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  • West Kanye West, left, and Kim Kardashian West attend “The Cher Show” Broadway musical opening night at the Neil Simon Theatre on Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

  • Davidson FILE - In this March 14, 2015, file photo, Pete Davidson speaks at a Comedy Central Roast at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, Calif. Davidson is breaking his silence in an Instagram post following the short-lived engagement with Ariana Grande. Davidson says he’s been getting bullied online and in public for nine months. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

Wednesday, December 05, 2018 1:00 am


'Jeopardy!' gets local contestant

Associated Press

A local travel agent will soon be seen on “Jeopardy!”

Nicole Cocklin will debut in an episode airing at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday on WANE, Channel 15, according to a news release from the show, which is hosted by Alex Trebek.

It has not been announced how Cocklin fares on the quiz show and if she will appear in subsequent episodes.

Another area resident, Steve Garbacz, appeared on “Jeopardy” in January.

Kanye apologizes

Kanye West has apologized for his lack of phone etiquette while he and his wife, Kim Kardashian West, attended opening night of “The Cher Show” on Broadway.

Jarrod Spector plays Sonny Bono in the musical. He thought it was cool West was in the audience but not cool that the rapper was looking at his cellphone.

Spector tweeted: “If you look up from your cell phone you'll see we're doing a show up here.”

West later apologized in a reply on Twitter for his “lack of etiquette.”

AFI top 10 films

“Black Panther,” “A Star Is Born” and “Mary Poppins Returns” are among the American Film Institute's top 10 films of the year.

AFI announced its selections for the 19th AFI Awards on Tuesday.

The selected films include the aforementioned blockbusters, the horror film “A Quiet Place,” “The Favourite,” “If Beale Street Could Talk,” “Eighth Grade,” “BlacKkKlansman,” “First Reformed” and “Green Book.”

The organization is also giving a special award to Alfonso Cuaron's “Roma,” which did not fit the criteria for American films.

AFI also recognized 10 television shows, including “Atlanta” and “The Americans.”

Davidson speaks

Pete Davidson says he's not going to “kill myself.”

Davidson is breaking his silence in an Instagram post following his short-lived engagement with Ariana Grande.

The 25-year-old “Saturday Night Live” cast member says he's been getting bullied online and in public for nine months. But Davidson says he's spoken about being suicidal publicly “only in the hopes that it will bring awareness and help kids like myself who don't want to be on this earth.”

Davidson writes, “No matter how hard the internet or anyone tries to make me kill myself, I won't.”

Grande responded that she cares “deeply about Pete and his health.” She asked people “to please be gentler with others.”

Happy birthday

Among celebrity birthdays today: Singer Little Richard is 86. Opera singer Jose Carreras is 72. Singer Jim Messinais 71. Singer-guitarist John Rzeznik is 53. Comedian Margaret Cho is 50. Actress Alex Kapp Horner is 49. Actress Paula Patton is 43. Actress Amy Acker is 42. Singer Keri Hilson is 36. Actor Frankie Muniz is 33.