Bill Cosby at 75

By: Jacob Elyachar One of the world’s greatest entertainers celebrates his 75th birthday today! William Henry “Bill” Cosby, Jr. was born on July 12, 1937 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.    As he grew up, Bill was the class clown at school and excelled in sports throughout his schooling, but switched to work full-time to help his family […]

Jacob’s Eye On….The Newsroom

  By: Jacob Elyachar One of my favorite new dramas that I love to watch is HBO’s The Newsroom.  Written and created by screenwriter Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network & The West Wing), Newsroom focuses on the behind the scenes antics and preparation of the Atlantis Cable News nightly newscast: News Night with Will McAvoy. […]

The 10 Greatest Spider-Man Villains

By: Jacob Elyachar My series on Spider-Man’s 50th anniversary continues as I countdown the Wall Crawler’s greatest and deadliest opponents. 10. Mysterio Our countdown begins with Mysterio, the Master of Illusion. Former stuntman and special effects master Quentin Beck became a criminal when he found out that his job was a dead-end.   He frequently thought […]

Jacob Interviews….Daniel Joseph Baker-Part Three

  By: Jacob Elyachar America’s Got Talent will get down to business on Monday when 12 of the Top 48 will perform for America’s votes for the first time in the competition.   One former America’s Got Talent contestant, Daniel Joseph Baker, knows what they are going through because he made it to the Semi-Finals during […]

Jacob’s Eye On…Ann Curry’s Today Farewell and Next Chapter

By: Jacob Elyachar When I was in New York City, I woke up around 4:45 a.m. from my cousin’s apartment and quickly got dressed and rushed out to hail a taxi to Rockefeller Plaza. As I arrived outside the TODAY Show’s Studio 1A, I met dozens of people from across the country and world, who […]

Jacob Interviews….iLuminate’s Miral Kotb

By: Jacob Elyachar Tonight on America’s Got Talent, the acts that have received yeses from judges Howie Mandel, Sharon Osbourne and Howard Stern will square off in Las Vegas for a spot in the Top 48.    Last season, one of the acts that did not have to feel the pressure of Vegas Week was Team […]

Jacob Interviews…Daniel Joseph Baker, Part Two

By: Jacob Elyachar My conversation with America’s Got Talent alum Daniel Joseph Baker continues as we talked about his Hollywood experience, his best and worse performances and his elimination. Jacob Elyachar: How long was the break between the final days in Vegas and the first day of the live show? Daniel Joseph Baker: That was […]

Jacob Interviews….Daniel Joseph Baker, Part One

By: Jacob Elyachar The America’s Got Talent acts are weeks away from performing live for America’s votes at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center.   While the acts that have made the show are preparing for the biggest moments of their lives, I caught up with someone who knows what it is like to be in […]

Jacob Interviews….The Voice’s Kim Yarbrough, Part Two

  By: Jacob Elyachar Before you read part two of my interview with the lovely Kim Yarbrough…. please read part one of my interview if you have not done so already.  Click here to read it: http://jakes-take.com/2012/05/29/jacob-interviews-the-voices-kim-yarbrough-part-one/ My conversation with The Voice: Season Two’s Kim Yarbrough continues as we talk about the show’s Battle Rounds, […]

Jacob Interviews…The Voice’s Kim Yarbrough, Part One

    By: Jacob Elyachar One of the strongest performers that appeared on the second season of The Voice was 51-year-old Kim Yarbrough.    Since her Blind Audition, she captured the audience with her enchanting voice.   But before she went on the NBC hit, Kim already had quite the resume.   She has performed in countless theatrical […]

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