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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.

Timmm
Timmm

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!

Kay
Kay

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
Timmm

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
Shay

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.

Gloria Worthey
Gloria Worthey

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!

Celia
Celia

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

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Amanda Setton Cast As GH’s New Brook Lynn Ashton

Former One Life to Live alum, Amanda Setton (Ex-Kimberly) is about to make her debut on General Hospital in the role of Ned (Wally Kurth)and Lois’ (formerly B&B’s Rena Sofer) daughter, Brook Lynn Ashton!

The news of the recast came via TV Line, and Setton is set to make her on-screen debut next Monday on the November 18th episode of the ABC soap.

In story, it looks like Ned and his current wife, Olivia (Lisa LoCicero) welcome Brook Lynn back to Port Charles. The role haas previously been played by Brooke Radding and Adrianne Leon.

In addition to her work as the former Mrs. Clint Buchanan in Llanview, (Kimberly started as a Las Vegas stripper who came to Llanview to help her best friend, Stacy Moraso played by Crystal Hunt) Setton has had numerous primetime roles including: Hawaii Five-0, The Crazy Ones, The Mindy Project, and Gossip Girl.

News of the return of Brook Lynn to GH comes on the heels of the return of Nikolas Cassadine now played by actor, Marcus Coloma.

What do you think of the return of Brook Lynn means for the characters of Port Charles? Who might be her romantic interest? Share your thoughts via the comment section below

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Networks To Preempt Daytime Programming For Donald Trump Impeachment Hearing Coverage

Just as your favorite soaps are kicking into high gear for November sweeps next week, comes the news that due to the House public impeachment hearings on President Donald Trump, daytime programming will endure several pre-mptions starting with the first two on Wednesday November 13th and Friday, November 15th.

CBS was the first network to announce their plans for their extensive coverage, and according to the Washington Post all other networks have followed suit.  By this move by the networks it gives the hearing some extra weight and exposure to the American voters and viewing audience.

So far, leading network coverage for CBS will be reportedly anchored by Norah O’Donnell and for ABC George Stephanopoulos.

On Wednesday, the hearings begin at 10am EST, the second is scheduled for Friday beginning at 11am EST.

William Taylor, the U.S. diplomat in the Ukraine, is scheduled to testify Wednesday and on Friday Marie Yovanovitch, the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, is scheduled to testify.

The networks are expecting big numbers for covering the hearings, as they have in the past for impeachment proceedings and hearings.

No word yet how the soaps plan for you to see the episodes that don’t air at their regularly scheduled times, or if it shifts your soap viewing schedule by several days.

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Nevertheless not great timing when the soaps are revving up their stories to make you tune-in for not-to-be missed episodes.

So, what are your thoughts on what the Impeachment hearings could mean for daytime dramas in in the weeks ahead? Comment below.

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Y&R and GH Alum, William Wintersole Dies At 88

For more than 20 years on CBS’ The Young and the Restless, actor William Wintersole played the role of Katherine Chancellor’s (the late Jeanne Cooper) faithful attorney and confidant, Mitchell Sherman.  But tonight, soap fans are learning of Wintersole’s passing on Tuesday the age of 88 due to complications from cancer.

William’s daughter revealed to Deadline that he died at his home in Los Angeles.  Y&R was not the only network soap Wintersole appeared.

General Hospital fans may remember him as WSB Chief Ted Ballantine from 1980-1986 in the heyday of the ABC daytime drama series. Ballantine was the boss of Robert Scorpio (Tristan Rogers) at one time.

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Throughout his career, Wintersole also appeared on primetime series such as:  I Dream of Jeannie, Kojak, Little House on the Prairie, Quincy, Bonanza, Star Trek and The Fugitive to name just a few.

Wintersole is survived by his life partner, Marlene Silverstein, and daughters Tiffany Harmon and Katherine Ramsey and three granddaughters.

Share your thoughts on the passing of William Wintersole and your remembrances of his performances as Y&R’s Mitchell, or GH’s Ted, via the comment section below.

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