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Julia Collins on her record-breaking 'Jeopardy!' run, the upcoming category she would've aced

On Monday, Julia Collins’ 20-game Jeopardy! winning streak came to an end when she bet everything on a Final Jeopardy clue that read: “The New England writer who in 1999 became the last person to win an Oscar for adapting his own novel as a screenplay.” Collins guessed Michael Chabon, when the correct answer was John Irving. However, despite her loss, Collins’ 20-game record puts her in second place for the most consecutive wins on the show, behind only Ken Jennings, and makes her the winningest woman in the show’s history.

But what was it about the final clue that threw her? And what is her advice to future contestants? We chatted with Collins about all of those things, as well as what she did with that money: READ FULL STORY

Arthur Chu talks being the Walter White of 'Jeopardy!'

Who was the last male monarch who had not previously been Prince of Wales? Don’t know the answer off the top of your head? Neither did Arthur Chu, who ended his 11-game winning streak on Jeopardy! last night when he incorrectly answered the final question of the night.

Chu lost to Diana Peloquin, someone who the controversial Jeopardy! star calls “a bit devious” (in a good way). We caught up with him over the phone to see how he’s feeling, who his favorite movie villain is, and who he took some selfies with before heading back home to Ohio.

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'Jeopardy!' host Alex Trebek returns home after hospitalization

Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek has returned home after being admitted to a Los Angeles hospital last weekend following a mild heart attack.

A rep for Sony Television released a brief statement Wednesday afternoon: “I am happy to report that Alex has been released from the hospital and is back at his home. On his behalf, thank you again for your good wishes. “

Trebek is expected to begin shooting the show’s 29th season in July.

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'Jeopardy!' host Alex Trebek hospitalized after heart attack

Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek was admitted to the hospital Saturday in Los Angeles after suffering a mild heart attack, according to his rep. He is “in good spirits and is currently under observation and undergoing further testing,” the rep said.  Trebek is expected to fully recover and will begin filming the popular answer-and-question show’s 29th season in July.

Trebek, 71, recently told the Associated Press that he’s not quite ready to retire from Jeopardy!, which he’s hosted for the past 28 years. “Saying that I’ve THOUGHT about it doesn’t mean that I’m DOING it,” he told the AP in May.

Answer: Anderson Cooper, Lewis Black, Dr. Oz -- Correct response: Who will compete on 'Jeopardy' Power Players Week?

Jeopardy! has announced the line-up of celebrities who will participate in the special “Power Players Week” tournament. Silver fox Anderson Cooper, New Girl cameo maker Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Lewis Black are just a few names on the eclectic roster of competitor, who each stand to earn $10,000 for their charity (winners earn a minimum of $50,000). Click through for the full list of celebrities and their causes. READ FULL STORY

'Game of Thrones,' 'The Colbert Report,' 'Parks and Recreation' honored with Peabody Awards

Game of Thrones, Homeland, and The Colbert Report were among the winners at the 71st-annual Peabody Awards, announced this morning by the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. “The range of the Peabody Awards’ search for excellence has never been wider or deeper than this year,” said Horace Newcomb, Director of the Peabody Awards, in a statement See the winners, recognized for their achievement in electronic media, below:

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