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The 5 Greatest Norm Macdonald Moments

Norm Macdonald has passed away. The beloved and undeniably distinctive comedian was 61 years old and recently lost his quiet battle to cancer. The fact that the man, known for his dry sense of humor and fearless approach to comedy, opted not to disclose his battle with cancer is very much in character. Macdonald once said this of battles with cancer:A draw for him, a loss for the rest of us here on Earth. There are few people I have ever found to be funnier than Macdonald. That dry delivery. The...
Tags: Television, Movies, Nbc, Conan, Will Ferrell, Burt Reynolds, Alex Trebek, Bob Saget, Norm Macdonald, O J Simpson, Conan O Brien, Reynolds, MacDonald, David Koechner, Carrot Top, Artie Lange

'Jeopardy!' Begins Season With Already-Ousted Richards

The very brief Mike Richards era on “Jeopardy” began Monday, a visible embarrassment for makers of the popular game show that has so far botched its effort to replace legendary Alex Trebek as host.
Tags: Alex Trebek, Richards, Mike Richards

Sorry, the Correct Answer Is (and Always Was) LeVar Burton

When the fans speak, brands need to listen--and that includes beloved television game shows. When Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek passed away after 37 seasons, everyone knew there wasn't a person who could fill his shoes perfectly. He taught us trivia for multiple generations. He made being smart cool. And he did it with effortless flair...
Tags: Media, Advertising, Voice, Alex Trebek, Connected TV, LeVar Burton

‘Jeopardy!’ Fiasco Ends As Executive Producer Who Hired Himself As Host Is Fired

Mike Richards lasted a day as permanent host before revelations of past behavior and social media protests led him to resign. As more details of his work history and the rigged process to replace the late Alex Trebek became public, the studio cut him loose. – The Hollywood Reporter
Tags: Art, Media, Alex Trebek, Mike Richards

Mike Richards is out as producer of ‘Jeopardy!’ and ‘Wheel’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mike Richards is out as executive producer of “Jeopardy!”, days after he exited as the quiz show’s newly appointed host because of past misogynistic and other comments. Richards is also no longer executive producer of “Wheel of Fortune,” according to a memo to staff that was confirmed by Sony, which produces both of the shows. “We had hoped that when Mike stepped down from the host position at Jeopardy! it would have minimized the disruption and internal difficulties we have a...
Tags: Uncategorized, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Wheel Of Fortune, Sony, Alex Trebek, Mike, Richards, Mike Richards, Suzanne Prete

Embattled Jeopardy! Producer Mike Richards Has Officially Left The Show

If Mike Richards' job was in (ahem) jeopardy before, it's well beyond that now. In the latest update on the unbelievably self-inflicted saga that has caught social media by storm, the producer and one-time new hire for the main hosting gig of "Jeopardy!" has finally departed the beloved game show entirely, effective immediately. At a time when powerful men have been put under an increased microscope and social movements have attempted to bring to light injustices suffered under systems of abuse,...
Tags: Television, Movies, News, Jeopardy, Sony Pictures Television, Alex Trebek, Mike, Richards, Mike Richards, Mayim Bialik, LeVar Burton, SlashFilm, Suzanne Prete, Richards Mike Richards

"The show’s soothing rhythm is so sacred that when I adopted an unorthodox strategy of frenetic hops about the board rather than a stately march down the selected category..."

"... during my 11-game stint, I went viral as a 'Jeopardy! villain.'... Now, I’m struggling to keep watching. 'Jeopardy!' is changing, and the show threatens to destroy its own appeal by abandoning the unvarying formula we’ve come to depend on and sidelining the people who most make it succeed. It all started with the loss of Trebek. At my tapings, Trebek told us that if he were ever to retire, his one piece of advice to his successor would be, 'Stay out of the way, and let the contestants be th...
Tags: Law, Jeopardy, Alex Trebek, Normal, Arthur Chu, Trebek, Ann Althouse

Here's why the 'Jeopardy!' host scandal is far from over

Mike Richards's abrupt resignation as host has left the show in search of a replacement for Alex Trebek yet again.
Tags: Alex Trebek, Mike Richards

10 Things in Politics: The Taliban push back on Biden

Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics. Sign up here to receive this newsletter. Send tips to [email protected] or tweet me at @BrentGriffiths.Here's what we're talking about:Taliban warn of 'consequences' if the US extends its military presence in Afghanistan6 advertising executives on how to win over the vaccine hesitantHouse Democrats are locked in a standoff over their $3.5 trillion spending planWith Phil Rosen. Taliban fighters in Kabul, Afghanistan, on August 15. St...
Tags: UK, New York, California, White House, China, Islamic State, Politico, Southeast Asia, Singapore, India, Defense, US, Alabama, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn

Mayim Bialik to fill in as full-time ‘Jeopardy!’ host after Mike Richards’ exit

Mayim Bialik will fill in as the host of syndicated episodes of “Jeopardy!” in the wake of Mike Richards’ exit. Sony Pictures Television, which produces the long-running quiz show in Culver City, announced that Bialik is scheduled to tape three weeks of episodes when production resumes this week for a total 15 episodes. Per Sony, additional guest hosts will be announced at a later date. It was previously announced that Bialik would host primetime “Jeopardy!” specials when Richards was chosen as ...
Tags: Business, TV, News, Sport, Cnn, Things To Do, Soccer, Sony, Sony Pictures Television, Alex Trebek, Anaheim, Richards, Mike Richards, Culver City, Mayim Bialik, Bialik

Mayim Bialik Will Fill in as Daytime ‘Jeopardy!’ Host After Mike Richards Departure

The Jeopardy! drama continues. After Mike Richards‘ exit as the host of the beloved quiz show, Mayim Bialik — who was hired to host Jeopardy! specials — will fill in. Sony Pictures Television has tapped Miyam Bialik to move over from only hosting spin-offs and specials to hosting the OG show. Bialik had recently been named as co-host with Richards before several controversies, including allegations of sexual harassment, forced the executive producer to step down. According to Deadline, Biali...
Tags: TV, Movies, News, Sony, Deadpool, Ryan Reynolds, Sony Pictures Television, Alex Trebek, Burton, Richards, Mike Richards, Mayim Bialik, OG, Bialik, LeVar Burton, Geordi La Forge

When Words Get Stretched Beyond Their Original meaning

STORY ONE: On a Jeopardy rerun with Alex Trebek the question (actually the answer, given the shows format) was (I paraphrase)Who resigned his commision in the US Army Air Force in April 1941 after President Roosevelt publicly rebuked him for his views?The answer (actually the question--Why does Jeopardy do this answer-question thing, drives me nuts!) wasCharles Lindbergh.Alex Trebek then said  Charles Lindberg's views on WW II were not politically correct.This really struck me since Politically ...
Tags: Wikipedia, Germany, Seo, Alex Trebek, Roosevelt, BPP, Charles Lindberg, US Army Air Force, Joe Kruskal, Lindbergh Alex Trebek

Can ousted 'Jeopardy' host, Mike Richards, recover his reputation after public backlash? Expert weighs in

Mike Richards resigned as host of "Jeopardy!" just nine days after it was announced he would succeed the late Alex Trebek as its...
Tags: Alex Trebek, Mike Richards

New Jeopardy! host Mike Richards resigns on first day of production (ars technica)

Enlarge / Jeopardy! EP Mike Richards was chosen to replace longtime host Alex Trebek just last week. He resigned in the wake of controversy surrounding comments made during a podcast he co-hosted in 2013-2014. (credit: Sony Pictures Television) Drama and controversy continue to swirl over the selection of a replacement host for Jeopardy! in the wake of Alex Trebek's passing from pancreatic cancer complications late last year. Jeopardy! executive producer Mike Richards was named the new host ju...
Tags: News, Nbc, Anderson Cooper, Alex Trebek, Ucla, Katie Couric, Burton, Jennifer Ouellette, Jennings, Richards, Mike Richards, Mayim Bialik, Trebek, Deadline Hollywood, Ken Jennings, Sony Pictures Television Drama

The Cool Reason Jeopardy’s Alex Trebek Has A Free Guy Cameo, And How They Filmed It

The Director of Free Guy explains Alex Trebek's Jeopardy! cameo and how they filmed it.
Tags: Religion, Alex Trebek, Free Guy

It's time for fans to demand the 'Jeopardy!' host we deserve

Alex Trebek can never be replaced, but we deserve a better host than Mike Richards, writes David M. Perry. Especially at a time in the world when comfort and community matter so much, "Jeopardy!" fans need someone who can stand in the role and know its power to create connections, elevating knowledge and learning and be a force for good.
Tags: Cnn, Alex Trebek, Mike Richards, David M Perry

It's time to get real about the kind of "Jeopardy!" host we really need

Alex Trebek can never be replaced, but we deserve a better host than Mike Richards, writes David M. Perry. Especially at a time in the world when comfort and community matter so much, "Jeopardy!" fans need someone who can stand in the role and know its power to create connections, elevating knowledge and learning and be a force for good.
Tags: Cnn, Alex Trebek, Mike Richards, David M Perry

Mike Richards’ ‘Jeopardy’ Departure Has Hollywood Cheering: ‘None of This Had to Happen’

After a short tenure as Alex Trebek’s replacement on “Jeopardy,” Mike Richards made the bombshell announcement to step down following a period of resurfaced lawsuits alleging sexist behavior in the workplace and sexist and disparaging remarks made on his previous podcasts. Now, people in Hollywood and Twitter users are weighing in on the news that […]
Tags: Hollywood, News, Jeopardy, Alex Trebek, Mike Richards

Mike Richards quits “Jeopardy!” gig after being outed for past bigotry, says he has “work to do”

Nine days after announcing he would replace the late Alex Trebek as permanent host of Jeopardy!, Mike Richards is stepping down from the gig following a bombshell report published by The Ringer that resurfaced old episodes from his podcast in which be made all sorts of misogynist, anti-Semitic, anti-Asian, classist, and fatphobic remarks. “It pains me that these past incidents and comments have cast such a shadow on Jeopardy! as we look to start a new chapter,” Richards, who served as executi...
Tags: Entertainment, Lifestyle, Imran Khan, Jeopardy, Sony Pictures Television, Cheney, Alex Trebek, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Richards, Mike Richards, Sam Sanders, Matthew A Cherry, Franklin Leonard, Elie Mystal, Scaramucci

Mike Richards Out as ‘Jeopardy!’ Host, Everyone Rejoices

What is, shooting yourself in the foot? At least one aspect of a prolonged, controversial, and largely unnecessary saga has come to a fitting end as the prospective Jeopardy! host, Mike Richards, has bowed out from contention. The oddly vanilla candidate to succeed the late Alex Trebek as the host of the beloved game show recently saw his public profile transform from relative unknown to a lightning rod overnight, as it seemed like every possible skeleton in his closet was unearthed, revealing ...
Tags: TV, Movies, News, Jeopardy, Alex Trebek, Mike, Richards, Mike Richards, LeVar Burton, SPT, Sony Pictures TV, Geordi La Forge, Alek Trebek

Mike Richards, the New ‘Jeopardy!’ Host, Has Quit

Mr. Richards was named as Alex Trebek’s replacement last week, but offensive and sexist comments he made on a podcast several years ago...
Tags: Alex Trebek, Richards, Mike Richards

New ‘Jeopardy!’ Host Mike Richards Out After Huge Backlash

The show's executive producer, slated to take over for the late Alex Trebek, faced mounting questions and controversies.
Tags: News, Alex Trebek

Mike Richards Out as ‘Jeopardy!’ Host Amid Cascade of Scandals

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 […]
Tags: News, Jeopardy, Alex Trebek, Richards, Mike Richards

Incoming ‘Jeopardy’ host apologizes for sexist podcast clips

By Michael Schneider | LOS ANGELES – “Jeopardy” executive producer and incoming host Mike Richards has apologized for derogatory comments he made about women on a podcast he hosted while also serving as executive producer of “The Price Is Right” as backlash to his selection grows and Sony Pictures Television’s hopes for a smooth transition fade. In response to a detailed reporting by The Ringer about comments he made on “The Randumb Show,” including referring to his co-host a “booth ...
Tags: Bob Odenkirk, TV, News, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Sony, Jeopardy, Sony Pictures Television, Terry Crews, Alex Trebek, Richards, Mike Richards, Michael Schneider

A Handy Guide to All the ‘Free Guy’ Cameos You Probably Missed

Free Guy stars Ryan Reynolds as a video game character who breaks from his programmed routine in the dangerous world of Free City and finds himself becoming the only thing that stands against the threat of the game’s destruction. The video game action comedy also stars Jodie Comer, Lil Rel Howery, Joe Keery, Utkarsh Ambudkar, and Taika Waititi. However, there are a number of cameos by big name actors you maybe didn’t catch because you don’t actually see them in the movie. So here are all the Fr...
Tags: Movies, News, Dwayne Johnson, America, Features, Netflix, Canada, Levy, Hugh Jackman, Steve Carell, Ryan Reynolds, Chris Evans, Alex Trebek, John Krasinski, Guy, Gal Gadot

'Free Guy' spoilers! Ryan Reynolds spills on Alex Trebek's 'Jeopardy!' cameo and that Marvel-ous climax

Ryan Reynolds finagled cameos from the late Alex Trebek and fellow A-list friends for 'Free Guy,' which features a couple fun Disney tie-ins.        [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, Religion, Disney, Usa Today, Ryan Reynolds, Alex Trebek

How 'Jeopardy!' got the host decision so, so wrong

In perhaps the most uninspired choice in game show history, "Jeopardy!" announced it's replacing legendary host Alex Trebek with two successors: a guy no one's heard of, and an actress from a show your mom likes.
Tags: Cnn, Alex Trebek

Jeopardy!' executive producer Mike Richards’ appointment as host dragged online by fans: 'Stupidity'

"Jeopardy!" fans aren't too happy that executive producer Mike Richards will permanently replace Alex Trebek as a host of the...
Tags: Alex Trebek, Mike Richards

'Jeopardy' will replace Alex Trebek with two hosts

When the new season of "Jeopardy!" debuts on September 13, executive producer Mike Richards will be behind the host lectern.
Tags: News, Stories, Alex Trebek, Mike Richards

Jeopardy names Mike Richards as new host, Mayim Bialik to host specials

The game show has been auditioning guest hosts to replace the late Alex Trebek for most of 2021.
Tags: Alex Trebek, Mike Richards, Mayim Bialik