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Jeopardy! Opens Hall of Fame at Sony Pictures

Tuesday marked the grand opening of the Jeopardy! Hall of Fame, located inside Stage 10 at the Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City.

In attendance for the ribbon cutting ceremony included past Jeopardy! contestants, legendary announcer Johnny Gilbert and host Alex Trebek, who is still recovering from a ruptured achilles tendon suffered during a failed hotel robbery in July. (Find out more on Trebek’s health in our interview later today.)

Some of the standout items from the Hall of Fame include all 29 Daytime Emmys Jeopardy! has won throughout the years, Trebek’s flight suit from his 2007 visit to Kadena Air Force Base in Okinawa, Japan and an actual contestant podium featuring the famous buzzer.

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Much Ado About a Variety Retweet

Here’s a great example of just how ridiculous it can get sometimes on Twitter.

It started Wednesday when Variety film reporter Jeff Sneider retweeted an Entertainment Weekly TCA article about Alex Trebek. Although the headline should have ideally spelled it “Lede,” the word was listed as “Lead:”

Within a matter of minutes, Movies.com contributor Scott Weinberg and Badass Digest reporter Devin Faraci were getting on Sneider’s case for spelling it “Lead.” Variety editor Chris Krewson jumped to his colleague’s defense and soon, the Twitter mini-brawl was on:

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Game Show Star Elaine Stewart Dies at 81

Longtime screen and game show actress Elaine Stewart died at her home in Beverly Hills Monday at the age of 81, reports the LA Times. Stewart appeared in more than a dozen films throughout the 50′s and early 60′s, including an uncredited role in Singin’ in the Rain. But she was best known as the card dealer on Gambit with Wink Martindale and Alex Trebek‘s co-hostess on High Rollers.

Game Show Network, people. Seriously. Check it out.

RIP.

Jeopardy‘s Class of 2010

Once upon a time, FBLA auditioned for the fearsome game show Jeopardy! Host Alex Trebek warned during a videotaped intro on the Sony lot that the test questions were harder than those of the show, and he was right. The opera queries alone pushed this thin guy to the singing point.

Beginning today, the more talented Jeopardy! class of 2010 will strut their on-air stuff as part of the show’s popular annual College Championship. From an LA PR point of view, the event translates into the kind of hometown media coverage “This Mayor Syncs Up with A/V” could normally only dream of.

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