'The Voice' taps noted backup singer Jermaine Paul as champ

Daybreak Daily’s afternoon dive into the pop-culture deep end finds a deep voice, soaps, other things, and the mystery music video.

GOOD PIPES: Jermaine Paul is latest winner of “The Voice,” per the Los Angeles Times, “The former backup singer for Alicia Keys and Mary J. Blige stepped definitively out of the background and into the winner's circle in the Season 2 finale of "The Voice" Tuesday night. It had taken Paul years of hard work, touring and toiling, to get there, clustered with fellow contestants Chris Mann, Juliet Simms and Tony Lucca, on the "Voice" stage, waiting to hear whether he'd captured this season's crown, as well as the recording contract and $100,000 that come with it.”

LUKE AND LAURA: Or something like that, per Deadline Hollywood, “The nominations for the 39th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards were announced this morning. ABC received 56 nominations, ahead of PBS (51), syndication (46), Nickelodeon (40), CBS (33), and NBC (24). General Hospital‘s 23 nominations topped Sesame Street (16), The Young And The Restless (16), Days Of Our Lives (15), and The Ellen DeGeneres Show(12).”

THE GUY’S GOOD: Jimmy Fallon has talents beyond comedy, per Rolling Stone, “(He) will release his second album, Blow Your Pants Off, on June 12th. Unlike his 2002 comedy record The Bathroom Wall, which mixed goofy songs with standup performances, the new disc is focused mainly on song parodies and team-ups with high-profile rock stars from his gig hosting Late Night on NBC.”

PURPLE HAZE: You want intriguing? This is intriguing, per HitFix, “Andre 3000 has landed a dream role for his latest acting gig. The Outkast rapper, who goes by his birth name Andre Benjamin as a thesp, will star as Jimi Hendrix in a new biopic about the legendary guitar player that's set to begin shooting in Ireland later this month.”

INTELLECTUAL RIGHTS: Seems fair and logical, per the New York Times, “In a court ruling with significant implications for the music industry, a California judge has dismissed a suit by two song publishing companies aimed at preventing Victor Willis, former lead singer of the 1970s disco group the Village People, from exercising his right to reclaim ownership of “YMCA” and other hit songs he wrote.”

BEASTIE BOYS: Of bad timing, per PerezHilton, “The day before Beasite Adam Yauch passed away due to cancer complications, the iconic band was sued by Hip-Hop label TufAmerica, who claim the boys - along with Universal Music Group - illegally sampled sounds on their first two career-defining albums Licensed to Ill and Paul’s Boutique.”

AL BUNDY’S WIFE: Not Peg, the other one, per the New York Post, “Sofia Vergara is single again after splitting with boyfriend Nick Loeb after more than two years together, Page Six can exclusively reveal. The Colombian stunner and New York-based Loeb broke up over the weekend following a series of arguments, sources tell us. And, on Monday, she attended the Met Ball alone.”

BRAD PITT: He smells like a girl, per E!, “Proving yet again that his musky appeal knows no bounds, E! News has exclusively learned that Angelina Jolie's better half is shooting a commercial for Chanel's signature No. 5 scent.”

I WANT MY MTV: But that was a long time ago, per The Hollywood Reporter, “MTV has announced the first batch of presenters for this year's MTV Movie Awards. The Amazing Spider-Man co-stars Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield will be on tap for the June 3 ceremony, along with Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender, Mila Kunis and Mark Wahlberg.”

THE TRAVOLTA THING: Whatever, per Radar, “The lawyer representing the two men suing John Travolta for sexual battery and assault and sexual harassment tells exclusively that he has been contacted by other potential accusers making similar claims and he’s investigating their allegations before deciding to take further legal action.”

ALMOST HERE: It’s a big deal to a lot of people, per indieWIRE, “A week from today, the 65th annual Cannes Film Festival will be getting underway on the south coast of France, opening with Wes Anderson's "Moonrise Kingdom," and as ever, it's possibly the biggest date in the cinephile calendar, with a host of hotly anticipated films set to premiere over the ten days that follow.”

STRANGE: It was a bit about the bin Laden killing, per The Wrap, “ ‘Saturday Night Live’ producer Lorne Michaels says there was no political motivation behind his decision to cut a Barack Obama sketch from Saturday's show, adding that the show's planned opening was replaced "for comedy" and because the show ran too long.”

SHE GOT OVER IT: Bygones and all that, per the Insider, “Glee has served up a shocking number of celebrity cameos over the last three seasons (but) Lindsay Lohan's May 15 cameo (she plays herself) as a guest judge at Nationals comes after the actress was reportedly so incensed by a 2010 scene that called her "crazy," she momentarily considered legal action.”

AND FINALLY: Today’s mystery music video.

--Skip Wood (Follow me on Twitter @DaybreakSkip)