Jeopardy!Latest News and Opinion
Posted Thursday 12/20/18 at 8:28PM EST
A founding member of The Runaways has been on a Jeopardy! winning streak
Source: New York Post
Alex Trebek revealed that Jackie Fuchs, who has won three games in a row coming into Thursday, played bass under the name "Jackie Fox" on the infamous 1970s punk girl group that started the careers of Joan Jett and Lita Ford.
Posted Monday 12/03/18 at 5:56PM EST
Jeopardy! announces a fantasy league sweepstakes for its All-Stars tournament
The fantasy football-style competition will award points based on each correct response.
Posted Tuesday 11/13/18 at 2:46PM EST
Alex Trebek stirs controversy with his #MeToo take, saying this is "a scary time for men"
Source: The Washington Post
The 78-year-old Jeopardy! host commented on the #MeToo movement in his wide-ranging Vulture interview. "You know, when the #MeToo movement started, I had discussions with the staff during production meetings. I said, 'My gosh, this has got to be a scary time for men,'" he said. "I’m fortunate that I’ve never been in a position of power where I might be able to lord it over somebody sexually. I said, “But there are guys out there — young guys are stupid in their teens.” There’s nothing stupider than a teenage boy. They’re operating on testosterone." Trebek also said the celebrity contestant he most wanted to have on was Kevin Spacey. "He’s bright, and there would be so many funny moments because of all his great impressions," said Trebek. "But now you can’t say that. So to answer your question: the pope. I was raised Catholic." ALSO: Trebek on how Donald Trump would play Jeopardy!: "He might not agree that any of the correct responses are correct."
Posted Monday 11/12/18 at 2:39PM EST
Alex Trebek explains what bothers him on Jeopardy!, says media coverage of his retirement comments were overblown
"I don’t understand the publicity around it," Trebek tells Vulture in a wide-ranging interview, referring to his chat last summer with Harvey Levin on his Fox News show about potentially retiring in 2020. "The same thing happened when I shaved my mustache off in 2001. It got so much play. Folks, get a life. There are more important things." Trebek also discussed what he doesn't like contestants to do. "What bothers me is when contestants jump all over the board even after the Daily Doubles have been dealt with," he says. "Why are they doing that? They’re doing themselves a disservice. When the show’s writers construct categories they do it so that there’s a flow in terms of difficulty, and if you jump to the bottom of the category you may get a clue that would be easier to understand if you’d begun at the top of the category and saw how the clues worked. I like there to be order on the show, but as the impartial host I accept disorder." ALSO: Why is Trebek's house entirely decorated in beige?
Posted Monday 11/05/18 at 1:37PM EST
Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune renewed through 2023
The renewal of the syndicated game show juggernauts comes one week after Alex Trebek, Pat Sajak and Vanna White extended their contracts through 2022. Variety reports the renewal came after ABC-owned TV stations were forced to shell out more money after Fox Television Stations group mounted a huge rival offer.
Posted Wednesday 10/31/18 at 5:21PM EDT
Alex Trebek decides not to retire, joins Pat Sajak and Vanna White in renewing their contracts through 2022
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Back in July, the Jeopardy! host told Harvey Levin that there was a “50/50 (chance) and a little less” that he'll return to his game show after his contract is up in 2020. Instead, the 78-year-old Trebek has joined Sajak and White in reneweing their respective Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune deals through 2022. ALSO: Trebek dresses as KISS singer Gene Simmons for Halloween.
Posted Tuesday 10/30/18 at 6:44AM EDT
Netflix to stream the same classic Jeopardy! episodes already available on Hulu
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Two months after Hulu acquired 60 old Jeopardy! episodes, Netflix announced it has obtained the rights to 45 classic episodes. The Hollywood Reporter reports that the 45 episodes "are a subset of the 60 that are already available on Hulu, meaning those episodes are now available to stream on both rival platforms."
Posted Tuesday 10/23/18 at 9:28PM EDT
Jeopardy! champ wins even after answering a question with a meme
Reigning Jeopardy! champion Erik Agard, a former intern on ESPN's Around the Horn, answered a "Final Jeopardy!" question with "What is you doing baby?”
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 Friday 9/28/18 at 6:27AM EDT
Jeopardy! contestant stops mid-show to propose to his girlfriend
"She even responded in the form of a question," tweeted the Jeopardy! Twitter account. "They truly are a match made in heaven!"
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.