10:20 AM EDT 07/17/2015
Originally posted 07/16/2015 12:50AM
[YOUTUBE "rzrL6HhBUvI"] Lesson learned: The internet gets a kick out of Alex Trebek speaking the lyrics to popular songs.
In late June, the Jeopardy host scored a viral hit when he expressively song-spoke his way through some of the lyrics to the theme song to The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. On Tuesday, it happened again, more or less – a clue had him reading the lyrics to Rihanna's 2007 hit "Umbrella," and now the clip is everywhere.
Originally posted 06/30/2015 09:30PM
On Monday's episode of the game show, one clue contained some of the lyrics to the theme from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. While Trebek could have simply read the clue, he instead did his best at re-creating Will Smith's version of it.
Originally posted 05/26/2015 10:25PM
[YOUTUBE "M7Y7QchQMqs"] In the past, we've gotten a kick out of epic Jeopardy fails. Here's one fail that's still a win.
The Final Jeopardy clue asked contestants to name a hymn that happened to also be the title of a 2009 Tony-nominated musical. Contestant Choyon Manjrekar, who apparently saw the Final Jeopardy clue "hymns" and knew it wasn't his cup of tea decided to have some fun with his answer.
His answer? Kinky Boots, which is probably not the title of anyone's hymn but is a musical about a family-owned shoe factory that starts making high-heeled boots for drag queens.
Originally posted 05/11/2015 12:35PM
Are they pro or anti host Alex Trebek's mustache?
"I am pro whatever Alex Trebek wants to do,"Scandal's Bellamy Young admits. "Because my whole life, he's just been cool and smart and sexy and on it."
Originally posted 03/13/2015 08:15AM
It was not Jeopardy's finest moment.
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.
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