08:54 PM EDT 12/16/2014
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 05/10/2013 04:45PM
It was a PEOPLE magazine cover to honor Susan Lucci's first Emmy victory, and now it will join the permanent collection at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History.
On Thursday, Lucci was on hand in Washington, D.C., to officially sign over the pink satin dress and pink bejeweled Manolo Blahnik heels she wore for the June 7, 1999, issue celebrating her win after 19 consecutive nominations.
Also donated was an original copy of the magazine, and Lucci completed the offering with an autographed copy of an original All My Children script from when she played TV vixen Erica Kane.
Originally posted 06/28/2012 06:20PM
A "mild heart attack" is not slowing Alex Trebek down.
The Jeopardy! host, who was hospitalized in Los Angeles Saturday and released Wednesday, is back to planning home improvement projects already.
"Maybe I'll take a little better care of myself," Trebek, 71, told PEOPLE on Thursday, "but I wouldn't count on it."
Trebek went Cedars-Sinai Medical Center over the weekend after experiencing "a squeezing, tight pain" for a few days.
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 08/03/2011 11:00AM
The woman accused of burglarizing Alex Trebek's hotel room last week – in an incident that left the Jeopardy host injured – could face 25 years to life in prison under California's "three strikes and you're out" law.
"I'm facing a life sentence. I'm never going to see life again outside if I'm found guilty," a choked-up Lucinda Moyers, 56, told the San Francisco Chronicle in an interview at the county jail.
Moyers has two prior burglary convictions on her record, from 1990 and 1991, according to the district attorney's office. Defendants with two previous violent or serious felonies can be sentenced to 25 years to life if convicted of a third.
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 12/11/2007 02:25PM
Jeopardy host Alex Trebek was hospitalized Tuesday after suffering a minor heart attack.
"He has had a very minor heart attack. He is resting comfortably," a show rep tells PEOPLE.
Trebek, 67, suffered the heart attack Monday night in Los Angeles. Doctors say he is expected to recovery fully and return to the game show when production is set to resume in early January, the rep says.
– Mike Fleeman
Originally posted 04/14/2005 08:35AM
REMAINED: After losing all eight immunity challenges, the once- 20-person-strong Ulong tribe of Survivor: Palau is down to one lone member, Stephenie LaGrossa, the first one-person tribe in the show's history. To be determined on Thursday night's episode of the highly rated CBS reality show: Whether LaGrossa, a 25-year-old pharmaceutical sales representative, will leap to the rival Koror tribe. Show producers aren't saying, while show host Jeff Probst, only commenting on LaGrossa's popularity, tells The New York Times: "She's relatable, she has a strong point of view and, most importantly, she will not quit."
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