In March 2019, Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek announced he’d been diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer. Over the past 12 months, Trebek has kept his fans in the loop about his treatment. Throughout his first round of chemo, a setback in September and his second round of chemo this past fall, Trebek has continued to host Jeopardy!, as well, and promised his fans he isn’t going anywhere.
Not only has Trebek been completely open about how his diagnosis has affected him and his ability to host Jeopardy!, he’s also shared the challenges his family faced throughout his illness. During a joint interview with Good Morning America in January, Trebek’s wife Jean told host Michael Strahan the “toughest part” of the past year is “when I see him in pain and I can’t help him.”
Trebek added that the hardest part for him has been watching his wife and his children fret over him. “Its always tough for the caretakers because she has to deal with worrying for my wellbeing and also dealing with… I’m not always the most pleasant person to be around when I am experiencing severe pain and depression, and she has to tread lightly around me,” he said.
Despite the hard times, Trebek remains optimistic and continues to enjoy time with his family. His daughter Nicky shared a sweet photo with her dad and her sister Emily on Instagram. The caption included the viral hashtag #GirlDad, which honored Kobe Bryant after his tragic passing, as well as all the proud fathers of girls out there.
Introducing Naughty But Nice with Rob Shuter
Meet your new best friend. You know, that friend you text to find out the latest dirt on your work nemesis. Except in this case, it’s about the biggest stars in Hollywood. There isn’t a single celebrity Rob Shuter hasn’t met or personally worked with. So get ready to get the lowdown on your favorite stars every Monday through Thursday, beginning Jan. 20.
Called “America’s Number ONE Gossip Columnist” by The National Enquirer.
Rob ‘Naughty But Nice’ Shuter breaks celebrity news every day on his website NaughtyGossip.com where he delivers all the dish about the stars we love in his naughty but nice signature style.
You can also catch him co-hosting and breaking celebrity news on Good Day New York, The Today Show, The Talk, Wendy Williams Show, CNN, Extra and Z100’s ‘Elvis Duran.’
Previously, Rob was the Huffington Post’s only celebrity columnist and the former executive editor of OK! Magazine. Rob has also hosted his own Saturday night talk show on Mark Cuban’s channel and his own daily morning show, ‘The Gossip Table,’ on VH1! He just celebrated his one-year anniversary on Radio Rob – his subscription-based daily live podcast gossip show!
Breaking some of the biggest entertainment stories, including Jamie Lynn Spears’s pregnancy news, Britney’s first post-meltdown interview, Eva Longoria’s wedding, and baby exclusives for Jessica Alba, Tori Spelling and Mathew McConaughey’s tots, Rob always knows where to find the best scoop.
Before Rob was one of the world’s most successful entertainment reporters, he was a publicist working for Jennifer Lopez, Alicia Keys, P. Diddy, Jessica Simpson and Jon Bon Jovi!
Now he is bringing all this experience to his new show on I HEART MEDIA in his unique cheeky way, that is always a pinch and never a punch!