If you’ve always dreamed of yelling “Wheel… of… Fortune!” on national TV, prepare to be disappointed. It turns out that the shouts you hear when viewing the show at home are prerecorded — the voices of people you’ll never know, excited about a game you’re not actually watching. READ FULL STORY »
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Is your brain bursting with fun facts about everything from aardvarks to the Zhou Dynasty? Does your trigger finger itch every time you watch a game show on TV? Have you always yearned to say the words “anal bum cover” to Alex Trebek himself?
If so, this is your lucky week. On Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, Jeopardy‘s official website will host its annual online test — the ten-minute, 50-clue quiz that serves as the first hurdle for anyone who wants to become a Jeopardy! contestant. Participants don’t have to phrase their responses in the form of a question or even spell everything correctly — so no sweat if “Quetzalcoatl” ends up being one of the answers — but they do have to snag a high score if they want to make it to the next round of the audition process.
So how can you ensure victory over this trivial pursuit? There’s no secret formula — but Jeopardy! contestant producer Maggie Speak was kind enough to share a list of online test tips and tricks with EW. Read on to see her advice — and don’t forget to register before the test date of your choice. Your time begins… now.
After a grueling slog of killer abs and waxed chests, The Price is Right has narrowed down its search for a male model to three possible contenders: model/actor Clint Brink, model/actor Nick Denbeigh, and model/actor Rob Wilson. After an online vote, one of these dimple-flashing dudes will win a five-day run on the venerable daytime game show, with the winner revealed on the Oct. 5 episode — but who is the most deserving?
My esteemed colleague and official EW supernatural sexpert Mandi Bierly and I watched through each of these guys’ final audition videos on the Price is Right website, and then engaged in a spirited and barely salacious debate about their merits. The videos aren’t embeddable, however, so click here to watch them yourself, and then join our discussion below! READ FULL STORY »
The Price Is Right is hiring its first male model this fall. Forget Barker’s Beauties; October 2012 is all about Carey’s Cutie. A few of our Burning Questions re: this bizarre development are below. Add yours!
What’s the ideal? Who exactly are Price is Right viewers looking for here? Would 70-year-old grandmoms prefer a young stud in his early 20s fondling their consumer products, or are we talking more, like, orange whisperer Ty Burrell? Is it Alex Pettyfer or Phillip Baker Hall? Is it Channing Tatum or William Shatner?
Who am I kidding? I know, I know. It’s Jon Hamm. READ FULL STORY »
Hollywood Squares was never all that complicated, and the stakes never really very high — which is probably why the show ran for so long in so many different iterations. Last night’s premiere of Hip-Hop Squares, MTV2′s version that trades in minor TV stars in favor of rap legends, ran much the same way.
Last night’s panel featured Fat Joe, DJ Khaled, Kat Graham, Donnell Rawlings, Tech N9ne, Ghostface Killah, Childish Gambino, Mac Miller, and MGK. As is typical of Squares, some panelists had to simply sit there and look pretty, which was the case with Tech and Rawlings (and Graham only got in on the action in the show’s final round). As for the rest of the group, Fat Joe and Ghostface both acquitted themselves quite nicely, though the evening really belonged to Gambino (which makes sense, considering that he has made most of his bones as an actor and a comedian). Easily the best exchange of last night’s premiere came when host Peter Rosenberg asked about the snatch and the clean and jerk in a filthy-minded inquiry about Olympic weightlifting. READ FULL STORY »
Want to test your game show know-how? Okay, hotshot. Here’s your first clue: “Taking this 10-minute quiz is the first step toward becoming a Jeopardy! contestant.”
If you answered “What is the Jeopardy! Online Test?” you might just be ready to trade erudite quips with Alex Trebek. But before you can snag a spot in Trebek’s Culver City studio, you’ll have to conquer the test itself — a 50-clue ordeal that’ll assess your knowledge of history, geography, culture, and jabs named after animals. (Rabbit punch! Rabbit punch!)
The quiz, which is administered a few times each year, will next be given tonight at 9pm Eastern Time. Registration is open until 8:30 p.m. ET, though the test makers suggest registering sooner rather than later. Those who garner a high enough score will be invited to an in-person audition in one of nine cities. There they’ll be tasked with charming Jeopardy! producers while playing a mock version of the game with other wanna-be Ken Jenningses. (Full disclosure: I made it to round two in 2008. I didn’t get on the show, but I did get a really nifty Jeopardy! pen.)
So how should you prepare for this potentially life-altering occasion? First, make sure you register for the thing. Then check out our list of suggestions below: READ FULL STORY »
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