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Alex Trebek Hurt Himself While Chasing a Burglar

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Alex Trebek hobbled to the podium of the National Geographic World Championship at Google’s Northern California headquarters today, and explained to the crowd that he had snapped his Achilles tendon while trying to chase a burglar out of his San Francisco hotel room. Well, the suspect is in police custody, and his name is Johnny Walker Black. No, just kidding—it’s an actual person. A 56-year-old woman! She had stolen cash and a bracelet from his room and stashed it in the ice machine on his floor. [TMZ]

… Snooki will be the subject of her own E! True Hollywood Story, just 20 months after rocketing to fame as Jersey Shore’s resident pickle-gobbling party goblin. Meanwhile, the network will re-air its installment of the Amy Winehouse THS this Thursday at 10pm. This is why we love Snooki: All of the mess, none of the sadness. [NYT, THR]

… TeenNick’s experimental foray into marketing nostalgia to kids barely old enough to drive is a success! The 90s Are All That drew 550,000 viewers, giving it a 114 percent increase over the same time last year. [Deadline]

Hustler CEO Larry Flynt has offered Daniel Tosh, the twisted host of Tosh.0, a stint as a Hustler guest editor. According to a magazine staffer, "[Tosh] will be allowed to plan the magazine's editorial meetings for one month ... he'll be given a blank canvas." He’ll also get Larry’s own, Huster-model secretary. Do it! Do it! (Why? I don’t know. I’m just supportive of trying new things.) [TMZ]

… Congratulations to American Idol Season 9 winner Lee DeWyze, who is now engaged to girlfriend Jonna Walsh. Here’s how they met: “We were casting and I saw her and said, 'Let's go with her.' I thought she was cute." That’s how it works when you’re a rock star. Or Lee DeWyze. (P.S. She is cute.) In other Idol news, J. Lo’s deal for Season 10 is closing any second now, just as soon as the network okays her request for a “special double-wide trailer for Marc Anthony, parked on the moon.” [People, THR]

… The sixth-season finale of A&E;’s Gene Simmons Family Jewels hit a series high, goosed by Gene’s proposal to his longtime girlfriend Shannon Tweed. Did you watch? It was so touching. He got down on one knee, opened his mouth, and let his 7-foot tongue unroll and flop onto the floor. Sparkling brilliantly on the the very tip was the engagement ring. [THR]

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