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alt text MAROON 5 TO PERFORM DURING ‘AMERICA’S GOT TALENT’ SEPT. 3 LIVE RESULTS SHOW ON NBC

The Semi-Finals Continue as Twelve More Acts Compete for America’s Vote Sept. 2 NEW YORK – August 28, 2014 – The “America’s Got Talent” semi-finals will conclude with a not-to-be-missed performance from rock band Maroon 5 during the live results show on Sept. 3 (9-10 p.m. ET). The chart-topping... 

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS IN THE USA

THIS WEEK ONE LUCKY FINALIST WILL WIN $100,000 ON “AMERICA’S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS”

“Episode 2421”— In this season’s second $100,000 show, ten prize-winning finalists battle it out for the big money. They include “Smiley Face Faller,” featuring... 

‘THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON’ LISTINGS: AUGUST 29 – SEPTEMBER 5, 2014

Friday, August 29: Guests include Jon Hamm, Brit Marling and Martha Stewart.(OAD 07/25/14). Monday, September 1: Guests include Clint Eastwood, Jack White and musical guest... 

alt text MAROON 5 TO PERFORM DURING ‘AMERICA’S GOT TALENT’ SEPT. 3 LIVE RESULTS SHOW ON NBC

The Semi-Finals Continue as Twelve More Acts Compete for America’s Vote Sept. 2 NEW YORK – August 28, 2014 – The “America’s Got Talent” semi-finals will conclude... 

EMMY AND TONY AWARD-WINNING ACTOR DAVID HYDE PIERCE JOINS “THE GOOD WIFE” IN RECURRING ROLE FOR SEASON SIX

Role Marks Pierce’s First Appearance in a Television Series Since “Frasier” Concluded in 2004             NEW YORK – August 28, 2014 – Emmy and Tony... 

TELEMUNDO’S MUSIC COMPETITION “YO SOY EL ARTISTA” PREMIERES SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 AT 8PM/7C

The Reality Show will Air Simultaneously in the U.S. and Across Latin America on the Cable Networks E! and Telemundo Internacional The Innovative Format will Feature an... 

THE DRAMATIC ROSE CEREMONY CONTINUES AND TWO NEW BACHELORETTES ARRIVE IN PARADISE ON THE SPECIAL SECOND INSTALLMENT OF THIS WEEK’S “BACHELOR IN PARADISE,” TUESDAY, AUGUST 26 AT 8:00 P.M. ET/PT

Episode 105 – The cliffhanger of last night’s shocking rose ceremony continues as an apprehensive Graham returns after fleeing the Casa Palapa. However, in an unexpected... 

J!-ENT INTERVIEWS/ARTICLES

alt text J-POP SUMMIT FESTIVAL 2014 TURNS IT UP TO 11 by Kenneth Eric Tran (J!-ENT Event Coverage)

The 6th annual J-Pop Summit Festival returned to the beautiful confines of Union Square for a twilight... 

alt text ABC Family’s Q&A Session with Italia Ricci of “Chasing Life” (2014) (J!-ENT Interviews and Articles)

ABC Family’s Q&A Session with Italia Ricci of “Chasing Life” (J!-ENT Interviews... 

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS AROUND THE WORLD

alt text Australian Series NEIGHBOURS Debuts on Hulu

Legendary Australian Soap Opera NEIGHBOURS to Make American Debut July 14, Exclusively on Hulu and Hulu... 

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2014 J-POP SUMMIT FESTIVAL SETS NEW ATTENDANCE RECORD WITH MASSIVE WEEKEND CELEBRATION OF JAPANESE POP CUTURE

S.F.’s Annual Japanese Pop Culture Extravaganza Attracts Huge Crowds For Music, Anime, Film, Fashion... 

GLOBAL ROCK ICONS X JAPAN ANNOUNCE ON SALE DATE FOR OCTOBER 11th MADISON SQUARE GARDEN CONCERT

TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, AUGUST 1st AT 10:00AM   LOS ANGELES, CA (July 28th, 2014) – Internationally... 

Zyurangers meets the Power Rangers at Power Morphicon

Morphicon is Proud to Announce Sentai and Henshin Actors Yuuta Mochizuki, Hiroshi Maeda and Yasuhiro... 

ANIME RELATED NEWS

VIZ MEDIA ANNOUNCES LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY AND DVD COMBO PACK FOR THE PARANORMAL ANIME ACTION COMEDY BLOOD LAD

An Otaku Vampire Obsessed With The Human World Falls For a Pretty Girl That Becomes A Ghost; 10-Episode... 

alt text VIZ MEDIA ANNOUNCES THE RELEASE OF “MORIBITO: GUARDIAN OF THE SPIRIT” ANIME SERIES ON DVD AND BLU-RAY

Complete Anime Fantasy Action Adventure From Production I.G. To Be Released On DVD And Blu-ray   San... 

COMIC/MANGA NEWS & REVIEWS

Rosario + Vampire: Season II vol. 13 by Akihisa Ikeda (a J!-ENT Manga Review)

Shocking! Akihisa Ikeda’s “Rosario + Vampire: Season II” may have been a bubbly... 

LATEST NEWS ON J!-ENT

THIS WEEK ONE LUCKY FINALIST WILL WIN $100,000 ON “AMERICA’S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS”

“Episode 2421”— In this season’s second $100,000 show, ten prize-winning finalists battle it out for the big money. They include “Smiley Face Faller,” featuring a woman who falls and can’t... 

SUPER SMASH BROS., AMIIBO, POKÉMON AND NEW HARDWARE BUNDLES STAR IN NINTENDO’S HOLIDAY LINEUP

Pre-Orders for First 12 amiibo Figures Kick off Nintendo’s Holiday Season REDMOND, Wash., Aug. 29, 2014 – Nintendo has prepared a massive lineup of new games and products for the 2014 holiday season.... 

alt text MAROON 5 TO PERFORM DURING ‘AMERICA’S GOT TALENT’ SEPT. 3 LIVE RESULTS SHOW ON NBC

The Semi-Finals Continue as Twelve More Acts Compete for America’s Vote Sept. 2 NEW YORK – August 28, 2014 – The “America’s Got Talent” semi-finals will conclude with a not-to-be-missed... 

BLU-RAY REVIEWS

alt text Gurren Lagann the Movie: Double Feature Blu-ray Set (a J!-ENT Anime on Blu-ray Disc Review)

“Gurren Lagann the Movie: Double Feature Blu-ray Set” is definitely recommended for the hardcore “Gurren Lagann” fan who have been hoping for years to see both movies in HD on Blu-ray.  But... 

alt text anohana – The Flower We Saw That Day: The Movie (a J!-ENT Blu-ray Disc Review)

Emotional, uplifting, tragic but also a film of hope,  “anohana – The Flower We Saw That Day: The Movie” is an animated film that will captivate you and a Blu-ray release that I... 

alt text Only Lovers Left Alive (a J!-ENT Blu-ray Disc Review)

Jim Jarmusch’s “Only Lovers Left Alive” is a non-mainstream vampire film that is fantastic, wonderfully acted, smart and fresh! For those who have grown tired of the banal mainstream... 

alt text We Won’t Grow Old Together (a J!-ENT Blu-ray Disc Review)

“We Won’t Grow Old Together” is an entertaining drama about two people who are don’t deserve to be a couple.  Two people in a dysfunctional relationship but portrayed on film... 

alt text The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (a J!-ENT Blu-ray Disc Review)

“The Amazing Spider-Man 2″ is an action-packed popcorn film.  Where it stumbles on character development and potentially a much deeper plot, the film does deliver in action and visual effects.... 

alt text Fantasista Doll: Complete Collection (a J!-ENT Anime on Blu-ray Disc Review)

“Fantasista Doll: Complete Collection” is a fun and sweet anime series that features a more creative and fun twist on the card battle genre.  An entertaining series from beginning to end,... 

alt text The Essential Jacques Demy – The Criterion Collection #714-719 (a J!-ENT Blu-ray Disc Review)

The films included in this special set is one of the best releases I have seen from the Criterion Collection. For its films and all the bonus content that comes with each Blu-ray release featured in... 

alt text Une Chambre en Ville – The Criterion Collection #719 (as part of “The Essential Jacques Demy” Blu-ray + DVD Box Set) (a J!-ENT Blu-ray Disc Review)

“Une chambre en Ville” is a late Jacques Demy film from his oeuvre that features a return to a musical style that he is best known for, but also seeing a creative side in which the filmmaker... 

alt text I’ll Follow You Down (a J!-ENT Blu-ray Disc Review)

I found “I’ll Follow You Down” to be more enjoyable in a scientific sense. For me, I enjoyed how smart the film was and filmmaker Richie Mehta’s approach to the science of wormholes... 

DVD REVIEWS

alt text The Blacklist: The Complete First Season (a J!-ENT DVD Review)

“The Blacklist: The Complete First Season” is a magnificent television series worth checking out! Riveting, exciting and one of the best drama series on television! The acting, the writing,... 

alt text It Felt Like Love (a J!-ENT DVD Review)

“It Felt Like Love” is a combination of all those awkward emotions people felt about sexuality and how far one would go to be experienced. Natural, insightful and real, “It Felt Like... 

alt text Community – The Complete Fifth Season (a J!-ENT DVD Review)

If you love comedy, “Community” has always been an entertaining series and continues to be entertaining for season five. There were quite a number of changes for the fifth season but if you... 

alt text Transformers Cybertron: The Complete Series (a J!-ENT DVD Review)

“Transformers Cybertron” was my favorite series in the “Cybertron” trilogy.  With many characters featured and an exciting storyline, children and the young at heart will no... 

alt text The Pretty One (a J!-ENT DVD Review)

“The Pretty One” is a romantic comedy which features strong performances from Zoe Kazan and Jake Johnson. It has its interesting and enjoyable moments but I felt it didn’t have the... 

VIDEO GAME NEWS

SUPER SMASH BROS., AMIIBO, POKÉMON AND NEW HARDWARE BUNDLES STAR IN NINTENDO’S HOLIDAY LINEUP

Pre-Orders for First 12 amiibo Figures Kick off Nintendo’s Holiday Season REDMOND, Wash., Aug. 29,... 

Zen Studios Announces New Tables for Zen Pinball 2 on Nintendo Wii U

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, The Walking Dead, and more come to Wii U on August 28 San Francisco,... 

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