alex Trebek. pic.twitter.com/hV414az4Q5 — Chris Harrison (@chrisbharrison) November 8, 2020Related: ‘Jeopardy!’ host Alex Trebek dead at 80 after battle with pancreatic cancer
Alex Trebek, long-running ‘Jeopardy!’ host, dies at 80
FILE - This May 5, 2019, file photo shows Alex Trebek gestures while presenting an award at the 46th annual Daytime Emmy Awards in Pasadena, Calif. Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek died Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020, after battling pancreatic cancer for nearly two years. Trebek died at home with family and friends surrounding him, Jeopardy! I’ve loved and revered Alex Trebek since I can remember. He taped his daily “Jeopardy!” shows at a frenetic pace, recording as many as 10 episodes (two weeks’ worth) in just two days.
‘Jeopardy!’ host Alex Trebek dead at 80 after battle with pancreatic cancer
Famed host of “Jeopardy!” Alex Trebek has passed away, according to a social media post from the show. Trebek, 80, died Sunday morning, surrounded by his family and friends at his home. is saddened to share that Alex Trebek passed away peacefully at home early this morning, surrounded by family and friends. (@Jeopardy) November 8, 2020Trebek was battling Stage 4 pancreatic cancer at the time of his death. RELATED: How is Alex Trebek doing as he celebrates 80th birthday?
New this week: 'Cuties,' 'Unpregnant' and fresh 'Jeopardy!'
Heres a collection curated by The Associated Press entertainment journalists of whats arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. The film from director Mamouna Doucour is a thoughtful and poignant coming-of-age drama about Amy, an 11-year-old Senegalese immigrant living in Paris. Dont judge Cuties by its cover and give it a chance when it starts streaming Wednesday. Answer: Jeopardy! The quiz show with Alex Trebek at the helm of a COVID-19-conscious season hits screens Monday. Celebrity guest hosts are all the rage these days on late night TV but a documentary airing Thursday sheds light on one who really made history.
'Jeopardy!' returns with new setup and new role for Jennings
is returning for its 37th season, with greater social distance between Alex Trebek and the contestants, and a new role for all-time great contestant Ken Jennings. The casting of contestants was done entirely online for this season, which was shot without a studio audience. Jennings, the record-setting contestant who won on 74 straight shows and took last year's Jeopardy! as a contestant, Im delighted to have the opportunity to remain involved with my favorite show, Jennings said in a statement. Im still in on all the action, but I dont have to worry about phrasing things in the form of a question anymore.
How is Alex Trebek doing as he celebrates 80th birthday?
Here is an update on Trebek as he blows out the candles on a milestone birthday. Speaking to the New York Times, Trebek said hes had trouble sleeping and is often in pain as he goes through chemotherapy. Trebek said that he will plan on stopping treatment if his current treatment methods dont work. It doesnt bother me in the least.During the COVID-19 pandemic, Trebek has found time to write a memoir called The Answer Is...: Reflections on My Life, which was scheduled to be released Tuesday. For the re-airing of those episodes, Trebek taped introductions of those old shows from a studio in his Los Angeles home, which he said gave him a huge boost.
Alex Trebek expects to mark 2-year cancer survival in 2021
LOS ANGELES Alex Trebek says hes responding exceptionally well to treatment for pancreatic cancer and expects to mark his two-year survival next February. His doctor has said hes counting on that milestone, the Jeopardy! host said, so I expect to be around cause he said I will be around. After interviewer T.J. Holmes told Trebek he looked and sounded great, the TV host drolly replied: Here I am, folks. Eat me up.The experimental immunotherapy treatment Trebek is receiving is the same used by former Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada in his fight against pancreatic cancer, Good Morning America said. Trebek said hes had difficult days, calling his wife, Jean, a saint for her unwavering support as he's faced moments of sadness and depression.
Daytime Emmys go virtual in age of coronavirus pandemic
FILE - In this June 27, 2010 file photo, a view of the stage appears at the 37th annual Daytime Emmy Awards in Las Vegas. The 47th annual Daytime Emmy Awards will air on Friday, June 26 at 8 PM EST/PST. (AP Photo/Eric Jamison, File)LOS ANGELES The coronavirus pandemic has turned daily life into a drama of untold proportions. The 47th annual awards are back on a broadcast network for the first time since 2011 after being relegated to cable or streaming in recent years. ABC's General Hospital headed into the show with a leading 23 nominations, including best daytime drama, lead actress nods for Finola Hughes and Maura West, and lead actor nods for Steve Burton and Jon Lindstrom.