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LeVar Burton Will Start Guest Hosting Jeopardy – Fans Plan To Boost Ratings

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LeVar Burton Will Start Guest Hosting Jeopardy - Fans Plan To Boost Ratings

Finally, LeVar Burton, the former host of Reading Rainbow will be a guest host on Jeopardy. Fans have petitioned hard for this moment and it’s happening next week.

According to NBC News, the pre-recorded episodes will begin to air on Monday at the game show’s lectern, and fans are eager to see Burton take the position permanently.

In 2013, Burton tweeted that he signed an old petition started by fans for him to be the next host of the quiz show and in 2018 called “Jeopardy!” the only “game show I’ve ever wanted to host.”

“Jeopardy!” has not yet committed to a new regular host since the death of its beloved steward Alex Trebek last year, opting for a rotation of guest hosts for the past several months. Trebek died in November after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.

Trebek had been the face of the franchise since 1984 and had been contracted until 2022. Burton is the latest in a long list of guest hosts, from former contestant Ken Jennings to NFL quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

On Twitter fans are making it known that they will be watching in order to boost the show’s ratings.

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“We supporting @levarburton hosting @Jeopardy this week as a family right?” Oscar-award winning writer Matthew Cherry tweeted to his followers Monday. The responses were overwhelmingly positive, with some noting that they would set an alarm to ensure they don’t miss the viewings.

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Bill Cosby Hopes Appearing In Rap Video With Mephis Jelks Will Help Restore His Reputation

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Bill Cosby Appearing In Rap Video, Comedian Will Star In Memphis Jelks' 'The Cosby Dance'

Bill Cosby is hoping to get back in the good graces of pop culture, and his first job out of prison is a cameo in a rap video.

According to Radar Online, the 84-year-old comedian is making a cameo in rapper Memphis Jelks’ music video, dedicated to the man once dubbed “America’s Dad.”

The song is called The Cosby Dance, and the two will begin shooting in the next few months as long as Covid cooperates.

“They plan on starting production in (3) months but they’re trying to watch this resurgence of Covid and be responsible,” Radar is told.

“The greatest legacy one can pass down to their children and grandchildren is not money nor material goods, but a legacy of truth and facts.

They [media] removed The Cosby Show, A Different World, and many of my Honorary Degrees,” Cosby said in a statement to Radar.

When Pennsylvania’s highest court overturned Cosby’s sexual assault charges in June, they “restored those feelings and memories, when they vacated my conviction, due to the egregious violation of my constitutional rights.”

Cosby feels honored a rapper like Memphis Jelks would create a song solely based on him.

“Now, comes a prolific rapper, Memphis Jelks, who adds to the restoration of my legacy with a powerful new song called, ‘The Cosby Dance’ Hey, Hey, Hey — Far From Finished,” Cosby’s statement continued.

Memphis Jelks is all about Cosby, telling Radar, “I believe the upcoming generation can learn a lot about overcoming adversities by studying and applying the principles of Dr. Cosby’s educational and career choices that have helped lead to his enormous success.”

“What better way than a viral song and dance in which the lyrics celebrate some of the great attributes of one of the greatest American comedians of all time, who happens to be Black,” he added.

After Cosby’s release from prison, his rep Andrew Wyatt told Radar, Cosby is gearing up for a big television and stand-up comedy comeback.

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Comedian Tony Baker’s Son Passed Away In A Car Accident

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Tony Baker's Son died in car accident

Sadly 3 young adults involved in a car accident have lost their lives. Cerain Baker, 21, and son of Tony Baker, Jaiden Johnson, 20, Natalee Moghaddam, 19, and another unnamed occupant were “ejected” from their silver Volkswagen Tuesday night.

Their vehicle was struck by two other vehicles that appeared to have been street racing.

According to NBC LA The crash that apparently involved street racing occurred at about 11:50 p.m. Tuesday on North Glenoaks Boulevard at Andover Drive.

The family of one of the victims, Cerain Baker is struggling with the loss of their “bright light.” He was a 21-year-old musician and former Burbank football player.

“It feels like it’s not real,” Tony Baker, his father, says. “We get waves of grief. We sob uncontrollably. Then it’s back to regular conversation.”

Police say street racers in a Kia and a Mercedes struck the Volkswagen in which Baker was riding with friends.

Also killed was Baker’s best friend, 20-year-old music producer Jaiden Johnson of Burbank and their friend, 19-year-old Natalee Moghaddam of Calabasas.

For Cerain Baker’s loved ones life won’t be the same.

“Just a guy that everybody loved, so likable!” said Cencere Baker, his brother. “I went to school with him, I’m just a year younger. You could tell how everyone liked him.”

His mother, Cherie Whitehead, said he was a beautiful soul.

“Anyone who met him could tell you, we called him the Mayor of Burbank growing up,” she said. “He could hold a conversation with you.”

Prayers up for the family

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Fat Joe’s Narration Of The Lox and Dipset Verzuz Is Next Level Hilarious

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Fat Joe's Narration Of The Lox and Dipset Verzuz Is Next Level Hilarious

It’s been almost a week and we are still talking about the Verzuz battle between The Lox and Dipset. One guy, in particular, is trending hard for his recap of the battle.

Fat Joe is trending on Twitter because he gave and continues to give a very detailed play-by-play description of the entire Verzuz battle.

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On Instagram, Fatjoe wrote “that the night was truly Hip Hop History it’s the stuff they talk about when we were too young to go. Busy bee/Kool Moe Dee Legendary shit I’m sooooo proud of my city and my brothers in art @thelox @officialdipset love y’all it was amazing 🙏🏽❤️”

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If you want to see his entire recap, check it out here:

He crazy!

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