Last Update on December 18, 2013 08:10 GMT
"THE VOICE"-TESSANNE WINS
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Jamaica celebrates with the United States. That's what Carson Daly said as fireworks exploded on stage and Tessanne Chin was crowned the season-five winner of "The Voice." Daly says a record number of votes were cast this season, giving the title to Jimmy Cliff's former backup singer. Chin tackled difficult material during the competition, including songs by Whitney Houston and The Beatles. Chin's win is the second for coach Adam Levine. Blake Shelton has three, but didn't have a finalist this season. Will Champlin, also from Team Adam, placed third. Sixteen-year-old Jacquie Lee is the runner-up. She says coach Christina Aguilera helped her to be a better singer and a better person. The Voice returns in February.
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Jamie Friar, AP correspondent
NBC's "The Voice" crowns a new winner. The AP's Jamie Friar watched as season 5 of the top-rated reality program came to an end. ((opens with sound))
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Carson Daly and Tessanne Chin, winner
Host Carson Daly announces the season 5 winner. COURTESY: NBC ((mandatory on-air credit))
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Tessanne Chin, winner
"The Voice" winner Tessanne Chin is overcome with emotion as she hugs her mother. COURTESY: NBC ((mandatory on-air credit))
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Excerpt of Tessanne Chin performing "Tumbling Down"
Excerpt of Tessanne Chin performing "Tumbling Down," written for the season 5 winner. COURTESY: NBC ((mandatory on-air credit))
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Tessanne Chin, winner
Just prior to the final results Tessanne Chin had a message for her coach, Adam Levine. COURTESY: NBC ((mandatory on-air credit))
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Jacquie Lee, runner-up
Sixteen-year-old Jacquie Lee says she couldn't ask for a coach better than Christina Aguilera. COURTESY: NBC ((mandatory on-air credit))
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Excerpt of Celine Dion and Tessane Chin performing "Love Can Move Mountains"
Excerpt of Celine Dion and Tessane Chin performing "Love Can Move Mountains." COURTESY: NBC ((mandatory on-air credit))
"ANCHORMAN 2" - WILL FERRELL
LONDON (AP) -- Will Ferrell doesn't like to let on how much fun he had making "Anchorman 2." Asked if it was a set full of laughs, Ferrell said no, it was "very tense." He says the cast is a "motley crew." Ferrell has popped up everywhere from a local newscast in North Dakota to a museum dedicated to the real news in Washington, D.C. Soon, he'll find out if all the promotion worked. Anchorman 2 opens today.
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Will Ferrell was asked if it was fun making "Anchorman 2."
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Will Ferrell says he knows real anchors aren't as dumb as Ron Burgundy.
NEARLY 300 MOVIES BEING CONSIDERED FOR BEST PICTURE OSCAR NOMINATIONS
BEVERLY HILLS (AP) -- Believe it or not, "Anchorman 2" and "I Spit on Your Grave 2" are eligible to win an Oscar for best picture. Technically speaking. A total of 289 movies are eligible, including bombs like "The Lone Ranger" and "Escape From Planet Earth." Pretty much every movie released this year can dream of being nominated. We'll find out who made the final cut when nominations are announced January 16.
"PULP FICTION," "MARY POPPINS" AMONG THOSE PICKED FOR FILM PRESERVATION
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Only the Library of Congress could bring "Mary Poppins" and "Pulp Fiction" together. They're among 25 movies added to the National Film Registry. Movies considered to be culturally significant are preserved. The others on the list include "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf," "The Right Stuff," "The Magnificent Seven," "Forbidden Planet" and "Roger and Me."
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Some classic movies will be preserved by the Library of Congress. AP Entertainment Editor Michael Weinfeld tells us about some of the new entries to the National Film Registry.
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Sound of Samuel L. Jackson and John Travolta
Sound of Samuel L. Jackson and John Travolta in a scene from "Pulp Fiction."
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Sound of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton
Sound of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton in a scene from "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf."
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Sound of Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke
Sound of Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke singing "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" from "Mary Poppins."
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Sound of Ed Harris
Sound of Ed Harris in a scene from "The Right Stuff."
BRADLEY COOPER - GETTING SOBER SAVED HIS LIFE
NEW YORK (AP) -- Bradley Cooper had a problem with drugs and alcohol when he got his big break in "Wedding Crashers." Cooper tells GQ that although he was never late to the set, "of course it hindered the work." He says he finally realized that if he didn't stop he was going to "sabotage" his whole life. Once he did stop, he says his career really took off. He'll be seen next in "American Hustle," which opens in more theaters December 20.
"FIFTY SHADES OF GREY" STAR IS A DAD
NEW YORK (AP) -- The star of "Fifty Shades of Grey" is a dad. Jamie Dornan's publicist tells People.com that he and his wife, Amelia Warner, have a new baby girl. They haven't announced a name yet. Dornan and Warner have been married eight months.