The reigning all-time “Jeopardy!” champion Ken Jennings responded to James Holzhauer’s loss on Monday with a reference to “Avengers: Infinity War.”“Actual photo of James Holzhauer walking off stage at Jeopardy, his reign of destruction completed,” Jennings tweeted, along with a still of Josh Brolin’s Thanos from the end of the Marvel superhero team-up.Holzhauer’s months-long winning streak was snapped on Monday when he was finally bested by competitor Emma Boettcher, by nearly $22,000 in the game’s final round.Also Read: 'Jeopardy!': Here Are the Questions That Ended James Holzhauer's Run at Ken Jennings' RecordActual photo of James Holzhauer walking off stage at Jeopardy, his reign of destruction completed. pic.twitter.com/Xdf5PFR3QD— Ken Jennings (@KenJennings) June 4, 2019Holzhauer’s loss came as a huge shock, seeing as the contestant was just $58,485 shy of breaking Jennings’ all-time regular season record at the time of his loss. Holzhauer’s final total amounted to $2,462,216 over 32 “Jeopardy!” games, whereas Jennings scored $2,520,700 over 74 games back in 2004.He was within spitting distance of Jennings’ record before making an uncharacteristically small Final Jeopardy wager in Monday’s episode.Also Read: Why James Holzhauer Wagered So Little Money in His Final 'Final Jeopardy'“I never really believed I could win 75 shows, but I definitely thought I had a great shot at Ken’s cash winnings record,” Holzhauer said in a statement following his defeat.“Emma dominated her warmup games that day, and I knew she would make an extremely tough challenger,” he added. “I was still incredibly impressed by her courage on that ‘True Daily Double.’ I’m proud that it took a top-level player at her absolute best to eliminate me.”Read original story ‘Jeopardy!’ Champ Ken Jennings Celebrates James Holzhauer’s ‘Reign of Destruction’ With ‘Infinity War’ Joke At TheWrap
Both the Washington Post and the New York Times reported on what happened on Monday's episode of the Alex Trebek-hosted game show.
The Jeopardy! host, 78, who’s fighting pancreatic cancer sent a handwritten note to a fan who was also recently diagnosed with the lethal disease.
James Holzhauer was aiming for his 26th straight 'Jeopardy!' win Wednesday and moving closer to the $2 million mark in prize money.
The unflappable host, upon learning his diagnosis, immediately underwent chemotherapy, and he admits that he's curious if eagle-eyed fans will notice he had to wear a hairpiece.
In his first live interview since revealing his stage 4 pancreatic cancer diagnosis earlier this year, legendary host Alex Trebek stopped by "GMA" Wednesday morning to update fans on his ongoing health battle. Meanwhile, others have been an inspiration to him, including people who survived cancer for many years and reached out to him.
"The fact that I win and lose money all the time helps desensitize me," says "Jeopardy!" champ James Holzhauer, a professional sports gambler.
“Jeopardy!” whiz James Holzhauer surged past the $1 million mark Tuesday, winning a total of $1,061,664 in a 14-day winning streak.In Final Jeopardy, Holzhauer gave the correct answer “Grant and Lee” to the clue: “On May 1, 1869 these 2 men met at the White House, 4 years & 3 weeks after a more historic meeting between them.”That brought his daily winnings to $118,816 — an impressive number, but not as big as an earlier win by Holzhauer.The Naperville, Ill. native currently holds the record for most single-day winnings with $131,127. Before Holzhauer, Robert Craig was the previous record-holder with $77,000 won in a single episode, which Holzhauer bested on the April 9 episode with $110,914 before going on to beat his own record on the April 17 episode.Monday night’s episode saw Holzhauer finish strong, winning a total of $90,812 and bringing his 13-day total to $942,738. It would only take $57,262 to pass the $1 million mark, a small feat for a contestant whose average nightly winnings, according to host Alex Trebek, were $71,000 as of Monday.In the coming episodes, all eyes will be on Holzhauer, a professional sports bettor, to see if he can surpass the all-time winnings record of $2.5 million set by Ken Jennings after 74 games in 2004.Also Read: 'Jeopardy!' Contestant Destroys Show's Single-Day Cash Winnings RecordThis winnings put Holzhauer in the “Jeopardy!” hall of fame, holding the top 6 places for single-game winnings and second place for highest all-time winnings in regular season play. He’s currently in fourth place for most consecutive games won, according to jeopardy.com.Though he’s showing no signs of slowing down, Holzhauer has to win another million-plus dollars before breaking the all-time winnings record — and that’s not including tournaments. If Holzhauer goes on to play in the Tournament of Champions, he could compete to break the record of Brad Rutter, who won a total of $4.6 million when tournaments are counted.“When I watch at home, I always root for the contestants to bet big on Daily Doubles. They get them right most of the time, and it can give them a big leg up on the competition,” Holzhauer said in a statement. “I’m proud of myself for sticking to that attitude when it was my money on the line.”Read original story ‘Jeopardy!’ Contestant James Holzhauer Flies Past $1 Million Mark in 14th Consecutive Win At TheWrap
"This is something I would have thought was just impossible..." "Jeopardy!" icon Ken Jennings said of champ James Holzhauer.
With his 10th straight win, “Jeopardy!” contestant James Holzhauer has topped the show’s single-day winnings record — a record that he previously set just eight days earlier.On Wednesday, Holzhauer won $131,127, a solid $20,213 more than the $110,914 he grabbed on April 9. The victory brings his total winnings to $697,787, further cementing his status as the show’s second-highest-winning contestant, though he still trails “Jeopardy!” legend Ken Jennings.Holzhauer, a 34-year-old professional sports gambler from Las Vegas, won by risking $60,013 on the final category “20th Century Literary Characters.” The answer was: “His first name refers to the ancient district in which you’d find the Greek capital; his surname is a bird.” The question, of course, is “Who is Atticus Finch?” from “To Kill a Mockingbird.”Also Read: 'Jeopardy!' Contestant Destroys Show's Single-Day Cash Winnings RecordBut Holzhauer still has a long road ahead if he wants to top the all-time winner’s list. Jennings amassed $2,520,700 during an amazing 74-game winning streak in 2004.Meanwhile, in a video on Wednesday commemorating the final day of taping for Season 35 of the show, “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek thanked fans for their support and encouragement in the weeks since he shared news of his pancreatic cancer diagnosis.Also Read: Netflix's 'Competitive Moat': Can Streaming Giant Spend Rivals Like Disney and Apple Into Oblivion?“Some of you may recall that at the beginning of this season, I promised you that we had surprises in store for you,” Trebek said. “Well, of course, I had no idea at the time that there were some surprises in store for me as well. So here, on the last day of taping for our 35th anniversary season, I wanted once again to thank you for your continuing messages of encouragement and support, particularly the many cards I’ve received from young people. I’m touched beyond words.”“Jeopardy!” is produced by Sony Pictures Television. It is distributed domestically by CBS Television Distribution and internationally by CBS Television International.Read original story ‘Jeopardy!’ Contestant Wins 10th Game, Breaks Own Single-Day Winnings Record At TheWrap
"Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek said that he's "feeling good" as he undergoes treatment for stage IV pancreatic cancer in a video shared on social media.
James Holzhauer, a 34-year-old professional sports gambler from Las Vegas, Nev., just annihilated the “Jeopardy!” single-day cash winnings record.Holzhauer won $110,914 on Tuesday. The previous single-game record of $77,000 was set by Roger Craig on September 19, 2010.In addition to being a huge chunk of change, Holzhauer’s $110,914 take has a special numerical significance: His daughter was born November 9, 2014 (11/09/14).Also Read: Alex Trebek Diagnosed With Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer“I said all along that I wanted to break Roger Craig’s one-game record and I did it,” Holzhauer said.Today’s win was the fourth in a row for Holzhauer, whose winnings now total $244,365. Holzhauer will face two new challengers Wednesday, when he will attempt to win his fifth consecutive game.“Jeopardy!” is produced by Sony Pictures Television. It is distributed domestically by CBS Television Distribution and internationally by CBS Television International.Also Read: 'Big Bang Theory' Star Johnny Galecki Reacts to Being a 'Jeopardy!' Answer: 'The Saddest Part Is...' (Video)Last month, “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek revealed that he has been diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer.“Normally, the prognosis for this is not very encouraging but I’m going to fight this,” the game-show host had said at the time. “I’m going to keep working 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.”“Truth told, I have to, because under the terms of my contract, I have to host ‘Jeopardy!’ for three more years,” he said. “So help me, keep the faith, and we’ll win. We’ll get it done.”Read original story ‘Jeopardy!’ Contestant Destroys Show’s Single-Day Cash Winnings Record At TheWrap
Sometimes fame can be a humbling thing, huh, Johnny Galecki?“Big Bang Theory” star Galecki took to Instagram on Wednesday to share his reaction to being included as an answer on the game show “Jeopardy!”He even offered up a joking reflection on “the saddest part” of the situation.Also Read: 'Big Bang Theory' Star Jim Parsons Is Very Jumpy in Mayim Bialik's Birthday Tribute (Photos)In a video posted to Galecki’s Instagram account, a contestant named Zorn attempted to answer a clue from the category “Actors & Their TV Roles.”The clue? “Darlene Conner’s significant other David Healy; Leonard Hofstadter.”Which, as any Johnny Galecki fan worth his or her salt knows, are the names of his characters from “Roseanne” and “The Big Bang Theory.”Also Read: 'Big Bang Theory' Stars Kaley Cuoco, Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch Get Totally Framed in Behind-the-Scenes LookZorn, however, was apparently not quite up to speed on his Johnny Galecki trivia, and offered up the answer-in-the-form-of-a-question, “Who is Glick?”Leaving Zorn’s competitor, Meredith, to swoop in and answer correctly.Galecki wrote in reaction to the clip, “The saddest part is, Zorn is my older brother.”Also Read: 'Big Bang Theory' Star Johnny Galecki Reacts After Finale Date Is Announced: 'VERY Surreal'The actor added, “[Strong arm emoji] game, Meredith,” along with a heart emoji.See Galecki’s reaction below.View this post on Instagram The saddest part is, Zorn is my older brother. ??’? game, Meredith. ❤️A post shared by Johnny Galecki (@sanctionedjohnnygalecki) on Mar 27, 2019 at 2:37pm PDTRead original story ‘Big Bang Theory’ Star Johnny Galecki Reacts to Being a ‘Jeopardy!’ Answer: ‘The Saddest Part Is…’ (Video) At TheWrap
Trebek has been the face of the trivia show since the modern version of it first aired in 1984, but he suggested last year that he might be interested in retiring soon.