It sounds to me your biggest problem is to circulate your webpages around the web. You know, circulating your contents primarily involves the use of highly effective techniques in off-page optimization. Active participation in social networking websites such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn is the most popular technique in obtaining natural traffic. When your friends, followers and circles learn to respect you - you can expect them to like, retweet and share your content at some points of time. For example, should you have 500 friends in Facebook but only 100 are loyal readers of your blog - learn to circulate a webpage by posting a link + a juicy status with the use of this command @. I'm not aware how many @ you can insert in a link and as always, too much utilization of this technique results to spamming. For this, just limit your share to first ten people per link in the morning and the next ten in the afternoon, so and so on.
Answering questions in Q&A websites such as Quora and Yahoo Answers can increase traffic. Each time you have new posts in your website, answer questions related to the topic and share your post in the source box. Be sure that the answer attracts their attention the first second they read your first sentence to a point that they are convinced to click your link. Same rule applies with forum. Though you must be familiar with the forum guidelines before sharing a link. Most forums don't allow to post links while answering a thread.
Another effective off-page optimization that might work effectively on your "entertainment site" is to submit every page in popular social bookmarking sites such as StumbleUpon, Digg, Reddit, Delicious and Pinterest. The more bookmarking sites you're a member to, the better chances of getting unique clicks.
Blog commenting may also work for you should you give comments that are worth-reading, give reactions and giving additional inputs to the discussion. The one secret formula here is: Consistency. Consistent socialization with various users in different websites increase traffic generation. Simply give these people a reason to read your scope even if they are terribly busy with their work. Entertainment news usually get clicks should it deliver the newest, the hottest and the trendiest item of interest.
Remember: The use of automated tools, whether it's cheap or not, may only lead to spamming. It's better to circulate your link manually!