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Five Things You Didn’t Know about Johnny Gilbert

You might not recognize him right away but if you ever tuned into Jeopardy! then you heard him every single time as he announced the popular game show. This, is, Jeopardy! Johnny Gilbert now holds the Guinness record for announcing a single game show for 32 consecutive years in a row. He and Alex Trebek are actually the only two individual that have been working on the show that have stuck around. He’s been announcing the show for every taped episode from the very beginning and has finally been given the honor of being distinguished as the longest running game

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15 years ago today: ‘Legally Blonde’ opened in theaters

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15 years ago today, Elle Woods taught us to bend and snap. Legally Blonde hit theaters on July 13, 2001, giving Reese Witherspoon her breakout role and giving us a movie that put a pink-loving sorority girl in the place where she’s the outcast: law school. Until she proves all her doubters wrong, that is, in the midst of a murder trial, no less. The comedy’s success led to a 2003 sequel and a stage musical that premiered on Broadway in 2007. Other notable July 13 happenings in pop culture history: • 1923: The Hollywood sign, which then read “Hollywoodland,” was officially dedicated. • 1939: Frank Sinatra made his recording debut in a New York studio, singing “From The Bottom Of My Heart” and “Melancholy Mood” with the Harry James Band. • 1964: The Supremes recorded “Come See About Me” in “Hitsville U.S.A.,” Motown’s first headquarters. • 1984: The Muppets Take Manhattan and The Last Starfighter opened in theaters.
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There Was a Beyoncé Category on 'Jeopardy!' (Video)

The fact that "Jeopardy!" is still on the air is kind of amazing. It is, after all, a syndicated game show that has been running, without interruption, since 1984 (before that it ran from 1964-75 and again for a single season in 1978/79 on NBC) and one that hasn't changed its general format much in that time. Alex Trebek has been hosting and Johnny Gilbert has been announcing and you still have to answer the cards with a question (otherwise, you'll be disqualified yo). And while there have been moments when the general public has become reinvested in the series (remember that albino winner Ken Jennings? Or that weird robot?), it's pretty much stayed the course, grabbing whatever bits of popular culture or societal fads come along the way. Including, it seems, devoting a category to the queen of all things, Beyoncé.

Just watch the video; it's pretty great. Some of the questions are easy,
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The 10 Best Candidates to Take Over "Jeopardy!" From Alex Trebek

I got the memo about Alex Trebek potentially leaving Jeopardy! in 2016, and that sent my mind into a frenzy (accompanied by the ping-pang-pow sound effect of a Daily Double). Alex Trebek's name is synonymous with Jeopardy! for a reason: He is an astoundingly great host who knows so much trivia and loves the learning process. You might think his knack for accents and correcting contestants is pretentious or annoying, but that discipline is so essential to the dignity and respect of the show's difficult material. Hell, this man hosts the National Geography Bee every year. He is a TV legend and it pains me to think of him departing the series.

But the task becomes a little bit easier when I think of some of the qualified people who could replace him. A few names have been thrown about loudly -- particularly Matt Lauer's and Anderson Cooper's
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Robert Gagnier: Jeopardy! Contestants Seek Game Show Gold

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Robert Gagnier: Jeopardy! Contestants Seek Game Show Gold
All it took was one phone call from Jeopardy! Senior Publicity Coordinator Susie Eun, and I was off and running recently to catch up with Glenn Kagan and some new potential Jeopardy! candidates who were already in a neat formal line, ready for their 9 a.m. session to begin. These candidates had already been screened, and had passed the online test before they even got to the Doubletree. However, they would now have to go through the more formal in-person Jeopardy! test and audition process. How they would fare today would depend on their knowledge; cool, wit, personality, and perhaps to some degree a combination of all the aforementioned.

I caught up with Glenn Kagan, the Contestant Coordinator for Jeopardy!, and asked him how long he has been with Jeopardy!, a show whose origins date back to Merv Griffin and the year 1964 when Lyndon B. Johnson was president.

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The Vampire Diaries Round Table: "The Birthday"

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Welcome to The Vampire Diaries Round Table!

We posted our official Season 3 premiere review last night. Now three TV Fanatic staff members - Dan Forcella, Steve Marsi and Eric Hochberger - have gathered to discuss "The Birthday" in a Round Table format.

As always, reader feedback is encouraged on the following questions and answers...


What was your favorite quote from last night?

Dan: Definitely "It's your party, you can cry if you want to" because it was classic Damon charm with a stone cold demeanor. 

Steve: The Season One-evoking "Hello, brother," with the Salvatores now in completely unfamiliar, opposite roles. Awesine.

Eric: Pretty much most of Alaric and Damon's mocking of being at a high school party. It's so easy to forget these are high school kids until Damon mutters something witty about beer pong.

Will Stefan the Ripper ever return to the Stefan of old?

Dan: Of course. That
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Game-show host cameos and Alex Trebek's extensive movie career

Game-show host cameos and Alex Trebek's extensive movie career has up a fun gallery of game-show hosts and the movie roles they’ve played, both as themselves and — in some cases — in dramatic acting roles you might never have envisioned them in. (Dick Clark as a robber in 1968′s Killers Three? Ack!) What’s most notable to me, though, is the regularity with which Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek once popped up in various movies, from quick drive-bys in 1991′s Dying Young and 2000′s Charlie’s Angels to — my favorite — a hefty subplot in White Men Can’t Jump concerning Rosie Perez’s trivia savant character. (Jeopardy! announcer
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