Tag Archives: game shows

Giuliani Unmasked On “The Masked Singer” [VIDEO]

CNN reports: Rudy Giuliani, the former New York City mayor and former attorney to ex-President Donald Trump, was unmasked on Wednesday’s episode of Fox’s “The Masked Singer.” Giuliani’s appearance on the show comes as no surprise. Back in February, it was reported that two judges had walked off during the taping of the episode after Giuliani was unmasked. Giuliani said …

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Amy Schneider’s Historic Jeopardy! Reign Ends [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: Long-running “Jeopardy!” champion Amy Schneider lost in an episode that aired Wednesday, ending the second-longest winning streak in the quiz show’s history. Schneider, an engineering manager from Oakland, California, was defeated by Rhone Talsma, a librarian from Chicago, who raked in $29,600 in the latest game, besting Schneider, at $19,600. She left the show with nearly $1.4 …

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Sony Fires Would-Be Jeopardy Host From All Roles

Variety reports: Sony has fired Mike Richards as the executive producer of “Jeopardy” and “Wheel of Fortune.” Michael Davies, the “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” executive producer whose Embassy Row shingle is based at Sony, will take over production duties in the interim. The news comes a little more than a week after Mike Richards was forced to step …

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Mayim Bailik To Step In For Deposed Jeopardy Host

The Associated Press reports: “Jeopardy!” is back to guest hosts after the resignation of Mike Richards, and actor Mayim Bialik will return as the first one up. Sony Pictures Television announced Monday that Bialik will take the podium long occupied by the late Alex Trebek for three weeks of episodes. When Richards was announced as the new host on Aug. …

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Jeopardy! Host Quits After Offensive Comments Surface

Variety reports: Mike Richards is out as “Jeopardy!” host, just nine days after he was tapped to succeed the legendary Alex Trebek as the face of the beloved quiz show. Richards, who is also executive producer of “Jeopardy!,” saw his hold on the job undone with astonishing speed after unflattering and downright ugly details surfaced about his past conduct and …

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Jeopardy! Names Two Hosts To Succeed Alex Trebek

NPR reports: After weeks of celebrity tryouts, leaks and heated speculation by game show fans, current executive producer, Mike Richards and actor Mayim Bialik have been named permanent co-hosts of Jeopardy!, marking the first time two people will host one of television’s most popular game show. Richards will host the daily syndicated program while Bialik hosts the primetime series and …

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Ken Jennings Named First Interim Jeopardy! Host

Variety reports: Weeks after the passing of legendary “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek, Sony Pictures Television has announced that popular contestant and “Jeopardy! Greatest of All Time” tournament winner Ken Jennings will serve as the first of a series of interim guest hosts when the trivia game show returns to production on Monday, Nov. 30. “Alex believed in the importance of …

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Sean Spicer Cast For Dancing With The Stars

USA Today reports: “Dancing with the Stars” cast a wide net in its search for Season 28 celebrities revealing a field that ranges from former Trump aide (Sean Spicer) to supermodel (Christie Brinkley) to the latest “Bachelorette” (Hannah Brown). Spicer, 47, who reportedly turned down a “DWTS” offer shortly after leaving the White House in 2017, is a lightning rod …

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Game Show Host Monty Hall Dies At Age 96

The New York Times reports: Monty Hall, the genial host and co-creator of “Let’s Make a Deal,” the game show on which contestants in outlandish costumes shriek and leap at the chance to see if they will win the big prize or the booby prize behind door No. 3, died at his home in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Saturday. He …

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Log Cabin Question Sinks Jeopardy! Contestant [VIDEO]

Last night a Jeopardy! contestant hit the Daily Double in the “Leaning Conservative” category. Pundit S.E. Cupp appeared with the answer: “Although I’m politically conservative, I support same-sex marriage as part of a group of Republicans dating from 1977 & named for this structure.” As you’ll see, the contestant delivered an incorrect question, perhaps because the Log Cabin Republicans have …

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Sarah Palin To Appear On Match Game Reboot

Silly Sarah is so stupid, when she went out in the rain she forgot her BLANK. Via the New York Daily News: Get a load of the panelists set for ABC’s “The Match Game,” the always loosey-goosey and often lewd show. There’s Leslie Jones, Mario Cantone, Leah Remini, Josh Charles and — wait for it — Sarah Palin, that BLANK …

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The Snap Seen ‘Round The World

600K views for this moment of Jeopardy fierceness. Since the clip has gone viral, contestant Louis Virtel has written a piece for Hit Fix. An excerpt: In the history of “Jeopardy!”, I can think of only one contestant who explicitly mentioned his gayness on air, and that was season 28 premiere contestant Glenn Edwards. He discussed singing with the New …

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The Sanctity Of Game Show Marriage

In a The Price Is Right episode that aired on Friday, host Drew Carey conducted a mass wedding of audience members. Via People: When producers pitched the idea to Carey, he was immediately on board. “I thought it was funny, not crazy,” Carey tells PEOPLE. “It was a good chance for me to have a Reverend Moon moment.” And lest …

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Let’s Make A (Marriage Proposal) Deal

(Tipped by JMG reader John)

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TV Abbreviations For $200

None of the contestants got it right.

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Jeopardy! Mocks Civil Unions

Via Slate: You might not typically think of Jeopardy! as a source of opinion on the hot-button political issues of the day, but on the Jan. 21 edition of the game show, a saucy clue challenged that perception. Under a category called “Civil” the $800 clue read as follows: “Some opponents of same-sex marriage say, hey gay folks, how about …

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Anderson Cooper, Game Show Host?

Via TVNewser: CNN is producing a political game show, TVNewser has learned. The blocking and testing of the show is happening this week at CNN’s New York studios. Insiders tell us the show will be hosted by Anderson Cooper and will air on Presidents’ Day, Feb. 16. If it’s successful, further episodes would go into production. We hear the program …

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Alex Trebek: I’m No Pat Sajak

“I consider myself a social liberal and a fiscal conservative. I believe that climate change exists, and is contributed to by human activity. I have seen firsthand the effects of climate change, in trips to Antarctica and Mt. Kilimanjaro, both of which are showing huge changes due to global warming. I’m in favor of equal pay for women, and the …

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Bob Barker Slams Obamacare

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Actress Marcia Wallace Dies At Age 70

Actress Marcia Wallace has died at the age of 70. Wallace gained fame as the secretary Carol on The Bob Newhart Show and voiced the Simpsons character Edna Krabappel. “I was tremendously saddened to learn this morning of the passing of the brilliant and gracious Marcia Wallace,” said Simpsons executive producer Al Jean in a statement. “She was beloved by …

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