Monday, February 12, 2024

Jeopardy! News

Emma Stone dreams of appearing on Jeopardy!

Emma Stone

Oscar winner Emma Stone is a huge fan of Jeopardy!  In a recent interview with Variety's "Awards Circuit" podcast, Emma expressed her desire to become a contestant on the long-running quiz show.  In fact, she applies every year.  If you think she means Celebrity Jeopardy!, you are wrong.  Her goal is to compete in the regular, syndicated show, with non-famous trivia buffs.  "I apply every June," Emma stated in the podcast.  "I don't want to go on Celebrity Jeopardy!  I want to earn my stripes."

Aspiring Jeopardy! contestants must first take an online test. They are only permitted to apply once a year with their email address.  According the show's website, a random group of applicants who pass the test may then be invited to audition.  Those who do well in their audition will then enter the contestant pool.  Emma has yet to be chosen to compete.  She will, however, be competing for an Academy Award this year on Sunday, March 10th.  She has been nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her performance in Poor Things.  She already has one Oscar under her belt for La La Land.  

Another Canadian shines on Jeopardy!

Juveria Zaheer

Juveria Zaheer, a psychiatrist from Whitby, Ontario, has earned a spot on Jeopardy!'s Tournament of Champions, beginning on February 23rd.  Juveria triumphed in the Champions Wildcard Season 39 competition.  She won the $100,000 grand prize with a two-day final score of $20,000.  Ken Jennings gently teased her because she missed a question on Canadian-born Lorne Greene, but she emerged the winner with an impressive performance.

Dr. Zaheer s a psychiatrist and researcher for the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). The mother of also an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto.  In addition, she is recognized in Canada as an expert in suicide risk assessment and prevention.  Her credentials are impressive and I will be cheering her on in the Tournament of Champions.

- Joanne

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