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hey, everybody, welcome to the show. it's celebrity week: las vegas on "who wants to be a millionaire." [cheers and applause] [dramatic musical flourish] ♪ ♪ this is terrible. the rest of the show i have to speak for myself. today's first celebrity contestant is is a ventriloquist who has brought his hilarious brand of sharp-tongued characters to the las vegas strip for his show paul zerdin: mouthing off and today it's just me and him out here. fresh from his season 10 victory on "america's got talent," ladies and gentlemen, paul zerdin. [cheers and applause] that was the easiest hosting i've ever done. i love that. >> did you like that? >> yeah, first of all, congratulations. >> thank you very much. >> "america's got talent," that is something that i'm sure you just say, "you know what? i'll give it a shot." never knowing that it's going to literally rip apart and change your life. >> change your life drastically, really, yeah. i did my first audition at the dolby theatre and then that went very well. and then i ended up winning the show and i never, ever expected.
i knew that i was doing well in the competition... >> right. >> but i--and i thought once i got to the live shows that i might, maybe, possibly get to the finals. but i never in my wildest dreams expected to win it. >> now you're headlining on the vegas strip. >> i know, it's unreal. >> so what is that transition been like? you're from wimbledon, england. >> wimbledon, southwest london. >> a lot like vegas. >> very, very similar. >> i'm surprised you haven't just caught on fire walking outside here in vegas. >> it is, uh-- it's slightly warmer... >> yeah. >> than london i must say. and it's amazing. i mean, it's incredible when you get up every morning and the sun is shining. whether you're in a good mood, or a bad mood... >> right. >> that sun is out there full on. >> so now that you're on the vegas strip and you have your own show, how have things changed for the better, or maybe for the worse? i don't know. >> well, you know, i've been working and doing ventriloquism, performing for--for a long time and i get to travel all around the place. it's so lovely to be able to be in your own theater and come to work every night and you have a crew of people and you have a show that's set, you know, ready for your appearance and your performance every night.
and the audiences have been fantastic. and it's just lovely to be able to go out and not have to pack the bags up at the end of the night and get into the car and go off to the next venue. it's nice to have your own theater and know that you have a show there every night. >> well, i appreciate you taking a little time out from your act to come over and play "millionaire" with us today. and you are playing for a charity. >> yes. >> which charity? >> it's make a wish from southern nevada. >> the best. >> and it's a charity that i've been associated with back home in england and it's my chance to help, you know, an american version of it here in-- >> i've done some work with them as well, phenomenal. love make a wish foundation. well, let me tell you how we're gonna make some money for make a wish foundation today. 14 questions. the money values growing from $500 all the way up to that $1 million. [cheers and applause] and every question you answer correctly moves you one step closer to that top prize. remember at any time you can walk away with the money you've earned, give it to make a wish foundation. if you give me an incorrect answer, you walk away with nothing until you get to those two thresholds of $5,000 then again at $50,000.
you also have your three lifelines. the audience can help you with a question, "50/50," take away two incorrect answers, and you have your "plus one" and i know you're english, so i'm sure you brought some american help as your "plus one." who's with you today? >> i have an english friend... [laughter] who's very knowledgeable. >> [laughs] who is it? who's with us? >> my friend nicholas. >> hey, nicholas. how you doing? good to have you here. and again, really appreciate you being here playing for make a wish foundation. let's do some good today. >> thank you so much. >> all right, let's play "who wants to be a millionaire." [dramatic musical flourish] all right, it all starts with that $500 question. here it is. though you shouldn't do it, as it's the "most obvious" hiding spot, "the telegraph" says that nearly one in five homeowners hide a spare key where? >> okay, um, i don't want to be presumptuous, but... uh, i'm guessing it's going to be under a potted plant. i would say "d."
that's my final answer. >> and that's a winner. that's how easy it is. boom, you got it. >> thank you very much. >> goodnight, everybody. >> thank you, goodnight. >> catch paul's act at the-- wait, wait, wait. [laughter] i mean, we're here. we might as well go for $1,000. >> okay. >> let's just see what happens. >> what the heck? >> $1,000 question. which of the following is the literal meaning of the spanish name "margarita," and not a key ingredient in the famous cocktail? >> [laughs] okay. uh... not so smart now. [laughter] >> these questions are, uh, perplexing. [laughter] i, uh... i don't know. um...i'll have to... i'll have to ask the audience 'cause i-i-i think i'll-- i'll "ask the audience." >> okay, final? >> uh, final answer. "ask the audience" please. >> all right, audience, paul could use a little help here. so if you would, pick up those keypads, enter your vote now. [percussive music]
♪ ♪ all right, this might be interesting. let's take a look at the results. let's see what happens. [laughter] >> oh, "c," daisy, okay. okay, well-- [laughs] >> so you only have 98% of the audience going with c, daisy, but i should tell you, 1% said tequila and 1% said lime. 0% said triple sec. >> i just found that question-- i just couldn't actually understand that question if i'm honest. i'm gonna go with the audience on this. i think they might have-- they might have the answer here. i'm gonna say, "c," daisy. that's my final answer. >> i would like to see the 1% that said tequila... [laughter] immediately after the show. you got it right. >> thank you. thank you, audience. thank you. >> there you go. $1,000 in the bank. we're gonna take a quick break. we're gonna come back with vegas celebrity paul zerdin right after this. [cheers and applause] [dramatic music] ♪
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[dramatic music] ♪ >> welcome back to celebrity week las vegas on "who wants to be a millionaire." ventriloquist paul zerdin talking his way to $1,000 so far. [cheers and applause] needed a little help from the audience. >> yes, and very grateful. i was very confused by that last question. >> well, you're english, so, i mean, "margarita," that's not exactly in the, uh... >> no. >> wheelhouse over there in london. >> no, i didn't really know-- i don't actually--i knew tequila was in it, that's it. that's all i know. i don't drink margaritas. >> there you go. >> i'm more of a vodka martini man. >> yes. >> [as james bond] shaken, not stirred. >> it goes with the accents. all right, so you're at $1,000. you still have two lifelines. so you're in good shape. >> okay. >> and now a shot at $2,000. so let's play "who wants to be a millionaire." [dramatic musical flourish]
♪ $2,000 question. for years, x-ray scanners have been used to keep employees from secretly taking what company's valuable products home in their stomachs? >> i'm gonna go for... diamonds. d... just making sure this isn't a trick question. >> [laughs] [dramatic music] ♪ >> i'm gonna go for diamonds. d, final answer. >> tough way to smuggle home some diamonds, but, yes, that's right. there you go. $2,000. now a shot at $3,000. to reduce dust-attracting static electricity, "reader's digest" suggests using what seemingly worthless household items
to clean window blinds? >> i don't read "reader's digest" and, um... it could be paper tubes. it could be used dryer sheets. i-i'm... i don't actually know what a dryer sheet is. is that the things you put in the-- in the dryer that-- >> do your own laundry often, do you? >> is that, uh... i send out. >> [laughs] one of the puppets does it. >> i have a dryer-- i put the puppets in the washing machine and then they go in the dryer, but they don't get dryer sheets. but are they the sheets that you put in the dryer-- i'm guessing-- >> they would prefer a dryer sheet, i'm sure. >> okay. okay. to be honest, i really-- i don't know. i actually don't know. >> you still have two lifelines. you have your "50/50," and you have your "plus one." >> um, i'm gonna do a "50/50" please. >> okay, final? >> final answer. >> okay, i'm gonna take away two incorrect answers. [dramatic music] ♪ ♪ used dryer sheets or empty pill bottles?
♪ >> chris, that doesn't help. [laughter] used dryer sheets. empty pill bottles. pill bottles? well, what can that do? that can't--you can't-- window blind. a window blind. that's the thing you pull down, isn't it? that's the blind. >> [laughs] >> you can't put that in a pill bottle. is there some sort of static thing with a bottle? i don't know. dryer sheet? i'm guessing it's dryer sheets. i might be making a huge mistake here. i'm gonna go for "a." >> final? >> final answer. a. >> you got it. you got it. 'cause the dryer sheets take away the static electricity from your clothes. >> i didn't know that. >> there you go. >> i had no idea. >> the pill bottles would do absolutely nothing. [laughter] >> you're at $3-- especially when they're empty. you're at $3,000. chance to get to that threshold at $5,000. fingers crossed. let's do this. here we go. though you don't need both to live, when pope francis was elected, many were alarmed his pneumonectomy as a young man
had left him with a single what? >> now i thought ventriloquism was the hardest word to say. there's a new one on town. >> pneumonectomy. >> pneu--pneumonectomy. pneu--pneumonia, that's a-- pneumonia is a lung-- is a lung thing, isn't it? so he had a lung removed. kidney, eye, ear, lung. pneumonia. lung. i'm gonna go with... "...many were alarmed his pneumonectomy as a young man had left with a single what?" lung. i'm gonna say lung. i'm gonna say final answer c. >> i'm gonna say, you just got to $5,000. you got it! well done, man. relief. all right, paul just got to the threshold of $5,000. we're trying to earn some money for make a wish foundation. we'll be right back. [dramatic music] ♪ ♪ ,$8drw
[dramatic music] ♪ ♪ >> welcome back to celebrity week las vegas on "who wants to be a millionaire." paul zerdin, you can catch his act on the vegas strip. does a great ventriloquist act. he did it on me earlier. you're at $5,000. >> yes. yes! yes! come on. >> you have defied odds. you defied all odds and made it to $5,000.
>> yeah. yeah, just. >> be honest, how relieved are you? i am very relieved 'cause i was almost called out with some--what the audience thought were fairly simple questions i'm gathering. >> we're raising money for make a wish foundation which is equally awesome. >> yeah. >> and now a chance to add to that $5,000. you ready to go? >> yeah, let's do it. >> all right, let's play "who wants to be a millionaire." [dramatic musical flourish] ♪ ♪ $7,000 question. who has said that his over-the-top english accent on "the drew carey show" was "to make up for generations of english actors doing crap scottish accents"? kinda like that one. >> now, first of all, at home, on english television, you can't say "crap." >> okay. >> so this is great. crap, everyone! crap! [laughter] >> when you say it with your fake british accent, it sounds good. by the way, paul's from long island. [laughter] >> uh, doing crap scottish accent. now i know craig ferguson.
i know all these people and i know of drew carey, but i don't know what was in "the drew carey show" apart from, obviously, drew carey. um... "to make up for a generation of english actors doing crap scottish accents." well, rick-- craig ferguson is scottish. "who has said that his over-the-top english accent on 'the drew carey show' was 'to make up for generations of english actors doing crap scottish accents'?" well, it must be... craig ferguson because he's scottish and the others aren't. i'm thinking it's craig ferguson. but i could be wrong. but i'm gonna--i'm gonna-- let's just go for it. >> final? >> final answer, b. >> he is scottish... and you got it right. yeah, he played drew's boss on "the drew carey show." >> did he? >> yeah. >> i never saw it. >> $7,000. there you go. now, a shot at $10,000. getting some serious cash for our charity here. so let's go. [dramatic musical flourish] ♪ ♪ located 5,900 feet
above sea level on kenya's central plateau, what african capital city has a mild annual average temperature of about 64 degrees fahrenheit? >> okay, so... "located 5,900--above sea level on kenya's central plateau, what african capital city has a mild annual average temperature of about 64--" so the capital city of kenya is nairobi. so i'm gonna say, "b," nairobi. >> final? >> final answer. >> just like that $10,000. [cheers and applause] >> great. >> paul, now you're in the middle of a good game. >> oh, thank you. >> $10,000. there were times-- very touch and go. i feel like we've steadied the ship. we'll be back to play more with paul right after this. [dramatic music] ♪ there's only one egg
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>> the answer to that question was... blowing in it. [cheers and applause] welcome back to celebrity week in las vegas here on "who wants to be a millionaire." i'm here with paul zerdin. you can catch his incredible show over at planet hollywood here on the vegas strip. just got to $10,000. raising money for make a wish foundation. >> very pleased. very excited. >> it was a rocky start. >> it was touch and go, chris. >> i feel like--yeah, it was touch and go, but i feel like we've steadied the ship now. you got to $10,000 and a chance to double your money right here. >> hopefully. i don't want to get complacent now. >> no. no, let's not--
let's just enjoy where we are. >> exactly. >> [laughs] let's play "who wants to be a millionaire." [dramatic musical flourish] ♪ ♪ all right, $20,000 question. by definition, "prestidigitation" and "legerdemain" are two fancy words that can be used to describe what practice in the world of magic? >> you see, i was under the impression that prestidigitation meant "magic" and "legerdemain" means "magic." "two fancy words that can be used... to describe what practice in the world of magic?" mentalism is magic, levitation is magic, escapology is magic, and sleight of hand is magic. they all come under the guise of... those two words. so, this is, uh... confusing. considering as i started
as a prestidigitator. >> did you? >> i said that as well. >> you did. nailed it. >> i moved my lips, though. >> you cheated. um... "prestidigitation and legerdemain are two fancy words that can be used to describe what practice in the world--" i-i would say sleight of hand. seeing as i started as a magician, it would be really embarrassing if i went out on a question about magic. >> it'd be quite ironic. >> i'm not 100%. i don't--i-i'm not 100%. that's a confusing question. um... i may have-- [mumbling] "two fancy words that can be used to describe what practice in the world of magic?" >> you still have a "plus one." >> i still have a "plus one." i'm guessing it's sleight of hand. i don't know. i'm gonna use my lifeline. i don't want to risk it. um... i'm gonna use my lifeline. >> final? >> final answer. >> okay, nicholas, come on down. [cheers and applause] how you doing? >> i'm good. thank you. [dramatic music] ♪ ♪ >> don't let me down, buddy.
>> what do you think you're doing? >> are you a magician? >> well, friendly enough, as a young boy i did dabble with a few tricks, yes. yes, so, and very early stages of career. >> okay. >> yeah, so between us, we really ought to know this. >> if we don't get this right, that's, uh... >> yeah. >> that's a real uh-uh. >> just doubled the irony. >> yeah. >> thanks for pointing that out, chris. what do you think? >> my initial thought, straight away was... >> sleight of hand. >> you were going with sleight of hand. i always thought prestidigitation was another word for--purely for, sleight of hand. >> oh, okay. >> i could be wrong. >> i thought it was another word for just magic. generally, but... i-i-i think you're right. i think you're--if that was your hunch, that was my hunch. i think we should go forward. >> or we can just stay and have a big fight. [laughter] i think you're right. >> that's a lot of hunches. >> yeah, it is. i'm thinking we should go with d, sleight of hand. >> absolutely. >> yeah. great. final answer. >> two magicians,
a lot of irony, one correct answer. you got it! you got it! paul, $20,000. [horn blares] that sound means that time is up for today, but you're gonna come back and play more "millionaire." see if we can't get to that $50,000 threshold. big thanks to paul zerdin. catch his act at planet hollywood. thanks for joining us on celebrity week here in las vegas. for everyone who's been a part of this one, i'm chris harrison. we'll see you next time. [dramatic music] ♪ ♪ closed captioning sponsored by: if you can't shut down at bedtime... you're not alone. get non-habit forming unisom to fall asleep fast. unisom
the big story on "action news" is breaking news from philadelphia police. they have arrested a suspect in the hit and run death of 8-year-old jayanna powell in overbrook on november 18. jeanette reyes is live at accident investigation. jeanette, what are the details? >> reporter: well, jim, we learned, "action news" learned the arrest was made shortly after a vehicle was recovered. we did just speak to jayanna powell's father. he's relieved about the news but feels there's much more work to be done. a 24-year-old man is in custody. charges are pending but will likely include leaving the scene of an accident and vehicular homicide. police recovered a vehicle in frazer. that car fit the description given by witnesses. you may remember the 8-year-old girl was walking home from
school with her siblings when she was hit at 63rd and thrown nearly 90 feet. she was taken to the hospital where she later died. her family and police pleaded with the community to come forward with any relevant information, even offering $25,000 in reward money. we spoke to powell's family minutes ago after these new developments. here is what the father said. >> hard. with the community helping us and family helping us, it's helping a lot. one day at a time. >> reporter: the arrest gives family hope justice will be served. though it won't bring jayanna back, they hope something is learned. >> keep crossing guards on the corner and protect these kids. every corner should have a crossing guard. >> jim, it seems the community
did respond to the pleas for help. police give community members credit for this information that led to the arrest. we expect to learn more about the suspect in the coming hours. jeanette reyes, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. a woman died in the wake of an accident in west philadelphia. her car was hit at 52nd and locust at 7:15. she was broadsided by a car carrying suspects fleeing from police. they responded to gunshots at 48th and westminster. they fled the scene in a gray nissan. that's where police apprehended the two suspects. philadelphia police are saying the death of a 2-year-old boy this morning in kensington was a homicide. "action news" reporter, christie ileto is live at police headquarters. why do police think this is foul
play? >> reporter: jim, a source tells "action news" a toddler whose family members were identified had a lacerated liver on his body at the time of his death. >> a 2-year-old male not breathing. >> reporter: family members say that 2-year-old is zyair worrell. he was rushed from his home to the hospital where he died hours later. homicide detectives are investigating and waiting for the medical examiner's report. a source tells "action news" zyair had a lacerated liver and bruises. >> why is this baby gone? how is this allowed to happen. >> why would he be dead around his mom and step dad. >> reporter: when is the last time you saw him? >> two days ago, i was holding him. >> reporter: he lives two doors down from the family. did you notice anything on his