Madison Brunoehler: From coast to coast..............
And Across America.....and the world.........this is..............
Now here is America's favorite contestant, Pierre Kelly!!!!!
Me: Thank you Madi2TheMax and this of course is Game show Live! As live as it gets, as live as it happens and as live whenever you feel like it. Let's get into it with...... The whatstrending.com Opening Toss-Up story. I'll take game show hosts with a nasty fall for $800. Alex Trebek has provided fans with an update on his health, and though he didn’t answer in the form of a question, he says his “prognosis is excellent.”
In a video shared via the Jeopardy YouTube page, Trebek revealed he had surgery over the holiday break to remove blood clots on his brain caused by a fall he suffered in October. Wearing a Jeopardy hat, Trebek appeared in good health and good spirits, saying, “I expect to be back in the studio taping more Jeopardy programs very, very soon.”
This is not the first time Trebek has suffered a health setback. In 2011, he tore his Achilles tendon while chasing a burglar from his hotel room, and in 2012, he suffered a mild heart attack. More recently, in 2015, he had to host while seated due to a full knee replacement.
However, none of these setbacks have deterred the longtime Jeopardy host, even if they occasionally cause postponements in taping the game show. Trebek has hosted Jeopardy for 33 years and counting, and just extended his contract through the 2019-2020 season (which will be the show’s 36th year on air). For $1,000, what is longevity?
Madison: Some members of our viewing audience will receive.....
Starbucks Coffee. Notice the menu the next time you walk in? Well, they change it to make sure you are getting a brand new drink called the Blonde espresso. Why not get it at a Starbucks today? And now back to our black-haired expressionist, Pierre Kelly!
Me: Thank you Madi and welcome back. Later on, we react to the Slenderman trailer.
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1990. 2015. And now 2018?
Lucktastic, a pure play, free app and entertainment destination that is reimagining winning experiences, rewards and discovery, together with Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS) announced an exciting, Lucktastic Live MONOPOLY-themed game show event will take place in the Madison Square Garden Plaza (33rd Street between 7th and 8th) on January 5th from 2:45 PM – 3:30 PM ET. The event will highlight the company’s collaboration with Hasbro while broadcasting a live and engaging MONOPOLY-themed experience to its Facebook Live audience.
“Roll out the red carpet and set up the velvet rope, this is going to be an amazing event with a lot of fanfare and excitement right in the center of Madison Square Garden Plaza,” said Alex Tarrand, VP of Marketing for Lucktastic. “Our collaboration with Hasbro’s MONOPOLY brand has given our players hours and hours of playtime in the app as well as cash prizes for dozens of winners to date, so we thought it would be fun to bring the game to the people. Come one and come all and play for a chance to win!”
On the day of the event, pedestrians in Madison Square Garden Plaza will have the opportunity to play a MONOPOLY-themed dice game for prizes including Lucktastic merchandise and gift cards. Players will also gain special access to an unlock code for five chances to win $100. Viewers of the Lucktastic Live event will be able to watch and interact with the hosts in real time and will also receive the unlock code for more chances to win $100 prizes.
“Whether fans play face-to-face, on mobile or online, there is a MONOPOLY experience to fit every lifestyle,” said Mark Blecher, Senior Vice President, Digital Gaming & Licensing, Hasbro. “We are excited to collaborate with Lucktastic on their interactive game show so that fans can connect with MONOPOLY in a fun, new way.”
Don't bang the gong just yet......
ABC has announced that it won't be gonging its popular summer series "The Gong Show" and has renewed it for a second season. Celebrated film and television actor/comedian Mike Myers has finally confirmed the rumor that he is, indeed, the show's host - British comedic legend Tommy Maitland.
"Being the host of 'The Gong Show' is a blast! Pure fun," said Myers. "It is with great delight that I can finally admit that there is indeed a Tommy Maitland, and that I portray him."
"The Gong Show," which is executive produced by actor/comedian Will Arnett, will go into production later this year, and an airdate will be announced at a future date.
"I was just as surprised as the next guy when I heard 'The Gong Show''s host, Tommy Maitland, was a character portrayed by the insanely talented Mike Myers," Arnett revealed. "Despite this shocking news, I'm in total awe of the man, and we are so fortunate to have him as our brilliant host."
Last summer, the iconic and irreverent talent show competition made its way into the 21st century with a bang, celebrating unusually talented and unique performers on a primetime stage for 10 episodes. A revolving panel of judges featuring Hollywood's biggest stars, often including Will Arnett, praised, critiqued and gonged contestants in this revival of one of TV's all-time great variety shows. Most performers went home with their unique talent that only a mother can love, but the winning act with the highest judges' score received "The Gong Show" trophy and a check.
What almost seemed like a hallucination in 2017 is now a fast-approaching reality. American Idol, the most popular show on television for a large chunk of this still-young century, is returning to the airwaves on March 11 on ABC two years after it was canceled by Fox. And, per producers and stars, it's not changing (with one small caveat).
ABC trotted out the cast of its revived Idol for the first time on Monday (Jan. 8) at the Television Critics Association's winter press tour, posting up Ryan Seacrest and company for reporters — many of whom expressed skepticism about the timing of the reboot. Seacrest seemed to share their concerns. The returning host offered up his thoughts on why the last few seasons of the Fox version didn't produce any breakout talent and why that's such a priority this time around.
"What was important to me [about the reboot] was that there were going to be stars on the show that were going to come on to collaborate and take this seriously and give the franchise what it deserves," he told one TV critic. "The legacy of this franchise is important to me and to its fans."
The question of finding breakout talent, the way Idol did for so many years, was a more dominant thread in the conversation than ones about ratings and singing-show fatigue. Katy Perry, the show's $25 million marquee judge, referred to it as her top priority.
"Literally, we are wasting our time if we are not finding another star," said Perry. "I take it very seriously, sometimes to my detriment."
"That makes us work harder as a judging panel," added Luke Bryan, when no one onstage could immediately name an American Idol winner from its last few seasons on Fox. "Because there are a few years where you don't remember those contestants, we don't want it to go that way. We want it to go right back to what it was known for."
One thing Idol was known for was its mocking of bad singers during the early audition rounds, an aspect famously rebuked by NBC's The Voice when it premiered in 2011 and ultimately stole Idol's thunder. Showrunner Trish Kinane said that would no longer be the case, though she was also quick to note the original version of the show had leaned away from that in its later years.
"It doesn't feel comfortable to put borderline unstable people up on stage and laugh at them," said Kinane. To her point, reality television has largely evolved past the kind of personality profiteering and audiences are savvier about how people get on camera.
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And now, Michael Anthony Castellon's most over reactive, most overthrown, most so over whine of the month!
"I know why Verizon is dropping you because you have too much Feud on and your viewers are complaining of too much Feud the same thing viewers complain about the weather channel having too much reality shows instead of Live weather and that's how the weather channel got dropped and you're about to be the same way getting dropped because of too much Feud and that's on you getting dropped."
Time for a Gamestop Game Break. Identify a classic 80's arcade game from its screenshot.
Figure that one out after a Google Play music interlude from Twitch streamer and LOL fanatic.......Nicki Taylor!!!!!
If Fox had 5th Grader, then ABC has a new cousin on its hands. Child Support. The premise is simple: A contestant in the studio will be asked an open-ended question by Savage. If their response is correct, the contestant's possible winnings will become the value of that question. In the event the contestant is wrong, their position in the game is at risk. Five youngsters are asked the same question by Gervais and if any of them give the correct response, the contestant is saved and will be able to continue playing. Being saved in this manner will cause the top prize of the game and subsequent prize amounts to be moved to the next lower amount. If the contestant is wrong on the final question, their total possible winnings will become the last correct answer's value. However, if no correct response from the kids is given, the contestant's game is over and they leave with nothing. After playing the 4th and 8th question, the contestant is given the opportunity to walk away from the game with their winnings up to that point.
If it feels like Fifth Grader adding in it's save option, then it looks like Child Support went to High School. Great. Now if ABC continues to keep that up,it'll be hard competition when NBC gets Genius Junior on the air.
That's it for this week. Today's consolation prize is a VFX machine......perfect for making movie hits.
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