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  • 'Wheel of Fortune' Will Give Away a Home to a Viewer For the First Time

    10/22/2018 4:56:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    TV Insider ^ | October 22, 2018 | Meaghan Darwish
    Wheel of Fortune has given contestants and viewers a lot over the years, but they're about to have a major first when it comes to prizes. During the week of October 29 through November 2, in honor of their "Home Sweet Home" themed week, Wheel of Fortune is teaming up with Minto Communities and Margaritaville Holdings to give one viewer a $350,000 home at Latitude Margaritaville in Dayton Beach, Florida. The home is located in their "new active adult community." "After 35 seasons it’s not an easy feat to do something for the first time, but thanks to Latitude Margaritaville,...
  • Lawyer: Man thought 'Wheel of Fortune' host directed him to kill mother

    01/15/2018 8:25:17 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 22 replies
    AP via WTAE ^ | January 8, 2018
    AKRON, Ohio — An Ohio man who reportedly believed “Wheel of Fortune” host Pat Sajak instructed him to kill his elderly mother has been found not guilty by reason of insanity. The Akron Beacon Journal reports a judge made the ruling Thursday in the murder case against 48-year-old Derrick Williams. Defense attorney Brian Pierce says Williams believed he was getting messages from the TV game show when he heard his hometown mentioned. He thought Sajak was telling him to kill his mother when Sajak said, “Do it.” Pierce says Williams was off his medication and “clearly was psychotic.”
  • “d”

    09/04/2017 8:05:20 PM PDT · by TBP · 29 replies
    Ricochet ^ | Pat Sajak
    On this Labor Day my thoughts are with a laborer I wish I had taken the time to know better: For much of my life, I carried an extra letter with me. It was a “d.” My name was Patrick Sajdak, S-a-j-d-a-k. It was pronounced as it is today (SAY-JACK), but that silent letter baffled teachers. They inevitably struggled with my name, and my fellow students enjoyed teasing me with the results of those struggles. The pronunciation difficulties followed me through school, the Army and into my adult years. I hated that “d.” When I began to work in television,...
  • Kay Starr, Hillbilly Singer with Crossover Appeal , Dies at 94

    11/04/2016 10:59:29 AM PDT · by Borges · 12 replies
    NYT ^ | 11/4/2016 | David Belcher
    Kay Starr, the self-described hillbilly singer who crisscrossed jazz, country, pop, blues and rock ’n’ roll in the 1950s with hits like “Wheel of Fortune” and “Rock and Roll Waltz,” died on Thursday at her home in Los Angeles. She was 94. The cause was complications of Alzheimer’s disease, her daughter and only immediate survivor, Katherine Yardley, said. Ms. Starr, whose career began when she was a teenager and continued into her 80s, was a rarity: a singer who blossomed in the big-band era of the 1930s and 1940s, hit it big as a pop and country artist, and scored...
  • CNN Anchor Shamelessly Rages Against ‘Climate Change Deniers’ During Straight News Hour

    05/21/2014 12:18:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 21, 2014 | Brendan Bordelon
    Fresh off promises from CNN boss Jeff Zucker that the channel will pursue more stories on global warming — whether their audience likes it or not — CNN anchor Carol Costello presided over a segment with two religious figures agreeing that to deny climate change is to sin against God. But Costello did much more than just moderate the “debate,” railing against “deniers” and questioning whether they’re “reading the Bible.” In the eye-popping intro to the segment — which aired during CNN’s “Newsroom”, not an opinion program — Costello pulls no punches while savaging those who dare to question the...
  • VIDEO: Pat Sajak STUNNED By Woman’s Letter Choices… But Why She Did It Will Drop Your Jaw

    11/15/2015 10:27:59 AM PST · by lowbridge · 15 replies ^ | november 14, 2015
    Military veteran Nura stumped host Pat Sajak and the rest of the America on Tuesday's run of "Wheel of Fortune" when she made some unheard of letter guesses during the lightning round of the popular game show. Playing alongside fellow veterans Steve and Troy, Nura shocked the audience when she first guessed "Z," "X," and then let a couple turns pass her by when it appeared she could not formulate a guess. -snip After her second guess of "X," the puzzle title of "What Are You Doing?" seemed fitting as she continued to confound those watching. The round ended before...
  • WATCH: Was This The Biggest ‘Wheel of Fortune’ EPIC FAIL in History? (Video)

    04/12/2014 8:03:56 PM PDT · by AuditTheFed · 36 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 04-12-2014 | TopClip
    A contestant named Julian from Indiana University must be feeling pretty stupid right about now. And Hoosiers can't be feeling too proud. Julian had the chance to win $1 million Friday night, had the puzzle fully solved, and then lost because he pronounced Achilles like “A-chill-us.” Because of that mistake, the show decided not to give him the victory and instead, one of the other contestants who know the “mythological hero” got the chance to steal and did. (To win the full $1 million he would have had to overcome some other hurdles as well.) But alas, poor Julian' disastrous...
  • This Guy Just Lost Chance At $1 Million on Wheel of Fortune in Most Embarrassing Way Possible

    04/11/2014 6:54:40 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 72 replies
    A contestant named Julian from Indiana University must be feeling pretty stupid right about now. He had the chance to win $1 million, had the puzzle fully solved, and then lost because he pronounced Achilles like “A-chill-us.” Because of that mistake, the show decided not to give him the victory and instead, one of the other contestants who know the “mythological hero” got the chance to steal and did. (To win the full $1 million he would have had to overcome some other hurdles as well.)
  • Philippine Police Used 'Wheel of Torture' to Abuse Suspects w/ One Punishment Named Manny Pacquiao

    01/28/2014 7:45:00 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 32 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | 28 January 2014 | Kieran Corcoran
    <p>Police in the Philippines abused suspected criminals with a 'wheel of torture' game, according to human rights groups.</p>
  • 'If you like your vowels...' Pat Sajak pokes fun at Obamacare

    11/01/2013 7:08:56 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    WLS ^ | 10/31/2013 | Matt Lo Cascio
    Move over, political pundits. Even game show hosts are stepping out to poke fun at Obamacare. Chicago's Pat Sajak, famed host of "Wheel of Fortune," finds the confusion regarding the Obamacare law both maddening and hilarious. After Kathleen Sebelius testified before Congress yesterday, Sajak took to his Twitter account to have some fun, cleverly relating it all to a new method of buying vowels on his show.
  • Woman Solves Seven-Word Wheel of Fortune Puzzle With One Letter

    11/08/2010 1:12:56 PM PST · by lowbridge · 54 replies ^ | November 8, 2010 | James Plafke
    Fashion editor Caitlin Burke solved a seven-word, twenty-seven-letter Wheel of Fortune prize puzzle with the only hints up on the board being an apostrophe and one “L,” and only one letter being guessed before her “L,” which was an “R” that didn’t appear in the phrase.
  • Merv Griffin has passed away. RIP, Merv.

    08/12/2007 8:45:42 AM PDT · by Robe · 127 replies · 7,390+ views
    FOX NEWS | 08/11/07 | Self
    Just reported on FOX News TV
  • America Supports You: Servicemembers Spin Wheel on TV Game Show

    04/03/2006 6:08:39 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 272+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Jim Garamone
    WASHINGTON, April 3, 2006 – It's Armed Forces Week on "Wheel of Fortune." "Wheel of Fortune" host Pat Sajak chats with contestants during the popular game show's Armed Forces Week, which airs April 3-7 in most U.S. markets. Courtesy photo  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. In an effort to highlight the U.S. military, one of the world's most popular television game shows is featuring 15 members of the armed forces in this week's competition. The episodes, taped in February in Culver City, Calif., are a way for the show to express its appreciation for the military, said Amy...
  • Shoe used to rob casinos

    03/14/2005 10:49:30 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 64 replies · 1,981+ views
    A BATTERED shoe worn by a Hungarian tourist in Sydney has sparked an investigation into a syndicate cheating top casinos across Europe. Two Belgian police officers will fly to Sydney later this month to study the shoe design which they suspect could be behind the multi-million dollar European fraud. Four years ago, Sydney detectives arrested Hungarian tourist Laszlo Sendor Kovacs after he won large bets at a Star City casino roulette wheel. Casino security personnel became suspicious of the then 59-year-old gambler constantly tapping his right foot under a roulette table. Police found a Maxwell Smart-style microcomputer hidden in the...
  • Wheel of Fortune confirms no one is watching CNN

    10/04/2003 10:34:32 PM PDT · by stephydan · 48 replies · 413+ views
    Was anyone else watching Wheel of Fortune Thursday night? The phrase on the board was completely exposed except for two letters. It looked something like this: CNN ANCHOR _OL_ BLITZER What happened next was hilarious. The contestant guessing letters couldn't figure it out and guessed "D". Now that's pretty bad, but it gets worse, the next contestant didn't know what it is either and guessed "S". After the second person couldn't figure out the puzzle, host Pat Sajak (who has a show on FOX News) chimed in "well, I guess that confirms the ratings!