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Let's Make a Deal Host Dies

Game show icon Monty Hall is dead at age 96

(Newser) - Monty Hall, the genial TV game show host whose long-running Let's Make a Deal traded on love of money and merchandise and the mystery of which door had the car behind it, has died, reports the AP . He was 96. Hall died Saturday of heart failure at his home... More »

Trump Out, Schwarzenegger In at Celebrity Apprentice

NBC announces Arnold as new host

(Newser) - With Donald Trump out, Arnold Schwarzenegger is in. NBC has named Schwarzenegger the new host of Celebrity Apprentice, Entertainment Weekly reports, setting off a host of jokes on Twitter about what the action star/former governor's catchphrase will be:
  • @berringer452 : "I guess instead of being fired the contestants will
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Alex Trebek Suffers Heart Attack

But hospitalized host is upbeat, aims to be at next month's Jeopardy taping

(Newser) - Jeopardy king Alex Trebek has suffered a mild heart attack. The 71-year-old host of the long-running game show was admitted to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles over the weekend. Doctors expect him to make a full recovery, and he plans to be back on the Jeopardy set next month... More »

Family Feud's Richard Dawson Dead

Game show host died of esophageal cancer, son says

(Newser) - Not a good morning for the small screen : Longtime Family Feud host Richard Dawson died late yesterday of complications from esophageal cancer, reports TMZ . He was 79. Known as "the Kissing Bandit" during his first run as host, from 1976 to 1985, Dawson later returned to host the show... More »

Jeopardy Host Hurt Chasing Hotel Burglar

Alex Trebek snapped Achilles tendon during pursuit

(Newser) - "I deal with answers and questions," Jeopardy host Alex Trebek told the crowd at the National Geographic World Championship after hobbling onstage on crutches. "Today I'm going to start with the answer to a question on many of your minds right now. The answer is: '... More »

10 TV Hosts Who Are Fantastic Jerks

They're mean, and we like them

(Newser) - Listen up, Ryan Seacrest: It's time to start being more of a smart aleck. Some of the greatest hosts in television history share one down-and-dirty characteristic: They're, well, a**holes, reports Movieline , which runs down the 10 who have most perfected the art of "likable meanness:"
  1. Anne Robinson: The
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Ex-Scientologist Actor: Return My $120K

After 33 years, Larry Anderson wants out

(Newser) - After 33 years as a Scientologist and a star turn in a widely disseminated orientation video, actor Larry Anderson wants out—and he wants his money back. Anderson, a magician turned TV actor and game-show host, says the organization owes him $120,000. A Scientology rep tells the St. Petersburg ... More »

Ken Ober, Host of MTV's Remote Control, Dead at 52

Cause of death still uncertain

(Newser) - Ken Ober, who hosted MTV’s 1980s game show Remote Control, died Sunday at 52; a rep says the cause is still unknown, but that the actor and stand-up comic complained of a headache and flu-like symptoms Saturday. The show—at the time a relative rarity, given that the channel... More »

Millionaire Returns to Prime Time for 10th Anniversary

Special 11-night run will feature Regis Philbin, celeb guests

(Newser) - To mark its 10th anniversary, ABC’s Who Wants to Be a Millionaire will return to prime time for an 11-night run starting Aug. 9, USA Today reports. Regis Philbin will return as host, along with celebrity guests—including Snoop Dogg, Lauren Conrad, Vanessa Williams and Katy Perry—who will... More »

D-Lister? Host a Game Show!

Game show offer actors new showcase

(Newser) - With game shows making a dramatic comeback, agents and their star clients looking to revive flagging careers are angling to get in on the action, reports the New York Times. Executives at cable's Game Show Network are being peppered with resumes, tapes, and pitches. The latest crop of new hosts... More »

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