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Tina Fey Voted AP Entertainer of the Year

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Tina Fey was voted Entertainer of the Year by The Associated Press, an honor chosen annually by newspaper editors and broadcast producers nationwide.

The 38-year-old comedian was chosen based on her impact on entertainment and culture in 2008.

Fey impressed the voters by her dead on impression of Sarah Palin on "Saturday Night Live" during the recent election. Her performance helped the show hit record ratings and resulted in the appearance of Palin herself.

"Tina Fey is such an obvious choice," said Sharon Eberson, entertainment editor of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "She gave us funny when we really needed it and, in a year when women in politics were making huge strides, Fey stood out in the world of entertainment."

Robert Downey Jr. came in at second place for his comeback role in "Iron Man", followed by Heath Ledger at third with his performance in "The Dark Knight."

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