“Idol” Season 14 auditions winds down in San Fran

American Idol Season 14 cast

  By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com For the eighth time in the show’s history, American Idol traveled to San Francisco! Throughout the next two nights, viewers will learn which artists Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick, Jr. and Keith … [Continue reading]

Jake’s Take On: Mary Murphy’s exit from “SYTYCD”

Fans were outraged that "So You Think You Can Dance" did not renew Mary Murphy's contract! She was literally the heart of the show! (Photo property of FOX)

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com The Hot Tamale Train has left the building and So You Think You Can Dance (SYTYCD) fans are extremely unhappy! Multiple sources including Entertainment Weekly, TVLine and Zap2It broke the news that FOX did … [Continue reading]

New Music Releases: Week of January 26, 2015

Time Mikky Ekko

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Welcome to another edition of New Music Releases! This week, I am taking a look at the latest from 2CELLOs, Rihanna, three Reality TV alums and one of the hottest singer-songwriters that is currently in the … [Continue reading]

Jake’s Wish List- Nine Potential Judges for “America’s Got Talent: Season 10”

Nick Cannon Sharon Osbourne AGT reunion

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com As America’s Got Talent (AGT) continues to find contestants for their 10th anniversary season, fans are scratching their heads and wondering who will join America’s judge, Howard Stern, on the panel! If Howie, … [Continue reading]

The Five Question Challenge with WBFF Pro Jaco de Bruyn

Jaco de Bruyn WBFF pro

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com It is a privilege to welcome world-renowned fitness trainer and WBFF (World Beauty Fitness & Fashion) Muscle Model Jaco de Bruyn to Jake’s Take. The South African fitness icon’s focus and approach to … [Continue reading]

Keith Urban returns to “Idol” as the auditions head to Minnesota

The Idol Gang at TCAs

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com American Idol hit a high note last week when the show visited my hometown of Kansas City and the Big Apple as it found superb singers to perform in its Hollywood Round. While it was great to see Adam Lambert … [Continue reading]

Jake’s Take: The Merging “Marvel” Universes

Secret Wars Marvel Comics

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Marvel Comics unleashed the “announcement to end all announcements” that will effect its publication history! Multiple comic book news outlets such as Bleeding Cool, Comic Book Resources and Newsarama … [Continue reading]

A Conversation with the Sons of Serendip

Sons of Serendip group photo

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com It is true privilege to welcome Sons of Serendip to Jake’s Take! Micah Christian, Cordaro Rodriguez, Kendall Ramseur and Mason Morton formed their hot quartet while pursuing graduate degrees at Boston … [Continue reading]

Adam Lambert returns as “Idol” heads to J.Lo’s hometown

Adam Lambert Jennifer Lopez Harry Connick Jr. American Idol

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com So far this season, we had the show reveal its Top 24 way before the auditions and now we have our first Idol alum guest judge! Standout Season Eight finalist Adam Lambert joined Jennifer Lopez and Harry … [Continue reading]

“Idol” continues to find talent in KC

Which artists surprised Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick, Jr.? Read my "American Idol" recap to find out! (Photo property of FOX, 19 Entertainment & FremantleMedia North America)

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com (Singing voice): Idol is going to Kansas City! Kansas City, here they come! Ok…I may not make it to face Harry Connick, Jr., Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban, but countless hopefuls who impressed the Idol … [Continue reading]

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