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Mayim Bialik will be the first guest host of “Jeopardy!” following the short-lived tenure of Mike Richards, who left the role in a cloud of controversy.

Bialik, who in early August had been named the prime-time host for specials, including the upcoming “Jeopardy! National College Championship” tournament, is scheduled to tape for the program over the course of three days.

The game show typically shoots a week’s worth of episodes in a single day, so it is expected that Bialik, a star of “The Big Bang Theory” and “Blossom,” will host three weeks of the show’s programming.

The news comes just days after Richards stepped down as the new host of the long-running trivia show after The Ringer reported on controversial comments he made in the past. Richards remains executive producer of the series.

According to CNN, Bialik is in consideration for the main hosting gig. When “Jeopardy!” executives and Sony were initially considering candidates for the role for this current season, Bialik was unavailable due to conflicts with her Fox sitcom “Call Me Kat,” which she stars in and executive produces.

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However, now that the studio is taking longer to consider a replacement for the late Alex Trebek and Richards, Bialik could be a “viable choice,” a source familiar with the matter told CNN.

Ken Jennings, an author with the longest winning streak in “Jeopardy!” history and who posted the highest ratings of all the guest hosts that participated last season, is also being considered, reports say.

“I’m told by two show insiders that it’s now Jennings’ job to lose,” wrote Matthew Belloni in his newsletter “What I am Hearing …” Belloni is a former Hollywood Reporter editor.

“Jeopardy!” cycled through a number of guest hosts after Trebek died in November. The would-be permanent replacements also included journalist Katie Couric, professional football star Aaron Rodgers, news anchor Anderson Cooper, CNBC financial journalist David Faber and actor LeVar Burton.

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Fans of “Jeopardy!” who have been clamoring for the program to hire Burton for months were disheartened when Richards was given the hosting job and have reinvigorated their social media campaign for his appointment to the post.

Burton came to fame for his work on the miniseries “Roots” as well as for hosting the PBS series “Reading Rainbow” and appearing on “Star Trek: The Next Generation.”

“Jeopardy!” has not announced who else will join the lineup for its new round of guest hosts.

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Nick Cannon gets hospitalized for Pneumonia asks fans to ‘Don’t trip’

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Nick Cannon thinks he needs “some solid rest” to get back on his feet after suffering from pneumonia

Nick Cannon has shared health update from his hospital bed as he is suffering from Pneumonia.

The Masked Singer host explained that he’s getting medical facilitation after getting affected with pneumonia.

He turned to Instagram on December 2, 2022, “Okay, so I guess I’m not Superman,” he continued “I promised myself I would never be back at this place again… But this is a great lesson to take care of YOU or YOU won’t be able to take care of everyone else.”

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Nick let fans know there’s no need to send “well wishes or prayers,” as “it’s just pneumonia, nothing I can’t handle.”

“Don’t trip”, the 42-year-old advised fans, noting he only needs “some solid rest and I will be back on the journey to becoming stronger than ever.”

Nick went on to share that he got sick just a day after performing in New York for Nick Cannon Presents: Wild ‘N Out Live.

“Crazy thing is, last night we was just rocking a sold out crowd at Madison square garden in front of thousands of fans, now I’m all alone in a tiny hospital room,” he wrote in his post. “Life is definitely a rollercoaster!”

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Taylor Swift fans file lawsuit against Ticketmaster for ‘fraud, price fixing and antitrust violations’

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Taylor Swift fans are not accepting Ticketmaster’s apology as many file lawsuits against the company, reported TMZ.

According to the outlet, several dozen fans are “alleging fraud, price fixing and antitrust violations.” They claim that “Ticketmaster is the only game in town when it comes to large concert venues that can accommodate artists as big as Taylor.”

In the suit, fans accuse Ticketmaster of “intentional deception, because the company controls the primary ticket sale market, as well as the secondary market – aka scalpers”. The fans also alleged Ticketmaster was “eager to allow” scalpers access to the presale event since the company would collect additional fees every time a scalper resold a ticket.

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Swifties are suing in the company in Los Angeles County – where Ticketmaster’s parent company Live Nation has its Head Quarters – to get back the “ill-gotten gains” the company amassed during the presale disaster. The fans also want the court to hit the company with a civil fine of $2500 per violation ‘just to teach ’em a lesson’, via the outlet.

The lawsuit comes after Ticketmaster issued an apology to Taylor Swift and her fans, explaining why the chaos happened during the catastrophic pre-sale in November, 2022.

According to documents, obtained by TMZ, Ticketmaster was supposed to send “verified” Taylor Swift fans a code on November 14th, which would allow them access to the upcoming Eras Tour presale event – but the angry fans say thousands of them either didn’t get a code, or were sent malfunctioning codes.

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After the sale debacle, Swift herself in responded that she was ‘assured’ the company could handle the high demand for tickets. She added that while many fans had gotten their tickets, ‘it really pisses me off that a lot of them feel like they went through several bear attacks to get them.’

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Prince William said, “I believe that the Earthshot solutions you have seen this evening prove we can overcome our planet´s greatest challenges”

Boston: Prince William honored climate change innovators during a star-studded ceremony in Boston Friday at the culmination of a US trip overshadowed by a race row and estranged brother Harry´s Netflix series.

Britain´s heir to the throne rewarded five entrepreneurs with £1 million each ($1.2 million) as part of his Earthshot Prize initiative to support efforts to save the planet from warming temperatures.

Annie Lennox and sisters Chloe x Halle were among singers to perform at Boston´s MGM Music Hall. Actor Rami Malek and ex-footballer David Beckham presented awards.

British naturalist and television presenter David Attenborough and actress Cate Blanchett were among the judges.

Winners included a female-founded start-up providing cleaner-burning stoves to women in Kenya and a British company that crafts biodegradable packaging from marine plants.

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“I believe that the Earthshot solutions you have seen this evening prove we can overcome our planet´s greatest challenges. And by supporting and scaling them we can change our future,” William told the audience.

The ceremony, now in its second year, was trailed by royal insiders as William´s “Superbowl moment” and came at the end of his and wife Kate´s first visit to the United States in eight years.

The couple´s three-day trip to Boston focused on the environment, as they discussed rising sea levels with local officials and toured a laboratory specializing in green technologies. William briefly met President Joe Biden Friday.

The trip started Wednesday under a cloud after William´s godmother Susan Hussey apologized and quit the royal household for repeatedly asking a Black British woman where she was “really” from during a reception at Buckingham Palace the day before.

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A spokesman for the royal couple told reporters in Boston that William believed it was right that Hussey, 83, had stood down.

Then on Thursday, Netflix unveiled a trailer for its six-part docuseries in which Harry and wife Meghan Markle lift the lid on their lives in the royal family, which they quit in 2020.

Harry and Meghan, a mixed-race former television actress, cited racism in the royal household as one of the reasons for their acrimonious departure and move to California almost three years ago.

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