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Alex Trebek Gets Pranked on Jeopardy!

He says 'Turd Ferguson,' just like Will Ferrell's Trebek

(Newser) - Alex Trebek got pranked pretty good on yesterday's Jeopardy!. Contestant Talia couldn't solve the final clue, Entertainment Weekly reports, so instead of making a real guess, she wrote: "What is the love ballad of Turd Ferguson. P.S. Hi Mom" as her answer (er, question). Of course,... More »

Here's the Loneliest Final Jeopardy! Round Ever

Kristin Sausville squares off against ... Kristin Sausville

(Newser) - Alex Trebek handled one of the weirder Jeopardy! episodes ever with typical Alex Trebek aplomb. During the game that aired last night, the "categories were challenging and the answers were killer," People notes. So challenging that two of the three contestants ended up with negative scores by the... More »

Trebek Almost Quit—Over Whiny Kid's Stage Mom

'Jeopardy' host unhappy when producers didn't support him, leaked emails reveal

(Newser) - Alex Trebek almost walked away from his three-decade-long gig hosting Jeopardy!—and all because of a whiny Jeopardy! Kids contestant, according to newly leaked emails from the Sony hack obtained by Radar . The little girl was upset when she was eliminated from the game before "Final Jeopardy" and... More »

Alex Trebek Scores Hosting World Record

He's led more than 6K shows over 30 years

(Newser) - Since 1984, Alex Trebek has hosted 6,829 episodes of Jeopardy!, and that's a record. As of last night, he holds the Guinness World Record for "most game show episodes hosted by the same presenter," the Hollywood Reporter notes. He's been the host of the show... More »

Kid Loses $3K on Jeopardy!— Over Spelling

Calls Lincoln document 'Emanciptation Proclamation'

(Newser) - A 12-year-old from Newtown, Conn., got the right answer at the close of a Jeopardy! episode—but his spelling cost him the $3,000 he'd wagered. Asked what document Abraham Lincoln had called a "fit and necessary war measure," Thomas Hurley III wrote, "What is the... More »

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 »

Suspect in Trebek Case: I'm Not a Thief, I'm a Hooker

Lucinda Moyers says 'Jeopardy' host has the wrong suspect

(Newser) - Lucinda Moyers would like to set something straight: She was in the same hotel as Alex Trebek last month for illegal purposes, but not to burglarize the Jeopardy host's room. Moyers, who was arrested on theft charges after Trebek chased her down (and tore his Achilles tendon in the... More »

Alex Trebek Burglary Suspect Faces Life Sentence

She's in trouble over 'three-strikes' law

(Newser) - A not-so-lighthearted footnote to the Alex Trebek burglary case: The woman accused of pilfering stuff from his hotel room faces 25 to life because of California's three-strikes law, reports the San Francisco Chronicle . Lucinda Moyers, 56, has two previous burglary convictions, and prosecutors consider the Trebek charges a violent... 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 »

Jeopardy Challenge Ends With Humans Crushed

Watson's next job: medical diagnostics

(Newser) - "I for one, welcome our new computer overlords," defeated Jeopardy contestant Ken Jennings wrote below his final answer as the game show's 3-day supercomputer challenge wrapped up. IBM's Watson finished way ahead with $77,147 while Jennings and Brad Rutter—the two most successful human contestants in Jeopardy... More »

Man Ties With Machine in Jeopardy Showdown

Humans fight back after IBM's Watson takes early lead

(Newser) - The first round of Jeopardy's three-game man versus supercomputer showdown finished Monday night with humanity having fended off the rise of the machine. Human player Brad Rutter, the game show's record money-winner, was tied with IBM supercomputer Watson at $5,000 at the close of play, AP reports. The other... More »

Jeopardy! Scares Pols: Trebek

(Newser) - Politicians are too scared of looking poorly informed to appear as contestants on Jeopardy!, the game show’s host tells Politico. “We’d be hard-pressed to come up with more than three,” says Alex Trebek, in the Washington area promoting tryouts, “because most of them realize the... More »

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