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Alex Trebek Raps 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air' Song on 'Jeopardy!'

July 01, 2015 01:07:07

Alex Trebek showed off his rap skills once again. The "" host tried his best to rap as he spat the lyrics of "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" theme song during a question about TV theme songs on a recent episode of the game show.

"I pulled up to the house about 7 or 8 & I yelled to the cabbie, 'Yo, homes, smell ya later!' " he channels his inner rapper while reading a clue to 's iconic '90s sitcom. A contestant figured it out right away and answered the question correctly.


'Jeopardy!' Gets Awkward With One Player in Final Round

March 15, 2015 10:03:06

Things got awkward on "" this week. Only one contestant, Kristin Sausville, made it to the final round as two of the three players ended up with negative dollar amounts. "Bad news for Brad and Stephanie," host Alex Trebex said of the two failed contestants.

"This was not one of our greatest days," he added. "So it's you all by yourself, Kristin. I think you're going to win the game -- it all depends how you handle this Final Jeopardy category."


'Jeopardy!' Deemed Sexist for 'What Women Want' Category

October 02, 2014 02:10:00

"" has been criticized for its controversial "What Women Want" category. After the episode featuring the topic in question aired on Monday, September 29, some people including celebrities like , and Natalie Morales took issue with it.

"Some help around the house; would it kill you to get out the Bissell bagless canister one of these every once in a while?" host Alex Trebek read a clue, which led to the answer, "What is a vacuum cleaner?" The category also mentioned a pair of good-fitting Levi's, Pilates, crossword puzzles and Sleepytime tea as some other things that women consider priorities.


'Jeopardy' Host Alex Trebex Gets Guinness World Record Certificate

June 16, 2014 01:06:22

Alex Trebex is celebrating a milestone as "" holds the record for having the "most game show episodes hosted by the same presenter." He was handed a certificate from Guinness World Records this weekend for emceeing the show for over 6,829 episodes.

Trebek has hosted the game show since 1984 and asked approximately 416,000 questions, but the 73-year-old presenter has no plan to retire anytime soon. "I want to continue for a few more years," he said while delivering his speech upon receiving the certificate.


'Jeopardy!' Champion Julia Collins' Winning Streak Ends

June 03, 2014 10:06:59

Julia Collins' reign on "" has come to an end. The 31-year-old supply-chain specialist from Wilmette, Ill. lost during her 21st appearance on the pre-taped episode that aired Monday, June 2.

Collins went into the final round in second place, trailing behind Massachusetts investment-operations manager Brian Loughnane who led by $1,000. She bet everything but couldn't give the right answer and lost it.


'Jeopardy!' Contestant Julia Collins Continues Winning Streak With 19th Win

May 30, 2014 09:05:21

Another "" contestant, Julia Collins, has become the talk of the town. Returning to the show on Thursday night, May 29, she scored her 19th win, tying the record for second-most wins in non-tournament games of all time with Dave Madden.

Collins, a 31-year-old supply-chain specialist from Wilmette, Ill., has won a total of $410,000. It's the third-best total ever on the show. "The only @Jeopardy moment more overwhelming than this for me was win number 1. I'm pretty sure I was in a little bit of shock," she tweeted after the latest episode aired.


'Jeopardy!' Hero Villain Arthur Chu's Winning Streak Ends

March 13, 2014 09:03:37

"" controversial contestant Arthur Chu has finally lost the game after 11 straigth wins. The so-called hero villain's winning streak ended on Wednesday, March 12, but he managed to take home $297,200 from his 12-day reign.

Chu was defeated by Diana Peloquin of Ann Arbor, Mich. who won $15,700 that day. She's the only contestant with the right answer, George VI, for the question: "He was the last male monarch who had not previously been Prince of Wales."


'Jeopardy!' Hero Villain Arthur Chu Scores Ninth Win

March 01, 2014 01:03:39

"" controversial contestant Arthur Chu returned this week and scored his ninth victory on Thursday, February 28. In the pre-taped episode, the so-called "hero villain" once again played for the tie on the final question.

At the end of the episode, Chu led with $22,400 while his nearest challenger Semret Lemma had $11,400. He bet only $400 to ensure a tie if Lemma bet everything, but Lemma did not bet everything. Both players guessed correctly, bringing Chu's total to $22,800 and bringing him to another win.


'Jeopardy!' Contestant Not Sorry for His Smart Strategy

February 05, 2014 10:02:09

A "" champion has irked fans with his unconventional strategy. Arthur Chu, who has so far won $102,800 in four games, has become talk of the town for his method, in which he often jumps around the board to find the Daily Doubles instead of completing categories from top to bottom.

While some call him "mad genius" and "hero villain," others are not amused by his strategy, claiming that Chu has ruined the fun of the game. In various interviews, the 30-year-old insurance analyst has defended his strategy.


Video: Alex Trebek Spits Rap Lyrics on 'Jeopardy!'

January 08, 2014 09:01:06

Alex Trebek sparked Internet frenzy after showing his other side on "". In a Monday, January 6 episode of the game show, the 73-year-old host spit rap lyrics as he gave the clues for "It's a Rap" category.

Trebek, who has hosted the show for 30 years, read famous verses from ("Juicy"), ("No Sleep 'Til Brooklyn"), ("Nuthin' But A G Thang") and ("Timebomb)" among others. A contestant, seemingly amused by his performance, couldn't help laughing after giving the correct answer for the final question in the category.


'Jeopardy!' Producers Respond to Boy's Claim That He's Cheated Out of a Win

August 05, 2013 02:08:28

A 12-year-old boy feels cheated by "". Thomas Hurley was one of the contestants in an episode taped in February and aired last week. In the final round, he and the other two players were asked to write down the name of the 1863 document Abraham Lincoln said was a "fit and necessary war measure."

Hurley made the right guess, Emancipation Proclamation, but he wrote the first word "emanciptation." Host Alex Trebek said the judges ruled against it and the boy lost $3,000 he'd wagered.


Matt Lauer, Anderson Cooper and Brian Williams Are Candidates to Host 'Jeopardy!'

March 16, 2013 08:03:24

Alex Trebrek's "" contract will only expire in 2016, but Sony Pictures TV has begun a search to find his replacement. Reports say , , and Dan Patrick are in the mix of possible new hosts.

According to Deadline, all four of them have had talks with Sony TV, though the studio is not actively pursuing anyone at the moment. Sony will only have serious discussions with the potential hosts when Trebrek gives an indication that he will step down from the position.


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