#411: What Really Bothers Ken Jennings About Jeopardy James & More!

The One Thing That Bothers Ken Jennings About James Holzhauer

  • James Holzhauer pulled out his 29th win last night, he’s now just $265,000 away from Ken Jennings record, the champ back in 2004 who won $2.5 million dollars in 74 games
  • Jennings was being interviewed by Amy Robach on GMA where he revealed the one thing that bothers him, "You know what bothers me is when I hear people say, 'Jeopardy!' James," said Jennings. "I'm like, 'No, no, no, no I'm that guy. You can't put 'Jeopardy!' in front of his name.”

 

Ellen DeGeneres Reveals Sexual Abuse By Stepfather

  • Ellen revealed on David Letterman’s Netflix show “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction” that she was sexually abused by her stepfather when she was a teenager
  • She recalls the behavior getting so bad that she had to escape through her bedroom window
  • Ellen says she feels angry with herself for not standing up to him back then, but that’s why she’s telling her story now, “When I see people speaking out, especially now, it angers me when victims aren’t believed, because we don’t just make stuff up.”
  • Letterman’s interview with Ellen starts streaming Friday

 

MacKenzie Bezos Giving Half Her Fortune To Charity

  • MacKenzie Bezos is worth an estimate $36.6 billion dollars after divorcing Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, and she’s pledged to give away half of her fortune to charity
  • She signed the Giving Pledge, which was created by billionaires Bill gates & Warren Buffet which encourage the super wealthy to give away more than half their money to charity or philanthropic causes either during their lifetime or in their wills

Kit Harrington Checks Into Rehab

  • Looks like the GOT finale hit one of its biggest stars the hardest, Kit Harrington who played Jon Snow for 8 seasons checked into rehab ahead of the May 19th finale to deal with stress, exhaustion and alcohol abuse
  • A source says, “The end of GoT really hit Kit hard He realized ‘this is it — this is the end’, it was something they had all worked so hard on for so many years. He had a moment of, what next?"

Twitter Looking For “Tweeter In Chief”

  • If you’re looking for a new job and wish you could just tweet for a living, look no more, Twitter is searching for their next “Tweeter In Chief” which will put you in charge of the @Twitter account
  • Among the myriad of requirements they need someone who is, “extremely plugged into Twitter culture, stan culture, and culture in general”—if this sentence confuses you the job probably isn’t for you

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