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LANDAU EUGENE MURPHY: Jazz singer Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. won $1 million on "America's Got Talent" in Los Angeles Wednesday.


Murphy also booked a gig to perform at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas as part of the prize.

The other finalists were teen rockers PopLyfe, dancers Team iLuminate and shadow dancers The Silhouettes.

The season finale featured performances by the finalists, as well as professional artists Stevie Wonder, Patti LaBelle, LeAnn Rimes, Cobra Starship with Sabi and OneRepublic, Tony Bennett with Queen Latifah, Jackie Evancho, Def Leppard and Cirque du Soleil.

The show's celebrity judges were Piers Morgan, Sharon Osbourne and Howie Mandel. Nick Cannon served as host of the talent competition series.

MICHAELE SALAHI: "Real Housewives of D.C." cast member Michaele Salahi is in Memphis with Neal Schon, the lead guitarist for Journey, the band's publicist said.

Salahi and Tareq, her husband of eight years, gained infamy when they turned up uninvited at a state dinner at the White House two years ago.


TMZ said Tareq called police several times Tuesday night and Wednesday, stating he believed his wife had been kidnapped because she was gone and didn't take any of her belongings with her.

However, the entertainment news Web site said Salahi has been dating Schon and is following him on tour this week.

"Nobody kidnapped her and they are in Memphis together," Scoop Marketing, which represents Journey, told TMZ.

RACHEL REILLY: Rachel Reilly was declared the Season 13 winner of the U.S. reality TV series "Big Brother" Wednesday night.

The 27-year-old model from Las Vegas beat out fellow finalists Adam David Poch and Porsche Lee Briggs for the $500,000 grand prize.

Reilly also competed in Season 12 of the show, but was eliminated quickly after the competition began.

The series, which is presided over by Julie Chen, follows a group of people living together in a house outfitted with more than 52 cameras and 95 microphones recording their every move 24 hours a day. Each week, the house-guests vote someone out of the house.

JENNIFER HUDSON: Recording stars and Jennifer Hudson will serve as mentors on the new U.S. music reality series "Majors & Minors," Hub TV Network said Wednesday.


The show is to premiere Sept. 23.

"Over the course of the TV season, 'Majors & Minors' follows the journey of 12 talented young performers, ages 10-16, as they are mentored by some of the biggest and most successful artists and coaches in the music industry," the cable network said in a news release. "The Hub TV Network, a destination for kids and their families, is a joint venture of Discovery Communications and Hasbro, Inc."

The youngsters to be featured on "Majors & Minors" will be competing for a recording deal with Boardwalk Records/RCA Records and an opportunity to be featured in a cross-country concert tour.

Previously announced as mentors for the show are Adam Lambert, Brandy, Leona Lewis, Colbie Caillat, Avril Lavigne, Sean Kingston, Jordin Sparks, Claude Kelly, OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder and Mike Posner.

The host of "Majors & Minors" is British television and radio personality Joby Harte.

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