Alex Trebek

"is resting comfortably in a Los Angeles hospital and he will be back in the studio for the next scheduled tapings in January." So reads a note posted yesterday on the official

Jeopardy!

Web site.

The popular game-show host was admitted to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center late Monday after a heart attack in his home in the Los Angeles area. "Thankfully, it was a minor heart attack," said

Jeopardy!

rep

Jeff Ritter

.

Trebek, 67, who has hosted

Jeopardy!

since '84, was born in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada as

Giorgi Suka-Alex Trebek

. His father,

George Edward Trebek

, was a Ukranian immigrant. His ma,

Lucille Lagacé

, was Franco-Ontarian. Trebek, who is known as a brainiac's brainiac (at least by TV standards), majored in philosophy at the University of Ottawa. He began his broadcast career as a newscaster.

Doctors at Cedars-Sinai say Trebek should be released well before the end of the week.

Paris saves the day

First she tried to help soused elephants in India kick their addiction to booze. (Actually, that report was a hoax.) Now,

Paris Hilton

has saved the day for an Oompa Loompa act.

The New York Daily News says that at the Art Basel Miami Beach art show in Florida on Saturday, a crowd of yobs rushed the stage during a Beacher's Madhouse performance.

Entertainer

Robin Sherwood

, who was in full Oompa Loompa costume, was seriously injured when he was shoved into a stage support, cutting open a crimson gash on his leg.

According to an anon witness, Paris took charge and "screamed for help and jumped up to move everyone away from" Sherwood.

"She held Robin's hand and said the sweetest things to keep him calm," the witness said.

People.com says Paris, who has been friends with Sherwood for some time, has been helping the performer, who suffers from a kidney ailment, get a kidney transplant.

Double fun for J.Lo?

Expectant mother-to-be

Jennifer Lopez

has been spotted - brazenly and openly - buying baby supplies and clothing for

two

babies - a girl and a boy - implying she's having twins.

J.Lo has reportedly also put a request for a double baby carriage on her baby shower registry. Items in the registry also include $349 cashmere outfits, a suede play mat for $289, and a "Balmoral enameled black carriage for a mere $3,495," to use People.com's words.

Selling celebrity

In hair news, Brit auction house Gorringes (

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) plans to sell a lock of

John Lennon

's hair which the late, great Beatle had given to the band's hairdresser

Betty Glasow

inside a copy of his book

A Spaniard in the Works

. The book 'n' lock could fetch as much as $6,200.

Orson Welles

' personal working script of

Citizen Kane

was sold yesterday at Sotheby's in New York for $100,000. But, alas, the best screenplay Oscar statuette for the script was withdrawn from auction after bidding failed to rise above the minimum price set by the buyer. Sotheby's expected it could fetch $800,000 to $1.2 mil.

Gwen lends a hand

The always delightful and always mildly flirty songstress

Gwen Stefani

is donating $166,000 to the San Diego Foundation to set up the Gwen Stefani After-the-Fires Scholarship, which will provide college scholarships for kids whose homes were destroyed by the recent wildfires in the region.

"When I heard about the devastation of the fires, at first I felt I should cancel my show out of respect. But then it occurred to me there might be a more useful solution," said the 38-year-old singer, whose donation consists of proceeds from her Oct. 30 show in San Diego.

'Idol' star in Times Square

ABC's New Year's Eve telecast,

Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve

(which is on Dec. 31) will feature live performances by

American Idol

heroine

Carrie Underwood

,

Hannah Montana

's

Miley Cyrus

, and the

Jonas Brothers

at Times Square in Manhattan. What's more, we'll also see a telecast of a slew of artists performing in Hollywood, including

Fergie

,

Akon

,

Natasha Bedingfield

and

Sean Kingston

.

Critics' Choice Awards

Sean Penn

's

Into The Wild

, a drama about a young man (played by

Emile Hirsch

) who gives away all his possessions and heads off to live in the Alaskan wilderness, has garnered a leading seven Critics' Choice Awards nominations - including those for best actor and best director.

Atonement

,

Michael Clayton

,

No Country for Old Men

,

Sweeney

Todd

, and

Hairspra

y follow

Wild

's lead with five nominations each.

Friends celebrate Evel Knievel

"He's forever in flight now. He doesn't have to come back down; he doesn't have to land," said actor

Matthew McConaughey

at a memorial service for celebrated daredevil

Evel Knievel

, who died Nov. 30 at the age of 69. "He's in that spot of grace for the rest of time."

Monday's service, which was held in the stuntman's hometown of Butte, Mont., was attended by thousands of fans and friends, including boxing legend

Joe Frazier

. Knievel's son,

Robbie Knievel

, who is also a stuntman, said, "I am not the greatest daredevil in the world. I am the son of the greatest daredevil in the world." Robbie recalled fishing trips he took with his pa.

Kudos to top i-sellers

Online music purveyor iTunes yesterday released its annual list of its top-selling albums, though it did not disclose actual sales figures.

Maroon 5

's second record,

It Won't Be Soon Before Long

, tops the list, followed by

Back to Black

from the thrillingly brilliant - yet tragically turmoiled - young blueswoman

Amy Winehouse

, who last week nabbed an impressive total of six Grammy nominations.

Kanye West

's

Graduation

is at No. 3,

Daughtry

from

Chris Daughtry

's band is at No. 4, while newbie

Colbie Caillat

's

Coco

puts her at No. 5.

Marie on QVC!

America's favoritest wholesome girl,

Marie Osmond,

will perform on QVC today at 3 p.m. to push her holiday record,

Magic of Christmas

.

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This column contains information from Inquirer wire services.