08:43 AM EDT 12/20/2014
Originally posted 06/14/2014 04:00PM
Alex Trebek doesn't just win the prize for being able to pronounce foreign words better than any politician can – the Jeopardy host is now a Guinness World Record holder.
Originally posted 03/13/2014 11:00AM
Jeopardy! champ Arthur Chu, who won big money while taking heat for his renegade style, has been defeated.
Chu finished in third place with zero dollars on Wednesday's edition of the syndicated quiz show. He had reigned for 12 days. His total winnings were $297,200.
"A great run," summed up host Alex Trebek.
Chu was unseated by Diana Peloquin of Ann Arbor, Mich., who led for the day with $15,700.
Originally posted 01/07/2014 10:00AM
In the second round of Monday's Jeopardy!, tucked between "Books & Authors" and "Sleeping with the 'NME,'" was the category "It's A Rap." And rap, Alex Trebek did.
Originally posted 06/24/2012 05:30PM
Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek is expected to make a full recovery after suffering a "mild heart attack."
Sent to Los Angeles's Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on Saturday, "Trebek is in good spirits and is currently under observation and undergoing further testing," reads a statement from Sony Pictures Television, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
"He is expected to fully recover and be back at Jeopardy! when production begins taping in July for the new season, the show's 29th."
Originally posted 05/14/2012 09:45AM
He's a silver-haired CNN anchor who recently got his own talk show. Who is Anderson Cooper?
The giggling newsman is going to be on Jeopardy for the game show's "Power Players Week."
Cooper, who is one of 15 celebrity contestants to appear on "America's Favorite Quiz Show" beginning Monday, is hoping to win $50,000 for the charity of his choice, The Trevor Project.
He'll compete on Friday's episode against NBC News's Kelly O'Donnell, who is playing for Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation, and The New York Times columnist Thomas L. Friedman, who is playing for Conservation International.
Originally posted 07/27/2011 07:00PM
We'll take Freak Game Show Host Injuries for 500, Alex.
Jeopardy!'s Alex Trebek was the one facing questions this time when he was seen hobbling on crutches Wednesday at the National Geographic World Championship at Google's headquarters in Mountain View, Calif.
"It happened at 2:30 a.m., chasing a burglar down the hallway of my San Francisco hotel when my Achilles tendon ruptured and I then fell on carpet, bruising the other leg in process," Trebek, 70, explains to Patch.com. "Surgery on Friday."
Originally posted 02/17/2011 05:00PM
What is ... defeat?
In the much-anticipated match-up of man vs. machine on Jeopardy!, man got trounced – and he wasn't happy about it.
"I felt honored, even heroic," Ken Jennings wrote on Slate.com of competing on the game show against IBM's supercomputer, Watson, this week. "I envisioned myself as the Great Carbon-Based Hope against a new generation of thinking machines – which, if Hollywood is to believed, will inevitably run amok, build unstoppable robot shells, and destroy us all."
"But," he continues, "I wasn't the hero at all. I was the villain."
Originally posted 12/30/2004 08:00AM
Expect to see Ken Jennings back on Jeopardy! in 2005, as nearly 150 past winners from the game show's 21-year history will be invited to go head to head in a "Super Tournament."
Originally posted 12/01/2004 08:00AM
The answer: Ken Jennings.
Originally posted 09/09/2004 12:00PM
The Jeopardy! winning streak of Ken Jennings may be over. TV Week magazine is reporting that the Utah software engineer finally loses in an episode taped Tuesday – after 75 games and $2.5 million in his bank account.
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