Final Jeopardy: Bestselling Books
The Final Jeopardy question (5/14/2015), in the category “Bestselling Books” was:
In 2014 a collection of her columns became the 1st best seller entirely by this woman who championed many other bestsellers.
Today’s celebrity players are: ABC’s meterologist, Ginger Zee, playing for Susan G. Komen for the Cure; actor, Josh Gad, playing for Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles; and actress, Bellamy Young, playing for Operation Blankets of Love.
Round 1: Ginger found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Other First Ladies” under the $400 clue before the first break. She was in second place with $800, $3,800 less than Bellamy’s lead. She made it a true Daily Double (even though Alex told her she could bet $1,000) and she was RIGHT.
Annie Edson Taylor was the first woman to go over this landmark in a barrel. show
Bellamy finished in the lead with $6,800. Ginger was second with $1,200 and Josh was in the hole for $200.
Round 2: Bellamy found the first Daily Double in “Stephen Sondheim” under the $1,200 clue. She was in the lead with $13,200, $8,400 more than Ginger in second place. She bet $3,000 and she was RIGHT.
Sondheim won an Oscar for “Sooner or Later (I Always Get My Man)”, sung by this woman in “Dick Tracy”. show
Bellamy found the last Daily Double in “Birthstones” under the $1,200 clue. In the lead with $17,800, she now had $13,000 more than Ginger in second place. She bet $3,000 and she was RIGHT.
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Bellamy finished in the lead with a runaway $26,800. Ginger was next with $4,800 and Josh was in third place with $3,800.
NONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
“One of the most beloved and simultaneously polarizing figures in modern culture is Oprah Winfrey. Whether you know her through her 25 year talk show, her popular book club, her magazine or her television network, everybody knows Oprah…. The book is actually a collection of columns previously published in O Magazine in a recurring section called ‘What I Know For Sure’ where Oprah is challenged to touch on things that she feels she is certain of in her life. During an interview with film critic Gene Siskel in 1998, Oprah was faced with the question of ‘what she knew for sure’ and she admits that for the first time in a long time, she was completely speechless.” (The Lone Book Club)
Josh wrote down “at least this is for charity.” He bet and lost it all.
Ginger wrote down “Ann …”. She lost her $3,000 bet and finished with $1,800.
Bellamy thought it was Nora Ephron. She lost her $4,000 bet but won the match with $22,800 and that means her charity receives $50,000.
Josh and Ginger both get the guaranteed $10,000 for their charities.
Here’s the post-game chat from this match, where Ginger Zee laments her lack of jewelry compared to Bellamy and the futility of practicing with the toilet paper holder.
2 years ago:: Only ONE of the players got this FJ in “The Civil War”
The last of the 11 Southern states to secede from the Union, it borders 6 of them. show