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Louisiana teen becomes the first African-American contestant to win national spelling bee

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We have a W-I-N-N-E-R! Zaila Avant-garde, a 14-year-old from New Orleans, Louisiana, just won the 2021 Scripps National Spelling Bee after correctly spelling murraya -- a type of tree -- to clinch the championship. ...

‘Big Brother’ Season 23 contestant Christie Valdiserri exits show after positive coronavirus test

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"I have no idea how I got it," Valdiserri shared in a video message on Instagram Monday. "I have the vaccine, and I’ve been following all the guidelines up to this point. I have absolutely no symptoms, I feel perfect...

‘Jeopardy!’ contestant goes viral for ‘goofy’ facial expressions throughout show

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Twitter users couldn't get enough of Julia Markham Cameron, an attorney from Brooklyn, New York, who made quite a name for herself during Thursday's episode, which was guest hosted by "Big Bang Theory" alum and neuro...

‘Jeopardy!’ contestant apologizes for boisterous behavior during ‘Tournament of Champions’

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Ryan Bilger appeared on the show alongside fellow past winners Monday night where he took a commanding lead and held it for the rest of the game, ultimately pulling off a win and earning $ 32,405 as well as securing...

‘American Idol’ contestant, known as ‘singing garbageman’ Doug Kiker, arrested for domestic violence

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Doug Kiker, 28, was arrested Thursday for domestic violence in Mobile, a spokesperson at the Mobile Sheriff's Office confirmed to Fox News.  Details of the incident are unclear and the Mobile Police Department, the a...

‘Jeopardy!’ contestant condemns White supremacy, racism amid gesture controversy: ‘Never meant to hurt a soul’

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The returning champion appeared on Tuesday’s episode of the competition trivia show and during the show’s introductions, Donohue appeared to hold up the last three fingers on his right hand, forming an "OK" sign touc...

‘American Idol’ contestant asks for donations to help pay for brain cancer treatment, second surgery

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The singer, 26, appeared on Season 15 of "American Idol" in 2016, where she was eliminated after making it to the top 24 semifinals. In November, she revealed that she was experiencing seizures. Now it seems her situ...

‘American Idol’ judge Luke Bryan’s wife addresses rumor contestant Wyatt Pike departed over ‘fight’ with star

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Roughly a week ago, "American Idol" frontrunner Wyatt Pike departed the popular singing competition show. On Instagram, the 20-year-old singer said he left the show due to "personal reasons," but didn't offer any fur...

‘American Idol’ contestant Cecil Ray Baker arrested for burglary after entering ex-girlfriend’s home

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Baker, 20, was arrested by the Rockdale Police Department in Texas on Saturday on the charge of burglary of habitation, the department confirmed to Fox News. The Season 19 competitor was booked in the Milam County Ja...

‘Wheel of Fortune’ letter blunder sparks jokes online, contestant reacts

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The popular game show hosted by Pat Sajak and Vanna White welcomed three college students on Thursday in honor of its spring break week. University of Southern California student Nico Fife was one of the three contes...

‘Wheel of Fortune’ contestant who lost on a technicality speaks out about rule change debate

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Petersen recently appeared on the game show where he inadvertently sparked calls for the show to amend its rules after the addition of one word to his answer cost him the game. During the crossword puzzle segment of ...

‘Jeopardy!’ contestant trolls guest host and Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers about NFC championship loss

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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was momentarily left speechless when he hosted "Jeopardy!" in the show that aired Monday. In the "Final Jeopardy" round, the category was daytime TV personalities, and con...

‘Bachelor’ contestant nearly collapses during rose ceremony

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It truly is the most dramatic season yet. Just two episodes into the new season of "The Bachelor," a contestant nearly collapsed during the rose ceremony. A medic was called during Monday night's episode when Sarah...

‘The Voice’ contestant Ryan Gallagher abruptly leaves the competition

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During Monday night's episode of "The Voice," host Carson Daly announced that contestant Ryan Gallagher would no longer be part of the singing competition show. Daly did not cite a reason, only stating Gallagher "ha...

‘Wipeout’ contestant dies after competing in obstacle course

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A man competing on the television competition show "Wipeout" died earlier this week after completing an obstacle course while filming the series, sources close to the production told CNN. Following the incident on W...

Ben Watkins, a former ‘MasterChef Junior’ contestant, dies of cancer at 14

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After a year of fighting a rare form of cancer, former "MasterChef Junior" star Ben Watkins died this week at the age of 14, his family said. The young chef died on Monday of Angiomatoid Fibrous Histiocytoma, a soft...