Alex Trebek’s last episodes on ‘Jeopardy!’ will air until Jan. 8, which will conclude with a ‘special tribute.’ Before the TV special, HollywoodLife is sharing our own tribute for the legendary game show host.
Fans of Jeopardy! are beginning 2021 on a nostalgic note, since the game show is airing its last episodes hosted by Alex Trebek between Jan. 4-Jan. 8. The legendary game show host passed away at 80 years old after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer on Nov. 8, 2020, and taped his very last episode just 10 days before his death.
Alex’s last episode, airing this Friday, will conclude with “a special tribute to the life and work of the man who captained America’s Favorite Quiz Show with skill, style, and sophistication for 36+ years,” according to a statement from Sony Pictures Television, which produces Jeopardy! Before the TV tribute, however, we also want to look back at Alex’s long career in hosting which began in the ’60s.
“If we all pitch in just a little bit, we’re gonna get there.” pic.twitter.com/Ip6HZJi43Y
— Jeopardy! (@Jeopardy) January 5, 2021
Alex — who was born in Ontario and attended Canada’s University of Ottawa — got his start in media and news at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) in 1961, before graduating from college with a philosophy degree. “I went to school in the mornings and worked at nights. I did everything, at one time replacing every announcer in every possible job,” Alex had said, according to CBC-TV publicity materials from 1964, according to CBC Radio Canada.
By 1963, Alex landed his first hosting job on a teen music/dance program called Music Hop that aired in Canada. You can see a clip of him interviewing legendary singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot below! The gig was the start of a successful trajectory in Alex’s TV and radio career, which was followed by other hosting gigs on Canadian programs like a high school quiz show called Reach for the Top, a game show called Strategy, and a morning drive radio show for CBC Toronto called I’m Here Til 9 in the years leading up to 1973.
In 1973, Alex made his big break on American television with a hosting role on an NBC game show called The Wizard of Odds. While the show only lasted until 1974, Alex never had a hard time securing a hosting role afterwards, which he did on American game shows like Double Dare, High Rollers, and Battlestars for the remainder of the late ’70s/early ’80s.
Fate came calling in 1984: Alex was asked to host the revival of Jeopardy!, since the host of the original show, Art Fleming, did not wish to return. It was a perfect match, and Alex went on to host more than 8,000 episodes by the time he passed away in Nov. 2020. The TV icon even still reported to his job for more than a year after he was diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer in March of 2019.
Throughout his life, Alex also had two marriages. He married his first wife, broadcaster Elaine Callei Trebek, in 1974 but divorced in 1981. He then tied the knot with sound healer and Reiki master Jean Currivan Trebek in 1990, and they remained together up until Alex’s death at the end of 2020. They welcomed two children: Emily Trebek, 28, and Matthew Trebek, 31. You can see even more photos of Alex and the extraordinary life he lived in HollywoodLife‘s gallery above.
Suri Cruise Sports Long Hair While Posing With Flowers & Goofing Off With Friends On 15th Birthday
Suri Cruise looked super sweet while enjoying her 15th birthday in the Big Apple! The teenager showed off her long hair and posed with some flowers as her friend snapped some pics!
Suri Cruise is another year older! The teenage daughter of Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise turned 15 years old on April 18, and she looked like she had a total blast on her big day. The newly minted 15-year-old spent her birthday out and about in New York City and was spotted having some low-key birthday fun. Suri and a few of her pals were seen snapping some photos together while posing with a pretty bouquet of pink and white carnations.
The birthday girl also showed off her long, brunette ‘do, and looked like the spitting image of her famous mom, 42. Naturally, Suri followed the necessary safety precautions while celebrating her birthday amid the COVID-19 pandemic. She and her friends wore protective face masks while having fun in the Big Apple. The teens only removed their face masks while smiling for a quick photo, or enjoying some delicious ice cream!
Despite her birthday falling during the middle of a pandemic, Suri truly showed the she was enjoying her day like so many around the world who celebrated their special days during COVID-19, as well. Suri’s mom, Katie, made sure to celebrate her daughter’s birthday by taking to Instagram and sharing a carousel of photos to her social media account. Far more precious than the intimate pics of Suri and her mom, however, was the sweet caption Katie wrote and dedicated to her teen.
“Happy 15th Birthday Sweetheart! I love you,” Katie wrote, adding a string of exclamation points and a number of emojis. “I can’t believe you are already 15!” Katie concluded the post. It’s hard to believe that Suri is already 15 years old. After all, it doesn’t seem like that long ago that she was just a tiny tot being photographed while out with her famous parents.
Over the course of the last few years, though, Suri’s adoring mom has made a concerted effort to offer her daughter as normal an upbringing as possible. Suri’s bond with her mom is so incredibly strong and it’s amazing to see the teen grow up to be her Katie’s mini-me. Fans cannot wait to see what the future holds for the teenager!
Happy 42nd Birthday, Kourtney Kardashian: Look Back At Her Hottest Photos Of All-Time
In honor of Kourtney Kardashian’s 42nd birthday, we’re looking back at some of her hottest outfits ever!
Kourtney Kardashian is celebrating another trip around the sun on April 18! The reality star turns 42 this year, and she has many reasons to celebrate. For the big day, we’re taking a trip down memory lane and looking back at some of the sexiest outfits that Kourtney has ever worn. From little black dresses to short shorts and more, Kourtney definitely knows how to dress to impress.
Black Leather Dress
In December 2019, Kourtney attended the Dior Men’s Fashion Show in Miami. She wore a black leather dress with thin straps, paired with strappy, open-toed heels. Although the dress reached down to Kourt’s knees, it provided a sexy, dominatrix style for her night out. She wore her hair in wet curls, with minimal jewelry and subtle makeup to complete the edgy look.
Purple Slip Dress
When it comes to mini dresses, Kourtney is definitely a pro. She’s even mastered the art of wearing lingerie as clothing! In June 2019, Kourtney enjoyed a night out with some friends, and she wore a purple slip dress for the occasion. The ensemble featured lace detailing on the edges, and could easily be doubled as a nightgown. However, Kourt dressed it up with some heels and it was the perfect mini for a night on the town!
High Slit Dress
Another one of Kourt’s sexiest looks was worn in Feb. 2019. Kourtney attended the amfAR Gala with sister Kim Kardashian and looked absolutely stunning. She rocked a black Versace dress featuring a double scoop neckline and a sexy thigh-high slit. The eldest KarJenner paired her look with pointed toe stilettos and styled her hair into a dramatic high ponytail.
These are just a few of Kourtney’s best looks, though. She’s one of the most fashion-forward celebs we know, so of course there are plenty of other outfits to admire. Luckily, we gathered some of her sexiest ensembles of all-time and put them in the gallery above for your viewing pleasure. Happy clicking – and happy birthday, Kourtney!
The Queen Wipes Away Tears As She Arrives At Husband Prince Philip’s Funeral — See Photo
Queen Elizabeth was emotional as she arrived at her late husband Prince Philip’s funeral at Windsor Castle. See all the photos.