Fans of America’s most revered trivia show are petitioning for LeVar Burton to become the show’s new host, following the heart-breaking death of the beloved Alex Trebek.
What We Know:
- A petition was created by Joshua Sanders and first aimed to collect 10,000 signatures. As the petition was spread around social media, it quickly gained support from thousands; resulting in an updated goal of 75,000 signatures. So far, the petition has reached more than 60,000 signatures in the four days since it’s been created.
- The goal of the effort expressed in the description reads, “LeVar Burton has inspired and shaped the minds of several generations of trivia-loving nerds. This petition is to show Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. and producers Mike Richards and Harry Friedman just how much love the public has for Burton, and how much we’d all love to see him as the next host of Jeopardy!”
- LeVar Burton is known for hosting 21 seasons of Reading Rainbow on PBS, acting as Geordi La Forge on Star Trek: the Next Generation, and Kunta Kinte in the mini-series Roots. Burton shared the link to the petition in a tweet and responded to supporters saying, “Even if nothing comes from it, I can’t tell how much I appreciate all y’alls love and support!”
- Burton would be replacing the late Alex trebek, who passed away from stage 4 pancreatic cancer at the age of 80. Trebek had been Jeopardy‘s second, but most notable emcee, hosting the show since 1984.
- Nearly a year after his diagnosis, he revealed he rehearsed his final episode on the show. During the last 30 seconds of the show, he tells, “I will say my goodbyes and I will tell people, ‘Don’t ask me who’s going to replace me because I have no say whatsoever. But I’m sure that if you give them the same love and attention and respect that you have shown me, then they will be a success and the show will continue being a success.’ And until we meet again, God bless you and goodbye.”
The Jeopardy producers have yet to name a new host or comment on the petition for LeVar Burton. The final episode hosted by Trebek will air on Christmas Day.
Naya Rivera’s Family Scores Huge Victory In Wrongful Death Battle Over Tragic Drowning
The path has been cleared for Naya Rivera’s family to sue Ventura County for wrongful death after the singer died on July 8, 2020 while boating in Lake Piru with her three-year-old son, Josey.
via: Radar Online
According to court documents, the judge presiding over the suit against Ventura County shut down the defendantâ€™s attempt to block Naya’s family from collecting punitive damages.
Back in November, Nayaâ€™s ex-husband Ryan filed a lawsuit against Ventura County over the tragic 2020 drowning incident. The actress had rented a pontoon boat at Lake Piru.
Her son was found sleeping alone on the boat hours later. A massive search was launched, and her body was eventually found. Investigators found Naya and her son were swimming, but she did not get back on the boat.
Her son said she threw him onto the boat but then she disappeared. In his lawsuit, Ryan, who filed on behalf of their son, accused Ventura County of not complying with safety standards.
He claims the boat was â€œnot equipped with a safely accessible ladder, adequate rope, an anchor, a radio or any security mechanisms to prevent swimmers from being separated from their boats, nor any flotation or lifesaving devices.â€�
He says this is in violation of California law. Ryan claims the lake had no signs warning of the dangerous conditions of the lake. He also says the person who rented the boat to his ex did not warn either to wear a life vest. The county denies that claim.
Ventura County denied all claims they were responsible for the incident and moved to dismiss the case. The defendants recently asked the court to block Ryan and Nayaâ€™s family from seeking punitive damages, which could be millions. In the recent decision, the judge denied the request.
The order reads, â€œThe allegations of specific statutory violations regarding safety equipment and noncompliance with the conditional use permit regarding signage, as well as allegations that defendant knew of the dangers of the lake, and had received complaints from other patrons, that over two dozen individuals had died in the lake, that Parks and Recreation failed to instruct Ms. Rivera to wear her life vest, failed to outfit the boat with a flotation device, and failed to outfit the boat with an anchor which could have prevented Ms.Rivera from being separated from her boat and ultimately drowning.â€�
The judge said the allegations presented in the suit are â€œsufficient for purposes of pleading to (arguably) reflect â€œdespicable conductâ€� with a â€œwillful and conscious disregard of the rights and safety of others.â€�
â€œThe allegations include that it was the officers and directors of Parks & Recreation Management who received the complaints and â€œdecided to ignoreâ€� them,â€� he noted.
Hopefully it brings the family some peace.
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Cardi B Officiated Same-Sex Couple: â€˜This Was Such a Fulfilling Thing to Doâ€™ [Video]
Cardi B served as the officiant to a beautiful same-sex wedding ahead of National Coming Out Day on October 11.
In the latest episode of Cardi Triesâ€”the rapperâ€™s Facebook Messenger seriesâ€”Cardi is joined by Thatâ€™s So Raven star Raven-SymonÃ© as she officiates a same-sex wedding in California. The episode, released in time for National Coming Out Day, sees Cardi officiate the ceremony for newly weds Brandi and Shannon, as Raven is their ringbearer.
â€œBy the power invested in me by the state of California and my online course, I now pronounce you wife and wife,â€� Cardi declared.
Imagine being able to say Cardi freaking B officiated your wedding ?! ??????? pic.twitter.com/UVx4qHHcE6
— ????? ?-??? ????? ?? (@BussMeDownnn) October 8, 2021
During the episode, Raven spoke about what being at the ceremony alongside Cardi meant to her, sharing that it â€œreminded me of my wedding day when I really wanted to see my wife in a beautiful wedding dress.â€�
Cardi also opened up to Raven about her own wedding to Offset in 2017, saying that she might be ready to have a â€œwedding-wedding now.â€�
â€œI got married in my bedroom â€¦ I do wish I had a bigger wedding because Iâ€™m very flamboyant, so I do want the whole dress and the whole cake and everything,â€� she said. â€œI didnâ€™t even have a ring, so I just didnâ€™t feel like I was married because I didnâ€™t have the whole shabangabang.â€�
After the episode, which you can watch on Facebook here, Cardi took to Twitter to share with her fans that she is indeed licensed to marry, adding what we already know: She does â€œit all.â€�
By the way WORLD Iâ€™m licensed to marry people â€¦.sooo yeaâ€¦ I do it all and this was such a fulfilling thing to do and Raven was soo fun I was sooo starstruck. https://t.co/i74YNT7Xbb
— iamcardib (@iamcardib) October 9, 2021
â€œBy the way WORLD Iâ€™m licensed to marry people â€¦.sooo yea,â€� Cardi tweeted. â€œI do it all and this was such a fulfilling thing to do and Raven was soo fun I was sooo starstruck.â€�
Happy National Coming Out Day for everyone who chooses to live their truth.
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Diddy Leaves Flirty Comments On Yung Miami’s New Thirst Trap Amid Joie Chavis Romance Rumors [Photo + Video]
It looks like Diddy still has his eyes on Yung Miami amid rumors he’s dating Joie Chavis. After Yung Miami posted new thirs trap on social media, Diddy couldn’t help but leave flirty comments on it.
After the two were spotted getting cozy earlier this year, the Bad Boy is once again showing the City Girl love. Miami posted a series of sexy pics on Instagram over the weekend, which had Diddy feeling some type of way.
â€œAWWWW SHIIIIIIT !!!!â€� an excited Puff commented on the thirst trap, along with the flame and sunglasses face emoji.
He also added, â€œSHAWTY WOP!!â€�
This is not the first time the pair has sparked speculation over their relationship. In August, Miami shared a video of herself seated in Diddyâ€™s lap while drinking his DeLeon tequila. Prior to that, the rumored couple showed PDA as they held hands while attending a birthday party for Quality Control CEO Pierre â€œPeeâ€� Thomas in Atlanta.
CARESHA AND DIDDY ARE DEADASS DATING ???! pic.twitter.com/j5rjCt5pLc
— m (@shortyshustla) August 4, 2021
This came just around one month after Miami unfollowed Chavis. Miami took the move after the latter was caught on camera cozying up to the hip-hop mogul while on a romantic yacht vacation.
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