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    "Jeopardy!" is back for its monumental 38th season with a host that viewers thought they got rid of — and a tear-jerking tribute to its late beloved host. Former executive producer and would-be host Mike Richards’ episode aired Monday in a pre-recorded segment. He hosted the show just before his ousting when some controversial comments he made in the past came to light. But rather than lead with scandal, the game show opened the episode with a sweet tribute to late longtime host Alex Trebek. "Earlier today, with Alex’s wife Jean, son Matt, and daughters Emily and Nicky, we dedicated the stage in his honor," announcer Johnny Gilbert said. "It will now forever be known as the Alex Trebek Stage." NEW 'JEOPARDY!' SEASON BEGINS WITH OUSTED HOST MIKE RICHARDS, VIEWERS REACT Trebek passed away in November at 80 from pancreatic cancer. After the announcement, the game commenced with Richards, 46, leading the show. Video"We are in the presence of a champion in the midst of a historic run," Richards said. "Matt Amodio is the third-highest ‘Jeopardy’ money winner in...
    CULVER CITY, Calif. -- The producers of "Jeopardy!" have honored beloved former host Alex Trebek by naming the iconic quiz show's stage after him.A video was posted to the game show's social media accounts on Monday showing Trebek's wife, Jean; his son, Matt; and his daughters, Emily and Nicky, posing alongside the bronze plaque at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, California. It reads: "The Alex Trebek Stage." And now for the first time from the Alex Trebek Stage, let’s play Jeopardy! pic.twitter.com/GsMXY2RPKZ— Jeopardy! (@Jeopardy) September 13, 2021Trebek died of pancreatic cancer in November 2020 at the age of 80.EMBED More News Videos"Jeopardy!" shared a video tribute ahead of Alex Trebek's final episode airing Friday, Jan. 8, 2021. After a series of guest hosts filled in at the podium in Trebek's stead, Mike Richards was named as host on Aug. 11. However, after filming just a week's worth of shows, he stepped down from the position on Aug. 20 and, as of Aug. 31, is no longer an executive producer on the show.Because "Jeopardy!" is filmed in advance, Richards will...
    Alex Trebek's fans have come up with a suggestion for cementing his legacy. An online petition has been created lobbying for the "Jeopardy!" stage to be dedicated to the late icon, who had hosted the iconic game show since 1984. Trebek died in November at 80 after battling cancer. The petition specifically names Sony, CBS and "Jeopardy!" in its call-to-action. "On November 8, 2020, George Alexander Trebek passed away at the age of 80 after an 18 month battle with Pancreatic Cancer. He inspired millions of his fans ever since he started hosting the syndicated version of 'Jeopardy!' in 1984 and hosted over 8,300 episodes in 37 seasons on the program," reads the Change.org petition. "His Canadian personality made the show unique and with his ability to fluently speak 17 different languages he was known internationally for his talents on television." 'JEOPARDY!' GUEST HOST KEN JENNINGS PAYS TRIBUTE TO ALEX TREBEK, TWITTER REACTS  An online petition is gathering signatures in support of naming the "Jeopardy!" stage after the show's late host, Alex Trebek. (Getty Images) Trebek's final episode aired last week,...
    In California: Bank of America sued over unemployment fraud; desert conservation plan changed Trump ally Mike Lindell of MyPillow pushes martial law at White House These $19k SUVs Will Make You Trade in Your Car Ad Microsoft The Highest Paying Cash Back Card Has Hit The Market Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/10 SLIDES © NINA PROMMER/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock 'Jeopardy!' fans petition Sony to dedicate studio stage to Alex Trebek Alex Trebek's final, pre-taped "Jeopardy!" episodes aired earlier this month in the wake of the iconic show host's death in November. Now, fans are urging Sony Pictures Studios to honor Alex's decades-long career with one final tribute. In a new petition circulating on Change.org, superfan Sammy Maggio asks the studio, "... to dedicate Stage 10 at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, California, in loving memory of Alex Trebek." The petition, which had nearly 1,000 signatures as of Friday, Jan. 15, credits Alex with having "inspired millions...
    Rosie Perez is looking back fondly on her time with the late "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek. The 56-year-old Oscar nominee appeared on "The Drew Barrymore Show" on Tuesday and reminisced on filming a scene with Trebek for the 1992 film, "White Men Can't Jump." Trebek died Nov. 8 at age 80 after a battle with pancreatic cancer. "It was an honor [to work with Trebek] and I was beyond thrilled," Perez recalled. "I'm a nerd and a geek and I love game shows and I always watched 'Jeopardy!' and then 'Wheel of Fortune' with my aunt and I couldn't believe I was going to be in a scene with this man." ALEX TREBEK CREMATED, ASHES TO BE KEPT AT HOME, DEATH CERTIFICATE REVEALS The native of Brooklyn, N.Y., recalled there was no rehearsal for the scene. "So when we went to shoot, he walks out on the stage and we were on the actual 'Jeopardy!' stage and my heart just went up in my throat," Perez said. "If you see in the scene my shoulders are [raised and tense] because I was...
    Alex Trebek is spreading kindness and positivity to all — even after his death. "Jeopardy!" released on Thursday a Thanksgiving message from the late game show host that was recorded prior to his death just a few weeks ago. In the 20-second clip, the beloved television icon reminds Americans to hold on to their faith during what is an unprecedented time given the coronavirus pandemic. Trebek says: "Happy Thanksgiving ladies and gentleman. You know, in spite of what America and the rest of the world is experiencing right now, there are many reasons to be thankful. There are more and more people extending helpful hands to do a kindness to their neighbors, and that's a good thing." 'JEOPARDY!' TAPS KEN JENNINGS AS FIRST GUEST HOST FOR SHOW'S RESTART "Keep the faith, we're going to get through all of this, and we will be a better society because of it," Trebek's posthumous message concludes. "Jeopardy!" released the touching video message on its official Twitter account, writing, "High on our list of things to be thankful for this year: Alex's Thanksgiving message from today's show. We hope...
    “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek died on Sunday at age 80 after a lengthy battle with pancreatic cancer that he kept his fans updated on every step of the way.  "Jeopardy! is saddened to share that Alex Trebek passed away peacefully at home early this morning, surrounded by family and friends," the show wrote on its Twitter account Sunday. "Thank you, Alex." The news brought an end to more than a year and a half-long fight that the beloved TV personality underwent while continuing to host the game show that he loved.  The host’s transparency about the immense highs and lows of cancer treatment inspired so many who are now saying goodbye to the television icon. To help fully understand how harrowing the final year and a half of Trebek’s life was, below is a timeline of his public cancer fight. DiagnosisIn March 2019, when he was 78, Trebek shared a YouTube video in which he announced that he’d been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer.  "Now normally, the prognosis for this is not very encouraging, but I’m going to fight this, and...
    “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek vowed to beat the odds of survival of his stage-four pancreatic cancer — an incredible feat he managed earlier this year before ultimately succumbing Sunday to the aggressive disease. The 80-year-old game-show host revealed back in March 2019 that he’d been diagnosed with the devastating disease, which has the highest mortality rate of all cancers with just 18 percent of stage-four patients reaching the one-year milestone. “I plan to beat the low survival rate statistics for this disease,” Trebek said at the time. “Truth told, I have to because under the terms of my contract, I have to host ‘Jeopardy!’ for three more years, so help me. Keep the faith and we will win. We will get it done,” he joked. He forged ahead with filming new episodes and celebrated reaching the one-year mark in an update earlier this year. “I am very happy to report that I have just reached that marker,” Trebek said in a Twitter video. But he added, “Now I’d be lying if I said the journey had been an easy one.”...
    48% of Retirees Arent Tracking This Major Retirement Expense Ferruccio Lamborghinis Personal Countach Is Irreplaceable Alex Trebek Wanted to Be Remembered as a Loving Husband and Father Before His Death © Michael Kovac/Getty Alex and Jean Trebek Alex Trebek, who died on Sunday over a year after he was first diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer, reflected on his legacy and final days in his recent memoir, The Answer Is...Reflections On My Life, which was released in July. “My life has been a quest for knowledge and understanding, and I’m nowhere near having achieved that. And it doesn’t bother me in the least. I will die without having come up with the answer to many things in life,” the longtime Jeopardy! host wrote in the final chapter. “I’m often asked how I would like to be remembered. I don’t think about it much… But I suppose if I had to answer I would say I’d like to be remembered first of all as a good and loving husband and father, and also as a decent man who did his...
    BOSTON (CBS) – “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek died Sunday after a battle with pancreatic cancer. Trebek announced in 2019 that he was battling Stage 4 cancer. Jeopardy! is saddened to share that Alex Trebek passed away peacefully at home early this morning, surrounded by family and friends. Thank you, Alex. pic.twitter.com/Yk2a90CHIM — Jeopardy! (@Jeopardy) November 8, 2020 He died Sunday at home, surrounded by family and friends. The one-year survival rate for Stage 4 pancreatic cancer is 18%, and the two-year rate is just 7%.
    ALEX Trebek fans broke down in tears as the host looked "terrific" during the Jeopardy! premiere amid his stage IV cancer battle. The iconic game show star returned to the stage on Monday for the program's 37th season, and people quickly noticed just how fantastic he was looking. 9Alex Trebek returned for the season premiere of Jeopardy!Credit: NBC 9Fans were excited to see the iconic hostCredit: NBC 9They took to the comments section to react positively!Credit: NBC Fans took to the comments section to respond, as one person said, "Alex looks terrific." Another chimed in with: "Alex Trebek saying 'Let’s do it again tomorrow' at the end of tonight’s Jeopardy made me tear up. I love that man." One person wrote: "Seeing Alex Trebek back on @Jeopardy tonight makes my heart so happy." 9One fan said he looked 'terrific' Credit: NBC 9While another admitted how Alex's appearance made her 'heart so happy'Credit: NBC People were definitely not done praising Alex, 80, as another viewer said: "Alex Trebek is the king of television. [sic] Its not up for debate." And another...
    JEOPARDY! host Alex Trebek is feeling good and looking great as he gets back to hosting the game show. The 80-year-old host has been battling stage IV pancreatic cancer since last year. 6Alex Trebek is looking great ahead of the 37th season of quiz show, Jeopardy!Credit: AP:Associated Press In a clip on Good Morning America, Alex said he felt excited to be back for another season of Jeopardy! especially given the coronavirus pandemic. "I feel good, and I feel excited because once again 'Jeopardy!' has demonstrated that it's at the forefront of television programming," Alex in the clip "I believe we are the first quiz show to come back on the air in the COVID-19 era. On a personal level, I'm excited because it gets me out of the house. It gives me something to do on a regular basis, and I was missing that." The show has introduced special measures to protect staff and contestants from the coronavirus, including running casting sessions online. 6The 80-year-old host has been battling stage IV pancreatic cancer since last yearCredit: Twitter 6But he...
    JEOPARDY! is set to return from hiatus in a couple of weeks, and champion Ken Jennings will be joining for the new episodes in a new role, alongside host Alex Trebek. This new addition to the team comes as the show’s longtime leader, 80, continues to battle stage IV pancreatic cancer, which he’s been fighting since early last year. 6Ken Jennings is joining Jeopardy! in a new roleCredit: Getty Images - Getty After three months of old episodes, the beloved game show will begin rolling out a new batch starting on Monday, September 14. Jeopardy! G.O.A.T. contestant Ken will begin appearing with the second new broadcast of the season. He’s been hired as a consulting producer and will be presenting his own video categories, serve as the show’s ambassador, create new projects and help with bringing on new contestants. Production on Jeopardy! started back up in July with an altered schedule and new requirements in order to keep the cast, crew and contestants safe amid the coronavirus pandemic. 6The champion will be working on the program with longtime host Alex...
    JEOPARDY! host Alex Trebek revealed in a new interview that he’s struggled with suicidal thoughts during his cancer battle. The 79-year-old TV personality has been battling stage IV pancreatic cancer since early 2019. Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek revealed he’s struggled with suicidal thoughts amid his cancer battleCredit: Getty Images - Getty While speaking with the Los Angeles Times about his upcoming memoir, Alex revealed that at times over the last couple of years he felt “complete discouragement” and was “ready to pack it in” and contemplated taking his own his life. He’s often opened up about the depression he’s suffered during this ongoing journey and isn’t ashamed of these feelings, but he doesn’t want to be a disappointment to anyone. He told the LA Times: “You can’t be telling people ‘Keep your chin up, fight on!’ and then all of a sudden you counter that by: ‘What happened to Trebek?’ ‘Oh, he killed himself. He just got too discouraged.’ “‘Well, hell, he was telling us to be positive. And then he did this negative thing.’ So, yeah. That’s the...
    ALEX Trebek became emotional when speaking about how strong his wife Jean has been throughout his cancer battle The Jeopardy! host sat down with Good Morning America to discuss his journey while fighting stage IV pancreatic cancer, and all the supported he has received. 6 The Jeopardy! host had an interview with GMA where he spoke about his cancer journeyCredit: ABC 6 He became emotional when the subject touched on his wife's strength through it allCredit: ABC Alex said: “There was one day a few weeks ago when Jeanie asked me in the morning, ‘How do you feel?’ And I said, ‘I feel like I wanna die.’ It was that bad.' “I apologize to her and explain that it has nothing to do with my love for her or my feelings for her. "It just has to do with the fact that I feel like I’m a terrible burden to her. And that bothers me tremendously.” 6 Alex and Jean walked down the aisle in 1990Credit: Getty Images However, while the iconic game show host might feel like a burden,...
    Jeopardy host Alex Trebek gave a positive update on his battle with pancreatic cancer. The legendary television personality - who turns 80 next week - announced the encouraging news via a video message posted on Thursday. He sported a new goatee as he said: 'I'd also like to take this opportunity to give you a quick health update.  Icon: Jeopardy host Alex Trebek gave a positive update on his battle with pancreatic cancer 'I'm doing well, I've been continuing my treatment, and it is paying off, though it does fatigue me a great deal. My numbers are good, I'm feeling great.' Things certainly seem to be trending up as Trebek celebrated beating the one-year survival rate for stage 4 pancreatic cancer patients with a heartfelt video shared to his legions of fans back in March. The famed host admitted that his journey hasn't been easy and he's battled with bouts of 'great depression' through the process. Positive news: The legendary television personality - who turns 80 next week - announced the encouraging news via a video message posted on Thursday...
    ALEX Trebek gave back recently as the longtime Jeopardy! host handed over a large donation to a Hollywood homeless shelter, all while still battling stage four cancer. The TV personality had no problem helping Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission improve their facility by giving them $500,000. 4 This is not the the first time Alex has given a large donationCredit: Coleman-Rayner Ken Craft, the founder of the shelter, revealed the details to TMZ. According to Ken, Alex, 79, gave up his own money in order for the new homeless shelter to get a big start. The shelter is hoping to expand in the next year in the San Fernando Valley with a 50,000-square-foot facility. The location will be welcoming all the homeless seniors in the area. 4 The shelter will hope to help numerous homeless peopleCredit: YouTube / L.A. Care Health Plan This is not the only donation that Alex has given the shelter as he also handed over $100,00 for another location in North Hollywood. Ken told the outlet that Alex and his wife, Jean, recently toured that...
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