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The Stache Is Back Baby!

Its been 13 years since Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek shaved off a mustache he wore for 30 years. But now the stache is back baby.  When fans tune into the premiere of the syndicated game show’s new season they’ll see a little bit of the old Trebek.

“In 2001, I shaved my mustache on a whim,” Trebek told People magazine. “This year I had a two-and-a-half-month period where we were not taping a show, so I grew it back on another whim. I like to keep my life simple.”

The new season of Jeopardy! begins Monday, Sept. 15.  Check local listings.


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Actor Richard Kiel Dies at 74

Actor Richard Kiel, who starred in two James Bond films as the steel-toothed villain Jaws, died Wednesday. He was 74.

The 7-foot-2-inch actor was best known for playing the Bond villain in 1977′s The Spy Who Loved Me and 1979′s Moonraker, but a new generation got to know Kiel from his role in 1996′s Happy Gilmore.

His representative called him “a giant actor, a giant man, a giant friend.”

“He was very loyal as we had a thirty-five year client and friend relationship,” his representative  news outlets. “He was a wonderful husband and great father. Richard lived life to the fullest, and I will miss him. A show business giant has left the stage. RIP dear friend.”


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Sara Gilbert and Wife Expecting a Baby

The Talk host Sara Gilbert and her new bride Linda Perry are expecting a baby. Gilbert, 39, is pregnant.  Gilbert, who married Perry in March, announced the news on her show Tuesday.

“BIG BABY NEWS! Sending congratulations & love to @THEsaragilbert!!!! #TheTalk,” the show tweeted after the news, showing a picture of the ladies on the panel dancing with joy.

The actress revealed the news after she failed to follow through with her “Facing Your Fears” challenge of lying on a bed of nails.

“I actually can’t do it because I’m pregnant,” she said.

This will be the third child for Gilbert, who has a son, Levi, 9, and daughter, Sawyer, 7, from a previous relationship.


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Ellen DeGeneres Takes Ice Bucket Challenge

Kicking off the 12th season of The Ellen DeGeneres Shoe, Ellen accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge alongside guest Anthony Carbajal. Carbajal, who suffers from ALS, posted his own Ice Bucket Challenge video a few weeks ago that went viral.

After DeGeneres and Carbajal were doused with cold water, the talk show host nominated Kim Kardashian West and Beyonce. As it happens, Kardashian West is a guest on Tuesday’s edition of the show. Judging by a teaser posted on the show’s Instagram page, Kardashian West does accept the challenge — while taking a selfie, naturally.

As of Monday, the Ice Bucket Challenge has raised more than 110 million dollars for the ALS Association.


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Elizabeth Banks Talks Hunger Games

Elizabeth Banks said she loved being a part of the Hunger Games franchise.  However, her last day on set was depressing for more than one reason.

“It was a sad day and I wrapped on a day when no one else did,” she told ABC News. “It was really sort of lonely and depressing.”

Still, Banks, who said she “cherished” her character, Effie and the storylines in general, is already onto other projects. For one, she’s helping to judge a Frito-Lay Super Bowl commercial contest, in which filmmakers submit commercials for Doritos. The winner will win a “dream job” with Universal, the studio behind her upcoming film, Pitch Perfect 2.

“Everybody has to start somewhere in this business and what I really love about this contest is that they’re gonna really give somebody their start in the entertainment industry,” she said. “I just felt like it was a really amazing opportunity to be supportive of young filmmakers … who want to submit their material and get seen by industry professionals.”

Banks, 40, is taking on new challenges too. The actress is making her directorial debut with Pitch Perfect 2, the sequel to the popular 2012 movie Pitch Perfect.

“It’s a big responsibility, but I was really excited to take it on and try to do it confidently,” she said. “[The original] was lightning in a bottle and it was such a surprise to see how the movie was received. The whole ‘Cups’ phenomenon was a surprise to all of us. It came from the authenticity of the movie, and this time around we were really aiming to do that again and be pure in our intention to tell more of the story of these characters that people have fallen in love with.”

Two people who aren’t in on the phenomenon are her two young sons, Felix, 3, and Magnus, 1. Balancing her personal life with her career is a goal, Banks said, as is being a role model to her boys.

“I need to get on Sesame Street,” she said. “They’ll be my biggest fans!”


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