A Word from the Publisher: Holiday Greetings (The 2016 Edition)

It was very hard for me to describe 2016 in one word. But I believe that some people might describe this year as historic. Pundits in the political arena might call 2016 “historic” as the United States had a fiery Presidential Election that divided the USA as it elected a Wall Street mogul and Reality […]

Jake’s Take-The Top 11 Performances from The Voice: Season 11

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com On Monday, Sundance Head, We McDonald, Billy Gilman, and Josh Gallagher will fight for the right to join Cassadee Pope, Tessanne Chin, Josh Kaufman, Sawyer Fredericks, Jordan Smith and Alisan Porter in the show’s winner circle. But before the Season 11 Final Four takes the stage, Jake’s Take celebrates the Top […]

Jake’s Take: The Top 20 Reality TV Performances of 2016-Part Two

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Did you miss Part One? Click on the link. Here is the conclusion of Jake’s Take’s annual Top 20 Reality TV Performances of 2016!   #10: Sundance Head- “The Climb” (The Voice USA: Season 11) Team Blake’s Sundance Head kicks off our countdown with his compelling interpretation of Miley Cyrus’ “The […]

Jake’s Take: The 2017 Grammys Nominations

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com The Grammy Nominations are out! Here is my take on some of the biggest races that will play out on the Staples Center stage on February 12.   Album of the Year: 25 by Adele Lemonade by Beyonce Purpose by Justin Bieber Views by Drake A Sailor’s Guide to Earth by […]

Jake’s Take’s Top 20 Reality TV Performances of 2016-Part One

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com It’s hard to believe that 2016 is ending in less than one month. This was a monumental year in performance-based Reality TV. American Idol took its final bow; Simon Cowell became the head judge on three TV shows, and Alicia Keys and Miley Cyrus became the first two female coaches to […]

Pop & EDM music headline the 2016 American Music Awards

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com One award show that I look forward to the most is the American Music Awards! What sets the American Music Awards apart from other music award shows is that the public votes for their favorite artists, duos, or groups. Tonight, the show returned to the Microsoft Theatre (formerly known as the […]

Decision 2016 in Pop Culture-Jake’s Take’s Favorite Moments from the Campaign

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Tonight, either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump will become the 45th President of the United States. Throughout this difficult and emotional campaign, pop culture has provided us with hysterical sketches that made us smile, laugh, and think. Jake’s Take pays homage to some of the best bits from this election cycle! […]

Jake’s Take’s Book Review: “Between Two Worlds” by Tyler Henry

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com One of the fascinating books that I read this year is Hollywood Medium Tyler Henry’s autobiography: Between Two Worlds: Lessons from the Other Side. After experiencing a sudden and accurate premonition of his grandmother (Barbara Koelewyn)’s death at a very young age, Tyler knew that his life would never be the […]

Jake’s Take: The Fifth Anniversary-Top 10 Batman Villains of All-Time

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Halloween is almost here, and Jake’s Take’s ode to the bad guys continue with the greatest rogues’ gallery of all-time! For 76 years, Batman has been facing some of the most colorful and dangerous felons in the DC Comics Universe.  They have become household names through their numerous appearances in comic […]

Jake’s Take’s Fifth Anniversary Celebration: The Top 11 “Once Upon A Time” Villains

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com It’s almost Halloween! In honor of this time of the season, Jake’s Take is celebrating the time of year dedicated to celebrating vampires, witches, zombies, Frankenstein’s monsters, and warlocks for a special series devoted to villains.  Up first, my favorite ABC fairy-tale drama: Once Upon A Time! Over the past five […]

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