I join the host of NewsTalk 1010’s “The Rush” for a segment called “Entertainment Court.” Each week I serve as the judge, Reshmi as the juror, and we render a verdict on the week’s biggest pop culture stories.
This week we ask, Is Nickleback the band we love to hate or the band we hate to love? Is #RIPJimmyFallon a bit of on0line fun or is it a sign of dire things to come on Twitter? Was a question about Brian Laundrie in poor taste or simply a newsy Jeopardy style question?
Richard speaks to “CTV News at Six” anchor Andria Case about the best movies and television to watch this weekend including the new crime drama “Truth Be Told” on Apple TV+, the period drama “The World to Come” on HBO and they talk about Mike Richards stepping down as host of “Jeopardy.”
On the Saturday December 12, 2020 episode of “Pop Life” we meet Claire McNear, author of “Answers in the Form of Questions: A Definitive History and Insider’s Guide to Jeopardy!” We talk about the passing of host Alex Trebek, the shows enduring appeal and how to beat the buzzer.
Then, the “Pop Life” panel, one day “Jeopardy!” champion Emma Badame, John Moore who played the game but was gone before Final Jeopardy and Francisco Ramos, a Los Angeles stand up comedian who says he learned comic timing by watching the show.
Film critic and pop culture historian Richard Crouse shares a toast with celebrity guests and entertainment pundits every week on CTV News Channel’s talk show POP LIFE.
Featuring in-depth discussion and debate on pop culture and modern life, POP LIFE features sit-down interviews with celebrities from across the entertainment world, including rock legends Sting and Bob Geldof, musicians Josh Groban and Sarah Brightman, comedian Ken Jeong, writer Fran Lebowitz, superstar jazz musician Diana Krall, stand-up comedian and CNN host W. Kamau Bell, actors Danny DeVito and Jay Baruchel, celebrity chefs Bobby Flay and Nigella Lawson, and many more.
Richard weighs in on the passing of game show icon and “Jeopardy!” hiost Alex Trebek.
“We will think of him for his years as a host on Jeopardy. I think we will think of his as a philanthropist who gave away a lot of money,” film critic and host of CTV’s “Pop Life” Richard Crouse said Sunday on CTV News Channel.
“We’ll also think of him as someone who battled bravely and publicly with cancer, and really helped a lot of people by being so honest about the stages of grief that he went through.”