Welcome back to POP! Of Culture Weekly, where we discuss the highlights of all things entertainment for the week! This week, we cover the passing of Alex Trebek and the announcement of the performer for the Super Bowl halftime show!
Jeopardy! Host Alex Trebek Passes
The host of the TV game-show Jeopardy!, Alex Trebek passed away on Sunday, Nov. 8th. Trebek was 80 years old and lost his battle with pancreatic cancer. Trebek had reportedly passed away “peacefully and surrounded by family and friends” according to Jeopardy!’s Twitter post.
Many celebrities came to social media to post their condolences.
Actress Viola Davis said in a tweet “RIP Alex Trebek. A true, true gentleman and courageous hero. May flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.”
Dr. Phil wrote “Television has lost a true treasure and icon. Alex was in a league of his own. Class act, grace and courage just scratch the surface. Always warm, friendly and unassuming. Robin & I send our heartfelt condolences to the entire Trebek family. You are all in our prayers,” on Twitter.
The Weeknd to Perform at Super Bowl Halftime Show
On Thursday, Nov. 12, it was announced that Canadian artist, Abel Tesfaye, known professionally as The Weeknd, will be performing at the upcoming Super Bowl halftime show.
The three-time Grammy Award winner will perform at the halftime in February in Tampa, Florida.
The Weeknd shared this tweet to announce the news.