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‘Jeopardy!’ And ‘Wheel Of Fortune’ Begin Taping New Episodes — But With New Pandemic Precautions

Two game show favourites are returning to the studio after being sidelined for months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As Deadline reports, “Wheel of Fortune” and “Jeopardy!” are both set to begin taping. However, some adjustments have been made to accommodate social distancing requirements within the shows’ respective studios. RELATED: ‘Ellen’ Joins ‘Jeopardy!’ & ‘Wheel Of Fortune’ To Lose Audience At Tapings Due To Coronavirus Fears According to a source, the “Wheel of Fortune” wheel “has been redesigned to provide proper social distancing between contestants,” while the “Jeopardy!” stage has likewise been rejigged to provide more space between the contestants’ podiums.  Other nods to COVID-19 include: only essential staff and crew allowed onstage; PPE provided for everyone behind the s...
Alex Trebek’s memoir is everything a ‘Jeopardy!’ fan could want
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Alex Trebek’s memoir is everything a ‘Jeopardy!’ fan could want

Here’s a clue, “Jeopardy!” fans: For decades, Alex Trebek resisted writing this type of book before finally delivering one on the eve of his 80th birthday.If you responded, “What is a memoir?” for around $30, you could spend your winnings on “The Answer Is . . .,” the long-awaited reflections from the beloved game show host.In March 2019, Trebek – who has spent 36 years with “Jeopardy!” – announced that he’d been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. He received an outpouring of support that convinced him that perhaps a memoir was warranted, after all: “I want people to know a little more about the person they have been cheering on for the past year,” he writes. “It’s an aperçu of Alex Trebek, human being. What is he like? What has he done? How did he screw up? Things like th...
Alex Trebek, Cancer, Celebs, Jeopardy, TV

Alex Trebek Says He Will Not Go Cold Turkey On Cancer Treatment After ‘Confusion’ From Book Excerpt

By Corey Atad. 1 hour ago Alex Trebek doesn’t plan on undergoing cancer treatment forever. In an excerpt from his book published by The New York Times, the “Jeopardy!” host opened up about his advanced pancreatic cancer diagnosis last year. “Trebek’s prognosis has worsened. If his current course of cancer treatment fails, he plans to stop treatment,” the article stated. RELATED: Alex Trebek Shares Health Update Amid Cancer Battle In Special Video Message Said the TV personality, “Yesterday morning my wife came to me and said, ‘How are you feeling?’ And I said, ‘I feel like I want to die.’ It was that bad.“ “There comes a time where you have to make a decision as to whether you want to continue with such a low quality of life, or whether you want to just ease yourself into t...
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Alex Trebek Says Betty White Should Be His ‘Jeopardy!’ Replacement

By Corey Atad. 12 secs ago Alex Trebek has an unexpected choice for a new “Jeopardy!” host if and when he needs to step aside. In an interview on “Good Morning America”, the 79-year-old talked about his cancer battle and the future of his iconic game show. RELATED: Alex Trebek’s Memoir: Revelations About Queen Elizabeth II, ‘Jeopardy!’, Cancer And MoreAmong the topics discussed was losing his hair during his chemotherapy treatments and the hairpiece he’s chosen to wear. “This is not me and as long as I am on chemotherapy this will always be here when I am in public and that’s fine,” Trebek said. “If I were no longer hosting the program I would not be wearing the hairpiece.” Trebek also called out young people who have flouted proper coronavirus precautions. “A cavalier at...
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Alex Trebek Opens Up About Cancer Battle And ‘Faking It’ Through The ‘Tough Moments’

By Corey Atad. 47 mins ago Alex Trebek is putting on a brave face. The “Jeopardy!” host was interviewed Monday “Good Morning America” and discussed his ongoing cancer battle and the toll it’s taken. RELATED: Alex Trebek Shares Health Update Amid Cancer Battle In Special Video [email protected] NEWS EXCLUSIVE: @Jeopardy host Alex Trebek speaks with our @tjholmes about undergoing an experimental treatment for pancreatic cancer and releasing a new memoir. — Good Morning America (@GMA) July 20, 2020“There was one day a few weeks ago when Jeanie [Trebek’s wife, Jean Trebek] asked me in the morning, ‘How do you feel?’ And I said, ‘I feel like I wanna die.’ It was that bad,” Trebek said. “I apologized to her and explain that it has...
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Alex Trebek reveals he’s recording new ‘Jeopardy!’ segments during health update

Experts have been warning of a coming pandemic for decades and yet, we weren't ready when the reality hit.Now, as cities and countries work towards recovery, it's clear we've come to a crossroads. If we want true recovery and resilience in case of a future disaster, we're going to need both social and environmental justice.That is why in April 2020, C40 mayors launched the Global Mayors COVID-19 Recovery Task Force.The goal is simple: rebuild cities and economies in a way that improves public health, reduces inequality, and addresses the climate crisis — keeping global heating below 1.5°C.The mayors laid out their collective vision for a better future by detailing what actions they're doing or plan to do:Step one is creating green new jobs for an inclusive economy.Los Angel...
‘I’m doing well’: Alex Trebek gives health update ahead of 80th birthday
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‘I’m doing well’: Alex Trebek gives health update ahead of 80th birthday

Ahead of celebrating his 80th birthday next week, Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek is giving fans of the long-running game show an update on his health, saying he’s “doing well.”Earlier this year, Trebek, who is battling Stage 4 pancreatic cancer, announced he had beaten the one-year survival rate which is 18%. “I’m very happy to report I have just reached that marker,” Trebek said in March.Jeopardy!, which hasn’t aired any new episodes since June, will re-air some material from its archives this month, including its series premiere, which debuted in 1984.“For the first time ever, we’re going to open the Jeopardy! vault and take a look at some of our Jeopardy! episodes, including the very first show I ever hosted, moustache and all,” Trebek said.The Ontario-born game show host also upd...