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The Bard For 100

Jonathan Franzen knows a lot about birds. The novelist competed on Jeopardy’s “Power Players Week” alongside Chuck Todd and S.E. Cupp as part of a variation on the Celebrity Jeopardy theme. Franzen flubbed a few questions about Shakespeare...Show More Summary

Leopoldo Gout: From Immigrant to Hollywood Power Player and Author

Being an immigrant is something that could hold a lot of people back in life and yet for Leopoldo Gout, it was the force he needed to shape all of his success. The author behind the new book 'Genius: The Game' is a man inspired by literature,...Show More Summary

Jonathan Franzen on Jeopardy

3 days agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Author Jonathan Franzen competed on celebrity Jeopardy earlier this week. For the show’s “Power Players Week,” leading journalists and politicians competed to raise money for charity. The award-winning novelist competed against Chuck Todd from Meet the Press and conservative political writer S.E. Show More Summary

Louis CK, a Comedian, Beats Mainstream Media Types at Jeopardy!

From the Free Beacon: Comedian Louis C.K. soundly defeated mainstream media members Wednesday night during a “Power Players” edition ofJeopardy. The popular stand-up comic and star of Louie on FX won $50,000 for Fistula Foundation, which helps women in poor countries get medical attention for injuries sustained during childbirth.

Guess Who Outright Dominated Last Night on Jeopardy Power Players

3 days agoNews : Mediaite

On paper, it was certainly a tough matchup for Thursday night's edition of Jeopardy Power Players.

Sen. Al Franken is celebrity Jeopardy winner

WASHINGTON — Who is Minnesota Sen. Al Franken? He’s the winner of a special “Power Players Week” episode of “Jeopardy!” that aired Thursday.        

'My Charity Is Fistula Foundation, Alex'

Those five words from Louis CK will change lives. Last night on Power Players Jeopardy Louis played for Fistula Foundation and crushed it, winning $50,000, money that can help nearly 100 poor women in Africa and Asia injured in childbirth get life-transforming surgery. They taped the show last month in Washington, DC. Show More Summary

Louis C.K. Appears on Jeopardy! During the Show’s Power Players Week

4 days agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

Comedian Louis C.K. appeared on the May 18, 2016 episode of Jeopardy! during the show’s Power Players Week. C.K. competed against journalists Kate Bolduan and Jonathan Capeheart in the game, and showed an impressive level of knowledge. C.K. was playing for the Fistula Foundation, and the charity itself got in on the game by creating a Jeopardy! […]

Video: Louis C.K. Won $50K For Charity On Jeopardy!

Louis C.K. was the star of Jeopardy! last night, netting $50,000 for charity while trouncing CNN's Kate Bolduan and the Washington Post's Jonathan Capehart during Power Players week. Check out some highlights from the episode below. [ more › ]

Watch Louis C.K. Win ‘Jeopardy!,’ and See Journalists Get Flustered, Too

Last week we announced that TV’s best game show, Jeopardy!, was hosting a Power Players week, during which famous (and “famous”) people play the game for charity. Jonathan Franzen played earlier this week, and Louis C.K. competed last night. He did well—he won! He also wore a suit, which, for Louis, is a real bit of […]

Louis C.K. Won $50,000 for a Charity on Jeopardy!, Was Great

Jeopardy!'s "Power Players Week" offered viewers more gems Wednesday, as Louis C.K. trounced his opponents and won $50,000 for charity. The comedian competed against CNN's Kate Bolduan and the Washington Post's Jonathan Capehart, both of whom were exuding a little more confidence at the top of the pre-taped match. Little ... More »

Newswire: Last night’s Jeopardy! was a shitshow

Longtime Jeopardy! viewers know not to expect much from the show’s annual celebrity showdowns, but this week’s “Power Players” charity tournament promised slightly more impressive displays of trivia knowledge. At least, it started off that way on Monday with Jonathan Franzen, S.E. Show More Summary

Celebrities Should Not Play Jeopardy

This week, America’s long-running and virtually unchanged gameshow Jeopardy! is featuring “Power Players,” which on Monday and Tuesday meant famous people in the arenas of news, politics, and books. Read more...

Here’s What You Missed on Jonathan Franzen’s Jeopardy! Appearance

Jeopardy! kicked off its annual "Power Players Week" last night, in which well-known journalists and media intellectuals compete on the famed quiz show for the charities of their choice. Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd, conservative commentator S.E. Cupp, and novelist Jonathan Franzen competed on Monday's show, with Cupp proving victorious ... More »

“Intellectual loner” Jonathan Franzen shows fallibility as “Power Player” on “Jeopardy!”

Franzen's second-place performance on the show may have gone a long way to reverse his elitist persona

Keys Can’t Unlock Rome Title as Serena Williams Ends Trophy Drought

last weekSports / Tennis : Tennis X

"I think she's such a powerful player," Williams said. "Obviously going in, I knew that, but I was just trying. I think I was pretty much able to just get back what I could and that's all I was trying to do was just to go out there and be consistent and make my shots."

Company Causes: Google’s Payday Loan Move Exemplifies New Corporate Advocacy

The company joins other powerful players like Facebook and Paypal in taking a stand on social and political issues, but deepens concerns about overreach.

GOP says Donald Trump has to unite the party

last weekNews : NY Daily News

Donald Trump is rolling into Washington, D.C. on Thursday for some face time with his party's less-than-loving power players.

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