"Jeopardy!"(LOS ANGELES) -- Polarizing Jeopardy! champ Arthur Chu won an 11th straight game, though not without early struggles and a few testy exchanges with show host Alex Trebek.
Chu, 30, an insurance compliance worker and voiceover actor from Broadview Heights, Ohio, who has been live-tweeting his winning streak, didn't really take off until the "Double Jeopardy!" round, which he began in second place, $400 behind the leader, Kirsten Albair.
But, in a familiar story, Chu pulled away from his rivals by controlling the board with rapid-fire picks of high-value squares chosen out of the game's conventional sequence -- a playing style drawn from game theory that has prompted some traditionalists to dub him the "Jeopardy! Villain" and others to cheer him via the Twitter hashtag #ChuChuTrain.
Chu's strategy once again allowed him to secure all three of the hidden "Daily Double" boxes, to place big bets on them and to keep them away from his opponents.
In the first round, Chu was able to double his score to $2,000 using a "Daily Double." In the second round, already securely in the lead, he picked up an additional $4,000 by hitting a "Daily Double," but he soon lost $5,000 on another one by mispronouncing the name of the actress Frances McDormand. Chu's response would have been correct, but Trebek said he heard Chu say "McDarmand."
On a subsequent clue, a seemingly annoyed Chu emphatically pronounced the name of another actor, Sam Waterston.
But he lost another round of the pronunciation wars when he pronounced the politician Elbridge Gerry's name with a soft "g." Trebek noted it should have a hard "g," prompting Chu to protest that the term gerrymandering has a "soft-g" pronunciation and is derived from Gerry's last name. Trebek declared it an anomaly of the English language and moved on.
Nevertheless, by the "Final Jeopardy!" question on "Novel Titles," Chu led Albair $17,000 to $5,200. Both got the question right but Chu easily coasted to victory. His $20,000 take for the game brought his 11-day winnings to $297,200.
ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Dating with one brother can be hard enough, but what if there are 18 other siblings to contend with? That’s the life of the four eldest Duggar daughters, who have entered their dating years, Duggar-style.
Jana, 24, Jill, 22, Jessa, 21, Jinger, 20, and the rest of the Duggar gang discussed what it’s like coming of age in this highly watched family on ABC’s Good Morning America, sharing tips and tricks for finding a partner from their new book, Growing Up Duggar: It’s All About Relationships.
“Courtship is a new season of life. It’s exciting,” Jessa said. “We call it dating with a purpose and not just frivolous, really considering the person as a potential life partner.”
Jill agreed, saying, “We talk about what we’re looking for [in the book]. Not just, ‘Oh, he’s a cute guy.’ But the heart of the matter. Is he going to be a good father? Is he slow to anger? We have a list in [the book] that helps girls think deeper than just the surface.”
The family is preparing for the next season, which premieres April 1 on TLC and will show the dating lives of the four girls. And it wouldn’t be a Duggar season without some more child speculation.
“We would love to have more children but we’re waiting to see,” mom Michelle said. “You’ll have to check in the next season.”
Walter McBride/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- Josh Lucas may have split from his wife Jessica Ciencin Henriquez earlier this year, but that isn't stopping The Mend actor from being friendly with his estranged wife for the benefit of their son Noah.
"We have been through a divorce and divorce isn't something I would wish on my worst enemy," Lucas told People magazine. "Even when in our case we have managed to do it not only amicably but as -- hopefully in the end -- great friends, particularly because we have a young child that we both truly love."
The actor added that he's so committed to his son that even the roles he now takes are influenced by the 20-month-old boy.
"My becoming a father has changed absolutely everything in my life, period. I am more and more wanting to be a part of things that [are] playful and more the things I see my son really responding to and enjoying."
The Sweet Home Alabama actor, 42, and Henriquez, 28, met in 2011 and became engaged just six weeks later. They married in Central Park in 2012, and had a son Noah Rev on June 29 of that year.
Steve Granitz/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- Video of a deposition of pop star Justin Bieber in connection with a lawsuit against the troubled singer and a bodyguard shows Bieber appearing sullen and defiant.
The video obtained by ABC News shows the 20-year-old “Baby” singer becoming visibly upset and repeatedly refusing to give a direct answer to questions posed by the lawyer for photographer Jeffrey Binion.
Binion, 56, has alleged in the lawsuit that Bieber ordered his bodyguard to “forcibly” take Binion’s memory card after the lensman snapped a picture of Bieber outside a Miami recording studio.
During the hours-long deposition in Miami on Thursday, the plaintiff’s attorney asked Bieber whether he remembered ever being in Australia.
“I don’t know if I’ve been to Australia,” he replied, then asked his attorney: “Have I been to Australia?”
At one point, Bieber told Binion’s attorney: “I don’t have to listen to anything you have to say.”
In response to another question, a perplexed-looking Bieber replied: “What kind of a question is that? That didn’t make sense.”
At one point, he seemed to take on the role of attorney, saying “I object,” to one of the questions.
Bieber’s own attorney challenged the plaintiff’s lawyer several times on the relevance and tone of his line of questioning, and accused him of trying to harass Bieber.
When the plaintiff’s lawyer asked Bieber when the star ever discussed his feelings about paparazzi with singer Selena Gomez, Bieber grew visibly upset. Bieber and Gomez were a couple, and have had an on-again, off-again relationship.
Bieber shook his head, covered his eyes with his hand, exhaled, then said: “Don’t ask me about her again.” He repeated the admonition while wagging a finger.
Binion’s attorney also asked Bieber about his mentor, R&B star Usher.
“Isn’t it true that Usher was instrumental in starting your career?” the attorney asked.
“Um, I guess, yes,” Bieber replied, adding: “I was found on YouTube. I think that I was detrimental to my own career.”
When the attorney asks him to repeat his answer, Bieber’s attorney quickly interjects: “He said ‘I think I was instrumental to my own career.’”
After the plaintiff’s attorney asks several other questions about the singer’s relationship with Usher, Bieber says: “Is this an interview or a deposition? I’m confused.”
Bieber also referred to his interrogator as “Katie Couric,” and even winked at the camera during the proceedings.
Bieber’s reps wouldn’t comment on the tapes, which are the latest in a string of incidents that have landed him in the headlines.
Most recently, Bieber has been charged for alleged DUI in Miami. He also faces an alleged assault charge in Toronto, and Los Angeles police executed a search warrant on his home in connection with a felony vandalism investigation.
Representatives for Bieber would not comment on the deposition video when reached by ABC News.
ABC/Rick Rowell(NEW YORK) -- Monday night's three-hour finale of The Bachelor saw Juan Pablo Galavis eliminate Clare Crawley in a surprise decision, then choose Nikki Ferrell -- but refuse to propose to her. His choice led to a live After the Final Rose special in which both the assembled studio audience and host Chris Harrison became increasingly frustrated with the former soccer player.
The finale kicked off with Clare, then Nikki, meeting with Juan Pablo's family in St. Lucia: his parents Saul and Nelly, his daughter Camila, and Juan Pablo's cousin, brother, and sister appeared to approve of both women.
Clare met with Juan Pablo later for a romantic helicopter ride that turned out to be anything but -- she revealed to the camera that when the cameras were off, he said something that was offensive to her. Additionally, Juan Pablo never convinced her that he really wanted her, she claimed. Her doubts built until she confronted him later on; he seemed to say all the right things when prompted, but admitted he still hadn't made his decision.
Nikki and Juan Pablo hung out on the beach, and she shared some of the same concerns Clare did. Their romantic evening together ended with Juan Pablo reading a note Nikki gave him, sharing her favorite moments together. He read it aloud, later leaving Nikki's room, and her in tears.
"I'm in love with this guy...and I don't want to lose this," she confessed to the camera.
Juan Pablo eventually made his decision and let Clare go -- which she didn't take well.
"I lost respect for you...What you just made me go through, I would never want my children to have a father like you," she hissed.
The bachelor then told Nikki that he chose her, but he wouldn't propose to her. He did give her his final rose, and she accepted.
During the live After the Rose special, Clare said she had no regrets and was glad Juan Pablo didn't pick her. She refused to reveal what offensive comment he made to her in the helicopter, and also refused to speak with him in the studio. Instead, he sat down with Chris Harrison -- and an apparently hostile crowd -- to try to explain his side of the story.
When Nikki appeared, she said her relationship with Juan Pablo was still ongoing, but revealed he still hasn't told her he loves her.
"It's been a struggle...but he's very honest, and if he wasn't invested in this relationship, he wouldn't be here," she rationalized. "I'm not gonna force it."
When Juan Pablo joined Nikki, the audience became increasingly icy towards him, as he became evasive. Trying to keep control of the interview, Chris Harrison insisted Juan Pablo told producers he had a "big surprise" to share with the audience -- only to have him deny he'd said it.
Juan Pablo declared that he and Nikki were "done with this show," and repeatedly refused Harrison's pressure to say "I love you," to Nikki.
As far as future plans go, Juan Pablo insisted, "We have our plans...but want to keep things private," and hinted that "something happened" after the recent Women Tell All special that made them change whatever life plans they had. He wouldn't elaborate.
Juan Pablo was scolded by former "Bachelor" Sean Lowe and his now wife Catherine about his behavior during the live finale, with Catherine even saying "Don't slap the hand that fed you." Harrison was clearly frustrated, calling the situation, "a Bachelor first."
Harrison ended the finale on a happier note, revealing that Andi Dorfman, who quit The Bachelor this season, was going to be the next "Bachelorette."
Apparently still miffed about Juan Pablo, Harrison said to the 26-year-old assistant district attorney from Atlanta, "You do know this is going to be on television?...If you fall in love, don't be afraid to say that."
The Bachelorette will premiere Monday, May 19, at 9 p.m. ET before settling into its regular time slot, Mondays at 8:00 p.m. ET starting May 26.
Jack Owens/The Denver Post via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Joe McGinniss, a best-selling political and investigative reporter who became a thorn in the side of Sarah Palin, has died from complications related to prostate cancer. He was 71.
McGinniss catapulted to fame with the 1969 publication of The Selling of the President 1968, an accounting of how then-candidate Richard Nixon was successfully marketed to the public through television appearances that showed a “new and improved” Nixon, supposedly different from the GOP nominee who lost to John F. Kennedy in 1960.
Later, McGinniss wrote Fatal Vision that told the real-life story of physician and former Green Beret Jeffrey MacDonald, who was found guilty of brutally murdering his wife and children in 1970 at Fort Bragg, N.C.
MacDonald had blamed a gang of murderous hippies for the crime and hired McGinniss to present his side in hopes of being absolved. The author, however, came to believe that MacDonald was responsible for the murders and said so in his book. MacDonald, now 70, remains in prison.
In 2011, McGinniss published The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin, which he asserted would expose “the messy reality beneath the glossy Palin myth.”
He annoyed the former half-term Alaska governor and vice presidential candidate by moving next to the family home in Wasilla, Alaska, in order to research the book that did not turn out to be the blockbuster McGinniss had hoped it would.
Miranda Penn-Turin/FOX(NEW YORK) -- There's no hope left for Raising Hope. Fox has cancelled the comedy after four seasons.
The network announced Monday that Raising Hope will come to an end with back-to-back episodes on Friday, April 4. The final episode will feature a musical performance by Kenny Loggins.
In a statement, executive producer Mike Mariano said the crew planned the fourth-season finale "with this possibility in mind."
Raising Hope, which premiered in the fall of 2010, focuses on a dysfunctional family raising a girl named Hope. Martha Plimpton and Cloris Leachman were both nominated for an Emmy Award for their roles on the show.
Jason Merritt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Jennifer Garner and Jane Lynch are among the celebrities who are joining Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In foundation and the Girl Scouts for the newly launched "Ban Bossy" campaign.
The actresses star alongside Beyonce, Condoleezza Rice, Diane von Furstenberg and others in a 60-second Lifetime PSA that encourages leadership in young girls, who are often branded bossy while pursuing their ambitions.
"I think the word bossy is just a squasher," Lynch says in the video.
"Being labeled something matters," Garner adds.
The campaign has also launched a website -- banbossy.com -- to help young girls cultivate leadership skills as well as give tips to parents and teachers on how to properly encourage girls to be leaders.
Buena Vista(LOS ANGELES) -- Zac Efron's role in his latest film, Neighbors, is definitely naughtier and raunchier than his days starring in Disney's High School Musical. Still, the actor says he could definitely see filming a reunion.
"We're all thinking about it," the 26-year-old told E! News, while promoting Neighbors, in which he portrays a wild college student who clashes head on with a young family that moves next door to his fraternity house.
"I continue to see all the guys from High School Musical and every time we do it's like -- I don't know -- there's just this look between us," he continued. "It's so cool because we never forget a single moment of that experience. As soon as you see Corbin [Bleu], Lucas [Grabeel], anybody, it just brings you right back to those days."
The High School Musical franchise was launched in 2006 as a TV movie on the Disney Channel. That was followed by High School Musical 2 in 2007 and a 2008 feature film titled High School Musical 3: Senior Year.
ABC/Craig Sjodin(LOS ANGELES) -- Andi Dorfman knew Juan Pablo Galavis, the most recent season's Bachelor star, wasn't her soulmate, but she never lost faith in love.
Now, she's finally getting her big chance to find it. (Well, on TV, anyway!)
Andi has been named the new star of The Bachelorette.
"I'm speechless. It's so surreal. I went on The Bachelor to find my husband and to find the love of my life," she said. "It definitely gets lonely being single... I'm just looking to find that great love."
During her time on The Bachelor, the 26-year-old assistant district attorney made an effort to get close to Juan Pablo, but after her night in the fantasy suite, she broke up with him. Then, when he told her it was "OK," she snapped at him.
"It's not OK," she said. "I left behind family and friends, a job. I missed a wedding and things. I did that all willingly. I put myself out there, it's not OK. ... You saying it's OK comes off as you not having feelings."
Now, she said she's terrified about the prospect of kicking off nice guys, but she feels good about being the star of the show.
"I'm ready to fall in love," she told Chris Harrison. "I'm ready to meet the man of my dreams."
"Jeopardy!"(LOS ANGELES) -- Controversial Jeopardy! champ Arthur Chu extended his winning streak to double-digits Monday night despite missing two big "Double Jeopardy" bets and guessing wrong on "Final Jeopardy!"
Chu's unconventional style of play has led some of the show's fans to jeer him on Twitter and dub him the "Jeopardy! Villain," but others cheer him and jump on board the #ChuChuTrain, which has been powered by Chu snarkily live-tweeting his matches and retweeting his haters.
On Monday night's pre-recorded broadcast, despite Chu's missteps, the Chu Chu train kept rolling as he squeaked out a 10th straight victory.
Chu, 30, an insurance compliance worker and voiceover actor from Broadview Heights, Ohio, came in with total winnings of $261,000 -- enough, according to host Alex Trebek, to prompt an ultimatum from Chu's mother.
"She said I have to take care of her now for the rest of her life," Chu told Trebek.
As has often been the case, Chu surged to an early lead by picking squares off the board out of the conventional order, moving briskly and employing elements of game theory.
By tending to pick the higher values first, Chu has sought out and often bet big on the "Daily Double" squares frequently found on that part of the board.
This time, however, the strategy nearly cost him.
In the game's first round, Chu put up everything he had -- $3,200 -- after locating a "Daily Double." He got dropped back to $0 by failing to know that the clue referred to the William Faulkner novel, The Sound and the Fury.
Even so, Chu's competitors were in negative territory, so Chu remained on top and got back to $3,200 by the first commercial break, with his rivals both still in arrears.
By the start of "Double Jeopardy!" Chu was at $6,200 and his nearest opponent had a mere $200.
The game tightened as Chu missed a second "Daily Double" bet, this time for $4,000. But then he won a $3,000 "Daily Double" and went on to run his score up to $18,200 by "Final Jeopardy!"
His nearest rival, Sean Sullivan, was at $7,800, and reached $15,199 by knowing Stephen Sondheim was the "American Composer" who was the protege of Oscar Hammerstein who had Grammys, an Oscar, a Pulitzer Prize and more Tonys than any other composer.
Chu guessed incorrectly, but only wagered $2,000, and still walked away the winner.
SGranitz/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- The only person to witness the accident that killed Australian wildlife expert Steve Irwin opened up for the first time about the final moments of "The Crocodile Hunter."
“He just sort of calmly looked at me and said, ‘I’m dying,’” cameraman Justin Lyons recalled on the Australian television show Studio 10.
Lyons said that they were about eight days into a shoot for a documentary called Ocean’s Deadliest in 2006. The day Irwin died, they had been looking for tiger sharks, when they found a massive stingray, Lyons recalled.
According to Lyons, just he and Irwin began shooting the stingray in chest-deep water. After a couple minutes of filming, the two stood up and decided to take one last shot of Irwin getting behind the animal, while Lyons would film it swimming away.
“All of a sudden, it propped on its front and started stabbing wildly with its tail, hundreds of strikes within a few seconds,” Lyons said. “It probably thought Steve’s shadow was a tiger shark, which feeds on them very regularly, so it started attacking.”
Lyons said he hadn’t been aware the stingray caused any damage until he panned the camera back to Irwin, who was standing in a pool of blood. The stingray’s barb had gone through Irwin’s chest.
“He thought it had punctured his lung, and he stood up and screamed, ‘It’s punctured me lung!’”
The rest of the team threw Irwin back onto their inflatable boat. While Lyons said he performed CPR on Irwin for over an hour, he said medics later pronounced him dead within 10 seconds of looking at him.
According to Lyons, another cameraman on board filmed the entire experience because they had an agreement with Irwin that if he was ever injured, they had to keep filming. Lyons said he doesn’t know what happened to the video, but he never wants it to be seen.
“He was so good with animals. Nothing was going to get him,” Lyons said. ”We thought he was going to live forever.”
C Flanigan/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- Elisabeth Moss is all smiles on the cover of New York Magazine, but the actress revealed in the magazine that her short-lived nuptial to Fred Armisen was anything but happy.
“Looking back, I feel like I was really young, and at the time I didn’t think that I was that young,” Moss, 31, said in the March 10 issue of New York Magazine. “It was extremely traumatic and awful and horrible.”
While Moss’s first marriage didn’t turn out exactly how she wanted it to, she still managed to find the bright side to all of it.
“At the same time, it turned out for the best. I’m glad that I’m not there. I’m glad that it didn’t happen when I was 50. I’m glad I didn’t have kids. And I got that out of the way. Hopefully," she said. "Like, that’s probably not going to happen again.”
Moss and Armisen, 47, married in October 2009 and filed for divorce by September 2010.
Moss said “it sucks” to have had tabloids talking about her divorce and her feelings.
“I always knew that the stuff that you read is not true, but when I was in the situation and you really, actually read things that you apparently said or did that are 100 percent made up," she added. "It’s just the strange, simple thing of, that’s your heart they’re talking about, and it just…it sucks.”