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Mayim Bialik to Guest Host Syndicated ‘Jeopardy!’ for Three Week Stint

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In the wake of Mike Richards stepping down as the host of the syndicated-version of Jeopardy! after much controversy, comes word that Mayim Bialik will step in for him in light of the series needing a guest host asap until they figure out who ultimately will get the nod.

Bialik was already tapped to host the primetime special and spinoff versions of Jeopardy!   Mayim will host episodes taping this week and she will tape three-week’s worth of shows equaling 15 shows.

Additional guest hosts will be announced soon, since the production is moving forward with its new season with new episodes to air come mid-September.

As the turmoil continues behind the scenes at Jeopardy!, it’s yet-to-be-seen who will ultimately be the successor to the iconic game show’s late host, Alex Trebek.

So, who are you now rooting for to become the main host of the syndicated version of Jeopardy!? Comment below.

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su000
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su000

8-23-2021

Mayim Bialik / Amy Farrah–
She was/is awesome as Amy on The Big Bang..
She’d be great hosting the Jeopardy show..
It’s a daytime broadcast show..
I don’t understand that people are home
during the day to watch that show and on broadcast..
But there are —
I’ve never watched a full Jeopardy show-
I have seen some of it when visiting at g’mas
she is a watcher of it.
It’s like a trivia show..

Chelle Calvert
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Chelle Calvert

Ken Jennings

Soaphound
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Soaphound

I’m good with this alternate decision. She did a lively, professional job. I just hope this doesn’t mean that the disastrous Dr. Oz or LeVar Burton are back in the running!

su000
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su000

Hi Soaphound 🙂
I’ve seen that Dr. Oz ..
I was home with a broken wrist for a while..
I surfed daytime tv,,
I watched about 3-4 of his shows..
He is a Quack,, snake oil dude..
really I was stunned the FCC allowed him on the air LOL ..
Mayim Bialik is above intelligent and she has a big personality..
I believe she will do very well..

Soaphound
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Soaphound

And su000, why is every new whacky, fly-by-night product he hawks all promoted the exact same way: “This product is gonna change the way you live your life forever…..details right after this” (commercial). If it’s SO life saving, why should we have to wait until after a commercial?

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

I know she cannot commit full-time, but I am hoping TPTB will be able to convince her it’ll be worth it. It’s usually one day a week, or so.

Llanviewer717
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Llanviewer717

It would not break my heart if she became the permanent syndicated host. She got my vote in the first place.

Jacqueline
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Jacqueline

Please pick LeVar Burton. He would be great.

Carole. Hood
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Carole. Hood

Mayim Bialik

Roberta gressman
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Roberta gressman

Mayim is my vote. Intelligent & witty. She did very well with guest spot. She interacts with contestants. Super trait. Yay!!!

Nancy Smith
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Nancy Smith

Yes

AnnMarie
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AnnMarie

I believe Ken Jennings is a very good candidate

Diane Knapp
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Diane Knapp

Mayim Bialik

All My Children

Kelly Ripa Talks On Her New Memoir ‘Live Wire: Long-Winded Short Stories’

Talk show host and All My Children alum, Kelly Ripa (ex-Hayley) is opening up about her life and times in her highly-anticipated memoir available now, Live Wire: Long-Winded Short Stories.

Ripa chatted exclusively with PEOPLE who got some of intel and dish on what’s included in the book.

Kelly told PEOPLE, when she landed the gig as the new co-host of Live with Regis and Kelly, with the late Regis Philbin back in 2001, she felt like she was “getting shot out of a cannon.”  Ripa was also appearing on All My Children at the same time.

She tells the story of when her agent called with the offer, Ripa was told: “They want you to know who your boss is. It was very ominous, and it did not feel good.”  Her agent also said the show didn’t want her, “bringing an entourage.” She brought two people. “I came with hair and makeup,” Kelly says. “It was not an unusual thing for people on a television show to show up with.”

She added that Regis greeted her with executive producer, Michael Gelman, saying: “Uh-oh, Gelman, it’s got an entourage.” It?!  Kelly expressed that she “felt horrible.  He was probably trying to be funny, but at the same time it felt like a pile-on.”

As for Philbin’s attitude at the time, Kelly shared, “I understand that probably he didn’t want a co-host, but the network wanted me to be the co-host and I didn’t think I should pass up that opportunity. I don’t think it was fair to him. But it was also not fair to me.”

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The actress-talk show host-producer also talked on her marriage to Mark Consuelos (ex-Mateo), whom she met while both were on All My Children, sharing that they were, “too young to get married! On paper it should not have worked and when it didn’t work, we really worked at it. We fought for our marriage when it would have been easier to quit and throw in the towel.”

According to the book publisher, HarperCollins:  “In ‘Live Wire’, her first book, Kelly shows what really makes her tick. Whether recounting how she and Mark (Consuelos) really met, the level of chauvinism she experienced on set, how Jersey Pride follows her wherever she goes, and many, many moments of utter mortification (whence she proves that you cannot, in fact, die of embarrassment) Kelly always tells it like it is. Ms. Ripa takes no prisoners.”

So, will you be ordering your copy of Kelly’s memoir? Let us know in the comment section below.

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Roark Critchlow on His Return to DAYS and Working With Cady McClain

It’s been 12 years since Roark Critchlow appeared on Days of our Lives as Dr. Mike Horton, the brother of Jennifer Horton Deveraux (Cady McClain). However, fans have been excited to see him back on their screens when the series teased his appearance in the extended fall preview.

Now with Jennifer spiraling downward (now that her pill-popping addiction is back), it seems like a good time for Dr. Mike to return to Salem to help his sis. (And if the promo for this week’s DAYS is any indication, it certainly looks like Jennifer is going to be involved in a car crash and need medical assistance or at least some brotherly love.)

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Roark initially appeared as Mike back in 1994 and left the soap back in 1999. He returned in 2010 for a few episodes honoring the late Frances Reid (Alice Horton) who was Mike’s grandmother.

In an interview about his return with Soap Opera Digest on newsstands now, Roark talks about working with McClain as Jennifer, when he previously worked with Missy Reeves in the part.

Critchlow expressed on sharing scenes with McClain: “Her character is going through a lot. She and I dropped in really easily, I felt. It was a very nice, natural care for each other. It wasn’t difficult, that’s for sure. Obviously, Missy is a super-duper person. But you don’t compare people. Cady and I chatted. We got on good. In terms of story, I thought we pulled it off nicely as being people who’ve known each other their whole lives.”

Look for Roark to make his DAYS re-emergence on the upcoming October 3rd episode of the Peacock streaming series.

So, looking forward to seeing Roark and Cady sharing scenes together? Share your thoughts in the comment section, but first check out this week’s promo for DAYS below.

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John Cena Sets World Record After Granting 650th Wish for the Make-A-Wish-Foundation

There is nobody more requested at the Make-A-Wish Foundation than John Cena. The 16-time WWE wrestling champ-turned-actor for years has granted the wishes of children with critical illnesses for the non-profit foundation.

Now comes the news from the Guinness Book of World Records that Cena has broken the record for granting 650 wishes to children who have put him as the person they want to meet the most.

 

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To put this into context, no other celebrity has ever granted more than 200 wishes in the 42-year existence of Make-A-Wish.

According to a press release, Cena started granting wishes back in 2002 and completed his 100th in 2012, now he is at 650.

Recently this past June, John visited Misha, a teenager with down-syndrome who fled Ukraine after his home was destroyed. In order to keep Misha’s spirits up, his mother told him they were on their way to find John Cena. You can watch their story below, followed by a video package honoring Cena’s 500th milestone with the organization.

On a personal note: as someone who at one time worked as the Director of Communications for the Make-A-Wish-Foundation at a locale chapter in the U.S, I know the smiles and the impact a visit from a child’s personal idol can make to help lift their spirits when trying to cope with critical health issues.

Congratulations John!

What do you think about John Cena granting 650 wishes? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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