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‘AGT’ Season 15 Semifinals: Watch the Final 11 Acts Perform (VIDEO)

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For 11 acts, the second (and final) night of semifinals for America’s Got Talent is the last chance to make it to their most important performance of Season 15.

Simon Cowell remains out as he recovers from back surgery, leaving Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum, and Sofia Vergara as judges, alongside host Terry Crews, as they watch the remaining semifinalists compete, from Universal Studios Hollywood, Germany, and India.

Then their fates are in America’s hand, with viewers able to vote (until 7am ET) at NBC.com/AGTVote, via the “AGT” App, and by saying “vote for AGT” into the Xfinity X1 voice remote. The results are revealed live Wednesday.

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Set to “Pump It Up” by Joe Budden, the members of Cowell’s Golden Buzzer definitely bring the moves, flips, and fun all across, around, and out in front of a truck repair shop, showcasing why they stand out as individuals and a crew. “You guys were amazing. I have thought that every time I see you,” Mandel tells them. “You really stepped it up, and you used Universal Studios like no other group has.” Vergara agrees, adding, “you make it look so easy, and it shows your personalities when you’re dancing, your passion.”

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The singer chooses a song — “Be a Light” — that really allows her to show off her vocals. “For me, this performance was a huge step up,” Mandel says. “Strategically, picking a song that is already a great song and you adding yourself to it, you were beautiful, you sounded beautiful.” For Vergara, “the song was the perfect sentiment for the night” and Kenadi was “singing like a confident popstar.”

Max Major

The mentalist brings all three judges, the host, and even virtual audience members in for his act, a game of roulette as everyone chooses a number. While the roulette ball does not land on any of them, the numbers chosen are on the lottery ticket he’d purchased earlier and had in his wallet the entire time. And he has all the numbers, including the number on the roulette wheel, on a billboard (in a video from earlier).

But the act confuses both Vergara and Mandel, and while she thinks it was a step up, he doesn’t. (He is right that Max talks quite a lot.) Klum, who was on stage with Max, disagrees: “I think that every time you come up with something new, you’re worthy of a show in Las Vegas.”

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Aptly performing to “Wicked Ones” by Dorothy from Germany, the three reach incredible heights while balancing on one another (with fewer points of contact with the floor than seem possible) and bending in incredible positions. And they step it up from the previous times by adding blindfolds to the mix. “That hurt, watching you girls. You’re always beautiful to watch. You create these human sculptures when you climb on top of each other,” Klum says. Mandel agrees, adding he’s “beyond impressed in so many different ways.”

Celina

The singer belts out “Jealous,” but as Mandel points out, she may be one of his favorite singers, but there are quite a few this season and in this particular group of semifinalists. He’s not sure if it was enough to get her to the finale, but Vergara disagrees.

Jonathan Goodwin



And then comes the act that makes everyone go, “why are we watching?” and “we can’t wait to see what he does next!” Jonathan tackles his book’s “penultimate scariest stunt,” which has never been attempted before. While hanging from a zip line 60 feet in the air and traveling across a platform 80 feet away, he must first free his hands from the rope (behind his back) before opening the padlock chaining him to one platform, without being able to see it — because he’s hanging from the ropes on fire above him by his teeth! Two of the ropes above him break as he hangs at the midway point, but he manages to free himself and reach the other platform just in time.

“If this is your second scariest act, I don’t know if I can handle your first,” Klum admits. “You’re absolutely insane and crazy. What I love about you is every time you show us something new and different we haven’t seen before.” For Mandel, “there’s no middle ground. My heart is still pounding. … It’s terrifying. … If you like danger, there’s nothing more dangerous than Jonathan.”

Cristina Rae



Klum’s Golden Buzzer hits impressive notes with her rendition of “Jump.” “In the category of singing, you’re the one to beat,” Mandel says. “Your voice is pure, it’s powerful, it’s entertaining.” Vergara calls her performance “perfection.” “You nailed it more than any other night,” she adds. “I have goosebumps.”

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They’re fast, bouncy, and energetic with a dance (to “Top Lesi Poddi” by Sagar) full of twirls and lifts and that makes you want to take a breath for them mid-performance. As Klum notes, “it feels almost like it’s on fast-forward because it is lightning speed.” “Tonight, it’s all about the dance,” Mandel declares. “That was amazing, worthy of the final.”

Voices of Our City Choir

The singers making up Crews’ Golden Buzzer perform a memorable version of “Heroes,” aptly following a video in which they thank the woman who brought them together. “What you guys stand for is amazing,” Vergara says, expanding on Mandel’s thoughts. “Maybe it’s because of the year we’re in,” he says. “I think the song and intent is beautiful, but beyond that, it’s important, and it means more now than it has ever meant before. We’ve never had that kind of gravitas on the stage, where there is a message everyone needs to hear and do something about.”

Brett Loudermilk



After bringing up Vergara as his assistant twice, Brett has Mandel join him on stage and keep a briefcase safe. (“Deal!” the judge says.) He then has Klum and Vergara help him narrow down a group of photos of the 40 objects most commonly swallowed by kids. (He’d swallowed one as a child.) Vergara chooses the one with the rubber duck, and Brett has Mandel open the case to unveil an endoscopic camera, which the performer then swallows to show the duck inside him … and then he spits it out.

“That was the most unnecessary thing,” Vergara says. “We didn’t want to see that.” (True, but he does have great stage presence.) “I kind of loved it. It was kind of disgusting, but I’m also intrigued every time by what you do,” Klum admits.

Daneliya Tuleshova



The 14-year-old closes out the night with a powerful rendition of “Who You Are.” For Vergara and Mandel, Daneliya is already more than a contestant on AGT. “You’re shining like a star already,” Vergara says. “I felt like I was at your concert,” Mandel adds. “Just the way you’re presenting yourself … the way you perform … the way you sound, you’re already there. You’re already a star. You’re already a winner.”

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How to Watch the ‘South Park’ Pandemic Special Live Tonight

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You know the world is in a rough spot when every day feels like an episode of South Park. And this month Matt Stone and Trey Parker’s animated comedy is taking a stab at addressing just how weird things truly are.

South Park is returning with “The Pandemic Special,” the long-running comedy’s first ever hourlong special episode. Wondering how you can watch this new episode of South Park? Or what this means for South Park Season 24? We have you covered.

When Will South Park Be on Comedy Central tonight?

We may not be getting a full season just yet, but in the meantime we have a teaser to hold us over. A new episode of South Park will premiere on Comedy Central this Wednesday, September 30 at 8/7c. “The Pandemic Special” will be a one-night only, hourlong episode.

If you have cable, you’re already set to watch this new episode live. Just turn your TV to Comedy Central at 8/7c and prepare to be horrified. And if 8 p.m. is too early for you, don’t worry. There will be two more encore performances at 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. You even have an option to watch if you don’t have traditional cable. Most live TV skinny bundles like YouTube TV, Hulu + Live TV, and Sling TV come with Comedy Central. And if none of those work there’s always streaming.

Will South Park Be on Hulu?

Nope, things are different this year. Once HBO Max launched it took all of South Park with it. So if you only have Hulu, you’re out of luck. But if you’re a Hulu and HBO household, you’re all set.

When Will South Park Be on HBO Max?

New episodes of South Park will be made available on HBO Max 24 hours after they premiere on Comedy Central. That means you’ll be able to stream “The Pandemic Special” starting on Thursday, October 1 at 8/7c p.m.

What if you have HBO but you’re unsure if you have HBO Max? Don’t fret. If you subscribed to HBO through cable, the now defunct HBO Go, or HBO NOW you have access to HBO Max. Simply enter your HBO username and password into HBO Max and start watching. There is a downside to this new system. HBO Max is currently only available through the Apple, Google Play, and Samsung TV app stores, meaning that it’s not yet available on Roku. You may have to log into HBO Max on your computer and use Chromcast or a HDMI cable to watch the streaming service on your TV.

Is There a Trailer for the South Park Special?

You bet, and it’s just as dumb as you would expect. While Randy is launching a new strain of Pandemic Special weed, the kids have to adjust to life in their new socially distanced classroom. Keep your mask handy and watch above.

Is the South Park Special the Start of Season 24? Will There Be More New Episodes of South Park?

“The Pandemic Special” will be the first special in South Park’s history. It’s not connected to this upcoming season and will be a standalone, hourlong episode. There’s a good and bad side to that news. The bad is that “The Pandemic Special” is the only South Park episode that we know is premiering in 2020. Comedy Central has yet to announce when Season 24 will start, and considering how the COVID-19 pandemic has halted Hollywood production we’re probably going to have to wait a while. But on the flip side, an hour of South Park is better than nothing.

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Disenchantment season 2 (parts 3 & 4)

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Disenchantment spoilers follow.

Even though Matt Groening’s first Netflix production Disenchantment wasn’t initially a hit with critics, part two of season one fared much better, which bodes well for parts three and four of the animated fantasy sitcom.

When the streaming giant first announced the show, it ordered 20 episodes and the first batch of 10 arrived in August 2018 as “Part one”.

“Part two” arrived almost exactly a year later with 10 more episodes and another cliffhanger.

But now that we’ve got to know Princess Bean and her magical friends, what lies in store for the trio?

Here’s everything you need to know about the next 10 episodes of season two – or parts three and four, if that’s what you prefer to call it. Yes, we’ve got a headache too.

Disenchantment season 2/part 3 release date: When can we expect it?

At first, fans assumed that season two would arrive quickly as all 20 episodes for parts one and two were commissioned at the same time. However, the wait turned out to be a bit longer than expected, and Disenchantment part two didn’t arrive until September 20, 2019.

Luckily for us, the show won’t stop there, with part three set to arrive this year.

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Series creator Matt Groening expressed his joy for the renewal in an official statement, promising plenty more medieval hijinks for fans of the show.

“We’re excited to continue this epic journey with Netflix,” he said. Stay tuned for more cranked-up suspense, infuriating plot twists, and beloved characters getting knocked off.”

Chatting to ComicBook.com in August, John DiMaggio, who voices King Zøg, assured fans that new episodes were on their way, despite the wait.

“It is coming back,” he said. “There’s a bunch of episodes, and we’re cooking along.”

He added: “We’re in production right now. So I’ve been to the studio to record, and I’ve also been at home and recorded stuff. We’ve done both. But yeah, we’re cooking along.

“And I don’t have a date for you, but believe me, on social media, everybody will be the first to hear when we find out, you know what I mean?”

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Chatting to Esquire about how he devised the concept that eventually grew into Disenchantment, Groening said: “I started a notebook full of ideas for the show in 2012…or maybe a little earlier. Every time I thought of a different kind of fantasy trope, I’d write it down and see if there was a way of sticking it in the show.

“I have lists of every kind of small mythical forest creature: gnomes, fairies, imps, goblins, gremlins, trolls, plus a bunch that I can’t remember right now. It’s all there in the notebook.

“But it’s hard. If you want to tell jokes about elves and dragons and so on and so forth, pretty soon you realise, ‘Oh, every single dragon joke has already been made.'”

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Disenchantment season 2/part 3 trailer: Where can I watch it?

We don’t have a full-length trailer yet, but as soon as it arrives we’ll pop it right here, just for you.

Disenchantment season 2/part 3 cast: Who’s coming back?

Although part two did end with another cliffhanger, the residents of Dreamland weren’t all turned to stone this time around, so most of the main cast are guaranteed to return.

That means Abbi Jacobson will be back as Bean.

Chatting to Showbiz Junkies about the star of the show, Groening said: “[Co-developer] Josh [Weinstein] and I sat down and we laid out the world. We worked on this for a very long time and it became quite clear that Bean was the centre of the show, and that Elfo and Lucy, her personal demon, basically completed her.

“She’s the most interesting character that we came up with for a long time because she had so many flaws and she’s still lovable.”

Weinstein added: “It’s also the idea…where women princesses would grow up in a patriarchal kingdom and never be allowed to rule. She’s clearly much more together and smarter than her younger half-brother, Derek, and she will never be able to rule. And, so, it’s a much more interesting conundrum for us.”

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Then there’s Eric Andre as Luci, DiMaggio as Bean’s father King Zøg, Sharon Horgan as Bean’s mother Queen Dagmar, and Tress MacNeille as both Bean’s stepmother Queen Oona and her half-brother Prince Derek.

Disenchantment: Part 2 trailer, Princess Bean

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Billy West and Maurice LaMarche will also be back as Sorcerio and Odval, along with a number of minor roles they also voice.

Hopefully we haven’t heard the last of Matt Berry as the fan-favourite pig Prince Merkimer either.

Music for part three of Disenchantment will probably be provided once again by composer Mark Mothersbaugh, who’s most famous for his work on The Lego Movie, Thor: Ragnarok and 21 Jump Street.

Disenchantment season 2/part 3 spoilers: How does season 1 set it up?

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Surprisingly enough, part two ended in a very similar fashion to part one. Once again, it seems that Bean’s mother wants to manipulate her for some nefarious purposes, but this time round, Luci and Elfo are there to stand by her side.

The end of part one promised answers to some of the show’s biggest mysteries, but now that part two has dropped, we still don’t know what Bean’s “destiny” really is, aside from the fact it’s part of a “dark battle of a hundred centuries”.

We also don’t know much more about Elfo’s origins either. Before his death in part one, Elfo discovered that he wasn’t actually an elf, but a half-elf. His father Pops the Elf was about to reveal the truth, only for Dreamland to attack Elfwood. 10 episodes later, his mother’s identity still hasn’t been uncovered.

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New mysteries which part three will have to answer include what the evil secret society really want and who or what those strange mole men creatures are. Why do they look so similar to Elfo and why are they working for Queen Dagmar?

Unlike previous shows created by Groening like Futurama or The Simpsons, Disenchanted will continue to explore a linear narrative that unfolds across each season instead of these earlier hits which often reset their status quo at the end of each episode.

Disenchanted isn’t all that different from these shows, though. Don’t be surprised if part three ends up including more references to Futurama or The Simpsons like this one in the season one finale. After all, part two seemed to confirm that Disenchantment and Futurama are directly connected, so we’re pretty much guaranteed to see more Easter eggs pop up in future seasons.

Disenchantment is available to stream on Netflix.


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Gogglebox stars Jenny and Lee share hilarious wardrobe blunder

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Gogglebox favourites Jenny Newby and Lee Riley have shared a hilarious wardrobe blunder as they filmed for the Channel 4 show’s new series.

On Instagram, the pair shared a photo of them posing together with Jenny giving a thumbs-up as Lee smiled into the camera.

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The best friends captioned the pic: “Filming Gogglebox 🎥🎥 today enjoy your day as much as we are 😘.”

But fans were quick to point out that Jenny’s top matched the curtains in Lee’s caravan.

The pair then leaned in to the joke and uploaded a pic of Jenny standing right in front of the curtains and captioned it: “You was right folks!!Jenny did blend in 😂😂😂 #Gogglebox where’s wally.”

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Jenny and Lee have been best friends for decades, and earlier this year they shared an adorable throwback photo from 16 years ago when they went on a cruise.

But last month we got a little insight into the other important person in Lee’s life, his boyfriend Steve, who shared pics of the couple together on holiday in Cyprus.

The new series of Gogglebox started earlier this month, with the cast and crew still observing social distancing guidelines.

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And fans were delighted to see the return of another fan-favourite pair, Mary and Marina.

The pair who are both in their 90s, missed out on the last series as the show’s producers didn’t want to put them at risk, even though camera rigs were set up to prevent the crew coming into contact with the stars.

The new series also welcomed two brand new families – the Walkers and the Baggs.

Gogglebox airs Friday nights at 9pm on Channel 4.


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