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Pat Sajak and Vanna White Puzzled as Wheel of Fortune Turns 25

Pat Sajak and Vanna White, Wheel of Fortune

Wheel of Fortune (syndicated; check the TV Guide Network or TVGuide.com for listings) has been celebrating its 25th anniversary this month. We sat down with host Pat Sajak and Vanna White to talk about their — gulp — quarter century (!) turn around the Wheel. TV Guide: Did you have any idea this would have this kind of longevity? Vanna White: When I first joined the show, we were sitting in makeup chairs next to each other and I said to Pat, "Where do you think we'll be in 10 years?" I'm sure he said something funny. Pat Sajak: I say funny things as often as not, so it's hard to narrow it down. I do rememb read more

Merv Griffin, Dead at 82, Remembered as "Renaissance Man" and "Genius"

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Game-show bigwig Merv Griffin, 82, died of prostate cancer early on Sunday. His family issued a statement explaining that his recurrence of prostate cancer, for which he was hospitalized earlier in the week, progressed quickly.The veteran talk-show host created a multimillion-dollar empire in the entertainment industry, most notably by producing Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune. Wheel host Pat Sajak tells the Hollywood Reporter, "The loss of a dear friend has made it difficult to focus on Merv's enormous contribution to the world of entertainment. I'm dealing with deep sadness and the realization that I will never hear that wonderful laugh of his again. He meant so much to my life, it's hard to imagine it without him."Former first lady Nancy Reagan remembers Griffin as "a dear, dear friend," telling the trade, "He was there for me on some of the hardest days when Ronnie was fighting Alzheimer's." "To say that working with Merv Griffin was the highlight of our careers is an understatem... read more

Behind the Scenes of Wheel of Fortune

It’s time I come clean, allow it to be public record. Fess up. This is full disclosure -- I have always secretly longed to be a game show host!Yes, a prize package pushing deal or no deal come on down put it in the form of a question broker! For some reason until now I have been unable to come to grips with my shameful secret. I am not sure why.They are cool. They are funny. They are articulate. They move at the speed of sound. And... they work 2 days a week. (You see where I am going?)Oh, and in the case of Pat Sajak, they make it look incredibly easy. He is an artist, a composer, and a venerable lyricist in the field of game show communiqué. I’m not kidding. (Well maybe the last part) What is so awesome about them (and you can go back to the days of Bill Cullen, early Bob Barker, and Bobby Rivers. Yes, Bobby Rivers. Remember Bedroom Buddies?) is how they navigate 22 minutes and you never feel the boat move. When lights blow, a contestant is paralyzed with debilitati... read more

Don't forget that Wheel of Fortune's...

Don't forget that Wheel of Fortune's Soap Stars Week begins Feb. 27. Your daytime faves drop in on Pat Sajak and Vanna White to play for their favorite charities. The all-star contestant roster includes B&B's Susan Flannery, Lorenzo Lamas and Jack Wagner; Days-fan faves Matthew Ashford, Deidre Hall and Alison Sweeney; GH's Corbin Bernsen; GL's Ricky Paull Goldin; OLTL's Kamar de los Reyes; Passions hunk Galen Gering; Y&R's Peter Bergman, Kristoff St. John and Michelle Stafford; and Dancing with the Stars vixen Lisa Rinna with her Soap Talk cohost Ty Treadway. Just for fun, here's a photo I took wit read more

Are you a Wheel watcher? No? Well...

Are you a Wheel watcher? No? Well be nice and tune in anyway during the week of Feb. 27, when your daytime faves drop in on Pat Sajak and Vanna White to play for their favorite charities. So far, the all-star contestant roster includes B&B's Susan Flannery, Lorenzo Lamas and Jack Wagner; Days diva Deidre Hall; GH's Corbin Bernsen; Passions hunk Galen Gering; and Y&R's Peter Bergman, as well as Dancing with the Stars vixen Lisa Rinna and her Soap Talk cohost Ty Treadway. read more

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