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Jodie Foster Tapped for ‘Jeopardy’

January 29, 2001

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NEW YORK (AP) _ She decided not to reprise her role in ``Hannibal,″ the upcoming sequel to ``The Silence of the Lambs,″ but Jodie Foster did accept a gig on ``Celebrity Jeopardy!″

Foster competes against Harry Connick Jr. and Nathan Lane on the game show airing Feb. 5.

``I’ve been wanting to be on `Jeopardy!′ my whole life,″ the 38-year-old actress-director tells People magazine in its Feb. 5 issue. ``I watched it growing up, and a lot of my friends at college were really into it. We talked about it all the time.″

Foster says she doesn’t feel any pressure to make Yale University, her alma mater, proud.

``I’m not a very competitive person, anyway. If I don’t look like a total jerk, I’ll be happy.″

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