The Price Is Right

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'Price Is Right' Hands Out Most Cringeworthy Prize

Contestant in wheelchair wins a brand-new ... treadmill

(Newser) - As Danielle Perez's friend puts it , at least we all now know that The Price Is Right isn't fixed. In an episode that aired yesterday, Perez made her way out of Contestant's Row and onto the stage with host Drew Carey, where she promptly price-guessed her way... More »

Oops: Price Is Right Model Gives Away Car

Contestant was supposed to guess the right price, didn't have to

(Newser) - Your last work mistake probably wasn't quite as costly as Manuela Arbelaez's: The Price Is Right model made a $21,960 error on yesterday's show. A contestant named Andrea was trying to guess the price of a Hyundai Sonata SE ... but before she could, Arbelaez, a six-year... More »

Price Is Right's Most Valuable Prize: $157K Car

Audi R8 Spyder given away yesterday

(Newser) - The Price Is Right gave away its priciest prize ever yesterday: an Audi R8 Spyder sports car, worth $157,300. Sheree Heil of Tacoma, Wash., won the car, USA Today reports, and when Drew Carey told her she'd won, she started taking victory laps and even hugged the model... More »

Price Is Right Snubs Barker

Anniversary special producers 'chose to ignore me,' says host

(Newser) - The Price Is Right 40th anniversary special aired yesterday, and considering that it included contestants from the past four decades, you'd probably assume it would also have included the show's host of 35 years. But, nope, though Bob Barker was shown in a few clips, he wasn't... More »

Price Is Right Looking for Male Model

He'll get a spot on the show ... for a week

(Newser) - Men, do you have what it takes to be a model on The Price is Right? CBS said today that the game show known for its female models will add a male one for a week. The show will hold its "first-ever search" for the right man in an... More »

How Drew Carey Lost 80 Pounds

Comedian credits 'no bread,' 'lots of cardio'

(Newser) - Have you seen a picture of Drew Carey lately? You might not recognize him—the once-portly comedian has dropped a striking 80 pounds from his 5-foot-10 frame and now wears size 33-34 pants. How did he do it? Most important was motivation: "It sucks being fat, you know,"... More »

Price Is Right Model: Show Made Me Miscarry

Brandi Cochran files lawsuit against game show

(Newser) - Those Price is Right models always look good—and one former model claims show producers were so invested in keeping it that way, they emotionally abused her during her pregnancies. Brandi Cochran (also known as Brandi Sherwood, according to Game Show Kingdom ) is suing the show, claiming the stress... More »

Hudson Returns to Idol, Barker to Price Is Right

Plus, celeb feuds heat up and simmer down

(Newser) - Celebrities are returning to their roots today. Jennifer Hudson is taping a performance after tonight’s American Idol that will air on an upcoming episode, the AP reports, and Bob Barker is taping an appearance on The Price is Right to air April 16, according to Variety. Elsewhere:
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Los Angeles Zoo to Bob Barker: Price Is Wrong

Park turns down $1.5M offer to relocate controversial elephant

(Newser) - The Los Angeles Zoo responded forcefully—and negatively—late yesterday to a $1.5 million offer from celebrity Bob Barker to relocate the zoo’s last elephant to a sanctuary, the Times reports. “Billy’s home is at the Los Angeles Zoo, not a distant location that is both... More »

Drew Carey's 'Price' Debut on the Money

Savvy comic lets the show do the talking, says Tom Shales

(Newser) - Comedian Drew Carey's first day as host of "The Price is Right" was a surprisingly normal episode of the classic CBS game show, writes Tom Shales for the Washington Post. Despite all the hype surrounding Carey stepping into Bob Barker's 35-year-old post, the comic's "subdued start" proves that... More »

Drew Carey, Come on Down!

Comedian lands Bob Barker's gig on 'The Price is Right'

(Newser) - It's official: Drew Carey will be the next host of "The Price Is Right." For weeks he was rumored to be a favored finalist to replace Bob Barker; while filming the David Letterman show yesterday he confirmed that the deal was finalized. It's reportedly a multi-year agreement for... More »

Rosie Wants to C'mon Down

Former 'View' co-chatter game to take Barker's 'Price is Right' spot

(Newser) - The Price is Right needs a new host and Rosie O'Donnell is interested. She's meeting with game show representatives this week and has given readers of her blog an insight into her stormy decision process, saying in one post she's be interested and in another that she might not be... More »

Barker Tapes His Final 'Price Is Right'

Legendary host says goodbye after 35 years of 'come on down'

(Newser) - Bob Barker taped his final episode of "The Price is Right" yesterday after 35 years hosting the long-running game show. He treated it as just another day, signing off with his usual admonition to spay and neuter pets, but after the cameras stopped rolling, the 83-year-old legend thanked the... More »

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