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'So Long, Everybody': Last Show Honors Trebek

Episode ends with clips of 'Jeopardy!' host through the decades

(Newser) - Alex Trebek left his fans a handful of Jeopardy! episodes taped just before his death, the last of them intended to air Christmas week. But they were rescheduled, CBS reports. The final show with Trebek as host ran Friday, ending with a tribute in clips that was emotional but included...

Ken Jennings, Make Way for Katie Couric

Per 'LAT' report, Couric set to be 2nd guest host for 'Jeopardy!'

(Newser) - With one upcoming guest host of Jeopardy! embroiled in a bit of online controversy , a second has just been announced. Sources tell the Los Angeles Times that Katie Couric has been selected to fill a one-week slot in Alex Trebek's place in the wake of his November death at...

Ken Jennings Issues His Mea Culpa

'Jeopardy!' star is sorry for inappropriate tweets from the past

(Newser) - Ken Jennings is officially sorry for the ill-advised tweets that have been causing controversy ever since the Jeopardy! phenom was tapped as a possible replacement for late host Alex Trebek. "Hey, I just wanted to own up to the fact that over the years on Twitter, I’ve definitely...

Alex Trebek Recorded a Thanksgiving Message

Jeopardy! shares clip from one of his final days filming

(Newser) - Jeopardy! has shared a Thanksgiving message from Alex Trebek recorded in one of the last filming sessions for the show before his Nov 8 death . The show tweeted the moving clip hours before Thursday's episode was to air, the New York Daily News reports. "Happy Thanksgiving, ladies and...

Ken Jennings Blasted for Tweet He Chose Not to Delete

2014 tweet stayed live until Wednesday

(Newser) - In the wake of Alex Trebek's death, Jeopardy! on Monday revealed that Ken Jennings would guest-host initially, with filming beginning Nov. 30. Page Six reports some of the reactions to the news were in the vein of Community star Yvette Nicole Brown's, who tweeted , “Nope.” When...

With Trebek Gone, Jeopardy! Reveals What's Next

Production will resume, with Ken Jennings as first guest host

(Newser) - Two weeks after the death of beloved host Alex Trebek, Jeopardy! is revealing what comes next. The last show Trebek filmed ( just days before he died ) will air the week of Jan. 4, and the game show announced Monday that new shows will start being produced Nov. 30,...

Alex Trebek Spent His Last Day Exactly How He Wanted To

An executive producer for 'Jeopardy' says he wanted to sit in his swing with his wife

(Newser) - Jeopardy host Alex Trebek spent the final hours of his life doing exactly what he wanted to be doing on his last day on the planet. "Even in his book, he described that he wanted his final day to be sitting on his swing next to his wife, Jean,...

Alex Trebek's Last Day Filming Was 10 Days Before Death

Tributes are pouring in for 'Jeopardy!' host

(Newser) - Tributes to beloved Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek are pouring in after he died Sunday at age 80 following a battle with pancreatic cancer. The three Greatest of All Time tournament contestants all weighed in, including Ken Jennings, who ultimately won the title. "Alex wasn’t just the best ever...

Longtime Jeopardy! Host Alex Trebek Dead at 80

'Thank you, Alex'

(Newser) - One of America's most cherished game-show hosts is gone. Alex Trebek, the level-headed host of Jeopardy!, has died at age 80 amid a battle with pancreatic cancer, TMZ reports. "Jeopardy! is saddened to share that Alex Trebek passed away peacefully at home early this morning, surrounded by family...

End of Jeopardy! Match Even Stuns Alex Trebek

Kevin Walsh was the lone contestant in the final round—a rarity

(Newser) - Jeopardy! fans were treated to a five-year first on Tuesday as contestant Kevin Walsh waltzed into the Final Jeopardy round by himself. "I cannot recall the last time we had only one player in Final Jeopardy," remarked host Alex Trebek, per USA Today . Walsh, a 48-year-old story analyst...

For Alex Trebek, $100K Was Just the Beginning

The 'Jeopardy!' host keeps giving to a cause he believes in

(Newser) - Alex Trebek showed his support for fighting homelessness in Los Angeles this week by handing over a dazzling $500,000 check, CNN reports. The Jeopardy! host was touring an under-construction shelter in North Hollywood on Tuesday with his wife, Jean, and son Matthew when he surprised his host with the...

Now Without Live Audiences: Jeopardy!, Wheel of Fortune

Sources cite the health of show hosts amid coronavirus spread

(Newser) - Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune will be taped without a live audience for the near future. Sony Pictures Television made the call out of "an abundance of caution" due to the spreading coronavirus, the fact that audience members are typically over 60 (putting them at higher risk of contracting...

Trebek to Special Jeopardy! Guest: 'I Don't Normally Do This'

Show host makes $100K donation to Los Angeles-area homeless shelter

(Newser) - A most generous gift from the host of Jeopardy! has Vulture asking: "What is just the nicest, sweetest thing we got to read today, Alex?" Per TMZ , Alex Trebek recently toured a new homeless shelter being built by Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission, a nonprofit he's donated...

Jeopardy! Player's Nightmare Ends With a Nice Surprise

Nerves got the better of Priscilla Drobes

(Newser) - For Priscilla Drobes, it was a day from hell—but she can take solace in the outpouring over her terrible bout of nerves on Jeopardy!, Today reports. The stay-at-home mom was clearly nervous on Thursday's episode, answering correctly only twice, failing to make Final Jeopardy, and wrapping up with...

Jeopardy! Crowns Its All-Time Champion

Ken Jennings wins 3rd match in GOAT tournament

(Newser) - It's official: Ken Jennings is the greatest Jeopardy! contestant of all time. The 45-year-old won his third two-game match in the Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time tournament, taking both the title and the $1 million prize. Jennings, whose 74-game winning streak in 2004 has never been equalled, defeated...

Jeopardy! Producers: Bethlehem Question Shouldn't Have Aired

They say wrong version of game show was sent to TV stations

(Newser) - Producers of the game show Jeopardy! have apologized for a clue that waded into political hot water involving Israeli control of the West Bank, saying an incorrect version of the show was sent to television stations, the AP reports. A game shown last Friday asked contestants to identify the location...

Jeopardy! Clue Sparks Bethlehem Uproar

Contestant's answer that Church of the Nativity is in Palestine deemed wrong

(Newser) - "Built in the 300s AD, the Church of the Nativity..." With those 10 little words Friday, Jeopardy! waded into Mideast controversy. Katie Needle buzzed in to answer, "What is Palestine?" under the "Where's the Church?" category, but was told by Alex Trebek she was incorrect....

Jennings Is a Win Away From Jeopardy! Title

He beat Holzhauer, Rutter for a second time Thursday

(Newser) - Ken Jennings is closing in on the title in the Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time tournament. Jennings, who already holds the records for consecutive wins and regular-play earnings, took a 2-1 lead over James Holzhauer with a win Thursday night, the New York Daily News reports. The first contestant...

Alex Trebek Gives a Health Status Update

As James Holzhauer evens score in Jeopardy! tournament

(Newser) - The brief farewell that Alex Trebek says will close his final Jeopardy! episode isn't on the horizon. "I don't foresee that 30-second moment coming up in the near future," Trebek said Wednesday, referring to his request for time to close out his decades-long run with the...

Jeopardy! Top 3 to Meet in Prime-Time Showdown

Winner of January tournament will take home $1M

(Newser) - When James Holzhauer was piling up Jeopardy! victory after victory, "a lot of people were wondering, well, how would he do against Ken Jennings? How would he do against Brad Rutter?" host Alex Trebek said. They'll find out. Jeopardy! plans a Greatest of All Time tournament involving the...

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