Jeopardy! loses its leader; what’s coming up on NCIS Season 18; and an ABC primetime star tests positive for COVID — here’s all the entertainment news and gossip you missed over the last week from Hollywood.
Entertainment News For This Week
Farewell to Beloved Host
Revered Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek, 80, passed away on November 8. He had long been battling pancreatic cancer.
After nearly seven months, NCIS returns for its 18th season on Tuesday, November 17. The show’s executives teased some exciting spoilers and twists viewers can expect on the procedural.
Meanwhile at Law & Order: SVU…
Law & Order: SVU is back, and Demore Barnes (Deputy Chief Christian Garland) has been upped to series regular. The show’s star Mariska Hargitay (Olivia Benson) touted his new status on social media. Speaking of Hargitay, expect trouble for her character in a ripped-from-the-headlines episode involving an alleged assault in Central Park.
ABC Star Has COVID
Days after ABC’s The Good Doctor aired its second episode, featuring frontline workers struggling with the coronavirus outbreak, the pandemic hit close to home for a series star. Richard Schiff (Dr. Aaron Glassman) announced that he and spouse/co-star Sheila Kelly tested positive for the disease.
Setting the Record Straight
Selling Sunset star and Dancing With the Stars contestant Chrishell Stause spoke out about pro partner Gleb Savchenko’s split from his wife, Elena Samodanova. Here’s what she had to say.
In other Dancing News, Backstreet Boy A.J. McLean and Cheryl Burke won’t be taking home this year’s mirror-ball trophy. The twosome was voted off the reality competition series.
A Tragic Loss
Actress Yvette Nicole Brown (Mom, The Odd Couple, Avengers: Endgame) has suffered a heartbreaking loss. Her friend, actor Bert Belasco, best known for the series Let’s Stay Together, died at the age of 38.
We Want Answers
This Is Us returned, following its riveting two-hour premiere, two weeks ago. But were the questions we had answered?
Knots Landing was one of the all-time greatest primetime soaps, running for a record 13 seasons. Here’s a look back at the show’s top six season finales.
Just the Facts
TV icon Kate Jackson was a formidable force on Charlie’s Angels and Scarecrow & Mrs. King. Check out these five fun facts about the actress.
Also on the fact front, we’ve got five about NCIS star Cote de Pablo. See how many you didn’t know.
Entertainment News: Happy Birthdays
Who celebrated with cake and candles among the world of Hollywood stars, this week? The answer is: The View’s Whoopi Goldberg, Grey’s Anatomy’s Ellen Pompeo, Will & Grace’s Megan Mullally, film star Demi Moore, and The Incredible Hulk’s Lou Ferrigno.