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Alex Trebek Reveals He Has Been Diagnosed With Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer

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On Wednesday, in heartbreaking news, 2011 Daytime Emmy Lifetime Achievement Award winner, Alex Trebek announced  he has been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer.

The Jeopardy! host chose to go public with his diagnosis so he could accurately deliver his health situation to millions of viewers who have watched him host the game show for years.

“Now, just like 50,000 other people in the United States each year, this week I was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer,” Trebek said in his video message.

Alex remained optimistic in his battle ahead, even though most do not survive this disease, expressing: “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.”

Because Trebek has three more years on his contract with the game show through the 2021-22 season, he remarked how he has to live and beat cancer: “Truth told, I have to because under the terms of my contract, I have to host Jeopardy! for three more years! So help me!”

The renowned Jeopardy! host has appeared in over 7,000 episodes of the series, and won five Daytime Emmys as Outstanding Game Show Host along the way.  In its 35th season, Jeopardy remains one of the most popular shows in syndication, averaging  more than 10 million daily viewers.

Watch Alex’s message on his pancreatic cancer diagnosis below.  Then share your thoughts and well-wishes for Trebek via the comment section below.

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Very shocking news. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Stay strong, Alex!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You will beat this.

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What a shame. Alex, such a wonderful, kind man! Unlike the scum that preys on children like R. Kelly and the “King of Puke!” Prayers Mr. Trebek!

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The sad thing is most of the time they have no symptoms until it is to late! A complete body scan every year would have caught it we have them . Timm i think i know who you are talking about on the king yes i think it happened but shame on the parents they sold their soul . When are they held accoutable also???

Timmm
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I agree Kay. You see this a lot with theses dance shows and these beauty pageants, usually mothers, live through their young daughters to get what they wanted and never had or had and want to relive!

Shay
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Absolutely,Timmm….Mr. Trebek is a true gentleman, consummate professional and last, but not least, a great American…even though he was actually born in Canada! Best wishes to him during this difficult time.

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Tears came to my eyes immediately when I heard this! I had just seen a biography of him & thought how young & healthy he looked. I am just sick about this. Pray, pray that he can overcome the odds & have at least a few more years. He is an American institution!

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Blessings, Alex–breaks my heart! Hang in there. The Lord does work in mysterious ways…..Prayers–……In excelsis Deo❤️

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DAYS and GH Director Joe Behar Passes Away at 94

Joseph Behar was heavyweight director in daytime drama having worked on both Days of our Lives and General Hospital and now comes word of his passing. Behar passed away on June 26th at the age of 94.

According to his obit, he died at his home in Manhattan Beach, California.

Joe spent the the bulk of his career directing Days of Our Lives and General Hospital.  He actually directed the pilot episode of General Hospital back in 1963, then came back the ABC daytime drama series 30 years later to direct it for more than 10 more years,.

Along the way, he won 5 Daytime Emmys for his work on GH, and had won six overall throughout his career. He continued directing until his retirement back in 2005.

Behar’s career started on the Ernie Kovacs Show and he also directed Let’s Make a Deal. and more.

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He is survived by his wife, Carolyn and his sons, Jeffrey, Steven and Greg Behar and his grandchildren, Alex, Mallory, Niko and Lydia.

Watch an interview with Joe via the TV Academy on his career including working with Frances Reid (Ex-Alice, DAYS), the pace of directing in daytime and more below.

Share your remembrances and condolences for Joe and his family in the comment section.

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‘The Bay’s’ Kristos Andrews, Karrueche Tran & Mike Manning Take Top Acting Honors at 48th Annual Daytime Emmy Fiction & Lifestyle Ceremony

The digital drama, The Bay, won big tonight at the final ceremony for this year’s 48th annual Daytime Emmys.

On Sunday, NATAS revealed the winners in the Daytime Fiction & Lifestyle Programming categories hosted by Loni Love and streamed on their OTT App and online.

Within the mixed-bag of categories were the actors very familiar to soap audience who were competing from the streaming digital dramas including The Bay and Studio City.

Former Days of our Lives star, Mike. Manning (Ex-Charlie Dale) won Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Daytime Fiction Series for his performance as Caleb in The Bay.

Following his moving acceptance speech about the series shedding light on same-sex wedding and the LGBTQ community, Manning took to Twitter to add:I didn’t expect this. I’m still in shock. Thank you everyone who had a hand in getting me here! The producers, the fans, @TheBaytheSeries team, my family, I love you all!! Thank you x1000″

Meanwhile, for his portrayal of dual roles of Peter and Adam on The Bay, Kristos Andrews picked up another Emmy for the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Daytime Fiction Series.  This is his fourth win for his acting work on the digital drama series, but he has also received four more as one of the main producer of The Bay.  Andrews’ on-screen scene partner, Karrueche Tran, took home the gold for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Daytime Fiction Series for her performance as Vivian.

In the Younger Performer category, Chiara D’ Ambrosio of The Bay and the former Summer Newman of Y&R, won for her work.

For the complete list of winners from the ceremony click here.

So, what do you think of the performer winners from the digital dramas at tonight’s Daytime Emmys? Let us know in the comment section below.

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Jerry O’Connell Made Official Co-Host of ‘The Talk’

After speculation that Jerry O’Connell would become the first male host to join the ladies on The Talk, today it became official.

O’Connell will join the CBS afternoon series other hosts: Sheryl Underwood, Elaine Welteroth and Amanda Kloots as a permanent host.

Jerry will will appear on the show for the remainder of the week before taking a break until the end of the month due to a previous film commitment. He’ll join The Talk full-time for its upcoming 12th season this fall.

In a video, O’Connell shared on the announcement:   “It’s real exciting.  First of all, I want to say, you ladies have been so welcoming to me. I mean, I came here as a guest months ago, and just from the moment I walked in, you’re just gracious, you’re kind, you’re fun, and it worked. And here we are. We’re going to have a lot of fun, we really are.”  At the end of today’s episode, he expressed: “I’m excited to be a part of the family.”

In a statement, The Talk’s executive producers Heather Gray and Kristin Matthews expressed, “We are beyond thrilled Jerry O’Connell is our new host. We loved his infectious enthusiasm, humor, openness and insights as a guest co-host and look forward to him now bringing those dynamic qualities to the show every day. As an accomplished actor, devoted husband and father, Jerry will bring a unique and entertaining perspective to the conversation.”

O’Connell takes over the seat that for 11 seasons belonged to Sharon Osbourne who left the series amid controversy.

Watch below how The Talk made Jerry an official member of the family with this spoof on “Rocky” to “Eye of the Tiger”.

Now that it’s a done deal, are you excited for Jerry to co-host The Talk? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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