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February 19, 1988 | By ROBERT STRAUSS, Daily News Staff Writer
The category is Famous Athletes. The answer is: "Owwwwwwwwwww!" "It finally gave out - my knee, that is - when I was stealing home last year at a charity softball game," said Alex Trebek, the man who has all the questions as host of "Jeopardy!" "What pain!" recalled Trebek, with a grimace you could see through the long-distance lines. "I found out I had a couple of cartilages torn up and my ligament was detached. It was finally time for that operation. " Still, Trebek plans to be at the Spectrum tomorrow night, new knee brace and all, for a Hollywood-vs.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 26, 2012 | Howard Gensler
WE'LL TAKE "CARDIOLOGY" for $800. Longtime "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek had a mild heart attack Saturday and was admitted to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Paula Askanas, a spokeswoman for Sony Television, which distributes the popular game show, said Sunday that Trebek is expected to make a full recovery and return to "Jeopardy!" when the show resumes production in July. While he was in the hospital on Saturday, "Jeopardy!" won a Daytime Emmy award for best game show.
NEWS
November 27, 1990 | By Mike Capuzzo, Inquirer Staff Writer
You know the rules. Up on the board you'll find the categories. Be sure to phrase your answer in the form of a question. Ready . . . He reached into a horse's mouth in front of Independence Hall on a visit to Philadelphia, putting himself in some jeopardy. The correct response is . . . Who is Alex Trebek? Attired in an expensive washboard-stiff gray suit, white dress shirt (dress shirts go on white hangers, sport shirts on dark hangers, in his compulsively organized closet)
ENTERTAINMENT
June 25, 2014 | By Molly Eichel
FORMER CBS3 anchor Alycia Lane gave birth to her first child, a little girl named Averie , this weekend. Lane is between on-air gigs at the moment, after a stint at KNBC in Los Angeles, where she currently dwells. Lane told me earlier this year that she'll restart the job hunt after she's settled in as a momma. "She's beyond adorable," Lane wrote to me in a message. "Totally in love!!!"   Williams, Oates celebrated Brian Williams , one of the greatest heads of hair in all of broadcast news, will be feted by Temple University for something other than his cranial follicles.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 30, 2011 | By David Hiltbrand, Inquirer Columnist
Everywhere you look, it's the lazy season. Even on TV. Maybe that's what makes winning summer performances pop on the tube: They're flashes of color in a drab landscape. Here are five actors worth watching this summer: Rufus Sewell as the dapper Italian detective Aurelio Zen in the Masterpiece Mystery! series Zen , on PBS. Zen has a "reputation for integrity," as he is often reminded, usually by higher-ups right before they try to corrupt him. The role fits Sewell like one of Zen's sleekly tailored suits.
SPORTS
February 21, 1988 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Staff Writer
Elsewhere, perhaps, the visiting team could have drawn more applause or at least stopped more passersby on the street. In Philadelphia, however, celebrities on ice are measured by goals and Stanley Cups, not television ratings points. The Celebrity All-Star Hockey Challenge last night brought a team of the famous and near-famous from the entertainment field to the Spectrum for a benefit game against Flyers alumni. The sellout crowd reserved its loudest cheers for the returning heroes of the Flyers' championship teams.
NEWS
February 22, 2013 | By Molly Eichel
B OB BRADY : Rock 'n' roll congressman. The man who serves Pennsylvania's 1st District has started talks to bring the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's induction ceremony to Philadelphia in 2015. The induction concert, featuring a star-studded lineup, regularly moves from city to city. It will be in Los Angeles this year, and next year it returns to the Hall's home in Cleveland. Brady got the idea while watching the televised concert, then did some research and found out that the Hall's president and chief executive, Greg Harris, is a Philly guy, a Temple grad who used to own the Philadelphia Record Exchange (618 S. 5th St.)
NEWS
June 25, 1998 | By Chris Satullo, Deputy Editorial Page Editor
This week in Harrisburg, some media and good-government types got together to kick around ideas for reinvigorating that tired election staple, the televised debate. At one point, someone mentioned that it'd be nice if the forums drew as well as the shows they usually preempt, like Jeopardy! The scales fell from my eyes. Of course! What better way to attract eyeballs to this fall's Pennsylvania gubernatorial debate than to use a Jeopardy! format? Instead of phony answers to obvious questions, force candidates to offer the right questions to candid answers.
LIVING
May 21, 1993 | By W. Speers, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER This story includes information from the Associated Press, Reuters, the New York Daily News and USA Today
Alex Trebek yesterday denied accusations by an ex-associate producer of the show that TV's Jeopardy! was skewed to favor female contestants. Hours later at a scheduled news conference, the former TV exec, Harry Eisenberg, introduced three former Jeopardy! employees, who backed the allegations made in his book, Inside Jeopardy. "Let me state categorically that in nine years as host of the show, Jeopardy! has never done anything that would rearrange or predetermine the outcome of a game," said Trebek.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 19, 2012
For TV lovers, this is the best time of the year, right after the networks have trotted out all their programming for next fall to entice the advertising agencies in New York. Everything has that new-show smell. All the pilots are beautiful, and hope springs eternal. By all means, enjoy this honeymoon period. Just don't get carried away. What look like gems in May often get raked away with the leaves in November. As a reminder of how unreliable first impressions can be in television, let us travel in the way-back machine, Mr. Peabody, to this exact time a year ago. There was one universally acknowledged "sure thing": The X Factor was going to be the season's biggest hit. Not only had the format already proved enormously successful in Britain, but Simon Cowell, the bloody Pied Piper of singing contests, was at the helm besides.
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September 22, 2015 | Ellen Gray, Daily News Television Critic
Sixteen nominations, one win. Jon Hamm, the Susan Lucci of primetime drama, got his "Mad Men" Emmy last night, and, along with a first-time Emmy win for  Oscar nominee  Viola Davis for "How to Get Away With Murder" and a surprise appearance by Tracy Morgan, it almost made up for three hours of agreeable speeches, (mostly) expected winners and comedians desperately trying to find entertainment amid all those thank-yous for HBO. "I miss you guys so much," said Morgan, his speech slightly halting.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 25, 2014 | By Molly Eichel
FORMER CBS3 anchor Alycia Lane gave birth to her first child, a little girl named Averie , this weekend. Lane is between on-air gigs at the moment, after a stint at KNBC in Los Angeles, where she currently dwells. Lane told me earlier this year that she'll restart the job hunt after she's settled in as a momma. "She's beyond adorable," Lane wrote to me in a message. "Totally in love!!!"   Williams, Oates celebrated Brian Williams , one of the greatest heads of hair in all of broadcast news, will be feted by Temple University for something other than his cranial follicles.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 3, 2014 | By Molly Eichel
T HE WHO 's Roger Daltry and Joan Jett are teaming up for a Philly show to aid Teen Cancer America, and I've got the details early. Daltry and Jett, who was born in Wynnewood but left the area when she was still a baby, will rock the Kimmel Center on July 28 to support the charity, whose mission is to help teenagers in their fight against cancer. Most treatment options focus on either kids or adults. But Teen Cancer America will enable Children's Hospital of Philadelphia to enhance their treatment of teens by creating a new space for young adults.
NEWS
May 14, 2013 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
The contestants sat clustered in teams, viewing the game board projected on the classroom wall and waiting to pounce on a buzzer if they knew the answer. This was clearly no match for amateurs. "What is the average volume of the adult cranial vault, plus or minus 200 ml?" asked Bernie Lopez, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital's own Alex Trebek. The Pen Is Mightier - an all-male team of first-year emergency medicine residents, who took their name from a Saturday Night Live skit - was the first to buzz in. It had 10 seconds to answer.
NEWS
February 22, 2013 | By Molly Eichel
B OB BRADY : Rock 'n' roll congressman. The man who serves Pennsylvania's 1st District has started talks to bring the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's induction ceremony to Philadelphia in 2015. The induction concert, featuring a star-studded lineup, regularly moves from city to city. It will be in Los Angeles this year, and next year it returns to the Hall's home in Cleveland. Brady got the idea while watching the televised concert, then did some research and found out that the Hall's president and chief executive, Greg Harris, is a Philly guy, a Temple grad who used to own the Philadelphia Record Exchange (618 S. 5th St.)
ENTERTAINMENT
June 27, 2012 | Tirdad Derakhshani
Game-show host Alex Trebek, 71, has suffered a mild heart attack. The genial host of a lotta Jeopardy! episodes is expected to recover and be ready for new epis, which start recording in July, say reps at Sony Television. You go, Alex baby. Getting Better for $10,000!!   We'd jump for that SideShow favorite Ann Curry, cohost of NBC's Today, is being pressed to quit because of stinky ratings. Now the New York Post reports the Big Peacock is dangling a $10 million golden bungee cord to scram.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 26, 2012 | Howard Gensler
WE'LL TAKE "CARDIOLOGY" for $800. Longtime "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek had a mild heart attack Saturday and was admitted to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Paula Askanas, a spokeswoman for Sony Television, which distributes the popular game show, said Sunday that Trebek is expected to make a full recovery and return to "Jeopardy!" when the show resumes production in July. While he was in the hospital on Saturday, "Jeopardy!" won a Daytime Emmy award for best game show.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 19, 2012
For TV lovers, this is the best time of the year, right after the networks have trotted out all their programming for next fall to entice the advertising agencies in New York. Everything has that new-show smell. All the pilots are beautiful, and hope springs eternal. By all means, enjoy this honeymoon period. Just don't get carried away. What look like gems in May often get raked away with the leaves in November. As a reminder of how unreliable first impressions can be in television, let us travel in the way-back machine, Mr. Peabody, to this exact time a year ago. There was one universally acknowledged "sure thing": The X Factor was going to be the season's biggest hit. Not only had the format already proved enormously successful in Britain, but Simon Cowell, the bloody Pied Piper of singing contests, was at the helm besides.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 30, 2011 | By David Hiltbrand, Inquirer Columnist
Everywhere you look, it's the lazy season. Even on TV. Maybe that's what makes winning summer performances pop on the tube: They're flashes of color in a drab landscape. Here are five actors worth watching this summer: Rufus Sewell as the dapper Italian detective Aurelio Zen in the Masterpiece Mystery! series Zen , on PBS. Zen has a "reputation for integrity," as he is often reminded, usually by higher-ups right before they try to corrupt him. The role fits Sewell like one of Zen's sleekly tailored suits.
NEWS
April 15, 2005 | By Tirdad Derakhshani INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
That'll be equine lawsuits for 500, Alex. Mr. Jeopardy!, Alex Trebek, is being sued by a Marion Warner over the disappearance of BeBe Trando, a $100,000 broodmare Warner says she delivered to Creston Farms, Trebek's 700-acre central California horse-breeding farm. Warner says it all started out as a romantic date: BeBe was dropped off at Creston Jan. 21 to breed with Trebek's stallion, Iron Cat, but she vanished, leading her owner to think Trebek's peeps "sold, traded, gifted or otherwise disposed of BeBe.
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