Pat Sajak Apologized For Scolding An ‘Ungrateful’ ‘Wheel Of Fortune’ Contestant

Getty Image Wheel of Fortune has a long history of players making hilarious gaffes, but a contestant getting the right answer has rarely caused problems on the show. Wednesday’s Wheel may be a clear exception, though, as a contestant was actually scolded and called “ungrateful” when he questioned a puzzle’s construction after he answered correctly. […]

Gordon Ramsay Helped Pay Medical Bills for ‘MasterChef Junior’ Contestant Who Died of Rare Cancer

Celebrity chef and MasterChef Junior host Gordon Ramsay quietly donated $50,000 back in August to help cover the medical bills for former contestant Ben Watkins’ rare cancer treatment. Ben was 14 years old and had been diagnosed with angiomatoid fibrous histiocytoma, a soft tissue tumor that usually shows up in children. Only six people in […]

How Did the ‘Wipeout’ Contestant Die? Here’s What to Know

On Friday, November 20, it was reported that a Wipeout contestant had passed away after competing in an obstacle course while filming. The cast member started to have chest pains sometime after completing the course. Although on-set medics treated him and immediately transported him to a hospital, the male contestant died. A TBS spokesperson told […]

A ‘Wipeout’ Contestant Died After Completing The Show’s Obstacle Course

TBS.com TBS announced in April that it was reviving the obstacle course game show Wipeout after it left the network TV airwaves, but tragedy reportedly struck the production earlier this week. According to TMZ, a contestant on the TBS reboot of the show died after completing the obstacle course. A Deadline report confirmed the incident […]

Alex Trebek Was Blown Away By A ‘Jeopardy!’ Contestant Beatboxing

The Cool Jeopardy! Stories Twitter account seems to have gone quiet, but the stories contestants tell during their get-to-know-you conversation with Alex Trebek are legendary in the game show universe. These are a bunch of very nerdy people asked to give a single factoid that narrows down who they are as a person unless, of […]

‘The Chop’ Suspended After Contestant Accused of Having Nazi Tattoos

The Sky History channel temporarily axed its woodwork talent show The Chop after viewers alleged that a contestant’s tattoos are symbols of neo-Nazism and white supremacy.  The Chop: Britain’s Top Woodworker, hosted by Rick Edwards and comedian Lee Mack, features 10 of the country’s “best carpenters, carvers and woodworkers” competing in a series of tasks. […]

A ‘Weakest Link’ Contestant Thought Curling Was Chess

NBC The newest trend in television is rebooting old game shows with new celebrity hosts for primetime television. There’s now Match Game, Press Your Luck, Supermarket Sweep, and Weakest Link all back on network television, which means we have far more opportunities for hilarity in the form of mishaps and embarrassing moments — along with […]

“Dancing With The Stars” Nails Curious New Contestant: Carole Baskin

Dancing With The Stars has landed Tiger King star Carole Baskin for its upcoming season. Fans of Tiger King will remember Baskin as Joe Exotic’s sworn enemy in the exotic big cat business. Exotic is currently in prison for conspiracy to have her murdered. Furthermore, the show left many people highly suspicious that Baskin had […]

‘Miss Hitler’ Pageant Contestant Arrested for Part in Neo-Nazi Group

A woman who was jailed for belonging to U.K. neo-Nazi group National Action was formerly a contestant in a “Miss Hitler” beauty pageant.  Alice Cutter, who participated in the pageant as “Miss Buchenwald”—a reference to the Buchenwald concentration camp in Nazi Germany—received a three-year sentence for being linked to National Action. Her former boyfriend, Mark […]