Alex Trebek’s Final ‘Jeopardy!’ Episode to Air on Christmas Day

first_imgTrebek was diagnosed with cancer in March 2019 and continued to host the long-running quiz show for 18 months. He detailed his battle with the disease in his memoir, The Answer Is, which was published in July.“I’ve lived a good, full life, and I’m nearing the end of it. I know that,” he wrote, telling readers that he was “not afraid of dying.”Nearly one year into his cancer battle, the Canada native revealed that he had rehearsed the ending for his final episode of Jeopardy!, which he began hosting in 1984.- Advertisement – “The show is not announcing plans for a new host at this time,” the press release stated after many Twitter users called for Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time champion Ken Jennings to take over.Jeopardy! announced earlier on Sunday that Trebek died at home while surrounded by family and friends.“This is an enormous loss for the Jeopardy! staff, crew and all of Alex’s millions of fans,” executive producer Mike Richards said in a statement. “He was a legend of the industry that we were all lucky to watch night after night for 37 years. Working beside him for the past year and a half as he heroically continued to host Jeopardy! was an incredible honor. His belief in the importance of the show and his willingness to push himself to perform at the highest level was the most inspiring demonstration of courage I have ever seen. His constant desire to learn, his kindness, and his professionalism will be with all of us forever.”- Advertisement – “What I would do on that day is tell the director, ‘Time the show down to leave me 30 seconds at the end. That’s all I want,’” he said on Good Morning America in January. “I will say my goodbyes and I will tell people, ‘Don’t ask me who’s going to replace me because I have no say whatsoever. But I’m sure that if you give them the same love and attention and respect that you have shown me, then they will be a success and the show will continue being a success. And until we meet again, God bless you and goodbye.’”Trebek is survived by his wife, Jean Currivan Trebek, and his children, Nicky, Matthew and Emily.Listen to Watch With Us to hear more about your favorite shows and for the latest TV news! One last go-around. New episodes of Jeopardy! featuring Alex Trebek will air through Christmas Day, Sony Pictures Television announced on Sunday, November 8, after the longtime host’s death.The production company said in a press release that Trebek was last in the studio on October 29, just 10 days before he lost his battle with stage IV pancreatic cancer at the age of 80. His final episode of the Merv Griffin-created game show is set to air on December 25.Alex Trebek’s Final ‘Jeopardy!’ Episode to Air on Christmas DayAlex Trebek. Evan Agostini/Invision/AP/Shutterstock- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

Lengthy lay-off for Podolski

first_img Speaking to the club’s official website,, Wenger said: “It is bad news about Lukas Podolski as he will be out for eight to 10 weeks. “His hamstring is much more damaged than we thought at the start. “It is very disappointing and we have paid a very heavy price for that win [over Fenerbahce]. We have to be patient now.” Midfielder Aaron Ramsey scored twice against the Turks, but finished the match on the bench with a groin problem after Arsenal had used all three substitutes, while Jack Wilshere’s fragile ankle was a cause for concern after he was the victim of some meaty tackles. However, Wenger suggested both men should be fine for Sunday’s north London derby against Tottenham. He said: “The news is quite positive. They just had bumps and bruises. They will be involved.” Midfielder Mikel Arteta and captain Thomas Vermaelen continue their recovery. Wenger added: “Arteta is doing okay, but there are few weeks to go with him. Thomas Vermaelen could be back after the international break.” Arsenal are expected to move ahead of the September 2 transfer deadline, with Real Madrid winger Angel di Maria one of several targets. The Gunners are also said to be close to a deal to re-sign former midfielder Mathieu Flamini, 29, who has been training with them since his release by AC Milan. Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski could be out of action for up to 10 weeks with a hamstring injury, manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed. The Germany international, who scored twice in the 3-1 Barclays Premier League win at Fulham last weekend, hobbled off during a 2-0 defeat of Fenerbahce as the Gunners progressed to the Champions League group stage draw. Tests have revealed Podolski is now set for a prolonged spell of rehabilitation, which will further stretch Wenger’s already depleted squad. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

NBA free agency rumors: Lakers rooting for Kyrie Irving to sign with Nets

first_imgRussell averaged a career-high 21.1 points and 7.0 assists while shooting 36.9 percent from 3-point range in 81 games in 2018-19.The trouble for the Lakers is that several teams, including the Timberwolves, Suns, Pacers and others, also have interest in Russell and could drive up the asking price for the All-Star.Once L.A.’s trade for Anthony Davis is official next month, the team will have only between $23 million and $27 million in cap space. .@wojespn describes how a reunion between D’Angelo Russell and the Lakers could play out in #NBAFreeAgency.— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) June 26, 2019The 23-year-old guard began his career in Los Angeles and reportedly “may be open” to rejoining the team this summer.Magic Johnson, who stepped down as the franchise’s president of basketball operations in late April, thinks that would be good for both sides. Related News Here’s how Kemba Walker would fit with Luka Doncic, Kristaps Porzingis on Mavericks Despite their ideal plan, it’s unlikely the Lakers will make enough salary cap space to sign another max player like Kyrie Irving. So to best set itself up for Plan B, the Lakers’ front office reportedly is “rooting” for Irving to land in Brooklyn and free up D’Angelo Russell for an L.A. return.“The Lakers now at this point are rooting for Kyrie Irving to go to Brooklyn,” NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski said on ESPN. “Because then Brooklyn renounces D’Angelo Russell, who is a restricted free agent. He becomes unrestricted and then the Lakers could sign Russell as their third star in LA. And they get back a much more mature, polished player, who’s been an All-Star, whose put a team into the postseason.” “He’s better now,” Johnson, who traded Russell to Brooklyn in 2017, told The Athletic. “He’s a different player. He’s more mature.”Russell will be a restricted free agent and the Nets can match any offer sheet he signs with another team. But, the Nets are expected to land Irving, which would make Russell expendable. Lakers free agency rumors: Los Angeles is Carmelo Anthony’s ‘most likely destination,’ executives believe NBA free agency rumors: Pelicans may be willing to give Al Horford a ‘lucrative deal’last_img read more