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Wheel of Fortune Contestant Used Winnings to Adopt a Child, Says Vanna White

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Wheel of Fortune Contestant Used Winnings to Adopt a Child, Says Vanna White
Wheel of Fortune is a classic TV standby for many viewers in America. But for its prize-winning contestants, the competition can have life-changing results.

Pat Sajak and Vanna White kicked off their 35th anniversary season of the longstanding series Monday. To celebrate the $250 million in cash and prizes the show has awarded in its 35 year history, its cohosts are filming four weeks of Disney-themed episodes and digging into their vault of letters from grateful past contenders to share their stories.

“We had one woman that they adopted a child. And of course they’d send the pictures ‘Here’s the child I adopted,
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Contestants On ‘Wheel Of Fortune’ Miss $1 Million Prize By Three Letters

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One partnership on “Wheel of Fortune” came insanely close to the $1 million prize, but missed the ball by one word. Related: ‘Wheel Of FortuneUnder Fire After Using Backdrop Image That Appears To Feature Slaves Laurel and Frank, a granddaughter-and-grandfather duo, spun the wheel to select their final, bonus round puzzle and the prize will remains […]
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The evolution of handheld videogaming in 17 consoles

Ryan Lambie Nov 16, 2017

There's more to handhelds than the Game Boy. We take a look at how mobile gaming has changed over the decades...

It goes without saying that handheld games have come a long way over the past 35 or-so years. From electronic bleepy things that were little more than glorified calculators, portable technology is now almost unrecognisable in 2017.

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Back in 1989, the world collectively shrieked with excitement at the thought of playing Tetris on a bus. By the early years of the 21st century, we were finally able to type angry messages on Twitter from the top deck of the number 45 from Wellingborough without a second thought.

Yes, mobile phones and tablets have changed the way we do just about everything, from navigating around cities to connecting with friends. But while those
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See Dave Grohl Dress as David Letterman to Guest Host 'Kimmel' on Halloween

See Dave Grohl Dress as David Letterman to Guest Host 'Kimmel' on Halloween
Dave Grohl dressed up as David Letterman when the Foo Fighters frontman served as guest host on Halloween night's Jimmy Kimmel Live.

"I'm Dave Grohl dressed as Dave Letterman sitting in for Jimmy Kimmel, it's confusing, I get it, especially if you're home watching right now stoned to the bone," the guest host said, donning a long white beard and a letterman jacket. Grohl wore the costume for the entirety of the episode.

Grohl's costume was an inspired choice as the Foo Fighters were recruited to perform on the
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‘Jeopardy!’ Hits 7-Month Ratings High as Bartender Austin Rogers’ 12-Show Winning Streak Ends

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‘Jeopardy!’ Hits 7-Month Ratings High as Bartender Austin Rogers’ 12-Show Winning Streak Ends
“Jeopardy!” jumped to a 7-month TV ratings high the week of Oct. 9 – Oct. 13, as New York City bartender Austin Rogers’ impressive 12-show winning streak came to an end. The Alex Trebek-hosted game show grew 8 percent week over week, averaging a 6.4 rating. That was close behind weekly winner “Family Feud” (a 6.7, also up 8 percent) and runner-up “Judge Judy” (6.6, up 2 percent). “Wheel of Fortune” finished fourth for the week with a 5.9 national syndication Nielsen rating. Also Read: 'Jeopardy!' Winner Austin Rogers on Online Trolls: 'I Take the Haterade With a Grain of Salt' Rogers, who...
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From ‘Game of Thrones’ to ‘The Voice,’ Hollywood Hits the Jackpot at Global Gaming Expo (Photos)

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From ‘Game of Thrones’ to ‘The Voice,’ Hollywood Hits the Jackpot at Global Gaming Expo (Photos)
Whether you go to Las Vegas specifically to gamble or not, you’ve probably played a few slot machines — and you might stop when you see a game that features your favorite TV show. At this year’s Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas, the gaming companies dealt out plenty of fresh Hollywood-themed games. The slot machine world’s prayers have been answered: a Madonna-themed game is in the works at Aristocrat Technologies. You’ll soon be able to be a Material Girl with this slot experience that focuses on Madonna’s career during the 1980s. “Wheel of Fortune” has
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Fresh Off the Boat Season 4 Premiere: The Top Five Moments

It’s a mash up of Fresh Off the Boat and classic game show Wheel of Fortune in the season premiere that aired on Tuesday. The beloved immigrant family is back for another season with B as in Best Friends, and they’re back to deal with the life of trying to live the American Dream—they’re still actually homeless. The season kicks off with the characters’ usual perfect comedic timing and marvelous plot lines as well. We’ve listed the top 5 moments from the premiere here, so enjoy but be wary of spoilers. When Jessica Found Out the News After giving up

Fresh Off the Boat Season 4 Premiere: The Top Five Moments
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‘Judge Judy’ Wins 2016-17 Syndicated Season, Its Fourth in a Row

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‘Judge Judy’ Wins 2016-17 Syndicated Season, Its Fourth in a Row
The verdict is in: “Judge Judy” has been found guilty of battering all other syndicated series. Yes, again. The courtroom show just finished its fourth year in a row at No. 1, closing the books on the 2016-17 season as the highest-rated (a 6.8, on average) show in both first-run and off-net syndication. Counting all syndicated programming, falling in line behind “Judge Judy” were “Family Feud,” “Wheel of Fortune,” “Big Bang Theory,” “Dr. Phil,” “Entertainment Tonight,” “Inside Edition,” Modern Family” and “Two and a Half Men,” in that order. Also Read: 'Live With Kelly and Ryan' Season Premiere Scores Best Demo Rating Since Relaunch Isolating.
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Salary Survey 2017: A Look at Who Makes What in TV

Salary Survey 2017: A Look at Who Makes What in TV
The explosion of demand for high-end TV series and the emergence of deep-pocketed new buyers such as Netflix and Amazon has been an enormous windfall for marquee talent. Just ask Robert De Niro, or David Letterman, or Katy Perry.

Stars with brand names are more in demand than ever as dozens of competing outlets search for anything that will help a show stand out from the pack. The new business models that govern streaming services have also had the effect of raising upfront payments to top talent because traditional forms of generating a profit from a hit series — through international sales and off-network syndication — are no longer an option.

Among the winners in the past year on the drama side were Robert De Niro, who is in line to receive an eye-popping $775,00 per episode for the untitled Amazon drama series from director David O. Russell. Other big gainers include “Shameless” stars Emmy Rossum and William H. Macy and
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Sony Pictures Chief Taps Internal Trio to Lead TV Production Division

Sony Pictures chief Tony Vinciquerra has tapped a trio of insiders to lead its TV production division. Business affairs veteran Jeff Frost has been promoted to president of Sony Pictures TV Studios, while drama development chiefs Chris Parnell and Jason Clodfelter have been upped to co-presidents focusing on creative matters.

The trio will serve as an “office of the president” spearheading all production and development, per Sony. Frost reports to Vinciquerra, who took the reins of the studio in June. Parnell and Clodfelter report to Frost.

The new structure fills the void left last month by the departures of longtime Sony Pictures TV presidents Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg, who segued to launch a TV production operation for Apple.

“Jeff, Chris and Jason are the perfect team to run our U.S. television business,” Vinciquerra said. “Over the last several weeks, I have been able to see first-hand the strong leadership qualities possessed by Jeff, Chris
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‘Wheel of Fortune’ Yanks ‘Southern Charm Week’ Image After Slavery Claim

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‘Wheel of Fortune’ Yanks ‘Southern Charm Week’ Image After Slavery Claim
Wheel of Fortune” is putting a positive spin on things, after being accused of depicting slaves in an image from its “Southern Charm” week. After being called out on social media, the popular game show has decided to replace the background image in future airings. “Wheel of Fortune” executive producer Harry Friedman also said that the show regrets having used the image in the first place. Also Read: 'Walking Dead' Shirt Pulled From Stores After Racism Complaint “We regret the use of this background image, and we will be replacing it moving forward on any rebroadcast,” Friedman said in a statement provided to.
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‘Wheel Of Fortune’ Under Fire After Using Backdrop Image That Appears To Feature Slaves

  • ET Canada
As a part of “Wheel of Fortune”’s “Southern Charm” week, the show used a particular image as a backdrop that didn’t sit well with viewers. “Someone please tell me why @WheelofFortune has slaves in their ‘Southern Charm Week’ images?” one viewer wrote on Twitter along with a clip of the episode that appeared to show […]
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Claws Series Premiere: Are You Digging TNT's Polished Crime Dramedy?

Claws Series Premiere: Are You Digging TNT's Polished Crime Dramedy?
After upholding the law (to varying degrees of success) for more than a decade on the small screen, Niecy Nash is finally playing by her own rules in TNT’s Claws — and she’s having a blast.

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A boss in every sense of the word, Nash’s Desna Simms spends her days making Florida’s Manatee County — or at least the fingernails of its citizens — more beautiful, while spending her nights laundering money for a colorful character named “Uncle Daddy” (Breaking Bad‘s Dean Norris). But as
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‘Wheel Of Fortune’ & ‘Jeopardy’ Renewed Through 2020

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Alex Trebek, host of Jeopardy, and the hosts of Wheel of Fortune Pat Sajak and Vanna White have all renewed their contracts and have signed on to host their respective game shows through the 2019-20 broadcast season. Wheel of Fortune is currently in its 34th season and Jeopardy is in its 33rd. Their hosts have been staples on television for at least […]

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Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy: Hosts Signed Through 2019-20 Season

Alex Trebek, Vanna White, and Pat Sajak aren't going anywhere anytime soon. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the hosts of Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune have renewed their contracts through the 2019-2020 season.Both syndicated series, which are distributed by CBS, have already been renewed for the 2017-2018 season. Currently, Wheel of Fortune is in its 34th season and Jeopardy is airing its 33rd.Read More…
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TVLine Items: The Defenders Revival Trailer, Star Wars Marathon and More

TVLine Items: The Defenders Revival Trailer, Star Wars Marathon and More
Marvel’s The Defenders is teeing up the resurrection of Elodie Yung’s Elektra.

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Netflix confirmed last November that Yung would reprise her Daredevil role in the team-up offshoot. The new teaser, featuring the same ornate casket that Elektra was laid down in during Daredevil‘s Season 2 finale, suggests the character will come back from the dead.

The Defenders premieres Friday, Aug. 18 on the streaming service.

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‘Wheel of Fortune,’ ‘Jeopardy’ Host Contracts Renewed for 2 More Seasons

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‘Wheel of Fortune,’ ‘Jeopardy’ Host Contracts Renewed for 2 More Seasons
The hosts of two of the longest-running game shows on television — “Wheel of Fortune” and “Jeopardy” — aren’t going anywhere, TheWrap has learned. Sony Pictures Television announced Tuesday that Alex Trebek, Pat Sajak and Vanna White have all had their contracts renewed for two more seasons, extending them through at least the 2019-2020 TV year. “Pat, Vanna and Alex are beloved by generations of TV viewers, and the enduring popularity of ‘Wheel of Fortune’ and ‘Jeopardy’ is a testament to their incredible talents,” Harry Friedman, executive producer of both shows, said in a press release. “All of us at ‘Wheel of.
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Pat Sajak, Vanna White, Alex Trebek Sign on for Two More Seasons of ‘Wheel of Fortune,’ ‘Jeopardy’

Pat Sajak, Vanna White, Alex Trebek Sign on for Two More Seasons of ‘Wheel of Fortune,’ ‘Jeopardy’
The longtime hosts of “Wheel of Fortune” and “Jeopardy” are sticking around.

Pat Sajak, Vanna White, and Alex Trebek have all renewed their contracts through the 2019-2020 season, Sony Pictures Television announced on Tuesday.

While the renewals for the shows have not been made official, the talent contracts signal an imminent two-season renewal both both game shows, which is expected to be made official soon.

“Pat, Vanna and Alex are beloved by generations of TV viewers, and the enduring popularity of ‘Wheel of Fortune’ and ‘Jeopardy’ is a testament to their incredible talents,” said Harry Friedman, executive producer of both shows, in a statement. “All of us at ‘Wheel of Fortune,’ ‘Jeopardy’ and Sony Pictures Television are thrilled that they will continue through the 2019-20 season.”

This past weekend, Friedman received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 44th annual Daytime Emmy Creative Arts Awards. On stage, he mentioned that the show’s hosts had signed on for
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'Jeopardy,' 'Wheel of Fortune' Renewed for Two More Seasons

Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy are staying right where they are.

Alex Trebek, Pat Sajak and Vanna White have each renewed their contracts with Wheel and Jeopardy producers Sony Pictures Television and will continue hosting their respective game shows through the 2019-20 broadcast season, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

The new deals will keep the shows on for an additional two seasons — with both series having already been picked up through the 2017-18 frame.

“Pat, Vanna and Alex are beloved by generations of TV viewers, and the enduring popularity of Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy is...
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Vanna White on Nearing 35 Seasons of Wheel of Fortune: ‘It Seems Like We Just Started Yesterday’

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Vanna White on Nearing 35 Seasons of Wheel of Fortune: ‘It Seems Like We Just Started Yesterday’
Time flies when you’re having fun — and no one knows that better than Vanna White.

People caught up with the longtime Wheel of Fortune hostess at the 44th Daytime Emmy Awards in Pasadena on Sunday, and the star opened up about her experience working on the beloved game show for almost 35 years. (Fun fact: She’s worn over 6,500 gowns — without a single repeat!)

“I cannot believe it’s been that long,” she admitted. “It seems like we just started yesterday. And I still love my job! After all these years, I love it, I love going to work. There
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