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Stewart says he’s leaving ‘The Daily Show’

Comedy Central says that Jon Stewart will leave “The Daily Show” as host later this year.

His departure was announced by Comedy Central President Michele Ganeless after Stewart broke the news to the audience at Tuesday’s taping in New York.

Stewart took over the show in 1999. He took a several months-long hiatus in 2013 to direct “Rosewater,” a film about an Iranian-born journalist who was imprisoned for 118 days in Tehran and accused of being a spy.

The network lost another major host last year when Stephen Colbert left to take over David Letterman’s late night show on CBS.

Fans and friends gathered at Bobbi Kristina vigil

Family members of Bobbi Kristina Brown welcomed love and prayers for Whitney Houston’s daughter Monday night. Hundred of friends and fans attended the event at the Amphitheatre at Riverdale Town Center in Riverdale, Ga., where members of the community spoke and listened to Houston’s music. Brown, daughter of the late singer and Bobby Brown, has been in a coma after being found unresponsive in a bathtub at her home on Jan. 31. Wednesday marks the three year anniversary of Houston’s death, who was also found in a bathtub. Roswell, Ga. police are still investigating and are focusing on Bobbi Kristina’s boyfriend Nick Gordon, who has a history of domestic violence, TMZ reports.

Dearborn native could be “Top Chef” Wednesday

Mei Lin, a Dearborn native who now cooks at ink restaurant in Los Angeles, could be named the next “Top Chef” Wednesday night. She’s up against fellow finalist Gregory Gourdet. The two have a fairly even track record. Gourdet has gotten low marks more often than Lin, but he’s won more challenges than she has. The season finale is 9 p.m. Wed. on Bravo.

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Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga will perform songs from their duo album “Cheek to Cheek” at Meadow Brook Music Festival July 27. Tickets go on sale Feb. 21. Price is TBA.

Heavy metal guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz from the band Killswitch Engage wound up as a contestant on “The Price is Right” Tuesday. He not only made it to contestants’ row, but he won a car and the showcase showdown, earning him prizes worth a total of $51,832.

Actor Taylor Lautner, who turns 23 today, was spotted with a new girlfriend, model Raina Lawson this week, according to the Daily Mail. He and Marie Avgeropoulo split less than a month ago.

Compiled by Melody Baetens

mbaetens@detroitnews.com

Today’s Birthdays

Burt Reynolds, 79

Sheryl Crow, 53

Jennifer Aniston, 46

Brandy, 36

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