LeVar Burton says not getting ‘Jeopardy!’ job was ‘humiliating’: ‘The fix was in’
LeVar Burton is not over being denied the hosting job for "Jeopardy!" In a recent interview, Burton claimed loosing the position was "humiliating" and that he was never in the running, claiming that "the fix was in."news.yahoo.com
'Jeopardy' savors run of super champions after host stumbles
As Mattea Roach, Amy Schneider and Matt Amodio can attest, it's cool to be smart again. “Jeopardy!” is on an unusual run of super champs. In the past seven months, each of those contestants has landed in the television game show's historical list of top five winning streaks.news.yahoo.com
Amy Schneider's 'Jeopardy!' winning streak ends with loss to Chicago librarian
Amy Schneider’s historic 40-game winning streak on “Jeopardy!” came to an end Wednesday, and it was a Chicagoan who bested her: McKinley Park resident and multimedia librarian Rhone Talsma, who finished in first place with a score of $29,600. Schneider finished second with $19,600. Talsma works at the Chicago Ridge Public Library and said that being a professional librarian does provide ...news.yahoo.com
South Korea holds mass kimchi making event
Buddhists monks in Seoul joined with about 150 other people to get their gloved hands into massive containers of chili and salted cabbage and make kimchi - a fiery national dish. Eight thousand kilos of cabbage were used, with half given to needy households and the other half to Buddhist organisations, including the Jogyesa temple that organised the event.news.yahoo.com
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?
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.
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.
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.
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?
'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.