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'Jeopardy!' airs clue about Russia-Ukraine, show clarifies timing to get ahead of potential backlash

FOX News

Fox News Flash top entertainment and celebrity headlines are here. Check out what clicked this week in entertainment. Game show champion Ken Jennings hosted Friday's episode, which saw him read the $800 clue in the category "Bordering Russia." The team at "Jeopardy!" appeared to clarify the timing of the taped episode ahead of Friday night's airing to stress that it wasn't intentional amid the current Russia-Ukraine war. "Please note the clue in today's show concerning Russia and Ukraine was recorded on Jan. 11, 2022," the official game show's tweet reads.


Modern Term 'Mansplaining' is Featured as Answer on 'Jeopardy'

U.S. News

When a word is the answer to a question – or, more accurately a question to an answer – on "Jeopardy" you know it's in the mainstream lexicon. Wednesday's episode of the popular quiz show featured a clue to which the answer was "mansplaining": Shannon doesn't do this and neither do #JeopardyFans. The 600 clue in the category "That Explains It" read: "This 21st c. word happens when a male patronizingly tells a female about a topic she already understands." "Mansplaining" was recognized by the Oxford English Dictionary in 2014 and was a New York Times Word of the Year in 2010. Twitter was very excited by the show's inclusion of the word: OMG "mansplaining" was the answer to a clue on jeopardy, there's only one male contestant on the show tonight and he answered it lol Mansplaining was just a response on Jeopardy and I'm so happy.


Ken Jennings trolled by 'Jeopardy!' contestant, fans react

FOX News

Fox News Flash top entertainment and celebrity headlines are here. Check out what's clicking today in entertainment. Ken Jennings has taken over as interim host of "Jeopardy!" after the passing of Alex Trebek but on Tuesday night's episode, he was trolled by a contestant. The category was business of travel, and the clue was, "Adjusted for inflation, the nightly rate this company put in its name in 1962 is now $51." The correct answer was, "What is Motel 6?" but instead Chang wrote, "What is H&R Block?" "I know from experience H&R Block is sometimes the right answer but not today," Jennings told Chang.


'Jeopardy!’ host Alex Trebek tells fans he has stage 4 pancreatic cancer

Mashable

Alex Trebek announced that he has cancer, but he plans on continuing to work through treatment. Now, just like 50,000 other people in the United States each year, this week I was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. Now normally, the prognosis for this is not very encouraging, but I'm going to fight this, and I'm going to keep working. And with the love and support of my family and friends and with the help of your prayers also, I plan to beat the low survival rate statistics for this disease. Despite the diagnosis, 78-year-old Trebek was optimistic enough to joke that he's contractually obligated to continue working.