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‘Jeopardy!’ Executive Producer Mike Richards Pays Tribute to Alex Trebek With Moving Speech & Moment of Silence

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Over the past weekend, fans, viewers, former contestants, and colleagues mourned the death of longtime Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek; who passed away with his loved ones at his side after his battle with pancreatic cancer.  The seven-time Daytime Emmy-winning host and Lifetime Achievement Award recipient had been with the show since its revival in 1984.

Last night’s, Monday edition of the game show brought with it a heart-tugging moment at the top of the program when Jeopardy! EP Mike Richards addressed Trebek’s passing to viewers everywhere.  It began with a speech, and then ended with a moment of silence as the Jeopardy! set fades to black,

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Richards expressed, in part: “This is an enormous loss for our staff and our crew, for his family and for his millions of fans.  He loved this show and everything it stood for.”

Mike went on to say: “He will forever be an inspiration for his constant desire to learn, his kindness and for his love of his family.” adding, “We will air his final 35 episodes as they were shot. That’s what he wanted.”  As Richards choked up he ended with, “On behalf of everyone here at Jeopardy!, thank you for everything, Alex, … this is Jeopardy!

Throughout the moving moment, Richards told Jeopardy! viewers that Trebek’s illness did not come between his beloved show and hosting gig as he was taping new episodes even through his illness just two weeks ago.

The tribute ended with an empty sound stage and the show’s signature lights dimming as we all shared a moment of silence for the beloved and iconic host.

You can watch the moments below. Then, let us know what you thought of Richards’ and Jeopardy’s tribute to Alex Trebek via the comment section.

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It was extremely touching. Alex will be greatly missed.

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I saw this in real-time and it was so lovely and a moving tribute to a cool guy.

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God bless you Mr. Trebek!

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My husband have been faithful watchers for decades and have just read Katie Couric may replace Alex, no one can replace him, he was an icon but Katie Couric! This a game show, while she may not voice her political opinions, we, and we know others are not interested in watching her! You can do better in honoring Alex.

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‘The Talk’ Renewed for its 12th Season

After its controversial 11th season and following the departure of original cast member, Sharon Osbourne, there had been chatter that maybe the The Talk would come to an end.

However, news today from CBS has that it has renewed its top daytime talker, and the series will live to see another day for its upcoming 12th season this fall.

Having debuted in October 2010, the show now features Carrie Ann Inaba (who also serves as the show’s moderator), Sheryl Underwood, Amanda Kloots, and Elaine Welteroth as it primary co-hosts.

As with previous amalgamations of the co-hosts, the women discuss the latest headlines, current events, and human-interest stories of the day.

The series put out this tweet on their pick-up sharing: “JUST ANNOUNCED! #TheTalk has been officially renewed for another year on @CBSreturning for a 12th season in 2021-2022! More fun, more topics, more talk!”

So, glad The Talk is continuing on, or did you think it was time for it to go? Comment below.

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General Hospital’s Sofia Mattsson Reveals Pregnancy

Well, the cat is out of the bag, sort of speak.  GH’s Sofia Mattsson (Sasha) took to her Instagram to finally reveal that she is pregnant in real-life!

That comes on the heels of General Hospital fans watching the story unfold on-screen where Sasha learned she was pregnant with Brando’s  (Johnny Wactor) child.

Mattsson shared a photo of herself with her baby bump expressing: “BIG things happening!! 🙈 So happy and excited to finally share this (almost ready to pop) bump with everyone!! 🥰❤️.Kept it a secret for a while to not spoil anything for GH viewers, but now that miss Sasha Gilmore’s pregnancy is in full force I can finally share that I’m so grateful to be sharing this pregnancy journey with her! ❤️”

Sofia is married to actor Thomas Payton.  This is the couple’s first child.

So, share your congrats to Sofia and Thomas for their baby on the way via the comment section below.

 

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‘Ryan’s Hope’ Star and Soap Vet, John Gabriel Has Passed Away at 90

Heartbreaking news Monday morning and to start the week. Beloved Ryan’s Hope soap veteran, John Gabriel (Ex-Dr. Seneca Beaulac) has died.

His daughter, actress Andrea Gabriel (Lost) shared the news of his passing via her Instagram account.

In her statement, Andrea shared: “It is with an unspeakably heavy heart that I share the news of my father’s passing.  John Gabriel was my hero, my role model, and my champion, but above all, my daddy… I will love you forever.”

Gabriel’s run on Ryan’s Hope was in two parts.  He started with the ABC daytime drama series in 1975 and stayed till 1985.  He then returned from 1988 to 1989.  Seneca’s love story with Jillian Coleridge (the late Nancy Addison Altman) was often front and center on the series.

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As soap fans know, John was married to another former soap star, Sandy Gabriel (Ex-Edna Thornton, All My Children and  Ex-Christine Venet Ryan’s Hope), and is also survived by his other daughter Melissa and their two grandsons.

Throughout his daytime soap career, Gabriel received one Daytime Emmy nomination back in 1980.  He also appeared in roles on General Hospital, Loving, The Bold and the Beautiful, Generations and Days of our Lives.

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In primetime he was known for his roles on Gilligan’s Island, Mary Tyler Moore Show.  John was also an accomplished singer performing on many variety and talk show through the years.

In 1995, Gabriel produced the late Charles Grodin’s talk show Charles Grodin for CNBC.

No official cause of death for Gabriel was revealed, and no memorial plans as of this moment.

Share your condolences and remembrances of John via the comment section below.

 

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