Alex Trebek, Simon Cowell and Julia Louis-Dreyfus have surprises for us

by Elizabeth Chan, posted Mar 19th 2007 1:31PM
Alex Trebek needed some excitement at work. When you think you know something so well, you don't realize that there might be some surprises waiting for you. Sure, surprises may be a bad thing, like when the love of your life tells you that they have been with someone else, but in terms of television surprises that is thankfully not the case, we have been privy to some great surprises this past weekend.

First off, you've heard. Jeopardy had its first three way tie in its decades long history. Alex Trebek's job must be as predictable as a bowl of cornflakes, so it's understandable and nice to hear him yelp in a cry of genuine surprise when the quick math was done and all the contestants would return to Jeopardy next week. In a mostly unexciting show, this was a very exciting moment for millions of Jeopardy fans everywhere.

In other surprising news...Simon Cowell appeared on 60 Minutes and shared with Anderson Cooper a lucrative job offer that he now regrets to have turned down. The soul crushing, criticizing American Idol judge had once been offered six figures to criticize more than singing. Wow, kudos to the random couple that fantasized about this and had the cash to back up their dream.

I've saved the best surprise for last, and it comes courtesy of Julia Louis-Dreyfus on SNL this weekend. She recounts her experience with the paparazzi and her own little surprise for them.

In some less surprising news, Donald Trump made an appearance on CNN's The Situation Room and seems to need some more adversaries in his sandbox of insults. This time he's brought out his big guns and targeted someone who actually might deserve it this time: our government.

Can't blame a guy for constantly trying to be in the spotlight for no reason.

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Michael Cicconi

I agree #1, I didn't expect this to be "TV's Top 5!" at all.

Shape up TVS.

March 19 2007 at 6:13 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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