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Hear Rihanna's 'Umbrella' as Interpreted by Alex Trebek

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.

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You Need to Hear Alex Trebek 'Rap' the Fresh Prince Theme on Jeopardy

You Need to Hear Alex Trebek 'Rap' the Fresh Prince Theme on Jeopardy

Originally posted 06/30/2015 09:30PM

With more than 30 years of hosting Jeopardy under his belt, you'd think Alex Trebek could just coast from here on out. Nope. He still goes the extra mile for fans.

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.

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Watch a Jeopardy Contestant Make a Joke of the Final Round – and Still Win

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.

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Watch Bellamy Young, Josh Gad and More Stars Compete on Celebrity Jeopardy!

Originally posted 05/11/2015 12:35PM

The stars are taking over Jeopardy! this week to win at least $50,000 for their charities of choice, but before the celebs put their trivia knowledge to the test, PEOPLE had to ask them a few important questions.

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."

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Jeopardy Fail: Only One Contestant Makes It to Final Round (VIDEO)

Originally posted 03/13/2015 08:15AM

It was not Jeopardy's finest moment.

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Jeopardy Host Alex Trebek Sets a Guinness World Record

Jeopardy Host Alex Trebek Sets a Guinness World Record

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.

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Jeopardy!'s 'Renegade' Champion Arthur Chu Unseated After 12 Days | Jeopardy!, Alex Trebek

UpdatePosted 03/13/2014 12:10PM

Jeopardy!'s 'Renegade' Champion Arthur Chu Unseated After 12 Days

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.

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UpdatePosted 01/07/2014 06:15PM

Alex Trebek (a.k.a. MC Double Jeopardy) Shows Off His Rap Skills

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.

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Jeopardy! Host Alex Trebek 'In Good Spirits' After Heart Attack | Alex Trebek

Jeopardy!'s Alex Trebek Suffers Heart Attack

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."

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PHOTO: Anderson Cooper Plays Jeopardy

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UpdatePosted 05/15/2012 07:30AM

Anderson Cooper to Appear on Jeopardy's 'Power Player Week'

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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