Alex TrebekLatest News and Opinion
Posted Wednesday 10/03/18 at 1:47PM EDT
Alex Trebek responds after being booed while moderating Pennsylvania's gubernatorial debate
Source: Local 21 News
"I think it was a learning experience for me. I was too naive going into this," said the Jeopardy! host. "I mentioned to the audience that I wasn’t a fan of the traditional debate formats where the candidates stand behind a lectern and they get a minute and a half to respond. I thought a conversation would work better….it didn’t.”
Posted Tuesday 10/02/18 at 2:47PM EDT
Alex Trebek was booed for doing a "horrible job" moderating the Pennsylvania gubernatorial debate
The Jeopardy! host was supposed to serve as debate moderator. But instead of moderating, he inserted himself into the debate, at times becoming argumentative and lecturing the audience. He even tried debating one of the candidates, resulting in audience boos.
Posted Tuesday 10/02/18 at 4:56AM EDT
Watch Alex Trebek moderate Pennyslvania's gubernatorial debate
This is the second time this year the Jeopardy! host has moderated a debate in Pennsylvania's race for governor.
Posted Thursday 9/20/18 at 9:25PM EDT
Jeopardy!'s Alex Trebek has shaved off all his facial hair
Source: The Today Show
On Monday, the Jeopardy host posted a Twitter poll asking fans whether or not he should shave his summer beard. “Sorry to have to tell you folks, but voting is now closed," Trebek said today in an Instagram video. "And we’ve determined that the winner is my wife, Jean. She voted for me to be clean-shaven and so, that’s it.”
Posted Wednesday 9/12/18 at 1:11PM EDT
Stephen Colbert challenges Alex Trebek to a beard-off
Source: The A.V. Club
“I have not been this angry at a game show host since Bob Barker tried to have me spayed or neutered,” Colbert said on The Late Show in reaction to the Jeopardy! host's new beard.
Posted Tuesday 9/11/18 at 12:52PM EDT
Jeopardy! lets fans vote on whether Alex Trebek should keep his beard
"To beard, or not to beard: that is the question," Jeopardy!'s Instagram said after Trebek unveiled his shocking new look. TMZ apparently has learned the beard's fate.
Posted Monday 9/10/18 at 8:51PM EDT
Why is Alex Trebek sporting a beard?
Source: The Today Show
Jeopardy!'s Twitter account sparked speculation with a video of Trebek with a beard, tweeting: "Stay tuned for a surprise bigger than the beard."
Posted Friday 8/10/18 at 1:34PM EDT
Jeopardy! arrives on Hulu
The classic game show makes its streaming debut today, with 60 episodes available from the recent past thanks to a deal between Hulu and Sony Pictures Television. The episodes available aired between 2012 and 2015, including a “Tournament of Champions,” a “College Championship” week and a “Kids Week,” along with “Battle of the Decades." Hulu announced the news via a video promo featuring host Alex Trebek, saying in his trademark fashion: “It’s the streaming service that’s now home to one of the most beloved quiz shows of all time, Jeopardy!" After pausing for dramatic effect, he said, "What is Hulu?"
Posted Tuesday 7/31/18 at 4:36AM EDT
Alex Trebek's picks to succeed him Jeopardy! respond, but a superfan says Anderson Cooper makes the most sense
Source: The New York Times
Trebek named Los Angeles Kings announcer Alex Faust and CNN legal analyst Laura Coates in his interview on Fox News' OBJECTified that hinted he'll likely step down from Jeopardy! in 2020, when he turns 80. "I guess there are worse ways to randomly see your name show up on TMZ!" tweeted a "flattered" Faust. Coates tweeted: "Incredibly honored & humbled @Jeopardy Alex Trebek 1) knows who I am 2) thinks I'd be a great host of my fave game show ever that I grew up watching w/ my family & still watch w/ my own kids." Andy Saunders, who runs The Jeopardy! Fan site, said the front-runner in his eyes is Anderson Cooper, who could work on Jeopardy! four to six days per month while keeping his CNN and 60 Minutes gigs. Saunders said of Trebek: “He has so much experience and he is such a good host that anyone, even Anderson Cooper, would find it incredibly difficult to fill Alex’s shoes."
- LeVar Burton pitches himself as Trebek's replacement: "I’ve had my eye on this gig for a looong time" he said, adding: "Sorry, brother! There is only one game show I’ve ever wanted to host... This Is Jeopardy!"
- Ken Kennings joked about replacing Trebek: "(be right back), deleting ten years of pedophilia jokes"
Posted Monday 7/30/18 at 1:49PM EDT
Alex Trebek hints he'll retire from Jeopardy! in 2020
Source: Page Six
Trebek said on Fox News Channel's OJECTified that there's “50/50 (chance) and a little less" that he'll stay after his contract expires in two years, when he turns 80. Trebek also revealed his two picks to replace him, including Alex Faust, the 28-year-old play-by-play announcer for the Los Angeles Kings. If the producers want a female host, "there is an attorney, Laura Coates,” he said. “She’s African-American and she appears on some of the cable news shows from time to time.”
Posted Monday 7/16/18 at 8:37PM EDT
Jeopardy! invites a contestant back after a typo in a "Final Jeopardy" clue
Source: Chicago Tribune
Vincent Valenzuela, who competed on Friday's show, was given a clue along with his competitors that was different from the way host Alex Trebek read the clue.
Posted Friday 7/13/18 at 11:36PM EDT
Alex Trebek sued over his large dog
A woman alleges the Jeopardy! host's large dog came charging at her, resulting in her running away and falling onto the street, where she was almost hit by an SUV.
Posted Tuesday 4/24/18 at 5:36PM EDT
Alex Trebek and RuPaul are visting each other's shows
Source: The A.V. Club
"I'm going to be doing something on RuPaul's Drag Race," the Jeopardy! host said in a video filmed with RuPaul, who will be "dropping clues" on his game show.
Posted Wednesday 4/04/18 at 5:25PM EDT
Reese Witherspoon congratulates Jeopardy! contestant who swept a category about her movies
The actress posted a clip from Monday's episode, which also featured Alex Trebek booing a contestant for not knowing any of her movies.
Posted Thursday 3/15/18 at 3:05PM EDT
Jeopardy! contestant: Alex Trebek chose not to bring up my Willy Wonka past
Paris Themmen says Trebek had three "fun facts" about him on a card, including that he was a star of Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory. But Trebek chose to gloss over that "fun fact." Themmen says Trebek opted not to use that tidbit when his wife also competed on Jeopardy!