Entertainment news in brief
GMA will expand, ‘The Chew’ will come to an end in Sept.
NEW YORK (AP) — ABC’s “Good Morning America” is expanding to a third hour — and swallowing “The Chew” to make room.
The network said Wednesday the new third hour will air at 1 p.m. Eastern, which is often the spot for the cooking show. “GMA” starts at 7 a.m.
“The Chew” has aired for seven seasons. ABC didn’t reveal when the third hour of “GMA” will begin, but said “The Chew” episodes will air as planned until September.
Says Ben Sherwood, president of Disney/ABC Television: “We believe there is great opportunity for viewers and advertisers in expanding to a third hour.”
Mass. high school freshman youngest ‘Voice’ winner
BOSTON (AP) — The youngest finalist and winner of NBC’s “The Voice” is a Massachusetts high school freshman.
The Boston Globe reports 15-year-old Brynn Cartelli of Longmeadow was crowned winner of the singing competition’s 14th season Tuesday night.
Coached by singer Kelly Clarkson, Cartelli threw her hands over her face upon hearing the news. Cartelli has earned a recording contract and a Toyota.
She is one of three season 14 contestants with Massachusetts ties.