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For First Time in 18 Years, Vanna White Gets Raise: Report

The icon will be staying with 'Wheel of Fortune' 2 more years after Pat Sajak leaves

(Newser) - Wheel of Fortune will still have one familiar face after longtime host Pat Sajak leaves the iconic game show: Vanna White has signed on for two additional seasons, meaning that after the upcoming 41st (Sajak's last, which started filming last week) she'll be there to welcome new host...

Ryan Seacrest's New Gig: Selling Vowels

He will replace Pat Sajak as host of 'Wheel of Fortune'

(Newser) - Wheel of Fortune is swapping one big-name host with another: Ryan Seacrest will replace Pat Sajak when the latter retires after the upcoming season , reports the Hollywood Reporter . Vanna White, who still has a year to go on her contract, is in talks to extend her run on the show...

Pat Sajak Has Big Wheel of Fortune News

He's retiring after the show's 41st season, which launches in September

(Newser) - After more than four decades, Pat Sajak's time hosting Wheel of Fortune is coming to a close. Sajak, who launched his career on the game show in 1981, announced Monday that the series' upcoming 41st season will be his last, Deadline reports. "It’s been a wonderful ride,...

Not Everyone Loves Change to Wheel of Fortune Puzzleboard

Thanks to NASA tech, Vanna doesn't even need to touch letters now; some say board looks 'cheap'

(Newser) - If you tuned in to the first episode of the 40th season of Wheel of Fortune that aired Monday, you may have noticed a subtle change in the puzzleboard. In the early days of the game show, as host Pat Sajak would interact with the contestants, co-host Vanna White would...

Commonly Misheard Lyric Costs Wheel of Fortune Contestant

He guesses 'sweet dreams are made of these,' rather than 'this'

(Newser) - If you've ever sung along to the Eurythmics song "Sweet Dreams," you may sympathize with the Wheel of Fortune contestant who flubbed one of the lyrics during Tuesday's episode, costing him the prize. Chris Bryant guessed "Sweet dreams are made of these," despite the...

Pat Sajak Defends the Puzzle-Missers
Pat Sajak Blasts Twitter
Critics After Wheel Misfire
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Pat Sajak Blasts Twitter Critics After Wheel Misfire

'Have a little heart,' he says of those mocking contestants playing on national TV

(Newser) - Wheel of Fortune misfires crop up now and then, but they seldom reach the gone-viral peak of this latest one. And Pat Sajak isn't having it, reports Deadline . All but four letters were revealed in "another feather _n yo_r _a_," but the contestants couldn't get the...

After Uproar, Wheel of Fortune Contestant Gets an Audi
After Painful Wheel of Fortune
Loss, a Turn of Events
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After Painful Wheel of Fortune Loss, a Turn of Events

Audi steps up after fans sour on the episode's outcome

(Newser) - It's not often that Wheel of Fortune episodes turn contentious, but that's exactly what happened on Tuesday night. A contestant named Charlene made it to the final round, where the category was given as "What are you doing"? After supplying the four letters of her choice,...

He Solved the Puzzle Correctly, but One Word Was His Downfall

'Wheel of Fortune' fans miffed contestant lost on a technicality after saying the word 'and' during answer

(Newser) - The conjunctions will always get you—at least on Wheel of Fortune. Fans are blasting the show for the "dumbest rule ever" after a contestant who correctly solved a puzzle didn't get credit for it, over a technicality. Per Entertainment Weekly and ET Canada , the episode that aired...

Pat Sajak Criticizes 'Stay-at-Home' Messages

It's OK for out-of-work Americans to 'question the premise,' game show host says

(Newser) - After decades hosting Wheel of Fortune, Pat Sajak can probably afford to take a few months off—but he hasn't forgotten about those who can't. Health experts and some media personalities have called for reopening America slowly and cautiously, but in a tweet over the weekend, Sajak suggested...

Now Without Live Audiences: Jeopardy!, Wheel of Fortune

Sources cite the health of show hosts amid coronavirus spread

(Newser) - Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune will be taped without a live audience for the near future. Sony Pictures Television made the call out of "an abundance of caution" due to the spreading coronavirus, the fact that audience members are typically over 60 (putting them at higher risk of contracting...

'Lurid' Wheel of Fortune Answer Gets Internet Buzzing

Uh ... OK

(Newser) - One of the most wholesome game shows on TV sent ripples over the airwaves Thursday night with what some viewers at home called a rather "kinky" answer. Yahoo reports that Adam Goodell was the lucky contestant who banked $2,450 by solving the "Before and After" puzzle, where...

Pat Sajak Thought He Was Dying: I Saw 'Beautiful Pastels'

He was just high on pain meds, he reveals during interview about his emergency surgery

(Newser) - While Vanna White held down the fort on the Wheel of Fortune stage, host Pat Sajak recuperated from a recent emergency surgery—and now he's opening up about the experience. People reports the 73-year-old TV personality appeared on Good Morning America Friday, his first public sit-down since his November...

One Word Cost Her a Wheel of Fortune Prize. She's Getting It Anyway
Her Wheel of Fortune
Flub Went Viral. She's
Getting Her Lost Prize
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Her Wheel of Fortune Flub Went Viral. She's Getting Her Lost Prize

Tourism company will give contestant the trip she missed out on

(Newser) - Kristen Shaw was just four words away from $1,950 and a trip to Nashville. But the Wheel of Fortune contestant, 26, instead said five words, and that extra word cost her the prize: The Maine woman, during the episode that was taped in October and aired Thursday, was supposed...

Pat Sajak Had an Emergency. A Familiar Face Has Stepped In

Vanna White will act as 'Wheel of Fortune' host while Sajak recovers from emergency surgery

(Newser) - Thursday's taping of Wheel of Fortune was abruptly canceled after its host was rushed into emergency surgery. People reports 73-year-old Pat Sajak had to have a procedure for a blocked intestine, forcing Thursday's "Disney Week" taping in Los Angeles to be nixed. By Friday, a familiar face...

No One's Ever Answered Pat Sajak Quite Like This

'Wheel of Fortune' contestant Blair Davis offered a quite irreverent introduction of himself

(Newser) - "Did we hear that right?" is how a narrator for Inside Edition reacts as she watches a clip of Blair Davis, a contestant on the episode of Wheel of Fortune that aired Monday. That's because Davis' self-introduction to the studio audience and America was "off the rails,...

Wheel of Fortune Flamenco/Flamingo Fail Goes Viral
Wheel Contestant's
Big Flub Goes Viral

Wheel Contestant's Big Flub Goes Viral

Poor Jonny

(Newser) - Jonny had filled in all the letters of the Wheel of Fortune puzzle. He was on the cusp of grabbing $7,100. And then, when asked to solve the puzzle—which, clearly spelled out on the board, read "flamenco dance lessons"—he said "flamingo dance lessons" and...

Wheel of Fortune Photo Bombs on 'Southern Charm Week'

Viewer questions plantation shot and apparent slaves

(Newser) - One of America’s longest-running game shows is under fire after broadcasting an image of what appears to be two slaves as a celebration of "Southern Charm." In March, Wheel of Fortune presented its annual “Southern Charm Week,” but it wasn’t until last week when...

Wheel Scoring Fortune Off of Political Ads

Game show has 'very loyal' audience that votes

(Newser) - Ads on ESPN may get the president's ear , but an ad during Wheel of Fortune is far more important, at least in the eyes of candidates and super PACs. The show brought in $57 million in campaign spending during the 2012 election—the most of any TV show ahead...

Wheel of Fortune Fails Too Much for Pat Sajak

He briefly walks off set

(Newser) - Pat Sajak just could not handle all the failure on Monday's Wheel of Fortune. Contestants were trying to solve a four-word answer to the question, "What are you doing?" but the first set of contestants had just one letter to go on: a single "N." Their...

Teacher Wins $1M on Wheel of Fortune

Sarah Manchester is show's third big winner

(Newser) - The puzzle itself was a pretty easy solve—"loud laughter," with most of the letters in place beforehand—but the payday for math teacher Sarah Manchester of Maryland was spectacular: She won the $1 million Wheel of Fortune prize, only the third person to do so, reports WJLA-TV...

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