Matt Lauer just can't seem to catch a break lately!
The anchor was already under heavy scrutiny for the firing of Ann Curry and the Today show's plummeting ratings, and we're guessing his highly controversial interview with filmmaker John Ziergler concerning Jerry Sandusky isn't helping him win any popularity contests!
But it sounds like some good might come out of this ugly mess, as we're hearing NBC is reaching out to Anderson Cooper to replace Matt!
A source close to the situation claims that the deal could be coming fairly soon, saying:
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The long-running game show might be saying farewell to its three-decade host Alex Trebek and HELLO to Matt Lauer!
Following his heart attack last summer, rumors have been swirling that Alex will be retiring from Jeopardy when his contract runs out in 2015 and it just so happens that Matt is a free agent after getting the boot from Today!!!
While final decisions won't be made for at least another year, Matt is supposedly at the top of the hosting list and he seems to be onboard with the idea too.
Matt wouldn't have the stress of Today's overwhelming schedule, so maybe he will be a bit nicer to those around him! HA!
We're not entirely sure Matt has as much universal appeal as Alex, but how much can he f*$@ up saying, "This is Jeopardy"??!
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Oh shiz, gurl…
Even the dry-humored folks over at Jeopardy are callin' you out!
On Wednesday's episode, the classic game-show presented the following clue to which Taylor Swift was the answer (or question if we're being technical):
"2009's best female country vocal went to her for 'White Horse,' where (SHOCKER!) she goes off on an ex-boyfriend."
Jeopardy pulled some parentheses sh*t!
Srsly, that 'shocker' part is epic.
We guess they didn't take too kindly to Swifty's implication that Amy Poehler and Tina Fey are gurl-hating, future residents of hell!
But like we've said before, none of the hate matters because overexposed or not, gurl is WINNING!
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Oh, Alex — you crafty gent!
Just when you thought Carly Rae Jepsen's oddly punctuated, chart-smashing single was gone for good… Jeopardy sucks us all right back in!
The gameshow is holding its Teen Tournament right now and what do those young whipper-snappers love more than categories named after the lyrics to Call Me Maybe?
Nothing! The answer is nothing!
Ch-ch-check out Alex Trebek pimping his fellow Canadian's Grammy-nominated single just days before the award is handed out!!
We wish we knew how to quit you, CRJ!!!
Will Call Me Maybe win Song of the Year at the Grammys? Check back with us on Sunday to find out!!
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While we never saw our two favorite supernatural hunks on the hit game show, we were thrilled Jeopardy even mentioned their names!!
In a recent episode, players were quizzed on Robert Pattinson's recent buzz cut and the name of the werewolf played by Taylor Lautner in Twilight!
Uhh, Team Jacob, where the HECK were you??
Ch-ch-check out blank stares from the contestants (above) as Alex Trebek lobs up a softball and all three of them whiff terribly!
We bet all the Twi-Hards in the audience were pulling their hair out!!
Oh, it's our turn…?
We'll take "Contestants Who Never Heard of Twilight Must Be Living Under a Rock" for $800, please, Alex! LOLz!!
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Wow. It could be the end of an era!
Alex Trebek has been the host of Jeopardy since 1984, but according to a recent interview, he has revealed that he may actually be planning to retire from the game show within the next two years!
The 71-year-old explains:
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He made a huge mistake.
Check out the video (above) of Alex Trebek BUTCHERING the name of Arrested Development character Tobias Funke on Jeopardy.
Do UR research next time, Alex! The AD fans out there will appreciate it!
Speaking of AD…we are SOOOOO pumped for its return!!! Can't wait!!!!!!!!!
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