Grapevine: Alex Trebek may be considering retirement, suggests successors

Melody Baetens
The Detroit News
Alex Trebek

Alex Trebek may be considering retirement, suggests successors 

When asked by TMZ if he'll stay on as host of "Jeopardy" in two years when his contract expires, Alex Trebek said there's a "50/50 (chance) and a little less." TMZ's Harvey Levin asked Trebeck, who has hosted the game show since 1984 if he could fathom life beyond "Jeopardy." "Sure" Trebeck, 78, said. He also opened up about who should replace him, name-dropping L.A. Kings play-by-play announcer Alex Faust and lawyer and legal analyst Laura Coates

Madonna to celebrate 60th with Malawi fundraiser

This week Madonna kicked off her birthday month by launching a fundraiser for orphans and children in Malawi. The Associated Press reports that the singer, who turns 60 on Aug. 16, is teaming up with Facebook to collect donations for her Raising Malawi foundation. Global payments company Ripple said it would match all the donations. “I have an unwavering commitment to providing vulnerable children with a loving home. For my birthday, I can think of no better gift than connecting my global family with this beautiful country and the children who need our help most,” said Madonna, who has adopted four children from Malawi. “Every dollar raised will go directly to meals, schools, uniforms and health care. I want to come together with my friends, fans and supporters to change the lives of Malawian children and let them know they are nurtured, protected and loved." Fans can donated directly to Madonna's Facebook page or start their own fundraiser on social media. 

MTV orders Lindsay Lohan docuseries

Actress Lindsay Lohan will be followed by cameras for a new docuseries set to air on MTV. "Lohan Beach Club" will detail the actress' quest to launch an exclusive seaside resort in Mykonos, Greece. This will be her third business venture in the area; she also has a nightclub and a beach house. 

Compiled by Melody Baetens

Tuesday's birthdays

Mark Cuban, 60

Wesley Snipes, 56

J.K. Rowling, 53

Zac Brown, 40

BJ Novak, 39

Rico Rodriguez, 20