The daily gossip: January 15, 2019

Scott Meslow


The Jeopardy! G.O.A.T. has finally been crowned. Ken Jennings, who already holds the record for most consecutive wins on Jeopardy!, held off competitors James Holzhauer and Brad Rutter on Tuesday, winning the tournament (and taking home a cool $1 million and a hilariously gaudy trophy for his trouble). The Jeopardy!: Greatest of All Time tournament was an unexpected ratings smash for ABC, outscoring big events like the World Series and the NBA Finals — so don't be surprised if ABC finds an excuse to make Jennings defend his crown before long. [Entertainment Weekly, The Hollywood Reporter]


Cleveland's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced its inductees for 2020, and the list includes… well, some artists who are not really famous for rock and roll. This year's roster spans big names like Whitney Houston and the Notorious B.I.G., who are both being inducted posthumously. It also includes bands like Nine Inch Nails, Depeche Mode, and The Doobie Brothers — whom we're seriously hoping the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame can wrangle into playing a set together, because come on, how crazy would that sound? [Rolling Stone]


Hugh Grant has never been the prime minister of the United Kingdom — but having played one in Love Actually, we obviously still needed his perspective on the ongoing drama over Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's decision to step back from the royal family. Grant's very British-sounding opinion? "I'm rather on Harry's side, I have to say." And now that the gossip press finally has Grant on the record, they just need to ask every other British celebrity how they feel about the whole thing. [Us Weekly]


Haven't you always wondered what James Bond would have been like as a pimply teenager? In a wide-ranging interview, producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson revealed they once shut down a proposal for a Smallville-esque TV series about a young James Bond going to school at Eton. And while it would have been a little odd to see a teenaged Bond slamming down virgin martinis, we have to admit: Since we've already seen Bond get his license to kill, it would be fascinating to see him get his license to drive. [Variety]


Today in celebrity feuds that read more like a game of Mad Libs: Mark Wahlberg and Dr. Oz are embroiled in an extended war of words over which man can do more one-legged push-ups. Like so many great disputes in history, this one started over breakfast, which Wahlberg adores and Oz recommends skipping. And when Oz took to Twitter to challenge Wahlberg to a push-up contest in response, Wahlberg fired back, saying Oz would "need a defibrillator" by the end of the contest. Unfortunately, this Olympics-level physical challenge has not yet formally been scheduled — but we're hoping it'll be announced any day now, because we all need to watch something now that the Jeopardy!: The Greatest of All Time tournament is over. [TMZ]

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