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Following Alex Trebek’s video in which he revealed he’s been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer, there was a near-instant outpouring of support and well-wishes from celebrities directed at the longtime game show host.

The video, titled “A Message from Alex Trebek” not only revealed the diagnosis but the 78-year-old “Jeopardy!” star’s plan to continue working as he fights to beat the disease’s low survival rate.

‘JEOPARDY!’ HOST ALEX TREBEK SAYS HE’S BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH STAGE 4 PANCREATIC CANCER

“Now normally, the prognosis for this is not very encouraging, but I’m going to fight this, and I’m going to keep working. And with the love and support of my family and friends and with the help of your prayers also, I plan to beat the low survival rate statistics for this disease,” he says in the video. “Truth told, I have to! Because under the terms of my contract, I have to host Jeopardy! for three more years! So help me. Keep the faith and we’ll win. We’ll get it done. Thank you.”

Since the shocking announcement, celebrities from all walks of life have taken to Twitter to share their support for Trebek as he begins his fight for survival in the public eye.

“The Sajak family is deeply saddened to hear of Alex Trebek’s struggle with cancer. Our hearts go out to him and his family. But there is no one I know who is stronger and more determined, and I would never bet against him. We, and the entire country, are pulling for you, Alex,” wrote fellow game show host Pat Sajak.

Sajak’s co-host Vanna White, tweeted her well-wishes too.

“The clue: “He has the strength and determination to beat his cancer diagnosis.” The response: “Who is Alex Trebek?” My family and I are sending love and tons of healing prayers to you Alex.” she wrote.

“In the name of all that is good, please God, grant #AlexTrebek all of the health and vitality that you can!
#teamtrebek,” wrote LeVar Burton.

“The Bachelors” host Chris Harrison wrote: “Thinking and praying for fellow game show host and absolute legend Alex Trebek as he starts his fight with pancreatic cancer. God’s speed my friend”

“Sending the wonderful and kind Alex Trebek and his beautiful family nothing but love and strength,” wrote “Everybody Loves Raymond” star Brad Garrett.

“Alex Trebek was so wonderful to me when I was competing on @Jeopardy against @ananavarro and @alfranken. I came in, sigh, last (yes Ana😒), but he made me feel like a winner. I’m rooting and praying for you Alex,” wrote “The View” star Sunny Hostin.

“Sending all my love, thoughts and prayers to Alex Trebek. You are my hero.” wrote “Dr. Ken” star Ken Jeong.

“I’m actually not sure if it should be its or it’s, and in such a case pronouns don’t really matter, so let me put it this way: Alex, kick pancreatic cancer’s a–,” wrote author Stephen King.

Mr. T shared a Bible verse in support of Trebek, who asked for prayers in his video message.

PAT SAJAK SENDS WELL-WISHES TO ALEX TREBEK FOLLOWING CANCER DIAGNOSIS: WE ‘ARE PULLING FOR YOU’

“God Bless you Alex Trebek and anyone else who is Fighting Cancer. “Don’t just keep the Faith.. Share the Faith!” Proverbs 3:5&6…” he wrote.

“Smart money says Alex Trebek beats this damned thing,” wrote “Chopped” host Ted Allen.

“I’m saddened to hear about Alex Trebek’s stage 4 pancreatic cancer diagnosis. Stay strong, friend,” wrote Dr. Oz.

“Alex Trebek is hands down the person I’ve seen on my TV the most over the years and @Jeopardy is one of my favorite shows ever. Pulling for you Alex” wrote comedian Ike Barinholtz.

“God bless Alex Trebek. Prayers up,” wrote Joy Reid.

“Oh my God. If anyone can beat this, you can. Sending heartfelt good thoughts and best wishes for a speedy and full recovery. We love you, Uncle Alex,” wrote former “Jeopardy!” contestant Brad Rutter.

“Sending so much love to Alex Trebek,” wrote Busy Philipps.

“Our hearts go out to you, #Alextrebek, a member of our Disney-ABC family for so long. We admire your courage and determination, and in the words of Winston Churchill: “never, never, never, never give up,” wrote Disney CEO Robert Iger.

“I pity the disease that messes with Alex Trebek. He is as formidable as he is likable. If you’ve met Alex then you know that makes him extremely formidable. #AlexTrebek is super human and superbly human,” wrote comedian Dave Foley.

“Sending Love & Prayers To Alex Trebek. I’ve Been Playing JEOPARDY With Him Since I Was In My 20’s,..Ahhh..30’s,” wrote Cher. “40’s,..50’s, OMG..60’s I’LL NEVER BE TOO OLD TO PLAY. SON Used To Say “Cher…You’re Such a Kid.”

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‘Ray Donovan’ star Pooch Hall dodges jail in DUI, child endangerment case

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'Ray Donovan' star Pooch Hall dodges jail in DUI, child endangerment case

Ray Donovan” star Marion “Pooch” Hall won’t be going to prison after striking a plea deal with prosecutors regarding his DUI and child endangerment charges.

Hall, 42, pleaded no contest to one misdemeanor count of driving with a blood alcohol content over .08 percent and child endangerment, the Los Angeles County District Attorney told ET on Tuesday.

Ray Donovan Actor Arrested on DUI, Child Endangerment Charges

Hall was sentenced to three years of probation and was ordered to complete a three-month residential alcohol treatment program and to attend one year of parenting classes, under the terms of a negotiated plea agreement, the D.A.’s office explained. Additionally, his driver’s license has been suspended for six months.

Hall was arrested by police officers in Burbank, California, back in October for driving under the influence of alcohol and getting into a collision while his 2-year-old son, Djulian, was riding in the car unrestrained.

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A spokesperson for the Burbank Police Department told ET at the time of the collision that witnesses reported seeing Hall weaving in and out of traffic with a small child seated on his lap. One witness reported seeing the child’s hands on the steering wheel.

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Hall ultimately collided with a parked vehicle and was detained at the scene. Authorities said there were no injuries as a result of the collision and Djulian was released to the care of his mother, Linda Hall, with whom the actor shares three other children — daughters Djanai, 22, and Djaeda, 15, and son Djordan, 12.

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Bhad Bhabie shows off $42G diamond-encrusted Rolex on 16th birthday

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Bhad Bhabie shows off $42G diamond-encrusted Rolex on 16th birthday

Bhad Bhabie just got some serious bling for her 16th birthday.

Danielle Bregoli, of “Cash me outside” fame, celebrated her milestone birthday a little early in New York City on Tuesday with a very pricey gift from her managers Adam Kluger and Dan Roof: a $42,000 diamond-encrusted Rolex watch.

“THANK YOU to my managers since day one,” the fledgling rapper wrote on Instagram, posting a close-up video of her luxe new accessory.

According to TMZ, her custom mother-of-pearl Rolex features a baby pink face, 15.38 carats of VS diamonds over the entire band and 1.5 carats of VS diamonds in the Roman numerals that encircle the face dial. All in all, the Rolex has a reported value of $42,000 and was commissioned from Joel the Jeweler in LA.

The new Rolex should pair nicely with the $45,000 gold grill covered in flawless diamonds and the 14k yellow gold choker-length chain Bregoli scooped up this summer from Houston-based celebrity jeweler Johnny Dang.

The article originally appeared in the New York Post

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Jessica Simpson’s baby bags are packed

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Jessica Simpson is primed and ready to give birth!

A source speaking with ET has noted that Simpson’s “hospital bags are packed” amid the singer’s tumultuous pregnancy.

The famous singer is currently expecting her third child, Birdie, with former football player Eric Johnson.

PREGNANT JESSICA SIMPSON SHARES PHOTO OF SWOLLEN FOOT

Simpson recently uploaded an Instagram pic of her baby bump, letting her followers know that she is ready to pop. The picture, which features the pregnant Simpson with an artsy background, was simply captioned “Jess-tation.”

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According to ET, a source for Johnson told the site that “Jessica is definitely uncomfortable.” The source continued, stating, “This has been a tough pregnancy but she knows it will all be worth it when she’s holding that little baby. Her hospital bags are packed. Everyone is trying to be patient, but the family is so excited and counting the minutes until the baby is here.”

Throughout this pregnancy, Simpson has experienced a multitude of health issues, including swollen feet and bronchitis. Simpson has been hospitalized for bronchitis four times throughout her pregnancy — noting how “crazy painful” it was to cough so much during pregnancy.

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Simpson also recently made headlines for breaking a toilet seat during her pregnancy. She made light of the situation by posting an Instagram photo captioned, “Warning..Don’t lean back on the toilet when pregnant.”

The couple currently are parents to Maxwell, 6, and Ace, 5.

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