Alex Trebek Almost Makes Jeopardy Contestant Cry; Oprah Winfrey Speaks Out About Paula Deen: Today’s Top Stories

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Us Weekly's most-read stories from Aug. 6 include Alex Trebek's Jeopardy conflict with a 12-year-old  Beck Starr/WireImage; Ben Gabbe/Getty Images

Alex Trebek is under fire after causing eighth-grader Thomas Hurley III to nearly cry on Jeopardy. Plus, Oprah Winfrey speaks out about Paula Deen's recent N-word scandal: See Us Weekly's top stories from Tuesday, Aug. 6, in the roundup.

1. Alex Trebek Almost Makes 12-Year-Old Jeopardy! Contestant Cry

Sometimes Jeopardy! isn't all fun and games. Host Alex Trebek is feeling the heat after causing eighth grader Thomas Hurley III to nearly cry during the Final Jeopardy! round during an episode of the game show on Wednesday, July 31.

2. Oprah Winfrey Finally Comments on Paula Deen's N-Word Controversy

Oprah Winfrey befriended Paula Deen when she interviewed the butter-loving cook for an episode of Oprah's Next Chapter in March 2012. The talk show host even spent the night at Deen's Georgia home, where the women discussed everything from Deen's financial insecurities to her diabetes diagnosis. But until recently, Winfrey had remained silent on her friend's N-word controversy.

3. Teresa Giudice's Brother Joe Gorga, Family "Will Step Up" If She Goes to Prison

Teresa Giudice hasn't always had the best relationship with her brother, Joe Gorga, and her sister-in-law, Melissa, but a source tells Us Weekly that her family is prepared to "step up" in the wake of her and husband Joe Giudice's recent indictment on 39 counts of fraud.

4. Sarah Jessica Parker on Matthew Broderick Marriage: "Call Me Crazy, But I Love Him"

Her iconic Sex and the City character Carrie Bradshaw may have been comfortable regularly dishing on her relationship woes and triumphs, but in real life, Sarah Jessica Parker prefers to remain mum about her personal life. In the September 2013 issue of Harper's Bazaar, however, the actress confesses that she couldn't be happier with the life that she's created with husband Matthew Broderick.

5. Desiree Hartsock and Chris Siegfried Planning Summer 2014 Wedding

After it was revealed that Chris Siegfried proposed to Desiree Hartsock in the Aug. 5 season finale of The Bachelorette, the future spouses discussed wedding plans during an Aug. 6 appearance on LIVE With Kelly and Michael.

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