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Posted Wednesday 2/21/18 at 2:03PM EST
Alex Trebek to moderate a Pennsylvania gubernatorial debate
The Jeopardy! host has agreed to moderate a 45-minute debate on Oct. 1.
Posted Friday 2/02/18 at 3:15AM EST
Alex Trebek was peeved that none of Thursdays Jeopardy! contestants could answer a football question
The Jeopardy! Twitter account reacted to Thursday’s Super Bowl-themed category, tweeting: "Fun fact: Our contestants answered as many clues in this category as the @Browns had wins this season.”
Posted Thursday 1/04/18 at 9:05PM EST
Alex Trebek is taking a brief Jeopardy! break as he recovers from surgery
Trebek released a YouTube video saying he’s still recovering from a fall suffered “about two months ago” that created new problems over the holiday break, resulting in surgery to remove blood clots from his brain. “Surgery was performed. After two days in the hospital, I came home to start recovery,” Trebek said in the video. “The prognosis is excellent, and I expect to be back in the studio taping more ‘Jeopardy!’ programs very, very soon.” Trebek’s recovery will delay the College championship that was scheduled to tape next week.
Posted Wednesday 1/03/18 at 6:00PM EST
Coolio thinks the Jeopardy! contestant shouldn’t have lost prize money for saying “Gangster’s Paradise”
“I probably would have gave it to him,” the rapper tells TMZ, adding a word of advice to white people: “The ‘er’ will always get you in trouble.” ALSO: Jeopardy! producer explains the “Gansta’s Paradise” decision -- and looking back at other costly Jeopardy! mispronunciations.
Posted Tuesday 1/02/18 at 2:46PM EST
Jeopardy! contestant loses $3,200 for mispronouncing “gangsta” as “gangster”
A contestant learned the hard way on last night's Jeopardy! that Coolio’s "Gangsta’s Paradise" isn’t pronounced “Gangster’s Paradise.”
Posted Tuesday 12/19/17 at 9:22PM EST
Alex Trebek accused of being sexist towards a female Jeopardy! contestant
On Tuesday's show, Trebek seemed surprised a woman could be a retired U.S. Army master sergeant.
Posted Tuesday 12/05/17 at 3:06PM EST
Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune are entering the Broadcasting Hall of Fame together
The National Association Of Broadcasters has decided to honor the companion game shows in a ceremony in April.
Posted Wednesday 11/01/17 at 7:58PM EDT
Alex Trebek recalls accidentally tripping out on hash brownies, says he’ll probably retire before Pat Sajak
The Jeopardy! host also weighs in on President Trump in an interview with The Daily Beast: “Hey, we get the leaders we deserve because we elect them. So let’s see if we can’t get this one to do the right thing. And there’s still time," he says.
Posted Friday 10/13/17 at 4:15AM EDT
Jeopardy!’s Austin Rogers got Alex Trebek to say a naughty word
Even Trebek ended up liking the oddball contestant, saying: “He was fun to be with and slightly irreverent.” ALSO: Jimmy Fallon and Rogers have been friends for 15 years.
Posted Friday 10/06/17 at 10:24PM EDT
Austin Rogers is precisely the person who isn’t supposed to win Jeopardy!
The unusual Jeopardy! contestant — who was recently spotted partying with Jimmy Fallon — is “a showman,” says Lawrence Selden. “When he had to reply to a clue with ‘the Eagles,’ he grumbled. When he aced a Daily Double, he punched his arm across his body in exaltation And then there’s his banter with host Alex Trebek. Clearly each has boundless contempt for the other. Trebek can’t stand Austin’s jokes. Austin can’t stand Trebek’s presentation. When a sneering Trebek asked Rogers how he ‘got to be so smart,’ Rogers deadpanned: ‘Genetics. Luck. Karma’ What about school?, Trebek asked. Pfft, Austin replied.” ALSO: Rogers’ commitment to the bit is impressive.