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In Case You Missed It: 'America's Got Talent' Winner Is Kinechi Ebina

Kathy Zerbib |
September 20, 2013 | 10:14 a.m. PDT

Film Editor

Kenechi Ebina is the season 8 winner of "America's Got Talent" (NBC).
Kenechi Ebina is the season 8 winner of "America's Got Talent" (NBC).

Every Friday, Film Editor Kathy Zerbib brings you the top five highlights of the entertainment world. In case you missed it, here's what's going on this week!

"America's Got Talent" Crowns Kenichi Ebina As Winner

Season eight of "America's Got Talent" came to a close this week and its top six were ranked by votes. Singer-songwriter Cami Bradley took sixth place. Magician Collins Key and opera group Forte shockingly took fifth and fourth, respectively. Country singer Jimmy Rose placed third and comedian Taylor Williamson placed second. That means Japanese dance-artist Kenechi Ebina is the winner of "AGT"'s season 8! The finale featured a plethora of celebrity guests, including Il Divo, Heather Headley, Kathie Lee Gifford, and Icona Pop.

"Grand Theft Auto V" Releases With Huge Success

This much-anticipated video game released in retail stores on Tuesday. To no surprise, it generated a hefty amount of $800 million in sales. The game allows players to conduct heists, participate in arms trafficking, witness a violent interrogation, and more. "GTAV" is set in Los Santos, a fictional city in Southern California, and Blaine County, a country setting. 

READ MORE: Grand Theft Auto V: Los Angeles, But Better

Miley Cyrus & Liam Hemsworth Call It Quits

These two were rumored to have split months ago, but they officially called off the relationship this past Monday. Some are saying Miley called it off because of Liam's cheating, others insist he was jealous of her "success." So what's next for the two young celebrities? Miley is keeping the $250 thousand engagement ring he got her, while Liam is locking lips with Mexican actress Eiza Gonzalez. So, basically, everyone wins.

READ MORE: Wrecking Ball: Baring, Or Embarrassing?

Apple Introduces iTunes Radio On iOS7

Sorry, Pandora. Apple pulled an Instagram-on-Vine move and made Pandora obsolete when it added iTunes Radio to its iOS7 update. Now, iPhone users can listen to music stations on their phone without a separate app. Other improvements on iOS7 include a new layout, new ringtones, and the option to block numbers. Thanks, Apple!

Drake's Album "Nothing Was The Same" Leaks

As is typical in the music industry these days, Drake's album leaked on the Internet before its official release. The public passed around download links and already comparisons are being made between "Nothing Was The Same" and "Take Care." Numerous celebrities tweeted about the album. In response to the mayhem, Drake tweeted "Listen, enjoy it, buy it if you like it... and take care until next time."

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