- - Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Jermaine Paul was front and center on “The Voice.” The 33-year-old background singer from Harriman, N.Y., was declared the winner of the NBC singing competition Tuesday night.

Mr. Paul, who was coached by country singer and “Voice” mentor Blake Shelton, was awarded the show’s grand prize of $100,000 and a record deal with Universal after crooning R. Kelly’s “I Believe I Can Fly” for his final solo performance Monday.

“I just want to say thank you to everybody that supported me from day one,” Mr. Paul said through tears.

Juliet Simms, 26, the indie rocker from San Francisco who was coached by Cee Lo Green, came in second. She was followed by Tony Lucca, 36, the former Mouseketeer from Detroit, who was guided by Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine. Chris Mann, 30, the classical singer from Wichita, Kan., who was shepherded by pop diva Christina Aguilera, rounded out the final four.

Stewart’s ‘Daily Show’ traveling to conventions

Bryan Cranston arrives at The John Varvatos 9th Annual Stuart House Benefit, Sunday, March 11, 2012, at The John Varvatos boutique in Los Angeles. The John Varvatos Stuart House benefit hosts an outdoor charity concert and family day to benefit Stuart House, a program of the Rape Treatment Center at Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center. (AP Photo/ Katy WInn)
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Comedian Jon Stewart will broadcast his “Daily Show” from Tampa, Fla., during the Republican National Convention.

The Comedy Central channel said Tuesday that Mr. Stewart’s popular “Daily Show” will be taped daily at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts Aug. 28 through Aug. 31 and air at 11 p.m. each night, according to the Associated Press. The convention will take place blocks away at the Tampa Bay Times Forum Aug. 27 through 30.

The show will move to Charlotte, N.C., the next week for the Democratic National Convention.

The episodes airing during the convention will feature news, analysis and guest interviews, as well as reports from the convention floor.

Comedy Central notes that the “Daily Show” has been going on the road to cover politics since 2000.

Fegan, Gilbert ousted on ‘Dancing With the Stars’

It was two dancers down in a double elimination on “Dancing With the Stars.”

Disney Channel star Roshon Fegan and actress Melissa Gilbert were bounced Tuesday as the hit ABC dance-off wrapped up its eighth week of competition.

Ms. Gilbert heard her fate the day she turned 48, but insisted that getting this far in the contest made it an incredible birthday.

Mr. Fegan and Ms. Gilbert join previously ousted contestants Jaleel White, Gavin DeGraw, Gladys Knight, Sherri Shepherd, Jack Wagner and Martina Navratilova.

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